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Event RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Annual meeting of the RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting. Everyone is welcome to come by and give suggestions about the rough draft of the medical reference guidelines.

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Event Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting (RSS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

The Health and Medical Reference Committee will meet to discuss primarily the Guidelines.

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Event Your Experiences with the Affordable Care Act

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act goes from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Come to this forum to discuss your library’s experiences: what has worked, what hasn’t worked, complaints, successes, surprises (both good and bad), and any other things about this process. Hosted by the RSS Health and Medical Reference Commitee.

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Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Karen Vargas on Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 09:26 am

Use this as a landing page for uploading minutes.  Simply click on the Edit tab, then scroll down to Add File Attachments (below).  We will collect minutes here.

Discussion 2013 Summary of Current Activities

by Karen Vargas on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 05:15 pm

Approximately 60 people attended the ALA Annual Conference program, "Different Strokes: Serving the Health Information Needs of a Diverse Community" held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 1:00pm. The committee’s is planning a free RSS webinar, “Tried and True and Even Something New: Best Old and New Medical and Health Information Resources.” Details will be announced shortly. A subgroup to rewrite guidelines for medical reference continues to meet to discuss guidelines planning. The committee has established a listserv where librarians can discuss issues regarding medical reference.

Approximately 60 people attended the ALA Annual Conference program, "Different Strokes: Serving the Health Information Needs of a Diverse Community" held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 1:00pm. The committee’s is planning a free RSS webinar, “Tried and True and Even Something New: Best Old and New Medical and Health Information Resources.” Details will be announced shortly. A subgroup to rewrite guidelines for medical reference continues to meet to discuss guidelines planning. The committee has established a listserv where librarians can discuss issues regarding medical reference. The email address is medref@ala.org. The link to subscribe is http://lists.ala.org/sympa/subscribe/medref.

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Discussion 2013-2014 Goals of HMRC

by Karen Vargas on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 04:59 pm

Goals of HMRC for 2013-2014

1) The primary project for this committee is to work on guidelines for medical/health reference.  The goal is to have a rough draft by Midwinter 2014

2) The committee plans to hold a free webinar on best health and medical resources

3) The committee has created a new listserv, Medref-L, and will promote it and populate it with medical reference discussions

4) A discussion forum will be held at Midwinter on librarians' experiences with the Affordable Care Act

Event Health and Med Ref Committee Guidelines Meeting

by Karen Vargas on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 02:35 pm

The next meeting of the Health and Medical Reference Committee is October 3 at 12pm-1pm ET, 11am-12pm CT 10am-11am MT, 9am-10am PT. Use this address: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9qm20vuvrc/

There is a little phone icon at the top. Click on that, and choose "Connect My Audio" you will have a choice of dialing in (see phone number and code below) or using your headset/microphone (click on "using computer"). 

The next meeting of the Health and Medical Reference Committee is October 3 at 12pm-1pm ET, 11am-12pm CT 10am-11am MT, 9am-10am PT. Use this address: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r9qm20vuvrc/

There is a little phone icon at the top. Click on that, and choose "Connect My Audio" you will have a choice of dialing in (see phone number and code below) or using your headset/microphone (click on "using computer"). 

If you call in: Dial in: 1-866-718-7314 Participant Code: 91920045#


We will go over my discussion with our Guidelines liaison, and suggestions for content and categories for the Guidelines.

 

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Online Doc Working Document: Existing Guidelines, Competencies, and Ethics Statements

by Karen Vargas on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 01:58 pm

Health and Medical Reference Committee

Working Document for collecting existing Guidelines, Competencies and Ethics Statements             9/10/12

Health and Medical Reference Committee

Working Document for collecting existing Guidelines, Competencies and Ethics Statements             9/10/12

Committee Charge

Health and medical questions take place in all libraries, encompassing all ages and cultures. The purpose of the Health and Medical Reference Committee is to develop guidelines and provide training and educational opportunities for health and medical reference encompassing the role of the librarian, legal and ethical issues, resource evaluation, health literacy, cultural differences, library programming, and improving librarians' reference skills in a variety of circumstances.

RUSA Guide to Policies and Procedures: Chapter 4: Procedures for Developing Guidelines
http://www.ala.org/rusa/about/policies/developingguidelines/4developingg...

An updated version of Chapter 4 will be out soon. KV 9/11/2013

 

1. Guidelines, Competencies and Ethics Statements

 ALA/RUSA Guidelines for Medical, Legal, and Business Responses
The statement that will be disappearing at some point in the future.  Approved in 2001 by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Board of Directors.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidelinesmedical.cfm

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/docs/2013-06-05/fuBlu6sD/index.html

 The Librarian's Role in the Provision of Consumer Health Information and Patient Education  
"This Medical Library Association Policy Statement was developed by a Task Force of CAPHIS (the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association)...The statement was approved by the Medical Library Association Board of Directors in February, 1996."  Updated March 10, 2010   
http://caphis.mlanet.org/chis/librarian.html

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/docs/2013-06-05/ylI7h3Yn/index.html

MLA Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarianship 
(Not Guidelines, per se).  The health sciences librarian … serves society, clients, and the institution by working to ensure that informed decisions can be made. The principles of this code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements provide a framework…  
http://www.mlanet.org/about/ethics.html 

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/docs/2013-06-05/BNbdIibL/index.html

Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success: The Educational Policy Statement of the Medical Library Association 
Following are the seven professional competency areas needed by health sciences librarians today along with recommendations for actions that individuals and professional organizations, health sciences librarians, MLA, employers, graduate programs in library and information science, and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) can take to promote professional development and lifelong learning…  
http://www.mlanet.org/education/policy/executive_summary.html

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/docs/2013-06-05/QrBekcxM/index.html

Core Competencies for Providing Consumer Health Information Services (from Finding Health and Wellness at the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff, pages 7-8) 
Developed  for public and consumer health librarians;  eight core competencies to help librarians and library staff provide outstanding consumer health services and extend the role of the library with regards to building healthy communities.
http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/docs/healthtoolkit.pdf

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/php/pdfnotate.php?d=2013-06-05&c=0dY4EzyN&aac=mckzm... (just pages 7 and 8)

Guidelines for Providing Medical Information to Consumers
Suggested guidelines from Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network to help reference librarians and other library staff answer consumer health and medical questions from library users.
http://library.uchc.edu/departm/hnet/guidelines.html

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/docs/2013-06-05/0navuRws/index.html

Top Ten Reference Competencies in Medical Reference
This statement was developed for a health reference course from the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival, & Information Studies.  It’s a practical guide of real-world skills, rather than conceptual guidelines.
http://blogs.ubc.ca/googlescholar/files/2009/02/toptencomps06.pdf

Add comments: http://a.nnotate.com/php/pdfnotate.php?d=2013-06-05&c=33KZP18u&aac=sS0Lx...

 

2. General Competencies Statements (not health-related)

 ALA’s Core Competencies of Librarianship
“The Core Competences of Librarianship define the knowledge to be possessed by all persons graduating from  ALA-accredited master’s programs in library and information studies.”
http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/sites/ala.org.educationcareers/files/content/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/finalcorecompstat09.pdf

 Competencies for Info Pros: Competencies for Information Professionals from the Special Libraries Association
Not specific to health and medical reference.  A very comprehensive list including professional, personal and core competencies. This list is also available in PDF form.
http://www.sla.org/content/learn/members/competencies/index.cfm
http://www.sla.org/PDFs/Competencies2003_revised.pdf

 RUSA Guidelines
These are all of the guidelines from RUSA committees. Review to see the differences.
http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines

ALA's Code of Ethics
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics

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Discussion MAY 14, 2pm (ET) 1pm (CT) 12pm (MT) 11am (PT)

by Karen Vargas on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 06:52 pm

Hello,

Hello,

We will hold our Health and Medical Reference Committee meeting on MAY 14, 2p-3p (ET), 1pm (CT) 12pm (MT) 11am (PT) in Blackboard Collaborate.
Please use this URL to access our meeting:
http://tinyurl.com/rusa-room-1. When it asks for a login, enter your name.

Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to test your audio, which you can do once in the system by going to Tools -> Audio -> Audio Set Up Wizard. Please test your audio upon entering.

Headsets are preferred, but there is also a toll-free conference number available:
1-866-718-7314, enter PIN: 91920045#

You can test your system’s compatibility here: http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336

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Discussion Guidelines Subgroup meeting time Jan 8, 11AM-12p (ET).

by Karen Vargas on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 04:51 pm

Guidelines Subgroup:

We have our meeting tomorrow.  I did not get everything done that I had hoped, but I got a new job  and it kind of knocked me out of my comfort zone.  As a reminder, we had discussed preparing by going over the page with the resources on it, and we will be talking about who our audience is and next steps.

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We will hold our meeting on January 8, 2012 in Blackboard Collaborate at 11:00 AM Eastern, 10 AM Central, 9 AM Mountain, 8 AM Pacific (I think I got those right).

Guidelines Subgroup:

We have our meeting tomorrow.  I did not get everything done that I had hoped, but I got a new job  and it kind of knocked me out of my comfort zone.  As a reminder, we had discussed preparing by going over the page with the resources on it, and we will be talking about who our audience is and next steps.

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We will hold our meeting on January 8, 2012 in Blackboard Collaborate at 11:00 AM Eastern, 10 AM Central, 9 AM Mountain, 8 AM Pacific (I think I got those right).

Please use this URL to access our meeting: http://tinyurl.com/rusa-room-1 When it asks for a login, enter your name.

Please try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to test your audio, which you can do once in the system by going to Tools -> Audio -> Audio Set Up Wizard. Please test your audio upon entering.

Headsets are preferred, but there is also a toll-free conference number available: 1-866-718-7314, enter PIN: 91920045#

You can test your system’s compatibility here: http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336

 Thanks!

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