Archive for the ‘In the Region’ Category
Monday, July 25th, 2016
Exciting plans are underway, to enhance the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative and make your experience as a librarian easier, more streamlined, and better focused on your needs.
We have been meeting, working, and negotiating with vendors this summer, many of whom would like to talk directly with you. Thanks to greater participation among the HSLANJ GLI, and our collective group purchasing power, we are commanding the attention of vendors like never before!
Over the next several weeks, you will likely be receiving numerous emails inviting you to participate in surveys by vendors such as Ovid, BMJ, McGraw Hill, Springer, SAGE and others.
We understand how busy you are as a librarian, but we also encourage you to take time for each of these surveys. They are vital. Your answers will help shape future vendor offers through the HSLANJ GLI. Please answer all of the surveys that are sent your way if possible, regardless of how many times you have or haven’t participated in the GLI. All opinions are needed!
A little food-for-thought…
Questions to consider as a preview to the surveys:
- How can participation in the GLI be enhanced for your benefit?
- Do you have content needs that are not being met through the GLI?
Thank you—we greatly appreciate your time and insights! And we look forward to sharing more exciting plans about the GLI very soon!
Executive Director, HSLANJ
Project Manager, GLI
The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), MAR and SE/A, as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources.
Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
From: Deborah Chiarella, University at Buffalo – Health Sciences Library
Please save the date for a half-day conference centered around interprofessional education (IPE). The goal of interprofessional education is to strengthen teamwork and communication among health professions students in order to improve patient care and safety, deliver higher quality health care, and drive better outcomes. If this topic interests you, please reserve the afternoon of Friday, October 30, 2015. Invited speakers Dr. Amy Blue and Dr. Joseph Zorek will share their IPE knowledge and expertise with us in Kapoor Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus. Dr. Blue will provide an overview of IPE from the national perspective addressing the emerging issues she sees in IPE. Dr. Zorek will discuss his research focus on comparative IPE accreditation standards in the United States. The conference is made possible by a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG) which was awarded to librarians and faculty from the University at Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo State. The conference is one aspect of a broader project made possible by SUNY IITG.
Registration opens August 31, 2015. Stay tuned for more details. If you would like more information before that time, please contact Amy Lyons, Interim Director of the UB Health Sciences Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
PRINCETON, NJ (MARCH 13, 2015)—All medical librarians in the MAR and SE/A Regions are invited to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), through their Spring 2015 Offer. Nearly 500 resources from 11 vendors will be available through the Offer, and at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through the leveraging of group purchasing power.
The Spring Offer is now available. To receive a copy of the Offer, please contact Robert Mackes at (570) 856-5952 or email@example.com.
Group Licensing is a creative solution to the escalating cost of high-quality electronic resources—medical journals, books and databases. More than 120 hospitals and medical facilities regularly participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) fully recognize and endorse the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative as the lead organization capable of assisting libraries in their efforts to utilize multi-dimensional electronic resources.
Managed by medical librarian and HSLANJ Executive Director Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, the GLI is guided by a committee comprised of librarians from different-sized health facilities in the regions served. Feel free to contact Robert about scheduling a meeting or presentation about the GLI, at your next chapter, state organization, or local consortium meeting.
The deadline to participate in the Spring Offer is Friday, April 24. Check the HSLANJ Facebook page for links to blog articles, previewing vendors’ new resources available through the Spring Offer: https://www.facebook.com/hslanj.
The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
The Western Region and Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition would like to invite you to the 2015 Health Coalition Emergency Management Workshop scheduled on May 5, 2015 in Farmington, NY. The workshop focus is “Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals.”
2015 Health Coalition Emergency Management Workshop: Trauma REACH
Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals
DATE: May 5, 2015 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
LOCATION: Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack’s Meeting and Conference Center, Farmington, NY
REGISTRATION FEE: $45.00 (includes access to all sessions, certificates, continental breakfast, lunch & breaks)
REGISTER BY: April 20, 2015
Workshop Details & Registration: https://2015t-reach.eventbrite.com
WORKSHOP AGENDA (timeline speakers and topics subject to change)
The overarching goal of the annual Health Emergency Management Workshop is to better prepare hospital and non-hospital response partners in planning, mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made disasters that impact the delivery of health care in a community or impact the environment of care for responders. The focus of the 2015 Workshop is Trauma Management for Rural EMS And Community Hospitals (T-REACH). The goal of the workshop is to enhance knowledge in the management of multi-injured patients and to understand the importance of working as a team of professionals in caring for patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries in the rural EMS setting and community hospitals. Relevant information and stimulated discussions will focus on best practices in the management of trauma/disaster patients.
At this workshop you will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the New York State trauma system and the American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT’s) verification process for NYS
- Define the “golden period” in trauma care and how transport measures (helicopter and ground transport) are an integral part of the regional trauma system
- Recognize priorities and protocol shifts in the initial assessment, transport and management of suspected spinal injuries
- Distinguish characteristics of the pediatric trauma patient
- Understand preparation needed to respond to Amish or Mennonite scenes and how to interact with “Old Order” communities
- Appreciate the impact of a natural disaster on the healthcare community through the sharing of best practices and lessons learned from Snowvember 2014
- Identify regional trauma center resources for continued outreach opportunities
- Erie County Medical Center – Western New York Regional Trauma Center
- University of Rochester Medical Center – Kessler Trauma Center
- Upstate University Hospital – Central New York Regional Trauma Center
- University of Rochester Medical Center – Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
- New York State Department of Health – Western Region Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition
- Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition
In Partnership With: New York State Committee on Trauma
Friday, March 13th, 2015
Joanne Muellenbach has resigned from her position as Founding Library Director of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), in Scranton, PA, effective March 23rd. She has asked that we share this message with our network members…
“I have had the honor and privilege of leading TCMC Library from its start-up back in 2008. I will truly miss my position, as well as the wonderful students, faculty and staff of TCMC. I made this decision in order to relocate out West, and to be in closer proximity to my family.
I would also like to announce that I have accepted a new and very exciting position at California Health Sciences University, in Clovis, California. I will serve as Director, Library and Learning Resources, and Associate Professor of Information Sciences. CHSU is a new health sciences university that has entered its first class of pharmacy students. Over the coming years, CHSU will develop other schools, including a medical school. My new email at CHSU is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has been a true pleasure to work with NN/LM MAR and all of its members over the past seven years. I will be in touch with many of you again, once I assume my new role. Thank you!”
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) and MLA-Phil Chapter invite you to join them for a joint annual meeting!
- “Two Doctors, Two Generations: Medical Ethics Then and Now” / Barron H. Lerner, Professor of Medicine & Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center
- “Bioethics and Library Resources” / Martina Darragh, Deputy Director of Reference, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
- “The Evolving Librarian” / Michelle Kraft, Senior Medical Librarian, Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library; President Elect, Medical Library Association
When: Thursday, March 19, 2015 / 9 am – 5 pm
Where: New Jersey Hospital Association, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ – an easy drive with plenty of parking and accessible via public transit
- HSLANJ & Philadelphia Regional Chapter Members: $65
- Students/Retirees/Between Jobs: $40
- Non-Members: $100
Register at: http://www.mlaphil.wildapricot.org/event-1843624
HSLANJ and the Philadelphia Regional Chapter wish to thank the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region for their generous financial support of this joint meeting.
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Falk Library in Pittsburgh, PA will be hosting a new NLM traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, from March 17, 2015 through May 31, 2015.
To promote the exhibit, a few resources have been developed:
Friday, February 13th, 2015
From Joe Lucia, Dean of Libraries, Temple Unviersity…
I am pleased to announce that Barbara Kuchan has accepted appointment to the position of Director of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL), following a national search during which she, in her role as Interim Director, was one of the candidates for the position. Barbara has served ably in the role of Interim Director of HSL for five years. No other candidate emerged during the process with her mix of knowledge and experience. I am eager to work with Barbara as she takes on this permanent appointment.
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Presenter: Beth Lander, College Librarian and Joseph Anderson, Digital Projects Librarian / Historical Medical Library, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Date / Time: February 10th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Summary: In December 2013, the Historical Medical Library (HML) of the College of Physicians launched its Digital Library in order to provide access to its collections to a broader audience. Join Beth Lander, College Librarian, in a discussion of where to make the best initial investment to start a digital library, how to use metadata effectively, and what the future holds as the HML seeks to transform itself into the “Mütter Library.”
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
The Affordable Care Act / Access to Care – Libraries Making a Difference
- Do you know how ACA impacts reimbursements and your hospital’s budget?
- Do you need help demystifying meaningful use, reimbursements, HCAHPS scores, and more?
- Can you recognize/anticipate and support your hospital’s ACA-driven operational and service line changes?
- Do you know how health literacy impacts the ACA?
- Do you have an interest in developing partnerships for outreach and education?
When: Friday, April 24, 2015 (Registration deadline: April 10, 2015)
Where: Sonesta Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: This symposium is funded by NN/LM MAR. There is no registration fee.
NN/LM MAR network members are eligible to apply for reimbursement of travel expenses—apply early! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/maracastipend
Hotel: Sonesta Philadelphia / Special rate available using the name “MAR”
MLA CEs: Attendance qualifies for MLA continuing education credits