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Join the COVID-19 Conversation: Managing Remote Workers and Work

Date: Tuesday, April 21

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

Michelle Kraft, AHIP, Medical Library, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, will share her experiences, challenges, and solutions to managing employees remotely. Ellen Aaronson, AHIP, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, will share how her virtual role has changed during the time of COVID-19. Participants will have opportunities to share their experiences and tips and to ask questions on the Slack channel.

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

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 medicallibrar-t9h9995.slack.com.

Action item 2: Join the conversation during and after this session at #covid19-remote-workers-and-work in the MLA Slack workspace (add this new channel by selecting the “+” sign next to “Channels” >> “Browse channels” and adding the channel), or connect at https://medicallibrar-t9h9995.slack.com/archives/C011WJDF9GS.

On Tuesday, April 21, at the scheduled time, open Slack to join the conversation. Open WebEx to join the session:

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

We are experimenting with a new format designed to foster sharing on an ongoing basis, without overloading your email inbox:

  • Thirty-minute online gatherings, using Webex, no registration, free to attend
  • Online discussion using a new MLA Slack channel during and after the gatherings that allow participants to ask questions, provide support, and share experiences by creating new threads and replying to existing ones

Access recordings of Professional Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19: Masks and More, recording password: WsYdCv3m; and COVID-19 Searching: Strategies and Sources, recording password: Kq3RUjFS.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Coming up

Thursday, April 23: I Feel Fine: A Musical Happy Half-Hour: Sally Gore, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School–Worcester, and Eugenia Opuda, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire–Durham, will treat participants to a half-hour of musical delights and sharing about the role of music in times of stress; 2:00 p.m., pacific time; 3:00 p.m., mountain time; 4:00 p.m., central time; 5:00 p.m., eastern time.

Tuesday, April 28: Moving Instruction Online in a Hurry!: Ruby Nugent, Health Sciences Library, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, and Brandi Tuttle, AHIP, Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University, Durham, NC, will share their experiences with moving instruction online in record time; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

Tuesday, May 5: Supporting Oral Health in the Time of COVID-19: Dental Caucus leadership members Amanda Nevius, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Nicole Theis-Mahon, AHIP, Health Sciences Libraries University of Minnesota–Minneapolis; and Nena Schvaneveldt, AHIP, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, will lead a discussion about oral health; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

Tuesday, May 12: Critical Appraisal of COVID-19 Research: Marie Ascher, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College–Valhalla; Abraham Wheeler, AHIP, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University–East Lansing; Rachel Pinotti, AHIP, Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; and Amy Blevins, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine–Indianapolis, will examine COVID-19 research; 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time.

The Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID-19 series ends with the May 12 session. Watch for information on MLA ’20 virtual sessions open to all members beginning soon after.

We look forward to conversing with you on April 21!

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