Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What is the Future of Health Librarianship? led by Dean Giustini

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At the 2013 CHLA/ABSC (Canadian Health Libraries Association) Conference in Saskatoon, the delegates tried a new type of discussion forum called a fishbowl. The main question that we sought to answer was: “What is the Future of Health Librarianship?” See the recap:

Here are the #medlibs directions for our Thursday May 30th at 6pm PST (9pm EST)

  • Where are we going in health librarianship? and how are we going to get there? 
  • Many of our colleagues are facing budget cutbacks and library closures; so what will become of the one-librarian hospital library? 
  • Both UBC and McGill in Canada are closing (or contemplating the closure of) medical libraries. 
  •  Let us know what you think are the biggest threats / opportunities for health librarians in the next few years. 
  • Join us for this inspired tweet chat (sure to be spirited) about the future of our field...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

#medlibs daiquiri: flipped classroom/blended learning

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Thursday, May 21st get ready to imbibe the #medlibs daiquiri frappĂ©. Take 1.5 oz light-dry teaching methods, the juice of 1 instructional designer, 1 tsp assessment, some crushed ice, 10 drops of librarian know-how and set the  blender to learn. Molly Knapp & Amy Blevins host.

Definitions, examples, links after the jump

Thursday, May 9, 2013

One Health

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Join us Thursday, May 9 2013 at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific for  #medlibs Twitter chat about the One Health federated international meeting that just wrapped up in Boston yesterday. What sparked your interest? What new collaborations came from networking there? What was your favorite new beer? Did you carry around a quart of hand sanitizer to lunch after Laurie Garrett's alarming (on so many levels) lecture?

Catch up on the news from our fabulous official bloggers, the conference hashtag (#mlanet13), and the Top Tech Trends program (#mlattt)

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we're a supportive community. Your host for the chat (Nikki Dettmar @eagledawg) is happy to answer your questions on how to participate and plenty of others are watching to help too. See you there!