Volume 24_ Number 3 - Hospital Libraries Section - Medical Library

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					Spotlight on our Colleagues
            UT Southwestern Medical Center Library is             mittee Chair, secured Jay Daly as speaker at the
        pleased to announce that         Brian Bunnett has        Hospital Library luncheon. Jan LeBeause contin-
        accepted the position of Associate Director starting      ued her efforts to fund the Martha C. Watkins
        December 6,1999. Mr. Bunnett has served as Direc-         Memorial Scholarship (which provides CE funds
        tor of the Beck Library, Guthrie Healthcare System,       for hospital librarians) through the sale of Christ-
        Sayre, PA, for four years. His previous profession-       mas ornaments made by chapter members.
        al experience includes circuit librarianship, systems         Thomas Hill coordinated Marketplace 2000, a
        administration, circulation, reference, and collec-       display of print and electronic materials contribut-
        tion development. Mr. Bunnett received both his           ed by various libraries. Rosalind Lett, 1998/1999
        MLS and MA (European History) from UCLA. He               chapter Chair, steered us through tons of business
        is a senior member of the Academy of Health Infor-        with her usual aplomb and speed. Linda Garr
        mation Professionals.                                     Markwell, Chapter Council representative, briefed
            Barbara Henry, formerly at Scott & White              us on CC activities. Diane Rourke and Lynn Fort-
        Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX, has moved to               ney were panelists for “Electronic Access and Mul-
        Wilmington DE where she is the Consumer Health            tisite Licensing in the New Millenium.”
        Librarian at the Eugene          dul’ont Preventive           Members of the chapter Hospital Library Com-
        Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute of         Chris-   mittee, Cathy Woolbright, Deborah Lawless,
        tianacare Health Care System.                             Thomas Hill, Doris Prichard, and Mary Fran
                                                                  Prottsman, began making plans for the coming year.
        HLS Members Enhance Southern Chapter                          Dixie Williamson was honored as the chapter
        Annual Meeting                                            Hospital Librarian of the Year for her service to the
           The 49th annual Southern Chapter meeting was           chapter (Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Hospital
        held October 15-19, 1999, in Greenville, SC.       Fay    Library Committee Chair) as well as to her institu-
        Towell, Conference Chair, provided delicious food,        tion. Dixie has shared lessons learned from her
        enthralling entertainment, and gorgeous weather           endeavors through presentations at MLA and
        as well as a tour of her recently rennovated library.     chapter meetings and through publications in
        The 5700 square foot rennovation encompasses              National Network and Bibliotheca Medica Canandiana.
        eight computer work stations in the reference area            Assuming new duties for 1999/2000 are Cecelia
        and a separate computer lab for hands-on training.        Delbridge, Chair, Communications Committee,
           Tracy Powell, Professional Development Chair,          Lynn Fortney, Chair-Elect/Program Chair, and Jan
        arranged CE courses on CME, grant applications,           leBeause, Chapter Council alternate.
        web search engines, Internet legal/ethical issues,                       Submitted by Mary Fran Prottsman, Lyster Amy
        and QuickDoc. Jan Orick, Hospital Library Com-                                 Community Hospital, Ft. Rucker, Alabama




        Joining Southern Chapter Conference Chair, Fuy Towel1 (center), Greenville SC Hospital System, are Cleft to right)
        Jocelyn Rankin, Mercer University, Janice Kelly, NN/LM SE Region, T. Mark Hodges, retired Vanderbilt Uni-
        versity, and Judith Hodges, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.



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This & That
        What”s New on the Web Site!!                                   MLA Board Appoints
           The main pages of the HLS website have been                 Mentor Program Task Force
        modified to provide more space for content and                     At the February 1999 meeting, the Board of
        information. A “WHAT”S NEW!” box has been                      Directors voted to appoint a task force to define
        added to the main page to highlight changes.                   and develop a unified, comprehensive concept of
           The HLS Mid Year Report and preliminary                     mentoring within MLA.
        information on the programming for the annual                      Members of the 1999-2001 MLA Mentor Program
        meeting have been recently added to the site.                  Task Force are: Craig Haynes, Chair; Ysabel Bertoluc-
           There is also a new section on “Developing your             ci, Kelly McManus, Cheryl Rae Dee, Julia Kochi,
        own Web page.” Mary Fran Prottsman has created                 Mary Fran Prottsman, Diane Wolf, Diane Schwartz,
        a new extended resource page for new Web Mas-                  Board Liaison, and Kate Corcoran, Staff Liaison.
        ters/Editors.                                                      Since their appointment, the Task Force has
            “Health Science Libraries on the Web” has been             retrieved and reviewed websites and information
        updated. This is a great resource for finding hospi-           on various mentor programs throughout the Unit-
        tal library web sites.                                         ed States. The Task Force will continue its review,
           The web editor is working with MLA to add the               but would also be very interested in the ideas, sug-
        full text of “Standards for Hospital Libraries” to             gestions, expectations of the membership.
        the site.                                                          For this reason, the Task Force has set-up a list-
           Please tell us what you think would be useful to            serv: mla-mentor-l@ucsd.edu and invites interest-
        have on the HLS site. What Web resources do you                ed members to subscribe, lurk, and post ideas and
        use the most? Would it be helpful and convenient               comments as appropriate. Or members may send
        to have them linked from the HLS site?                         comment directly to Craig Haynes. The Task Force
            This is your site. Make it work for you.                   is specifically interested in receiving answers to the
                            Submitted by Connie Schardt, Web Editor    following questions:
                                                                           1. What services and features would you like to
                                                                       have implemented in the ideal MLA Mentor Program?
        News from AHSLC                                                    2. If MLA is successful in launching a Mentor
           The Atlanta Health Sciences Libraries Consor-               Program with services and features which are of
        tium celebrated their 25th anniversary on October              value to you, would you participate either as a
        2,1999. Founded in 1974, the AHSLC institutional               mentor or a mentee?
        members include sixteen hospitals, four govern-                    3. How much time would you be able to commit
        ment health agencies, eight academic institutions              to participation in a Mentor Program?
        and a pharmaceutical company.                                      The MLA Mentor Task Force looks forward to
            A celebration dinner was held at the St. Joseph            working on this project and strongly urges all
        Hospital Doctor’s Building atrium. A display of                members to assist in the design and development
        photographs of “the way we were” 25 years ago                  of a program which will meet the needs of the
        was featured. Following dinner the group was                   membership.
                                                                                                        submitted by Craig Haynes,
        entertained with a live performance of the Sweet
                                                                                           Chair, MLA Mentor Task Force 1999-2001
        Adelines Legend.
            Guests included both present and former mem-
        bers of the organization. Five of the founding mem-            Professional Recognition Committee
        bers (see photo p. 9) were present for the event.              1999/2000 Goals & Objectives
            The event was coordinated by Paula Christian,                 Submit National Network article on 1999 HLS
        St. Joseph Hospital, with support from the follow-             Professional Recognition award winners.
        ing vendors: American Health Consultants, Black-                  Advertise HLS awards in association, section
        well’s Information Services, Ebsco Subscription                and chapter publications.
        Services, Walter Hopkins Company, Majors Scien-                   Review the nomination form, selection criteria,
        tific Books, Inc., Milner Business Products, Nation-           and rating form for HLS awards.
        al Library Bindery, Ovid Technologies, Inc., and W.               Submit any revisions of the nomination form,
        B. Saunders.                                                   selection criteria, and rating form to the HLS Exec-
                                           Submitted by Linda Venis,   utive Board for approval.
                                             Wellstar Health System,      Evaluate nominations, select winners, notify
                                                        Marietta, GA   winners and prepare certificates.
                                                                          Evaluate the financial issues involved in solicit-
                                                                       ing nominations for HLS awards.
                                                                          Evaluate the re-establishment of the “Leader-
                                                                       ship List of the Hospital Libraries Section”
                                                                                                          Submitted by Sharon Iorski,
                                                                                           Chair, Professional Recognition Committee
                                                                                                                That & This
Now is the Time to Request Certificates of
Service for Retirees
    The Hospital Libraries Section of MLA awards
Certificates of Service for retirees. The purpose of
the certificate is to acknowledge and congratulate
HLS members upon their retirement for their years
of service in the field of hospital librarianship.
    In order to be eligible for a Certificate, the recip-
ient must have reached an acknowledged retire-
ment or tenure; have been an HLS member for at
least five years preceding retirement; and be veri-
fied/approved by the Membership Committee for
certificate eligibility
    Certificates of Service may be requested by                Clowning around at the North Atlantic Health Science
retiring librarians themselves or may be requested             Libraries fall meeting are Ann Jordan, Jackson Lab, Bar
for a retiring librarian by his or her colleagues.             Harbor, ME, and Lucinda White, EMMC, Bangor,
The certificate, which is hand lettered and suit-              ME.
able for framing, will be issued as soon as the
request is approved. Recipients will be announced              interactive Ovid Tutorial Available to
at the HLS Annual Meeting and in an issue of                   Hospital Libraries
National Network.                                                 The Medical Center Library at Duke University
    If you would like to request a Certificate of Ser-         has developed an interactive tutorial for learning
vice for yourself or a colleague, please write to the          how to search MEDLINE from the Ovid Web plat-
Membership Committee member listed below and                   form. The tutorial is web-based and written in
enclose the following information: member name;                HTML, without frames. It provides introductory
year (date) of retirement; age at retirement                   information about the searching process and
(whether over or under 55 years of age); length of             allows the user to participate in the development
service in the field; approximate number of years              and execution of a MEDLINE search strategy. It
with HLS Membership; an indication that the                    takes about 40 minutes to complete.
member has been in the HLS for at least five years                We would like to share this program with the
before retirement.                                             hospital library community. There are two ways
    Please send information to: Sara Pimental,                 you can use this program: link directly to our tuto-
 Director, Library Services, Golden Gate Service               rial web page (http://www.mc.duke.edu/mclibr-
 Area, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 2425                  ary/respub/guides/ovidtut/index.html) or obtain
 Geary Boulevard,         San Francisco, CA 94115,             the generic copy of the program files so that you
 415/202-3835, 415/202-3257 (fax), sara.pimen-                 can customize and load the program on your own
 tal@kp.org.                                                   web server.
    The Membership Committee of HLS also                          We have prepared a generic version that is
 encourages you to consider nominating eligible                available as a zipped file. The file includes instruc-
 HLS members as lifelong Fellows of the Medical                tions for customizing the program files to your
 Library Association. Fellows are individual mem-              needs. All we ask in return is that you provide
 bers of the association who have made outstanding              acknowledgment that Duke University Medical
 contributions to the advancement of the profession            Center Library has given permission to use the
 and the association. Candidates are ordinarily at or           program and that Ovid Technologies, Inc. has
 near the close of an active professional career.               given permission to use their graphics.
     For further information on how to submit a                    If you would like more information or a copy of
 name contact the current Chair of the Fellowship               the zipped files, please contact: Connie Schardt,
 and Honorary Membership Jury: David W. Boilard,                Education Coordinator, Medical Center Library,
 Medical College of Ohio, Raymon H. Mulford                     Duke University Medical Center, Box DUMC 3702,
 Library ML 0416, Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH
 43614-5805,419/383-4223, dboilard@mco.edu.
                                 Submitted by Sara Pimental,
                                Chair, Membership Committee
Budget 2000
of the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association

                                                                                               Total                   Total
                   Off ice/Committee                                        Income         Income         Expenses Expenses

                   Chair
                     Mailings, Mist ....................................................250
                     Food Expenses, EBI Meeting ........................................400
                         Total Expenses.. ............................................                                       650

by
Janet Cowen,       Chair-Elect
                     Bus Mtng Ticket sales (250 X $15) .......... 3,750
Treasurer
                     Fundraising for Reception ................ 3,500
                           Total Income ............................ 7,250
                      BusMtng(250x82) ...............................................              500
                      Program w/CAPHIS ..............................................            1,000
                      InvitedSpeaker ............................................         . .... 1,200
                      EB 2 (refreshments) ...............................................400
                      Committee mtngs (refreshments) ....................................400
                                                                                        _
                      Gift - Outgoing Chair ....................................... ..... _ 75
                      HLSreception ....................................................            500
                      Mail/Mist .......................................................            100
                          TotalExpenses ...........................................                . ..                     4,175

                   Immediate Past Chair/Nominating
                     Mailing, Printing ..................................................250                                 250

                   Secretary
                      Ballot - printing, postage ...........................................                          900
                      Mist postage, printing .............................................                            100
                          TotalExpenses ..............................................                                      1,000

                   Treasurer
                      Membership Dues (1450 Q $17.65) ........                         25,595
                      Interest - Reserve Account ............... 1,200
                          Total Income ............................                             26,795
                      Postage,photocopy .........................................                        . . . . ..    25
                      BankFees .......................................................                                 10
                      MLANETFees ....................................................                                 450
                          TotalExpenses ..............................................                                       485

                   Bylaws
                                                                                       ,
                      Mail, copies changes ........................................ s _ _ _ e 750
                      Mailvoteonchanges ..............................................         750
                          TotalExpenses .............................................             .                         1,500

                   Membership
                     Mailings ........................................................     100
                     Certificates of Service .............................................. 40
                        Total Expenses .................................... ..“..... ..                                       140
                                                                                           Total                             ToSal
    Off ice/Committee                                                    Income          Income                 Expenses Expenscss
    Professional Recognition
       Awards, certificates, plaques                . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *...... 70
       MLA Award for Excellence               . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..*.,.. 200
I         Total Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,.,...“...                          270
    Publications
      AdRevenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000
       NN Subscriptions..           ......................                          80
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           Total Income           . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,080
      NN Production Costs ............................................                                  16,000
      NN Postage ...................................................                                     9,500
       Ad campaign, postage .......................................... 150
           TotalExpenses .....................................                                    . .... . ...                     25,650
    Strategic Planning Task Force
       MisdMailings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200        200
        TOTAL INCOME ............................. 38,125
        TOTALEXPENSES ...............................................                                                              34,320
    Notes from the Treasurer
       The voting members of HLS/MLA approved the FY2000 budget on December 7,1999.
       In addition to these expenses, we may have “special projects” costs of approximately $5,000 for bench-
    marking and $500 for Professional Development. The HLS Board has also approved support for a rep-
    resentative to the JCAHO Liaison Meeting (held annually) - estimated at $500. Funds for these expens-
    es will be drawn from our Reserve Account.
       As per respective Officers/Committee Chairs, no income expected or expenses allocated for: Section
    Council Rep or Alternate, MLA Nominating Committee Nominee, Government Relations, Information
    Technology, Standards, or Web Master.
                                                                                                            Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Univer-
                                                                                                            sity of New Mexico, (left) poses
                                                                                                            with Walee Chotikavanic,
                                                                                                            Hillcrest Health Center, Okla-
                                                                                                            homa City. Dr. Low Dog spoke
                                                                                                            about alternative medicine at
                                                                                                            the October meeting of the south
                                                                                                            Central Chapter/MLA meeting
                                                                                                            in Norman, OK.
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