This month I asked three questions to Robin O’Hanlon, Associate Librarian for User Services.
What areas can you help MSK users with?
I can help MSK users who want to know more about how the library can help them with conducting research and supporting patient care. It’s my job to assess and promote current library services and try identify new technologies, resources, and services to best support the research, clinical, and education needs of the MSK community. I also have the privilege of overseeing the library’s Research Informationists and Document Delivery team, who are on the frontlines assisting users with their information needs.
What projects have you been working on recently?
I just started at MSK in August, so I have been learning as much as I can about the needs of our user community while getting to know the MSK Library staff. I have started looking at a new metrics system to better track interactions with our users. I’m also beginning to think more about ways we can promote library services through outreach to MSK departments who might not be as familiar with what we have to offer as some of our regular users.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would travel to Uruguay for its rich history and culture. I also love cows and they outnumber people there 4-1.