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Health Sciences Library Book Display: Crime Fiction

Did you know reading crime fiction can be beneficial? The strong narrative becomes a distraction allowing patients to relate to events from a distance, with power and control over the situation. Check out Natasha Cooper’s story about a new mom whose obstetrician is murdered. Read about an ex-military sniper who becomes enthralled in the Kennedy shooting and unravels a huge conspiracy.

Visit the second floor of the Health Sciences Library to learn more about the health benefits of crime fiction or pick a Halloween read!

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: October 2017

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: October 2017

Each month we provide an overview of University of Missouri authored articles in medicine and related fields, and a featured article from a School of Medicine author with the highest journal impact factor.

This month’s featured article, Randomized Trial of Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing, was co-authored by faculty from a number of University of Missouri departments including Nursing, Social Work, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Health Management & Informatics, and Family & Community Medicine. School of Medicine authors include Dr. Richelle Koopman of Family & Community Medicine as well as Dr. Lanis Hicks and Dr. Chelsea Deroche from the Department of Health Management & Informatics. The article was published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (impact factor 5.775 in 2016).

See the list of publications in medicine and related fields we retrieved for this month: http://library.muhealth.org/resourcesfor/faculty/faculty-publications/oct2017/

*This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

Did we miss something? Email asklibrary@health.missouri.edu and we will add your publication to the list. 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

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Cycle of Success: Dr. Dannecker and Physical Therapy Evidence-Based Practice

Erin Dannecker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Since 2004, she has been teaching Evidence-Based Practice to between 44 to 60 Doctorate of Physical Therapy students with Rebecca Graves’ assistance. “Health professionals must learn how to search literature databases quickly and efficiently because they have little time in between treating patients. Rebecca teaches our students to do just that by delivering professional lecture recordings, a guest lecture, and individual tutoring. Without Rebecca’s expert and dedicated assistance, I would have to decrease the rigor of the course’s assignments dramatically.”

Rebecca Graves
Education Librarian

Rebecca has also helped Erin with her own literature searches, which Erin tells her students. “I’m always hesitant to write ‘no studies were located’ in a manuscript without using the literature searching skills I have learned from Rebecca and sometimes asking Rebecca to double check for me. It is important for our students to hear about collaboration among researchers, clinicians, patients, and academic librarians and to make the most of the amazing resources that the Health Sciences Library offers such as fast and free interlibrary loans and online and face-to-face training.”

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.

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home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Travelling Office Hours with Provost Garnett Stokes

Travelling Office Hours with Provost Garnett Stokes

Provost Garnett Stokes is holding weekly travelling office hours at the Health Sciences Library.

On October 4th, 2017, from 2:00-3:00pm, Provost Stokes will be directly outside the main entrance of the library. She will available to answer your questions and discuss your important issues.

 

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Participate in an AdZou Survey for the Health Sciences Library

Participate in an AdZou Survey for the Health Sciences Library

A School of Journalism AdZou team is conducting research on behalf of the Health Sciences Library for their capstone project. As part of their research, they are looking for survey responses from faculty as well as students.

Your participation in this short survey will help us improve your experience at the Health Sciences Library.

They are also aiming to conduct interviews to get more in-depth information about your experience using the Health Sciences Library’s resources. If you are willing to participate in an in-person or phone interview, please email Nina Jen at ncjmrb@mail.missouri.edu with a date, time and location that would work for you in the next two weeks.

Any assistance you can give to make the Health Sciences Library a better place for education, teaching, and research, would be beneficial. We want to make this library, your library.

The survey can be found here: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oXT8Ulnfy8EWmp

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

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Cycle of Success: Judith Goodman and the School of Health Professions

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

Judith Goodman, the Interim Associate Dean of Research for the School of Health Professions, and Gina Scavone, Executive Assistant to the Associate Deans, contacted the Health Sciences Library for help with gathering journal, article, and author metrics for all School of Health Professions faculty. They wanted a better idea of what and where their faculty were publishing, and the impact of their research. Gina Scavone had previously asked for help in Summer 2016 when she was asked to find this same information, but wasn’t sure where to start. Taira Meadowcroft sat down with Gina to show her how she gathered this information, and throughout the summer, Taira, along with Rachel Alexander and Gemille Purnell, gathered the required metrics. Fast forward to Spring 2017, when the School of Health Professions asked for updated metrics, on a short deadline, for their newly added faculty. The Department of Public Health merged with the School of Health Professions, and this merger added a few new faculty members.
“We needed to have the most up-to-date data concerning our faculty’s research profiles with a ridiculously quick turn-around for a presentation. We asked Taira Meadowcroft to find both the WOS and Scopus annual and cumulative number of publications and citations, the h-index, and journal impact factors for each tenured/tenure-track faculty member in the School of Health Professions. She did this efficiently and cheerfully! This partnership of MU Libraries and SHP enabled us to quickly pull together a presentation of SHP’s research growth for UM’s new president. We were so grateful for Taira [and the library’s] help in letting us tell our story.”

If you would like to submit your own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Staff news Welcome Hailey Carpenter, Jacob Hesler, and Angel Matthews!

Welcome Hailey Carpenter, Jacob Hesler, and Angel Matthews!

We are pleased to welcome Angel, Hailey, and Jacob to the Health Sciences Library! All three joined us this past summer, working in the circulation department.

Angel Matthews is from St. Louis, Missouri and is currently studying for her Bachelors in Biological Engineering. Her favorite thing to do in Columbia is visit the Devil’s Icebox at Rock Bridge State Park. She once was published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch for. We asked Angel what she liked most about libraries and she said, “here are many things that I appreciate about the library. I like that if a book is not accessible at our location, then we can basically search the country for it. MU Libraries have a warm and welcoming place to study. Everything you need to assist you can be found, from staplers to laptops that you can check out.”

Hailey Carpenter if from Helsinki, Finland, but lived in Oklahoma her entire life until going to college. Hailey is currently working on her BA in Physics and would love to pursue degrees in multiple fields: library science, astrophysics, and photojournalism. “Who says you have to choose just one?!” Hailey says. In her free time, she draws ink panels for manga and photographs abandoned places. We asked Hailey why she like libraries, and she had this to say, “I’ve always loved to read and to learn new things so I naturally gravitate towards libraries. All the power we need comes from books. I also love how peaceful they are.”

Jacob Hesler is from Tulsa, OK, but has lived most recently in St. Louis and Dallas, working, respectively, in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. He is currently working on finishing his bachelor’s degree and eventually would like to enroll in the library science master’s program at Mizzou. When asked why he liked libraries, he said “I have grown up in libraries, from having to stay there begrudgingly waiting for my mom to pick me up at a young age, to volunteering, to working, libraries are like my second home.” If you see Jacob, feel free to say hello, especially if you need to figure out a pokemon name. He can name every single Pokemon. 😉

We are so thankful for having Angel, Hailey, and Jacob apart of our team!

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

home Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library No major journal cut for 2018, despite continued increasing journal subscription prices

No major journal cut for 2018, despite continued increasing journal subscription prices

Primarily due to journal price increases, the University Libraries were once again facing a $1.3 million shortfall in the 2018 collections budget.

Thanks to our University Administration, we will be able to avoid a major cut to our journal subscriptions this year.

With annual price increases far exceeding inflation, increasing funds are needed each year just to maintain our existing subscriptions.

Scholarly publishing is big business. Some of these companies are as large as Delta Airlines, and more profitable than Apple. Publisher profits in excess of 30% a year are not uncommon.

Read more about how some researchers are making strides to create a fair and sustainable way to publish their work, and how several of our own University of Missouri faculty are publishing in open access journals, allowing their research to be accessed freely.

 

 

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Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Fall 2017 Message from the Director: Deb Ward

Fall 2017 Message from the Director: Deb Ward

We’re glad to see the campus sidewalks and libraries filling up with students again, now that the fall semester is underway. You’re always welcome in the libraries! At the Health Sciences Library, we’re celebrating the completion of the new PCCLC which has created a great learning environment for students in the School of Medicine. If you haven’t already, come try out one of our new benches in the library entrance. It’s a great place to stop for a moment and wait for a friend.

We’re welcoming three new staff members this fall, one full time and two part-time, as we lost two full-time evening and weekend staff back in June.Watch for their profiles in other communications.

We’re also glad to announce that we will not have to make the dreaded major journal cut to our online collection for January 2018. This cut would have been an enormous loss for all of us, and we’re thankful to our administration that we will only need to trim and swap journal titles, but not slash them.

We all were amazed by the solar eclipse and want to share the experience with others. The libraries have collected eclipse glasses to share with Astronomers without Borders to share with our neighbors in South America and Southeast Asia for their total eclipse in 2019. Thanks for your contributions! Currently, we are aiding the Columbia Public Schools in their partnering with Houston Public Schools by collecting children’s books to send to families who suffered extensive losses during Hurricane Harvey.

See you in the library!

Deb Ward

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

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Health Sciences Library New Book Display: Nutrition

Did you know one of the biggest issues in health is nutrition? Ensure that you are advocating for patient health and make sure that you know how you should be eating by checking out our new book display today! How does the community perception of food affect community health? What impact does drinking coffee have on health?

Learn the answers to these questions and many more at our book display. Located on the second floor of the health sciences library across from the information desk.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a graduate library assistant at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library!