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February 2011

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Kathy Hoffman Retires as Executive Director of the Research Medical Library

Kathy Hoffman, AHIP, FMLA, is retiring from her position as Executive Director of the Research Medical Library at the end of February 2011. Hoffman has been a medical librarian for more than thirty-seven years and a leader in medical library administration and management. She began her career at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library in 1973, where she progressed through a variety of positions, culminating with associate director for finance and administration. From 1991-1995, she served as director of libraries at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas. She returned to Houston in 1995 to her current position at MD Anderson.

Hoffman has been a Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals since 1989, and was honored with election to the MLA Fellowship in 2007. Hoffman was the recipient of the 1990 Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year. She also held an adjunct faculty position at the University of North Texas, where she taught health sciences information management courses in the graduate school of library and information science.

Kathy has helped build countless careers through generous mentorship and thoughtful guidance. Her tireless leadership has contributed to the extraordinary growth of the Research Medical Library as a major academic medical library and her impact on the Library and her employees will remain indelible. We wish her the best in her retirement!


New Online Publication from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Hematology Web Focus is a new digital publication from ASH. It focuses on topics in benign and malignant hematology. For each topic, an expert in the field selects current articles, provides an overview of a particular disease, and reviews treatment options in context with the recommended readings. The first focus is on multiple myeloma, edited by Dr. Sagar Lonial; followed by chronic lymphocytic leukemia, edited by Dr. Michael Hallek; von Willebrand disease, edited by Dr. Jorge DiPaola; and acute lymphoblastic leukemia, edited by Dr. Mark Litzow.  ASH’s Web Focus is free on campus and at home through adaptive authentication.


Science Direct Applications

SciVerse is giving you the power to customize your own viewing experience by adding applications to your account. Sign into ScienceDirect with you institutional e-mail address and download apps from the application gallery for free!

Recommended apps include:

My Oncology Articles – This app tracks and displays the latest articles from 10 leading oncology journals. You can customize the display by selecting tumor types or journals sets.

To download this app:

Sign into SciVerse.
Download this app from the applications page.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can begin searching. Click on the title of an article you would like to view.
On the right hand side of the screen you will see a “My Applications” section. You will see “My Oncology Articles”. You can look at recent Onco Articles, create a personalized list of articles or edit your settings to select tumor type, journal set or article type. 

eReader Formats – This app allows you to convert ScienceDirect articles into ePUB or Mobipocket formats. This means that you can read them on any eReader device including, the Sony® Reader, Amazon KindleTM, iPhone®, iPad™, and Barnes & Noble nook™.

To download this app:

Sign into SciVerse
Download this app from the applications page.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can begin searching. Click on the title of an article you would like to view.
On the right hand side of the screen you will see a “My Applications” section. You will see the eReader Formats application. Choose ePub or Mobipocket to download the article in the appropriate format for your eReader.


Featured eBook:

Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols
Edited by Jeffery Gimble & Bruce Bunnell

“In Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols, experts from the field, including members of the esteemed International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), provide defined and established protocols in order to further codify the utilization of these powerful and accessible cells. With chapters organized around approaches spanning the discovery, pre-clinical, and clinical processes, much of the emphasis is placed on human ASC, while additional techniques involving small and large animal species are included. As a volume in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, the detailed contributions include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.”

For more information about the Research Medical Library ebook collections: http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/books/books.html 
For questions about ebooks or to make collection recommendations, contact the librarians at the Research Medical Library: http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/help/needhelp.html

 


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