Hello again from the NMLM Committee. Weâ€™re halfway through this whirlwind staff development course â€“ thanks for hanging in there! This week weâ€™re exploring social networking and the libraryâ€™s Facebook page.
Social Networking sites are online communities where people can connect with their friends and discover other people who have similar interests. Often social networking sites have features that allow users to interact with each other through features like photo sharing, chat, messaging, group invitations to events and more. Popular social networking sites include MySpace, Facebook, and Linkedin.
For an introduction to social networking, watch this 3 minute video: â€œSocial networking in plain Englishâ€ by Common Craft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKcqge8SvzQ
The Dental library and IschÃ© library both have a page on Facebook. Facebook members can become â€˜fansâ€™ of the libraries, which allows you to leave comments, see events, view pictures, and more.
Task for week 3:
View to the library facebook pages.
Are you a member of Facebook? Add the library as a fan and leave a comment on our Wall about what youâ€™d like to see on the library Facebook page.
Not a member of Facebook? If you do not want to create a profile in Facebook, leave a comment on the library blog post for this week â€œCan ya dig it?: social networking at the libraryâ€ about what youâ€™d like to see on the library Facebook page.
NMLM Facebook display
Two classes are happening this week:
General Library Systems @ Isché on Tuesday, October 21st from 1:30-3 pm
Health Literacy @ Dental on Wednesday, October 22nd from 12 noon to 1 pm
Register by calling either the IschÃ© or Dental Libraries’ Circulation Desks (504-568-5550 or 504-941-8158) or by emailing either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think about how you save web pages you visit frequently. Most people are aware of the â€˜Favoritesâ€™ feature on Internet Explorer (or â€˜bookmarksâ€™ in FireFox). You find a page you want to remember, store it in your â€˜Favoritesâ€™, and use that whenever you want to visit or remember a favorite website. When you add a page to your â€˜Favoritesâ€™ on a web browser like Internet Explorer, it is stored in your computer. If you use multiple computers you may have different bookmarks saved on different computers.
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Check out three more opportunities to learn!
RefWorks Class @ Dental Library Tuesday, Oct. 14th 12 noon – 1 pm
Navigating E-Journals @ Isché Library Wednesday, Oct. 15th 12 noon – 1 pm
RefWorks Class @ Isché Library Thursday Oct. 16th 9 – 10 am
Register today by calling either the IschÃ© or Dental Libraries’ Circulation Desks (504-568-5550 or 504-941-8158) or by emailing either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two classes are being offered tomorrow (Wednesday, October 8th). The General Library Systems Class will be held from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Isché Library. And Navigating E-Journals Class will be held at the Dental Library from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Sign up now for either class by calling the Circulation Desk at either the Isché or Dental Libraries (504-568-5550 or 504-941-8158).
October is National Medical Librarians Month. In recognition the library is doing a staff development activity to learn about some of our newer online tools. Here is week 1′s assignment: Dig Deeper with Blogs.
Not library staff & want more info? Send an email to email@example.com
This week weâ€™re talking about blogs. Did you know the library has a blog? Clearly you do now as you are reading it! Read on for a background on blogs and other infoâ€¦
Introduction to blogs
â€¢ Definition: BLOG is short for Web log, or an online journal that is frequently updated with news, views or other information.
â€¢ For an introduction to blogs, watch this 3 minute video: â€œblogs in plain Englishâ€ by Common Craft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKcqge8SvzQ
â€¢ You can view our library blog, LSUSHSC LIBRARY NEWS, on the IschÃ© Library homepage. All library staff can create posts on the blog or leave a comment.
Log in information
Username: your lsuhsc email alias (ie: mknapp)
Generic password: [redacted:see staff email]
Library Staff and the General Public
Havenâ€™t used our blog before? Anyone can create a username & password to comment.
Task for week 1:
â€¢Add a comment answering the question â€œWhich tool are you most interested in learning about this month?”
NMLM: Dig Deeper Display
Planning to beat the heat on Saturday by a good old-fashioned trip to the mall? While you’re out flexing your shopping muscles at Lakeside Shopping Center, check out Gambit Weekly’s Wellness Expo. This free annual event happens inside the mall this Saturday, June 7th, and features free health screenings, exercise demonstrations, healthy cooking demos, giveaways, a fashion show, and much more.
Check out the schedule of events.
From Jazzercize to geriatrics, over 30 groups will be on hand to promote their products and services from 10AM-4PM. Drop by the National Library of Medicine booth for a free pen, and while you’re there, say hello to the friendly librarians from LSUHSC!
April 11th is Medical Information Day.
Drop by the library Circulation desk and mention this blog, get a FREE GIFT!
Come by the library today for BRAINS, candy, free giveaways and more!
In honor of our upcoming visit from everyone’s favorite zombie librarian**, here’s a list of illnesses, in order of victims’ comestibility
WHO: Zombrarian & Miss Information
WHAT: Brain consultation services, forensic photography, misinformational cartography, candy
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 11:30 – ?
WHERE: Library 3rd floor
WHY: Because October is National Medical Libraries Month, that’s why!
Miss the PDA expo today on the 2nd floor of the MEB? It’s OK. We’ll be back in the same spot tomorrow for the New Residents Orientation. Even if you’re not in Medicine, drop by for literature on a variety of PDA resources available to you for free as faculty, student or staff of LSUHSC.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and if you’re an incoming third year medical student — welcome back!
Molly Knapp says 'We're number one!
The library’s ‘Trawling for Information’ exhibit won an award for best one-time promotion at the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia last week.
What do librarians do at these conferences anyway? Check out the MLA’s Views of the Meeting to find out. (Including this one of Mary Marix & Molly Knapp giving a paper on the multigenerational workforce)