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2004 MAC Annual Meeting
Raleigh, NC     October 13-16, 2004
Papers & Posters last updated
October 7, 2004

Session I
Room: Governor I
Moderator: Lynne Turman, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Expanding Your Orbit: Reaching Out to New User Groups
Gretchen Arnold, Elaine Attridge, Patricia Greenberg, Karen Knight, and Kelly Near, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Marketing: Creativity, Limitless! Budget, Grounded!
Helen Colevins and Susan Hardee, Wake AHEC Medical Library, Raleigh, NC.

Raising Campus Awareness of the Obstacles and Opportunities for Scholarly Communication
Jane L. Blumenthal and Marcus A. Banks, John Vinton Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Voyaging through the Forces of Magnetism
Claire A. Meissner, Heath Sciences Library, Centra Health, Lynchburg, Virginia

Session II
Room: Governor II
Moderator: Amy Blaine, Medical Library, Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington, Arlington, VA.

Healing America's Children, Building a Library for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Robert Franks, National Resource Center for Child Traumatic Stress and Robert James, Medical Center Library, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Navigating Different Orbits: Two New Professionals Copilot Their Talents and Relationships with a Library Science School and a Major Health Sciences Institution to Reach Stars of the Future and Beyond
Cynthia Sheffield and Susan Rohner, William H. Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Preliminary Planning for a New Combined Consumer and Medical Library in a Hospital Setting
Deborah Thomas, Library and Community Information, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

RSS (Really Simple Syndication): Delivering Content Directly to Users Really Simply
J. Dale Prince, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


  1. Enhancing Student Knowledge About the Prevalence and Consequences of Inadequate Health Literacy and Strategies to Assist Patients in Addressing Health Literacy Barriers
    Lilian H. Hill and Brigitte L. Sicat, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University.
  2. Forces of Magnetism
    Deniz Ender, MLS, AHIP, Rex Healthcare
  3. Transporting Off-Site Storage Materials Through the Twilight Zone
    Melanie Norton, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Health Sciences Library, University of NC at Chapel Hill
    Stephanie La France, Interlibrary Borrowing Assistant, Health Sciences Library, University of NC at Chapel Hill
    Adam Vardaman, Interlibrary Loan Assistant, Health Sciences Library, University of NC at Chapel Hill.
  4. Health Care Then and Now: 1904 and 2000
    Susan J. Arnold and Jean L. Siebert, West Virginia University Health Sciences Library, Morgantown, WV
  5. Outreach to Handheld Computer Users
    Tierney Lyons, MLIS, and Chris Miller, MLS, Information Specialists, University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences & Human Services Library.
  6. Dealing with Journal Cuts - When the Sky's not the Limit!
    Judy Woodburn, Duke Medical Center Library
    Beverly Murphy, Duke Medical Center Library
    Richard Peterson, Duke Medical Center Library
  7. Innovations: Library Survival Kits
    Sharon Easterby-Gannett, Medical/Systems Librarian, Christiana Care Health System
    Ellen Justice, Medical Reference Librarian, Christiana Care Health System
    Diane Wolf, Assistant Library Director, Christiana Care Health System.
  8. Development of a collaborative promotion system to market and evaluate electronic resources
    Nicola J. Cecchino, Electronic Resources Librarian, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Holly A. Harden, Liaison Librarian, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    David Wright, Senior Reference Specialist, Lilienfeld Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  9. Widening Orbits: Using Patient "Med-ucation" to Promote Student Wellness through MedlinePlus
    Kelly K. Near, MLS, and Gabriel R. Rios, MLIS University of Virginia Health System
    Alison Beaver, M.Ed., CHES University of Virginia Health System, The Elson Student Health Center.
  10. CORE: Taking flight to life-long teaching and learning
    Connie Schardt, Medical Center Library, Duke University
    Carol Jenkins, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Barbara Rapp, National Library of Medicine
    Mary Beth Schell, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  11. A new flight path: creating a digital history and archives
    Charlie S. Lackey, MLS, MBA; Russell S. Koonts, MA; Sarah I. Wardell; Patricia L. Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives; Reginald Carter, Ph.D., Physician Assistant History Office, Duke University Community and Family Medicine.
  12. Empowering Preceptors for Teaching with Technology: A Change in Practice
    Brenda Seago, MLS, MA, AHIP, Director, Computer Based Instruction Lab; Judy Gary, M.Ed., Educational Coordinator, Department of Family Practice, School of Medicine; Shannon Jones, MLS, NLM second year associate fellow, Tompkins-McCaw Library; Dan Han, Info Tech Analyst, Computer Based Instruction Lab; Chris Stephens, Director, Applications Development, Office of Faculty and Instructional Development, School of Medicine; Indra Kancitis, MD, Foundations of Clinical Medicine Coordinator, Department of Pediatrics; and Rita Willett, MD, Director, Foundations of Clinical Medicine Course; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  13. Venn and the Art of Service Desk Maintenance
    Daniel T. Wilson, Assistant Director for Collection Management & Access Services and Susan S. Yowell, Circulation Supervisor, University of Virginia Health Sciences Library-Charlottesville.
  14. Partnerships in Publishing: Librarians, Clinicians and the NC FPIN Model
    Jill Byerly Mayer, NC AHEC Library & Information Services Network Assistant Director, HSL, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (NC FPIN librarian team facilitator).
  15. Partnerships: Make a Big Bang in your Community
    Becky Hebert, Janice E. Kelly National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
  16. Information Rx - Librarians and Physicians Collaborate to Empower Patients via Quality Health Information
    Shannon D. Jones, MLS, Special Projects Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library; Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, Associate University Librarian & Director, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library; Kelly Near RN, WHNP, MLS, Outreach Librarian, The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, UVA; Judith G. Robinson, MSLS, Assistant Dean for Library and Learning Resources, Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library, EVMS, Norfolk, VA; Ruth M. Smith, MLIS, Outreach Services Coordinator, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library, EVMS; Linda Watson, MLS, Associate Dean and Director, University of Virginia, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, UVA.
  17. It Doesn't Have to Cost a Dime to Ask-A-Librarian
    Elizabeth Ketterman, Information Services Librarian, Matthew Ballengee, Webmaster, Michael Tucker, Systems Administrator, Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University.
  18. Skyrockets 24/7 Creative budgeting: coping with skyrocketing costs
    Kathe Obrig, MLS, Associate Director, Collection and Access Services; Patricia Wilson, MIS, Associate Director, Public Services; Cynthia Swope, MLS, Serials Librarian; Laura Abate, MSLS, Electronic Resources & Instructional Librarian; Anne Linton, MS, Director, Library Services, George Washington University.
  19. Booking a Full Flight: How the HS/HSL Increased Class Registration
    Diane Fuller, MLS, Information Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Please contact Karen Crowell at kcrowell@email.unc.edu if you have any questions about the papers and posters.