Tuesday, April 9, 2013

So you want to be a medical librarian?

Edit: Transcript available http://bit.ly/10XplIn 

Join us Thursday April 11th, for a #medlibs Twitter chat at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern on the topic of becoming a medical librarian, hosted by Kate Flewelling (@flewkate).

Experienced librarians: What's the best career advice you ever got? What was your path to medical librarianship?  What skills do you look for when hiring a new librarian?  New and aspiring medical librarians: Bring your career questions!  

Some resources to get the discussion rolling:

Cleveland AD. Miles to go before we sleep: education, technology, and the changing paradigms in health information. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Jan;99(1):61-9.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016652/ (Dr. Cleveland's inspiring and challenging 2010 Janet Doe lecture on the current and future training needs for health information professionals)

MLA Career Center: http://www.mlanet.org/career/

Why I Won't Hire You http://www.liscareer.com/wilcox_wonthire.htm (not specifically medical but one of my all-time favorite career advice articles)

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