The New Mexico State University Library is pleased to partner with the New Mexico Department of Health and the National Library of Medicine’s New England Region (NLM/NER) to provide training and alternative document delivery to public health professionals in New Mexico Public Health Information Access (PHIA): Digital Library Project. New Mexico is one of 21 public health departments across the U.S. participating in this unique initiative aimed to improve access to much needed health information for these professionals. Broader goals of the project include: gaining a better understanding of what electronic resources are useful, evidence-based, and affordable for public health departments (including licensed resources); and, reinforcing understanding of NLM’s products and services related to public health.
On February 23rd and 24th Ellen Bosman, Professor and Health Sciences Subject Specialist and Norice Lee, Associate Dean at the NMSU Library, along with the PHIA Digital Library Project Coordinator, Karen Dahlen and other trainers, provided hands-on and interactive training to over 30 public health professionals in Santa Fe. The training focused on a variety of e-resources (databases, e-books, ejournals) and tools acquired specifically for this project. Bosman trained the participants on PubMed including EndNote and Lee trained on Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews and presented on relevant content within the NMSU Library’s Digital Collections. Lee also provided access information and instructions on how to obtain articles not available in the Digital Library through an alternative document delivery system set up at the NMSU Library for these users. Bosman and Lee hope to provide additional training sessions throughout the state in the year ahead as an extension of the project.
For more information about the partnership or project, contact Norice Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org