Kathy Carter, Assistant Director of the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library, presented a poster with Dr. Alfredo Sardinas, RAHC Internal Medicine Chief Resident at the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. The poster, entitled “Residents’s Perspectives on the Value of iPads and Point-of-Care Resources in the Delivery of Quality Care and Evidence-Based Medicine at the Bedside”, reported on the results of two program improvement projects which sought to better understand the preferences of RAHC IM residents when it comes to utilizing point-of-care resources to answer clinical questions. The project also examined the effectiveness of iPads used by RAHC IM residents for patient care, research and learning.
Kathy Carter also presented a poster at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference in San Antonio. The poster, entitled “A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teaching Evidence Based Medicine to Medical Students”, described a 4th year elective in EBM co-taught by Dr. Beatriz Tapia, Kathy Carter and Dr. Mario Tapia. The 4-week course was taught after the MATCH and offered the learner a hands-on opportunity to review the scientific literature, formulate clinical questions using the PICO framework, and review case studies based on the student’s clinical interests as a future physician-in-training.
Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries, participated in a panel at the Council of Science Editors meeting held in San Antonio on May 4. The topic of the panel discussion was “Libraries 101: It’s Not Your Mother’s Library,” intended to familiarize meeting attendees with the current state of academic libraries and how they have changed as technology has advanced. Co-presenters were Diane Graves, Assistant Vice President for Information Resources and University Librarian, Trinity University, and Joan Heath, Associate Vice President and University Librarian, Texas State University.
Jonquil Feldman presented a poster at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 20. The poster titled, “One Book: A Case Study of Community Reading to Explore Ethical Issues in a Health Sciences Setting” was co-authored by Rajia Tobia and Susan Hunnicutt, formerly Special Projects Librarian, and featured the One Community/One Book program co-sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian, has been elected president of the Council of Research and Academic Libraries (CORAL). CORAL is a consortium of libraries in the greater San Antonio area. CORAL develops and strengthens library information resources and services through the development of cooperative programs, by providing a forum for librarians from member institutions to discuss important issues, and by promoting information literacy in the greater San Antonio area, as well as in member institutions.
Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, presented two posters at the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) conference in Fort Worth on May 2. The posters, “Creating New Spaces for Our Future: A Weeding Workflow” and “Share With Your Friends – Resources in Common”, described some of the changes occurring at the Health Science Center library and explained the process of each project. During the conference, Dana also accepted the Chair position of the Awards and Recognition Committee.