Writing & Writing Centers #medlibs Chat
Thursday, October 8, 2015
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific
Led by Carolyn Schubert (@carolynthelib) and a bit by Nikki Dettmar (@eagledawg)
While there is limited evidence of relationships between medical librarians and writing as a process, libraries and writing centers have collaborated and shared spaces to support their students. Carolyn will discuss her experience as an embedded librarian in a writing center last year and the liaison partnership that developed as a result, based off of presentation given at the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association conference (MAWCA) in Spring 2015.
Join the discussion on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag Thursday evening! Never been to a Twitter chat before? Check out this overview and come on in - all are welcome including first timers, lurkers, students and others interested in the topic and the field.
Some questions for consideration during the chat -
- How do you interact with students during the writing process?
- How do you/your library interact with other campus support services like writing centers?
- What are some of the benefits of writing/writing center collaboration? What about challenges?
- How can a writing center collaboration support the needs of distance students?
Cooke, R., & Bledsoe, C. (2008). Writing Centers and Libraries: One-Stop Shopping for Better Term Papers. The Reference Librarian, 49(2), 119–127. http://doi.org/10.1080/02763870802101310
Discusses direct library and writing center discussion, but is not specific to health librarianship
Oermann, M. H., Leonardelli, A. K., Turner, K. M., Hawks, S. J., Derouin, A. L., & Hueckel, R. M. (2014). Systematic Review of Educational Programs and Strategies for Developing Students’ and Nurses’ Writing Skills. Journal Of Nursing Education, 54(1), 28-34. http://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20141224-01
Health student specific but does not address librarians.
Wu, L., Betts, V. T., Jacob, S., Nollan, R., & Norris, T. (2013). Making meaningful connections: evaluating an embedded librarian pilot project to improve nursing scholarly writing. Journal Of the Medical Library Association, 101(4), 323–326. http://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.101.4.016
Health librarian-specific and focused on writing, but not writing centers.