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Library News - 2013


Communications, the newsletter of the Library.


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 theInfoAble Portal and the Center for Disability Resources Library.

(11/21/13)

STAT!Ref Anatomy and Physiology Online

StatRef

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

Wilson

“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 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

Resource

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

Resource

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

Resource

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

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 athttp://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

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 ofFamily 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.

Resource

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

PH

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

PBP

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

Laura

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

Hearth

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

Free Clinic

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

Free Clinic

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)