Monday, September 2, 2013

eScience series: Week 4 of 5

Edit: Transcript available at 

Week 4: Role of the Informationist on Research Teams
Thursday, September, 2013
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

Week 1 recap is here, Week 2 recap is here, Week 3 recap is here.

First Twitter chat and not sure what to do? Here's a Quick Guide to Twitter Chats to help!

Sally Gore (@mandosally) is an embedded research librarian and informationist at the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School. Since September 2012, she has worked as an informationist on an R01 research study funded by the National Cancer Institute to examine best practices and cost effectiveness for promoting breast cancer screening in non-adherent women. Additionally, she provides information, data and knowledge management services to the Community Engagement Research Section of UMMS’ Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and on the grant-funded project to establish an mHealth Center for the University of Massachusetts.

 During the tweet chat, we’ll focus on the following topics of interest that often come up when discussing the
subject of embedded librarianship and informationists:

  • Just what is an informationist?
  • What makes an embedded librarian different from other roles and models of librarianship?
  • What does it take to be part of a team?
  • What is team science and is there a role for librarians in this new, multi-discipline approach to doing science?
  • What skills make for success?
Sally has written about her experiences the past year on her blog, A Librarian by Any Other Name. If you’re not already a follower of it, giving it a look before the tweet chat may yield some questions and/or points of
discussion for the chat.

The five week schedule includes:

August 15th:  Donna Kafel                            e-Science portal
August 22nd:  Kevin Read                             e-Science thesaurus
August 29th:  Andrew Creamer          New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
Sept. 5: Sally Gore                             Role of the informationist on research teams
Sept. 12:Lisa Palmer & Kate Thornhill   Institutional repositories and open access 

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