MLGSCA Joint Mtg: LibGuides

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  • - Of the 7 librarians, one (Joan) divided her time between NML and CHLA; and one is the Bioinformatics librarian and does not provide “traditional” instruction to students
  • 24 academic disciplines
  • - Numbers are rounded up to nearest 5
  • MLGSCA Joint Mtg: LibGuides

    1. 1. Emily Brennan, MLIS USC Norris Medical Library LibGuides for Instruction and Outreach
    2. 2. Norris Medical Library <ul><ul><li>Educational & Research Services (ERS) Division: 6.5 librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am liaison to USC students, residents, fellows, faculty, staff in : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Hospital </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USC University Hospital </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LAC+USC Medical Center </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Doheny Eye Institute </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Before LibGuides <ul><ul><li>Student Portals without Content Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limitations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to update </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One dimensional…could not easily add media, layer pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Could not track usage statistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users could not rate resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not aesthetically pleasing </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Timeline <ul><ul><li>2009: Web Services Librarian created a skeleton guide for each academic discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer 2010: Migrated content of old student portals into LibGuides system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Added additional content to student portals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Created system-specific LibGuides </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. LibGuide Topics <ul><ul><li>Academic departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anesthesiology, ophthalmology, preventive medicine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KSOM organ systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hematology, neuroscience, musculoskeletal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divisions, programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Division of Medical Education, Physician Assistant Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community-Based Education, Interprofessional Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Statistics, Mobile Devices, Patient Education </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Academic Disciplines
    7. 7. Curriculum Overview
    8. 15. Outreach & Instruction for KSOM <ul><ul><li>Before system: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact system co-chairs to ask for their input on the guides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask to present LibGuide to students on first day of system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present appropriate system LibGuide at years 1 and 2 monthly ICM faculty meeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start of system: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact all system lecturers to make them aware of LibGuide and to ask for their input on the guides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present LibGuide to students </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 16. Outreach & Instruction <ul><li>Instruction to hospital clinicians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinician’s Portal and subject-specific guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library’s Technology Lunch Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices, Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visions & Voices: Writing About Patients: Truth & Consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture by Jay Baruch, MD </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 17. Outreach & Instruction
    11. 19. Usage Statistics <ul><ul><li>Year 1 portal: August 2010 (orientation):4,250 hits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>August 2010-present: 8,435 hits  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 2 portal: August 2010 (EBM instruction):3,495 hits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  August 2010-present: 6,730 hits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renal system:  August to September  5 to165 hits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year 3-4 portal: August 2010-present: 4,335 hits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family Medicine: August 2010-present: 1,685 hits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Psychiatry: August 2010-present: 660 hits </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 20. LibGuide Benefits <ul><li>Centralized place for students to access relevant resources </li></ul><ul><li>F lexibility in content and format </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-dimensional…can easily add media, layer pages </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to gather usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Users can rate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetically pleasing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a variety of means by which patrons can contact librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Improved communication and relations between the librarian, faculty and students </li></ul>
    13. 21. Questions? Emily Brennan [email_address] 323.442.1124

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