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Connections with mutual benefit: veterinary medical libraries and specialty examination reading lists  [poster pdf]
Vicki Croft  ~~ Washington State University

Our objective is to collect, verify, and distribute reliable and up-to-date information about items on American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Recognized Specialty Veterinary Organizations (RVSOs) book and journal reading lists. WorldCat.org is the vehicle for organizing and distributing these lists to both librarians and examination candidates. This freely-available version of the WorldCat database, including the “Find a Copy” function that displays holding libraries sorted via zip code, will aid candidates in locating locally available study materials.


Fusing Resources to Develop Health Literacy Programs for English Language Learners
Margaret (Peg) Allen  ~~ Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association

Objective: To develop bilingual learning resources to support health literacy programming for English language learners from a refugee population with an oral tradition, and utilize these resources for health literacy programming in a variety of settings.

Methods: A comprehensive online and print bilingual Hmong Family Health Guide was developed as the text for bilingual health literacy programs. This guide is based on easy to read English language materials in the public domain and those shared by a hospital consortium at www.healthinfotranslations.org. Translations were reviewed by native speakers and culturally appropriate graphics were developed. Anatomy drawings are labeled bilingually. Multimedia versions were created for selected sections. The online version is hosted on the bilingual project website, with sections linked from appropriate topics. Terms in the health glossary section are recorded in English and Hmong. The health guide is copyrighted under a Creative Commons license, with the intent of providing a model for other refugee groups. Working with the other partners providing English content, Word templates, anatomy drawings and selected graphics can be used to quickly create resources for other refugee populations.

Results: Completing the guide was a major challenge, due to time required to translate and review in two dialects. In addition to sending this poster to MLA in 2009, the new guide and website were promoted at the Hmong National Development (HND), WHSLA, and Midwest Chapter conferences in 2009. The guide will be published in 2010 and available at the poster. Project staff partner with the statewide health literacy program and advocacy organizations to promote use of these resources in bilingual health literacy programs, including classes, tutoring, and radio programming. The twelve online programs hosted at www.healthyroadsmedia.org are well used. Hmonghealth.org continues as the premier website for locating Hmong language materials, and the project is a trusted partner for the Refugee Health Information Network, www.rhin.org and Medline Plus. These resources support health system needs for culturally and linguistically appropriate resources and services, a new expectation of The Joint Commission.


Invasion of a Sacred Place: Outreach to Physicians  [poster pdf]
Beth Hill, Joan Wilson and Lynn Hauer  ~~ Kootenai Medical Center

With the Technology Improvement Award funding from the Pacific-Northwest RML, we started a new program, in which we would take a mobile cart containing a laptop, with wireless internet accessibility, and a printer to the Physicians’ Lounge each weekday, in order to provide a more accessible way for the physicians to request research and instructional services. Besides the mobile cart and equipment we purchased, we used the remaining award funds to purchase print textbooks to be kept in the dictation room of the physicians’ lounge. We decided to purchase print materials and house them in the lounge because we knew that the medical library was going to be moved to another building on campus- the Health Resource Center- in late December 2009. We anticipated that the physicians would still desire to have some print reference books available when dictating or charting, but would be reluctant to trudge over to an entirely different building to access them. After slow acceptance in the beginning, we made a change in the hours we staffed the Lounge to early mornings only, based on the suggestion of one of the physicians. We think that the change to 8-9 am every morning was a good move, and that we have been able to gain the physicians’ trust and acceptance because of it. We started to hear numerous comments from the physicians about how they were glad to see us in the lounge, and how they appreciated having the reference books available. In 2009, we had an overall 37% increase in the number of search requests that we received. We believe that this was due in large part to our presence in the physicians’ lounge. We feel that our program has served to increase our visibility and access for the physicians to library resources and services.


Health Info to Go: Consumer Health Outreach for Missoula
Kim Granath, Cara Cadena  ~~ University of Montana

Health Info to Go is a mobile reference system promoting access to health information resources for the Missoula community. The project uses Missoula Public Library's classic Bookmobile as its transportation unit. While perusing Missoula's popular River Market in the heart of downtown, interested community members can receive basic instruction and a brief virtual tour of Missoula Public Library's licensed electronic health information resources and NLM's online resources. Visitors will also be informed of the available resources throughout the state of Montana. The Bookmobile outings follow several months of in-house training sessions held in Missoula Public Library’s computer classroom. These training sessions provided community members with more in depth instruction on how to find, search and evaluate health information. The resources will be made available through Missoula Public Library's website so users can easily locate them by visiting the appropriate webpage. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NO1-LM-1-3516 with the University of Washington.


Data Scaffolding: A Pragmatic Approach to Structuring a Literature Review Spreadsheet to Maximize Information, Facilitate Review, and Support Analysis  [poster pdf]
Kristine Ogden  ~~ ICON Clinical Research

Objective: Clinical literature reviews, especially systematic reviews, require the management and evaluation of large amounts of bibliographic data. Although the methodology for performing reviews is well documented, few sources share practical guidance on how to electronically manage citation data in order to efficiently inventory, organize, and assess published material. Spreadsheet tools (e.g., Excel®) give researchers unparalleled freedom to manipulate a large volume of information culled from source databases (e.g., MEDLINE®); however, many researchers lack a blueprint for structuring their data to facilitate review.

Methods: We describe a process of erecting “data scaffolding” that is critical to transforming a literature review spreadsheet into an agile, manipulable source of information that can triage, sort, and report on materials retrieved for review.

Results: Using a sample of literature data pulled from PubMed®, we describe several ideas for adding key structural components to a spreadsheet of citations that bring flexibility and functionality to the processes of article review and analysis. In doing so, we also describe the hows and whys of spreadsheet design to facilitate literature review, such as the importance of the spreadsheet layout; the addition of flag fields to use medical subject headings or key words to easily sort, organize, identify/retrieve, navigate, and summarize citations; and ways of leveraging built-in spreadsheet features such as autofilters, freeze-panes, and subtotals that can greatly facilitate the inventory and management of large volumes of citation data to support literature reviews.

Conclusions: In an era of increasing volumes of published literature and the proliferation of rigorous, formalized, systematic and non-systematic reviews, researchers must adapt to growing demands. Existing spreadsheet tools can be leveraged to effectively meet these demands, in ways that not only provide for greater efficiency but in ways that may result in enhanced research capabilities.


Using Analytic Frameworks to Make Sense of Complex Search Queries  [powerpoint slide of poster]
Rose Relevo  ~~ OHSU

Describes the use of analytic frameworks to clarify the research questions for systematic reviews and other large complex projects.


Essential Nursing Resources: Premier Product of the Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing  [poster pdf]
Janet G. Schnall, MS, AHIP  ~~ University of Washington

Objective: Describe publication of the 25th edition of Essential Nursing Resources (ENR), an annotated list of print and e-resources to support nursing practice, education, administration and research activities, and a collaborative effort of ICIRN representatives

Description: ICIRN, the Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing, is a voluntary group of organizations concerned with providing library and informational resources for nurses and improving access to library services for all nurses. Members include: MLA, ANA, NLN, AMIA Nursing Informatics Working Group and many more. MLA appoints two Allied Representatives to ICIRN to serve three-year terms. One of the premier products of ICIRN is the ENR, which can be used for clinical information seeking, professional/academic research, collection development, and as a teaching tool. The latest edition of the ENR is now available on the ICIRN website as well as in print and is an excellent example of nurses and librarians collaborating to promote information literacy for nurses.


The eagle-i Consoritum at OHSU: Ontologies, Core Facilities, Reagents and More  [poster pdf]
Chris Shaffer  ~~ OHSU

The eagle-i Consortium is comprised of nine geographically and ethnically diverse universities across America working to make scientific research resources more visible via a searchable federated network. Now in its early stages, the system will expand to include other institutions following the pilot project. This award funded eight new researchers working at the OHSU Library on the eagle-i project. The Data Curation Team is building the ontologies and vocabularies used to describe research resources and make them easier to find. Resource Navigators and Data Entry Technologists are working with researchers to identify unique reagents, animal models, core facilities and other tools that can be shared across the OHSU campus and the country. Libraries have a long history of organizing research information and publications. Through this project, the OHSU Library is extending library expertise into the research enterprise in new and exciting ways.


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