The Medical Library Association has designated October as National Medical Librarians Month to raise awareness of the important role of the health information professional. Patients and those in the health care community need the specialized services that medical librarians provide now more than ever before. Check this page regularly to see what Taubman Health Sciences Library is doing to celebrate.
Poster Display (September 9 - October 11, 2010)
Conference posters will be displayed to highlight the work of Taubman Health Sciences Librarians. Learn about the variety of skills, resources and projects that are part of our daily work. These posters have been presented at such conferences as the national Medical Library Association, Midwest Medical Library Association and the Michigan Health Sciences Library Association.
Lunch and Learn Series
Bring your lunch and join us for coffee, cider and snacks to learn about a variety of resources and programs relevant to health sciences faculty and students. Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a variety of prizes.
Thursday, October 7: Global Health - A discussion and review of selected information resources in global health. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of global health, a tour of resources will range from the areas public health, social sciences, statistical sources and regional peer reviewed literature.
Thursday, October 14: Technology Petting Zoo. Check out an iPad, iPod Touch, Sony Touch and Kindle DX. Learn about apps that are relevant to health sciences.
Thursday, October 21: DynaMed - a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'.
Thursday, October 28: Entrez cross-database searching. Simultaneously search multiple life sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Traumatic Brain Injury Art Exhibit (October 11 - November 19, 2010)
"Every year, millions of people in the U.S. sustain head and brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death (MedlinePlus)." This exhibit will show some of the ways that art therapy is used for the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The artists featured in this exhibit have utilized the creation of art as a form of therapy for their injuries. Making art is a form of learning that bypasses the analytical, verbal and mathematical parts of the brain. New neural connections are made every time something is learned. People in art therapy treatment usually have so much fun in session they are not even aware of how much they are learning. Neuron growth is how the brain heals and it is another way to treat depression. In addition to making interesting art pieces, art therapy helps people with TBI to heal and recover in other important areas such as developing and maintaining motors skills, improving range of motion, enhancing social skills and improving self esteem. For more information check the Investing in Abilities website.
MLibrary for Life: Organ Donor Registry Drive (October 18 - October 21, 2010)
Visit participating libraries around campus to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry! For a listing of locations and schedule please visit MLibrary for Life.
MLibrary for Life Celebration (October 21 5:30-7:00pm)
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
(913 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI)
Join us for a celebration of life to learn about the impact of organ donation and to honor those that have made the decision to donate!
The University Library, Gift of Life, and Donate Life invite you to a panel discussion on organ donation featuring the University of Michigan Transplant Team, organ donor families, and recipients. Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be awarded.