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Archive for May, 2005

Technology Core Competencies for California Library Workers

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

This is a new document from the California Library Association: a list of core competencies recommended for staff working in libraries. The list is certainly not limited to California and could serve as a good starting point for identifying core technology competencies in any library.

http://www.cla-net.org/included/docs/tech_core_competencies.pdf (pdf file)

Health Policy Journals – Journal Browser

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

The Kaiser Family Foundation has a new journal browser feature that allows users to browse major health policy journal tables of contents.

Journal Browser

New consumer health award from NCLIS

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)
has announced the first nationwide award for libraries with exemplary
consumer health information programs. In May 2006, 52 state winners will be
selected, and of them 9 libraries will get a cash prize of $1,000, and one
library will receive a $20,000 cash prize. The application due date is
January 31, 2006.

http://www.nclis.gov/award/background.htm

Pilot Health Services Research (HSR) Filters Project

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) has developed specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs.

PubMed Health Services Research (HSR) Queries

Younger Docs More Likely to Recommend Web sites

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

A survey of female physicians found that younger doctors are more likely than their older colleagues to recommend Web sites to their patients, according to Manhattan Research.

According to the survey, 100% of respondents ages 35 or younger recommended Web sites to patients, compared with 72% of respondents ages 55 and older. Seventy-eight percent of respondents ages 35 to 54 said they recommended Web sites.

Female physicians also are 34% more likely than their male peers to recommend sites, according to the survey. Overall, 79% of female physicians recommended sites.

Report on Model Programs in Health Information

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

From the United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Libraries and Health Communication Task Force:

Libraries and Health Communication: Model Programs in Health Information Provided by Libraries Throughout the Nation (PDF document)

Resources for International Librarians, Health Professionals and Researchers in Developing Countries

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched a new resource webpage entitled Resources for International Librarians, Health Professionals and Researchers. The webpage, which can be found at Resources for International Librarians, Health Professionals and Researchers in Developing Countries, links to a variety of resources, including courses, document delivery, and NLM sites of interest.