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Friday Fun: Get $400 To Go To Seattle, NOW!

Yesterday I posted asking people about what kind of things they want to see at the Seattle meeting.  PLEASE keep the suggestions coming! In one of the comments Halyna mentioned that some librarians do not get any funding or partial…

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Docs Can Do Social Media, Just Ask Dr Ves

Perhaps it is just my perception, but a lot of articles directed at doctors seem to stress the negative side of social media and physicians.  I would be Polyanna if I didn’t say there aren’t risks to social media, but…

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News Breaking on Twitter

By now everybody knows that Obama went on national TV at 11:00pm last night announcing that US forces killed Osama bin Laden.  Sunday evening I was watching TV, like many Americans, waiting for the weather report to tell me that…

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Congratulations Library Journal’s 2011 Movers and Shakers

Library Journal’s 2011 Movers and Shakers have been announced and congratulations to all of these people.  I want to specifically congratulate two librarians doing medical and health information services, Healther Holmes  and Rosalind Lett   Heather, who is listed as a “Change Agent,”…

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The MLA Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries has been published

My book is out!  Ok truth be told it isn’t my book, I just co-wrote a chapter.  A lot of people (especially the editors) could call it their book too since they worked hard on it as well.  So I really…

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Thoughts About Journals at 2am

At 2am while feeding a newborn, a lot of random thoughts pop in and out of my head, including one about the cost of online journals and usage.  Have we gotten to a time in libraries where the print version…

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Out On Maternity Leave

For those who don’t know, our family welcomed our little girl on February 1st.  I will not be writing any posts in the near future.  I will resume gradually in the next month or so. Share on Facebook Tweet This…

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Friday Fun: Nominate a Librarian Superhero, Winners Featured on Collectible Lunchbox

Gale is running a “Are You a Librarian Superhero” contest on their Facebook Fan Page from Feb 1st-Feb 28 2011.  In 250 words or less tell why you or somebody you know is a librarian superhero.  The Fantastic Four librarian winners will…

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Windows 7 Phone in Medicine

The new smart phone on the block is the Windows 7 phone.  I have to admit I kind of like their ending bad phone behavior with a better phone, themed commercial, because we have all been there, either as the phone…

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NLM Has New Web Site Look

The National Library of Medicine’s home page http://www.nlm.nih.gov has a new look.  The new look is designed around “your top tasks.”  I don’t know when they say “your top tasks” whether it is customizable directly by the individual user, uses…

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