Fall is often a busy time with conferences and health fairs, and this year has been no different! McGoogan Library often participates in local community events to promote the Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS), and highlight specific information materials relevant to each audience. Some of our activities have included:
Sharing evidence-based breastfeeding information resources at the Breastfeeding: Baby’s Natural Choice conference.
Helping librarians learn about multilingual and multicultural health information resources at the Nebraska Library Association conference.
Sharing quality websites for women’s health at the Omaha Women’s Health and Wellness Conference Health Fair.
In June, we launched a pilot partnership with the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center’s Resource and Wellness Center. We help the community find quality information to understand a cancer diagnosis, learn about treatment options, cope with a new role as caregiver, and more. The Resource and Wellness Center is on the 2nd floor of the Buffett Cancer Center, and library faculty and staff are available Monday -Thursday, 1:00-4:30 pm, and Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
For more information on how McGoogan Library can be involved in your community events, contact Christian Minter, Community Engagement & Health Literacy Librarian, at email@example.com.
New pieces of test furniture have arrived! Help select the furniture that will go in to the eventual renovated library. The furniture samples are located on the 6th floor of the library, on the south side past the writing center. Comment cards are available, so sit, study and let us know what you think!
Due to budget cuts, the McGoogan Library of Medicine has identified the resources below for cancellation. For the majority of the resources, access will be retained to content published during the subscribing years. New content can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Cancellations will go into effect January 2018.
If you would like to provide feedback on these planned reductions to the library’s collections, please send your comments to Alison Bobal at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2017.
The rate of publication based on conference abstracts is 52.6% (citation). Lack of time and negative or null results are often cited as reasons for not pursuing publication (citation). Many conference proceedings are included in databases such as Scopus or published in journal supplements, but the actual poster or presentation slide deck are often not available online or are difficult to find.
DigitalCommons@UNMC is a repository hosted by the McGoogan Library that allows you to publish your poster or presentation on a stable and searchable platform. The repository is indexed by Google and Google Scholar, improving findability. Usage statistics, including download counts and geographic and institutional usage, are also available.
To submit your poster or presentation slide deck, email email@example.com along with the abstract and conference name and date. Repository staff will check permissions and post the files.
Hassan Tetteh, M.D., delivered a presentation titled “Embracing Diversity for Improved Health Outcomes” on September 27, 2017 at noon in Sorrell Center, Room 2014. Dr. Tetteh’s vibrant and interactive presentation highlighted the important aspect of strategic communication, including uninterrupted listening during communication between patients and providers. When engaged in active listening, responsiveness between patient and provider increases, leading to better health outcomes. Similarly, satisfaction rates for health centers can increase among patient, faculty, staff, and student populations when utilizing active listening tools and other techniques such as those demonstrated during Dr. Tetteh’s presentation. The September 27 presentation can be viewed online here.
Dr. Tetteh also met with members of the UNMC GRADS student group. He shared his own personal experiences on how to successfully handle life’s challenges.
Dr. Tetteh’s novel, Gifts of the Heart, is available for sale at the UNMC Bookstore. The Bookstore’s hours can be found here.