On the Road, with Health Sciences Librarians
To celebrate Medical Librarian’s Month we have invited medical librarians in our region to submit some information about who they are and the work that they do as medical librarians. Today we hear from a health sciences librarian in Montana! Who am I? Sheila Bonnand, Research & Instruction Librarian Where do I work? Montana State University Library, Bozeman, Montana Mary Anne and Sheila (right), on the road What is it I do? I can’t describe a typical ‘day in the life’ because the work I do as an academic librarian is so very varied – and the last six months have been even more atypical. Why? During that time, I was often on the road, driving over 3000 miles across our amazing state with my colleague, Mary Anne Hansen, visiting Montana’s seven tribal college libraries as well as four MSU-College of Nursing sites. Mary Anne and I are our library’s health sciences librarians. As such, one of our important partnerships is with the College of Nursing (CON). The CON focuses on evidence-based nursing so does not need to be convinced of the importance of the library and librarians; we work regularly with classes as well as with individual faculty and students on information literacy efforts. The College, however, comes with a big challenge: it is a multi-campus program. There is no community in the state big enough to provide the number of clinical placements needed. Because of this, in addition to the main campus in Bozeman, there are CON branches in Bi...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news
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