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July 24, 2014

New Issue of Liblog: The Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Dear Colleagues: The 51st issue of our online newsletter Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries has been published. Hope you are enjoying your summer. Best regards - Michael


J. Michael Homan | Director of Libraries | Mayo Clinic Libraries | Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics | College of Medicine | 507-284-9595 | homan@mayo.edu | Assistant: 507-284-2543 | Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 | www.mayoclinic.org

May 2, 2014

New issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Dear Colleagues: The 50th issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries is now available. Best regards - Michael

J. Michael Homan
Director of Libraries
Mayo Clinic Libraries
Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics
College of Medicine
507-284-9595
homan@mayo.edu

February 28, 2014

University of Minnesota: 2 Liaison positions available

Biomedical/Research Services Liaison and Pharmacy Liaison

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two positions in the Health Sciences Libraries. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries includes the Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Education & Research Services and will collaborate with eight librarian liaisons in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment. The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

The University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center 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.

The individuals will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work toward continuous appointment status.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience. Understanding of teaching, learning and research trends in the health sciences.

Evidence of program development and project management skills. An undergraduate or
graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http:// www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)

For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857 (Biomedical/Research
and, https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877 (Pharmacy)

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

January 31, 2014

New issue of newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries!

Check out the latest installment of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries to see what our colleagues in Rochester are up to. Hope everyone is staying warm!

October 31, 2013

New Issue of Liblog Published

The latest issue of Liblog from the Mayo Clinic Libraries has now been published.

July 31, 2013

New issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Wondering what's going on down in Rochester? Check out the latest issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries!

May 10, 2013

Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries (April edition) is now available

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.

April 11, 2013

Reception for Elaine Challacombe, retiring after 24 years at the U of M

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.
Wangensteen Library
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/

February 5, 2013

New issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries available

Dear Colleagues: A new issue of Liblog, the newsletter of the Mayo Libraries, is now available. Cheers - Michael Homan

Feature Articles

Most Popular New Items of 2012
"MayoSearch" 20th Anniversary 1993-2013
iPad Mania
Boerhaave Society
Mayo Brothers Photographic Images and Other Documents Preserved

October 31, 2012

New issue of Mayo Clinic Libraries newsletter

A new issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries is now available! Check it out at http://liblog.mayo.edu/.

August 8, 2012

New issue of the Mayo Clinic Libraries newsletter

A new issue of the Mayo Clinic Libraries online newsletter is available -- check it out at
http://liblog.mayo.edu/!

April 27, 2012

New Issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

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:


  • A conversation with librarian Patricia "Pat" Erwin who reflects on 40 years of service to Mayo Clinic as an expert searcher and reference sleuth extraordinaire.

  • A report on a successful service through the Patient and Health Education Library in Arizona using portable MP3 players for patients and family members.

  • Updates on new nursing e-resources, enhancements to the Current Awareness service, new subject guides, and extension of the retrospective coverage of the Web of Science and H-Index to 1974.

  • Recurring columns "National Library of Medicine Update" and "What's Your Reference Question" and book reviews of The Panic Virus and The Mayo Clinic Kid's Cookbook.

February 29, 2012

Job posting: Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota

Please excuse cross-postings, and please share this exciting
opportunity with others!

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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


  • Providing leadership, direction, and planning in support of the schools, colleges, and programs of the Academic Health Center including those at the Duluth and Rochester campuses.

  • As a member of the University Libraries' senior leadership team, participating in strategic planning, developing new initiatives, setting priorities, and developing coordinated policies and procedures for the University Libraries organization.

  • Serving as a member of the Academic Health Center Deans' Council.

  • Ensuring HSL engagement with the Institute for Health Informatics (co-located in the Bio-Medical Library), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and knowledge management initiatives, and

  • Working with external organizations, including the National Library of Medicine, to develop partnerships that ensure effective access to information for University of Minnesota faculty, clinicians and students, and the citizens of Minnesota.

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:
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=101291

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

January 30, 2012

New Issue of Mayo Clinic Libraries Online Newsletter Available

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.

October 26, 2011

New issue of Mayo Clinic Libraries newsletter available

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.

August 22, 2011

New issue of Mayo Clinic Libraries Newsletter available

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/

July 5, 2011

Invitation to final session of Health Sciences Librarianship class @ St. Kate's

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 (lwatson@umn.edu)

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:
http://www.stkate.edu/pages/aboutstkates/locations.php
(Parking available on Randolph Street)

February 3, 2011

Minnesota Department of Health Library Update

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 mark.a.smith@state.mn.us).

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 (lwatson@umn.edu), Todd Fenton (tmfenton@umn.edu) or Nicole Theis-Mahon (theis025@umn.edu).

Linda Watson
Director, Health Sciences Libraries
University of Minnesota

January 26, 2011

New web site for Bio-Medical Library

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:
http://z.umn.edu/hsl2010user

October 26, 2010

Exhibit on Women in Medicine Now Open

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.

For more information about the exhibit and related events, please see the HSL's exhibit webpage, or contact Erinn Aspinall, exhibit co-planner, at aspin005@umn.edu.

October 7, 2010

Exhibit Celebrating America's Women Physicians

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:
http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/changing-the-face-of-medicine

Questions can be directed to Erinn Aspinall, exhibit co-planner.