June 2016, N0.135

'Tis the season of change for CAHSLA. We have brought the 2015/2016 year to a close with a great picnic and the announcement of next year’s officers. Congratulations to Alex Herrlein – Vice president/President elect, Jennifer Pettigrew returning as secretary and Emily Kean returning as treasurer. As Don Jason assumes the presidency, it is great to see new names as well as our steadily solid members taking leadership roles in CAHSLA. Best Wishes and looking forward to another wonderful year of informative events and socializing with my library colleagues.

There was much angst over whether we would be able to hold our end of season picnic this year. Tornadoes and severe rain threatened, but in the end there was only a light rain. The twenty plus people gathered in Swaim Park, Montgomery and enjoyed great food, wonderful conversation and the fun dog antics. And it was great to see the family of our members. I even got my husband to attend. He heard how great Bob Purvis’ beans proven├žal tastes and wanted to try for himself. Thank you to Val Purvis for pulling together a wonderful picnic and to Katie Wolfe for reserving the shelter for us.

Again our program committee model was a great success. For two years now, our meetings have been organized by a five member group. The divide and conquer approach really spreads the work and results in fabulous programming. We started our year at the Lloyd Library and Museum with a great program and wonderful speed dating with new members. We went on to an educational program on information security, the holiday party, a program at the Clifton Branch of the Public Library and a tech convo about favorite tech tools. And then the year culminated in the end of season picnic. With six meetings this year, we had a record number of programs. Thank you to Jennifer Heffron, Val Purvis, Sharon Purtee, Lisa McCormick and Don Jason who all served on the committee with me this year and did an amazing job educating and engaging us this year.

And a special “thank you” to Edith Starbuck, Alex Herrlein and Don Jason for tackling the arduous task of updating our Procedures Manual and Bylaws. This is no easy task, and I personally am grateful that you stepped up and completed the task. The membership should keep an eye out for the ballot adopting these edits. We need 25% of the current membership (20 members) to vote the changes up or down by a simple majority.

I wish everyone a wonderful summer. If you have great travel plans for the summer, I look forward to hearing about them at our membership meeting in the fall.

Best Regards,
Amy Koshoffer
Outgoing President 2015/2016

CAHSLA Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic

Jennifer Heffron, Eloise Heffron, Cora Heffron, Katie Wolf, Sandy Mason, Jennifer Steinhardt, Lisa McCormick, Edith Starbuck, Amy Koshoffer, Martin Koshoffer, Alex Herrlein, Barb Slavinkski, Monica Slavinkski, Sharon Purtee, Cara Yurkkowsi, , Cecile Rahe, Emily Rahe, Regina Hartman, Don Jason, Diana Osborne, Val Purvis, Bob Purvis, Jennifer Pettigrew, Kristen Young, plus fur-babies [aka: dogs]

CAHSLA'S Annual Picnic was held at Swaim Park in Montgomery, Ohio on June 22, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We enjoyed lots of good food and fellowship. A big thanks to Val Purvis and the rest of the Programming Committee for organizing the picnic and the rest of the year's events! Amy gave beautiful gifts to this year's officers and Don Jason presented Amy with a gift for her service as President. Edith Starbuck, Don Jason, and Alex Herrlain also worked hard on revising the CAHSLA Bylaws and Procedures, which we will soon vote on. The new Executive Committee is as follows: Don Jason as President, Alex Herrlein Vice President/President Elect, Emily Kean as Treasurer, and Jennifer Pettigrew as Secretary. Have a fun and healthy summer!

Submitted by: Jennifer Pettigrew, Secretary

Treasurer’s Report

 as of 2/26/2016 :
Petty Cash Deposit

Tech Convo Attendee Fees

Tech Convo Meeting Costs

Officer Gift Reimbursement

as of 6/22/2016:
as of 2/26/2016 :

Checking Account Deposit
as of 6/22/2016:
as of 6/22/2016:

20 Regular (Paid)
1 Student (Paid)
14 Life Members

RDAP Conference Report

I attended the 2016 Research Data Access and Preservation Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from May 4th to May 6th https://www.asis.org/rdap/. This conference is the largest gathering of librarians providing services supporting research data. This is the second RDAP conference I have attended, and again I learned much and enjoyed meeting my colleagues from other institutions. I participated in the poster session with two posters, one with colleagues from UC, OSU and UMass addressing assessment of educational efforts http://www.slideshare.net/asist_org/rdap-16-poster-evaluating-research-data-management-education-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly and a second with a UC Biology professor looking at the self-submission institutional repository model http://www.slideshare.net/asist_org/rdap-16-poster-challenges-and-opportunities-in-an-institutional-repository-selfsubmission-model. University of Cincinnati developed and rolled out our repository known as Scholar@UC https://scholar.uc.edu/ back in September 2015 and I am interested in exploring how researchers engage and use the repository.

University of Cincinnati hosted their first Data Carpentry workshop June 7 and 8 at the Health Sciences Library. Twenty UC faculty members including myself and one other library faculty member gathered to learn tech tools such as good spreadsheet practices, simple python code, the data clean-up tool Open Refine and SQLite to help us get more out of the data we generate in our research. Of all the tools, the python code was the most challenging but probably also the most versatile.

Amy Koshoffer 

News from the Lloyd Library and Museum

The Board of the Lloyd Library and Museum would like to announce the retirement of its Executive Director, Maggie Heran, to be effective July 31, 2016. Under Maggie's leadership over the past 13 years, the Lloyd has been transformed, blending the science, art, and history of the collections to achieve far greater outreach, awareness, and use of this special institution. The Lloyd Board is deeply grateful for all the contributions Maggie has provided during her tenure, and we wish her the best as she transitions to the next chapter in her life.
As the Board prepares to begin the search for a new, permanent Executive Director, we are pleased to announce the appointment of James Huizenga as our Interim Executive Director. Jim is very familiar with the Lloyd, having served as Board President from 1989 to 2004. He can be reached at JHuizenga@lloydlibrary.org or 513-721-3707. Feel free to contact current Board President, John Brenzel, at John.Brenzel@53.com or 513-534-3557 with any related questions or comments.

The Lloyd Library and Museum is partnering with the Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) to participate in FotoFocus 2016! The theme is It's a Trip. Submitted art works must be based on research conducted at the LLM in the travel photography records of the Lloyd brothers and library founder, Curtis Gates Lloyd. This travel photography captured scientific data, daily life, and work.


We send our best wishes to Jennifer (James N. Gamble Library/CAHSLA Secretary) and Tyler Pettigrew as they welcomed son Owen in March. Thanks for bringing the pictures to the picnic, Jennifer, so we could see what a darling boy he is!


The University of Cincinnati was well represented in Toronto at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association:

Continuing Altmetric Analysis. Author(s): Edith Starbuck – Associate Information Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library; Don P. Jason, III. – Clinical Informationist, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library / University of Cincinnati Libraries; Kristen Burgess – Assistant Director for Research and Informatics , University of Cincinnati; Co-Author(s): Charles Kishman – Associate information Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library; Sharon Purtee – Senior Librarian, Health Sciences Library; Tiffany Grant – Research Informationist, University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library.

Development of an Informatics Support Team. Author(s): Kristen Burgess – Assistant Director for Research and Informatics , University of Cincinnati; Co-Author(s): Leslie Schick – Associate Dean of Library Services & Director of the Health Sciences Library, Health Sciences Library.

Health Sciences Librarians Use In-Depth Interviews to Evaluate a REDCap Training Program. Author(s): Don P. Jason, III. – Clinical Informationist, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library / University of Cincinnati Libraries. 


PubMed Tutorials for Nurses
The following set of videos, designed specifically for nurses, provides an introduction to searching literature in PubMed. Watch the video then complete the quiz or exercise to test your knowledge.


U.S. Copyright Office Publishes “Draft Revision of the Library and Archives Exceptions in U.S. Copyright Law” (Section 108)
The Library of Congress is seeking public inquiry regarding Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law which you can link to here to read the 19 page document. 

Warning of New Phishing ScamFrom MEDLIB-L on May 20, 2016: Subject: Novel Phishing Attempt
Perhaps you have seen this before, but this is the first time a faculty member has warned me about a phishing attempt that was designed to appear that it came from our ILL office. The usual play on fears that we would cut off interlibrary loans to the person unless they 'updated their credentials'.

Below you'll find the original e-mail, with the false e-mail identity in the headers.

You may want to warn your own users and be on the lookout for this scam!


From: <u917357716@srv80.main-hosting.eu<mailto:u917357716@srv80.main-hosting.eu>> on behalf of Queen's University <racer.stauffer@queensu.ca<mailto:racer.stauffer@queensu.ca>>
Reply-To: Queens University Library <library@queensu.ca<mailto:library@queensu.ca>>
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:55 AM
To: Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof {email address removed}
Subject: Library Services

Dear User,

Your access to the Interlibrary Loans (ILL) is expiring soon, and you will be not eligible for Document Delivery Service. To continue to have access to the library services, you must reactivate your account. For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into your web browser. A successful login will activate your account and you will be redirected to the ILL homepage.

[link removed]

If you are unable to log in, please contact the IT Support Centre (microrep@queensu.ca<mailto:microrep@queensu.ca>) for immediate assistance.

Kind Regards,

Interlibrary Loans & Document Delivery Services
Queen's University Library
99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Phone: (613) 533-2526
Email: racer.stauffer@queensu.ca<mailto:racer.stauffer@queensu.ca>

In Case You Missed It
The University of Iowa Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has been awarded a five-year grant to serve as a Regional Medical Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). NN/LM consists of eight competitively selected Regional Medical Libraries; Hardin Library will serve the Greater Midwest Region. Jacqueline Leskovec, formerly of the Illinois RML, is the new regional librarian. http://nnlm.gov/gmr

World's film history being preserved in Covington A recent story on cincinnati.com described the efforts of a local company to preserve film archives that could be lost without the digitizing expertise of Covington’s PPS. A passion for old tape and editing equipment led Bob Gerding, CEO of PPS, into this specialty film preservation business. When others thought the ‘automobile size’ equipment should go to the recycling house, Bob held onto it. After years in the television production business and surrounded by an assortment of equipment, Bob had an epiphany: with his equipment and knowledge, he could aide in the preservation of a recorded past that was quickly vanishing. Now, NASA and the University of Cairo are sending pallets of old tapes and video for a second-chance at immortality.

PubMed Search Strategy Blogspot
Cindy Schmidt of UNC has launched a blogspot to publish PubMed search strategy with the intent to help librarians and other searchers benefit from the work put into creating some comprehensive search strategies. Though not ‘perfect’ searches as Cindy cautions, they can be instructional. Recent posted searches include: pharmacokinetics, gastrointestinal surgery, anti-HIV agents, just to name a few. You can contact Cindy if you have a search strategy you would like to share on the blog. 

MedTerm Search Assist – By Librarians for Librarians
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System has created a website to help in constructing effective searches.

“The MedTerm Search Assist database was developed for librarians to share keywords, MEDLINE search strategies, and search tips with one another. It is our hope that librarians can use the information displayed in the records of this database to develop their own comprehensive search strategies.

Librarians can add a new term into the database or suggest additions for existing records. Each record contains the entry term and keyword variants (required). Optional fields are MeSH, Pharmacological Action, Floating Subheadings, Substance Names, PubMed Search Strategy, and OVID Medline Search Strategy.” 

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

“During the 1980s, as an archivist working for a Mali government library in West Africa, Abdel Kader Haidara journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along to Niger River to rescue ancient Islamic manuscripts nearly lost to history. In 2012, as al-Qaeda militants swarmed through Mali, Haidara directed a team of librarians in the city of Timbuktu to pack more than 350,000 of these manuscripts into tin boxes and sneak them out of the city to safety over 600 miles away. Journalist Joshua Hammer tells an absorbing story of librarians as risk-taking heroes, striking a blow for culture.” Library Journal. You can read a Washington Post review of Hammer’s book here. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts. Joshua Hammer. Simon & Schuster (April 19, 2016) ISBN-13: 978-1476777405

Amazon’s Alexa Tapped by Boston’s Children’s Hospital For Patient Experience
According to Melissa Bailey at STAT News, “Medical facilities across the country are developing ways to integrate the company's virtual-assistant technology into the care continuum, from helping doctors take notes to reading patient charts, says an Amazon spokesperson. And Boston Children's "is leading the way when it comes to hands-free work in hospitals.”

Bailey also writes, “Besides Children’s, other medical facilities are “working to bring Alexa into patient rooms, help doctors take notes, and read back charts, among other things,” the spokeswoman said, though she declined to share details.”

Concussion Research Not Free of Bias, New York Times Reports
An investigative report by the New York Times on the National Football League’s concussion research revealed a connection to lawyers and lobbyists employed by the tobacco industry in its decades long fight to obfuscate the link of tobacco to lung cancer and other diseases; ‘independent’ researchers on the payroll of the NFL, and important data that was somehow omitted from key reports for analysis by the ‘independent’ researchers. “These discoveries raise new questions about the validity of the committee’s findings, published in 13 peer-reviewed articles and held up by the league as scientific evidence that brain injuries did not cause long-term harm to its players.” 

Robots in Charge
Toronto’s Humber River Hospital employs robots to deliver everything from flowers to blood samples at its new “all digital” hospital. According to the Modern Healthcare story, 75% of the behind the scenes operations of the hospital, e.g. laundry, food delivery, are automated to save money and improve patient safety. 

Medical Apps – Trust but Verify? The LA Times revealed the downside of a few of the estimated 165,000 health apps that have recently flooded the market. The title of the piece really sums up the current state of this unregulated industry: Health apps: Unlimited promise or 'like having a really bad doctor.'

From the Department of Useless Information

On a recent Friday, the cafeteria menu of The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health offered “U.S. Senate Bean Soup.” The soup has some lore associated with it. And, an enterprising manager once wanted to mass produce the soup to make some money for the U.S. Senate cafeteria and ran into some difficulties. As far as I could tell, no other branches of government donned a chef’s hat to whip-up any entrees or desserts to go along with the soup!

Miscellaneous This has nothing to do with libraries, but for the dog fans in CAHSLA:
“On my thirtieth birthday, my wife left me. She took her cookware, furniture, photos, her decorations. She left me alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn’t take was my bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo.”

Dictation Bloopers (or, The Gift That Keeps on Giving)
· He was transferred to Metro Hospital where he was seen by Dr. Purulence from ENT

· This is a 981 year-old female with multiple medical problems

· She has encephalitis of her right leg

· Colectomy due to pollen in the colon

· Nonaudible wheezing noted

· When asked if she had a discharge, the patient said, "No, but I have Blue Cross Blue Shield."

· Please feed patient only when awake

· Patient generally changes her menstrual companies every 6-8 hours

· The patient was given a banana bath

· The patient is actually a fairly reliable historian

· Chief Complaint: "speaking unintelligent"

· Patient was released to outpatient department without dressing

· Healthy-appearing, decrepit 69 year old male, mentally alert but forgetful

· Patient has left his white blood cells at another hospital

· Negative Valium scan

· She is an 85 year old who recently smoked when she was 18.

· Gymecologist (a specialty that studies physical education?)

Final Thought
“Watch out, I have a black belt in Pilates.”
       Patient during a Code Violet, just before a Haldol injection, which worked