We've got an EPIC Podcast with Dean Klag, who spent 18+ minutes sharing his observations and answering a variety of questions. It was such a pleasure to hear Dean Klag weigh in on topics such as the evolution of information access, the future of health science libraries, and the role of information experts in data-intensive health care environments. Congrats also to his Administrative Assistant Donna Sims Woody for bringing us together. Also, a great big thanks to my Co-Host and Welch Library Informationist, Victoria Riese. Victoria brings her "A Game" to all our podcasts.
Here's the timeline:
1:15 You have been in many different roles in your time at Hopkins. How have your information needs changed as your role at this institution has changed?
3:20 What do you see as the future of medical libraries?
4:00 How should library staff address the challenges and opportunities posed by technology and the shift to digital collections?
5:58 How do you envision the role of libraries and informationist in inter-professional, cross-school research and education on the JHMI campus?
8:35 The JHM Strategic Plan emphasizes the importance of metrics. From your perspective, what are the most important metrics the Welch Library needs to focus on to measure its value to Johns Hopkins Medicine?
10:52 What role do you see the library and information experts playing in data management in this increasingly data-intensive health care environment.
14:10 How do you see the Open Access movement impacting medical libraries?