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  • KCUMB D’Angelo Library Named Outstanding Academic Health Science Library

    Outstanding Library Award KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 22, 2014)Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City  (HSLNKC) named Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences (KCUMB) D’Angelo Library as the 2013 Outstanding Academic Health Science Library at the HSLNKC Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Stowers Institute.

    The award, accepted by Marilyn J. De Geus, MA, MLS, library director, was presented in recognition of valuable information services and resources provided to the University. The D’Angelo Library staff received praise for their commitment to excellence in the education and training of students in osteopathic medicine, the biosciences, bioethics and the health professions.

    During 2013, the D’Angelo Library staff implemented novel approaches for providing resources to KCUMB students and faculty.

    “To better serve the needs of our many patrons that include full-time faculty, students, staff, alumni and clinical preceptors, we extended our role to incorporate an embedded librarian model,” DeGeus said. “By monitoring class assignments and blogs and maintaining a presence on Blackboard, we are able to proactively reach out to students and provide resource help at their point of greatest need.”

    One example is the creation of a touch screen connection that provides remote on-demand access to librarians for third- and fourth-year students while they complete their clinical clerkships off campus.

    In August 2013, KCUMB introduced a tablet-curriculum for all students. D’Angelo Library staff members played a critical role in the transition as they insured that online resources were compatible with iPad technology for student and faculty use.

    HSLNKC awards are given each year in five categories  to libraries providing outstanding service to their institutions. Other libraries receiving awards were MRIGlobal - C.J. Patterson Library; Library Services at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics; Heartland Regional Medical Center, Library Services; and the Stowers Institute Library.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the states of Missouri and Kansas, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty in Missouri and 69 percent in Kansas.

    Posted: 01/24/2014

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