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National Library Week

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Photo by Lisa Smith, NNLM SCR

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This week is National Library Week, which we are proud to celebrate since we are a branch of the National Library of Medicine, and our program office is housed within the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library in Fort Worth, Texas.

This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform.” The theme is perfect, particularly for Lewis Library, because the library profession has been trying to transform the public’s perception that not all libraries are filled with tons and tons of books anymore now that we have moved into the digital age. In fact, in the Lewis Library there is only one small room that now has hard copies of books!

There are plenty of ways to get involved in this year’s National Library Week. See below for a couple of ideas.

  • Participate in the #expertinthelibrary campaign. Share what your expertise is!
  • Share your story through the 2017 video challenge. If you’re interested in learning about some of the librarians in the SCR region, check out our Meet Me Monday series.
  • For those who aren’t a librarian, simply visit a library! Some provide makerspaces where people can design and print 3-D creations. Many have begun to borrow out ukuleles to their patrons!

For more details about this week-long event, please visit the American Library Association’s website and the Libraries Transform Campaign website.

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2 Free Upcoming Webinars: Hospital Libraries; PubMed

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Our colleagues in the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region have made these two webinars available for anyone across the country who wishes to participate:

Tuesday, Dec. 8 Hospital Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities – In this session we will discuss the current state of hospital libraries and consider their future in light of the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, and budget cuts. We will especially consider the role the librarian plays and their effect on these changes, as well as ways the library’s resources (including the librarian) can help offset the expenses hospitals are facing. Speaker: Heather N. Holmes, MLIS, AHIP, Clinical Informationist, Summa Health System, Akron, OH.

WhenDecember 8, 2015; 10-11 MT and 11-noon CT

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

No Registration Required

Eligible for 1 MLA CE

 

Thursday, Dec. 17Saving time with PubMed Subject-specific Queries (Focus on NLM Resources) – Want to boost your PubMed prowess? Looking for preformulated searches on drugs, health information technology, public health and other topics? Spend an hour with NN/LM MAR Outreach Coordinator, Kate Flewelling, to save hours on your searches!

When:  December 17, 2015; 10-11 MT and 11-noon CT

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

No Registration Required

Eligible for 1 MLA CE

Solo Hospital Librarians Chat Friday, July 31

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Here is a message about this month’s Solo Hospital Librarians Chat from Louise McLaughlin:

Friday, July 31, we’ll have our monthly chat at 2 pm CST. This is time of summer when I wonder why I find it so hard to move and think; then I see the temp is 94 degrees and the heat index is 102 and climbing. So the agenda for this month’s chat will reflect my slow-down approach to living.

Good News: Anyone? What at work surprised you in a good way?

Need Help: Who needs ideas or wisdom from colleagues? A MLS student contacted me about the chats and she hopes to join us this Friday, bringing lots of questions about the medical librarian profession. So be thinking about what you would recommend or share with someone who wants to join our ranks.

Let’s Explore: Interesting times are unfolding at MLA, and I hope Ellen Aronson can give us an up close and personal update on changes in place.

It’s time to think about projects, posters, articles, and other contributions we can make to our profession. Who has ideas in the works?

I know that some folks who wanted to hear about Comparative Effectiveness Research were not able to attend the June chat, so I thought we’d explore the topic again. Helen-Ann Brown Epstein will resist being assigned to desk duty at work so she can bring us deeper into the how-to and where parts of this topic. My knowledge of the data sources was somewhat superficial; also, I could use a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of using observational data. And if you have used PubMed’s Topic Specific Query for CER or encountered research articles using this approach, tell us about your experience. I think of it as big data uses in nonacademic settings!

Finally, if anyone is less summer-weary and has a subject to explore, bring it on!

Talk to you Friday the 31st!

Louise

LOGIN INFO:

Name: Solo Hospital Librarians Chat
Start Time: 07/31/2015 2:00 PM CST
Duration: 01:00
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/r680xb0h1nk/

US (Toll): 1-719-234-7800
US (Toll Free): 1-888-850-4523
Call in Participant Code: 959760

Louise McLaughlin, M.S.L.S., M.P.S.
Information Specialist
Woman’s Health Sciences Library