How I came to be the Biosleuth
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 are concluding our series with a post from an independent medical librarian in Washington! Julia Parker, The Biosleuth! Who am I? Julia Parker, M.S., M.L.I.S Where do I work? Biosleuth Consulting Services, LLC Unlike many of my colleagues, I work as an Independent Medical Librarian . . . a liaison to people of diverse information needs, not necessarily local to WA. I am the principal of Biosleuth Consulting Services, LLC. I work out of my home a great deal of the time . . . or am one of those people you see working on their laptops in local coffee shops. How I came to be the Biosleuth I never intended to become a librarian, though I have loved to read and sit in libraries since grade school. Although my professional journey has been quite circuitous, the road traveled has provided me the experience base for all I am asked to do as a consultant. I started undergrad with the intention of becoming a Veterinarian, and by the time I graduated, I decided I wanted to be a researcher. I worked in labs for a while and then returned to Grad school. My career path veered between the time I obtained an M.S. and was pursuing a Ph.D. in Pathobiology. I decided what I really wanted to do was spend my time searching for critical medical and scientific information. That’s when I applied to the...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Medical Librarians Month Source Type: news
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