Newsletter of the Hospital Library Services Program
Long Island Library Resources Council
Highlights from the Long Island Library Resources Council Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) 2nd Annual Conference
On Friday, December 2, 2016 attendees gathered at the Brentwood Public Library for the 2nd Annual Conference of the LILRC Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP). The event kicked-off with keynote speaker, T.W. Barritt, who is a food writer, communications consultant, and highly-trained amateur chef. In his presentation, which was based on his book, Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits, Mr. Barritt took attendees on a journey through the history of Long Island’s agricultural and maritime past, and how family farming, ethnic diversity and the growth of commerce have influenced today’s new food sensibility. He discussed the food renaissance happening across Long Island from crunchy pickles, wine, duck and oysters, to roadside joints and fine dining.
Following lunch, our next guest speaker took to the podium. Michelle Burda, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) presented, Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources, which provided attendees with a hands-on look at how to locate authoritative information on nutrition and topics related to nutrition. The discussion focused on important aspects of nutrition, such as health literacy, and examples included some of the challenges with reading food labels, how to use ChooseMyPlate.gov, and much more.
Thanks to all who attended this year's event! We look forward to seeing you next year!
30th Anniversary Issue
Volume 30, Number 1
Cold Weather Resources from NOAA
Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories. Blizzards occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has designed a website to teach users how to stay safe before, during and after a winter storm. You will find information on winter alerts, science and hazards, snow coverage maps, and information describing the different types of winter storms. There are a number of resources including Winter Safety Information Graphics, 2016-17 Winter Weather Outlook, and much more. Visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/index.shtml to learn more.
In the News...
There are currently thousands of medical apps available, but very few guidelines, as the FDA has focused its efforts on high risk apps. As a result, many health care organizations are taking active steps to create guidelines, suggestions and rules for the creation and usage of such technology. The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently released its “Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications," providing guidelines for how clinicians can identify meaningful apps and incorporate them into their practice.
LILRC Continues to Provide Medical Interlibrary Loans
LILRC will continue to process all medical-related interloans as currently supported by grants utilizing DOCLINE and the New York State Library.
There is currently no limit to the number of requests made per/institution for medical-related loans. The following online forms may be used to request medical interloans:
Photocopy Request (Medical Requests Only):
Book Request (Medical Requests Only):
Questions? Please contact LILRC at (631) 675-1570 Ext. 207, or send an email to email@example.com.
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