"While at the SLA conference last week, I attended a talk by Mary Ellen Bates (Bates Information Services Inc.) called “Marketing for the Rest of Us: A Guide for Introverts”. Perhaps the target audience was the shy and timid librarian, but I found the session useful for anyone in outreach and marketing of libraries. Here are five key points I took away from the talk: . . . "
The Education for Change! domain is created by Education for Change (efc.co.uk) to provide access to innovative project micro-sites which enable two-way commumication with target communities and groups.
The most comprehensive site for health awareness information.
Access to Health Awareness Events, August 2012 for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA and Worldwide events. Here is a list of health awareness days and weeks.
This systematic review examined the literature for evidence of dental root damage after contact with intermaxillary screws (IMS). Electronic databases, including the Cochrane Library, Ovid, Scirus, Scopus and Virtual Health Library, were used to search for original articles from 1980 to January 2011. Prospective and retrospective studies that assessed the association of root damage and contact with IMS were selected. Two authors independently reviewed and extracted the data from the included studies. A methodological quality scoring process was used to classify whether the articles presented low, moderate or high evidence. The search retrieved 795 citations. Nine studies fulfilled the initial selection criteria. Of these studies, 3 were excluded. Two studies did not note any iatrogenic injuries of the dental roots; the other study was a case report. Of the 6 included articles, 2 were ranked as having low and four as having moderate evidence. The moderate evidence found suggested that the roots did not exhibit clinical changes after coming into contact with the IMS, but this situation depends on the root damage level. To obtain reliable scientific evidence, studies with an adequate sample size and diagnostic methods are required to confirm the effects of IMS on the dental root.
Twenty-Five for Twenty-Five: European Content from the Health Information & Libraries Journal
As the leading European peer-reviewed journal for health information and libraries, the Health Information & Libraries Journal is delighted to be able to join the European Association of Health Information and Libraries in celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Health Information & Libraries Journal (HILJ) has been publishing papers from across Europe since it was first published under the title of Health Libraries Review in 1984. We are therefore delighted for this opportunity to share with you a selected collection of 25 papers, representing the breadth of European writing published within HILJ, to mark this special occasion.
Oliver Obst, Head of the Medical Library, University of Muenster, Germany writes about a day at his library focused on making his current library services fit for the future.
On 16th July 2012, University of Muenster Library of Medicine staff spent the entire day testing how it provides services to its researchers. Under the motto “Fit for the Future”, the team worked intensively on ways and means to improve current library services, particularly focussing on how to improve the current information needs of the over 1,500 faculty researchers and physicians.
'Medical education on Twitter is fantastic. There are no professional or geopgraphic boundaries to discussions. And no boundaries to patients participating either! I want to see all that is happening already continue and also for more people to get involved. I think that by considering these issues and showing how we can be safe and transparent we can take these discussions to a new level of participation.'