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Comments & Kudos

Hospital Library –Arizona

• “Thank you for your immense help with a literature search on cancer pain management in the hospital setting. I finished my retrospective review, gave 4 presentations, and we are finishing up an article to submit to a few journals. Thank you for your integral part in the project!”

Clinic Library –Arizona

• “As always, thank you for your amazingly prompt help in getting the articles I requested. You folks in the library have been among the best parts of working at Mayo for the 15 years that I’ve been here.”

Venables Library

• “I think there are several possibilities in the references you sent. You are a great help!”
• “You are a research queen!”

Health Resource Library –Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato

• “I just wanted to send you a little note of thanks for taking care of my BLS book dilemma last week. It was so very reassuring to me to hear your cheerful message taking away any concerns I had about picking up my book. It worked out great and I thank you!”
• “You are just amazing!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!”

Saint Marys Hospital Library and Knowledge Services

• “Just a huge thank you for all the articles you forwarded my way. This was a tremendous help! As always, you make going back to school just a little less painful! Thanks for the tremendous service you provide!”

Plummer Library

• “Thanks for your promptness!!!”
• “THANK YOU Wow! You guys are awesome!”

Celsus Feedback (Triage)

• “I’m not sure if anyone has ever told you this (I’m sure they have) but I want to tell you again! You guys are amazing! Thanks for all the information and in such a quick turn around! You are one of the best resources we have here at Mayo! Many thanks!!!”

October 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Mayo Clinic Health System Rebranding

On May 23, 2011, several hospitals and clinics throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin officially became known as the Mayo Clinic Health System. Various community-based providers (formerly known as Mayo Health System) that have worked closely with Mayo Clinic for many years now have new signs, names, and logos that more clearly reflect their collaboration. (more…)

August 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

Comments and Kudos

Plummer Library

  •  “I want to tell you all how much I appreciate the work you do for us.  It truly helps me be a better learner and therefore a better physician.  The help we receive from the library is beyond anything I have ever experienced.”
  • “All of you are wonderful and life-savers in how quickly you get the job done!” 

 Arizona – Patient and Health Education Library

  •  “I received the information that you sent and found it very extensive.  After reading several of the articles, I have a much clearer picture and understanding of the subject.”

Learning Resource Center

  •  “You have the perfect timing. I was just about to write to you and thank you for the introductions to the PubMed and Mayo Library resources. I feel much more empowered and have been using the clipboard! I have also been using the Mayo link for PubMed. It does get me more papers directly but it creates a subwindow due to the bridging. I am trying to find ways to minimize other things so I can read off a screen. In either case, thanks again for your time and I really learned a lot from it.”

Saint Mary’s Hospital Library and Knowledge Services

  •  “Thank you so much! You all do such a wonderful job (and after the library tour and meeting a few of the librarians, it is the second best thing to being there in Rochester).  Thanks again for stellar service–always friendly and professional!”
  • “Just wanted to thank you for doing the research of finding me so many great articles on…!  You literally saved me hours of work, and now I can get my papers done.  Thank you thank you thank you.”

August 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

Comments & Kudos

Franciscan Skemp Health Science Library

  • Your expertise, resources, and staff have helped to make this paper a truly unique learning experience. Thank you for you time, effort, and extremely credible knowledge base!”

Luther Midelfort Library & AV Services

  • “Thank you for allowing students and members of the public to use the library. The access to so many journals is certainly appreciated.”

Immanuel St. Joseph’s Health Resource Library

  • “Thanks again for your help with this! You are a valuable support to our patient care staff!”

Colonial Library Current Awareness Service

  • “I have been going through my emails and want you to know that this site is wonderful! Thank you! It is so easy to use to look up and research topics and information. Thank you for sending this site! Has this been publicized yet? If so can I send to the neurology nurses?”

Plummer Library

  • “This level of quick turnaround is really valuable to researchers like myself and is greatly appreciated.”

Saint Mary’s Hospital Library and Knowledge Services

  • “Wow. I am totally amazed! Thank you so much. It is much appreciated. I am awed at your amazing talent.”

Our Librarians

  • “How did I know you are the most resourceful librarian I have ever met…and will ever!! We miss you very much….and wish you the very best!!” (To Ann Farrell)
  •  “Ah, you are so WONDERFUL! This was perfect. I had missed so much on my own feeble search. You deserve cookies or something!” (To Melissa Rethlefsen)

April 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Library Instruction at Mayo Clinic

Classes are available for all library users upon request, ranging from introductory sessions to more in-depth training on special topics. Learn how to construct effective search strategies, how to use Micromedex to find drug information, how to access MEDLINE through both Ovid and PubMed, or how to check the online catalog from your office to see if the library has what you need before you make the trip.  Because there are a multitude of sources to consider, endless topics to search, and different types of library users, classes can be tailored to a group or to an individual’s needs. Just contact your library. (more…)

November 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Comments & Kudos

Saint Mary’s Hospital Staff Library:

  •  “You all do such a great job for us…I’m just appreciative that we have such a service and resources available to us at Mayo.”
  • “By the way, you are a large part of the reason I was able to complete my MSN in three years instead of 20….your research abilities are awesome!”
  • “Thank you!  I have had great success with your services in the past and wanted to enlist your savvy skills!”

 Jacksonville Libraries 

  • “I appreciate your even listening to my request and then responding with such good suggestions. Our son in law is thankfully at home and facing the life style changes addressed by these authors. Is there anything I can do to further express our appreciation to Mayo or your library/education division? My only direct contact with Mayo was a visit to the Jacksonville campus to accompany an elderly client for tests and evaluation.  What an incredible organization of individuals!  I go to your website for any medical question.”

 Arizona – Patient & Health Education Library

  •  “I just want you to know how impressed I was this morning when I went into the patient library to ask about getting some information for my friend.  You immediately started collecting information and within ten minutes was at my desk with a pile of information.  It brought tears to my eyes.  Talk about wonderful customer service!  I cannot thank you enough”
  • “Thanks so much for all the information that you sent me.  I have read every word and feel much more informed for our next visit.  You were truly a treasure!”

 Learning Resource Center 

  •  “Your search was very helpful.  Thank you.”
  • “Thanks so much for taking time to meet with me and answering all my questions. The information will be useful to me as I discuss internet use with patients.”

 Plummer Library

  •  “Thanks again!!! I greatly appreciate how quickly you got this done.”
  • “Thank you, thank you… you just made my whole weekend… Working with you is a great experience. You helped me a lot. You cannot even imagine how confused I was with all this.  Now, I feel confident and happy, thanks to you.”
  • “Many thanks. Appreciate the superb service.” 

Methodist Hospital Patients’ Library

  •  An acknowledgement from A History of Horror, a 2010 book about horror films, by Wheeler Winston Dixon:  “Two research trips to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, were invaluable for gathering information to create this manuscript; my long conversations with Father David Byrne on the theological aspects of the horror film, especially in the case of Terence Fisher, were most illuminating, and Deborah Fuehrer, of the Mayo Foundation Library, was also extremely helpful in locating reference materials in this regard.”

November 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Comments and Kudos

Venables Library:

  • “The staff members are extremely willing to help find a book, journal or help with a literature search. I appreciate all that they do.”
  • “The staff is great!! Super knowledgeable and helpful.”
  • “You do a great job! Keep up the wonderful work that you do!”

Learning Resource Center:

  • “Thanks so much! This is great and will give me a great start in figuring out what I want to do with my project. I appreciate all your help.”
  • “Thanks! You rock, as always!”
  • “THANK YOU!!!!! You do such good work!!!”

Colonial Library Services:

  • “Thanks so much. This [Current Awareness Service] is a wonderful service that I really appreciate.”
  • “Just a quick note of thanks for your help with this. I really appreciate what you have done here, and wish you could know just how much help it really is.”

Plummer Library:

  • “Thanks again….as always – we sincerely appreciate your efforts. The library information – tour is an area the students always comment on as being the most helpful.”

Plummer Library Circulation Department:

  • “I really appreciate your kind help. Thank you very much for your prompt assistance.”
  • “Thank you very much for the article. It really helped me in finishing my manuscript.”
  • “I know it may be ‘your job’ to help us find articles, but I can’t begin to tell you how much I truly appreciate all of your help. The work you do helps me in my patient care and in my education which hopefully serves many more patients in the future. I hope you are well recognized for all the important work you do!! Thank you again for all your efforts.”

August 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment