Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Relevant Issues chat

Edit: Transcript available at http://bit.ly/1jpEAUA

Relevant Issues #medlibs chat

June 26, 2014
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific

AIDS information. Medical consequences of war. Health literacy. Workforce diversity.

For more than 30 years, the Relevant Issues section of MLA has focused on the wide range of ever-changing social issues that touch and concern our profession.

In 2014-2015, we want to hear from you.

What social issues would you like to see Relevant Issues act on, this year and in years to come? What issues affect how our patrons can access, use, and gain value from our information? What issues are important to address in the profession itself?

Moderated by section Chair Rachel Walden (@rachel_w) and Chair-Elect Kate Flewelling (@flewkate), we’ll discuss the issues important to you right now, what work you’d like to see the section tackle, and our 2014-2015 MLA program theme, “The Librarian as Activist.”

You do not need to be a Relevant Issues section member or even an active MLA member to participate in this chat. We would like input from as many people as possible!  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Maker faires #medlibs chat

Edit: Transcript http://bit.ly/1pkruvn 

Maker Faires Chat
Thursday, June 19, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

What is the Maker Movement, and how does it connect to participatory medicine and personalized healthcare? How is this changing healthcare? How is this changing libraries? How does this connect to the roots of health and healthcare?  What are roles for libraries in 'makering'? 

Come and discuss with your host Patricia Anderson (@pfanderson) on our #medlibs Twitter chat for an hour on June 19, 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific time! Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat or #medlibs before? Check out this overview and come on in, we are a supportive community and welcome all newcomers. Check out more resources below! 

Wednesday June 18 is the first ever White House Maker Faire.

Mainmonides Medical Center and MIT Little Devices Group partnered on the first Maker Nurse Mini-Maker Faire held in a hospital on May 28th. 

The University of Michigan just announced a maker fest for August 16.

More details:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thursday, June 12: Open Access free for all

Edit: Transcript available at http://bit.ly/1sa7GjP 

Open Access Chat
Thursday, June 12, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

This week #medlibs discusses open access. As defined by PLoS, open access (OA)  "stands for unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse." I am not an expert on OA. I am not a lawyer & this is not legal advice. (#IANAL & #TINLA) I like free stuff. I think folks who write & publish should retain what they wrote and published. I want "Big Journa" to not profit so much off scientific research. And full disclosure, I'm planning an 'Author prerogatives' forum with our Office of Research later this year, so I want to hear what other folks are doing in the open access arena.

  • What do you do when you get copyright/OA questions from your patrons? 
  • How do you explain author rights to faculty? 
  • Do you consider OA & publishing guidance part of your role at your institution? 
  • What OA initiatives & resources are out there for #medlibs? 
  • How does anyone profit off OA (vendors, publishers, authors, etc)
  • What are the positive and negative aspects of OA? 
Useful Hashtags
  • #medlibs
  • #OA (open access)
  • #IANAL (hee hee)
  • #TINLA (for the easily offended)
Open access week is in October. Join us for an #OA conversation, & leave with ideas for your library. That's my sneaky plan. 

Join us on Twitter Thursday nights at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern time for a 1 hour discussion. Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat or #medlibs before? Check out this overview and come on in, we are a supportive community and welcome all newcomers.

Hosted by dial_m 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Scheduling Chat

Edit: Transcript available at http://bit.ly/1mXWDDq

#medlibs Topics & Scheduling 
Thursday, June, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat

Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and calendars - the dynamic networking of #medlibs can't happen by itself without you and some planning.  Please don't feel that you need to be the expert resource to lead a chat - as long as you have a strong interest and some resources to share, our group hivemind usually takes care of the rest!