I have a very interesting job. And, trying to explain what I do is not always easy.
By training, I am a medical librarian and work at a major academic medical center. I also have a degree in public health. My official title is Health Knowledge Information Specialist. I relish in the fact that I have the opportunity to be involved in so many different types of projects at my job and the bulk of what I do on a day-to-day basis is project-based work. There are so many ways to to provide information science and knowledge management in a health sciences environment and we do many interesting and innovative activities – including conducting major research initiatives. Conventional, we are not.
We have a recently published paper in the Journal of the Medical Library Association that describes how we strategically align our work to the core missions of our medical center. I love this mandala my Director created that visually shows how we focus our work around what the medical center is striving to accomplish. Click on the image to see it larger.
You can read the article online at PubMed Central for more details. #lovewhatido