Announcements and featured resources for Library Users of Ascension Wisconsin Health Intranets (including legacy Affinity Health System, Ministry Health Care, Columbia-St. Mary's, and Wheaton-Franciscan).
come across a citation for the perfect article that appears to address
everything you need to provide the best care for your patient… but your
Ascension Library doesn’t have access to it.Frustrating, right?Don’t
worry.Your Librarian can probably get
the article for you through interlibrary loan.
loan is the method your Librarian uses to send out article requests for
materials not accessible through your Ascension Library.
interlibrary loan used to be a time consuming process, nowadays your Librarian
will email you a PDF of the article.
generally takes only a day or two for the Librarian to receive the requested
your Ascension Wisconsin Librarian to request an article or for additional
information about interlibrary loan.
L-R : Mary Pat Gage, Kellee Selden, Elissa Kinzelman-Vesely, Michele Matucheski
Ascension Wisconsin Library Services
Statewide Phone Number
As of August 2016, four professionals are part of
the statewide Ascension-Wisconsin Library Services team, with two of the Librarians
in the Milwaukee area, the third is in Racine and the fourth in Oshkosh. Together, we are here to serve the entire
state to meet your knowledge and information needs.
While you have patients, family members and others
to serve, YOU are our patrons. Please contact
us for assistance with:
Library research/Expert Searching
Training to use Library Resources (including specific databases,
Mary Pat has a BSN
from Marquette University College of Nursing and an MLIS from UW-Milwaukee. She
has been at the St. Joseph Hospital Medical library and formerly, the WFH-North
Market, since 2003 and is a member of the Nursing Research Committee since 2007.
Mary Pat promotes expert patient care by offering expert information.
Elissa holds a master’s degree in
Anthropology from Western Michigan University.
Her love of research led to a position as library assistant at All
Saints in 2003. She completed her MLIS
at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 2008 and subsequently became the
site librarian. Elissa enjoys the challenge of literature searches and
providing health information tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
Michele earned her Masters of
Library and Information Studies degree from The University of
Wisconsin-Madison. She has been working in health science libraries for
the last 20 years. She started working for Affinity Health System in 1999
at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. In 2012, she broadened her
scope to cover Ministry Health Care, and now in 2016, she is a member of the
Ascension-Wisconsin Library Services Team. She worked with The STAR
Team at Ministry to develop a very popular and useful Patient Experience Tool
Kit. She enjoys collaborating to make sure people have the knowledge and
information they need to make well-informed decisions in health care.
Kellee earned her masters of
Library and Information Science degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis in Special Libraries. Following
graduation, Kellee spent more than 20 years working in various Law Libraries.
She then returned to school and earned her second master’s degree in Medical
Informatics from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Kellee joined Columbia
St. Mary’s as a Medical Librarian in the fall of 2013. In her new position,
Kellee will oversee the Library team and Learning Management Services-Clinical
Our physical Library
locations with Librarians on site include:
All Saints Hospital – Racine, WI
St. Joseph Hospital – Milwaukee, WI
Columbia St. Mary’s – Milwaukee, WI
Mercy Medical Center –
All four Libraries provide:
Computers away from the busy patient care areas
The Librarians can be reached
at their individual emails or the new statewide phone number: (414) 585-5085. The
Library Team services extend beyond the physical libraries to ALL Ascension associates
across the state of Wisconsin through the use of telephonic and electronic resources.