• Collaboration Space: a white paper

      Gerhart, Brad; Harris, Ryan L.; Kelly, Janice E.; Lyons, Tierney; Mayo, Alexa A.; Raimondo, Paula G. (2008-12-01)
    • 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.
    • IPE: Limitless Opportunities for Libraries

      Raimondo, Paula G.; Betz, Gail (2015-05)
      OBJECTIVES This poster describes the role of academic librarians in the planning and implementation of a formal interprofessional education program at a large, multidisciplinary health sciences campus. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS/RESOURCES Faculty members from the seven professional schools and multiple administrative offices at a large health sciences and human services university formed an interprofessional education task force to implement a campus-wide program for students and faculty. BRIEF DESCRIPTION In 2010, the new campus president challenged the campus to adopt the concept of interprofessional education (IPE). To carry out this mandate, he appointed a task force of academic deans from each school, along with two faculty librarians. The task force prepared an environmental scan and produced a white paper on the topic. Based on her contributions to the task force, one author was appointed to the IPE Strategic Implementation Committee, which took the recommendations of the task force and move forward. Our participation involved helping to organize campus-wide IPE Day events, the creation of an IPE web resources guide that includes results from an ongoing PubMed search, a presentation on successful IPE centers in the United States, and close working relationships with senior faculty and deans.
    • Open Wide: An Inside Look Into Oral Health Books for Children by an Interprofessional Review Team (MLA 2015)

      Williams, Mary Ann; Battani, Katy; Raimondo, Paula G. (2015-05)
      Objectives: Dental caries is the most common chronic children's disease in the United States. To encourage healthy oral care habits, increase oral health literacy of children and caregivers, and to develop reading skills, a list of recommended children's oral health books was developed by an inter-professional team of reviewers for dental professionals, pediatricians, nurses, librarians, and early childhood teachers.
    • Raising the profile of the library and the profession. Benefitting the University and the community. (SC/MLA)

      Tooey, M.J.; Mayo, Alexa A.; Raimondo, Paula G.; Lyons, Tierney (2009)
      Librarians contribute to University wide activities such as the Work/Life Strategies Committee and the Institutional Review Board.
    • Show me the money: the reality of library costs

      Behles, Richard J.; Gerhart, Brad; Jacoby, Beth; Mayo, Alexa A.; Prince, J. Dale; Raimondo, Paula G.; Tooey, M.J.; Weise, Frieda O. (2001)
      It is no secret that libraries have struggled with annual increases in subscription costs of print-based journals, joined now by increases in license fees and other associated costs for electronic resources. Unfortunately, traditional sources of funding fail to keep pace in support of these escalating expenses. We became intrigued with the idea of dramatizing for our users the similarities between the costs of needed resources, and a variety of real-world goods. We assembled an exhibit in a variety of media, to demonstrate these comparisons. Scanned copies of journal covers lay side-by-side with ads for such desirables as world cruises, luxurious sport cars, and refrigerator/freezers. This offered an interesting perspective on the nature of many "must-have" titles, as they are likened to big-ticket items that many of us can never afford. Individual cost factoids decorated study tables and restroom stalls, reminding the public about discrepancies between rising costs and dwindling available funds, and dispelling the misconception that "tuition covers it." Selected examples graced the screen of our web page. A common theme throughout was the fact that when we buy these expensive items, we do so every year, at progressively higher costs each time. This poster affords a glimpse of our presentation, and a look at some of the interesting comparisons.
    • Value of the Library Task Force Phase One Report

      Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Del Baglivo, Megan D.; Klein, Ilene Robin; Raimondo, Paula G.; Youngkin, C. Andrew (2014-06)
    • Volunteering and Community Service on Campus

      Lyons, Tierney; Raimondo, Paula G.; Mayo, Alexa A.; Tooey, M.J. (2009-05)
    • Where in Maryland is HS/HSL

      Solomon, Meredith; Raimondo, Paula G. (2010-05)