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MCMLA 2012 iPad/Tablet Roundtable Notes

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 29, 2012

Rebecca Brown has compiled the notes from the MCMLA iPad Roundtables (see below for full notes).

Actionable Item

At the hospital table I was sitting at we talked about creating an iPad users group to share discovered apps, questions, etc. We talked about using the MCMLA listserv as our communication vehicle because we can all post to that listserv. Jackie Hittner mentioned polling MCR members to see what apps they are using. I think the iPad Users Group could play that role. I subscribe to a blog about using technology in education (Free Technology for Teachers). The blog is geared towards K-12, but I like the way the author formats each post. First he includes a brief description of what the item is and does. Then he writes a sentence or two about how it can be used in education.

Here is an example from his blog:

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If you comment on this post, I will alert Rebecca Brown, since she is keeping track of comments and suggestions about iPads/Tablets.

Rebecca Brown, Trainer/Curriculum Content Specialist, National Library of Medicine Training Center, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
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  • Do you have an iPad? If so, who provided your iPad?
    • 1 personal; 2 for work
    • 6 of the people at the table have iPads.
  1. Tim bought his own.
  2.  Jackie and Melissa got theirs through the NNLM program
  3. Amy and Abby got theirs through work.
  4. Kate is the one currently without one
  • If your institution provided your iPad, who pays for work-related apps?
    • personal
  • Of those who were given theirs by their work, what kind of apps do you have? Does your work provide apps?
    • Amy – They have to get their own apps, so mostly free apps, although they are allowed to purchase apps for the iPads using their own funds.
    • Those who got their iPads through the NNLM get to keep theirs.  They can put their own things on them.
    • Kate asked for an explanation of the NNLM program to give out iPads was, Melissa explained.
    • Jackie said that she really liked the study the NNLM was doing and the data they were collecting about the program.
  • How are security issues and account management handled?
    • IT downloads apps
    • UNMC – HIPPA Panic has set in.
    • Other libraries trying to figure out – do allow departments to buy icards?  Do people buy apps on their own? – 2 people at table said this is their case.
    • Creighton had issues with sharing and “wiping” for next check out, but got it fixed, note there’s LOTS of circulation
  • Are iPads/tablets incorporated into the curriculum at your institution?
    • no
    • Proposed for undergrad but shot down
    • At Creighton nursing faculty got them, 3rd year nurses had to buy. Pharmacy uses iTouch.  Most med students purchase by 3rd year/clinicals.  Faculty tends to check out iPads from library, then purchase themselves and come back to the library for help.  Library is filter for app recommendations
    • Other libraries have mobile resource pages and Libguides.
    • “Appy hour” – instead of happy hour, people come with their devices and discuss apps.
    • Amy explains that she is involved in a program for 3rd year medical students to provide them with iPads during a 6-week long pediatric rotation. The students are loaned the iPads during their rotation. They are not required to use the iPads, but are encouraged to utilize them.  iPads are not integrated throughout the medical student curriculum, only during this rotation.  Previously, they were given iPod Touches for this rotation. While they do not have to take the iPads, because they will be responsible for the cost if the iPad is lost, no one has chosen not to take one.
    • Melissa sat in on a webinar about a program at UC Irvine.  The medical students are given iPads when they start the program.  They are provided with paid apps for the iPads. They are required to use the iPads for their classes.  Their textbooks are provided through the Inkling iPad app.  Inkling is very interactive, but only works on the iPad, so everyone needs to have one, rather than another brand of tablet. The students really like it, but the iPads were given to the students with no restrictions. The librarians were not involved in the process at all, including the purchase of the textbooks, and thought they could have contributed.  UC Irvine’s program is unique in the way they run their program.  The iPads are purchased with grant money, not student tuition or fees.
    • Rebecca Graves says that the Journalism school at her university used iTunes U to provide curriculum content.
    • Students in general want laptops to be required for their programs because that enables them to use student loans to pay for it.
    • It was suggested that most students already have iPads, but others thought this was a misconception. But it was agreed that most students do have some sort of mobile device, whether it is a laptop or tablet, or something else.
    • Margaret’s institution is starting to require that med students have an iPad.
    • This is just for new students and was a student initiative.  They worked with the deans to organize it and they have apps that given to them.
    • Most of them like it once they learn how to use it.  But they are also required to have a laptop. PC/Mac pretty evenly split.
    • Faculty do not have a lot of access to iPads, they have not be given them. Some have purchased iPads on their own.
    • iPads are not heavily integrated into the curriculum, but they are pushing for it.
    • Students want it for easier and more efficient studying, less printing, and integration into classroom systems so that iPad screens can be pushed to main classroom screen.
    • Amanda points out that many students are still printing out articles so that they can highlight and also prefer print textbooks for highlighting.
    • Tim says the newest students still want to print things out and want hard copies of books.
    • Amy heard during a panel discussion of a school with an iPad initiative where printing costs skyrocketed
    • Amanda suggested that this means the iPads are helping them find new things.  But Amy wonders if they are not just printing out the things they were always looking at.
    • Melissa – The UC Irvine students thought iPads were better for note taking.    Margaret says students are using Respondus.  Something that integrates with PowerPoint presentations for note taking.
    • In Inkling, notes can be taken in the margins.
    • Tim – the newer version of Adobe has better highlighting capabilities, faculty like Adobe Reader.
  • Are people having issues with wireless connectivity on the iPads?
    • Especially as students come back after the summer break
    • Tim – The student population is going to double with the addition of new programs.  He has not noticed a problem yet, but maybe as the population grows.
    • Abby – At U of Utah we came close to running out of temp IP addresses last year for all of the things connected to the Wi-Fi
    • Amanda says their institution network is difficult, so she usually uses to Guest network
    • Tim agrees.  They are supposed to stay off of the institutional wireless and also has a problem with getting locked out.
  • Are there access issues in trying to get to electronic resources?
    • Amy says that in the pediatric rotation, they need to teach new students every 6 weeks how to access hospital resources on the iPad.
    • Amanda says that she had a doc with an iPad frustrated with trying to access NEJM.  He has to go through a lot more than on a computer and enter passwords to get the content.  NEJM has no solution; it is due to needing authentication.  And extra security on the medical servers.
    • Amy says that her students can use proxy access for library services, other things are more of a problem.
    • Amanda says that her doc was using the proxy, but needing to login every time was what was irritating him.
    • No other librarians are involved in curriculum integrated iPads.
  • Why are we focusing our discussion on iPads and not other tablet devices? 
    • Because the RML planned the roundtables.
    • Rebecca G. asked if iPads are the best or are other tablets just as good.
    • Amy talked about students and librarians who have been using different devices in their schools.  She referred to a student who said that if the device was going to be used solely for reading, he would be irritated if he was required to get an iPad. He would prefer an e-reader.
    • The Nook was brought up, along with the drawback that it has a proprietary OS, but also that it can be modified fairly easily.  You can get a full Android OS on the Nook and easily switch between that and the regular e-reader functions.
    • Rebecca G. says that she does not like the glare on the iPad for reading.
    • The Nook has e-ink, can change the font and background color.  It has options for things like contrast and accessibility.
    • E-readers are meant for reading documents. iPads do work-related tasks as well.
  • If so, is the library involved with distributing the curriculum devices?
    • n/a
  • How does the library distribute iPads?
    • n/a
    • Rebecca G. checked out the iPad she brought to the meeting, along with a power cord and case.  She has it for two weeks.  Her library has extended the checkout time.
    • The Eccles has an e-reader/tablet check out program.  They have 3 iPads, 3 Xooms (Android tablet), 3 Nooks, 3 Nook Colors, and 6 Kindles (I think those numbers are correct).  They can be checked out for two weeks (I think).
    • Margaret says their library has one that they circulate.
  • For libraries that check out iPads, do you run out?
    • Amy – Yes, but we have a holds lists.
    • Melissa – Her library is worries that people will take them all.  They wanted to not check out chargers and do only circulate the iPads for 4 hours at a time.
    • Tim – Do you have an incentive for returning the iPad?
    • Rebecca G. – If it doesn’t come back, you have to pay for it.
    • Tim – His library has a fee if something does not come back, but usually waive fines if returned.
    • Kate – Reserve items are the only ones where they collect fines.
    • Melissa – Fines make people angry and really do not encourage them to bring things back.
    • Amy – Going back to the 4 hour checkout, what are the goals?  Melissa does not know, maybe to demo library apps.  People cannot even set up their own email on the iPads.  She thinks they should be able to take them and buy apps if they want to. But other people are worried that if they extend the time, they will all be checked out.  Melissa thinks that would be ok.  If you can’t personalize them, people can’t really make use of them.
    • Amy – We do a survey when people return the iPads.  This was one of the major hurdles; they did not feel like it was theirs because they could not personalize it.
    • Tim – e-readers are easier to move from person to person because you can easily wipe preinstalled items.
    • Amy – Even the ones we have for work can’t really be personalized.  Abby agrees that’s why she purchased her own.
    • Amanda – The Nook can also check mail and other things.  It can be very personalized.
  • Does anyone have problems with loaning eBooks (similar to the recent public library problems)?
    • Melissa – There are not a lot of eBooks that can be checked out.  Most require an internet connection to view.  Have not made it to eBook checkout yet because we are more of a niche area.  She asked Rittenhouse and they told her they were waiting for the market to stabilize on a format.
    • Textbooks are going to be the last to do eBooks, and they will charge a lot.
  • What are you (the librarian) doing with your iPad in your library now?
    • exhibiting; testing apps
  • How do you use the iPad in teaching?
    • n/a
    • Not doing much beyond how to set up basic stuff and how to set up email (specialized process for some outlook servers)
    • Used to teach medical students – clinical queries on PubMed,
    • “teachable moments” with the embedded librarian on rounds. Had 10 minutes here and there.
    • Creighton OT program has special “profiles” w/ apps faculty want so students can do special projects.
    • Take iPad to health fairs for demos
  • Big question – do apps really help vs. using the website?
    • Can help if app works “offline”
    • Creighton has “dongle” that connects iPad to projector
  • What about faculty? How are they using iPads?
    • About half are using iPads
    • Kate says that her faculty are using them to take meeting notes.
    • Others say they use them for presentations, like our keynote speaker did. Docs come in with lists of references on their iPad.
    • Jackie says that at the AAO meeting, there are more and more members bringing iPads and a large percentage of those are from other countries.  They are annoyed that there is not free Wi-Fi provided at the conference.  The conference organizers insist that it is not necessary because most people have phones with internet access.  Jackie says that this is not an equivalent.
    • No one at the table has an iPad with cellular data access, Wi-Fi only.
  • What do people do with PowerPoint presentations or word documents? 
    • Google docs
    • Cloud drives
    • Dropbox
    • Some campuses have own online storage (example: SharePoint)
  • Do you use an iPad in rounding? If so, how? What about HIPAA?
    • Yes, but no access to EMR
    • Kate says no. She has a laptop, but does not usually take it because it is too bulky.
    • Rebecca G. says that Karen (at U of Missouri) has a laptop that she uses for morning report.
  • Tool for mobile reference or health information fairs?
    • Yes
    • Abby goes out to labs, but usually uses the researchers own computers to answer questions.
    • Rebecca says that there is a nursing student break area near the library and that maybe she will begin to hang out there to help people. But would she take a laptop or iPad? Not sure.
  • Has the library had any conversations with IT and/or Network Security about HIPAA or user data security on mobile devices? If so, what came out of the conversations?
    • iPad is locked down. Bandwidth is a problem.
  • Is there a faculty member with whom you can partner who might want to champion iPads in the curriculum?
    • yes
  • Are there departments that you can partner with that aren’t currently using iPads, but have shown interest?
    • Nursing
  • Does the library have any funds to offer an iPad grant opportunity to health sciences faculty?
    • no
  • What resources do you check for new Apps? Websites, blogs?
    • Libguides
    • Tim reads some news feeds. Does not read everything, just keeps an eye on things.
    • Rebecca G. asks Karen.
    • Margaret’s library has an e-resources librarian.  One of his tasks is to keep track of mobile devices and inform the other librarians on what they can provide for the students now and in the future.
  • Do people want to know about apps for medical/clinical uses or productivity?
    • Melissa – Students think they already know.
    • Amy – In her 6-week class, most students are already using apps and have their favorites.  Students are becoming more used to devices.
    • Tim – But there are some that will want to know how they can connect to library resources.  They are annoyed when they have to authenticate, especially when off-campus.
  • Productivity Apps: Do you have a favorite app that helps you with your work?
    • numbers, presentations, pages, photon
  • What have you learned from students about Apps or iPad issues?
    • Settings issues
  • Do students have devices already?
    • At U of Utah, are the undergrads required to get laptops? Not sure.
    • Graduate students, some older students show up without laptops, and do not want them.
    • Jackie says her local school system has given iPads to the teachers.  Next year, the students will be able to bring their own devices to school. This will give them teachers time to learn how to use the devices in the classroom. But if students are bringing their own, the teachers will have to become experts in many platforms.
  • What are some ideas for events or things that the library can host/do that involve iPads?
    • Lunch and Learn app sessions
    • Offer iPad for beginner’s class (demo library mobile resources on iPad)
    • Spotlight in library/institution newsletter, blog
    • Creighton held a professional development session on iPads. Ran out of time because of so many questions.
    • Create a page with apps for physicians
    • Amy ran a faculty forum on how to use iPads
  1. They had a lot of attendees.  It was organized by the SOM who had approached the library to talk about using your iPad in the classroom.
  2. They talked about three different categories of app, including medical apps and productivity apps.
  3. It was done as two of the same session, but each went differently depending on the interests of the group.  One was interested in VPN connections
  4. Talked about Mendeley, PubMed on Tap, Evernote, keyboards, styluses
  5. The library was approached because of the iPad check out program and app recommendations forum they hosted.
  • Would be helpful to shadow “power users” of iPads
  • Use iPad to record meetings with Nursing Research Committee
  1. How can the recording be shared?
  • Does NN/LM have a list of apps on the website and how they are used?
    • Yes, they had a few and wanted people participating in the iPad project to expand the list.
    • Jackie suggests that we poll the membership to find out what apps people are using.  She thinks John Bramble mentioned that there would be a related class.
  • Citation manager – use endnote mobile site, maybe Refworks.  New for Macs “papers” there’s a video on University of Colorado Denver health sciences library website.  Did class first, and then made webpage.
  • New android project coming out soon; very expensive.
  • Funding for iPads? – own library, some are supported from a student technology fee
  • Having issues with wireless printing.  HP created an app for printing. Software for pay-for-print  causes issues
  • Droid tablet has good printing compared to iPads.
  • Partner with IT? – Only for Security Exchange Servers (Outlook server) it’s hard for library to accommodate setting up email account with IT.
  • LOTS of problems with outlook syncing with work station. You can “delete” on iPad, but doesn’t actually get deleted.
  • Issues with Outlook – don’t want to deal with IT, don’t have time for IT to schedule a time to fix it, availability of IT. General problems with web clients.
  • iPads: no VPN software is a major problem.
  • Droid has USB drive for direct load to tablet
  • Want to see 3-5 Residents use – to find out how residents are using them, what apps they use and why.
  • EHR’s – librarian can’t see, not a hospital employee, so not authorized.
  • Possible licensing issues for subscriptions such as Dynamed
  • Want to set up a way systematically evaluate apps
  • Dynamed has an app
  • LCD connector for iPad to projector
  • Use a Mac adaptor to connect iPad to PC for presentations
  • Amanda brought up the video of the little girl who is trying to use a magazine like an iPad
  1. Melissa thinks that the video was taken too seriously
  2. Rebecca G. pointed out that these devices are all these children have ever known.
  3. Amanda – Students coming into programs now have never been in a world without the Internet.  Her mom is fascinated by technology, but even the TV is new within her lifetime.  In 20 years, it will be another thing.

[Posted by Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian on behalf of Rebecca Brown]

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Talk on Licensing XML Data for Researchers

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 8, 2012

Several MCMLA members asked for a link to the paper I presented, “Collaborating to Access Digital Collections for Biomedical Natural Language Processing (BNLP) Research.”

I hope other consortiums and academic institutions will consider incorporating XML content access into their license agreements with vendors and offer this exciting possibility for natural language processing research to scholars in fields such as computational linguistics and computational biology.

Here’s the link at Google Docs (now Drive) in pdf format.  I’ve included the more detail notes that could not be included in a 15 minute talk:

[Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library]

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High Fiber

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 5, 2012

Today our keynote was Rachel Hack of Google.  Her presentation addressed the Google Fiber Kansas City project. She described the project, showed some video, and talked about what has happened in the inaugural Google Fiber city and how  librarians can play a role. Kansas City was chosen due to the available partnerships, good infrastructure and a business friendly economy. They also offered opportunities for digital inclusion of the approximately 25% of KC households without current internet connections. A special pricing program will encourage these households to participate.  Google hopes this will be life changing for these households.

[Author comment: don’t get carried away by Google’s generosity.  Much in the same way that cable companies achieved regional dominance in some marketplaces in the 70s and 80s, Google hopes to be the dominant player in internet, television and communication services and is testing that theory in KC.  Let’s not forget that residents are committing to multiple year contracts to qualify to have fiber run in their neighborhoods.  Initial results show that the have nots didn’t qualify and special pricing and installation plans are the result of pressure from organizations and city government to spread fiber to lower income areas.]

Fiber will allow home and business connections to the internet at speeds 100 times faster than currently.  Services for internet, television, cloud storage, etc., will be part of packages. One of the benefits will be simultaneous upload and download of large packets of data.  Home access at these speeds may revolutionize business productivity and the ability to work at home.

This exciting new development is being rolled out in 200+ “fiberhoods” in Kansas City that were formed by local level community organizing.  Schools, government facilities, libraries, community centers were identified by the city government for fiber installation. An additional 22 neighborhoods are being examined for consideration, while neighborhood activists and organizers work toward the required participation rates.  Community organizations are also looking at creating grant programs for low income residents to encourage greater participation in the digital future.

Librarians will have opportunities for innovation, training, and tracking the impact of fiber. Libraries will participate, uping their game in the arenas of computing and content creation.

[Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library]

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Future Shock

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 5, 2012

Gwen Alexander (Emporia SLIM), Scott Pluchak (U Al Birmingham) and Mike Eisenberg (Retired UW library and information studies dean and Big Six guy) addressed the topic “Librarians for the future: Dreamers, realists, or just plain crazy.

Gwen Alexander discussed the challenges of keeping the curriculum in line with needs of the profession.  Emporia is a traditional library science program whose graduates are employed in library settings. Emporia focuses on fostering critical thinking, flexibility, adaptability,  and lifelong learning skills. This works better than teaching specific skills that go out of date.

Scott Pluchak discussed his wish list for new hires.  He wants library education to stick to our core skills and values of organizing and classifying knowledge, and identifying and serving patron research needs. Web 2.0 technocrats need not apply.

Mike Eisenberg is a faculty member at a school that educates from BA to PhD in information studies and traditional library science program. His I-school is thriving.  Sixty percent of grads still go to traditional library settings.  But many go to corporate information management positions.

Librarians must keep their skills up to date, stay active and engaged in change.  He observed that we need to change our attitudes and realize that we are no longer managing for scarcity, but that we are navigating an information glut.

He is more worried about the perception of librarians in the wider world and that we spend more effort in helping the wider world understand and value what we do. He suggested using an Apple store or point of service model to increase use and improve our image. We also need to measure our outputs and report them, rather than focusing on input measures (how many journals, how many books.) He also thinks that every librarian should have formal training (a required graduate school course) in teaching.  Other ideas included expanding our presence to 24/7 by collaborating to offer reference and support virtually or wearing a shirt with a logo, or the equivalent of a white coat.

During the Q & A, members asked about issues such as making your own job in the new economy, increasing diversity, and gaining support for the one person library.

[Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library]

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My new favorite children’s librarian

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 4, 2012

Today’s keynote speaker at MCMLA 2012 is a children’s librarian.

I thought he was joking when he said he was a children’s librarian, not a medical librarian.  He was not.

Dipesh Navsaria MD MLS is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dipesh, who arrived early to attend the Reception and get to know some of MCMLA’s members, talked about his career path and the role of medical librarians.  He might not just be the only children’s librarian MD hyphenate in the world, he’s probably the only MPH-PA-MD-children’s librarian in the world. He’s not afraid of a few school loans.

Demonstrating his love for and understanding of children’s literature, he wove several excerpts of CS Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew into the presentation.  He focused on the “woods between worlds” in the book, using it as a metaphor for the librarian’s role.

He became interested in an early literacy program called Reach Out and Read while working as a PA in a low income clinic. He believes that the low child mortality rate requires that pediatricians focus on “developmental assurance” –  making sure that children receive the best possible start in life, ensuring that every child has the chance to reach their potential.

He wandered into the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois Library School to learn more about children’s literature and walked out with a plan to become a children’s librarian. He took a year off from medical school to complete his degree.  Along the way, he says “I learned things I never thought I’d learn about.”  One of his observations was that the reference interview = history taking.  When doctors ask “what brings you in today?” they follow the same stages and use many of the same strategies used by librarians.

One of Dipesh’s projects involved bringing books to hospitalized children.  As a resident, he noticed stacks of DVDs in patient rooms, supplied by the hospital, but no books. He applied for funding and started an inpatient children’s library.

He also started a prescription for reading program which is now integrated into the EPIC medical record at his hospital.

He also works his beliefs about early literacy into the campus “neurons to neighborhoods” program to improve pediatric neurological development.  He’s extended that to his work as a medical school instructor, requiring his students to develop lifelong skills in searching for information through active learning.    His advocacy problem based learning case requires interaction with medical librarians while planning a strategy to advocate for a group or cause.

He challenged us to:

  • Be more visible
  • Get in people’s faces and get into the curriculum
  • Be part of the wider world
  • Find champions to help you from “the inside”
  • Be confident about your status and your ability to contribute
  • You should fill the hunger, not the information amateurs
  • Be the trusted guides for the worlds that the “woods between worlds” leads to.

It was an interesting and inspiring talk.  It made me feel great that someone as talented and smart as Dipesh chose to be part of our world, values what we do and is an evangalist about it to others.

Can we clone him?  Bow tie and all?

[Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library]

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MCMLA Statistical Literacy CE is a 1000% Success!

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 3, 2012

Do you know when a confidence interval indicates positive or negative findings, no change or is an ambiguous result? Can you recognize when heterogeneity or publication bias is present in a meta-analysis? How about when and why randomization is used in studies and what you should know about studies that don’t randomize?

I didn’t but I thought I did. UNTIL I attended Steve Simon’s CE “Statistical Literacy for Medical Librarians.” If I don’t know now, it’s not Steve Simon’s fault. Simon is an evangelist for statistical
literacy, believing that we would live in a better world if we could appraise the statistics put before us every day.

In an engaging 4 hours (what? it’s over? that was 4 hours?) Simon explained and illustrated concepts important to help librarians evaluate studies and to help our patrons by asking the right questions about research studies. He asked and answered questions like “How can you be sure to compare apples to apples?” and “How do you know if there any apples left in the tree?” to illustrate issues related to creating good quality, meaningful meta-analyses.

Simon is an enthusiastic and entertaining teacher, and if you missed this CE in favor of one of the others
you can still catch up.  Simon is the creator of the PMean website, and a e-newsletter, The Pmean that provides insight and education about statistical matters. He is also the author of Statistical Evidence in Clinical Trials, one of the most entertaining texts on statistics ever (no formulas, guaranteed.)

[Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library]

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Lynne Fox is blogging from MCMLA 2012!

Posted by lynnemariefox on October 3, 2012

Ok, maybe you’re not excited enough to put an exclamation point after that headline, but I’m at MCMLA 2012 and have received one of those fabulous NNLM-MCR grants to attend.

In an effort to share what I’ve learned I am going to be blogging on Council Quotes about the events.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep up and blog for every event, but I’ll try to keep you informed if you couldn’t attend. Use the comments section to add your thoughts on any of my blog posts!

First lesson – don’t follow John Jones and his champagne wishes and caviar dreams to lunch!  After being invited out for diner food, we wound up at Capitol Grille and a pretty pricey, but delicious lunch!

After CEs this afternoon we’re off to the Steamboat Arabia for a peek at the lifestyles of yesteryear, to the opening reception.

[Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library]

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