The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.
Barbara Epstein, director, was appointed to a two-year term (2011-2013) as Co-Chair of the Future Leadership Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.
Michele Klein-Fedyshin, reference librarian, has been appointed the Medical Library Association’s Hospital Library Section representative to the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference for a four-year term.
Melissa Ratajeski, reference librarian, presented a paper “By Librarians for Librarians: A Database to Share Biomedical Terminology and Strategies for Comprehensive Searches” at the Medical Library Association Mid Atlantic Chapter’s annual conference, in Richmond, VA on October 12, 2011. Co-authors were Ahlam Saleh, reference librarian, and John LaDue, knowledge integration librarian.
Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian published “Current Journal Articles on Disability History: Dissertations” in H-Disability: An H-Net Discussion Network, 126, November 1, 2011.
Reference Librarian Andrea Ketchum, along with co-authors N Shaikh1, RG Badgett2, M Pi3, NL Wilczynski4, KA McKibbon5, RB Haynes6 published “Development and Validation of Filters for the Retrieval of Studies of Clinical Examination from MEDLINE” in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13(4):e82, October 19, 2011.
1University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, General Academic Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine at Wichita, Wichita, Kansas
3Department of Biology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4-6Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Reference Librarian Melissa Ratajeski, along with co-author Angela Dixon7 published “Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables: 2011 Report and 2012 Survey” in Medical Library Association News, 51(9):5, October 2011.
7Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Senior Associate Director Nancy Tannery, along with co-authors Barbara Epstein, Charles Wessel, Fran Yarger, John LaDue, and Mary Lou Klem published “Impact and User Satisfaction of a Clinical Information Portal Embedded in an Electronic Health Record” in Perspectives in Health Information Management, 8(Fall):1d, Epub October 1, 2011.
Congratulations to the following HSLS employees who have reached their ten-year anniversary of University employment: Kathryn DeVito, document delivery assistant; Robert Lucas, systems analyst; and Deborah Downey, library specialist at UPMC Shadyside.