Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers by Transforming Library Space: A Nursing Mothers Room Project.
Authors: Adcock S, Hinton E, Clark S, Robinson C Abstract Librarians at Rowland Medical Library collaborated with individuals from across the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to transform an unused library office to a nursing mothers room. This project resulted in a functional and attractive room for breastfeeding students and employees to pump breast milk. PMID: 31741656 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship)
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - November 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

Tablet Computer Use at the Bedside in a New Patient/Family Education Program.
This article discusses various educational interventions implemented in a new patient/family education program at the University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, for patients and family members of those newly diagnosed with pediatric cancer and other chronic illnesses. Tablet computers were made available to access reputable, easy to understand health resources during the educational processes upon diagnosis and continued treatment at the hospital. MedlinePlus, Patient Education Institute's X-Plain videos and other National Library of Medicine resources were available at the bedside an...
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - November 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

Making Space for a Makerspace.
Authors: Kouame G, Logue N, Mears K PMID: 31213963 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship)
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - June 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

SHARE: Spreading Health Awareness with Resources and Education -- Librarians' role in patient education, a case study.
Authors: Zhu Y, Ghajar M, Mitre E PMID: 28713223 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship)
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - July 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

A Novel tool for Health Literacy: Using Comic Books to Combat Childhood Obesity.
Authors: Tarver T, Woodson D, Fechter N, Vanchiere J, Olmstadt W, Tudor C Abstract Childhood obesity remains a serious problem that requires health literacy projects to engage both parents and children in making healthy choices. This paper describes an award-funded project designed by LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS) faculty from the Health Sciences Library and the Department of Pediatrics who created a comic book to help children and their parents learn practical ways children can make healthier lifestyle choices. LSUHS also collaborated with LSU-Shreveport to recruit a student artist, who illustrated the comic and d...
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - November 16, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

Collaboration: a Simple Recipe for Improving Research Productivity in the Community Teaching Hospital Setting.
Authors: Friedman Y, Sills M Abstract The Medical Library and the Department of Research of the Staten Island University Hospital developed a collaborative project aimed at improving research and scholarly productivity in the community teaching hospital setting to meet teaching program accreditation requirements. The project opens a new venue for hospital librarians seeking new and innovative roles within their institutions while helping to strengthen the library's position and demonstrate the value of library services to health professionals. PMID: 26848287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal ...
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - February 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

Library Outreach to Support Groups: A Case Study.
Authors: Flewelling KW Abstract Information sharing is a key component of patient and caregiver support groups. Hospital libraries that provide consumer health and patient information services can increase their visibility among support groups through presentations, facilitator training, brochures and other media. This case study details a project at a regional medical center in Virginia to provide outreach to groups that met regularly at the hospital or nearby facilities. Initial evaluation suggests that group members who attended librarian presentations are likely to use the health sciences library and MedlinePlu...
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - December 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

Developing a Strategic Plan for Transitioning to Healthcare Knowledge Services Centers (HKSCs).
This article focuses on Phase One of the strategic plan, Development. PMID: 23125551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship)
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - December 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research

The Digitization of Historical Artifacts in a Hospital Library.
Authors: Bickett S PMID: 23690735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship)
Source: Journal of Hospital Librarianship - December 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Hosp Librariansh Source Type: research