I’m just forwarding this to those of you who might not be on the CHLA list. I think this is really very exciting. If you’ve never been to the HLWIKI, it is
worth a look. There is a lot of great information there.
Available for reference help via email, phone or OCS.
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On Behalf Of Dean Giustini
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2012 4:31 PM
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Subject: [CANMEDLIB] Taking the wiki global, HLWIKI International
As most of you know, HLWIKI (health librarian wiki) celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2012, and its five-millionth page view. The plan has always been to create an
international project and I have surmised that now is the right time to increase our reach and membership. I’d like to welcome our newest members on the advisory:
Robin Featherstone (Montreal Canada),
Guus van den Brekel (Netherlands),
Natalie Clairoux (Montreal Canada),
Nikki Dettmar (United States, Seattle), and
Laurie Blanchard (Winnipeg Canada). Over the next few weeks, I will continue to seek out a Spanish-speaking librarian as the goal is to create bilingual versions of our most popular entries
(in both French and Spanish).
In the meantime, I’d like to thank those social media users / medical librarians who have agreed to volunteer their time. Since more than 50% of the users of the wiki come from developing countries, I see the project as sharing medical information and librarian
expertise with our peers in those areas where authoritative information is lacking. If you have any questions about this entirely-volunteer based project, please feel free to send me an e-mail
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HLWIKI International Advisory
Dean Giustini, UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian – 2012
Laurie Blanchard, Hospital Librarian, Misericordia Health Centre Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian,
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Natalie Clairoux, Biomedical Librarian, Health Library, Université de Montréal
Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR)
Robin Featherstone, Liaison Librarian, Centre for Medical Education, McGill University
Guus van den Brekel, Coordinator of Electronic Services, Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen
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