• Librarian Contributions to a Revamped Open-Access Public Health Journal

      Ballance, Darra; Mears, Kim; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (2017-05)
      Objectives: :To improve the quality of a recently revived online journal, publishing original research in public health. Methods: A health sciences librarian who is embedded in an academic public health institute was asked to assist in the preparation of a recently revived journal for application for review by NLM and the DOAJ. The public health institute serves as the academic partner to a state public health association, which published the journal from 2006-2009. The journal was revived by the institute and association as an open access publication in 2015. The institute, and the association’s board of directors, were very interested in increasing the scholarly value and impact of their publication. Results: Reviewing NLM’s application for indexing in MEDLINE led the librarian (and a colleague) to contribute to additional enhancements: the establishment of a secure archival site, selecting a Creative Commons license, adhering to Open Access ideals, and obtaining a Crossref account for DOIs for each article. The librarian applied to Thomson/Reuters for the journal’s inclusion in the Science Citation Index as a “regional journal.” The journal is in final consideration for inclusion in the DOAJ; applications to NLM and Thomson are awaiting decisions. The librarian works closely with administrative staff as each issue is published to ensure DOIs are assigned correctly. Conclusion: This ongoing project has enhanced the embedded librarian’s value to the public health institute and assisted in the scholarly development of the journal. Design improvements to the web site are being suggested by the librarian and will be submitted to the institute’s director. The institute has begun a research study on state public health associations and barriers to publishing state-level public health research; the librarian is included on the research team for this project as well.
    • Library on Demand: Developing an Education Outreach Webinar Series

      Mears, Kim; Davies, Kathy J; Blake, Lindsay; Ballance, Darra; Connolly-Brown, Maryska; Stuart, Ansley; University Libraries (2016-05)
      Objectives: To describe a collaborative project to host live and recorded instructional webinars; To highlight specific information resources; To promote underused library services Methods: Surveyed library employees to identify potential webinar topics; Established a priority order of topics and a calendar for the webinar series; Identified the technology platforms and best practices for online instruction delivery; Committee members provided technical assistance for both viewers and lecturers, coordinated scheduling, and served as instructors; Created a checklist for promotional procedures Results: Webinar series launched in August 2014; Topics scheduled bimonthly; Recorded webinars available on LibGuide as well as the Libraries’ YouTube channel; 1032 views of the series content since the creation of the LibGuide from June 2014 – March 2016 Conclusions: Developing an online webinar series proved to be a viable method to expand the Libraries’ educational program across campuses and increase librarian technology skills; Future directions include identifying topics and collaboration with the undergraduate library
    • 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.
    • Makerspace Mania! Developing a Makerspace in a Health Sciences Library

      Mears, Kim; Logue, Natalie; Kouame, Gail; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (2017-04)
      Objectives: To advance the clinical and educational objectives of the university and to foster innovation by developing a makerspace in the health sciences library. Methods: A committee of three librarians investigated models of makerspaces in health sciences libraries and evaluated the current needs of faculty and staff for 3D printing and data visualization. A proposal was developed in three phases: information gathering, in-depth interviews, and cost-benefit analysis of equipment and program development. Results: During the information gathering stage, the committee reviewed a variety of sources such as websites, white papers, and listserv discussion threads on makerspaces in health sciences and academic libraries. Interviews were conducted with educational technology staff, health sciences faculty, research administration personnel, and a community technology hub. Equipment recommendations were selected during the cost-benefit analysis, which weighed the initial and continuing costs of equipment, the long-term goals of the makerspace, and the needs of the students and faculty. Location and training needs were also included in the proposal recommendations. Implementation of the makerspace is ongoing. Conclusions: Health sciences libraries are becoming more active in the development and implementation of makerspaces in health sciences libraries. Future considerations for the Greenblatt Library makerspace include outreach and promotion and the development of a sustainable funding model.
    • 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.
    • The Many Faces of Embedded Librarianship: How do we Evaluate Effectiveness?

      Blake, Lindsay; Ballance, Darra; Connolly-Brown, Maryska; Davies, Kathy J; Mears, Kim; Shipman, Peter; Gaines, Julie K.; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (2014)
      Presentation from the 2014 Medical Library Association Southern Chapter Annual Meeting.
    • New Beginning for Clinical Librarians: Getting the Program off the Ground

      Blake, Lindsay; Gaines, Julie K.; UGA/GRU Partnership Campus; Georgia Regents University (2012-11)
      Question: How to integrate Librarians into existing clinical structures. Setting: Children’s and regional hospitals and clinics in Georgia where Georgia Health Sciences students and faculty are affiliated. Participants: Two Librarians at Georgia Health Sciences University located in two cities working with various hospital departments and faculty. Methods: Librarians work with departments in the hospitals and area clinics to integrate Evidence Based Medicine(EBM) and Patient and Family Centered Care(PFCC) into the medical student and resident education. Both of the Librarians are starting clinical librarian services. The services are in two different cities and stages in the medical education. One Librarian started in an established position working with residents and students in Family Medicine and Pediatrics, but had to rebuild after years of vacancy. The other Librarian is working with a new clerkship program so she is working directly with the clerkship directors to find ways to get involved with the students as they begin their clinical rotations. Main Finding: Librarians found various ways to assimilate themselves into the existing clinical structure. The methods they used varied by campus, hospital and/or department. Librarians were incorporated into a number of activities including: morning report, rounding, journal club, academic half days and scholarly projects. Conclusions: The Librarians found that various methods needed to be employed to incorporate their assistance in the hospital and clinical departments. The importance of communication and getting to know the clinical department environment and key players helps the Librarians to integrate into the structure.
    • The New Normal at GRU Libraries: Managing Change/Seeking Innovation

      Feher, Virginia; Davies, Kathy J; Verburg, Fay L; McCarrell, Kyle; Mears, Kim; Reese Library (Georgia Regents University, 2013-05-16)
      On January 8th 2013, Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University consolidated to form Georgia Regents University. With this consolidation, ASU Reese Library and GHSU Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library administratively combined. The two libraries serve very different user populations. Reese provides access to a broad range of information resources for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and community users. Greenblatt provides access to evidence-based resources in support of teaching, research, and clinical care for students, faculty, community users, and the GRU Health System. As part of the consolidation process, Reese and Greenblatt faculty and staff collaborated on reconciling differences in policies, procedures, service models, collection development, and library governance, all while seeking opportunities to enhance and innovate services. In this panel presentation, Reese and Greenblatt librarians will address challenges faced in the consolidation process, including combining GIL catalogs, expanding the liaison program, planning a consolidated website, and learning how to navigate differences in organizational culture.
    • On Campus or Out of Town: How Publishing Online Tutorials Can Help Your Patrons

      Blake, Lindsay; Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA (Computers in Libraries, 2009-04)
      The article discusses online tutorials and publishing for distance-education programs of libraries. It is noted that online publishing is growing because of the emergence of online databases, electronic journals and electronic books. Libraries, on the other hand, prefer face-to-face teaching instead of online tutorial. It is recommended that libraries determine which topics to tackle in tutorials before developing them.
    • ORCID Implementation at Georgia Regents University

      Mears, Kim; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (2015-05-17)
      ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) offers a solution to name ambiguity within the publishing world, as well as a method for scholars to maintain a professional record of scholarly activities. The Georgia Regents University Libraries facilitated the adoption and integration of ORCID throughout the GRU campus community by actively engaging faculty and graduate students, as well as integrating ORCID into key university systems. The library collaborated with the University’s Department of Human Resources (HR) and BioMed Central to enhance the adoption and integration of ORCID identifiers in university systems, including the institution’s digital repository, Scholarly Commons, and the University’s Human Resources Management System (HRMS). The library has also begun to focus on educating graduate students on the benefits of ORCID as they begin to build their research portfolio. Librarians can assist their institution in improving research information infrastructure and ORCID is unique because it is the only researcher identifier integrated into grant and manuscript submission systems. This project benefits researchers and the University by increasing the adoption and use of ORCID identifiers and supporting efforts to reduce confusion in regards to common or international names. This is especially important when scholarly productivity has a direct impact on promotion and tenure. ORCID integration in Scholarly Commons was completed in September 2014. Successes and challenges along with the librarians’ educational efforts to introduce ORCID will be reviewed.
    • Partnering with Business Faculty for Information Literacy Instruction

      Bustos, Rod; Blocker, LouAnn; Reese Library (Augusta State University, 2012-10-12)
      Presentation given at GACOMO 2012 about partnering with business school faculty for information literacy instruction.
    • Patient Encounter: Using Virtual EHR To Integrate Library Resources With Second Year Medical Students

      Davies, Kathy J; Bandy, Sandra L.; Kouame, Gail; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library (Augusta University, 2018-11-19)
      Objective Library faculty collaborated to explore new teaching approaches to illustrate student use of library resources in simulated clinical settings with standardized patients. Methods: Librarians co-developed clinical scenarios in collaboration with medical educators to connect library resources to standardized patient experiences for second-year students. Students interviewed standardized patients and used critical thinking to diagnosis the condition, guided by a librarian and clinical facilitator. In real time, students selected appropriate evidence-based medicine resources to complete the course assignment. The patient scenarios were adjusted with each teaching session, this year incorporating simulated patient electronic health records (EHR). Students incorporated library resources at each stage to evaluate the provided patient’s history, prescriptions, and clinical results to determine diagnosis and treatment. Results: The clinical scenarios illustrated how to use library resources effectively in a “real world” setting. In previous years, students distributed searching of the resources among the team members rather than completing the evidence-based process as a cohesive unit. The implementation of the virtual EHR reversed this trend with students working together to address each component of the standardized patient encounter. The students were more engaged with the recent changes and expressed greater understanding of library resources. Library faculty gained deeper knowledge of how clinicians and students view library resources use for evidence-based practice. Conclusions: Students utilized the opportunity to practice information seeking skills within a mock clinical setting and gained more experience using patient care tools. Knowledge of clinical library resources increased amongst the students with the recent insertion of the virtual EHR within the standardized patient experience.
    • Piloting an Online Evidence-Based Practice Course for Nurses

      Mears, Kim; Blake, Lindsay; Augusta University (2016-05)
    • Reference for the Remote User Through Embedded Librarianship

      Connolly-Brown, Maryska; Mears, Kim; Johnson, Melissa; Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library; Walter M. Bortz III Library; Reese Library; Georgia Regents University; Hampden-Sydney College (Taylor & Francis, 2016-02)
      Embedded librarians serve an important role in assisting remote users. Despite the varying degrees of embeddedness, all maintain the goal of ensuring the same high quality reference and instruction services that users have come to expect from the traditional library setting. Embedded librarians select and use technology that most effectively meets the needs of this unique user group. This technology can include the library website, course management systems, research guides, lecture and screen capture software, remote reference (including telephone, chat, and email), web conferencing, online survey tools, citation management, and social media. [NOTE: This is an electronic version of an article published in The Reference Librarian, 2016, VOL. 57, NO. 3, 165–181. This article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763877.2015.1131658.]
    • 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).
    • Rethinking the Archives: History Lectures for the Health Sciences

      Bandy, Sandra L.; Sharrock, Renee; University Libraries (2016-10-05)
      Objective: Unlike many health sciences libraries, our library has a large and far-reaching Historical Collection and Archives (HCA) housing hidden treasures. Showcasing this collection, and the history of the health sciences, has often been a challenge. This poster showcases the development and implementation of a History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series. Method: The recent addition of historical donations from alumni and other health professionals has resulted in an increased interest in the library’s historical collections and archives. Making these collections discoverable is the primary goal as we have rare books dating back as far as 1608 and archives dating back to 1822, before the establishment of the school. The library hosted a variety of lectures that focused on its historical collections. Lectures have been tied to current library events and university courses. Creating this historical lecture series is a collaborative planning process which included numerous obstacles that required creative solutions. Steps in the planning process include: (1) connecting historical collections with faculty or alumni to design lectures; (2) developing marketing strategies across the health science campus that encourage attendance and interest; and (3) assessing the effectiveness of the lecture series.
    • Review of Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences 2004 (DCT 2004).

      Spasser, Mark A; Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Medical College of Georgia (2005-08-18)
    • Rhabdomyolysis after spin class?

      Parmar, Simrat; Chauhan, Bindiya; DuBose, Jacqueline; Blake, Lindsay; Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library; Department of Family Medicine; Georgia Regents University (The Journal of Family Practice, 2012-10)
      Primary care physicians frequently encourage patients to lead a more active, healthy lifestyle. The rise in popularity of endurance events, yoga, and organized gym-based fitness classes has, no doubt, improved the health of those who participate. But what happens when an individual moves too quickly from a sedentary existence to a more physically active one?
    • Scholarly Commons: GHSUs Institutional Repository

      Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Georgia Health Sciences University (Georgia Health Sciences University, 2011-11)
    • 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.