Faculty presentations at NANOS

Todd Vandenbark

Nancy Lombardo, Information Technology Librarian, presented the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 2010 meeting in Tucson in March. Three separate presentations were made to various NANOS membership groups.

  1. An overview of progress on the project during the last year was presented to the NANOS Executive Board on Saturday, March 6.
  2. An Optional Symposium for all NANOS attendees was offered on March 8.
    This session provided an update to NOVEL: the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library. Many enhancements have been made to the digital library, and new collections have been added. Specific collections, such as those of Shirley H. Wray, Robert B. Daroff, and Helmut Wilhem were highlighted. Following the NOVEL update, free web-based online tools which can make member’s lives easier were presented. The tools covered included the Doodle Poll and Scheduler, a free online tool that makes organizing meetings and getting feedback a snap. Other tools from the Google suite were demonstrated, including Google Scholar, Desktop, Docs, Calendar and using Picasa and YouTube to share video clips.
  3. A poster was presented on Tuesday, March 9 at the general poster session which was open to all meeting attendees.

All the NOVEL related materials presented at the NANOS 2010 meeting are now available on the NOVEL Web site for viewing or downloading.