Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AAMC provides resources for working with students who have disabilities

The AAMC has released a new publication that provides medical educators with resources to work with students who have disabilities. The book reflects a more current view of what constitutes a disability and provides practical guidance on how to assist medical students from admission to graduation. http://tinyurl.com/2ep426z

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Meet Our Health Literacy Experts

October is national Health Literacy Month. Health literacy includes the ability to read, understand, and apply medical information. This can include prescription drug information, appointment slips, brochures, doctor's instructions and consent forms, along with the ability to negotiate complex health care systems. Requiring more than just reading skills, a health literate patient must possess a complex group of reading, listening, analytical, and decision-making skills — and the ability to apply these skills to health situations.

Meet Our Health Literacy Experts

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dykes collection cancellations for 2010-2011

For the current fiscal year, the Archie Dykes Library was required to reduce its acquisitions budget by $50,000.  Also, journal prices continue to inflate at a rate of 6-8% a year, requiring us to find another $80,000 in our budget to cover these increased costs.  This has put us in a position where we are obligated to cancel library materials to balance the budget.  As a result, the library has discontinued its subscriptions to the following resources:

BioMedCentral prepaid membership





Annual Reviews

Science STKE

Serials Solutions 360 Search

Next fiscal year (FY2012), we're expecting to manage additional budget reductions.  We share the unhappiness of our clientele at the cancellation of important library resources, and hope you all understand the need to reduce costs in a difficult budget environment.

Feel free to direct any questions or comments to: Bob Pisciotta (bpisciot@kumc.edu, 8-7311).