Virtual Reality at MidwestMHSLA ’17

On Sunday, October 15, at the #MidwestMHSLA17 Conference, I attended the NN/LM GMR Technology Topic on Virtual Reality. I had a small hand in helping plan this event, as I was tasked with soliciting vendors for a raffle prize to encourage attendance. After a few emails to my local EBSCO rep, they donated a cool little View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer which reminded me of a toy I had as a kid. This one, however, works with a smartphone and allows for an inexpensive entry into the world of virtual reality.

As further preparation for the conference, I had read an article in Forbes Magazine entitled How VR Saves Lives In The OR which explored uses of virtual reality in medicine in seven areas: training, education, visualization, psychology, telehealth and telesurgery, screen consolidation and physical training, health, and fitness. I was fascinated by the new applications on the healthcare horizon, things like: mapping CT scans onto a patient’s body, surgical simulations with haptic feedback, flight simulator-like surgery rehearsals, and more.  There is great promise in using VR to improve the medical education process.

At the GMR Tech Topic, Jennifer Herron, Jason Lilly, and Kellie Kaneshiro, all of Indiana University Ruth Lilly Medical Library, served on a panel to explore the use of virtual reality in medical practice. Being good librarians, they performed a search of with the key words “virtual reality” and found 439 studies spanning 350 conditions. They found three general categories of use beyond education: rehabilitation, pain management, and psychiatric disorders.

They introduced us to CAREN, the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment system,  which is a multi-sensory system for the analysis, evaluation and rehabilitation of the balance system, especially for injured war veterans. Then they showed us how VR is also being considered as an alternative method of analgesia, for example during labor in the VRAIL Pilot Study (Virtual Reality Analgesia in Labor). Other VR innovations are being used to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The STRIVE and Bravemind systems benefit service members who may need both physical and psychiatric rehabilitation.

Despite all these amazing applications of VR, the panel from IU also noted that one disadvantage of VR is that it may cause motion sickness. This problem is more pronounced in women due to differences in their postural sway while maintaining balance. In an interesting aside, the panelists suggested that there is a need for more female VR system designers to help mitigate this problem.

The panel concluded by sharing a list of the many health sciences libraries across the country which are hosting Tech Hubs, Technology Labs, Innovation Spaces and Sandboxes. In a nice followup on Sunday evening, Kellie, Jennifer and Jason held their own VR petting zoo, while karaoke was simultaneously going on at the front of the room. They set up a full VR system and also demonstrated the Virtuali-Tee by Curiscope which gives the VR user a guided tour inside the human body.

The VR Technology Forum was a fascinating, eye-opening, and fun introduction into VR in medicine. Thank you to the NN/LM GMR and Indiana University Ruth Lilly Medical Library for this excellent addition to the conference, and congratulations to Karen Hanus, the winner of the Viewmaster!

Donald Pearson, MBA/MIS, MLIS, AHIP
Library Technology Specialist, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library
Columbus, Ohio |

Research Data Management and Serendipity

Saturday at #MidwestMHSLA17 was a full day of Continuing Education for me. I had planned to learn about Research Data Management (RDM) with Kevin Read and Alisa Surkis from New York University School of Medicine in the morning, then about library assessment in the afternoon. I thought it would be a nice introduction to two dissimilar topics, one having to do with research and numbers, and the other with having to do with marketing and the business of libraries.

Serendipitously, though, I ended up spending a full eight hours learning about RDM. My afternoon class got cancelled and so I ended up in a second class entitled Data Management for Librarians given by Caitlin Bakker from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

From Kevin and Alisa I learned not only the basics of RDM, but also how it can be marketed. I learned that librarians should make meetings with researchers about their research, not about the library. Kevin even went into how to “cold-call” researchers to drum up business for the library. A couple of ways to find out about what your institution’s researchers are doing include the NIH RePORTER database and your institution’s grant office.

Then Alisa showed us this cute video, which dramatized many of the frustrations researchers have when managing their data and what can go wrong can you buy cialis online with RDM and sharing.

I’m going to start learning more about RDM by reading this article by Kevin and Alisa and their colleagues, “Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library.”

As usual, I felt overwhelmed with the information in just one CE class; nevertheless, I persisted in the afternoon, as Caitlin Bakker reinforced many of the RDM topics from Kevin and Alisa’s class. Caitlin provided us with some hands-on exercises using the DMP Tool to actually critique and compose a Data Management Plan. Within a few hours she had the class reviewing and creating real plans that would meet institutional and funder requirements.

I ended up with a day-long crash course in data management, but I still learned about library marketing as I had hoped. I was a beneficiary of a serendipitous confluence of three great instructors and a rising topic in health sciences librarianship. I made sure to tell Emily Ginier, the Chair of the CE Committee, how pleased I was with my day, despite the cancellation and substitution of my afternoon class. I also wrote to Kevin, Alisa, and Caitlin suggesting they team teach a seminar together on RDM. What an excellent day of learning at #MidwestMHSLA17!

Donald Pearson, MBA/MIS, MLIS, AHIP
Library Technology Specialist, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library
Columbus, Ohio |

Proposed MLA SIG: Interprofessional Education

Share your opinion by Tues. July 1!  Contact Nandita Mani (nanditam at umich dot edu) & Deborah Lauseng (dlauseng at umich dot edu).

MLA Interprofessional Education (IPE) SIG Proposal June 24, 2014
IPE Statement of Purpose: Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when “two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care”* The IPE SIG will facilitate communication and increase awareness of how MLA affiliated information professionals integrate and build partnerships with health/social science schools and divisions that foster IPE. The IPE SIG will aim to explore trends and implications for those engaged with IPE in their respective role(s).

● To provide a venue where information professionals can share knowledge and
experience related to IPE activities and engagement.
● To facilitate use of best practices when coordinating or participating in IPE initiatives.
● To provide opportunities for IPE SIG members to learn more about integration and
participation in IPE curricula and its place in the accreditation structure of many licensing

Rationale: The very nature of IPE conveys the interconnected nature of the health and social sciences and how curricula and research opportunities can be built to foster collaboration. The IPE SIG is unique and requires its own venue for discussion as it includes discussion around a multitude of components; and not one specific area of focus such as expert searching, systematic reviews, or library curriculum. IPE encompasses a holistic perspective in how information professionals can participate in a collaborative process that includes teaching, learning, research, informatics, and much more. IPE includes a variety of needs, opportunities, and requires expertise from Library information professionals from a variety of environments and who hold many different roles.

Anticipated Membership: It is anticipated that membership in the IPE SIG would include
MLA affiliated information professionals from academic, hospital, and special libraries. In
addition, those with a role in education, research, and informatics will find this SIG relevant to their work.

Nandita Mani, PhD, AHIP, and Deborah Lauseng, AMLS
University of Michigan, Taubman Health Sciences Library
*Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education. IPE Definition. Retrieved from:

Due JULY 1! Call for Proposals! Midwest Chapter annual meeting in Bismarck

Call for Posters and Papers

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the Midwest Chapter/ MLA Annual Meeting to be held in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 10th through 14th, 2014.  The theme for this year is “Come West and Explore.”  Ideas for contributed papers and poster exploration are only limited by your imagination. All proposals will be considered, even those that were presented at MLA ’14.

Contributed papers will be presented Sunday afternoon.

The posters will be displayed Monday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Posters are required to be staffed by the author from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Monday.

All poster and paper proposals need to include:

  • An abstract no longer than 250 words describing your paper or poster.
  • Your name, position title, address, phone number and email address.
  • Indicate whether or not you would like to be considered for the Research Awards

and if you are a current member of Midwest Chapter/MLA (See Research Awards section below).

  • Indicate in your proposal if your paper or poster was previously presented at a conference, including MLA ’14.

Email your abstracts for contributed papers to Dawn Hackman dawn.hackman at med dot und dot edu. Email your poster abstracts to Karen Anderson karen.anderson at med dot und dot edu. Contact either of the above if you have any questions.

The deadline for contributed paper or poster proposals is July 1st .

Notifications of acceptance will be made by the end of July.

Research Awards
Midwest Chapter will once again grant awards to the primary author of the best research paper and the best research poster presentations at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Monetary awards total $500 (1st place paper and poster will each receive $150, 2nd place paper and poster will each receive $100).

To be eligible for consideration for a Research Award, the papers and posters must be selected for presentation at the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting, one author must be a Midwest Chapter member, and one author must be present at the paper/poster presentation. When you submit your proposal, be sure to indicate in your email that you are interested in competing.

The quality of the research as presented at the meeting will be evaluated and scored using standardized poster and paper evaluation forms. You can find out more about the judging criteria here <>.  If you have questions, feel free to contact Anne Beschnett (besch015 at umn dot edu).

Midwest @ MLA 14: Tuesday Presentations

Tuesday, May 20th- Presentations

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Corporate Information Services Section: Boarding out: The Embedded Librarian

Stepping out Even Further: Expanding the Role of the Clinical Informationist

2:43 PM – 3:02 PM     Room: Columbus GH, Gold Level, East Tower

Heather N. Holmes, AHIP, Clinical Informationist, Summa Health System, Akron, OH

Objectives: This session will discuss expanding the role of a clinical informationist (CI) from a hospital-based position primarily working with resident physicians to working in an outpatient internal medicine clinic focusing on patient education.
Methods: One afternoon a week has been dedicated for a CI to be in an outpatient internal medicine clinic. This is a very different role for a CI, as most are based with inpatient teams or departments. The CI has developed and maintains a “library” of a current and evidence-based resources for many common visits, but for this project the CI actively participates in a case as the resident presents it to the attending physician. Additional questions may be asked by the CI, or she will begin to pull consumer-based education materials for the patient to take home. Further, we anticipate having the CI begin doing one-on-one consults with some patients with the goal of improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. A limited population of patients will be selected to facilitate measuring results.

Dental Section: Educational Technology: We Build It-Do They Come?

Designed Locally, Accessed Globally: Building a Better Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial

2:43 PM – 3:02 PM Room: Columbus AB, Gold Level, East Tower

Anne Beschnett, Outreach Librarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Lisa A. McGuire, Associate Director, Education and Research Services, University of Minnnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

James Beattie, Liaison Librarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jonathan Koffel, Clinical Information Librarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MI

Lindsay Matts, Instructional Designer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Andre J. Nault, Head and Associate Librarian, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

Elizabeth Fine Weinfurter, Liaison Librarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Objectives: To describe the revision of a globally viewed online evidence-based practice tutorial and its usage patterns before and after the revision.
Methods: The University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library first created its evidence-based practice tutorial in 2000, and in 2007, it was updated to reflect contemporary evidence-based resources and practice and to make the tool interactive. In 2012, the tutorial garnered 790,000 page-views from around the world. In 2013, a group of health sciences librarians and an instructional designer overhauled the tutorial to add case studies covering additional health professions and provide better coverage and exercises on critical appraisal methods. In addition, the underlying technology was changed to better meet current web standards and streamline the process of making edits in the future. The revised tutorial was announced on campus, and faculty were encouraged to incorporate it into their courses. The various versions of the tutorial have been tracked using Google Analytics, and the authors investigated on-campus versus off-campus usage, traffic sources, and similar statistics.

Relevant Issues Section: Protecting Patron Privacy in the Era of Surveillance

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Privacy Issues

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM      Room: Columbus EF, Gold Level, East Tower

Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Hospital Libraries Section: Soaring from a Solid Base: Accreditation, Competencies, Standards, Values

Standards, Competencies, Milestones, and the Value of the Medical Library

3:02 PM – 3:21 PM     Room: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower

Ingrid Philibert, Department of Field Activities, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Chicago, Illinois

Description: At the conclusion of the session, attendees will be able to:

list requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) related to medical library capabilities and functions to support physician education, including revisions in these standards to adapt to the reduction in print media and the growing use electronic resources;

discuss competency-based education and the value of the medical library;

describe best practices for connecting with and supporting resident physicians and faculty across a range of activities critical to the professional development of physicians.

Research Section: Systematic Review: The Librarian’s Role

Reproducibility of Systematic Review Search Strategies in Cardiology, Surgery, and Pediatrics Journals

2:24 PM – 2:43 PM      Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower

Jonathan Koffel, Clinical Information Librarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MI

Melissa L. Rethlefsen, AHIP, Education Technology Librarian, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Objectives: To measure the reproducibility of search strategies included in systematic reviews in cardiology, surgery, and pediatrics journals and identify predictors of reproducibility.
Methods: A well-described search strategy allows readers to gauge the comprehensiveness of a systematic review and replicate it as needed. It is unclear, however, how often published search strategies are reproducible and what factors may influence this. A search was conducted to identify all systematic reviews published in 2012 in the ten highest impact factor journals in surgery, cardiology, and pediatrics. The authors independently examined the search strategies in these articles for elements of reproducibility (e.g., database names, search terms, explicit use of Boolean terms, limits) and the strategies were categorized as reproducible/not reproducible and the individual elements recorded. In addition, the authors independently recorded other characteristics of the searches and studies (e.g., librarian involvement, mention of PRISMA Statement), which they hypothesized might affect reproducibility. The data were analyzed to determine overall rates and specific predictors of reproducibility.

A Pipeline of Informatics Tools to Accelerate the Writing of Systematic Reviews

2:43 PM – 3:02 PM      Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower

Neil R. Smalheiser, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Objectives: The writing of systematic reviews is largely a manual process–initially retrieving a large excess of articles, and reading their titles and abstracts to find relatively few relevant ones to be analyzed in detail. We hypothesized that specialized informatics tools can be developed to streamline this process significantly.

Methods: We formed an inter-institutional consortium to study the systematic review process and to develop a pipeline of tools that can assist users at critical bottleneck points: (a) A metasearch engine, Metta, was created to carry out unified, deduplicated queries across the five most utilized biomedical databases (PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register, and PsycINFO). (b) A publication type tagger modeled the characteristics of randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) using machine learning. The model estimated the probability that any given article represents a RCT, and this was applied to retag all human-related studies in MEDLINE. The model identified many RCTs that had not been indexed as RCTs by publication type, and conversely, the model flagged articles that were indexed as RCT publication type but that were not RCTs. (c) An aggregator model was developed that estimates the probability that any two RCT articles in PubMed arise from the same underlying clinical trial. This model was applied to PubMed searches, to cluster together all retrieved articles that are likely to arise from the same trial.

Results: Each of the three tools are available as working prototypes. Metta is freely available for testing and comments at, and we are building web interfaces for the others.

Conclusions: Our current goals are to make sure that the tools are aligned with the needs of systematic reviewers and to fit them together into an integrated pipeline. We believe that this approach should significantly reduce the time and effort needed to assemble articles for a systematic review. The automated RCT tagger also may be useful, prospectively and retrospectively, for quality control in the assignment of manual RCT publication type tagging.

Flipping the Classroom: Developing and Piloting a Successful Systematic Review Course for Librarians Utilizing Online and In-Person Instruction

3:02 PM – 3:21 PM Room: Regency B, Gold Level, West Tower

Mark P. MacEachern, Informationist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Marisa L. Conte, Clinical and Translational Science Liaison, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

Judith Smith, Informationist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Caitlin Kelley, Graduate Student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Objectives: To develop a systematic review course for librarians utilizing a “flipped classroom” model for instruction.
Methods: Librarians at the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library developed a pilot course to teach librarians about systematic reviews (SR) and discuss librarian roles in SR project teams. The course followed a hybrid “flipped classroom” model, with instruction provided online in an intensive two-week curriculum followed by a two-day in-person workshop. Group participation and targeted learning activities played a key role in the workshop, which culminated with a capstone project preparing librarians to deploy their new knowledge at their home institutions.
Results: A detailed course assessment plan–which included pre- and post-tests, course evaluations, and a post-course focus group–was used to obtain participant feedback and drive refinements in course organization, delivery, and content. Participants reiterated across multiple assessments that the hybrid structure of the course was not only enjoyable but facilitated and strengthened learning. A majority of participants (80%) “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that the online course had a good amount of activity, and 100% “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that the activities facilitated learning. Nearly 100% of participants “agreed” or “strongly agreed” that the in-person workshop reinforced SR concepts and practical applications.
Conclusions: The results of the assessments were overwhelmingly positive with participants expressing that the hybrid model reinforced learning and that instruction was effective. There were, however, a few areas in which the course could be improved. The pre- and post-tests, for example, could be redesigned to better gauge participant knowledge, and some of the activities could be timed differently. The participants expressed strong appreciation for the course’s focus on practical applications and skills, which the instructors could build upon in future offerings. By making slight course modifications to address the issues highlighted by the assessments, the instruction team should be able to improve upon an already successful course.

Technical Services Section: The Evolving Role of Metadata in Medical Libraries: Structure for Evidence, Discovery, and Research

Development of a Research Audit Database for Data-Driven Discovery of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research on a Large Research Campus

2:50 PM – 3:05 PM     Room: Columbus KL, Gold Level, East Tower

Margaret Burnette, Biomedical Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

Objectives: To develop a new model for identify and mapping interdisciplinary biomedical research on a large research campus where project partners are often geographically dispersed. The Research Audit model will be adapted from established knowledge management methods such as the Knowledge Audit and Social Network Analysis.
Methods: Setting: A large research university with robust interdisciplinary biomedical research projects. Population Researchers and campus units involved in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research projects. Database Development: A student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science will assist with database design as part of their coursework. An Excel relational database will host both researcher and unit level information. Campus specific data will be generated from the NIH Reporter, providing project-level information, principal investigators, and department/unit information used to populate the database. Medical Subject Headings will be assigned as metadata tags to describe unit level research missions and investigator research areas. Data Analysis: A knowledge audit approach provides unit level information and the Social Network Analysis generates relationship maps. Text mining and word clouds will round out resulting data.

Top Technology Trends VII

3D Printing

6:53 PM – 7:09 PM     Room: Columbus AB/CD, Gold Level, East Tower

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

Description: 3D printing (from Makerbots to biofabrication) is dramatically impacting health through the potential to customize medical devices, create unique presurgical models of patient’s organs, personalize prosthetics, create new solutions for assistive technologies, and more. Librarians can help by tracking and directing information to appropriate audiences, creating guides, teaching workshops on software and hardware choices, partnering with communities, discovering the newest tools/search engines, and generally taking core library skills into this new tech space for health care.

Midwest @ MLA 14: Tuesday Poster Session 3

Tuesday, May 20th- Poster session 3

Time: Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

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Poster Number: 158: Outreach to Vulnerable and Underserved Populations to Enhance Medical Students’ Service Learning

Misa Mi, AHIP, Associate Professor/Medical Librarian, Medical Library, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI; Jill Stefaniak, Assistant Professor, Instructional Design and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Nelia Afonso, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Community Integration and Outreach, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Sterling Heights, MI

Poster Number: 163: Perfidy and Continuous Duplicity: The Story of Streptomycin and the Correction of the Historical Record

Melissa L. Rethlefsen, AHIP, Education Technology Librarian; Andrew P. Norgan, Resident; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Poster Number: 164: Point-of-Care and Patient Education Resources in Electronic Health Records for Urology and Nephrology Departments

Cynthia Heathfield Avallone, AHIP, Medical Librarian II, Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Poster Number: 170: Public Health Nutrition Citation Patterns: Mapping the Literature 2010-2012

Helen Look, Collection Analyst, University Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Mary K. Taylor, AHIP, Natural Sciences Librarian, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, ILchitecture Librarian; Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Poster Number: 192: The History of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Medical Literature since World War II

D. Garon Bailey, Chief Medical Librarian/Director, Franzello Aeromedical Library, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH; Beatrice F. Nichols, Library Director, Medical Library, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, APO; Maureen Humphrey-Shelton, AHIP, Medical Librarian, Medical Library, Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Louisville, KY

Poster Number: 193: The Hospital Library Standards: Supporting Your Librarianship Now and into the Future

Barbara B. Davis, AHIP, Librarian, Library Resource Center/Newport Hospital/Lifespan, Newport Hospital, Newport, RI; Edward Poletti, AHIP, Chief, Learning Resources, Library, Central Arkansas Veterns Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR; Ellen Aaronson, AHIP, Librarian, Medical Library, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, West Hills, CA; Sheila Hayes, AHIP, Senior Librarian, Robinson Library, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT; Joy C. Kennedy, Librarian and Consultant, , Evanston, IL; Susan Shelly, Librarian, Grigg Medical Library, John C. Lincoln Health Net

Poster Number: 194: The MLA Research Agenda: What Do We Know? The Systematic Review Project: A Status Report

Marie T. Ascher, AHIP, Associate Director, User Services, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; Heather N. Holmes, AHIP, Clinical Informationist, Medical Library, Summa Health System, Akron, OH; Jonathan Eldredge, AHIP, Associate Professor, buy cialis online usa Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center/Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico–Albuquerquework, Phoenix, AZ

Poster Number: 195: The Process and Effects of Closing a Branch Library

Sheila J. Bryant, AHIP, Science Librarian, Main Library, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Poster Number: 201: Tools for Building Our Information Future: Emerging Technologies Vital to Medical Libraries

Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Skye Bickett, AHIP, Reference and Education Librarian, Library, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, GA; Joanne Doucette, Associate Director, Knowledge Management, and Assistant Professor, Library and Learning Resources, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston, MA; Pamela R. Herring, AHIP, Electronic Resources Librarian, Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL; Judith Kammerer, AHIP, Medical Librarian, Medical Library, University of California-San Francisco, Fresno, CA; Andrea Kepsel, AHIP, Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Tierney Lyons, Reference Librarian, Library, Penn State University-Worthington Scranton, Dunmore, PA; Scott McLachlan, Information Officer, Library, Oxford, United Kingdom; Ingrid Tonnison, Electronic Services Librarian, Library, Central Coast Local Health District, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia; Lin Wu, AHIP, Reference Service Librarian, Health Science Center Library and Biocommunications Center, University of Tennessee–Memphis

Poster Number: 203: Translating Information Skills: Moving from the Library to the Lab with Bioinformatics Services

Robyn B. Reed, Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Penn State University, Hershey, PA; Amy E. Donahue, AHIP, User Education/Reference Librarian, MCW Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Poster Number: 208: Unique Mentoring Opportunity in an Academic Health Sciences Library

Lydia A. Howes, University Library Associate; Marci Brandenburg, Bioinformationist; University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Poster Number: 212: Web of Science versus Scopus for Capturing Researcher Output: A Bibliographic Comparison

Wendy Wu, Information Services Librarian; Alison Slyman, Medical Librarian; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Poster Number: 213: Web-Scale Discovery Tool: Is It Right For You?

Tara Brigham, Medical Librarian, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL; Kelly Arp, Electronic Resource Librarian, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Carol Ann Attwood, AHIP, Medical Librarian/Registered Nurse, Patient and Health Education Library, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ; Ann M. Farrell, Librarian, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Leah Osterhaus Trzasko, Librarian, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI; Mark Wentz, Library Associate II, Mayo Medical Libraries, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Midwest @ MLA 14: Monday Poster Session 2

Monday, May 19th- Poster session 2
Time: Monday, May 19, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM

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Poster Number: 91: Embedding Sustainable Structures for Partnership: Informationist Collaboration with Newly Formed Institute for Health Care Policy

Judith Smith, Informationist; Jean Song, Assistant Director, Research and Informatics; Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Poster Number: 102: Finding Plant-Based Foods in PubMed: A Problem for Our Foodie Future

Eric Rumsey, Web Services Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa–Iowa City; Janna Lawrence, AHIP, Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa–Iowa City; Jennifer DeBerg, Clinical Education Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa–Iowa City

Poster Number: 111: Health Literacy and Provider Communication with Older Adults

Gabriel Rios, Director, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; Channing R. Ford, Education Program Director, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama–Birmingham

Poster Number: 116: Improving Data Management in Academic Research: Assessment Results for a Pilot Lab

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

Poster Number: 128: Investigating the Feasibility and Interest in a Physical Therapy Humanities Journal

Anne Beschnett, Outreach Librarian; Jonathan Koffel, Clinical Information Librarian; Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota–Minneapolis

Poster Number: 129: Is Their Foundation Solid Enough to Build on: An Investigation into the Information-Seeking Skills and Self-Efficacy Levels of New Nursing Students

Kimberly J. Whalen, Assistant Professor, Library Services; Patricia J. Mileham, Associate Professor, Library Service; Christopher Center Library Services, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Poster Number: 134: Library Website Rx: A Case Report Using Responsive Design

Amy E. Donahue, AHIP, User Education/Reference Librarian; Linda LeMahieu, Web Services Librarian; MCW Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Poster Number: 144: The Matas Library, School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Youth Advisory Committees, and Health Information-Seeking Behavior

Elaine R. Hicks, Education/Health Literacy Librarian, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Allyson Mackay, Research Assistant, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University of Michigan–Ann Arbor


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.


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.


Midwest @ MLA 14: Sunday Presentations

Sunday, May 18th- Presentations

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Educational Media and Technologies Section: Structural Adjustments: Changes in Education

Using Team-Based Learning to Engage Medical Students in Evidence-Based Practice, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics

5:05 PM – 5:20 PM     Room: Regency A, Gold Level, West Tower

Stephanie J. Schulte, Assistant Professor/Education and Reference Services Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Courtney D. Lynch, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics, Ohio State University, Columbus , Ohio

Objectives: To introduce librarians to the concept and benefits of team-based learning (TBL) to teach essentials of evidence-based practice, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The session will include fundamentals and logistics of conducting TBL as well as information about personal experience applying the method to evidence-based practice education.
Methods: A complete redesign of the college of medicine medical school curriculum allowed the thoughtful inclusion of evidence-based practice concepts, including articulating questions, searching the literature, and critically appraising studies. The redesign also included integrating several TBL sessions, a flipped teaching method requiring accountability for pre-class preparation and more focus on application of knowledge during class. As a result of this redesign, several online modules produced with Articulate software were presented within the curriculum management system utilized by the college of medicine. After one year of trying more traditional approaches to assessment of evidence-based practice essentials and decreasing time for live lectures on epidemiology and biostatistics, one librarian and one epidemiology faculty member teamed up to design and co-teach a TBL session for first year medical students.
Results: This guided learning activity provides an interactive flipped learning experience for even large classes. Teaching about 100 students each day for 3 hours, the instructors successfully held students accountable for the online content, while also utilizing a case-based approach to dive into deeper discussions about questions, resources, searching, and study design. A full technology team was engaged behind the scenes to prepare test materials, presentations with clickers integrated within, and record-keeping. Lessons learned will be shared.
Conclusions: TBL requires a thoughtful approach and can be time consuming during the preparation phase. However, the interactive format provides a conduit for rich discussions that may be lacking during online educational modules.

Collection Development Section

Vendor Negotiation Strategies

Elizabeth Lorbeer

5:25 PM – 5:50 PM   Room: Columbus GH, Gold Level, East Tower

Elizabeth Lorbeer, AHIP, Library Director, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Medical Informatics Section: Information Building Blocks: Open Data Initiatives and Trends

Beyond the Data Flood: Opportunities for Data Engagement

5:32 PM – 5:51 PM     Room: Columbus AB, Gold Level, East Tower

Deborah H. Charbonneau, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit , Michigan

Description: What is data engagement? This presentation explores roles and opportunities for health sciences librarians to strategically engage in data initiatives at their institutions or organizations. Promising areas for data engagement relevant to data-intensive research environments will be highlighted.

Medical Library Education Section: New Voices

Building the Bioinformationist Pipeline

5:32 PM – 5:51 PM      Room: Columbus CD, Gold Level, East Tower

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

Karen E. Gutzman, Associate Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Description: Now more than ever, libraries are positioned to offer a wide variety of support services to basic science and clinical researchers at academic medical centers. This presentation will discuss skills and competencies for librarians who wish to offer this type of support and will provide several options available to librarians to obtain the training necessary for this type of role, including workshops, training courses, academic coursework, online learning modules, and more. Several options for possible library-based service models and how they align with current job prospects will also be discussed. Finally, we will address the requirements of rolling bioinformatics support services out at the local level, including specific ideas for librarians to better understand the research environment, client needs, and institutional priorities. The session will wrap up with a fun role-play that touches on some of the topics covered in the session.