DAHSL: Developing Academic Health Sciences Libraries


a collaboration to create the 21st century academic health sciences library…

Staffing our poster at AAMC


Filed under: New Libraries

Symposium Poster will be at Exhibit #752 at AAMC! Please visit us!

AAHSL_poster_for_printing_AAMC revised

Filed under: New Libraries, New Libraries Group (NLG) Gatherings, ,

LCME Welcomes New New Members

The three new LCME provisionally accredited medical schools (Frank M. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University; University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine; and, Western Michigan University School of Medicine) have been admitted as members of the AAMC. This brings the number of AAMC member schools (and LCME accredited schools) to 141. From 1995-2002 there were 125 accredited schools.

The LCME is pleased to welcome its newest professional members: Patricia Butler, Terence Flotte, John Fogarty, Roger Hadley, Janet Lindemann, and LuAnn Wilkerson, and its new student members Shady S. Henien and Laura Ostapenko. For a full listing of members, please visit the LCME Members page.

Filed under: New Schools,

Inkling event at AAMC

Filed under: Virtual Library,

Draft Agendas for Meetings in SF

AAMC 2012
AAHSL New Academic Health Sciences Libraries Task Force Meetings

Interested AAHSL attendees are welcome

Initial   Meeting

Sunday,   November 4, 9:30 am – 11:00 or 11:30 am

Marriott Marquis – Sierra J

Jacque Doyle, UAZ Phx

Second  Meeting

Monday,   November 5,  10-11:30am


Joanne Muellenbach, TCMC


Tentative Agenda(s)

Working agenda: (may brainstorm at Sunday meeting and finalize or continue on Monday!)

  1. Review of Symposium documents as posted to the new LibGuide, especially:
    1. Attendees take-aways (What they wanted from the Symposium)
    2. Potential Activities for AAHSL
    3. Actual Take-Aways after meeting
  2. Identify and prioritize our goals
  3. Next Steps/how to accomplish the identified goals
  4. Anticipated budget needs for activities
  5. TF meeting and conference call plans

General interest discussions—

  1. Welcome all attendees
  2. Reminder to view poster!
  3. Fast intros all around
    1. Your name and title
    2. School and Library Name
    3. LCME status
    4. Did you attend the June symposium?  Reflections/Comments?
    5. Status of your college library at the moment
    6. Topics for Possible Discussion
      1. Budget
      2. Collections
      3. Information Literacy / Biomedical Informatics
      4. Personnel

i)             Space; etc.

2)                 Future plans?

i)       Attending MLA in Boston? Want to meet there?

ii)     Best way to communicate?

iii)   How active does each member want to be?  i.e., your commitment level and needs from the group??

Filed under: New Libraries Group (NLG) Gatherings

DAHSL to meet in SF at AAMC 2012

Draft of our poster is here.

Meeting is Sunday, November 4, 10:30 am – Noon, Marriott Marquis Sierra J.

Please send agenda items-will create draft agenda soon!

Filed under: New Libraries Group (NLG) Gatherings, ,

DAHSL to meet at MLA Seattle

The Developing Academic Medical Libraries will meet Monday, May 21, in Room 214, 7:00 – 9:00 am,  in the Washington Convention Center.  Please send agenda items to JDDoyle@u.arizona.edu

Attendees interested in, or already embarking on the development of a new library in a new school are invited to attend!

Filed under: New Libraries Group (NLG) Gatherings

AAHSL is funding planning symposium for NAHSL

A planning group is developing the agenda and program for organizations creating new medical/academic health science libraries, tentatively planned for June  25-26, 2012 in Orlando.  The committee is composed of Barbara Shearer, Nadine Dexter, David Boilard, Debra Rand, and Jacque Doyle.  We will send info and invites very soon! Contact us with questions!

Read more about the symposium here.  If you are interested, please complete our survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SymposiumPlanning

Filed under: Conferences,

How Physical Does the Library Need to Be?

by: James Shedlock, Director of Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University COM in Library Notes

The announcement that the Johns Hopkins University medical school will close its health sciences library starting January 1, 2012 has stunned many in the library world. A posting on the Welch Medical Library website describes their new reality. As surprising as the news is, the Hopkins staff and their director, Nancy Roderer, deserve credit for making a tough but reasonable decision.

One take away from the Hopkins announcement is that it’s time to rethink our terminology about libraries. The library building may be closing but the library is still open … online. The physical library is less relevant at Hopkins but the electronic library is what users want, need, appreciate and actually use.

You may wonder if this will become more common at other medical schools. Because this is happening at Hopkins, a top ranked research-intensive medical school according to the U.S. News and World Report, I’ve already been asked by NU faculty if this is a trend. I doubt it for established medical schools, and particularly for Northwestern. Hopkins developed separate student facilities for their programs in medicine, nursing and public health and as a result, the students didn’t need to use the physical Welch Medical Library. At Northwestern, the Galter Library is one of the chief education and collaboration facilities for our students, and the medical school has invested money to make the library a versatile space for study, research, resource storage and social functions. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Administrative Issues, Issues and Challenges, , ,

Thomas Jefferson University Expands Jefferson Medical College with Delaware Branch Campus

Released: 11/22/2011 3:15 PM EST
Source: Thomas Jefferson University

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Jefferson University announces the expansion of Jefferson Medical College with the creation of its Delaware Branch Campus. The Campus includes three participating hospitals – Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Hospital.

The expansion was approved by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools.

“Together with each of the participating institutions, the expansion of Jefferson Medical College demonstrates our continued commitment to patient-centered academic excellence,” says Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Dean, Jefferson Medical College; Senior Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University; and President, Jefferson University Physicians. “The expansion will provide Jefferson and each hospital with a platform to continue to redefine the field of medical education – training the physician work force of tomorrow in team-based, high-quality healthcare environment – with a goal of providing outstanding care for patients across a broad demographic.”

“Christiana Care has a long-standing relationship in providing top-notch medical education to Jefferson Medical College students,” says Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System. “We are very excited that the expansion of Jefferson Medical College will further enhance our role in training third- and fourth-year medical students and the next generation of physicians. Our enhanced relationship will help Christiana Care provide better care to our neighbors.” Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Expanding schools, Multi-Institutional Partnerships



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