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Exams in Progress: November 21st and 22nd in the Health Sciences Library

November 21-22 the first floor will be restricted to third year medical students for testing from 7am-5:30pm. Wish our M3’s luck!

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

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Health Sciences Library Thanksgiving Hours

Have a happy holiday!

  • November 20, Monday: 7:00AM-11:00PM
  • November 21,Tuesday: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • November 22, Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • November 23, Thursday: Closed HAPPY THANKSGIVING
  • November 24, Friday: Closed
  • November 25, Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • November 26, Sunday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Make sure to check the hours page for all University Libraries Thanksgiving break hours.

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

home Gateway Carousel HSL, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Case Management

New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Case Management

Are you looking to improve your skills as a case manager? Visit our new book display to learn the nuts and bolts of case management. Learn about the case managers role as a case consultant and problem solver. Ensure you understand the complexities of integrated case management and complexity assessment grids.

Come check out the books in the new book display located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Library across from the circulation desk.

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

A Better Future Through Affordable Health Information

Michelle Kraft, director of libraries at the Cleveland Clinic Health System Libraries, chose to attend Mizzou for her graduate degree in library science because she wanted the opportunity to work in several different campus libraries and put what she was being taught in the classroom into practice.

During her time at Mizzou, Kraft worked at Ellis Library as an electronic resources assistant, helping students with online resources. She also completed her practicum at the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library. She sums up her experience, “Training I got from staff at both libraries was indispensable. Their mentoring and guidance gave me real world knowledge and skills not only to work in libraries but also to thrive in my career.”

Her passion for providing library resources to medical caregivers and researchers led Kraft to her role as the president of the Medical Library Association in 2015-2016. During that year of service, she advocated for unrestricted, affordable, and quality health information on behalf of the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine to members of Congress.

If there was one piece of advice that she could give to future Tigers, Kraft said, “find your passion and get involved. You grow and learn through your involvement with others at Mizzou and that learning, energy, and knowledge can carry forward to your life after college.”

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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.

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Faculty: Funding is available to help you lower your students’ textbook costs

Health Sciences, Nursing, and Medicine Faculty-

Funding of $1000-$10,000 is now available to faculty who adopt, adapt or create free or low-cost textbooks and course materials for their classes. Priority will be given to grants for high-impact courses with a large number of students, and to courses with exceptionally high textbook costs. The amount awarded to successful applicants will be based upon the amount of savings to each student, and the number of students in the class.

Grants are available for several different activities, including:

  • Adopting, adapting and/or creating open and affordable materials
  • Reviewing open textbooks
  • Mentoring faculty new to A&OER

Click here to access the grant application. Applications are due December 8 for Spring 2018 classes, and April 15 for Summer & Fall 2018 classes.For additional information, please visit the A&OER initiative website.

Reach out to Taira Meadowcroft if you are interested in incorporating OER in your health sciences, nursing, and medicine courses.

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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, Resources and Services Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: November 2017

Overview of Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: November 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, Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation Prevalence, Pathogenesis, and Prognosis: Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise, was co-authored by Dr. Martin Alpert, Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. The article was published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology (impact factor 19.896 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/nov2017/

*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.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Health Informatics

New Health Sciences Library Book Display: Health Informatics

Have you ever wondered about the ecosystem of healthcare informatics? How do informatics, biosurveillane and disease impact each other? Learn about application, management, retrieval and analysis of informatics in healthcare by checking out our new book display

The book display is located on the 2nd floor of the Health Sciences Library, across from the information desk.

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

Mizzou Opens Up Horizons

Meagan Hicks, from St. Charles, MO, was used to her small private school, but that changed when she went to Mizzou. “I was the only person from my class to go to Mizzou, and the only person I knew at Mizzou, was my sister. It was a big adjustment.” A good adjustment it would seem.

“Mizzou really helped shape me into a more well-rounded person. While I was still able to stay in my comfort zone, I was also able to explore different aspects of campus I would not normally go for,” Hicks said.

After graduating in 2014, Hicks enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program, which led to her working as a graduate assistant at the Health Sciences Library. “Working for an academic library was an amazing experience, especially a specialized one. It was awesome helping students and faculty with their research, and their dedication is something I will always remember.”  Hicks currently uses the skills she learned on the job to offer a rich variety of services to the Moberly, Missouri community. “As a public librarian now, I want to offer programs that inspire the next generation of Mizzou students to work hard in anything they want to do.”

Hicks says she made the right decision coming to Mizzou, and wants those considering Mizzou to know that they should “try out new things, things you may not have known you would like may become your new passion. Explore and have fun!”

 

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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 Health Sciences Library Hosts MCMLA 2017

Health Sciences Library Hosts MCMLA 2017

October 9-11, 2017, the librarians from the Health Sciences Library hosted the Mid-Continental Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MCMLA) annual conference, at the Tiger Hotel. Some conference highlights included:

  • Two posters were presented by library staff, with one winning the award for Best Research Poster.

  • We had two wonderful speakers who gave insights into research at Mizzou:
    • Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, spoke about how health and wellness of humans and animals are connected.
    • Lise Saffran, MPH, MFA, Director of Mizzou’s MPH Program, spoke about how art and literature in the public health curriculum develops empathy among clinicians.
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  • It was the 50th Anniversary so we, of course, celebrated with a photo booth and Mizzou Tigers

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.

Ovid Ask-A-Librarian Email Outage

We recently discovered that the Ovid Ask-A-Librarian feature has not been working. Any messages sent through that feature were not being received by the libraries.

We are currently looking into the issue, but in the meantime, have rerouted those submissions to a working email. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.