Friday, August 29, 2014

Preston Medical Library on the Move: Opening Day Tuesday, September 2




 




























The Preston Medical Library team is looking forward to welcoming you to the library’s new location in the hospital – Tuesday, September 2 @ 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Glimpses of the New Library


Here's some macro glimpses of the new library.

When you visit on opening day - Tuesday, September 2 @ 1pm - see if you can identify any of these abstractions.














































Post & Photographs: Donna Doyle

Preston on the Move: Update & Reminders


During relocation to the hospital, the library will be closed through Labor Day - Monday, September 1.

The library will reopen in the new location Tuesday, September 2 @ 1pm.

Move-related news and updates will be posted on the library's Facebook page and on the blog.

All patient care literature searches will continue to be processed.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Preston on the Move: Bound Jouranls Moved to New Location



On Sunday, August 17 movers began transporting bound journals to the library's new location in the hospital.

Sandy Oelschlegel, library director, said the movers were quite impressed with how efficient and organized library staff made the process. They were quite vocal with their appreciation.

“Your list is very detailed...It is the best one I have ever seen...This will make the job easier...The stickers are a great idea..."

Sandy was also quite vocal with her appreciation of library staff who helped facilitate the move.

"Thanks to Michael Lindsay for getting the original journal list and to Laura Wolfe for measuring (and re-measuring) and tweaking the list into true alpha order and for putting the labels on the currently received titles."



According to Sandy, "The journals look GREAT in their new home under the gloriously bright lighting."

Come see for yourself on September 2 when the library opens in its new location.

Until then, these photographs will give you an idea.








































Post & photographs by: Donna Doyle

Sunday, August 17, 2014

This Week @ Preston Medical Library: On the Move



What’s happening this week at Preston Medical Library? 
Do you really want to know what’s happening this week at Preston Medical Library?
This week at Preston marks the last week the library will be open in its current location in the UT Graduate School of Medicine building.
In the midst of sorting and packing, business will continue as normally as possible.
Come by for a visit this week – our last week – at Preston.
One more thing. 
Please pardon the mess.

Sandy Oelschlegel, library director, packs the contents of her office
Move Timeline
Library Closed*      
            Friday, August 22-Monday, September 1

Equipment Check-out Unavailable
            Friday, August 22-Monday, September 8

Room Reservations Unavailable
            Friday, August 22-Monday, September 8

After Hours Access Unavailable
            Monday, August 25-Monday, September 1

Book Check-out & Renewal
            Due date will be adjusted to occur after new library opens

Library Reopens in Hospital
            September 2

* Electronic resources will remain available. 
  Patient care literature searches will still be completed.



Post by Donna Doyle

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Preston on the Move: A Letter to UT Graduate School of Medicine Faculty, Staff, Residents, and Students
















 
 
Dear UTGSM Faculty, Staff,  Residents, and Students:

Preston Medical Library employees are excited about having an opportunity to serve you in a new location beginning September 2nd.

The new Health Information Center and Preston Medical Library will be located in the hospital – adjacent to Wood Auditorium. The entrance intended for health care professionals is located in the hallway outside the auditorium.  The entrance across from the retail pharmacy is intended for patients, family members, and the community.

With ongoing support from the leadership of the University of Tennessee Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, the project has been funded entirely through gifts.

The new location will provide improved features necessary to an academic medical library – including study rooms, carrels, a conference room, and a computer lab.

The Health Information Center will also provide services and resources specifically for patients, their families and the community.

In order to accomplish a successful transition to our new location, Preston Medical Library will be closed August 22-September 1.  During this time there will be no interruption of online resources. We will continue to provide patient care related literature searches.

If you have any questions, please come by or call (865-305-9525). You can also follow the progress of the move on the library’s blog and on Facebook.

The library will reopen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. We look forward to seeing you in our new location.


Sandy Oelschlegel, MLIS, AHIP
Director, Associate Professor
Preston Medical Library

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Preston on the Move: Timeline




















Library Closed*       
            Friday, August 22-Monday, September 1

Equipment Check-out Unavailable
            Friday, August 22-Monday, September 8

Room Reservations Unavailable
            Friday, August 22-Monday, September 8

After Hours Access Unavailable
            Monday, August 25-Monday, September 1

Book Check-out & Renewal
            Due date will be adjusted to occur after new library opens

Library Reopens in Hospital
            September 2

* Electronic resources will remain available. 
  Patient care literature searches will still be completed.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Health: Have You Done Your Homework?


Photo Credit: Guardian News & Media
There are a lot more "back to school" concerns than shopping - even during the Sales Tax Holiday weekend.

MedlinePlus provides extensive information on school health topics including nutrition, separation anxiety, bullying, backpack safety, underage drinking, underage tobacco use, and digital eye strain.

For additional information regarding school health or other health issues, contact Preston Medical Library at library@utmck.edu or 865-305-9525. 
Librarians will research questions and provide information on smoking or other health related topics - free of charge. 

Learn more about the Consumer & Patient Health Information Service (CAPHIS) - a free public education and health information service.
Post by Donna Doyle

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Dog Habit in the Library: The Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.)


Photo Credit: Donna Doyle
Some of the most wonderful experiences in life are challenging to put into words. They seem to exist most eloquently and articulately by remaining in the realm of experience.

Dog visits from the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee are like that.

Established in 1986, H.A.B.I.T. representatives work to explore the circumstances and consequences of the human-animal bond and to promote the valuable bond between people and animals.

For a little over two years, library patrons have benefited from regular visits made possible by the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.).

Every Wednesday between 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., the library environment is transformed when  the H.A.B.I.T. dog and volunteer enter the library.

Lately, the dog has been Sam - a joyful looking Labradoodle. The person at the end of his leash, Phyllis, smiles near the edge of his spotlight. She enjoys his adoring public as much as he does. 


Smiles are only one part of the visits. 
   
Conversations are another part.

Silence is yet another part.

Everyone one interacts with Sam in a different way. Some people talk to him. Some people sit silently with him. Some people take photographs of him. Some people want to have their photograph taken with him.

After Sam's July 30 visit, he and Phyllis made a trip to the hospital so he'll know where to visit in the library's new location.

While there, he made several new friends - including
Jeanne Downing, RN and Hayley Smiddy, CNA.


Photo Credit: Donna Doyle
Sam's remaining visit dates in the library's current location are August 6, 13, and 20.

His first visit in the library's new location in the hospital will be on September 3.


Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a visit with Sam - employees, patients, family members of patients, visitors, and the general public.

Even though the H.A.B.I.T. visits are challenging to put in to words, one response is frequently heard - "You made my day."

Post by Donna Doyle 

Note: All H.A.B.I.T. animals are medically and behaviorally screened. Sites must be screened and approved for visits.