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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