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Susan Steelman, MLIS

Susan Steelman, MLIS

About Susan

Susan is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Education and Reference Services at the Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library. Prior to becoming head of the department, Susan created and coordinated the Library’s Research & Clinical Search Services (RCSS) which included managing the RCSS work flow for expert literature searches, instruction, consultations and House Calls. In 2010 Susan graduated from the UAMS Leadership Institute. Prior to the RCSS, Susan spent 11 years as Coordinator of Outreach Services and was responsible for the UAMS Library’s outreach subcontract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  She began her medical librarian career at the Delta Health Education Center Library in Helena, AR.

The UAMS Library is one of the original 3 libraries participating in the NIH Public Access Policy (PAP) Compliance Pilot Project.  Susan has been on the forefront of this project since January 2010 and has conducted numerous presentations regarding the NIH PAP both on campus and regionally.

Her professional activities are varied and include numerous paper and poster presentations, some of which have received research awards from MLA, SCAMeL/SCC and UAMS. She research interests include flexible work environments and work/life balance issues in health sciences libraries as well as librarian participation on IACUCs.  Susan is active at the national and regional levels and is currently the President of the South Central Chapter of MLA [2012-2013].

Susan Steelman received her MLIS from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (1994).

Honors:

  • Honorable Mention – Posters. Steelman S., Ryan ML, Hart JK, Hyatt D. Rave Renovations: The Domino Effect of Raising an Active Learning Center. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the SCC/MLA, Lubbock, TX, October, 15, 2012.
  • Graduate – 2010 UAMS Leadership Institute
  • Award Recipient: Postell Award from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association for the SCC/MLA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX to attend CE course – Managing from the Middle on October 16, 2010.
  • Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award – 1st Place for Posters. Steelman S., Mays, B. Fusing Work and Life: a study of U.S. health sciences libraries’ flexible work environments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the SCC/MLA, Tulsa, OK, October, 19, 2009.
  • Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award – 3rd Place for Contributed Papers.
    Steelman S., Mays, B. Eclecticism of Work-Life Balance in Health Sciences Libraries: A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis of Facilitators and Barriers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCC/MLA, Tulsa, OK, October, 20, 2009.

Instructor For

  • Advanced Level Searching Techniques; Responsible Literature Searching
  • PubMed – All Levels (Including CME & CNE classes)
  • Clinical & Research Databases (Including CINAHL, PsychINFO, Web of Science etc.)
  • Responsible Literature Searching
  • Staying on Top of the Literature
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Knowledge-Based Resources for Pubic Health Professionals (2 hours)
  • Knowledge-Based Resources for Epidemiologists (2 hours)

Committees

  • EPIC SIM Research Team, 1/2013 – Present
  • COM Medical Informatics/Bioinformatics Subcommittee  – 6/2012  – Present
  • COM Internal Medicine Journal Club Blog Team  – 5/2012 – Present
  • Graduate  – 2010 Leadership Institute
  • OED Educational Working Groups  – Clinical Skills Center Team (COM) 10/2007 – Present
  • Expert Searcher, Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS)    9/ 2005 – Present
  • IACUC, 9/2005 – Present

Publications & Presentations

INVITED PAPERS/SPEAKER

Steelman S, Thomas S.  Librarians AND *Neoplasms/di/dt/ed/px/rh/rt/su AND Work AND Life.  Presented for Cancer Section at Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Boston, MA, May 6, 2013

Steelman SC. Work Life Balance Issues – Invited Speaker & Panelist for Gen Session III:  Panel – Innovation & Collaboration: Is It Enough to Survive?  Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Dallas, TX.  October 14, 2008

Steelman SC.  PubMed and Lagniappe for Pharmacists:  A Training Session for Preceptors. Presented at the Arkansas Association of Health System Pharmacists conference.  Tunica, MS. October 9, 2008

Steelman, SC.  Consumer & Public Health Resources  on the Net: Tantalizing Tools for Libraries presented at the Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals Conference, Holiday Inn Select, Little Rock, AR, May 19, 2006

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS  [Selected]

Steelman S, Thomas S. Academic Health Sciences Librarians’ Contributions to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. Presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Boston, MA. May 6, 2013

Ryan ML, Hart JK, Steelman SC.  Re-positioning the Library for the Future:  Repurposing, Relationships & Renovations presented at SCC/MLA, Lubbock, TX  October 16, 2012

Ryan M., Steelman S.  Bureaucratic Weirdness:  A Pilot Project for Improving Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SCC/MLA, Austin, TX. October 19, 2010

Steelman S., Mays, B. Eclecticism of Work-Life Balance in Health Sciences Libraries: A Descriptive and Qualitative Analysis of Facilitators and Barriers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Tulsa, OK,  October, 20, 2009 [Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award  – 3rd Place for Contributed Papers]

Ryan, Mary L, Steelman Susan C, Arkansas’ Public Health Information Project: An analysis of public health workers information needs presented at the annual meeting of theSouth Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Little Rock, AR, October 24, 2005

Ryan M; Steelman S. Networking Consumer Health Information in Arkansas: the ARCHIN Experience. Paper presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX, May 20, 2002

Ryan ML; Steelman S.  Arkansas Consumer Health Information Network: Making Connections. Paper presented at National Area Health Education Centers Organization Workshop 2002. Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 23, 2002

Ryan ML; Steelman S. Consumer Health Information in Arkansas: Birth of a Network.  Paper presented at Triple Chapter Meeting of  the Medical  Library Association, Riverside Hilton, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 26, 2001

PRESENTATIONS  [Selected]

Steelman SC.  Finding evidence or “Why not just Google it”? Presented at Evidence-Informed Health Policy Workshop.  Hot Springs, AR, November 18, 2009

Mays BE, Steelman SC.  Using POC Tools to Answer Clinical Questions and Enhance Teachable Moments: A Closer look at Dynamed, Clin-eguide and UpToDate  Presented at the Teaching with Technology Summer 2009 Workshop Series, Little Rock, AR, June 25, 2009

Mays BE, Steelman, SC.  Co-Facilitators of Roundtable on Re-imagining Your Work-Life Balance at South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. October 22, 2007

Steelman, SC.  Responsible Literature Searching Techniques.  Presented at General Clinical Research Center’s Educational Training Seminar, Institute on Aging, Little Rock, AR October 10, 2006

Steelman, SC.  Consumer & Public Health Resources  on the Net: Tantalizing Tools for Libraries presented at the Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals Conference, Holiday Inn Select, Little Rock, AR, May 19, 2006

Expanding Resources for Arkansas’ Public Health Workforce taught at the Arkansas Public Health Association Conference, Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR. May 27, 2004

Aging Well in the 21st Century with Online Health Information presented at the Arkansas Gerontological Society 2004 Conference, Gilbreth Conference Center, Little Rock, AR, April 2, 2004

Resources in the Medical Setting taught for University of Central Arkansas students in Health Education course, Little Rock, AR, January 21, 2004

Internet Based Health Education Resources for the Public taught to United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTTI) participants, Little Rock, AR, October 24, 2003

Medical Information for Consumers taught at FSPL Staff Development Day, Fort Smith Public Library, Fort Smith, AR, October 13, 2003

Health Information Resources for Arkansas presented at meeting of SHARP, Central Arkansas Library System, Darragh Center for Intellectual Freedom, Little Rock, AR, September 16, 2003

Aging Well with Online Health Information taught at Arkansas Aging Conference, Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR, November 7, 2002

Science Education on the Web.  Presentation at Making Educational Technology Work for Teachers conference. Little Rock, AR, July 12, 2002

Arkansas HealthLINK: One Stop Shopping for Health Information. Presentation to Arkansas Association of School Librarians and Media Educators Conference, Lakeside High School, Hot Springs, AR, September 22, 2001

Consumer Health on the Net:  Mining for Information Gems.  Class taught at ALPS Spring Conference, Lake Hamilton Resort, Hot Springs, AR, May 17, 2001

Evaluation of Medical/Health-Related Web Sites.  Dissemination of Consumer Health Information:  Technology, Services & Resources, Central Arkansas Library Systems Main Library, Little Rock, AR March 22, 2000

Discovering Gems of Health Information on the Web.  Arkansas Aging Conference, Hot Springs, AR, October 21, 1999

Arkansas Consumer Health Information Network: An Update.  Arkansas Library Association, Little Rock, AR, October 10, 1999

Arkansas Consumer Health Information Network: A Beginning?  Arkansas Library Association/Southeastern Library Association Joint Conference, Little Rock, AR, October 1, 1998

Plaisted D, Carter SC, Issues of Health Literacy in the Development of Consumer Health Information (CHI Collections). Presented at South Central Chapter / Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, October 19, 1998, Fort Worth, TX

Building A Community Health Information Network for Arkansas.  Arkansas Society for Healthcare Educators Spring Meeting and Sharing Day held at Oasis Renewal Center, April 24, 1998, Little Rock, Arkansas

POSTERS

Ryan ML, Steelman SC, Hart JK.  “Building a Collaborative Interdependency with the College of Medicine via an Active Learning Center”. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Boston, MA. May 6, 2013.

Alexander AP, Acharya KB, Steelman SC, Thrush CR, Kennedy RL, Hopkins RH.  “An Interprofessional Collaboration on a Journal Club Blog to Improve Residents’ Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine: An Interim Report”. Poster presented at the Annual Regional Meeting of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs of AAMC, Savannah, GA, April 18, 2013.

Steelman SC, Ryan ML, Hart JK, Hyatt D.  “Rave Renovations:  The Domino Effect of Raising an Active Learning Center”. Poster presented at SCC/MLA, Lubbock, TX, October 15, 2012 [Honorable Mention Award]

Bissett JK, Matin Z, Steelman S.  Coronary Interventions Based on Fractional Flow Reserve: A Meta-Analysis.  Poster presented at the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation (SSCI), New Orleans, LA, February 25, 2010

Tariq SG, Cooper G, Bailey SL, Steelman SC, Thrush CR.  Smoothing the Journey  – Influencing the Career Life Cycle of Medical Students.  Poster presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting, 2009 Women in Medicine/Council of Deans Poster Reception, Boston, MA, November 8, 2009

Steelman S., Mays, B. Fusing Work and Life: a study of U.S. health sciences libraries’ flexible work environments.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the SCC/MLA, Tulsa, OK, October, 19, 2009  [Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Award  – 1st Place for Posters]

 Steelman S., Mays, B. Fusing Work and Life: a study of U.S. health sciences libraries’ flexible work environments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 19, 2009  [MLA Research Award 2009  – 1st Place for Posters]

Gyore R, Byrne C, Keel S, Ridout B, Ryan ML, Steelman S, Wilson C. “Reimaging ARHealthLINK: Developing a Go Local Site for Arkansas”.  Poster presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM, October 22, 2007

Steelman SC, Ryan ML, Holt A.  “Changing the Search Behavior of a Public Health Workforce: Descriptive Quantitative Analysis of the Arkansas Public Health Virtual Library”.  Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 22, 2007 [MLA Research Award:  2007 Contributed Poster  – Second Place]

Steelman SC; Ryan M; Holt A. “Marooned in an Ocean of Public Health Information?  Analyzing the Impact of the Arkansas Public Health Virtual Library” . Poster presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. College Station, TX, October 23, 2006 [Research Award – Second Place for Posters]

Holt A; Steelman SC. “Syncing to Beaming: Reflections on PDA Technology” . Poster presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Shreveport, LA, October 6, 2003

Steelman S; Ryan M; Saar A.  “Technology and Publicity of ARHealthLINK: A Look Behind the Scenes”. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting.  2002, May 20. Dallas, TX.

Steelman S; Ryan ML. “Innovative Ideas for a Consumer Health Site: the ARHealthLINK Experience.” Poster presented at Triple Chapter Meeting of  the Medical  Library Association, 2001, October 27, Riverside Hilton, New Orleans, LA.

Carter S.  “Creation of an Outreach Database and Survey” Poster presented at the SouthCentral Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, October 5, 1997

PUBLICATIONS  [selected]

Steelman SC.  Planning, Design, Equipment, and Software:  Blueprint for Building a Consumer Health Web Site. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2003; 7(1):17-31.

Steelman S. “Technology Fact Sheet:  Graphics Programs and Flash.” National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region [web site] http://nnlm.gov/scr/techsheets/flash.htm.  2000 November.

Steelman S. “Marketing of an Academic Medical Library: Avenues of Opportunity.”  Arkansas Libraries. 2000 May/June; 57(3):18-22.

Professional Associations

  • South Central Chapter / Medical Library Association
    President, 10/2012 – 10/2013
    President-Elect, 10/2011 – 10/2012
  • MLA Chapter Council Alternate, 5/2008 – 5/2011

Education

Master of Library and Information Science, 1994, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA

BA in English Literature; Minor in History, Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA