Call Number Podcast: Medical Librarianship

Episode 77 explores the work of medical librarians

November 30, 2022

Medical Librarianship

The work of medical librarians is essential and varied. They provide information and resources that can improve patient care, promote public health, and support medical education and research. They’re housed within academic medical libraries, hospitals, corporate libraries, and insurance companies. And their responsibilities are constantly evolving with technology and the implementation of new programming.

In Episode 77 of Call Number, we explore the work of medical librarians by highlighting two initiatives presented at the 2022 Medical Library Association Annual Conference.

First, American Libraries associate editor and Call Number host Diana Panuncial speaks with Jennifer Davis, Gail Kouame, and Lachelle Smith. The three collaborated on virtual reality programs that teach health science concepts in a new and engaging way at the Greenblatt Library at Augusta University in Georgia.

Then, American Libraries Managing Editor Terra Dankowski talks with Lynn Kysh and Kyle Horne, both of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, about the ins and outs of starting a specialized book club for pediatric hospital staff.

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