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Gslis 784 health sciences librarianship queens college fall 2012

  1. 1. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 1 GSLIS 784: Health Sciences Librarianship Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Mondays 6:40 PM – 9:15 PM Joseph S. Murphy Institute--City University Of New York, Computer Room, 18th Floor Instructor: Mary Lou Glazer, MLS Office Phone: 631 261-4400 ● E-Mail: Office Hours by Appointment with Instructor Course Description All phases of medical and allied health sciences librarianship, with emphasis on medical community relationships; current information retrieval systems; the selection and control of serial, monographic, and non-print materials in biomedicine; electronic searching and retrieval experience necessary. Course Objectives At the end of this course, you should be able to: 1) Understand the basic environment of health sciences libraries; 2) Know how to search both print and electronic health sciences information resources; 3) Use the basic biomedical reference sources to answer factual questions; 4) Understand the basic principles of building and managing a collection of health sciences print and electronic resources. Pre or Co-Requisites GSLIS 700, 701, 702, 703 and permission of the school Required Textbooks Jeffrey T. Huber, Jo Anne Boorkman and Jean Blackwell. Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences. 5th ed. Neal-Schuman Publishers. New York. 2008. Michele Spatz. Answering Consumer Health Questions: The Medical Library Association Guide for Reference Librarians. Neal-Schuman Publishers. New York. 2008.
  2. 2. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 2 Other readings as assigned. Course Outline, Readings and Assignments Date Description Readings Due August 27 Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship N/A September 3 NO CLASS Information seeking behavior of nursing students and clinical nurses; implications for health sciences librarians. J Med Lib Assoc 2005; 93(2):213-222 September 10 Biomedical Terminology and the Roles of Today’s Healthcare Professionals Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010- 11 Edition, Healthcare, on the Internet at Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell, p. 141- 154, p. 303-325; The Basics of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) in MEDLINE®/PubMed® Decreased hospital length of stay associated with presentation of cases at morning report with librarian support. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Oct;95(4):381-7. Banks DE. Guest Speaker: Mary J. Markland SE Clinical Campus Librarian University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Science Sept 17 NO CLASS
  3. 3. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 3 Date Description Readings Due September 24 Environment of the Health Sciences Librarian Healthcare Issue Assignment Due Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell, p. 3-32. Pauline S. Beam, B.S.N., M.L.S., Laura M. Schimming, M.L. The Changing Library: What Clinicians Need To Know. Mount Sinai Journal Of Medicine Vol. 73 No. 6 October 2006, 857-63. Gawande AA, Final Cut, The New Yorker, Mar 19, 2001 Tutorial Projects to be assigned. October 1 Biomedical Literature: Characteristics and Comparisons (Monographs, Serials and other formats) Greenhalgh T. How to read a paper. Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about). BMJ. 1997 Jul 26;315(7102):243-6. PubMed PMID: 9253275; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2127173. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) tutorials , Information Services Department, Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago. October 8 October 10 Wednesday NO CLASS Electronic Resources in the Health Sciences: Searching the Literature, Part 1 Insert readings Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell, p. 47-89, 91-137 PubMed®/MEDLINE® Basics Speaker: Elaine Aligood VAMC Boston Chief Informatista Tutorial Project Presentations Due October 15 Electronic Resources in the Health Sciences: Searching the Literature, Part 2 Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell, p. 155- 214
  4. 4. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 4 Date Description Readings Due Tutorial Project Presentations October 22 Electronic Resources in the Health Sciences: Searching the Literature, Part 3 Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell , p. 249- 345 Tutorial Project Presentations October 29 Providing Reference to the Health Professional Questions Asked at the Virtual and Physical Health Sciences Reference Desk: How Do They Compare and What Do They Tell Us? Sandra L. De Groote. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 24(2), Summer 2005 p. 11-23. Scenario Assignment Distributed November 5 Providing Reference to the Consumer Health Patron Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell, p.215- 248;Spatz, p.1-36, 67-86 Gail Kouame, Margo Harris, and Susan Murray. Consumer Health Information from Both Sides of the Reference Desk. LIBRARY TRENDS, Vol. 53, No. 3, Winter 2005 (“Consumer Health Issues, Trends, and Research: Part 2. Applicable Research in the 21st Century,” edited by Tammy L. Mays), pp. 464–479 Guest speaker: Janet M. Schneider, M.A., AHIP Chief, Library Service James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital November 12 Professional Ethics in Health Sciences Librarianship Spatz, p. 37-65 Toni Carbo. Challenges for libraries creating one world: information ethics and policy issues for medical librarians. J Med Lib Assoc.2003 July; 91(3): 281–284 Crawford H. In search of an ethic of medical librarianship. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1978 Jul;66(3):331-7.
  5. 5. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 5 Date Description Readings Due Gawande AA. When Law and Ethics Collide Why Physicians Participate in Executions. New England Journal of Medicine. 2006 Mar 23; 354:1221-1229. Scenario Assignments Due November 19 Selection and control of serial, monographic, and non-print materials in biomedicine Huber, Boorkman and Blackwell, p.35-45 B. Chaudhry, Wang J, Wu S, Maglione M, Mojica W, Roth E, Morton SC, Shekelle PG. Systematic review: impact of health information technology on quality, efficiency, and costs of medical care. Ann Intern Med. 2006 May 16;144(10):742-52. Epub 2006 Apr 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 16702590. A definitive systematic review. November 26 Clinical Informatics Readings The Checklist, Annals of Medicine, Dec 10, 2007, Atul Gawande Bringing evidence to practice: a team approach to teaching skills required for an informationist role in evidence-based clinical and public health practice, J Med Lib Assoc 2008;96:50-57, Oliver, KB Site Review: Work on site visit assignment and upcoming readings December 3 The Future of Healthcare and Health Sciences Librarianship McDermott, Irene E. Matter of Survival: Keeping Up with Medical Breakthroughs. Searcher; Jul2005, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p8-11. Speaker: Kristi Holmes PHD Bioinformaticist Bernard Becker Medical library Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO December 10 Health Science Library Site Visit Paper Due- Last Class
  6. 6. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 6 Projects & Grades Healthcare Issue Assignment 15% Each student will choose a healthcare issue of interest to them and pull one article from the mainstream media (e.g., The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek) as well as another article covering the same issue in the healthcare literature (e.g., New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association). After reading the two articles, students will prepare a 1-2 page analysis comparing and contrasting the way in which the same issue has been detailed and covered in the main stream media vs. the healthcare literature. Note differences and similarities in the analysis as well as the relevancy and accuracy of sources cited or mentioned. Due September 24th Tutorial Presentation 20% Each student will be assigned a biomedical database or electronic resource to review and demonstrate in class. Presentations are to be 10 minutes in length and are to demonstrate live in class how the assigned resource is to be utilized. Students are to provide the class members with a one page handout detailing the resource’s: purpose, the reasons the resource would be use, which healthcare professionals might use the resource, the organizing principle behind the resource (e.g., does it use controlled vocabulary, work via table of contents), and a critical appraisal of the resource’s value. Due Wednesday October 10th Scenario Assignment 25% Students will be given six scenarios that medical librarians may encounter in their daily practice. They are to choose three on which to work on and write at least a one page description for each regarding how they would approach the situation, what actions they would take and how they would address the questions and/or issues involved. Assignment should be no longer than six pages total. Citations should be as per APA style. Scenarios will be collected at the beginning of class and students should be prepared to discuss them. Due November 12th
  7. 7. Health Sciences Librarianship p. 7 Site Visit 30% Make arrangements to visit a health sciences library in the area and interview staff regarding their collection, services and experiences. You may choose any type of facility but it MUST specialize in health sciences and/or medical librarianship. Write 8-10 pages detailing what you have discovered, comparing and contrasting the library which you visited with other similar libraries in terms of staff, budget, collection breadth and depth, as well as any other factors that you deem to be significant. Papers should be prepared according to APA style, as detailed in the “Policies” section below. Due December 10th Class Participation and Attendance 10% Students are expected to take part in discussions and interactive class activities. Policies Assignments Students are expected to complete assignments as directed and on time, unless arrangements are made with the instructor prior to the assignment due date. Assignments submitted later than the due date will lose points for being late. All assignments are to be typed as per APA style unless otherwise noted. Assignments (specifically reference format) should conform to the American Psychological Association Citation Style. Examples of APA format may be found at Attendance and class participation are expected and will be incorporated into the student’s grade. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain information/notes from classmates if they are absent from class for any reason. Not all resources will be available online and students will be expected to visit area health science and/or public libraries to access necessary resources. A list of medical libraries available for public use in New York State is available from MedlinePlus at: Plagiarism is unacceptable and will be treated in accordance with Queens College Policies and Procedures.