• Changing the Conference Game for Students: Developing the MAC Student Vision Program

      Harris, Ryan L.; Jones, Shannon D.; Ragon, Bart (2012)
      Objectives: The Membership and Recruitment Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association wanted to improve MLS student participation at the chapter’s annual meeting. The committee also wanted to meet one of its objectives to help increase awareness of medical librarianship. Methods: The Student Vision Scholarship and Program was established by the MAC Membership and Recruitment Committee for the 2010 MAC meeting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The scholarship included complimentary registration for the meeting. Programming included matching students with an experienced mentor and a speed resume clinic/mentoring session with nine library directors. Students were also encouraged to submit poster or paper abstracts to be presented at the meeting. The program was advertised to local library school students in North Carolina, as well as throughout the MAC region. A sub-committee comprised of Membership and Recruitment committee members was formed to evaluate student applications for the scholarship.
    • 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).
    • Collaboration Space: a white paper

      Gerhart, Brad; Harris, Ryan L.; Kelly, Janice E.; Lyons, Tierney; Mayo, Alexa A.; Raimondo, Paula G. (2008-12-01)
    • Engaging Library Staff in Meaningful Work

      Brown, Everly; Harris, Ryan L. (2016)
    • Getting Patrons into the Game: Utilizing 30 Minute Workshops and Theme Weeks to Improve Workshop Attendance

      Harris, Ryan L.; Tatro, Anna (2012-05)
      Objectives: An academic health sciences library offers a series of workshops throughout the semester for the entire campus community. These workshops are taught on a variety of topics including database searching and RefWorks. They are taught in addition to curriculum-specific instruction by liaison librarians. The workshop planning committee aimed to increase attendance of library workshops. Methods: The workshop planning committee continues to make changes to workshop offerings. Two new changes since the fall of 2009 included offering 30-minute workshops and offering a week of workshops that fit under 1 cohesive theme. Traditionally workshops are taught for an hour, newly developed 30-minute workshops covering technology-specific topics were offered as part of the library's workshop schedule and promoted as "Workshops in 30." Topics covered include "Twitter," "RSS Feeds," and "20 New Technologies in 30 Minutes." Preexisting or newly developed workshops that fit a particular theme were offered together as workshop theme weeks. Theme weeks offered include "Social Networking" and "Google: Beyond Searching." Both 30-minute workshops and theme weeks were publicized via fliers distributed throughout the campus, the library's newsletter, Facebook, and letters sent out to each school on campus promoting the workshop schedule.
    • 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.
    • Library Savvy: Forging Clear Paths to Improve Library Skills at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

      Berlanstein, Debra R.; Harris, Ryan L.; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Tatro, Anna; Nanavati, Julie (2008-10)
    • Opportunities and efficiencies in building a new service desk model

      Mayo, Alexa A.; Brown, Everly; Harris, Ryan L. (2016)
    • Reference at your fingertips: fusing new technology with point of contact service

      Harris, Ryan L.; Lyons, Tierney (2009-05)
      Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore Reference and IT Departments developed a software program dubbed "QuickHelp" that alerts Reference personnel when a patron needs help at his or her computer station.
    • Reflecting on Collection Policies in a Changing Environment

      Douglas, C. Steven; Berlanstein, Debra R.; Blanck, Jaime; Harris, Ryan L.; Klein, Ilene Robin; Mayo, Alexa A. (2010-05)
    • Reviewing Research Consent Forms: A New Library Service

      Berlanstein, Debra R.; Harris, Ryan L. (2011-05)
      Objective: Librarians recognized a need for better quality consent forms while serving on the university’s institutional review board. This involves ensuring that they are written at an appropriate reading level and are clear and understandable to prospective research participants. A pilot service was designed by the reference department to assist investigators in creating quality consent forms prior to their protocol submission.