This month I asked three questions to Dina Matsoukas, Research Informationist.
What areas can you help MSK users with?
As a Research Informationist, I can help MSK users with their research by conducting literature searches and providing citation management training and support. As a member of the MSK Library’s Systematic Review Service, I participate in and provide guidance on systematic review and evidence-based practice projects conducted at MSK. I also provide scholarly research/communication support, for example, by helping authors understand quality metrics when evaluating journals to submit their manuscripts to for publication or when documenting and assessing their own record of scholarly productivity.
What projects have you been working on recently?
Over the summer, the MSK Library sees an increase in use by young “researchers-in-training” as MSK offers a variety of student programs (eg. SCORE) and internship opportunities. I always enjoy helping these students navigate the MSK Library’s resources and training them on wonderful resources like PubMed and Endnote that they will hopefully continue using throughout their careers.
What is your favorite meal OR if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I recently traveled back to my home town of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and was reminded of how much I miss Montreal bagels. Since you ask: A still-warm bag of St-Viateur bagels might just constitute my favorite meal…along with the cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and onions that will go on them if you manage to get the bagels home before eating them!