The Mulford Library on Health Science Campus will celebrate National Medical Librarians Month in October.An initiative of the Medical Library Association, National Medical Librarians Month highlights the value and contributions of libraries that serve health science professionals and students.
This year’s theme is “Saving You Time So You Can Save Lives.”
“Medical librarians have long been the key to connecting health-care providers with the information they need to make the best possible decisions for patients: manually searching Index Medicus, the print predecessor of PubMed, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the print predecessor of Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and other indexes,” said Jolene Miller, director of Mulford Library.
“In today’s environment of easy access to online information, the search and evaluation skills of medical librarians are even more important. They bring their specialized skills to the health-care team, providing information to team members efficiently and effectively, allowing providers to spend more time providing high-quality clinical care.”
Throughout October, Mulford librarians plan to show their appreciation for the students, faculty and staff who utilize their services and resources. Each week, library trivia questions will be posted to Mulford’s Facebook page with opportunities to win $10 gift cards to the Caffeini’s coffee kiosk in the UT Medical Center lobby.
Patrons also have the opportunity to win a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble by entering a Guess the Number of Catalog Cards Contest at the library. Entry slips can be filled out on the fourth floor of the library.
In addition, biographies of Mulford librarians will be posted via Facebook so users can get to know their librarians a little bit better.
For more information, contact Jodi Jameson at 419.383.5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.