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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 252-259, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379281

RESUMEN

Librarians gather data on multiple aspects of their work. Much of the data collection revolves around the library's resources, but what may be passed over during this data collection is information on how librarians are expending their time and effort. A group of librarians from a community hospital system designed a Microsoft Access database to collect such data and has been recording librarians' efforts for more than three years. The librarians use the data in annual reports and can track trends to evaluate service priorities and maximize effective use of the librarians' time.


Asunto(s)
Recolección de Datos/métodos , Eficiencia Organizacional/estadística & datos numéricos , Bibliotecólogos/estadística & datos numéricos , Bibliotecas de Hospitales/organización & administración , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Rol Profesional , Humanos , Indiana , Estudios de Casos Organizacionales
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 260-270, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379282

RESUMEN

Informationists at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, formed a research impact consultation and education initiative in early 2017 to increase engagement with the health sciences community around the informed, responsible use of a range of citation and alternative metrics and associated tools. So far, the Research Impact Core has primarily entailed developing training content and cultivating partnerships related to publication metrics and associated best practices. This article reports on progress from the first two years of the Research Impact Core, including a snapshot of information session registrants, and a broader discussion of collaborative partnerships around research impact in the health sciences and library system.


Asunto(s)
Investigación Biomédica/organización & administración , Recolección de Datos/métodos , Colaboración Intersectorial , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Humanos , Michigan
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 236-251, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379283

RESUMEN

Digital libraries and their librarians face a challenge to remain visible to users since almost all their resources can be accessed without having to visit the library space. Libraries with a primarily electronic collection can promote their visibility through creative programing that draws people into the library space or provides opportunities for users to engage with librarians. A new, primarily digital academic health sciences library shares its experiences with developing creative user events and programs to promote the library's visibility.


Asunto(s)
Acceso a la Información , Acceso a Internet/estadística & datos numéricos , Bibliotecas Digitales/organización & administración , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Navegador Web/estadística & datos numéricos , Humanos , Estados Unidos
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 293-299, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379285

RESUMEN

The Center for Families Resource Library at St. Louis Children's Hospital was integrated into the hospital's new Epic electronic medical records system in June 2018. The new system enables clinicians to request consults from the Center for Families Resource Library. The librarian can participate more actively and collaboratively with patient education by providing reliable health information and charting it as part of the patient's permanent record. The article reviews improvements over the former system and reveals an enhanced role for the health services librarian.


Asunto(s)
Investigación Biomédica/organización & administración , Comunicación , Registros Electrónicos de Salud/organización & administración , Bibliotecólogos , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Rol Profesional , Programas Informáticos , Humanos , Colaboración Intersectorial , Missouri
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 228-235, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379287

RESUMEN

The purpose of this study was to compare the visibility and placement of links to the library on home pages of 165 American Association of Medical Colleges member medical schools with the results from a study performed in 2010. Visibility on the home page declined from 50.7% to 41.2%, and one-click pathways declined from 61% to 44.8%. On 14 medical school websites, no discoverable navigation to the library could be found, including use of the search function. During the same time period, librarian partnerships with health care professionals and biomedical researchers have increased and expanded.


Asunto(s)
Almacenamiento y Recuperación de la Información/métodos , Acceso a Internet/tendencias , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Facultades de Medicina/organización & administración , Navegador Web/tendencias , Predicción , Humanos , Estados Unidos
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 211-217, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379289

RESUMEN

This case study describes how librarians at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences at Tulane University have partnered and worked with several departments that fall under the Vice President of Research. Examples include detailed literature searches, cooperative purchasing, and clinical trial registration. Some upcoming activities and opportunities for collaboration will also be discussed. Finally, the authors will share some valuable lessons learned through the process of collaboration with the research infrastructure of the university.


Asunto(s)
Investigación Biomédica/organización & administración , Conducta Cooperativa , Relaciones Interinstitucionales , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Servicios de Biblioteca/organización & administración , Humanos , Nueva Orleans , Estudios de Casos Organizacionales , Universidades
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(3): 218-227, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379290

RESUMEN

When Preston Medical Library moved inside the Medical Center in September 2014, the new patient library, called the Health Information Center (HIC), was added. This addition is a patient focused, consumer health library that, among other things, offers health information and books. After the initial marketing plan was implemented, a task force was created to focus specifically on marketing the consumer health library and its resources. This article discusses how the task force revamped the marketing strategy to include outreach into the medical center's waiting rooms and other opportunities for collaboration.


Asunto(s)
Centros de Información/organización & administración , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Mercadeo/organización & administración , Humanos , Estudios de Casos Organizacionales , Tennessee
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 291-303, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258435

RESUMEN

This lecture discusses social justice and the role that medical librarians can play in a democratic society. Social justice needs to be central to the mission of medical librarianship and a core value of the profession. Medical librarians must develop a new professional orientation: one that focuses on cultural awareness or cultural consciousness that goes beyond ourselves and our collections to that which focuses on the users of our libraries. We must develop a commitment to addressing the issues of societal, relevant health information. Using examples from medical education, this lecture makes the case for social justice librarianship. This lecture also presents a pathway for social justice medical librarianship, identifies fundamental roles and activities in these areas, and offers strategies for individual librarians, the Medical Library Association, and library schools for developing social justice education and outcomes. The lecture advocates for an understanding of and connection to social justice responsibilities for the medical library profession and ends with a call to go beyond understanding to action. The lecture emphasizes the lack of diversity in our profession and the importance of diversity and inclusion for achieving social justice. The lecture presents specific examples from some medical libraries to extend the social justice mindset and to direct outreach, collections, archives, and special collection services to expose previously hidden voices. If medical librarians are to remain relevant in the future, we must act to address the lack of diversity in our profession and use our information resources, spaces, and expertise to solve the relevant societal issues of today.


Asunto(s)
Bibliotecólogos/psicología , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Bibliotecología/organización & administración , Rol Profesional , Justicia Social , Adulto , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Objetivos Organizacionales , Estados Unidos
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 304-313, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258436

RESUMEN

Objective: The review sought to gain a better understanding of humor's use and impact as a teaching and learning strategy in academic library and health sciences instruction and to determine if the most common techniques across both disciplines can be adapted to increase engagement in medical libraries' information literacy efforts. Methods: This narrative review involved retrieving citations from several subject databases, including Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; Information Science & Technology Abstracts; Library & Information Science Source; PubMed; and CINAHL. The author limited her review to those publications that explicitly addressed the use of humor in relation to some form of academic library or health sciences instruction. Studies examining use of humor in patient education were excluded. Results: Scholars and practitioners have consistently written about humor as an instructional strategy from the 1980s onward, in both the library literature and health sciences literature. These authors have focused on instructors' attitudes, benefits to students, anecdotes, and best practices summaries. Overall, both librarians and health sciences educators have a positive opinion of humor, and many instructors make use of it in their classrooms, though caution and careful planning is advised. Conclusions: Commonalities between the library and information science literature and health sciences literature provide a cohesive set of best practices and strategies for successfully incorporating comedy into library instruction sessions. Health sciences librarians can adapt several of the most commonly used types of instructional humor (e.g., silly examples, cartoons, storytelling, etc.) to their own contexts with minimal risk.


Asunto(s)
Curriculum , Bibliotecólogos/educación , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Bibliotecología/educación , Bibliotecología/métodos , Estudiantes/psicología , Ingenio y Humor como Asunto , Adulto , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 384-393, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258444

RESUMEN

Objectives: This study sought to understand the needs of biomedical researchers related to the research lifecycle and the present state of library support for biomedical research. Methods: Qualitative interview data were collected from biomedical researchers who were asked to describe their research activities from identifying a problem to measuring the impact of their findings. Health sciences library leaders were surveyed about the services that they currently provide or plan to provide in supporting biomedical research. Results: Library services were strongest at the beginning and end of the research lifecycle but were weaker in the conducting phase of research. Co-occurrence of codes from the qualitative data suggests that library services are on the fringe of rather than integrated into the research lifecycle. Discussion: Findings from this study suggest that tradition-based service models of health sciences libraries are insufficient to meet the needs of biomedical researchers. Investments by libraries in services that integrate with the conducting phase of research are needed for libraries to remain relevant in their support of the research lifecycle.


Asunto(s)
Investigación Biomédica/organización & administración , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Servicios de Biblioteca/organización & administración , Evaluación de Necesidades , Humanos , Encuestas y Cuestionarios
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 411-419, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258447

RESUMEN

Background: Many health sciences librarians are noticing an increase in demand for systematic review support. Developing a strategic approach to supporting systematic review activities can address commonly reported barriers and challenges including time factors, methodological issues, and supporting student-led projects. Case Presentation: This case report describes how a health sciences library at a mid-sized university developed and implemented a structured and defined systematic review service in order to build capacity for increased librarian support and to maximize librarians' time and expertise. The process also revealed underlying collaboration challenges related to student-led systematic reviews and research quality concerns that needed to be addressed. The steps for developing a formal service included defining the librarian's role and a library service model, building librarian expertise, developing documentation to guide librarians and patrons, piloting and revising the service model, marketing and promoting the service, and evaluating service usage. Conclusions: The two-tiered service model developed for advisory consultation and collaboration provides a framework for supporting systematic review activities that other libraries can adapt to meet their own needs. Librarian autonomy in deciding whether to collaborate on reviews based on defined and explicit considerations was crucial for maximizing librarians' time and expertise and for promoting higher quality research. Monitoring service usage will be imperative for managing existing and future librarian workload. These data and tracking of research outputs from librarian collaborations may also be used to advocate for new librarian positions.


Asunto(s)
Colaboración Intersectorial , Bibliotecólogos/psicología , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Servicios de Biblioteca/organización & administración , Rol Profesional , Revisiones Sistemáticas como Asunto , Adulto , Creación de Capacidad , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 425-431, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258449

RESUMEN

Background: In an increasingly digital age, the role of the library is changing to better serve its community. The authors' library serves health care professionals who experience high levels of stress due to everyday demands of work or study, which can have negative impacts on physical and mental health. Our library is committed to serving the needs of our community by identifying opportunities to improve their well-being. Case Presentation: Librarians at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University developed a group mindfulness program and a space for self-defined personal care to assist health care professionals in alleviating stress. Surveys were used to evaluate the mindfulness program and self-care space. Conclusions: We successfully implemented two collaborative wellness and self-care initiatives with students and other stakeholders, as demonstrated by program attendance, diverse space use, and positive survey responses for both initiatives. While these endeavors do not replace the need to challenge structural problems at the root of stress in the health care professions, this case report offers a blueprint for other medical libraries to support the well-being of their communities.


Asunto(s)
Participación de la Comunidad , Personal de Salud/psicología , Promoción de la Salud/métodos , Colaboración Intersectorial , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Estrés Psicológico/prevención & control , Adulto , Connecticut , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 432-441, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258450

RESUMEN

Background: Librarians developed a pilot program to provide training, resources, strategies, and support for medical libraries seeking to establish research data management (RDM) services. Participants were required to complete eight educational modules to provide the necessary background in RDM. Each participating institution was then required to use two of the following three elements: (1) a template and strategies for data interviews, (2) the Teaching Toolkit to teach an introductory RDM class, or (3) strategies for hosting a data class series. Case Presentation: Six libraries participated in the pilot, with between two and eight librarians participating from each institution. Librarians from each institution completed the online training modules. Each institution conducted between six and fifteen data interviews, which helped build connections with researchers, and taught between one and five introductory RDM classes. All classes received very positive evaluations from attendees. Two libraries conducted a data series, with one bringing in instructors from outside the library. Conclusion: The pilot program proved successful in helping participating librarians learn about and engage with their research communities, jump-start their teaching of RDM, and develop institutional partnerships around RDM services. The practical, hands-on approach of this pilot proved to be successful in helping libraries with different environments establish RDM services. The success of this pilot provides a proven path forward for libraries that are developing data services at their own institutions.


Asunto(s)
Investigación Biomédica/organización & administración , /métodos , Bibliotecólogos/educación , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Servicios de Biblioteca/organización & administración , Investigadores/educación , Adulto , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Proyectos Piloto , Estados Unidos
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(3): 442-448, 2019 Jul.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258451

RESUMEN

Genomic medicine is rapidly changing the future of medicine. Medical librarians need to understand this field of research and keep current with its latest advancements. Even if they are not directly involved in genomic medicine, librarians can play an integral role by helping health care consumers and practitioners who may also need to expand their knowledge in this area. This article provides a basic introduction to genomic medicine, gives a brief overview of its recent advancements, and briefly describes some of the ethical, legal, and social implications of this emerging area of research and practice.


Asunto(s)
Genómica/educación , Bibliotecólogos/educación , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Desarrollo de la Colección de Bibliotecas , Medicina , Adulto , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(2): 181-186, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31173567

RESUMEN

Maintaining regular engagement with audiences through various forms of social media is becoming more important as library users and the general public increasingly rely on social media for news, updates, and feedback. While large corporations have been monitoring social media for more than a decade, libraries have recently begun to use social listening to stay abreast of trends and assess user needs as voiced directly by their communities. This column will explain what social listening is, explore concerns over its widespread application, consider examples of social media listening software currently available, and offer an overview of its application in library settings.


Asunto(s)
Retroalimentación Formativa , Bibliotecas Médicas , Evaluación de Necesidades , Medios de Comunicación Sociales , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Mejoramiento de la Calidad
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(2): 156-162, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31173573

RESUMEN

Changing patron demands, coupled with significant repurposing of library space, led the library to experience a marked decline in the usage of the print reference collection. Such a significant decrease challenged librarians to find new methods for promoting this still viable collection. It was decided to integrate the print reference books into the general library collection. After a year, circulation data demonstrated that by integrating collections, reference titles were now used more frequently.


Asunto(s)
Almacenamiento y Recuperación de la Información/métodos , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Medios de Comunicación de Masas , Alabama , Estudios de Casos Organizacionales
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(1): 1-21, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30942675

RESUMEN

Health sciences libraries are often challenged to make decisions regarding physical space allocation without quantitative data to support specific user preferences. This multisite, longitudinal study sought to answer the following questions related to academic health sciences libraries: (1) Which library spaces are popular with health sciences patrons? (2) How does time of day and allocated seating space affect patron choices? (3) What similarities and differences occur in space usage across four different health sciences libraries? Results suggest health sciences libraries must develop a nuanced understanding of their patrons' preferences to best serve patrons' needs regarding space allocation. Libraries can benefit from these types of methodological studies that target specific populations, supporting more informed space allocation decision making.


Asunto(s)
Comportamiento del Consumidor , Planificación Ambiental , Arquitectura y Construcción de Instituciones de Salud , Bibliotecas Odontológicas/organización & administración , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Adulto , Femenino , Humanos , Kansas , Estudios Longitudinales , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Estados Unidos
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(1): 56-69, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30942678

RESUMEN

A transition of content management systems provided Kornhauser Health Sciences Library with an opportunity to redesign the library's website to be more user-friendly, efficient, and visually appealing. A multistage approach was taken: (1) informal interviews of various stakeholders from the library, (2) a redesign using information gained from those stakeholders, and (3) a retrospective comparative usability study. This study was conducted with the goal to inform library staff whether the redesigned website improved accuracy and efficiency of information retrieval through the completion of timed tasks. In addition, user satisfaction was measured through guided interview questions.


Asunto(s)
Almacenamiento y Recuperación de la Información/métodos , Almacenamiento y Recuperación de la Información/estadística & datos numéricos , Internet , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Interfaz Usuario-Computador , Humanos , Kentucky , Estudios Retrospectivos
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Med Ref Serv Q ; 38(1): 22-30, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30942683

RESUMEN

Rising collection costs sometimes necessitate tough decisions regarding cancellation of popular products. In 2015-2016, the East Tennessee State University Medical Library subscribed to UpToDate and DynaMed Plus, both clinical point-of-care products, with the understanding that one product would be canceled at the fiscal year end. The librarian team undertook a year-long community engagement campaign to inform library users about the pending product cancellation decision. Ultimately, DynaMed Plus was selected and UpToDate was cancelled. The campaign generated user engagement with the decision making, along with perceived benefits including increased awareness of the library's budget constraints, increased discussion of scholarly publishing, and greater faculty/student knowledge of evaluating evidence-based products.


Asunto(s)
Comportamiento del Consumidor , Recolección de Datos/normas , Medicina Basada en la Evidencia , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Desarrollo de la Colección de Bibliotecas/normas , Sistemas de Atención de Punto , Publicaciones/normas , Adulto , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Tennessee
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J Med Libr Assoc ; 107(2): 238-243, 2019 Apr.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31019393

RESUMEN

Background: There is growing demand for specialized services in academic libraries, including supporting systematic reviews and measuring research impact. Study Purpose: The John W. Scott Health Sciences Library implemented a fee-based pilot project for the Faculty of Nursing for one year to test a fee-based model for specialized services, to evaluate its sustainability and scalability for the longer term, and to assess the feasibility of extending this service model to other health sciences faculties. Case Presentation: We describe the development and delivery of the fee-based service model. Through a team-based approach, we successfully provided specialized services including mediated literature searching, research support, and research impact analyses to the Faculty of Nursing. Discussion: Despite some challenges in developing and implementing the fee-based service model, our pilot project demonstrated demand for fee-based specialized services in the health sciences and suggests potential for this unique service model to continue and expand.


Asunto(s)
Honorarios y Precios , Servicios de Biblioteca/organización & administración , Alberta , Humanos , Bibliotecas Médicas/economía , Bibliotecas Médicas/organización & administración , Servicios de Biblioteca/economía , Proyectos Piloto , Evaluación de Programas y Proyectos de Salud , Facultades de Enfermería , Universidades
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