Journal of the Medical Library Association

Quarterly journal focusing on advancement of the practice and the research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship.

Articles from Vol. 98, No. 1, January

Advocating for History of the Health Sciences Libraries and Librarians: A Position Paper by the History of the Health Sciences Section, Medical Library Association*
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.98.1.006IntroductionThe genesis of this article stems from the concern of the History of the Health Sciences Section of the Medical Library Association (MLA) over what we perceive to be erosion of an appreciation for and knowledge...
A "White Elephant" in the Library: A Case Study on Loss of Space from the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona
The Arizona Health Sciences Library is housed in a 4-story building that serves 4 University of Arizona colleges in Tucson. In October 2005, the dean of the college of medicine informed the library director that one floor of the library had to be converted...
Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact
Question: Is there a means of assessing research impact beyond citation analysis?Setting: The case study took place at the Washington University School of Medicine Becker Medical Library.Method: This case study analyzed the research study process to...
Characteristics of Project Management at Institutions Sponsoring National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Go Local**
Objectives: Through interviews with the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus Go Local collaborators, an evaluation team sought to identify process characteristics that are critical for long-term sustainability of Go Local projects and to describe...
Evaluation of a Self-Paced Learning Module to Teach Responsible Literature Searching for Research**
BACKGROUNDThe unanticipated death of a healthy research study volunteer at a major university highlighted the importance of a comprehensive and exhaustive literature review in conducting responsible research [I]. When this unfortunate event was investigated,...
Eyes on the Prize: Reflections on the Impact of the Evolving Digital Ecology on the Librarian as Expert Intermediary and Knowledge Coach, 1969-2009*
Objective: The 2009 Janet Doe Lecture reflects on the continuing value and increasing return on investment of librarian-mediated services in the constantly evolving digital ecology and complex knowledge environment of the health sciences.Setting: The...
Information-Seeking Behavior of Basic Science Researchers: Implications for Library Services**
Objectives: This study examined the information-seeking behaviors of basic science researchers to inform the development of customized library services.Methods: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted on a sample of basic science...
Integrating with Users Is One Thing, but Living with Them? a Case Study on Loss of Space from the Medical Center Library, University of California, San Diego
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center is the primary hospital for the UCSD School of Medicine. The UCSD Medical Center Library (MCL), a branch of the campus's biomedical library, is located on the medical center campus. In 2007,...
Introduction: Be Prepared
The following six case studies all describe situations where a health sciences library has been asked to permanently give up a considerable amount of space, usually an entire floor of the existing library, to what most would consider nonlibrary functions....
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Librarian Instruction-Delivery Modality Preferences for Professional Continuing Education*
Objectives: Attending professional continuing education (CE) is an important component of librarianship. This research study identified librarians' preferences in delivery modalities of instruction for professional CE. The study also identified influential...
Making Lemonade from Lemons: A Case Study on Loss of Space at the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The setting for this case study is the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a health sciences campus with medical, dental, nursing, health professions, and graduate schools. During 2008-2009, major renovations...
Non-Biomedical Sources for Systematic Reviews of Pharmaceutical Policy
INTRODUCTIONIt has been well documented that reaching beyond MEDLINE into a diversity of databases enhances search results [1-3], but a chronic question in comprehensive and systematic searching is how far, and where, to search [4]. When published in...
Proposed Changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination: Impact on Curricula and Libraries
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.98.1.007IntroductionThe sequence and design of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is evolving in a profound way. These changes will have an impact on licensing, medical school curricular design, the way faculty...
Reinvisioning and Redesigning "A Library for the Fifteenth through Twenty-First Centuries": A Case Study on Loss of Space from the Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California, San Francisco*
The University of California, San Francisco, is an academic health sciences campus that is part of a state public university system. Space is very limited at this urban campus, and the library building's 90,000 square feet represent extremely valuable...
Renovated, Repurposed, and Still "One Sweet Library": A Case Study on Loss of Space from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Setting: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), is located in an urban environment on the west side of downtown Baltimore. Founded in 1813, the library opened its current building in 1998 and...
When the Library Is Located in Prime Real Estate: A Case Study on the Loss of Space from the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives
The Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives is located in the heart of the Duke Medicine campus, surrounded by Duke Hospital, ambulatory clinics, and numerous research facilities. Its location is considered prime real estate, given its adjacency...