CMHSL: A New Look for 2017

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The MILL

In January, we will be unveiling the MILL on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library.  The MILL is an acronym for Multipurpose Innovative Learning Lab.  It will feature our Presentation Studio (green screen, professional lighting/camera), a new virtual reality space (featuring a Vive Virtual Reality system), a Makerspace (coming February or March), a sound booth, and an event space for up to 30 participants.

We envision the MILL as an exciting place for everyone in the Health System; a place where students, work teams, and other groups will gather together to create, learn, share, socialize, energize, and have fun.

Lecture setup for the MILL.

Lecture setup for the MILL.

Event space for the MILL.

Study space setup for the MILL.

Cabell Room

Seating in the Cabell Room has been increased to accommodate quiet study.  In addition, we added a Keurig coffee maker to the former processing area near the restrooms.

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New seating in the Cabell Room.

More Power

We threaded electrical outlets to three areas of the after hours space.

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Questions or comments?  Please contact Dan Wilson, Assoc. Dir. for Collections & Library Services (dtw2t@virginia.edu).

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New E-Books

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cov200h (11)The newly published books listed below have been added to the Library’s collection of electronic books. Click on any linked title to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of health sciences e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests via our online Purchase Recommendation form.

AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing
Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby’s Manual of Critical Care
Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Kelley and Firestein’s Textbook of Rheumatology
Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine
Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology
Lippincott Nursing Procedures, 7th edition
Medical Physiology
Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion
Middleton’s Allergy Essentials
Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
Movement Disorders in Childhood
Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Upper Digestive Tract
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Lower Digestive Tract
Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Digestive System: Liver, etc.
Noyes’ Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes
Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology
Nursing 2016 Drug Handbook
Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies
Oral Pathology
Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual!
Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders
Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice
Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine
Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership
Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research
Sabiston Textbook of Surgery
Sectional Anatomy by MRI and CT
The Shoulder
Sparks & Taylor’s Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual
Visual Guide to ECG Interpretation
Tachdjian’s Procedures in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care
Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine
Understanding Laboratory Investigations: A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Health Professionals
Video Atlas of Neurosurgery: Contemporary Tumor and Skull Base Surgery
Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Weedon’s Skin Pathology Essentials
Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy
Wilderness Medicine

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Health Sciences Library Outreach Librarian Ann Duesing Retires

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This December, Ann Duesing, the Health Sciences Library Outreach Librarian based at UVA’s College at Wise, will retire after 22 years of service in Southwest Virginia. When Ann began working at the Library, she focused on providing library services and support to UVA medical students and preceptors in the largely rural area. Additionally, she acted as a consultant for small area hospitals which needed assistance with accessing quality health information via the National Library of Medicine. This pre-Internet time was challenging as the technology and access that we take for granted now were limited (or non-existent!) outside of large urban areas.

Duesing retires after 22 years of service.

Duesing retires after 22 years of service.

“Traveling the mountain roads of far southwest Virginia to small hospitals and clinics during my early Outreach years was a great adventure. I met amazing people who were always appreciative of information services, access, and training to help them meet the healthcare needs of an often underserved population.”

In addition to working with health professionals and hospitals, Ann became involved with numerous community health organizations which formed in response to the health concerns of specific populations. One of the first such organizations with which Ann collaborated was Mountain Empire Older Citizens, the Area Agency on Aging. Ann was part of team which was awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to assist in further developing the Mountain Laurel Cancer Resource and Support Center housed at the Agency.  She was an early and long-term supporter of the Appalachian Cancer Patient Navigator Project, as well as a member the Advisory Board for the UVA Cancer Center Without Walls. She worked on taskforces both locally and at the state level with the goal of ensuring that patients and family members could have access to quality health information.

When not out in the community, Ann was based at the John Cook Wyllie Library located at UVA’s College at Wise. Here Ann used her expertise to help science and nursing students find and use specialized resources for their school and careers, as well as providing reference services to the broader student population.

In 2004, Ann received the Marguerite Able Service Recognition Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, which recognized her exemplary service to the chapter.

In 2011, Ann was awarded the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award from the National Library of Medicine. The DeBakey is awarded to a practicing health sciences librarian in order to “recognize outstanding service and contributions to rural and underserved communities”. Ann, with her years of service to the underserved in Southwest Virginia, was much-deserving of this honor.

Though retiring, Ann is not leaving the area where she has made many friends and colleagues. She will continue to live in beautiful and historic Abingdon, Virginia. Come spring, she will begin a new adventure by visiting many state and national parks, and will also spend more time with her son and daughter in-law in Chicago.

We congratulate Ann on her years of service to the Library and the Southwest Virginia community. She has made many important contributions and has been instrumental in improving access to health information for health professionals as well as community members.

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Recently Published E-Books

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cov200h (2)The newly published books listed below have been added to the Library’s collection of electronic books. Click on any linked title to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of health sciences e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests via our online Purchase Recommendation form.

2017 Intravenous Medications
Abdominal Imaging
Atlas of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology
Atlas of Pain Management Injection Techniques
Benzel’s Spine Surgery
Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Brown’s Atlas of Regional Anesthesia
Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics
Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy
Comprehensive Gynecology
Cornea
CT and MRI of the Whole Body
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2017
Dermatological Signs of Systemic Disease
Dermatology: An Illustrated Colour Text
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry
Emergency Surgery of the Hand
Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2017
Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery
Green’s Operative Hand Surgery
Hematopathology
Henry’s Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods
Human Anatomy, Color Atlas and Textbook
Immunology for Medical Students
Instant Work-Ups: A Clinical Guide to Medicine

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Join us for Jolly Digital Holidays!

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Join us for technology fun, and cookies & cocoa!

The Library invites you to have some technological fun this holiday season with our event “Jolly Digital Holidays”!

When:
December 6th- 12:30-3:30 PM
December 15th- 9:00 AM- noon

Where:
The Presentation Studio (lower floor of the Health Sciences Library)

What:
Bring your friends and some fun props and, via green screen magic, have your photo taken in front of one of three holiday backdrops! Your photo will be emailed to you immediately after it’s taken, and you can share it however you like.
While you wait, enjoy cookies & cocoa, and also decorate a snowman with the use of the VIVE, the Library’s virtual reality headset.

Video Production Coordinator Stephanie Fielding and Librarian for Digital Life Kimberley Barker will be your hosts.

Questions? Email sna9e@virginia.edu or kimberley@virginia.edu

 Jolly Digital Holiday

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UVA BioConnector Gets More Collaborative

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The BioConnector is proud to announce a new partnership supporting research computing at UVA. The Computational and Data Resource Exchange (CADRE) is a University-wide service designed to simplify the process of finding local research and data support. BioConnector is working with partners across Grounds to help researchers connect with best resource available for their project, regardless of location or department. Through the CADRE partnership we can now connect researchers with expanded support in the following areas:

  • Data Analysis & Software
  • Computation
  • Visualization Services
  • Storage
  • Education, Training, and Outreach
  • Biomedical Computing
  • Art & Humanities
  • Data Sources

Learn more at https://cadre.virginia.edu/

BioConnector will continue to be a resource at the UVA Health System, answering researcher questions such as:

  • How do I calculate sample size?
  • How do I choose a statistical test or model?
  • How can I prepare and analyze my data?
  • How can I optimize my code and workflow techniques?
  • How do I create exploratory visualizations?.

BioConnector specific services can be found at https://www.bioconnector.virginia.edu/

If you have any questions please contact:

Bart Ragon
Health Sciences Library
br5n@virginia.edu
(434) 243-6058

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New Exhibit: Fever Charts

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The history of yellow fever dates back to the 1600s when the first recorded outbreaks occurred in the Caribbean. In the centuries that followed, researchers and physicians sought to understand and combat this deadly disease. Early theories about yellow fever attributed its transmission to “contagious air,” meteorological phenomena, and microbes. Significant advances were made around 1900 when the U.S. Army invested heavily in yellow fever research and established the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission. The Commission was led by Walter Reed, a major in the U.S. Army who received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1869. Reed and his team would ultimately confirm the vector for yellow fever: a species of mosquito known as Aedes aegypti.

A new exhibit, Fever Charts: Data Visualization and the History of Yellow Fever Research, now on display in the lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, examines data visualizations used throughout many years of yellow fever research and explores their depictions of scientific insights, dead-ends, false positives, and dramatic discoveries. The maps and graphs tell a story as compelling as that of Walter Reed and the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission. They demonstrate the power of organized information and show that even the best-designed visualizations can be uninformative (or even disinformative) when applied to confounded or statistically questionable claims.

Fever Charts was designed and researched by VP Nagraj, Research Data Analyst at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, with support from Dan Cavanaugh and Emily Bowden of Historical Collections & Services. The exhibit draws on unique historical materials from the Library’s Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection. It will be on display from November 14, 2016 until February 2017.

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New eBook – Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health & Health Care Progress

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indexVital Signs explores the most important issues – healthier people, better quality care, affordable care, and engaged individuals and communities – and specifies a streamlined set of 15 core measures. These measures, if standardized and applied at national, state, local, and institutional levels across the country, will transform the effectiveness, efficiency, and burden of health measurement and help accelerate focus and progress on our highest health priorities. Vital Signs also describes the leadership and activities necessary to refine, apply, maintain, and revise the measures over time, as well as how they can improve the focus and utility of measures outside the core set. – publisher information

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October is American Archives Month

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American Archives Month 2016. Banner designed by Kimberley R. Barker

 

American Archives Month is a time to promote the work of archivists and celebrate archival collections around the country. From the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to local historical societies, institutions large and small use this month to highlight their mission and the materials they collect and preserve.

Historical Collections & Services at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library maintains collections of rare books, photographs, and artifacts, in addition to serving as the permanent repository for historical records pertaining to the UVA Health System. In our archival collections you will find reports, newsletters, images, correspondence, and other documents that trace the history of health care and medical education at UVA back to the opening of the Hospital in 1901 and the University’s first course in medicine in 1825.

Featured in the Archives Month graphic above are three images from our collections: an illustration from the largest volume in our rare books collection, Bernhard Siegfried Albinus’ 1749 Tables of the Skelton and Muscles of the Human Body; a page from a 1633 herbal, a type of book that describes plants and details their medical properties; and a photograph of Walter Reed, leader of the U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission, from the Library’s Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection. These and other early anatomy illustrations, rare medical texts, and unique manuscripts holdings are available at the Health Sciences Library for research and educational purposes.

Equally important to our continued stewardship of these rare historical items is the work being done to preserve for future researchers and historians the records of today, which often come in the challenging form of electronic documents and data. A concentrated effort is underway to collect and maintain materials that will record 21st century activities and accomplishments of the Health System for years to come.

The Historical Collections & Services webpage is a great place to learn more and explore our collections. For questions or additional information about archives, contact Dan Cavanaugh, Alvin V. and Nancy Baird Curator of Historical Collections, or Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Specialist.

 

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Library Director Gretchen Arnold, on National Medical Librarians Month

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Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

 

October is National Medical Librarians Month. The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is part of a national network of medical libraries, which includes the National Library of Medicine (part of the National Institutes of Health). All medical libraries have the goal of bringing the best quality information to users wherever they are and around the clock because that is how healthcare operates.
Here in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, we appreciate the importance of using the latest technologies but also understand that a human touch is important, too. That is why we place such value on our service ethic. We want every student, clinician, and staff member to have an excellent experience no matter what the need. Every day we work to ensure that our services and resources are aligned to the mission of the Health System which means we are doing all that we can to support the important patient care and research you do. It is a great time to be a librarian!

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