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Earlier this month, Catherine Martin and I drove up to Newry, MA to present at the Maine Library Association Annual Meeting. Our session, From Genealogy to Genetics: Library Programming to Explore Your Roots, was scheduled for Monday, Oct 1st. The Annual Meeting opened with a panel discussion on journalism, fake news and libraries. Afterwards, Catherine attended… Read More »
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“I think I’m very uncomfortable with imperfection and in being fallible and how you live with your own imperfection,” says Atul Gawande. A little ironic, as he shared these words as part of his talk for the 99th Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality and Convocation at Harvard Divinity School held on September 6, at Sander’s Theatre… Read More »
Who do you think would receive the better medical care… an “abuser” or a person who suffers from “substance use disorder”? Nearly 21 million people in the US have a substance use disorder, however, just ten percent of that number actually get treatment. What keeps people from getting the help they need? The number one… Read More »
Here at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), we are responsible for raising awareness of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With that in mind, I sent a survey to New England hospital librarians in May 2018. I offered a list of NLM databases and services. I asked librarians to identify the topics… Read More »
The inside of my elbow swelled up and it was burning and itching. Hardly, a medical emergency, but enough discomfort for me to seek out some treatment information. I couldn’t… Read More »