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The HealtLINE blog serves as a means to facilitate communication to HealthLINE members beyond the capabilities of the HealthLINE listserv and provides information about HealthLINE meetings, CE classes, news, website suggestions, and more. It was originally launched in March 2004.

Blog posts from March 2004 through October 27, 2010, may still be viewed at http://healthline.blogspot.com/. This site includes all posts since October 29, 2010.

  • 08/18/2016 1:50 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Hello everyone!


    The mentoring committee is looking for volunteers for mentors as well as committee members. We already have a few HealthLINE members seeking mentors and we'd like to pair them with a mentor as soon as possible but need your help. We need mentors at all levels and are currently trying to place someone with a librarian possessing managerial and director level experience.


    Our community of librarians has so much knowledge and experience to share with each other. Mentoring is a rewarding venture and I ask that each of you consider volunteering to become a one. Typically mentorship is associated with new librarians, however, there will also be situations in which seasoned librarians will be looking for guidance. Participation as a mentor may also be a benefit to those members that need MLA AHIP points.  


    Current Mentoring Committee Members

    Brook Amen - Chair

    Jean Hillyer - member 

    Mary Anne Fernandez - member


    Please contact me if you have an interest in this great opportunity.




    Brook Amen, MLS

  • 08/08/2016 11:16 AM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    HealthLINE invites applications for its 2016 SCC/MLA Annual Conference Travel Awards.  Applications are due by Wednesday, August 31, and awards will be announced by Wednesday, September 7.


  • 02/22/2016 9:38 AM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    HealthLINE is excited to announce that Mary Peters from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has been named HealthLINE Librarian of the Year for 2015.

    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 of HealthLINE 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.

    Mary Peters was nominated by three different members this year and each described her dedication to HealthLINE and her work.  A co-worker describes Mary as the “consummate professional” and said that other staff members have commented on her kindness, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness.  During inclement weather, Mary often spends the night at the hospital in order to keep the library and family resource center open.  She is involved in SCC/MLA and MLA in addition to her years of service to HealthLINE.  Mary has been a member of HealthLINE since the first meeting in 1989 and served our organization as Secretary twice, Treasurer twice, and Chair three times. She has also served on and/or chaired at least six committees.

    Mary is truly a source of encouragement and supportive mentor to new HealthLINE members.  Please join me in congratulating Mary on being named our Librarian of the Year!


    HealthLINE Chair


  • 11/20/2015 2:40 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    The Nomination Form for 2015 Librarian of the Year (docx format) is now available.  Nomination forms are due Dec. 22, 2015 at 5 pm.

  • 11/17/2015 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Nominations for 2015 Librarian of the Year are due Dec. 22, 2015 at 5 pm.  The nomination form will be available at the Nov. 19, 2015 HealthLINE meeting.  Details:

    • Nominee must be a current HealthLINE member.
      Describe the nature and quality of the nominee’s medical library work, noting special achievements, innovation, and initiative.
      Describe the effect of the nominee’s work on the institution and the extent of its influence beyond the institution.
      Describe the nominee’s service to professional groups, including – but not limited to – HealthLINE.
      Describe the extent to which colleagues, administration, and library users recognize the nominee’s accomplishments.
      Describe work and other activities in which the nominee is currently engaged that indicate career growth and demonstrate significant potential.
    • Special consideration will be given to accomplishments either in the nominee's home library or that directly benefit HealthLINE and its members.

    Please submit nomination forms to Jon Crossno (jon.crossno@utsouthwestern.edu) by Dec. 22! 

  • 10/13/2015 5:34 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    The Wiley Scholarship for Early Career Librarians application period is officially underway!

    If you’re not an early career librarian or ML(I)S student, help someone who is! Conferences can be career-boosting events for networking and learning about the latest industry developments. Please pass this on to someone who could benefit from the opportunity.


    To learn more and apply, please visit the Wiley Scholarship for Early Career Librarians webpage.


    Mary Kate Stopa
    Library Marketing Manager

  • 09/16/2015 12:26 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Texas Scottish Rite Medical Library has the following to offer for the cost of postage (reimbursing in stamps is ok, prefer check for large amounts – but EFTS is even better!).

    They will be available through Oct. 2, 2015. Ask if you don’t see the issue you want of one of these titles!

    Mary Peters, Medical Library Manager
    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
    2222 Welborn St.
    Dallas, TX 75219-3993

    Journals – loose issues (scattered issues for all journals unless specific issues noted)


    ·         American Journal of Managed Care, v14, #8 (August 2008)

    ·         American Journal On Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities v.114, no.1,2,3,4, January 2009

    ·         American Journal On Mental Retardation v.109, no.1,6,4, November 2004; v. 110, no.2,3,6, May 2005; v.111, no.1,4,5,6, January 2006; v. 112, no.6, 401-476, November 2007; v. 113, no. 1,3,4, July 2008

    ·         Archives of Neurology: v69, #1-2, 2012, January-February

    ·         Arthritis Care & Research, v 1, 8, 11, 12, 13, (scattered issues)

    ·         Children’s Health Care v.17, #1, 1996 Summer,v.23, #1 1994 Winter,

    ·         Clinical Biomechanics v.4-21; May,1989 – 2006 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, v473, #1 (2015 January)

    ·         Clinical Pediatrics v.41 no.2-4, & 6-8;v.42 no. 7,8;v.44 no.3,5,7 March 2001-44, 73-203;369-549, September 2005 (Scattered Issues)

    ·         Clinical Symposia:, scattered issues

    ·         Computers in Nursing, v 17, #6 (1999), v18, #1-2 (2000)

    ·         Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology, v13 #2 (April 2007)

    ·         Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, v1 (1991) – v18 (2008) (scattered issues)

    ·         Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology v.42,2000-56,2014 (Scattered Issues)

    ·         Foot & Ankle, v35 (2014)

    ·         Frontiers of Health Services Management: v 15-18 (scattered issues)

    ·         Healthcare Leadership Review v.32, 2013; v.33, no. 1-7, Jan-Jul 2014

    ·         Hospital Pediatrics, v2, #3, 2012, July

    ·         Infants and Young Children, v13 #4 (2001) and v14, #3 (2002)

    ·         Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities v.45,2007-47,2009 (Scattered Issues)

    ·         Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities v. 45, no.4-6, 227-365, August 2007; v.46, no.2-4, 93-267, April 2008; v.47, no. 1,2,6, February 2009

    ·         Imagine the Developmental Disabled And Mentally Retarded v.9, no.1; 1-60, February, 2003

    ·         JAMA: v311, #1-7, 2014

    ·         Journal Of The American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons v.11,14,16,22; December 2003-14 (Scattered Issues )

    ·         Journal Of Biomechanics v.33,35,37-39; April,2000 – 2005 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Journal Of Bone and Joint Surgery v. 3,11,83,88-93, 95-96 ; March 1995-December 2014 (Scattered Issues )

    ·         Journal of Child Neurology: v 29, 2014

    ·         Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics: v. 4-5, 2010-2011

    ·         Journal Of Medicine and Philosophy v.28, no.4,5,6, 399-682, December 2003; v.29, no.3,5,6, December 2004

    ·         Journal Of Transcultural Nursing v.13-19; January 2002-October 2008 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         LPN: Journal for Excellence in Practical Nursing , v1 (2005) – v5 (2009), scattered issues

    ·         Making the Rounds in Health, Faith and Ethics , v1 (1996)

    ·         Medical Genetics Review v3 (2004) – v7 (2008)

    ·         Medicine on the Net: v20, #4, 2014, April

    ·         Mental Retardation v.39, no.2,4, August 2001; v.40, no.2, April 2002; v.42, no.4,6, August 2004; v.43, no. 2,3,5, April 2005

    ·         Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews v.1, no. 3,4; v.2, no.1,3,4; v.3, no.1,3; v.4, no.2-4; v.5, no.2,3,4; v.6, no 2-4; v.7, no.1,2,4; 1995-2005 ( Scattered Issues ),

    ·         Modern Healthcare, v44, 2014 (scattered issues)

    ·         MRDD Research Reviews: Rett Syndrome v.8, no. 2; 59-112, Summer 2002

    ·         MRDD Research Reviews: Prematurity v.8, no. 3,4; 113-310, Summer 2002

    ·         MRDD An Update on Autism Research v.10, no. 4, 2004

    ·         MRDD Neurodevelopmental Assessment of the Fetus and Young Infant v.11, no. 1, 2005

    ·         Nature Genetics v.8-10,12-25,29,31-34,36; 1994-2004 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Nature Medicine v.1-13; January 1995 – January 2007 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Nature Insight ( Reprinted from v.400-432 ); 2000-2001 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Nature Neuroscience v.2,4,8,9; 1999 – 2006 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Neurology, v43,#4,  supplement 2, 1993 April

    ·         Neuron v.45-49; March, 2005 – February 2006 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair, v23, #5, v25, #3 & #7, v27, #6

    ·         Nursing & Economics, v33 #1 2015 January/February

    ·         Pediatric Neurosurgery, v39 #4, October 2003

    ·         Pediatric Physical Therapy v. 21, no. 1-4, Spring 2009-21,Winter 2009

    ·         Pediatrics v.107, 2001 – v.126, 2010 (scattered issues)  

    ·         Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, v24:2, 1994 October

    ·         Seminars in Pediatric Neurology v.2-v.11; 1995 – 2004 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Spine v.25,35,38-40; March, 2000 - January, 2014 ( Scattered Issues )

    ·         Spine Journal: v 14, #10-12,

    ·         Spine Deformity, v1 (2013) – v2 , #2 (2014, March)


    Journals – bound volumes

    ·         American Journal of Diseases of Children v.143, 1989.

    ·         Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, v 131 (1978), v139 (1979), v181 (1983), v219(1987)

    ·         Current Orthopaedics, v1-12 (bound)

    ·         Instructional Course Lectures v.XLI,XXXII,48,51,55; 1992-2006

    ·         Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery v.77B-79B,80B,81B; 1995-1999

    ·         Journal Of The American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons v.9; 2001

    ·         Journal of Rheumatology (lots of older volumes, let me know what you need)

    ·         Nature Neuroscience v.1-7,1998-2004

    ·         Rheumatic Disease Clinics v.35: 1-4; 2009

    ·         Spine, V 39, Jan-June 2014


  • 09/08/2015 3:05 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center's Education Program Coordinator Claudia DeShay, Ph.D will be honored on September 16, 2015 at the annual The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Awards Gala Dinner in Washington, DC as this year’s recipient of the Michael E. De Bakey Library Services Outreach Award for Outstanding Service to Rural or Underserved Communities. The award was established in the early 1990s to recognize the contributions to medical education and librarianship by Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. and to honor a practicing health sciences librarian who serves in such a community.


    Congratulations Claudia! 

  • 09/02/2015 3:32 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Greetings, colleagues~

    At the HealthLINE meeting in Plano, the Nominating Committee was activated.  The duty of this committee is to prepare a slate of candidates for each open office.   The open offices are Chair-Elect and Secretary.  

    The Chair-Elect position is a 3 year term/commitment.  The successful candidate serves as chair-elect in Jan. 2016, chair in 2017, and past-chair in 2018.  The Secretary position is a two year term (e.g. Jan. 2016 - Jan. 2018).  Please click on this link for a more thorough description of the 2 open offices and the nominating committee. Self nominations are encouraged and accepted. The deadline to submit nominations is this Friday, Sept. 04. 

    Running for office is a wonderful way to become active in HealthLINE; you'll learn all the ins and outs of the organization.  It's a great opportunity to make an impact!  It also counts for AHIP points.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me:

    • if you are nominating someone or yourself for the chair-elect and/or secretary position;                                     
    • if you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee
    • if you have any questions.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.  

    Lisa Huang
    Chair, Nominating Committee

  • 08/27/2015 4:58 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    As chair of the HealthLINE 2015 Travel Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the recipients of this year's HealthLINE travel awards.  We had a good number of applications, and we have 3 awardees:


    Member recipients:  Erica Owusu, Joy Russell

    Student recipient:  LeAnn Boyce


    Please join me in congratulating all of them!


    Thank you to those who applied this year, and special thanks to the Travel Awards Committee members – Dena Hanson, Jean Hillyer, Shae Martinez, and Peace Ossom Williamson.


    Joyce McFadden

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