- Rumbo a Rochester!
- Mayovox Newsletter (1949-1990): Online and Searchable
- The Library Values Integrity and Equity
- October is National Medical Librarians’ Month
- “Reimagining the Library in a Digital Universe” — Mayo Clinic Libraries All Sites Retreat
- Woods’ Hole Bioinformatics Course…Consider Expanding Your Bioinformatics Knowledge
- Retrieving e-Documents in Celsus; Modification to Allow Multiple File Downloads
- DSM-5: Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Now Available Online
- Mayo Historical Unit Update: Summer Intern; Transfer of RMH Archives
On November 26, 1949, a nameless newspaper published “by and for the men and women of the Mayo Clinic” made its debut. Its purpose was to foster the “simple, neighborly” inter-departmental contact and sense of “belonging” that many employees felt was disappearing as the size of the institution—1,500 allied health staff and 800 physicians at the time—continued to grow. (more…)
The 2013 Library All Sites Retreat was held in the Plummer Hall Reading Room, Plummer Library in Rochester on October 7-8, 2013. Staff from the Mayo Library System including Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Florida, and the Mayo Clinic Health System joined Rochester library colleagues and guest speakers from Mayo Clinic. The annual retreat is an opportunity for shared decision making, site and information system updates, and continuing education which this year was structured around the theme “Reimagining the Library in a Digital Universe”. Colleagues from Mayo Clinic Proceedings editorial office, Section of Scientific Publications, and Mayo Legal Department provided valuable insights and sparked discussion into the current and future state of journal and book publishing, editorial assistance including text-matching systems, and intellectual property and copyright in the digital age. Attendees were briefed on the research and development of Mayo Clinic personas (standardized categories of employees and students – Mayo intranet) which help inform development and modification of key information systems such as the Library’s website. A special feature for the 2013 All Sites Meeting was a panel of students and faculty members who were asked to address “What is a typical day like for you, from an information seeking perspective?” which provided an opportunity to hear a variety of learner and faculty perspectives. The panel included students in the Mayo School of Health Sciences (physical therapy and nurse anesthesia programs), the MD/PhD program (Mayo Medical School, Mayo Graduate School), Department of Nursing, and Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS). Updates were provided in the form of a “State of the Library” presentation from the director of libraries, and presentations on planning for Mayo Clinic’s 150th anniversary and Mayo Clinic Education’s “Top Priorities”. The retreat ended with a highly competitive Library Trivia Contest.
J. Michael Homan
Director of Libraries
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) sponsors a one-week intensive course on the role of bioinformatics in health care (more…)
ClinicalKey is an online point of care information resource available now to all Mayo Clinic staff, employees, students and faculty. ClinicalKey provides quick finding of clinical information in hundreds of Elsevier-published journals and books, practice guidelines, patient education, drug resources, and multimedia. For those who maintain content rich links web sites, links to full text books, journals and articles are easily embedded. For those who would like to learn more, please contact Library staff or view our Clinical Key guide . To start using ClinicalKey watch the demo.
DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is now available online. The DSM-5 is a critical resource for mental health professionals and this latest edition is the product of international experts in all aspects of the field. Mayo’s access to this online book is through our homepage “e-Books” or through the catalog’s keyword or title search on “Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders DSM-5”
The Mayo Historical Unit was fortunate to have Sam Edge as a summer intern, Sam is a 2013 senior from Stewartville High School. Sam works part time at the Stewartville Public Library so archival work was something new! (more…)
Healthy eating doesn’t have fall into a lifetime of boring, flavorless foods. The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, Second Edition offers recipes that create dishes rich in flavor with nutritious ingredients that may actually lower your risk of developing many diseases, from heart disease to cancer.
The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook provides 50 new recipes based on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid principles. While the pyramid was designed as a weight control tool, it also showcases eating wisely for better health. (more…)
Renee Ziemer, Coordinator of Mayo Clinic Historical Unit, became an Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine.
On Saturday, September 28, at the Annual Meeting of the Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing Alumni Association, Hilary Lane was nominated and accepted as an honorary member of the association. This honor was in recognition of participating in the storage of part of the nursing school’s library books in the History of Medicine Library, curating a permanent exhibit of nursing memorabilia, and helping produce a flyer accompanying the exhibit.
Lois Peterson, retired from her position as Circulation Librarian in Plummer Library on September 4, 2013.
Dottie Hawthorne will retire from her position in Plummer Library as librarian for Outreach and Mayo Authors Database on November 20, 2013.
Joe Esposito will retire from his position as librarian in the Samuel C. Johnson Research Library, Scottsdale on December 31, 2013.
Kubilius RK, Rethlefsen ML. One (online) site: a new paradigm for MLA concurrent session planning? In Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2013, October 6, 2013. Peoria, IL; 2013.
Björklund C, Homan JM. Mayo/KI libraries collaboration. Mayo Clinic/Karolinska Institutet Research Conference, September 28, 2013. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. (presentation)
Homan JM. State of the library. Mayo Clinic Libraries All Sites Retreat: Reimagining the Library in a Digital Universe. October 8, 2013. Rochester, MN. (presentation)
Ayaram D, Bellolio MF, Murad MH, Laack TA, Sadosty AT, Erwin PJ, Hollander JE, Montori VM, Stiell IG, Hess EP. Triple Rule-out Computed Tomographic Angiography for Chest Pain: A Diagnostic Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2013 Sep;20(9):861-71.
Puri K, Famuyide AO, Erwin PJ, Stewart EA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK. Submucosal fibroids and the relation to heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 Sep 27.
Domecq JP, Prutsky G, Mullan RJ, Sundaresh V, Wang AT, Erwin PJ, Welt C, Ehrmann D, Montori VM, Murad MH. Adverse effects of the common treatments for polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Oct 3.
Littleton DM. Death is due to lack of knowledge: Community practices of a successful multi-partnered health disparities intervention for low-income African Americans in South Carolina. PhD Dissertation, 2013.
Sam Edge is a 2013 senior from Stewartville High School, Stewartville, Minnesota. Karen Koka, Mayo’s archivist, explained archival processing to him and worked closely with Sam on recently transferred materials.
James Sponsel attends Simmons Graduate School in Boston, Massachusetts with a major in Library and Information Science. During his internship, James worked with Dottie Hawthorne and Dawn Littleton to draft the 2013 Mayo Clinic Libraries Quality and Impact Survey.
Use Current Awareness (all links Mayo Clinic only) to:
- receive e-mail alerts when new journal issues are published & link directly to the full-text articles when on the Mayo Clinic network.
These e-mail alerts work on any device including desktops, tablets & smartphones.
- get a subject list of journals available in the Mayo Clinic Libraries.
- discover new journals in your subject area using the subject list of journals.
- find journals to publish your articles & research.
- link to journal publishers’ web sites for author instructions and more.
Facts about Current Awareness:
- users can select from over 3,000 journals.
- includes all of the journals in BrowZine plus many more.
- users have access to articles-in-press, seeing new articles before they are published.
- nearly 2,400 (and counting) Mayo Clinic staff, at all sites, are using Current Awareness to stay informed.
Top Ten Journals in Current Awareness – those with the highest number of Mayo subscribers:
- Harvard Business Review
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
- American Journal of Nursing
- Quality Management in Health Care
- BMJ Quality & Safety
- Journal for Healthcare Quality
- Mayo Clinic Proceedings
- Journal of Allied Health
and Colonial Library Services Staff
Patient Access Workstations (PAWS) allow patients and family members to have access to Mayo Clinic specific resources as well as access to the Internet to check email, print boarding passes, and the like. Located in the Patient Education Centers at both Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Cancer Education Center in the Gonda Building , as well as remote locations throughout the Mayo Clinic Health System, the computers allow access to review various aspects of Mayo Clinic in one location. (more…)
The Center for the History of Medicine was created in 2006 to support historical research about Mayo Clinic and the history of medicine. One mission of the Center is to enhance the quality and quantity of historical research, publications, and presentations by Mayo staff, trainees, and students through group tutorials, individual mentoring, and history “consults.”
To foster historical research amongst Mayo Clinic residents and fellows, the Willius Society was formed. This society seeks to bring historical perspectives to bear on contemporary health issues.
The Society was named after a Mayo Clinic physician, Dr. Fredrick Willius. Dr. Willius came to Mayo as a fellow on July 1, 1915, and had a prolific career here. According to Mayo Authors Database, he wrote 316 articles, eight book chapters and five books sharing his medical research and history of medicine interests with the world.
The first Willius Society meeting was held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Plummer Hall Reading Room of the Plummer Library. Dr. John Bois welcomed attendees and introduced the new Society. Dr. Chris Boes presented on “The Difficulty of Identifying New Disease: Examples from Osler and Horton” and Dr. David Burkholder presented on “The Origin of Woltman’s Sign of Myxedema.”
Visit the Society’s website at The Willius Society: A History of Medicine Organization for Mayo Clinic Residents and Fellows.
Coordinator, Mayo Historical Unit
Shape your later years into some of the best of your life. Use Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging as a compass to help you live life to its maximum. You can find happiness and vitality for a lifetime by taking charge of your future. (more…)