By Judy Bolstad, Editor
Ari Kleiman shares that this year, his temporary job as Patient Health Librarian at UCSF received permanent funding from the Medical Center. He is enjoying what he calls his feel-good job, doing research for patients and teaching them about using authoritative resources. The UCSF Patient Health Library is open to the public and research services are available in-person, by email and by phone. If folks want to know more, they can visit the web site at UCSFPatientHealthLibrary.org.
After a long absence from the music world, Ari also joined a chorus in San Francisco, called Resound Ensemble. It’s a mixed chorus (men and women) that sings an eclectic mix of modern choral music peppered with some interesting surprises. He is having fun, being challenged and pleased to be immersed in beautiful music in the company of a group of very nice people! (http://www.resoundensemble.org).
After a year of research and team collaboration, Chris Orr (Information Services Manager) and Paul Atwood (IT and Records Manager) successfully launched a web-based document and email management system (DMS) for the General Counsel of the University of California, at the UC Office of the President in Oakland, where they are based. The system is a cloud solution from NetDocuments (http://netdocuments.com). They brought all their information skills to bear in vetting the service for security, promoting user adoption, designing metadata structure, scheduling training and facilitating installation. They are happy to report that attorneys and staff have embraced the DMS, using it every day for their voluminous work product on behalf of the University. Their next challenge is to share the NetDocs love with UC counsel on the ten campuses of the system, not one of them alike in systems and tech experience!
Jaye Lapachet exhibited a quilt at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit, which was held October 10-14 in Santa Clara, California. The New Quilts of Northern California exhibit is juried and this is the second year one of Jaye’s quilts has been selected for exhibition. You can see the quilt at: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2012/09/finished-renewed-jelly-roll-race/
Dana Kittrelle announces that InfoArmy just raised $17.3 million dollars in Series B venture funding from Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures! They plan to use the money to continue building their ‘Army’ of researchers.
Press Release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10042325.htm
Nancy Crossfield of Owen Medical Library, Saint Agnes Medical Center, in Fresno, moved outside the box to serve as a Revenue Buddy during her hospital’s 2-week electronic medical record go-live in October. She was in a team that worked with clinical departments to ensure proper charging and revenue posting in the new system. It was challenging!
Deb Hunt and David Grossman presented a half day workshop titled “Tech Skills Boot Camp,” where upwardly mobile information professionals came from as far away as Barbados to attend at the Internet Librarian conference in Monterey. They continue to receive an enthusiastic response to their popular series of “Expanding Your Career Potential” workshops and webinars attended by librarians and information professionals from around the world. They use the workshop venue to challenge and motivate their colleagues to expand, strengthen and more effectively utilize their individual portfolios of business, information management, interpersonal and technical skills and to continually “think outside the box” and seize every opportunity for career advancement.
Deb says, “It’s exciting to see that light bulb suddenly switch on as our colleagues recognize the enormous value and transferability of their existing skills within a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional settings.” Deb and David also coach workshop participants to develop their own customized plans to acquire any additional skills required to take their careers to that next step and beyond. Many “Expanding Your Career Potential” workshop alumnae stay connected to their colleagues and the ongoing conversations by joining Deb’s free Career Sustainability group http://linkd.in/pqkjzp on LinkedIn, now approaching 300 members.
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