Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

Edit: Transcript available at

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...

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