Category Archives: Special Events

Welcome Back, Hope you are ready to start another semester!

Welcome Back.pngWell summer it seems has come to a close and now it is back to class, clinical rotations, papers, projects and whatever else may come along.  Regardless of what may happen, if there is some way I or anyone else here at the library come help please do not hesitate to ask.  While the campus slowed down, there has been a lot going on at the library.  Below you can read what some of those things are as well as what is going on at the library in the coming weeks that may be of some interest to you.   Hope you had a great summer and I am sure I will see you around as I am seemingly always over at the School of Nursing for one thing or another. 


Office Hours at the School of Nursing – In Break Room
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This semester I am going to try to make myself as available as possible in order to help as projects and papers come up.  To increase my availability, I plan on at least being  at the SON in the break room on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am – 9:30 am, unless there is something I need to attend to that makes it imperative that I head to the library.  I may be there at other times and on Wednesdays & Fridays but that is largely dependent on what I have on my schedule that day.  Please don’t hesitate to say hello if you see me and feel free to ask me any questions you may have.  If those times don’t work for you, shoot me an email (rebrown2@vcu.edu).

Construction/Renovations at TML – 2nd Floor:

Well if you have not been around much this summer, or classes and rotations have kept you busy  you have missed all of the construction going on at the library.  After completing the multimedia collaboration room this spring, the next area of the library that has been tackled has been the second floor which is  finished and n the next couple of weeks the new furniture will arrive and be put in place.   In the meantime there is other furniture which has been set up so that you can use the space.   I think you will be pleasantly surprised and find the space one that will be great for studying.  Below you can see some pictures of all that has been done and as you can see it is quite a change.

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RN.jpgVCU Libraries School of Nursing Library Orientation Resource

Another new resource I have developed and placed on the front page of the nursing research guide is a power point that has links, instructions and screen shots that will answer many questions you may have as you learn to use the library resources and services.  For those of you who have been here awhile, you may also find it useful too so you may want to check it out. Over the next couple of months there will be changes made to the resource as I add videos and add sections.  Any time I add something I will put a date beside the link to let you that it is a new version.  If you should see anything wrong with the resource or feel I should add something specific, please don’t hesitate to let me know. 

Here is a link to the orientation resource, you just need to hit download –  click here

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Workshops and Events of interest this Month: If you or someone you know needs some help with any of these databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless
otherwise indicated.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

11:00am

Tompkins-McCaw Library Open House

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

10:00am

RefWorks

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Noon

Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Noon

Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Noon

Film Screening: Secret World of Pain

Hunton Student Center

Monday, September 10, 2012

Noon

PubMed

Online

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Noon

Community Health Education Center Program on Women’s
Health: Urinary Incontinence

VCU Medical Center Gateway
Building

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Noon

Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Monday, September 24, 2012

1:30pm

Correlation of Disease Genes to Phenotypes

Sanger Hall

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

11:00am

RefWorks

Online

Friday, October 5, 2012

Noon

Film Screening: Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors
without Borders

Hunton Student Center

April – Monthly Entry

spring.pngWell spring has arrived and with it warmer temperatures and the advent of allergy season for some :).   While it is nice outside and the semester is quickly coming to an end, there are also papers to be written and assignments to be completed.  To that end, there are many classes and resources here at the library to help.  Since my last monthly entry, things here at the library are staying busy and I just wanted to call your attention to a couple of items that may be of interest to you.

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TechnologyComputer.jpgThe 2012 VCU Technology Fair is quickly coming up on the calendar.   It is an event that is co-sponsored by VCU
Technology Services and the VCU Libraries.  The intent of the fair is to bring the latest in
technology developments for the classroom, office and research to VCU.   One great enticement to come is that a new IPad will be given away each day along with the chance to be entered to a win a Dell Laptop based for attending the various workshops that will be held.

For More Information:  http://ts.vcu.edu/techfair/

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March 8 – September 28, Tompkins-McCaw Library
Exhibition of works by students, faculty and alumi in the Scientific and medical Preparatory emphasis area of the VCU Department of Communication Arts.  

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Lunch Bag.pngWhetting
Your Appetite for Research” – Brown Bag Series

April 26  (Noon – 1pm) Making GCP Your Standard Research Practice

Tompkins-McCaw
Library
- First Floor Conference Room, Room 109,  MCV Campus

Find out how to incorporate Good Clinical Practice into your research.
This session is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; advance
registration is encouraged. The Whetting Your Appetite for Research
Brown Bag series provides a forum for students, faculty, staff, and
community partners engaged in research at VCU to gain a better
understanding of the research process at VCU.

Register Online

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Educationbookstack.jpgWorkshops of interest this Month:

If you or someone you know needs some help with any of these
databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless
otherwise indicated.

Friday, March 30, 2012

3:00pm

Open Access Scholarly Publishing for Faculty

Cabell Library

Monday, April 2, 2012

12:15pm

Advanced RefWorks

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Thursday, April 5, 2012

3:00pm

Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12:15pm

Finding Images

Online

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Noon

Film Screening: 10 More Good Years: the Battle for LGBT
Rights is Far From Over

Hunton Student Center

Thursday, April 12, 2012

12:15pm

RefWorks

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Monday, April 16, 2012

10:00am

PubMed

Sanger Hall

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

11:00am

Community Health Education Center 10th Anniversary

VCU Medical Center Gateway
Building – Ground Floor

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

12:15pm

Finding Health Statistics Online

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

11:00am

Walk-in Research & Writing Clinic

Cabell Library

Monday, April 23, 2012 – Friday,
April 27, 2012

9:00am

Preservation Week

Cabell Library

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

11:00am

Walk-in Research & Writing Clinic

Cabell Library

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

10:00am

RefWorks

Online

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

10:00am

Community Health Education Center Donate Life Month Event

VCU Medical Center Gateway
Building – Ground Floor

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4:00pm

Walk-in Research & Writing Clinic

Cabell Library

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Noon

Brown Bag Lunch: Making GCP Your Standard Research
Practice

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Friday, April 27, 2012

Noon

Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Noon

Film Screening: Secret Life of the Brain: The Adult Brain:
to Think by Feeling

Hunton Student Center

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Noon

Brown Bag Lunch: Strategies and Tools for Patient
Recruitment

Tompkins-McCaw Library

March – Monthly Entry

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Well March has arrived which means that the semester is progressing and spring is right around the corner.  It also means that papers are also quickly coming due.  If you should need anything, please keep in mind that I am here to help and if cannot help, other librarians are also here to assist you.  Some things going on this month and to be aware of are as follows:

Multimedia Collaboration Room Renovation – Room Closed for Next 5 Weeks (Starting 2/6)

The multimedia collaboration room is being renovated and will be open again to be used by early April sometime.  The intention is take the room from the 70’s into modern times and make it a room that is more conducive from group study and collaboration. Click here if you want a bit more information.
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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Lunch Bag.pngWhetting
Your Appetite for Research” – Brown Bag Series

March 22, Noon – 1pm – The IRB- the Exempt,
the Expedited, and the Full-Board

Tompkins-McCaw
Library
- Library Instruction Classroom, 2-012 MCV Campus

Understand the different levels of regulatory review
required for research. A second session will be scheduled to address specific
questions from attendees. This session is free and open to the public. Seating
is limited; advance registration is encouraged. The Whetting Your Appetite for
Research Brown Bag series provides a forum for students, faculty, staff, and
community partners engaged in research at VCU to gain a better understanding of
the research process at VCU.

April
26, Noon – 1pm – Making GCP Your Standard Research Practice

Tompkins-McCaw
Library
- First Floor Conference Room, 109 MCV Campus

Find out how to incorporate Good Clinical Practice into your research. This
session is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; advance
registration is encouraged. The Whetting Your Appetite for Research Brown Bag
series provides a forum for students, faculty, staff, and community partners
engaged in research at VCU to gain a better understanding of the research
process at VCU.

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Workshops of interest this Month:

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for instruction.pngIf you or someone you know needs some help with any of these
databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless
otherwise indicated.


Wednesday, February
29, 2012

1:00pm

RefWorks

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Thursday, March 1,
2012

2:00pm

Drug
Information Resources

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, March 7,
2012

Noon

Film Screening:
The Healing Road: Native American Tradition

Hunton Student Center

Thursday, March 8,
2012

10:00am

Complementary
& Alternative Medicine

Online

Thursday, March 8,
2012 – Friday, September 28, 2012

7:30am

“Intersections:
Art and Science” Exhibit

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Thursday, March 22,
2012

Noon

Brown Bag
Lunch: The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tuesday, March 27,
2012

Noon

Brown Bag
Lunch: The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board

Richmond Academy of Medicine

Friday, March 30,
2012

3:00pm

Open Access
Scholarly Publishing for Faculty

Cabell Library

Thursday, April 26,
2012

Noon

Brown Bag
Lunch: Making GCP Your Standard Research Practice

Tompkins-McCaw Library

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New
Books and other Resources  (Electronic and On the Shelf)


socialmedia.jpgThe nurse’s social media advantage : how making connections and
sharing ideas can enhance your nursing practice / by Robert Fraser

Tompkins-McCaw Library RT50.5 .F73 2011 Normal Loan

Visual Nursing.jpgVisual nursing : a guide to diseases, skills, and treatments
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT57 .V57 2012 Normal Loan

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Sparks & Taylor’s nursing diagnosis reference manual / Sheila Sparks Ralph, Cynthia M. Taylor.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT48.6 .S66 2011 Normal Loan

APN.jpgRole development for doctoral advanced nursing practice / [edited by] H. Michael Dreher, Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT82.8 .R646 2011 Normal Loan


Teaching in Nursing.jpgTeaching in nursing : a guide for faculty / [edited by] Diane M. Billings, Judith A. Halstead
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT71 .T336 2012 Normal Loan

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December – Monthly Entry

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 Well December has arrived and the dogs days of exams, papers and just getting things wrapped up for the semester are here. Things here at the library are winding down as well but I am still here to help if you need it, and if I am not around one of the other librarians can help as well. Even with the winding down of the semester, there are still things going on at the library as you can read below.   I hope everyone has a good holiday break and I look forward to seeing you around campus next semester.

Tompkins-McCaw Library Closed for Holidays – December 23, 2011 – January 2, 2012

                                                                     
                                                        

Extended Hours at TML during Exams

clock.pngIn order to give students a place to study and prepare for exams, Tompkins-McCaw library is going be open extended hours for students from December 4th – 15th. After 9 pm you will need to show a valid VCU identification card in order to enter the building.  The hours the library will be open are as follows:


Sunday,
Dec. 4

12:00
noon to 12 midnight

Mon.-Thurs.
Dec. 5-8

7:30
am to 12 midnight

Friday,
Dec. 9

7:30
am to 6:00 pm

Saturday,
Dec. 10

9:00
am to 6:00 pm

Sunday,
Dec. 11

12:00
noon to 12 midnight

Mon.-Thurs.
Dec. 12-15

7:30
am to 12 midnight

Friday,
Dec. 16

7:30
am to 6:00 pm

                                                
                                                        


“Whetting Your Appetite for Research” – Brown Bag SeriesThumbnail image for Lunch Bag.png


VCU Libraries
and the Center for Clinical & Translational Research hold excellent talks
on various topics that deal with researchand pull on the expertise of
researchers here at VCU.  They are
excellent sessions that would be
of real use to anyone who is interested in research and
publishing.   You just need to bring yourself, something to eat
(drinks are included) and bring an interested friend if you
want.  Some of the upcoming workshops are:


pink book.jpgUnraveling the Mysteries of the “Pink Sheets”

December 15, 2011, 12 ­- 1PM   Tompkins- ­McCaw Library, Room 109  

Find our how to interpret and respond to grant reviewers’  comments
Presenter: Chris Gennings, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics

book looking.jpgDiscovering VCU’s Research Resources

January 26, 2012,  12 ­- 1PM   Tompkins- ­McCaw Library, Room 109  

Learn about specific resources available to support your research

 
                                                                       
                                                        

instruction.pngWorkshops of interest this Month:
If
you or someone you know needs some help with any of these databases,
please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless otherwise
indicated.

Tuesday, December 6,
2011
         Noon            Advanced RefWorks       Tompkins-McCaw Library

    Wednesday, December
7, 2011
   Noon             Library
Orientation
          Tompkins-McCaw
Library

 
                                                                       
                                                        

New Books and other Resources  (Electronic and On the Shelf)

Power of Ten.jpgThe power of ten, 2011-2013 : nurse leaders address the profession’s ten most pressing issues.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT89 .P69 2011 Normal Loan

Translation of Evidence.gifTranslation of evidence into nursing and health care practice / [edited by] Kathleen M. White, Sharon Dudley-Brown.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT42 .T73 2012 Normal Loan

Social Media Advantage.jpgThe nurse’s social media advantage : how making connections and
sharing ideas can enhance your nursing practice / by Robert Fraser.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT50.5 .F73 2011 Normal Loan

Nurses Hurt Nurses.jpgWhen nurses hurt nurses : recognizing and overcoming the cycle of nurse bullying / Cheryl Dellasega.

Tompkins-McCaw Library RT86 .D45 2011 Normal Loan

Measuring Caring.jpgMeasuring caring : international research on Caritas as healing / John Nelson, Jean Watson, editors.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT86.3 .M44 2012 Normal Loan

 
                                                                       
                                                       

Watercolors by Dr. Victor A. Yanchick Exhibit: Aug. 17th – Nov. 23rd

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Art and science mix for painter and scholar Victor A. Yanchick, dean
of the VCU School of Pharmacy. His paintings will be on display during
the fall semester, Aug. 15 through Nov. 23, at Tompkins-McCaw Library
for the Health Sciences, 509 N. 12th St. A free-and-open-to-the-public
reception will be held Aug. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Watercolor is the pharmacy educator’s medium of choice, and work on
display includes landscapes, pastoral scenes, still lifes and themes
from the American Southwest. He started painting 11 years ago. A
self-described lifelong learner, he said, “I wanted to do something
totally different from what I do on a day-to-day basis. Painting is a
way of expressing one’s self.”

Yanchick, who has served as dean of the School of Pharmacy since
1996, has been a leader on the national level as president of the
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He studied pharmacy at the
University of Iowa and received his Ph.D. in pharmacy from Purdue
University. His wide-ranging interests in the pharmacy profession have
included medication use in the elderly and interprofessional education.
He has guided several programs through a time of rapid change with a
personal commitment to improve patient care outcomes through advances
and innovation in pharmacy education.

Yanchick donates his watercolors to help raise funds for student scholarships and philanthropic organizations.

For special accommodations, please contact Thelma Mack at (804) 828-0017 or mackta@vcu.edu.

Upcoming Events at TML : April 11-15, 2011

VCU Tech Fair 2011


VCU Technology Services and VCU Libraries present day two of the VCU Tech Fair featuring workshops, free lunch, iPad giveaways and other prizes today, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tompkins-McCaw Library. Workshops are:

9:00 a.m – Adobe Acrobat and InDesign for Education: Create Once – Share Anywhere

11:30 a.m – Designing Content for a Mobile World

1:00 p.m. – Practical iPad Literacy: A New Way to Work and Teach.

For more information, visit

http://ts.vcu.edu/techfair/. April 14, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Distance Education Room, 2-010


New Author’s Mentoring Discussion Forum

This session will provide junior faculty and students new to publishing the opportunity to gain a better understanding about how the peer-reviewed journal process works. Panel will feature VCU faculty with extensive experience in the research and publication process.

April 2011 – Monthly Newletter Entry

Well it is another busy month here at the library and I just wanted to alert you to upcoming events and new resources here in the library that you may find of interest. 

VCU Libraries Exhibits at TML:

TML has recently renovated the gallery space on the first floor and will be displaying works of art by various artists.  These exhibits will change from time to time and I hope that you will come to TML and spend some time viewing them.  The first of these exhibits is:

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“Bedpan Elegance: Celebrating the Beauty of an Everyday Object”


Exhibit Website


  • The photographs and artifacts will be on exhibit from March 31 through June 30, 2011, if you have some free time come on by the library and check them out. The special collections department has created a great website that will provide further information, as well as photographs of some of the bedpans in TML’s special collection.  


Workshops of interest this Month:

If you or someone you know needs some help with any of these databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:00pm  – PubMed

Friday, April 8, 2011 10:00am – Library Orientation

Monday, April 11, 2011  Noon  – RefWorks

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Noon – Brown Bag Lunch: The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board

Thursday, April 21, 2011 Noon –  RefWorks  (Hutton Learning Center) – I am teaching this one

Monday, April 25, 2011 Noon  – Library Orientation

Thursday, April 28, 2011 Noon – Brown Bag Lunch: The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board (Richmond Academy of Medicine)

Friday, April 29, 2011 Noon –  CINAHL Online Workshop


New Books 

 

  • Electronic Books


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New nurse’s survival guide / Genevieve E. Chandler

 Internet Resources RT41 .C34 2010eb 

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Nursing delegation, setting priorities, and making patient care assignments

Patricia Kelly, Maureen Marthalar.  

Internet Resources RT89.3 .K45 2011eb

 

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Statistics at square one/ M.J. Campbell, T.D.V. Swinscow

Internet Resources RA407 .C3588 2009eb

  • Books on the Shelf

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Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing
 [edited by] Sarah B. Keating.

Tompkins-McCaw Library RT71 .K43 2011 Normal Loan

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Dictionary of nursing theory and research / Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas R. Knapp.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT81.5 .P69 2011 Normal Loan
Access Device Guidelines.jpg

Access device guidelines : recommendations for nursing practice and education / edited by Dawn Camp-Sorrell
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT42 .A235 2011 Normal Loan

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Rights-based approaches to public health / Elvira Beracochea, Corey Weinstein, Dabney P. Evans, editors.  

Tompkins-McCaw Library RA394 .R555 2011 Normal Loan 

 

 


Featured Database Resource

 

An entry to this blog that I am going to try to make on a regular basis is one that highlights various databases, with some instruction on how to use them.   The library has several databases that may be useful to those doing research in the field of nursing other than CINAHL and PubMed.   The first resource I have chosen to highlight is Global Health on CAB Direct.  This database is really useful for those looking for information on health issues with an international perspective.This database has citations and abstracts from the international literature of public health. It has a particularly strong emphasis on medical entomology, human nutrition, vector control, and medicinal plants. I have highlighted some facts about the database below and you will also find a short video giving some tips on how to use the database. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions using this database.

 

Global Health on CAB DirectCoverage: (1910 – present) 

 

 

Key Features & Facts About the Database

Taken from brochure produced by CAB Direct

 

 

Key Features

 

Global reach: captures international literature that is not covered by other

databases
and so provides users with a truly global perspective

 

Unique: 60% of the journals contained in Global Health are unique to the

Database

 

Specially
selected:
literature is selected by subject specialists.
Only relevant

papers
are included, and content is directed by an international editorial

advisory
board

 

Comprehensive:
the database covers all aspects of public health at both

international
and community level, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical
and life science fields

 

Key Facts

 

Fully searchable bibliographic database, available on multiple platforms

 

Contains
over
1.2 million
scientific records from 1973 to the present day

 

Over
100,000 records added each year

 

Information
is sourced from more than 5,000 serials, books, book chapters,

reports,
conference proceedings, patents, theses, electronic publications, and

other
hard-to-find resources. Over 3,000 of these are unique to Global Health

 

Covers
journals from major lists, including:

- BMA National Medical Association

- Evidence-based practice for Public Health (Lamar Soutter
Library, Massachusetts)

- Core Public Health Journals Project (US Medical Library
Association)

- World Public Health Association

 

Publications
from over
158
countries
in 50 languages are
abstracted.

97% of
records have an English abstract and 14% are from non-English

language
sources

 

Controlled vocabulary indexing to improve
retrieval