Monthly Archives: June 2008

Mary Adams Receives Research Award at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

Mary Adams, the Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian at UMass Dartmouth, received the 2008 PH/HA Research Award for the best paper in the field of public health or health administration librarianship at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago on May 20th.

Ms. Adams co-authored the award winning article with Kris Alpi of North Carolina State University. The article identified the most cited journals in public health and community nursing and the databases that provided the most thorough indexing of these journals.

Alpi KM, Adams MG.
Mapping the literature of public health and community nursing.
J Med Libr Assoc 2007 Jan;95(1):e6-9.

Claire T. Carney Library Associates Donation and Newly Elected Officers

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates presented a check for $3,500 to Library Dean Sharon Weiner at their annual meeting on May 14. The purpose of the donation is to purchase books in the humanities, specifically, music, art, English literature, and history. They also presented a plaque that recognized a program organized by the Library Associates this year, “Four Male Authors.”

Dean Weiner gave a presentation on the symbolic value of libraries.

The following officers were elected for 2008/09: President, Cindy Yoken; Vice President, Richard Kugler; Recording Secretary, Claudette Roy; Corresponding Secretary, Maureen Lewis; Treasurer, Diane Xavier; Assistant Treasurer, Rita Raymond; Members at Large, Melvin Levine, Walter Mierzejewski, Robert Moore; Nominations, Norman Brassard; Membership, Joyce LeBlanc; Programs, Mel Yoken; Hospitality, Donna Brown and Maria Sanguinetti; Publicity, Richard Ward; Donations, Virginia Callas; Historians, Cecelia Denwood and Edith Andrews; Literary Group, Susan Gabert and Janet Friedman; Library Liaison, Damaris Chapin-Berner.”