CommComm posted on April 5, 2010 02:34

Thought I'd pass all this along, at Hopkins sometimes it's good if the left hand (of communications) knows what the right hand is doing. And what better way to celebrate Spring (which has officially SPRUNG in my book), than to have National Public Health Week. Now go eat something decadent and completely unhealthy! 


Hopkins Nursing Celebrates Public Health Week

Posted: 4/2/2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) will celebrate National Public Health Week April 5-11. Since 1995 when the first full week of April was declared as National Public Health Week (NPHW), communities and institutions across the country have celebrated NPHW to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the publics health.

This year's SON celebration is being organized by faculty from the department of Community Public Health and includes public health trivia, awareness, and lectures throughout the week:

Monday, April 5
Public Health Nursing Careers in the US Public Health Service Corps, 12:30-1:30 pm, Carpenter Room. Captain Lynn Slepski, Senior Public Health Advisor, will be presenting information on the USPHS and its opportunities.

Tuesday, April 6
Healthy Communities, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 9.
Dr. Brian Gibbs, Associate Dean for Diversity and Cultural Competence, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Wednesday, April 7
Nursing in a Public Health Disaster: The Role of Nurses in Haiti, Post-Earthquake, 12:30-1:30 pm and 5-7 pm, Room 10. Hear from nurses who served in the SON response to Haiti after the earthquake.

Thursday, April 8
Healthy Howard: One Community at a Time, 1-2 pm, Room 215. Glen Schneider, Director of Health Policy and Planning, Howard County Health Department.

The American Public Health Association (APHA) serves as the organizer of NPHW and develops a national campaign to educate the public, policy-makers and practitioners about issues related to that year's theme. APHA creates comprehensive planning, organizing, and outreach materials that can be used during and after the week to raise awareness.








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CommComm posted on April 5, 2010 02:30

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I stopped by Mountcastle Auditorium and saw Katie Vizenor and Victoria Goode doing a bang-up job with "Personal Information Management". They imparted all sorts of info about sorting through your own digital universe. They covered 'formal' topics such as Refworks & Reference Manager, but also took audience questions that pertained to personal finance, e-mail, bookmarks, and managing your contacts and calendars. I think this class would be tremendously popular if offered at least several times, and at different venues. I love Mountcastle, but Katie and Victoria clearly tapped into a vein that I think half the campus would appreciate. The suggested reading they offered was William Jones' "Keeping Found Things Found". (I've enclosed some info and comments about the book). 

Keeping Found Things Found The Book.mht (53.99 kb)




CommComm posted on March 24, 2010 04:06

Wilmer Eye Institute

This picture highlights the Wilmer Eye Institute in eye-popping style.

The article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education. It's been my experience that many Hopkins folk don't always venture around the campus. Ahhhh, how easy it is to pick up lunch and hastily retreat back to the safety of our dearly beloved cubicles and offices. With Springtime now floating into our senses like freshly scented begonias, maybe a quick roadtrip down to Wilmer will enhance the daily routine. Quick stroll in the sunshine, anybody?

1) Introduction to Grant Writing -- A Welch Class (pre-registration req.)

Date: March 30, 2010
Start Time: 01:00 PM
End Time: 04:00 PM
Place: Welch Library, Mezzanine
Speaker: Deborah McClellan, Ph.D.
phone Number: (410)955-7559
Cost: Free


Designed for those with little or no grant-writing experience, this session introduces essentials of grant preparation, from developing a research idea to revising and resubmitting a proposal. The focus is on R01 applications for the NIH, but many of the principles apply equally to proposals for other agencies. The course emphasizes conveying scientific content clearly and succinctly through logical organization and effective presentation of the proposed research.

2) Personal Information Management -- A Welch Class (pre-registration req.)

Date: March 31, 2010
Start Time: 09:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Mountcastle Auditorium
Speaker: Katie Vizenor, MLS, MA & Victoria Goode, MLIS
phone Number: (410)955-7559
Cost: Free

Socio-technical researcher Victoria Bellotti defines Personal Information Management (PIM) as “the ordering of information through categorization, placement, or embellishment in a manner that makes it easier to retrieve when it is needed”. Using William Jones’ Keeping Found Things Found as a guide, this 2-hour workshop will take you through the steps of defining you information needs and style, choosing and using personal information technologies, maintaining your files and protecting your privacy.


3) Quosa: A Welch Class (pre-registration req.)

Date: March 31, 2010
Start Time: 01:00 PM
End Time: 02:15 PM
Place: Lab #2, 2024 Building
Speaker: Stella Seal, MLS
phone Number: (410)955-7559
Cost: Free

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 17 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn about Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Details, History and Clipboard features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.



CommComm posted on March 3, 2010 18:52

I received e-mails from my Welch Co-Conspirators Sue Woodson and Kathy Danko touting the new Primal Pictures database.  Both Kathy and Sue have their hands in ALL THINGS NEW, DIGITAL, ELECTRONIC OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION TO WELCH---and both now serve as my own personal secret digital spies. Each graciously sent updates pertaining to the arrival of Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy. A very unique tool indeed.  The value of online anatomy resources can be summed it in the following succinct little quote: “they contain complete anatomical 3D computer-generated models of human anatomy.  Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text.  Includes biomechanical animations, dynamic MRI, movie clips to supplement the 3D model and interactive quizzes.”

Along with Primal Pictures the Welch Library now subscribes to several other anatomy resources:

Net Anatomy (SES)
•Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy
•Thieme Teaching Assistant, Anatomy (Thieme)

Catherine Craven, one of our illustrious Welch Clinical Informationist Liaisons, stated "there are certain subjects that need visualization. Online anatomy provides great visuals and quizzing tools as well as other functionality that make it excellent for learning".  



CommComm posted on February 24, 2010 04:03

Our trusty WELDOC (inter-library loan) is getting a facelift. After speaking with Sue Woodson, Digital Library Services, and Lisa Song, ATIS, the changes should make the process of ordering articles and books more intuitive. There will be a 2 month migration period for the changeover to become a seamless transition. However, Lisa S. (who always provides me with all the delicious particulars) stressed that "after 2 months you'll be treated like a new user. Existing WELDOC users have 2 months to migrate their current WELDOC account to the new system. After the migration period, if they have not migrated, they'll have to register as a new user. Lonesome Doc users have to change their Lonesome Doc user ID to their Hopkins email address to access the new system. Third, and perhaps most importantly, the single sign-on feature it allows patrons to use their JHED USERNAME and PASSWORD. During the migration period when a user accesses the new WELDOC, after passing the JHED login screen the system will ask the user to enter the existing WELDOC account information OR create a new account---UNTIL---the user either migrates his/her old WELDOC or creates a new account." The new system won't accept gmail. Having a quick look-see at the new WELDOC page, it does have a snazzier appearance. Since WELDOC is such a vital part of library services this can only improve what is already a core resource of the Welch Library. Sue W. reiterated that using the new facelift should feel "pretty instinctive.'

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CommComm posted on February 24, 2010 00:38

The presentation on the National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences by our international fellow, Baocheng Wang has been rescheduled to:

Date: Monday, March 8

Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm

Location: 2024 E. Monument Street, Room 1-500Q

Baocheng has degrees in biochemistry and zoology and has been working at the NSL since 2005; he is at Welch to observe our approach to informationist services.


 National Science Library, Beijing

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Here's something to do this weekend, as we come back into the open air of February.


Go. Enjoy. Buy. See the sights. Put the memory of the baltimore blizzard in your rear view mirror!

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CommComm posted on February 12, 2010 03:47

The Friday, Feb. 12th lecture "10 Things I wish someone had told me about writing a Research Paper" has been cancelled, and will be re-scheduled. The snow has wrecked havoc on all classes this past week. Hopefully, (snow fingers crossed) in the days ahead everything class/lecture related will be sorted out.

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