HSLS librarians were active participants in the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting held in Minneapolis, MN, from May 13-18, 2011.
Barb Folb, public health informationist and reference librarian, presented “Gathering the Evidence for E-Book Collection Development: A Survey of Academic and Clinical Library Users.” Co-authors were Charles Wessel, head of Hospital Services, and Leslie Czechowski, assistant director for Access Services.
Linda Hartman, reference librarian, presented “The Interdisciplinary Village” and “The Next Generation of Auto Alerts.” Co-author for the second paper was Andrea Ketchum, reference librarian.
Carrie Iwema, information specialist in Molecular Biology, presented “Reaching the Masses: Multimedia Biomedical Instruction at the Point of Need.” Co-author was Ansuman Chattopadhyay, head of the Molecular Biology Information Service.
Robyn Reed, library and biomedical informatics trainee, presented “Flying to the Top, One Tweet at a Time: Using Social Media to Rank Online Search Results.” Co-authors were Carrie Iwema, information specialist in Molecular Biology, and Ansuman Chattopadhyay, head of the Molecular Biology Information Service.
Ahlam Saleh, reference librarian, presented “Development of a Web-based Terminology Database to Facilitate Collaboration and Improve Efficiency in Methods Used to Conduct Comprehensive Searches.” Co-authors were Melissa Ratajeski, reference librarian, and John LaDue, knowledge integration librarian.
Leslie Czechowski, assistant director for Access Services, “(Trying to) Rethink the Reference Collection.” Co-author was Jeffrey Husted, acquisitions librarian.
Presentations and posters of HSLS participants are available on the HSLS Presentations Web page.
Other Conference Activities
Leslie Czechowski, assistant director of Access Services, participated in an Open Forum panel discussion on scholarly communication and e-books.
Linda Hartman, reference librarian, served as recorder for the “Research for Librarians” Chapter Council Roundtable discussion.
Carrie Iwema, information specialist in Molecular Biology, served as convener for the Molecular Biology and Genomics Special Interest Group meeting.
Melissa Ratajeski, reference librarian, co-chaired the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables with Angela Dixon, University of Rochester.
~ Jill Foust