Archive for 2007
Friday, October 5th, 2007
The University of California at Berkeley has posted a number of full course lectures on YouTube. There are currently over 300 hours of lectures and special events covering topics ranging from bioengineering, physics, chemistry, peace and conflict studies, and others.
Read more about it from ArsTechnica
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
DOCLINE’s newest member is Saint Vincent College’s Latimer Family Library (PAULQU) in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Saint Vincent College is a Catholic Benedictine college with a 161 year history. The college supports graduate programs in nurse anesthesia and health services leadership and undergraduate programs in bioinformatics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and pre-health.
Librarian Elizabeth DiGiustino has already added forty-four serial holdings and will manage day-to-day DOCLINE operations. The library participates in FreeShare.
As a special note of interest, Saint Vincent College is the home of an archive of papers from a very familiar face–Fred Rogers of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.
Please join us in welcoming Saint Vincent College’s Latimer Family Library to the region and to DOCLINE.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
Consumers often visit the public library to find health information. How do public librarians meet consumer health information needs? Delaware librarians have medical library expertise right in their own buildings, thanks to Delaware Consumer Health Information Services (DCHIS, http://www.healthyde.org), a program funded by Delaware Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health and administered by the Delaware Academy of Medicine. DCHIS was established in 2003 and now covers Kent County, Sussex County, and New Castle County. Recently Arpita Bose, NN/LM MAR Outreach and Communications Coordinator, interviewed the DCHIS librarians, Patty Hartmannsgruber, Linda Leonard, and Susan LaValley, about their unique role as medical librarians in public libraries.
What do you do at DCHIS?
We are each stationed at a host public library: Patty is in Kent County at Dover Public Library; Linda is in Sussex County at Rehoboth Beach Public Library; and Susan is in New Castle County at Bear Public Library. Our duties include collection development, staffing the public reference desk, and programming.
What kinds of health programs do you present?
We have facilitated programs on diabetes and nutrition, homeopathy, and complementary medicine. One of the programs was called Facts Versus Quacks; it focused on evaluating health information web sites. We present the programs ourselves, or we have expert speakers lead the programs. Our events happen inside the library and also outside the library, at senior centers, for instance.
What other projects do you do?
We are responsible for Go Local Delaware, which links MedlinePlus with local resources in the state. Patty has also started to prepare a binder of consumer health resources along with sample questions that patrons might ask. Other public librarians will be able to refer to this binder when they receive consumer health inquiries.
What is the best part of your job at DCHIS?
We enjoy working with the public. This program gives us the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities, and we have the freedom to be creative about collection development and programming. We enjoy going outside the library to spread the word about consumer health. We attend senior expos, women’s health fairs, Spanish language health fairs, and alternative health expos. The public librarians in our branches also appreciate knowing that we are there to answer complex consumer health information questions.
What’s next for DCHIS?
We are rethinking our image to give us more name recognition in the public libraries. We are planning a name change, logo change, and branding for ourselves. We have become involved with a coalition of health educators and plan to ask them about marketing strategies for our services.
For more information about DCHIS, visit their web site, Healthy DE.
Would you like your library to be featured In the Region? Contact Arpita Bose (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Delaware Consumer Health Information Services Librarians (from left): Susan LaValley, Linda Leonard, Patty Hartmannsgruber. Not pictured: PJ Grier, Director of Library and Information Services, Lewis B. Flinn Library, Delaware Academy of Medicine
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
We are pleased to announce the National Medical Librarians Month 2007 featured librarians from the Middle Atlantic Region:
You can also learn what your colleagues around the country are doing for National Medical Librarians Month 2007:
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
The City College of New York’s (CCNY) Cohen Library will host Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians,” October 10 through November 30. The traveling exhibit, to be on display in the library atrium, was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This will be its only showing in the New York metropolitan area.
Several events will be held at CCNY in connection with the exhibit:
Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, President of the New York Academy of Medicine, featured in the exhibit, and an authority on global health, will be keynote speaker for an opening reception Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 6:00 PM in the Archives Reading Room. She will speak on “Women and Medicine: Leaders in Public Health and Health Policy.” Dr. Marthe R. Gold of the Sophie Davie School of Biomedical Education at The City College will offer opening remarks.
“A Lady Alone,” a one-act play about Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to obtain formal medical education in the United States, will be performed by actress Linda Kelley 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 22, in the Archives Reading Room. Prior to 1847, women did not have access to becoming doctors in the United States. An ardent medical and social reformer, Dr. Blackwell founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children in 1857, which still exists today as the New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Bruce Logan, Chair of the Department of Medicine at the New York Downtown Hospital, will reflect upon the early days when poor women received care, women physicians could practice medicine, and female medical students could study and practice clinically.
Demographic changes in the U.S. population require a diverse physician workforce in terms of gender and ethnicity. Dr. Nereida Correa and Dr. Elizabeth Theresa Lee-Ray, both featured in the exhibit, are leaders in promoting cultural and linguistic competency in dealing with the Latino-Hispanic population. The program on “Women in Leadership positions in Medicine: Shattering the Glass Ceiling” to be presented in the Archives Reading Room on Monday, October 29, at 6:00PM will showcase their achievements. Dr. Erica I. Lubetkin of the Sophie Davie School of Biomedical Education at The City College will offer opening remarks.
CCNY is very pleased and very proud that the program on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 6:00PM covers the accomplishments of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education alumnae: Dr. Traci Burgess (1989), Dr. Nicola Davis (1994), and Dr. Suzette Oyeku, (1997). They will discuss their experiences and strategies for “Breaking down Barriers of Racism and Sexism in Medicine” in the Archives Reading Room.
For details and a complete list of events please visit the City College Libraries exhibit web page at http://origin.admin.ccny.cuny.edu/library/events.html
This traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical Women’s Association provided additional support.
For more information on the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibition at City College, please call the Exhibition Coordinator at (212) 650-6826. Visit the exhibition web site at the National Library of Medicine to learn about the 330 woman physicians, selected from women in medicine throughout U.S. history, to be featured in this exhibit. Learn about their sources of inspiration, the challenges they faced, and their accomplishments at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/index.html
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
SAVE THE DATE!
Join your colleagues on November 20, 2007 as NN/LM MAR hosts Medical Library Association’s fall webcast, “Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight Talk.” More information about the webcast is available here: http://mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/scholarlypub/index.html
Take advantage of this national continuing education event. Share ideas with your colleagues about current topics, learn techniques from MLA member experts, and earn MLA CE contact hours.
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Complete registration information for MAR’s event will be available soon! Check the MARL listserv and blog (the MARquee, http://nnlm.gov/mar/blog/) for more information.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
The October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. In this issue:
Featured Web Site:
If you’re an editor who wishes to use NIH News in Health material in your publication, please see http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/about.htm for information.
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
Toxie, the ToxMystery guide cat, has gone back to school and can now speak Spanish. ToxMystery gamers can now move between English and Spanish as they explore the ToxMystery “house of hazards.”
The new ToxMystery en español has a “Para los padres” page giving parents more detailed information about potential household hazards. The “Para maestros” page is for teachers and has lesson plans and downloadable classroom activity pages in Spanish. ToxMystery can be used in science, health, and even for teaching in Spanish and English language classes.
ToxMystery (http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov) is purrfect for 7-11 year olds (and fun for all ages) to learn about possible chemical hazards around the home. ToxMystery is an e-learning game that uses animation, sound effects and positive reinforcement to teach students about environmental health hazards around the home.
Come play with Toxie and see if you can find the hazards in English and en español!
Monday, September 24th, 2007
Over the next twelve months, the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh will introduce a pilot program to provide fast, cost-effective interlibrary loans to over 100 Pennsylvania and Delaware hospital libraries. With its strong collection, including over 3,900 unique journal titles, prompt and efficient service, and proficient use of technology, the University of Pittsburgh is an ideal center for launching this resource sharing project.
Under this project, HSLS will provide document delivery services to hospital libraries for a discounted rate of $8.50 per article. The program is limited to hospitals with under 500 beds in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Participating libraries agree to the following:
- Requests must be submitted via DOCLINE
- Libraries must be willing to receive articles electronically through Ariel, Odyssey or Web PDF
- All libraries will be invoiced via EFTS
- Discounted rate does not apply to rush, urgent patient care or color copies
- Libraries will comply with fair use guidelines and copyright law
An initial group of libraries will receive a letter of invitation with more information in the coming week.
Interested libraries may contact Renae Barger, Reference Librarian and Document Delivery Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 412-648-9750 with any questions. If you need help creating an EFTS account or have questions regarding DOCLINE, please contact the Regional Medical Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1-800-338-7657.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
Waynesburg University’s Eberly Library (PAULPD) is the newest participant in DOCLINE. Waynesburg University, located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, supports a strong and growing nursing program along with other allied health programs. Eberly Library will be participating in FreeShare and is moving to join EFTS. Please join us in welcoming Waynesburg University to DOCLINE.