Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SCR CONNECTions Recorded Webinar: Online Collaboration Tools

With travel restrictions and busy schedules, working together can be difficult. Luckily online collaboration tools provide a way for colleagues to stay connected as well as learn and share information.

This webinar provides an overview of online collaboration tools for project management, document creation and hosting online meetings. Special emphasis is given to free and low cost communication solutions.

The recording for the January 19, 2011 SCR CONNECTions webinar, Online Collaboration Tools, is available online at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p83981012/

Presentation materials are provided. http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/presentations/index.html#jan11

Visit: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/webmeeting.html for a schedule of future presentations and a complete list of archived webinars.

TMC Library Annual Report 2009-2010

The Texas Medical Center Library Annual Report for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, is available in the Digital Commons.

http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/library_annualreports/14/

Library Classes February 24 - March 11, 2011

RefWorks
Thu, February 24
10:00AM - 12:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

Register Here


Full-Text Articles: How Do I Find What I Need?
Thu, March 03
1:00PM - 2:00PM

This class provides an overview of how to access full text electronic journals and e-books available through The TMC Library. Participants will learn how to access the library website, library subscribed databases and electronic books to retrieve full text resources . The class also covers printing, saving and e-mailing the full text of articles.

Taught by: Beatriz Varman, MLIS, Public Relations Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713.799.7169

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Health Websites for Nurses 1 CNE Contact Hour (CNE Activity ID: O-AO-13173-04-10)
Tue, March 08
10:00AM - 11:00AM

This activity will enable nurses to enhance their research and clinical assessment skills/abilities by utilizing Internet search knowledge to access quality, reliable healthcare specific, patient education specific, and nursing specific resources. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. The presenter has no conflicts of interest to disclose. To qualify for successful completion attendees must sign in on the attendance sheet, be present for the entire length of the class and fill out an evaluation form. This CNE Activity provides 1.0 Contact Hour.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

Register Here


PubMed for Nurses 1 CNE Contact Hour (CNE Activity ID: O-AO-13175-04-10)
Thu, March 10
10:00AM - 11:00AM

This activity will enable nurses to enhance their research and clinical assessment skills and abilities by using PubMed to obtain evidence-based nursing information relevant to their practices. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. The presenter has no conflicts of interest to disclose. To qualify for successful completion attendees must sign in on the attendance sheet, be present for the entire length of the class and fill out an evaluation form. This CNE Activity provides 1.0 Contact Hour.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

Register Here



RefWorks
Fri, March 11
1:00PM - 3:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Reference Staff, Staff - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7161

Register Here

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Impact of Proposed State Budget for Public and Academic Libraries

Recently the Texas Library Association (TLA) outlined the anticipated impact for libraries statewide if the State’s budget proposal for 2012-13 were to pass in its original form.   According to TLA, the proposed plan would decrease funding for local library aid programs by 99%, and funding for library resource sharing programs by 93%.

For The Texas Medical Center Library, the greatest impact of the proposed cuts would result from the loss of funding for TexShare databases, commercial database subscriptions funded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) for use by participating public, governmental, academic and medical libraries.  According to TSLAC, the state currently pays $7,042,558 to purchase database resources that are subsequently made available through TexShare (a universally distributed collection) and TexSelect (an additional collection through which we obtain Stat!Ref.).  If participating libraries were to purchase these resources individually, the collective cost would exceed $97,044,000.

The TMC Library currently pays only $5,000 per year for membership in TexShare and  a fee of $16,826.85 for all the databases we receive. If the library had to purchase databases currently provided through TexShare, the cost will be insupportable with our current budget.

A partial list of the databases affected by the proposed budget cuts follows:
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Alt Health Watch
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • ERIC
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • MedicLatina
  • Medline (EBSCO)
  • Natural & Alternative Treatments
  • NetLibrary E-Books Collection Basic Search Interface
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Science and Technology Collection
  • STAT!Ref (Includes ACP Medicine, ACP’s PIER, AHFS Drug Information and numerous medical and nursing texts)
  • WorldCat

TexShare also manages a state-wide reciprocal borrowing program for participating academic, medical, community college and public libraries, allowing anyone with a TexShare card to borrow books from participating libraries throughout Texas.

The complete list of TexShare databases we access is here:
http://www.libraryoftexas.org/service-proxy/texshare/?orgid=219

General information about the TexShare program can be found here:  http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/texshare/#


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders Class

WISER
Thursday, February 17
10:00AM - 12:00PM

WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a system designed to assist First Responders in hazardous material incidents. Developed by the National Library of Medicine, WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance.  While designed for emergency responders, this resource is useful in any situation involving hazardous chemicals.  Attendees will learn about the substance identification and search capabilities of WISER.

Taught by: Allen Lopez, Reference & Instruction Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7170

Register Here

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TMC Library Closing Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, the TMC Library will be closing at 5:00 pm today, Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Depending on icy conditions, we should reopen at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 10, 2011.

Please check the Library website at: http://www.library.tmc.edu/ for updates.

Library electronic resources are available 24/7 at the library website. Mobile resources available at: http://m.library.tmc.edu

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Library Closing Due to Winter Weather

The TMC Library will close on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. and it will remain closed on Friday, February 4, 2011.

Regular hours will resume on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

The Library's electronic resources are available 24/7 at the Library website: http://www.library.tmc.edu/

Library's mobile resources are available at: http://m.library.tmc.edu

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 8 - 11 Classes at the Library

Full-Text Articles: How Do I Find What I Need?
Tuesday, February 08
2011 10:00AM - 11:00AM

This class provides an overview of how to access full text electronic journals and e-books available through The TMC Library. Participants will learn how to access the library website, library subscribed databases and electronic books to retrieve full text resources . The class also covers printing, saving and e-mailing the full text of articles.

Taught by: Beatriz Varman, MLIS, Public Relations Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713.799.7169

Register Here

PubMed - Basic
Wednesday, February 09
3:00PM - 4:00PM

This class teaches how to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's search service, which provides access to the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases. How to se arch subject headings, keywords, and authors use limitations and search for clinical queries will be covered. Contact Time: 1 Hr(s)

Taught by: Adela Justice, Consumer Health Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713.799.7183

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RefWorks
Friday, February 11
10:00AM - 12:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

Register Here