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Antonio P DeRosa, Donna S Gibson, Elizabeth A Morris
The information services offered by Embedded Librarians over the years have led to the more modern-and domain knowledge-specific-role of the Informationist. A 10-point questionnaire was developed and used to interview 12 attending physicians and three fellows chosen at random. The participants are either on the research track (n = 3) or the clinical track (n = 9). A two-part schematic was also created to capture more detailed feedback about the information needs and information-seeking behavior of clinicians regarding patient care (clinical) and research activities...
May 4, 2016: Health Informatics Journal
Jeff D Williams, Neil H Rambo
QUESTION/PURPOSE: The New York University (NYU) Health Sciences Library used a new method to arrange in-depth discussions with basic science researchers. The objective was to identify collaborators for a new National Library of Medicine administrative supplement. SETTING: The research took place at the NYU Health Sciences Library. METHODS: Using the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RePORTER, forty-four researchers were identified and later contacted through individualized emails...
July 2015: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Lyubov L Tmanova, Jessica S Ancker, Stephen B Johnson
An informationist taught, consulted, and mentored graduate students enrolled in a graduate research project course in Health Informatics. An observational cohort study was conducted to determine the effect of an early (first term) and continued (subsequent term) exposure of course-integrated instruction, individual consultations, information resource mentoring, and educational collaboration partnership on the development of information literacy, research skills, and integrative competencies in graduate students...
2015: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Marisa L Conte, Mark P MacEachern, Nandita S Mani, Whitney A Townsend, Judith E Smith, Chase Masters, Caitlin Kelley
OBJECTIVE: The researchers used the flipped classroom model to develop and conduct a systematic review course for librarians. SETTING: The research took place at an academic health sciences library. METHOD: A team of informationists developed and conducted a pilot course. Assessment informed changes to both course components; a second course addressed gaps in the pilot. MAIN RESULTS: Both the pilot and subsequent course received positive reviews...
April 2015: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
John J Frazier, Corey D Stein, Eugene Tseytlin, Tanja Bekhuis
OBJECTIVE: To support clinical researchers, librarians and informationists may need search filters for particular tasks. Development of filters typically depends on a "gold standard" dataset. This paper describes generalizable methods for creating a gold standard to support future filter development and evaluation using oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) as a case study. OSCC is the most common malignancy affecting the oral cavity. Investigation of biomarkers with potential prognostic utility is an active area of research in OSCC...
January 2015: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Blair Anton, Sue M Woodson, Claire Twose, Nancy K Roderer
How do clinical questions emerge and move toward resolution in the intensive care setting over the course of 24 hours? In a 20-bed surgical intensive care unit in a large, tertiary-care teaching hospital, informationists shadowed clinicians for 2 48-hour periods to record questions, noting when they were asked and whether they were answered. Thirty-eight percent of 112 recorded questions remained unanswered. Some unanswered questions persisted across shifts, and clinicians' information-seeking behaviors changed over time...
July 2014: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Elizabeth C Whipple, Jere D Odell, Rick K Ralston, Gilbert C Liu
Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) is a computer decision support system (CDSS) that interfaces with existing electronic medical record systems (EMRS) and delivers "just-in-time" patient-relevant guidelines to physicians during the clinical encounter and accurately captures structured data from all who interact with the system. "Delivering Geospatial Intelligence to Health Care Professionals (CHICA-GIS)" (1R01LM010923-01) expands the medical application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by integrating a geographic information system with CHICA...
2013: Journal of Escience Librarianship
Alison M Aldrich, Stephanie J Schulte
The concept of clinical informationists is not new, but has recently been gaining more widespread acceptance across the United States. This article describes the lessons and challenges learned from starting a new clinical informationist service targeted to internal medicine residents in a large academic medical center. Lessons included the need for becoming immersed in evidence-based practice fundamentals; becoming comfortable with the pace, realities, and topics encountered during clinical rounds; and needing organizational commitment to both the evidence-based practice paradigm and clinical informationist role...
2014: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Lisa Federer
QUESTION: How can an embedded research informationist add value to the scientific output of research teams? SETTING: The University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library is an academic health sciences library serving the clinical, educational, and research needs of the UCLA community. METHODS: A grant from the National Library of Medicine funded a librarian to join a UCLA research team as an informationist. The informationist meets regularly with the research team and provides guidance related to data management, preservation, and other information-related issues...
October 2013: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Janet A Crum, I Diane Cooper
OBJECTIVE: This study is intended to (1) identify emerging roles for biomedical librarians and determine how common these roles are in a variety of library settings, (2) identify barriers to taking on new roles, and (3) determine how librarians are developing the capacity to take on new roles. METHODS: A survey was conducted of librarians in biomedical settings. RESULTS: Most biomedical librarians are taking on new roles. The most common roles selected by survey respondents include analysis and enhancement of user experiences, support for social media, support for systematic reviews, clinical informationist, help for faculty or staff with authorship issues, and implementation of researcher profiling and collaboration tools...
October 2013: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
I Diane Cooper, Janet A Crum
OBJECTIVE: The paper identifies and documents new health sciences librarian activities and roles during the period from 1990-2012. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE, Library and Information Abstracts, Library Literature, Scopus, and Web of Science. To find new roles that might not yet have been described in the literature, job announcements published in the Medical Library Association email discussion list archives from 2008-2012 were searched...
October 2013: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Margaret Gross, Victoria H Goode
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2012: Maryland Medicine: MM: a Publication of MEDCHI, the Maryland State Medical Society
Elizabeth R Eisenhauer, Elaine C Mosher, Karen S Lamson, Helen Ann Wolf, Diane G Schwartz
BACKGROUND:  Somali Bantu refugees, with unique health information needs, created challenges for health and social service providers. OBJECTIVES:  A service innovation was developed (i) to raise awareness, especially among local health and social service providers, about the Bantu refugees' presence in the community, their culture, and their information needs and (ii) to deliver needed health information, emphasizing child health, to the Bantu mothers in their homes...
June 2012: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Heinz D Roth
Stanislao Cannizzaro is known widely for the Cannizzaro reaction, the "disproportionation" of benzaldehyde upon reaction with alkali, for his approach to teaching chemistry, "Sunto di un corso di filosofia chimica", which he presented at the Karlsruhe Congress of 1860, and for his work on the photochemistry of santonin. In Cannizzaro's laboratory two research associates, Giacomo Ciamician and Paul Silber, and a senior colleague, Emanuele Paternó, became acquainted with the basic methods of sunlight-inducd photochemistry...
December 2011: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
I Diane Cooper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2011: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Maura G Flynn, Claire McGuinness
BACKGROUND:   Hospital clinicians are increasingly expected to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) in order to minimize medical errors and ensure quality patient care, but experience obstacles to information-seeking. The introduction of a Clinical Informationist (CI) is explored as a possible solution. AIMS:   This paper investigates the self-perceived information needs, behaviour and skill levels of clinicians in two Irish public hospitals. It also explores clinicians' perceptions and attitudes to the introduction of a CI into their clinical teams...
March 2011: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Suzanne F Grefsheim, Susan C Whitmore, Barbara A Rapp, Jocelyn A Rankin, Rex R Robison, Candace C Canto
BACKGROUND: To encourage evidence-based practice, an Annals of Internal Medicine editorial called for a new professional on clinical teams: an informationist trained in science or medicine as well as information science. OBJECTIVES: The study explored the effects of informationists on information behaviors of clinical research teams, specifically, frequency of seeking information for clinical or research decisions, range of resources consulted, perceptions about access to information, confidence in adequacy of literature searches, and effects on decision making and practice...
April 2010: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Rex R Robison, Mary E Ryan, I Diane Cooper
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to explore the impact of an informationist program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library and to provide a basis for further program assessment. In 2001 the NIH Library began its informationist program, where librarians with training in both biomedicine and information science work alongside researchers. The goal of the program is to facilitate researchers' access to and usage of information resources. METHODS: The researchers used qualitative interviews with key informants to characterize the current informationist services of user groups...
January 1, 2009: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
Monica Leisey
The Journey Project, part of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries' Social Work Information Specialist in Context Fellowship, was designed to merge social work and consumer health librarianship skills in order to improve the provision of health information to patients. A resource notebook was created encompassing the many dimensions of cancer health information. A social work informationist distributed the notebooks and provided individualized consultations with respect to patients' health information needs...
January 2009: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Rex R Robison
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds biomedical research and conducts its own research. One way the NIH Library supports this work is by providing librarians with biomedical training and encouraging them to become embedded with researchers and administrators. Some of these "informationists" have degrees in scientific or health fields, and all engage in ongoing training, mostly through coursework at local institutions and at NIH itself. This article elaborates on the training of NIH informationists...
2008: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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