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Posters: Tuesday, Last But Not Least

On Tuesday, warm sunny weather was enticing two levels above, yet the last poster session in the exhibit hall was well-attended.  It seemed fitting that the multi-authored poster 201 “Tools for Building Our Information Future: Emerging Technologies Vital to Medical Libraries” reminded us of the 2014 annual meeting theme one more (or almost last) time. There were so many posters and so little time. Here are a few posters at which I paused and talked to the presenters.

Poster 192, “The History of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Medical Literature since World War II” showed literature survey results of terminology and indexing over time. TBIs are seen (or health personnel are trained) at the military institutions employing the three co-presenters. Poster 167 highlighted the library’s role in “Preserving Osteopathic History: The Challenge of Converting Media Formats to Digital”, that helped a museum solve an outdated format problem.

Poster 182, “Supporting National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Compliance for Translational Science Researchers, a Collaboration with the Weil Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center” used numbers (evidence) to tell the story of visibly improved submission compliance rates. (There was also poster  154 was “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy: A Learning Opportunity”).

Poster 190, “The Future of Gray Literature Use: Analyzing Sources and Formats in Occupational and Environmental Health” displayed Nancy Schaefer’s research, part of a larger Public Health / Health Administration Section project. In poster 215, Barbara Cosart showed some interesting survey results in “What is Important to Chapter Members? A Survey of Members in One Chapter”.

Poster 191, “The Golden Hour: A Library’s Role in Connecting First Responders to Critical Disaster Medicine Information” described a university grant-funded project that was a county partnership. The information was not literature (links may come in phase 2), but local experts and their contact information.

Poster 207, “Undead PubMed: Raising the Dead to Raise Class Attendance” featured a presenter in costume, and illustrated how a video with elements from popular culture can “jazz up” a staid class. In Poster 199, Robert A. Cagna showed the significance of “The United States Breast Cancer Research Stamp”. A personal story (a family member with cancer) and a hobby (stamp collecting) provided an opportunity to show medical history and ”develop” a different consumer health educational tool.  Poster 221, “Yoga, Spagetti Squash, Art Collages, and Shooting Hoops? Building Sound Minds and Healthy Bodies in the Library” showed a library using its “place” for non-traditional health events and activities for students. A question that I forgot to ask: did yoga mats, game sets, etc. come out of the “supplies” or the “collections” budget? (Note: there was also poster, 198, “The Unfunded Worksite Wellness Program”).

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2014 MLA poster yoga

All of the posters are now removed and the exhibit hall has closed down. Posters continue to be popular at MLA annual meetings. Visitors stop by at staffed and unstaffed posters, so poster authors, please keep those posters hung up “for the duration”! To read more about the 2014 posters, go to: and click on the “posters” link to view abstracts or visit the ePoster Gallery.


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NLM Theater Presentations

The NLM Theater puts on a series of 20 min sessions on a variety of topics. All of the sessions are put on at least twice throughout the conference and some are put on three times. At each of the sessions they had a raffle for a prize. I couldn’t make it to all of the sessions, but I went to as many as I could and will provide a brief summary of the ones I made it to. Here is a list of their sessions.


Using to Find Research Results Not Available Elsewhere
Rebecca Williams gave the presentation on Clinical Trials has over 165,000 registered clinical trials and observational studies with over 12,000 of those available on the website. This collection consists of both private and federal studies at all stages. Studies are registered at the beginning, updated when no new participants are being allowed in, when the study is complete, and when results are available. Each record is made of two sections. The first is the registration section which includes the protocol of the trial and recruitment information. The second section is the results section where the results are displayed on a table. Not all studies will include their results.
Where do these studies come from?
Researchers submit their information when they start their trials. It is important to point out that publishing results in this collection will not interfere with publication in journals as long as the results are published with the registration record. In fact, most medical journals require registration of all clinical trials, and some are mandated by federal law.
What can you do with
  • Find potential trials for you or your patrons to participate in. It could be a place for you to refer patrons who are looking for different treatment alternatives.
  • Track progress of trials.
  • See what kind of trials are going on.
  • Find investigators and centers that are doing research on a particular disease.
When you search clinical trials you can use the advance search option to limit your results in a variety of ways including only studies accepting patients or only those with results.
If you want more information or want to learn more, you can email Your local NNLM also provides classes.

Modernizing History: The New (and much improved) IndexCat interface
This session was about the new IndexCat. Stephen Greenberg told us that there are 3.7 million citations XML downloadable. The new IndexCat is fast! It also has a new record display and format. The collection is made up of five series based mostly on the age of the material. Series 1-3 are complete while series 4&5 are still incomplete.
Stephen gave us an overview of how to search the new interface. The searching is full-text keyword, there is no controlled vocabulary. Some exciting upgrades to the IndexCat searching include Boolean functions, phrase searching, and truncation searching. One thing they are still working on are journal titles. Journal titles would change and often the journal editor would be cited rather than the journal title. This makes for an ugly situation but they are working on ways to make searching for journals in IndexCat easier.

Still Scanning After All These Years: New Digital Projects from HMD
Stephen gave the presentation on new digital projects from the NLM History of Medicine Department (HMD). He started his talk by admitting that the search engine of the Medical Heritage Library is not the best, but it is being upgraded. As for the scanning, that it’s good. They use a Kirtas scanner. These scanners are pretty cool and can turn book pages on its own (check out some videos online, they are fun to watch), plus they have a cold light source so they are safe for the materials. HMD turn the pages by hand since many of their books are fragile and they don’t want to risk damaging the books. The scanner produces a tiff file which is then uploaded as a PDF.
Many people assume that the fragility of the materials would be the major issue, but in reality the main concern is copyright. If the NLM has a document you need that isn’t online they will scan on demand for DOCLINE requests. These requests usually only take about a week. One thing to note is that the entire book will be scanned and sent to you as a PDF even if only a chapter or a few pages were requested.
Due to the complexity of journal metadata, journals haven’t been scanned. This is changing very soon! Some journal scanning will be starting by the first week of June. They are also doing incunabula.

NLM Resources Used In Disasters
Elizabeth Norton, Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, and Maria Collins presented on using the NLM in disaster situations.

We all know that librarianship is a service oriented career. The Stafford Act federally recognized this by making libraries eligible for federal assistance for temporary facilities in case of a disaster.
The NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program provides “support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities.” In the case of a disaster there are roles librarians can take. These include:
  • Aggregate information
  • Develop FAQs
  • Develop helpful apps
  • Act as call centers and charging stations
  • Monitor social media
  • Authenticate news and information
Next, Mary talked about the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) which was started after the Katrina disaster. Many major publishers provide resources for free to be used after a disaster. In order for the Initiative to be turned “on” at least 5 health sciences libraries in the area need to lose access to biomedical literature for at least two weeks. If these conditions are met then there is free access for four weeks with a possible renewal. An example is NYU which actually was not able to take advantage of this resource due to it’s local support. These materials are not open access, they are only for those impacted by the disaster. To date the EAI had been turned “on” five times:
  • Haiti 2010 earthquake
  • Pakistan 2010
  • Haiti 2010 cholera
  • Japan 2011
  • Philippians 2013

After all these occurrences the data was analyzed. It was seen that book literature was used more than journals. The most popular books were drug books and trauma books depending on the event. In the case of Japan radiation books were added. Data is analyzed after each event.

PubMed Update
Marie Collins gave us the update on PubMed. Some stats include: 23.7 records, 5667 journals, and mobile searches have increased to 430,000.
One problem that was talked about is that of disambiguating authors. One solution to this is adding affiliation information for all authors rather than just the lead author. You may not notice this at first since it is a collapsed option. You can easily open them up to find the information. You can also change a setting in MyNCBI to make the default not be collapsed. Another solution to the author problem is the unique author identifier which comes from the publisher. There is a new field to search this identifier. Finally, there is a “computed author” search. If you click on an authors name in an abstract you will get articles written by that same author.
Other upgrades:

  • The history function has been updated with the query now showing keywords rather than the search #.
  • You can now also delete individual searches from the history.
  • Recent activity is stored for six months and can be searched, sorted, and added to collections.
There are interface changes too:
  • Relevance sort!
    • The algorithm is available in Help for anyone to see
  • Cited by systematic reviews
    • In the right hand of results of results display
    • Links to resources that cite a study
  • LinkOut to PubMed Health
  • Schema:all
    • This “rescues zero results searches” by doing a modify search of all terms in all fields
    • Results in two searches showing up on the search history
  • Old Medline can be searched in two ways
    • Oldmedline[sb] searches the subset of 400,000
    • Jsubsetom searches entire two million
  • New catalog filter for journals currently indexed in Medline
  • PMCID-PMID-manuscript ID-DOI converter is available on the homepage

If you need any assistance the PubMed help desk is very helpful. Also keep your eye open for PubMed training classes.

PubMed Health
Hilda Bastian gave this presentation on PubMed Health. PubMed Health provides help with finding systematic reviews and help with understanding them. The PubMed Health collection consists of systematic reviews, knowledge translation, and education materials. Systematic reviews have a few basics that qualify them as systematic reviews:

  • Ask structured, pre-specified question
  • Have systematic methods
  • Methods aim to minimize bias
  • May or may not have quantitative synthesis / meta-analysis
The resources in PubMed Health come from a variety of places including DARE, Cochrane, and health technology assessment (HTA) agencies.


RDA One Year Later
Cataloging is not my area of expertise, so I am just going to provide some key points I got out of this presentation:
  • There were no catastrophic problems!
  • RDA is principle based rather than format based
  • RDA makes a true representation of an item
  • There was lots and lots of prep for implementation
    • Daily upload from LC authority files updated
  • Vocabulary changes were necessary for RDA
  • Guidelines are available in the RDA Toolkit


I really wish I had been able to attend all of the events, the NLM definitely puts on some great sessions.

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NLM Update

The NLM update was started off by the director of the NLM, Dr. Donald A. B. Lindberg. It has been a good year for NLM and MLA! We watched a Look Back- Move Forward video talking about what has been done at the NLM and the future holds. A side note from Dr Lindberg is his belief that patients need to be a full partner in their health.
We next learned about the Native Voices exhibition at the NLM which has been shared with native populations and will soon be available as a traveling exhibition. If you don’t know about the NLM traveling exhibition program check it out here.
Next we heard about the NLM bioinformatics course. The next classes will be September 14-20, 2014 and April 12-18, 2015. There is a new location for these classes in Brasstown Resort in Georgia. Two other events were also mentioned: The Health DataPalooza in DC June 1-3, 2014 and the Joseph Leiter Lecture held in Bethesda June 12, 2014.

The topic of data challenges was brought up with examples of genomic testing with food borne illnesses and community health assessments. We were reminded that the NLM provides supplements to research grants and this may be something some of us would want to look into. Some videos from the NYU health sciences library were mentioned as a good source of information. Check out their YouTube:

Joyce Backus was the next speaker and she started off with resource sharing. As mentioned in the DOCLINE users group blog post, DOCLINE requests have declined but we know that DOCLINE is still vital. See the blog post for more information. The statistic that MedlinePlus has increased in mobile use (26% to 40%) was also mentioned in the DOCLINE users group meeting. Joyce went into more detail talking about usability tests that showed that the mobile site was not meeting the demand. Due to this, the whole website is being updated to be a responsive design site. For those that don’t know, a responsive design site is one that adjusts to the size of different screens. So it is one site that works on desktops, tablets, phones, and laptops. The NLM is performing this upgrade on a variety of site including AIDSinfo, and PubReader already does this.

One of the last bits of the NLM update was a call for help. There is a Request For Information (RFI) on to get feedback and suggestions on the NNLM/RML. We were also reminded about the NLM’s outreach in the form of the traveling exhibitions, digital collections, and the new Circulating Now website.

We were given an update on staff including multiple new staff members and the Fellows. There is one individual retiring – Angela Ruffin. The session ended with Dixie Jones have Dr. Lindberg a framed resolution with a very long list of his many accomplishments.
Keep in touch with the NLM through email, and find them on twitter, and facebook!

All slides will be posted online after the conference.

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Monday and Tuesday Sunrise Seminars Review

There is always a day at MLA when it all gets away from me. I get so caught up in the paper sessions, visiting posters, and meeting with vendors that I forget to blog. Monday was that day for me this year. So I apologize for not getting you an early morning preview. But I did attend two awesome Sunrise Seminars.

On Monday I attended Swets’s Coffee Talk which was focused on patient-centered care. As a clinical librarian, I’m always looking for new ways to get involved indirectly with patient care so this was clearly of interest to me. It turned out to be an awesome session because Swets was interested in hearing what we had to say for once. They did share some information about their products but they really wanted to know what we thought and how we could apply it in our institution. I’ve never been asked to really give feedback like that and I really appreciated it. They also gave out Starbucks gift cards to those of us who were able to contribute to the conversation at 7:00 AM. I thought that was a nice touch. There was a huge breakfast spread which I also really appreciated. Note to vendors: it’s the little things that matter to us – asking us questions, giving us participation gifts, and providing us with terrific breakfasts. :)

The conversation was very good and lots of different sorts of librarians had lots to contribute. I got a couple of great ideas for new ways to get involved in patient care, how to better incorporate myself into IT, and I was very interested in how Swets was helping librarians with their statistics and usage so we can better present it to those that make the decisions and give us money. Overall, I was glad this was the Sunrise Seminar I chose to attend and it was definitely worth getting up so early.

Tuesday I joined pretty much everyone else at the Cochrane Sunrise Seminar. The seminar was presented by a librarian who doesn’t work for Cochrane (although she had in the past). I enjoy hearing from librarians at these sorts of things because I know that the information I’m getting is relevant and not just a sales pitch. I guess Wiley doesn’t really need to pitch Cochrane since it’s so popular as demonstrated by the huge attendance.

I was most interested in Cochrane’s Journal Club. It’s apparently been around for awhile, but since I only just got involved in my hospital’s Internal Medicine residency program’s journal club, I had never heard about it. I think looking at a Cochrane review would be a nice change of pace, plus Cochrane has already put together lots of information like PowerPoint slides, discussion questions, and a podcast. That’s way more than what our normal journal club discussions include, so I’m sure our chief residents and program director will like this idea since it will take some of the burden off of them. I love being able to take ideas like this home and I’m looking forward to sharing this idea.

If you attended any of the Sunrise Seminars on Monday or Tuesday, what did you think? Please share in the comments!

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NLM Theater presentations in booth #326

Today is the last day that the exhibit hall is open (10am – 3pm) so make sure to visit any exhibitors that you have missed.

Yesterday I attended one of the PubMed Update presentations at the NLM theater in the exhibit hall. Some highlights:

-In the last year daily mobile searches have increased from approximately 175,000 to 430,000!

-Affiliations for all authors are now being collected to allow for disambiguation of authors. Additionally, for those who don’t know what an ORCID iD is, authors are being encouraged to register for a persistent unique identifier. Learn more here:

-PubMed now provides a “rescue search” for failed initial searches which searches all fields.

Aside from the 10:30 NLM update in the grand ballroom, here are the times of the NLM theater presentations today:

10:00 am RDA One Year Later
11:30 am MedlinePlus: Usability, Mobile & Responsive Design
Noon Beau-TOX: TOXNET Gets a Facelift
12:30 pm The ACA, Hospital Community Benefit and Needs Assessment: NLM Resources
1:00 pm NLM Resources & Electronic Health Records: MedlinePlusConnect, RxNorm & UMLS
1:30 pm My NCBI Update: SciENcv & NIH Public Access
2:00 pm PubMed Update
2:30 pm PubMed Health Update


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Posters: Collections, Scholarly Communication, and More

Today’s collections are not our grandmothers’ collections, and librarians involved in collection (resource) development, analysis, and management may work in various scholarly communication areas as well.  The wide scope of 2014 posters shows work in collection analysis, promotion, development of discovery tools and portals, as well as scholarly communication areas.

MLA units staffed their posters on Sunday, and some posters remained hanging in the Hyatt’s Gold Level hallway during the meeting days. In collections and related areas, functional sections such as the Collection Development Section (Sunday poster 242) and the Technical Services Section (Sunday poster 257) display how they have focused and worked in these areas for years. Other sections and special interest groups (SIGs) may work on scholarly publishing analysis projects through their subject prisms.

In the main poster area, some posters depicted more “traditional” (familiar) collections activities, including analysis of print collection age (Tuesday poster 186), comparison of print and e-book use (Tuesday poster 216), product comparisons (evaluation of evidence-practice summary databases in Sunday poster 18 and  drug interactions in databases in Monday poster 89). The currently popular collection building technique of patron –driven acquisitions is explored in Tuesday poster 162.

Promotion of a nursing product at point of care is depicted in Sunday poster 10, and linking physicians to evidence-based point of care tools is seen in Monday poster 78. Tuesday poster 225 shows new technology to push out content, while  portals and discovery tools (hopefully) led users to licensed and free resources as described in Monday poster 84 and Tuesday poster 206.

Scholarly publishing trends in one area (book reviews) was examined in opthalmic journals (Sunday poster 35). Scholarly productivity topics were popular:  nursing bibliometrics  in Sunday poster 31, Institutional author scholarly productivity analysis in Sunday posters 16 and 20, and Monday poster 93. Posters highlighting work done in analysis of scholarly publishing impact and altmetrics include Sunday poster 5, Monday posters 92, 93, and Tuesday poster 152 .A number of posters depicted research data management plans, initiatives, analysis of various scholarly publishing services for and resource needs of researchers that go beyond the scope of this short overview.

2014 MLA col dev postere

In the area of scholarly communication, Sunday poster 15 drew the eye, since it wasn’t relaying a scholarly communication experience or publication research per se. Rather, it showed the need for and the birth of a new (separate) conference (Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship), scheduled to take place, interestingly, the month prior to the 2015 annual MLA meeting. It is nice to see that academic health sciences librarians are involved in the emergence of a new specialized scholarly communication conference, yet one hopes that future interest and MLA posters on this topic won’t diminish either.

This was an attempt to hone in on some 2014 posters on collections (resources) and scholarly communication (scholarly productivity analysis) topics. If some posters described here have already been taken down, read more about them by going to: Click on the “posters” link to view abstracts. Or visit the ePoster Gallery.


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Posters: International Themes and Presenters

Three of us will be blogging about 2014 posters. Here are some initial thoughts on international themes and presenters that includes section and chapter posters, featured for the first time during a poster session timeslot (though in a different venue). The 2013 annual meeting was billed as an international federated meeting and featured 4 poster sessions, but in 2014, the poster area is no less international. According to information reported through International Cooperation Section channels, attendees from 16 countries have travelled to Chicago. Some presented posters, as did a number of North American librarians who shared global experiences and research findings.

Sunday was busy for the globally focused International Cooperation Section (ICS) which celebrated its 25th anniversary all day long (business meeting, international visitors’ reception, a concurrent session paper, a dining circle). In preparing the ICS poster, it could not have been easy to highlight 25 years of the section’s and its members’ international projects and activities. MLA chapters fortunate enough to have U.S. territories and international geographic membership include the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter (Sunday poster 230), the Southern Chapter (Sunday poster 239), and UNYOC (the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter, Sunday poster 240).

On Sunday, Alexa Mayo and Ryan Harris from University of Maryland staffed their poster 29, “Baltimore to Nairobi: A Collaboration to Improve Medical Education in Kenya”, explaining how their university’s global health initiative to help improve AIDS and HIV medical education in Kenya automatically built in a role for the library. Kenyan librarians and health professionals have visited University of Maryland, and Alexa and Ryan travelled to Kenya to share their information expertise.

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Posters highlighting support for international health professionals and students  on-site and remotely, include Sunday poster 24:  “An Interdisciplinary Model: Integrating Library Instruction in Pharmacy Educational Programs for International Students”, Monday poster 79: “Expanding Global Reach: Standardizing Self-Paced Nursing Learning Courses”, and Monday poster 121: “Information-Seeking Behaviour of Internationally Educated Registered Nurses in Saskatchewan”. Other posters analyze global literature and information sources.

Posters presented by international attendees include the Monday poster 101 of Yukiko Sakai from Japan, entitled “Exploring the Possibility of More Active Use of Medical Articles by Laypeople: How and What Would They Read?”.  Posters from Taiwan are especially visible at the Chicago annual meeting. On Sunday that includes analysis of librarian CE courses (poster 25) and an evidence-practice database analysis (poster 18). On Tuesday, librarians from Taiwan present posters about: a workshop on evidence-based nursing (poster 188) , a conspectus for an English-language print collection (poster 223), and the building of a portal for international research collaboration (poster 196).

Many, but not all of the posters were mounted for viewing during the first staffed poster session on Sunday afternoon, so visits each day will be warranted. However, perusal of the three days’ poster themes and abstracts reinforces the fact that the MLA (poster) village is global.

To read more about the posters described, go to: and click on the “posters” link to view abstracts or visit the ePoster Gallery.



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History and Highlights from MLA-Phil

The first official meeting of the Philadelphia Regional Group took place on November 16, 1951. According to the bylaws, the purpose of the organization was “to foster the aims and strengthen the membership of the Medical Library Association by means of meetings and closer professional association within the Philadelphia area.” Dues were set at $1 per year!

Informally known as MLA-Phil, we may be the smallest in MLA, but four National MLA Presidents have come from our chapter. While most members are located in Philadelphia, our regional member institutions run from New Jersey and Delaware to Reading PA.

Unlike most chapters, we hold our annual meeting in the spring. This year’s daylong meeting included an educational component, whose theme was systematic reviews. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Craig Umscheid, of the Penn Center for Evidence-Based Practice, spoke about “Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System”. The lecture provided an in-depth look at the work of the Center and biomedical librarians’ integral role in that work. Dr. Umscheid will be speaking at MLA’14 on 5/20/14 as part of the Hospital Library Section’s invited panel. Susan Fowler, Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, conducted the afternoon-long continuing education session. Her class, “Introduction to Systematic Review for Librarians,” was very well received by attendees.

MLA-Phil has a history of supporting our members through grants and awards. Our most recently created grant is the Linda Katz AHIP First-Time Applicant Award. The purpose of this award is to increase MLA-Phil member participation in AHIP. We will present a poster, “An MLA Chapter Shouts AHIP, Hip, Hooray!”, on the grant creation and process at MLA ’14. Please stop by to speak to chapter members during Poster Session 1 by the MLA Registration Center on Sunday, May 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

[Thanks to Jenny Pierce for providing this information!]

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Highlights from the History of the Health Sciences Section

HHSS Pre-Meeting Tour – Friday, May 16
The History of the Health Sciences Section of MLA is sponsoring a pre-meeting tour of the International Museum of Surgical Science at 1524 North Lake Shore Drive in Chicago on Friday, May 16th. They are meeting at 9:20am at the conference hotel (Hyatt) main entrance and will take public transportation to the museum which opens at 10:00. The tour cost is $10.00 each and will probably be 2 to 2 ½ hours long. Please contact Joan Stoddart ( by May 9th if you are interested.

Section Poster
Join us! Come talk to members of HHSS, the Section that stimulates and supports interest and scholarship in the history of medicine and allied health fields. We will display our poster on Sunday, May 18 from 3:30-4:30 in the Columbus Foyer, Gold Level, East Tower. Meet up at our poster after the session at 4:30 PM, and we’ll find a place to dine together. We look forward to seeing you!

History of the Health Sciences Section Sponsored Program
Celebrating Our Information Future Using the Treasures of the Past
Sponsor: History of the Health Sciences Section
Cosponsors: Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Corporate Information Services Section, Health Association Libraries Section, Technical Services Section, and Osteopathic Libraries SIG
Monday, May 19, @ 2-3:30, Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower
Description: The time to collect and preserve your archival, historical, and special collections is today. Come learn how libraries and associations have collected, preserved (both physically and digitally), and used their treasures to celebrate the past and prepare for the future. Treasures such as archives and special collections, whether in physical or digital format, can help the library provide information about their institutions’ histories. They are useful in physical and virtual exhibits. They can celebrate events such as 10th, 25th, and 100th anniversaries and begin or end friends and fund-raising campaigns. Rather than waiting for a last minute request, attend this session and start planning for your organization’s future by celebrating its past.

Megan Rosenbloom, University of Southern California, “Branching out of the Rare Book Room: Expanding the Role and Reach of the Health Sciences Special Collections Librarian”

Polina E. Illieva & Karen Butter, University of California, San Francisco, “Preserving the Past for the Future: University of California-San Francisco Library Recipe for Success”

Sarah McCord, Joanne Doucette, Paul Kiritsy, Kathy Krathwohl, & Greg Martin, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, “The New England Prescription Images Database: Building a Strong Foundation for Future Research”

Martha E. Meacham, University of Massachusetts Medical School, “Collaborative Connection to the Past and Future: Introducing an Archival Program and Creating a History and Image Web Exhibit”

Judit Ward and Bill Bejarano, Rutgers University, “Looking Forward, Looking Back: Celebrating Seventy-Five Years of Alcohol Studies”

HHSS Business Meeting
History of the Health Sciences Section will hold its business meeting on Tuesday, May 20 from 7:00-9:00 AM in the San Francisco Room, Gold Level, West Tower of the Hyatt Regency. We would love to have you join us. Bring a beverage, and we will have some breakfast items. We look forward to seeing you!

[Thank you to Susan Sanders for providing this information!]

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Highlights from the Educational Media and Technologies Section

From bingo to fitbits, the Educational Media and Technologies Section has you covered with all things active and educational! Here’s a list of our activities at the annual meeting, by date:

Sunday, May 18
EMTS Poster Session (#245)
Stop by and say hello to EMTS members.
3:30 PM – 4:25 PM

Structural Adjustments Changes in Education **featuring the flipped conference format**
More info:
4:30 – 5:55 pm in Room: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower

Monday, May 19th
Evolution of the Librarian: New and Changing Roles
10:30 AM – 11:55 AM Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower

Mobile Devices in Health Sciences Education and Clinical Practice
10:30 AM – 11:55 AM Room: Columbus GH, Gold Level, East Tower

M-Health and Information Innovations: Making an Impact in Global Health
10:30 AM – 11:55 AM Room: Columbus CD, Gold Level, East Tower

Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences Education: Scholarship and Publishing
2:00 PM – 3:25 PM Room: Columbus IJ, Gold Level, East Tower

All are welcomed. Join us for section updates and raffles for section membership & FitBits
4:30 PM – 5:55 PM Room: Toronto, Gold Level, West Tower

Tuesday, May 20th
Educational Technology: We Build It—Do They Come?
2:00 – 3:25 Room: Columbus AB, Gold Level, East Tower

Bad Presentation Bingo: the Communication Game You Want to Lose
3:30-4:25 PM Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower

Top Technology Trends VII
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Room: Columbus AB/CD, Gold Level, East Tower

[Thanks to Molly Knapp for providing this information!]

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