National Medical Librarians Month 2014

October is, among many other things, National Medical Librarians Month.  The Medical Library Association has over 3300 members across the United States and Canada.  Once a year we hold a national conference in cities across North America and share our contributions to the field and our collaborations with hospitals, health systems, and health sciences programs … Continue reading National Medical Librarians Month 2014

From the National Library of Medicine: Roosevelt at NIH

I am taking a course this semester on archives and social memory and when I saw this announcement from the National Library of Medicine, I thought the blog would be a great venue to share the power of archives. The National Library of Medicine has released this video almost 74 years after FDR spoke at the … Continue reading From the National Library of Medicine: Roosevelt at NIH

JAMA Article: The Importance of Engaging Medical Librarians in Reviews

The informationists at the Taubman Health Sciences Library are ready and willing to collaborate with clinical faculty and staff across the health sciences schools and the health system on research and literature searches. This article (Engaging Medical Librarians to Improve the Quality of Review Articles) from the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), out today, speaks directly … Continue reading JAMA Article: The Importance of Engaging Medical Librarians in Reviews

Freezing Patients Back to Life: Fact & Fiction

I recently finished The Curiosity , a fictional narrative about the discovery and "reanimation" of a century old frozen man.  Along the way, the researchers involved in this breakthrough have to grapple with the ethical choices of bringing this man back to life.  Yes, there is a romantic story line too but more often than not, … Continue reading Freezing Patients Back to Life: Fact & Fiction

May 6-12: National Nurses Week

National Nurses week begins today and ends on May 12th, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.  (If you find yourself across the pond, learn much more about Nurse Nightingale at the Florence Nightingale museum and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. ) Nurses are everywhere:  in hospitals and clinics as well as the US Public Health Service and Armed … Continue reading May 6-12: National Nurses Week

Declaration for the Right to Libraries: National Library Week 2014

The University of Michigan Library started National Library Week 2014 with an inspiring talk from current American Library Association President, Barbara Stripling.  The town hall discussion, held in the Hatcher Library Gallery space, was attended by library staff members and School of Information students.  There was a engaged dialogue between audience members and Dr. Stripling … Continue reading Declaration for the Right to Libraries: National Library Week 2014

Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19!

Please plan to attend the National Library Week Town Hall presentation with Barbara Stripling, President of the American Library Association on "The Declaration to the Right to Libraries!" Monday, April 14th, 10:30 am - 12 noon. University of Michigan, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, Room 100 James Hilton will introduce President Stripling who will share her national and international perspectives on the greatest challenges … Continue reading Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19!

Reflections from Paul Rusesabagina 20 Years After the Rwandan Genocide

April 7, 1994 is the date recognized by the international community as the beginning of the Rwandan Genocide. During his lecture on March 27th at the Rackham Auditorium, Paul Rusesabagina shared why the anniversary of the atrocities is for him, and many other Rwandans and Ugandans, October 1, 1990.  This is the date that exiled Tutsis … Continue reading Reflections from Paul Rusesabagina 20 Years After the Rwandan Genocide

ASB @NLM Part 2: Health Without Boundaries-Rethinking Global and Domestic Health Lecture

Being on the NIH campus afforded me some very unique opportunities with regard to access to the NIH Video Cast Archives.  Many of the video casts on the site are available to any interested party but some have location and IP address restrictions.  While on the NIH campus, I was able to view a lecture … Continue reading ASB @NLM Part 2: Health Without Boundaries-Rethinking Global and Domestic Health Lecture

A Global Policy Perspectives Talk by Paul Rusesabagina: March 27th @ 4:30 PM Rackham Auditorium

On Thursday March 27th, Paul Rusesabagina will be giving a Global Policy Perspectives talk commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.  Mr. Rusesabagina's heroic acts during the genocide were captured in the 2004 film, Hotel Rwanda, with Don Cheadle earning an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his portrayal of Mr. Rusesabagina.  Mr. … Continue reading A Global Policy Perspectives Talk by Paul Rusesabagina: March 27th @ 4:30 PM Rackham Auditorium