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Accessibility Presentations

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Kate Deibel, a brunette white woman in glasses, stands behind a podium with a screen to the side reading "Going Beyond Better Than Nothing: Accessibility and Archives".

PCOM Library’s Kate Deibel, PhD (Systems Librarian, PA Campus) presented about disability access and archives at Code4Lib 2023, a library technology conference, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Her talk drew upon disability studies and advocacy work to promote inclusive and equitable practices for libraries to consider for their online digital collections.

Kate also presented remotely about the accessibility issues inherent in poetry e-books alongside C. R. Grimmer, PhD, Dene Grigar, PhD, and Molly Ubbesen, PhD as part of the panel “Cripping and Digitizing: (Re)Imagining the Poetry e-book” at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference on Friday, March 10, 2023.

“Do You See Me?”: The Lack of Representation of Diverse Skin Tones in Medical Education

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PCOM Library’s Katresa Gardner, MLIS (Public Services Librarian, SGA Campus) alongside Stacie Fairley, Ph.D. and Valerie Cadet, Ph.D. presented research on the lack of representation of diverse skin tones in medical education at the 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in St. Pete Beach, FL, on Thursday, February 9th, 2023.  This year-long project came to fruition and was a tremendous success. Part two of this initiative includes publishing an article.

Three librarians of color smile proudly before the projected title slide of their talk on the lack of representation of diverse skin tones in medical education.

 “Do You See Me?”: The Lack of Representation of Diverse Skin Tones in Medical Education

Racial Inequality and discrimination continue to be a persistent problem in healthcare. Research shows a significant lack of representation of diverse skin tone images in medical textbooks, journals, and digital media. Though a few resources exist within certain specialties that represent non-white patient images useful for medical education, few are illustrated in microbiology, pathology, and anatomy resources.

Given this lack of diversity, healthcare providers may find it challenging to identify various disease presentations in non-white patients.

REDCap Email Issues

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Redcap is currently experiencing issues sending emails. What does this mean for you?

  1. If you have scheduled surveys to go out to emails, not all of your messages may go through. Depending on your survey needs, you can still mass email anonymous survey links or manually send the unique survey links using your PCOM email address. Please contact us at redcap@pcom.edu for more information.
  2. If you need a password reset, Redcap resets passwords through emails sent directly to the user’s email address. You may not receive the password reset emails; you cannot reset your password until the issue is resolved.
  3. If your account is expiring, you may not receive a warning. Redcap is automatically set up to inform users via email that their account is expiring. These emails may not go through. Students’ accounts expire one year after activation. If you are a student and cannot access your account, please email us at redcap@pcom.edu.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please bear with us as we work to resolve this issue.



The PCOM Library Staff

GA Campus Crafting Circle

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Calling all crafters! Join us for a relaxing crafting hour. Make squares that will become cuddly blankets for homeless children in the US with www.love-squared.org. Beginners and experienced knitters/crocheters welcome! Wednesdays at 1pm in the PCOM GA Library. BYO yarn and needles.

Open Access Week 2022

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Open Access Week - PCOM Library - October 24-28, 2022

Join the PCOM Library for a series of events related to Open Access Publishing and learn one means of improving social equity via the choices you make regarding the research you read and publish.


Monday, October 24, 2pm-3pm
Making an Impact: The Benefits of Open Access Work in an Institutional Repository

Faculty and students deserve full recognition and the widest possible audience for their research. This session will showcase the many benefits of making student and faculty work open access in the repository, including discoverability, impact, and preservation.

Join “Making an Impact…” Session or View “Making an Impact…” on Events Calendar


Tuesday, October 25, 11am-1pm
Open Access Office Hours

Have questions about publishing Open Access? Join Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian Jackie Werner’s virtual office hours to ask for information and advice.

Join “Office Hours” Session or View “Office Hours” on Events Calendar


Thursday, October 27, 12pm-12:30pm
Just Access: Thinking Beyond Open Access

Viewing open access as a great start, this talk discusses additional barriers to access and the efforts needed to address them.

Join “Just Access…” the Session or View “Just Access…” on Events Calendar

Chen Honored for Service to Information Science Field

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“With more than 25 years of experience in the Information Science space, Hsin-liang (Oliver) Chen, PhD, chief library services officer at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), was recently recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) for his excellence in service to and scholarship in the information science and technology field…”

Read the full article on Chen’s achievement at PCOM News