Poster Abstracts

Contributed Posters

Posters will be set up in the Calypso room during the following times:

  • from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 7
  • from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 8

Please note that poster set-up – and viewing – is ongoing from Saturday afternoon through Monday morning, but viewing during this time may not include posters set up later in the conference. All posters will be available for viewing, and presenters will be available for questions, on Monday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For a complete listing of contributed papers including abstracts, download the document below.

2018 Poster Abstracts

Poster Abstracts

Poster #1: Measuring Impact with Altmetrics: Is There One Tool To Rule Them All?

  • Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries
  • Katherine Chew, MLS, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries
  • Jenny McBurney, MA, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Del Reed, PhD, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries
  • Melissa Aho, MS, MLIS, MA, MEd, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries
PURPOSE. Researchers and institutions are faced with a growing number of tools to help maximize and track alternative metrics, or altmetrics. Unlike bibliographic databases, the coverage, functionality, and underlying search algorithms of these tools are often opaque. This poster describes an assessment of these unique resources.
SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/RESOURCES. Seven tools were examined: Altmetric Explorer, F1000, ImpactStory, Kudos, Mendeley Stats, Newsflo, and PlumX.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION. We investigated seven altmetrics-related tools to determine their utility both for the Libraries and for our users. We assessed seven tools, and considered their functionality, intended purpose and audience, business model, transparency, accuracy, and flexibility, both for the Libraries as a service and resource delivery unit and for the individual researcher.
RESULTS/OUTCOMES. While we found that no one tool met all of the articulated and anticipated needs of our Libraries or our users, we developed an overarching rubric which allows us to clearly communicate the benefits and potential challenges of each of these diverse tools. The scope of the tools was often limited, for example focusing only on social media engagement rather than a more robust picture of impact, and they consistently lacked functionality such as the ability to download search results. Associated costs were often ambiguous, as were the search algorithms and data sources included, and tools frequently failed to simultaneously address both individual and institutional needs.
EVALUATION METHOD. A consensus-based model was used to develop an assessment rubric of altmetric tools.

Poster #2: Increasing Visibility of Research in an Institutional Repository through NCBI LinkOut

  • Erin D. Foster, MSLS, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine/Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • David E. Polley, MLIS, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Varsha Anne, BS, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Jere D. Odell, MA, MLS, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
OBJECTIVES. To increase the visibility and access to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) institutional repository content by participating in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) “Institutional Repository LinkOut” program.
METHODS. The authors used R, an open source programming language, and an R package called ‘rentrez’ to a) identify those articles in the IUPUI institutional repository (IUPUI ScholarWorks) that were in PubMed and b) determine of those, which ones did not already have full-text available via PubMed Central. Identifying articles in PubMed that are not in PubMed Central is required by NCBI in order to participate in the “Institutional Repository LinkOut” program.
RESULTS. Using this solution, the authors quickly processed 4,400 open access items from IUPUI ScholarWorks, identified the 557 eligible records, and sent them to NCBI. In June 2018, the R scripts were revised to further streamline the process–at the beginning of July 2018, an additional 2,129 repository items were processed and 434 eligible records identified for the LinkOut program. In its first implementation (July 2017), this automated solution was estimated to save over 30 hours of manual work on the part of the library staff. Altogether, these efforts have created 991 links from PubMed records to open access versions of the articles in IUPUI ScholarWorks. The LinkOut program has resulted in a 9% annual increase in web traffic to the repository. PubMed is now the third most frequent referral site (after Google search and Google Scholar) to IUPUI ScholarWorks.
CONCLUSIONS. IUPUI’s institutional repository has experienced a significant increase in visibility due to its participation in the NCBI’s “Institutional Repository LinkOut” program. The authors have made the R script and implementation process publicly available, via GitHub, to help other institutions reduce the barriers for participating in the LinkOut program.

Poster #3: “Takin’ Care of Business”: Tracking Librarians’ Productivity

  • Barbara A. Gushrowski, MLS, AHIP
  • Lisa L. Habegger, MLS
  • Amy K. Hughes, MLS
  • Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN
OBJECTIVE. To record details of the work of the Librarians at the Community Health Network Medical Library. Details include type of work (e.g., literature search); for whom the work is performed (e.g., physicians, nurses); time spent on each project; and purpose of the work (e.g., patient care, policy updates). No benchmarks are published on how Librarians divide their time among the many roles they have in their organizations. We sought to develop such benchmarks with this data collection.
METHODS. An Access database was set up with appropriate tables for literature searches, articles/books delivered, and instructional sessions taught. The database resides on a shared drive accessible by all Librarians. The database, originally created in 2014, was updated in 2016 to include tracking amount of time spent performing literature searches. Each librarian tracks time spent on the literature searches and enters each search into Access. Queries have been created that produce reports about our patrons’ requests and the activities engaged in by the Librarians.
RESULTS. The data from 2016 and 2017 was included in the Library’s annual report and demonstrates the nature and extent of Librarians’ support of all network staff. For those two years, 42% of literature searches were conducted for patient care questions; 15% for evidence-based policy and procedure updates; 11% to support coursework.
CONCLUSIONS. This database is a great tool to demonstrate that the Librarians are integral to the evidence-based practice culture of the institution; assist in research, presentation, and publication output; and support the vision of the institution to provide “Exceptional care. Simply delivered.” It can also serve as a benchmark for other libraries and we are happy to share our data gathering methods.

Poster #4: Are we Making a Difference? An Exploration of a Systematic Review Program Outcomes

Winner: Honorable Mention – Research Poster

  • Jennifer DeBerg, MLS
  • Matthew Regan, MLIS
  • Chris Childs, MLS
  • Heather S. Healy, MLS
  • Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa Libraries
OBJECTIVES. The purpose of this project is to explore outcomes of a formal systematic review program at a Midwestern academic health sciences library. Specifically, the question of interest is whether the establishment of this program has had an impact on librarian authorship or acknowledgement in papers published by an affiliated author at this institution. A secondary aims is to evaluate whether the program has had an impact on the quality of reporting.
METHODS. Database searches will be conducted for time points prior and following establishment of the systematic review program, with a focus on local-institution-authored systematic reviews. Publications will be evaluated for librarian authorship or acknowledgement, as well as the inclusion of the PRISMA flow diagram or checklist.
RESULTS. Not complete yet. The criteria mentioned above will be displayed graphically to enable comparison of the data.
CONCLUSIONS. Assessment of the quality of the methods of published systematic reviews at an institution with a well-established systematic review program will facilitate librarians’ and administrators’ decision-making about future priorities for systematic review services.

Poster #5: Shaking Up Citation Management: Transitioning Away from a Subscription-Based Reference Management System

  • Loren Hackett, MLIS, AHIP
  • Theresa M. Kline, MLIS
  • Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library, Cleveland Clinic
This poster discusses our process of transitioning away from an institutional subscription to RefWorks in favor of providing support for two free options (Mendeley and Zotero) and a paid option (EndNote). Due to low usage, budgetary constraints, and the transition of RefWorks to a new platform, Cleveland Clinic’s Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library decided to end the subscription effective June 30, 2018 and support our patrons through the transition of citation data to alternative programs. The library had provided access to RefWorks since March 2004, so providing transition support to our users, especially those who had been committed long-term, was a top priority. After deciding to end our RefWorks subscription, we chose several approaches to facilitating a smooth transition. First, we evaluated alternative citation management systems and chose the ones we felt would work best for our patrons. This included developing a training and support program for these options, which are Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. Second, we created and implemented a schedule for contacting RefWorks account holders via email and the RefWorks site, and developed a webpage and FAQ flyer to help them choose the right replacement for their needs. This process is detailed in our poster. The transition away from RefWorks was successfully completed by the end of June 2018. Many patrons transitioned early to either Mendeley or EndNote. Few users showed interest in Zotero. We will continue to monitor feedback from users to determine if further actions are necessary.

Poster #6: Implementation of a Nursing Journal Club using LibGuides

  • Marian T. Simonson, MLS, AHIP
  • Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library, Cleveland Clinic
PURPOSE. This poster describes the implementation process to create an online journal club for nurses at Cleveland Clinic.
SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/RESOURCES. The Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library partnered with the Advanced Practice Nurses’ Education Committee and Nursing Education to set up an online journal club using LibGuides CMS for Main Campus and eight regional hospitals in Cleveland.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION. The APN Education Committee was tasked to create an online journal club to increase scholarship and award continuing education credits to advanced practice nurses throughout the enterprise. Many APNs expressed interest in journal clubs but lacked time to attend meetings in person and worked at multiple hospitals. An online journal club solved both problems. In 2016, there were no content/learning management systems at the Cleveland Clinic that could host a journal club. The Library offered to create a pilot using the Libguides CMS discussion board feature. Timeline from inception to soft rollout was 5 months, June–November 2016. Key challenges included streamlining the creation of patron accounts, selecting articles licensed for all hospitals, creating help guides, and establishing criteria for awarding CE credits.
OUTCOME. The APN Journal Club has provided CE opportunities for 6 quarters, January 2017–June 2018. Initial response rate to sign up for the journal club was slow, but repeated emails and reminders at meetings have increased the number of participants and created lively discussions of the articles. Two additional nursing journal clubs have been created due to the success of this pilot.

Poster #7: Branching Out and Becoming a Hospital Library System

  • Mary F. Miles, MLIS, RT(R)(M)(CV), Hillcrest Hospital
  • Irene B. Szentkiralyi, AAS, Fairview Hospital
  • Mary Pat Harnegie, MLIS, AHIP, South Pointe Hospital
  • Lachelle Bell, BA, South Pointe Hospital
PURPOSE. This poster examines reciprocal borrowing and resource sharing in a “branch” hospital library system in northeast Ohio.
SETTING. A shared catalog was developed between four of the health system libraries, providing access to all caregivers.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION. As this health system acquired new hospitals, assessment was essential for learning how to best provide equitable library service across the health system. Analysis showed that sharing e-resources among the regional hospital libraries and the main hospital library allowed for efficient cost-sharing, and integration of resources paved the way to the next step of sharing print resources. A library services team composed of regional librarians and a cataloging team transitioned three regional hospital library catalogs into Sierra Integrated Library System over a three-year period. Consistent loan policies were developed and all library staff were trained on newly established procedures. The multi-hospital library integration project culminated in enterprise-wide circulation at its eight regional hospitals and over eighty family health centers and ancillary facilities.
RESULTS/OUTCOME/EVALUATION. This integration project supports the hospital-system enterprise goal of being “one library” and gives all caregivers access to library resources. Library collaboration during the three-year project now allows for seamless borrowing and resource sharing across the health system. The project resulted in a unified catalog; quick, no-cost delivery via interdepartmental mail; increased borrowing opportunities; and overall cost reduction in collection development. Challenges continue to exist, including local use items; multiple patron types; and lack of awareness of library services.

Poster #8: Collection Development: Quality and Intellectual Freedom

  • Merete Christianson, MLIS, North Dakota State University
PURPOSE. This poster examines reciprocal borrowing and resource sharing in a “branch” hospital library system in northeast Ohio.
OBJECTIVE. To explore the collection development opinions and actions of health sciences librarians when considering controversial health information resources, particularly regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) resources that may not be evidence-based. The current research on the ethics of intellectual freedom is particularly focused on moral or subjective issues. This research proposal focuses on something more objective: how librarians, as information professionals, can or should approach misinformation. As health sciences librarians collaborating with and supporting academic and practicing health professionals, what, if any, materials are collected regarding CAM? How do health sciences librarians prioritize intellectual freedom and high-quality information when doing collection development regarding CAM?
METHODS. This research uses a cross-sectional, observational approach to discover what complementary and alternative materials health sciences librarians collect and how they prioritize respecting intellectual freedom with providing high-quality information. An online Qualtrics survey was distributed to members of the Medical Library Association with questions about their institutions’ support of CAM, their personal knowledge of CAM, and their collection development process and priorities.
RESULTS. 185 librarians took the survey. Health sciences librarians chose relevancy, patron recommendation, and cost as the top factors that go into their collection development decision-making; accuracy and consistency with the evidence base ranked as the sixth most important consideration according to the survey. Preliminary results show a varied approach to more controversial materials and a need for more research.
CONCLUSIONS. Health sciences librarians, and the institutions in which they work, approach CAM resources in a variety of ways, and this research sheds light on how those decisions are made.

Poster #9: Growing ORCID

  • Merle Rosenzweig
  • Chase Masters
  • Tyler Nix
  • Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
PURPOSE. This poster examines reciprocal borrowing and resource sharing in a “branch” hospital library system in northeast Ohio.
OBJECTIVE. As an open, non-profit, community-based effort, ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) creates and maintains a registry of unique research identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. The objective of this poster is to trace ORCID from its launch on October 16, 2012 to a globally accepted author ID tool.
METHODS. Data collected includes: number of ORCID IDs created; adoption by universities, publishers, and funding agencies; and use by international communities. Researchers and scholars face the ongoing challenge of distinguishing their research activities from those of others with similar names. The ORCID is indicated as a persistent URL with a 16-digit machine-readable identifier that distinguishes an individual scientist and author in much the same way that a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) uniquely identifies a paper, book, or other scholarly publication. If a researcher publishes under a professional maiden name rather than a married name, has grants under various forms of their name, or has a common name such as Smith or Brown, an ORCID assures that all of their scholarly output is assigned to them. The ORCID also enables a researcher to have a digital CV that can be update regularly.
RESULTS. ORCID is unique in its ability to reach across disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries. Publishers have incorporated ORCID into their manuscript submission system; funding agencies are integrating it into the grant application process, reporting workflows, and implementing a single sign on; it is being assigned to data sets; and inserted into citations in online databases, among others uses. The information in an ORCID record is controlled by the individual; they are able to determine its content and control access to information displayed.
CONCLUSIONS. The acceptance and impact of ORCID can be seen by the increase in the number of IDs created from its launch in 2012. In October 25, 2012 there were 6,083 and by July 8, 2018 the number reached over 5,100,000. The various languages that the interface has been translated into demonstrate the acceptance by the international community. Among the languages are Portuguese, Korean, Italian, French, Czech, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and German.

Poster #10: An Innovative Tool for NIH Public Access Policy Compliance

  • Merle Rosenzweig
  • Tyler Nix
  • Chase Masters
  • Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
PURPOSE. This poster examines reciprocal borrowing and resource sharing in a “branch” hospital library system in northeast Ohio.
OBJECTIVES. On April 7, 2008, the National Institutes of Health instituted the NIH Public Access Policy (NIHPAP). In order to apply for and to continue receiving NIH funding, a researcher needs to comply with the NIHPAP. This poster shows the innovative and interactive graphic tool that we have created to help facilitate and improve the process for those who must comply.
METHODS. There are many resources that address compliance with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy but most are text heavy. Our goal was to create a graphic that would simplify this complex process through an interactive visual. We broke down the myriad tasks involved and represented them in an interactive flow chart. By accomplishing each individual task, the NIH Grantee can achieve compliance with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy.
RESULTS. By representing the complex task of compliance with the NIHPAP as a flow chart, we have been able to create an interactive tool that, when adhered to, achieves compliance. We have incorporated this tool into our LibGuide in the form of self-directive instructions that can be freely downloaded and saved for future referral as needed. We use this resource as a starting point in instructional workshops in presentations to faculty and administrators.
CONCLUSIONS. Since the National Institutes of Health Health’s Public Access Policy was launched, librarians and informationists have provided support and instruction to those needing to comply with it, including guides, lectures, and videos. Complying with the Policy can be a daunting task that can be time consuming and frustrating. The interactive graphic that we have developed, we believe, has helped our researchers with attaining that compliance

Poster #11: Something to Smile About: Librarian Support for Evidence-Based Dentistry

  • Nicole Theis-Mahon, MLIS, AHIP
  • Caitlin Bakker, MLIS, AHIP
  • Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota
PDF of PosterTheis-Mahon and Bakker, Something to Smile About
PURPOSE. This poster examines the impact of librarian-led faculty development in research methods as a component of the Dental Education (CDE) Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry level III course.
SETTING/ PARTICIPANTS/RESOURCES. The Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry is a three-part CDE course for dental practitioners who are interested in increasing their knowledge of esthetic dentistry. The third level of this series involves conducting research and writing a paper on a topic in restorative or esthetic dentistry.
DESCRIPTION. Librarians have been invited instructors in this course and presented on searching the literature and finding evidence since 2013. In 2018, the role of librarians expanded to instructing about the publication process and understanding the structure and design of a research paper. The librarians developed and delivered a course on how to write and critically appraise a research paper for dental practitioners who were new to research.
OUTCOMES. This poster outlines the opportunities for librarians to engage with new researchers about the research process and how to write a research paper. It presents ideas for engaging with practitioners who are new to research.
EVALUATION. Feedback from former participants has referred to the program as “a turning point for me professionally” and noted that “it got me outside of my comfort zone.”

Poster #12: Evidence Based Practice Skill Retention and Use by Dietetic Interns: Did Library Instruction have an Impact?

Winner: First Place – Research Poster

  • Rachel J. Hinrichs, MS, MSLS, AHIP, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
PURPOSE. This poster examines reciprocal borrowing and resource sharing in a “branch” hospital library system in northeast Ohio.
OBJECTIVE. To determine if dietetic interns retain the evidence based practice (EBP) knowledge and skills that they were taught in three library instruction sessions in the fall by the end of the 10-month internship, and whether there is a change in their EBP clinical behaviors.
METHODS. This non-randomized before and after study used a validated survey to measure EBP knowledge, and EBP clinical behaviors. Dietetic interns (n=16) from a large, Midwestern university were given the survey after EBP library instruction in the fall, and at the end of their internship in the spring. Library instruction sessions covered PICO questions, database searching, filtered and unfiltered resources, and critical appraisal. A paired t-test was used to compare interns’ scores in the fall and spring.
RESULTS. Fourteen interns (n=14) completed both surveys. On the EBP knowledge assessment, interns scored an average of 18/24 (75%) in the fall after library instruction, and 13/24 (54%) in the spring, a difference that is considered statistically significant (t(13)=7.0, p<.0001). The decrease was primarily due to missing questions on statistics and advanced Boolean searching. Interns retained and even improved their scores on PICO, MeSH, and the evidence pyramid. A slightly statistically significant change in evidence-based practice behaviors was found between the fall and spring (t(26)=2.1, p=.046). In particular, interns reported that they searched PubMed (t(13)=2.8, p=.016), and critically appraised articles more frequently (p(13)=2.2, p=.045).
CONCLUSION. Despite the three library sessions occurring early in the internship, these results suggest that interns retain information on PICO, MeSH, and the evidence pyramid, but not on statistics or complex Boolean searching. It is possible that these skills were not used frequently in the internship, so they did not retain the information. Interns did report, however, that they more frequently performed all evidence-based behaviors including searching PubMed, accessing systematic reviews, and critically appraising articles, while decreasing their use of textbooks. While the sample size is small and not necessarily generalizable to other populations, this study suggests that dietetic interns retain some information from library EBP instruction, and do make use of the EBP resources and skills demonstrated by the librarian during their internship. Future studies could examine different health professional students, and test whether spreading the library sessions out of the course of the year would increase retention and evidence-based behaviors further.

Poster #13: A Novel Use of LibGuides and the Learning Management System to Promote Evidence Based Medicine Education

  • Stephanie M. Henderson, MLS
  • Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
PDF of PosterHenderson and McEwen, A Novel Use of LibGuides and the Learning Management System
PURPOSE. Librarians utilize LibGuides and the Learning Management System (LMS) for an Evidence Based Medicine course. Specialized guides are created for the course, assignments, journal clubs and clinical question presentations.
SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/RESOURCES. LibGuides are utilized to provide course and assignment-related information for two Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) courses. The Evidence Based Medicine courses are taken by first year medicine and pharmacy students.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION. Students enrolled in EBM I and II courses have access to several LibGuides where additional course and assignment information is stored. The guides enable students to easily find course announcements, session information, assignment instructions, library resources, and contact information. The LibGuides platform allow for the course directors to easily design, maintain and update content for the students. LibGuide statistics indicate that they are heavily utilized during the course, peaking the weeks assignments are due. We have also created a project site within the LMS which links to the EBM resources, lectures, and guides. The project site has all of the students enrolled during their four years at the University.
OUTCOME. The creation of these LibGuides has led to greater student satisfaction with the course and students revisiting the content after the course ended. LibGuide and LMS statistics have shown that students are engaged with the material and library resources within in the guides. The LibGuides and EBM Resources site allow the promotion of library resources for assignments and activities.

Poster #14: Research Impact Core: A Research Impact Initiative at the University of Michigan

  • Tyler Nix, MSLS
  • Judith Smith, MLIS
  • Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
PURPOSE. This poster examines reciprocal borrowing and resource sharing in a “branch” hospital library system in northeast Ohio.
OBJECTIVES. The Taubman Health Sciences Library is developing a “Research Impact Core” to provide increased programming and expertise in evaluation metrics, tools, and best practices for the University of Michigan health sciences community.
METHODS. The initial focus of the Research Impact Core is to provide information sessions and consultations promoting a greater understanding of the strengths and limitations of impact metrics (e.g, the H-Index) and use of metrics tools. Starting in late 2016, the authors built on existing relationships with similar campus offices offering faculty development programming, pursued skill-building through conferences and training, and talked with librarians who have established services in their institutions. To date, the authors have, 1) offered several drop-in and classroom training sessions and aimed at health sciences faculty, research administrators, and students 2) developed a research guide highlighting metrics tools and resources, and 3) created promotional materials.
RESULTS. The authors will discuss instructional and promotional content developed to date, share summary statistics of open sessions, and discuss related projects and upcoming opportunities.
CONCLUSIONS. The authors will share strategies for next steps in the development of the Research Impact Core.

Poster #15: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Evaluating the Present Landscape and Considering Implications for the Future

  • Jason Lilly
  • Kellie Kaneshiro
  • Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine
PDF of PosterLilly & Kaneshiro, Rise of AI in Medicine
OBJECTIVES. Large tech companies such as Google and Facebook are funneling major money into AI research and the results make headlines. IBM’s Watson has gone from Jeopardy champion to cancer researcher, focusing the spotlight on what this technology might mean for medicine and healthcare. In this presentation, we explore ways in which libraries and librarians might engage with their stakeholders in the exploration and utilization of this technology.
METHODS. We review the landscape of AI in the news, social media, and in the medical literature, and present the results of an informal, roundtable discussion with library colleagues.
RESULTS. TBD.
CONCLUSIONS. TBD.