2011 NLHLA Annual Workshop

Adventures in establishing a pediatric health library or “They did not teach me this in library school!”

Presented by Kelly Hatch, Librarian, Family Resource Centre, Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, Eastern Health.

The Colonel Harland Sanders Pediatric Family Resource Centre officially opened in December 2010 but it was far from ready! Creating a place where Janeway patients and their families can access to up-to-date pediatric health information has been a winding road with many detours. For her first job, this librarian was prepared for collection development, cataloguing and answering reference questions but was not as well prepared to be a project manager dealing with carpenters, plumbers, information technology technicians and navigating Eastern Health’s organizational maze. This presentation highlights the adventures in setting up the province’s first pediatric family resource centre and what has been learned along the way.

PubMed: An Evolving Database

Presented by Jordan Pike, Librarian, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Eastern Health.

PubMed has undergone many changes since its debut in the early days of the internet. This presentation will begin by taking a short nostalgic tour of previous versions and end with a look at some of the current features that make it a useful tool for searching health literature.

Do-It-Yourself Library Promotion: A Marketing Roundtable

Presented by Lindsay Glynn Public Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Dianne Taylor-Harding, Information Services Librarian, Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

While most of us probably don’t have Business degrees, we are all involved with marketing in some form. Join two colleagues as they share brief overviews of techniques they have tried to reach out and promote library services. Then, participate in an interactive discussion centered around these questions:

The iPad: from Apple to Anesthesia

Presented by Dr. Sue O’Leary, Director, Anesthesiology Residency Training Program, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland & Dr. Ian Kluk, PGY4 Resident, Anesthesiology Program, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Anesthesiology is a continually evolving clinical, technical and academic medical specialty. Anesthesiology Residency Training needs to change and grow to keep abreast of new developments. Anesthesia Residents are expected to have knowledge of current literature and of standard textbook teaching. Residents are clinicians and scholars. They must translate their knowledge into sound clinical practice. Anesthesiology residents in 2011 are electronically savvy. They are less likely to search through a textbook for necessary point-of-care information than to search the web. The MUN Anesthesiology program historically purchased a standard anesthesia textbook for each resident. In 2010, we instead decided to buy each resident an iPad for use during their residency program. Each resident now has access to web-based learning and research and can stay up-to-date. The iPad has many more uses relevant to anesthesia residency training. We will discuss our experience with the iPad as a resource, learning and teaching tool for Anesthesiology residents.

The Post-Access Copyright Landscape: What It Means and How to Cope

Presented by Jeanie Bail, Business and Copyright Liaison Librarian, Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Copyright is an issue that librarians frequently struggle with in the digital age. In 2010, Access Copyright, the collective that negotiates copyright clearance for materials used in higher education, proposed a massive increase for post-secondary institutions. This increase is pending certification before the Copyright Board of Canada, and a decision is not expected until 2013. In the interim, what are libraries doing to comply with the Copyright Act, and what obstacles have been encountered in this process? This presentation focuses on the current legal landscape and steps taken by Memorial University to address the situation.

Canadian Virtual Health Library Information Session

Teleconference by CHLA president, Orvie Dingwall.

A virtual information session on the Canadian Virtual Health Library (CVHL) that provides the opportunity to hear about the CVHL, ask questions, provide feedback, and learn more!