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Event Virtual Mid-Winter HMRC Meeting

by Laura Haines on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 10:52 am

Please join the Health and Medical Reference Committee at ALA Midwinter virtually by attending our teleconference meeting on Tuesday, January 12, from 2-3 PM Central Time. The agenda is as follows:

  1. RSS Section Review, information from our committee.
  2. Promoting the Guidelines.
  3. Promoting MEDREF list.
  4. Programming for ALA Annual 2016, Orlando, Florida: Discussion Forum.
  5. Other business.

To join this meeting, please Dial 866-714-4933

Passcode: 76286198

Please join the Health and Medical Reference Committee at ALA Midwinter virtually by attending our teleconference meeting on Tuesday, January 12, from 2-3 PM Central Time. The agenda is as follows:

  1. RSS Section Review, information from our committee.
  2. Promoting the Guidelines.
  3. Promoting MEDREF list.
  4. Programming for ALA Annual 2016, Orlando, Florida: Discussion Forum.
  5. Other business.

To join this meeting, please Dial 866-714-4933

Passcode: 76286198

Questions or comments? Do not hesitate to contact me!

Laura Haines

Laura.Haines@uvm.edu

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Discussion Virtual Mid-Winter HMRC Meeting: Teleconference Tuesday, January 12, from 2-3 PM CENTRAL TIME

by Laura Haines on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 10:50 am

Greetings!

Please join the Health and Medical Reference Committee at ALA Midwinter virtually by attending our teleconference meeting on Tuesday, January 12, from 2-3 PM Central Time. The agenda is as follows:

  1. RSS Section Review, information from our committee.
  2. Promoting the Guidelines.
  3. Promoting MEDREF list.
  4. Programming for ALA Annual 2016, Orlando, Florida: Discussion Forum.
  5. Other business.

To join this meeting, please Dial 866-714-4933

Passcode: 76286198

Greetings!

Please join the Health and Medical Reference Committee at ALA Midwinter virtually by attending our teleconference meeting on Tuesday, January 12, from 2-3 PM Central Time. The agenda is as follows:

  1. RSS Section Review, information from our committee.
  2. Promoting the Guidelines.
  3. Promoting MEDREF list.
  4. Programming for ALA Annual 2016, Orlando, Florida: Discussion Forum.
  5. Other business.

To join this meeting, please Dial 866-714-4933

Passcode: 76286198

Questions or comments? Do not hesitate to contact me!

Laura Haines

Laura.Haines@uvm.edu

More...

Discussion Health and Medical Reference Committee Goals for 2015-16

by Laura Haines on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm

The goals for the 2015-16 year of the Health and Medical Reference Committee are as follows:

  • Promote the newly accepted RUSA Health and Medical Reference Guidelines through communications, marketing, scholarship and professional development programming.

    Update, October 2015:

The goals for the 2015-16 year of the Health and Medical Reference Committee are as follows:

  • Promote the newly accepted RUSA Health and Medical Reference Guidelines through communications, marketing, scholarship and professional development programming.

    Update, October 2015:

    The HMRC has been brainstorming the various ways we could market the new Guidelines. Ideas include using local and regional library associations, local public libraries, and regional libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to promote the Guidelines. An article has already been included in a regional newsletter in Connecticut. One member is drafting a press release to share with these various outlets. A discussion forum is also being planned for ALA Annual in Orlando for further promotion. HMRC will continue to plan and promote the guidelines.

  • Promote and develop the Medref listserv in order to provide a discussion space for workers in all libraries who provide health or medical reference to talk about the special issues arising from those types of reference questions.

    Update, October 2015:

    The Committee has made descriptive changes to the listserv directory information and is continuing to work on promotion.

  • Develop a web page to communicate helpful resources for those in the field providing health or medical reference.

    Update, October 2015:

    The HMRC is pleased to have completed a web page with a list of resources. It can be found on the Committee’s site at http://www.ala.org/rusa/contact/rosters/rss/rus-rsshmr. The page is meant to provide a wide range of library workers a short list of free web resources to seek answers to health-related questions.

  • Programming: contribute a Webinar, discussion forum or program for ALA Annual Meeting 2016 and/or other venues.

    Update, October 2015:

    The Committee is collaborating with ACRL’s Health Sciences Interest Group to prepare a discussion forum for Annual 2016.

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Discussion Summary of Current Activities, September 2015

by Laura Haines on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 01:46 pm

The Health and Medical Reference Committee (HMRC) is currently engaged in creating a list of resources to be added to the Health and Medical Reference Committee website (http://www.ala.org/rusa/health-and-medical-reference-committee). Member Ann Glusker has submitted a brief list of top-level sites to the committee. The list is meant to point library staff at all types of libraries in the right direction toward answering health related reference questions.

The Health and Medical Reference Committee (HMRC) is currently engaged in creating a list of resources to be added to the Health and Medical Reference Committee website (http://www.ala.org/rusa/health-and-medical-reference-committee). Member Ann Glusker has submitted a brief list of top-level sites to the committee. The list is meant to point library staff at all types of libraries in the right direction toward answering health related reference questions. While not meant to be a comprehensive list of health sciences sites, it is hopefully a good place for those new to health and medical reference to start. This website is on the agenda for our upcoming meeting, Tuesday, September 14th, 2-3 pm, Central Time. (See meeting announcement for details.)

The HMRC is also developing programming for ALA Annual 2016 in conjunction with ACRL's Health Sciences Interest Group. The two groups hope to create a joint Discussion Forum that uses the new Health and Medical Reference Guidelines as a training tool for both professional and para professional library staff in answering health related reference questions. 

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Haines

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Online Doc Minutes Landing Page

by Laura Haines on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 02:55 pm

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 Virtual HMRC Meeting: Teleconference Tuesday, September 15, from 2-3 PM CENTRAL TIME

by Laura Haines on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Greetings!

Please join the Health and Medical Reference Committee virtually by attending our teleconference meeting on Tuesday, September 15, from 2-3 PM Central Time. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Updates from ALA Annual Conference back in June.
  2. Goals for upcoming year.
  3. Programming for ALA Annual 2016, Orlando, Florida.
  4. Midwinter Meeting.
  5. HMRC Website.
  6. Promoting the Guidelines.
  7. Promoting MEDREF list.
  8. Other business.

To join this meeting, please Dial 866-714-4933; Passcode: 76286198

Greetings!

Please join the Health and Medical Reference Committee virtually by attending our teleconference meeting on Tuesday, September 15, from 2-3 PM Central Time. The agenda is as follows:

  1. Updates from ALA Annual Conference back in June.
  2. Goals for upcoming year.
  3. Programming for ALA Annual 2016, Orlando, Florida.
  4. Midwinter Meeting.
  5. HMRC Website.
  6. Promoting the Guidelines.
  7. Promoting MEDREF list.
  8. Other business.

To join this meeting, please Dial 866-714-4933; Passcode: 76286198

Questions or comments? Do not hesitate to contact me!

Laura Haines

Laura.Haines@uvm.edu

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Discussion HMRC Roster 2015-16

by Laura Haines on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 03:39 pm

Laura Louise Haines (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) laura.haines@uvm.edu

Lori C. Lauterbach (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) llauterbach@stratford.edu

Ms. Ann Glusker (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) glusker@u.washington.edu

Laura Louise Haines (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) laura.haines@uvm.edu

Lori C. Lauterbach (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) llauterbach@stratford.edu

Ms. Ann Glusker (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) glusker@u.washington.edu

Laura Louise Haines (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) laura.haines@uvm.edu

Kelli Ham (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) kkham@library.ucla.edu

Ms. Toni Hoberecht (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) toni-hoberecht@ouhsc.edu

Jonathan B. Jeffery (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) jeffery@udel.edu

Qiana M. Johnson (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) q-johnson@pobox.com

Nadia J. Lalla (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) njlalla@gmail.com

Karen J. Vargas (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) karen.j.vargas@gmail.com

Andrea Hill (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2020) ahill@ala.org

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Event Get to Know the New RUSA Guidelines for Health and Medical Reference Services

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

RUSA's Health and Medical Reference Guidelines have been re-written and newly launched. Authors from the Health and Medical Reference Committee will present the new guidelines and lead a discussion about special considerations to make when answering health or medical reference queries. Topics raised will include best practices and unique approaches to health reference.

Event RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee Meeting

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

The RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee will meet to discuss ongoing and new business of the committee. All are welcome, and new members are encouraged!

Discussion Goals Update April 2014

by Laura Haines on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 03:16 pm

1. Complete the document Health and Medical Reference Guidelines.

1. Complete the document Health and Medical Reference Guidelines.

Update: The Guidelines are currently under review by the RUSA Board. The Committee hopes they will be completely accepted and added to the RUSA web site by ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco. However, whether they are online or not, they will be presented in a Discussion Forum entitled "Get to Know the New RUSA Guidelines for Health and Medical Reference Services" on Sunday, June 28th, from 3-4 pm.

2. Promote and develop the Medref-L listserv in order to provide a discussion space for workers in all libraries who provide health or medical reference to talk about the special issues arising from those types of reference questions.

Update: Committee member and former Chair, Karen Vargas is writing a scope note and promotion plan for the list, which will then be implemented by the entire committee.

3. Develop a web page to communicate helpful resources for those in the field providing health or medical reference.

Update: Committee member Ann Glusker has developed a draft of a web page of health and medical reference sources that features 2 sites for a variety of categories such as consumer health, scholarly research, online tutorials and more. The Committee is discussing this draft via email, will make any necessary changes, and upload the content to the Health and Medical Reference Committee's web space on the ALA site by fall 2015. 

4. Programming: contribute a Webinar, discussion forum or program for ALA Annual Meeting and/or other venues.

Update: The Committee will offer a discussion forum about the new Health and Medical Reference Guidelines: "Get to Know the New RUSA Guidelines for Health and Medical Reference Services" on Sunday, June 28th, from 3-4 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura Haines, Chair

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