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Librarians Present at Regional Meeting

Susan Steelman presides as president at the MLA/SCC annual meeting.

Susan Steelman presides as President at the SCC/MLA annual meeting.

UAMS Librarians recently presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association in Fort Worth, TX October 26-30. The chapter includes librarians from five states; Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. UAMS Head of Education and Reference, Susan Steelman, served as President of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association this year with her term having ended during the business meeting. UAMS Librarians presented these items at the meeting:

  • Library Initiatives to Improve NIH Public Access Policy Compliance – Mary Ryan, Library Director; Susan Steelman, Head of Education and Reference; Jessie Casella – Research & Clinical Search Services Librarian
  • Standing Desks for Improving Librarians’ Health: A Review of the Literature and Strategies for Success – Jessie Casella, Research & Clinical Search Services Librarian; Jon Goodell, Reference and Outreach Librarian
  • Tame Your Library Stats with Data Visualization Tools – Valerie Howard, Marketing and Reference Librarian
  • Can Semantic MEDLINE Improve Upon the Homemade Semantic Web? – Jason Bengtson (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center); Mark Hopkins (INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City); Jon Goodell, Reference and Outreach Librarian
  • Semantic MEDLINE: A Novel Approach for Hypothesis Generation and Creativity Enhancement- Jason Bengtson (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center); Mark Hopkins (INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City); Jon Goodell, Reference and Outreach Librarian
  • Raspberry Pi – Jon Goodell, Reference and Outreach Librarian
  • Selection Criteria for Mobile Apps and Resources – Jessie Casella, Research & Clinical Search Services Librarian; Jon Goodell, Reference and Outreach Librarian
  • Research Roundup – Librarians Collaborating with Researchers via Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) and Institutional Research Boards (IRBs) -Dawn Kruse Field (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center‐Lubbock); Marilyn Goff (Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences—Houston); Helen Mayo (UT Southwestern Library); Katie Prentice (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio); Susan Steelman, Head of Education and Reference.
  • MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program Round Table – Jessie Casella, Research & Clinical Search Services Librarian
  • Internet Privacy Round Table – Jon Goodell, Reference and Outreach Librarian