Virtual Library Book Review: Five Stars!

Imagine having the directory to everything!

By David H. Birley , April 18, 2016

virtual Library
By William Jiang, MLS
I confess that I am used to books that contain stuff. Sometimes the stuff is information, sometimes educational, sometimes entertaining. But this “book” isn’t like that at all. It is a directory of directories, a collection of collections, a volume of volumes. Gently broken into a few categories, the indices are indexed. It is a book full of links to almost any information you could imagine. And, in this digital age, totally portable on your tablet, laptop, or even phone. It out googles Google!

The English Virtual Library Kindle Book Description From Amazon.com

The English Virtual Library represents the “best” reference resources on the Web in English as chosen by the curator William Jiang, MLS. Mr. Jiang was the Special Library Chief with Columbia University/NYSPI for seven years, and he has been considered an expert in both print and electronic reference sources for more than fifteen years. He has been a member of the American Libraries Association and the Special Libraries Association. Most of the information contained in this app is completely free to use, although copyright laws do apply.

The app features:

Traditional Library Resources
Medical Resources
Business Resources
US Government
Search Engines
Computer Resources
Virtual Learning
Miscellaneous Resources
The Librarian’s Bookshelf

Definition of a virtual library from Wikipedia: “A virtual or electronic library (also referred to as digital library or digital repository) is a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. An electronic library is a type of information retrieval system.”

Social Work at NYU: Author Will Jiang, MLS Lectures

Mental Health at NYU
Professor Olivia Moro with Mental Health Author Will Jiang, MLS

On April 13th 2016 I had the distinct pleasure of lecturing at NYU about Mental Health by invitation of Professor Olivia Mora at the Silverman School of Social Work.  I talked briefly about the Fountain House program, epigenomics, socialization, psychopharmacological drugs in the pipeline, and my own personal story with regards to the dread illness of schizophrenia. I found the class of masters of social work students to be engaged, focused, and very empathetic with regards to my own personal struggles. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to touch the education of a group of about 20 first year Social Work students. I hope I was more of a help than anything else. When the students learned that I wrote twenty two books to date, they quipped that for pretty much any talking point, “Yep, Will Jiang has a book for that!” They were so witty and fun! Thank you again for the invitation, Professor Mora!  I hope to be speaking at NYU’s Silverman School of Social Work again soon!

 

Bipolarmanifesto.com positively reviews Guide to Natural Mental Health!

I am very pleased to share with you that the mental health website Bipolarmanifesto.com just posted a very positive review of my book Guide to Natural Mental Health! I invite you to check out the review! Thanks so much to Bipolarmanifesto.com for taking the time to look over my naturopathic book of Complementary and Alternative medicine for Mental Health! Salud!

Journal Article: Experiences of persons with multiple chemical sensitivity with mental health providers

Experiences of persons with multiple chemical sensitivity with mental health providers

Authors Gibson PR, Lockaby SD, Bryant JM

Published 6 April 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 163—172Pamela Reed Gibson, Sharon D Lockaby, Jenna Michele Bryant
Department of Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA


Abstract:
In this paper, we summarize the results of an online survey of persons in the United States with chemical intolerance/multiple chemical sensitivity who sought help from mental health providers, including counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and others. Respondents reported on their most recent contact with a provider, describing reasons for the contact, accommodations requested and received, and suggestions for how the experience could be more helpful. Overall, though clients were accommodated in small ways, some received no accommodation, and many felt that the providers needed to be more knowledgeable regarding chemical intolerance. Results are discussed in terms of the importance of providers becoming more aware of multiple chemical sensitivity and more willing to make their services accessible to these clients.

Keywords: multiple chemical sensitivity, chemical sensitivity, chemical intolerance, emerging disability, contested illness