Monday, July 23, 2012

Week six: Electronic health records

Edit: Transcript now available at , along with Alisha's first and second blog posts, also EHRs and Patient Safety - a reply to a #medlibs chat 
For Thursday, July 26th we are back to our regularly scheduled 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern. The topic is Electronic Health Records (EHRs), led by Alisha Miles (@alisha764)

To always know when #medlibs is and what we're talking about, please go to Schedule and add the handy new #medlibs calendar to your Google calendar now.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Week five: Trying a new time!

Edit: Transcript available at 

For Thursday, July 19 there will be a new time tried out at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific! To always know when #medlibs is and what we're talking about, please go to Schedule and add the handy new #medlibs calendar to your Google calendar now. You don't want @eagledawg nudging you to join in again when she sees you tweeting off-hashtag during chat time, do you? :)

The topic is Disasters and Medical Libraries, led by Patricia Anderson (@pfanderson) -  Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires ... They seem to be everywhere these days, and they can happen anywhere. What if your library is effected by a disaster? What are the responsibilities of medical libraries during community crises? How can libraries prepare? How can medical librarians as individuals prepare?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Week four Thursday chat: Teaching with technology

Edit: Transcript available at 

Building on our First free range discussion last week, let's focus on teaching with technology on Thursday, July 12th at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern!

Join us to learn from others who are exploring these resources and have URLs ready to share as they'll be pulled from discussion to include in Transcripts (see for last week's.) What have you replaced Meebo with for IM? Mobile optimized or apps for your online resources? What are the healthcare apps your new residents are asking for and you are scrambling to teach about?  Join in anytime by tweeting an introduction (doesn't have to be just at the top of the hour) and see you then!

Monday, July 2, 2012

First Thursday Freerange

Edit: I couldn't say it any better than this for the transcript of what our first 1st Thursday Free Range #medlibs chat was!

Due to a damaging weekend East coast derecho with continuing heat wave/no electricity for many and 4th of July holiday on Wednesday, it seems like now is as good a time as any to call for a Twitter #medlibs chat freerange discussion during the first Thursday of the month from 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern for an hour. What's on your mind? The Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act last week and what impact that has for healthcare and our roles in it? The role of Facebook in emergency communication and crowdsourcing to figure out who has electricity? Puzzlement over planking? Booze? Something else? Bring it all on!