POSTERS!The poster abstract submission period ended October 8.
The 2010 annual HSLI conference posters will be displayed on the evening of Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 6-9 pm during “Nancy’s Reception”. Reception attendees are invited to come to the poster area, to network with poster presenters and to share ideas.These posters on topics related to library projects, services and research will be on display:
- Building the Future with Community Health Information
Sean Cordes, Med, MLS
Western Illinois University Libraries
Western Illinois University is working with the National Library of Medicine, regional libraries, and regional health and service organizations to support health information and literacy needs in two counties in west central Illinois. This poster describes the framework, outreach activities, and instruction efforts that demonstrate how the project promotes and supports consumer health literacy within and beyond the library.
The project is centered upon a triage of 3 audiences: library professionals, health professionals, and public health consumers. The instructional strategy of the project is built on the idea of “train the trainer” programs for library staff and health professionals and educational programs to the general public. In a great sense, the main goal of the project is to “step forward” with the idea of how health literacy and the knowledge it fosters can benefit communities by “stepping up” the general quality of life. Key to this effort is the demonstration and promotion of National Library of Medicine web services, particularly MedLine Plus. Through instruction sessions, partner activities, and promotional outreach and demonstrations, project audiences and public partners become mutually supportive members of a health literate community.
The poster uses images and artifacts to describe the project from conception to maturity including: training and promotional materials, web screen captures, assessment surveys, data reports, the project portal site, and live action shots of demonstrations and events.
This project has been funded by the National Library of Medicine Under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of Health Sciences.
- Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) Consortium Scholarly Publishing Opportunities for Expert Searchers
Fran E. Kovach, MLIS, AHIP
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
The Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) consortium, www.fpin.org, provides scholarly publishing opportunities for family medicine faculty, residents, librarians, and medical students. Experiences in finding evidence-based medicine articles to answer Clinical Inquires, teaching evidence-based searching to residents, and offering publishing in peer reviewed journals to medical students is the focus of the discussion.
- Hospital and Community Partnerships Help Teens Bridge the Health Information Gap
Lisa H. Jacob, AM and Kathryn A. Smart MS RN CRRN
Advocate Health Care, Advocate Library Network & Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Resource Center
Research suggests that a significant number of adolescents use the internet to learn about health; yet, many do not access reliable information. To better address this group’s need for current and reliable health information, an Advocate Lutheran General Hospital librarian and an Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital health educator partnered with area high school and middle school librarians, nurses, health teachers, and administrators to address this issue. There were two approaches: to assess teens’ health information needs and to train teens on how to critically assess the health information they find on the internet. This project required broad partnerships between the schools and the hospital staff. The hospital IRB and school boards had to evaluate the study in advance to ensure that the students’ rights and health were protected. Once the project was approved, the health educator consulted with school nurses and moderated small focus groups to evaluate students’ health information needs and information seeking preferences. With the consent and assistance of teachers and school librarians, the hospital librarian and the health educator team taught over 300 students in their health classes how to assess internet health sites using an interactive web page that contrasted the positive aspects of reliable sites and the flaws in questionable sites. Pre- and post-tests revealed information about the students' knowledge of and experience with these sites. This poster will present detailed study results and the librarian and health educator will be on hand to discuss the partnership and collaboration process.
This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago and in partnership with the Advocate Library Network and the Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Health Resource Center.
- A Librarian Partnership for Bibliographic Research and Practice: The NAHRS Mapping Studies of Nursing and Allied Health Journals
Paul Blobaum, M.A., M.S.,
Governors State University, University Library
Since its founding 1962, the Nursing and Allied Health Resources (NAHRS) section of the Medical Library Association has served as an important partnership to address concerns of medical librarians serving nursing and allied health professions. The NAHRS Task Force on Bibliographic Access for the Allied Health Literature was formed in 1993 as a collaborative research project to map the literature of allied health fields. The rationale for the project was a recognition of the increasing role of allied health professionals in health care delivery and the need to improve information transfer and encourage knowledge base development within the various allied health fields. By using a common bibliometric method to investigate the literature of individual fields, the project sought to identify core journals, determine bibliographic coverage, and influence database producers to improve access. Since 1997, over 15 studies of the scholarly communication patters of various nursing and allied health fields have been published. As Medical Librarians navigate and mediate the gateway to knowledge based resources in partnership with the health professions in an increasingly complex publishing environment, these Mapping Studies, published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association, provide important insights into where we have been, and where we are going.
- Navigating Collaboration: Connecting for Outreach
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS and Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region
Objectives: Successful outreach with community members depends upon several factors. This poster highlights two important considerations for librarians doing outreach in the community: 1. The necessity to maintain an awareness of the levels of interaction and goal sharing inherent in different types of formations; and 2. The readiness of parties to embrace change.
Methods: A review of the literature led to identification of a model of change theory and an understanding of the levels of goal sharing and interaction in different group formations. The authors have created a visual model to demonstrate the overlay of the two philosophies of change management and levels of outreach.
Results: The level of commitment and resource sharing in outreach efforts between libraries and community organizations is tied to both group’s level of readiness to embrace and manage change.
Conclusions: Understanding the formation and interaction framework as well as a community’s readiness for change can help librarians select appropriate methods of outreach with identified community partners and effect positive outcomes.
- Podcasting: Listening for Better Outcomes
Arlis Dittmer, MA, MLS and Margie Williams PhD, RN
Blessing Health Professions Library and Professor, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Innovations in technology have created new ways for the student to “access and store information” to improve their learning. The problem with new technology in education arises when the affect of these new technological innovations on learning outcomes are not evaluated.
Nursing students’ use of technology to access information for course work provides an interdisciplinary collaborative opportunity for faculty and librarians. In this study, podcasting serves as the innovation in technology. Digital audio content in podcasting allows the student to choose when they will listen. Faculty recorded their lectures, reviews, etc. and saved them in an audio file for students to download.
- What are student’s perceptions of podcasts and how do they use podcasts in courses that have complex concepts and new language?
- Is there any difference in students’ self-reported grade based on podcast usage?
- Is there any relationship between students learning and their course grade?
- Is there a relationship between the student’s preferred learning style and podcast usage and perception?
Sample: A convenience sample of nursing students enrolled in classes where faculty intentionally used digital recordings and podcasting as an instructional strategy. These include the following courses; Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Advanced Nursing Concepts, Scientific Methods in Nursing and Evidence Directed Nursing for RNs.
Methods: The librarian invited students enrolled in the above courses to participate in an online survey at the end of the semester through a written invitation and through email. This online survey, available on the library web page, gauged usage of podcasts during their nursing course work and students’ perceptions on the relationship to course outcomes. The survey was previously used in a 2007 research study and modified to reflect additional research questions. The library staff provided technical assistance in recording, publishing and downloading audio files for both the faculty and students. Recording and listening devices were available for check out in the library.
Data Analysis: SPSS
Implications: Recommendations are given for use of this technology in nursing courses and for implications to library services.
Ramune Kubilius (HSLI 2010 Poster Session Subcommittee Chair)
Collection Development / Special Projects Librarian Galter Health Sciences Library