Next up in our Three Questions series, Rebecca Meng, Document Delivery Services Librarian.
What areas can you help MSK users with?
As a librarian on the Document Delivery Services team, I help people at MSK access scholarly materials that fall outside of MSK Library’s own specialized collection. Cancer affects the whole person, so the work and research going on at MSK covers a wide variety of disciplines—from nuclear physics to music therapy, machine learning to nutritional outcomes. It’s our team’s job to track down any resources needed to support research and evidence-based care.
What projects have you been working on recently?
Anyone who has used our services to request an article or book is familiar with ILLiad, the program we use to manage the flow of requests between our users here at MSK, our staff, and the other libraries and suppliers we work with. This year, ILLiad will be getting some much-needed upgrades—both behind the scenes, keeping our workflows efficient—and excitingly, on our public-facing webpages. We are working to customize the new ILLiad request pages for our MSK Library community. They will not only look nicer and more streamlined but will also be mobile-responsive and accessible.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Like many other city-dwellers who have been sheltering in place, I’d happily go almost anywhere right now. I’m especially looking forward to visiting family in New Jersey—not exactly a far-away land, but sitting in a suburban backyard eating a bowl of noodles prepared by my Dad is my current idea of pure luxury.