New Issue of Liblog Published
The latest issue of Liblog from the Mayo Clinic Libraries has now been published.
The latest issue of Liblog from the Mayo Clinic Libraries has now been published.
Wondering what's going on down in Rochester? Check out the latest issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries!
The April issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries includes feature articles on our Top eJournals and eBooks as well as beautiful images from Tibetan Medical and Buddhist Texts. Newsbytes include the newly available Neofax/Pediatrics databases, and don't miss guidance from I Want to do a Systematic Review.
You are invited to Elaine Challacombe's retirement reception!
You are cordially invited to a lecture by historian of medicine and bibliophile Dr. W. Bruce Fye in honor of Elaine Challacombe's retirement as curator of the Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Medicine. Dr. Fye, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical History at the Mayo Clinic, will present, "A Personal Story of the Blending of Bibliomania and Historical Scholarship."
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow.
568 Diehl Hall
Essex St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
To honor Elaine and her great contributions to the Wangensteen Collection, we have established the Elaine Challacombe Visiting Scholar Fund. The Challacombe Fund will allow researchers, students, and independent scholars to come to the Wangensteen Library and take advantage of the truly remarkable collections that Elaine has nurtured and developed over her 24 years as curator.
Elaine Challacombe has enjoyed a successful career in Rare Books and Special Collections, first at the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, and later at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Under Elaine's leadership the collection has expanded in scope and content, growing from 30,000 books to approximately 70,000 volumes, many of them valuable and unique items in medical history.
For more information and to register to attend, see http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2013/challacombe/
Dear Colleagues: A new issue of Liblog, the newsletter of the Mayo Libraries, is now available. Cheers - Michael Homan
A new issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries is now available! Check it out at http://liblog.mayo.edu/.
A new issue of the Mayo Clinic Libraries online newsletter is available -- check it out at
Announcing the spring 2012 issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries! This issue contains a variety of articles and news items highlighting services and resources available to all Mayo Clinic employees and students.
Brief articles in this issue include:
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Director, Health Sciences Libraries
Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences
University Libraries, University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota University Libraries seeks visionary and energetic leadership for the position of Director of Health Sciences Libraries; the position also serves as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Health Sciences. The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) consists of the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library on the Minneapolis campus and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. Together, they serve the University's Academic Health Center which is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Director/AUL is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Health Sciences Libraries, including
Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Masters in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, and a minimum of five years of experience within a research library (or related) environment,
including administrative experience.
For complete description, qualifications, and to apply, go to Requisition 176775 at:
The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
Welcome to the first 2012 issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries. This issue contains a variety of articles and news items highlighting services and resources available to all Mayo Clinic employees and students. Brief articles in this issue include a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Minitex which facilitates interlibrary lending and manages high density library storage in the limestone caverns beneath the west bank of the University of Minnesota. Other features in this issue include a listing of top e-journals consulted in 2011, most popular books circulated, a book review of "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!", an update from the National Library of Medicine, and a brief history of the Library bookplate which was derived from the Mayo family coat of arms.
New Issue of Library Online Newsletter Available
October is National Medical Librarians Month! Explore the latest issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries containing a variety of articles and news items highlighting services and resources available to all Mayo Clinic employees and students.
Brief articles in this issue include a celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the National Library of Medicine, the recently concluded Library All Sites Meeting, and the introduction of MAX - M-ayo A-rchives X-plorer. MAX will debut on the Mayo intranet later this year as an online finding tool to help discover the extensive topics and collections acquired and organized by the Mayo Historical Unit illustrating the collective memory and history of Mayo Clinic. Other features in this issue include an update from the National Library of Medicine, a listing of new library subject guides, a book review of "Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine", and recurring columns of "What's your Reference Question?", library staff kudos, activities, and publications.
Check out the latest news from the Mayo Clinic Libraries in the July issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries: http://liblog.mayo.edu/
You are invited to join us for the final class session of "Health Sciences Librarianship" for the St Catherine University Master of Library and Information Science program on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 10am-1pm (light refreshments will be served).
The four students will be presenting their final project: designing an information service to meet the needs of selected health professional clients. Presentations will be followed by a general discussion about trends in health sciences libraries from multiple perspectives.
PLEASE JOIN US! RSVP by July 12th to Linda Watson, Instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The class is located at St. Catherine University, Coeur de Catherine, Room 019 (Lower Level), 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55101.
Maps and Directions:
(Parking available on Randolph Street)
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced in August 2010 that severe budget constraints would affect its Barr Library operations which could have resulted in closure. Since that time, the department has consulted with Linda Watson, Todd Fenton, and Nicole Theis-Mahon from the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) about ways to continue meeting the information needs of MDH staff and others served by the library. In November, HSL formalized an agreement with MDH for consulting and other services, and will also provide limited support for the Department of Human Services (DHS) who contracts with Barr for library services.
Following this consultation, MDH decided to continue offering limited library services, with a few specific changes.
• Barr Library will convert all of its print journal subscriptions to online only, and will continue to support the interface for online journals for DHS. Nicole Theis-Mahon has managed this renewal process with Barr's subscription vendor, Ebsco. Electronic journals and databases will continue to be accessed through Barr Library's website and online catalog.
• The library will have a significantly reduced budget and limited staffing. HSL will work with MDH to determine a process for referring requests that may exceed the Barr Library's capacity to the University Libraries' fee-based service, InfoNOW.
• The library will have a smaller collection and has moved to Snelling Office Park at 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul. Contact Mark Smith for further information (651-201-5093 email@example.com).
MDH will continue evaluating its library services, and further changes could be made as the budget challenges that prompted the initial library changes are likely to continue.
HSL is pleased that the Barr Library remains open for business, and that we are in a position to help make this a smooth transition for them. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Linda Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Todd Fenton (email@example.com) or Nicole Theis-Mahon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Director, Health Sciences Libraries
University of Minnesota
The staff of the Health Sciences Libraries has been engaged in a redesign of the Bio-Medical Library web site. The beta version of the new site is now available at: http://www.hsl.lib.umn.edu/biomed
The current site for the Bio-Medical Library will remain live until March 16, 2011, when the new site replaces it.
Our new site retains many of the features that users have come to rely on such as quick links to commonly-used resources such as Ovid Medline and Micromedex, but a simpler, more cohesive design makes accessing library resources and services easier than ever before.
We invite you to visit the new site and send us your feedback at:
The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) are pleased to announce the opening of the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit. This exhibit highlights the many ways women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine.
The exhibit runs October 25 - December 5, 2010 and can be viewed in the Bio-Medical Library on the 2nd floor of Diehl Hall.
The following events will be held in concert with the exhibit to celebrate the contributions of women physicians - both nationally and within Minnesota:
- Opening Reception: October 28, 2010; 3:00 - 6:00p (Program begins at 4:00p)
- Work/Life Balance Speaker Panel: November 16, 2010; 12:15-1:15p
- Minnesota's Future Doctors Poster Session: November 1 - December 5, 2010
- "A Lady Alone" Elizabeth Blackwell Play: November 30, 2010; 6:00p - 8:00p
Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues. All events are free and open to the public.
The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries will host the National Library of Medicine's Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit October 26 - December 5, 2010. This exhibit highlights the many ways women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured in this exhibit provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The exhibit honors the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.
Several events will be held in concert with the exhibit to celebrate the contributions of women physicians - both nationally and within Minnesota. All events are free and open to the public.
For more information about the exhibit and related events, please see the exhibit webpage at:
Questions can be directed to Erinn Aspinall, exhibit co-planner.