A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 5

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the week. It was another mixed bag today: One-and-a-half hours working on my presentation One-and-a-half hours updating our e-book holdings One hour on email Two hours working on our offsite access URLs Two hours troubleshooting access to our e-journals So what did … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 4

Another day where a lot of my time was spent working on our online resources: Three-and-a-half hours on the front desk (which includes some of the following) One hour providing EndNote training Two-and-a-half hours finishing a literature search Half an hour on emails Three-and-a-half hours doing various troubleshooting of online … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 3

Well, there wasn’t much variety in my day today. Most of it involved working with our electronic resources. Three-and-a-half hours on the front desk (which includes some of the following) Two hours on a literature search One-and-a-half hours troubleshooting a problem linking from PubMed to some of our full-text journals … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 2

So, here’s the second day of my working week. Three hours of meetings One-and-a-half hours checking the links for our offsite access authentication Half an hour on emails One hour on a new literature search Half an hour working on my presentation Half an hour on e-book usage statistics Schrodinger … Continue reading

Twitter activity at the MLA conference

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has just held its annual conference in Toronto, Canada. Being based in Australia means that it’s hard for me to attend, but the Twitter stream is a very useful way of keeping up with what’s going on at the conference. I thought I would use … Continue reading