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Librarian spotlight: An interview with Arpita Bose
BMJ Insider’s quarterly e-newsletter 2017

Arpita Bose
“A perfect combination of public service and detective work”
Arpita Bose, MLIS, knew she wanted a career in health sciences, but it took more than a decade for her to realize that librarianship was the path that would satisfy both her passion for science and public health.

After almost a decade working in the pharmaceutical industry as a chemist, she found herself “disillusioned” with the for-profit mission. Thinking back to a conversation during undergrad, she took a leap and went back to school to become a librarian. Now serving as the Library Director for NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Arpita still uses her science background, and is continuously rewarded by her involvement in work that improves patient safety and outcomes.

Working at a teaching hospital has its benefits and challenges, and she works hard to keep her library both relevant and effective.

Read more of Arpita’s story, including how she overcomes budget challenges, and manages to get the attention of exhausted residents...
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