Hi, Evelyn Lukey here.
I signed up for this class (LS 534) because someday, I would like to work at USAMRIID (with all those nasty Biosafety Level 4 viruses (among many various other dreams). In fact, I did my LibGuide for 507 on the Ebola Virus http://bama-slis.libguides.com/content.php?pid=574967&sid=4740857. So I guess, these are some of my first steps on the road to actually doing that…
P.S. Midwifery and forensic anthropology are some of my medical interests, and I was wondering if forensic anthropologists ever use medical libraries.
P.S.S. During the spring semester of 2011, I took a medical anthropology class. And one of the things we talked about (which I thought was really cool) was ethnobotany- people going out and studying how different groups use plants from their surroundings, especially with regards to maybe finding new medicines.
P.S.S.S. I love foreign languages, so if anybody finds things about medical librarianship, especially in French, please send it my way.
P.S.S.S.S. I also think an interesting area of study for medical librarians is how we could use robots more to help in hospitals, and for homebound people who are sick. (I got involved with robotics at work and this Time special edition magazine http://www.amazon.com/Time-Rise-Robots-Neil-Fine/dp/B00DT72PT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401571248&sr=8-1&keywords=time+rise+of+the+robots and NASA’s 2012 Spinoff book also got me thinking about this.
Final P.S. And one thing that I think would be neat to do is take the library (story time and games like checkers and chess, etc., and just visiting too) to hospitals, for both kids and adults.