NY-NJ Chapter LogoNewsletter
Spring 2002

In This Issue

From the Editors

From the Chair

Spring Dinner 2002

From the Incoming Chair

Kudos for Chapter Members

Web Watch

Brave New World

In the Literature

Technology Review

Hospital Library Notes

RML Update

Advocacy Update

Special Feature:
Focus Groups



Online Newsletter Index

The Newsletter is published for the members of the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association.

Editor of this issue:

Gail Hendler, Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Medical School, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, S-10, Phone: 212-263-8925, Fax: 212-263-8196, E-mail: hendler@library.med.nyu.edu.



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Posted 4/4/2002
2002 NY-NJ Chapter of the Medical Library Association
From the Editors



The spring issue of the Chapter Newsletter is alive with some refreshing changes and wonderful additions.

George Wahlert, our new Hospital Library Notes columnist, brings his unique and earthy perspective to the world of hospital librarianship. Elaine Wells, our Advocacy Committee chair, sums up recent activities and provides a close and informative look at focus groups. Maria Astifidis provides a tempting invitation to dine with friends and colleagues at this year's Spring Dinner on April 4, 2002 at the Williams Club.

Our regular columnists continue to contribute interesting and engaging pieces. Read about the notable accomplishments of Chapter members as compiled by Xiomara Cruz in our Kudos column. Pat Gallagher rounds up her picks for the best of the web while Kathel Dunn alerts us to what's essential reading in the library and medical literature.

For those needing to get a handle on the molecular revolution in medicine, Kris Alpi explains what gene chips are and why they are so important. PDA's are hot, and Nancy Glassman our technology columnist, provides an excellent summary of PDA basics, along with bet bets tips. Finally, meet Richard Faraino as we shine the spotlight on our incoming Chapter Chair.

Please contact us with comments and future contributions via e-mail.

Happy Spring!

Gail Hendler
Co-Editor
hendler@library.med.nyu.edu
William Self
Co-Editor
wself@mlcny.org



Upcoming Dates to Remember

Dallas, Texas, May 17-23, 2002
NY/NJ Chapter Spring Dinner

The Williams Club

April 4, 2002
Mini Medical School

Fashion Institute of Technology

April 19, 2002