Like millions of people across the globe, we here at the Calder Library have watched news reports of the devastation in Haiti. We have wondered what we could do that would be of help to our neighbors in Haiti. We recently learned that the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is continuing its plans to set up a 300-bed hospital in Port-au-Prince to continue its decades-long tradition of outreach to that nation. As a library we have taken this opportunity to donate boxes of the most frequently asked for textbooks and handbooks in emergency situations.
In addition, we are offering 24-hour reference assistance to all UM physicians and faculty working round-the-clock to assist the hundreds of thousands of people needing medical attention. We have also created a webpage, which gathers the most relevant resources. Please visit our page at: http://calder.med.miami.edu/haiti/
If you have any suggestions for how the library could help, please leave a comment in this blog post or contact me, Emily Vardell, at evardell @ med.miami.edu. We will continue to keep you updated on the library's outreach efforts to Haiti.