Librarians, Welcome to the New Age

Perhaps I have been listening to my son’s music a bit too much or perhaps I am just overly tired from celebrating the New Year with friends and family.  Whatever the cause, when I heard Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” this morning…

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Congratulations to All

MLA Focus just emailed the election results and I want to congratulate the new Board Members and Nominating Committee.  But I want to steal a quote from Nikki Dettmar which summarizes my thoughts completely. Nikki was on the Nominating Committee…

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Friday Fun: Happy Holidays

I do not plan to post next week because I will be spending time with the family and because I assume most of you will be doing the same and won’t be thinking of reading a blog about medical library…

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Perception of Libraries

I heard someone say, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”  This is easier said than done, especially for librarians.  The results from the Pew Internet and American Life survey “How Americans Value…

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Needed: Projects for MLA Rising Stars

While the official deadline has past, MLA is still looking for projects to match with Rising Stars.  If you have ideas or would like to mentor a Rising Star for a project you are working on please contact MLA. Rising…

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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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