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This came through The Canadian Medical Libraries listserv yesterday.  While it is little consolation to colleagues who have lost their libraries and jobs, it is somewhat encouraging to know that there are administrators who value the library.

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Interview with Catherine DeAngelis a former  editor in chief of JAMA and, before that, she was vice dean for academic affairs and faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
 
On the question : What was the worst mistake in your career?
 
« Hiring an information technology person as director of a medical library. Computers are terrific and absolutely necessary, but a library with only computers and no books or place for faculty and students to gather and share thoughts is a computer lab, not a library. »
 
(2014). "Catherine DeAngelis: Would like forgiveness from her patients." BMJ 348.
http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.f7717?
 
Monique Clar  B.Sc., M.L.I.S.
Bibliothécaire
Bibliothèque de la santé
Université de Montréal
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