TML News and Notes: February 2007
Description This workshop will help you to critique, rewrite and create materials that get your health and wellness information across quickly and clearly. We`ll review the disconnect between information providers and information seekers, the process of educating adults, the success of "plain language" initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, space and layout. In this workshop you will also be provided brochure examples, SMOG and REALM tests, a webliography and links to other training.Bring some pieces you use or some information you need to be written in an easy-to-read manner.During the workshop you will edit or develop a piece of your own so you`ll have new awareness, new skills, a new product and access to further resources. Clear health communication is the goal, regardless of medium. This class is free and open to the public.
Date: Friday March 9, 2007
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - 2-012 MCV Campus
Speaker: Beth Wescott, Network Access Coordinator, NN/LM SE/A
Register Now: http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/training/it/course_detail.asp?ID=4329
The goal of this teleconference is to enhance knowledge and encourage participation of information professionals in helping secure a firm position for libraries in their organizations through assessment and promotion. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Wednesday March 7, 2007
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - 2-010 MCV Campus
Register Now: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=39197
For more information, contact Shannon D Jones at (804) 828-0626.
The newly renovated Hunton Student Center celebrated a grand re-opening on January 24. Included in the remodeled historic building is the Hunton Learning Center operated by the VCU Libraries. Located on the second floor, this Learning Center offers students from all VCU departments convenient access to twelve Internet-networked computers, including the wealth of online journals, books, and databases licensed by the VCU Libraries. Free workshops and one-on-one consultations will provide customized instruction on how to use information resources more effectively. The Learning Center is open 7 days per week. This staffed student learning commons is yet another outstanding example of VCU's engagement in the success of its students.
Student Learning Center Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8 pm
A chronicle of the legacies of the graduates of the Leonard Medical School, a former department of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. In existence from 1882 -1918, this historically black medical school produced over four hundred graduates. The major contributions of these graduates on the City of Richmond, the state of Virginia and various medical organizations will be discussed.
About the Speaker: Elvatrice Parker Belsches MA RPh is an archival researcher, author and pharmacist living in the Richmond area. She is a multiple contributor to Harvard University's upcoming publication, the African American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2008) and the author of Richmond, Virginia, a Black America Series publication (now in its sixth printing). She is also the February 2007 speaker for the Duke/UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborative Lecture Series on the History of Medicine.
Date: Monday, February 26, 2007
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - Distance Education, Rm. 2-010
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Reserve your seat today: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=39219
For more information about this lecture, contact Irene Lubker, Interim Head, User Services, 828-2004.
Join us for a screening of Patch Adams starring Robin Williams. Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the VCU Libraries and MCV Campus Programs. This event is free.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Location: Hunton Student Center - Rm. 209 - Hunton Learning Center
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
For more information: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=39203
Partners of the Heart tells the story of Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - LIMERC, Rm. 2-012
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Reserve your seat today at: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=39191
Something the Lord Made tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart. This event is free and open to the public.
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2007
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - LIMERC, Rm. 2-012
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Reserve your seat today at: http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/detail.html?ID=37936