Beyond the COM: Librarians at MLA 2016

Earlier this month the faculty librarians had the chance to travel to the 2016 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Themed “Mosaic: Be part of the big picture”, the meeting was held in Toronto, Canada from May 13 – 18 and brought together two additional groups for the event, the Canadian Health Libraries Association and the International Clinical Librarian Conference.

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From left to right, Shalu Gillum, Deedra Walton, Pammy Herring, Nadine Dexter, and Natasha Williams at the opening session Sunday morning

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Announcing the inaugural HSL Book Club – a first look and a free book!

Reading has been shown time and time again to have a slew of health benefits – we’re talking improved cognitive function, stress relief, better sleep, slowed mental aging, better decision-making skills, and higher self-esteem (or shall we say shelf-esteem?) to name only a few (check out our full blog post on the health benefits of reading here). Those health benefits combined with the fact that reading is just plain fun make us THRILLED to announce that we are hosting the inaugural meeting of our new Health Sciences Library Book Club this summer, and we want you to join us! There’s a lot to be excited about, so read on to learn about our first book selection, what to look forward to at our first meeting, and how to win a free copy of our first selection – Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (it will make you laugh – we promise).

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Tech Talk Thursday: The Surprisingly Brief History of The Crutch

Tech Talk bannerIt’s probably safe to say that one of the only things more frustrating than injuring your lower limbs in some way is having to use crutches  after the fact as part of your recovery process. Often unwieldy and never described as comfortable, axillary and forearm crutches are one piece of medical tech that have been around for ages, but thanks to one company it looks like the device may finally be receiving a much needed upgrade.

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