Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Anatomically correct chocolates

Looking for a truly unique gift for your favorite healthcare professional?  Disappointed by the lack of candy shaped like internal organs at your local confectionery?  Look no further than Visual Anatomy!  Originally started as a medical illustration studio by Tina Pavlatos, now they make tasty chocolates based on her detailed illustrations.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Endangered Data Week: Feb 25 - Mar 1

The amount of data churning around on the Internet has grow exponentially over the years.  With that much data to keep track of, it seems likely that some of it is going to be lost, unintentionally or otherwise.  But efforts are underway to preserve and protect it.

Endangered Data Week is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

The  Midwest’s largest health literacy summit is held right here in Wisconsin!  My colleagues and I will be presenting a poster “A Pedagogy for Health Professions Student Mastery of Health Literacy Principles Using Learn-Do-Teach’.  Hope to see you there!

Barb Ruggeri, MLIS, AHIP
Carroll University

It's time to register for the Midwest's largest health literacy summit.

Join us April 2-3, 2019 for the
Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit
"A sharper view through the lens of health literacy"

Registration is available through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership course page. All Summit registrants must register online and create a user profile. You can view registration instructions on our website. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email help@icep.wisc.edu or call 608-262-7226.
Register by March 1st and receive $50 OFF your registration. Enter code HL19EARLY at checkout.
*This code is only applicable for standard and group standard fees.
Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and Wisconsin Health Literacy. The University of Wisconsin–ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Policy on Sponsor and Faculty Disclosure
Detailed disclosures will be made available before the beginning of the activity.

Find more Summit details at http://bit.ly/HLSummit.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Don't judge a book by its cover

How do you decide what book you're going to read next?  Do you read the published reviews?  Do you prefer the recommendations of fellow readers?  Maybe you're more visual and pick up the books with the best covers?

But what if you couldn't see the cover at all?  Would you try a book based on nothing more than a vague description?  A few years ago, I heard of a trend started by an Australian book store called "blind date with a book."  The books are wrapped in plain brown paper with only a few phrases describing them scrawled on the cover.  Elizabeth's Bookshop says the reader response has been overwhelmingly positive.  

Today, many other booksellers, blogs, and libraries also participate.

From the Ontarian Librarian (which is one of the best blog names I've ever heard)