First Friday Forums are a networking space to share our challenges, ideas, successes, and more!
They occur every other first Friday (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) at 9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET. The announcement with a link to attend will be shared on the HSIG listservs and elsewhere. Each month is a new topic and a different facilitator. If you are interested in facilitating a conversation on a specific topic, please email Anna.Ferri@colostate.edu.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of your affiliation with ALA, ACRL, or HSIG.
These conversations are never recorded. We ask that all members of the conversation respect each other's privacy, so we can speak openly about the challenges we've faced and the solutions we can offer. Sometimes aggregate or anonymized notes are shared on the listserv and linked below.
Next First Friday Forum
October 6, 2023: TBA
Past First Friday Forums
December 2021: Facul-tastrophes: Challenges and Successes in Working with Faculty
February 2022: Systematic Reviews: Setting Reasonable Expectations
April 2022: Library Adaptations to COVID: Where are we going next?
June 2022: How can librarians conduct and collaborate on our own research?
August 2022: What’s in a One-Shot? Unpacking the Challenge of Health Sciences Library Instruction in the One Shot Format
October 2022: Staffing Shortages Solutions & Successes
December 2022: Lovely Library Lessons (celebrating our successes in 2022)
February 3rd, 2023: Communicating Evidence-Based Practice: Using Standards to Find Common Ground - facilitated by Caitlin Plovnick, Lead, Education and Curriculum Integration at the Medical Library, of New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine.
April 7th, 2023: ACRL Post-conference Chat
June 2nd, 2023: NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy facilitated by Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist at Colorado State University
August 4th, 2023: "How has the COVID-19 pandemic influenced reference, research, and instruction in health sciences libraries?" with Dr. Deborah Charbonneau and Dr. Emily Vardell
with Lisa M. Acuff, MPH, MS and Katie Hoskins, MLS, MEd, AHIP
with Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles
National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Science presented by Elaina Vitale Nv. 12, 2018
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