Author Archives: universitylibrarian

Flowcharts! They’re all the rage…..

I have written about the library staff’s first survey of first year medical students and students in the school of biomedical sciences.  I think it’s 210-220 max.  We have 62 responses so far.  I’m pleased with that number. But the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Another idea for Facebook engagement…

And hopefully a laugh for everyone. As part of our upcoming Facebook engagement campaign we will be posting scan of old ads from Medical Journals. Here’s the first.(you may have to zoom in for the full effect) As one of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Wow! I was surprised.

On Sunday I posted my plan to incorporate emerging technology into a library service. The service is study room scheduling.  The technology was supposed to be Twitter.  It ended up being Facebook.  That’s what surprised me. And here’s why…. First … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Emerging Technology Planning-Helping Students Study

Background The library has 4 study rooms which can be reserved by students. Starting with this school year those rooms have been booked most of the time. However students don’t always show up and sometimes leave early. If we could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Are you a Social Librarian?

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Embedded=hyperlinked?

Sally Gore is a medical librarian who works as an embedded informationist for a NIH grant. She has a blog and I follow it. Today she is talking about altmetrics and it resonates so strongly with what I am learning from this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I don’t own a computer.

I don’t have the internet in my house. I work on a computer all day.  A while back I made the conscious decision not to buy a computer.  If I don’t have a computer I don’t need the internet. What … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 22 Comments