EndNote for Mac: macOS Catalina Compatibility

Announcement from EndNote Apple will be releasing macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall, which will impact the desktop version EndNote. EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow…. Keep reading

Digital Library Access for Alumni

Eskind Alumni Digital Library The Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) Alumni Digital Library is a critical resource for helping alumni stay abreast of important information to assist in the cultivation of their practice. Alumni will need a password in order to access the Alumni Digital Library which may be obtained by emailing medalum@vanderbilt.edu, or by calling the Department of Medical… Keep reading

Getting to Know your Eskind Librarians: Rachel Lane Walden

Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Informationist at the Annette and Eskind Irwin Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center. Rachel earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 2014 and started working at the Eskind Biomedical Library in February of 2015. As a reference and… Keep reading

Health Literacy eLearning course

CDC launches new Health Literacy eLearning course with FREE continuing education https://bit.ly/2Ivlofn 9 out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it’s unfamiliar, complex or jargon-filled. Limited health literacy costs the healthcare system money and results in higher than necessary morbidity and mortality. Health care professionals and non-medical staff can register… Keep reading

Librarians Can Help Providers Improve Clinical Decision-Making & Education

Dr. Hageman the Pediatric Annals’ Editor-in-Chief  wrote a very informative editorial on how medical librarians play a key role in healthcare. A summary of his piece is below. Medical librarians play an essential role as members of the healthcare team.  They directly impact the quality of patient care by helping physicians, allied health professionals and researchers keep current… Keep reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Heather LaFerriere

Heather Laferriere, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Informationist at the Annette and Eskind Irwin Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center. As a reference and instruction librarian for the medical and nursing communities, some of her primary duties include literature searching, research consultations, and resource training. Heather has been with the Eskind Biomedical Library since 2015… Keep reading

Freely Available Clinical Guidelines

The ECRI Institute has reinstated the clinical guidelines formerly known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse. It is now known as the ECRI Guidelines Trust and the guidelines are still free but require registration. Additional information about the guidelines trust and their inclusion criteria are also available on the website. For more information, please contact the… Keep reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Philip Walker

Philip Walker, MLIS, MSHI was appointed Director of the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in July 2018. As director, the primary duties are to create and communicate a clear vision, allocate financial and human resources, develop policies and practices for collection development, build relationships with constituents… Keep reading