Mental Health SIG
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MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
MAY 25-30, 2001
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

INFORMATION ON CONTRIBUTED PAPERS AND SPEAKERS THAT ARE SPONSORED BY MENTAL HEALTH SIG. ALSO, POSTERS PRESENTED BY THE MENTAL HEALTH SIG MEMBERS.

Sunday, May 27, 2001
AN INFORMATION ODDITY: THE QUEST FOR RELIABLE RESOURCES AND TESTED TERMINOLOGY IN ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES.

A panel of invited speakers discussed the difficulties of and progress in identifying resources and terminology in the "other" therapies (nontraditional, alternative, complementary, integrative).

Sponsors:
Chiropractic Libraries Section, Hospital Libraries Section, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Mental Health SIG, Complementary Medicine SIG.

Wednesday, May 30, 2001
CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION: SPECIAL NEEDS FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH POPULATION

This program focused on building librarian competence in providing mental health information to consumers. Rather than focus on actual library resources, this session was devoted to developing public service skills to meet the challenges of providing information to patinets, families, and consumers.

Invited Speaker:
Liz Bruno

Contributed Paper:
Karin Dearness

Sponsors:
Nursing & Allied Health Resources Section, Consumer & Patient Health Information Section, and Mental Health SIG.


 

POSTERS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF THE MENTAL HEALTH SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

INFORMATICS TRAINING TO PREPARE FACULTY FOR A NEW CASE-BASED MEDICAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Kelly M. Moore, Carmen Bou Rivera, & Joaquin Arriaga
University of Miami School of Medicine, Louis Calder Memorial Library, Pomerance Library & Resource Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

The purpose of this project was to identify core competencies and develop educational programs in medical informatics that effectively prepare clinical and research faculty for a new case-based curriculum at the school of medicine. Based on the core competencies in medical informatics identified by Florance at the University of Rochester and a needs assessment of faculty, four competencies were identified as needed in preparation for a case-based curriculum: computer literacy, communications, information management, and computer-aided learning. A total of 68 classes were given during a 6-week period to small groups. The classes emphasized computer applications and skills, utilized the most current technology, and included demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

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A MODEL FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT PLANNING IN AN ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

Rebecca Abromitis, Linda Hartman, & Alice Kuller
University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Library; Falk Library of the Health Sciences.

A staff development committee was convened in January 1999 to implement staff development opportunities at our univesity's health sciences libraries. Both the university and affiliated medical center offer many personal and professional enrichment programs and the committee was charged with utilizing this rich environment to: (1) develop programs to enhance workplace skills and personal growth; (2) communicate the availability of existing programs at the university and medical center; and (3) encourage the staff to participate in these opportunities. The structured approach to planning the first year of programs resulted in a diverse offering attended by all levels of staff. This approach can serve as a useful model for similar program planning in any organization.

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