Celebrating 60 Years of National Library Week

Let the American Library Association know how libraries transformed your life. Post comments to Twitter, Instagram, or on the ALA I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week (April 8-14) and be entered in a raffle. One randomly selected winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of “Firebird,” the Coretta Scott King . . . → Read More: Celebrating 60 Years of National Library Week

New Library Tutorials – “Information 101”

Reference staff have recently completed a new suite of library tutorials dubbed “Information 101.” The series, consisting of 6 video tutorials, addresses the Library’s Information Management Competencies and aims to provide quick, demonstrative training in library use and research practices. We’ve previously written about the continuing need for improvement of health sciences students’ information . . . → Read More: New Library Tutorials – “Information 101”

Improving Your Health Sciences Information Literacy, or Please Bother Your Librarians

How information literate are you?

Before you answer that, let’s define information literacy.  The American Library Association (1989) defines it as a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”  Here at NYMC, the Health Sciences Library has developed . . . → Read More: Improving Your Health Sciences Information Literacy, or Please Bother Your Librarians