Continuing to evolve: opportunities to share technology enhancements with health sciences library peers through the Virtual Projects Section


  • Emily Hurst, AHIP Virtual Projects Advisory Committee, Journal of the Medical Library Association, and Deputy Director/Head, Research and Education, Health Sciences Library, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, VA.



Beginning in 2012, the Virtual Projects section of the Journal of the Medical Library Association has provided an opportunity for library leaders and technology experts to share with others how new technologies are being adopted by health sciences libraries. From educational purposes to online tools that enhance library services or access to resources, the Virtual Projects section brings technology use examples to the forefront. Virtual Projects highlighted in this year’s section include new ways to use virtual reality for library instruction, podcasting to share important health care messages with the Latino Community, enhancing findability by using options in a library management system, and developing a research profiling system. After a hiatus due to publishing changes in 2022, 2023 will bring some major changes for the section. The new publication issue for future Virtual Projects sections will be January and the call for submissions and Virtual Projects deadline will now take place in June and July.






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