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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…)
Celsus is the Library’s electronic document delivery system which allows efficient delivery of requested resources – journal articles, book chapters and other library materials to your desktop. (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…)
Mayo Clinic Libraries has recently subscribed to BrowZine, an iPad app, that allows users to browse their favorite scholarly journals, and download and read articles from those journals. The app is integrated with the library’s electronic journal subscriptions allowing users to access to approximately 3500 journals. You need to be connected to one of the secure Mayo wifi networks, or have VPN access from your iPad, to browse the library’s e-journals.
You can find journals either by subject categories or alphabetically by title.
You can create your own bookshelf of journals and save articles from those journals.
According to our BrowZine statistics, since our subscription began in June, tables of contents for almost 3000 journals have been viewed, and over 1200 full text articles have been downloaded.
An iPhone version will be available later this year.
Please contact Ann Farrell if you have any questions about this new service.
Mayo Clinic’s librarians participated in many aspects of “One Health: Information in an Interdependent World,” the federated meeting that combined the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA ’13), the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC). (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
NeoFax/Pediatrics is now available for optimal drug and parenteral nutrition care of infants and children. The “NeoFax” portion of Micromedex reduces medication errors in infants with tools that help prescribe, calculate, formulate and administer drugs and nutrition solutions. The “Pediatrics” portion provides similar prescribing and calculating services in the care of children. Access these resources at the last tab menu of Micromedex via intranet or VPN. Please contact the library with questions or refer to the NeoFax/Pediatrics User Guide.
The Patient Education resource center receives an average of 275 visitors a day. These patients and family members have a wide variety of information needs, from very simple to quite complex. One way we address these questions is using our resource files. We created the resource files based on our experience with patient’s questions and the kinds of materials they request. They are organized by clinical area and, within these, body system or disease. We allow patients to browse through the files and request printed copies of any or all of the items they contain. In this way, the patients themselves determine which items best address their needs. We store most of the items from the folders in the center, though sometimes we print copies of items that are less commonly requested. In January of 2013, we distributed 18,124 pamphlets from the center. This number does not include items that we printed from our database, Medline Plus or MayoClinic.Com. These materials, our DVD’s and our classes are all free of charge.
Patient Education Specialist
The SciFinder database from CAS is now available through Mayo Clinic Libraries. SciFinder is one of the largest and most extensive databases in the world and is used to access the literature (including patents) of chemistry and related scientific information including proteomics, genomics, biochemistry, biochemical genetics, engineering, agricultural and materials science (see also SciFinder at-a-glance for full content description). Access “Browse Databases” on the Library website (Mayo intranet) for the permanent link to the database. A username and password are required for this database and will be provided upon request by contacting Kelly Arp (email@example.com).
Dr. Fallon was appointed a Fellow in Surgery at the Mayo Foundation in 1927. As well as assisting Dr. W. J. Mayo during his last years of performing surgery, he was also first assistant to Dr. Waltman Walters. While at Mayo, Dr. Fallon was active in the Salerno Club, which later became Mayo Clinic History of Medicine Society, and the Surgeons’ Travel Club. He left Mayo in 1929 and joined his father, also a physician, at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts and began his life work in surgery.
This exhibit will be on display in the History of Medicine Library, Plummer 15-07 and can be seen during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact Hilary J. Lane, History of Medicine Library Coordinator at (507) 284-3676 or e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
October is National Medical Librarians Month. It is celebrated every year with a specially designed poster to highlight the professional contributions of medical librarians to the success of the institutions they serve. (more…)
Check out these new LibGuides (all links are Mayo Clinic only):
Healthy Eating: Find resources on eating well. Includes recipe substitutions information, cookbooks, and more.
Review Resources – Health Sciences: Find resources on test taking and review materials for allied health science areas, including nurse anesthesia, respiratory care, and many more.
Wellness @ Work (for library staff): Library staff can find information about Library wellness programs and events as well as other wellness topics.
2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the New England Journal of Medicine. First started in 1812 as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science, NEJM has become the leading journal in clinical medicine over its long history.
To celebrate the 200th Anniversary, NEJM has a special web site with an interactive timeline about the history of the journal and the history of medicine, a documentary (Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine), and much more. Readers can also vote on the most important articles published in the journal by decade.