Moving Forward Together: Two Game-Changing Collaborations

This video was selected for the 2012 Medical Library Association Conference’s Leadership and Management Section program, “Smells Like Team Spirit: Partnerships to Move Your Library Forward,” in Seattle, Washington, (May 21, 2012).

For this blog we split it into two parts, one part on the YOUR HEALTH Radio blog and one part on the HSL Global Health Initiative.

YOUR HEALTH® Radio: We interviewed Dr. Adam Goldstein, faculty member of UNC Family Medicine and co-host of YOUR HEALTH Radio.

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“That’s way above what anybody has to do”

John Miller

“That’s way above what anybody has to do… I certainly appreciate it,” says John Miller, graduate student in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology and Allied Health Sciences student representative on the HSL Library Advisory Committee.

John is referring to the help he got from an HSL librarian at 1:30 a.m.

John uses the ADA-accessible computer on the first floor of HSL. To learn more about how John has been helped by the Health Sciences Library, listen to the following interview. Continue reading

“Libraries are such a critical part of the training of physicians”

Zell McGee, MD

Dr. Zell McGee, Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, enthusiatically endorses the work of HSL.  He talks about his experiences with HSL in the following three-part audio interview.




Resources, images, voodoo, and zombies:

The importance of HSL and its critical role in the training of physicians

Dr. Ned Brooks interview

Dr. Ned Brooks has a unique perspective on the Health Sciences Library, having worked with HSL as a UNC administrator, as a School of Public Health faculty member, and as a member (and chair)  of the HSL Board of Visitors.

Part 1: Dr. Brooks talks about his experiences with HSL as a UNC administrator.

Part 2: Dr. Brooks talks about his experiences with HSL as a faculty member:

Part 3: Dr. Brooks talks about serving on the HSL Board of Visitors:

Dr. Brooks talks about his career at UNC:

Dr. Cara McComish: from doctoral student to new faculty member

In this series of videos, Dr. Cara McComish discusses how HSL has helped her succeed from her beginnings as a UNC doctoral student in 2003 to her many current roles as a UNC faculty member.

In this video, Dr. McComish introduces herself and talks about how she came to UNC.

In this video, Dr. Cara McComish talks about her experiences with HSL as a doctoral student.

In this video, Dr. McComish describes her experiences with HSL as a new faculty member.

Dr. Cara McComish talks about resources and services available from the Health Sciences Library.

In this video Dr. Cara McComish talks about using the Health Sciences Library as place to work and meet with others.

When UNC Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor Cara McComish advises new doctoral students, she sends them straight to the Health Sciences Library.


Health Affairs leaders praise HSL’s Global Health Initiative

Watch several Health Affairs faculty and a graduate student talk about the important role played by HSL in UNC’s global health efforts.

This video is a condensed version of what was originally a four-part video.  The four-part version is available on HSL’s YouTube channel at

Patrons Rave about Liaison Librarians

These pictures and brief audio excerpts are from interviews with patrons who worked with HSL liaisons Barrie Hayes and Kate McGraw. Interviews were conducted by Fran Allegri in February. (To see larger versions of the images, click on the thumbnails.)

Janet Li, Biostatician

Rebecca, Dentistry Faculty

Tom, Molecular Biology Staff

Audio interview excerpts:

Janet Li talks about how “Liasons come to us”

Janet describes how “she showed me step by step how to get the data sets”

Tom talks about working with HSL liaison Barrie Hayes

Rebecca talks about the value of the HSL liaison program