Each month we are going to feature one of the hundreds of medical librarians who provide MD Consult to their patrons.
I am proud to present our first featured medical librarian:
Leslie Pirl-Roth, MLS
Director of Library Services @ WeSH
PaSILC Central Services Librarian
WeSH LEP Coordinator
Get to know Leslie as she shares her answers to the questions we posed to her.
1.How are you effectively marketing your library and library holdings among your patrons? What tips can you share with your colleagues that you found to be successful?
I am constantly sending emails to all my staff about the new items we have or the research I’ve done. I am part of the orientation of new RNs and show them our library resources webpage (which now includes your link) on the Smart Board that we received in a LSTA grant that I wrote in 2008. Another thing is that it’s important to display our new materials. Last but not least, I always have CHOCOLATE in the staff Library and remind our folks to help themselves to a little piece of “bliss…” or at least some “kisses!” (we are very close to Chocolatetown (Hershey) PA).
2.If you weren’t a medical librarian, what would you be?
A researcher!!!! I love doing research and that’s one of my favorite jobs. My second favorite is a Cataloger.I love adding bib records to our database and put in all access points and describing the new item available in our collections to entice our users to borrow the item!
3.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Walt Disney World all year round. It is the happiest place on earth and my favorite thing to do is plan for our next trip (2012 for our 20th wedding anniversary!)
4.If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
FLYING! I wish I could fly, but when I dream about it, I always hit those telephone wires! (yes, they still exist in my dreams!)
If you’d like to be considered for a feature, answer the same questions as Leslie above and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include your name, institution, city, state and a photo of yourself.
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