Friday, May 24, 2013

UK Librarians participate in One Health Conference in Boston

UK Libraries was well represented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) held in Boston May 3-8.  The joint meeting included the MLA, International Congress on Medical Librarianship, International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference.  The conference theme was “One Health: Information in an Independent World.”

UK Librarians presenting at the meeting included Medical Center Library (MCL) faculty Rick Brewer, Frank Davis, Tag Heister, and Robert Shapiro.  Also presenting were Valerie Perry, Agricultural Information Center and Dr. Jeff Huber, Director of the UK School of Library and Information Science SLIS).  Also attending the conference were MCL faculty Susan Foster-Harper, Bev Hilton, Mary Vaughn, and Mary Congleton as well as Sam Tolliver, a SLIS graduate student.

Frank Davis, Rick Brewer and Tag Heister, presented a poster entitled Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Students in a Family Medicine Clerkship: Collaborative, Active Learning for Clinical Decision Skills showcasing the partnership between the MCL and the College of Medicine to teach evidence based medicine principles to third year medical students. 

Robert Shapiro and Jeff Huber presented a poster entitled Top Down versus Bottom Up: The Social Construction of the Health Literacy Movement.  Their topic focused on the social, political, and economic events shaping the health literacy movement.

Valerie Perry presented Reaching out to Faculty: Leveraging Professional and Social Interactions to Meet Information Needs.  Her paper demonstrated how an agriculture librarian serves the One Health information needs of the UK College of Agriculture faculty and animal researchers throughout the university.

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