Thursday, January 24, 2013

Open mic night: Labradors, Race/genetics & Biomedical Informatics

Transcript of the open mic chat is available at

Be sure to help - this is a group project that only works when you pitch in.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Practicum Students, Interns, and Volunteers, Oh My!

Edit: Transcript available at:

Hi Medical Librarians!

As mentioned during last week's #medlibs chat, I offered to lead this week's discussion. (Please be gentle.)

This Thursday, I'd like to talk about steps and opportunities you've taken to develop the next generation of medical librarians, whether they be practicum students, interns, or volunteers. How have you recruited them? What problems did you face finding candidates? What projects have you given in the past? Are there projects that you can see giving someone?

Come to the Thursday, January 17, 2013 #medlibs chat at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern as we discuss this topic. I look forward to chatting with you!

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we're a supportive community.

P.S. If you're interested in leading an upcoming chat, be sure to let Nikki know. She will GLADLY take more volunteers.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year #medlibs!

Edit: Transcript available at  

On Thursday, January 10th 2013 at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern, join us to add your voice to the ideas from the last chat in December on directions for 2013 - and sign up to take a role in having them happen.

Effective immediately, Nikki Dettmar will only be able to moderate/reliably participate on the second Thursday of each month due to a number of work and professional organization commitments that are increasing this year. To be more direct: this means that if others do not step up to take on development, promotion, hosting & archiving #medlibs chat duties on other Thursdays, that chat will be it for the month. We have many great ideas that will take a lot of others pitching in to help - especially where a potential journal club & interprofessional Twitter hashtag chats are involved. Many hands (and connections) make light work!

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview and come on in! We're a supportive community going through some exciting changes ahead and especially welcome library school students and others who are new to both the field and Twitter.