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Roaming Librarian Service


 The Roaming Reference concept is relatively new at the National Medical Library (NML) at UAE University. The purpose is to meet the patrons at the point of need while increasing the visibility of the library, this type of services enables the library to become an integral part of the broader institutional culture, through promoting the library resources and reference services. Librarians use iPad’s to engage in technology-supported roaming reference to offer face to face reference service at the patron's point of need.



  •  ‚ÄčDevelop and increase our communication with patrons who do not normally approach the desk.
  •   Promote library service and provide access to information services and research support to all patrons at all locations in the library.
  •  To assess the students’ perception of the roaming service at the point of service and identify benefits and eventual challenges for this new form of service.
  •  To collect and review the patron's feedback in order to develop the roaming reference service.

For Contact

For any inquiries about the Roaming Service guide or if you like to make changes/suggest additional titles, please contact NML's Roaming Service Librarians,

Dr. Gamila Ahmed


Phone: 03 713 7204

              03 713 7193