Author! Author! is an annual event held by the Library since 1979. It takes place early in April, during National Library Week, and it focuses on celebrating the publication endeavors of our Baptist Health South Florida staff. BHSF publications are regularly uploaded to the Scholarly Commons, our institutional repository. During the event the authors receive ribbons, door prizes, they get showcased on the Library Newsletter, attend presentations and enjoy raffles, games, and networking.  The event transitioned to the online environment during the pandemic.

Please join us in exploring the pictorial history of the Author! Author! event and past Library Newsletters.

Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2012
2012

The Library Letter in 2012 mentions the library's Wellness DVD Collection, AHA manuals, patient education materials, and virtual journal clubs. The letter also highlights the support services provided for patrons publishing in scientific journals during a workshop held at the 2nd Annual BHSF Research Pre-Conference. This year a library was opened at the Doctors Hospital location. The library as a whole partnered with Wellness Advantage and Clinical Learning as well.Explore the articles published by Baptist authors in 2012 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2011

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of both Baptist and South Miami hospitals. This was commemorated by the book Baptist Health South Florida: a History of Caring for the Community. Laura Pincus and other contributing authors attended Author! Author! in 2011.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2011 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2010

In 2010, Adrienne Sylver, a Marketing department staff member was the guest speaker at Author! Author! Sylver published the children's book The History of the Hot Dog in the summer of 2010. In 2010 the library was able to donate $1,290 for the Sunshine Fund, $1,800 for South Miami Hospital's favorite Charity for Children orphanage in the Caribbean, as well as, $1,600 in the library's "Read for Haiti." In 2010 the library worked with Doctors Hospital and Homestead Hospital, to begin their Magnet initiatives. In 2010 the library's Electronic Services Librarian Devica Samsundar was promoted to Manager of Electronic Library Services at Baptist Health South Florida.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2010 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2009

2009 marks the 30th year for Author Author! Sharon Harvey Rosenburg, a Marketing department staff member and author of The Frugal Duchess of South Beach, as well as, a Miami Herald column and blog, was the guest speaker this year. In 2009 the Electronic Medical Library went remote. It could now be accessed by staff from their home or office.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2009 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2008

In 2008, Baptist own Dr. Brad Aiken published the science fiction novel Mind Fields, while Dr. Michael Ozner published his expanded version of the Miami Mediterranean Diet. Baptist nurses worked on getting their Evidence-Based Practice Model published in nursing literature, including Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing online. The model was developed by Pat Collins, Kathy Sparger, Susan Golembeski, Milly Selgas, Nancy Burke, and Bonnie Vaughan. 1996 was the 20th anniversary of the Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute. Online, the OVID database interface changed in 2008, one of many changes and expansions to E-Resources that the library offers for Baptist staff to access.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2008 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2007

In 2007, the library used the Library Letter to show users how to access e-titles on the Medical Library's intranet site with the Online Catalog. Now Baptist staff could access the Online Catalog on any PC's connected to the IntranetExplore articles published by Baptist authors in 2007 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2006

In 2006, local author Christine Ardalan author of Warm Hearts, Caring Hands: South Florida Nursing from Frontier to Metropolis 1880-2000, was the guest speaker at Author! Author!. The library supported Magnet Excellence for South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital through archiving the works on Baptist authors. In 2006, the library started to offer after-hours access to the library for staff who worked nights and weekends and needed a place to research even when the librarians were home. In 2006 the library also offered a class on Writing for Publication, worth 1 CE credit for nurses.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2006 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2005

In 2005, article delivery switched from printed to E-Delivery. The switch to sending article requests as PDF attachments in e-mails decreased the average turnaround time from seven days down to one day. At South Miami and Baptist Hospital libraries there was a new laptop docking station for Baptist staff. Staff could find a quiet place to work on their laptops on the network, or use a public access PC. In 2005, the database Health Business Elite was added to the Electronic Library section of the intranet site. Additionally, in fall of 2004, the library's own Devica Samsundar was awarded Corporate Employee of the Quarter.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2005 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2004

2004 marks the 25th annual Author! Author! day. Author! Author! is an event where the library, during National Library Week, honors the publications of hospital staff at Baptist Health. In 2004 the library received a grant to purchase a scanner, which was used to scan articles to send to patrons as a PDF through email. A big update in 2004, UpToDate became available on the Intranet via the Medical Library. This boosted the online collection which sat at over 50 e-books and over 300 e-journals.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2004 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2003

In 2003 the library added PSYCH Info to the list of databases. Additionally, the Electronic Medical Library expanded its access on the Baptist Health Intranet. The library was now accessible from any PC within Baptist Health that had Internet access.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2003 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2002

The Library Letter from 2002 mentions Dave Barry, a palm pilot program, e-books at the library, and the grand opening of the Electronic Medical Library for Baptist.Explore the articles published by Baptist authors in 2002 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.

2001

In 2001 e-books, palm pilots, and science fiction found its way into the Library Letter. Brad Aiken MD, the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services published his first science fiction novel Starscape: the Silver Bullet electronically. Diana Rourke, Director of BHS Library Services offered a presentation on tips for evaluating PDA's (personal digital assistants). Additionally, the library offered classes on patient education, and Evidence Based resources. Finally, the library, medical education committees, and the information technology department collaborated to bring e-books to the library.Explore articles published by Baptist authors in 2001 at Scholarly Commons.Library Newsletters are only available via local IP address or BHSF login.