Category Archives: Public Health

“I just wanted to rave about my experiences… thanks UNC!”

I just wanted to rave about my experience with the resources available to students through the library. I have used the “Chat with the Librarian” feature multiple times and I find it so helpful! The respondents have always been so kind and helpful, very happy and upbeat. You can tell they enjoy what they are doing by helping students. I really can’t say enough about the great experiences I have had. The people are so friendly, they always help with my issues, and they are so quick about finding my answers. I am so appreciative of this system and wanted to provide some strong positive feedback! Thanks UNC!

– Brittany Schwartz,  student, Public Health Health Policy & Management 


“Grateful to have such an amazing resource”

I have been working on a systematic literature review for the last 5 months, and this project wouldn’t have been possible without the HSL librarians.  They helped me redesign my search strategy, assisted me with database troubleshooting, delivered scores of articles electronically, and throughout, have patiently answered many, many questions.  I’m grateful to have such an amazing resource right across the street!

Student, School of Public Health

HSL Librarian Mellanye Lackey “amazing”!

(Quick comment) I’m a distance doctoral student and was in Chapel Hill for a meeting last week and requested some time with Mellanye Lackey for help with lit review techniques and improving my use of Refworks. She was amazing and REALLY helped make my life easier. Thanks!

HSL librarians help physician shape worldwide treatment recommendations

[excerpted from News From the Fifth]
Pressed for time in preparing for a very important expert meeting of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders – MSF), Dr. Benny Joyner  turned to HSL librarian Mellanye Lackey, who, along with Sara Suiter, SILS graduate research assistant, helped him gather and present evidence-based information he needed to help shape worldwide recommendations the organization would make on the fluid management of children.

Said Dr. Joyner, “having the body of evidence to support what I practice clinically allowed me to make a recommendation based not only in experience, but also a solid evidence base. And I would not have been standing on such a solid base during the meeting without Mellanye, Sara, and the HSL.”

For the full story, see the September 2012 issue of HSL’s News From the Fifth newsletter.

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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“HSL is a wonderful learning environment!”

I love my HSL!

The HSL is a wonderful learning environment! The HSL librarians are amazing when you need to schedule study rooms and make sure that you have the space and resources that you need for your group projects.

After 5 years out of school – I was nervous about writing academic papers again. They taught me about the magic that is RefWorks and how to most constructively use my time when searching through literature.

Student, Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health

“… Students have been buzzing enthusiastically about all your contributions”

Many thanks for your consultation, Bob and Barbara. The students have been buzzing enthusiastically about all your contributions to MCH 712 this morning. It was so generous of you to engage with each team’s poster and of course, your steps above and beyond in revising the poster tutorial to accommodate Mac users.

Your comments were obviously so well-informed and seasoned, students were galvanized to rethink their plans. Continue reading

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.

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“The librarians are a huge resource for us”

I was able to get technical assistance from a librarian with just one day’s notice. She was incredibly nice and helpful, and even helped me get access to an article that I had given up on via the inter-library loan system. The librarians are a huge resource for us who are learning to navigate the correct way to proceed with research.

Kathy Parry, Student, School of Public Health

HSL “Terrifically Welcoming and Supportive”

From Dr. John Paul, Faculty, School of Public Health:

Six years ago I joined the faculty of Health Policy and Management. I was assigned teaching space for my first UNC class in the Health Sciences Library, due to much of the School of Public Health being closed for renovation. The space I was assigned, the HSL Conference Room, turned out to be perfect for my class in leadership and management. Although there are now class rooms available in the SPH, I will always seek to hold my leadership and management seminars in HSL 527. HSL staff and administration have been terrifically welcoming and supportive. Continue reading