I am thrilled to write this message and acknowledge the work of our Program Committee. CAHSLA had an engaging field trip in the winter and is starting spring with another opportunity to learn and grow.
On January 25th CAHSLA took a tour of the Makerspace Space at the Xavier University Libraries. The tour was led by Christian Sheehy, Digital Initiatives Librarian. CAHSLA learned that the Xavier University Library Makerspace houses a host of different technologies including: 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, Drones, Lego Robots, Laser Etcher, and many other gadgets. Christian informed us that the 3D printer is one of the most popular technologies in the makerspace. He spent most of the time talking about the different types of 3D printers that are housed in the makerspace. Special thanks is extended to Emily Kean and other members of the Program Committee for arranging this worthwhile excursion.
On April 5th we are slated to have our spring business meeting. This meeting will occur at the University of Cincinnati Langsam Library. CAHSLA will take a tour of the UC Libraries Preservation Lab. We will meet with the knowledgeable team of librarians and conservators that work in this state-of-the art space. This lab is a partnership between the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The preservation team conserves works from both libraries’ collections. They are trained experts in skills such as: book binding, paper making and paper marbling. After the tour, CAHSLA will enjoy boxed lunches, a brief business meeting, and an opportunity to network and socialize.
This year has been filled with many exciting programs and events, and we have even more engaging programs slated for the remainder of the year. However, it is with careful contemplation and reflection that I shift the tenor of this message.
It is with great sadness that I report that Jane Thompson, CAHSLA Archivist, passed away on February 10th. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and reflect on Jane’s many contributions to CAHSLA. One of these contributions is the detailed history of the organization, which is posted on the CAHSLA Web site. While I never met Jane myself, other CAHSLA members have informed me that she was a dedicated and active CAHSLA member for many years. In her role as Archivist, Jane diligently organized and preserved the CAHSLA archives. I believe that archivists are essential to any organization. They preserve our past and help us direct our future. In this regard, I am personally grateful for Jane’s service to our organization. Please take a moment to appreciate and reflect on Jane’s commitment to CAHSLA.
Don P. Jason III, President
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16 Regular (Paid)
1 Student (Paid)
13 Life Members
Respectfully submitted by Emily Kean, Treasurer
January 25, 2017
CAHSLA Program Meeting
MakerSpace, Xavier University, 5:30-8:30 pm
Attendees: Lisa McCormick, Emily Kean, Don Jason, Edith Starbuck, Amy Koshoffer, Barb Slavinski, Jennifer Pettigrew, Sharon Purtee, Jennifer Steinhardt, Diana Osborne, Elaine Grigg Dean, Kristen Young + Guest, Alex Grigg Dean
CAHSLA met at Xavier University Library’s MakerSpace to learn about how students, faculty, and staff use new technologies such as 3D printers and scanners to create fun objects as well as solve real world problems. Christian Sheehy, Digital Initiatives Librarian, gave an insightful presentation about the process involved in creating objects from 3D printers and scanners as well as how to manage the shared use of these machines. Design software is used to create projects or users have access to pre-made templates. To make the space less intimidating, MakerSpace also hosts craft nights. After the presentation we toured MakerSpace where we saw some machines in action. Let’s just say 3D printers give off a lot of heat! Thanks to Emily Kean for organizing this fun program! We hope to see you on April 5th for a tour of the UC Preservation Lab http://thepreservationlab.org/ (5:30 tour, 6:30 Business meeting).
Submitted by: Jennifer Pettigrew, Secretary
Leadership Opportunities in CAHSLA
Would you like to be more involved in CAHSLA? Looking for a leadership opportunity? Want to join a great group of colleagues?
CAHSLA is seeking nominations for the positions of Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer for the 2017 year.
• The Vice-President/President Elect chairs the Nominations and Elections Committee and assumes the office of President following the current term
• The Secretary keeps the minutes of CAHSLA meetings and submits an annual report to the President
• The Treasurer maintains the financial records of CAHSLA, collects dues, chairs the Membership Committee and presents financial reports at the business meetings and at the annual meeting
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Alex Herrlein at email@example.com
Elections will be held in May, so please consider any one of these great opportunities in CAHSLA!
Technology Committee Updates
Website Hosting Migration Completed
Your CAHSLA Technology Committee (Emily Kean and Amy Koshoffer) recently completed a migration of our website hosting company. www.CAHSLA.org is now hosted by DreamHost, which provides free hosting to non-profits. You might have noticed a brief downtime while the servers were being moved over, but now everything is up and running – and being hosted for free!
The CAHSLA listserv is coming!
Watch your email inbox for information about a newly created CAHSLA listserv. We’ll discuss the new email distribution list at the April business meeting and will send out information about how to sign up via email this spring.
Data Day 2017
UC Libraries and IT@UC sponsored the second UC Data Day on March 23, 2017 at Tangeman Union Center on UC’s campus. This event featured six UC faculty from disciplines as varied as Musicology, English, Education, Biomedical Engineering and Business discussing data opportunities and challenges, a student poster session, a UC service provider panel and a keynote address by Dr. Phil Bourne who served as the first permanent Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) at the NIH. Over one hundred attendees came from near and far including UC, CCHMC and other institutions and included faculty, staff and students as well as interested members of the public. Videos of the event will soon be available on the Data Day website at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/blogs/dataday/.
Poster Session UC Libraries 2017 Data Day
Submitted by Amy Koshoffer
We are deeply saddened at the passing of our longtime colleague Jane Thompson, UC Health Sciences Library (retired). Jane had been an active member and leader of CAHSLA for 20+ years, most notably organizing and maintaining our archives and facilitating bylaws changes over the years. Our sympathy is extended to her husband Michael, daughters Gillian and Jennifer, and the diverse group of people she called friends and family. At her memorial service on March 11 at Christ Church Cathedral, we heard a eulogy that captured the Jane so many of us knew and admired. As the speaker stated, "a good Jane story should never go untold." Her breadth of knowledge in library sciences and in the broader worlds of literature, music, art, horticulture, culinary arts, and all things interesting is legendary. Memorials can be sent to Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
The Lloyd Library and Museum has a new executive director, Patricia Van Skaik, Formerly of the Hamilton County Public library, Van Skaik was Manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department. For more information, see The Lloyd’s website http://lloydlibrary.org/news/Lloyd%20Library%20Executive%20Director%20Announcement.pdf
Emily Kean and Cara Yurkowski (Tri-Health Good Samaritan)will be presenting at the Annual Conference of the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians on May 22nd at Xavier University. The presentation is entitled “ILS Migration as Enhancement Opportunity: How a Local History Department Leveraged a Digital Repository Migration into a Better User Experience”. Emily carried out and accomplished the entire project. Cara assisted as an intern doing metadata clean-up and title standardization.
Cara Yurkowski won a student scholarship to attend the Spring 2017 Annual Conference for the Society of Ohio Archivists. The conference will be taking place on May 19th at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Cara is currently interning at UC's Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions.
Joint Spring Conference
Emily Kean (UC HSL) recently had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Joint Spring Conference – an annual conference co-hosted by the KLA Academic Library Section, KLA Special Library Section, and SLA Kentucky Chapter. According to Emily, “This is an incredibly cost-efficient conference and turned out to be a really great selection of presentations. The Joint Spring Conference is held annually at Kentucky state parks and is scheduled to be close by next year at General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky. This conference would especially be of interest to academics or special/hospital librarians, but if anyone is looking for nearby, low-cost conference opportunities, I suggest you check it out next year!”
Hollywood in Cincinnati
Driving past the main branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library during January, the streets were jammed with production vehicles for the Emilio Estevez independent film, The Public. If you want some background on the film, check out the WVXU story for the many actors and Cincinnati locations involved in the production.
NN/LM GMR State Liaison, Derek Johnson
Derek joined the GMR in October as Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, and he serves as the state liaison for Ohio. Derek can help address questions on outreach initiatives and applications for funding projects. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 319-335-4997.
Krafty Librarian Blogs on NEJM Resident 360
Michelle Kraft, The Krafty Librarian, recently wrote a blog post on the NEJM Residents 360, a subscription product geared to supporting residents. Kraft's post, How to Take Advantage of Your Medical Librarian, "details a few of the common ways librarians can help doctors during their residency program and beyond." You can read the post for free https://resident360.nejm.org/content_items/2490/
Gates Foundation Weighs in on “Open Access” According to a recent article in The Economist (March 25, 2017), The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has selected the open-access repository maintained by the United Kingdom’s Wellcome Trust to be the freely available source of all reports of research it supports. The article discusses at length the way that scientific publication is changing from the traditional subscription-based journals to open archives such as arXiv for physicists. However, there is only a slight mention of the NIH and nothing about PubMed Central which has been the repository for NIH-sponsored research since it instituted an open-access policy in 2008.
OHSLA Spring Meeting
OHSLA will hold its spring meeting May 5, 2017 at the Columbus Metropolitan library. Megan von Isenburg, Associate Director for Research and Education and Liaison to Global Health and Graduate Medical Education, Duke Medical Center Library is presenting the CE, EBM/EBP: The Basics - Study Design and Randomized Controlled Trials. 4.0 contact hours will be awarded. Registration ends on May 1.
Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
The Midwest Chapter will hold a joint meeting this year with the Michigan Health Sciences Library Association October 13-16, 2017 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. For more information, consult the Pure Information website. The Midwest Chapter will hold its 2018 annual meeting in Ohio.
by Joshua Hammer
Release date: Apr 04, 2017To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post).
History of Henry operation
Antibioticals may precipitate thrush
His renal failure is revolving
Patient has a strong family history of blood pressure
Follow up in sex weeks
He is an avid arthritis who sculpts regularly
Admitted: May 20, 1947 Discharged: February 17, 2017
Oriented to date of person
Pancreatitis of unknown ideology
He uses any recreational drugs
Patient has the opacity to make her own decisions.
My wanger is not working (Yankower suction)
ED Physician: ‘I have ordered blood crack’
Reason for EKG: chess pain
When asked if she had a discharge, the patient said “No, but I have Blue Cross Blue Shield.”