December 2014, No. 129

Tis the holiday season and annual traditions have been set into motion including the CAHSLA holiday party that took place at Carole Baker’s lovely home. Organized by Carole and Val Purvis, the party was a great success. Attendees enjoyed delicious potluck foods, visiting with each other, playing a couple of holiday carol based games and then singing a few carols.

Another CAHSLA tradition is collecting children’s books for local organizations. This year Lisa McCormick suggested that CAHSLA donate books to Reach Out and Read, “a literacy
program in which medical providers "prescribe" reading to parents of young patients. With
funding from grants and individual donors, HealthPoint , located in Covington, Kentucky, gives an age-appropriate book to children age six months to 5 years at each check-up.” Check out their website at http://www.reachoutandread.org/ . We collected 37 books at the CAHSLA holiday party.

It’s hard to believe that the fall went by so quickly and that 2015 is fast approaching. Although we are halfway through the CAHSLA year, we can look forward to upcoming programs and a TechConvo starting in January.

I have been so pleased to see the number of attendees at the CAHSLA membership meeting and the CAHSLA holiday party. It is refreshing to see some new faces in addition to the “regulars”.

CAHSLA members are wonderfully collegial so I encourage our newer members to consult with any of us at any time.

Happy holidays to all and a happy new year!

Edith Starbuck

2014-2015 CAHSLA Program Committee

CAHSLA has held two meetings thus far into the 2014-2015 association year. The first, a membership meeting, was held at the Hauck House on September 11, 2014. The second, a holiday celebration, was held at the home of member Carole Baker on December 11, 2014.

Future meetings are being planned. On January 30, 2015 we will visit the library at the Cincinnati Art Museum as the guest of Galina Lewandowicz, Library Director. It will be from 4:30pm-6pm with the tour likely kicking off at 5pm. We are limited to 18 attendees, and parking is $4. The museum’s Art After Dark event is the same evening and we can join that afterwards. http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/visit/plan/calendar/details/1487-art-after-dark-street-chic

On February 16th at 5:30 the Data Management Tech Convo will be held in the electronic classroom at the UC HSL.

The CE “PubMed and the Evidence-based Universe” is set for April 28th from 1-5 in the UC HSL electronic classroom.

There is a tentative plan to visit the Sign Museum in May, and the annual picnic will be in June.

Respectfully Submitted,
Val Purvis

Twas the Night Before ….

Amy Koshoffer, Program Committee

Twas the night before Friday and all through Carole’s gorgeous Gaslight district house,
The members of CAHLSA gathered including Gabrielle and Bob, Val’s spouse
We were asked to hang ornaments on the welcoming tree with great care,
And the festive food was placed on tables here and there
Friends nestled in the comfy couches in the living room and said,
Hello and how do you do and put the coats in the other room on the bed.
Out in the Kitchen there was such a clatter
We sprang up to see what was the matter
The oven door slammed announcing warm delicious food and cups of warm cider for all.
And everyone filled their plates to the brim and squeezed back through the hall.
The outside lights on the house threw a warm welcoming glow
We were all happy for the beautiful night and perhaps wished for just a little snow
When what to my wondering eyed did appear
It was Edith announcing fun games to our ears.
A raucous simultaneous choir of every carol known
And a round of the 12 days of Christmas where Regina and Barb’s dancing really shone.
We had so much fun singing and laughing until our cheeks were rosy and our full bellies shook
that we had only just noticed that Lisa and Bob bundled up all the donated books
And so ended another wonderful CAHLSA holiday party which was really out of sight
And Happy Holiday Season to all and to all a good night.

(A somewhat factual account of the events of Dec 11, 2014, very loosely based on “A visit from St. Nick” by Clement Clark Moore http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171924) (An announcement as to the date of the CAHSLA Christmas Album release date is forth coming)
Amy Koshoffer, Program Committee

CAHSLA Holiday Jingle and Mingle

Attendees: Val Purvis, Bob Purvis, Carole Baker, Jennifer Heffron, Cathy Constance, Lisa McCormick, Edith Starbuck, Katie Wolf, Amy Koshoffer, Mary Piper, Cecil Rahe, Emily Rahe, Jennifer Pettigrew, Nonnie Klein, Sharon Purtee, Emily Kean, Regina Hartman, Garbrielle Hopkins, Elaine Dean, Don Jason, Jane Thompson, Sandy Mason, Barb Slavinkski

CAHSLA members and guests gathered at the home of Carole Baker in Clifton to celebrate the holiday season on December 11, 2014. After stuffing ourselves silly on all of the delicious food and drink, Edith presented a few announcements. In January there will be a CAHSLA visit to the Mary R. Schiff Library, Cincinnati Art Museum organized by Elaine Dean. Carole Baker is organizing a GMR course about PubMed and the evidence-based universe to be held at the University of Cincinnati. New children’s books were collected for Healthpoint Family Care, a non-profit in Northern Kentucky that includes a Reach Out and Read program. A lifetime certificate was presented to Mary Piper. Afterward we played a couple of rousing singing/miming games. Singing group carols closed the evening. We thank Carole Baker for her hospitality.

Submitted: Jennifer Pettigrew, Secretary

Dear CAHSLA Members,
Thank you for your generous gift of books for HealthPoint’s Reach Out and Read program. We were surprised and very gratified by this donation.

As you know, HealthPoint Family Care is a nonprofit primary care medical and dental practice in Northern Kentucky. We see about 28,800 patients every year, mostly low-income and uninsured, at our five health centers.

Because HealthPoint providers treat more than 5,600 children age birth to 5 from low-income families, we take every opportunity to promote literacy. Pediatric physicians and nurse practitioners “prescribe reading” to children and their families, and each child receives a new book to take home.

We also collect used books for children to read while they wait for appointments, and we are happy if those books “walk off” with the kids.

On behalf of the children who will receive these books, thank you.

Laurel Humes, Grants Manager

Treasurer/Membership Secretary Report
CHECKING Balance as of 9/10/2014 :      $2,235.60                   
Membership Dues $190.00
DEPOSIT TOTALS     $190.00
Membership Meeting   $60.38
Staples Supplies              $7.35
Balance as of 12/19/2014:   $2537.97
CASH   Balance as of 9/10/2014:  %9.44
DEPOSIT TOTALS            $0.00
Balance as of 12/19/2014:     $19.44
TOTAL ASSETS        $2,377.41

16 Regular
0 Students
10 Life Members

It’s time to wish Cathy Constance (VAMC) a ‘happy retirement.” According to Sandra Mason, “After 46 years in the library profession, Cathy is making the jump to retirement at the end of this month. She has made plans to live the life of a “free bird” and concentrate on doing all things creative – along with a few mundane chores like downsizing.” Cathy has been an integral member of CAHSLA’s leadership for many years.  

Linda Kittrell retired from the Bethesda North Hospital Library on October 31st after 28 years of service. Linda began working at the library at Oak Street in 1986 and then moved to Bethesda North after it closed and TriHealth was formed. After retiring, Linda hopes to spend a lot more time with her grandchildren.

From Cathy Constance: After 46 years working in libraries, 23 of which were at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, I’m retiring. I’m looking forward to the leisure to be a quilter, cross-stitcher, jewelry maker, paper artist, general crafter, reader, volunteer, gym rat, and any other activity that interests me.

News from Some Retirees

Mike Douglas writes:
Retirement is great so far. Right now, my main job is babysitting our granddaughter. She is 1 year old and (in my totally objective opinion) is the world's cutest, funniest and smartest baby. It is a job I highly recommend. Jennifer invited me to the TriHealth Library Holiday Lunch, and it was great to see everyone and the 2 new staff members. My son has been in the army in El Paso for the past 3 years and is getting out in February. He is planning to work in Venice, Italy so we are looking forward to visiting him after he settles in.
I was really planning to come to the retirement party at the VA, but my whole family is sick with really bad colds, so I won't be able to make it. I hope to see everyone at the next CAHSLA function. Happy Holidays!

Barbarie Hill continues to be busy with her grandchildren, community service – now sewing costumes for a local community theatre group – and singing with various community choirs. Most recently Barbarie participated for the fourth straight year in the annual Messiah Sing-in at the University of Virginia, a much-loved community event.

There is a new Medical Librarian at Bethesda North Hospital. Please extend a warm CAHSLA welcome to Katie Wolf. Katie is a Cincinnati native who has worked at the NIOSH Library, PLCH, Stanford Hospital Library, and East Tennessee State University. Katie received her MLIS from the University of Kentucky, and she has also taken the “EBM and the Medical Librarian” course from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Katie may be reached at 513-865-1763 or at Katherine_Wolf@trihealth.com.

Katie replaces Jennifer Heffron, who has been promoted to Dean and Head of Libraries at TriHealth after Michael Douglas’s retirement.

Community volunteers

Amy Koshoffer (UC), Emily Kean (Boone County PL), and Peggy Frondorf (UC) had a great time volunteering for the ever-popular Books by the Banks on Saturday October 11. 

Edith Starbuck’ 2014 Midwest Chapter meeting presentation was singled out in an article on the highlights of one participant’s experiences at the conference in the Fall MIDLINE, the publication of the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association newsletter: “For example, the process to redesign the library page at the University of Cincinnati, presented by Edith Starbuck…” You can read Edith’s abstract for her paper Website redesign: Navigating rough waters to reach the Redesigned “Promised Land” Great job, Edith! 

Congratulations to Jennifer Pettigrew on her new position as Electronic Resources Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, James N. Gamble Library, The Christ College of Nursing & Health Sciences, The Christ Hospital Health Network. Jennifer, who is also CAHSLA Secretary, started at The Christ Hospital in 2013 as the archivist for the Elizabeth Gamble Deaconess Home Association

End of an Era
Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of NIH, recently announced that Dr. Lindberg will be retiring in March 2015. See http://www.nih.gov/about/director/11062014_statement_lindberg.htm for the text of the announcement. Dr. Lindberg has made an impact on the health of the nation through his work at NLM over the last 30 years.

The Importance of Librarians
L i L, Tian J, Tian H, et al. Network meta-analyses could be improved by searching more sources and by involving a librarian. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;67(9):1001-1007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24841794

"Seagulls Over Landfill"
Writing in an October 3, 2014 New York Times blog, Dr. Abigail Zuger posed a provocative question, “Will history someday show that the electronic medical record almost did the great state of Texas in?” Zuger’s lead-in for her essay refers to the near disaster that occurred in the Texas hospital ED when a patient appeared with symptoms of Ebola. Some have pointed fingers to failures of the EMR to alert clinicians to the recent travel history of the patient. Zuger writes, “We are in the middle of a simmering crisis in medical data management. Like computer servers everywhere, hospital servers store great masses of trivia mixed with valuable information and gross misinformation, all cut and pasted and endlessly reiterated. Even the best software is no match for the accumulation. When we need facts, we swoop over the surface like sea gulls over landfill, peck out what we can, and flap on. There is no time to dig and, even worse, no time to do what we were trained to do — slow down, go to the source, and start from the beginning.“ A warning well said, Dr. Zuger.

100 Most-cited Papers
Nature recently published Science Citation Index’s list of the 100 most cited scientific papers of all times. “The top three papers—the only ones to be cited more than 100,000 times—all describe biochemical ways to measure the amount of protein in a solution. They are:
1. "Protein Measurement with the Folin Phenol Reagent" (1951)
2. "Cleavage of Structural Proteins during the Assembly of the Head of Bacteriophage T4" (1970)
3. "A rapid and sensitive method for the quantitation of microgram quantities of protein utilizing the principle of protein-dye binding" (1976)”

“Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly”

Misheard lyrics to Christmas songs are immortalized as 'mondegreens.' According to Webster’s Online Dictionary, a mondegreen is “a word or phrase that results from a mishearing of something said or sung.” Check out some hilarious mondegreens at the Snopes.com site.

Healthcare Buzz Words that Drive Us Nuts
Becker’s Hospital Review created a list of ten health care buzz words that “make our skin crawl” and they nominate to be banned: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-blog/10-healthcare-buzzwords-to-ban-in-2015.html

Generation Ouch!
Writing in the Huffington Post, Brian Secemsky and Joshua Liao state: "Medical libraries in university hospitals are now only as useful as the number of outlet plugs they make available to their housestaff." The Generation Y Physician

“The Librarians” Saving the World – Or Not
TNT Premiered a new series, “The Librarians “on December 7, spun off from the TV-movie franchise starring Noah Wyle as a daring archivist protecting antiquities. Rebecca Romijn joins the new series as a counter-terrorism agent. The trade paper Variety (and me your humble editor), were not impressed. http://variety.com/2014/tv/reviews/tv-review-the-librarians-tnt-1201370435/

Amnesty for Overdue Book – 65 Years Late
A high school librarian in Spokane, WA was stunned to receive an overdue book that was last checked-out in 1949. I’m sure the borrower’s face was just scarlet with embarrassment. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/overdue-library-book-returned-after-65-years-n262466

Take Two Laughs and Call Me in the Morning
Recently posted on MEDLIB-L was a link to Graphic Medicine, a website “that explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. We are a community of academics, health carers, authors, artists, and fans of comics and medicine.”

Best Books of 2014 – So Far
A staggering list of 200 books recently appeared on the MSN Lifestyle section as ‘perfect holiday reading” options. Below are three interesting titles I winnowed from the list:
The Bookshop Book – “Jen Campbell's nonfiction The Bookshop Book "is a love letter to bookshops all around the world," featuring the history of books, interviews with authors about their favorites, and the stories of more than 300 unique and "weirdly wonderful" bookshops across six continents.”
Gemini – A ‘medical mystery meets love story … Carol Cassella has written a novel full of gorgeously rendered characters, fascinating medical detail, and tour de force plot twists. From its gripping first pages straight through to its stunning conclusion, Gemini is an unforgettable novel - a morality tale, a mystery, and a love story that will leave readers breathless."
Texts from Jane Eyre - “Classic literary characters are plucked from the past and given a smartphone and a 21st century backdrop in Mallory Ortberg's Texts From Jane Eyre. The book is a collection of hilarious text conversations that the author imagines the likes of Scarlett O'Hara, Jane Eyre, Jay Gatsby, and more would have if they were rewritten in our modern digital age.”

Lost in Translation - The Perils of Dictation
· Also, on his right hand he has a left thumb dislocation.
· That’s Catherine with a ‘C’, spelled k-a-t-h-e-r-i-n-e.
· This is a well-developed gentleman who is obviously pregnant.
· Please make a copy of my office.
· Toes are numb after sitting for an hour on the computer.
· The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week.
· The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.
· Patient has chest pains if she lies on her left side for over a year.
· 57 year old woman presented with RUQ pain after eating a fatty male.
· 49 year old occasional male (caucasian).
· Brain MRI: Testicles are mildly prominent.
· Pancreatitis of unknown ideology.

Final Thought

“Drugs for deceased beneficiaries are clearly not medically indicated, which is a requirement for Medicare coverage.” Health and Human Services Inspector General Report

Midwest Chapter Meeting 2015 – Destination Louisville
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Librarians+Evidedence=Proof from October 2-6. The chapter meeting is a great opportunity to take advantage of reasonably priced Medical Library Association sanctioned CE courses. Put your thinking cap on, and consider submitting a paper or poster when the call comes out. The conference hotel is the lovely and historic Galt House in downtown Louisville. Here is a link to the conference brochure.

MLA Futures Task Force Releases Plan
Charged by the Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association to create a 10-year strategic plan to position the association to thrive in the future, the MLA Futures Task Force has released its initial http://blog.mlanet.org/future/ The recommendations are a result of research on trends in the field, other relevant MLA background materials, and open forums at the Medical Library Association annual meeting Closer to home, OHSLA President Charlotte Sievert is forming a Futures Task Force and is looking for volunteers. Contact Charlotte at CSievert@summahealth.org if you are interested in serving on the Task Force.

Nature Beta Tests New Article Sharing Model
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has introduced an experimental new functionality on nature.com and a beta set of content sharing principles and guidelines that will:
* Enable subscribers to share a read-only version of full-text subscription articles published in 49 journals on nature.com. This includes Nature, the Nature Reviews and Nature Research titles, as well as selects academic journals. This sharing is intended for personal, non-commercial use.
* Enable 100+ media outlets and blogs to link to a read-only version of full text-subscription articles.
The functionality is powered by ReadCube, a sister business to NPG), and articles are viewable through the ReadCube PDF viewer. Users are not required to download ReadCube to view articles through the shareable link. For site license customers this means that users at your institution can for non-commercial purposes, legitimately and conveniently share a unique URL to the full-text read-only version of articles of interest with colleagues who do not necessarily have a subscription via a shareable web link on nature.com. [Posted on MEDLIB-L 12/18/2014 by Kelly Thormodson MLIS - Assistant Director, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences]

Fate of Kentucky Public Libraries in the Hands of the Court
A protracted legal battle has been underway in Kentucky over the legality of public libraries use of taxation for funding. The tax, challenged by tea party members, reached the court of appeals on Dec 15. If the courts rule against the Kentucky libraries, their funding could be rolled back to levels seen in the 1970’s and the libraries would be ruined.

People vs. The Economist 

Proving once again that scientific inquiry is limitless, a group of researchers in Auckland, NZ have generated data that explains why magazines in doctor’s offices are so boring: the interesting (i.e. gossipy magazines) get pilfered, while the uninteresting – to most people – hang around the waiting room for decades. Another explanation for the results of the study could be what librarians have known for generations: if it isn’t nailed down, it walks out the door. Arroll B, Alrutz S, Moyes S. An exploration of the basis for patient complaints about the oldness of magazines in practice waiting rooms: cohort study. BMJ. 2014 Dec 11;349:g7262. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7262. PubMed PMID: 25500116

Darwin Awards 2014
Be sure to review the 2014 Darwin Awards. These awards likely will never have an annual televised gala hosted by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris or Tina Fey, so you will have to read about them at the website http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/ . To refresh your memory, the Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek homage to reckless behavior that recognizes “individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own actions.” The Darwins’ originated in the golden age of computing – 1985 – from discussions on a Usenet (look it up) newsgroup.

Malala – Champion for Education – Youngest Nobel Laureate Ever
In her acceptance speech as the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, activist and youngest Nobel winner in history, Malala Yousafzai said in her acceptance speech, “Dear brothers and sisters, the so-called world of adults may understand it, but we children don't. Why is it that countries which we call “strong” are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace? Why is it that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard? Why is it that making tanks is so easy, but building schools is so difficult?”

In this season where many cultures celebrate the victory of light over darkness, let us collectively hope for the miracle of peace on earth and good will to all peoples.          -- Your Editors


September 2014, No.128

The CAHSLA 2014-2015 year got off to a wonderful start with a tour of the historic Hauck House on Dayton Street. Organized by Mary Piper and Val Purvis, CAHSLA members and potential members were treated to a talk and tour led by Elizabeth Meyer, UC DAAP Librarian.

Autumn is in the air with crisp cool days and cooler nights. It’s great sleeping weather, and it’s also a season of new beginnings. Working in academia means it really is a time of new beginnings with new students and residents. But it is also a fresh start for CAHSLA. CAHSLA officers may not change very often but each year brings new programs and opportunities to visit new places, learn new things, and get to know new members. Val Purvis generously volunteered to chair a very able program committee this year, and I am confident that more fun and interesting programs are ahead. I look forward to every minute of it.

I also look forward to working with an outstanding Executive Committee; Lisa McCormick (Past President/Chronicle CAHSLA Co-Editor ), Emily Kean (Treasurer /Membership Chair/Technology Co-Chair), Jennifer Pettigrew (Secretary), Amy Koshoffer (Web Mistress/Technology Co-Chair), Jane Thompson (Archivist), and Barbarie Hill (Chronicle CAHSLA Co-Editor). Many thanks go to Cathy Constance and Brigid Almaguer for their numerous years of service.

At the Executive Committee transition meeting we discussed our ongoing challenge of finding a President Elect. The sticking points seem to be the dual role of president elect and program chair and the 3 year commitment. For several years off and on we’ve gone without a President Elect, and it may be time to move away from that role and instead focus instead on finding a President, a Secretary, and a program chair every year. We want to know what CAHSLA membership thinks. There may be short survey in your future.

Enjoy the fall and I hope to see you at the next program!

Edith Starbuck

Treasurer’s Report

CHECKING   Balance as of 9/10/2014 :        $2,350.66                   

DEPOSITS     Membership Dues       $175.00                      
                                                DEPOSIT TOTALS   $175.00                      
                        Web Domain Renewal            $60.00
                        Membership Meeting  $220.00
                        Staples Supplies          $10.06            
                                                WITHDRAWAL TOTALS $290.06                      
                                                Balance as of 9/15/2014 : $2,235.60
CASH Balance as of 9/10/2014 :        $34.44
DEPOSITS     Membership Dues       $25.00
                                                DEPOSIT TOTALS   $25.00            
                                                WITHDRAWAL TOTALS   $0.00
CASH Balance as of 9/15/2014 :        $59.44
            PAID MEMBERS
8          Regular
0          Student
13        Life Members
21        TOTAL

Emily Kean, Treasurer and Membership Chair

CAHSLA Fall Membership Meeting and Tour of Hauck HouseSeptember 11, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Hauck House, Cincinnati, Ohio

Member attendees and guests:
Jennifer Pettigrew, Diana Osborne, Emily Kean, Sandra Mason, Cathy Constance, Don Jason, Elaine Dean, Edith Starbuck, Amy Koshoffer, Sandy Johnson, Val Purvis, Emily Rahe, Cecil Rahe, Lisa McCormick, Carole Baker, Jennifer Heffron, Jane Thompson, Alex Harvtein, Mary Piper, Regina Hartman, Gabrielle Hopkins, Barb Slavinski

The Fall Membership meeting started out with a fascinating presentation and tour of the Hauck House by Elizabeth Meyer, UC’s DAAP Librarian. Who knew such a cool house existed in Cincinnati? We learned about the hand-painted ceiling murals, possible uses for the rooms, and what it might have been like to live on Millionaire’s Row during the nineteenth century. Thanks to Mary for organizing such a fun event!

The business portion of the meeting was brief and led by President Edith Starbuck. After welcoming everyone to the event, and thanking the program’s organizers, Edith introduced the officers: Jane Thompson, Archivist; Amy Koshoffer and Emily Kean, Technology Committee Co-Chairs; Val Purvis, Program Committee Chair; Jennifer Pettigrew, Secretary; Emily Kean, Treasurer and Membership Committee Chair; and Lisa McCormick and Barbarie Hill, co-editors of the Chronicle. Edith reminded everyone to renew their membership and to send dues to Emily. Additionally, Edith introduced and thanked the members of the program committee: Jennifer Heffron, Elaine Dean, Carole Baker, and Amy Koshoffer. After a light meal catered by Kaldi’s, the meeting was adjourned.

Jennifer Pettigrew, Secretary

Planning, Conducting & Publishing Research

This course will provide an introduction to the research process with an emphasis on health sciences library settings. Participants will build their research skills by gaining an understanding of the processes involved in taking a project from initial idea creation to final publication.
Instructor: Nancy Allee, Deputy Director, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan.
4.0 CE contact hours awarded
Summa Barberton Hospital
155 5th St. NE
Barberton, OH 44203
A Continental Breakfast and Lunch (catered by Panera Bread) will be included in the registration fee. Panera does offer a vegetarian sandwich option. Please indicate your desire to have this option on your registration form.
More information and online registration: OHSLA Fall 2014 Meeting


From Amy Koshoffer

I am so excited to have finally landed a library position, especially one that is in line with my dream of being a liaison between the library and the research community.

Over the last year, UCLibraries has transformed services offered to researchers, especially in the STEM fields. Positions include digital content strategist, digital humanities strategist, digital archivist, digital metadata librarian and informationist. The term informationist reflects the focus of these positions as specialists in research data services. I would describe the position to be a hybrid of outreach librarian/embedded librarian, and data librarian with a hint of data scientist. I hold one of three informationist positions created to serve data generating researchers at UC. In May of this year, I was hired as the Science Informationist for UCLibraries. The other two positions are Research Informationist and Clinical Informationist. Both of these positions are based at the Health Sciences Library on UC’s east campus, and I am based in one of the three science libraries on the west campus. The major functions of my job are 1) to provide “research ready” tools, resources and support such as assistance with statistical analysis programs and data visualization, 2) to advertise and instruct about our current and future institutional repositories as a tool for long term preservation of the research output of UC, and 3) to support and educate about data management including best practices, use of tools to construct data management plans and to provide consultation on data management plan development. I am very busy in my new position and there is much to learn about UCLibraries, different research outside of my field of biology and the field of data management.
Amy Koshoffer
Science Informationist

Dear All,
I want to thank you for the generous contribution CAHSLA made to Cincinnati Preservation Association on my behalf. It was very kind of you and is greatly appreciated. Having the membership meeting at the Hauck House was great fun for me and I've very glad that people enjoyed it. I've enjoyed my association with CAHSLA and plan to be at the Christmas party at Carole's. Thanks again, Mary Piper

Dear CAHSLA Members,
I would like to thank CAHSLA for the great retirement gift. Now that I have time to read, I will put the Joseph-Beth card to good use.
Sincerely, Mike Douglas

Retiree News
Jane Thompson (retired UCHSL) and husband, Michael, are bound for Poland for the October 4 wedding (2nd one, church-sanctioned) of their daughter Jennifer in Kalisz. Jane writes, “We are very excited, and are looking forward to the big Polish wedding, complete with reception at a country house. We will have pictures and many stories, I am sure.”

Jane has been doing some reading and has some “picks and pans.” She recommends “Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir” written retired literary editor, Diana Athill. Athill, born in 1917 and educated at Oxford University, is the author of two other memoirs, including "Instead of a Letter," and "After a Funeral." Jane is also enjoying the short stories of Jane Gardam, whom she describes as “a wonderful writer, worth discovering.”

On the pan side, The Mockingbird Next Door. It is a semi-biography of Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Jane criticizes the book on its “bad journalistic trite writing.” The best thing about the book is the photo on the jacket of Harper Lee and Mary Badham, the little girl who played Scout in the film, sitting on a porch swing.

The “Big Dig” from The Jewish Hospital Health Sciences Library
Well, the end may be in sight to restore the library to its former footprint. To facilitate the construction of the hospital’s new 5-story patient tower, some preliminary work was undertaken in January to “in-fill” the [then] atrium. An emergency exit was necessary for fire code during the in-fill, and the only

location the architects could identify was through a wall in the library. To accomplish this, half of the library’s journal stacks had to be removed, tables and carrels removed, a temporary hallway constructed, and the library’s entrance relocated. Temporary storage was constructed for the displaced journals, which at least made them accessible. Then in August, it was time to undue the work in the library. Unfortunately, things are not progressing in an orderly fashion. In early August half of the displaced journals were loaded onto Planes carts and wrapped in impenetrable plastic. Every day I expect to see a workman who will re-install the journal shelving so that we can unload our journals, but I am continuously disappointed.

Meanwhile, outside of the library windows, the former parking lot with all of the beautiful landscaping has given way to the ‘big dig’ to create the foundation for the tower. I am confident we have not even heard the loudest of the construction noise to date. Once the tower is built, the lovely view the library has enjoyed for past 13 years will be replace with a view of the back side of the tower. No truer words were spoken: “It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today.” Isaac Asimov

From The Lloyd Library
Erin Campbell has been engaged as the new Reference Librarian and Museum Specialist.  Erin comes to the Lloyd from the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, where she worked for over 15 years and last held the position of Senior Library Services Assistance before leaving to join the team at the Lloyd.
·         Now through December 12, 2014: “If Wine is Sublime...”  "If Wine is Sublime..." showcases rare books, maps, and artworks all about grapes, vineyards, and wine. The books date from the late 17th century to the present day and cover all aspects of grape growing, wine making, and medicinal usage of both the fruit and the fermented beverage. The gallery exhibition of art comes to the Lloyd from artists across the country and internationally and in a variety of media, from traditional botanical illustrations to woven tapestries, sculpture, and video installation.
·         October 25, 2014: Optimizing Health through Functional Foods – Scientific Symposium Day-long symposium to answer all your questions about functional foods: What IS a functional food, what are the benefits, how are they made, and can (or should) they be a part of my daily diet?  Includes practical advice from dieticians!  Visit lloydlibrary.org for more details and to register.
·         November 21, 2014: Pre-Black Friday Tarot Deck Release Party with Ken Henson Come meet artist Ken Henson, learn about his work re-producing the Hall-Knapp 1920s Tarot Deck, buy one for yourself (or makes a great holiday gift!) and get it signed by Henson.  Plus, chance to get your tarot read!  Fun party atmosphere with opportunities to learn some interesting things about Cincinnati, the art world, and esotericism.  Check lloydlibrary.org for more details closer to the event.


Swets files for bankruptcy
(22 September 2014) A story on the German publishing industry web site boersenblatt.net (in German) reports that Netherlands-based Swets (Swets & Zeitlinger Group B.V.) is insolvent and has filed for bankruptcy writes Gary Price on InfoDocket. Swets says it has customers in 160 nations, offices in 23 countries, and employs over 570 people. The annual report adds that the company has over 8,000 customers worldwide representing approximately 800,000 subscriptions.

Beckers Hospital Review Notes Two Cincinnati Hospitals with “Humble” Roots
Beckers Hospital Review recently highlighted 20 hospitals with very modest beginnings. Appearing on this list were The Christ Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The twenty hospitals highlighted in this news story appeared in the Beckers Hospital Review’s publication 100 Great Hospitals in America 2014 edition.

Your Surgeon Seems Competent, But Can He Type?
Writing for the New York Times, surgeon Wen T. Shen of the University of California, San Francisco, revealed that he never learned to type. This omission would not have mattered in the past to a physician, but with the introduction of the electronic health record, physicians routinely enter information into the record with a computer and keyboard in the exam or consultation room. “I can’t type. My 1970s and ‘80s childhood was sandwiched between the typewriter and personal computer eras, and I never had any formal instruction in how to properly navigate a keyboard. I churned out papers in high school, college and medical school through the hunt-and-peck method, and things turned out just fine.” Dr. Shen fears that the hunting and pecking, or the “tripping over letters like a drunken giraffe” will detract from the confidence his patients have in him.

However, Dr. Shen has found a silver-lining to his lack of keyboard finesse. “The brief moment when I acknowledge my fumbling typing skills has become a chance to show my patient that while I feel very comfortable in my surgical abilities, I am also well aware of my limitations. Suddenly, the pedestal is not so high. The aura of invincibility that has long shrouded the surgical profession, that can sometimes spill over into arrogance, coldness, and toxic relationships between surgeons and those around them, starts to melt away.”

More Reasons to Proof-Read Dictation Transcriptionists are getting a new life as they go about checking Dragon dictated medical notes. Turns out, errors are just as prevalent (if not more) with the use of these newer technologies.
· Exam of genitalia was completely negative except for the right foot.
· The patient was to have a bowel resection. However, he took a job as stockbroker instead.
· She can't get pregnant with her husband, so I will work her up.
· I will be happy to go into her GI system, she seems ready and anxious.
· Patient was released to outpatient department without dressing.
· The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.
· Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities.
· The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut, and handed to the pediatrician, who breathed and cried immediately.
· She stated that she had been constipated for most of her life until 1989 when she got a divorc

Nurses Not Immune to the Proofreading Bug (from actual charts)
· MD @ bedside attempted to urinate
· Patient has had decreased urinary intake. (Doctor aware).

Only 30% of the medical literature is freely available on the Web or less than one-quarter of the medical journals are freely available. Source: McVeigh ME, Pringle JK. Open access to the medical literature: how much content is available in published journals? Serials 2005 Mar; 18(1):45-49. 

Librarian Objectivity in EBM Process Touted in Recent Article
Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles. Melissa L. Rethlefsen, MLS, AHIP1; M. Hassan Murad, MD, MPH2; Edward H. Livingston, MD. JAMA. 2014;312(10):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9263. PMID: 25203078
From the article,
“Medical librarians play a central role in assisting clinicians access medical literature needed to provide patient care. They also can play an important role in developing high-quality narrative and systematic reviews, constructing search strategies, managing references, reviewing references for inclusion, documenting the search methodology, and contributing to the drafting of the final manuscript. Having a medical librarian closely involved ensures that the review will be thorough and its methodology reproducible. Medical librarians bring expertise to the review process based on their understanding of the medical literature, search methods, and review guidelines and standards. Their neutrality and expertise can help minimize bias in the review process, leading to more robust and unbiased review articles.”  

Medical TV Shows Shape Consumer Perceptions of MDs and Diseases
A recent article in the Atlantic titled Healthcare in the Time of Grey's Anatomy by Julie Beck reports that consumer perceptions about doctors, diseases, and healthcare have changed significantly due to medically oriented television shows. According to Beck, several studies have shown “that people who watch a lot of medical shows are more likely to believe certain things about doctors, and about healthcare. .. Though you might think that people are perfectly capable of separating television from reality* (Editor’s note: *Really??), cultivation theory suggests they cannot, entirely. The theory goes that the social reality people are exposed to on TV shapes their attitudes toward real social reality, and it does so, of course, in subtle and complicated ways that are hard to nail down.”

Cincinnati Reads? Business Courier Columnist Expresses Surprise
In an August blog, Business Courier columnist/reporter Andy Brownfield reported that Cincinnatians, according to the latest Public Library Association report, like to read. In his August 14 post, “Cincinnati: chili, Reds and... voracious readers?” Brownfield noted that, according to the most recent Public Library Data Service survey, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH), is the sixth busiest library in the U.S. and Canada. An additional feather in the cap of PLCH is that it was the only library system in the top six to see an actual increase in circulation in 2013.
According to the report, “The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County boasts 526,235 cardholders. The 17.4 million items they checked out in 2013 included 9.2 million print materials, 7 million CDs and DVDs, and nearly 1 million downloaded items.” 

“Why Public Libraries Beat Amazon – for Now”
Geoffrey A. Fowler in an August 12 Wall Street Journal article reveals the world’s best kept secret: libraries, thanks to their professional library staff, have amassed collections of e-books and journals that are freely accessible – the amazing part of this secret being the concept ‘free.’
Contrary to myths and stereotypes, libraries and librarians continue to do what they do best: make resources available to wide ranging communities. “But it turns out librarians haven't just been sitting around shushing people while the Internet drove them into irrelevance. More than 90% of American public libraries have amassed e-book collections you can read on your iPad, and often even on a Kindle. You don't have to walk into a branch or risk an overdue fine. And they're totally free.”
A really fascinating part of this article is that the author did a comparison of the availability of recent best sellers on the big name e-book providers – Oyster, Scribd and Kindle Unlimited – versus the public library system at San Francisco and Richland County, S.C. The libraries had more books available than did the subscription services. See the graph in the articles for complete results of the comparison. 

Psychotherapy Journal Takes Stand on Open Access Journal Limitations
Writing in the international journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, G. A. Fava, MD takes to task the limitations of open access. In the editorial, Fava notes that open access applies to the reader, not the contributor. Potential contributors face the challenge of obtaining necessary money to pay for the publication of their research in open access journals. Thus those with grants can afford to publish. The problem with this model, according to the author, is that "This means limiting the opportunity to publish to authors whose work is supported by grants, to those who are loaded with conflicts of interest and have private companies behind them, and/or to those who work in institutions that may pick up the bill." The editorial, which is freely available on the web, goes on to state, "In the past decade, the issue of commercial interests, and particularly of conflict of interest, in open-access journals was seldom raised But the commercial nature of open-access journals is now more and more obvious when we witness the birth of new such journals that are not necessarily prompted by intellectual stimuli, and when in our E-mail inboxes we receive pressing requests for contributions daily. What they want is simply our money."
It appears Fava is writing this editorial for numerous reasons, but most importantly to re-iterate the mission of his journal, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. "We will continue to depend on our readers and subscribers and make full use of the independence that this choice allows. We aim to provide a forum for innovative thinking at the interface between behavioral and medical sciences and to host contributions that special interest groups would not allow to appear in other journals, including critical commentaries on articles published elsewhere as well as negative trials."
Fava GA. The independence of medical journals and the deceptive effects of open access. Psychother Psychosom. 2014;83(1):1-5. doi: 10.1159/000355205. Epub 2013 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 24281149