The Medical Library as a Component of a Medical School Pipeline Program
Authors: Jana Schellinger, Kathy Cable, Milton Bond, and Kendall Campbell
Underrepresented Minority (URM) students make up a small percentage of medical school applicants (Mains, Wilcox, and Wright 2016, 47-50; Nair et al. 2011, 832-838). To combat this trend, the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has created a pipeline program to develop and maintain student interest in medical careers. The Brody Rise program goals are to increase the number of primary care physicians in North Carolina, improve the health of eastern North Carolina, and increase the diversity of the students accepted to and graduating from the Brody School of Medicine (East Carolina University Office of Diversity Affairs).
A Feather in Our Research Cap: Implementing REDCap in the Library
Authors: PJ Grier, Jaclyn Werner, Skye Bickett, and Meghan DiRito
The Library works to facilitate and support research across all disciplines. One method in which the Library incorporates this concept is by implementing, promoting, and teaching REDCap, a research tool for data capture and building and managing online surveys and databases. This poster presents the Library’s experiences with planning and implementing REDCap, along with lessons learned and future steps.
EBP Liftoff and Landing…Engaging Nurses for Practice Implementation
Authors: Beverly Murphy, Virginia Carden, and Deborah H. Allen
This poster describes the creation and implementation of a program introducing the foundations of evidence-based practice (EBP) to clinical nurses through intensive workshops incorporating didactic presentations, roundtable discussions, hands-on searching, and writing. This program involves the interprofessional partnership of medical librarians, nursing faculty, and clinical nursing leaders.
You choose, we deliver: Providing educational opportunities to researchers in STEM
Authors: Nedelina Tchangalova, Eileen Harrington, Sarah Over, and Stephanie Ritchie
Subject librarians at the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries have experienced an increased demand for research support not only in the health and medical sciences but also from education, engineering, agriculture, library science, humanities, and social sciences. With the goal to provide sustainable support to graduate students and faculty who are writing scientific texts, we developed a suite of systematic review services.
The Purple Book: A Project in Print
Authors: Carrie Forbes and Kathy Cable
Kathy Cable, MLS & Carrie Forbes, MLS wanted to know if students would still appreciate or want a print resource when visiting the campus library. The idea for the resource came from observing medical students using a small pocket guide to clinical resources on their rounds. The print resource needed to be small or pocket-sized, needed to contain general library information, and we wanted to share shortened links for students to access library resources quickly.
Unbundling the Big Deal: One Library’s Experience in Rising to the Occasion
Authors: Susan J. Arnold and Traci J. Mays
Budgetary constraints at West Virginia University (WVU) in combination with the impending expiration/renewal of “big deal” contracts forced the WVU Collections Advisory Committee (CAC) to implement the unbundling of three major journal packages. Wiley was the first package unbundled in 2017, followed by Elsevier Science Direct and Springer packages in 2018-19.
Lessons from the Undead: Sneaking Information Literacy in with Pop Culture
Author: John Osinski
To teach information literacy by incorporating information literacy instruction into classroom gaming and a video tutorial utilizing the pop culture phenomenon of zombies.
Stories Not Symptoms: Designing an Interactive Graphic Medicine Exhibition and Event
Authors: Erin M. Smith and Scott Fralin
University Libraries at Virginia Tech is the process of launching online modules to improve health information literacy, and to launch our programming that features the use of graphic medicine in health information literacy, we wanted to introduce the greater Virginia Tech community to the importance of graphic medicine in public health through an interactive public exhibit and guest speaker event.
Gross Anatomy: Are Anatomical Models Worth the Investment?
Authors: Corey Harmon and Mary Roby
We will demonstrate that the anatomical model lending program at our health sciences library has provided added value for our patrons.
Our library began its anatomical model collection in the late 1980s with one model of the fetus. In intervening years, the collection has grown to 236 models ranging from single organs to entire bodies. As of July 1, 2019, the circulation count for the models was 17,944. During the 2018-2019 academic year, we observed that several of the models had become too damaged to continue circulating and we evaluated whether to replace them or slowly discontinue the service. Based on circulation numbers, as well as anecdotal evidence such as the results of an informal survey of model requests from students, we chose to replace the damaged models and expand the collection further.
Providing Access to Electronic Journals: It’s Not Just Flipping a Switch
Authors: Megan Del Baglivo and C. Steven Douglas
This poster describes the efforts of the Resources Division of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) to provide seamless access to its electronic journals using legacy systems and new products. Of particular concern is dealing with access issues outside of the Library’s control.
Creativity and Resiliency in the Archives: Challenges in Uncovering the History of an Allied Health Sciences Division
Authors: Shannon M. Delaney, Jennifer S. Walker, and Barbara Rochen Renner
The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMH) division within the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) requested help from a librarian in researching the history of the division. The CRMH division believes it has an upcoming anniversary to celebrate and wishes to have a timeline of the divison’s development, along with notable historical documents that highlight milestones and key figures in its history.
Joining a Large Academic Consortium
Authors: JoLinda Thompson, Laura Abate, Sara Hoover, and Ruth Bueter
This poster examines how Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library migrated its resource management and discovery services to Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo managed by a large academic consortium and how those changes affected library users and staff.
Advancing the Knowledge of Public Health and Poverty in North Carolina Through Oral History Interviews
Authors: Melissa Nasea, Marlena Rose, and Layne Carpenter
Although several U.S. advances in public health began in North Carolina (NC), the state has long faced many social and physical challenges that contributed to a high incidence of disease. This is particularly true in the eastern and western counties which have been among the most rural and impoverished parts of the state. A regional public health supervisor conducted about 15 oral history interviews on audiocassettes with veteran NC public health workers from 1988 to 1995. He later donated his collection to East Carolina University’s (ECU) Laupus Health Sciences Library which serves the Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health.
Rising to User’s Needs: Creating an Effective Patient Communication Workshop
Authors: Lauren Wheeler, and Mary Ann Williams
To respond to the growing need to educate, improve, and support the health literacy needs of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) as they work with patients. Information gained from teaching this workshop has allowed the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) to evaluate services offered to ensure health professionals are better equipped to communicate with patients with low health literacy.
With a Little Creativity, A Consumer Health Radio Show’s Blog Advances Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
Authors: Barbara Rochen Renner and Lee Richardson
Research indicates that low health literacy contributes to health and health care problems. It also shows that most adults search online for health information. It is important for librarians to be involved in making high quality health information available to the public when and where they are, including to those with literacy and health literacy challenges. It is important that this information meet the needs of a diverse population. Health sciences librarians have partnered with physicians on a weekly consumer health radio show and companion blog for over ten years. Librarians find, evaluate, and select information resources about topics covered on the radio show that address these health information needs. They also manage and contribute to the blog.
Full-Text Fast: Bouncing Back from the Loss of LinkOut
Authors: Laura E. Abate and JoLinda Thompson
Himmelfarb Library used the LinkOut service, Outside Tool, and My NCBI’s filter sharing option to provide a customized PubMed link which includes context-sensitive full-text links, links to our interlibrary loan service, and filters supporting evidence-based practice. Librarians publicized these features extensively and trained students, residents, and faculty on their use. In March 2019, the NLM announced the planned end of LinkOut and librarians were concerned that it would have an adverse effect on PubMed’s usability by removing users’ ability to determine the accessibility of full-text articles.
Improving Usage and Visibility of Library Resources in the Electronic Health Record
Authors: Sarah Cantrell, Beverly Murphy, and Megan von Isenburg
Infobuttons are context-specific links from one information system, such as an electronic health record (EHR) to some other resource. Over five years ago, the Library connected information resources via the health system EHR’s infobutton. The infobutton primarily links to UpToDate, but a custom configuration enabled providers to access six additional information resources and library services through a clinical search navigation bar. Through Google Analytics, we determined that primarily UpToDate was being utilized, with minimal hits to other resources. As such, the team hypothesized that the providers were potentially unaware of the other resources and services provided.
Medical Women and Suffrage
Author: Elaine Powers
Paper Session 1
Beyond the Numbers: Performing a qualitative analysis of nursing chats to assess and improve library health science services
Authors: Samantha Harlow and Lea Leininger
An Innovative Library Trial
Authors: PJ Grier and Susan LaValley
Got a hundred dollars? Get an ILS!
Author: Fred King
Paper Session 2
Developing data training to meet CRA’s clinical trial core competencies
Author: Nina Exner
Integrated Library Instruction for a Hybrid Dissertation Seminar in Health Related Sciences
Authors: Talicia Tarver, Nina Exner, PhD, and Lauretta Cathers, PhD
It’s Not the Upside Down: Creating a Flipped Classroom Experience for Critical Appraisal
Authors: Amy Blevins and Laura Menard
Lightning Talk Abstracts
Twice the Service with One Purpose: Patients First
Authors: Silvia Judd and Jerry Judd
The New Frontier to Promoting Health Literacy
Author: Semhar Yohannes
Rising to the Occasion: Curating Circulating Collections Beginning with a Test Prep Book Deselection Project
Authors: Marlena Rose and Megan Inman
An Agile Approach to Defining and Enhancing a Budding Bibliometrics Service
Authors: Karen Barton, Megan Von Isenburg, Sarah Cantrell, and Ginger Carden
After the Flood: Disaster as a Collections Management Opportunity
Authors: Sara Hoover and JoLinda Thompson
Use a disaster in the stacks as an opportunity to update the library’s disaster management plan and to initiate a variety of collections management activities.
Engaging Future Librarians in Engaged Scholarship
Authors: Shannon Delaney, Barbara Rochen Renner, and Lee Richardson
The library profession recognizes the need for students to gain hands-on experience as part of their education. In the past, many academic libraries have understood the importance of involving experiential learners in producing scholarly works, such as conference presentations and peer reviewed publications. As academic institutions increasingly become involved in [community] engaged scholarship, in part to show their relevance to taxpayers and funders, it is important for librarians to demonstrate their activities in this realm. Helping students prepare for engaged scholarship isn’t always included in internships but is invaluable in preparing for an academic library career of the future. One library found a way to provide such opportunities for students with an ongoing project.
Collaborating for Health Credits: Creating Online, Interactive Nursing Continuing Education Tutorials
Authors: Samantha Harlow and Vanessa Apple
Nurses are a diverse population of students and professionals, and the nursing field demands many continuing education (CE) credits. With nurses leading busy lives and working long hours, it’s crucial to provide free, asynchronous, online opportunities for occupational growth. Higher education institutions, departments, and libraries should be crucial in developing professional development opportunities for nurses. This project represents an important cross-campus collaboration between health science academic departments and librarians to meet the learning and working needs of health science students and professional
Rising to the Occasion: Partnering to Create a Unit on Implicit Bias
Authors: Barbara Rochen Renner and Lee Richardson
The negative impact of implicit bias on health and health equity is a concern among healthcare professionals and educators. A library liaison was invited to partner with a course director to co-develop an instructional unit on implicit bias, part of a curriculum thread for students in one graduate health professions program.
The Liaison Librarian’s Role in Supporting Diversity Initiatives: Developing a Black History Month Exhibit in a College of Nursing
Authors: Amanda Haberstroh and Wendy Bridgers
The liaison or subject librarian traditionally takes the role of content specialist without specific content area knowledge or expertise, beyond the familiarity often gleaned through searches related to the position. While traditional reference tasks certainly represent the bulk of librarian work within an academic institution, the liaison role demonstrates more complexity than the reference service might initially suggest. Partnerships within assigned departments or colleges afford an opportunity to develop lasting relationships of trust with faculty and administrators, ultimately creating a symbiosis of goodwill and assistance between the library and individual academic units (Brown, et al., 2017; Corrall, S., 2015). One such opportunity includes supporting efforts of diversity
Persistence, Creativity, and Resilience: A Bird’s Eye View of Managing an Evidence-based Medicine Curriculum
Authors: Amy Blevins and Laura Menard
Spring(share)ing into Interactive Instruction
Authors: Stacey Wahl, Talicia Tarver, and Erica Brody
Using Qualitative Methods to Explore the Wellness Behaviors of Librarians
Authors: Susan Keller, Layla Heimlich, Fred King, and Jory Barone