Category Archives: Feature Articles

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries

Submitted by Dawn Hackman, Reference Librarian, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND There is no denying that this winter has been rough on much of the country: droughts in the West, crippling ice storms in the South, and blizzards … Continue reading

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Distinguished Librarian Award 2013

Submitted by Jere Odell, Chair, Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarship Committee and Donna Barbour-Talley, Distinguished Librarian of the Year, 2012 At the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, the 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award was presented to Bette Sydelko of Wright … Continue reading

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Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award 2013

Submitted by Jere Odell, Chair, Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarship Committee This year’s winner of the Jean Williams Sayre Award for Innovation is Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (CIHSLC) and MESH (Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare) for “A Disaster … Continue reading

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Feature Article: You Could Be a Doody’s Selector!

Submitted by Eileen Hansen, Midwest Chapter Member Mercy College of Health Sciences Library, Des Moines, IA EHansen@mercydesmoines.org Tight library budgets make library selection decisions more important than ever. With the demise of the Brandon-Hill list series, health science librarians are … Continue reading

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2006 Conference Poster Showcase:
Transformation of EBM Search Filters

Submitted by Kristin Hitchcock, FPIN Librarian Team University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Enhanced Tools for Librarian Searchers for the Family Physicians Inquires Network (FPIN) Librarians are expert searchers. We know databases. We know search strategies. And we know the importance … Continue reading

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2006 Conference Poster Showcase:
Building an Online Repository of Library Workshop Recordings

Submitted by Elizabeth Fine Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN It’s a Breeze! The Bio-Medical Library at the University of Minnesota serves an Academic Health Center (AHC) made up of six schools. The library offers a wide variety of … Continue reading

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2006 Conference Poster Showcase:
Library Exposure

Submitted by Karla Block Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN An Open House Point of View Many libraries host events to increase their visibility and exposure to patrons. What happens when the event is unsuccessful? We found out after … Continue reading

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2006 Conference Poster Showcase:
Preserving the Collector within the Collection

Submitted by Jenny Schroeder Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI The Paul F. Cranefield Gift In 2004, the Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison received one of its largest and most valuable gifts from a private collector. The … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Park Nicollet Consumer Health Library

Submitted by Mark Alan Mershon Arneson Methodist Library, Park Nicollet Health System, St. Louis Park, MN In late fall of 2005 we opened our consumer health library at Park Nicollet Health Services. Park Nicollet is a multi-specialty clinic system that … Continue reading

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Scultetus Digitized

Submitted by Ed Holtum Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa recently digitized and made available on the web, the stunning illustrations from … Continue reading

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Woods Hole BioMedical Informatics Course:
A Librarian’s Perspective

Submitted by Julie Schneider Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI If you aren’t familiar with Woods Hole, Massachusetts, I can tell you that their claims to fame are many, and well deserved. The Marine Biological Laboratory, the Woods Hole Oceanographic … Continue reading

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Woods Hole BioMedical Informatics Course:
A Physician’s Perspective

Submitted by Brian Wooton, DO Fargo, ND Impressions of Woods Hole When I arrived in Woods Hole for the BioMedical Informatics Course presented by the National Library of Medicine, I found myself standing along with several other strangers as the … Continue reading

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New Worlds, New Opportunities:
Second Life’s HealthInfo Island

Submitted by Carol Perryman School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC At the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association, T. Scott Plutchak urged health science librarians to consider new … Continue reading

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Feature Article:
Social Bookmarking

Submitted by Melissa L. Rethlefsen Learning Resource Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN What is social bookmarking? Simply, social bookmarking is bookmarking in public. This accomplishes two things: first, your bookmarks are accessible not just from one computer, but from anywhere … Continue reading

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2007 Meeting Poster Showcase:
A Blank Stare No More

Submitted by Mary Hitchcock Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Writing a history research paper can be daunting if you are unfamiliar with the process and/or resources of a specific subject field. The task is more difficult in the … Continue reading

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2007 Meeting Poster Showcase:
Marrying Nursing Informatics, Information Literacy
and Cultural Competency

Submitted by Stephanie J. Schulte Walter E. Helmke Library, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN A brand new undergraduate informatics course was added to the IPFW nursing program in 2007. I had the opportunity to participate in the development and … Continue reading

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2007 Meeting Poster Showcase:
Teaching the Publication Process

Submitted by Katherine Chew Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN The “Road to Collaboration” started in October of 2003, when Katherine Chew, collections coordinator and reference librarian at the Bio-Medical Library, part of the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, … Continue reading

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