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Join the COVID-19 Conversation: COVID-19 Searching: Strategies and Sources

Sarah T. Jewell and Margaret Jane Foster, AHIP, authors of Assembling the Pieces of a Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians, team up again to explore curated article sets, MEDLINE search issues specific to platforms, and epidemiological, clinical, and policy data sets in this rapidly changing COVID-19 information environment in COVID-19 Searching: Strategies and Sources on April 14.

Each brings her own perspective: Foster, Medical Sciences Library, Texas A&M University–College Station, is an academic librarian serving medical, veterinary, and public health faculty and students, and Jewell, Medical Library, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY, is a hospital librarian helping clinicians treat patients.

Participants will be invited to respond to online polls and share their search tips, database news, and favorite sources for COVID-19 information. This will be a highly interactive thirty-minute session!

This is the third in a series of weekly free, live, online conversations, Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19 for MLA members and the wider health information professional community. The conversations are designed to help you address professional and personal pain points related to the current crisis.

Date: Tuesday, April 14

Time: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time

Audience: Medical librarians

Action item 1: Click Join the Slack workspace Medical Library Association, and use your browser or download the Slack application on your phone. If you already have Slack, add the workspace

Action item 2: Join the conversation during and after this session at #covid19-professional-partnerships in the MLA Slack workspace. Ask questions, provide support, and share experiences. Select the conversation directly in the Slack browser window or phone application, or connect at

On Tuesday, April 14, at the scheduled time: Open Slack to join the conversation, and open WebEx to join the session:

  • Webex Password: MLACOVID
  • No registration. No cost.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Coming up

  • April 21: Managing Remote Workers and Work: Michelle Kraft, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Library, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, and Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.
  • April 28: Moving Instruction Online in Hurry! Ruby L. Nugent, Health Sciences Library, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, and Brandi Tuttle, AHIP, Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University, Durham, NC: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

Spread the word! Share ideas for topics and presenters! Volunteer to present! We welcome your feedback.

We look forward to the conversation on April 14!

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