• Consolidation: A Tale of Two Libraries

      Heck, Jeffrey J; Davies, Kathy J; Verburg, Fay L; Brown, Marianne; Loveless, Virginia L; Bandy, Sandra L.; Seago, Brenda L; Georgia Regents University (American Library Association, 2013-10)
      This paper describes the initiating action, planning, adaptations, and official conclusion of a one-year consolidation of a professional health-sciences library with a largely commuter-student undergraduate liberal arts library, during the consolidation of their corresponding universities. Ties existed between some university programs, such as nursing, but the cultures of the two universities differed. The structure established to handle the consolidation allowed effective communication and cooperative development of policies and processes. Reaccreditation efforts also required extensive work to reflect the new university. Crucial lessons were learned from the intensive effort.
    • East Central Public Health District Disaster Health Information Project

      Davies, Kathy J; Seago, Brenda L; Adriano, Jonathan; Walker, Larry; Robert B. Greenblatt MD Library (2013-10)
      GRU Libraries developed adisaster health information portal in collaboration with Georgia East Central Public Health District. The portal content was based on a needs assessment survey. Several trainng sessions were conducted throughout the region to build awareness of NLM Disaster Health Information Resources.
    • Embedded Librarians: Collaborations in Research and Teaching

      Gaines, Julie K.; Mears, Kim; Blake, Lindsay; Davies, Kathy J; Shipman, Peter; Ballance, Darra; Seago, Brenda L; Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA (Georgia Regents University, 2013-03)
      The increased use of online information resources has allowed health sciences librarians to seek new roles outside of the physical library. A proactive approach is needed to provide information at the time and location of need. The Georgia Regents University (GRU) Librarians have responded to this shift by exploring a model of embedded librarianship that provides specialized assistance and deeper involvement at the college level. Embedded librarianship uses a service model that incorporates librarians as active university participants as opposed to the traditional role of service providers.
    • INFOrmed: Greenblatt Library News [Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2012]

      Seago, Brenda L; Shipman, Peter; Bandy, Sandra L.; Davies, Kathy J; Sharrock, Renee (Fall 2012)
      The INFOrmed is a newsletter of the Greenblatt Library. Inside this issue: Welcome from Director of Libraries Brenda L. Seago; Help us Better Serve You: Please Take Our Survey; Off-Campus Access to Greenblatt Library Resources; Introducing Embedded Librarians; National Medical Libraries Celebration October 18; Open Access: New World of Scholarly Publishing Presentation Oct 23; New Faculty Seminar October 24; History of Health Sciences Lecture Series Starts October 25; Recent Grants Awarded to the Greenblatt Library; Recent Presentations
    • INFOrmed: University Libraries News [Volume 4, Issue 1, Fall 2015]

      Putnam, Jennifer; Prentiss, Erin; Mears, Kim; Johnson, Melissa; Seago, Brenda L; Sharrock, Renee; Mann, Barbara (2015-09)
      INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries. Inside this issue: Second Annual Faculty Authors' Reception; Greenblatt Library & Augusta Richmond Public Libraries Partner to Offer Health Literacy Lecture Series; Over 125,000 eBooks Available Through GALILEO; Third NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course Begins September 27; History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series; Pardon Our Progess: Reese Library Renovation Update; Faculty and Staff News
    • INFOrmed: University Libraries News [Volume 5, Issue 2, Spring 2017]

      Logue, Natalie; Seago, Brenda L; Stuart, Ansley; Johnson, Melissa; Bandy, Sandra L.; Mears, Kim (2017-04)
      INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries. Inside this issue: Letter from the Director; New Look for the Library Catalog Coming Soon!; Librarian Report – CSRA Heart Walk; Writers Weekend Books Available at Reese Library; New Resources at Greenblatt Library; Renovations at Greenblatt Library; Faculty and Staff News
    • The Magic of Research Data: Librarians Learning Secrets of Data Management

      Davies, Kathy J; Seago, Brenda L; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
      Objective: Create a training program to increase library faculty knowledge of data management practices to facilitate developing a research agenda, collaboration with research community, and disseminating research findings. Methods: A librarian was selected to attend the Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians Course. The online course focused on data management topics including data curation, security, taxonomy, data sharing, resource data management, and publishing. The data management sills gained served as a foundation for instructional programming to enhance library faculty knowledgebase and explore potential library data management roles. The instructional program uses scaffolding by teaching an overview class and then integrating specific topics to meet institutional needs. Results: The librarian attendee developed a capstone template to help disseminate knowledge gained from the online course. The template facilitated the development of three goals: introduction of research data management basics, teaching targeted data management skills, and assessment of the research data management training program. The classes will be offered in late summer/early fall to health sciences and academic library faculty. A pre and post quiz will be distributed to determine knowledge gained. The librarian will collaborate with a new faculty position of Scholarship and Data Librarian to assess the level of data management services to be provided. The next phase is integrating data management services within embedded and liaison areas. Conclusions: Research Data Management is a natural fit for many librarians with a strong foundation in organizing, analyzing and providing access to information sources. The training program assists librarians to engage in the critical processes necessary for data sharing, scholarship, and research reproducibility.
    • Research Information Architect: Building Research Information Infrastructure through ORCID Integration in University Systems

      Mears, Kim; Bandy, Sandra L.; Seago, Brenda L; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Georgia Regents University, 2014-10-17)
      ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) provide authors with an international digital identifier to aid in maintaining a professional record of scholarly activities. The University Libraries sought to enhance the University’s information infrastructure through the integration of ORCID identifiers in key systems, including the institution’s digital repository, Scholarly Commons, and the PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS).
    • Serving Today's Students While Creating the Library of Tomorrow

      Logue, Natalie; Seago, Brenda L; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
      Methods: An academic health sciences library received funding to initiate a major renovation project. In early stages of the project, library leadership and the Access Services Librarian had regular meetings with the design team to discuss possible floor plans and furniture needs. Student needs were in the forefront of discussions and guided planning to meet both practical needs and desired aesthetic upgrades. Throughout the renovation, the library provided announcements, signage, and online updates to keep stakeholders apprised of progress and affected areas. As demolition began, noise, dust and debris became concerns. The library worked with the construction managers repeatedly to reduce the stress and disruption for students, including planning for when certain construction activities could take place and providing regular communication.Results: The library has a new public service desk, new carpeting and flooring, compact shelving, upgraded restrooms, a new Creative Technology Lab (a maker space), and more open floor space. Space is reallocated to allow for more group study and clearer access to service areas such as the Research & Education Services office suite and the Historical Collections and Archives. Visitors to the library expressed interest and approval of the changes in the library. Suggestions for new areas and concerns about the changing space have been shared with the library verbally, via email, and through an anonymous comment system. Conclusions:Renovation of an occupied, high-use building on an academic campus provides many challenges, but can be accomplished in a way that responds to students’ needs. Library personnel’s frequent consultations with construction team members is essential for the success of a renovation project. The new space aligns with student requests and future student and faculty needs for technology, collaborative work, and knowledge discovery.