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Journal Cancellations For 2015

Due to continuing budget constraints, the Library has to undertake another round of print and electronic journal cancellations effective January 2015. The Library conducted a journal collection analysis to identify titles for potential cancellation. Criteria used for the analysis included usage, impact factor/ranking, renewal cost, availability from Thomas Cooper Library, and relevance to School of Medicine programs. For the complete list of proposed cancellations, see below.

After the cancellations become effective, access to back files may still be available due to the licensing agreements with vendors/publishers or via alternate means. Please go to our e-journal management system, TDNet, to check on the coverage. For articles that are no longer available, please request them via interlibrary loan at our ILL Express page: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/illhome.asp

2015 Journal Cancellations - effective 1/1/2015
Title Name Format
Advanced Technology Libraries Print + Email
Annals of Medicine Online
Annals of Otology Rhinology & Laryngology un/pw Print + Online
Biochemical Society Transactions Online
British Journal of Ophthalmology Online
Business Travel Planner - 1 to 5 Users Online
Cancer Biology and Therapy Online
Cellular and Molecular Biology - France needs pw Online
Central European Journal of Public Health Print + Online
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal Print + Online
Electronic Library Online
European Journal of Endocrinology Online
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News Print
Health Progress Print
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Print
Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Online
Journal of Endocrinology Online
Journal of Laryngology & Otology Print + Online
Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine Online
Journal of Reproductive Medicine Print + Online
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Print + Online
Medical History Print + Online
Microbiology - England Online
New Zealand Medical Journal Online
Sexually Transmitted Infections Online

(12/19/14)



New Psychology E-book Collection Now Available

USC School of Medicine Library users now have access to the Psychology collection of Oxford University Press’ University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) courtesy of PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries). This collection includes 335 titles covering various subdisciplines of psychology. All titles are available with unlimited user access and new titles are added each month through January 2015. (Funding for this resource was made available by SC General Assembly).

(12/16/14)


New PsychiatryOnline and AccessMedicine Ebooks

NEW E-BOOKS AVAILABLE

from PsychiatryOnline:

from AccessMedicine:

 

View a list of all e-book titles at the SOM Library e-textbook page.

If you have questions, please contact your department’s Library liaison or Christine Whitaker (whitaker@sc.edu)

(12/11/14)


New Look For Library Catalog Starting January 2015

The SOM Library is pleased to announce a change in our online Catalog. Beginning in January 2015, you’ll notice some changes when you click on the Library Catalog link on the Library’s web site. The new catalog works very much the same as the old. They both run on the same platform, Millennium by Innovative Interfaces, Inc. So you see no loss of functionality. In fact, you’ll quickly notice some new features such as:

  • Book covers and a newer, cleaner design.
  • You can now quickly broaden your catalog search from the SOM library to other USC campuses, including ALL Campuses. Furthermore, intra-campus lending (USC campuses) is greatly facilitated by this new arrangement. You can request titles directly, without going to PASCAL Delivers.
  • The inclusion of over a 250,000 statewide e-book titles from ebrary and the EBSCO Academic Ebook collection. These will now appear in your search results, greatly expanding the Library's holdings.
  • Please Note, you’ll now need to use your USC Network Username (the same used for Blackboard) or your University ID barcode number to access your patron record. In your patron record, you can manage holds, renew checkouts, see charges, and other functions.

Again, this is a fairly innocuous change at present, but it will allow us to more fully participate in USC system-wide resources in the future. More to come on that… (12/10/14)


Winter Break Library Hours

12/13/14 12:00pm – 5:00pm
12/14/14 1:00pm – 6:00pm
12/15/14 – 12/19/14 8:00am – 5:00pm
12/20/14 12:00pm – 5:00pm
12/21/14 1:00pm – 6:00pm
12/22/14 8:00am - 5:00pm
12/23/14 – 1/1/15 CLOSED
1/2/15 8:00am – 5:00pm
1/3/15 12:00pm – 5:00pm
1/4/15 1:00pm – 6:00pm
1/5/15 8:00am - 8:00pm

24-HOUR ACCESS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF


New Find Full Text @USC School of Medicine Library icon in PubMed

To help you access more full text articles in PubMed, the Library now offers a Find Full Text @ USC School of Medicine Library icon. button

This icon appears next to every search result regardless of whether full text is available. 
If you do not see a garnet USC-SOM Online icon button2  for an article you are interested in, select the Find Full Text @ USC School of Medicine Library icon button3 to search for full text access.  This icon will automatically search our e-journals database for you. If no full text is available from the School of Medicine Library, there will be a link to use to automatically search the main campus library, Thomas Cooper Library, for access.  If no full text is available to you, there will be a link to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

You can also view a tutorial or a handout for more detailed information. (11/24/14)


Laura Kane granted membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished Member level

Laura Kane

Laura Kane has once again been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished Member level.

The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. You can learn more here:

https://www.mlanet.org/academy/

or by reading this brochure:

https://www.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/academy/pdf/ahip_brch10.pdf

Congratulations, Laura! (11/18/14)


PsychiatryOnline.org Platform Changes on Oct 29, 2014

The American Psychiatric Publishing (APP) Journals and PsychiatryOnline Packages (including DSM-5® and other textbooks) are moving to a new platform on Wednesday October 29. This update will include added ebook content, and technical improvements to remote mobile access.

We expect a quiet update, but you may notice changes as you use the resources. If you are currently linking to e-books, journals, or other POL content, please check to be sure your links are still functional on or after Wednesday the 29th October. “…the collection, book and journal URLs will not change. Journal issue and article level URLs will change. While this will not impact OpenURL constructed links, links copied from the URL bar of a browser for issue and article level links will no longer function and should be replaced.” (10/27/14)


Thanksgiving Week Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty, and staff)

thanksgiving image

Monday, November 24 8 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, November 25 8 am – 8 pm
Wed., November 26 8 am – 5 pm
Thurs., November 27 CLOSED
Friday, November 28 CLOSED
Saturday, November 29 12 pm – 5 pm
Sunday, November 30 1 pm – 6 pm

24-HOUR ACCESS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF


Julie Swygert has been appointed Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Specialist

Julie Swygert

The School of Medicine Library welcomes Julie Swygert to the Access Services Department as a Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Specialist. Julie has a B.A. in Sociology and her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina. (11/6/14)


PsychiatryOnline.org Platform Changes on Oct 29, 2014

The American Psychiatric Publishing (APP) Journals and PsychiatryOnline Packages (including DSM-5® and other textbooks) are moving to a new platform on Wednesday October 29. This update will include added ebook content, and technical improvements to remote mobile access.

We expect a quiet update, but you may notice changes as you use the resources. If you are currently linking to e-books, journals, or other POL content, please check to be sure your links are still functional on or after Wednesday the 29th October. “…the collection, book and journal URLs will not change. Journal issue and article level URLs will change. While this will not impact OpenURL constructed links, links copied from the URL bar of a browser for issue and article level links will no longer function and should be replaced.” (10/27/14)


New Allergy & Immunology LibGuide Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of a new LibGuide entitled Allergy & Immunology. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information. To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (10/23/14)


Book Signing by Dr. Charles S. Bryan – October 14, 2014

The School of Medicine Library hosted a book signing reception for Dr. Charles S. Bryan, Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, on October 14, 2014, to celebrate the publication of his new book, Asylum Doctor: James Woods Babcock and the Red Plague of Pellagra.

image of Dr. Bryan

Numerous School of Medicine faculty and students attended the event as well as colleagues and friends of Dr. Bryan. Dr. Bryan delivered a thought-provoking lecture in the M-I Classroom entitled “Columbia’s Greatest Medical Mystery.”

image of Dr. Bryan

The book is available for purchase from USC Press by calling 800-768-2500. USC faculty and staff receive a 10% discount and USC alumni receive a 25% discount when they purchase directly from USC Press. Photos of the event are available here. (10/22/14)


ClinicalKey update on September 23rd

ClinicalKey users will notice a new look starting September 23rd. The new appearance will accompany several updates to the database which include:
• A cleaner, mobile-friendly design.
• 1,400+ new Topic Pages that offer quick access to point-of-care content, including risk factors, treatments and more.
• A new browse feature with a searchable, filterable list of sources that highlights new books and journals.
• A new search history feature enabling you to view and refresh recent queries. (9/22/14)


EBSCO Academic E-book Package Now Available

USC School of Medicine Library users now have access to the EBSCO Academic e-book package courtesy of PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries). This collection includes more than 130,000 titles covering a large selection of multidisciplinary academic subjects. All titles are available with unlimited user access and new titles are added each month. (Funding for this resource was made available by SC General Assembly). (9/9/14)


New Oncology LibGuide Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of a new LibGuide entitled Oncology/Cancer. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information. To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (9/8/14)


Steve Wilson Named Web Architect and Outreach Librarian

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson, MLIS, AHIP, MA, has been appointed Web Architect and Outreach Librarian at the School of Medicine Library.  Mr. Wilson joined the Library in 2005 as Coordinator, Center for Disability Resources Library. In his new role, he is responsible for providing web development for the Library, the Center for Disability Resources, the Ultrasound Institute, and the Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education. Mr. Wilson will provide information support for the Ultrasound Institute and continue to coordinate the Center for Disability Resources Library. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of English Literature from Mercy College, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Wilson is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Professionals. (9/3/14)


Labor Day Weekend Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty, and staff)

Friday, August 29 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, August 30 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday, August 31 1 pm – 6 pm
Monday, September 1 CLOSED


Library Use Statistics 2013-14

A review of the School of Medicine Library end of year use statistics for 2013-14 reveals that use of the Library’s electronic resources, services, and space continues to be heavy and frequent.

- People accessed e-books 36,791 times.

- People viewed 18,140 full text articles via PubMed.

- People viewed 17,052 full text articles via Ovid.

- Our LibGuides were used 6,159 times.

- We answered 3,864 reference questions.

- We provided 32 instructional sessions for 633 people.

- Our tutorials were used 3,000 times by 1,827 different people.

- People visited the library 90,932 times.

- People checked out our iPads 92 times.

- We borrowed 996 items on interlibrary loan for our users.

- We loaned 784 items to other libraries.

- We maintained the Library printers and copiers so that people could print and copy 440,137 pages.

- We circulated 792 books and journals.

- We purchased 252 books and journals.

- We cataloged 95 titles.

Many thanks to the School of Medicine Library faculty and staff for all that they do to provide these resources and services to School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff.

Ruth Riley, Assistant Dean for Executive Affairs & Director of Library Services, ruth.riley@uscmed.sc.edu, 216-3220 (7/21/14)


New HOW DO I…? Site

Find answers to your library related questions using the new HOW DO I…? site. The HOW DO I…? link appears first under the Library’s Quick Links sidebar. You can browse questions in the following categories: Research, Services, and Procedures. Let Roz McConnaughy know if there are new questions you’d like to see answered. (7/17/14)


On July 1st, say Farewell to MDConsult and Welcome ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey logo

Elsevier is retiring the popular resource MDConsult and replacing it with a far more comprehensive product called ClinicalKey.

The USC School of Medicine Library will make the transition from MDConsult to ClinicalKey on July 1, 2014.

Access ClinicalKey through the SOM Library Databases page, E-books page or Electronic Resources page.

ClinicalKey’s offerings include:
• over 1000 textbooks
• over 500 journals
• “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults
• Procedures Consult
• drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology
• over 13,000 medical and surgical videos
• millions of images that may be added to presentations
• over 2,000 practice guidelines

If you are interested in helpful tutorials, videos, and guides for navigating ClinicalKey, please visit:
ClinicalKey Mini-Tour (2 minutes)
ClinicalKey User Guide
ClinicalKey Resources
SOM Library tutorial

For more information or questions please contact your Library Liaison or Christine Whitaker, Collection Development Librarian, whitaker@sc.edu, 216-3201. (7/1/14)


4th of July Holiday Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Thursday, July 3 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, July 4 CLOSED
Saturday, July 5 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 6 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.


New Database - PsycTESTS - available

SOM Faculty, Staff, and Students now have access to PsycTESTS, which is provided by Thomas Cooper Library. The new database contains psychological assessments, primarily unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made available commercially. The assessments include tests, measures, scales, and surveys. All records provide a summary of the assessment and the purpose and history of development. Most records include the testing instrument and link to the peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use. Access from the SOM Library Databases page. (6/24/14)


On July 1st, say Farewell to MDConsult and Welcome ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey logo

Elsevier is retiring the popular resource MDConsult and replacing it with a far more comprehensive product called ClinicalKey.

The USC School of Medicine Library will make the transition from MDConsult to ClinicalKey on July 1, 2014.

ClinicalKey’s offerings include:
• over 500 journals
• over 1000 textbooks
• “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults
• Procedures Consult
• drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology
• over 13,000 medical and surgical videos
• millions of images that may be added to presentations
• over 2,000 practice guidelines

If you are interested in helpful tutorials, videos, and guides for navigating ClinicalKey, please visit:
ClinicalKey Mini-Tour (2 minutes)
ClinicalKey User Guide
ClinicalKey Resources

For more information or questions please contact your Library Liaison or Christine Whitaker, Collection Development Librarian, whitaker@sc.edu, 216-3201. (6/23/14)


Library Receives Fourth Digitization Award

The USC School of Medicine Library has been awarded a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/SEA. The grant will be used to create a History of The School of Medicine website which will be populated with selected images and documents from SOM’s archival print collection. The interdepartmental grant was awarded to Christine Whitaker-PI and Felicia Yeh–Co-PI, of the SOM Library. Ashley Knox from USC Digital Collection Department is also Co-PI. (6/10/14)


Mrs. Patricia Beckler Joins Library Circle of Friends

Ms. Ruth Riley and Mrs. Patricia Beckler

Ms. Ruth Riley & Mrs. Patricia Beckler

The Library is pleased to announce its newest member of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, Mrs. Patricia L. Beckler. Library Circle of Friends members are donors of $500 or more to the School of Medicine Library Endowment. Their names are placed on a plaque adjacent to the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room in the Library. Mrs. Beckler’s donation to the Endowment was made in memory of Dr. Hampton Wade Collins III. The Endowment provides support for the preservation of the rare book collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room, the acquisition of additional historical works, the purchase of books for the general circulating collection, and other specialized areas of the School of Medicine Library. The Library gratefully acknowledges Mrs. Beckler for her kindness. If you would like to add your name to the growing list of people who support the USC School of Medicine Library, please send a check made payable to “USC Educational Foundation” to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Development Office, Columbia, SC 29208. (Click on photo for larger image) (6/2/2014)

Library Circle of Friends Members

  • Dr. Charles S. Bryan
  • Dr. O’Neill Barrett, Jr.
  • Mrs. Patricia L. Beckler (in memory of Dr. Hampton Wade Collins III)
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Mrs. Debi Baker Brookshire (in memory of Mr. & Mrs. David Baker)
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Mr. John S. Dunbar III
  • Drs. Larry R. & Judith S. Faulkner
  • Mrs. Sarah H. Gable
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hoppmann
  • Col. & Mrs. Robert E. Humphreys
  • Dr. Larry R. Kirkland
  • Mrs. Nancy W. Kress
  • Dr. Charlotte E. Lindler
  • Dr. William W. Lindler
  • Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ludmerer
  • Dr. Robert N. Milling
  • Mr. John Davis McLeod
  • Dr. Vytautas A. Pakalnis
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Smith
  • Mrs. Richard Patten Watson, Jr.
  • Ms. Carolyn Winberry
  • Dr. and Mrs. Donald Wuori

Three new LibGuides (Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, and Rheumatology) are now available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of several new LibGuides: Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, and Rheumatology. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information.

To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (5/27/14)


Memorial Day Weekend Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Friday, May 23 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 25 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, May 26 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

No Access to Library E-Resources – Friday, May 9, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Due to planned maintenance to School of Medicine network circuits by the Office of Information Technology, there will be a network/Internet outage on the School of Medicine network on Friday, May 9, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This outage will prevent users from accessing the Library website and its e-resources. We apologize for any inconvenience. (4/18/14)


Easter Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Friday, April 18 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 CLOSED

A new LibGuide entitled “Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders” is now available

A new LibGuide entitled “Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders” is now available. Visit http://uscmed.sc.libguides.com/index.php for a full list of LibGuides. (1/24/14)


AccessMedicine has new titles and new interface.

AccessMedicine interface changes

You may have noticed that there is a new look to AccessMedicine. McGraw-Hill changed to a completely new interface over the holiday break. If you have saved links to e-textbooks, please be aware that they may have changed. If you have questions, please contact your department’s Library liaison or Christine Whitaker (whitaker@sc.edu)

New e-books from AccessMedicine


Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics


Understanding Teamwork in Health Care


Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders


Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine: Self-Assessment and Board Review


Williams Obstetrics Study Guide


Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination & Board Review


Understanding Clinical Research

(1/23/14)


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct training at Family Connection of SC

On January 9, 2014, Steve Wilson and Roz McConnaughy delivered videoconferencing equipment and conducted a training session for fourteen staff members at the Family Connection of South Carolina Columbia office as part of the “InfoAble Portal Follow-Up” project. The training session covered the CDR Library, the InfoAble Portal, and Google Hangouts. Each of the six offices of Family Connection of South Carolina received a projector and an all-in-one conference camera for training sessions, support group meetings, and staff meetings. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region.(1/14/14)


Harry Potter Exhibit now at the library

For more information about the exhibit, please visit the National Library of Medicine website - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/exhibition.html


Winter Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Saturday, December 14 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 22 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1 CLOSED
Thursday, January 2 - Friday January 3 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 4 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 5 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Card Access System Mishap

ATTENTION: Due to a mishap at main campus’s Carolina Card system, you may not have access to the Library with your SOM ID. . The cards of 21,000 students on various campuses expired on 11/21/13 (yesterday). This system glitch was random, and Carolina Card is working frantically to fix the problem. Meanwhile, if you find that your card is no longer working, please notify Karen McMullen via email (karen.mcmullen@uscmed.sc.edu), by phone (216-3207) or in person (in the Library). She can give Carolina Card your name and they will manually override the expiration.

We will keep you updated as to the status of this issue. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. (11/22/13)


Two New Tutorials Available

As part of the “Creating the InfoAble Portal” Follow-Up Award, two new tutorials are available for the InfoAble Portal and the Center for Disability Resources Library.

(11/21/13)


STAT!Ref Anatomy and Physiology Online

STAT!Ref Anatomy and Physiology Online

APO Online access is provided by PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries)

The complete student study tool for anatomy and physiology created by Primal Picture's Inc. There are 20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more. Each module contains: An overview and clear learning objectives • Key concepts and processes • 3D image and interactive models • Narrated animations and illustrations • Quizzes and reviews • Pronunciation guides to key medical terms • Clinical case studies for each system • Clinical test • The effects of aging (10/2/13)


The Science of Zombies: Digging Up Truth About the Undead Exhibit

“Steve Wilson, Coordinator of the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) Library, and SLIS master’s student Josh Brunck, presented their exhibit, “The Science of Zombies: Digging Up Truth About the Undead,” at the annual meeting of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 17-20, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The exhibit, which is currently on display at the USC School of Medicine Library, was well-received by attendees, and was a great match for the SCMLA conference theme, “The Art of Information: Design. Deliver. Display.” More about the exhibit, pictures, (and the research literature related to all things Zombie) can be found at the Science of Zombies LibGuide, here: http://uscmed.sc.libguides.com/Zombies“ (10/23/13)


Ruth Riley awarded the Academic Librarian of the Year Award

Ruth Riley, Assistant Dean for Executive Affairs and Director of Library Services, received the Academic Librarian of the Year Award at the Southern Chapter of Medical Library Association Annual Meeting held in Ridgeland, Mississippi from October 17th to October 20th. Ruth was recognized due to her demonstration of excellence in research, instruction, and/or service in health librarianship. Congratulations, Ruth. (10/22/13)


Scheduled network outage on 10/22/2013 at 6:00pm

Spirit Telecom (the provider of our circuits between the VA, Richland Medical Park, and Main Campus) will be performing maintenance on all three of these circuits on 10/22/2013 beginning at 6:00pm. There will be disruptions in network/Internet access during this maintenance. The new circuits should be in place and operational no later than 8:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Information Technology at 803-545-5100. (10/17/13)


Library Fall Break Hours

Fall Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Thursday, October 17 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, October 18 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 20 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


NEW E-TEXTBOOKS

Newly added to AccessMedicine

Histology & Cell Biology: Examination & Board Review, 5e Douglas F. Paulsen

Kaplan and Sadock’s Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Fifth Edition. Available through Books@OVID.

Physiology, 5th ed. Linda S. Costanzo, PhD

(10/3/13)


University Libraries System Changes Off Campus Access

The School of Medicine Library website (http://uscm.med.sc.edu) is your portal for most Health Science Information at the University of South Carolina. However, there are many non-medical resources available through the University’s Libraries System (http://library.sc.edu/). The University Libraries System is changing how you access its resources from off campus. From now on, University Libraries users will use their USC Network Credentials, the same ones used in Blackboard, Main Campus Email, et al, to access Library resources from off-campus. To lookup your USC Network Credentials, login to VIP (vip.sc.edu) and click Technology. You should see “Network Username” as one of the options. Important: This will not affect how you access the School of Medicine Library’s e-resources, i.e. those found at uscm.med.sc.edu. (8/13/13)


Karen McMullen Awarded Senior Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

Karen McMullen, Head of Access Services at the USC School of Medicine Library, has been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Senior level. The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. You may read more about AHIP at http://www.mlanet.org/academy/. (8/7/13)


Library Hours Beginning August 5

24-Hour card access is available for SOM students, faculty, and staff

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Roz McConnaughy Awarded Distinguished Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

Roz McConnaughy, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach at the USC School of Medicine Library, has been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished level. The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. You may read more about AHIP at http://www.mlanet.org/academy/. (7/2/13)


Library Faculty receive follow-up award funding for InfoAble Portal Project

Congratulations to School of Medicine Library faculty, Roz McConnaughy, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, and Steve Wilson, Coordinator, Center for Disability Resources Library, for a $5,783 outreach follow-up award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region for their Creating the InfoAble Portal project with the Columbia office of Family Connection, a support network for families who have children with special needs. With this award, six Family Connection offices will be interconnected with a videoconferencing system to improve access to technology for training sessions and support group meetings. In addition to developing tutorials for the InfoAble Portal and CDR Library, individuals from each of the Family Connection offices will receive in-person training in the use of these information resources and services. (6/21/13)


Card Swipe Notice

ATTENTION! A new card swipe system will be installed the week of July 8th. 24-7 access may NOT be available during this time. Sorry for any inconvenience. (6/21/13)


DSM-5 is now available online.

DSM-5, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is now available to USC Faculty, staff and students through Psychiatry Online. (6/12/13)








Library Interim Hours

The library will operate on interim hours from May 17 through August 4.

24-Hour card access is available for SOM students, faculty, and staff

Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New E-Textbooks

The Patient History: An Evidence-Based Approach to Differential Diagnosis. By Mark C. Henderson, Lawrence M. Tierney, Jr., Gerald W. Smetana

Pathology: The Big Picture. By Walter L. Kemp, Dennis K. Burns, Travis G. Brown

(4/19/13)


Laura Kane Recognized for 20 Years of Service

The Library is proud to announce that one of its employees is being recognized in the State Service Awards program this year. Laura Kane, Assistant Director for Information Services, is being recognized for 20 years of service. Congratulations to Laura! The Library appreciates Laura for her excellent service to the Library for the last 20 years and hopes that she will continue working with us for many years to come! (4/18/13)


Library Spring Service Project

The School of Medicine Library participated in a service project in February that benefited The Hearth Center for Healing. The Hearth is the first full-spectrum eating disorder treatment center in South Carolina and will open in March on the grounds of the Carolina Children’s Home. Since this is a new facility, many items were needed and we took on the task of providing items for the kitchen. We were able to donate over 70 items to The Hearth, including: spatulas, can openers, measuring cups & spoons, dish cloths, mugs and many other items. (3/28/13)


Find newly added e-textbooks

  • Genetic Disorders and the Fetus. By Aubrey Milunsky and Aubrey Milunsky. Available through Books@OVID
  • Physiology (4th ed.) 2010 by Linda S. Costanzo Available through MDConsult
  • Immunology, 8th ed. by Male. Available through MDConsult
Access Medicine updates:
  • The Big Picture: Medical Biochemistry by Lee W. Janson, Marc E. Tischler
  • Understanding Patient Safety, 2e by Robert M. Wachter
  • Smith’s Patient-Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method, 3rd edition by Auguste H. Fortin VI, Francesca C. Dwamena, Richard M. Frankel, Robert C. Smith
  • Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine by Sylvia C. McKean, John J. Ross, Daniel D. Dressler, Daniel J. Brotman, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg
  • CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2012 by Joseph S. Esherick, Daniel S. Clark, Evan D. Slater
(3/22/13)

Mental Measurements Yearbook is now online.

USC Columbia faculty staff and students now have access to Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print Online. Thanks to Thomas Cooper Library, SOM now shares access for four users at a time. The Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides descriptive information and critical reviews for more than 2,000 commercially available standardized tests in such areas as psychology, education, and business. Tests in Print (TIP) is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests listing test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). (3/22/13)


Library Easter Weekend Hours

24-Hour card access is available for SOM students, faculty, and staff

Friday, March 29 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 CLOSED

Librarians deliver equipment and conduct MedlinePlus training at Greater Greenwood United Ministry Free Medical/Dental Clinic in Greenwood, SC

Karen McMullen, Roz McConnaughy, and Victor Jenkinson delivered equipment and conducted MedlinePlus training on February 14, 2013 for four staff members at the United Ministry Free Medical/Dental Clinic in Greenwood, SC as part of the Outreach Project “Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Three.” The Greater Greenwood United Ministry Free Medical/Dental Clinic received one desktop computer and a 40” LCD monitor with wall mount. The equipment will enhance patient education efforts and increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus at the clinics. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. (2/21/13)


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct MedlinePlus training at Clinica Gratis Free Clinic in Greenwood, SC

Karen McMullen, Roz McConnaughy, and Victor Jenkinson delivered equipment and conducted MedlinePlus training on January 11, 2013 for eight staff members at the Clinica Gratis Free Clinic in Greenwood, SC as part of the Outreach Project “Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Three.” The Clinica Gratis Free Clinic received 2 laptops, 3 desktops, a projector, a folding projection screen and a 40” LCD monitor with wall mount. A “patient education” web page was created for the Clinic (http://uscm.med.sc.edu/clinicagratislinks.asp). The equipment will enhance patient education efforts and increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus at these clinics. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. (1/30/13)


Interlibrary Loan System Unavailable

Due to a system upgrade, the Interlibrary Loan system, ILL Express!, is unavailable until further notice.  The system allows users to input requests, but currently we are unable to process them.  We are sorry for the inconvenience; we hope to have this issue resolved soon.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kane at laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu or 216-3205.

2013 Library Collection Changes

Based on pricing, impact factor, and usage information, a few e-journals will be cancelled for 2013. With the cost saving of the cancellations, the Library is able to fill a few requests from faculty members for new e-journals and e-books. Effective January 2013, the following changes will be made to our library resources:

E-JOURNAL CANCELLATIONS

  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Journal of Immunotherapy
  • Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  • Retina
  • Science Translational Medicine
ADDITIONS
E-journals:
  • Hospital Pediatrics
  • Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
E-books:
  • Immunology by David Male
  • Genetic Disorders and the Fetus, 6th ed. 2012
  • Physiology, 4th ed. 2010 by Linda S. Costanzo
(1/3/13)


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct MedlinePlus training at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County

Staff of Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County

Karen McMullen, Roz McConnaughy, and Victor Jenkinson delivered equipment and conducted MedlinePlus training on December 7, 2012 for four staff members at the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County in Darlington, SC and its satellite location in Hartsville, SC as part of the Outreach Project “Linking South Carolina Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Three”. The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County received a laptop, projector and a folding projection screen. The satellite location in Hartsville received a laptop, projector and a 40” LCD monitor with wall mount. The equipment will enhance patient education efforts and increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus at these clinics. This Outreach Project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region. (12/19/12)


Library Winter Break Hours

Winter Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Saturday, December 15 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, December 17 - Thursday, December 20 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, December 21 - Tuesday January 1 CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Library Thanksgiving Break Hours

Thanksgiving Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Monday, November 19 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 22 CLOSED
Friday, November 23 CLOSED
Saturday, November 24 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 25 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Laura Kane Recognized at Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association Meeting

Laura Kane

Laura Kane, Assistant Director for Information Services, was recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) in Baltimore on October 16, 2012 for her excellent service as Chair of the chapter during 2011-12. SC/MLA is a professional organization made up of health science librarians from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. http://www.scmla.org Congratulations, Laura! (10/26/12)


Two new E-textbooks are available through AccessMedicine.

Big Picture: Medical Biochemistry. By Lee W. Janson, Marc E. Tischler

Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations By George V. Lawry

(10/26/12)


Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

Currently on Display at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library
October 10 - December 1, 2012

The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known. More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/lifeandlimb/ (10/23/12)


E-Journals Display Change

The Library has recently made a change to how E-Journals are displayed in the Library's E-Journals Database (TDNet). Now when you browse for journal titles or search, direct links to full-text are on the first result screen. You’ll no longer need to click the journal title link to see the full-text options. This effectively saves you a click for every title you’re searching. Hopefully, this small change will save you a lot of time. (10/22/12)


MICROMEDEX Gateway search (including RED BOOK) now available.

MICROMEDEX® 2.0 and MICROMEDEX® 1.0 (Healthcare Series): Evidence based information from Micromedex. This includes all the unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine you need to make informed clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions.

RED BOOK Online® : (Access through MICROMEDEX 2.0) Provides daily access to drug pricing and descriptive information for more than 200,000 active and deactivated FDA-approved prescription and over-the-counter(OTC) medications, nutraceuticals, bulk chemicals as well as for some medical devices and supplies.

CareNotes® System: CareNotes provides your patients with complete, easy-to-understand information about all aspects of their care, medications, and health, in up to 15 languages. Access for Columbia Campus users provided by Thomas Cooper Library. (10/8/12)


Library Fall Break Hours

Fall Break Hours (24 Hour Card Access Available to SOM students, faculty and staff)

Monday, October 15 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 18 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, October 19 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 20 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Dr. O’Neill Barrett, Jr. Joins Library Circle of Friends

Dr. O'Neil Barrett

The Library is pleased to announce its newest member of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, Dr. O’Neill Barrett, Jr. Library Circle of Friends members are donors of $500 or more to the School of Medicine Library Endowment. Their names are placed on a plaque adjacent to the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room in the Library. The Endowment provides support for the preservation of the rare book collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room, the acquisition of additional historical works, the purchase of books for the general circulating collection, and other specialized areas of the School of Medicine Library. The Library gratefully acknowledges Dr. Barrett for his kindness. If you would like to add your name to the growing list of people who support the USC School of Medicine Library Endowment, please send a check made payable to “USC Educational Foundation” to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Development Office, Columbia, SC 29208. (Click on photo for larger image) (10/4/12)

Library Circle of Friends Members

  • Dr. Charles S. Bryan
  • Dr. O’Neill Barrett, Jr.
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Mrs. Debi Baker Brookshire (in memory of Mr. & Mrs. David Baker)
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Mr. John S. Dunbar III
  • Drs. Larry R. & Judith S. Faulkner
  • Mrs. Sarah H. Gable
  • Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hoppmann
  • Col. & Mrs. Robert E. Humphreys
  • Dr. Larry R. Kirkland
  • Mrs. Nancy W. Kress
  • Dr. Charlotte E. Lindler
  • Dr. William W. Lindler
  • Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ludmerer
  • Dr. Robert N. Milling
  • Mr. John Davis McLeod
  • Dr. Vytautas A. Pakalnis
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Smith
  • Mrs. Richard Patten Watson, Jr.
  • Ms. Carolyn Winberry
  • Dr. and Mrs. Donald Wuori

The library is now open regular hours

Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm

Monday through Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm

Friday 8:00am-8:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm

(8/14/12)


Karen McMullen Awarded Provisional Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

Karen McMullen, Head of Access Services at the USC School of Medicine Library, has been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Provisional level. The Academy of Health Information Professionals is MLA’s peer-reviewed professional development and career recognition credentialing program. AHIP promotes lifelong learning and exemplary professional performance by recognizing achievements in continuing education, teaching, publishing, research, and other contributions to the profession. The AHIP credential denotes the highest standards of professional competency and achievement in the field of health care information and must be renewed every five years. Karen joins Ruth Riley, Laura Kane, Roz McConnaughy, Felicia Yeh, and Steven Wilson in being members of the Academy. You may read more about AHIP at http://www.mlanet.org/academy/. (7/25/12)


Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology & Medicine Online Archive Now Available

The Library has purchased the online archive for the journal, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, from 1903-1999. Dr. Charles A. Blake, Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, School of Medicine, and former President of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM), archived the journal online and confirmed the accuracy of over 44,000 abstracts and articles and the front and back matter of the journal for the SEBM. Thanks to Dr. Blake’s involvement with the project, the Library was able to obtain a discount on the archive for the School of Medicine. The journal is available via TDNet, the Library’s e-journal system, and via links from PubMed and Ovid.(7/18/12)

Professor Charles A. Blake


Three new Consumer Health resources added to Databases Page

PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) and DISCUS, South Carolina’s virtual library, have made changes in their database provider. This change has added three new consumer health databases, which now have links on the SOM Library databases page http://uscm.med.sc.edu/databases.asp.

ALT HealthWatch, with a focus on complimentary, holistic and integrative health issues.

Consumer Health Complete - designed to support patient information needs and general understanding of health care topics.

Health Source- Consumer Edition – with access to over 80 consumer health magazines.

Other changes include:

  • Academic Search Premier database has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete.
  • Two resources previously under the General Reference section, Britannica Online and SIRS Knowledge Base are no longer available.
(7/13/12)


E-Devices are available for checkout!

The School of Medicine Library has launched its e-devices checkout program. The available devices include an iPad, iPad 2, Nook Color, or Kindle e-reader. These devices are available to all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students. Please come by and check out our newest service.

The iPads have 8GB and 16GB of storage and WiFi (no 3G or 4G). They come preloaded with standard files and a wide range of applications for work and play. While users also may sync additional data and applications, all data will be wiped and replaced with the standard preloaded files and apps when the iPad is returned to the library.

The Nook Color is an e-reader and internet device. It also has WiFi. It will also come configured with Apps and E-Texts of interest to the School of Medicine community.

The Kindle is the 2nd generation e-reader from Amazon. It is not Internet capable, but it is a fantastic e-device featuring the outstanding “E-ink display,” perfect for reading in almost any environment. It will also feature texts we think you’ll find interesting and/or useful.

As always we value your opinion. Let us know if there are other apps or texts you’d like us to feature on our new e-devices.

Complete information on the e-devices checkout program can be found at http://uscm.med.sc.edu/edevices.asp

This service is made possible by a generous donation by Ms. Nancy Kress, member of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends. Library news announcement about the donation is available at http://uscm.med.sc.edu/news.asp#kress (7/9/12)


Collaborative e-book collection through R2 Digital Library now available to all Columbia Campus users.

The R2 Library is a collection of searchable full text books covering the fields of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. USC’s SOM Library and Thomas Cooper Library are collaborating in purchasing these e-books on a title-by-title basis. There are currently 25 books from the Medicine and Allied Health collections available to USC users on the Columbia campus. Access this new resources from the SOM Library webpage by clicking on the electronic resources, E-Textbooks, or databases tabs. You can also access directly at http://www.r2library.com/ (7/10/12)


New Library Class - How to Use the School of Medicine Library

Learn about the variety of resources and services available to you at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library. In this one hour session we`ll show you the most effective ways to find books, journals, and other information for research and provide an orientation to the Library and its services as well as offer a tour of the facility for faculty, staff, and students. Go to the Library classes page to sign up. (6/22/12)


Four New Tutorials Available:

Access Medicine, Accessing E-Journals, MDConsult, and Mobile Device Resources.(6/15/12)


Library Faculty Awarded Funding for Linking SC Free Clinics to Quality Health Information Project: Phase Three

Congratulations to School of Medicine Library faculty, Karen McMullen, Head of Access Services, Roz McConnaughy, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, and Victor Jenkinson, Systems Librarian, for a $29,837 consumer health outreach award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region for their "Linking SC Free Clinics to Quality Health Information: Phase Three" project. During this project, the library will be partnering with the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington and its satellite location in Hartsville, SC, Greater Greenwood United Ministry Free Medical/Dental Clinic and Clinica Gratis Free Clinic, both located in Greenwood, SC. The award will enhance the patient education efforts at four free clinics in South Carolina by purchasing and installing four desktop computers, two 40” LCD monitors, three portable projectors, four laptops, and three portable screens to increase awareness and use of MedlinePlus by conducting training sessions at each clinic and linking to MedlinePlus content on patient area of two of the clinic's web sites. The project builds on the work done in the first phase which included clinics in Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Spartanburg and the second phase which included clinics in Chester, Orangeburg, and Beaufort. Additional information is available on the project here: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/outreachdetail.asp#freeclinic (6/12/12)


Library Faculty Participate in Medical Library Association Meeting



Four library faculty were active participants in the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, May 19-23, 2012, in Seattle. Karen McMullen and Felicia Yeh presented the poster “Changing Our Game? A Look at Position Descriptions in Health Sciences Libraries.” Sarah Harper presented the contributed paper “Double Play Staffing Model: Partnering to Serve Dual Needs.” As Chair of the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Laura Kane chaired the chapter’s Executive Board meeting. (6/5/12)

Karen & felicia Laura Kane

Karen McMullen and Felicia Yeh present their poster

Laura Kane chairs SC/MLA board meeting


Felicia Yeh Named Deputy Director

Felicia Yeh, MLIS, AHIP, Assistant Director of Collections Management, has been appointed Deputy Director of the School of Medicine Library. Ms. Yeh joined the library faculty in 2005 as Head of Serials and was promoted to Assistant Director of Collections Management that same year. She previously served as Director of Technical Services at the South Carolina State Library from 1992-2005 and as Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions in the School of Medicine Library from 1985-1992. Ms. Yeh earned the B.A. in English at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and the M.L.I.S. in Library Science at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Yeh is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. (5/30/12)


New Historical Medical Pamphlets Available

18 new historical medical pamphlets are now available on the library's Digital Collections page. This project is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region via a digitization grant and is made possible through a collaboration with the University Libraries’ Digital Collections Department. (5/15/12)


Library Interim Hours

Beginning Saturday May 12 the Library will operate on interim hours.

Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

24-hour access will be available to all SOM students, faculty and staff. (4/3/12)


New LibGuides: USMLE Board Review

LibGuides for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 are now available. Visit http://uscmed.sc.libguides.com/index.php for the complete list of LibGuides.


Dr. and Mrs. Donald Wuori Join Library Circle of Friends

Wuoris

Joanne Wuori, Ruth Riley, Dr. Donald Wuori.

The Library is pleased to announce its newest members of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, Dr. Donald Wuori and his wife, Joanne. Library Circle of Friends members are donors of $500 or more to the School of Medicine Library Endowment. Their names are placed on a plaque adjacent to the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room in the Library. The Endowment provides support for the preservation of the rare book collection housed in the Charles S. Bryan History of Medicine Room, the acquisition of additional historical works, the purchase of books for the general circulating collection, and other specialized areas of the School of Medicine Library. The Library gratefully acknowledges Dr. and Mrs. Wuori for their kindness. If you would like to add your name to the growing list of people who support the USC School of Medicine Library Endowment, please send a check made payable to “USC Educational Foundation” to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Development Office, Columbia, SC 29208. (Click on photo for larger image) (4/18/12)

Library Circle of Friends Members

  • Dr. Charles S. Bryan
  • BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Mrs. Debi Baker Brookshire (in memory of Mr. & Mrs. David Baker)
  • Mr. John S. Dunbar III
  • Drs. Larry R. & Judith S. Faulkner
  • Mrs. Sarah H. Gable
  • Anne and Richard Hoppmann
  • Col. & Mrs. Robert E. Humphreys
  • Dr. Larry R. Kirkland
  • Mrs. Nancy W. Kress
  • Dr. Charlotte E. Lindler
  • Dr. William W. Lindler
  • Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ludmerer
  • Dr. Robert N. Milling
  • Mr. John Davis McLeod
  • Dr. Vytautas A. Pakalnis
  • Mrs. Richard Patten Watson, Jr.
  • Donald & Joanne Wuori


Library State Service Award Winners

Service Awards

Tim Schafer, Roz McConnaughy, Chad Shelton

The Library is proud to announce that three of its employees are being recognized in the State Service Awards program this year. Tim Schafer, Circulation Specialist, is being recognized for 30 years of service. Chad Shelton, Circulation Specialist, is being recognized for 20 years of service. Roz McConnaughy, Assistant Director for Education & Outreach, is being recognized for 10 years of service. Congratulations to Tim, Chad, and Roz! The Library hopes that they will continue working with us for many years to come! (4/9/12)


Nancy Kress, Library Circle of Friends Member, Donates Funding for iPad, Kindle, and Nook Color

Nancy Kress, one of the earliest members of the School of Medicine Library Circle of Friends, has kindly donated funding to enable the Library to purchase an iPad 2, Kindle, and Nook Color. This generous donation will allow the Library to significantly expand its mobile device checkout service. School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students will be able to check out an iPad, iPad 2, Kindle or Nook Color and try out these new technologies. Details of the new service will be announced soon. Many thanks to Ms. Kress for her generosity and kindness to the Library! (Click on photo for larger image) (4/6/12)




Library Faculty Author New Resource Published by Medical Library Association

Karen McMullen, Head of Access Services, and Felicia Yeh, Assistant Director for Collections Management, have authored Position Descriptions in Health Sciences Libraries: Traditional and Emerging Roles, a new publication from the Medical Library Association. The publication includes more than 150 job descriptions collected from 33 academic and hospital health sciences libraries. It also features results of a survey they conducted on trends in health sciences libraries positions. Congratulations, Karen and Felicia! (4/6/12)






New LibGuides Available – Anatomy, Cell Biology, and USMLE Step 1

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of a several new LibGuides: Anatomy, Cell Biology,Ophthamology and USMLE Step 1. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information.

The following is a list of all the LibGuides currently available:

  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Inflammation
  • Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Tissue Engineering
  • USMLE Step 1

To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (4/6/12)


Library Easter Hours

Friday, April 6 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 7 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 8 CLOSED

24-hour access will be available to all SOM students, faculty and staff. (4/3/12)


New LibGuide Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of a new LibGuide: Ophthalmology (http://uscmed.sc.libguides.com/ophthalmology). LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information.

The following is a list of all the LibGuides currently available:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Inflammation
  • Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Tissue Engineering

To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (3/27/12)


Feedback Requested on SOM Blueprint for Academic Excellence 2012-13

The School of Medicine has prepared its annual report to the University, Blueprint for Academic Excellence in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – 2012-2013. Dean Hoppmann would like School of Medicine faculty to review the report and send their comments and feedback to him. Please send comments to Judy Johnson, Administrative Coordinator, Office of the Dean. The full report is available here. (3/23/12)


First Consult iphone/ipad App Now Available

An Iphone/ipad App is now available for First Consult. First Consult is featured point-of-care content found within MD Consult. For more information please see the Mobile Device Resources Page.

New LibGuides Available

The School of Medicine Library is pleased to announce the release of two new LibGuides: Rehabilitation Counseling and Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. LibGuides are collections of print and electronic resources tailored towards specific subject areas. They include links to databases, books, journals, evidence-based medicine resources, Internet resources, and patient information.

The following is a list of all the LibGuides currently available:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Inflammation
  • Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Tissue Engineering

To access the guides, click on the LibGuides link on the Library’s home page. Faculty librarians are working hard to create additional guides. If you have comments or suggestions (including ideas for additional guides) please contact Laura Kane (laura.kane@uscmed.sc.edu). (1/19/12)


Jerel Arceneaux and Ruth Riley Speak at AAMC Financial Aid Conference in Charleston

Jerel Arceneaux, Assistant Director, Student Services, and Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, participated in the 2012 Professional Development Conference for Health Professions Financial Aid Administrators in Charleston on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Jerel served as moderator and Ruth served as a panelist for the workshop - Meet Your Teaching Hospital Librarian: Find Out Who We Are and What We Do. Other panelists included Christine Chastain-Warheit, Director, Medical Libraries, Christiana Care Health System, and Mary B. W. Fenton, Director, Student Financial Aid Services, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. (1/17/12)


The Library will be closed On Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Day

24-hour card access will be available to SOM students and faculty. (1/13/12)


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