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New Authoritative List of Resources in the Health Sciences

In the early sixties a librarian named Alfred Brandon recognized the growing need for an information tool to help guide medical librarians in their collection development decisions. The “Brandon/Hill Selected List of Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library” was first published in 1965. From its beginnings as a core list of clinical titles for hospital libraries, the Brandon/Hill list grew to become an indispensable selection tool for small hospital libraries as well as large academic medical libraries.

With the death of Dorothy R. Hill, co-author of the “Selected List,” the final edition of the “Brandon/Hill” medical list ceased publication in 2003. In 2010, members of the Medical Library Association’s Books Panel realized the need that had arisen for a resource that could be used for collection development purposes just as the Brandon/Hill lists had been used, especially in the area of digital and online publications.

The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences is that new, indispensable collection development tool for librarians. It includes over 1,600 authoritative book and serial recommendations in print, digital and online formats. The editors of the Master Guide selected 108 contributors for their subject knowledge and expertise to compile the “best titles” across 35 specialties for this unique guide.

Now, Dana Medical Library is thrilled to recognize one of their own as a contributor to The Master Guide. Frances Delwiche, MLIS, MT(ASCP) is the expert contributor of the Clinical Laboratory Science specialty section in this work, that is sure to become an updated option to the iconic Brandon/Hill Selected List.

Medical Library Association Webcast

Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians Roles

Program goals: To clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.

Program Objectives:

  • To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.
  • To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs).
  • To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs.

Program Agenda

Part I: Introduction to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Concept
Part II: A Hands-on Look at EHR Systems
Part III: The Role of Health Sciences Librarians
Part IV: Wrap Up

The Dana Medical Library is located in the building between Fletcher Allen Hospital and UVM’s Medical Education Center.

Parking is available at FAHC, 111 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT

The webcast will be from 2-4 on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Room 200 of the Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF)

Plan to arrive a little early and come to Dana; we’ll lead the way to HSRF 200.

Register online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ8W8BQ.