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Souttereview, Issue 34, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School Nov 2010

Souttereview, Issue 34, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

SoutteReview

The SoutteReview is the periodic newsletter of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, published 1998-2012. The newsletter is named in honor Lamar Soutter, MD, the founding dean of the medical school.


Embedded In The Irb, Nancy E. Harger, Judith M. Nordberg Oct 2010

Embedded In The Irb, Nancy E. Harger, Judith M. Nordberg

Library Publications

The speakers describe their experience serving on the UMass Medical School’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and how their roles have evolved over the years. They give an overview of the IRB process and discuss their responsibilities in support of the reviewers. Presented at “Ethics Day: Engaging Librarians in the Responsible Conduct of Research,” University of Massachusetts Amherst,, October 8, 2010.


Multi-Disciplinary Experts Supporting Graduate Medical Education Through Participation In Complete Chart Rounds, Len L. Levin, Suzanne B. Cashman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Marie Caggiano, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, Judith M. Nordberg, Stacy E. Potts, Warren J. Ferguson Sep 2010

Multi-Disciplinary Experts Supporting Graduate Medical Education Through Participation In Complete Chart Rounds, Len L. Levin, Suzanne B. Cashman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Marie Caggiano, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, Judith M. Nordberg, Stacy E. Potts, Warren J. Ferguson

Library Publications

Learning Objective: As a result of this presentation, attendees will learn skills that they can use to implement collaborative graduate medical education learning experiences using a community of multi-disciplinary professionals within their own institutions.

Background: Inter-professional Chart Rounds were implemented to provide residents an opportunity to review and present patient cases utilizing “COMPLETE” guidelines developed by residency leadership as the result of a “Regional Medicine – Public Health Education Centers” grant. COMPLETE guidelines explicitly direct residents to include consideration of:

- Context – Culture of context – who is the patient?
- Outside Visitors/Resources – incorporate visitors/experts such as librarians, pharmacists and psychologists and ...


Upgrading A Coldfusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet, Robert J. Vander Hart, Barbara Ingrassia, Kerry F. Mayotte, Lisa A. Palmer, Julia Powell Aug 2010

Upgrading A Coldfusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet, Robert J. Vander Hart, Barbara Ingrassia, Kerry F. Mayotte, Lisa A. Palmer, Julia Powell

Library Publications

This article details the process of upgrading and expanding an existing academic medical library intranet to include a wiki, blog, discussion forum, and photo collection manager. The first version of the library's intranet from early 2002 was powered by ColdFusion software and existed primarily to allow staff members to author and store minutes of library team meetings. Other ColdFusion-based applications and functions were subsequently added, as were various other library documents and procedures. As a follow-up to the library's strategic plan, a library Staff Intranet Team was organized in early 2008 to reorganize the content of the intranet ...


Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report Fy2010, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School Jun 2010

Lamar Soutter Library Annual Report Fy2010, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Lamar Soutter Library Annual Reports

Annual report of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, covering fiscal year July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010.


Comparison Of Outpatient Health Care Utilization Among Returning Women And Men Veterans From Afghanistan And Iraq, Mona Duggal, Joseph L. Goulet, Julie Womack, Kirsha Gordon, Kristin M. Mattocks, Sally G. Haskell, Amy C. Justice, Cynthia A. Brandt Jun 2010

Comparison Of Outpatient Health Care Utilization Among Returning Women And Men Veterans From Afghanistan And Iraq, Mona Duggal, Joseph L. Goulet, Julie Womack, Kirsha Gordon, Kristin M. Mattocks, Sally G. Haskell, Amy C. Justice, Cynthia A. Brandt

Women’s Health Research Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: The number of women serving in the United States military increased during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), leading to a subsequent surge in new women Veterans seeking health care services from the Veterans Administration (VA). The objective of this study was to examine gender differences among OEF/OIF Veterans in utilization of VA outpatient health care services.

METHODS: Our retrospective cohort consisted of 1,620 OEF/OIF Veterans (240 women and 1380 men) who enrolled for outpatient healthcare at a single VA facility. We collected demographic data and information on military service and VA utilization ...


Developing And Testing A Grading Rubric To Assess Students’ Evidence-Based Practice Search Skills: The Experience Of A Cross-Institutional Collaborative Instruction Team, Len L. Levin, Irena Bond, Alice Gardner, Monina Lahoz May 2010

Developing And Testing A Grading Rubric To Assess Students’ Evidence-Based Practice Search Skills: The Experience Of A Cross-Institutional Collaborative Instruction Team, Len L. Levin, Irena Bond, Alice Gardner, Monina Lahoz

Library Publications

Objective: In the spring of 2007, a librarian from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) joined with a librarian from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) to collaborate with pharmacy faculty in teaching Evidence-Based Pharmacology. As contributing instructors, the librarians were charged with grading student searching assignments and a rubric was developed to assist in this process.

Methods: The rubric was first created and utilized in the class in 2007. In 2009, it was streamlined and then reviewed following each use. It was designed to capture the overall EBP search process and multi-database search skills applicable ...


The Outreach Continuum: Expanding The Medical Librarian’S Role, Mary E. Piorun, Jane Fama, Elaine Russo Martin, Nancy R. Lapelle May 2010

The Outreach Continuum: Expanding The Medical Librarian’S Role, Mary E. Piorun, Jane Fama, Elaine Russo Martin, Nancy R. Lapelle

Library Publications

Objective: With the closing of the reference desk and implementation of a single service point, librarians have more time to engage in outreach. However, questions remain. What does management mean by outreach? What skills are needed to conduct outreach? The objectives of this study are to: (1) reach a common definition of outreach; (2) identify skills needed to perform outreach.

Methods: Focus groups were conducted with librarians from three departments (clinical services, research, and technology initiatives) to gain an understanding of initial perceptions of the outreach function and work currently perceived as outreach. Findings from a cross-group analysis were validated ...


Value Of Hospital Libraries Study, H. Mark Goldstein, Elaine Russo Martin May 2010

Value Of Hospital Libraries Study, H. Mark Goldstein, Elaine Russo Martin

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Research Questions: What are the predominant views of hospital administrators concerning library services that are provided in their institutions? How do they view the role of the librarian? How do they make decisions about what services to provide and how to fund them? What are the predominant views of health sciences librarians concerning the value that is placed on their libraries?

Methods: In 2008, a study was conducted to determine the value of hospital libraries in the New England region. Solicitations for regional participants occurred during May. Twenty-one participants volunteered, constituting equal distribution, both in location (per state) and size ...


Agents Of Integration In A Complex Information Environment, Janet Mccue Apr 2010

Agents Of Integration In A Complex Information Environment, Janet Mccue

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about Cornell University's approach to meeting the bioinformatics and e-science needs of the campus.


Symposium Brochure: 2010 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium Apr 2010

Symposium Brochure: 2010 University Of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium, E-Science Symposium

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Event brochure for the second annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium, held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, MA. The brochure includes the symposium program schedule, speaker biographies, and additional resources. The Agenda is included as an additional file.


Bringing Research Data Into The Library: Mit's Experience, Mackenzie Smith Apr 2010

Bringing Research Data Into The Library: Mit's Experience, Mackenzie Smith

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about MIT's approach to providing data management and data curation services for the campus.


Supporting E-Science And Data Curation: Progress At Research Institutions And Their Libraries, Karla Hahn Strieb Apr 2010

Supporting E-Science And Data Curation: Progress At Research Institutions And Their Libraries, Karla Hahn Strieb

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about the progress of ARL (Association of Research Libraries) libraries in developing e-science and data services.


A Health Sciences Perspective, Neil Rambo Apr 2010

A Health Sciences Perspective, Neil Rambo

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Presentation to science librarians about how health sciences librarians can meet bioinformatics and e-science needs of their institutions.


An Update On The New England E-Science Portal For Librarians, Donna Kafel Apr 2010

An Update On The New England E-Science Portal For Librarians, Donna Kafel

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Donna Kafel, MLIS, Web Portal Project Coordinator, provides an update on the E-Science Web Portal, sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region. The need for the portal was identified during the Facilitated Group Discussion at the 2009 E-Science Symposium. Attendees will also discuss next steps for action, to be ultimately reported as recommendations for area librarians to pursue in the support of their institutional scientific research.


Data Conservancy: A Life Sciences Perspective, G. Sayeed Choudhury Apr 2010

Data Conservancy: A Life Sciences Perspective, G. Sayeed Choudhury

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Keynote address about the Data Conservancy Project awarded through the National Science Foundation DataNet program, delivered by G. Sayeed Choudhury, PhD, Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.


Mitosis And The Life Cycle: A Metaphor For The Transformation Of The Research Librarian, Sally A. Gore, Lisa A. Palmer Apr 2010

Mitosis And The Life Cycle: A Metaphor For The Transformation Of The Research Librarian, Sally A. Gore, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications

Purpose: This poster describes how established and traditional library tools and services at an academic health sciences library served as the “nucleus” for new services and collaborations with university researchers.

Setting/Participants/Resources: The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) formally established a Research and Scholarly Communication Services department in January 2009. The department is currently comprised of two librarians.

Brief Description: The Research and Scholarly Communication Services department is charged with overseeing four major areas: scholarly communication; integration of library services into the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and the research community; the ...


Assessment Of Biomedical And Science Librarian E-Science Learner And User Needs To Develop An E-Science Web Portal And Support Library And Institutional E-Science Initiatives And Collaborations, Andrew Creamer, Myrna Morales, Javier Crespo, Donna Kafel, Elaine Russo Martin Apr 2010

Assessment Of Biomedical And Science Librarian E-Science Learner And User Needs To Develop An E-Science Web Portal And Support Library And Institutional E-Science Initiatives And Collaborations, Andrew Creamer, Myrna Morales, Javier Crespo, Donna Kafel, Elaine Russo Martin

Library Publications

Objective: To determine biomedical and science librarians' need for an e-science web portal and to gather data on their user needs and Web 2.0 preferences in order to design a e-science web portal and support the development and strengthening of libraries’ e-science initiatives and collaborations.

Methods: Using feedback from librarian interviews from attendees of an e-science symposium and boot-camp, we researched and developed questions to survey learner needs. We created the survey using SurveyMonkey. A small group of medical librarians then tested the survey. Based on the feedback of the testing, the survey was revised. The survey was administered ...


Guidance For Improving Forensic Reports: A Review Of Common Errors, Thomas Grisso Jan 2010

Guidance For Improving Forensic Reports: A Review Of Common Errors, Thomas Grisso

Psychiatry Publications

This study employed a national sample of forensic reports that had been critiqued by a panel of advanced forensic mental-health practitioners serving as reviewers for the American Board of Forensic Psychology. The study describes all of the discrete types of faults that reviewers encountered in the reports, and then converts them to prescriptive statements to guide forensic report writing. The study also identifies the most frequent report-writing problems in this sample. The results were not intended to describe the quality of forensic reports in the U.S., but rather to offer guidance for improving the quality of forensic reports.


Response To Neil Rambo's Editorial: “E-Science And Biomedical Libraries”, Elaine Russo Martin, Donna Kafel Jan 2010

Response To Neil Rambo's Editorial: “E-Science And Biomedical Libraries”, Elaine Russo Martin, Donna Kafel

Library Publications

Comment on: J Med Libr Assoc. 2009 Jul;97(3):159-61.


Book Review: "When Search Meets Web Usability", Robert J. Vander Hart Jan 2010

Book Review: "When Search Meets Web Usability", Robert J. Vander Hart

Library Publications

This is a review of the book, "When Search Meets Web Usability" by Shari Thurow and Nick Musica. Published by New Riders, 2009. ISBN 9780321605894.


Developing An E-Science Portal For Librarians To Support Learning And Collaboration, Donna Kafel Jan 2010

Developing An E-Science Portal For Librarians To Support Learning And Collaboration, Donna Kafel

Library Publications

Objective:
Medical and science librarians are supporting new models of research and scholarly output that include the management, sharing, and stewardship of diverse sets of scientific data. To effectively support their institutions’ research communities, librarians need a robust understanding of science, the relevance of specific data sets, and the inherent technologies utilized to generate, store, and manage data. To educate and foster collaboration among New England medical and science librarians, a team of medical librarians and library students are developing an e-Science portal. This portal will provide news on e-Science initiatives, information resources, tutorials, and a forum for librarian discussion ...