The Importance of Flexibility
This is a guest post from Kathryn Kane, Health Sciences Outreach Librarian. It originally appeared in her blog, Adventures in Library Land: My Travels Through the World of Professional Librarianship. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. My position as a Health Sciences Outreach Librarian is entirely new, so I am able to design my work approach as I go along. I love that freedom, but as I’ve said before, it can also be challenging because I am essentially making things up as I go along. Sometimes my initial approach is successful, and sometimes it misses the mark. Over the last few months, I have been working on ways to increase awareness of health information resources among rural healthcare professionals in my region. The original aim was to meet with healthcare professionals in person and guide them through an interactive workshop, and supplement that contact with online resources. I am now finding that the opposite approach may be more successful. Healthcare professionals are busy. This is hardly a surprise to anyone familiar with this particular population. This makes it hard to find a convenient time for an hour-long workshop. And this problem is compounded because I am targeting rural healthcare professionals. This subset of healthcare professionals are more widely dispersed than their urban counterparts. So it becomes even harder to gather this group of people in one place. I read hints of this in the literature, and I ha...
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