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  • 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 HCA has broadened its online presence by digitizing significant print publications, historical documents, and medical artifacts and depositing the digital items into Scholarly Commons.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.
  • 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.
  • Exploring Best Practices for Librarian Integration into Case-Based Small Group Learning

    Kouame, Gail; Gaines, Julie K.; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
    Objectives:To explore best practices for integrating health sciences librarians in case-based learning in undergraduate medical education. Methods: A group of health sciences librarians and medical educators performed a study and analyzed first and second year medical students’ use of resources in small group case-based learning experiences. Librarian activities included collecting students’ learning objective presentations, evaluating and critiquing the resources cited, and providing written feedback. Librarians also performed in-person observations of small group presentations and gave input to students. In this study, the librarians discovered gaps in information seeking skills on the part of the students as well as faculty small group facilitators. Facilitators acknowledged a need for training and reminders about effective searching. Librarians identified ways to equip students and faculty facilitators with improved searching and critical appraisal skills. Results: Librarian presence in the small groups reminded facilitators to prompt students to assess the quality of the resources they consult to answer scenario-based questions. Plans are underway to develop more structured training for facilitators and explore meaningful assignments for students to reinforce critical thinking while searching for health information. One librarian, as part of a teaching fellowship project, was invited to teach a session on searching and critical appraisal skills to faculty small group facilitators for an orientation session at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year. A needs assessment will also be developed for the small group facilitators to determine their needs for developing information seeking skills and best ways to leverage librarian expertise. Conclusion: The presence of the librarians in the small group prompted both students and faculty facilitators to consider the quality of information resources which are important for clinical reasoning skills for their future clinical work.

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