Midwest @ MLA 14: Monday Lightning Talks

Monday, May 19th- Lightning Talks

Time: Monday, May 19, 10:30 AM – 11:55 AM

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A Clerkship Model for Training Future Health Sciences Informationists

11:05 AM – 11:10 AM      Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower

Michelle Bass, University Library Associate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Description: This presentation will provide an overview of the Taubman Health Sciences Library University Library Associate (ULA) Clerkship model. The main learning goals of the clerkship model are to expose the ULA to all organization units at the library and skills-based experience and project creation. Clerkship objectives include providing the ULA with meaningful skills-focused experience in the unit’s field through involvement with instructional activities and projects and initiatives, observation of and involvement with advanced information searchers, and the completion of at least one dedicated project with appropriate deliverables. The presentation will highlight clerkship projects completed to date.

Library Diaspora: How We Lost Our Walls and Nobody Noticed

11:25 AM – 11:30 AM     Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower

Jane Blumenthal, AHIP, Associate University Librarian and Director, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nandita S. Mani, AHIP, Assistant Director, Enabling Technologies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jean Song, Assistant Director, Research and Informatics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Nadia J. Lalla, Assistant Director, Collections and Information Services, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Description: Health sciences libraries continue to be more about librarians, expertise, and professional work and less about collections and space as they evolve into their future. We completely vacated our library building during its renovation, moving into a temporary location with collaborative and meeting space as well as offices, but no physical collection, service desk, or walk-in study space. We found relocating made little difference in how we worked, as those changes took place before the move and led to the exodus and not vice versa. The relocation gave us greater visibility and brought attention to our work, giving us an opportunity to further refine new models for collaboration and partnership in education, research, and clinical care.

Ditch the Binder! Leveraging Technology in Professional Organization Planning and Collaboration

11:35 AM – 11:40 AM     Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower

Keith Engwall, AHIP, Assistant Professor, Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan

Description: Building our information future relies on collaboration and professional engagement. However, at the local level, professional organizations have been slow to move from traditional tools of planning and record-keeping to the technologies available to facilitate collaboration and planning. This lightning round session provides an overview of online tools that can be used to help librarians break free from our binders and work together more effectively.

Getting Off Obesity Island: How Informationists Can Enhance Clinical Decision Support

11:40 AM – 11:45 AM     Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower

Jere Odell, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana

Rick Ralston, Assistant Director, Library Operations, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Elizabeth (Beth) Whipple, AHIP, Research Informationist/Associate Librarian, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Description: Clinical decision support (CDS) will play a key role in improving the health of patients; informationists can support the development of CDS systems by indexing rule libraries and mapping the system logic. This work can help rule developers make more informed choices and understand how rules are related conceptually and operationally. With a map, rules can be written to bridge isolated concepts (islands) and rules that are no longer needed can be weeded. This talk will explore the added value that informationists bring to projects by reporting on the role of informationists working on a pediatric CDS.


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