• 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 2015 Libraries Annual Report

      University Libraries (2016-06-07)
      We are pleased to provide the 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Georgia Regents University Libraries after a hiatus of a few years. This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY15 (and also a few items from FY14) that support our mission, and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of our work.
    • 2016 Libraries Annual Report

      University Libraries (2016-11-03)
      We are pleased to provide the 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Augusta University Libraries.This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY16 that support our mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of our work.
    • 2017 Libraries Annual Report

      University Libraries (2017-10-25)
      We are pleased to provide the 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Augusta University Libraries. This report serves to highlight the activities and accomplishments of FY17 that support our mission and to inform administrators, colleagues, and historians of our work.
    • 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.
    • Adapting an embedded model of librarianship, college by college.

      Blake, Lindsay; Mears, Kim; Davies, Kathy J; Ballance, Darra; Shipman, Peter; Connolly-Brown, Maryska; Gaines, Julie K.; Georgia Regents University (Taylor & Francis, 2014-07-14)
      Librarians are increasingly moving out of the library and into the wider university setting as patrons spend more time seeking information online and less time visiting the library. The move to embed librarians in colleges, departments, or customer groups has been going on for some time but has recently received more attention as libraries work to find new ways to reach patrons that no longer need to come to the physical library. Few universities have attempted to embed all their librarians. This case study describes how one group of health sciences librarians dispersed its professional staff throughout its campuses and medical centers.
    • Authentic Assessment in the Library Classroom

      Baker, Camilla B.; Reese Library (Georgia Regents University, 2013-08-23)
      Typical survey instruments used in library classrooms tend to place more emphasis on presenter performance than on student learning. The uses of teacher evaluation surveys are clear for personnel evaluative purposes. What is less clear is whether the effort expended on library instruction is worth the time invested in it, when framed in the context of student outcomes. In other words, is librarian performance in the classroom more important than student learning? The use of active learning techniques in library classrooms focuses attention on the materials at hand, often in ways that lectures and demonstrations cannot. This paper will define the attributes of authentic assessment, and explain how this type of assessment can be used in a library classroom, even a single session, once a semester, in order to put more emphasis on student learning, using the exercise itself to shape the expected student outcomes. Examination of a sample of completed student questions after such a class showed that students need more emphasis in two outcome areas, documentation and moving successfully from identification of desired items to retrieval of those items. These are areas where students often need extra assistance, but it can be challenging to provide that assistance in a single class where other outcomes also compete for both the students’ and teacher’s attention. However, a stronger focus on student learning creates a better measure of the value of the class than does a survey more suited to a performance evaluation.
    • Back to the Basics!: Career Development for Early Career Librarians Through SubjectIntensive Conferences

      Logue, Natalie; Stuart, Ansley (2017-05)
      To assess a subject intensive conference for career development benefits among librarians with less than 5 years of professional experience.
    • 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.
    • Book Review: LANCASTER, F. W. If You Want to Evaluate Your Library ...

      King, DN; College of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (Medical Library Association, 1989-07)
    • 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.
    • Building a DREAM: Medical Librarians Collaborating in the Creation of an Assessment Database

      Blake, Lindsay; Davies, Kathy J; University Libraries (2014-05)
      Program Objective: The DREAM (Directory and Repository of Educational Assessment Measures) project built a repository of peer-reviewed assessment measures used in health sciences education. Program: Librarians collaborated with the school of medicine’s educational department, the Educational Innovation Institute (EII), to create a medical assessment database, DREAM. The DREAM database is hosted within the MedEdPORTAL on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website. Librarians tailored searches to the six main Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies. The librarians worked closely with the DREAM project coordinator to craft PubMed searches that would find a variety of assessment tools for students and residents clustered around the six competencies. The searches were combed for Psychometrically Evidenced, Appearing Repeatedly in a Literature Search (PEARLS). PEARLS were sent out to reviewers, who prepared a critical analysis. A Critical Synthesis Package, which includes librarian created indexing, is then placed on the DREAM site. Main Results: The DREAM initiative launched online officially in October 2013. The six ACGME searches will be expanded to cover the entire health sciences arena and social science databases. Librarians have become full-partners with the EII team on the DREAM project, designing not only searches, but providing feedback, participating in monthly meetings, and assisting as needed. DREAM has gained national attention and led to further Librarian involvement in projects on campus and for other organizations. Conclusion: The collaboration between the EII and the medical library is mutually beneficial. The medical librarians have gained national recognition for their inclusion in the DREAM project. The project has been presented at medical education and library conferences. Librarians are collaborating on an article with the EII DREAM team for publication in the medical education literature. Librarians have also improved on their searching skills in PubMed by expanding their knowledge of both MeSH and indexing. This has helped them to become more efficient and productive searchers.
    • Captured Memories Make History: Recording the Memories of Retirees for the Oral History Project of the Southern Chapter/MLA

      Kane, Laura T.; Price, Helvi McCall; Blake, Lindsay (2009-05)
      Beginning in the 1990's, the SC/MLA History Committee members recorded five oral histories. The transcriptions were stored in the Chapter archives. In 2003-2004 Richard Nollan, Chair and Laura Kane, a member of the Southern Chapter History Committee, resurrected the Oral History Project. More members were retiring, and it was felt that their memories of Southern Chapter events should be preserved. Committee members publicized the project and began a list of possible interviewees. They developed the first Oral History web page, displaying the original five oral histories. In 2006-2007 Laura Kane, then Chair of the History Committee, added new initiatives to the Oral History Project. An official list of interview questions was developed and added to the web page along with three new transcriptions of oral history interviews. Bernie Smith of the MLA Oral History Committee contacted Laura Kane to discuss collaborating on oral histories. The SC/MLA Oral History Committee was identified as the model for other Chapter oral history projects.
    • Combining Research Results and Dental Accreditation Requirements to Create Instruction Opportunities

      Shipman, Peter; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (2017-05)
      Objectives: The aim of this program is to expand librarian instructional opportunities and improve student performance in evidence-based dentistry (EBD) competencies. Methods: A recent librarian-led internal study of EBD behaviors of fourth-year dental students at external clerkships indicated poor recall of the EBD process (question, find, appraise, act, evaluate). A dental school curriculum subcommittee, including the librarian, is currently meeting to evaluate the presence of the EBD competency in the curriculum in preparation for an accreditation review. Preliminary screening of course syllabi identified five possible courses and two EBD process rubrics supporting the EBD competency accreditation standard. A need for further EBD process training by the librarian may be indicated by the low number of rubrics which correlates to poor student recall of the EBD process in the librarian’s study. Performing the study and having membership on the subcommittee gives the librarian a platform to advocate for instructional opportunities that improve student performance in the EBD competency standard prior to accreditation review. Results: The evidence-based dentistry subcommittee of the dental school curriculum committee was able to identify three more additional courses supporting the EBD accreditation standard. Assistance in EBD supplied by the librarian for first semester, second-year dental students confirms continued poor recall of the EBD process. This cohort of dental students was not in the original research study. The taskforce could not identify any fourth-year course work that includes support of the EBD accreditation standard. In the lockstep curriculum, there are gaps in semesters when students are not being tested in the EBD process. The dental librarian added two new instructional sessions after the research study (one undergraduate, one advanced education). Conclusion: Students are receiving exposure to EBD principles to satisfy the accreditation standard, but the lack of awareness of the EBD process indicates it may be difficult for dental schools to determine if new graduates can effectively perform evidence-based dentistry in future dental practice. The EBD taskforce believes more faculty development in EBD is necessary. The dental librarian will have a role in training faculty in evidence-based dentistry.
    • 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.
    • The contribution of hospital library information services to clinical care: a study in eight hospitals.

      King, DN; Library Research Center, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana (Medical Library Association, 1987-10)
      Hospital health sciences libraries represent, for the vast majority of health professionals, the most accessible source for library information and services. Most health professionals do not have available the specialized services of a clinical medical librarian, and rely instead upon general information services for their case-related information needs. The ability of the hospital library to meet these needs and the impact of the information on quality patient care have not been previously examined. A study was conducted in eight hospitals in the Chicago area as a quality assurance project. A total of 176 physicians, nurses, and other health professionals requested information from their hospital libraries related to a current case or clinical situation. They then assessed the quality of information received, its cognitive value, its contribution to patient care, and its impact on case management. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents asserted that they would definitely or probably handle their cases differently as a result of the information provided by the library. Almost all rated the libraries' performance and response highly. An overview of the context and purpose of the study, its methods, selected results, limitations, and conclusions are presented here, as is a review of selected earlier research.