Adapting data management education to support clinical research projects in an academic medical center.
Conclusions: The 4 workshops were well attended and well received by the medical center community, with 99% stating that they would recommend the class to others and 98% stating that they would use what they learned in their work. Attendees also articulated how they would implement the main competencies they learned from the workshop into their work. For the library, the effort to support CRDM has led to the coordination of a larger institutional collaborative training series to educate researchers on best practices with data, as well as the formation of institution-wide policy groups to address researcher challenges with ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - January 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Information literacy instruction for pharmacy students: a pharmacy librarian reflects on a year of teaching.
Authors: Conlogue BC Abstract Librarians have ever-expanding teaching responsibilities in many academic disciplines. Assessment of learning outcomes requires longitudinal evaluation to measure true retention of skills and knowledge. This is especially important in the health sciences, including pharmacy, where librarians take an active role in teaching students to help prepare them for a profession in which solid information literacy skills are required to safely and effectively provide evidence-based care to patients. In this commentary, I reflect on a year of teaching in a pharmacy program and consider the outcom...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - January 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Identifying e-books authored by faculty: a method for scoping the digital collection and curating a list.
Authors: Sugrim S, Schimming L, Halevi G Abstract Electronic books are a substantial component of many academic libraries. Many libraries aim to make their collections easily discoverable through curated lists. The authors' library devised a methodology to identify and flag all e-books authored by our institution's faculty using MARCEdit and Microsoft Access. We highlight some of the challenges in gathering a comprehensive list of titles, the process of formulating such a list, and the measures needed to actively curate e-books by faculty for both content already in the collection and newly published titles. PM...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - January 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Missionaries, measles, and manuscripts: revisiting the Whitman tragedy.
Authors: Norton MJ, Booss J Abstract The missionaries Marcus Whitman, a doctor, and Narcissa Whitman, his wife, and twelve other members of the Waiilatpu Mission were murdered in November 1847 by a small contingent of the Cayuse Indians in the Oregon Territory. The murders became known as the "Whitman Massacre." The authors examine the historical record, including archived correspondence held at the Yale University Libraries and elsewhere, for evidence of what motivated the killings and demonstrate that there were two valid perspectives, Cayuse and white. Hence, the event is better termed the "Whitma...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - January 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Library Association President, 2018-2019.
Authors: Jones SD Abstract When I think of Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, three words come to mind: Bold, Brave, Brilliant. In every action that Beverly has undertaken as a health sciences librarian, she has demonstrated an innate ability to just "Be." Being bold, brave, and brilliant is just what she will need to be as the Medical Library Association's first African-American president since the association's founding in 1898. PMID: 30271281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Collaboration between health sciences librarians and faculty as reflected by articles published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Authors: Akers KG, Higgins M, DeVito JA, Stieglitz S, Tolliver R, Tran CY Abstract A recent study by Higgins and colleagues reports that the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) had the highest percentage of articles with both librarian and faculty coauthors out of 13 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering, and medicine librarianship and education between 2005 and 2014. A deeper and updated analysis of JMLA research articles and case studies published between 2008 and 2017 revealed that 29% of articles had both librarian and faculty coauthors. The main topics of librarian-faculty co...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

The impact of patient, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) as a search strategy tool on literature search quality: a systematic review.
Conclusions: Only few studies exist that assess the effect of the PICO model vis-a-vis other available models or even vis-a-vis the use of no model. Before implications for current practice can be drawn, well-designed studies are needed to evaluate the role of the tool used to devise a search strategy. PMID: 30271283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Emerging roles of health information professionals for library and information science curriculum development: a scoping review.
Conclusions: A new model linking these evolving roles to the Medical Library Association (MLA) fundamental professional competencies was developed to provide an operational examination and research-based evidence for adapting HIP continuing education curriculum learning outcomes, course content and delivery, and student career pathways for existing graduate HIP specialization courses in library programs. The model indicates each role's connection to the MLA professional competencies, based on MLA's detailed description of each competency. A better understanding of HIP demands and expectations will enhance the capacity of l...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Publishing trends of journals with manuscripts in PubMed Central: changes from 2008-2009 to 2015-2016.
Conclusions: While the current number of NIH-funded manuscripts being published by publishers that are not collected by NLM remains quite small, we noted a substantial increase between 2008-2009 and 2015-2016. PMID: 30271285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Accuracy of online discussion forums on common childhood ailments.
Conclusion: While roughly half of the health-related advice provided in online discussion forums aimed at parents of young children is accurate, only a small portion of the advice is incorrect; therefore, these sources are not a major concern for the spread of misinformation. PMID: 30271286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Implementing an interprofessional information literacy course: impact on student abilities and attitudes.
Conclusion: Interprofessional information literacy education can generate positive learning experiences for freshman health care professions students to increase their beginning-level understanding of research in the health care professions and to prepare them for participation in future interprofessional courses and health care teams. PMID: 30271287 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

An evidence-based method for assessing the value of a search tool: a pilot study.
The objective of this study was to develop an evidence-based method with a set of metrics that could be used to assess an information search tool. Methods: This pilot study analyzed a two-group convenience sample of graduate nursing students and resident physicians. The intervention group received ten minutes of instruction on a familiar search tool (eSearcher). Each group was provided one prompt to search for clinical guidelines on a given topic within their scope of practice and asked to find the best result using only eSearcher (intervention group) or specifically excluding eSearcher (comparison group). Three measur...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

The "Data Visualization Clinic": a library-led critique workshop for data visualization.
Conclusions: The "Data Visualization Clinic" offers a viable workshop to leverage expertise of library users and build the library's reputation as a hub of data visualization services without heavy investment in infrastructure like special monitors or coding skills. That said, it faces the challenge of relying on the participation of the broader community, which is often pressed for time. The event can also serve as an opportunity for researchers who have an interest in data visualization to meet and network. PMID: 30271289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Creating value through outreach in a hospital setting: a case study from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Library.
Conclusions: The use of a spinnable wheel for asking participants library-related questions and a television monitor to demonstrate library resources greatly increased the number of attendees and fostered new staff connections, resulting in several in-service trainings and search requests. Future recommendations for outreach events include enlisting the help of volunteers to record attendance data, creating materials in multiple languages, and integrating library involvement into existing hospital events. These recommendations may decrease the amount of library staff time spent in return for each meaningful interaction, cr...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Creating "wizards" on the library's website.
Conclusions: The popularity of both the decision tree pages is exciting. Both "wizards" have empowered users to find an answer to their questions virtually, especially during nonbusiness hours. PMID: 30271291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Hospital librarians as publishers: expanding our role.
This article discusses how it was developed, the role of the librarians, and future goals of the journal. PMID: 30271292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

High-performance computing service for bioinformatics and data science.
Authors: Courneya JP, Mayo A Abstract Despite having an ideal setup in their labs for wet work, researchers often lack the computational infrastructure to analyze the magnitude of data that result from "-omics" experiments. In this innovative project, the library supports analysis of high-throughput data from global molecular profiling experiments by offering a high-performance computer with open source software along with expert bioinformationist support. The audience for this new service is faculty, staff, and students for whom using the university's large scale, CORE computational resources is not warr...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Metrics Toolkit: an online evidence-based resource for navigating the research metrics landscape.
Authors: Champieux R, Coates H, Konkiel S, Gutzman K Abstract While research metrics may seem well established in the scholarly landscape, it can be challenging to understand how they should be used and how they are calculated. The Metrics Toolkit is an online evidence-based resource for researchers, librarians, evaluators, and administrators in their work to demonstrate or assess the impact of research. PMID: 30271294 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Using virtual reality in medical education to teach empathy.
Conclusion: VR immersion training is an effective teaching method to help medical and health professions students develop empathy and is a budding area for library partnerships. As the technology becomes more affordable and accessible, it is important to develop best practices for using VR in the library. PMID: 30271295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

"Plutchik": artificial intelligence chatbot for searching NCBI databases.
"Plutchik": artificial intelligence chatbot for searching NCBI databases. J Med Libr Assoc. 2018 Oct;106(4):501-503 Authors: Bohle S Abstract As genetic testing gains ground in medicine, the ability to search across the suite of biomedical and clinical care databases offered through the National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)-such as PubMed, GENE, Structure, the Genetic Testing Registry, and others-holds the potential to enhance quality of clinical care best practices. "Plutchik" is a voice-enabled, embodied artificial intelligence (AI) chat...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Using Slack to communicate with medical students.
Authors: Vela K Abstract Academic libraries often make use of social networks like Facebook and Twitter to connect with their student users. While the Spokane Academic Library at Washington State University also employs this outreach strategy, the health sciences librarian was able to use a new type of social network called Slack to communicate more directly with the inaugural class of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. As a digital workspace for communication and collaboration, Slack provided the medical librarian with an effective medium through which to post library announcements and updates, as well as hav...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

The relative citation ratio: what is it and why should medical librarians care?
Authors: Surkis A, Spore S Abstract Bibliometrics is becoming increasingly prominent in the world of medical libraries. The number of presentations related to research impact at the Medical Library Association (MLA) annual meeting has been increasing in past years. Medical centers have been using institutional dashboards to track clinical performance for over a decade, and more recently, these institutional dashboards have included measures of academic performance. This commentary reviews current practices and considers the role for a newer metric, the relative citation ratio. PMID: 30271298 [PubMed - in proces...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Transforming the systematic review service: a team-based model to support the educational needs of researchers.
Authors: Roth SC Abstract To meet the current needs of researchers who perform systematic reviews in health care settings, libraries need to provide high-quality educational services for researchers as part of their systematic review services. A team of librarians with diverse skills is also important for ensuring the growth and sustainability of systematic review services. This commentary describes a new team-based systematic review service model that can transform systematic review services by providing a pathway for librarians to offer a comprehensive educational service for systematic review research in a varie...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

How to earn a reputation as a great partner.
Authors: Humphreys BL Abstract Boundary spanning is a core activity for health sciences librarians. To be effective, librarians must bridge internal silos and reach across borders to partner with other disciplines, groups, and organizations. Common sense strategies and practical implementation steps can help librarians to earn a reputation as a trustworthy and effective partner. PMID: 30271300 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

"Blacklists" and "whitelists": a salutary warning concerning the prevalence of racist language in discussions of predatory publishing.
"Blacklists" and "whitelists": a salutary warning concerning the prevalence of racist language in discussions of predatory publishing. J Med Libr Assoc. 2018 Oct;106(4):527-530 Authors: Houghton F, Houghton S Abstract This commentary addresses the widespread use of racist language in discussions concerning predatory publishing. Examples include terminology such as blacklists, whitelists, and black sheep. The use of such terms does not merely reflect a racist culture, but also serves to legitimize and perpetuate it. PMID: 30271301 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Med...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches.
Authors: Bramer WM, de Jonge GB, Rethlefsen ML, Mast F, Kleijnen J Abstract Creating search strategies for systematic reviews, finding the best balance between sensitivity and specificity, and translating search strategies between databases is challenging. Several methods describe standards for systematic search strategies, but a consistent approach for creating an exhaustive search strategy has not yet been fully described in enough detail to be fully replicable. The authors have established a method that describes step by step the process of developing a systematic search strategy as needed in the systematic revi...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Reference checking for systematic reviews using Endnote.
Authors: Bramer WM Abstract In searches for systematic reviews, it is recommended that authors review references from the reference lists of retrieved relevant reviews for possible additional, relevant references. This process can be time consuming, since there often is overlap between the reference lists and the lists contain references that were already retrieved in the initial searches. The author proposes a method in which EndNote is used in combination with the Scopus or Web of Science databases to semi-automatically download these references into an existing EndNote library. PMID: 30271303 [PubMed - in pr...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Data dreams: planning for the future of historical medical documents.
Authors: Dong L, Ilieva P, Medeiros A Abstract Historical medical collections with privacy-sensitive information are a potentially rich source of social, behavioral, and economic data for a wide array of researchers. They remain relatively undiscoverable and at risk for destruction, however, because of their restricted content and challenging media formats. Team members from two institutions-the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Texas at Austin-present their respective initiatives to create digital archives and databases that address the privacy and technological challenges of such coll...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Response to "Environmental scan and evaluation of best practices for online systematic review resources".
Response to "Environmental scan and evaluation of best practices for online systematic review resources". J Med Libr Assoc. 2018 Oct;106(4):552-553 Authors: Champion C PMID: 30271305 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Report from the Medical Library Association's InSight Initiative Summit 1: Engaging Users in a Disruptive Era.
Authors: Akers KG Abstract At the Medical Library Association's Insight Initiative Summit 1, held March 6-7, 2018, academic and hospital librarians and publishing industry partners came together to discuss their shared role in engaging users of health sciences information in an era in which "disruptors" such as pirate websites, scientific collaboration networks, and preprint servers pose threats to traditional means of access to scholarly content. Through a mixture of keynote talks, themed panel discussions, and small-group problem-solving exercises, the summit program raised important questions, sparked ...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

2017 Audited schedule of changes in net assets.
Authors: Naegele R PMID: 30271307 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Looking inside ourselves: a culture of kindness.
Authors: Sollenberger J Abstract Looking inside ourselves-being present and attentive to our own and others' words and feelings-helps us communicate and interact with a mindful, open heart. Mindfulness and patient-centeredness help caregivers provide higher quality care. Historical background on a predecessor of mindfulness-the biopsychosocial model of health and disease, developed at the University of Rochester-provides context for the mindfulness "movement" in health care. A culture of mindfulness, supported by mindfulness and meditation training for physicians and other health care providers, helps pra...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Learning while doing: program evaluation of the Medical Library Association Systematic Review Project.
Discussion: A large-scale, volunteer-driven approach to performing systematic reviews shows promise as a model for answering key questions in the profession and demonstrates the value of experiential learning for acquiring synthesis review skills and knowledge. Our project evaluation provides recommendations to optimize this approach. PMID: 29962906 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Defining data librarianship: a survey of competencies, skills, and training.
This study aims to better define data librarianship by exploring the skills and knowledge that data librarians utilize and the training that they need to succeed. Methods: Librarians who do data-related work were surveyed about their work and educational backgrounds and asked to rate the relevance of a set of data-related skills and knowledge to their work. Results: Respondents considered a broad range of skills and knowledge important to their work, especially "soft skills" and personal characteristics, like communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with researchers. Traditional libra...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Essential and core books for veterinary medicine.
Conclusions: The methodology captured qualitative and quantitative input from four distinct populations who use veterinary monographs: veterinary practitioners, educators, researchers, and librarians. Data were collected and compiled to determine core and essential lists that represented all groups. Unfortunately, data are not available for all subareas of veterinary medicine, resulting in uneven subject coverage. This methodology can be replicated and adapted for other subject areas. PMID: 29962908 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Librarians collaborating to teach evidence-based practice: exploring partnerships with professional organizations.
Conclusions: The survey results demonstrate that librarians are teaching continuing education classes or workshops in collaboration with professional health care organizations and reveal that there are a small number of librarians collaborating with professional nursing organizations to teach EBP continuing education courses, workshops, classes, or other training activities. PMID: 29962909 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Use of annual surveying to identify technology trends and improve service provision.
Conclusions: Annual review of survey results has allowed librarians to identify users' needs and interests, leading to incremental changes in services offered. Reviewing the aggregate data allowed strategic consideration of how technology impacts library interactions with users, with implications toward library marketing, training, and service development. PMID: 29962910 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Accessibility of published research to practicing veterinarians.
Conclusions: Many articles are freely available online, but opportunity exists to archive additional articles while complying with existing copyright agreements. Articles in veterinary medicine-specific journals are less likely to be freely available than those in interdisciplinary journals. Requirements for federally funded research have likely influenced article availability and may continue to do so. PMID: 29962911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Developing occupational therapy students' information and historical literacy competencies: an interprofessional collaborative project.
Authors: Fleming-Castaldy RP Abstract Objective: The study examined the efficacy of an interprofessional information and historical literacy project implemented by an occupational therapy educator and a librarian. Methods: A graduate course was revised to include information and historical literacy objectives and instruction. A course-specific questionnaire administered on the first and last day of class, assignment grades, and course evaluations provided measures of project outcomes for six years. Differences between questionnaire pre- and post-test means were determined using t-tests. Course evaluation commen...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

A comparison of the content and primary literature support for online medication information provided by Lexicomp and Wikipedia.
Conclusion: Lexicomp is a comprehensive medication information tool that contains lists of adverse reactions that are not entirely supported by primary-peer reviewed literature. PMID: 29962913 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Promoting MedlinePlus utilization in a federally qualified health center using a multimodal approach.
Conclusions: A multimodal approach can promote use of MedlinePlus among community health center patients. However, the process is labor- and resource-intensive and requires careful attention to work flow and leveraging of brief opportunities. PMID: 29962914 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Three professions come together for an interdisciplinary approach to 3D printing: occupational therapy, biomedical engineering, and medical librarianship.
Conclusion: Students were able to successfully print assistive devices, demonstrating the feasibility of 3D printing in a health sciences curriculum. Librarians involved with this project reached approximately 78 students and 200 other librarians and faculty members. 3D printing at Touro College continues to evolve and expand; the trial 3D printing course is being reviewed for formal adoption into the occupational therapy curriculum, and additional funding for 3D printing technologies is currently being allocated by Touro administration. PMID: 29962915 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Leveraging accreditation to integrate sustainable information literacy instruction into the medical school curriculum.
Conclusions: The curriculum was deemed a success and will be included in next year's first-year curriculum. Faculty have reported substantial improvements in the information sources that first-year medical students are using in subsequent clinical reasoning conferences and in other parts of the curriculum. The effectiveness of the curriculum model was assessed using a rubric. PMID: 29962916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Updating professional development for medical librarians to improve our evidence-based medicine and information literacy instruction.
Authors: Costello J Abstract Medical librarians lack professional development opportunities in the critical appraisal of biomedical evidence. An update to our professional development opportunities could support our efforts to teach critical appraisal of biomedical evidence during evidence-based medicine or information literacy instruction. If we enhance our understanding of latent influences on evidence quality-such as changes to Food and Drug Administration regulations, predatory or deceptive publishing practices, and clinical trial study designs-we can improve our value to medical education and hospital systems....
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Reading graphic medicine at the National Library of Medicine.
Authors: Tuohy P, Eannarino J Abstract The Exhibition Program, part of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, spotlights the collection of the library by creating exhibitions and educational resources that explore the social and cultural history of medicine. Our goal is to stimulate people's enthusiasm for history and encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about themselves and their communities. We do what we do because we believe that health and well-being are fundamental human rights and are essential to our American way of life. And we believe exhibitions are a logical expres...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - July 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Practicing what we preach: developing a data sharing policy for the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Authors: Read KB, Amos L, Federer LM, Logan A, Plutchak TS, Akers KG Abstract Providing access to the data underlying research results in published literature allows others to reproduce those results or analyze the data in new ways. Health sciences librarians and information professionals have long been advocates of data sharing. It is time for us to practice what we preach and share the data associated with our published research. This editorial describes the activity of a working group charged with developing a research data sharing policy for the Journal of the Medical Library Association. PMID: 29632437 [Pu...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - April 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

An historical overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985-2015.
This article traces the major trends in the network's development since then: reconceiving the Regional Medical Library staff as a "field force" for developing, marketing, and distributing a growing number of National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services; subsequent expansion of outreach to health professionals who are unaffiliated with academic medical centers, particularly those in public health; the advent of the Internet during the 1990s, which brought the migration of NLM and NNLM resources and services to the World Wide Web, and a mandate to encourage and facilitate Internet connectivity in the n...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - April 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

Evaluating the impact of clinical librarians on clinical questions during inpatient rounds.
Authors: Brian R, Orlov N, Werner D, Martin SK, Arora VM, Alkureishi M Abstract Objective: The investigation sought to determine the effects of a clinical librarian (CL) on inpatient team clinical questioning quality and quantity, learner self-reported literature searching skills, and use of evidence-based medicine (EBM). Methods: Clinical questioning was observed over 50 days of inpatient pediatric and internal medicine attending rounds. A CL was present for 25 days and absent for 25 days. Questioning was compared between groups. Question quality was assessed by a blinded evaluator, who used a rubric adapted f...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - April 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

A qualitative analysis of the information science needs of public health researchers in an academic setting.
Conclusions: Libraries can engage more public health researchers by utilizing targeted and individualized marketing regarding services. We can promote open science by educating researchers on publication realities and enhancing our data visualization skills. Libraries might take an institution-wide leadership role on matters of data management and data policy compliance. Finally, as team science emerges as a research priority, we can offer our networking expertise. These support services may reduce the stresses that public health researchers feel in the current research environment. PMID: 29632441 [PubMed - in process]...
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - April 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research

It takes longer than you think: librarian time spent on systematic review tasks.
Conclusion: The time required to conduct the librarian's discrete tasks in an SR varies substantially, and there are no standard time frames. Librarians with more SR experience spent more time on instruction and interviews; time spent on all other tasks varied widely. Librarians also can expect to spend a significant amount of their time on search strategy development, translation, and writing. PMID: 29632442 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA)
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - April 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: J Med Libr Assoc Source Type: research