Dispatches from Medical Libraryland

By Rachel Walden — August 3, 2010

I served as an official blogger again this year for the Medical Library Association annual conference, held in Washington, DC. In addition to blogging, I got to do two presentations myself!

Here’s a round-up of the posts I wrote, which generally include some good online resources related to the topics at hand. Various posts may be of interest to other med librarians, individuals with NIH-funded or other federally funded research grants, anatomy instructors, those interested in HIV/AIDS or vaccines or community outreach on health, PubMed searchers, and others:

I also have a post at my place on my conversation with an ACOG rep about how they disappear old guidelines when new ones become available.

My fellow medical librarians posted on various other topics throughout the event at http://npc.mlanet.org/mla10/.

My own presentations were an invited panel on informal publication methods, where I spoke about applying some benefits of informal methods such as blogs to our formal journals, and a paper presentation about approaches my library has taken over the past year to improve management of metadata for our electronic resources, including accountability features and distributing the workload beyond our tech services folks. A’Llyn has a post on the open forum on publication methods.

[cross-posted/adapted from Women’s Health News]

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