Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love & Hate Chat


Love & Hate in Medical Libraries
Thursday, February 12, 2016 

9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
Led by Nikki Dettmar (@eagledawg)

A year 3 encore, although we hate that Roy Brown had to reschedule his originally scheduled magnet chat due to illness and Michelle Kraft can't join in the fun this week due to schedule conflicts! One day you are Katrina and the Waves and you are "Walkin' on Sunshine" where everything is good and falling into place.  Your searches are matching up just perfectly with MeSH (including the 2016 terms from last week!), 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... or quarter...) you are Joan Jett growling, "I Hate Myself for Loving You" as nothing you do seems to be working.  PubMed keeps crashing (like Tuesday, what was going on?), 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.  Sunday 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.

About #medlibs

Join us on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag Thursday evening to share your stories and engage with colleagues. 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.

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