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Grab a snack and hot drink with the library staff on Tuesday Oct. 26th, from 11:00 AM-noon. First floor lobby of HSL.
October is National Medical Librarians Month. “Vital Pathways: Better Outcomes Through Health Literacy” is the theme for the 2010 National Medical Librarians Month celebration, created to increase awareness of the important role of today’s health information professional. This event is showcased with a display located in the AMC Health Sciences Library’s lobby entrance, as well a display table set up in HSL’s reference area, featuring bookmarks and a list of current health literacy resources. The month will conclude with an informal meet-and-greet of select HSL librarians over hot drinks and snacks on Tuesday, Oct. 26th, from 11:00 AM- noon. From assistance with literature searches to info on citing sources and much more, medical librarians are invaluable resources in navigating the vast array of health information available today- check us out and discover why!
Lynne Fox, Education Librarian at the Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, was the honored recipient of the Bernice M. Hetzner Award for Excellence in Academic Health Sciences Librarianship at the recent annual meeting of the MidContinental (sic) Chapter of the Medical Library Association. The Hetzner Award is one of the Chapter’s highest honors, and is awarded in recognition of an exceptional career of accomplishment and service. Ms. Fox works in the Library’s Education Department, teaching classes in informatics and evidence based practice. An accomplished librarian, author, editor and instructor, Ms. Fox is also currently serving on Thornton’s City Council. According to Lisa Traditi, Head of Education at the HS Library, “The Hetzner award recognizes an academic health sciences librarian who “has achieved a high level of professional accomplishment.” Lynne has not only achieved professional accomplishment, but exhibits leadership and excellence. She sets a terrific example of participation and engagement in all her endeavors. With her sense of humor, extensive knowledge of medical librarianship, strong grasp of technology, and willingness to lead and participate in committees, Lynne truly embodies excellence and leadership.” Library Director Jerry Perry added, “Lynne’s selfless professionalism, dedication and commitment to learning have earned her widespread respect and admiration, and along the way many, many friends who recognize an individual on a life’s mission of service. We’re proud of Lynne and thankful for all that she does to enhance and encourage us all.”
When: October 29, 2010 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.)
Where: Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus
Town Peterson, PhD, Biodiversity Institute and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas
“The University of Kansas Open Access Initiative: Lessons, Minefields, Traps, Opportunities, and Achievements”
J. J. Cohen, MD, PhD, Department of Immunology, University of Colorado Denver
“Open Learning: Out of Class, After Class, and in Someone Else’s Class”
Jeffrey Beall, MA, MSLS, Auraria Library
“The Down Side of Open Access Publishing”
A light lunch will be served.
Please register by October 26, 2010 at:
Health Sciences Library Celebrates Gift of Integrative Medicine Collection from Dr. Leonard Wisneski
Jerry Perry, Director of the Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, is pleased to announce the donation of a substantial collection of books in indigenous and integrative medicine from Dr. Leonard Wisneski of Conifer, CO. Dr. Wisneski is founder of the Wisneski Institute, Chairman of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium, Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University, Adjunct Professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and he holds a professorial appointment at Georgetown University School of Medicine. A reception in celebration of Dr. Wisneski’s generous contribution will take place on October 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Library’s Reading Room, 3rd Floor. Please see the Library’s website at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/about/directions.php for directions.
Dr. Wisneski is a member of the Library’s Strauss Complementary and Indigenous Medicine Collection Committee, which was established in 1994 to provide advisement in the development of a collection of information resources in areas of non-Western medicine funded by a gift endowment from longstanding donor and library champion Mr. Henry Strauss of Englewood, CO. The collection of books donated by Dr. Wisneski, numbering over 1,000, will be incorporated into the collection endowed by Mr. Strauss. In recognition of this substantial gift, the collection has been renamed the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection.
Since 2007, the Committee has sponsored a very popular series of Anschutz Medical Campus programs featuring speakers and presentations on themes ranging from “The Top Five Herbs Your Patients Are Using” to “Curanderismo: Traditional Mexican Healing.”
According to Perry, “Dr. Wisneski’s generous donation nearly doubles the Library’s information resources in the area of integrative medicine, enhancing a collection that has for nearly sixteen years benefited from the philanthropy of Mr. Henry Strauss. On behalf of the Library’s users, we are thankful to both men for their vision, leadership and mission to serve. Len’s gift takes an already significant collection to the next, signature level.”
About his donation, Dr. Wisneski states, “My interest in the clinical aspects of integrative medicine and its applicability to healthcare delivery has spanned over three decades and has led to the accumulation of a large collection of books. At this time I am pleased to share the valuable information contained within these volumes with the CU community.”
Mr. Henry Strauss, reflecting on his philanthropy, notes “I have long been an advocate of study and research in alternative and non-western medicine. Much can be learned from these areas that will benefit our people. In order to study these subjects we must first begin to establish a reliable and broadly chosen repository of written and digital materials. That is what the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection is all about.”
For additional information, please contact Jerry Perry, Director, at 303-724-2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the anthology is available for checkout at the Health Sciences Library, in the Drs. Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection. The collection is located in the 3rd Floor Special Collections Room, call number WZ 350 U58h.
Or you may pick up your FREE copy of THE HUMAN TOUCH at the Front Desk of the Anschutz Medical Campus Bookstore, Building 500, 1st Floor.
THE HUMAN TOUCH is the literary and arts anthology of the Anschutz Medical Campus of UC Denver. The Human Touch strives to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection to promote humane medical care, by offering an outlet for the creative expression of the connection between patients, family, and health care professionals. Writings and artworks foster an understanding of cultural and social contexts of the individual experience of illness and the way medicine is practiced. Editors are students in the School of Medicine, staff and faculty of the Anschutz Medical Campus. Authors and artists are students, staff, health professionals, and patients from the University of Colorado community.
This publication is being offered FREE to members of the community through the generous support the School of Medicine. The Human Touch is produced by the Medical Humanities Program (H. N. Claman, M.D., Director and Therese Jones, PhD, Associate Professor) of the Anschutz Medical Campus Center for Bioethics and Humanities.