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- ItemOpen AccessThe art nouveau book designs of Talwin Morris(2004-06) Ford, LyleThis article provides an overview of Morris' career, placing his work within the context of technological changes in bookbinding. The article concludes that Morris' designs signify the popularity of Art Nouveau and its relationship to commercial activity.
- ItemOpen AccessCurrent Awareness in the New Millenium: RSS(Taylor and Francis, 2006) Cooke, CarolKeeping current is essential for both patrons and librarians in the health sciences. We receive electronic and photocopied tables of contents. We subscribe to relevant mailing lists, newspapers and magazines. We review Web sites, books and journals. Our desks are littered with current awareness items that more often get old than read. RSS or "Really Simple Syndication" is a means of organizing and simplifying current awareness efforts. Using RSS feeds from a variety of sources along with aggregator software can keep up date with out the clutter. This article will provide a starting point from which to take advantage of RSS and continue the process of active learning.
- ItemOpen AccessDirect to you: innovative information services to support nurses’ continuing competence in Manitoba(Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada, 2006) Demczuk, Lisa; Cohen Baker, Analyn; Shaw-Daigle, Christine; Raynard, MelissaThe libraries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, community hospitalsidentified an ideal opportunity to develop new programs andservices to reach practicing nurses in their own setting. In2004, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM)began the implementation of a Continuing Competence Pro-gram that requires nurses to annually demonstrate, as part oftheir registration renewal, a commitment to life-long learning,and their participation in professional development activities. The libraries recognized that many nurses, because ofthe time constraints of clinical responsibilities, shift work,and family life, have difficulties visiting the physical libraryin person to find resources to support learning and self-development. To bring relevant information directly to thenurses to support their continuing competence informationneeds, the librarians of the Winnipeg community hospitalsdeveloped four innovative onsite and virtual library programsand services.
- ItemOpen AccessCompetency Culture: An Innovative String of Pearls to Deliver Health Information to Nurses(2006) Cohen Baker, Analyn; Demczuk, Lisa; Raynard, Melissa; Shaw-Daigle, ChristineObjective: To support Manitoba nurses in their new professional requirement to maintain competency. Setting: The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) requires that licensed, practicing nurses in the province document their continuing competency on an annual basis. In response to this requirement, the community hospital libraries, affiliated with the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries, developed several onsite and virtual library programs and services. Audience: The target group for these new initiatives is nurses working within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Winnipeg community hospitals. Program: The University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries (UMHSL) developed online resource guides, information packages and a newsletter to support the continuing competency goals of the CRNM and Manitoba nurses. Webliographies are topic specific, online resource guides including links to books, journal articles, ejournals and websites. They are updated annually and are accessible via the UMHSL website. Competency Collection: Information Pathfinders are customized information packages designed for nurses interested in a particular Healthcare issue. Print packages of information are readily available on units throughout the Healthcare facilities. Info-RN, is an electronic newsletter which highlights nursing resources and library services; it is published and distributed three times per year. Conclusion The UMHSL identified the unique information needs of nurses in the community hospitals. To address this need, the UMHSL developed creative and innovative ways to deliver evidence-based information directly to nurses at the unit level.
- ItemOpen AccessReferencing a website the APA way(2006-03-09T15:39:29Z) Unruh, Miriam; McLean, Cheryl; Tittenberger, Peter; Roy, MarkAfter completing this interactive tutorial you will be able to create a proper American Psychological Association (APA) reference for a webpage. This flash tutorial requires a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher.
- ItemOpen AccessReferencing a book or journal the APA way(2006-03-09T15:42:24Z) Unruh, Miriam; McLean, Cheryl; Tittenberger, Peter; Roy, MarkAfter completing this interactive tutorial the user will be able to complete a proper American Psychological Association (APA) reference for a book or journal article. This flash tutorial requires a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher.
- ItemOpen AccessBridging the Health Information Gap for Hospital Nurses(2008) Shaw-Daigle, Christine; Demczuk, Lisa; Cohen Baker, Analyn; Raynard, Melissa; Giles-Smith, Lori; Barrett, PatriciaObjectives: To develop library services that support nurses in meeting their new professional continuing competency requirement and to connect nurses directly to quality information for practice and lifelong learning. Description: Licensed practicing nurses must document their continuing competency on an annual basis. Recognizing an emerging information need, we developed several onsite and virtual library programs and services to help community hospital nurses meet their new professional requirements. Our goals were to provide in-person research and library consultation services to front-line staff and to develop creative and innovative ways to deliver evidence-based information directly to nurses at the unit level. Simultaneously, the Regional Health Authority Nursing Leadership Council (RHANLC) recognized a growing gap in nurses taking leadership roles in the health region. Partnering with other health sciences librarians, we expanded our online resource guides into an online learning support tool to bring leadership literature to potential nurse leaders. Results: The following personalized library services to support the continuing competency goals of nurses were developed.• On the Unit is a scheduled in-person visit to consult with nurses about their information needs. • Webliographies are a series of online resource guides for nursing-specifi c topics. Cooperating with the RHANLC, we enhanced the webliography format into an online and interactive learning support tool for leadership development. • Competency Collection: Information Pathfi nders are customized information packages designed for nurses. Print packages of information are readily available on units throughout the health care facilities. • Info-RN is an electronic newsletter highlighting nursing resources, library services, and information literacy concepts. We identified the unique information needs of nurses and created innovative ways to deliver evidence-based information directly to them. These new services provided an opportunity for librarians to contribute to the development of effective nurse clinicians and future nurse leaders.
- ItemOpen AccessShelflessness as a virtue : Serendipity in an electronic reference collection(2009) Ford, Lyle; O'Hara, Lisa Hanson; Whiklo, JaredThe reference collection traditionally rewards serendipity by presenting key resources in a compact group. At the University of Manitoba Libraries, reference collection space is at a premium and, increasingly, electronic versions of reference materials are selected for purchase. However, our space saving comes at a cost: our patrons can’t browse electronic reference materials across various online platforms and they miss out on potential serendipitous discoveries. This presentation will outline the problem, look at what ARL libraries offer as online reference collections, and offer possible solutions, including what we hope to do at the University of Manitoba Libraries (UML).
- ItemOpen AccessPossibilities and Prospects: The Debate Over a Guaranteed Income(Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2009-11) Young, Margot; Mulvale, James P.
- ItemOpen AccessAcademic law libraries and self-represented litigants(2010) St. John, Muriel (Lefebvre)Self-represented litigants are growing in numbers and they are a concern in every sector of the legal community. These citizens use public institutions to do their legal research. In this article, I focus on academic libraries and academic librarians offering services to this clientele, a form of university outreach to the community. Academic law librarians play an intermediary role between self-represented litigants and the legal information they seek.
- ItemOpen AccessHonouring Our Heritage: Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MAHIP) Chapter History Project(2010) Shaw-Daigle, Christine; Demczuk, Lisa; Raynard, Melissa; Osterreicher, AngelaBackground: The Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MAHIP), formerly Manitoba Health Libraries Association, has been in existence since 1976. The membership has been inspired to undertake a history project to create an accessible and dynamic repository of association documents and memories, reflecting almost 35 years of chapter activity. Objective: The history project was undertaken with the goal of establishing an open-access digital repository of association documents and supplementary materials and establishing a timeline of association achievement. Methods: A working group from the association was formed to gather, sort and organize documents related to the creation, business and activities of the association. Criteria were developed for the retention of documents. Selected core documents reflecting the course of the association‟s history were digitized and posted on a wiki developed as the online platform for the repository. Personal reflections about the association were captured and added to the repository. Results: From the initial collection, sorting and organizing of association documents, the MAHIP history project has resulted in the following outcomes: a retention policy for association materials, an organized collection of documents for deposit to the Manitoba Archives and a dynamic, online repository of digitized materials and personal interviews. A timeline of achievement reflecting the highlights of association history has been developed. Discussion: This history project has resulted in an accessible and rich resource for the history of health libraries and health information provision in the province of Manitoba. The project contributes to the heritage of health librarianship in Canada.
- ItemOpen AccessA look back on the Prairie: the Manitoba Health Libraries Association / Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MHLA / MAHIP) chapter history project(Canadian Health Libraries Association, 2011) Shaw-Daigle, Christine; Demczuk, Lisa; Osterreicher, Angela; Raynard, MelissaThe Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MAHIP) is the provincial chapter of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Association des bibliothe`- ques de la sante´ du Canada (CHLA / ABSC). MAHIP (formerly the Manitoba Health Libraries Association or MHLA) has been in existence since 1976, and in 2011 it will celebrate its 35th anniversary as a professional association. Reaching this milestone inspired the membership to undertake a history project to better document the development and achievements accomplished throughoutthe life of the Association.
- ItemOpen AccessCaring for your bariatric patient: a resource guide to the literature on care of the morbidly obese.(2011-01) Thiele, Tracy; Osterreicher, AngelaIn response to escalating obesity in Manitoba, Canada, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) formed a Bariatric Care Committee to address the issue of providing safe, efficient, and effective care for this population. The WRHA proposed that Deer Lodge Centre (DLC) be designated as the site for the management and care of bariatric patients requiring long-term chronic care. As a result, a DLC Bariatric Committee with several working groups was formed. The working groups were to provide plans for clinical program, communication, research and education, staffing, capital planning, and equipment. The Research and Education Working Group conducted literature reviews for each of the working groups. A selection of the most pertinent resources found for the DLC Bariatric Committee Working Groups are highlighted here. It is anticipated that this resource will provide assistance for others wishing to establish bariatric programs within their facility. Citations are categorized under the headings: clinical care (activities of daily living, airway management, and skin care), comprehensive knowledge, staff education, equipment/capital planning, excellence, respect, geriatrics, and safe handling. This resource guide will be of interest for nurses caring for bariatric patients and for organizations providing long-term care of bariatric patients.
- ItemOpen AccessCollection Usage Pre- and Post-Summon Implementation at the University of Manitoba Libraries(Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 2012-11-11) O'Hara, Lisa HansonThis study examines the use of print and electronic collections both before and after implementation of Summon at the University of Manitoba Libraries. Summon is a web-scale discovery service which allows discovery of all of the materials the library owns or has access to from a simple search box on the library’s web page.
- ItemOpen AccessThe role of libraries and archives in canon formation and establishing literary value : a point of view from the English-speaking world(2013-04-18) Horner, Jan; Darby, DavidSince the 1970s, libraries and archives in the English-speaking world have dealt with changes wrought by economic, intellectual, technological, and political forces. These forces in turn have had a significant impact on the role of libraries and archives in canon formation and development. This article will review how literary and critical theory, digital technology, the financial situation of universities, and changes in service philosophy have affected the role played by libraries and archives in constructing literary value.
- ItemOpen AccessA Pilot Study Examining the Perceptions of Academic Librarians as Researchers According to Academic Librarians(Alberta Library Conference, 2014) Babb, MaureenThis pilot study explored the perception of academic librarians as researchers and academics according to academic librarians themselves. Previous research acknowledges the tendency of relations between librarians and non-librarian faculty to be strained, with faculty frequently unaware of the research activities of librarians. Perceptions of academic librarians do not often reflect their true capabilities. Despite these flawed perceptions, librarians conduct research regularly, both within and outside of the Library and Information Studies (LIS) field. This study explored the nature of collaborative research between librarians and faculty, the perceived function(s) of research for librarians and the ability of librarians to conduct research.
- ItemOpen AccessThe New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum Pilot at the University of Manitoba: A Canadian Experience(University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2014) Ishida, MayuCanada’s federal funding agencies are following the directions of funding agencies in the United States and United Kingdom, and will soon require a data management plan in grant applications. The University of Manitoba Libraries in Canada has started planning and implementing research data services, and education is seen as a key component. In June 2014, the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) (Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School 2014) was piloted and used to provide data management training for a group of subject librarians at the University of Manitoba Libraries, in combination with information about data-related policies of the Canadian funding agencies and the University of Manitoba. The seven NECDMC modules were delivered in a seminar style, with emphasis on group discussions and Canadian content. The benefits of NECDMC – adaptability and flexible framework – should be weighed against the challenges experienced in the pilot, mainly the significant amount of time needed to create local content and complement the existing curriculum. Overall, the pilot showed that NECDMC is a good, thorough introduction to data management, and that it is possible to adapt NECDMC to the local and Canadian settings in an effective way.
- ItemOpen AccessLights! Camera! Education! A Library and Nurse Educator Collaborative "Movie" Programs for Continuing Competence(2014-06) Raynard, MelissaIntroduction: The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba implemented a continuing competence program as a requirement for registration renewal. To help nurses complete these requirements, in 2007 the Concordia Hospital Library (CHL), part of the University of Manitoba Libraries, collaborated with the Concordia Hospital Medical/Surgical Educators, to develop and deliver the program “Movie” Days. Methods: Each month an Educator selects a ½ hour educational “movie” from the CHL. During this month Library staff show the “movie” 4 times over 3 days each month: once in the Library, and once on 3 different units. Each showing includes popcorn and a list of “movie” related articles that can be requested from the library. A certificate of attendance is given and can be submitted with continuing competency documentation. Promotion is through posters, hospital-wide emails, twitter, the webpage, and post-“movie” day emails. Results: Feedback is sought continuously to improve the program and the attendance. Feedback triggered changes include “movie” themes (e.g. elder care to general patient care), times (e.g. lunch to afternoon), and location (e.g. lecture rooms to the units). One measure of success is that other Winnipeg community hospitals have requested this program from their own library. Discussion: Despite the changes to facilitate the attendance of nurses, allied health professionals make up the majority of attendees. Regardless, this program is highly valued by the hospital Nurse Educators, and they continue to collaborate with the CHL and promote the program to staff.
- ItemOpen AccessBuilding a Community of Practice for Research Data Services: Experience of CLIR/DLF E-Research Peer Network & Mentoring Group(Digital Library Federation, 2014-10) Ishida, Mayu; Fear, Kathleen; Kollen, Chris; Kouper, Inna; Roark, Kendall; Williams, SarahFrom March to October 2014, eight academic libraries in the United States and Canada participated in the CLIR/DLF E-Research Peer Networking & Mentoring Group (ERPNMG), a program that aimed at encouraging and building a self-reliant, mutually supportive community engaged in continuous learning about e-research support. The program consisted of a series of webinars, practical activities and virtual discussions that helped the participating institutions to evaluate, refine and further implement their research data services (RDS). In this panel the ERPNMG participants, including the library representatives and the facilitators who worked with them, will share their experiences and discuss the successes and challenges of implementing research data services while engaging in mutual learning as well as propose the next steps for the ERPNMG after the end of program. We will place our experiences in the conceptual context of communities of practice (CoP) and encourage the audience to discuss the needs and opportunities for emerging communities of practice around data.