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I’ve finally found the time to read this article “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” (Thanks Elaine Cox!) It’s definitely worth reading and to be shared with others.
I’ve been following the case of librarian Dale Askey being sued by Edwin Mellen Press for his comments. The outcome of this lawsuit has freedom of speech ramifications and the work of librarians. I value the comments of fellow librarians for collection development purposes. http://goo.gl/xLjXo
MLA and AAHSL has come out in support of Askey by asking Edwin Mellen Press to drop the lawsuit. http://goo.gl/ugDOv
[The comments posted are the sole opinion of Lisa Huang.]
Date: January 17, 2013
HealthLINE Announces Librarian of the Year 2012
HealthLINE is excited to announce that Jon Crossno from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has been named HealthLINE’s Librarian of the Year for 2012.
The LOTY Award is the highest honor HealthLINE can bestow on a member. The purpose of this award is to recognize the contributions of a member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in medical librarianship. Special consideration is given to accomplishments either in the recipient’s home library or that directly benefit HealthLINE and its members.
Crossno, known throughout MLA’s South Central Chapter as its President for 2011-12, has just completed a 3-year rotation through HealthLINE’s executive offices. During that time he modernized and streamlined HealthLINE’s inner workings, developing computer programs to handle electronic voting and interlibrary loan statistical reporting, both of which had previously been done in print. He also coordinated a panel discussion on opportunities in medical librarianship that included graduate school professors and the President of MLA.
HealthLINE is the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, organization of health science librarians and libraries, with members representing medical and allied health schools, hospitals and health-related companies and associations throughout the DFW Metroplex.
Contact: Mary Peters, Past Chair
In the these photos:
1. 2013 Officers
- Teresa Hansen, Treasurer
- Mary Peters, Past President
- Lisa Huang, President
- Shelley Burns, President-Elect
- Pat Reese, Secretary
2. 2012 President Mary Peters
3. Presenter Danelle Orange discussed the UNT Oral History Project
4. Presenter Dr. Joseph Warren on forensic investigations with introductions by Michele Whitehead.
At the recent SCC- MLA meeting in Lubbock, Texas, Dan Burgard, Director of the UNT Health Science Center Library, gave a short light hearted presentation on medical eponyms. If you missed it, or would like to view it again, you can find it here: http://digitalcommons.hsc.unt.edu/fac/14/
The Internet Librarian conference is a great place to keep up on what all types of libraries are doing with online tools. Many of the presentations get posted on the IL conference website. Good news for those of us not lucky enough to get to spend a few days in Monterey!
Some of the new terms definitely fit the, ‘I could have really used this subject heading for a recent search’ bill.
- Cardiac Catheters
- Hand Hygiene
- Infant, Extremely Premature
- Meaningful Use
- Patient Handoff
Others I just had to read the scope note since they were interesting or unfamiliar terms:
- Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
- Electronic Nose
- Geography, Medical
- Literature Based Discovery
- Motivational Interviewing
- Patient Medication Knowledge
Do you know of a librarian who you feel should be recognized for their contributions to the medical field? If so, nominate him or her for the Librarian of the Year Award! The nomination form is under Awards on the main Healthline website: http://dfwhealthline.org/awards.html
Nominations are due December 11th, so hurry to get yours in!
Congratulations to Healthline’s new incoming officers! Shelly Burns is our new Chair-Elect and Teresa Hanson is our new Treasurer. If you run into them, please thank them for their service to our organization!