• Connections: emergency preparedness for librarians and emergency management personnel in Maryland

      Berlanstein, Debra R.; Grier, Persko L., Jr.; Solomon, Meredith (2010-10)
      This poster describes a one-day event hosted by the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library to bring together librarians from across Maryland with emergency planning personnel to share ideas, establish partnerships, and bring attention to how libraries and emergency agencies can work together in an emergency situation.
    • Information Seeking and End-of-Life Decision Making: future directions for medical librarian involvement

      Grier, Persko L., Jr.; LaValley, Susan A. (2014-05)
      Introduction: Terminally ill patients and their caregivers face complicated choices about palliative services and end-of-life (EOL) care, including decisions related to completing a DNR order or advance directive, selecting a health care proxy, and utilizing hospice services1. Caregivers report a desire for more information at all stages of the terminal illness process, and although the amount and specificity of information they want can vary, they nonetheless want the information provided to be consistent. Self-directed attempts to procure and synthesize information into the decision-making process are increasingly important and relevant to targeted, future librarian outreach efforts. The purpose of this study was to examine two data sets for information about 1) kinds of decisions people are making about end-of-life related issues and 2) trends in information usage about these same issues from a vetted, authoritative online source.
    • Statewide Initiative to Embed Consumer Health Librarians in Public Libraries: A Case Study

      Flaherty, Mary Grace; Grier, Persko L., Jr. (Taylor & Francis, 2014-11-20)