Next Friday, July 31, we’ll have our monthly chat at 2 pm CST. This is time of summer when I wonder why I find it so hard to move and think; then I see the temp is 94 degrees and the heat index is 102 and climbing. So the agenda for this month’s chat will reflect my slow-down approach to living.
Good News: Anyone? What at work surprised you in a good way?
Need Help: Who needs ideas or wisdom from colleagues? A MLS student contacted me about the chats and she hopes to join us this Friday, bringing lots of questions about the medical librarian profession. So be thinking about what you would recommend or share with someone who wants to join our ranks.
Let’s Explore: Interesting times are unfolding at MLA, and I hope Ellen Aronson can give us an up close and personal update on changes in place.
It’s time to think about projects, posters, articles, and other contributions we can make to our profession. Who has ideas in the works?
I know that some folks who wanted to hear about Comparative Effectiveness Research were not able to attend the June chat, so I thought we’d explore the topic again. Helen-Ann Brown Epstein will resist being assigned to desk duty at work so she can bring us deeper into the how-to and where parts of this topic. My knowledge of the data sources was somewhat superficial; also, I could use a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of using observational data. And if you have used PubMed’s Topic Specific Query for CER or encountered research articles using this approach, tell us about your experience. I think of it as big data uses in nonacademic settings!
Finally, if anyone is less summer-weary and has a subject to explore, bring it on!
Talk to you Friday the 31st!
Louise McLaughlin, M.S.L.S., M.P.S.
Woman’s Health Sciences Library
P. O. Box 95009
Baton Rouge, LA 70895-9009
Name: Solo Hospital Librarians Chat
Start Time: 07/31/2015 2:00 PM CST
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