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2011 in review

The reflection for 2011 is very similar to my 2010 year in review post. As I stated last year, I once again have not posted as many times to this blog as I had hoped and I will try to post more for 2012 that add to the field and not just add noise. Posting this year was challenging with additional new projects at work. As Nikki said in her 2011 summary “When life demands increase time is reallocated to priorities” and unfortunately work has been a higher priority than this blog.

Work, as it usually does, has increased this year. I have been heavily involved with our EMR implementation, order set development and organization, and evidence research. I plan on posting about some of these projects in the near future. I am also curious to see, as Nikki previously posted, if other librarian’s are involved in similar projects involving informatics.

As I said the library has been very busy, which is always a great thing. So this past week I actually had some time to reflect on a few projects. As Dean said, taking time to reflect and being quiet can result in some of our most important work. Last week, which was a quiet week in the office, I had time to reflect and really focus on a project I had been delaying. I was working on the order set development process which included the creative process of putting sticky notes with color coded pens on the wall. Yes I am an over organized geek.

Why sticky notes on the wall? It’s easier to move them around as you work through the process, makes changes, and still see the big picture. The point here is I had time to reflect and really work on a project I had been putting off. Dean is right that we often do not take enough time for quiet reflection and to really step back to see the big picture.

Taking a look at the big picture for this blog during 2011 there were several good posts, but there were many posts left in the draft folder including:

  1. Google Reader Updates: A post detailing the latest changes to Google Reader and the conundrum it has created for me.
  2. The List Update: Update to the list of medical librarians online including the new MeLOW from Guus van den Brekel. While there has not been an official post about the list in a while, there has been work on the list and other lists/tools for medical librarian’s.
  3. Inkling+ : Post about Inkling and how it might affect medical libraries. Bonus inclusion of another new product and the possibilities of these two merging.
  4. EMR training update: Post update on an upcoming training session on our hospital’s latest EMR release. As with previous posts this will include information pertinent to medical librarian’s including how to get involved.

These are just some of the posts that have been sitting in the draft box for a while. Hopefully, I will be able to post these soon depending on a few projects due within the next week at work.


For some interesting stats about this blog the stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Attractions in 2011

These are the posts that got the most views in 2011. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2011. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

Click here to see the complete report.

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