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Medical Librarians Making a Difference - YouTube

Hear librarians share their personal stories and thoughts on how they strengthen the healthcare community through their research and dependability.Filmed at the MLA Conference in Chicago, 2014 (MT @wkhealth: How do med librarians make a difference?


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5 questions about working as medical librarian - PennLive.com

5 questions about working as medical librarian - PennLive.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Interview conducted via email by Patriot-News staff. :

 

"NAME: Laurie Schwing 
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TITLE: Manager of library services 
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COMPANY: PinnacleHealth System 
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YEARS IN FIELD: 23 
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Q: What does a medical librarian do? 
A: A medical librarian assists health professionals to obtain published research articles and information that answers their questions about drugs, treatments, procedures and new situations such as a disease outbreak.

Medical librarians interact constantly with doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Sometimes they assist patients and community members in finding reliable and easy-to-understand health information.

Medical librarians do not provide medical advice or information for self-treatment, but patients can learn more about their condition or preventive health as an addition to professional medical care. "

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Letters to a Young Librarian: So You Want To Be a Medical Librarian, by Alison Aldrich

Letters to a Young Librarian: So You Want To Be a Medical Librarian, by Alison Aldrich | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The new guest post is "So You Want to Be a Medical Librarian" by @aldricham http://t.co/nV9H5QZX #librarians #medlibs...

 

"Health information literacy is the set of skills and abilities we all need in order to find, understand, and appropriately act on information having to do with our health. As a medical librarian, some of the most challenging reference questions you ever answer will come from patients and their families. Become familiar with reliable sources of consumer health information. MedlinePlus is a great place to start. Recognize, too, that sometimes the best thing you have to offer a worried patient or family member is a sympathetic ear.
Medical librarianship just might be the most dynamic, rewarding career path you never thought about pursuing. If this post has piqued your interest, I encourage you to get connected with medical librarian community. We have a great association, Medical Library Association, an active listserv (details here: http://www.mlanet.org/discussion/medlibl.html) and our very own Twitter hashtag, #medlibs. I wish you the best of luck as you prepare for those interviews."

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A Data Management and Data Sharing Bibliography for Librarians

A Data Management and Data Sharing Bibliography for Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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a colleague of mine – the talented @fsayre - and I have been working hard to compile all of the literature on data management that we thought would be useful for librarians. Since we are both medical librarians, there are quite a few articles that are health-focused, but the majority should be useful for any librarian. 

The two of us are hoping to start a Mendeley group where more librarians can join and share their experiences and ideas about working with data management. We would love to have the input of more librarians, so please let us know via this blog or on Twitter if you would be interested in joining our Mendeley group


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A New Age for Librarianship? by Sally Gore / Medical Library Association annual meeting in Seattle

A New Age for Librarianship? by Sally Gore / Medical Library Association annual meeting in Seattle | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Submitted by Sally Gore, Head, Research & Scholarly Communications Services, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School and Chair-Elect for NAHSL] Thank you to the Professional Development Co...

 

"I believe, we’re seeing what I’ve come to call the Postmodern Age of Librarianship. In other words, those things that once defined us and our reality are shifting. They are being deconstructed and put back together in ways that are deeply dependent upon the resources available to us in our particular institutions. Similarly, they are being shaped by the environments in which our libraries sit. The priorities, budgets, faculty, researchers and administrators of our respective institutions drive what we do. To some extent, this has always been the case, but the pressure seems at a higher level today than in years past.

We talk a lot about “emerging roles” in health sciences librarianship. One thing I’ve noticed is that in our discussions, we often focus on some area, one or two specific new roles, like data management planning in eScience or knowledge management in hospital libraries. I’m not arguing that examining, proposing, and training librarians for these areas isn’t warranted, but I do worry, based up what I observed at MLA, that a top-down approach to defining our services might not work in the future. Heck, it might not be working now! What I saw at MLA is that the most successful programs and services are those that are sprouting from the ground up; those that develop from the melding of the interests, skills and expertise of a library’s staff with the needs of its patrons."


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Dr.Malpani's Blog: Information Therapy: The Role of Medical Librarians

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