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Emily Josephine Hurst

Technology Coordinator

Start date: 2010-02-01

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
South Central Region
HAM TMC Library 1133 John Freeman Blvd.Houston, TX, 77030-2809

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Master of Science in Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, May 2008
Certificate of International Development

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of St. Thomas, TX, May 2005
Minor in Spanish

Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX, 2001-2002
General studies

Experience

Technology Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
Houston, Texas
February 2010 to Present

  • Develops and promotes funding opportunities related to technology and digital projects
  • Provides technical support to Network members
  • Assesses Regional technology and information needs through environmental scans and coordination of Technology Advisory Committee
  • Develops course content, curriculum, and materials for technology training opportunities
  • Provides training on technology and health science topics for librarians and health professionals through face-to-face and online (Moodle) instruction
  • Reviews proposals and helps complete applications for technology funding
  • Works with Technology Assistant to develop and update web content using Dreamweaver
  • Coordinates with Technology Assistant on website Drupal migration project
  • Reviews website and training materials for Section 508 compliance
  • Coordinates technology for Adobe Connect webinars
  • Creates and edits video content for promotional and educational use
  • Serves as State Liaison for Louisiana

Instructional Services Librarian

Briscoe Library
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, TX
July 2008 - February 2010

  • Instructed courses on EndNote, RefWorks, CINAHL, PubMed, and Ovid databases including MEDLINE as well as classes on emerging technology topics
  • Designed and updated web guides, tip sheets and online tutorials
  • Designed courses on advanced PubMed and advanced EndNote techniques
  • Served as part of instructional team for curriculum based education on evidence based research
  • Developed point of need reference service for the School of Nursing and School of Health Professions
  • Promoted reference services through activities including National Medical Librarians Month activities
  • Coordinated efforts to redesign the Healthy Texas website with CTSA Community Engagement committee

Library Intern

Hospital Library
Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC
September 2007 - July 2008

  • Rex Healthcare is a 340 bed Magnet hospital
  • Performed requested searches in PubMed and CINAHL databases
  • Managed interlibrary loan requests through DOCLINE
  • Cataloged and processed new books and serials (original and copy cataloging)
  • Managed library circulation reports and completed library inventory
  • Assisted librarian with education and marketing services

Graduate Assistant

Health Sciences Library, User Services Department
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
June 2006 - July 2008

  • Created web guides and updated tutorials aimed at specific user groups
  • Instructed courses on PubMed, EndNote and RefWorks
  • Provided instructional support for curriculum based library classes
  • Provided EndNote consultation services
  • Translated consumer health pages into Spanish
  • Organized and coordinated library’s booth at largest Spanish health fair in North Carolina (2006 and 2007) with NC Health Info outreach group

Library Assistant I

Graham Public Library
Alamance County, Graham, NC
January 2006 - June 2006

  • Provided reference and circulation services to the community of Alamance County in central North Carolina
  • Completed special projects including reorganization and care of local history and Spanish language collections
  • Provided Spanish language translation services as necessary

Junior Fellow Summer Intern

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
June 2005 - August 2005

  • Served the Copyright Division by reviewing applications for Copyright received between 1898 and 1905
  • Analyzed historical significance of applications and deposits consisting of photographic materials, typewritten lectures, scripts, and sermons
  • Created an Excel based inventory system to organize findings of current project and for future use within the library
  • Worked with the Conservation Division to ensure the preservation of items
  • Created display of significant findings to share with library staff

Circulation Desk Assistant III

Doherty Library
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
October 2002 - May 2005

  • Managed and supervised up to 11 circulations desk workers
  • Managed online reserves system with Docutek
  • Provided services to library patrons including aid with library accounts, fees management, and research assistance
  • Created efficient procedures to aid circulation staff

Student Assistant

Brazosport College Library, Lake Jackson, TX
October 2001 - July 2002

  • Assisted the librarians in processing new books, repairing damaged books, shelving, inventory, circulation processes, and care of computer equipment
  • Assisted patrons with general research questions

Poster Sessions

"Making New and Lasting Connections through Emerging Technology Brown Bag Sessions" - Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 21-26, 2010.

"Professional and Affordable Library Orientation, Education, and Promotion through Web 2.0 Technologies" - Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 15 - 20, 2009

Presentations

"New Trend and Emerging Technologies" (Webinar) Disaster Info Specialist Program, July 11, 2013

"There's An App for That: The Use of Mobile Devices, Apps, and Resources for Health and Sci-Tech Librarians and Their Users" (Panelist/Presentation) ALA Annual Conference, July 1, 2013

"Information on the Go: Tablet Technology in Libraries" (Presentation) SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 13-17, 2012

"Unwrapping Mobile Technology Trends for the New Year" (Webinar) VALNET, Jan. 10, 2012

"From SCC to the Cape: An Overview of The 2011 Woods Hole Biomedical Informatics Spring Program" (Presentation) SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 15 - 19, 2011

"What Augmented Reality Means for Library Reality" (Presentation) – SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 16-20, 2010

Panelist, Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users (Webcast) – Medical Library Association, Nov. 2009

"Expanding Library Roles through the Art of Education: Successfully Teaching Emerging Technology Topics" (Paper/Presentation) SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 16 - 21, 2009

"The Art of Library Instruction: A Partnership within the School of Medicine Curriculum" (Paper/Presentation) SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 16 - 21, 2009

Teaching Experience

"That's a Wrap: Creating and Editing Video" (Course Developer and Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
April 2013 - present

"PubMed for the Rest of Us: Searching the Medical Literature for the Non-Expert" (Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
April 2013 - present

"From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens" (Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
August 2012 - present

"From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet" (Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
August 2012 - present

"Information at Your Fingertips: Tablets and e-Readers" (Course Developer and Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
June 2012 - present

"Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials" (Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
March 2010 - present

"Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwraping New Technology Trends" (Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
April 2010 - present.

"Super Searcher: Enhancing Your Online Search Super Powers" (Course Developer and Instructor) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)
August 2010 - present

Professional Association Memberships

  • Medical Library Association - Member, 2006 - present
  • Special Libraries Association - Member, 2007 - 2010, 2013 - present
  • American Library Association - Member, 2006 - 2008, 2011 - present
  • South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) - Member, 2008 - present
  • Texas Library Association - Member, 2008 - 2010
  • Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana - Member, 2010 - present
  • North Carolina Special Libraries Association - Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Association of North Carolina Health Science Libraries - Member, 2007 - 2008

Committee Responsibilities

Section Programming Representative, Medical Informatics Section, Medical Library Association, 2013 - 2014

Chair Elect, Medical Informatics Section, Medical Library Association, 2013

Section Programming Representative, Education Media and Technologies Section, Medical Library Association, 2012 - 2013

Membership Committee, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association, 2011 - 2013

National Program Committee, Medical Library Association, 2009 - 2011

Annual Meeting Program Committee, Roundtables Subcommittee Chair, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association, 2008 - 2009

History Committee, South Central Chapter/Medical Library Association, 2009 - 2011

Award Committee, Co-Chair, Innovations in Online Learning, UT Library Directors' award, 2010

Award Committee, Innovations in Online Learning, UT Library Directors' award, 2009

Awards and Honors

Rising Star, Medical Library Association 2009

Educational Media and Technologies Section Annual Meeting Attendance Grant, Medical Library Association, May 2009

William D. Postell, Sr. Professional Development Award, SCC/MLA, October 2008

President of the Student Chapter of the Special Libraries Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2006 - December 2007

Continuing Education

Biomedical Informatics Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, Summer 2011