Contributed Posters

Posters can be set up in Executive A-D from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 7.

All posters will be available for viewing, and presenters will be available for questions, on Monday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Poster Abstracts

#1 Simplifying the Process for Finding Research Funding: A Cross-Campus Collaboration at a Large Academic Institution
 #2: Measuring the Impact of a Systematic Review Service
#3: Books to Beds™
 #4: The expectations, priorities, and preferences of students with disabilities when seeking  accessibility information on academic library websites
#5: Cross-country Collaboration: Connecting Colleagues through Evidence-based Practice Education
#6: Overcoming the Pitfalls of LibGuides through Design and Value-Added Content
#7: Librarian Feedback Loops Improve Medical Student Self-Directed Learning Skills
#8: Putting NNLM on the Map: A Visualization Approach to Making Data Driven Decisions for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
#9: Supporting Clinical Decision-Making: Integrating LibGuides into the Electronic Health Record
#10: A comparison of published search filters for clinical trials
#11: Teaching Health Science Professionals Computational and Data Management Skills Using Clinical Data in a Carpentries-style Lesson
#12: Rightsizing with Real-Time Data=More Bang for Your Buck
#13: Human Trafficking: Health Care Providers Perspectives
 #14: A Library-Bariatric Surgery Collaboration to Provide Reliable Consumer Health Information
#15: Care and feeding of health sciences institutional repositories: funding and administration models

 


Poster #1: Simplifying the Process for Finding Research Funding: A Cross-Campus Collaboration at a Large Academic Institution

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Authors: Merle Rosenzweig, Judith Smith, Ann Curtis, Amy Puffenberger, Chase Masters; University of Michigan

Background: The objective was to create an interdisciplinary cross-unit partnership to develop a comprehensive online portal and consultation service to facilitate funding opportunity success for researchers.

To better understand and meet the needs of our researchers, multiple units within the library worked with campus stakeholders to develop an online survey that was distributed to researchers across our campus that were identified as individuals interested in health sciences research. The emergent themes in the survey highlighted the time needed to search for funding, the difficulty in finding relevant opportunities, and the ability to find precise funding applicable to their particular research project.

Description: In light of the key challenges identified through the survey, the primary goals of the collaborative project were to create a research funding portal and consultation service that could serve all faculty on campus in harvesting resources within our university and beyond, regardless of discipline, to assist in their funding search. The foremost design priority was to make the guide both visually inviting and easy to navigate. The design incorporates intelligent redundancy throughout so that key resources are included on each page of the guide. The guide provides access to a Research Funding Search Consultation form for researches to request a personalized grant-seeking consultation. Since the time that the Guide and consultation service were officially announced there has already been high usage of both the Guide and consultation service.

Conclusion: Researchers have the demanding task of finding funding to support their work, and gaining a better understanding of their needs can provide insight into what services and resources are needed. Informationists and librarians can play a key role in this challenging process. The collaborative effort to design and produce this guide and consultation service can serve as a model for others seeking to partner with stakeholders. Establishing and proactively maintaining a collaborative relationship with units across the research enterprise can build a sustainable system to help researchers navigate the complex funding process.


Poster #2: Measuring the Impact of a Systematic Review Service

Winner Best Research Poster Award

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Authors: Jennifer DeBerg, Heather Healy, Matthew Regan, Chris Childs; Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa Libraries

Background: The intent of this project is to share our process for measuring the value of our systematic review program. Specifically, the aim was to determine the degree of impact the service has had on librarian authorship or acknowledgement and to evaluate the impact of the service on the quality of reporting.

Description: CINAHL, Embase, Scopus, and PubMed searches were conducted for the past 10 years to ensure capture of systematic reviews or meta-analyses published while this service has been available.  Publications were evaluated for local librarian author inclusion or acknowledgement, adherence to PRISMA reporting standards, and quality of the search methodology.

Results: Adherence to standards is less than desired and varies by department. Examples of common search methodology problems noted during data extraction include errors that compromise reproducibility, errors in selection of terms and syntax, incorrect terminology in database reporting, use of pre-set filters, and use of keywords only.

Conclusions: The number of papers published at our institution far exceeds our capacity to provide individual support on all projects. Efforts to expand our program by training additional librarians are underway but may not be sufficient. We see a need to emphasize education and outreach in various forms to support high quality systematic review methodology and reporting.


Poster #3: Books to Beds™

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Authors: Megan Olson, Annette Gill; Gundersen Health

Objective: To provide reading materials to hospitalized patients that we could not provide through the current collection development policy for our consumer library at Gundersen Health System, the John & Nettie Mooney Library.

Methods: Collaboration with the La Crosse Public Library. We set up an account for the Mooney Library.  Patients call or email the Mooney Library with their requests.  These are then communicated to the public library.  The public library materials are brought to the hospital through their homebound delivery service.  The Mooney staff keep track of what patients have what materials out.  We also deliver the books to the patient rooms.  In this way, we maintain patient confidentiality.  We also supply postage paid return envelopes with the checked-out materials.  Therefore, if the patient is discharged before they finish with the materials, they may take them home and mail them back to us.  We then return materials to the public library.

  1. We connected with the hospital GetWellNetwork® to advertise this service. GetWellNetwork ® is Gundersen’s interactive patient education platform that appears in each patient’s room. Patients use this platform for entertainment purposes but also to watch assigned patient education, order meals, and to learn about hospital information. Patients are also able to request visits from Pet Therapy or a Chaplain.  Books to Beds™ has its own spot on the system to allow patients to learn about the service and to make book requests.
  2. Registered the trademark of this program as Books to Beds™.

Results: We had a soft-landing start to the program in October 2018.  At that time, we did not yet have the program name as a registered trademark. Therefore, we put it up on the GetWellNetwork® and advertised it only to departments where we knew patients would be staying at least three days.

Since that time, we have had seven different people check out sixteen books.  We understand the numbers will be low because we are only serving the population of patients that are hospitalized three days or more due to the turnaround time in getting the books. The patients that have utilized the program have been very appreciative of it.

Conclusions: Collaborating with the public library has been a powerful way for our consumer library to work on two focuses of Gundersen’s strategic plan.  Offering an additional way to create a distraction for the patient helps to offer an outstanding experience of care.  Partnering with La Crosse Public Library helps to elevate the health of our community.  Through this collaboration we have not only been able to offer more materials to our patients, but also fostered the referral process from La Crosse Public Library.  The public library is more likely now to refer patrons to the John & Nettie Mooney Library for the specialized health care materials in our collection, rather than offering them in their own collection.

Now that we have the trademark registered, we will continue to promote the Books to Beds™ program through GetWellNetwork® and through other staff news sources.  We are optimistic the utilization of this program will increase with additional promotion.


Poster #4: The expectations, priorities, and preferences of students with disabilities when seeking  accessibility information on academic library websites

Honorable Mention Research Poster Award

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Author: Amelia Brunskill; University of Illinois at Chicago

Objective: While many academic libraries have webpages with information about the library’s resources, services, and facilities for users with disabilities, the preferences, needs, and expectations of users with disabilities for these webpages have not been specifically solicited and documented. The intent of this study was to address this gap by interviewing users with disabilities to gain insights into what might help make these pages both findable and useful.

Methods: Twelve university students who self-identified as having a disability were interviewed about how they would locate information about a library’s accessibility resources, and what information they would expect or hope to find.

Results: Students varied in their approaches to locating this information, in terms of the language they’d anticipate using, and also in terms of their navigational approach. In terms of the content, considerable interest was expressed in details around the sensory experience of the library, including sound levels, lighting, and furniture, and other information that would enable thoughtful planning of a visit to the physical premises. Additionally, participants emphasized welcoming language and contact information so that they would feel comfortable reaching out with further questions.

Conclusion: These interviews revealed a rich variety of perspectives, and also some themes that libraries can consider while reviewing their own webpages in order to help maximize the findability and utility of these webpages. Additional research, especially with students with disabilities that were not represented in this particular group, would likely provide further insights.


Poster #5: Cross-country Collaboration: Connecting Colleagues through Evidence-based Practice Education

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Authors: Heather Jett, Diana Almader-Douglas, Tara Brigham, Lisa Marks; Mayo Clinic Libraries

Purpose: This poster presents a description and brief discussion of a multi-site evidence-based research workshop pilot for nurses.

Setting/Participants/Resources: Mayo Clinic Libraries staff joined with Mayo Clinic Nursing Research staff to provide the workshop for nurse researchers. The in-house video-conference application, Video Exchange, was used to broadcast from the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Brief Description: Leveraging an established EBP workshop, the Manager of Nursing Research at the Arizona campus of Mayo Clinic asked local library staff to discuss the research process and to demonstrate to the attendees how to use literature databases to support their research projects and EBP practices on their units. The EBP workshop was broadcast via video-conference from the originating location to two remote locations within the organization. Each remote site had a librarian in attendance to support the librarian at the originating site. This allowed the librarians at each site to guide and assist nurse researchers and establish a face-to-face connection with attendees. In addition to providing the workshop on EBP research, the project was evaluated as a model for future resource-sharing and collaboration at multiple locations. It was hoped that connecting the varied resources of multiple libraries and expertise of library staff across the enterprise would both increase the visibility of the libraries and encourage the use of library services.

Outcomes/Results: The feedback from evaluations was generally positive. Visibility of the libraries was increased; students learned more about conducting evidence-based research, increased their confidence levels with research in general, and discovered opportunities for collaboration across the enterprise.

Evaluation Method: Two post-session evaluation surveys were conducted, one immediately after the event and one two months later.


Poster #6: Overcoming the Pitfalls of LibGuides through Design and Value-Added Content

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Authors: Simon Robins, MLIS; Carrie Price, MLS; Northeast Ohio Medical University; Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University

Objective:

To present two cases of LibGuide redesigns spearheaded by medical librarians at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Library and Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library, and to describe how they represent a departure from traditional usage of LibGuides with regard to design, layout, and content. A second objective is to argue that librarians should think of their LibGuides as web content deserving the same attention to design and appearance as other university content.

To present two cases of LibGuide redesigns spearheaded by medical librarians at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Library and Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library, and to describe how they represent a departure from traditional usage of LibGuides with regard to design, layout, and content. A second objective is to argue that librarians should think of their LibGuides as web content deserving the same attention to design and appearance as other university content.

Methods: We created custom HTML and CSS to stylize the LibGuides at both universities, applied usability heuristics, audited relevant content for inclusion within guides, and used university and library branding to inform our decisions. Usage of these guides was measured with analytics data pulled from both sets of LibGuides and compared against previous usage of guides. Lastly, we informally surveyed faculty and students to assess overall satisfaction with changes made to design and layout.

Results: Multiple guides saw increased usage, as measured by analytics data. This increase in usage often correlated with the inclusion of value-added relevant content in the form of information visualization and bibliometric data visualizations within discipline specific guides, such as a guide created for early-mobility researchers. In addition, the creation of a best practices guide at Welch helped standardize design elements and ensure consistency across all guides. The majority of feedback gathered in response to the overall look and feel of the guides at Northeast Ohio Medical University was positive, and users at both institutions expressed satisfaction with the changes made to navigation, branding, and color schemes.

Conclusions: Improving established library guides using design principles and value-added relevant content can improve their usage among key stakeholders and the research community at large. These lessons should be taken into consideration by the librarian community, especially the medical librarian community, when creating LibGuide content for their users.


Poster #7: Librarian Feedback Loops Improve Medical Student Self-Directed Learning Skills

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Author: Elizabeth Suelzer, Johnathon Neist; Medical College of Wisconsin

Objective: When basic science courses incorporate a self-directed learning (SDL) project into their curriculum, one of the biggest obstacles to implementation is the requirement that students receive feedback on their work. This requirement comes from the accrediting body known as the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). In some courses, course directors and associated faculty can provide feedback; in others, this is done by a team of librarians. Librarians’ expertise with searching and assessing information makes them well equipped to provide feedback to students. Giving feedback can be time-intensive, so librarians created a rubric that focuses on the literature search process and information seeking skills that can be used by any of the librarians, thus allowing us to divide the work among many. Since M1 and M2 courses have SDL projects, our goal was to measure longitudinal growth of students’ SDL skills that relate to information seeking behavior, and to determine the effectiveness of librarian feedback.

Methods: The project started with a cohort of students who volunteered for SDL projects (n=140) in the M1 Infectious Agents and Health Immunity course in Fall 2018 and continued through the Cardiovascular unit in Fall 2018. The instructional design team and librarians sought to analyze student information seeking behavior via explicit questions built into their SDL assignments. Questions included: “What resources did you leverage to gather your information?” and “What search terms did you use? Submit at least one search strategy and the resource it was used in.” Answers to these questions allowed librarians to identify strengths or weaknesses of student self-directed learning skills and respond appropriately and confidentially.

Not all the SDL projects involved librarian feedback, therefore some students have yet to receive librarian feedback, while others have received feedback several times over their first 2 years. Librarian feedback is informational only and does not count toward the final grade of the project.

Results: Tracking student response patterns to these questions as they go through their M1 and M2 courses revealed  positive results. One early trend, backed by a large effect size, shows that students receiving feedback in their 1st-year SDL project did well in regards to creating their search strategies, identifying appropriate resources to search, and assessing credibility in subsequent SDL projects. The data shows that students can use more direction on critical assessment of the quality of their resources, and this in an area for further collaboration with librarians.

Conclusions: Now in its 2nd year, we have the data to show that quality improvement project is improving how students engage with the use of medical literature and helps students to improve their information seeking skills. Positive feedback from course directors on librarian involvement has led to SDL projects becoming a permanent part of the curriculum.


Poster #8: Putting NNLM on the Map: A Visualization Approach to Making Data Driven Decisions for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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Author: Nicole Strayhorn; American Dental Association – ADA Library & Archives

Objective: The goal of this project was to transform an abundance of data from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) into insights through visualization to enable NNLM to make data-driven decisions and enhance reporting to stakeholders.

Methods: Data related to outreach projects, exhibits, and their members was extracted from internal NNLM systems, the NNLM Network Members Directory, and the NLM Exhibit System. In addition, seven National Network Performance Measures & Evidence were implemented in November 2017 to demonstrate how the NNLM promotes access to biomedical information to improve the public’s health. This data was compiled from the eight Regional Medical Libraries and five National Offices Year 2 Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) then cleaned and normalized using MS Excel, Tableau Prep, and ArcGIS. Finally, the data was analyzed and visualized using Tableau Desktop by designing multiple dashboards.

Results: Approximately 70+ dashboards with maps, bar charts, bubble charts, and tree maps were created analyzing data related to membership, membership engagement, partnerships, exhibits, outreach projects, and outreach activities.

Conclusions: By creating graphical representations of data, NNLM has a fresh way of looking at their data and analyzing it for planning future projects, activities, exhibits, and members based on locations and special populations they want to reach. The National Evaluation Office (NEO) will continue building and expanding the visualizations and data analysis within the NNLM, creating a sustainable model for data-driven decisions.


Poster #9: Supporting Clinical Decision-Making: Integrating LibGuides into the Electronic Health Record

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Authors: Cynthia Avallone, MALS, AHIP; Loren Hackett, MLIS, AHIP; Theresa M. Kline, MLIS; Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library, Cleveland Clinic

Objective: The purpose of this poster is to illustrate how the Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library has established two new methods for access to their Resource Portal in Epic, our electronic health record. The main library website has been linked in Epic since 2013. However, resources were accessed through the “Toolbar” and then required at least five more clicks. Our goal for this project was to eliminate as many clicks as possible between users and library resources.

Methods & Results:  The Resource Portal includes nearly 50 LibGuides, organized by Cleveland Clinic Institute and Clinical Specialty. They were designed to help our users navigate the vast electronic resources in our collection.  These guides contain clinical and patient education resources such as subject-specific core materials, guidelines and calculators.

We now have two options for accessing the library’s Resource Portal from within Epic. The first method of access requires clinicians to manually add a shortcut button in Epic to the guide of their choice.  Our Epic team created a 1-minute video that provides instruction.  The second method provides access to each Institute’s guides for their departments when they log in to Epic.  This is part of the Specialty Transformation upgrade currently being implemented by the Cleveland Clinic.

Conclusions: We are optimistic that these options will allow clinicians to use their specialty-specific guide for quick reference during patient encounters and maximize the use of library resources. Easy access to the Resource Portal can increase efficiency, improve clinical outcomes and boost patient satisfaction. Future steps include the creation of a LibGuide to explain these procedures, enabling us to further support clinicians via the Resource Portal.


Poster #10: A comparison of published search filters for clinical trials

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Author: Jennifer Westrick, MSLIS, AHIP;  Rush

Objective:  This poster will compare and contrast some of the many published search filters designed to help medical librarians locate clinical trials for systematic reviews.  Many such filters have been published in recent years, and each suggested filter is comprised of its own specific set of suggested terms.  This poster will closely examine the suggested components of each filter and compare them to each other.  This will allow us to discover discrepancies, redundancies and gaps between these published and verified search filters.

Methods:  Search filters were located by conducting literature searches, Google searches, and using the author’s prior knowledge.  This poster focuses on filters designed for PubMed/MEDLINE.  Filters were broken down into components and entered into a spreadsheet for easy visual comparison.

In addition to examining each individual filter, this poster will analyze search concepts and the various suggested terms to locate that concept.  For example, different filters suggest very different methods to search for the concept of “randomized.”

Results:  There is very little consensus between filters that purport to serve the same purpose (locating clinical trials). Each filter offers its own set of terms, which are often quite different from other filters designed to serve the same purpose.

Conclusions:  While these search filters were created to provide guidance for medical librarians conducting systematic reviews, it remains unclear which filter should be used.  More research needs to be done to determine the strengths and effectiveness of these search filters.


Poster #11: Teaching Health Science Professionals Computational and Data Management Skills Using Clinical Data in a Carpentries-style Lesson

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Authors: Trisha Adamus, Sarah Stevens, Erin Jonaitis, Tobin Mhttp://MLAMidwest2019Poster_TrishaAdamusTeachingHealthScienceagle, Maria Kamenetsky, Steve Goldstein; University of Wisconsin – Madison

Design: The Carpentries teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. Data Carpentry, a part of the Carpentries organization,focuses on the introductory computational skills needed for data management and analysis using domain-specific datasets. The lessons build on the participants’ existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Data Carpentry lessons exist for Ecology, Genomics, Geospatial, and Social Sciences. Our team of Carpentries Community members from the UW-Madison created a Health Science Data Carpentry curriculum by modifying the Data Carpentry Ecology lesson to use Alzheimer patient datasets from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). The goal of the Data Carpentry Health Science pilot, is to create a comfortable learning environment for health science researchers that would empower them to pursue data-driven discovery.

Population: Data Carpentry’s target audience is participants who have little to no prior computational experience. The Health Sciences curriculum pilot workshop targeted health science professionals at the UW hospital, and faculty, staff and students in the schools of medicine, pharmacy and nursing. The remaining open workshop seats were filled with UW-Madison faculty, staff and students from other disciplines.

Setting: UW-Madison has a strong Carpentries community composed of  dedicated volunteers and facilitated by the Data Science Hub. The UW-Madison Carpentries Community hosts Carpentries workshops several times a year for UW-Madison affiliates.This pilot Health Science workshop was held in the Health Science Learning Center’s new Interactive Learning Center.

Intervention: The team members selected datasets from ADNI that closely resembled the Ecology Data Carpentry example datasets, in terms of the types and numbers of variables in the dataset  and the types of manipulations needed to create a tidy dataset using the tools taught in the workshop. Datasets selected were modified to exclude as much Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as possible while retaining necessary variables and patient observations. The team also rewrote the Ecology Data Carpentry lessons and exercises to use the modified ADNI datasets. An additional section was added to focus on the importance of Data Use Agreements (DUA) because all workshop participants and instructors were required to sign the ADNI DUA to participate in the workshop. The workshop was taught over the course of two eight hour days in June 2019, and covered the topics of Data Cleaning and Organization, and Data Discovery, Analysis, and Visualization. Participants took both pre-and post-workshop surveys, and filled out feedback sticky notes during the course of the workshop.

Main Outcomes: The modification to the Ecology Data Carpentry lesson to include Alzheimer patient data was well-received by the participants. Participants were surveyed before and after the workshop to assess confidence in the skills covered at the workshop. Participants shifted from the Strongly Disagree side of the Likert Scale before the workshop toward the Strongly Agree Likert Scale response in the post-workshop survey for the statements: “I can write a small program/script/macro to solve a problem in my own work.” and “I am confident in my ability to make use of programming software to work with data.”. The team is planning on running this workshop again on the UW-Madison campus in 2020. Team members from the libraries and the Data Science Hub would like to take this workshop on the road and offer it as a teaching opportunity for other schools and hospital libraries across Wisconsin.


Poster #12: Rightsizing with Real-Time Data=More Bang for Your Buck

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Author: Lisa Carter, MSLIS; Hartford Hospital, Hartford Healthcare

Background: With so many changes happening at Hartford Healthcare, including partnerships and the streamlining of services it became apparent that we were wasting money by providing resources for patrons who didn’t need them. What we needed was a business model of resource acquisitions based on need rather than all for one and one for all.

A major deterrent in changing to a needs based solution was that all departments and all locations shared the same IP addresses. Furthermore, we didn’t have reliable usage statistics on which to base our renewal decisions and contract negotiations.

Description: We realized that to change to a needs based solution that it was necessary to know about changes before they happened. Newsletters and PR announcements provide only OLD news prohibiting us from being proactive which is necessary to base our budget on actual needs. It was necessary to access people in the know. We realized that we had to start being nosey. So we joined committees, meetings, and huddles – we became regular participants to get the scoop and perceive the need.

In addition to obtaining information about changes within the institution, we needed a consistent and reliable method to measure usage. We needed to know which user groups and locations were using resources and the frequency of access. This information was essential in order to rightsize our resources, negotiate renewals and new purchases.

Conclusion: Obtaining the knowledge needed to proactively respond to changes within the institution allows us to not only purchase resources based on need it also provides us with other valuable benefits. It promotes the library – we now have advocates and power users that help market specific resources and provide valuable feedback. We get actual fan mail.

Obtaining early knowledge of corporate plans and having access to reliable usage stats has enabled the Hartford Healthcare medical libraries to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in resource subscription costs.


Poster #13:  Human Trafficking: Health Care Providers Perspectives

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Authors: Barbara Ingrassia,  Colleen Burnham, Samir Malkani; University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MAUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-week elective on human trafficking for third-year medical students to increase their awareness, human trafficking locally, and their knowledge of the signs and symptoms, local, state, and national resources, and possible responses/interventions.

Settings/Participants: University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, including the EBM resources of its Lamar Soutter Library, and local advocates, service providers, law enforcement agencies, and clinicians with experience in dealing with human trafficking. Enrollment limited to one student per week to facilitate scheduling of meetings with community resources. Availability of community resources varies.

Methodology: Pre- and post-course discussions, review of daily journal entries, and examination of a project outline.

Results/Outcomes: Nine students (4 female and 5 male) have taken this elective between 2013 and 2017. All 9 of the students “agreed to a great extent” that the course stimulated interest in the topic.  Eight of the 9 (88%) ”agreed to a great extent” and 1 of the 9 (12%)  “agreed to some extent” that the course increased their understanding of the topic.

Conclusion: The one-week elective for third-year medical students is an effective way to increase awareness of human trafficking and knowledge of symptoms, resources, and responses.


Poster #14: A Library-Bariatric Surgery Collaboration to Provide Reliable Consumer Health Information

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Author: Kathy Koch; Advocate Aurora Library Network, Advocate Aurora Health

Purpose: This poster describes the development and impact of a library and bariatric surgery partnership to provide and promote reliable consumer health books to bariatric surgery patients.

Setting/Participants/Resources:  Advocate Aurora Health Library Network collaborated with the bariatric surgery program at Aurora Medical Center Grafton (AMCG) to promote print books on bariatric surgery located at the AMCG resource center library.

Description: In May 2018 the AMCG librarian and the physician assistant (PA) for the hospital’s bariatric surgeon discussed library services for patients and a potential partnership. Existing library consumer health books on bariatric surgery were reviewed and additional titles identified by the librarian for purchase. A recommended reading list was created and printed in the bariatric surgery patient newsletter, and the librarian attended a support group meeting to promote the books. The librarian also created a flyer with library information and recommended books available at the AMCG library. The PA provides this flyer to all AMCG bariatric patients. In June 2019 an updated reading list with library information was added to a pre-op booklet provided to the surgeon’s patients.

Results/Outcome/Evaluation: Patient visits to the library were sporadic at first, and there were a total of 8 book checkouts in 2018. However, since April 2019 there have been monthly patient visits and 16 book checkouts. As a result, the library is purchasing additional books to meet demand. Based on the success of the AMCG partnership, the Aurora Sinai Medical Center Hurwitz library is looking to start their own partnership with bariatric surgery.


Poster #15: Care and feeding of health sciences institutional repositories: funding and administration models

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Authors: Brenda Fay, Jennifer Deal, Annie Lipski; Advocate Aurora Library Network, Advocate Aurora Health

Introduction: As more hospitals/health care systems (H) and medical schools (MS) launch institutional repositories (IR), there has been little attention paid to differences in funding and administering. We formulated questions focusing on funding, administration, and barriers to starting an IR in two types of health sciences institutions.

Methods: A 12-question survey (Survey Monkey) was sent to a list of bepress health care network customers as well as regional and state medical library list-servs. The survey was open for three weeks and four reminders were sent. A total of 45 responses were received (35 with IR, 10 without IR).  Incomplete responses were included in the final data.

Results: IR administration was primarily through the medical library in both institution types (H: 14, MS: 9). However other departments such as medical education (H: 1, MS: 1), research units (H: 2), and the university library (MS: 1) were represented. IR funding was also primarily through libraries (H: 14, MS: 9) with research entities also providing funds (H: 2). For places without an IR, the top two barriers for both health care and medical school IRs were funding (H: 5, MS: 3) and lack of support from administration (H: 3, MS 2).

Conclusion: Among respondents, most IRs were funded and administered by medical libraries. However other departments including medical education, research, and a university-wide library also provide support. Since survey data identified a lack of funding as the primary barrier to an institution having a repository, one solution could be to approach other departments, particularly those already involved in scholarship, to help shoulder the costs. Medical education and research departments in hospitals could become additional sources of funding.