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Medical Reference Services Quarterly

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714823/seeing-the-big-picture-sustaining-success-in-liaison-services
#1
Roy E Brown, John Cyrus, Irene Lubker, Karen Gau, Jennifer Opoku, Barbara Wright, Emily J Hurst
While the liaison program at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences has existed for more than 15 years, it has yet to be fully evaluated. This article seeks to evaluate the scope and impact of the program at a broad level using quantitative and qualitative data. Descriptive statistics to summarize liaison activity were collected for the fiscal years 2012-2016. In addition, liaisons and users were surveyed to gain insight into the effectiveness and the perception of the program. Program statistics show that users' engagement with liaisons is high and growing...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714822/developing-librarian-competencies-for-the-digital-age-edited-by-jeffrey-g-coghill-and-roger-g-russell
#2
Jamie L Conklin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714821/leaving-the-lecture-behind-putting-pubmed-instruction-into-the-hands-of-the-students
#3
Rose L Turner, Andrea M Ketchum, Melissa A Ratajeski, Charles B Wessel
This column describes the development of a one-shot PubMed instruction class for medical students at a health sciences library. Background information on the objective is presented and discussed in the context of educational practice literature. The new course design centers on a guided group method of instruction in order to integrate more active learning. Surveyed students reported that the method was an effective way to learn how to search PubMed and that they preferred it to a traditional lecture. Pros and cons of the method are offered for other health sciences libraries interested in presenting PubMed instruction in a similar manner...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714820/evaluating-the-impact-of-mediated-literature-searches-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
#4
Donna S Gibson, Antonio P DeRosa, Marisol Hernandez, Konstantina Matsoukas
Research informationists at a comprehensive cancer center sought to evaluate the impact and value of mediated literature searches in support of their users' work activities. An assessment tool was identified in the literature and modified by the investigators to solicit feedback from library users and identify the major reason(s) why scientists and health care professionals request literature searches, how they use the resulting information, and the impact that the results may or may not have on their research or patient care/decision-making activities...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714819/an-institutional-repository-experience-at-a-large-health-care-system
#5
Brenda Fay, Jennifer Deal, Vicki Budzisz
Institutional repositories (IRs) collect, preserve, and disseminate the scholarly output of an organization. Though common in academic settings, they are less so in hospitals or health care systems. The librarians for Aurora Health Care decided to create a primarily citation-level IR to organize and promote the scholarly output of Aurora faculty, residents, and fellows using the proprietary software Digital Commons, a product of the company bepress. The repository also hosts a newly published peer-reviewed journal and includes digitized historical images and institutional memorabilia...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714818/adding-a-feature-can-a-pop-up-chat-box-enhance-virtual-reference-services
#6
Suhua Caroline Fan, Rick L Fought, Paul C Gahn
Online users seek help from virtual reference services via email, phone, texting, and live chat. Technologies have enabled new features in library websites to help make this service more accessible and effective. This article is an evaluation of an experimental pop-up live chat box on the website of a health sciences library to see whether the feature would enhance virtual reference services.
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714817/from-the-literature
#7
Terry Henner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714816/opportunities-and-efficiencies-in-building-a-new-service-desk-model
#8
Alexa Mayo, Everly Brown, Ryan Harris
In July 2015, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), merged its reference and circulation services, creating the Information Services Department and Information Services Desk. Designing the Information Services Desk with a team approach allowed for the re-examination of the HS/HSL's service model from the ground up. With the creation of a single service point, the HS/HSL was able to create efficiencies, improve the user experience by eliminating handoffs, create a collaborative team environment, and engage information services staff in a variety of new projects...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714815/an-introduction-to-the-blockchain-and-its-implications-for-libraries-and-medicine
#9
Matthew B Hoy
The blockchain is a relatively new technology used to verify and store transaction records for online cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The system is redundant and distributed, making it difficult for transactions to be rescinded, duplicated, or faked. Beyond online currencies, the blockchain has potential uses in health care, education, and many other fields. This column will briefly describe what the blockchain is and how it is being used, potential future uses that may be of interest to librarians and medical practitioners, and some of the problems with the system...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714814/using-time-driven-activity-based-costing-to-implement-change
#10
Ellen N Sayed, Sa'ad Laws, Basim Uthman
Academic medical libraries have responded to changes in technology, evolving professional roles, reduced budgets, and declining traditional services. Libraries that have taken a proactive role to change have seen their librarians emerge as collaborators and partners with faculty and researchers, while para-professional staff is increasingly overseeing traditional services. This article addresses shifting staff and schedules at a single-service-point information desk by using time-driven activity-based costing to determine the utilization of resources available to provide traditional library services...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714813/altmetrics-a-practical-guide-for-librarians-researchers-and-academics-edited-by-andy-tattersall
#11
Bethany Kenyon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714812/interprofessional-education-and-medical-libraries-partnering-for-success-edited-by-mary-e-edwards
#12
Marissa F Gauthier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714811/policymap-mapping-social-determinants-of-health
#13
Yunting Fu, Sharon Whitfield, Tyler Nix
PolicyMap is a mapping resource from The Reinvestment Fund that offers access to a range of demographic and health-related data, including chronic disease incidence, health care provider locations, food access, mass transit, and other social determinates of health. This column features a sample search and describes the types of outputs available with PolicyMap.
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453428/reality-check-basics-of-augmented-virtual-and-mixed-reality
#14
Tara J Brigham
Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality applications all aim to enhance a user's current experience or reality. While variations of this technology are not new, within the last few years there has been a significant increase in the number of artificial reality devices or applications available to the general public. This column will explain the difference between augmented, virtual, and mixed reality and how each application might be useful in libraries. It will also provide an overview of the concerns surrounding these different reality applications and describe how and where they are currently being used...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453427/visioncite-a-vision-science-related-database
#15
Karen S Lamson, Elizabeth G Hinton
VisionCite is a database dedicated to the visual sciences. This paid subscription database provides bibliographic information for optometry and ophthalmology-related resources and is maintained by the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) Library. A sample search is provided, highlighting different features of the newly redesigned database.
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453426/taking-chances-a-new-librarian-and-curriculum-redesign
#16
Iris Kovar-Gough
As technology becomes ubiquitous in designing and delivering medical school curricula, health sciences librarians can embrace emerging opportunities for participation in curriculum design. A new medical librarian at Michigan State University Libraries engaged her user base outside of established duties, learned new skills, and challenged preconceived notions about librarians' roles. In the process, she became a partner in copyright education, amended license agreements for enhanced curricular multimedia use, and facilitated curriculum mapping through taxonomy building...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453425/library-linked-data-early-activity-development-edited-by-erik-t-mitchell
#17
Yuimi Hlasten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453424/a-multicomponent-library-resource-model-to-enhance-academic-global-health-education-among-residency-programs
#18
Rupa R Patel, Sandhiya Ravichandran, Michelle M Doering, Angela C Hardi
Global health is becoming an increasingly important component of medical education. Medical libraries have an opportunity to assist global health residents with their information needs, but first it is important to identify what those needs are and how best they can be addressed. This article reports a collaboration between global health faculty and an academic medical librarian to assess the information needs of global health pathway residents and how assessment data are used to create a multicomponent program designed to enhance global health education...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453423/library-security-better-communication-safer-facilities-edited-by-steve-albrecht
#19
Ellen Brassil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453422/health-sciences-library-support-of-a-university-common-reading-program-a-case-study
#20
Frances A Delwiche
Common reading programs have become increasingly popular on college and university campuses as a means for increasing student engagement, retention, and success. This article describes the characteristics, goals, and benefits of common reading programs and provides examples from the literature of academic library involvement in them. Finally, an example is provided of how one academic health sciences library participated in its institution's First-Year Summer Reading program.
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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