Congratulations to Dr. Eric Manheimer on the publication of "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital." The Ehrman and Bellevue libraries have several copies available for loan, but encourage you to get your copy today.
We are sad to share news of the death of Gil Clausman, who led Ehrman Medical Library as its director for an astonishing 31 years, from 1955 to 1986. In addition to the years he dedicated to NYU, he also served as president of the Medical Library Association for 1977-1978. For more information on his life and hobbies, please read this appreciation from the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association (1977).
Alisa Surkis has joined the faculty of NYUHSL as Translational Science Librarian. Alisa will be working with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, as well as the Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, to utilize existing library resources and to develop new resources to address the particular needs of the CTSI. Alisa is a recent graduate of the Queens College MLS program and has a PhD in Neural Science from NYU. Prior to joining NYUHSL, she spent over a decade writing software to support the work of vision researchers.
The NYU Health Sciences Libraries welcome Neil Rambo, MLibr, as director of the Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics and director of the Ehrman Medical Library. Neil comes to NYU from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he served in a variety of academic and managerial roles in library science for nearly 20 years.
Lita Anglin, the Family Health Librarian at the Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, has just published 100 Question & Answers About Vascular Anomalies with Dr. Francine Blei. Written in a patient-friendly format, this book offers authoritative answers to frequently asked questions about vascular and lymphatic malformations and hemangiomas.
Erich Meyerhoff, a volunteer in the NYU School of Medicine Archives, has received the 2010 Recognition of Merit Award from the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences.
Fritz Dement recently joined the faculty of the NYUHSL as Hospital Consulting Librarian. In this role, he is responsible for building and implementing strategic plans for delivering clinical and nursing information services. He is also responsible for the Bellevue and HJD libraries. Fritz joins the NYUHSL after serving as Manager of Library Services at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned his M.S. from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston.
Since 2006, NYUHSL has operated the Middle Atlantic Regional (MAR) office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), serving New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information, enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their health.
October is National Medical Librarians Month. As part of the annual celebration, we profile some of NYU's medical librarians.
As Collection Development Librarian at the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, Stephen Maher is responsible for managing and developing the library’s collection of electronic and print resources. By monitoring usage statistics of library resources, he gauges which journals, books, and databases are most in demand, and which formats are most preferred by library users. He also assesses new editions of textbooks and newly minted journals.