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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, November 24, 2014


The November meeting will be held at NIH and will be on 3D printing and elections will also take place at the meeting, so please consider running for Treasurer or Program/Vice Chair.

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, September 22, 2014


We will be having a meeting of the DC Area Health Sciences Libraries on Monday, September 22nd from 2 PM to 3:30 PM. This will be a Webinar conducted via Adobe Connect and the topic is Every Voice Makes a Difference: Advocating for Health Science Libraries.

The Webinar will be presented by Dr. Camila Alire on the rationale for health science library advocacy and will provide basic tips on how to do it successfully and where to access information on doing effective library advocacy.

Dr. Alire will introduce frontline staff advocacy which includes involving all health sciences personnel including support staff. (Bio and photo of Dr. Alire are attached for your information and use.)

Please RSVP to Vivian.Stahl@va.gov by Monday, September 15th if you can attend! Once you RSVP, Adobe Connect instructions will be sent to you and we strongly encourage you to test the URL prior to 9/22.

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:30-4:30 PM

The next DC Area Health Sciences Libraries meeting on Monday, June 23rd, hosted at George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Library.

You’re welcome to arrive at 11:30 with a brown bag lunch and eat with other members arriving early. GW needs an attendee list in advance of our meeting, so if you haven’t already done so, please RSVP to Marian Taliaferro no later than Friday, June 20th.



District of Columbia Area Health Sciences Libraries

June 23 11:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

George Washington University Rm B103

Agenda


I. Call meeting to order


II. Review 3/24/14 meeting minutes for approval


III. Treasurer’s Report


IV. New Business:

a. Tentative Regional Medical Library (RML) Award: 505

Association of American Medical Colleges Reference Center on behalf of DC Area Health Science Libraries

b. The four 2015 DCAHSL Meetings are tentatively scheduled for the third Monday of the following months:

March, June, September, November

c. As a reminder, the September 22, 2014 meeting will be held virtually.

More information about the meeting featuring guest speaker Dr. Camila A. Alire, Dean Emerita, University of New Mexico will be forthcoming over the summer.


V. Program : ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers by Terri Ottosen of National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) http://nnlm.gov/training/genetics/


Hope to see you there!

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2-4 PM

Please join us for our March meeting, which includes a presentation to be given by the Assistant Secretary Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Health Policy Department on the Affordable Care Act, its rollout and how the ACA relates to libraries and librarians. A business meeting and tour will also be sponsored. Meeting details are as follows:

What: DCAHSL March meeting
When: Monday, March 24 from 2-4 pm
Where: U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Headquarters
Hubert Humphrey Building
200 Independence Ave, SW, Room 425A
Washington DC 20201

Speakers: Elizabeth Hadley, Director of the Health Care Access and Coverage Division of the Office of Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Pete Welch, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rose Chu, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(detailed speaker bios follow)


Host: Jana Liebermann, Librarian of ASPE Library

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Possibilities for lunch on your own before the meeting include:

· Hubert Humphrey Café (in the HHS HQ)

· National Museum of the American Indian Cafe

· Bring your lunch and eat at the U.S. Botanic Gardens


Please bring your photo ID, and allow time for security when entering the Hubert Humphrey Building.

If you are a foreign national, please contact Jana Lieberman to see what steps need to be taken for entry into the building.

Please RSVP to Marian Taliaferro by 1 pm on 3/17/14 if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there.


Speaker Bios:



Elizabeth Hadley

Elizabeth "Beth" Hadley is the Director of the Health Care Access and Coverage Division of the Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Her division works on Medicaid, CHIP, and private health insurance issues. Before coming to ASPE, Beth was a senior advisor at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Her prior work experience includes two other positions in HHS, most recently in CCIIO, and some years before that, in ASPE.

Beth began her career as an assistant attorney general for the State of Connecticut. She has also held positions at the American Nurses Association, the Office of Technology Assessment, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and Georgetown University. She has served as a volunteer staff attorney at Whitman-Walker Clinic, where she assisted clients seeking services from numerous HHS programs. Beth earned her law degree at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master's of Public Health and a B.A., from Yale. She is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and has published in Health Affairs and the American Journal of Law and Medicine.


Pete Welch

W. Pete Welch, PhD, works in the Office of Health Policy on Medicare provider payment. To contain costs, Medicare needs to influence the behavior of physician group practices, but no widely-used practice-level database exists. He is attempting to create one using Medicare administrative data, specifically Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS).

Dr. Welch, who received his doctorate in economics from the University of Colorado, combines academic skills with hands-on experience in managed care. He has worked in a wide range of organizations. After being on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, he has had two stints in government (OMB and CBO), was at the Urban Institute for almost a decade, and worked in a managed care organization. Dr. Welch has published more than 50 articles in peered-reviewed organizations, including three in the New England Journal of Medicine and ten in Health Affairs. To keep intellectually limber, he has also taught courses in evolutionary psychology, a new field that is grounding the social sciences in biology.


Rose Chu

Rose Chu joined ASPE as a Program Analyst in the Office of Health Policy in May 2008. Rose Chu worked at Navigant Consulting and EP&P Consulting on state Medicaid and health insurance projects. For twenty years, Rose was a health policy analyst at Actuarial Research Corporation. Rose received her M.A. in Public Policy Analysis, M.B.A. in Health Care Administration, and B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rose is working on health reform, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) issues, including premium rate review and analysis of Marketplace plans with parent organizations that offer Medicare and/or Medicaid plans. She is the project officer for the 10-State Evaluation of CHIP and Evaluation of CHIP Express Lane Eligibility. Rose co-authored ASPE briefs on premium rate review and the Affordable Care Act and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She wrote white papers on Medicaid eligibility, Medicaid financing mechanisms, the costs of insuring preventive services, and sales commissions in health insurance. She volunteers as a certified application counselor enrolling clients in the Marketplace, with AARP on taxes and is Vice Chair of the Fairfax County Health Care Advisory Board.

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 1:00-3:00 PM


It’s time for another DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL) meeting! Please join us for a catered lunch and a lively planning discussion as well as for our business meeting on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 1-3 pm at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

We will provide lunch for free to current members who renew their memberships for 2014. Joining/new members pay just $15 for lunch + membership for the calendar year. (Membership alone is $10.) Please find our membership form for mailing or bringing with check to the meeting via http://www8.georgetown.edu/dml/dcahsl/join/join.html.

All librarians, library science students and those interested in health sciences librarianship are welcome to join.

AAMC is at 2450 N St, NW and about a 10 minute walk from Foggy Bottom Metro (blue/orange line) or the Dupont Circle Metro south exit (red line).

Please RSVP to Marian Taliaferro by Thursday, January 23rd in order to attend. At that time, please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Hope to see you there!

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2013 Meetings

DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, November 25, 2013


Our final meeting for the year will be held on Monday, 11/25/13 at the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses at 2000 L Street NW St 740 where librarian Bruce Rosenstein will speak. The meeting will be from 2 to 4 PM and the location is convenient to all Farragut Metro stops.

Excerpt from the book: http://www.bkconnection.com/ProdDetails.asp?ID=9781576759684

Bruce has spoken at a DC SLA event and includes Jean Watson on nursing/healing, etc. in a new book to be published in November: http://watsoncaringscience.org/about-us/caring-science-definitions-processes-theory/

Attached is Bruce’s biography and he will be available to sign his book at the meeting!

The business meeting will include refreshments and an election (proposed ballot is also attached) and will be from 2 – 2:30 PM. Bruce will speak and take questions after this and the meeting will end at 4 PM.

Please RSVP to Vivian Stahl by 11/18/13.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:30-4:30 PM


DCAHSL meeting on 9/23/13 will be held at Catholic University of America (CUA).

The topic will be Electronic Health Records (EHR) and information on the course is available through this link: http://nnlm.gov/training/electronichealthrecord/ with further details on the attached agenda flyer.

Meeting will begin at CUA May Gallery 1st floor of Mullen Library, 11:30 to 12:30, Bag lunches (everyone brings their own)

CUA MERIC Instruction Room 1st floor of Mullen Library, 12:30-4:30, EHR session

Directions to Catholic University of America:
Metro - Take the red line to the Brookland-CUA Station http://www.cua.edu/about-cua/directions.cfm

Directions to CUA Mullen Library: http://libraries.cua.edu/about/collecs.cfm

Printable campus map: http://www.cua.edu/res/docs/cuamap.pdf

Parking: http://publicsafety.cua.edu/res/docs/ctmo/parking-map.pdf

Unfortunately, due to school being in session, parking will no longer be relaxed for DCAHSL during the meeting hours on 9/23/13. Anyone who wants to drive to CUA to the DCAHSL meeting on 9/23 will need to go to Leahy Hall Room 121 and purchase a one day parking permit for $7.00. Parking is extremely tight. There are parking meters at the Shrine which is across from Mullen Library.

Map with Leahy Hall: hhttp://www.cua.edu/res/docs/cuamap.pdf

Directions to CUA: http://www.cua.edu/about-cua/directions.cfm

If you can attend please notify Vivian.Stahl@va.gov as we’ve limited this event to 20 participants because of the number of computers available. We have a few spots, with priority to DCAHSL.

Hope to see you there!

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 12:30-5:00 PM


DC Area Health Sciences Libraries will meet on June 24th from 12:30 - 5 PM for Andrew Youngkin’s presentation on “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends.”

Andrew will present from 12:30 - 4:30 PM followed by an optional tour of The Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office Library from 4:30 - 5:00 PM.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is at 810 Vermont Ave., NW-- conveniently located near Metro’s Blue Line (McPherson Square stop/take Vermont Ave./White House exit) or Red Line (Farragut North stop/take K St./Farragut Square exit).

This event will be held in Conference Room 530 and dessert (including cookies, brownies and a fresh fruit platter) will be served in addition to beverages.

We are limiting attendance to the first 25 responders and DCAHSL members will be given priority. If you are certain you’ll be availabe that day, it is not too early to respond to this invitation to you and your iPad and/or laptop (also optional!)

The RSVP deadline is June 14th. Please bring a photo I.D. and call either (202)461-7574 or (202)461-7573 from the guard’s desk so you can be escorted to the Conference Room.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2-4:15 PM


Hello All,

We have arranged for two exciting speakers for the DCAHSL (DC Area Health Sciences Libraries) March meeting in the areas of Big Data and Bibliometrics. Please plan to attend.

Find the details below and don't forget to RSVP!

LOCATION: Conference Room, International Center for Research on Women
(ICRW), 1120 20th St NW, Suite 500 North, Washington, DC 20036

WHEN: March 11th

TIME: 2p ­ 4:15p

RSVP: PJ Grier before March 8th.


AGENDA

2:00 ­ 3:00

BIG DATA

Speaker: Matthew Clark, Director, Professional Services at BioFortis

Topic: Qiagram: A Novel Interface for Scientists to Mine and Understand Large Datasets with Natural-Language Queries

Dr. Clark recently presented this topic at the NIAID sponsored BIOINFORMATICS FESTIVAL entitled Data Science: Unlocking the Power of Big Data.

Matthew Clark is Director of Professional Services at BioFortis,
providing informatics tools for next-generation biobanking and for data
exploration. In this role he works closely with pharmaceutical,
academic, and hospital researchers to track, mine, and understand their
data. He has published broadly in the areas of data mining for patient
safety in drug development, quantitative structure-activity
relationships, simulations of the thermodynamics of ligand-protein
binding, bibliometrics, and the physics of mechanical watches. Matt has
experience in bioinformatics, as a former Director of Informatics at
Locus Pharmaceuticals, and Director of New Product Development at the
Institute for Scientific Information.


3:00 ­ 4:00

BIBLIOMETRICS

Speaker: James King, Information Architect, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health

Topic: Impact and Productivity Measurements in Changing Research Environments

Last year, Mr. King co-presented this topic http://www.infotoday.com/cil2012/session.asp?ID=D205 at the Computers in Libraries Conference. He blends his IT background with librarianship to create innovative new workflows andservices to better meet the changing needs of the library's clients. At NIH, as Information Architect he has served as an internal consultant for the library's informationists program, creating unique technology solutions to support collaboration, systematic reviews, and research portfolio management using a variety of tools including Drupal. Previously, his efforts transformed the Naval Research Laboratory's library from a print-based traditional library to a cutting-edge digital library. James speaks regularly on the future impact/opportunities of technology, on the role of libraries in researcher metrics, and recent keynote addresses to government librarians on the role of innovation in creating a new future in government libraries. He has a MLIS from Catholic University of America and a Bachelors of Computer Graphics from Salem International University.


4:00 ­ 4:15

DCAHSL Business Meeting

A new logo design

Treasurer's Report

4:15p

ADJOURN

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SAVE THE DATE…

Joint Spring Workshop 2013

Strategic Communication: Technology, Generations, and Cultures

As librarians, we communicate with our users, staff, C-Level, patrons, and each other every day with a myriad of technological devices, languages, infographics, styles and tones. Why does it feel like we are all talking at cross-purposes? Whether communicating your value to a VIP or just trying to stay in touch with your multi-generational staff, speaking across cultures, generations and technology platforms while still adhering to the strategic goals of your library and parent organization, can be formidable.

This workshop will present a variety of different communication challenges (either generational, intercultural or via technology) and will look at methods to strategically navigate them to get your message across. It will also help you hear and understand the communications and motivations of others more effectively.

Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Library of Congress
Madison Building - Mumford Room, 6th Floor
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC

Cost: $60 DCLA, LLSDC, DC/SLA, and FEDLINK members

$85 Non-members

$25 students/retirees/unemployed

REGISTRATION will begin in February 2013 - stay tuned for more details!

                             THIS IS NOT A DCAHSL EVENT.

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DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1-3 PM


Welcome the New Year with lunch on us at the 2013 DCAHSL planning meeting.

Who: All 2012 DCAHSL members who renew their membership, lunch is on us!
(former and new members can join and just pay an additional $5 for lunch|annual dues are $10.)

What: Reconnect, refresh, and suggest this year's program.

Where: Association of Women's Health,
Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
2000 L Street NW Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036

(3 blocks from both the Farragut West and North Metro Stations)

When: Monday, January 28, 2013, 1PM to 3PM
Please: RSVP to PJ Grier
pgrier@hshsl.umaryland.edu
by January 18th


Hope to see you there!

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2012 Meetings

DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2-4 PM

                            
                     Don’t be a turtle—learn about QUERTLE!



  • It’s easy - Quertle's friendly interface makes it simple to search and refine results.


  • It's powerful - Using advanced semantics, Quertle finds quality results, not just long lists.


  • It's inclusive - All of PubMed PLUS full-text documents, NIH grants, news, and more.


  • Learn about this free research database at DCAHSL’s last meeting of 2012, on November 19th , 2- 4 PM.

    Location: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2000 L St. NW , Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036 (Near the Farragut North, Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stops)

  • Elect the 2013 DCAHSL officers


  • Enjoy light refreshments


  • Watch the Quertle webinar


  • Share a favorite research tool


  • Can’t attend in person? A limited number of remote access links will be available for this Quertle webinar.

    RSVP to Vivian Stahl by 11/15.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2-4 PM


    Library Transformers Panel
    Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
    George Washington University
    Foggy Bottom Metro


    Learn how these library transformers changed the library’s role, perception and/or job description:

    Lois Culler, Inova Fairfax Hospital
    The July 2012 Journal of the Medical Library Association article,“Building projects: redefining hospital libraries” includes details of Lois’s success in transforming the Zylman Health Sciences Library to meet the demands of a changing environment.

    Susan Heffner, Healthcare Distribution Management Association

    Using the core competencies of special librarians, Susan has transformed her role in directing and managing original research projects at HDMA’s research foundation.

    Matthew Von Hendy, National Academies of Science
    At SLA, Matthew presented the NAS library’s innovative uses of citation data to demonstrate enhanced research collaboration and institutional value. Matthew has also transformed his career and will soon start an independent research business.

    Donna Scheeder, Congressional Research Service
    SLA past-president, Donna recently moderated an expert panel, Future Now, at the SLA 2012 Conference, addressing provocative and radical questions about our profession, our services and our value.


    Please bring a photo ID to present at the GWU Security Desk

    Please RSVP to Vivian Stahl

    Hope to see you there!

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, June 18, 2012

    Tour: 11:30-11:50 Catholic University of America Nursing/Biology Library, Gowan Hall (1st building on the left as you exit the Brookland/CU Metro station/ site for directions:
    http://libraries.cua.edu/nursing/direction.cfm

    Eat: 12:00-12:30 May Gallery, 1st floor, Mullen Library, brown bag lunch and networking (5-minute walk from the Metro)

    Create: 12:30–4:45 Meric Instruction Room, 1st floor, Mullen Library

    Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials

    Instructor: Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern Atlantic


    National Network of Libraries of Medicine

    Building on concepts of understanding learning styles and how to organize and ‘chunk’ instructional content for the online environment, the goal is to teach librarians best practices for creating effective screencasts (video-based online instruction modules) using Camtasia and other tools. Student learning outcomes for this workshop include:

  • Determine how to get the most from your screencasts.


  • How to divide content into logical chunks most appropriate for online learners.


  • Best practices for creating content for their topic (e.g. storyboarding, script writing, and voiceover/narration).


  • What hardware and software tools work best for which content (and best sources for acquiring needed tools).


  • The ability to assess the effectiveness of screencasted content.


  • This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 4 contact hours of CE credit.

    Participants will need to show a photo ID at the Mullen and Nursing/Biology Libraries.

    Parking and Metro maps are attached for directions Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064.

    Attendees can park in the large Pangborn parking lot entered from McCormack Rd, NE. Parking restrictions have been relaxed for this lot only, NOT the small Pangborn lot.

    Space is limited! RSVP by June 8th to: Vivian.Stahl@va.gov
     

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    Eat, Learn, Play at DCAHSL's Spring Education Meeting on March 26!

    Location: American Nurses Association, 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492

    Brownbag lunch and networking: 12:30 to 1 PM, (Or try a local restaurant: http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/dining

    Attend: "Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion" 1- 4 PM

    NNLM course taught by PJ Grier; each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit from MLA. http://nnlm.gov/training/informatics/

    Optional: ANA Library Tour, hosted by Richard Barry, 4-4:30 PM

    (The Silver Spring Metro Red Line station is two blocks away. Parking is available in the Wayne Avenue garage for $.75 an hour. The garage is directly behind ANA's building, but you must walk around to Georgia Avenue to enter the building.)

    RSVP to Vivian Stahl by March 22

    Hope to see you there!

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, January 23, 2012 at 12.00-2.00 PM


    Welcome the New Year with Lunch on Us at the 2012 DCAHSL Planning Meeting!

    Who: All 2011 members of DCAHSL who renew their membership (former and new members can join & pay just an additional $5 for lunch—annual dues are $10)

    What: Reconnect, refresh, and suggest this year’s programs.

    Where: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
    2000 L Street NW Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036
    (3 blocks from both the Farragut West and North Metro Stations)

    When: Monday, January 23, 2012, Noon to 2 PM

    Please: RSVP to Aleta Embrey, 202-261-2424, by January 18th.

    Hope to see you there!

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    2011 Meetings

    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, September 26, 2011 at 2-4 PM


    Please join us for the next DCAHSL meeting on Monday, September 26, from 2-4 PM at George Washington University's Himmelfarb Library. The topic will be Health Statistics on the Web: It’s as Easy as…1, 2, 3!

    This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

    Objectives

    At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  • Be able to identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state, national, and international level.


  • Achieve a general understanding of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.


  • Understand the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.


  • Two MLA credits will be awarded after completing the course.

    Please RSVP to Steve Ruppenthal by Thursday, September 22, 2011 so we know how many to expect for the class.

    Himmelfarb is just around the corner upon exiting the Foggy Bottom metro (orange line). Hope to see you there!

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2-4 PM


    Please join us for the next DCAHSL meeting on June 27 from 2-4 PM at George Washington University's Himmelfarb Library.

    The focus of the meeting will be oral history. Come and hear about the development of the Oral History program at the National Geographic Society from Renee Braden, Manager of Archives, Records, Rare Books, and Special Collections. Dr. Susan Lynn Speaker, Historian, Digital Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division, NLM, will also be sharing some insights on how to conduct oral history projects and why it is important.

    Please RSVP to Steve Ruppenthal by Thursday, June 23 so we know how many to expect.

    You will need a photo ID to enter the library. Himmelfarb is to the left upon exiting the Foggy Bottom orange line.

    Hope to see you there!

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2-4 PM


    Please join us at the next DCAHSL meeting from 2-4 on Monday, March 28. The meeting will be hosted by Aleta Embrey at AWHONN.

    The address is: 2000 L Street NW, Ste 740, Washington, DC 20036.

    The building is at 20th and L. Two Metro stops are a 10 minute walk:
    Farragut West is at 18th and I, Blue line.

    Farragut North is Connecticut and K, Red line.

    Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative will be our speaker. Dan will discuss the critical elements that a library or information center should focus on when enhancing its ability to keep core services and resources available following some kind of service disruption or community disaster. All participants will receive a sample one-page pocket response plan along with other emergency preparedness and response materials from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).

    Please RSVP to me by COB Thursday, March 24 so I can let Aleta know how many will be attending. Hope to see you there!

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 1-3 PM


    Please join us for the first DCAHSL meeting of the New Year! We are meeting at Vapiano's in Chinatown, from 1-3pm. Vapiano's is at 623-625 7th & H Sts., NW exit on the red, yellow, or green line. We will discuss programs for the upcoming year, as well as other DCAHSL business such as recruiting new members. Please RSVP to sruppenthal@aamc.org by Thursday, January 21. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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    2010 Meetings

    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2-4 PM


    Please Please join us for an exciting program planned for the November 15, 2010 meeting. In addition to our annual election of officers for 2011, we are hosting a panel discussion entitled: "Clinical Librarians/Informationists: Voices from the Field".

    The panel will consist of local librarians/informationists who are embedded with or attend rounds with clinical teams. They will share their experiences, including what a typical day is like, challenges they face, and what training and education has prepared them for their role. Elaine Sullo, MLS, MAEd, Coordinator, Information and Instructional Services, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, The George Washington University Medical Center will serve as moderator. Our panelists will be:

    Layla Heimlich, Medical Librarian,
    Wm. B. Glew, MD, Health Sciences Library, Washington Hospital Center

    Beth McTigue, Medical Librarian,
    Health Sciences Library, Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Mary Ryan, MLS, Biomedical Librarian/Informationist,
    NIH Library

    Beth McTigue, Medical Librarian,
    Health Sciences Library, Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Mary Ryan, MLS, Biomedical Librarian/Informationist,
    NIH Library

    Christine Caulfield-Noll, MLIS and AHIP, Senior Informationist,
    Harrison Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    DATE: Monday, November 15, 2010

    LOCATION: The George Washington University Medical Center's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

    TIME: 2-4 pm (The panel discussion will end at 3:30 pm after which elections for 2011 DCAHSL officers will take place)

    LOCATION: The George Washington University Medical Center's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

    RSVP: You must RSVP to this event by Friday November 12 so that your name can be provided to The George Washington University Medical Center's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library security desk.

    Please RSVP to Steve Ruppenthal by phone at: (202) 828-0652 or by email at: sruppenthal@aamc.org.

    **Please feel free to invite others in your organization to attend.**

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, Sept 27, 2010 at 2-5 PM

    Please join us for a PubMed clinic for intermediate and advanced searchers. Case studies, group exercises and hands-on practices will be used to increase your efficiency with PubMed. This is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the changes made this year to PubMed and to earn MLA CEUs.

    Date/Time: Monday, September 27 from 2-5 pm

    Location: Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, GWU University, 2300 I Street NW, next to the Foggy Bottom Metro station

    RRSVP: By Thursday, September 23 to Steve Ruppenthal (You must RSVP for this event as names must be provided in advance to the security desk.)

    **Please note that this continuing education session will be from 2pm to 5pm which is an hour longer than our regularly scheduled meeting.**

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Please join us for the next DCAHSL meeting on Monday, June 28 Our speaker will be Ione Auston, MLS, who will be speaking on the topic of Comparative Effectiveness Research. The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research defines comparative effectiveness research as the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in "real world" settings.

    Ione is a librarian at the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), a component of the National Library of Medicine. NICHSR was established in 1993 under the NIH Revitalization Act and is the focal point for NLM's health services research (HSR) information and health data standards program. Ione will also be covering resources available at the National Library of Medicine for informing comparative effectiveness.

    The meeting will be held from 2-4 pm at Himmelfarb Library, room B103, on the campus of George Washington University 2300 I Street NW, next to the Foggy Bottom Metro station).

    Please RSVP by Thursday, June 24 to sruppenthal@aamc as a list of attendees will have to be given to the security desk.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, March 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM
    Association of American Medical Colleges


    Please join us for the next DCAHSL meeting on Monday, March 22. Our guest, Kathel Dunn, Chair, Hospitality Sub-Committee, MLA2010, will be sharing information about the activities being planned by the Sub-Committee. She will also talk about ways that DCAHSL can contribute to the efforts to welcome members to Washington DC at the conference on May 21-26.

    Please RSVP by Thursday, March 18 to Steve Ruppenthal as a list of attendees will have to be given to the security desk.

    Directions:
    The AAMC is at 2450 N St., NW. The DuPont Circle and Foggy Bottom Metro stations are within about 3 blocks.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, January 25, 2010 At 1:00 PM
    Ella's Pizza

    Please join us on Monday, January 25, for lunch and an informal meeting to discuss DCAHSL business, program ideas, and other relevant topics for the coming year.

    We will meet at Ella's Pizza, 901 F Street NW, Washington, DC. If you'll be able to join us, please RSVP by Friday, January 22 to sruppenthal@aamc.org or (202) 828-0652.

    Directions:
    Ella's is on 9th Street between F & G. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red, green and yellow lines.

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    2009 Meetings

    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, November 16, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    Copyright: A Fair Balance?
    Speaker: Dr. Jean Dryden, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

    Dr. Dryden's expertise in copyright has been developed during her career as an archivist in Canada. As Chair of the Bureau of Canadian Archivists Copyright Committee, she played a lead role in successful lobbying for exceptions for libraries, archives, and museums during the discussions leading to the 1997 amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archival repositories in digitizing their holdings in order to make them available on the Internet. In 2008, she joined the faculty of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where she teaches in the archives, records, and information management program.

    Description: Dr. Dryden's presentation will include an overview of how copyright law works, and the challenges of applying copyright law in the digital environment. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of concept of fair use as a users right and a comparison of the US provisions for fair use with Canada's fair dealing provisions.

    Directions:
    Himmelfarb Library is located on the George Washington University Medical Center campus at 2300 I Street NW, and is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

    Himmelfarb Library is not open to the public, so a list of attendees will have to be provided to the security desk in advance. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Elaine Sullo or (202) 994-2853.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)

    Monday, September 21, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
    Health Sciences Library, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA


    DCAHSL's September meeting will be held at Inova Fairfax Hospital's Health Sciences Library. Inova Fairfax librarians will give a tour of the library and will also give a presentation on health literacy and the role of librarians. More information about the library is available at http://204.50.92.86/default/Portal.aspx?lang=en-US.

    Also, there is currently a vacant reference librarian, so if you are looking for a new job, this would be a good opportunity to find out more about the position and see the library.

    There will be an Inova shuttle from the Dunn Loring metro at 1:45pm. Please let the library know by 10:00 that morning if you will need a ride from the Metro (phone 703-776-3357) There is also parking at the hospital for a fee of $5.00. Directions to the hospital can be found at the following link.

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Lois Culler at or the library at Fairfax.library@inova.org.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    CE Session: No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians
    Monday, June 22, 2008 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103


    The DC area has a large and growing Latino population, and English-speaking librarians may need to find Spanish-language health information directed toward professionals or consumers. This hands-on course, taught by Shelia Snow-Croft of our own Regional Medical Library, will cover resources for learning basic library, medical, and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons. All registered participants will receive CE credit.

    Seating is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP to Elaine Sullo

    For additional details, please see: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/103

    Directions:
    Himmelfarb Library is located on the George Washington University Medical Center campus at 2300 I Street NW, and is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, March 23, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103


    Please join us for the March DCAHSL meeting on Monday, March 23, 2009 from 2-4 PM at Himmelfarb Library. Malathi Lakshman will present a course on Expert Searching for Evidence-based Clinical Research. The presentation defines cliinical "evidence" where and how to detect it when it is there; and to evaluate and adapt for use utilizing formulae, a quick pocket-card etc. The course also delineates helpful steps to authoritatively formulate, synthesize and document original findings encountered in one's own work as clinical evidence. It is an abridged PowerPoint Presentation of her distance-learning, online, continuing education course available on MLANet.

    She is currently the Acting Chief of Library Service at the DC VA Medical Center and teaches the Course to clinical medical professionals both in-service at the facility and externally.

    Also, please note that while this is described as a "course" it is an abridged version and is not for official MLA CE course credit.

    Directions:
    Himmelfarb Library is located on the George Washington University Medical Center campus at 2300 I Street NW, and is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, January 26, 2009, 1:00 pm
    Ella’s Pizza

    Please join us on Monday, January 26, for lunch and an informal meeting to discuss DCAHSL business, program ideas for the coming year, and other relevant topics. We will meet at Ella's Pizza, 901 F Street NW, Washington, DC. If you'll be able to join us, please RSVP by 5 p.m. on 22 January 2009 to Margaret Hoogland (mhoogland@acog.org) or (202) 863-2474 or Jean Riedlinger (jriedlinger@acog.org) (202) 863-1641.

    Directions: Ella's is on 9th Street between F & G. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red, green and yellow lines.
    Web site: http://www.ellaspizza.com
    Hope to see you there!

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    2008 Meetings

    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, September 22, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    Olivia Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., Director of Library Services of the Maternal and Child Health Library, Georgetown University, will speak on maternal and child health resources for health professionals and the public. The MCH Library was established in 1982 and is funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It is co-located with, and shares resources with, the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, the National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center, Bright Futures at Georgetown University, and several distance learning projects. The Web site is http://www.mchlibrary.info

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions ) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    CE Session: PubMed for Experts
    Monday, June 23, 2008 from 1:00 to 4:00PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    Program: This hands-on class, taught by Sheila Snow-Croft (of our Regional Medical Library), is designed as an advanced class for experienced MEDLINE searchers and will highlight advanced PubMed techniques that can be used to conduct comprehensive searches. Attendees are encouraged to contribute past and present difficult searches to discuss with the class. For additional details, please see.

    Registration is required by June 16, 2008.

    RSVP to Elaine Sullo at mlbejs@gwumc.edu. All registered participants will receive CE credit. Seating is limited to 20 participants.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions ) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, March 24, 2008, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
    Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University

    The District of Columbia Area Health Science Librarians are cordially invited to visit the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Monday, March 24 for a tour and business meeting. Guests are to gather in the main lobby of the library, and should bring a valid ID to sign in with security. The library is located at 501 W Street, NW, and supports the teaching, research and professional needs of the colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharrmacy Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, as well as the Howard University Hospital.

    RSVP to Elaine Sullo at mlbejs@gwumc.edu.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, January 28, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00PM
    Ella's Pizza


    Please join us on Monday, January 28, for lunch and an informal meeting to discuss DCAHSL business, program ideas for the coming year, and other relevant topics. We will meet at Ella’s Pizza, 901 F Street NW, Washington, DC. If you’ll be able to join us, please RSVP to me at jriedlinger@acog.org or (202) 863-1641.

    DIRECTIONS: Ella’s is on 9th Street between F & G. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red, green and yellow lines.

    Web site: http://www.ellaspizza.com; there's also a review on the Washington Post's website

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    2007 Meetings

    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, November 26, 2007 from 2:00 to 4:00PM
    GW Himmelfarb Library


    Please join us on Monday, November 26, 2007, 2:00 - 4:00, at the GW Himmelfarb Library for a presentation on weight management by noted professor and clinician-scientist, Dr. Harry Preuss. Dr. Preuss is the co-author of  "The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy" book written for the lay person. This book provides valuable nutritional supplement information and drug-free remedies for safe and effective weight loss. For additional information about Dr. Preuss's credentials and the book, please see the attached short biography and this link.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Thursday, September 27, 2007 from 1:00 to 3:30PM
    Riggs Library and National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature


    The District of Columbia Area Health Science Librarians are cordially invited to visit the Riggs Library and the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature on Georgetown’s Main Campus (37th and O Streets, NW) from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Thursday, September 27th. Guests are to gather at the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature, Healy Hall, Room 102 (Healy Hall is the building immediately beyond the main gate at 37th and O Streets, N.W.) before proceeding to Riggs Library on the 3rd floor. Riggs Library, in operation from 1889 to 1970, is known for its cast iron spiral staircases and its beautiful windows. The Riggs Library is now used for seminars, speakers, and parties. Guests will return for a tour of the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL), housed in the former Hirst Library, the periodical reading room for the Riggs. NRCBL began in 1973 as the ethics library for the then two-year old Kennedy Institute of Ethics. The library’s director, Doris Goldstein, began her tenure in 1973 and has seen the initial collection of several shelves of books grow to over 31,000 monographs, 400 periodical subscriptions, 500 videos and 260,000 subject file items. Initially funded by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, the Library now receives support from the National Library of Medicine, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Human Genome Research Institute, as well as private donations for special collections, such as the Kampelman Collection of Jewish Ethics and the Shriver Collection of Christian Ethics. After the tour, guests are invited to go to the Dubin Room, Lauinger Library’s computer training facility, for a 45 minute demonstration of bioethics databases and information resources.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Healy Hall, Room 102 (Healy Hall is the building immediately beyond the main gate at 37th and O Streets, N.W.) before proceeding to Riggs Library on the 3rd floor

    Please take the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) from either Rosslyn Metro or DuPont Circle Metro. Please see GUTS schedule here.

    RSVP to Jeanne Larsen at larsenje@georgetown.edu. 

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, June 25, 2007 2:00PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    CE Session: Grants and Proposal Writing
    Monday, March 26, 2007 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    Program: This hands-on class, taught by Shelia Snow-Croft (of our Regional Medical Library) presents a general overview of the grant and funding process as well as the details required for a successful proposal.

    For additional details, please see: http://nnlm.gov/training/grants/

    Registration is required by March 23rd.

    RSVP to Jeanne Larsen at larsenj@georgetown.edu. All registered participants will receive CE credit. Seating is limited to 20 participants.
    We will not hold a business meeting at this session

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Science Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Monday, January 22, 2007 at 1:00PM
    Buca Di Peppo, 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

    Program: Lunch (Dutch treat) with business/programming meeting to follow.

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    2006 Meetings

    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library

    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Lunch and Business Meeting
    Monday, January 23, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    Cafe Asia, 1720 I St. NW, Washington, DC (phone: 202-659-2696)
    RSVP to Marian Taliaferro

    Program:
    Lunch (Dutch treat) with business/programming meeting to follow.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Cafe Asia (http://www.cafeasia.com/) is closest to the Farragut West Metro station.   See a MAP and get directions.

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Business Meeting
    Monday, March 27, 2006 at 2:00-4:00 pm
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B105

    Program:

    Enhance Your Personal and Professional Life --- from AHIP to Posters to Mind-Body Skills

    The program will feature roundtable presentations and discussion and close with a 30 minute Mind-Body Skills session featuring guided imagery.

    Presenters:

    Jane L. Blumenthal, MSLS, Assistant Dean, Knowledge Management and Director, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center

    Tracie Frederick, MSLS, Assistant Director for Education Services, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center

    Nancy Harazduk, MEd, MSW, Director of the Mind-Body-Medicine Program and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, School of Medicine

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).  

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    CE session, “Geeks Bearing Gifts”
    Monday, June 26, 2006 at 1:00-5:00 pm
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library,
    Women's Board Meeting Room, 3rd floor

    Program:
    This hands-on class, taught by Dale Prince (of our Regional Medical Library) covers new and emerging information technologies and their application to library services. More information is at http://nnlm.gov/train/geekgifts/.

    Registration is required by June 9th.  RSVP to Jeanne Larsen at larsenje@georgetown.edu.  All registered participants will receive CE credit.  Seating is limited to 20 participants.

    We will not hold a business meeting at this session.

    Please note that no food or drink is permitted in the classroom.  We have access to Room 305H (around the corner) from 12-6 if you want to bring food to eat before or after the course.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Business Meeting
    Monday, September 25, 2006 at 2:00-4:00 pm
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    Program:
    Systematic reviews and meta-analysis: A tutorial for health information professionals

    Are you interested in evidence-based library and information practice? Join us in a professional development session on the process of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis from the author of several published articles on the methodology.

    Presenter:
    Kalyani Ankem teaches research methods and health sciences resources as an associate professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University. She conducts research in health information needs of patients, diffusion of new medical knowledge among physicians, information systems for women's health, and quantitative methods, and has published in several nationally recognized refereed journals. Previously, she taught at Wayne State University and provided statistical support for research projects at the University of Toronto (Canada) in the Faculty of Medicine and in the children's hospital affiliated with the university. She holds a PhD in information studies from the University of Alabama.

    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    DC Area Health Sciences Libraries (DCAHSL)
    Business Meeting
    Monday, November 27, 2006 at 2:00-4:00 pm
    George Washington University, Himmelfarb Library, Room B103

    Program:
    "Explorations in Community Service" participatory program --
    an opportunity to:
    • Hear Kenlee Ray (DC/SLA); Bill Turner ( DC/ALA); and Sheila Snow-Croft (NN/LM SE/A) share their community service experiences  -  Speaker Bios
    • Learn about collaborative community service opportunities and potential funding within the DC area and with national organizations
    • Participate in a discussion on DCAHSL's role in community service and the GoLocal project

    Balloting for DCAHSL 2007 officers and a business meeting will follow.


    DIRECTIONS:
    Himmelfarb Library (http://www.gwumc.edu/library/about/#directions) is closest to the Foggy Bottom Metro station (orange and blue lines).

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    November 24, 2014


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