2014 MAC/MLA research papers and posters recognized

The MAC Research & Assessment Committee reviewed and judged submitted research papers and posters presented at the annual meeting in Alexandria.

Recognized papers for excellence in research are:

1st place

TITLE: A Booster Shot for Health Science Librarianship: Using Canvas and PechaKucha to Flip the Library Classroom.
AUTHORSAlexander J. Carroll, Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian, and Nedelina Tchangalova, Physical Sciences & Public Health Librarian, Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL), University of Maryland, College Park, MD and Eileen G. Harrington, Health & Life Sciences Librarian, The Universities at Shady Grove, Priddy Library, Rockville, MD


2nd place

TITLE:  Website User Experience Testing: a method to gain valuable, first-hand information about website performance.
AUTHORSAndrea H. Denton, Research and Data Services Manager, David A. Moody, Webmaster, andJason C. Bennett, Web Designer Specialist; Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA


3rd place

TITLE: Library Return-on-Investment: Model for Establishing the Value of a Health Sciences Library in Support of Research.
AUTHORS: Douglas L. Varner
, Senior Associate Director / Chief Biomedical Informationist, Jennifer C. Kluge, Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean for Research, Jett McCann, Senior Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Linda A. Van Keuren, Associate Director for Resources and Access Management, and Grant Connors, Interdisciplinary Resources Support Librarian, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC



Recognized posters for excellence in research are:


1st place

TITLE: Health Sciences Librarians’ Responses to Affordable Care Act Health Information Needs.
AUTHORS:  Emily Vardell, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


2nd place

TITLE: HSL Partners with Community College for Needs Assessment and Interactive Tutorial on Geriatric Education.
AUTHORS: Brenda Linares
, UNC Health Sciences Library, Chapel Hill, NC


3rd place

TITLE: Help Principal Investigators comply with NIH Public Access Policy (NIHPA).
AUTHORS: Paul Levett, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University


Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who submitted a paper or a poster for this year’s meeting!


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