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Thursday, November 9 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Where Are We? Providing Information for the Clinical Enterprise (17th Health Sciences Lively Lunch)

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Lunch Provided: Registration Required

If the past is prologue to the future, where are we today? Though they are diverse, most academic health sciences libraries have historically described and continue to outline their missions as being directed to serving the education, research, and clinical information needs of their user populations. Over the years, Charleston Conference Health Sciences Lively Lunches have covered many themes, and in 2012, the focus was on the point of care information tools landscape. The 2017 Lively Lunch will focus on issues and challenges of providing clinicians and clinical affiliates with access not only to point of care tools, but in general, to varied types of online information resources, often in a changing or volatile marketplace.

After a welcome by a representative of Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc., the lunch host, and a traditional update by Ramune Kubilius (Northwestern University), moderator Jean Gudenas (Medical University of South Carolina) will introduce this year’s hosted but no holds barred session. Panelists from health sciences libraries at three different institutions- Laura Schimming from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Jonathan Shank from Northwestern University; Neal Nixon and Vida Vaughn from University of Louisville, will outline their experiences. They will address demands, challenges, and best practices of issues that include but are not limited to: users’ information needs as well as academic and hospital administrators’ expectations; expanding clinical affiliate networks; budgets-projected, desired, and actual; publishers’ and consortia partners’ licensing models, guidelines, and restrictions. Ample time will be left for Lively Lunch attendees to join the discussion with questions as well as shared insights and experience.

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Jean Gudenas

Associate Professor, Director of Information Resources and Collection Services, Medical University of South Carolina
Jean Gudenas joined the MUSC Libraries faculty in 2017 as the Director of Information Resources and Collection Services. In this role, Jean leads a team of dedicated workers to deliver information across the campus, whether through the acquisition of resources, direct access to our... Read More →


Ramune Kubilius

Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Galter Library
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Neal D. Nixon

Director, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville
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Laura Schimming

Assistant Director, Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Jonathan Shank

Acquisitions & Electronic Resources Librarian, Northwestern University

Vida Vaughn

Assistant Director, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville

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Rittenhouse provides access to print and electronic books for medicine, nursing and allied health. The R2 Digital Library provides c access to thousands of eBooks in an intuitive interface optimized for use in health sciences.

Thursday November 9, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Upstairs Room, 39 Rue de Jean 39A John Street, Charleston, SC 29401