The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.
Michele Klein Fedyshin, reference librarian, published “It Was the Worst of Times, It Was the Best of Times: Positive Trends Influencing Hospital Libraries” in Journal of the Medical Library Association, 98(3): 196-199, July 2010.
Leslie Czechowski, assistant director, Collections and Technical Services; Renae Barger, assistant director, Access Services; Malgorzata Fort, head of Technical Services; and Gretchen Maxeiner, cataloging librarian, published “Letting Go: Closing a Branch Library of the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh” in Library Resources and Technical Services, 54(3): 153-163, July 2010.
Barbara A. Epstein, director; Nancy H. Tannery, associate director for User Services; Charles B. Wessel, head of Hospital Services; Frances Yarger, assistant director for Computing Services; John LaDue, knowledge integration librarian; and Anthony B. Fiorillo, medical director, ambulatory eRecord, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center published “Development of a Clinical Information Tool for the Electronic Medical Record: A Case Study” in Journal of the Medical Library Association, 98(3): 223-227, July 2010.
Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian published “Dissertations Recently Completed in Related Fields” in Journal of the History of Sexuality, 19(2): 382-383, May 2010.
Leslie Czechowski, assistant director, Collections and Technical Services, presented a talk “The Problems with Use Statistics for Electronic Books” at the American Library Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2010.
Linda Hartman, reference librarian, has been approved for membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals at the Distinguished Member level.
Tricia Connell and Katrina Kurtz successfully presented certificate research projects on July 15, 2010, to complete their year-long Traineeships in Biomedical Informatics and Health Sciences Librarianship. The Traineeship is sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics and HSLS, with funding from the National Library of Medicine. Connell presented “The Information Needs of Physicians at the Point of Care When Making Prescribing Decisions.” Kurtz presented “Going against Goliath: Knowledge Discovery Using a Library-Developed Specialized Search Tool versus General Web Search Engines.”