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National Medical Libraries Month 2014

National Medical Librarians Month Poster

It's October once again, and that means National Medical Libraries Month! Check out our schedule of special events below and be sure to stop by for contests and treats!

Don’t Drown in Information Day: Friday, October 3rd is a day to remind our department chairs that the Biomedical Library is here to prevent them from “drowning” in information. Enjoy some hand-delivered goodies from us!

Stump the Librarian Contest: Submit your most difficult reference questions to our librarians throughout the month. The top three winners get a prize! Submit your questions to ckent@southalabama.edu

Spot the Sickness Contest: Monday, October 6 - Sunday, October 12. Check out this Q&A slideshow during the first full week of October! Identify the conditions on the screen and submit your answers to hdhoven@southalabama.edu for a chance to win!

Know Your Nurses Contest: Monday, October 13 - Sunday, October 19. Check out this Q & A slideshow of famous nurses during the second week of October. Submit your answers to hdhoven@southalabama.edu for a chance to win!

What Hurts Now Contest: Monday, October 20 - Sunday, October 26. Check out this Q& A slideshow and guess what hurts during the third week of October. Submit your answers to hdhoven@southalabama.edu for a chance to win!

Get to Know Your Biomedical Library Staff and Faculty Week: Monday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 29. Ever wonder who to go to for questions? Check out our fabulous faculty and staff slideshow to learn more about who we are and what we can do for you during the last week of October!

Movie Monsters and their Doctors Days: Thursday, October 30 - Friday, October 31. Check out your favorite movie monsters and their doctors on the flat screen in the Biomedical Library’s break room.

Halloween: Friday, October 31. Stop by and trick-or-treat in the Biomedical Library dressed in your best Halloween digs!

Exhibit Days: Stop by and visit us and ask about the great resources we have for you!

  • Monday, October 6th at the College of Medicine Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 8th at the HAHN Atrium from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, October 13th at the USA Medical Center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 17th at the Children’s and Women’s Hospital from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 22nd at the Biomedical Library Breezeway from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Stop by and visit us and ask about the great resources we have for you! Enjoy some popcorn and pink lemonade to support Breast Cancer Awareness with us!

TEDMED Live in the Library September 10-12

TEDMED Live 2014 logoThanks to an exciting partnership between TEDMED and the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library, the library will be hosting a live stream of this year’s TEDMED event, titled “Unlock Imagination in the Service of Health and Medicine.” The university community is encouraged to convene and share in free access to the innovative program, comprising more than 70 Talks from transformative thinkers in health and medicine.

Many people are probably familiar with TED, the global movement dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks have been viewed online 2 billion times around the world. TEDMED, created by the same founder, is focused exclusively on health and medicine, and is dedicated to bringing together extraordinary people from all walks of life and blending our unique yet complementary ideas and perspectives.

The TEDMED conference will be broadcast live as it happens September 10-12 in the Baugh Biomedical Library Conference Room (222-A), with an encore performance of sessions five and seven to be shown at UMC in the 3rd floor south conference room on Monday, September 15 at 10am. As university employees those interested in watching from their offices can sign up individually at tedmedlive.org. For more information about the event, contact biomedical librarian Andrea Wright at awright@southalabama.edu or (251) 461-1424.

Session 1 – "Turn it Upside Down"
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 8:00-9:40am
Topics: Telemedicine 3D imaging, placebo research, medical research history, heart disease prevention, medical education and the global physician shortage

Session 2 – “We Just Don’t Know”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 11:30-2:00pm
Topics: Predictive analytics in health care, neuroscience of sleep, gun violence policy, the limits of knowledge, patient decision making, autism

Session 3 – “Flat Out Amazing”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 3:45-5:15pm
Topics: Relieving the global physician shortage, high-tech diagnostics, pushing physical limits, biometrics, syringe innovation, medical catastrophe

Session 4 – “Stealing Smart”
Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 7:30-9:10am
Topics: media and health behavior, insights from animal health, conserving antibiotics, reducing injury with smart garments, obesity as addiction, medical surrogacy, impact of language on health, tissue engineering, clinical trials and patients

Session 5 – “Don’t You Dare Talk About This”
Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 11:45am-1:30pm
Topics: Easing pediatric pain, medical transparency, drug abuse, caregiver shortcomings, patient experience, organ transplant policy

Session 6 – “Play is Not a Waste of Time”
Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 3:30-5:05pm
Topics: Self-motivated mobility, power of play, fine tuning haptic skills, adventurous science writing, interactive 3D health games

Session 7 – “Human Nature Inside and Out”
Friday, September 12, 2014 – 7:15-8:40am
Topics: End-of-life ethics, the neuroscience of anesthesia, short film on the brain, health care facility design, light and health, psychological healing after disease and trauma, bio-inspiration in medicine, digital behavioral health, brain injury diagnostics

Session 8 – “Weird and Wonderful”
Friday, September 12, 2014 – 10:00-11:40am
Topics: Alternative prosthetics, humor and healing, Ig Nobel Prize stories, wearable medical devices, where thoughts and emotions come from, advanced patient adherence technology, synthetic voice technology, science research opportunity, handheld consumer medical devices

Session 9 – “I Was Just Thinking Too Small”
Friday, September 12, 2014 – 1:30-3:00pm
Topics: Nanoparticle drug delivery, health and environmental design, healthcare for indigenous peoples, physiologic impact of stress on children, a no typing required electronic health record system

For more information about speakers and topics, visit www.tedmed.com.

Biomedical Library Closed for Labor Day 9/1/14

The Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 for the Labor Day holiday. We will remain open with regularly scheduled hours for the weekend preceding the holiday and will re-open at 7:15am on Tuesday.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

 

 

 

photo credit: McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Men work to construct the interior of the Bankhead Tunnel, 1940

Bates' Visual Guide now Available

 
The USA Simulation Lab has purchased Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination, and we are pleased to announce that it is now available through the Biomedical Library website. Bates' Visual Guide offers over 8-hours of systems-based examination techniques and clinical skills videos to support health professions' curricula.

Extended Weekend Study Hours - Summer 2014

The Biomedical Library will be hosting extended hours this weekend for exam study.

  • Friday, July 18 - 7:15am-9:45pm
  • Saturday, July 19 - 9:00am-9:45pm

Good luck on your finals!

 

 

 

 

photo credit: US Library of Congress

Library Closed Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Parade in Mobile, Alabama, 1916This Fourth of July parade down Government Street in 1916 was said to have shown off the longest American flag in U.S. history. Unbeknownst to these people, a hurricane would hit the city the next day.

The Baugh Biomedical Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day. It will open with regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, July 5.

The Health Information Resource Center at the USA Medical Center will be closed Friday, as well, but will remain accessible with 24-hour key card access through the security desk.

Enjoy your Fourth of July!

 

 

 

 

photo credit: The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Closed Monday, May 26, 2014 for Memorial Day

Passing of the Flag by Randy Robertson on Flickr

The Baugh Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, May 26, 2014 for the Memorial Day holiday. The Health Information Resource Center will also be closed, but will remain available through 24-hour key card access as usual. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday morning.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

 

photo credit: Randy Robertson

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