Elevation through reflection: closing the circle to improve librarianship.
This article introduces the use of intentional reflection at work: what it is, how it helps, and how it can be applied in librarianship. It also provides practical advice on how to choose a format, how to use a model to guide reflection, and how to incorporate it into work. PMID: 32843867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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What we talk about when we talk about medical librarianship: an analysis of Medical Library Association annual meeting abstracts, 2001-2019.
Conclusions: Academic librarians presented more frequently than hospital librarians, though more research should be done to determine if this discrepancy was disproportionate to hospital librarians' representation in MLA. Geographic affiliation was concentrated in the United States and appeared to be related to population density. Health sciences librarians in the early twenty-first century are spending more time at MLA annual meetings talking about communities, relationships, and visible services, and less time talking about library collections and operations. Further research will be needed to boost the participation of ...
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Evaluating nursing faculty's approach to information literacy instruction: a multi-institutional study.
Conclusion: The integration of IL instruction into nursing education has mostly been achieved through using standards from nursing educational associations. Understanding these standards and understanding how faculty perceptions of the relevance of IL skills change with educational levels will guide the development of a companion document that librarians can use to collaborate with nurse educators to integrate IL instruction throughout nursing curriculums at course and program levels. PMID: 32843869 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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The continued citation of retracted publications in dentistry.
Conclusion: Retracted publications in dentistry are continually cited positively following their retraction, regardless of their study designs or reasons for retraction. This indicates that the continued citation of retracted publications in this field cannot be isolated to certain research methods or misconduct but is, instead, a more widespread issue. PMID: 32843870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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"What's happening over there?": a study of the current state of services, challenges, and prospects in Nigerian medical libraries.
Conclusion: Our findings show that services offered by medical libraries in Nigeria are still evolving. Identified skill deficits among medical librarians need to be addressed. The country's library associations and international programs in developing countries should focus on providing continuing education and training of Nigerian medical librarians to enhance their support for medical education and practice in Nigeria. PMID: 32843871 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Services and staffing practices in academic health sciences libraries serving college of osteopathic medicine programs: a mixed methods study.
Conclusion: The study results provide information for medical school administrators and library directors to help identify trends across US osteopathic medical schools in order to justify the need for additional services and staffing. These results can assist medical and library leadership in COM schools in planning for their future academic health sciences libraries. Finally, the findings could assist programs in library and information sciences in redesigning their curriculums based on the MLA competencies for students who seek future careers in academic health sciences libraries. PMID: 32843872 [PubMed - in process]...
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Introducing a health information literacy competencies map: connecting the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Entrustable Professional Activities and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Common Program Requirements to the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework.
Introducing a health information literacy competencies map: connecting the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Entrustable Professional Activities and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Common Program Requirements to the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020 Jul 01;108(3):420-427 Authors: Brennan EA, Ogawa RS, Thormodson K, von Isenburg M Abstract Background: Librarians teach evidence-based medicine (EBM) and information-seeking principles in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate medical education. These curricula are informed...
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Barriers and facilitators to use of a clinical evidence technology in the management of skin problems in primary care: insights from mixed methods.
Conclusion: PCPs found the CET useful for diagnosis, treatment support, and patient communication. However, the barriers of interface difficulties, irrelevant search results, and preferred use of other sources limited its positive impact on patient skin problem management. PMID: 32843874 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences librarians.
Conclusion: Health sciences librarians in this study reported positive attitudes toward IPE, in line with the majority of other previously studied health professionals. Years of experience, previous health professional careers, and experience supporting IPE as a librarian had little bearing on the responses to the survey. This suggests that health sciences librarians have positive attitudes toward IPE, regardless of whether they directly support IPE programs or participate in interprofessional activities. PMID: 32843875 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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The Medical Library Association (MLA) voter: a survey of attitudes, perceptions, and voting practices in MLA national elections.
Conclusions: The survey results provide insight into understanding the concerns and motivations of MLA voters and add to the limited literature on professional association voting. PMID: 32843876 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Identifying information literacy skills and behaviors in the curricular competencies of health professions.
Conclusions: The representation of information skills and behaviors aligns with the drive behind the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Both underpin the importance of evidence-based medicine methodology. PMID: 32843877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Partnering with postdocs: a library model for supporting postdoctoral researchers and educating the academic research community.
Conclusions: Postdoc participants appreciated being able to participate in this program, and attendees strongly indicated that the talks are of value. At VCU, surveys of the 25 talks from 2015-2018 showed that 91% of attendees believed they had a better understanding of the topic because of their attendance, and 85% planned to use the knowledge they gained. More than a year after their talks, several postdocs across both institutions informed the coordinators that they were subsequently contacted for advice or further discussion, with 2 postdocs stating that it helped them with job opportunities. This model can be easily a...
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Evaluation of literature searching and article selection skills of an evidence-based practice team.
Conclusions: This project provided a formalized method of assessing the literature searching and article selection skills of each member of the EBP team. This project illustrated the skill level of each individual and led to improvements in the Evidence Brief request work flow. PMID: 32843879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Resilience, relevance, remembering: history in the time of coronavirus.
Authors: Greenberg SJ Abstract In a time of unprecedented and rapid change, what are the roles of librarians and archivists in documenting the course of a pandemic? PMID: 32843880 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Technological solutions for reproducibility and "showing of work": a response to "Redundancy of Terms Is Not an Error but Plays a Positive Role in Composing Search Strategies".
Technological solutions for reproducibility and "showing of work": a response to "Redundancy of Terms Is Not an Error but Plays a Positive Role in Composing Search Strategies". J Med Libr Assoc. 2020 Jul 01;108(3):498-499 Authors: Russell-Rose T Abstract Response to Schoones JW. Redundancy of terms is not an error but plays a positive role in composing search strategies [letter to the editor]. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020 Jan;108(1):118-9. DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.780. Comment on Salvador-Oliván JA, Marco-Cuenca G, Arquero-Avilés R. Errors in search strategies used in systemat...
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Medical Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Task Force 2019 Survey Report.
Conclusion: The survey paints a picture of the membership that is much deeper than any previously conducted membership survey. It shows the diversity of membership, especially in terms of ability and religion. Generally, the membership feels that MLA is right on target with the level of focus that MLA is giving issues of diversity. This survey reinforces the diversity work that has been done and supports diversity work in MLA in the future. PMID: 32843882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Lean Library.
Authors: Hupe M Abstract Lean Library. Delft 48, 2611 CD Delft, Netherlands; https://www.leanlibrary.com/; three modules are available under the umbrella product of Lean Library: Library Access, Library Assist, and Library Alternatives; pricing is based partially on the number of modules implemented; libraries should contact the vendor for pricing. PMID: 32843883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Posture App (version 2.1.66).
Authors: Healy HS Abstract Posture App (version 2.1.66); Muscle&Motion, Tel Aviv, Israel; https://www.muscleandmotion.com/posture/; individual subscriptions: $30/month, discounts for 1- and 3-year subscriptions; contact for institutional pricing: sales@muscleandmotion.com; available for Android, iOS, Mac, and PC. PMID: 32843884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Thank you to the Journal of the Medical Library Association reviewers in 2019.
Authors: Akers KG Abstract The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) sincerely thanks the 220 peer reviewers in 2019 who helped vet and improve the quality of work published in our journal. PMID: 32256227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Effects of accreditation on United States and Canadian veterinary college libraries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Conclusions: Professional veterinary accrediting standards were an important influence on the evolution of veterinary school libraries, particularly during the years of major growth in the number of new veterinary colleges in the United States and Canada. In the 1990s and beyond, both libraries and accreditation standards continue to evolve in response to changes in technology, economics, publishing methods, and more. This latter is a story yet to be told. PMID: 32256228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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The impact of institutional repositories: a systematic review.
Conclusion: Based on the available literature, IRs appear to have a positive impact on citation count, exposure or presence, and administrative burden. To draw stronger conclusions, more and higher-quality studies are needed. PMID: 32256229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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A comparison of patient, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) to a new, alternative clinical question framework for search skills, search results, and self-efficacy: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion: When taught in an information literacy session, the new, alternative framework is as effective as PICO when assessing OT and PT students' searching skills. Librarian-led workshops using either question formulation framework led to an increase in information literacy self-efficacy post-instruction. PMID: 32256230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Improving the translation of search strategies using the Polyglot Search Translator: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion: When used to assist with translating search strings across databases, the PST can increase the speed of translation without increasing errors. Errors in search translations can still be a problem, and search specialists should be aware of this. PMID: 32256231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Faculty knowledge and attitudes regarding predatory open access journals: a needs assessment study.
Conclusions: Survey results show that faculty recognize predatory OA journals as a problem. These attitudes plus the knowledge gaps identified in this study will be used to develop targeted educational interventions for faculty in all disciplines at our university. PMID: 32256232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Understanding medical student evidence-based medicine information seeking in an authentic clinical simulation.
Conclusion: Clinically experienced medical students most frequently relied on point-of-care tools alone or in combination with PubMed to answer a clinical question. OFT can be used as a framework to understand the information-seeking practices of medical students in clinical scenarios. This has implications for both teaching and assessment of evidence-based medicine in medical students. PMID: 32256233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Building visualization skills through investigating the Journal of the Medical Library Association coauthorship network from 2006-2017.
Conclusions: MLA support of JMLA may benefit a wider network of health information specialists and medical professionals than is reflected in MLA membership. Conducting coauthorship network analyses can create opportunities for health sciences librarians to practice applying emerging data science and data visualization skills. PMID: 32256234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Academic health sciences libraries and affiliated hospitals: a conversation about licensing electronic resources.
Conclusion: Academic health sciences libraries with affiliated hospitals continue to grapple with licensing and cost issues. PMID: 32256235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Collection practices for nontraditional online resources among academic health sciences libraries.
Conclusions: Evaluation criteria for nontraditional online resources should be developed and refined, and these resources should be examined over time to determine their potential and actual use by students. There is a growing demand for many of these resources among students, but the lack of financial and access models that serve libraries' needs is an obstacle to institutional licensing. PMID: 32256236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Grey literature citations in top nursing journals: a bibliometric study.
Conclusion: The substantial citation of grey literature in nursing journals shows that nursing scholars seek and use this category of information. These findings have implications for teaching and learning among nursing researchers and the information professionals who serve the nursing research community. PMID: 32256237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Evaluation of the experiences and needs of users of a drug information resources website.
Conclusion: The DIR website was found to be a valuable resource for educational and clinical use. Future studies will aim to obtain input from international users. PMID: 32256238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Librarian integration into health care conferences: a case report.
Conclusions: Librarian integration facilitated education about bibliographic literature database content, database searching, critical appraisal, and reporting of search methodology. Additionally, the librarian contributed to real-time distribution of scholarly literature through proficiency with web platforms, citation management programs, and social media. Librarians' expertise in information organization and dissemination, as well as various technology platforms, make them a valuable addition to health care conferences. PMID: 32256239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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SPI-Hub ™: a gateway to scholarly publishing information.
Conclusions: The journal decision support tool, SPI-Hub, provides an opportunity to assess publication practices by compiling data from a variety of sources in a single location. Automated and semi-automated approaches have effectively reduced the time needed for data collection. Through a comprehensive knowledge management framework and the incorporation of multiple quality points specific to each journal, SPI-Hub provides prospective users with both recommendations for publication and holistic assessment of the trustworthiness of journals in which to publish research and acquire trusted knowledge. PMID: 32256240 [Pub...
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A case report about anatomy applications for a physical therapy hybrid online curriculum.
Conclusions: Medical libraries can use our experience as an example to help select anatomy resources that would be useful when considering the conversion of health sciences programs into online environments and further guide app integration to supplement other anatomical models. PMID: 32256241 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: a framework for data science and open science skills development.
This article describes the rationale for and development of the Medical Library Association Data Services Competency, which outlines a set of five key skills for data services and provides a course of study for gaining these skills. PMID: 32256242 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Claire Fraser, RN, MD, OMG: history of medicine in the Outlander novels and series.
This article discusses how Claire Randall, RN, MD, the fictional protagonist of Diana Gabaldon's widely popular Outlander series, uses her knowledge of twentieth century medicine in her adventures in eighteenth century Scotland, France, and America. PMID: 32256243 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Report from the Medical Library Association's InSight Initiative Summit 3: Bridge Building: What Bridges to Build and How.
Authors: Akers KG Abstract At the Medical Library Association's Insight Initiative Summit 3, held June 12-13, 2019, academic and hospital librarians joined with publishing industry partners to identify vexing problems in publishing and accessing health sciences information. Through a mixture of panel discussions with health sciences faculty, librarians, and information providers; small-group problem-solving exercises; and large-group consensus-building activities, the summit program invited participants to appreciate each other's viewpoints and propose a collaborative project leading to tangible outcomes that could...
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Correction.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 439 in vol. 107.]. PMID: 32256245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Sharing your work by self-archiving: encouragement from the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Authors: Goben A, Akers KG Abstract Self-archiving offers opportunities for authors to more broadly disseminate their work-both in pre-print form before its submission to a journal and in post-print form after its acceptance and publication in a journal. This editorial provides authors with guidance in navigating the rapidly changing options for self-archiving and affirms that the Journal of the Medical Library Association encourages authors to self-archive their work to boost its reach and impact. PMID: 31897046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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The activist health sciences librarian.
Authors: Perry GJ Abstract At the remove of 2019, it is hard for many to imagine the sense of apocalypse that was palpable throughout the gay community during the 1980s and much of the 1990s. My professional career was launched at the height of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) pandemic, and at the time, saving lives through librarianship was my mission. This Janet Doe Lecture presents my personal story of activism and advocacy as a lens through which to consider the larger story of activism around social justice issues for the Medical Library Association, by groups such as the Relevant Issues Section, ...
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Reflective practice and health sciences librarians: engagement, benefits, and barriers.
Conclusion: The diversity of benefits that respondents selected suggests that reflective practice can play an important positive role in librarians' professional development. Reported barriers to reflective practice suggest that there is a need for educational opportunities to develop skills. PMID: 31897048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Why do biomedical researchers learn to program? An exploratory investigation.
Conclusions: Librarians designing programming workshops should remember that most researchers are hoping to apply their new skills to a specific research task such as data cleaning, data analysis, and statistics and that language preferences can vary based on research community as well as personal preferences. Understanding the programming goals of researchers will make it easier for librarians to partner effectively and offer services that are critically needed in the biomedical community. PMID: 31897049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Continuing education for systematic reviews: a prospective longitudinal assessment of a workshop for librarians.
Authors: Folb BL, Klem ML, Youk AO, Dahm JJ, He M, Ketchum AM, Wessel CB, Hartman LM Abstract Objective: This prospective, longitudinal study explored the impact of a continuing education class on librarians' knowledge levels about and professional involvement with systematic reviews. Barriers to systematic review participation and the presence of formal systematic review services in libraries were also measured. Methods: Participants completed web-based surveys at three points in time: pre-class, post-class, and six-months' follow-up. Descriptive statistics were calculated for demographics and survey questions...
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Publishing habits and perceptions of open access publishing and public access amongst clinical and research fellows.
Conclusions: While the fellows in this study acknowledged the potential of OA to aid in research dissemination, they also expressed hesitation to publish OA related to confusion surrounding legitimate OA and predatory publications and frustration with APCs. Fellows supported the NIH public access policy and accepted it as part of their research process. Health sciences information professionals could potentially leverage this acceptance of public access to advocate for OA publishing. PMID: 31897051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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A bibliometric study of research pertaining to the oldest-old (age eighty-five and older).
Conclusions: The oldest-old is a population of rapidly growing significance. Researchers in library and information science, gerontology, and beyond can benefit themselves and those they serve by participating in research and specialized services to marginalized populations like the oldest-old. This bibliometric study hopefully serves as a launch-point for further inquiry and research in the years to come. PMID: 31897052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Excel for data visualization in academic health sciences libraries: a qualitative case study.
Discussion: Because of its widespread availability and usage, Excel offers a compelling opportunity for providing hands-on data visualization instruction in health sciences libraries. PMID: 31897053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Adverse drug reactions in drug information databases: does presentation affect interpretation?
The objective of this study was to determine whether ADR formatting impacts adverse event interpretation by pharmacy practitioners and students. Methods: Participants were randomized to receive ADR information in a comparative quantitative (CQUANT), noncomparative quantitative (NQUANT), or noncomparative qualitative (NQUAL) format to interpret 3 clinical vignettes. Vignettes involved patients presenting with adverse events that varied in the extent to which they were associated with a medication. The primary outcome was interpretation of the likelihood of medication-induced adverse events on a 10-point Likert scale. Lo...
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Writing centers, libraries, and medical and pharmacy schools.
Conclusion: This exploratory study showed that the establishment of writing centers in health sciences libraries is a topic of interest. Future studies could further investigate health sciences libraries' roles in writing centers for pharmacy, medical, and other health sciences students. PMID: 31897055 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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Burnout among medical and health sciences information professionals who support systematic reviews: an exploratory study.
Authors: Demetres MR, Wright DN, DeRosa AP Abstract Objective: The aim of this exploratory study was to assess personal, work-related, and client-related burnout among information professionals who support systematic review (SR) work. Methods: The Copenhagen Burnout Inventory, a validated tool for assessing burnout, was administered to information professionals who support SR work. A broad range of health sciences or medical librarians and information professionals were targeted via professional email discussion lists and news outlets. Questionnaire responses were captured electronically using Qualtrics Survey ...
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The Scholarship Circle: an introduction to writing for publication for nursing faculty.
Conclusions: While both tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty perceived lack of time as a significant barrier to publication, only nontenure-track faculty perceived lack of writing experience and getting started as significant obstacles. In the two years following the Scholarship Circle, faculty with doctor of philosophy and doctor of education degrees produced the greatest number of scholarly publications, whereas faculty with other degrees demonstrated a modest increase in scholarship. Online writing support programs have the potential to positively impact scholarly productivity for junior and nontenure-track faculty,...
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Benefits of a joint health sciences practicum for students in library and information sciences: a case report.
Conclusions: While most joint practicum participants were not working in a health sciences library, the practicum was beneficial to their new careers. This case report highlights that a joint health sciences practicum program can be beneficial in showing LIS students different approaches to health sciences librarianship. PMID: 31897058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
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