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Library News - 2012



Communications, the newsletter of the Library.


Librarians deliver equipment and conduct MedlinePlus training at the 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.

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

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Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations By George V. Lawry

(10/26/12)


Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

Life and Limb

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

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)

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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 pagehttp://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 athttp://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 athttp://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 classespage to sign up. (6/22/12)


Four New Tutorials Available:

Access MedicineAccessing E-JournalsMDConsult, 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 theSouthern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Laura Kane chaired the chapter’s Executive Board meeting. (6/5/12)


Felicia Yeh Named Deputy Director

Felicia 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 1Step 2 and Step 3 are now available. Visithttp://uscmed.sc.libguides.com/index.php for the complete list of LibGuides.


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

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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

Kress

 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

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 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:AnatomyCell 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

Finaid

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)