Category Archives: UNC Health Care

Study shows HSL’s high value for patient care

[excerpted from View From the Fifth]
An independent study conducted in 2011 found that library users based at UNC Hospitals placed a very high value on HSL’s resources and services.  Responding clinicians at UNC Hospitals told interviewers that our resources and services played a role in avoiding misdiagnosis, adverse drug reactions, medication errors, mortality and unnecessary surgery.

For the full story see the December issue of HSL’s View From the Fifth newsletter.

I was greeted by my new “Fairy Godmother”

Being out of college for more than 10 years left me behind on even the most simple things, like how to search for journal articles, how to request books from a different library etc. While calling for a quick inquiry, I was greeted by my new “fairy godmother” to assist me through the madness. OK, she’s not a real fairy godmother and isn’t of grandmother age, but Lara Handler sure made the experience at the Health Sciences Library less intimidating. She volunteered her time to meet with me individually and patiently walked me through the how-to’s. Thank you Lara for helping me feel more empowered to get out there and get the knowledge I need. You helped break down a barrier and for this I am truly thankful.

Kelley, UNC Health Care (Staff)

I was greeted by my new “Fairy Godmother”

Being out of college for more than 10 years left me behind on even the most simple things, like how to search for journal articles, how to request books from a different library etc. While calling for a quick inquiry, I was greeted by my new “fairy godmother” to assist me through the madness. OK, she’s not a real fairy godmother and isn’t of grandmother age, but Lara Handler sure made the experience at the Health Sciences Library less intimidating. She volunteered her time to meet with me individually and patiently walked me through the how-to’s. Thank you Lara for helping me feel more empowered to get out there and get the knowledge I need. You helped break down a barrier and for this I am truly thankful.

Kelley, UNC Health Care (Staff)

Be one of the first to Share!

Be one of the first to share your story, long or short, about why you love the HSL. Maybe you’ve had an interaction with a librarian that helped you with a paper or research.  Maybe you want to share your favorite place to study (or sleep) in the library. Perhaps you and your classmates used our study rooms to collaborate  on a successful project. Or maybe you used our conference rooms for an important meeting or class. Whatever it is, we want to hear from you – faculty, students, staff, alumni, and anyone else who uses HSL’s resources or services.  So go on…spread the love! 🙂