Program Session

#meddatalibs: A Book Group Discussion about the Intersection of Data and Medical Librarianship

Sunday, May 28
3:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: 613

Objectives: Medical librarians are no stranger to data nor are the communities in which we work. However, the ways by which data are stewarded, made discoverable and accessible continually evolve with technological innovation and public access policy mandates. Medical librarians, sometimes in collaboration with other information technology partners, have become the go-to-source for information about the best practices for data collection, storage, and preservation, the data life-cycle. We create instructional materials in multiple formats to reach our different audiences, including our colleague who may field questions about data-related issues. There are many forums for information professionals to discuss these issues and share solutions and in this session, we will create such a forum for focused discussion around the ways medical librarians are involved in data management. We will use the MLA publication, “Guide to Data Management for Librarians” edited by Lisa Federer as our starting point to facilitate discussion about the following themes: models of data management instruction; data consultation versus data manipulation services; discoverability challenges; and the open data movement. We encourage all attendees to participate in this discussion and hope this special content sessions serves as a catalyst for the creation of a formal medical data librarians community.



Data Management



Open Data

Program Session

Michelle B. Bass

Population Research Librarian
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Michelle B. Bass, PhD, MSI, is the Population Research Librarian at the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. In this role, which she began in January 2017, she will work on the expansion of the systematic review service, provide liaison support for faculty, staff and students involved with community health activities and research, and lead instruction sessions on citation management, researcher toolkits, and database navigation.


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