(via Peggy Carey, National University of Health Sciences)
The next meeting of the HSLI Journal Club will take place on Thursday, May 25, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT.
We are planning on discussing:
Personal librarian programs in medical and academic health sciences libraries: a preliminary study by Natasha Audrey Williams, AHIP
J Med Libr Assoc. 2022 Jan 1;110(1):87-96.
doi: 10.5195/jmla.2022.1290. PMID: 35210967
Free PMC article: PMC8830399
Registration link: https://uic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpce-vrDkpGt0BycAdfeMLAOemBLfFvOTR
An e-mail confirmation with the meeting information will then be sent to you.
Join us and the author for a discussion of this trend in health sciences librarianship!
Direct any HSLI Journal Club questions to Peggy Carey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The discussion questions for your consideration are:
ONE: Does your library institution have personal librarian programs? If not, would your Executive Leadership support a survey to selected list servs to determine interest?
TWO: Would the Reference Librarians and perhaps other librarians at your institution consider personal librarian programs? If so, what needs would you address?
THREE: At your institution, might personal librarian program benefit (a) Student learning? (b) Academic research? (c) Library instruction?
FOUR: The section “Personal Librarian Programs as a Concept,” suggests the intent of a personal librarian program is “to build long-term, one-on-one connections.” In what ways might this goal be reached within librarian time limitations?
FIVE: How might success of a personal librarian program be measured?
There are additional survey follow-up questions in Appendix B, as well, and any other relevant concerns you might like to discuss.
Should you have any questions, please contact me.
Looking forward to your participation on Thursday!