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Archive for October, 2012

NN/LM SCR Lending Library New Titles

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The NN/LM SCR has added two new titles to the Lending Library. The materials are available for loan to any of our Network members.

  • Presentationzen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

    Image of two books

    Author: Garr Reynolds
    Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making “slide presentations” in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations


  • The Seven Futures of American Education
    Author: John Sener
    American education is entering the age of cybersymbiosis — irretrievably dependent on digital technologies. Cyberized culture is accelerating foundational shifts at the core of education — redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority — while education’s growing importance is changing expectations about its performance.

Use the online form to request any of our Lending Library books today.

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project Recipients

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded 13 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2012 in the 19th round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers. Emphasis is on providing information or access in a way meaningful to the target community. Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories: information retrieval, skills development, Internet access, resource development, and document access.

Congratulations to the two recipients located in the South Central Region:

The Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC), El Paso TX
“Promovision – Capacity Building Assistance Project”
ABC seeks to expand its Promovision outreach project that improves access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients and affected community, caregivers and the general public. Increased utilization of NLMs HIV/AIDS resources in El Paso, Texas will be achieved through skill development via training and tutorials as well as development of resources that provide meaningful information about HIV/AIDS, prevention, services and NLM HIV/AIDS resources.

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
AIDS InfoNet
Albuquerque, NM
The AIDS InfoNet is an internationally recognized online HIV/AIDS information resource to facilitate access to factsheets on the treatment of HIV/AIDS and related information written in nontechnical language and translated into several languages. The Web site enables users to easily download and print regularly updated factsheets at no cost. In addition, the Web site contains hyperlinks to authoritative HIV/AIDS resources to facilitate individual research. Based on the continued high utilization of the factsheets, AIDS InfoNet will provide ongoing maintenance of existing factsheets and develop new factsheets based on user suggestions.

Diagnostic Error Class in Baltimore

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

MD writing on Chart

Diagnostic error is a significant factor in patient harm and increased medical costs. This is a free class — on how multidisciplinary teams contribute to the reduction of diagnostic error. Class focus is on evidence-based processes and the impact of librarians. The in-person class will be held on November 15, 2012 in Room LL05 at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland Baltimore from 9am – 4pm.

Session content will cover:

  • Team-oriented approaches to understanding the role of information and evidence in the diagnostic process.
  • Case analysis and discussion of bias.
  • Partnering of librarians/informationists with clinical staff to strategize improvements
  • Application of failure analysis techniques to explore system and process improvement.
  • Design of evidence sharing innovations to reduce diagnostic error.
  • Strategies for implementation of proposed projects.

Multi-disciplinary teams from organizations are encouraged to attend.  MLA CE credits will be provided.


NN/LM SCR Celebrates Banned Books Week

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Banned Books Week DisplayThe NN/LM SCR celebrates Banned Books Week with a display of medically themed banned books. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Some of the books included in the display are:

  • My Mom’s Having a Baby, by Dori Hillestad Butler
  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-up Guide for Parents & Sons, by Lynda Madaras and Dane Saavedra
  • Writers’ Voice: Selected from Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, by Paul Monette
  • Deal with It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a gURL, by Esther Drill
  • Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
  • It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
  • Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume

These books are part of the Harris County Public Library collection in The Texas Medical Center Library.


National Medical Librarians Month

Monday, October 1st, 2012

National Medical Libraians Month Posting

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. As part of this celebration, the NN/LM SCR is proud to highlight the following SCR funded projects and the librarians whose hard work made these programs successful.

  1. Connecting Patients with MedlinePlus through Their Personal Health Records. Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport. Principal Investigator: Dixie Jones
  2. Good things come in small packages: a small hospital library goes electronic. Institution: Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City OK. Principal Investigator: Emily McEwen
  3. Health Information Centers at the Mexican Consulate and 12th Street Community Clinic. Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock AR. Principal Investigator: Jon Goodell
  4. HealtheLearning for Girl Scouts: Making Reliable Electronic Health Information Accessible. Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport. Principal Investigator: Kimberly Pullen
  5. The Hidden Gem of JPS – The Medical Library. Institution: JPS Health Network, Fort Worth TX. Principal Investigator: Leslie Herman
  6. Medical Education Mobile Outreach (MEMO) Initiative. Institution: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans LA. Principal Investigator: Jessica Delgado
  7. Mercy Crest: Outreach Programs to Increase Awareness of Access to Services and Healthcare Information for the Elderly and Disabled. Institution: St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, Fort Smith AR. Principal Investigator: Pat Morris
  8. Partnering with Ville Ste. Marie Linking Seniors to NLM Consumer Health Information. Institution: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Principal Investigators: Deborah Sibley and Carolyn Bridgewater
  9. Preserving the History of Medicine In Arkansas. Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library. Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, Little Rock AR. Project Staff: Myra Suzanne Easley and Daphne Hyatt
  10. Promoting Reliable Online Health Information Through School Librarians. Institution:  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport. Principal Investigator: Kimberly Pullen
  11. Shriners Hospital for Children – Galveston Consumer Health Outreach Project. Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Principal Investigator: Anne Howard
  12. Technology Education & Access for Community Health (TEACH). Institution: Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center Foundation (SEL-AHEC), Slidell LA. Principal Investigator: Helen Caruso
  13. Understanding E-Science: A Symposium for Medical Librarians. Institution: The TMC Library, Houston TX. Project Staff: Deborah Halsted, Allen Lopez, Maianh Phi and Joanne Romano

More information about these projects is available from the Previously Funded Projects page.