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News: UCHC Librarians are “Managing the Information Explosion”

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Photo credits: University of Connecticut Health Center – Copyright 2007

UConn Health Center Magazine is a news publication of the University of Connecticut Health Center which comes out three times per year. In the Fall 2007 issue (Vol. 3, number 3), Lyman Maynard Stowe library staff are featured in an article entitled “Managing the Information Explosion”. There’s a gorgeous pan-shot of the recently renovated library (which was completed in 2005) in this article.

The author, Karen Baar, interviewed a number of library staff this summer and was especially interested in how library collections, instruction and services have evolved in an academic-medical setting since the shift from in-print to electronic began in the early 1990s. She was also interested in learning more about librarians as formal instructors for UCHC physicians, residents, graduate students, nursing staff, pharmacists, researchers and as facilitators for problem-based learning groups with first and second year medical students (which librarians have done since since 1996).

The three librarians in the photo on page 20 are Evelyn Breck Morgen, Library Director, Alberta Richetelle, program director for HealthNet (Connecticut Consumer Health Information) and myself, reference librarian.

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This article is a nice validation of the central nature the library plays in the intellectual life of this institution!

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