Archive for the ‘Evaluation’ Category
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Beginning May 31st, MAR will be offering free four successive Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)
May 31 / Session 1: A Paradigm Shift: Asking “Why” Before Saying “Yes”
June 7 / Session 2: Writing a Business Plan
June 14 / Session 3: The Art of Negotiation
June 21 / Session 4: Proving Your Worth / Adding to Your Value
- 1.5 hours MLA CE credit awarded for each session
- Watch for Registration information—MAR members will be given first priority
Additional questions: Michelle Burda, firstname.lastname@example.org, (412) 624-1589
Friday, March 15th, 2013
As a result of focus groups and usability testing, MAR has restructured our website (http://nnlm.gov/mar/) to provide entry points for the populations we serve: libraries, unaffiliated health professionals, K-12 professionals, and organizations providing consumer health information. We’ve heard your voices and have redesigned our site to focus on you!
New Subject Categories
We added 4 new tabs/categories directing you to content designed specifically to meet your needs:
- Libraries arranged by type of library:
For health professionals unaffiliated with a medical library, public health professionals, mental health professionals, minority health professionals, and those working at Critical Access Hospitals: http://nnlm.gov/mar/hp/
For K-12 health and science educators, as well as those providing after-school programming in a K-12 school, community-based or faith-Based Organization: http://nnlm.gov/mar/educators/
For libraries, community-based and faith-based organizations providing consumer health information: http://nnlm.gov/mar/consumer/
- We added selected NLM resources to each page to get you started with resources to meet your needs
- We added your primary MAR contact person on each page—so you’ll know who can answer your questions or concerns
So visit our redesigned website and let us know what you think!
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
The MAR website has been updated with the last of the special reports:
- for physicians and residents only
- nurses only
- AAHSL members only, and
- non-AAHSL members only
Also, the full study results are now available and may be helpful to librarians who want to use some slides or data in their own presentations: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valueresults.html.
The JMLA paper is now linking correctly to PMC along with the online only appendices: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543128/. You may prefer to check out the PubReader version.
We would like to share how the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System has highlighted the Value of Libraries project to its clinical administrators and users at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). You may find it helpful to generate ideas on how to promote the study in your own institution:
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
I’ve been working on this FEDLINK interagency group to identify and explore current & new roles that we librarians might move into, re-invent ourselves to participate in, or in some of our cases—identify roles that we are already performing that aren’t usually thought of as librarian territory.
I’m asking you to take a bit of time and give your thoughtful responses to our survey. The results will provide evidence, for our both our continued existence as well as point us toward newer, 21st century roles and jobs. Please forward it to any medical, clinical, or patient/health education librarians you know as well.
Elaine Alligood, MLS
Informationista & Chief Library Service
VA Boston Healthcare System
The Library of Congress FEDLINK invites you to participate in a survey that explores the roles library and information science (LIS) professionals are undertaking to support clinical care. This survey will also ask you about the partnerships you have created and work within to support clinical care and its practitioners.
This is the first of three studies that the Library of Congress FEDLINK is conducting to learn about the ways LIS professionals are involved with health information. Future surveys will focus on LIS professionals who support public health and their contributions to reducing the cost of care and other cost efficiencies for their organizations.
We hope you will help us by completing this survey. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes of your time.
To complete the survey please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FEDLINKHITCC
The survey will be open until February 22, 2013.
The results will be used to promote the emerging roles LIS professionals have taken on. Additionally, we plan to use the findings to inform our education, training, and programming.
If you have any questions, you may contact Jamie Stevenson, at email@example.com or 202-707-4852.
Jamie Stevenson, MPH
Library of Congress | FEDLINK
Friday, January 18th, 2013
MAR is delighted to report that the “Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study” has now been published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Marshall JG, Sollenberger J, Easterby-Gannett S, Morgan LK, Klem ML, Cavanaugh SK, Oliver KB, Thompson CA, Romanosky N, Hunter S. The value of library and information services in patient care: Results of a multi-site study. Journal of the Medical Library Association 2013 Jan; 101(1):39-46.
MAR will be making the full study results available on our website early next week: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valueresults.html. Please join us in wishing hearty congratulations to all the authors who worked so diligently on this study.
Friday, November 30th, 2012
We are pleased to announce the 2nd issue of our quarterly newsletter. Our goal is…
- to spotlight various aspects of our services and NLM resources
- to highlight a Network member
- to announce classes and training for the next quarter, and
- to touch on any number of possible topics in future issues
Please share the newsletter: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/. Make sure to sign-up to receive future issues using the Subscribe feature.
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have just published an excellent report entitled “Questions of life and death, describing the value of health library and information services in Australia http://www.alia.org.au/advocacy/HLI-ALIAValuingHealthInformationServicesReport2012Final.pdf. Based on a survey done in September 2012, the report shows how people use health library and information services in the country, and the impact usage has on clinical care and education. This is the type of report we need to conduct in Canada to answer to those who want to close health and medical libraries.
Library and information service users were asked how they believed their use of the service over the last year had helped them.
* 95% said it helped them discover new information
* 86% said it helped keep them current with the latest clinical developments
* 83% said it helped them improve health outcomes for patients
* 82% said it helped them progress their research
* 76% said it improved their diagnosis or treatment plan for a patient
* 76% said it helped them achieve higher marks in exams
* 65% said it helped confirm their diagnosis or treatment plan
HLI and ALIA are using the report to advocate for renewed investment in health libraries in Australia. The survey shows that despite significant increases in users, budgets for books, staffing levels and floor areas have declined with no prospect of improvement in 2013.
Key issues included:
* Reduction in staff hours having a detrimental effect on the delivery of services
* Lack of budget for essential print and e-resources
* Visibility of the service in the digital environment
* Continuing need for print collections
* Uncertainty about the future
* Lack of understanding about the value of libraries at a senior level
The full report can be downloaded here: http://www.alia.org.au/advocacy/HLI-ALIAValuingHealthInformationServicesReport2012Final.pdf
Other studies of the value of health libraries
Harrison J, Creaser C, Greenwood H. Irish health libraries: new directions. Report of the status of health librarianship and libraries in Ireland (SHELLI). Dublin. Library Association of Ireland, Health Sciences Library Group, 2011.<http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/205016>
Marshall JG. The impact of the hospital library on clinical decision making: the Rochester study. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1992;80(2):169-78.<http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=1600426>
See also Hospital library standards & their value<http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Hospital_library_standards_%26_their_value>
Associate Director for Research & Education Medical Center Library Duke University DUMC 3702
10 Searle Center Drive
Durham, NC 27710
Friday, October 19th, 2012
MLA is now accepting ideas for thought provoking and innovative courses and symposia to offer at MLA ’14 in Chicago, IL. Courses and symposia will be held on Friday, May 16, Saturday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Suggestions must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2012, for consideration by the MLA Continuing Education Committee (CEC) at its midwinter meeting in January 2013.
If you have a course idea, even if you think someone else should teach it or already is teaching it, please nominate the course by filling out the form: http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/ce/course_submission_2014.doc
Detailed information on courses and symposia is below and on the MLA web site.
MLA’s CEC would like to present a variety of courses, covering the seven Professional Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians described in MLA’s Educational Policy Statement, Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success <http://www.mlanet.org/education/policy/>. MLA CE courses are four, six, or eight hours in length. Active participant involvement must be built into the course to qualify. For ideas, look at MLA’s Education Clearinghouse or offerings at other meetings.
What new topics or courses have caught your eye? Who is teaching a class or has expertise you would like to tap into? What classes from past meetings would you like to see offered again? The MLA CEC wants to hear from you! Are you currently a course instructor or would you like to create a new course? You may nominate yourself.
For more information check out the MLA annual meeting course selection process or contact Debra Cavanaugh, continuing education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.419.9094 x32.
Sections, chapters, or other MLA groups may choose to cosponsor (with MLA) a symposium at the annual meeting.
MLA defines a symposium as a “learning opportunity organized for the purpose of providing a forum for discussion of a well-defined topic.” Typically, it consists of a series of presentations by experts, followed by an exchange of opinions among participants. Active involvement of the attendees must be built into the symposium schedule to qualify as an educational opportunity.
If your idea is chosen by the CEC, you will be asked to submit a proposal, using the official MLA Symposium Guidelines for final consideration at its May 2013 meeting.
Send in Your Ideas
Ideas for courses or symposia must be submitted by Friday, December 14, 2012, to ensure consideration. For more information and submission forms go to: http://www.mlanet.org/education/callcourses2014.html.
Send your submission form to: Joey Nicholson, CEC Liaison, 2014 National Program Committee, NYU Health Sciences Libraries, New York University Langone Medical Center, 550 First Ave., New York, NY 10016; email: Joseph.Nicholson@med.nyu.edu.
Questions? Contact Joey Nicholson, at the contact information listed above or contact Debra Cavanaugh, continuing education coordinator, MLA, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60601-7246; 312.419.9094 x32; fax, 312.419.8950; email, email@example.com.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking input from health information exchange (HIE) project evaluators to participate in studies to assess the usability and usefulness of a revised version of the AHRQ HIE Evaluation Toolkit.
Participants should not have used the AHRQ HIE Evaluation Toolkit.
- Study #1 is a usability study and seeks participants developing an HIE project evaluation plan with limited experience in HIE project evaluation.
- Study #2 seeks participants who will be developing an evaluation plan in the latter part of 2012. Participation in study #2 will require use of a revised HIE Evaluation Toolkit in planning the HIE project evaluation.
Participation in both of the studies includes an interview of up to 90 minutes. Participants in each study will receive $100.
If interested in participating, please email Westat at HIEevaluationtoolkit@westat.com or call toll-free, 888-653-4336 by May 13, 2012 for Study #1 and by June 1, 2012 for Study #2. Contact Mary Crimmins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, March 16th, 2012
MAR is pleased to announce that we have set-up our new advisory structure that will consist of a Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs). The committees and their members are listed below:
Regional Advisory Committee (consisting of 4 Special Advisory Group Chairs, 4 MLA Chapter representatives and 2 At-Large representatives)
- Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
- Donna Berryman, Assistant Director, Education and Information, University of Rochester Medical Center
- Aileen McCrillis, Research Librarian, New York University Health Sciences Libraries, NYU Langone Medical Center
- Micki McIntyre, Healthy NJ Coordinator, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
- Joanne Muellenbach, Director, Medical Library, The Commonwealth Medical College
- Jenny Pierce, Public Services Librarian, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
- Neil Rambo, Director, Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics; Library Director of the Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Langone Medical Center
- Melissa Ratajeski, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
- Maura Sostack, Manager, Medical Librarian, Virtua Health
- Patricia Ulmer, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System
- Barbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
- Renae Barger, Executive Director, NN/LM MAR
Special Advisory Groups
Outreach to Health Professionals and Public Health Workers
- Chair: Micki McIntyre, Healthy NJ Coordinator, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Health Science Library
- Traci Bolander, Practice Director, Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health
- Janet Caruso, Director, Community Education, Mental Health America of Dutchess County, NY
- Barbara Folb, Public Health Informationist / Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
- Jeff Garvey, Director of Library Services, Hunter-Rice Health Sciences Library, Samaritan Medical Center
- Maggie Potter, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice; Director, Center for Public Health Practice; and Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
- Christine Schuyler, Commissioner of Human Services, Chautauqua County, NY
- Shelly Warwick, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Outcomes and Director of Library and Information Services, Touro-Harlem Medical Library
- Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
- Chair: Patricia Ulmer, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System
- Bonnie Anton, Project Manager, eRecord/Patient Educator, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)—St. Margaret Hospital
- Joy Conti, Manager and Parish/Congregational Nurse, UPMC Mercy Hospital and Hill Top Health Ministry Consortium
- Debby Emerson, Executive Director, Central NY Library Resources Council
- Marilyn Jenkins, Executive Director, Allegheny County Library Association
- Deborah Magnan, Associate Librarian, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
- Ophelia Morey, Coordinator of Community Outreach Service, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library
- Robert Stewart, Director, Asbury Park Public Library, Asbury Park, NJ
- Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
- Chair: Maura Sostack, Manager, Medical Librarian, Virtua Health
- Helen Ann Brown Epstein, Head, Education and Outreach, Weill Cornell Medical Library Weill Cornell Medical College
- Tami Hartzell, Clinical and Translational Science Librarian, Rochester General Hospital
- Barbara Henry, Community Health Librarian, Christiana Care Health System
- Claire Joseph, Director, Redish Medical Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital
- Joan Napolitano, Manager, Hospital Library Services Program, Metropolitan New York Library Council
- Priscilla Stephenson, Chief, Library Service/Medical Media, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
- Angela Thor, Medical Circuit Librarian, Central New York Library Resources Council
- Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Resource and Academic Libraries
- Chair: Marie Ascher, Associate Director, User Support, Education & Research, New York Medical College
- Barbara Cavanaugh, Director, Biomedical Library; Associate Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
- David Nolfi, Health Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University
- Debra Rand, Assistant Dean and Director for Health Sciences Libraries, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System
- Cynthia Robinson, Director, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine
- Neil Romanosky, Assistant Director for Administration, NYU Health Sciences Libraries
- Julia Sollenberger, Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester
- Gloria Wilson, Reference/Health Sciences Librarian, Library Learning Center, Long Island University—Brooklyn
- Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR