2016 was a crazy year for the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library! Looking back, we did quite a bit, but decided to give the highlights. Here are just five of our accomplishments, with more featured in the video below:
Began working with the School of Medicine Research Council on an ORCID Researcher ID registration drive. This stemmed from the need to increase faculty publication visibility. We also began producing a newsletter of new publications from our faculty, emphasizing those publications in the health sciences.
Librarians combated misconceptions to help increase open access publications. Check out our libguide and our blog to stay updated and learn more about the libraries effort to increase open access and MU Research impacts.
Continue to provide health care information to unaffiliated patrons across Missouri, and beyond, through interlibrary loan.
Converted under utilized faculty space after Ralph Sieli, in our circulation department, inquired about its use. With the faculty member no longer in need of the room, we created an addiitonal study space for our students to use.
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.
Susan Scott, PhD., RN., Manager of Patient Safety and Risk Management in the Office of Clinical Effectivness at MU Health, makes great use of the health sciences librarians. In order for the patient safety standards, and reviews in the hospital to be evidence-based, Susan regularly sends search requests to Taira Meadowcroft, the designated Quality Improvement library liasion, within the Health Sciences Library.
"MU Health Care's Patient Safety Team is responsible for the review of clinical care events in which the patient experienced harm from the care rendered. Review of current standards of care and matching them with care rendered is an important part of a comprehensive review. In the past, HSL resources have been an invaluable asset to help us with everything from basic reviews of the literature to more comprehensive and detailed literature reviews. Review of these cases in a timely manner is important. I have found the HSL resources as being highly dependable completing thorough reviews with a quick turnaround time. How awesome to have such amazing resources to help complement our clinical resources! Thank you, HSL and team, for helping us provide the safe care to our patients! Your efforts are truly appreciated but more importantly, I truly appreciate your partnership! Please keep up the great work!"
If you would like tosubmityour own success story about how the libraries have helped your research and/or work, please use the Cycle of Success form.
The School of Medicine's new Patient Centered Care Learning Center is set to be open in August 2017. University staff, students and workers celebrated the 'topping off' of the building in July 2016. The 'topping off' marked the end of the buildings vertical construction and attendees were able to sign the last beam hoisted on the building. In September, concrete was laid in the interior. Pipes and stairs have also installed in the new building. October brought electrical work and bricks being laid. Despite the weather turning cold, construction continues. Currently workers are installing glass, putting up drywall, and installing elevators.
This project will allow thirty-two additional medical students to be admitted to MU every year, starting in August 2017. The school hypothesises that the project will add 300 physicians to Missouri and an annual $390 million to Missouri's economy. Watch the 97,088 square feet be completed in real time!