Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love & Hate Chat

Transcript: http://bit.ly/1zQlkLi 

Love & Hate in Medical Libraries
Thursday, February 12, 2015
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat
Led by Michelle Kraft (@krafty) and Nikki Dettmar (@eagledawg)

We had so much fun with this chat last year we're reprising it this year! One 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.

BUUUT the 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.

Like any career, medical librarianship has its ups and downs.  Saturday is Valentine's Day and to get in the spirit the #medlibs Twitter chat will be having fun discussing our love/hate relationships with medical librarianship.

So grab some wine and chocolate and curl up with your laptop and chat with us this Thursday 9pm eastern.  Don't forget to follow the hashtag #medlibs to watch and participate in the discussion.  Lurkers and late arrivals are always welcome.

For more information or questions tweet @eagledawg or @krafty or drop us an email.
(post duplicated on http://kraftylibrarian.com/?p=2595)

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