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  • Bridging the silos: Connecting University data management services through a Data Management Symposium

    Davies, Kathy; Hendren, Steph; Davis, Jennifer Putnam; Augusta University (Augusta University, 2019-10-11)
    Objective: Greenblatt Library at Augusta University determined that library facutly needed expanded knowledge of research data management to establish a training program and develop a data services model. These goals aligned the library with an existing priority to become a research university and address gaps in existing data services offered to the research community. The library decided that hosting a one-day research data management symposium would promote the library as a data management resource, engage with existing research data services on campus, and discuss important aspects of data management. Methods: Greenblatt Library received funding to host a campus-wide research data management symposium. The symposium connected researchers and resources across all disciplines and provided professional development credits for researchers and librarians. Results: The one-day symposium was held in March 2019 and featured national and local speakers, a panel discussion, and data resources exhibits. The conducted post survey provided valuable information that will be used to establish future training and library services. Library faculty taught one of the sessions and the Libraries staffed an exhibit table to highlight data management tools. Conclusions: Librarians have existing skills such as teaching, organizing, analyzing and providing access to information sources that transfer readily to the research data management life cycle. The training symposium increased campus awareness of library services for data management and facilitated new research collaborations. Moving forward, a multifaceted approach to training will increase library faculty capabilities to engage in the critical processes necessary for data sharing, scholarship, and research reproducibility.
  • Shaping the Future of Education for the Medical Library Association

    Kouame, Gail; Holmes, Heather; Laera, Elizabeth; Augusta University; Medical University of South Carolina; Brookwood Baptist Health (Augusta University, 2019-10-11)
    Objective: Inform health sciences information professionals about the newly developed structure for educational programming for the Medical Library Association (MLA) based on MLA’s Professional Competencies. Methods: MLA appointed the Education Steering Committee and six Education Curriculum Committees to develop education content based on the Association’s revised Professional Competencies. The Competencies provide the framework that define the skills to be gained as a result of educational offerings. The Education Curriculum Committees are charged with: 1. Designing and planning curriculum and educational offerings and resources; 2. Providing direction, expertise, and knowledge to creators and instructors of educational offerings with respect to content and instructional design; 3. Reviewing and assessing offerings to ensure they are high quality and current, meet learning outcomes, and have a succession plan. The work of the Curriculum Committees is shaped by the curriculum priorities document set forth by the Education Steering Committee, beginning with a “Bootcamp” that incorporates foundational offerings across the Competencies. Results: The Education Curriculum Committees suggest topics and speakers for MLA’s monthly webinars and for Continuing Education courses offered at the Association’s Annual Meetings. In the past year, Education Curriculum Committees have engaged with subject matter experts and with professional instructional designers to create online self-paced courses. A middle management symposium, sponsored by the Leadership & Management Education Curriculum Committee, was offered at the MLA 2019 Annual Meeting. Curriculum Committees are exploring other modes for providing educational content, such as podcasts, journal clubs or discussion groups. Existing courses and webinars are tagged with Professional Competencies in MEDLIB-ED, MLA’s continuing education portal. Conclusions: MLA’s Professional Competencies provide a meaningful framework for planning and organizing educational offerings. Education Curriculum Committees follow the curriculum priorities to plan their work, but also have flexibility to be innovative in suggesting other possible content and methods to support professional development and education for information professionals.
  • 2008 Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library Annual Report

    Medical College of Georgia, 2008
    This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY08 that supports the Medical College of Georgia's mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of the Greenblatt Library's work.
  • 2007 Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library Annual Report

    Medical College of Georgia, 2007
    This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY07 that supports the Medical College of Georgia's mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of the Greenblatt Library's work.
  • 2006 Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library Annual Report

    Medical College of Georgia, 2006
    This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY06 that supports the Medical College of Georgia's mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of the Greenblatt Library's work.
  • 2005 Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library Annual Report

    Medical College of Georgia, 2005
    This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY05 that supports the Medical College of Georgia's mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of the Greenblatt Library's work.
  • 2004 Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library Annual Report

    Medical College of Georgia, 2004
    This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY04 that supports the Medical College of Georgia's mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of the Greenblatt Library's work.
  • Strong Roots Produce Stronger Branches via Digital Surrogates

    Sharrock, Renee; Bandy, Sandra; Augusta University Libraries (2019-10-17)
    Historical Collections & Archives (HCA) is comprised of campus archives, rare books, and medical artifacts on the Health Sciences campus of Augusta University. Scholarly Commons is the institutional repository for Augusta University and is operated and managed by the Content Management Department of the Greenblatt Library. HCA has broadened its online presence by digitizing significant print publications, historical documents, and medical artifacts and depositing the digital items into Scholarly Commons.
  • INFOrmed: University Libraries News [Volume 6, Issue 2, Spring 2018]

    Johnson, Melissa; Gutsaeva, Elina; Kubicki, Josette; Davis, Jennifer; Bandy, Sandra; Logue, Natalie; Flynn, Kara; Sharrock, Renee (2018-03)
    INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries of Augusta University. Inside this issue: ARTECA; Clothes Closet Donation Drive; EndNote X8; Faculty and Staff News; New eBooks; Greenblatt Library Construction; Heritage Unit News; ILLiad Services Available through GIL-FIND; New Website for University Libraries; Heart Walk
  • INFOrmed: University Libraries News [Volume 6, Issue 1, Fall 2017]

    Mann, Barbara; Gutsaeva, Elina; Davis, Jennifer; Horton, Jalesia; Akers, Caroline; Kubicki, Josette; Durham, Ginny (2017-09)
    INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries of Augusta University. Inside this issue: Seventh NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course Begins September 10; EndNote; New Resources; Research Assistance; Embedded Program; Greenblatt Library Renovations; For all the People; Faculty and Staff News; Clothes Closet Donation Drive; "And there's the humor of it": Shakespeare and the Four Humors
  • INFormed: University Libraries News [Volume 8, Issue 1, Fall 2019]

    Sharrock, Renee; Atkinson, Matt; Bandy, Sandra; Gomez, Ali; Davis, Jennifer; Johnson, Melissa (2019-08)
    INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries of Augusta University. Inside this issue: Exhibit Honoring Lois Taylor Ellison, M.D.; upcoming events, new library resources, Greenblatt Library Renovation; Lost Book Returned 48 Years Late; Browsing Books Returns at Reese; Personnel Updates; Software and Features Available in CTL
  • INFOrmed: University Libraries News [Volume 7, Issue 1, Fall 2018]

    Davis, Jennifer; Flynn, Kara; Sharrock, Renee; Hayes, Adrienne; Luster, Aspasia; Horton, Jalesia; Johnson, Melissa; Bandy, Sandra; Bustos, Rod (Fall 2018)
    INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries of Augusta University. Inside this issue: Greenblatt Library's CTL now open; upcoming events, new library resources, Heritage Unit News series; The Cats are In!; New Oversized Books Section @Reese; Faculty and Staff News; An Eye on the Libraries
  • INFOrmed: University Libraries News [Volume 7, Issue 2, Spring 2019]

    Davis, Jennifer; Horton, Jalesia; Kubicki, Josette; Kouame, Gail; Askew, Bettina; Flynn, Kara; Sharrock, Renee (2019-02)
    INFOrmed is a newsletter of the University Libraries of Augusta University. Inside this issue: Greenblatt Library Hosts a Research Data Management Symposium March 19, 2019; CSRA Heart Walk; Data Visualization Wall Now Available; Current and Upcoming Events; Systematic Reviews; Heritage Unit News series; Faculty and Staff Updates
  • Data Repositories For Research Reproducibility

    Davies, Kathy; Putnam Davis, Jennifer; University Libraries
  • 2018 Libraries Annual Report

    University Libraries (Augusta University, 2018-10-19)
    This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY18 that support the Augusta University's mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of the University Libraries work.
  • Boldly Going To New Horizons: Engaging the Community in Biomedical Research and Precision Medicine

    Shipman, Peter; Kouame, Gail; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
    Objective:To adapt a traditional consumer health information outreach approach to include a community health education message targeting the benefits for the general public of participation in biomedical research. Methods: An outreach award led to the expansion of a traditional consumer health information message to include the basics of biomedical research and informed consent. Urban, suburban, and rural public libraries and Federally Qualified Health Centers in eastern and central Georgia will host ten consumer health presentations by medical librarians. Presentations will have three themes: becoming well-informed about disease conditions and medications using MedlinePlus, understanding the process and benefits of biomedical research studies, and use the All of Us research program as an example of a new type of precision medicine study that recruits partners (not subjects) from populations that do not traditionally participate in research. The importance of understanding the risks and benefits of enrolling in a research study will be discussed. Results: To be determined.
  • Embarrassment of Riches--Adapting to a Surfeit of Instruction Time Teaching Evidence-Based Dentistry Concepts to First-Year Dental Students

    Shipman, Peter; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
    Objective: The medical librarian will develop new active learning content for first-year predoctoral dental students to learn the Question and Find portions of the evidence-based dentistry (EBD) process. Methods: Restructuring of the dental curriculum resulted in the librarian being awarded more instruction time to teach the Question (PICO –Problem, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) and Find (search PubMed) portions of the evidence-based dentistry (EBD) process in a two-credit critical thinking research class. Instruction time increased from one session of 90 minutes to two sessions, 240 minutes total.A new active learning activity will be developed to enhance skills in portions of the course where the students have traditionally under performed, due to lack of time. These skills include more accurately matching clinical question concepts to the corresponding PICO element and analyzing the rigor of the automatic term mapping results in PubMed. Another key skill is to create new search strategies in PubMed when the search result list is inadequate or null.Some teaching elements from the previous version of the class will continue: the flipped classroom pre-class recordings, a PICO worksheet for in-class use, student reasoning of their search strategies, and the librarian providing live feedback of search strategies. Results: Increased instruction time leads to more examples of clinical questions, PICO formatting, and PubMed searching. A segment on the importance of lifelong learning in the context of competency-based education was added. A formative assessment session, a Jeopardy-style quiz element, was reinstated to the course. Conclusion: The students had more opportunities to actively learn evidence-based dentistry skills –PICO formatting, PubMed searching, and learning the EBD process. With more instruction time, greater emphasis could be devoted to lifelong learning, and a formative assessment session was used to tie in all the elements.
  • Engaging Pre-College Students in Health Sciences Research

    Logue, Natalie; Stuart, Ansley; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
    Objective: This presentation will show how to engage, assess, and educate pre-college students in a pipeline program in-person and online.Methods: The pipeline program targets juniors and seniors from local high schools who are interested in pursuing a health sciences career. This summer long program provides credit and non-credit instruction courses modelled after medical education programs to simulate what the students will experience in higher education. Part of the non-credit instruction is an information literacy course that is taught by two librarians from the health sciences library. This course focuses on introductory information search skills, health sciences specific databases, and indexing. Many of the students begin the course without previous health literacy skills but are expected to write and present on a health disparities topic by the end of the nine-week program. The Information Literacy course is presented to both in-person and online groups and were initially taught simultaneously for convenience and consistency. The two groups were split in Summer of 2017 due to ongoing technical difficulties, student engagement concerns, and poor student comprehension. Results: By focusing on the in-person and online groups separately, the librarians were able to better utilize group discussion and online tools to increase student participation. The immediate result of separating the class components was a reduction in wasted class time for the in-person instruction waiting for online students to login and respond. Additionally, tools such as online discussion boards and surveys, were better utilized to engage distance students. Conclusions: Separating the class component saw an increase in the student engagement over the course of the summer and allowed for better assessment of student comprehension through pre and post testing. Additional conclusions from the Summer 2018 will be included.
  • Making Magic: Fostering Innovation with a Creative Technology Lab in the Health Sciences Library

    Logue, Natalie; Kouame, Gail; Askew, Bettina; Nogales, Vonny; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
    Objective:To offer creative technology services in a health sciences library for innovation and prototyping. Methods: An academic health sciences library implemented a new maker space, the Creative Technology Lab (CTL), as part of a major renovation project in 2017/2018. The Creative Technology Lab provides 3D scanning and printing services, a Cricut machine, circuitry kits, and a lamination machine, with a high-definition data visualization display coming in the next year. Initial planning for the CTL focused primarily on 3D printing and scanning. The space allocated for the CTL was not ready during early phases of the renovation, so the 3D scanning and printing equipment was placed in another work area to allow library personnel to become familiar with how to use the equipment and accompanying software. The CTL Committee developed policies and procedures and posted job request forms to the library’s web page prior to the final placement of the 3D equipment in the CTL space. Interest and some requests immediately surfaced when equipment became available in the library.Results:When the CTL final location was unveiled, requests for 3D scanning and printing increased notably. The CTL is located directly inside the library’s main entrance and has a bank of windows,making it highly visible. In addition, the committee produced marketing materials and presented on the CTL in an online tutorial and at local faculty showcases. Faculty members and students from multiple disciplines have produced 3D printed tools and educational models. Conclusions:Having the Creative Technology Lab as a service at the health sciences library allows for the library to increase its visibility on campus to new users seeking to produce both prototypes and objects for practical uses. The biggest challenge for users of the CTL is understanding the technology and software, so providing feedback on designs and discussing project ideas has been repeatedly requested.
  • It's a Stress-Free World After All! Strategies for a Successful Finals Frenzy Program

    Logue, Natalie; Hendren, Stephanie; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
    Objective: This poster examines ways to implement and support a Finals Frenzy program focused on reducing stress and supporting study focus in a health sciences library during finals period using non-library funding. Methods: Each Fall and Spring semester, the health sciences library organizes a four to five day program aimed at supporting students during their finals study period with the goal of relieving stress and increasing student awareness of library support and resources. This program is led by an ad hoc committee consisting of the Access Services librarian, an additional librarian, and a staff member. The objectives of the committee are to establish a daily schedule of events, itemize purchases, and generate marketing material. Funding for the events is requested from the Student Activity Fees committee, a University Committee charged with the distribution of student fees. Each year, the library needs to apply for funding and present their budget proposal to the committee. Results: The library budget proposal for 2017-2018 was carried over from previous years based on past event programming and student turnout. Ongoing assessment of previous events highlighted an opportunity to modify the program to better meet student needs. Spring 2018 events were scheduled a week earlier, and four days longer, than originally planned and an additional funding opportunity was identified within student fees. In addition to funded events, the library utilized volunteer services such as therapy dogs, and supplies purchased from previous years. Conclusions: The library saw a 52% increase in student attendance between Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. While funding helped in implementation, reviewing event statistics and researching similar programs to adjust the timing and schedule of events were key factors in increasing student participation.

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