From a LIS Student Perspective

Hello, I’m Don Pearson from Columbus, Ohio. I am currently working at Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library which serves the Mount Carmel Health System as well as Mount Carmel College of Nursing. I’m working as a Library Technology Specialist because of my years of experience in computers, dating back to the 1980s, but I am also about halfway done with a library degree at Kent State University.

I’ve been to a few medical and academic library conferences over the the last three years, and I’ve been tasked with writing a little about the Midwest MLA 2015 Conference, which is ongoing as I write this.

As I’m finding, conferences such as this one are invaluable resources for networking, learning, exploring a new city and making new friends of people who had only been an email order cialis professional online exchange or a web presence before. Midwest MLA 2015 is no exception to this rule. In a twenty four hour period, I have already attended a class on Technology Trends given by Melissa De Santis and Gabe Rios, made the acquaintance of many new and fascinating medical librarians and explored a few square blocks of Looeyville!


(Melissa and Gabe demonstrating Google Cardboard an example of affordable virtual reality)

I’ll be making a series of posts about the individual sessions and impressions they’ve made on me.  I hope everyone is having as great an experience as I’m having. I’m also taking some snapshots to post for the conference (with Claire’s enthusiastic suggestions factored in!) They’ll be posted on the conference flickr site, and here:

Enjoy Louisville, everyone!