Three Questions – Celine Soudant

Get to know our newest Research Informationist, Celine Soudant.

  1. What areas can you help MSK users with?

As the embedded nursing librarian, I work closely with nurses to assist them with their research projects and evidence-based practice initiatives. I am also happy to help all MSK users with literature searches, as well as teaching and sharing tips and tricks for efficient searching and staying current with the medical literature. As a Research Informationist, I also provide support with Systematic Reviews.

      2. What projects have you been working on recently?

I just started working at MSK Library in December, so I have been learning about how I can best collaborate with MSK nurses. I’m looking forward to participating in various nursing programs, such as the Nursing Residency Program, the Nursing Research Fellowship, and Magnet reaccreditation.

      3. What is your favorite meal?

Not exactly a meal, but I am known for my love for Japanese tea and chocolate. I like to learn about the methods to brew tea. Savoring a cup of tea with a piece of chocolate feels like a meditation session, which is always good in our fast-paced city life.

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Three Questions – Alethea

For this edition of Three Questions, get to know Alethea Brisco, MSK Library’s Document Delivery Services Assistant and Office Manager Extraordinaire.

1. What areas can you help MSK users with?
On a daily basis I have a strong commitment to our users and pride myself in processing Docline/Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests from our MSK collection in a timely manner for requesting libraries/users to help them fulfill their research needs in the pursuit of excellence in all their research activities. To our MSK community, our library is so much more than a print book collection! Our location in the Rockefeller Research Building offers knowledgeable Research Informationists that can help you with your research. I’m responsible for keeping our information technologies up to date for both new and established MSK researchers to acquire information and gather in an atmosphere beneficial to learning and discovery.

2. What projects have you been working on recently?
Lately I’ve been working to make sure our physical environment is inviting for our users. This includes having comfortable seating/workspaces, an installation of express iPad stations and charging stations, plus with our latest addition, the “Varidesks” (height adjustable workstations) for those that prefer to stand while working.

3. What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is steamed crab legs in garlic butter sauce with Old Bay Seasoning!

Three Questions for our Librarians – Marina Chilov

In this post we posed our three questions to Research Informationist Marina Chilov.

1. What areas can you help MSK users with?
I’m a Research Informationist and I assist our users by providing reference and research support. I answer reference questions, conduct literature searches, collaborate with MSK researchers on Systematic Reviews, and teach classes on biomedical resources such as PubMed and citation management tools such as EndNote.

2. What projects have you been working on recently?
I’m also part of the Evidence-based Cancer Imaging Program (ECIP) team that is preparing for the implementation of the PAMA mandate at MSK. Recently, I developed literature searches aimed at finding evidence on the appropriate diagnostic imaging modalities for several clinical conditions assigned by the clinicians on the team.

3. What is your favorite meal?
I’m a vegetarian and among all the vegetarian options I favor simple, unsophisticated food. I love potatoes in all forms – mashed, baked, roasted, etc. And ice cream is my top dessert priority. In my world, ice cream is the culmination of human thought as far as food goes.