• Adventures in 3D Printing: Preparing for a Makerspace Implementation at the HSHSL

      Brown, Everly; Kim, Bohyun (2015-05)
      Objectives: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) decided to explore the possibility of a makerspace in the library to serve as a hub of experimentation, innovation, and collaboration that will benefit our faculty and students in their education, research, patient care, and entrepreneurship. For this task, the Makerspace Task Force was formed in the spring of 2014. After three months of work, the Task Force completed the proposal for creating the Makerspace at HS/HSL in the summer of 2014. HS/HSL is planning to open the makerspace this spring.
    • Collaboration Delivers a New Search Experience to HS/HSL Users

      Brown, Everly; Douglas, C. Steven; Gerhart, Brad; Harris, Ryan L.; Pinkas, Maria M. (2014)
      Objectives: This poster describes the implementation of a discovery tool at the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).
    • Engaging Instructors in E-reserves

      Brown, Everly; Hand, Kathleen (2018)
    • Engaging Library Staff in Meaningful Work

      Brown, Everly; Harris, Ryan L. (2016)
    • Health Literacy and Consent Forms: Librarians Support Research on Human Subjects

      Raimondo, Paula G.; Harris, Ryan L.; Nance, Michele; Brown, Everly (2014-01)
      Poorly written consent forms could have negative consequences on participation in and outcomes of a research study. To help campus researchers use best practices in health communication with human subjects, librarians began teaching health literacy workshops and providing a consent form review service for principal investigators. Workshops have been well attended, and use of the editing service is growing. The library has become an important resource on campus for matters of health literacy and clear health communication. By assisting faculty in communicating clearly with research subjects, the librarians have contributed to university research efforts.
    • HSHSL Day of Service Community Clean-up Projects

      Brown, Everly; Douglas, C. Steven; Pinkas, Maria M.; Tooey, M.J.; Zelip, Brian (2020-06-23)
      Participants in neighborhood clean-up projects during the HSHSL's June 23, 2020 Day of Service virtual event chose to clean up parks and neighborhoods by picking up trash or weeding. The HSHSL's Service Project Task Force encouraged staff members to give back to their communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • Integrate assessment and evaluation into library services and programs

      Mayo, Alexa A.; Downton, Katherine; Brown, Everly (2018-10)
    • Makerspace Task Force Report

      Kim, Bohyun; Brown, Everly; Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Pinho, Thom (2014-07)
      Executive Summary: The leadership of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) has decided to explore the concept of a makerspace. The recent growth and rapid adoption of makerspaces and 3D printing technology in health sciences will impact the tools that our future students, researchers, and faculty will expect to have access to. The mission of this Task Force was to determine what role a makerspace could serve in an academic health sciences library and if the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s HS/HSL could benefit from one. Based on the environmental scan, which involved the literature review of current makerspaces in educational institutions and site visits to local makerspaces, we believe that a makerspace within the HS/HSL will greatly benefit UMB students, researchers, and faculty. It will provide an open space that will allow them to explore and utilize new technology that has a significant impact on hands-on learning, classroom instruction, cutting-edge research, and innovative patient care in health sciences. This Task Force recommends the creation of a makerspace in HS/HSL which would include 3D printers, 3D scanners, and computers with the appropriate software for modeling and visualizing 3D objects as detailed in the recommendations section of this paper. The makerspace would also organize workshops and programs to promote technological experimentation and idea prototyping to the UMB community. To fund the creation of the makerspace, the Task Force has identified two potential grant opportunities that would help cover some costs associated with creating the space if applied for and awarded. Other potential sources of funding include soliciting donor funds for technology or stakeholder contributions. In order to best support the needs of students, researchers, and faculty, the Task Force also recommends that this project be pursued as soon as the funds are available.
    • Opportunities and efficiencies in building a new service desk model

      Mayo, Alexa A.; Brown, Everly; Harris, Ryan L. (2016)
    • Sink or Swim: Can an Online Resource Package for "Others" Survive?

      Tooey, M.J.; Brown, Everly; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Mayo, Alexa A.; Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Gerhart, Brad; Klein, Ilene Robin; Patterson, Nancy (2009-10)
      ResourcesPlus! a full-service online resource package developed for groups that fall outside HS/HSL's standard licensing agreements - volunteer clinical faculty and UMB alumni is described and evaluated.
    • Strategic Surveying: We Want to Hear from You

      Brown, Everly; Stephens, Shanell (2018)
    • Trimming the Fat: A Weeding Case Report

      Tooey, M.J.; Bass, Wilma; Behles, Richard J.; Berlanstein, Debra R.; Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Brown, Everly; Drummond, Persia; Gresehover, Beverly; Knott, Teresa L.; Lyons, Tierney; et al. (2007-10)