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JM2010: Rejuvenate – Engage…Refocus…Connect

By JM2010 Quad-chairs: Ellen Aaronson, Rebecca Birr, Judy Bube, and Kathy Zeblisky The Joint Meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) was held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa in Glendale, Arizona, January 27-30, 2010. 125 attendees enjoyed the beauty and […]

JM2010: Survey Results

By MLGSCA Joint Meeting Evaluation Co-Chairs, Molly Harrington, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and Billie White, St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center The MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2010 survey results are available online for all to see. Thank you to all who completed the survey.  We are thrilled with both the quantity and quality of the responses!  Your feedback […]

JM2010 CE: Locating Cancer Information for Your Clinicians and Patients

By Carol Ann Attwood, MLS, AHIP, MPH, RN, Consumer Patient and Health Education Library, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. Locating Cancer Information for Your Clinicians and Patients. Stephanie Fulton, MSIS, Assistant Library Director, Research Medical Library, and Elizabeth Brackeen, MSIS, Senior Librarian, The Learning Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Information on searching for […]

JM2010: Contributed Paper: Engaging Users with Powerful Visuals on the Cheap!

By Carol Ann Attwood, MLS, AHIP, MPH, RN, Consumer Patient and Health Education Library, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona Engaging Users with Powerful Visuals – on the Cheap! Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Ham noted that most medical librarians are involved in […]

We Want Your Input on the 2010 Joint Meeting!

Update:  Congratulations to Gary Freiburger for winning the $50 Amazon gift certificate!  *Drawing was open to all conference attendees who completed the survey on or before midnight PST on Monday, February 15, 2010. Whether you did or did not attend the Joint Meeting in Glendale last month, we would LOVE to hear from you!  If […]

JM2010: Invited Speaker: David Rothman, “A Refreshing Take on Technology Trends”

By Marsha Kmec, Director of Library Services, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center Invited Speaker: David Rothman, Information Services Specialist, Community General Hospital Medical Library, Syracuse, NY, “A Refreshing Take on Technology Trends” Everything old is new again. Well, that adage really doesn’t apply when we listen to what David Rothman had to say during the Joint […]

JM2010: Financial Realities of Planning the 2010 Joint Meeting

By MLGSCA JM2010 Quad-Chairs: Ellen Aaronson, Rebecca Birr, Judy Bube, Kathy Zeblisky A PDF version of the Financial Realities of Planning the 2010 Joint Meeting report is also available.    Concerns about Joint Meeting finances arose during the MLGSCA Business Meeting and AC Meetings held on January 28, 2010.  The quad-chairs are therefore providing the […]

JM2010: Hollywood Librarian

By Marsha Kmec, Director of Library Services, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center Seidl’s vision plus an excellent dinner made for a wonderful evening. This librarian was immensely entertained, intrigued, educated, and adored the presentation of “The Hollywood Librarian”. The interviews with various librarians (including our own Chris Ewing) were extremely interesting and the passion shared by […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal

By Hella Bluhm-Stieber, MLIS, AHIP, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Ann McKibbon, MLS, PhD, from McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences started the CE class “Understanding Healthcare Literature” with different definitions for evidence-based medicine (EBM). A simple definition is: “evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and […]

JM2010: Contributed Paper: Readability of Patient Education Materials in Electronic Health Records

By April R Frost, Independent Medical Librarian and Trainer Contributed Paper: Readability of Patient Education Materials in Electronic Health Records. Jean Roehrs, Director, Medical Library, Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. This paper presentation focused on the search to provide patient education materials that are readable and understandable by patients. Many patient handouts are available, […]

JM2010 Round Table: Return on Investment (ROI)

By Evonda Copeland, Supervisor, Library Services, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ. Round Table: Return On Investment: Library Staff and Services. Facilitator: Suzette Kopec, Carondelet Health Network, St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Library, Tucson, AZ. Questions posed by the group: Libraries are downsizing & cutting budgets. What are the implications? What are libraries paying for, and how does […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: Evidence Based Bioethics – Available Tools and Resources for Librarians

By Debra Schneider, Librarian, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ. Contributed Paper: Evidence-Based Bioethics – Available Resources and Tools for Librarians.  Linda Suk-Ling Murphy, Health Sciences Librarian; Brian R. Williams, Librarian, University of California-Irvine Libraries, Irvine, CA. The definition of evidence-based bioethics remains subject to debate among bioethicists themselves. Hence, how would you respond to a request […]

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