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Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA

Melanie J Norton, John Booss
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...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Sonali Sugrim, Laura Schimming, Gali Halevi
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...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Bridget C Conlogue
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 outcomes of my instruction, areas for improvement, student retention of learning, assessment challenges, faculty-librarian collaboration, and continued support for library instruction in the pharmacy curriculum...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Kevin B Read
Background: Librarians and researchers alike have long identified research data management (RDM) training as a need in biomedical research. Despite the wealth of libraries offering RDM education to their communities, clinical research is an area that has not been targeted. Clinical RDM (CRDM) is seen by its community as an essential part of the research process where established guidelines exist, yet educational initiatives in this area are unknown. Case Presentation: Leveraging my academic library's experience supporting CRDM through informationist grants and REDCap training in our medical center, I developed a 1...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Tallie Casucci, Donna Baluchi
Background: Yoga is a popular physical exercise activity with mental health benefits. Public and academic libraries have offered free yoga as their primary movement-based program. Case Presentation: In an attempt to bolster wellness and connect to the health sciences community, an academic health sciences library offered free yoga as a ten-week trial series in summer 2016. At the end of the trial series, weekly attendance and online feedback data determined that this series should continue...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Alla Keselman, Rachel Anne Chase, Jennifer Rewolinski, Yulia Chentsova Dutton, Janice E Kelly
Background: This case study describes the implementation and evaluation of a multisite teen health information outreach program. The objectives of the program were to increase health knowledge, health information literacy, interest in health careers, community engagement, and leadership skills of teens in disadvantaged communities. Case Presentation: Teens at six sites across the country participated in a multi-week curriculum that focused on various aspects of health literacy, information literacy, and leadership...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Robert D Beckett, Curtis D Stump, Megan A Dyer
Objective: The research evaluated point-of-care drug interaction resources for scope, completeness, and consistency in drug-ethanol and drug-tobacco content. Methods: In a cross-sectional analysis, 2 independent reviewers extracted data for 108 clinically relevant interactions using 7 drug information resources (Clinical Pharmacology Drug Interaction Report, Facts & Comparisons eAnswers, Lexicomp Interactions, Micromedex Drug Interactions, Drug Interactions Analysis and Management, Drug Interaction Facts, and Stockley's Drug Interactions )...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Amanda Ross-White, Christina M Godfrey, Kimberley A Sears, Rosemary Wilson
Objectives: The number of predatory journals is increasing in the scholarly communication realm. These journals use questionable business practices, minimal or no peer review, or limited editorial oversight and, thus, publish articles below a minimally accepted standard of quality. These publications have the potential to alter the results of knowledge syntheses. The objective of this study was to determine the degree to which articles published by a major predatory publisher in the health and biomedical sciences are cited in systematic reviews...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Rick L Fought, Mitsunori Misawa
Objective: The authors examined the career journeys of academic health sciences library directors to better understand their leadership development and what led them to their leadership positions in libraries. Methods: A qualitative phenomenological approach was employed due to its focus on exploring and understanding the meaning that individuals ascribe to a particular phenomenon or experience. Eleven library directors from academic health sciences libraries at public universities with very high research activity agreed to participate in the study...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Kelly Farrah, Monika Mierzwinski-Urban
Objective: The research investigated how frequently grey literature is used in reports on new and emerging nondrug health technologies, which sources are most cited, and how grey literature searching is reported. Methods: A retrospective review of references cited in horizon scanning reports on nondrug health technologies-including medical devices, laboratory tests, and procedures-was conducted. A quasi-random sample of up to three reports per agency was selected from a compilation of reports published in 2014 by international horizon scanning services and health organizations...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Emily M Johnson, Carmen Howard
Objective: Investigators implemented the Rural Information Connection (RIC) project, a library-initiated deployment of iPad Mini 3s for third-year medical students who were enrolled in a seven-month rural longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) rotation. The research aims were to determine if devices preloaded with high-quality mobile health apps enhanced the experience and increased access to and awareness of mobile health information resources for the enrolled project participants. Methods: Nine participants enrolled in this mixed methods research project...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Peace Ossom Williamson, Christian I J Minter
Objective: PubMed's provision of MEDLINE and other National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources has made it one of the most widely accessible biomedical resources globally. The growth of PubMed Central (PMC) and public access mandates have affected PubMed's composition. The authors tested recent claims that content in PMC is of low quality and affects PubMed's reliability, while exploring PubMed's role in the current scholarly communications landscape. Methods: The percentage of MEDLINE-indexed records was assessed in PubMed and various subsets of records from PMC...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Nadine Dexter, Joanne M Muellenbach, Elizabeth R Lorbeer, Debra Rand, Matthew E Wilcox, Bradley A Long
The twenty-first century library at a newly opened medical school often differs from those at traditional medical schools. One obvious difference is that the new medical school library tends to be a born-digital library, meaning that the library collection is almost exclusively digital. However, the unique issues related to building a library at a new medical school are not limited to online collections. A unique start-up culture is prevalent, of which newly appointed directors and other library and medical school leaders need to be aware...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Kristine M Alpi, John Jamal Evans
The purpose of this editorial is to distinguish between case reports and case studies. In health, case reports are familiar ways of sharing events or efforts of intervening with single patients with previously unreported features. As a qualitative methodology, case study research encompasses a great deal more complexity than a typical case report and often incorporates multiple streams of data combined in creative ways. The depth and richness of case study description helps readers understand the case and whether findings might be applicable beyond that setting...
January 2019: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Ray Naegele
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October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Katherine G Akers
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 conversation, and provided insight into the need for both libraries and publishing organizations to improve their user experience, lower their barriers to access, and offer value to users that cannot be provided by competitors, including helping authors and students become informed, responsible advocates for and consumers of scholarly publications...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Chris Champion
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October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Lorraine Dong, Polina Ilieva, Aimee Medeiros
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 collections...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Wichor M Bramer
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...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Wichor M Bramer, Gerdien B de Jonge, Melissa L Rethlefsen, Frans Mast, Jos Kleijnen
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 review...
October 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
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