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Love & Hate in Medical Libraries
Thursday, February 13, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat
day you are Katrina and the Waves and you are "Walkin' on Sunshine"
everything is good and falling into place. Your searches are matching
up just perfectly with MeSH, patrons are writing thank you emails, the
CEO just praised you, and a new project is going like gang busters.
Life in the library is perfect.
next day (or week) you are Joan Jett growling, "I Hate Myself for Loving
You" as nothing you do seems to be working. PubMed keeps crashing,
patrons are upset because you can't get the article from the Journal of
Big Toe Science written in Hindi rushed the same day and translated
into English, your budget was cut more than expected, and administration
or IT (take your pick) throws cold water all over your pet project.
Life in the library is like a bad relationship, where "I Love To Hate You" from Erasure can be the norm sometimes.
career, medical librarianship has its ups and downs. Friday is
Valentine's Day and to get in the spirit the #medlibs Twitter chat group
will be having fun discussing our love/hate relationships with medical
So grab some wine and
chocolate, after all it is the day before Valentine's Day and curl up
with your laptop and chat with us this Thursday 9pm eastern. Don't
forget to follow the word #medlibs to watch and participate in the
discussion. Lurkers and late arrivals are welcome. Nikki Dettmar and I
will be moderating and we look forward to seeing you online.
For more information or questions tweet @eagledawg or @krafty or drop us an email.
(post duplicated on http://kraftylibrarian.com/?p=2595)