MAC Activities @ MLA

Huge thanks to the MAC Research & Assessment Committee, particularly Tierney Lyons, Brenda Linares, and Joan Colburn, for helping compile this list from your submissions and the overall MLA listing of activities.

The following list highlights activities, contributions, and research completed by MAC members at the MLA 2014 Annual Meeting.  To avoid confusion, lead authors or the first MAC member author for research items is the only name listed for easier navigation; please visit the posters or use the Posters-Author navigation system to find a full listing of research authors.  Items are organized by topic type and then by date of activity; in other words, the first Presentation listed is the first presentation on Sunday, the second presentation comes chronologically after the first session, etc.  Posters are organized by day and then in poster number order.  If applicable, dates, times, and locations for events are also listed to make connections to these events easier.  


  • Carroll, Alexander J.
    • Preparing Medical Students for Residency: Efficacy of Evidence-Based Medicine Instruction, Sunday, May 18, 4:35-5:00. Room: Columbus CD, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Williams, Faye D.
    • Providing Resources Supporting the Enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care, Sunday, May 18, 4:54-5:13, Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Hartman, Linda
    • Faculty Development Series: Teaching Enhancement for Instruction Librarians, Sunday, May 18 5:20-5:35, Room: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower
    • *SPECIAL NOTE* To model the Flipped Instruction format, presenters have a short video participants should watch BEFORE the session.  Video can be found in the online MLA event scheduler system.

  • Henderson, Cynthia L.
    • Do You Want Me? What Attracts Users and Can Repel them from a Consumer Health Website?, Sunday, May 18, 5:32-5:51, Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Ottosen, Terri
    • Outreach Superstructure: Partnering to Design and Build a Framework for Health Information Interventions to Support Family Caregivers’ Medical Decision Making, Sunday, May 18, 5:35-5:50, Room: Columbus IJ, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Lyons, Tierney
    • Future Technological Practices: Medical Librarians’ Skills and Information Structures for Continued Effectiveness in a Changing Environment, Track: Architects of the Future: Managing 21st Century Resources, Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:30–11:55, Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Ratajeski, Melissa
    • You do WHAT with your data?! Opportunities for librarians to teach data management best practices, Track: Evolution of the Librarian: New and Changing Roles, Monday, May 19, 10:35-10:50, Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower
  • Pannabecker, Virginia
    • Building a Framework Together: Embedded Understanding of Faculty Scholarly Publishing and Research Support Services, Monday, May 19, 2:05-2:24, Room: Columbus IJ, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Joubert, Douglas J.
    • Keeping up with Public Health Series: A Pilot Project for Public Health Researchers, Tuesday, May 20, 3:02-3:21, Room: Columbus IJ, Gold Level, East Tower
  • Flewelling, Kate
    • Infographics in Top Tech Trends VII, Tuesday, May 20, 6:21-6:37, Room: Columbus AB/CD, Gold Level, East Tower



  • Patricia M. Weiss, Rebecca Abromitis, and Mary Lou Klem, (#4) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • A FlashClass Is Born! How Brainstorming, Groupon, and Flash Mobs Revitalized a Library Instruction Program
  • Jeremy Bartczak,Bart Ragon, and Anson Parker (#21) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • An Enhanced Search Interface and Metadata Scheme for the Open Helix Genomics Tutorials
  • Ryan Harris, AHIP and Alexa Mayo, AHIP (#29)Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Baltimore to Nairobi: A Collaboration to Improve Medical Education in Kenya
  • Terrie R. Wheeler, Alicia Livinski,Douglas Joubert,I. Diane Cooper, AHIP, and Nancy Terry(#39) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Building a Framework to Assess Our Value
  • Virginia Carden (#46) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Building Blocks for the Future: Reflections from MLA Leaders
  • Margaret Henderson, AHIP, and Teresa L. Knott, AHIP, (#52) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Building on Good Foundations: Constructing a Research Data Management Program for a Research University
  •  Anne M. Linton, AHIP,Laura Abate,and Steven Brown (#64)   Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Closing the Gap: Serving Nursing Students on a Separate Campus
  •  C. Steven Douglas, AHIP,Everly Brown, Brad Gerhart, Ryan Harris, AHIP, Maria M. Pinkas (#65) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Collaboration Delivers a New Search Experience to Library Users
  • Andrew Youngkin, AHIP, Megan von Isenburg,Kimberley R. Barker, Mary Mauldin, Alisha Miles, AHIP, Andrea Wright, Amanda Chiplock (#69)   Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Emerging Technologies Help Bridge the Gap between Health Information and the Community
  • Susan Keller (#71) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • How Does the Readability Level of Patient Education Material on Top-Rated Hospital Websites Compare to Recommendations from Health Literacy Experts?
  •  Lyubov L. Tmanova (#74) Sunday, May 18, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Personal Librarian: An Instructor, Consultant, and Information Resources Mentor


  • Jeremy Bartczak, Andrea H. Denton, Anson Parker, Inhye Kim Son, AHIP,  (#77)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Building a Discovery Tool for Biomedical Researchers
  • Alexa Mayo, AHIP, M.J. Tooey, AHIP, FMLA,(#81)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Developing a Curriculum to Reduce Health Disparities
  • Margaret Gross, AHIP, and Robert Wright(#83) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Developing an Omics-Focused Bioinformatics Portal for Clinicians and Basic Scientists
  •  Margaret A. Hoogland and Carolyn Schubert (#86)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Distance Support Services: Defining, Discussing, and Determining Future Roles
  • John D. Jones Jr., Lynne M. Fox, AHIP(#87)   Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Diversity Search Terms Unbound: Exploring, Engaging, and Envisioning Research
  • Carolyn Schubert (#94)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Enriching Conference Participation Using Social Media at #macmla2013
  • Nancy I. Henry,Elaine H. Dean, Valerie Lynn,  Tierney Lyons, Jane E. Sutterlin, Claudia C. Peterson(#99)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Expanding Global Reach: Standardizing Self-Paced Nursing Learning Courses
  • Katherine A. Rickett(#100) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Exploring Roles for Librarians in a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum
  • Barbara A. Wright, AHIP, Jennifer A. McDaniel, AHIP, (#107) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • From Listening to Experiencing: Changing Evidence-Based Pharmacy Library Instruction
  •  Emilie Ludeman, Katherine Downton, Yunting Fu, Andrea Goldstein Shipper (#108) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • From the Ground up: Building a Successful Systematic Review Service
  • Joan L. Colburn(#110) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Displaying Health Care Services Using a Geographic Information System
  • Andrew Youngkin, AHIP, Megan von Isenburg, AHIP, Kimberley R. Barker, Alisha Miles, AHIP  Amanda Chiplock, Mary Mauldin, Andrea Wright (#115)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Identifying Barriers to Break Technological Boundaries: A Needs Assessment of Regional Medical Librarians
  • Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Andrew Plumer, Stephanie Publicker, Katherine Chan, Jamie E. Peacock, (#126) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Internal Engineering: Erecting a New Media Infrastructure from the Ground up
  •  Young-Joo Lee, Virginia Pannabecker(#127) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • International Health Research Sources: Citation Pattern Analysis Including the Use, Citation, and Sources for Data Sets
  •  Emma Cryer, Elizabeth Berney, Barbara Dietsch, Patricia L. Thibodeau, AHIP, FMLA(#132)  Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Leisure Reading: Validating Selection Decisions and Identifying Reader Preferences
  •  Beverly Murphy, AHIP, Elizabeth Berney, Jolie Braun, Virginia R. M. Carden, AHIP, Emma Cryer, Adrianne Leonardelli, Patricia L. Thibodeau, AHIP, FMLA, (#143) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Rip and Renew: Renovating Our Brand from the Ground up
  • Susan Keller, Eileen P. Engh,(#145) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • The Writers BLOC: A Fun Writing Development Group to Help Nurses and Other Health Professionals Write for Publication
  • Lyubov L. Tmanova, Paul Albert, Drew Wright, (#146) Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM
    • Library: A Bridge Connecting Biomedical Science, Education, Clinical Practice, and Community


  •  Emily Mazure, AHIP, Adrianne Leonardelli, Beverly Murphy, AHIP, Patricia L. Thibodeau, AHIP, Emma Cryer,Richard A. Peterson, AHIP, Virginia R. M. Carden, AHIP,(#154) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy: A Learning Opportunity
  •  Susan J. Arnold, AHIP, Thea M. Browne, Anna K. Crawford, Lori A. Hostuttler, Jean L. Siebert, AHIP (#162) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Cost-Effective Strategies in Uncertain Economic Times
  • Julie Silverman, George Paul, Yvonne Lee, JoLinda Thompson, AHIP, Laura Abate, Anne M. Linton, AHIP, (#172) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Rebuilding Our Collection: A Data- and Department-Driven Approach to Monograph Assessmen
  • Megan S. Nunemaker, Ellen C. Ramsey, (#178) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Selection and Implementation of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Program to Track Patron Interaction
  •  Joshua E. Richardson, Daina R. Bouquin, Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, Diana Delgado, AHIP, Lyubov L. Tmanova, Drew Wright, Loretta Merlo (#183) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Surveying Information and Informatics Literacy of First-Year Medical Students
  • Megan von Isenburg, AHIP,(#184) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Surveying the Landscape: A Bibliometric Analysis of Global Health Literature
  •  Bethany S. McGowan (#197) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • The Semantic Web Demystified
  • Patricia F. Anderson, Skye Bickett, Joanne Doucette, Pamela R. Herring, Judith Kammerer, AHIP, Andrea Kepsel, AHIP, Tierney Lyons, Ingrid Tonnison, Scott McLachlan, Lin Wu (#201) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Tools for Building Our Information Future: Emerging Technologies Vital to Medical Libraries
  • Katie Lobner, Victoria H. Goode, AHIP, Blair Anton, AHIP, Jaime Friel Blanck, AHIP, Sue M. Woodson, Robert Wright, Lori Rosman, AHIP  (#202) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Tracking Informationist Services
  • Laura Bartlett and Janice Kelly (#218) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project
  •  Erika Davis (#220) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Wrong Map, Right Direction: Creating Information Literacy Curriculum Maps for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs
  •  Alexandra W. Gomes, AHIP, Gisela Butera, Julie Silverman,Yvonne Lee (#221) Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    • Yoga, Spaghetti Squash, Art Collages, and Shooting Hoops? Building Sound Minds and Healthy Bodies in the Library



  • Linares, Brenda
    • Incoming Co-Convener of new Latino SIG


  • Flewelling, Kate
    • Incoming Chair Elect for the Relevant Issues Section
  • Nolfi, David
    • NAHRS Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee
  • Schubert, Carolyn
    • Incoming Treasurer for NAHRS
  • Snow-Croft, Sheila
    • Outgoing EMTS Chair


Informal Meetings

  • Mackes, Robb – HSLANJ Group Purchasing Initiative
    • Monday, May 19, 3:30-4:25, Room: Acapulco, Gold Level, West Tower



  • Robison, Rex
    • MedlinePlus Connect – Recent Enhancements
    • Sunday at 3, Monday at 3, Tuesday at 1 – NLM booth


Other MAC Activities at MLA

  • Lyons, Tierney
    • Scholarly Communications Committee Chair, 2013-2014
  • Ratajeski, Melissa
    • Chapter Council Meeting
    • National Program Committee for 2016
  • Tuttle, Brandi
    • Planning Awesome Chapter Meetings, Tuesday, May 20th, 11:30am-12:25pm, Room: Gold Coast Room, Bronze Level, West Tower

Attention past and current meeting organizers (annual meetings, conferences, symposia, colloquia, unconferences, etc.)…

The MAC 2015 Annual Meeting chairs would like to bring together a vibrant community of planners to share ideas, avoid common pitfalls, and learn from each other!

Preliminary Agenda:

      • The past…
        • What’s worked for you?
        • Lessons learned
        • Tools or other useful planning resources
      • The future…
        • Fabulous programming
        • Awesome reception & party ideas
        • Compelling speakers
        • Doing things differently? 



Brandi Tuttle 919-389-8747919-389-8747

Mellanye Lackey 919-923-9711919-923-9711



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