If you go to the meeting, you might meet Heather Holmes, named by Library Journal as one of its 2011 Movers & Shakers. Our OHSLA colleague from Summa Health System in Akron was singled out for her work in taking evidence-based resources on daily bedside rounds in her clinical medical librarian program.
Emily Kean has been promoted to Electronic Resources Librarian. Regina
writes, "we are looking forward to her continued excellent contributions to
the services we provide to The Christ Hospital community."
Philip Pullman's call to defend libraries resounds around web
Impassioned polemic against closures picked up by thousands of readers
"Leave the libraries alone. You don’t understand their value," said
best-selling British author Philip Pullman.
was roused to Pullman
the scorching critique by Oxfordshire county council's plans to stop
funding nearly half of its 43 libraries, and instead hand them over to
be run by community volunteers. The novelist compared the current
cutbacks to the laying waste of the great Library of Alexandria in the
4th century, reserving particular scorn for the idea of volunteer-run
libraries, which he called "patronising nonsense". "Does he think the
job of a librarian is so simple, so empty of content, that anyone can step
up and do it for a thank-you and a cup of tea?,"
asked. "Does he Pullman
think that all a librarian does is to tidy the shelves? And who are these
volunteers? Who are these people whose lives are so empty, whose time
spreads out in front of them like the limitless steppes of central
have no families to look after, no jobs to do, no responsibilities of any sort,
and yet are so wealthy that they can commit hours of their time every week
to working for nothing? Who are these volunteers? Do you know anyone who
could volunteer their time in this way?"
His speech can be found at:
Scientists have always been known for their selfless pursuit of knowledge.I guess this latest article adds to that reputation.
Testing the validity of the Danish urban myth that alcohol can beabsorbed through feet: open labelled self experimental study.BMJ. 2010;341:c6812Authors: Hansen CS, Færch LH,
Kristensen PLTo determine the validity of the Danish urban myth that it is possible to get+drunk by submerging feet in alcohol. PMID: 21156749
April 15 OHSLA Spring Meeting. Doctors' Hospital, Columbus, OH.
April ?? CAHSLA business meeting. Time and date to be announced.
May 13-18 MLA annual meeting. Minneapolis, MN
June ?? CAHSLA end-of-year picnic. Drake Park. Date to be announced.