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Medical Reference Services Quarterly

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October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Mary Virginia Taylor, Priscilla L Stephenson
Librarians in the federal sector, like librarians in other medical center libraries, increasingly find it necessary to prove their worth to administrators of their facilities in order to keep their libraries open. The Federal Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association developed a survey for use by federal librarians to help them quantify the value of library reference services provided. Using this survey, these librarians gathered statistics to show the library's effect on patient care, education, and administrative questions...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Debra Rand, Leanna Stager
Library staff at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell implemented a digital repository to collect and showcase the scholarly output of the medical school and the Northwell Health system. This repository, entitled Zucker School of Medicine Academic Works, promotes scholarship by faculty, trainees, and staff via a centralized public website. With links to the full text and faculty profiles, the repository facilitates access and discoverability in alignment with the value of scholarship at the institution...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Terrie R Wheeler, Peter R Oxley
Establishment of a new bioinformatics service at the Samuel J. Wood Library of Weill Cornell Medicine was successfully achieved through reference to existing programs and utilization of established success factors. Setting the vision, focusing on the essentials, designing for value, and implementing continuous improvement through feedback, helped to create a successful and integrated bioinformatics service for the medical research community.
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Brandon Patterson, Tallie Casucci, Bryan Elias Hull, Nancy T Lombardo
Academic health sciences libraries have an important role in facilitating the use of technology in health sciences curricula. Serving as a technology hub, the library supports, advocates, and provides access to new technologies. The library introduces many faculty and students to new technology tools, techniques, and equipment for new multimedia creation. As the technology hub grows and expands, library personnel can provide expertise, which demonstrates the library's value in leading the exploration of new technology, including Do-It-Yourself multimedia tools, virtual reality, virtual anatomy, and 3D printing...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Rebecca A Abromitis
Predoctoral students enter dental school with varying skill levels for searching biomedical databases and a tendency to overestimate their abilities. Accordingly, PubMed instruction is embedded within a required dental course and includes a graded component. This article describes a pretest/intervention/posttest developed for the PubMed session. The expectation for this new assessment was that motivation to learn PubMed would increase during the intervention if pretesting objectively showed students the difference between their self-perceived versus actual PubMed abilities...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Shanti Freundlich, Meghan Hupe
This column discusses the point-of-care tool Clinical Pharmacology. This review is primarily intended for newer health sciences librarians who are learning about drug references and clinical decision-making support systems or health sciences librarians making collection development decisions, although any librarian will find this review useful. A sample search will be provided to highlight the database's unique features as well as a comparison to other resources.
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Heather Brown, Danielle Drummond, Christian I J Minter
Springshare's LibGuide platform has become synonymous with online library pathfinders or research guides and instruction support. However, without oversight of the collection of guides and standards for their creation, unwieldy numbers and lack of uniformity prevail. The McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center created a review process that not only governed the creation and approval of guides, but analyzed the usage and scope of guides that had already been created. This paper will outline the creation of standards and application of a review process to increase the value and relevance of guides...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Ariel F Pomputius
Two-factor authentication has been available to technology consumers for a long time, and a few years ago businesses and institutions began implementing optional two-factor authentication to improve digital security. Now more universities and hospitals are moving from optional to mandatory two-factor authentication, and employees used to two-factor authentication for their personal digital life must adjust to using two-factor authentication in their work flow. This column will review some of the ongoing and emergent aspects of two-factor authentication to enhance security in an ever-changing digital landscape...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Lori Fitterling, Diane Garber, Erin Palazzolo
With the inclusion of medical informatics and information literacy skills in required core competencies, medical librarians are teaching courses in medical informatics and information literacy that require formal assessment. Librarians from three osteopathic universities surveyed osteopathic medical libraries to find out how many librarians are teaching formalized courses in the curriculum, how many librarians are writing formal medical test questions on medical informatics and/or information literacy topics, and whether there is any interest in creating a shared question bank of medical library test questions...
October 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Julie K Gaines, Lindsay Blake, Gail Kouame, Kathy J Davies, Darra Ballance, V Thomas Gaddy, Eve Gallman, Michael Russell, Elena Wood
Librarians and medical educators analyzed the quality of information resources used by first- and second-year medical students in their case-based small group learning summaries. Librarians provided instruction on using library resources and gave formal feedback to students about appropriate resources for basic science and clinical questions. The team found that students used a high number of clinical and basic science journal articles and textbooks with a number of factors influencing their resource choices...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Susan Harnett, Margaret Ansell, Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, Nancy Schaefer, Ariel F Pomputius, Mary E Edwards, Michele R Tennant
University common reading programs provide a shared experience as students transition into college life and develop critical thinking skills. Typically in such programs, all students in an incoming class read and discuss the same book. Conversely, the University of Florida Honors Program's (un)common reads facilitates the same skills development through multiple small sections, each focusing on a different book and each with flexible and innovative assignments and activities. Health Science Center librarians have taught in these (un)common reads since the spring semester 2010-2011...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
John Bramble, Shawn Steidinger, Claire Hamasu, Melissa Austin
In hospitals and clinics, anyone who "touches" a patient has a license authorizing them to do so-from the phlebotomist to the cardiologist, from the genetic counselor to the social worker, and so on, except for the clinical medical librarian. This column discusses the intent versus the realities of occupational licensure for clinical medical librarians and provides recommendations for next steps.
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Matthew B Hoy
In recent years, the amount of video content created and uploaded to the Internet has grown exponentially. Video content has unique accessibility challenges: indexing, transcribing, and searching video has always been very labor intensive, and there were no automated ways of searching videos for specific content. New software tools that use deep learning methods are automating some of these processes, making video content more discoverable and useful. There are also many new tools for processing and manipulating video in interesting ways...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Stephanie M Swanberg, Misa Mi, Keith Engwall, Nancy Bulgarelli
The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine's (OUWB) service-oriented mission and vision is reflected in all aspects of the school including its culture, curriculum, research, community engagement, and the OUWB Medical Library. Though starting informally, the OUWB Medical Library's outreach program has matured and now sustains a wide array of activities each year. This outreach program has blossomed into a three-pronged model that is inclusive of activities and endeavors engaging the institution and local community: integrate, partner, and create...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Lauren Murphree, Mary White, Barbara Rochen Renner
Reference or citation managers aid in capturing and managing citations and associated full text, tracking references and citing them properly in manuscripts, and creating bibliographies. With more features than ever, selecting the most appropriate reference manager can be overwhelming for users and librarians. One common situation in which librarians are asked for advice involves building shared libraries of references to support collaborative group work. This project developed a structured evaluation for comparison of several common citation managers and prototypical use cases to help match features with user needs, preferences, and workflows...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Jessica A Koos, Ashley Bassett
Genetics Home Reference is a free, online resource created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. It is designed to provide genetic information to a wide variety of audiences, particularly the general public. The site consists of original information and links to other curated resources.
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Shalu Gillum, Natasha Williams, Pamela Herring, Deedra Walton, Nadine Dexter
Five years ago, the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library created a Personal Librarian Program (PLP) to encourage librarian engagement with first- and second-year medical students and to promote awareness of library resources and services. Prior to the creation of the PLP, the library struggled with finding ways to connect with its medical students, especially because the library is 98% digital. The PLP was created to give students an individualized library experience and an easier way to interact with librarians...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Tamara M Nelson
This column describes the development and implementation of a responsive library course designed to train third-year medical students as they begin their clerkships. The course design consisted of a brief face-to-face introduction during third-year orientation and an online course developed in Canvas, an online learning management system. The objective of the course was to not only introduce students to the resources but also to teach them how to effectively use those resources at the point-of-care. Students evaluated the course to assess the overall effectiveness of the instruction...
July 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Aurelia Minuti, Karen Sorensen, Rachel Schwartz, Winifred S King, Nancy R Glassman, Racheline G Habousha
This article describes the development of a flipped classroom instructional module designed by librarians to teach first- and second-year medical students how to search the literature and find evidence-based articles. The pre-class module consists of an online component that includes reading, videos, and exercises relating to a clinical case. The in-class sessions, designed to reinforce important concepts, include various interactive activities. The specifics of designing both components are included for other health sciences librarians interested in presenting similar instruction...
April 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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