Archive for April, 2012
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
We’ve added 12 new books to the SE/A Professional Development Library:
- Hernon, Peter. Assessing service quality: satisfying the expectations of library customers /Peter Hernon and Ellen Altman. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
- Crawford, Walt .Open access: what you need to know now. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011.
- Kern, M. Kathleen. Virtual reference best practices: tailoring services to your library. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
- Barber, Peggy and Wallace, Linda. Building a buzz: libraries & word-of-mouth marketing. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
- The library PR handbook: high-impact communications /edited by Mark R. Gould. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
- Bite-sized marketing : realistic solutions for the overworked librarian /Nancy Dowd, Mary Evangeliste and Jonathan Silberman. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.
- Landau, Herbert B. Winning library grants: a game plan. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011.
- Kane, Laura Townsend. Working in the virtual stacks :the new library & information science. Chicago: American Library Association, 2011.
- Pre- & post- retirement tips for librarians /edited by Carol Smallwood. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012.
- Doucett, Elisabeth. Creating your library brand: communicating your relevance and value to your patrons. Chicago: American Library Association, 2008.
- Harris, Lesley Ellen. Licensing digital content: a practical guide for librarians. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.
- The ALA book of library grant money /edited by Ann Kepler. 8th ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 2012. (2 copies available)
As always, borrowing these books is free. For instruction on borrowing these items and a list of all titles, please visit our Professional Development Library page at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/services/professionaldevelopmentlibrary.html
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
While we promote health literacy for patients and consumers (http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/hlthlit.html), we should also take the opportunity to reach out to the decision makers and planners in our institutions to help them become health literate. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a discussion paper earlier this year describing the “Attributes of a Health Literate Organization.” As institutions make decisions about how to help patients become more literate about their health care, librarians can aid in the process by sharing information with various groups in the institution. This can be an excellent opportunity to shine as a crucial player in the healthcare decision making process and also market your library to key stake holders. Please take a moment to read the document from the IOM to see how you can help your partners in health care increase their health literacy. For more information, please contact the RML @ 800-338-7657 (choice number 1 on menu) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IOM Link: http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2012/Attributes.aspx
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
by Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator
This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW), organized annually by the American Public Health Association, in an effort to spotlight issues important to the public’s health. This year’s theme is “A Healthier America: One Community at a Time.” For overall information see http://www.nphw.org. Books and resources, a planner’s guide and toolkit, media outreach materials, legislative information, downloadable logos and many other resources are available. For events across the country, see the calendar at http://www.nphw.org/events/calendar.
Each day of the week will focus on a different aspect of the overall theme:
- Monday - A Healthier America and YOU: The impact your health has on your community
- Tuesday – Your Community: The impact your community’s health has on the nation
- Wednesday – Your School: How education and school policies can improve students’ health
- Thursday – Your Workplace: How healthy employees and healthy businesses can effect real change
- Friday – Your Nation: How the nation’s health is dependent on all individuals and communities.
Also, Friday is also National Public Health Student Day.
Here are just a few of the activities SE/A Network members are doing to spotlight National Public Health Week. Feel free to add your own institution’s activities in the comments section of this blogpost. Together, one community at a time, we can make a Healthier America!
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Date: April 18th, 2012
Time: Noon to 1:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: Janet Schneider
Bio: Janet Schneider is recently-retired Chief of Library Service at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She was instrumental in the formation of one of the first VA patient education library programs in the nation in 1976, and has spent her professional career in promoting the librarian as an integral part of the health care team. She has worked to advance the rights of patients to access reader-appropriate evidence-based information, including their own health records, in order to make informed decisions about their health care. She has chaired the VA Library Network’s (VALNET) Consumer Health Library Panel, and has authored numerous articles and one book chapter on patient education and consumer health issues. She began a formal information therapy program in 1997, and has been involved with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs electronic patient health record program “My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov) since its inception in 2001.
Presentation: Electronically Embedded: Librarians and the Electronic Medical Record
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are increasingly being implemented by health care organizations and private practitioners. The benefits to patients and health care organizations are great, providing continuity of care and patient safety through clinician access to one’s comprehensive health records. Librarians have the opportunity to provide point of care resources directly through the EMR as well as participate in information therapy services, to provide consumer health information in collaboration with the referring clinicians. A case report of how Veterans Healthcare Administration librarians are providing services and resources through the VA’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) and My HealtheVet web portal will be presented.
How to get connected:
What do you need to join these conferences?
- A computer (with Flash installed)
- A telephone
How do I connect?
Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea
Enter as a Guest
Sign in with your first and last name
Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone or call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 227471 when prompted.