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January 2006, Week 2


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Lisa Bertrand <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 20:37:09 -0800
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  A number of people asked me to summarize the responses to my job advice post. Here are some of the suggestions sent in: 
  -volunteer at a medical library 
  -join MLA and local associations
  -get a mentor from MLA
  -take a medical terminology course
  -take any classes you can at library school including health sciences librarianship and internships
  -take classes through and any classes offered at a local medical library
  -Go online and play around with PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other health websites
  -start reading the professional literature (Journal of the Medical Library Association is available free in PubMed Central)
  -shadow a medical librarian
  -get as much library experience (any kind) as possible as skills are transferable
  -apply to jobs even if the ads say they want experience
  -being flexible about relocating will help
  -mail your resume to places you would like to work at even though they don't have an opening
  -link to an excellent article for those interested in medical librarianship

Thanks again to everyone who responded!!

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