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A Statement in Affirmation of Our Core Values

by the Faculty and Staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) publicly assert and stand in support of the 2017 Medical Library Association (MLA) Statement affirming our core professional values.  Quoting from the MLA Statement,  “…access to information …Read More »

Celebrate U: Melissa Rethlefsen MLS, AHIP and Christy Jarvis MLIS, AHIP

2016 Top Researcher Honoree Christy Jarvis, MLIS, AHIP – Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event honoring her work on the Journal Citation Analysis. The event was hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research and highlighted University of Utah faculty who reached a pinnacle of professional …Read More »

Search engines and usability for finding medical information online: a new study

Search engines may be good places for people with adequate or better information literacy skills, but what of the majority of the population that has low health literacy?

University of Chicago Hospital iPad program appears highly successful

According to a recent post on iMedicalApps: Recently, physicians at the University of Chicago published a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine detailing their experience with the routine use of iPads by internal medicine residents during their regular duties. What they documented was that use of the mobile device was objectively associated with …Read More »

Suprising top topic in online discussions

What is the most popular topic for discussion online? “Your health” according to Synthesio, a company that monitors and researches statistics and trends on the Web.

Pew survey on mobile applications adoption

According to a recent survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project: Some 35% of U.S. adults have software applications or “apps” on their phones, yet only 24% of adults use those apps. Many adults who have apps on their phones, particularly older adults, do not use them, and 11% of cell owners are …Read More »