CommComm posted on May 25, 2011 18:19
Ideas seem welcome for the Brave New World. Alonzo LaMont

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CommComm posted on May 25, 2011 00:07

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CommComm posted on May 24, 2011 20:16
Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who heads the polio eradication programme at WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) Alonzo LaMont

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This App is designed for iPhone and iPad. The article is a review which gives the Diabetes Guide an overall excellent rating.

http://www.imedicalapps.com/2011/05/diabetes-guide-johns-hopkins-helps-drive-evidencebased-medicine/

 

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on May 24, 2011 18:13

"Informatics for Librarians" Our very own Nancy Roderer and Harold Lehmann are featured Presenters, and here's a little overview of the discussion:

"Clinical informatics is not new, is sometimes confused with bioinformatics and is often described as “the intersection of computer science, information science and health sciences”. Beyond that, what does clinical informatics portend for hospital and other health sciences librarians? The discussion aims to be informal and is hoped that librarians will have a better understanding of clinical informatics and their potential part in it.  The virtual panel is comprised of a pediatrician, librarian/computer scientist (Johns Hopkins faculty) and another librarian (an informatics student)." 

 

http://nnlm.gov/sea/newsletter/2011/05/june-7-2011-beyondthesea-informatics-for-librarians/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nnlm%2Fseacurrents+%28SEA+Currents%29

 

Alonzo LaMont

 

 


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CommComm posted on May 23, 2011 23:40
Lookout! They're-a-Coming. Alonzo LaMont

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CommComm posted on May 18, 2011 20:55

De-personalize your web experience? Who you gonna call? Yourself! Cause if you want something done, you know that's always the case. These tips are well worth pursuing. But unfortunately, I think privacy is a thing of the past. If your iPhone isn't not tracking your footsteps, all your other cyber gear probably is. But hey, don't take my cynical word for it, go ask that little screen you're staring into---chances are it's staring right back with a smiley face. Semper Fi Everybody!

 

http://www.thefilterbubble.com/10-things-you-can-do

 

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on May 12, 2011 01:04
As human beings were prone to bubbles, we gravitate to people like us, people with the same views, the same socio-economic class, the same habits etc. All sorts of studies show that if you’re likely to have similar habits and life-styles as the people you associate with. The web has been applauded as a way to escape that echo-chamber you live in. Except, as Pariser points out, there are companies like Google and Facebook and Yahoo looking to personalize your web experience,and that personalization makes your bubble even smaller. Making it even easier to forget that your world view is not the world view.


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The National Library of Medicine announced the Winners of their "NLM & You" Video Contest. Grand Prize Winner: "James and the Peanut Allergy". Producer: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library in collaboration with the Biomedical Informatics Department. First Runner-Up: "The Fastest Librarian in the West" Producer; Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, University of New Mexico Second Runner-Up: "Making a Difference Every Day" Producer; Schusterman-Benson Library, Oklahoma University at Tulsa

 


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CommComm posted on April 29, 2011 08:15

 

        Peggy Gross, our new Informationist, was born in Long Beach, California---for college, Peggy found herself at the Univ. of Kentucky on a full scholarship for----(wait for it!)----Swimming! You heard right my friends, and I don’t mean she was doing laps in the local pond with Sparky the pool pup. Peggy went to the Olympic Trials twice, in 2000 and 2004 and would probably have made the final cut in 2000 if not for a most unfortunate mishap. Her suit ripped in mid-race, “after that it felt like a parachute”. Talk about your horribly wet fickle finger of fate.

        Let’s fast forward to her library career, which was, sadly,  jumpstarted by her mom getting ovarian cancer. Peggy says, “I had so much trouble finding any decent medical information----and I wondered how other people must feel?” She parlayed this dismay into working for a cancer library in St. Paul, Minnesota. Peggy’s eclectic background found her graduating from the University of Illinois and was a Library Supervisor in Pennsylvania, where she also taught high school for a bit.  And how did she arrive on our fair Hopkins shores? She too was drawn to Welch by our (seemingly-more-popular-by-the-minute) Informationist  Service Model. Peggy adds that she “appreciates that we’re able to be in the same space as our users. I love the team concept, yet it feels as if we (Informationists) can still run our own event.”

        Peggy casually mentioned that her adorable-as-a-munchkin doggie, Cleo,  (isn’t Cleo in the “Official Listing of Adorable Munchkin Dog Names Book?) is officially certified as a therapy dog---what’s a therapy dog you ask?  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therapy_dog).

        Finally, as a big-time interest and hobby, Peggy professed her profound affection for 19th Century Literature, specifically Dickens, Eliot, Melville. I know, I know, don’t ring a bell with me either. Informationist and Olympic Time Trial Finalist? That’s just not fair. Welcome, Peggy.

 

 

Alonzo LaMont


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