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Public Health Resources To Support Evaluation Work, Julie Goldman Feb 2016

Public Health Resources To Support Evaluation Work, Julie Goldman

Library Publications and Presentations

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


A Review Of "The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, And Evolution", Robert J. Vander Hart Sep 2014

A Review Of "The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, And Evolution", Robert J. Vander Hart

Library Publications and Presentations

This is a review of the book, The Transformed Library: E-Books, Expertise, and Evolution, by Jeannette Woodward. Published by American Library Association, 2013.


Microagressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh May 2014

Microagressions: Small Actions That Are A Big Deal, Molly Higgins, Charlotte Roh

Library Publications and Presentations

“Microaggressions” refer to those brief occurrences and encounters that subtly reinforce systems of power and privilege. Libraries and information organizations are not immune to these microaggressions. They exist in our library catalogues, archives, research, professional organizations and interpersonal interactions. The authors explore biases in librarianship, particularly in bibliographic metadata, then present tools to engage librarians as well as faculty and graduate students.


E-Science As A Catalyst For Transformational Change In University Research Libraries: A Dissertation, Mary E. Piorun Dec 2013

E-Science As A Catalyst For Transformational Change In University Research Libraries: A Dissertation, Mary E. Piorun

Library Publications and Presentations

Changes in how research is conducted, from the growth of e-science to the emergence of big data, have lead to new opportunities for librarians to become involved in the creation and management of research data, at the same time the duties and responsibilities of university libraries continue to evolve. This study examines those roles related to e-science while exploring the concept of transformational change and leadership issues in bringing about such a change. Using the framework established by Levy and Merry for first- and second-order change, four case studies of libraries whose institutions are members in the Association of Research ...


Affordable Care Act & Consumer Health Information: Medlineplus, Catherine W. Carr Nov 2013

Affordable Care Act & Consumer Health Information: Medlineplus, Catherine W. Carr

Library Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Beyond A Fad: Why Video Games Should Be Part Of 21st Century Libraries, Kym Buchanan, Angela M. Vanden Elzen Jan 2012

Beyond A Fad: Why Video Games Should Be Part Of 21st Century Libraries, Kym Buchanan, Angela M. Vanden Elzen

Library Publications and Presentations

We believe video games have a place in libraries. We start by describing two provocative video games. Next, we offer a framework for the general mission of libraries, including access, motivation, and guidance. As a medium, video games have some distinguishing traits: they are visual, interactive, and based on simulations. We explain how these traits require and reward some traditional and new literacies. Furthermore, people play video games for at least three reasons: immersion, challenge, and connection. Finally, we offer guidelines and examples for how librarians can integrate video games into library collections and programming.


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 and Presentations

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 ...


Online Tutorials: Tips From The Literature, Cecile Bianco Oct 2005

Online Tutorials: Tips From The Literature, Cecile Bianco

Library Publications and Presentations

Online tutorials are an important addition to traditional teaching. Since Information Literacy is a skill that many believe college students should master, it can be argued that it is even more important that it is learned by graduate students. Online tutorials can be an effective means of education for graduate students. This paper assembles fourteen best practices for constructing online tutorials.


Networking Consumer Health Information: Bringing The Patient Into The Medical Information Loop, Elaine Russo Martin, Don Lanier Apr 1996

Networking Consumer Health Information: Bringing The Patient Into The Medical Information Loop, Elaine Russo Martin, Don Lanier

Library Publications and Presentations

The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago obtained a grant from the Illinois State Library to implement a statewide demonstration project that would provide consumer health information (CHI) using InfoTrac's Health Reference Center CD-ROM database. The goals of the project were to cooperate with targeted public libraries and clinics in providing CHI at the earliest point of need; to provide access to the database via a dial-up network server and a toll-free telephone number; and to work with targeted sites on database training, core CHI reference sources, and referral procedures. This paper provides ...