My two year reign as CAHSLA President has officially come to an end. I’m looking forward to the role of Past-President and am especially thankful to Regina Hartman, Amy Koshoffer, and Sharon Purtee for finalizing the bylaws and procedures this past year! I believe I will leave my tenure as President with the shortest CAHSLA meeting on record (approximately 3 minutes from the Summer Picnic last week), a fact of which I am extremely proud. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the CAHSLA membership for bearing with my incredibly lax approach to parliamentary procedure during the past two years.
Next year, we’ll be in the more than capable hands of Lisa McCormick as she assumes the role of President. As many of you know, Lisa has been steadfastly keeping CAHSLA on track behind the scenes of the Executive Committee for years now. Edith Starbuck has graciously volunteered to fill the role of Program Chair/President-Elect for the upcoming year. Cathy Constance will remain in the role of Treasurer, and Brigid Almaguer will stay on as Secretary. On behalf of CAHSLA, and as my last official duty as outgoing President, I would like to thank Lisa and Edith for accepting the roles of President and President-Elect and thank Cathy and Brigid for remaining in their roles as Treasurer and Secretary.
Thanks to all the Executive Committee members – past and present. We’ve had another excellent year of programming this past year thanks to the Program Committee – Regina Hartman, Amy Koshoffer, Lisa McCormick, Sharon Purtee, Val Purvis, and Edith Starbuck. I am certain next year will yield more networking, sharing, and learning opportunities through engaging CAHSLA programs.
A happy and safe summer to you all!
An Invitation from our New VP/Program Committee Chair
As the incoming vice
president of CAHSLA, I’m looking forward to having fun with program
planning. If you have program ideas or
are interested in serving on the program committee, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be contacting some of you in the near
future to ask if you are willing to help with planning. The program committee is a great way to get
more involved with CAHSLA. There have
already been some excellent program suggestions but more ideas are very
This year we looked
into doing the CAHSLA business meeting at the Moerlein House but decided
against it because reserving a special room made the cost to members
prohibitive. There was a lot of interest
in going to the Moerlein House however, so later this summer I’ll suggest a
date and those who are interested can gather there for dinner.
I’ll be in touch soon
but in the meantime, I hope your summer is renewing and relaxing!
CAHSLA Minutes Spring Business Meeting
May 23, 2013
Civic Garden Center
Submitted by Brigid Almaguer
Attendees: Jennifer Heffron, Mike Douglas, Brigid Almaguer, Edith Starbuck, Barbarie Hill, Don Smith , Emily Kean, Sharon Purtee, Cathy Constance, Amy Koshoffer, Barb Slavinski, Diana Osborne, Sandy Mason, Val Purvis, Teresa Chupp , Regina Hartman
The meeting began with a horticulturist-led tour of the Civic Garden Center. We learned about the history of Cornelius Hauck and his dedication to this (now 9 acre) property which he affectionately called “Sooty Acres” in reference to the city streets surrounding the park. Strolling past well-placed fountains and calming waterfalls meant to temper the sounds of the surrounding urban streets, we saw rare breeds of trees including the hybrid oak and weeping hemlock. One of the more prominent features on our tour was the cottage with the sloped roof garden which filters and reduces the amount of storm water coming off the roof. In fact everything in the park was dedicated to conserving resources and growing all things green…and yellow and purple… What a nice place to go and eat a picnic lunch in the shade and solace of this garden in the city. By the way, it is a free, public park open from dawn to dusk.
Next, we enjoyed a dinner brought in from the Apple Spice Junction – thanks to Edith and anyone else involved who made this happen in a very, eco-friendly way.
Our meeting commenced at 7PM with a welcome from our esteemed president, Emily Kean.
Announcements included the date and place of the summer picnic – Thursday, June 20 at Drake Park. There was discussion of a TechConvo meeting as a Clinical Key follow-up and/or MLA recap in early June. Cathy Constance gave her Treasurers report including the happy news that we are fiscally sound once again and have 19 paid members and 11 life members.
On the slate for 2013/14 are: President – open; Vice Presiden -t- Edith Starbuck; Treasurer-- Cathy Constance; Secretary -- Brigid Almaguer; Webmaster -- Amy Koshoffer
The Procedures and By-laws Committee (Regina Hartman, Amy Koshoffer, and Sharon Purtee) provided us with updates/revisions for those two documents. They highlighted changes that were made including the addition of a Technology Committee (legacy of Emily’s presidency) led by a webmaster supporting TechConvo and providing a social media presence for CAHSLA. All revisions were passed in a group vote and the meeting was adjourned.
Annual Report 2012-2013
Checking Account Balance as of 6/19/2012 $2585.33
Dues (19 regular) $475.00
May meeting fees $140.50
Nov meeting, food & water $167.81
Holiday party, water $ 5.98
Eva Colligan’s retirement $ 60.00
Shelter reservation for June picnic $ 50.00
Civic Garden Center May meeting reservation $ 50.00
May meeting supplies $ 10.48
May meeting food $124.65
Civic Garden Center room and tour $125.00
June picnic food and water $ 82.67
President’s gift $ 50.00
Balance as of 6/26/2013 $2474.24
Balance as of 6/19/2012 $ 34.44
Balance as of 6/26/2013 $ 34.44
Total Assets $2508.68
Life members 11
Committee Report 2012 – 2013
Edith Starbuck, Committee Member
The 2012-2013 CAHSLA program committee members were Regina Hartman, Val Purvis, Lisa McCormick, and Edith Starbuck. Since there was no CAHSLA president-elect this year we worked as a group to organize 4 programs. Lisa emerged as our nominal leader who reminded us at critical points that it was time to organize the next meeting.
The CAHSLA program year got off to a late start with the membership meeting on 11/15/12 at the University of Cincinnati, Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. Graciously hosted by Doris Haag, Laura Laugle, and Mary Piper, attendees were led on a guided tour of the stacks, a brief talk describing the digitization projects the center is doing, and a few colorful stories about some of the physicians whose materials are housed in the center.
CAHSLA’s holiday party was held at Regina Hartman’s lovely and wonderfully decorated home on 12/13/12. Fun was had by all as we visited, ate delicious food brought by CAHSLA members and played creative games prepared by Emily Kean. CAHSLA stats and Christmas trivia were the focus of a lightning round of Q&A followed by a memorization game of 27 old-time library objects. There was much laughter and many groans as we exercised our brains. As has been CAHSLA’s practice for many years, members donated children’s books to Jane Thompson’s suggested recipient, the Homework Club at Mi Casa.
The spring Business meeting was held at the Civic Garden Center on 5/23/13. Brigid Almaguer’s beautifully written minutes captured the evening so well that this is a direct quote:
“The meeting began with a horticulturist led tour of the Civic Garden Center. We learned about the history of Cornelius Hauck and his dedication to this (now 9 acre) property which he affectionately called “Sooty Acres” in reference to the city streets surrounding the park. Strolling past well-placed fountains and calming waterfalls meant to temper the sounds of the surrounding urban streets, we saw rare breeds of trees including the hybrid oak and weeping hemlock. One of the more prominent features on our tour was the cottage with the sloped roof garden which filters and reduces the amount of storm water coming off the roof. In fact everything in the park was dedicated to conserving resources and growing all things green…and yellow and purple… What a nice place to go and eat a picnic lunch in the shade and solace of this garden in the city. By the way, it is a free, public park open from dawn to dusk.”After the tour, we ate together and held the annual business meeting where the 2013-2014 officers were announced: President – open; Vice President- Edith Starbuck; Treasurer-Cathy Constance; Secretary- Brigid Almaguer; Webmaster-Amy Koshoffer.
CAHSLA closed out the program year with a picnic at Drake Park on 6/20/13. As usual, CAHSLA provided drinks and a couple of dishes while members brought other delicious dishes to share. Our annual summer picnic at Daniel Drake Park in Kennedy Heights was
graced by extremely pleasant weather. As is our tradition, family members, both human and canine, were welcome. Those in attendance included: Edith Starbuck; Sharon Purtee; Carole Baker and Rosie*; Val Purvis and Albus* and Ater*; Barbara Slavinski and husband Rick and daughter Monica and Marley*; Regina Hartman and daughter Gabrielle; Michael Douglas; Lisa McCormick; Cathy Constance; Emily Kean; Amy Koshoffer; and Nonnie Klein. The picnic meeting is 99% social with everyone mingling and catching-up on events at our respective libraries. After a brief business meeting, there was more time to enjoy the park and each other’s company.
Minutes for the End-of-the-Year Picnic Meeting
President Emily Kean welcomed everyone to the meeting at 6:45 pm and offered her thanks to the Program Planning Committee for organizing the picnic and all of the association’s programming this past year. She also thanked Regina Hartman and Sharon Purtee for their work on the By-Laws Revisions. Treasurer Cathy Constance gave her treasury and membership report (printed elsewhere in this issue of the Chronicle). Regina Hartman, Chair of the Nominations and Election Committee, gave her report that Lisa McCormick is nominated for President; Edith Starbuck President Elect/Program Committee Chair; Cathy Constance Treasurer; and Brigid Almaquer. There were no additional nominations from the floor. Regina will be sending out the ballot. Emily again thanked everyone and presented members of the Executive Committee and Program Committee with lovely New Guinea Impatience. With no other business, President Kean concluded the meeting at 6:48 p.m.
Lisa McCormick for Brigid Almaquer
*Denotes canine family member
KudosWe are pleased to hear of the publication of an article by former CAHSLA member Katie Kallmeyer Wolf published in the April-June 2013 issue of the Journal of Electronic Resources for Medical Libraries. This is a very timely article for many of us as we evaluate Elsevier’s new replacement product for MDConsult.
ClinicalKey: A Review
Katherine Wolf, Nakia Woodward & Richard Wallace
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Volume 10, Issue 2, April-June 2013. Pages: 79-87. DOI: 10.1080/15424065.2013.792592
Dear CAHSLA Colleagues,
I am truly touched by your kind words and expressions of sympathy on the passing of my father. Your donation to St. Elizabeth Hospice in his memory means so much to me. I am so grateful for your friendship and support at this difficult time. Thank you so very much.
With gratitude, Lisa McCormick
In the Literature and on the 'Net
Search: Bizarre health issues
search engine Bing listed 19 bizarre health issues under its popular web search
banner. The teaser that caught my attention and made me click through
read: “Click through to read about more
strange ailments and medical oddities, some so rare which even medical
experts don’t fully understand them.”
American-born Oregon woman went in for a simple dental procedure and came out
speaking in a mash-up of various European accents. Doctors say it’s the result of a rare
neurological disorder. In the 1980s,
rocker George Michael, former Wham! front man woke up from a coma with a West
Country accent replacing his usual London accent.
discovered this Florida mom wasn’t being melodramatic; her 3-year-old son
really couldn’t sleep. They found that he stayed awake nearly 24 hours a day
because of a rare condition in which the bottom part of his brain was squeezing
into his spinal column. After dozens of
doctors' visits and years of conflicting opinions, Rhett was finally diagnosed with
a rare brain condition called chiari malformation. The surgery was a success. Rhett was finally
able to sleep through the night, and his behavior improved dramatically.
who complain of this disorder cite creeping, crawling sensations under their
skin. They claim they're plagued by parasites and some try to extract the
culprits themselves. Morgellon’s
disease, aka, delusional parasitosis a syndrome in which the patient has the
false belief that he is infested by some type of parasite. Although this is a
psychiatric disorder, patients usually seek care from dermatologists.
Information for the Practicing Health Sciences Librarian from AHRQ
NGC Announces Revised Criteria for Inclusion of Clinical Practice Guidelines
On June 3, AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) announced its revised criteria for inclusion of clinical practice guidelines. The new criteria reflect the Institute of Medicine’s definition of a clinical practice guideline provided in its 2011 standards-setting publication, Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. The two main changes to the NGC inclusion criteria are that the guideline:
• be based on a systematic review of the evidence, through a literature review that summarizes evidence by identifying, selecting, assessing, and synthesizing the findings of similar but separate studies, and
• contains an assessment of the benefits and harms of the recommended care and alternative care options
The revised criteria will become effective June 2014.
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