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History of Medical Librarianship

Posted by on January 3rd, 2024 Posted in: Communities of Interest
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book coverYou are invited to join us for the NNLM Book Discussion. From February 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024, we will discuss A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld.

A History of Medical Libraries and Librarianship in the United States: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era presents a history of the profession from the beginnings of the Army Surgeon General’s Library in 1836 to today’s era of the digital health sciences library. The purpose of this book is not only to make this history available to the profession’s practitioners, but also to provide context as medical librarians and libraries enter a new age in their history as the digital information environment has undercut the medical library’s previous role as the depository of the print based KBI/information base.

Please register here.

After acquiring the book in your preferred format, you can join us any time between February 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024 to participate. The online discussion forum will be available for the entire three months.

Live Discussions:

  • Thursday, February 29 at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT (Chapters 1-3)
  • Thursday, March 28 at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT (Chapters 4-5)
  • Thursday, April 25 at 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT/1:00pm MT/12:00pm PT (Chapters 6-7)

Requirements to earn CE.

  1. Complete the book in your preferred format.
  2. Log into the Moodle.
  3. Explore the related National Library of Medicine resources.
  4. Do ONE of the following:
    • Answer the required discussion question in Moodle.
    • Participate in at least one of the three live discussion sessions.

It is not necessary to engage in discussions for all three months, although you are welcome to do so.

New from the National Library of Medicine

A new online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, Making the Greatest Medical Library in America  recognizes the institution’s long history of collecting, cataloging, and communicating quality medical information to generations of patrons, scholars, students, visitors, and citizens.

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This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

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