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Journal of the Medical Library Association
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ISSN (Print) 1536-5050 - ISSN (Online) 1558-9439
Published by Medical Library Association  [1 journal]
  • Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD, Honorary MLA Member

    • Authors: Betsy L. Humphreys, Megan Rosenbloom
      Pages: 314 - 317
      Abstract: Donald Allan Bror Lindberg, MD, director emeritus of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Honorary MLA Member, died on August 17, 2019, in Bethesda, Maryland. Lindberg was NLM’s longest serving director and led the library through extraordinary changes that affected health sciences libraries and access to health information worldwide.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.878
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Lucretia W. McClure, AHIP, FMLA

    • Authors: Judith Messerle
      Pages: 318 - 320
      Abstract: With the passing of Lucretia W. McClure, AHIP, FMLA, on October 17, 2019, the Medical Library Association, the library profession, and the field of medical history lost an important friend and colleague. She was a role model for many and a bright light for the association.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.908
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Read by QxMD

    • Authors: Carolyn A. Klatt
      Pages: 349 - 351
      Abstract: Read by QxMD is a free app and web service that operates like a personal awareness aid, providing a single place for health care providers to keep up with new medical and scientific research, read topic reviews, search PubMed, and add keywords to follow.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.930
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Elevation through reflection: closing the circle to improve librarianship

    • Authors: Jolene M. Miller, Stephanie Friree Ford, Anna Yang
      Pages: 353 - 363
      Abstract: Reflective practice is a strategy promoted as a way to improve professional performance and to develop expertise. Intentional reflection on work situations can lead to improved understanding of a specific situation, identify strategies for similar situations in the future, and uncover assumptions that hinder service to patrons. Research has identified lack of knowledge to be a barrier to health sciences librarians engaging in reflective practice. This article introduces the use of intentional reflection at work: what it is, how it helps, and how it can be applied in librarianship. It also provides practical advice on how to choose a format, how to use a model to guide reflection, and how to incorporate it into work.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.938
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • What we talk about when we talk about medical librarianship: an analysis
           of Medical Library Association annual meeting abstracts, 2001–2019

    • Authors: Bethany Myers
      Pages: 364 - 377
      Abstract: Objective: This study seeks to gain initial insight into what is talked about and whose voices are heard at Medical Library Association (MLA) annual meetings.Methods: Meeting abstracts were downloaded from the MLA website and converted to comma-separated values (CSV) format. Descriptive analysis in Python identified the number of presentations, disambiguated authors, author collaboration, institutional affiliation type, and geographic affiliation. Topics were generated using Mallet’s Latent Dirichlet Allocation algorithm for topic modeling.Results: There were 5,781 presentations at MLA annual meetings from 2001–2019. Author disambiguation resulted in approximately 5,680 unique authors. One thousand ninety-three records included a hospital-related keyword in the author field, and 4,517 records included an academic-related keyword. There were 438 presentations with at least 1 international author. The topic model identified 16 topics in the MLA abstract corpus: events, electronic resources, publications, evidence-based practice, collections, academic instruction, librarian roles and relationships, technical systems, special collections, general instruction, literature searching, surveys, research support, community outreach, patient education, and library services.Conclusions: Academic librarians presented more frequently than hospital librarians, though more research should be done to determine if this discrepancy was disproportionate to hospital librarians’ representation in MLA. Geographic affiliation was concentrated in the United States and appeared to be related to population density. Health sciences librarians in the early twenty-first century are spending more time at MLA annual meetings talking about communities, relationships, and visible services, and less time talking about library collections and operations. Further research will be needed to boost the participation of underrepresented members.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.836
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Evaluating nursing faculty’s approach to information literacy
           instruction: a multi-institutional study

    • Authors: Bethany S. McGowan, Laureen P. Cantwell, Jamie L. Conklin, Rebecca Raszewski, Julie Planchon Wolf, Maribeth Slebodnik, Sandra McCarthy, Shannon Johnson
      Pages: 378 - 388
      Abstract: Objective: In 2018, the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Health Sciences Interest Group convened a working group to update the 2013 Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing to be a companion document to the 2016 Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. To create this companion document, the working group first needed to understand how nursing faculty approached information literacy (IL) instruction.Methods: The working group designed a survey that assessed how nursing faculty utilized IL principles in coursework and instruction. The survey consisted of nineteen mixed methods questions and was distributed to nursing faculty at eight institutions across the United States.Results: Most (79%) faculty indicated that they use a variety of methods to teach IL principles in their courses. While only 12% of faculty incorporated a version of the ACRL IL competencies in course design, they were much more likely to integrate nursing educational association standards. Faculty perceptions of the relevance of IL skills increased as the education level being taught increased.Conclusion: The integration of IL instruction into nursing education has mostly been achieved through using standards from nursing educational associations. Understanding these standards and understanding how faculty perceptions of the relevance of IL skills change with educational levels will guide the development of a companion document that librarians can use to collaborate with nurse educators to integrate IL instruction throughout nursing curriculums at course and program levels.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.841
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • The continued citation of retracted publications in dentistry

    • Authors: Nicole R. Theis-Mahon, Caitlin J. Bakker
      Pages: 389 - 397
      Abstract: Objective: Publications are retracted for many reasons, but the continued use and citation of retracted publications presents a problem for future research. This study investigated retractions in the dental literature to understand the characteristics of retracted publications, the reasons for their retractions, and the nature and context of their citations after retraction.Methods: In September 2018, the authors identified retracted dentistry publications using the Retraction Watch database. Citations to those publications were retrieved from Scopus and Web of Science. Characteristics of retracted publications and their citations were collected, including study design, reasons for retraction, and nature of citation (positive, negative, or neutral). We used chi-square tests to determine if there were notable differences between retracted publications that were cited following retraction and those that were not, and if there were relationships between the nature of the citation, the study design of the original publication, and its reason for retraction.Results: Of the 136 retracted publications, 84 were cited after retraction. When restricted to English language, 81 retracted publications received citations from 685 publications. Only 5.4% of the citations noted the retracted status of the original publication, while 25.3% of citations were neutral and 69.3% were positive. Animal studies were more likely to be uncited after retraction, while in vitro studies and randomized controlled trials were more likely to be cited. Retracted publications that were cited negatively were more likely to have been retracted due to scientific distortion than those that were cited positively or neutrally. Retracted publications that were cited negatively were also more likely to be observational studies than those cited positively or neutrally.Conclusion: Retracted publications in dentistry are continually cited positively following their retraction, regardless of their study designs or reasons for retraction. This indicates that the continued citation of retracted publications in this field cannot be isolated to certain research methods or misconduct but is, instead, a more widespread issue.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.824
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • “What’s happening over there'”: a study of the current state of
           services, challenges, and prospects in Nigerian medical libraries

    • Authors: Biliamin Oladele Popoola, Ngozi Celestina Uzoagba, Nafisa Rabiu
      Pages: 398 - 407
      Abstract: Objective: The authors examined the current state of service delivery, collections, and challenges in Nigerian medical libraries.Methods: We employed a descriptive mixed method research design using a cross-sectional quantitative survey of Nigerian medical librarians and qualitative interviews with heads of selected Nigerian medical libraries.Results: Respondents indicated that the US National Library of Medicine classification scheme is most commonly used to organize the resources of medical libraries in Nigeria. Respondents indicated that library users have a high understanding about the library but exhibit low usage of library services. Nigerian medical libraries have social media accounts but use them infrequently. Most medical librarians do not provide specialized services to health care professionals, and monographs are the major information resources in their collections. Most medical librarians in Nigeria have beginner-level knowledge of systematic reviews and evidence-based medicine and rarely organize training for library users.Conclusion: Our findings show that services offered by medical libraries in Nigeria are still evolving. Identified skill deficits among medical librarians need to be addressed. The country’s library associations and international programs in developing countries should focus on providing continuing education and training of Nigerian medical librarians to enhance their support for medical education and practice in Nigeria.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.607
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Services and staffing practices in academic health sciences libraries
           serving college of osteopathic medicine programs: a mixed methods study

    • Authors: Joanne M. Muellenbach, Wendy C. Duncan, Cheryl Vanier, Lisa A. Ennis, Anna Yang
      Pages: 408 - 419
      Abstract: Objective: This study describes and assesses services, staffing practices, and trends in academic health sciences libraries that serve accredited college of osteopathic medicine (COM) programs in the United States.Methods: The study was conducted in three phases. In phase one, the investigators collected data on library services and staffing through the publicly facing websites of the COM libraries. In phase two, thirty-five COM library directors were invited to complete a survey regarding their services, staffing, supported programs, and students served. In phase three, seven COM library directors participated in phone interviews regarding services that increased their visibility, their motivation to offer expanded services, adequacy of staffing, and competencies required for new librarian roles. The investigators incorporated the Medical Library Association (MLA) competencies as a framework to structure the results.Results: Phase one identified 35 COM libraries serving between 162 and 8,281 students. In phase two, 30 out of a possible 35 survey respondents indicated that the top services offered or considered by COM libraries were in the MLA competency areas of “Instruction & Instructional Design” and “Evidence-Based Practice & Research.” In addition, we discovered that COM libraries had a median of 10 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff per 1,000 students. Phase three data revealed that library directors attributed their libraries’ success to the skills and talents of their staff, the wide range of resources and services they offered, and the desirability of their physical spaces. Library directors identified skills in the same MLA competency areas as phase two, as well as in the MLA competency areas of “Information Management” and “Leadership & Management,” as being desirable for new staff.Conclusion: The study results provide information for medical school administrators and library directors to help identify trends across US osteopathic medical schools in order to justify the need for additional services and staffing. These results can assist medical and library leadership in COM schools in planning for their future academic health sciences libraries. Finally, the findings could assist programs in library and information sciences in redesigning their curriculums based on the MLA competencies for students who seek future careers in academic health sciences libraries.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.862
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Introducing a health information literacy competencies map: connecting the
           Association of American Medical Colleges Core Entrustable Professional
           Activities and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Common
           Program Requirements to the Association of College & Research Libraries
           Framework

    • Authors: Emily A. Brennan, Rikke Sarah Ogawa, Kelly Thormodson, Megan von Isenburg
      Pages: 420 - 427
      Abstract: Background: Librarians teach evidence-based medicine (EBM) and information-seeking principles in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate medical education. These curricula are informed by medical education standards, medical education competencies, information literacy frameworks, and background literature on EBM and teaching. As this multidimensional body of knowledge evolves, librarians must adapt their teaching and involvement with medical education. Identifying explicit connections between the information literacy discipline and the field of medical education requires ongoing attention to multiple guideposts but offers the potential to leverage information literacy skills in the larger health sciences education sphere.Methods: A subgroup of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Competency-Based Medical Education Task Force cross-referenced medical education documents (Core Entrustable Professional Activities and 2017–2018 Liaison Committee on Medical Education Functions and Structures of a Medical School) with the Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education using nominal group technique.Results: In addition to serving as a vocabulary, the map can also be used to identify gaps between and opportunities for enhancing the scholarly expectations of undergraduate and graduate medical education standards and the building blocks of information literacy education. This article has been approved for the Medical Library Association’s Independent Reading Program.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.645
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Barriers and facilitators to use of a clinical evidence technology in the
           management of skin problems in primary care: insights from mixed methods

    • Authors: Marianne D. Burke, Liliane B. Savard, Alan S. Rubin, Benjamin Littenberg
      Pages: 428 - 439
      Abstract: Objective: Few studies have examined the impact of a single clinical evidence technology (CET) on provider practice or patient outcomes from the provider’s perspective. A previous cluster-randomized controlled trial with patient-reported data tested the effectiveness of a CET (i.e., VisualDx) in improving skin problem outcomes but found no significant effect. The objectives of this follow-up study were to identify barriers and facilitators to the use of the CET from the perspective of primary care providers (PCPs) and to identify reasons why the CET did not affect outcomes in the trial.Methods: Using a convergent mixed methods design, the authors had PCPs complete a post-trial survey and participate in interviews about using the CET for managing patients’ skin problems. Data from both methods were integrated.Results: PCPs found the CET somewhat easy to use but only occasionally useful. Less experienced PCPs used the CET more frequently. Data from interviews revealed barriers and facilitators at four steps of evidence-based practice: clinical question recognition, information acquisition, appraisal of relevance, and application with patients. Facilitators included uncertainty in dermatology, intention for use, convenience of access, diagnosis and treatment support, and patient communication. Barriers included confidence in dermatology, preference for other sources, interface difficulties, presence of irrelevant information, and lack of decision impact.Conclusion: PCPs found the CET useful for diagnosis, treatment support, and patient communication. However, the barriers of interface difficulties, irrelevant search results, and preferred use of other sources limited its positive impact on patient skin problem management.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.787
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Exploring interprofessional collaboration and attitudes of health sciences
           librarians

    • Authors: Rachel J. Hinrichs, Caitlin J. Bakker, Tara J. Brigham, Emily C. Ginier, Gregg A. Stevens, Kristine M. Alpi
      Pages: 440 - 451
      Abstract: Objective: This study assessed health sciences librarians’ attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration using the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) and gathered information on their involvement with interprofessional activities.Methods: The authors sent a survey to librarians in the Medical Library Association’s (MLA’s) Interprofessional Education Special Interest Group and Research Section consisting of the IEPS and questions about their prior and current experiences with interprofessional practice and education (IPE). We compared mean IEPS scores between each MLA group and several other demographic factors to assess differences in attitudes. We also compared librarians’ IEPS scores with those of previously published health professional students’ IEPS scores and thematically analyzed two open-ended questions.Results: Health sciences librarians’ scores on the IEPS indicated positive attitudes toward IPE. There were no statistically significant differences between any group. Health sciences librarians’ mean IEPS score was similar to the mean score of health professions students from a prior study. The most commonly reported interprofessional activity was teaching or facilitating learning activities for health professions students; fewer served on committees or engaged in non-curricular activities such as grand rounds and book clubs.Conclusion: Health sciences librarians in this study reported positive attitudes toward IPE, in line with the majority of other previously studied health professionals. Years of experience, previous health professional careers, and experience supporting IPE as a librarian had little bearing on the responses to the survey. This suggests that health sciences librarians have positive attitudes toward IPE, regardless of whether they directly support IPE programs or participate in interprofessional activities. This article has been approved for the Medical Library Association’s Independent Reading Program.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.804
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • The Medical Library Association (MLA) voter: a survey of attitudes,
           perceptions, and voting practices in MLA national elections

    • Authors: James Shedlock, Elizabeth Perkin McQuillen
      Pages: 452 - 462
      Abstract: Objective: Voting in professional associations is critical for selecting leaders who will implement a desirable vision for an association. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) were surveyed to assess their attitudes and perceptions of the voting process to elect the MLA national offices of president and members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Survey data were also used to test the hypothesis that committed MLA members are more likely to always vote.Methods: SurveyMonkey was used to deliver a 46-question survey to 2,671 email addresses of MLA members who were eligible to vote. Survey data were analyzed using quantitative and qualitative approaches.Results: A total of 676 responses were received, resulting in a 25% response rate. Respondents indicated that the most desired qualities in candidates included experience in professional positions, contributions to MLA, and a vision for the association, whereas candidates’ personal characteristics were rarely considered. Respondents expressed doubts about the use of a single slate, had positive views of campaigning but were doubtful about its impact, and were generally accepting of the current voting process. Committed MLA members were significantly more likely to always vote in MLA national elections.Conclusions: The survey results provide insight into understanding the concerns and motivations of MLA voters and add to the limited literature on professional association voting.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.480
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Identifying information literacy skills and behaviors in the curricular
           competencies of health professions

    • Authors: Micah J. Waltz, Heather K. Moberly, Esther E. Carrigan
      Pages: 463 - 479
      Abstract: Objective: This research identified the presence of information skill and behaviors components of information literacy in curricular competencies to inform a medical sciences library’s instructional schema for five different professional programs at Texas A&M University: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health.Methods: Curricular competency documents were collected from each program and reviewed. Coding categories were identified from the curricular competencies of professional health curricula using data-driven qualitative coding. To guide the identification and coding of competency categories, we developed a seven-category rubric from the coding categories. Three researchers used this rubric to independently code the categories of all of the included professional health curricular competencies. An additional researcher used a revised version of the rubric to identify action verbs in each competency.Results: Competencies for four of the five professional health curricula explicitly stated information skills and behaviors. Each of the five curricula included several competencies that depended on information-specific skills and behaviors. The most common verb used to describe implicit or explicit competencies was “evaluate.”Conclusions: The representation of information skills and behaviors aligns with the drive behind the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Both underpin the importance of evidence-based medicine methodology.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.833
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Partnering with postdocs: a library model for supporting postdoctoral
           researchers and educating the academic research community

    • Authors: Karen H. Gau, Pamela Dillon, Teraya Donaldson, Stacey Elizabeth Wahl, Carrie L. Iwema
      Pages: 480 - 486
      Abstract: Background: A mutually beneficial need exists between postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) who want to grow their science communication, networking, and teaching skills and those in the general health sciences research community who want to learn more about specialized topics. Recognizing this need, interdepartmental teams at two public universities began offering postdocs a teaching opportunity at their health sciences libraries, which serve as discipline-neutral learning spaces for researchers.Case Presentation: At the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), postdocs are invited to submit talk proposals on “how to do something” related to the health sciences. Selected postdoc speakers conduct one-hour talks, get science communication and teaching support, have their talks uploaded to YouTube, and receive feedback from attendees.Conclusions: Postdoc participants appreciated being able to participate in this program, and attendees strongly indicated that the talks are of value. At VCU, surveys of the 25 talks from 2015–2018 showed that 91% of attendees believed they had a better understanding of the topic because of their attendance, and 85% planned to use the knowledge they gained. More than a year after their talks, several postdocs across both institutions informed the coordinators that they were subsequently contacted for advice or further discussion, with 2 postdocs stating that it helped them with job opportunities. This model can be easily adapted at other health sciences libraries to benefit their academic communities.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.902
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Evaluation of literature searching and article selection skills of an
           evidence-based practice team

    • Authors: Emily Paige Jones, Emily A. Brennan, Amanda Davis
      Pages: 487 - 493
      Abstract: Background: An evidence-based practice (EBP) team at an academic medical center supports the development of evidence-based hospital policies and protocols via “Evidence Briefs.” An early career librarian was added to the EBP team to meet increased requests for Evidence Briefs, which provided an opportunity to initiate a quality improvement (QI) analysis, improve work flow, and cross-train staff on literature searching and article selection skills.Case Presentation: This QI project evaluated literature searching and article selection skills of an early career librarian (less than 2 years’ experience), a mid-career librarian (more than 10 years’ experience), and a critical appraisal expert. This project examined 10 Evidence Brief requests completed within a 6-month period. Analysis of each individual’s performance of literature searching and article selection was completed for each Evidence Brief. Across all Evidence Brief requests, the mid-career librarian performed the most comprehensive literature searches and captured the highest number of articles that ultimately ended up being included in the Evidence Briefs (75%). The critical appraisal expert performed best on the article selection portion of the project and identified the highest number of relevant articles that were included in Evidence Briefs (74%).Conclusions: This project provided a formalized method of assessing the literature searching and article selection skills of each member of the EBP team. This project illustrated the skill level of each individual and led to improvements in the Evidence Brief request work flow.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.865
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Resilience, relevance, remembering: history in the time of coronavirus

    • Authors: Stephen J. Greenberg
      Pages: 494 - 497
      Abstract: In a time of unprecedented and rapid change, what are the roles of librarians and archivists in documenting the course of a pandemic'
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.986
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Technological solutions for reproducibility and “showing of work”: a
           response to “Redundancy of Terms Is Not an Error but Plays a Positive
           Role in Composing Search Strategies”

    • Authors: Tony Russell-Rose
      Pages: 498 - 499
      Abstract: Response to Schoones JW. Redundancy of terms is not an error but plays a positive role in composing search strategies [letter to the editor]. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020 Jan;108(1):118–9.
      DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2020.780. Comment on Salvador-Oliván JA, Marco-Cuenca G, Arquero-Avilés R. Errors in search strategies used in systematic reviews and their effects on information retrieval. J Med Libr Assoc. 2019 Apr;107(2):210–21.
      DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2019.567.andSalvador-Oliván JA, Marco-Cuenca G, Arquero-Avilés R. Response to “Redundancy of terms is not an error but plays a positive role in composing search strategies” [letter to the editor]. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020 Jan;108(1):118–9.
      DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2020.832.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Shane Godbolt, 1943–2019

    • Authors: Donna B. Flake
      Pages: 500 - 502
      Abstract: Shane Godbolt, retired director of Partnerships in Health Information (PHI), died in her London home on November 24, 2019, surrounded by her family. Shane was a true partner to so many medical librarians to further the cause of international librarianship. Through her work in international librarianship, she made the world a better place.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.955
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Medical Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Task Force 2019 Survey
           Report

    • Authors: JJ Pionke
      Pages: 503 - 512
      Abstract: Objective: The goal of this survey by the Medical Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Task Force was to have a better understanding of the demographics of the association as well as ascertain how the membership feels about MLA’s diversity efforts.Methods: A survey was created with the input of both task force members as well as MLA professional staff. It was administered via SurveyMonkey and distributed through email over the course of two weeks in October 2019.Results: The demographics portion of the survey—beyond asking the usual questions about race or ethnicity (72% white), age (65% between 30 and 59), and so on—also asked questions that were more specific to diversity including, but not limited to, gender representation (79% female), sexuality (67% heterosexual), military service (97% have never served), ability (26% have anxiety sometimes or in certain situations), and college financial aid (49% used federal student loans). Diversity-specific questions asked about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the association: 59% strongly agreed or agreed that MLA has a strong commitment to DEI; 54% felt that the amount of time that association was spending on DEI issues was just about right; and 56% were very satisfied or satisfied with the DEI environment at MLA. Members also reported feeling like they belonged in MLA (59%), they were treated with respect (77%), and they were valued by MLA (59%)Conclusion: The survey paints a picture of the membership that is much deeper than any previously conducted membership survey. It shows the diversity of membership, especially in terms of ability and religion. Generally, the membership feels that MLA is right on target with the level of focus that MLA is giving issues of diversity. This survey reinforces the diversity work that has been done and supports diversity work in MLA in the future.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.948
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Framing Health Care Instruction: An Information Literacy Handbook for the
           Health Sciences

    • Authors: Rebecca C. Hedreen
      First page: 513
      Abstract: This book contains everything explanations of the ACRL Framework, how it fits into health care and health sciences education, and lots of examples that are ready to be used or modified.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.968
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Insider’s Guide to Quality, Affordable Healthcare: Practical Strategies
           to Navigate Our Complex System and Save Money

    • Authors: Paige Scudder
      Pages: 514 - 515
      Abstract: The Insider’s Guide to Quality, Affordable Healthcare: Practical Strategies to Navigate Our Complex System and Save Money takes the reader on a thoughtfully planned and systematic journey through the US healthcare system.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.960
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Physician Career Choice and Satisfaction: Empirical Studies of Practicing
           Physicians

    • Authors: Barbara M. Pope
      Pages: 516 - 517
      Abstract: Physician Career Choice and Satisfaction: Empirical Studies of Practicing Physicians summarizes the results of three studies that detail how and why physicians choose the types of practices where they work, physicians’ personal characteristics, and their satisfaction with their work.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.967
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Lean Library

    • Authors: Meghan Hupe
      Pages: 518 - 519
      Abstract: This review explores the advantages and disadvantages of Lean Library. It also discusses setting up the tool and compares it to other browser extensions.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.976
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
  • Posture App (version 2.1.66)

    • Authors: Heather S. Healy
      Pages: 520 - 522
      Abstract: Posture App by Muscle&Motion provides tests, treatment information, and therapeutic exercises for common postural disorders as well as muscular, skeletal, and kinesiology anatomy resources; yoga asanas; core training; and an e-book. The app is for students, faculty, and professionals in the fields of personal training, coaching, dance, kinesiology, anatomy, and others.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2020.979
      Issue No: Vol. 108, No. 3 (2020)
       
 
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