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Colleague Connection Recap

Posted by lynnemariefox on April 30, 2012

A handful of CCML members were lucky enough to attend the 2012 Colleague Connection.  The location was great (Ruffatto Hall, DU, home of the library school) and the company was wonderful.

About 100 librarians attended from all types of libraries to hear Erika Napoletano, author of the blog “RedheadWriting“, the book “The Power of Unpopular“, SXSW Interactive presenter, and social marketing guru.

For more, see Rachel Bates Wilfahrt”s summary at the SLA blog.

ADDED 5/10:   View the photostream of the event now.

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CCML Annual Report 2011-2012 Now Available Online

Posted by dabbey on April 25, 2012

The Colorado Council of Medical Librarians Annual Report 2011-2012 is now available online. A huge thank you to Deb Weaver for her successful leadership as CCML’s President.

Officers for 2012-2013:

President: Dana Abbey

President-Elect: Melissa Kovac

Secretary: Peggy Cruse

Treasurer: Erin Palazzolo

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Can we talk?…..Briefly?

Posted by richardmaxwell on April 17, 2012

Is it only a matter of time until doctors and the staff in their offices will routinely accept tweets from the ubiquitous Twitter universe as a means of communicating with patients?

Of course it is.

When as a culture we’re marching toward an age in which we’ll only be able to express ourselves in 140 character electronic bursts or on signs featuring large, hand-lettered, preferably misspelled and garish variations of “keep your hands off my (fill in the blank)!!”…what else can we expect?

It could be an interesting time.

(Twitter account of Dr. Francis F. Framfilter)

Can U see me 2day about this thing on my 4arm? It’s turning a funny color and the dog won’t come in the house and snaps when I get near him

Is this you dr framfilter? Im looking for the framfilter that did my hernia a few years ago bcause now that sucker is back with a venjance

and that’s why I hired a whole busload of lawyers to make things rite betw u and me they are SmithSmith SmithGatlogHendersonThomasSteinMcDou

It’s a lot anyway your going to here from #them

Dr. Framfilter. This is to inform you that we have today filed suit on behalf of our client, one J. Alvin Tuberstall. We allege that your r

Damn…still trying to get used 2 (like that?) doing business this way. Now about our client Mr. Tuberstall and his poorly repaired hernia.

Double damn. This 140 character limit is not as friendly for formal legal communication as we had hoped. We assure you that we are serious

Our junior associate at Smith Smith is no longer handling this case due to her inability to efficiently communicate. As she was attempting

All right. We see some of the obstacles that she must have run into. Tuberstall alleges that the hernia to which you applied your “skills”

Our #courier is on the way. Smith Smith

That thing on my arm is gone but theres a pretty big gaping hole thanks to the damn dog I don’t need an appointment for this do i? answer m

39495jngvlai5;afnvaewtek0[=ffkmd now the stupid pit bull got to the keyboard its ok now cause the thing he bit off my arm is making him sic

I’ll be right there

Hey would you follow me? I need to get 347,000 followers and I get to have a trip to the Super Bowl and the final four and I need to do tha

This is the beginning of the novel that I will be composing in this new medium. Any donation you feel appropriate will be good.It was a dar

k and stormy night. (still a few bugs to work out) Suddenly a shot rang out. I froze in my tracks as I approached the refrigerator only to

you didn’t have to be so rude. Just because you are a”medical practice” doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate good literature. Stick It right u

Did our courier arrive yet? He left his GPS thingy here and it’s been quite a while. You wouldn’t want to give us your fax number would you

framfilter framfilter. That name is very familiar. Do you happen to remember a girl from your freshman psych class who you dated a couple

if it is you there’s someone you should meet you lowlife son of a garbage truck

ok. I’m hiring a lawyer to handle the dna testing that will prove what I think must be the case. She has your eyes if the picture really d

Dr. Framfilter. We meet again. Smith Smith here and if you ever give us that fax number you’ll be hearing from us about a daughter you app

I was just there with the damn dog bite on the arm and I want to know why the door was locked and what’s with the sign that says out of busi

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Posted by dabbey on April 13, 2012

Friday – April 20, 2012
Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus
Reading Room, 3rd Floor

9:00 – 9:30 AM                  Networking and Refreshments*
9:30 – 10:30AM                 Main Program  – Aron Synder from the Stapleton Foundation will speak on the relationship between our health and where and how we live, work, learn, and play.
10:30 – 10:45 AM              Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM              Business Meeting

*This meeting will not have a luncheon. There will be breakfast items available for the networking time frame.

Location/Directions/Parking Information –

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2012 Graber Award Recipient

Posted by skatsh on April 12, 2012

Established in 2002, the Marla Graber Award for Excellence and Achievement is awarded annually to recognize CCML members who have made outstanding contributions to CCML and to health sciences librarianship at the local level.

The CCML Awards Committee takes great pleasure in announcing this year’s recipient, Debbie Weaver, outgoing (in more than one sense of the word!) President of CCML.

Debbie has served us ably as CCML president for nearly two years, assuming the role on top of her president-elect duties for most of the year before her presidential term.  Since joining CCML in 1999 she has been active in CCML in other roles as well, serving as

  • program chair for the 2009 MCMLA meeting in Breckenridge
  • chair of the Education Committee 2006-2007
  • member of the Internet Committee 2003 and 2006-2007
  • chair of the Internet Committee 2003-2006
  • member of the Advocacy Task Force/Committee 2003-2005

As a leader, she is creative, conscientious, hard-working, and organized in ways that put many of us to shame!

Debbie also shone in several roles during her 9 years at The Children’s Hospital.  She was Access Services Librarian, Clinical and Instruction Librarian, and then Manager of Library Services.  Among her many accomplishments during her tenure, she planned and moved the library, oversaw a four-fold increase in use of the resources and services provided by the library, and created a new librarian role for Residents’ Morning Supervisory Conference.

During her brief but very productive time as reference librarian at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Debbie made substantial contributions to the NICU Evidence-Based Journal Club. The work of this multidisciplinary journal club provides the foundation for the guidelines that are used in the care of this vulnerable population, so the searches Debbie did were critical.

Unlike many of us unreconstructed English majors, Debbie is one of the few with biomedical undergraduate degrees.  She was a Boettcher Foundation Scholar and graduated with distinction from CSU with pre-med majors in Microbiology and Medical Technology.  This background stood her in good stead during her 11 years as a Medical Technologist at the (now) Denver Health Medical Center.  There, she was named an “Outstanding” employee.  We take great pleasure in naming her an Outstanding medical librarian, well-deserving of the Marla Graber Award for Excellence and Achievement.

The CCML Awards Committee
Lisa Traditi, Chair
Margaret Bandy
Elaine Connell
Sara Katsh

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