Hello all! Many of you already know me, either via Twitter (@NoetheMatt) or this year’s conference, but for those of you that don’t, my name is Matthew Noe. I am a medical librarian, currently working at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Lamar Soutter Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (a mouthful to be sure). Over the past year or so I have been building collections and programming, as well as conducting a large scoping review of the literature around the use of comics in medical education.
A key part of all of this work has been a weekly blog series known as This Week in Graphic Medicine. These posts aim to capture as much of the goings-on in the field each week as possible – from scholarly publications, to new comic releases, to social media posts. Some of you are regular followers of these already, while others may only have an inkling that you’ve seen the ominous Stranger Things header image floating around (see below). With so much happening in the field, it has been my hope that these posts make keeping up a little easier.
For the past year, these posts have lived on my personal blog, aptly titled The Graphic Librarian, but beginning on October 6th, they will find a new home right here on the Graphic Medicine blog! Throughout the month of October, the week’s round-up will be cross-posted both here to help smooth out the transition. The collection of weekly posts from the past year (and a bit) will continue to be available on The Graphic Librarian for now. The eventual hope is to migrate them here so the entire archive is readily available.
For the sake of brevity, I will leave it at that. Keep an eye out for next week’s first This Week post here, which will include a special section detailing the collection process!