Other Medical Library Stuff

Killing Cows: #Medlibs Summary

Last Thursday a group of medical librarians got together online via Twitter to discuss the issue of change in libraries.  Specifically they discussed evaluating the sacred cows in libraries and librarianship within our institutions and whether they should be continued (successful programs)…

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New MLA Members Hangout!

The best way to get the most out of your MLA membership is to get involved.  For new members it can be a bit daunting.  But never fear, the MLA New Members SIG is having a Hangout this Friday December…

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Health Science Librarians Make A Difference Contest Winners

The winners for the Health Sciences Librarians Make a Difference contest sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health have been announced. First Place University of Missouri – Kansas City Health Sciences Library: “Spot of Tea” Kristy Stiegerwalt describes how her research on…

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Australian Healthcare Orgs Gain $9 for Every $1 Spent on Their Health Libraries

(Special thanks for Julia Esparza for her email directing me to this.) Check out this cool infographic from the Australian Library and Information Association and Health Libraries Inc.  Basically it states that despite having budgets, staff and space cuts health…

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MLA’s Rising Star Program: Apply Now to be a Star or Mentor/Host

(reposted from MLA-LMS) The MLA Rising Star program has been developed for MLA members who are interested in attaining leadership roles in MLA but who have not yet become active at a national level. The one-year leadership development program matches…

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Cutting Muscle and Bone

One of our favorite movies is Raising Arizona.  We can sit back and watch it any time and we often quote movie lines to each other when it fits a situation. In Raising Arizona, Nicolas Cage plays  H.I. “Hi” McDunnough and…

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Thomson Reuters Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award

(reprinted with permission) Do you know someone who has developed an application, tool or interface to help deliver medical information to their clients?  Perhaps the technology fits the definition of meaningful use?   Maybe you know of an innovative way that…

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Sacred Cows and Heretical Librarians

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to be the keynote speaker for the Midwest MLA Chapter meeting.  It was a great meeting and I learned so much from so many people.  I LOVE Chapter meetings.  Ask me and I…

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Government Shutdown and Hospital Libraries

Medical librarians were asking questions yesterday on Twitter and on Medlib-l about the impact the government shut down will have on medical library operations.  Will PubMed be up? What about Docline? There was some uncertainty.  Alisha Miles has summed up…

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Congrats to the New Leadership Program Fellows & Mentors

Congratulations to the fellows and mentors chosen for the 2013-2014 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. According to the statement posted on the MLA-LMS listserv, “the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. The…

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