Thursday, August 15, 2019

Staplercide: a library pandemic

Thanks to WHSLA member Lucy Webb for sharing this hilarious article from an older issue of College & Research Library News about the untimely demise of many a library stapler.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A doctor's perspective on physician burnout

Recently, physician burnout and compassion fatigue have been active topics in the literature,with most articles focusing on treatment.  

In a recent New York Times article, Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital, offered her perspective on the root cause of this issue.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Book clubs for introverts

Are you a book-loving introvert?  Want to join a book club, but the dread of making small talk with near strangers keeps you from it?  Perhaps a Silent Book Club is for you!

Read more about them here.


BMJ Open study explores conflicts of interest disclosure and journal transparency

Thanks to WHSLA member Barb Ruggeri for suggesting this article from BMJ Open.  

We certainly expect authors to disclose conflicts of interest, but what about journal editors?  The above study found that 99% of 120 journals required authors to disclose conflicts of interest, but only 12 % of those journals disclosed any potential editor conflicts of interest.