TML News and Notes: Library Liaisions
Hi! I'm Kim Brady, a new Education & Research Librarian at Tompkins-McCaw Library. I started here in November and am excited to be a part of VCU Libraries and the greater VCU and Richmond communities. I earned my B.A. in Psychology, concentrating in Neuroscience, from Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) in 2006 and went on to work for the Cleveland Clinic's Alumni Library (Cleveland, OH). I earned my M.S. in Information, Library and Information Services, from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 2010. My work in Michigan included field research on information exchange among dialysis patients, and a position with the University of Michigan Health System's cancer and cardiovascular patient resource libraries. I'm interested in the role of the physician and health team in providing and promoting patient access to consumer health information resources.
As an Education & Research Librarian, I will be acting as a Liaison to the School of Medicine's Basic Sciences and the VCU Health System. I'm available by appointment for individual and group consultations as well as classroom instruction. I also hold office hours in the Learning Center at Hunton Student Center (Room 209) on Friday mornings from 9am-12pm. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about library services including literature searches, RefWorks, PubMed, or anything else!
Hello, my name is Emily Johnson and I am one of the newest members of Tompkins-McCaw Library. I recently joined TML this past winter and am enjoying every opportunity learning about Virginia Commonwealth University and the greater Richmond community. I come to VCU after earning my Master in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. While obtaining my degree, I interned at Falk Library for the Health Sciences, answering in-depth reference questions and teaching orientations to the library's services. Prior to my Masters degree, I earned my Bachelors degree in Information Studies from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Here at VCU, I am an Education and Research Librarian. I am co-liaison to the School of Allied Health Professionals and liaison to the School of Medicine Clinical Sciences Departments. I am available to assist faculty, staff and students with navigating the resources available to you from VCU Libraries. I am able to meet with you one-on-one or in group consultations to assist you with your literature search. I can even provide class instruction tailored to your information needs for your discipline. I am dedicated to making the library a user-friendly environment to all members of the VCU community , so if you need any assistance, I am happy to help.
Feel free to contact me either by Email or by Phone (804) 628-2291. I hope to hear from you soon!
Hi! I'm Jennifer McDaniel, one of the Education and Research Librarians at the Tompkins-McCaw Library. I joined the Research and Education department in August 2010 and have been busily learning my way around the VCU Libraries and the MCV Campus. Before joining VCU, I completed my master's degree in library science at The Catholic University of America and prior to that, a bachelor's degree in biology at Mount Saint Vincent University.
I will be serving as the library co-liaison to the School of Allied Health Professions and the School of Pharmacy. If you're a faculty, staff or student from one of these schools, please feel free to contact me to find out what a treasure trove of resources our library has available to meet your needs. I am available for research consultations and instructional sessions. Just let me know how I can help!
You can reach my by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 827-1150. I look forward to hearing from you.
Tompkins-McCaw Library will be providing research assistance and consultations in the Learning Center on the 2nd floor at Hunton Student Center (Room 209), MCV Campus. Librarians with expertise in the biomedical sciences will be available to help you find articles and other information for reports and research. Drop by from 9 a.m. - noon (Monday - Friday) or 1 p.m - 4 p.m. (Monday - Tuesday, and Thursday) to get expert help.
The TML Learning Center @ Hunton is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 12:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday. Computers and Pay for Print are available during these times. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 828-3736 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome.
Hello, my name is Roy Brown and I am one of the newer members of the Tompkins-McCaw Library staff. I have only been here since after Thanksgiving, and I am really enjoying getting to know about VCU and exploring the Richmond area. I am originally from North Carolina so coming to VCU was very exciting as it has allowed me to move back closer to home after living Oklahoma the past five years. I come to TML after spending 14 years as a high school teacher both in the classroom and in the online environment, before receiving my Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma. After attaining my MLIS I worked for a time as a reference librarian the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and also as a solo librarian for a state psychiatric hospital.
I am the liaison to the VCU School of Nursing and I am here to support the research and educational needs of the students here at VCU. I am here to provide library instruction classes, as well as one-on-one or group consultations. My main focus is to insure that those I help gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet their literature searching needs, as well as gain information literacy skills needed to become a lifelong learner.
I am interested in making information more accessible and helping people become more information literate. People are bombarded with information from a myriad of sources on a day-to-day basis. It is crucial that individuals be able to effectively discern what is credible and what is not. Without these skills people cannot make well-informed decisions and can be easily mislead. Whether you need help with a specific assignment, just want to know more about one of the library's databases, or just want to know where the research guides are on the library website, I am here to help.
Please feel free to contact me at 804-828-1592 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if I can be of any assistance.
Hello VCU'ers (if that's a real word)!!! My name is Alan T. Williams and I am one of the Education Services Librarians at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries. I have worked for VCU Libraries in one capacity or another going on 10 years. I am the liaison librarian for the VCU School of Nursing (I love you guys!) and several schools within the VCU School of Allied Health Professions (Go OT!).
My main research interests are open source, free programs that can be used in instruction. I have recently completed a project on the top free screencasting software and I am now looking into free bibliographic software. I am also very intrigued by mobile technologies and how they can be used for instruction.
I am here to teach library instruction for classes as well as one on one appointments to help students gain a better understanding of the valuable resources we have at VCU Libraries. Please feel free to e-mail me (email@example.com) or call me (804.828.1592) if I can be of assistance. Thank you.
Hello! My name is Kris Hughes, and I'm one of the librarians at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, VCU Libraries. I've been a member of the Education Services team since the fall of 2007, when I began working at TML. My professional library interests include consumer health, evidence-based medicine, and instructional design. Before coming to Richmond, I worked as a hospital librarian at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago as the Technical and Electronic Services Librarian.
Here at VCU, I serve as the library liaison to the VCU Health System, the Massey Cancer Center, and the School of Medicine clinical departments. In this role, I am available to assist you with your research and information-seeking needs. For example, one of the liaison services that TML librarians provide are individual or group research consultations. If you are interested in this service or need more information about other services available to you from the VCU Libraries (www.library.vcu.edu), please feel free to call (827-1150) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an appointment.
I'm happy to help!
Hello from the newbie!
As the newest member on the Tompkins-McCaw Library staff I am learning new things about the library, VCU, and the MCV Campus every day. I come to VCU after having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Central Michigan University (President Rao is following me, or I'm following him) in 2005. In 2007, I received my Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and then moved to North Carolina State University for my first job as a Libraries Fellow. At NCSU, I worked at the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine and the Natural Resources Library where my work focused on instruction.
As the Education and Research Librarian, I am available to assist one-on-one, with small groups, or entire classes to impart the knowledge and skills necessary to meet a variety of literature searching needs. In particular, I am a liaison to the VCU School of Medicine's Basic Sciences Department and the School of Allied Health Professions.
I am dedicated to making the library, its resources and information as accessible and user-friendly as possible. I strive to teach transferable skills, relevant across databases, questions and circumstances. Whether you need to answer a specific question or learn how to navigate the library's website I am happy to help.
VCU Libraries will be providing research reference help and consultations in the Learning Center on the 2nd floor at Hunton Student Center (Room 209), MCV Campus. Librarians with expertise in the biomedical sciences will be available to help you find articles and other information for reports and research. Drop by Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon, or 1 p.m - 4 p.m. to get expert help.
The Learning Center is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday. Computers and Pay for Print are available during these times. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 828-3736 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome.
Need help finding articles for your research paper? Do you want to learn more about creating bibliographies using RefWorks and searching specialized sources for grant funding or biotechnology information? Join your librarian for office hours in Room 350 at 12:00PM and get individual assistance with your information questions.
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For more information, contact Virginia Stone, Library Liaison for the School of Pharmacy, at 828-1881
Want to know more about VCU Libraries services and resources? Having trouble using PubMed, CINAHL, or Refworks? Interested in connecting to the library from home or off campus? If so, then, join us in the lobby at Sanger Hall on October 16th and1 8th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM to get your questions answered. ALL MCV Campus students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by our table to learn more about the VCU Libraries services and collections. We're here to help!
For more information, contact Shannon Jones at 828-0626.