Midwest @ MLA 14: Monday Presentations

Monday, May 19th- Presentations

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Nursing & Allied Health Resources Section: Architects of the Future: Managing 21st Century Resources

Future Technological Practices: Medical Librarians’ Skills and Information Structures for Continued Effectiveness in a Changing Environment

11:32 AM – 11:51 AM Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower

Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Skye Bickett, AHIP, Reference and Education Librarian, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, GA

Joanne Doucette, Associate Director, Knowledge Management, and Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston, MA

Pamela R. Herring, AHIP, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL

Judith Kammerer, AHIP, Medical Librarian, University of California-San Francisco, Fresno, CA

Andrea Kepsel, AHIP, Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Tierney Lyons, Reference Librarian, Penn State University-Worthington Scranton, Dunmore, PA

Scott McLachlan, Information Officer, Library, Oxford, United Kingdom

Ingrid Tonnison, Electronic Services Librarian, Central Coast Local Health District, Gosford, NSW, Australia

Lin Wu, AHIP, Reference Service Librarian, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

Objectives: In May 2013, MLA initiated a multi-team project to assess available evidence supporting medical librarianship practice related to key topics. The emerging technology team’s assignment was to explore health care’s information and technology explosion, thus identifying skill sets or information structure that medical libraries will need to continue as strong partners and contributors in the health sciences environment.
Methods: The team identified relevant emerging technologies through a survey and focus groups with medical librarians and healthcare leaders conducted in summer 2013. The authors then explored emerging technologies that impact the following settings: traditional librarianship, education and society, health care and public health, and the human body. In developing recommended search strategies to identify forthcoming tools, the authors defined and prioritized technologies as most important for consideration, described how each is applied in specific environments and identified the level of knowledge and competencies needed. They established a timeline for adoption for each setting, included librarians’ roles for those technologies being currently adopted, where librarians provide education, versus those on the horizon in one to two years, where skills building and planning are needed, or those in the “hype” stage, where librarians should have awareness and the ability to track trends.
Results: For each of the four settings, the team identified a total of six to nine emerging technologies. These were further categorized by horizon: current, one to two years, and hype–with two to three technologies per stage and the librarians’ role in each horizon stage.
Conclusions: This analysis will help librarians recognize which emerging technologies are currently being used and which will be seen in the years to come. It will show how the technologies can be applied in their setting and the role of librarians in implementation. Further or updated research will always be needed in this area because technology is constantly changing and libraries moving forward.

Leadership & Management Section: Building Capacity for Sustainable Innovation

Building Bridges: Sustaining Innovative Services to Support Internal Efficiencies in a Collaborative Partnership

10:35 AM – 10:54 AM     Room: Columbus IJ, Gold Level, East Tower

Stevo Roksandic, Library Director, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio

Noreen Mulcahy, Health Sciences Librarian, Technical Services, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio

Tony Nguyen, Health Sciences Librarian, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio

Donald Pearson, Knowledge Management Library Technology Specialist, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio

Objectives: A health system library integrated resources, services, and staffing to act as a virtual embedded library and informational service support of a health system in another state. This paper establishes an innovative partnership within an academic, hospital, and corporate setting.
Methods: A thorough evaluation of resources, staffing, and physical space in two separate health system libraries was conducted to determine if virtual services would be economical and beneficial to both health systems. Interviews and focus groups with hospital personnel of the potential health care partner were conducted to determine if virtual support would be economical and beneficial to both health systems. Development of unified e-collections, redesigning of physical space, and an allocation of financial resources were evaluated, and ways to establish future partnership determined. After a beta test of library support, workflows were established, challenges assessed, organizational changes, and impact potential evaluated.

Health Association Libraries Section: Evolution of the Librarian: New and Changing Roles

Building the Future of Research Together: Collaborating with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-Funded Translational Science Institute to Provide Data Management Training

10:50 AM – 11:05 AM     Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower

Heather Coates, Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

Objectives: To explore potential collaborations between academic libraries and Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA)-funded institutes with respect to data management training and support.
Methods: The National Institutes of Health CTSAs have established a well-funded, crucial infrastructure supporting large-scale collaborative biomedical research. This infrastructure is also valuable for smaller, more localized research projects. While infrastructure and corresponding support is often available for large, well-funded projects, these services have generally not been extended to smaller projects. This is a missed opportunity on both accounts. Academic libraries providing data services can leverage CTSA-based resources, while CTSA-funded institutes can extend their reach beyond large biomedical projects to serve the long tail of research data.
Results: A year-long series of conversations with the Indiana CTSI Data Management Team resulted in resource sharing, consensus building about key issues in data management, provision of expert feedback on a data management training curriculum, and several avenues for future collaborations.
Conclusions: Data management training for graduate students and early career researchers is a vital area of need that would benefit from the combined infrastructure and expertise of translational science institutes and academic libraries. Such partnerships can leverage the instructional, preservation, and access expertise in academic libraries, along with the storage, security, and analytical expertise in translational science institutes to improve the management, protection, and access of valuable research data.

Evolution of the Librarian as Superhero

11:35 AM – 11:50 AM     Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower

Pamela L. Shaw, Biosciences and Bioinformatics Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Objectives: Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Maybe not, but from Gotham to Empire State University (and all real locations in between), the librarian is partnering with research teams in traditional and nontraditional ways. We promise an entertaining presentation of the results of our investigation into the rise of the librarian as superhero on the research team. What is your superpower?
Methods: Librarians and library-based experts have skills in information seeking, publication evaluation and bibliometrics, copyright, metadata, bioinformatics analysis and instruction, and knowledge of federal policies and mandates relating to publications and data. Perhaps more interesting are the nontraditional ways in which librarians are contributing to team science and research, sometimes from nonlibrary positions: project administrators, evaluators, data curators, instructional designers, and more. A structured review of the literature of team science was performed, and areas in which librarians or library-based experts could benefit team dynamics or process were noted and recorded. Additionally, published literature and online content in the fields of library science and team science were searched to discover examples highlighting the successful integration of the librarian into the research team.

Hospital Libraries Section: Leading the Way in Assessing Our Value

The Value to and Impact of Health Sciences Libraries and Information Services on Academic and Clinical Practices: A Systematic Review

11:13 AM – 11:32 AM     Room: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower

Lindsay Alcock Glynn, Public Services Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, New Foundland, Canada

Kristen Sakmar, Reference Librarian, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

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

Ruth Berry, eServices Library Technician, Georgina Public Library, St. John’s, New Foundland, Canada

Christina Kim, Market Intelligence Information Specialist, University of Toronto | MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pamela R. Geldenhuys, E-Resources Librarian, Royal Devon and Exeter National Health Service Foundation Trust, Exeter, United Kingdom

Aoife Lawton, Systems Librarian, Health Service Executive Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Jean L. Siebert, AHIP, Collection Manager/Reference Librarian, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Caitlin McClurg, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lee Clemans-Taylor, Director/Medical Librarian, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama

Kathleen Gadd, Librarian, Dalhousie University, St. John’s, New Foundland, Canada

A’Llyn Ettien, Head, Technical Services, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Objectives: To determine, using the best research evidence, the qualitative and quantitative value and impact of health library services on clinical and academic practices.
Methods: A systematic review of the relevant bibliographic databases and citation indexes was performed, including published research and gray literature. Articles deemed relevant for inclusion were identified based on strict eligibility criteria and review of the methods section of relevant articles. Outcomes (i.e., length of stay, choice of diagnostic tests, patient care, admission rates, teaching, publication rate, program evaluation, etc.) were identified from existing studies and validated data collection instruments. Included articles were critically appraised and synthesized to determine best evidence. A list of databases searched and a sample search strategy will be included in the presentation. Both perceived and quantifiable value were investigated.

Public Health/ Health Administration Section: Built Environment in Public Health: How Community Infrastructure Impacts Health Outcomes

The Impact of Street Advertising on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Weight Among Youth

2:05 PM – 2:30 PM     Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower

Sandy Slater, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Purpose: Social marketing combines ideas from commercial marketing and the social sciences to present information in a way so as to influence behavior. Social marketing is increasingly being advocated as a core public health strategy for influencing voluntary lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity. Using a social marketing framework, this study aims to examine the impact street advertising of sedentary entertainment, as well as physical activity products/brands, services and facilities on youth physical activity-related (PA) and sedentary behavior, and weight.
Methods: Data collected in 2011 and 2012 on body mass index (BMI), PA, sports participation, and sedentary behavior were taken from annual cross-sectional nationally representative samples of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade public school students in the United States (n=44,844 students and 313 school enrollment zones) . Ads promoting a PA product, brand, service, facility, or participatory event, and all screen entertainment (e.g., video games, TV shows) and cell phone ads were observed. Two sets of advertising measures were constructed: (1) 1/4-mile density surrounding the school and (2) the proportion of streets within the school enrollment zone. Multivariate analyses were conducted, controlling for youth and community demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and clustering at the school/community level.
Results: Preliminary results showed increased density of positive PA advertising in the one-quarter mile surrounding schools and having a greater proportion of ads throughout the community were significantly positively associated with PA and sports participation and negatively associated with sedentary behavior and prevalence of obesity.
Conclusions: Results suggest that increasing the amount of positive PA advertising near schools and throughout communities may be an effective social marketing strategy to promote healthy living by influencing increased PA and reduced sedentary behavior.

Collection Development Section: Creative Destruction/Disruption

Third Time’s the Charm: Reconstructing an Existing Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) Program

2:20 PM – 2:35 PM     Room: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower

Nicole Theis-Mahon, Liaison, School of Dentistry, and Collections Coordinator, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Objectives: Describe how an existing demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) program at the University of Minnesota was deconstructed and rebuilt to better serve the needs of its users and increase sustainability. This will include a discussion of the barriers and surprises encountered and share best practices for creating a successful DDA program at other institutions.
Methods: The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries collaborated with other campus libraries to revise an existing DDA program to better meet the evolving needs of its users. The libraries began by reviewing program the existing plan, with a particular focus on purchase triggers, relevance of titles in the pool, and reuse of materials after the triggering purchase. Armed with this information, the team made edits to the subject parameters of the existing approval plans that fed the DDA pool, identified and set overall parameters for the DDA program, and worked with the vendor to explore options for access levels that met with user expectations. The change on expenditures and user behaviors after the revision were tracked and analyzed to evaluate the success of the changes and sustainability of the DDA program.

Medical Informatics Section: Librarian’s Role in the Translational Science Research Team

A Medical Librarian’s Role in Pharmacogenomics Research

2:20 PM – 2:35 PM     Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower

RoseMary Hedberg, NLM Associate Fellow, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Heidi M. Nickisch Duggan, Interim Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Objectives: Pharmacogenomics (PGx), the study of how genetic make-up affects individual drug response, is an area in academic medicine experiencing exponential growth in knowledge and application to clinical care. PGx knowledge may guide clinical decision support in the prescription of drugs based on patient genotype. Physicians need access to knowledge resources that provide clinically relevant information within an electronic medical record (EMR) framework.
Methods: Northwestern University is a member of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, which combines DNA biorepositories with EMR systems with the goal of returning genomic testing results to physicians at the point of care. To accomplish this, Northwestern eMERGE investigators created a new interdisciplinary team, consisting of medical librarians, information technology experts, informaticians, physicians, geneticists, and genetic counselors, each with unique expertise and a common goal of providing clinicians access to quality PGx information resources. The group’s medical librarians use their expert knowledge of available information resources to help guide the development of new knowledge sources in order to connect physicians to relevant information via a prototype PGx clinical decision support framework built on existing clinical infrastructure.
Results and Conclusions: My results are not complete yet.

Update and Overview: Changes in the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) and Their Impact on Libraries

2:35 PM – 2:50 PM     Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower

Kristi L. Holmes Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), Chicago, Illinois

Building a Better Translational Researcher: The Library’s Role in Training the Clinical and Translational Researcher

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM     Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower

Pamela L. Shaw, Biosciences and Bioinformatics Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Linda O’Dwyer, Communications Coordinator and Education Librarian, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Heidi M. Nickisch Duggan, Interim Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Objectives: Translational scientist training programs require planning and identification of partnerships and stakeholders as a foundation for success. Key areas are optimal for library participation. We have conducted an environmental scan and will provide examples from our institution and our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) peers to illustrate blueprints for success in library involvement in training and evaluation of the clinical and translational investigator.
Methods: The master of science in clinical investigation (MSCI) is a recent graduate degree program born from the CTSA initiative. Many clinical and translational science (CTS) institutes have MSCI programs, which are primarily intended to train clinical practitioners in the skills of translational research. These programs include courses in writing, grants writing skills, bioinformatics and statistics, team science, and research methods. CTSA institutions also fund “K awards”: career development grants to early career investigators to accelerate their success in research and funding. Our environmental scan involved searches of the biomedical and library literature, searches of institutional websites, web searches to capture relevant librarian blog and news stories, and conversations with library staff involved in MSCI and K scholars education and outcomes evaluation.
Results: My results are not complete yet.
Conclusions: The library provides all the necessary elements for building and developing translational researchers: raw materials, including access to literature and databases; tools such as information-seeking strategies and guides, bioinformatics software and instruction and statistical analysis software; and a professional workforce highly skilled in methods of instruction, information management, and evaluation and impact assessment for K award program outcomes and future development.

Consumer and Patient Health Information Section: Promoting Ethical Awareness among Health Sciences Librarians

Affordable Care Act and the Role of Medical Librarians

2:05 PM – 2:30 PM     Room: Columbus GH, Gold Level, East Tower

Jackie Garner, Consortium Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Chicago, Illinois

Description: Jackie Garner in her role at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has worked extensively with community librarians, health care professionals, and other stakeholders in the marketplace this past year. She will share information about enrollment outcomes in the new Health Insurance Marketplace and how medical librarians may continue to assist consumers and professionals with health information and enrollment in a health plan. Specifically, she will highlight what it means for a consumer to have health insurance for the first time.


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