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Your Friendly Neighborhood CTSI: How Clinical Translation Science Institutions Are Harnessing the Power of Social Media
This is a poster on all the CTSAs located within the Medical Libraries Association Midwest Chapter states.
One of the key functions of the Clinical Translation Science Awards (CTSAs) is to encourage and enhance community engagement, creating ways for researchers and community members to learn from one another. This poster takes a look at which CTSAs are using social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) as part of their community engagement efforts, with a focus on what Midwest CTSAs are doing.
Methods: A broad picture of which Midwest CTSAs are doing what will be captured, using freely available tools for making word clouds and tracking Twitter history (such as first posts), looking at Facebook profiles, and exploring community
engagement websites. A general list of all CTSA social media efforts will also be captured and presented.
Goals: The main purpose of this poster is to alert Midwest medical librarians to the community engagement efforts of their community CTSAs. Librarians interested in social media may be able to learn from the CTSA efforts. In addition, the librarians may be able to offer additional support to their CTSAs, providing resources and creating partnerships. Medical libraries serve the same communities that the CTSAs are trying to reach; being aware of the other group’s efforts may open channels for communication, the exchange of ideas, and the creation of best practices.