The conversation focuses on the participation by Welch Library and various faculty collaborators in our recently awarded National Library of Medicine BD2K Grant. Featuring Dr. Harold Lehmann, Associate Professor in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Data Services Librarian Jen Darragh, and Welch Informationist Rob Wright our Q&A turns into a free-flowing roundtable discussion about the wide-range of challenges surrounding BD2K.
Our 32nd Podcast presents Kathy Danko, Manager of Collections and Material Processing at the Welch Library. Kathy takes us into "the nitty gritty" of how E-books, Journals and Databases are acquired. Also, she shares thoughts on future acquisitions and purchasing trends. If you've ever wondered how Collection is stocked, this is the Podcast for you!
Longtime Welch "Family Member" Stella Seal answers questions about her position and her service to the Hopkins Community. Stella provides insights on her role and lengthy career at Hopkins. The breath of her commitment to the Welch Library and the Hopkins community is quite inspiring.
Our 2nd National Library of Medicine Fellow, Holly Thompson, provides observations about time her time at Welch. Before they depart, both Fellows spoke candidly regarding rewarding moments, challenges, surprises and all points in-between. Christian Minter and Holly answer the final question.
Before they depart, we once again revisit our Fellows. We wanted to hear from them individually, so we've split up the podcast. Our first interview is with Christian Minter, and --- SPOILER ALERT --- as you'll hear in her voice, at times Christian is quite passionate and honest in her reflections.
Our guests this past May were two members of the Welch Service Center Staff, Vivian McCall and Christopher Henry. It’s a lively open forum between the people that are often the first contact patrons have with the Welch Library, either by phone, virtual chat or in-person. They're definitely "on the front line" in terms of patron interaction.
Our Podcast guest, Rob Wright, answers a few questions related to his duties and responsibilities as a Welch Library Informationist.
1) 1:18 – In general terms, describe your job as an Informationist?
Our new Fellows, Christian Minter and Holly Thompson reveal what brought them to Welch, and offer a peek into their goals for the coming year:
.44 - What is the National Library of Medicine Fellowship, and what is the process to become a Fellow?
Our new Director offers her thoughts on issues pertinent to the Welch Library, and provides observations about the direction of the Library as we move forward.
0:46 ---- Introduction