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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]
  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content

    • Authors: Paul M. Blobaum
      Pages: 274 - 275
      Abstract: The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content addresses the growing problem of the proverbial gorilla in the room: Librarians are not keeping up with managing the digital materials that are originally created in an electronic format.
      PubDate: 2019-04-15
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.641
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working
           Papers, and Other Unpublished Research

    • Authors: Gerald Natal
      First page: 276
      Abstract: Readers of Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research should come away with a basic knowledge of the range and complexity of grey literature, as well as where it falls within the larger picture of information.
      PubDate: 2019-04-15
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.640
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Social justice and the medical librarian

    • Authors: Elaine Russo Martin
      Pages: 291 - 303
      Abstract: This lecture discusses social justice and the role that medical librarians can play in a democratic society. Social justice needs to be central to the mission of medical librarianship and a core value of the profession. Medical librarians must develop a new professional orientation: one that focuses on cultural awareness or cultural consciousness that goes beyond ourselves and our collections to that which focuses on the users of our libraries. We must develop a commitment to addressing the issues of societal, relevant health information. Using examples from medical education, this lecture makes the case for social justice librarianship. This lecture also presents a pathway for social justice medical librarianship, identifies fundamental roles and activities in these areas, and offers strategies for individual librarians, the Medical Library Association, and library schools for developing social justice education and outcomes. The lecture advocates for an understanding of and connection to social justice responsibilities for the medical library profession and ends with a call to go beyond understanding to action.The lecture emphasizes the lack of diversity in our profession and the importance of diversity and inclusion for achieving social justice. The lecture presents specific examples from some medical libraries to extend the social justice mindset and to direct outreach, collections, archives, and special collection services to expose previously hidden voices. If medical librarians are to remain relevant in the future, we must act to address the lack of diversity in our profession and use our information resources, spaces, and expertise to solve the relevant societal issues of today.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.712
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Humor in library instruction: a narrative review with implications for the
           health sciences

    • Authors: Elena Azadbakht
      Pages: 304 - 313
      Abstract: Objective: The review sought to gain a better understanding of humor’s use and impact as a teaching and learning strategy in academic library and health sciences instruction and to determine if the most common techniques across both disciplines can be adapted to increase engagement in medical libraries’ information literacy efforts.Methods: This narrative review involved retrieving citations from several subject databases, including Library, Information Science & Technology s; Information Science & Technology s; Library & Information Science Source; PubMed; and CINAHL. The author limited her review to those publications that explicitly addressed the use of humor in relation to some form of academic library or health sciences instruction. Studies examining use of humor in patient education were excluded.Results: Scholars and practitioners have consistently written about humor as an instructional strategy from the 1980s onward, in both the library literature and health sciences literature. These authors have focused on instructors’ attitudes, benefits to students, anecdotes, and best practices summaries. Overall, both librarians and health sciences educators have a positive opinion of humor, and many instructors make use of it in their classrooms, though caution and careful planning is advised.Conclusions: Commonalities between the library and information science literature and health sciences literature provide a cohesive set of best practices and strategies for successfully incorporating comedy into library instruction sessions. Health sciences librarians can adapt several of the most commonly used types of instructional humor (e.g., silly examples, cartoons, storytelling, etc.) to their own contexts with minimal risk.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.608
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Involvement of information professionals in patient- and family-centered
           care initiatives: a scoping review

    • Authors: Antonio P. DeRosa, Becky Baltich Nelson, Diana Delgado, Keith C. Mages, Lily Martin, Judy C. Stribling
      Pages: 314 - 322
      Abstract: Objective: The goal of this scoping review was to collect data on patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) programs and initiatives that have included the direct involvement of librarians and information professionals to determine how librarians are involved in PFCC and highlight opportunities for librarians to support PFCC programs.Methods: Systematic literature searches were conducted in seven scholarly databases in the information, medical, and social sciences. Studies were included if they (1) described initiatives presented explicitly as PFCC programs and (2) involved an information professional or librarian in the PFCC initiative or program. Based on the definition of PFCC provided by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, the authors developed a custom code sheet to organize data elements into PFCC categories or initiatives and outcomes. Other extracted data elements included how the information professional became involved in the program and a narrative description of the initiatives or programs.Results: All included studies (n=12) identified patient education or information-sharing as an integral component of their PFCC initiatives. Librarians were noted to contribute to shared decision-making through direct patient consultation, provision of health literacy education, and information delivery to both provider and patient with the goal of fostering collaborative communication.Conclusions: The synthesis of available evidence to date suggests that librarians and information professionals should focus on patient education and information-sharing to support both patients or caregivers and clinical staff. The burgeoning efforts in participatory care and inclusion of patients in the decision-making process pose a unique opportunity for librarians and information professionals to offer more personalized information services.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.652
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Measuring impostor phenomenon among health sciences librarians

    • Authors: Jill Barr-Walker, Michelle B. Bass, Debra A. Werner, Liz Kellermeyer
      Pages: 323 - 332
      Abstract: Objective: Impostor phenomenon, also known as impostor syndrome, is the inability to internalize accomplishments while experiencing the fear of being exposed as a fraud. Previous work has examined impostor phenomenon among academic college and research librarians, but health sciences librarians, who are often asked to be experts in medical subject areas with minimal training or education in these areas, have not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to measure impostor phenomenon among health sciences librarians.Methods: A survey of 2,125 eligible Medical Library Association (MLA) members was taken from October to December 2017. The online survey featuring the Harvey Impostor Phenomenon scale, a validated measure of impostor phenomenon, was administered, and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to examine relationships between impostor phenomenon scores and demographic variables.Results: A total of 703 participants completed the survey (33% response rate), and 14.5% of participants scored ≥42 on the Harvey scale, indicating possible impostor feelings. Gender, race, and library setting showed no associations, but having an educational background in the health sciences was associated with lower impostor scores. Age and years of experience were inversely correlated with impostor phenomenon, with younger and newer librarians demonstrating higher scores.Conclusions: One out of seven health sciences librarians in this study experienced impostor phenomenon, similar to previous findings for academic librarians. Librarians, managers, and MLA can work to recognize and address this issue by raising awareness, using early prevention methods, and supporting librarians who are younger and/or new to the profession. This article has been approved for the Medical Library Association’s Independent Reading Program.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.644
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Mind the gap: identifying what is missed when searching only the broad
           scope with clinical queries

    • Authors: Edwin Vincent Sperr Jr.
      Pages: 333 - 340
      Abstract: Objective: The PubMed Clinical Study Category filters are subdivided into “Broad” and “Narrow” versions that are designed to maximize either sensitivity or specificity by using two different sets of keywords and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A searcher might assume that all items retrieved by Narrow would also be found by Broad, but there are occasions when some [Filter name]/Narrow citations are missed when using [Filter name]/Broad alone. This study quantifies the size of this effect.Methods: For each of the five Clinical Study Categories, PubMed was searched for citations matching the query Filter/Narrow NOT Filter/Broad. This number was compared with that for Filter/Broad to compute the number of Narrow citations missed per 1,000 Broad. This process was repeated for the MeSH terms for “Medicine” and “Diseases,” as well as for a set of individual test searches.Results: The Clinical Study Category filters for Etiology, Clinical Prediction Guides, Diagnosis, and Prognosis all showed notable numbers of Filter/Narrow citations that were missed when searching Filter/Broad alone. This was particularly true for Prognosis, where a searcher could easily miss one Prognosis/Narrow citation for every ten Prognosis/Broad citations retrieved.Conclusions: Users of the Clinical Study Category filters (except for Therapy) should consider combining Filter/Narrow together with Filter/Broad in their search strategy. This is particularly true when using Prognosis/Broad, as otherwise there is a substantial risk of missing potentially relevant citations.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.589
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • The complex nature of research dissemination practices among public health
           faculty researchers

    • Authors: Rosie Hanneke, Jeanne M. Link
      Pages: 341 - 351
      Abstract: Objective: This study explores the variety of information formats used and audiences targeted by public health faculty in the process of disseminating research.Methods: The authors conducted semi-structured interviews with twelve faculty members in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, asking them about their research practices, habits, and preferences.Results: Faculty scholars disseminate their research findings in a variety of formats intended for multiple audiences, including not only their peers in academia, but also public health practitioners, policymakers, government and other agencies, and community partners.Conclusion: Librarians who serve public health faculty should bear in mind the diversity of faculty’s information needs when designing and improving library services and resources, particularly those related to research dissemination and knowledge translation. Promising areas for growth in health sciences libraries include supporting data visualization, measuring the impact of non-scholarly publications, and promoting institutional repositories for dissemination of research.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.524
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Needs assessment for improving library support for dentistry researchers

    • Authors: Helen Yueping He, Madeline Gerbig, Sabrina Kirby
      Pages: 352 - 363
      Abstract: Objective: To better support dentistry researchers in the ever-changing landscape of scholarly research, academic librarians need to redefine their roles and discover new ways to be involved at each stage of the research cycle. A needs assessment survey was conducted to evaluate faculty members’ research support needs and allow a more targeted approach to the development of research services in an academic health sciences library.Methods: The anonymous, web-based survey was distributed via email to full-time researchers at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. The survey included twenty questions inquiring about researchers’ needs and behaviors across three stages of the research cycle: funding and grant applications, publication and dissemination, and research impact assessment. Data were also collected on researchers’ use of grey literature to identify whether current library efforts to support researchers should be improved in this area.Results: Among library services, researchers considered support for funding and grant applications most valuable and grey literature support least valuable. Researcher engagement with open access publishing models was low, and few participants had self-archived their publications in the university’s institutional repository. Participants reported low interest in altmetrics, and few used online tools to promote or share their research results.Conclusions: Findings indicate that increased efforts should be made to promote and develop services for funding and grant applications. New services are needed to assist researchers in maximizing their research impact and to increase researcher awareness of the benefits of open access publishing models, self-archiving, and altmetrics.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.556
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Search results outliers among MEDLINE platforms

    • Authors: Christopher Sean Burns, Robert M. Shapiro II, Tyler Nix, Jeffrey T. Huber
      Pages: 364 - 373
      Abstract: Objective: Hypothetically, content in MEDLINE records is consistent across multiple platforms. Though platforms have different interfaces and requirements for query syntax, results should be similar when the syntax is controlled for across the platforms. The authors investigated how search result counts varied when searching records among five MEDLINE platforms.Methods: We created 29 sets of search queries targeting various metadata fields and operators. Within search sets, we adapted 5 distinct, compatible queries to search 5 MEDLINE platforms (PubMed, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, Web of Science, and Ovid), totaling 145 final queries. The 5 queries were designed to be logically and semantically equivalent and were modified only to match platform syntax requirements. We analyzed the result counts and compared PubMed’s MEDLINE result counts to result counts from the other platforms. We identified outliers by measuring the result count deviations using modified z-scores centered around PubMed’s MEDLINE results.Results: Web of Science and ProQuest searches were the most likely to deviate from the equivalent PubMed searches. EBSCOhost and Ovid were less likely to deviate from PubMed searches. Ovid’s results were the most consistent with PubMed’s but appeared to apply an indexing algorithm that resulted in lower retrieval sets among equivalent searches in PubMed. Web of Science exhibited problems with exploding or not exploding Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms.Conclusion: Platform enhancements among interfaces affect record retrieval and challenge the expectation that MEDLINE platforms should, by default, be treated as MEDLINE. Substantial inconsistencies in search result counts, as demonstrated here, should raise concerns about the impact of platform-specific influences on search results. This article has been approved for the Medical Library Association’s Independent Reading Program.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.622
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Mapping the literature of dental hygiene: an update

    • Authors: Carol L. Watwood, Terry Dean
      Pages: 374 - 383
      Abstract: Objective: This study updates Haaland’s 1999 dental hygiene mapping study. By identifying core journals and estimating database coverage, it characterizes changes in dental hygiene research and aids librarians in collection development and user education.Method: Cited references from a three-year (2015–2017) sample of core dental hygiene journals were collected, categorized into five formats, and analyzed by format and publication year according to Bradford’s Law of Scattering. CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE, and EMBASE were surveyed to determine the indexing coverage of cited journals.Results: The number of cited journal titles increased from 389 in 1999 to 1,675 in 2018. Core Zone 1 titles increased from 5 to 11. Journal article citations increased from 69.5% of all citations in 1999 to 78.4% in the present study, whereas book citations decreased from 18.1% to 5.1%. A newly added category, “Internet sources,” accounted for 8.4% of citations. Overall, 68.6% of citations were 10 years or younger versus 71.4% in 1999. Most Zone 1 and Zone 2 journals were specific to dentistry or dental hygiene.Conclusion: Notable changes since 1999 were an increased volume of literature and a shift from print to online sources, reflecting improved accessibility of the literature and greater Internet use. From 1999 to 2018, citations to journal articles increased, books decreased, websites appeared, and government publications increased slightly. These findings indicate that dental hygiene research is growing and that indexing coverage for this field has improved dramatically in the past two decades.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.562
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Alignment of library services with the research lifecycle

    • Authors: Bart Ragon
      Pages: 384 - 393
      Abstract: Objectives: This study sought to understand the needs of biomedical researchers related to the research lifecycle and the present state of library support for biomedical research.Methods: Qualitative interview data were collected from biomedical researchers who were asked to describe their research activities from identifying a problem to measuring the impact of their findings. Health sciences library leaders were surveyed about the services that they currently provide or plan to provide in supporting biomedical research.Results: Library services were strongest at the beginning and end of the research lifecycle but were weaker in the conducting phase of the research. Co-occurrence of codes from the qualitative data suggests that library services are on the fringe of rather than integrated into the research lifecycle.Discussion: Findings from this study suggest that tradition-based service models of health sciences libraries are insufficient to meet the needs of biomedical researchers. Investments by libraries in services that integrate with the conducting phase of research are needed for libraries to remain relevant in their support of the research lifecycle.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.595
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Professional development in evidence-based practice: course survey results
           to inform administrative decision making

    • Authors: Deborah L. Lauseng, Carmen Howard, Emily M. Johnson
      Pages: 394 - 402
      Abstract: Objective: To understand librarians’ evidence-based practice (EBP) professional development needs and assist library administrators with professional development decisions in their own institutions, the study team surveyed past participants of an EBP online course. This study aimed to (1) understand what course content participants found valuable, (2) discover how participants applied their course learning to their work, and (3) identify which aspects of EBP would be beneficial for future continuing education.Methods: The study team distributed an eighteen-question survey to past participants of the course (2011–2017). The survey covered nontraditional demographic information, course evaluations, course content applications to participants’ work, additional EBP training, and EBP topics for future CE opportunities. The study team analyzed the results using descriptive statistics.Results: Twenty-nine percent of course participants, representing different library environments, responded to the survey. Eighty-five percent of respondents indicated that they had prior EBP training. The most valuable topics were searching the literature (62%) and developing a problem, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) question (59%). Critical appraisal was highly rated for further professional development. Fifty-three percent indicated change in their work efforts after participating in the course. Ninety-seven percent noted interest in further EBP continuing education.Conclusions: Survey respondents found value in both familiar and unfamiliar EBP topics, which supported the idea of using professional development for learning new concepts and reinforcing existing knowledge and skills. When given the opportunity to engage in these activities, librarians can experience new or expanded EBP work roles and responsibilities. Additionally, the results provide library administrators insights into the benefit of EBP professional development.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.628
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Interprofessional collaboration between health sciences librarians and
           health professions faculty to implement a book club discussion for
           incoming students

    • Authors: Jen Haley, Rebecca Carlson McCall, Meg Zomorodi, Lisa de Saxe Zerdan, Beth Moreton, Lee Richardson
      Pages: 403 - 410
      Abstract: Background: The following case example provides an overview of one innovative way to engage health professions faculty with health sciences librarians in the development of an interprofessional book discussion and identifies strategies to address implementation challenges. Academic health sciences librarians worked with the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Steering Committee to organize interprofessional book discussion groups for incoming health professions students. This inaugural book discussion brought together students and faculty of different disciplines to engage students in “learning from, with, and about” other professions.Case Presentation: When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, allowed involved discussions on important health sciences issues. The project included outreach, designing pre- and post-surveys, scheduling participants, and communicating with all participants before, during, and after the event. A total of seventy-nine students and thirty-six faculty, representing all health professions schools, participated in the small group IPE book discussions over two weeks.Conclusions: Small group book discussions have been shown to be an effective tool to engage students and faculty in IPE. The results of the participant surveys were positive, and the IPE Steering Committee found value in including health sciences librarians throughout the process. Lessons learned from the pilot project include needing an efficient scheduling system, strongly communicating at all stages of the project, and starting the planning process months ahead of time. The IPE Steering Committee plans to conduct similar book discussions every fall semester moving forward and explore options for other IPE events.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.563
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Building capacity for librarian support and addressing collaboration
           challenges by formalizing library systematic review services

    • Authors: Sandra McKeown, Amanda Ross-White
      Pages: 411 - 419
      Abstract: Background: Many health sciences librarians are noticing an increase in demand for systematic review support. Developing a strategic approach to supporting systematic review activities can address commonly reported barriers and challenges including time factors, methodological issues, and supporting student-led projects.Case Presentation: This case report describes how a health sciences library at a mid-sized university developed and implemented a structured and defined systematic review service in order to build capacity for increased librarian support and to maximize librarians’ time and expertise. The process also revealed underlying collaboration challenges related to student-led systematic reviews and research quality concerns that needed to be addressed. The steps for developing a formal service included defining the librarian’s role and a library service model, building librarian expertise, developing documentation to guide librarians and patrons, piloting and revising the service model, marketing and promoting the service, and evaluating service usage.Conclusions: The two-tiered service model developed for advisory consultation and collaboration provides a framework for supporting systematic review activities that other libraries can adapt to meet their own needs. Librarian autonomy in deciding whether to collaborate on reviews based on defined and explicit considerations was crucial for maximizing librarians’ time and expertise and for promoting higher quality research. Monitoring service usage will be imperative for managing existing and future librarian workload. These data and tracking of research outputs from librarian collaborations may also be used to advocate for new librarian positions.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.443
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Dynamically generating T32 training documents using structured data

    • Authors: Paul James Albert, Ayesha Joshi
      Pages: 420 - 424
      Abstract: Background: The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds academic institutions for training doctoral (PhD) students and postdoctoral fellows. These training grants, known as T32 grants, require schools to create, in a particular format, seven or eight Word documents describing the program and its participants. Weill Cornell Medicine aimed to use structured name and citation data to dynamically generate tables, thus saving administrators time.Case Presentation: The author’s team collected identity and publication metadata from existing systems of record, including our student information system and previous T32 submissions. These data were fed into our ReCiter author disambiguation engine. Well-structured bibliographic metadata, including the rank of the target author, were output and stored in a MySQL database. We then ran a database query that output a Word extensible markup (XML) document according to NIH’s specifications. We generated the T32 training document using a query that ties faculty listed on a grant submission with publications that they and their mentees authored, bolding author names as required. Because our source data are well-structured and well-defined, the only parameter needed in the query is a single identifier for the grant itself. The open source code for producing this document is at Manually writing a table for T32 grant submissions is a substantial administrative burden; some documents generated in this manner exceed 150 pages. Provided they have a source for structured identity and publication data, administrators can use the T32 Table Generator to readily output a table.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.401
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Improving community well-being through collaborative initiatives at a
           medical library

    • Authors: Melissa C. Funaro, Rahil Rojiani, Melanie J. Norton
      Pages: 425 - 431
      Abstract: Background: In an increasingly digital age, the role of the library is changing to better serve its community. The authors’ library serves health care professionals who experience high levels of stress due to everyday demands of work or study, which can have negative impacts on physical and mental health. Our library is committed to serving the needs of our community by identifying opportunities to improve their well-being.Case Presentation: Librarians at the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library at Yale University developed a group mindfulness program and a space for self-defined personal care to assist health care professionals in alleviating stress. Surveys were used to evaluate the mindfulness program and self-care space.Conclusions: We successfully implemented two collaborative wellness and self-care initiatives with students and other stakeholders, as demonstrated by program attendance, diverse space use, and positive survey responses for both initiatives. While these endeavors do not replace the need to challenge structural problems at the root of stress in the health care professions, this case report offers a blueprint for other medical libraries to support the well-being of their communities.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.486
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • A model for initiating research data management services at academic

    • Authors: Kevin B. Read, Jessica Koos, Rebekah S. Miller, Cathryn F. Miller, Gesina A. Phillips, Laurel Scheinfeld, Alisa Surkis
      Pages: 432 - 441
      Abstract: Background: Librarians developed a pilot program to provide training, resources, strategies, and support for medical libraries seeking to establish research data management (RDM) services. Participants were required to complete eight educational modules to provide the necessary background in RDM. Each participating institution was then required to use two of the following three elements: (1) a template and strategies for data interviews, (2) a teaching tool kit to teach an introductory RDM class, or (3) strategies for hosting a data class series.Case Presentation: Six libraries participated in the pilot, with between two and eight librarians participating from each institution. Librarians from each institution completed the online training modules. Each institution conducted between six and fifteen data interviews, which helped build connections with researchers, and taught between one and five introductory RDM classes. All classes received very positive evaluations from attendees. Two libraries conducted a data series, with one bringing in instructors from outside the library.Conclusion: The pilot program proved successful in helping participating librarians learn about and engage with their research communities, jump-start their teaching of RDM, and develop institutional partnerships around RDM services. The practical, hands-on approach of this pilot proved to be successful in helping libraries with different environments establish RDM services. The success of this pilot provides a proven path forward for libraries that are developing data services at their own institutions.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.545
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • What is genomic medicine'

    • Authors: Stephanie Clare Roth
      Pages: 442 - 448
      Abstract: Genomic medicine is rapidly changing the future of medicine. Medical librarians need to understand this field of research and keep current with its latest advancements. Even if they are not directly involved in genomic medicine, librarians can play an integral role by helping health care consumers and practitioners who may also need to expand their knowledge in this area. This article provides a basic introduction to genomic medicine, gives a brief overview of its recent advancements, and briefly describes some of the ethical, legal, and social implications of this emerging area of research and practice.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.604
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Keeping Dr. Charles Richard Drew’s legacy alive

    • Authors: Darlene Parker-Kelly, Charles P. Hobbs
      Pages: 449 - 453
      Abstract: The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. The university was established to honor Dr. Charles Richard Drew, a pioneer in blood banking. As a tribute to the legacy of CDU and Dr. Drew, the CDU Health Sciences Library examined how CDU is keeping Dr. Drew’s legacy alive.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.726
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Bibliotherapy

    • Authors: Eleanor Shanklin Truex
      Pages: 454 - 455
      Abstract: The editors are to be lauded for pulling together a resource that provides such comprehensive and forthright information on the current status of bibliotherapy, its pitfalls, and its problems, as well as suggestions on how to strengthen it as a therapy.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.696
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • ClimateQUAL: Advancing Organization Health, Leadership, and Diversity in
           the Service of Libraries

    • Authors: Elizabeth Connor
      First page: 456
      Abstract: In a nutshell, ClimateQUAL can help gauge how well a library communicates expectations and rewards related to fairness, innovation, customer service, demographic diversity, and teamwork by surveying staff teams.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.698
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Food & Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know

    • Authors: Eleanor Shanklin Truex
      Pages: 457 - 458
      Abstract: I laud Professor Newby for her effort in producing a nutrition book that is accessible for a casual reader, but I cannot condone the severing of sources to information; it undermines the credibility of the writing.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.697
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • Dimensions

    • Authors: Roxann W. Mouratidis
      Pages: 459 - 461
      Abstract: Dimensions is a linked-research data platform that aims to reveal connections between research and its scholarly outputs.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.695
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
  • ECRI Institute Guidelines Trust

    • Authors: Jessica Shira Sender
      Pages: 462 - 464
      Abstract: The ECRI Guidelines Trust is an appropriate resource for those looking to find current clinical practice guidelines.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
      DOI: 10.5195/jmla.2019.693
      Issue No: Vol. 107, No. 3 (2019)
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