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Excellent response Louise!  I wonder how the medical librarians at the institution where he is a resident feel about this slap in the face?  I'm betting he has needed help from them on more than one occasion.  Maybe they should rescind his library privileges that allow him access to all those resources and let him find out how "easy" it is then!


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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of McLAUGHLIN,LOUISE K
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:10 PM
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Subject: Re: Med libraries only useful for their outlets, Huffington Post.

I posted this comment to the Huffington Post article: "God help us all if Gen Y physicians think of hospital libraries as multiple electrical outlets. The day will come when the bound journal has the only article on a last-ditch drug therapy, when the online Pediatric Red Book fails, or the textbook that's not online, or free, has the classic protocol for a procedure that's new to you. Or worse, when you leave the monied halls of a world class facility with infinite resources and head to the real-life trenches where budgets limit choices and a finger tap gets you only to the "Access now for $58" screen."

I figured it was time to sing a choir unfamiliar with our tune...

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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kash-Holley, Melissa
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:07 PM
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Subject: Re: Med libraries only useful for their outlets, Huffington Post.

Dr. Secemsky tweeted about this article on his Twitter page and I thought it might be interesting to know more, so I replied to his tweet with the question below.  I'll let you know if he answers.  I think you know where I'm going with this line of questioning.

      LeadDoc @leaddoc1<https://twitter.com/leaddoc1>  Oct 16<https://twitter.com/leaddoc1/status/522779472911949825>
      Peek into the world of genY physicians http://ow.ly/CREXY <http://t.co/WFa2dUX1Ax>  #LeadDoc<https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeadDoc?src=hash> @briansecemskyMD<https://twitter.com/BrianSecemskyMD>


      Melissa Kash-Holley @MKashHolley <https://twitter.com/MKashHolley>  7m7 minutes ago<https://twitter.com/MKashHolley/status/524665859881435136>
      Just wondering what evidence-based resources you use most. RE:"Access to evidence-based medicine has truly never been easier."

Melissa

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Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Access Services Medical Library Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
1111 West 17th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74107-1898
Phone  918-561-8457
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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nichols, William
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:25 PM
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Subject: Re: Med libraries only useful for their outlets, Huffington Post.

Don't tell me, let me guess.  He never heard of Alkis Togias, Ellen Roche, Johns Hopkins, or the concept of "due diligence," right?


Bill

William F. Nichols, MLS | Director of Library Services - Carolinas | Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine | 350 Howard Street | Spartanburg, SC 29303| Office: 864-327-9852  Fax: 864-804-6986 (The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.)

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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amanda Gautreaux
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:52 PM
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Subject: Med libraries only useful for their outlets, Huffington Post.

"Medical libraries in university hospitals are now only as useful as the number of outlet plugs they make available to their housestaff."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-secemsky/the-generation-y-physicia_b_6006616.html?

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The Generation Y Physician | Brian Secemsky, M.D.
We can only hope that the "giants" of medicine -- once young pioneers themselves in the face of change -- will be kind to us young physicians as we continue to define our unique identity in the face the a seemingly telescopic transformation...
Read more...<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-secemsky/the-generation-y-physicia_b_6006616.html>