Monday, November 30, 2015

ACRL Framework redux


ACRL Framework for Information Literacy #medlibs chat 
December 3, 2015 
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
Led by Molly Knapp  (@dial_m)

In Febuary 2015 the ACRL introduced "The Framework" as a replacement for the ACRL Standards for information literacy which have been around for a over a decade. You can imagine the buns that have unraveled from this monumental change. But do #medlibs even care? Let's discuss.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Virtual Conferences


Virtual Conferences #medlibs chat 
November 19, 2015 
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
Led by Heather Brown  (@hbrarian)

Five years after initial discussions, the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MCMLA) successfully held its first virtual annual meeting in October 2015. Decreased attendance, rising costs, and availability of planning groups all contributed to the decision to “experiment” with this new meeting alternative.

In this #medlibs chat, learn about the planning process, how the meeting went, and what attendees had to say. Follow the #medlibs hashtag on Thursday, November 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern and join in on the conversation on whether or not this model is a sustainable option for MLA Chapter meetings. Check out this overview and come on in, we are a supportive community and especially welcome students and newcomers.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Open mic chat


Open mic #medlibs chat
November 12, 2015
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific

What is on your mind regarding our field? Were you there for or been following any of the news from #AAMC15 and/or #AAMCMedEd?

This will be a true open mic because your lead moderator has a very important appointment with a friend, paintbrushes, canvas (not with a captial c), and some wine during chat time. Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat or #medlibs chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, we are a supportive community and especially welcome students and newcomers.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Data Visualization


Data Visualization #medlibs chat 
Thursday, November 5. 2015 
9:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Pacific 
Led by Lisa Federer (@lisafederer)

 Many libraries have begun to provide support for data visualization, which can be a powerful way to convey the stories that data can tell and elucidate patterns that might not otherwise be evident. As information professionals, librarians have many skills that make them excellent partners for students, faculty, researchers, and others interested in learning how to create visualizations that demonstrate their data in coherent and visually appealing ways. In fact, a recent Medical Library Association (MLA) webinar focused on data visualization for librarians (check out the tweets from this session at #mladataviz).

Join the #medlibs chat on Twitter on Thursday, November 5 at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific to share your ideas, thoughts, and questions on data visualization. We’ll talk about tools for creating various types of visualizations, share examples of cool visualizations, and discuss how libraries can get involved in data visualization. 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.