The Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Building Our Information Future, is almost ready for its ribbon-cutting. Monday is ‘NAHRS Day’ at MLA’14 with meetings, program sessions, and a dinner. However, Sunday is the big unveiling of Section Posters. There will not be a Section Shuffle this year. Instead Section and Chapter Posters will be displayed in the hallway of the Section Program rooms. Posters will go up at 5:00 pm Saturday. Section Posters will be staffed during Poster Session 1 on Sunday, May 18 from 3:30 – 4:25 pm. Look for Poster #252 by the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section. (Hall of Exhibits, Riverside Center, Purple Level, East Tower)
Monday, May 19, 2014 is NAHRS Day!
The NAHRS Executive Board Meeting will be held in the Hong Kong Room from 7:00 – 8:55 am. Be sure to grab something to break your fast before you arrive! Food and drink are allowed but are on your own. If you are a newly elected officer, committee chair or appointment, please come.
(Hong Kong, Gold Level, West Tower)
Architects of the Future: Managing 21st Century Resources is the first of two Program Sessions NAHRS is sponsoring at MLA’14. Join us from 10:30 – 11:55 am. Check your program for the room. The co-sponsors are the Medical Library Education Section and the Department of Veteran Affairs Libraries SIG. (Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower)
Resources, such as people, space, knowledge, education, technology, and physical or virtual inventories, are at the heart of library services. As libraries battle for resources, they must find innovative approaches for delivering services, creating/implementing programs, and supporting patrons, all while remaining current on technology trends and the growing field of informatics. What creative solutions has your library used to do “more with less”? Have you made changes to the way you share, create, or “upcycle” resources to your professional, institutional, local, or global communities? Are you building relationships with entities that were not previously considered? This program will explore how trends in resources will impact your institution, your community, health professionals, and your professional development, in the coming years.
Four contributed papers will look at resources, relationships, and how librarians are becoming architects to build our information future:
- Combining Resources, Combining Forces: Regionalizing Hospital Library Services in a Large State-Wide Health System by Heather Martin, Director of Regional Library Services, Providence Health & Services, Oregon, and Basia Delawska-Elliott, Health Sciences Librarian, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
- Partnering w/Postdocs: a library-hosted “how to” training series taught by postdocs by Carrie Iwema, Molecular Biology Information Specialist, and Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Head, Molecular Biology Information Service, University of Pittsburgh.
- How a Health Sciences Librarian Creates a Different Approach to Library Instruction by Gwen Wilson, Health Sciences Librarian, Washburn University.
- Future Technological Practices: Medical Librarians’ Skills and Information Structures for Continued Effectiveness in a Changing Environment by Patricia Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Michigan; Skye Bickett, Reference and Education Librarian, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Joanne Doucette, Associate Director of Knowledge Management and Assistant Professor, MCPHS University; Pamela Herring, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Judith Kammerer, Medical Librarian, UCSF Fresno; Andrea Kepsel, Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, Michigan State University; Tierney Lyons, Reference Librarian, Penn State Worthington Scranton; Scott McLachlan, Information Officer, Ruskin College; Ingrid Tonnison, Electronic Services Librarian, Central Coast Local Health District; Lin Wu, Reference Service Librarian, University of Tennessee.
Building Allies: Supporting the Allied Health Professionals is the second of two Program Sessions NAHRS is sponsoring at MLA’14. Join us from 2:00 – 3:25 pm. Check your program for the room. The co-sponsors are CAPHIS, Federal Libraries Section, Public Services Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Libraries SIG, and Health Disparities SIG. (Columbus CD, Gold Level, East Tower)
Allied health professionals are our allies in “Building Our Information Future,” whether they work in hospitals, allied health schools, or in community practice settings. Often busy librarians, especially those in hospitals or medical schools, find that physicians, nurses, residents and students place a greater demand on their time and resources, yet the needs of the allied health professionals must also be supported. This program will explore ways librarians support allied health professionals, schools, and students and meet their informational needs.
An invited speaker, Steven Self, and two contributed papers will look at the needs of the allied health professionals as students and professionals, and how they are building allies as we build our information future.
by invited speaker Steven Self, Librarian/Professor, Austin Community College.
- A Two-Year College Library’s Support of Allied Health Programs
Objective: This presentation seeks to provide an overview of the characteristics of allied health science programs at Austin Community College and describe some of the obstacles and opportunities libraries face in supporting them.
Methods: Using the programs at my college as an example, I will outline the various ways community college libraries and librarians support allied health science programs, including collection development, information literacy instruction, serving on search committees, working toward departmental accreditation, serving on advisory committees, and working with community agencies and partners.
Results: My personal experience as a librarian in a large urban community college system that supports over a dozen allied health science programs across multiple campuses has proven to be quite challenging and rewarding.
Conclusions: Although Austin Community College might not be typical of two-year colleges that educate allied health professionals, it does provide an example of how libraries can support associate degree and certificate-level allied health education programs.
A Unique Collaboration to Facilitate Evidence-based Practice among Statewide Rehabilitation Professionals by Frances Delwiche, Library Associate Professor, and Nancy Bianchi, Library Associate Professor/Health Sciences Librarian, University of Vermont.
Mobile Technology and Community College Allied Health Students: New Paths to Information Literacy by Gregg Stevens, Assistant Professor and Health Sciences Librarian, Tallahassee Community College.
The NAHRS Business Meeting will be held in the Acapulco Room from 4:30 – 5:55 pm. Join us as we celebrate our Section’s award recipients. Take part in determining actions for the upcoming year. Meet the officers (new and current), network with members and make your voice heard. Twenty-five members are needed per our bylaws for a voting quorum.
(Acapulco, Gold Level, West Tower)
We end NAHRS Day at 7:00 pm with the Annual NAHRS Dinner! Enjoy a laid back evening with other NAHRS members at the annual dinner. This year we are going to the Emerald Loop Bar & Grill. RSVP by May 13 to David Duggar.
Just like last year, ICIRN will be meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 4:30 – 5:55 pm. Look for the Comiskey Room, Bronze Level, West Tower for the ICIRN Membership Meeting.
[Thank you to David Duggar for providing this information!]