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Check-It-Out @ ATSM Library Issue 9, 2016: Missouri Branch

Jean Sidwell, Missouri Branch Director and KCOM Liaison Librarian, discusses the latest happenings!

Jean L. Sidwell is faculty mentor to two KCOM students in their effort to apply for a $5,000 Spark Tank grant.  Seth McIntire and Shannon McAllister (KCOM students) submitted a proposal, “3D Printing and Medical Education,” during live competition on November 18, 2016.  After their presentation to the judges, they were awarded $5,000.  They also received $5,000 for a second proposal, "Making Waves: Integrating 3D/4D Ultrasound Technology into Medical Education."  The next step is implementation of the 3D grant proposal.  Jean, Seth and Shannon meet to discuss their objectives, complete the Grant application Internal Approval Form.  Jean completed the NIH Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) and NIH Office of Extramural research (OER) on-line tutorial for Protecting Human Research Participants as required by the ATSU Research Grants office.

The MO Branch Library hosted an Open House Dec 2, 2015.  The NLM traveling exhibit, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Surgeons was on display.  Clinton Normore, University Diversity Director, hosted the introduction of two ATSU students, Chante Mahone (1ST YR. KCOM) and Bjai Rice (KCOM-OMM Fellow) who talked about why they chose a career in the field of Osteopathic Medicine.  A video of their talks may be viewed at the following here

Leisa Walter, Public Services Library Assistant - Interlibrary Loan, received certificates of completion for the following online courses: Reference & Information Services and Cataloging and Classification on Dec. 4, 2015.  Upon completion of these two classes, Leisa received certification by the ALA-APA Library Support Staff Certification Program.  Other courses completed by Leisa were: Foundations of Library Science; Supervision and Management in Libraries; Library Technology; Communication and Teamwork in Libraries.  She was recognized for Excellent Achievement in several of her courses.  Congratulations to Leisa Walter on a job well done. 

The Library is in the process of receiving a new printer to replace the East Printer housed on the main floor for student printing.  The old East Printer will be utilized by library staff.

The library staff wishes to welcome our newest member, William (Bill) Coombs, Public Services Librarian & ETDC, who transferred from Arizona to the MO. campus library in November.

December was rainy and mild, but the New Year brought in snow and freezing rain for northeast MO.  We can expect that, after all, it is now officially “winter” in Missouri.

Jean L. Sidwell, Missouri Branch Director, KCOM Library Liaison