12/29/2021

December 2021, No.156

 



Again we endured another extraordinary year as information professionals and citizens of the world. I believe the majority of us returned to our offices in some capacity recently, but we did not find things as we left them. How is everyone doing? Are you coping with being around people again?

For CAHSLA, we attempted to bring some normalcy back to our meetings by meeting in person for our fall members meeting and our Holiday party. Many thanks to Alex Temple and Lisa McCormick for their work to put these meetings together. The visit to the 5th/ 3rd museum was an amazing experience. And I personally enjoyed the Festival of Lights at the Zoo. I know a visit to the zoo is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it was one way to keep people safe as we were out in the quite cold air.

We have noticed that not as many folks are attending our events as in past years. We hope to take some action to revitalize CAHSLA and give members the sense of community we have always enjoyed. Perhaps you have ideas and would consider sharing your thoughts. If you do, please reach out. We have some great programming in the work for spring 2022. You will want to come to those meetings.


I am happy to report I dropped off 12 books on behalf of CAHSLA to the Brighton Center in Covington. I handed the books to a kind man named Evan who thanked us for our donation.









As we begin 2022, I hope you will start with a sense of purpose and hopefulness. Be safe out there and please wear your mask. Southwestern Vermont Health Care has a great poster on the effectiveness of masks that I will share with you. It is better for everyone if you do.

Wishing you all the best for 2022

Amy Koshoffer
2021-2022 CAHSLA President

Treasurer’s Report
2021-12-31 CAHSLA Treasurer Report

CHECKING BALANCE

as of 10/22/2021:

$2,062.43

CHECKING DEPOSITS

3 memberships

$75.00

 

1 membership

$25.00

 

2 memberships (PayPal)

$50.18

 

2 memberships (PayPal)

$50.18

CHECKING DEPOSIT TOTALS

 

$200.36

CHECKING WITHDRAWALS

 

$0.00

CHECKING WITHDRAWAL TOTALS

 

$0.00

CHECKING BALANCE

as of 12/31/2021:

$2,262.79

CASH BALANCE

as of 10/22/2021:

$20.00

CASH DEPOSITS

 

$0.00

CASH WITHDRAWALS

 

$0.00

CASH BALANCE

as of 12/31/2021:

$20.00

TOTAL ASSETS

as of 12/31/2021:

$2,282.79

 

 

 

 MEMBERS

11 Regular (Paid)
0 Student (Paid)
12 Life Members
23 TOTAL

Respectfully submitted by Emily Kean, Treasurer

Reminder: Membership Fees Are Now Due
For just $25.00 ($10.00 for students), you can:

• Meet others in your field
• Exchange information with your colleagues
• Participate in local educational programs appropriate to your needs and budget
• Help build a strong and effective local health sciences library association
• Provide better service to your patrons by increasing your resource base

See our website http://www.cahsla.org/membership/join for a printable membership form that you can mail with a check. Or, for a small processing fee, you can pay online via PayPal on our website.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to Emily Kean (CAHSLA Treasurer) with any questions.


Secretary's Report
Annual Holiday Gathering: December 7, 2021, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, PNC Festival of Lights
Attending: Amy Koshoffer and Martin Koshoffer; Alex Temple; Jennifer Pettigrew and guests; Tiffany Grant and guest.

CAHSLA members and guests met at The Grove at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens to enjoy the award winning PNC Festival of Lights, voted #1 zoo lights show in the nation. The Grove offered a variety of food and drink trucks. For those of us not able to attend, this is a link to a brief video with some of the highlights of the exhibit. Despite the chilly weather, the fantastic lights and the company of colleagues and family made for a memorable evening.

Respectfully, Lisa McCormick, Secretary


Congratulations

On December 10th, Emily Kean (pictured here wearing Crocs to their online candidacy exam)

successfully defended the proposal titled Development and Testing of the Reliability and Validity of the IRMAT: Integrative Review Methodology Appraisal Tool and is now a PhD candidate. If everything goes as planned, you will all be invited to the celebration party in June 2023!









Best Wishes for a Happy Retirement

Valerie Ratchford, Library Technical Assistant, TriHealth/Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science Library, is retiring after 27 years. Best wishes for a happy retirement!


Welcome

Riley Sumner, MLIS has joined the Health Sciences Library at TriHealth/Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science as Medical Librarian. Riley previously was the Hospital Librarian at the University of Louisville Kornhauser Library.


Consumer Health Information Only a Click Away on MyChart
According to an article by Judy Griggs in the Fall 2021 OHSLA Voice, Akron Children’s Hospital is able to promote the Family Resource Center and consumer health information services to patients and families through collaboration with the IT department to have a presence on MyChart at AKC. “All Roads Lead to the Family Resource Center: or at least we're trying” describes how the “Ask a Medical Librarian” icon on the MyChart page functions. Griggs writes, “When the “Ask a Medical Librarian” link is chosen, the patron is taken to a landing page… Here the patron can read a description of how we can help them and get assistance by calling or emailing us.”

School Libraries Face Unprecedented Challenges to Books
The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has tracked 155 incidents to ban books that have a LGBTQ+ or people of color theme since June 1, 2021, according to a CNN article by Nicole Chavez. According to the article, in 120 of those incidents, the ALA OIF has offered legal guidance to the libraries receiving the challenge. “ In a statement, the group's executive board said a few organizations have pushed the idea that "the voices of the marginalized have no place on library shelves" by falsely claiming some books are subversive, immoral and induce people "to abandon constitutional principles, ignore the rule of law, and disregard individual rights."


The American Library Association annually sponsors Banned Books Week at the end of September to put a spotlight on actions throughout the country to challenge, censor, or ban certain books, and to highlight ALA’s actions to support “unorthodox” authors and the individuals who wish to read these works.



Ohio’s First Lady – Shining a Light on Early Literacy

Ohio’s First Lady, Fran DeWine, promotes literacy at every opportunity it seems. This year, according to a WTAP news story, DeWine has several Christmas Trees at the Governor’s Mansion decorated with books.

In addition, DeWine is a proponent of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. To date, Ohio now has the most children enrolled in the Imagination Library behind Parton’s home state of Tennessee. Children enrolled in the program receive a book every month until age six. The goal of the Imagination Library program is to increase literacy and to increase interactions between caregivers and children during reading activities. There is ongoing research on the national level and here locally at CHMC to demonstrate the impact of early literacy interventions like the Imagination Library program.


Faculty Position at UC Libraries
Our colleague Don P. Jason III, MLIS, MS, Health Informationist / Associate Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library alerted us to the opening for a Research and Health Sciences Librarian.

This Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) position provides research and consultation, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center (AHC), which consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health. This service-oriented position will develop and teach classes on evidence-based practice, health informatics, knowledge generation and evidence synthesis. This is a library faculty tenure-track position. Final rank and title commensurate with education and experience.

The incumbent reports to and receives guidance from the Assistant Dean Director, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library with a dotted line to the Assistant Director of Research, Data Services.

We are seeking applicants with a Master’s degree in library and information science/management or relevant graduate education and previous teaching experience.

For the full position description and information on how to apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/3IEKR1A


Paths to Health Sciences Librarianship as Experienced by New Librarians
Via the PubMed website: ABSTRACT: Three new librarians highlight their varied pathways into health sciences librarianship and offer insight into how they are navigating the challenges and successes of being new to the profession. The authors define a new health sciences librarian as a person who has fewer than five years of experience in health sciences librarianship specifically, having either recently graduated from library school or entered the health sciences from another type of librarianship. Jamia Williams speaks about her journey from new MLS graduate to health science librarian; Kelsa Bartley details her transition from library professional to health science librarian; and Jahala Simuel shares her experiences moving from academic librarian to health science librarian. This commentary provides strategies, tips, and tricks that new health sciences librarians may use to hone their craft and explore opportunities for professional development.

Bartley, K., Simuel, J., & Williams, J. (2021). New to health sciences librarianship: strategies, tips, and tricks. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 109(2), 330–335. https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2021.1184


Book Confronts the New Normal of Working from Home


Title: Out of Office The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home
by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen

From the Penguin Random House website:

Out of Office is a book for every office worker – from employees to managers – currently facing the decision about whether, and how, to return to the office. The past two years have shown us that there may be a new path forward, one that doesn’t involve hellish daily commutes and the demands of jam-packed work schedules that no longer make sense. But how can we realize that future in a way that benefits workers and companies alike?

Based on groundbreaking reporting and interviews with workers and managers around the world, Out of Office illuminates the key values and questions that should be driving this conversation: trust, fairness, flexibility, inclusive workplaces, equity, and work-life balance. Above all, they argue that companies need to listen to their employees – and that this will promote, rather than impede, productivity and profitability. As a society, we have talked for decades about flexible work arrangements; this book makes clear that we are at an inflection point where this is actually possible for many employees and their companies. Out of Office is about so much more than zoom meetings and hybrid schedules: it aims to reshape our entire relationship to the office.

The authors discussed their book on PBS Amanpour & Co episode on December 23, 2021.



From The New York Times: Vote For the Best Book
We asked readers to nominate their favorite books published in the past 125 years. This is the list of finalists:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/11/24/books/best-book-vote.html?smid=em-share

And the winner is -- ta dah -- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.




Final Thought

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Dr. BrenĂ© Brown.

A reflection for the year ending: What no longer serves my highest good? What do I need to let go of or shake off? And for the new year beginning: What is it that I desire to change? What do I hope and wish for?

 

 







10/25/2021

October 2021, No.155


Welcome Back!

Whether you are returning to your familiar work space or making big changes in your workplace, it feels like this fall has more transitions than usual. It is more than just the seasonal change at the moment.

I personally came back to the UC campus in July and am still working to establish a productive working routine. I hope you have discovered new routines or revived old routines in your lives that ground you through these transitions. It was hard to go remote, and it is hard to return to the office - the abruptness of it all. I love my routine and these changes have been super hard. Also it has been such a time of loss and heavy news. I ask you to take a moment of silence for all the loss we and our colleagues experienced over the past 18 months.

Stop, reflect, and breathe out…

Returning to in person meetings is reenergizing as we reconnect with colleagues we have not seen in person in a very long time, though I recognize that we will not be able to have remote colleagues attend. That was the great upside of virtual meetings.

I am very excited for the upcoming CAHSLA year. I am particularly pleased to have new faces in our group such as our president elect Alex Temple. And I was very pleased to see friendly faces at our membership meeting, including our SLA colleagues and our newest lifetime member, Edith Starbuck. Please read below about the very interesting 5th 3rd museum that we visited jointly with SLA Cincinnati. And many congratulations to Edith on reaching this career milestone.

So what are you planning for the 2021-2022 year? I hope you include attending all the CAHSLA events. Please come and share what you are doing. And we have some great plans in store for the year.

Amy Koshoffer
2021-2022 CAHSLA President



Annual Executive Committee Transition Meeting

Date: August 5, 2021
Location: Dushmesh Restaurant
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Attending: Amy Koshoffer, Alex Temple, Lisa McCormick

The annual executive committee transition meeting was held in person this year in familiar surroundings, Clifton’s Dushmesh Restaurant. The purpose of the meeting is to strategize membership events for the coming association year. We reviewed the procedures regarding meetings: Annual Membership Meeting (September/October); Holiday Gathering and Book Drive (early December); Workshop or Education Meeting; Spring Business Meeting; and Final Meeting – Picnic/Potluck or Gathering. Some ideas suggested for interesting meeting venues include: 5/3 Bank Museum; Powell Crosley Mansion; Clifton Branch of the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library [the “Boss” Cox Mansion]. The Cincinnati Print & Type Museum is open for tours, but only on Saturday. We also discussed reaching out to the library program at the University of Kentucky to market meetings and to raise awareness of CAHSLA.


Annual Membership Meeting

Date: October 13, 2021
Location: 5/3 Bank Museum and Archives
Time: 5:50 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Attending: Amy Koshoffer; Alex Temple; Alex Herrlein; Betsy Kruthoffer; Edith Starbuck; Regina Hartman; Lisa McCormick; Maribeth Sewell; Ted Baldwin; Alex Grigg Dean; Jacqueline Bartek


The Annual Membership Meeting was a joint meeting with the Cincinnati Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). We had the rare privilege of a “behind the scenes” tour of the 5/3 Bank Museum and Archives located in the heart of the Cincinnati business district directly off Fountain Square. Our host was Jason Goolsby, Museum Curator. Using the Signature Wall, a wall with 25 signatures of bank presidents and other Cincinnati leaders who helped the bank prosper, Jason told us the history of the development of the 5/3 bank network. The wall also contains memorabilia, including early bank notes, bank ledgers, early “ATM” magnetic tape reels, and a tribute to fallen colleagues from WW1 and WW2.


The current exhibits include Advertising through the Decades, highlighting marketing of 5/3 Bank services and products, and The Legacy of George A. Schaeffer, Jr. Schaeffer, former CEO of 5/3 Bank. Schaeffer was an Elder High School alum and graduate of West Point.

Jason also gave us a tour of the bank which dominates Fountain Square. A recent building project joined the 5/3 tower with the bank branch office that was located on the Square. The project resulted in a new branch of the future, the Museum, and numerous meeting rooms and shared innovation spaces, all with a bank themed name to identify the space. We were also permitted to see the old Mosler safe from the branch which has been preserved.


In addition to sharing the history of the evolution and growth of the 5/3 Bank, Jason gave us a history of banking and currency in the United States, including the role of Cincinnati’s Salmon P. Chase. Chase was instrumental in establishing the national banking system and issuing federal currency.

There are many stunning pieces of art throughout the building, but the most interesting piece is a 5/3 logo made from historic safe tumblers!

Following the tour, some individuals gathered at the Street City Pub.

Respectfully submitted, Lisa McCormick, Secretary

Treasurer and Membership Report

2021-10-22 CAHSLA Treasurer Report

CHECKING BALANCE

as of 06/25/2021:

$1,962.43

CHECKING DEPOSITS

3 memberships; 1 cash donation

$100.00

CHECKING DEPOSIT TOTALS

 

$100.00

CHECKING WITHDRAWALS

 

$0.00

CHECKING WITHDRAWAL TOTALS

 

$0.00

CHECKING BALANCE

as of 10/22/2021:

$2,062.43

CASH BALANCE

as of 06/25/2021:

$20.00

CASH DEPOSITS

 

$0.00

CASH WITHDRAWALS

 

$0.00

CASH BALANCE

as of 10/22/2021:

$20.00

TOTAL ASSETS

as of 10/22/2021:

$2,082.43

MEMBERS

5 Regular (Paid)

0 Student (Paid)

12 Life Members

17 TOTAL

Respectfully submitted, Emily Kean, Treasurer

Program Committee Report

The Special Library Association joined CAHSLA for a fascinating tour of the 5/3 Bank Museum, at the 5/3 headquarters, on October 13. Thank you to Jason Goolsby for walking us through the history of 5/3 Bank and visit to the historic bank vault! It was cool to see how a historic place, like a bank vault, can be repurposed as a meeting place. We would also like to thank our friends from the Special Library Association for joining us and making the evening a little more, well, special. After the museum tour, we dashed through the rain to the Street City Pub for dinner, drinks, and conversation.

We are planning a holiday party to take place in December. Our goal is to provide the best connection possible while taking everybody’s safety during the COVID epidemic seriously. Whether it be online or in person, we hope to see you there!

Respectfully submitted, Alex Temple, Program Chair


 

Our Condolences

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of  the passing to Tom Hill, husband of our colleague Barbarie Hill (retired Cincinnati Children’s Hospital).  We offer our condolences to Barbarie and her entire family. You may read Tom’s obituary at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/dailyprogress/name/thomas-hill-obituary?id=17456579


Congratulations

Please join us in congratulating Emily Kean (University of Cincinnati College of Nursing), who has accepted a position as Senior Product Manager supporting a Health Sciences & Nursing portfolio at ProQuest. Emily is excited to start this remote role in late October and glad to be staying in the Cincinnati area and continuing as CAHSLA Treasurer.

Congratulations are in order for Alex Temple (CAHSLA Vice President/President Elect/Program Chair) on his appointment as Archivist, University of Cincinnati Archives & Rare Books Library. From Alex: “I’d like to thank my colleagues at UC for their congratulatory notes on my new appointment as archivist at the University of Cincinnati Archives & Rare Books Library. This has been an exciting career transition, and I’m finding great company from the UC librarians- especially those from CAHSLA! My appoint lasts for one year, during which I will be taking care of preservation needs for the rare books and archival collections. I will also be devoting a lot of time towards processing an archival collection from Al Gerhardstein, a prominent civil rights attorney who fought for women’s reproductive rights, prisoner’s rights, and marriage equality. Thanks again for the kind sentiments you’ve shown me! “

Welcome

Lisa Raney joined The Christ Hospital’s James N. Gamble Library in late June as its newest eResources Librarian. Lisa has nearly 10 years of experience working in libraries, most recently serving as Union Institute & University’s Electronic Resources Librarian. She brings diverse skills and experiences from her years in a variety of library settings, especially public libraries and providing specialized genealogy & local history assistance. She is thrilled to return to medical libraries and is excited to meet her fellow CAHSLA members!


Lecture Series:  Andreas Vesalius, Renaissance Anatomist and Physician

[Via the University of Cincinnati email invitation]

Andreas Vesalius, revolutionized the study and practice of medicine through his careful description of the anatomy of the human body. Basing his observations on dissections he made himself, he authored the first comprehensive textbook of anatomy, “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem” (“On the Fabric of the Human Body in Seven Books”). Published in 1543, “Fabrica” was the most extensive and accurate description of the human body of its time. Most likely drawn by Vesalius colleague Jan Stephan a Calcar and Italian artist Titian, “Fabrica” is widely known for its illustrations, where skeletons and bodies with exposed muscular structures pose in scenic, pastoral settings.

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, along with University of Cincinnati Libraries and the UC College of Medicine, will celebrate this seminal work with a series of online and in-person lectures and exhibits. The series, titled “The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius,” is scheduled to run Oct. 26, 2021, through March 15, 2022.

The lectures will feature noted scholars, researchers and medical professionals who will discuss Vesalius’ life story, his formative experiences and mentors, as well as the impact and controversies surrounding Vesalius and “Fabrica.” Panelists will discuss what Vesalius got right, what he got wrong and how the teaching of anatomy is relevant for other non-medical professions.  

Accompanying the lectures will be online and in-person exhibits in both the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library beginning Nov. 16 and currently in the John Miller Burnam Classics Library.

A full schedule, event location and registration details, as well as information about the accompanying exhibits, can be found on the Vesalius web page.


Virtual Lecture - In Service to the Ill: Hospitals and Medical Education in 19th Century Cincinnati

Join the Lloyd Library and Museum for a virtual presentation by the University of Cincinnati's Kevin Grace.  Mr. Grace is head of the Archives & Rare Books Library, the University Archivist, and a Senior Librarian. 

In the 1800s, Cincinnati witnessed a tremendous growth in hospitals and medical schools, all answering the needs of a burgeoning population experiencing disease and the pains and accidents of everyday life.  This presentation takes an illustrated look at the people )some of them very strange characters), philosophies, and events that forged the city's medical heritage.   Join University of Cincinnati archivist emeritus, Kevin Grace, and author of more than a dozen books on Cincinnati history, as he shares stories about Dr. Absolam Death, cholera epidemics, body-snatching, bedside training, and the role of midwives.  The online event will be held on October 27, 2021 from 7: p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and registration is required.



October is National Medical Librarians Month

Medical/health sciences librarians are officially recognized and celebrated during the month of October. In a nutshell, providing accurate, timely, and reliable information to clinicians, researchers, and patients is the very specific skillset of health sciences librarians bring to the health care team.

This year's theme is Avoid Misinformation! Take the Right Path: Partner with your Medical Librarian.

If you are interested in celebrating at your library, visit the Medical Library Association at www.mlanet.org/page/national-medical-librarians-month for print and electronic promotional materials like the one above!


Movember - No Shave November

Movember, observed in the month of November, has its origins in Australia where a group of men decided to grow a moustache for 30 days in order to raise awareness of prostate cancer and depression in men. Eventually, the Movember Foundation was established in Australia, and in 2009, the group gained official charity status in the U.S. The Foundation has funded over 1,200 men's health projects around the world. Below are some resources to promote greater awareness of men's health issues.

  • FASTSTATS: Mens Health https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mens-health.htm
  • Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
  • CDC: Leading Causes of Death in Males, United States, 2017 https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/lcod/index.htm
  • Tip Sheet: Good Health in Later Life for Older Men, HealhinAging.org https://www.healthinaging.org/tools-and-tips/tip-sheet-good-health-later-life-older-men
  • Men and Depression National Institutes of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/men-and-depression
  • Prostate Cancer: Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention  American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/causes-risks-prevention.html
  • Men and Alcohol Abuses: What Guys and Their Loved Ones Should Know  University of Alabama at Birmingham https://www.uabmedicine.org/-/men-alcohol-abuse-what-guys-and-their-loved-ones-should-know
  • Suicide Prevention Hotlines:

·       National Suicide Prevention 24/7 Lifeline: 800-273-8255

·       Columbus Suicide 24/7 Hotline: 614-221-5455

·       The Trevor Project 24/7 LGBTQ Suicide Hotline: 886-488-7386

 


Call for Proposals:  Institute for Research Design in Librarianship 2022

Our colleague, Don P. Jason III, MLIS, MS [Health Informationist / Associate Librarian University of Cincinnati Libraries] is passing along the following information regarding the upcoming Institute.  Don completed the Institute in 2015 when it was an in-person event, and highly recommends the program.

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University is issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL Online) 2022. IRDL is a continuing education program for academic and research librarians and archivists designed to create a growing community of confident librarian-researchers. The year-long program begins with a Summer Research Workshop, to provide novice researchers with social science research training, followed by a year of peer and formal mentor support in completing a research project of their design.

The Summer Research Workshop, traditionally delivered as an in-person experience, will shift to an online format, from 2022-2024, thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program will again be offered at no cost to participants, open to librarians and archivists in the United States and Canada in full-time positions; librarians in a full-time residency are eligible to apply.

The 2022 Summer Research Workshop will be offered from June 6-17.

We seek librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills. IRDL is designed to bring together all that the literature tells us about the necessary conditions for librarians to conduct valid and reliable research in an institutional setting. The cohort will be chosen from a selective submission process, with an emphasis on enthusiasm for research and diversity from a variety of perspectives, including ethnicity and type and size of library.

Selection criteria:

·       Commitment to the year-long process of participating in the IRDL research community and conducting the proposed study within the 2022-2023 academic year;

·       Significance of the research problem to the operational success of libraries or to the profession of librarianship;

·       Thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and clarity of the research proposal;

·       Enthusiasm for research and a desire to learn.

We will be accepting applications from December 1, 2021 to January 28, 2022. Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in early March 2022. Application information may be found at https://library.lmu.edu/irdl/apply/overview/.

Please contact Project Directors with any questions about the Institute or the application process: Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University (marie.kennedy@lmu.edu) Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University (brancoli@lmu.edu)

Call for Submissions: JMLA "History Matters" Column
[Via HSLI.ORG]

The Journal of the Medical Library Association is seeking submissions for its “History Matters” column. These are short articles on historical topics that are relevant to health sciences librarianship, broadly defined.

“History Matters” articles have an unstructured abstract of up to 250 words. The main text should comprise no more than 3,000 words. Up to three figures and tables are included in the main text; additional figures and tables can be included as supplemental appendixes.

“History Matters” articles undergo editorial review, and are indexed and available full-text through PubMed Central.

Anyone interested in submitting a column should e-mail Dr. Stephen Greenberg at patzere4@gmail.com.

 

Medical Astrology - An Online Exhibition

From: Yale University Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

https://onlineexhibits.library.yale.edu/s/medicalastrology/page/introduction

Medical Astrology: Science, Art, and Influence in early-modern Europe is the work of art historian Laura Phillips, Ph.D. Graduate School Alumni Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Medical Historical Library.

Medical astrology, otherwise known as iatromathematics, was widely practiced in early-modern Europe. Part art, part science, it was integral to several fields of study, linking medicine to natural philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy, among others. Although not without controversy, the use of astrology in medicine was by no means fringe. It figured prominently in the training of most physicians, barber surgeons, and lay practitioners by the end of the Middle Ages. At the university level, astrology was studied as part of the arts degree that was required before postgraduate study in medicine. By the early sixteenth century, educational publications on this topic were widely available and used by practitioners of all levels, from university-trained medical doctors to lay local healers.

This exhibition explores the visual history of medical astrology in Europe between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. The spectacular collection of early-modern texts at the Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library provides the conceptual foundation for this study. Nearly 200 images from this archive supply the framework. These images are drawn from a selection of sources—mostly Latin, English- and German-language texts—dating from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. Medical manuscripts, astronomical treatises, ephemerides, wall calendars, planet books, and almanacs are some of the sources featured in the pages that follow. In certain places, images from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History are cited as supplement. The aim of the project is to make publicly available the historically rich, visually alluring medical-astrological imagery archived at the Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library.


NNLM Training Events

Title: How PubMed Works: Selection

Objectives: 

·       Describe issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape.

·       Articulate NLM responsibilities and practices in collecting and providing access to the biomedical literature.

·       Explain what is referenced in the PubMed database.

·       Describe the selection criteria for the different components of the PubMed database.

·       Find additional resources for authors and librarians on assessing publication quality.

Class Details

Date(s): November 5, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Platform: Webex

CE Credits: 1.50

Class Experience Level: Beginner

Registration: https://nnlm.gov/user/login

Title: One Page, One Mind: Creating a One Page Plan to Promote a Coordinated Response to a Disaster

Description: The purpose of the webinar is to introduce attendees to the benefits of having a one page disaster plan, which contains information such as the duties of an emergency response coordinator, critical contact information, communications and continuity of operations plans, a succinct list of response procedures, and a relocation strategy.

Our guest speaker, Dan Wilson, will talk about creating a game plan for any type of disaster. At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will receive a template of the one page plan, which can then be adapted to the environment of any type of library.

This 90 minute webinar is the second in a two-part series of emergency preparedness webinars sponsored by Region 1 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. The first webinar, Less Ostrich, More Owl: Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library's Ability to Deal with a Sudden Disaster, focuses on responding to sudden disasters, whereas One Page, One Mind: Creating a One Page Plan to Promote a Coordinated Response to a Disaster, is broader in scope.

Class Details

Date(s): November 9, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Platform: Webex

CE Credits: 1.50

CE Categories: DIS Basic Level

Class Experience Level: Beginner

Registration: https://nnlm.gov/user/login

Title: How PubMed Works: ATM

Objectives:

Describe the contents of the 3 Translation Tables.

·       Explain the order of ATM

·       Analyze Search Details to verify term mapping.

·       Locate PubMed's list of indexed phrases

·       Describe 3 Ways to bypass ATM

Class Details

Date(s): November 12, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Platform: Webex

CE Credits: 1.50

Class Experience Level: Beginner

Registration:  https://nnlm.gov/user/login


Title: Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian

This 2-week, 4 credit-hour, self-paced online class looks at foundational data management skills with an emphasis on key topics relating to Data Management Plans (DMPs), understanding standards and metadata in a biomedical context, identifying appropriate biomedical data repositories, understanding data sharing and data citation, and knowing and applying best practices in data visualization.

Objectives:

·       Describe how the data life cycle fits into the larger research lifecycle

·       Recommend file naming conventions and file formats based on best practices

·       Apply selected metadata standards to a given dataset in order to facilitate better sharing of data and understands the rationale for metadata

·       Identify appropriate data repositories

·       Discuss potential solutions for datasets with security/privacy issues (HIPAA) and develops an understanding of intellectual property and privacy and confidentiality issues when it comes to sharing data

·       Articulate FAIR principles and explain data sharing, data citations, and data journals

·       Explain Data Management Plan (DMP) requirements of funding agencies (NIH, NSF) and evaluate a DMP for adherence to funding agency requirements

·       Understand and apply best practices for data visualization

Class Details

Date(s): February 14, 2022 - February 28, 2022

Time: 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM EST

Platform: Moodle

CE Credits: 4.00

CE Categories: DSS

Class Experience Level: Beginner

Registration: https://nnlm.gov/user/login




    Final Thought


"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." ~ J.M. Barrie