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A Most Convenient Truce: TEAMING UP WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE TO “GREEN” OUR LIBRARY SURVIVOR TOUR Angela Dixon, BSN, MLS and Marilyn Rosen, MLS – Edward G. Miner Library Camille Anne Martina, Ph.D. , Departments of Community and Preventive Medicine & Environmental Medicine

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A Most Convenient Truce:

TEAMING UP WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE TO “GREEN” OUR LIBRARY SURVIVOR TOUR

Angela Dixon, BSN, MLS and Marilyn Rosen, MLS – Edward G. Miner Library

Camille Anne Martina, Ph.D. , Departments of Community and Preventive Medicine & Environmental Medicine

University of Rochester Medical Center

University of Rochester Medical Center

Goal of Library Survivor Tour

To have 1st year medical students become familiar with library layout, resources and services, to feel comfortable with the library public service staff, and to have fun!

Student Objectives:

1. To find as many answers to the questions

in the allotted time.

2. To work together as a team.

3. To locate the Reference Desk, Current Journals,

Computing Center, Circulation Desk, and other

important areas of the library.

Procedure:

Students arrive in groups of 25 and are divided into 5 teams. They name their team, then proceed into the library to hunt for answers to approximately 14 questions. The wrap-up includes a review of library services, question/answer period, and evaluation form

  • Environmental Medicine Integration Committee

  • Two faculty in Environmental Medicine were awarded a pilot grant from the Environmental Health Sciences Center to integrate Environmental Medicine into the existing first and second year curriculum of the University of Rochester Medical School.

  • 2. The Library Liaison to Environmental Medicine was invited to join the steering committee.

  • 3. Survivor Tour was identified as an opportunity to acquaint students with the library and environmental medicine issues simultaneously.

  • 4. Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Lead Poisoning, Infectious Diseases, and Household Risks were chosen as themes for questions.

  • 5. Questions on astounding facts about paper overuse in U.S. offices and power conservation issues for PC’s were substituted for questions on library procedures and facilities asked at the computing center and circulation desk. Policies would be reviewed in the wrap-up instead.

The “Green” Library Survivor Tour

Sample questions:

Lead Poisoning – Reference Desk “How many children in the U.S. suffer from dangerous lead levels in their blood?” Go to the Reference Desk and pick up gift.

Answer: Approximately 310,000. From CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/faq/about.htm (Gift: lollypop with tag: “Having an information problem? We’ll help you lick it!”)

Water Pollution – Current Journals Area “Find the title of an article on water use in the May 2007 issue of ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT MEDICINE. Go to Current Journals and pick up gift! Answer: “Bottled, filtered, and tap water use in Latino and non-Latino children.” (Gift: donated by Stat!Ref.)

Household Risks – Reference Area “In what reference section would you find a book on the effects of pesticides on human health?” (Reference organized by number and broad subject areas)

Answer: Reference 7, Title: Pesticides and Human Health.

Infectious Diseases – Library Catalog Using the library catalog, find the call number for: EMERGING INFECTIONS. Locate it on the shelf and retrieve the item you find in the book.

Answer: WC 100 E53 1998 (Item: a pack of gum)

Air Pollution – Public Computing, Miner Library Online Find the title of this article on asthma through Miner Library Online: Mirabelli, Maria et al. Pediatrics. E66-75, 2006 Jul.

Answer: “Asthma symptoms among adolescents who attend public schools that are located near confined swine feeding operations.”

Results/Outcome

Students had visited various locations in the library, had some fun, and learned about environmental health issues facing patients. They even named their teams in accordance with the themes:

Paint Chips

SARS Pirates

Planeteers

Smog

Lead Zeppelin

Project investigators will include the Survivor Tour in future articles and publications about the grant.

Evaluation

The students who wrote comments about the tour were very enthusiastic, but they did not mention the environmental aspects of the tour. The grant investigators felt this is symptomatic of the disconnect people feel between the issue of environmental sustainability and environmental health, and suggested next year adding a pre test and post test, or more pointed evaluation questions.

Acknowledgements

Funding: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Pilot Grant # 2P30 ES001247-32 Environmental Health Science Center.

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, 18 to 24 points, to the length of the column in case a figure takes more than 2/3 of column width.

Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, 18 to 24 points, to the length of the column in case a figure takes more than 2/3 of column width.

Goal of library survivor tour:

To have 1st year medical students become familiar with library layout, resources and services, to feel comfortable with the library public service staff, and to have fun!

Student Objectives:

1. To find as many answers to the questions

in the allotted time.

2. To work together as a team.

3. To locate the Reference Desk, Current

Journals Computing Center, Circulation Desk, and other important areas of the library.

Goal of library survivor tour:

To have 1st year medical students become familiar with library layout, resources and services, to feel comfortable with the library public service staff, and to have fun!

Student Objectives:

1. To find as many answers to the questions

in the allotted time.

2. To work together as a team.

3. To locate the Reference Desk, Current

Journals Computing Center, Circulation Desk, and other important areas of the library.


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