The Bulleted Library Technician

June 17, 2008

What is a “medical librarian?”

Check these out:


What is a “medical librarian?”

Check these out:

May 13, 2008

How to be a Medical Librarian / Consumer Health Librarian

How to be a medical librarian / consumer health librarian:

Medical Librarian / Consumer Health Librarian organizations to join

Filed under: STM (Science / Technical / Medical) Librarian — Tags: , , , , , , — Michelle Hawkins-Thiel @ 5:58 pm

Each of these has many resources available to non-members (and even more for members):

  • Biomedical and Life Sciences Division — part of the Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • CAPHIS — Consumer and Patient Health Information Section — part of the Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • Medical Informatics Special Interest Group — part of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
  • Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division — part of the Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • May 12, 2008


    Just a few links I ran across, for teaching kids about germs. I’m sure I’ll find a lot more later.

    • Clean Gene — free K-5 lesson plans, coloring pages, games, etc (from GoJo cleanser corp)
    • Dr Germs, “Defender of Health” — engaging character graphics, and some free coloring pages & puzzles for kids to do (from cleanser corp)
    • Germ Gang — puppets, games, and accessories for sale
    • Germatics — free lesson plan and puppet script for grades K-2 (from Utah State University)
    • Giant Microbes stuffed toys — sold in packs for particular age groups
    • Henry the Hand “Champion Handwasher” — free posters & coloring book, other products for sale, school visits from mascot, etc (from William P. Sawyer, MD)
    • Micro-organisms — Rader’s Biology 4 Kids
    • The Scrub Club — engaging character graphics & games to teach kids to wash (from NSF International corp)
    • World of Germs (grades PreK-2) — free lesson plans, games, puzzles, etc (from GoJo cleanser corp)
    • World of Germs (grades 3-6) — free lesson plans, games, puzzles, etc (from GoJo cleanser corp)

    Resources for Medical / Consumer Health Librarians

    Just a few things I’ve run across so far. There’s lots more out there!

    Sources of info for patrons / patients:


  • The Krafty Librarian — blog by a medical librarian
  • List of medical librarianship blogs (from LIS Wiki)
  • Musings of a Medical Librarian Maven — blog by a hospital librarian
  • Hello world!

    I am starting a new blog just for my career exploration journey. I recently completed 9 credits of core courses toward my MLS (Masters degree in Library and Information Science) from UNT (University of North Texas.)

    Soon I will need to focus on a specific “major” or track to study for the remainder of the program (27 credits.)  My two preferred paths are:

    • Health Informatics — leading to a position as a science / technical / medical (STM) reference librarian in a university, medical school, large public library, or biotech firm
    • Youth Librarianship — leading to a position as a children’s librarian in a public library

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