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12/09/13 at 3:00 pm

Medical Librarian of the Month

Lori Fitterling, M.L.S
Digital Services and Reference Librarian
Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, D’Angelo Library
Kansas City, Missouri

1. How are you effectively marketing your library and library holdings among your patrons? What tips can you share with your colleagues that you found to be successful?

This year at the D’Angelo Library, we have worked hard to “embed” our library and library resources into course curriculum. Specifically, we have created a presence in courses by generating direct links to e-resources in course syllabi, including many textbook links available through ClinicalKey.

We have also monitored class assignments and blogs, with some success in pushing out helpful information when it was appropriate. Having a presence on Blackboard and being able to reach out to students through avenues they use regularly, has allowed us to reach students with resource help at the point of need. This would be my tip – reach out to patrons in their own environments, on their terms. Take library resources to them. It really does work.

2. If you weren’t a medical librarian, what would you be?

No question about this, I would be a children’s book writer. It is my dream job and I fully expect to re-invent myself as an author in the future.

3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I have always wanted to live in Maine, by the ocean. I can see myself hiking in Acadia National Park and walking my dog along the rocky shores.

4. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

I would like to have the power to heal people. I do a lot of research on medical topics and I know that there is a lot of pain in this world. I would like to be able to alleviate some if it.

 

We’re always looking for new Medical Librarians of the Month!
If you’d like to be considered, answer the same questions listed above and send them to a.hancock@elsevier.com. Please also include your name, institution, city, state and a photo of yourself. Good luck!

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12/09/13 at 3:00 pm

Product Spotlight – ClinicalKey

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12/09/13 at 3:00 pm

Product Spotlight – MD Consult

 

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11/08/13 at 1:43 pm

Medical Librarian of the Month

Patrick McCarthy
Associate Dean of Libraries
Director, St. Louis University Medical Library
St. Louis, Missouri

1. How are you effectively marketing your library and library holdings among your patrons? What tips can you share with your colleagues that you found to be successful?

The basic mission of all libraries is to unite users with the information they are seeking. In academic medical libraries, our users need timely, relevant, and accurate information for clinical care, research, and teaching.

Our marketing efforts take many forms – e-mail, social media, posters, displays, newsletters – all contribute to engage users and provide them with the resources they need.

Our recent ClinicalKey launch event brought several hundred students and faculty to the Library to try ClinicalKey. Our past Library Open Houses have attracted as many as a thousand guests.

Attendance incentives like the iPad raffle at the ClinicalKey Experience help bring people in the door so that we can feature new resources that meet user needs.

2. If you weren’t a medical librarian, what would you be?

Before going into library work, I was a sales rep. for Simon & Schuster, but I also considered a career in law. My son is a second year law student so I can live out that professional path vicariously through him!

3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

My wife is half Croatian, and we travel frequently to her mother’s home city of Split on the Adriatic Coast — one of the most beautiful places in the world. Do a Google image search of “Split, Croatia” and you’ll see what I mean.

4. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

When I am stuck in traffic, I fantasize about being able fly or to leap tall buildings in a single bound…

 

We’re always looking for new Medical Librarians of the Month!
If you’d like to be considered, answer the same questions listed above and send them to a.hancock@elsevier.com. Please also include your name, institution, city, state and a photo of yourself. Good luck!

If you have any questions or wish to provide a comment regarding our article, please click the “comment” link below.

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11/08/13 at 1:42 pm

Product Spotlight – ClinicalKey

 

New ClinicalKey Enhancements!

Announcing two recent enhancements within ClinicalKey!

First, PDFs have been added for the Ferri’s Netter Patient Advisor patient education handouts. By adding PDFs, ClinicalKey users will have a better quality, printer-friendly handout to give to patients.

Second, users can now conduct a citation search on ClinicalKey. Simply copy a citation from a source and paste it into the search box. ClinicalKey will recognize it as a citation and will return results containing the citation information.

ClinicalKey identifies citation formats as defined by the NLM. Below is an example with the required information to conduct a citation search noted in red.

Moon J, Shim CY, Ha JW, Cho IJ, Kang MK, Yang WI, Jang Y, Chung N, Cho SY. Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of outcomes in patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2011 Dec 1;108(11):1614-9.

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11/08/13 at 1:41 pm

Product Spotlight – MD Consult

 

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Users will need an MD Consult personal account to access CME, which is free and easy to create.

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10/08/13 at 8:27 am

Medical Librarian of the Month

We’re looking for a few good Medical Librarians!

If you’d like to be considered, answer the following questions and send them to a.borgschulte@elsevier.com. Please also include your name, institution, city, state and a photo of yourself. Good luck!

1. How are you effectively marketing your library and library holdings among your patrons? What tips can you share with your colleagues that you found to be successful?
2. If you weren’t a medical librarian, what would you be?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
4. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

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10/08/13 at 8:27 am

Product Spotlight – MD Consult

 

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• Back-file access from 2002 or earlier
• PDF files content for convenient viewing on mobile devices and for personal printing

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your Customer Engagement Specialist.

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10/08/13 at 8:27 am

Product Spotlight – ClinicalKey

 

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Usage Resources
Use these resources to help you and your physicians master the full capabilities and benefits ClinicalKey has to offer.
Awareness Resources
Use these resources to help promote ClinicalKey awareness at your institution. This includes items such as email templates, digital tools and PDF downloads.
Setup Resources
Use these resources to help integrate ClinicalKey into your institution’s workflow. MARC records, durable URLs and the Master Content List are vital resources that can be found here.
You can find this content by clicking on the “Resource Center” link at the very bottom of any page on clinicalkey.com or by navigating directly to http://info.clinicalkey.com/resources

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your Customer Engagement Specialist.

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09/10/13 at 9:37 am

Medical Librarian of the Month

Trish Chatterley
Collections Manager
John W. Scott Health Sciences Library
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB
Canada

1. How are you effectively marketing your library and library holdings among your patrons? What tips can you share with your colleagues that you found to be successful?

I have found face to face interactions to be the most effective means of marketing the library’s services and resources. Our liaison librarians are now integrated into the curriculum in the various health sciences programs offered at the University of Alberta, and we meet individually with hundreds of students and faculty members every year. The classroom provides an excellent forum for introductions, and if nothing else, the students will remember that they can contact the library for assistance when and where they need it. Once you’ve helped one or two people in a given area, word of mouth becomes a valuable method of spreading the message that librarians are always ready and willing to help.

2. If you weren’t a medical librarian, what would you be?

Since it’s probably too late for me to become a trapeze artist with Cirque du Soleil, I’d have to say I’d be an archaeologist

3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I wouldn’t have to deal with 7 or 8 months of snow, and could swim in the ocean and eat fresh tortillas every day!

4. If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

Having a photographic memory would be amazing. I hate having those moments when I remember reading something but just can’t quite recall the details. It would be an incredible asset as a librarian!

We’re always looking for new Medical Librarians of the Month!
If you’d like to be considered, answer the same questions as Trish above and send them to a.borgschulte@elsevier.com. Please also include your name, institution, city, state and a photo of yourself. Good luck!

If you have any questions or wish to provide a comment regarding our article, please click the “comment” link below.

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