• 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.
    • Volunteering and Community Service on Campus

      Lyons, Tierney; Raimondo, Paula G.; Mayo, Alexa A.; Tooey, M.J. (2009-05)
    • 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.
    • Do we really need an ERMS? - Evaluating a subscription agent's resource management tool (MLA 2009)

      Douglas, C. Steven; Klein, Ilene Robin; Rector, Eric (2009-05)
      Needs for managing electronic resources subscriptions and possible solutions are identified. Home-grown databases and spreadsheets, Stand-alone ERMS and SwetsWise eResource Manager are presented with their assets and drawbacks. The authors conclude that SwetWise eSource Manager is a promising product for an institution of the size of HS/HSL.
    • A Regional Advocacy Program for Hospital Librarians

      Kelly, Janice E.; Yancey, Toni C. (2009-05)
      Program Objective: To support and increase the visibility of hospital librarians in their institutions and communities through National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic (NN/LM SE/A) programs.
    • 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.
    • Using Jing to go the Distance

      Young, Kristen, M.L.I.S. (2009-10)
    • Connecting the dots: Tennessee's disaster preparedness and the role of information services

      Haley, Jan, M.L.S.; Oelschlegel, Sandy; Wescott, Beth M. (2009-10)
      Question/Objective: The objectives were to raise the awareness of the need for a state-wide disaster plan, teach librarians how to create a successful plan, and formulate Mutual Assistance Agreements throughout the state so libraries could provide reciprocal "back up" for a similar "size and mission" library either in or out of their region to cover essential library services. Setting or Participants: Tennessee health sciences librarians, other types of Tennessee libraries, and individuals interested in disaster planning from across the state. Methodology: A workshop of nationally known experts showed librarians how to create disaster plans, salvage damaged materials, and establish a Mutual Assistance Agreement with a partner library. Findings: The poster will display a map of Tennessee libraries and their corresponding reciprocal partner library. A sample Memorandum of Understanding was developed. Conclusion: This project resulted in numerous plans being posted to the THeSLA wiki and was a vehicle to formalize partnerships with other libraries.
    • Renovated, repurposed, and still "one sweet library": A case study on loss of space from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

      Tooey, M.J. (Medical Library Association, 2010-01-01)
      Setting: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), is located in an urban environment on the west side of downtown Baltimore. Founded in 1813, the library opened its current building in 1998 and is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States, with 6 floors and over 180,000 gross square and 118,000 net assignable square feet (NASF). Project: The initial discussions in late 2005 involved moving campus offices into the library. Almost immediately, it was recognized that a much larger renovation was needed due to the scope of the work. The vice president for academic affairs, the library executive director, and campus planners agreed that if the renovation was done thoughtfully, multiple needs could be met, including new office spaces, better user spaces, and synergy with the new campus center being built next door.
    • Final report on WorldCat Local by the HSHSL WCL Task Group

      Pinkas, Maria M.; Klein, Ilene Robin; Del Baglivo, Megan D.; Berlanstein, Debra R.; Hinegardner, Patricia G. (2010-04-01)
      Report following an evaluation of WorldCat Local as a discovery tool for the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The study concludes that this discovery tool is not adequate for HSHSL's users' needs, and encourages further investigation on other discovery tools. ≤
    • 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)
    • Connecting to the Past - Building for the Future

      Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Tooey, M.J.; Behles, Richard J.; Gerhart, Brad; Pinho, Thom (2010-05)
    • Where in Maryland is HS/HSL

      Solomon, Meredith; Raimondo, Paula G. (2010-05)
    • An Institutional Repository for the UMB Campus: a white paper

      Gresehover, Beverly; Behles, Richard J.; Douglas, C. Steven; Pinkas, Maria M.; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinho, Thom (2010-08-17)
      Institutional repositories offer a new model for the dissemination of scholarly publications and increase access to resources. The development of an institutional repository will help promote the mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to educate and conduct research by applying state-of-the-art technology to organize and present the intellectual work of its scholarly community. The Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) established the Repository Information Project Task Group (RIPTG) in May 2008 to explore the feasibility of such a project. The group envisions a repository that while institutional in scope, allows the University’s constituent schools and individual community members to define their own identities and highlight their accomplishments underneath the UMB umbrella. Equally important, the repository should be scalable, designed from the outset to allow for future growth in participation and content. The RIPTG concludes that the HSHSL, a technological innovator on campus and an expert in selecting, organizing, storing, and providing the information the campus community needs, is uniquely positioned to develop and implement an institutional repository for UMB. While there will be some cost for computer hardware and software to host the repository, current HSHSL personnel have the expertise to develop a world-class repository.
    • John Crawford, 1746-1813

      Behles, Richard J. (2010-08-19)
      Biographical article about Dr. John Crawford, emphasizing his philosophical theories about the cause of disease.
    • Challenges of Calculating Return on Investment: The HS/HSL Experience

      Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Del Baglivo, Megan D.; Young, Kristen, M.L.I.S. (2010-10)
      A Task force was formed to investigate Return On Investment/Cost/Benefit Analysis tools and their value for use by the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, HS/HSL.
    • Surfing Technology Without the Fuss

      Fu, Yunting (2010-10)
      Objective: To meet the challenge of helping library patrons keep up-to-date on emerging web-based technologies by creating a user- friendly environment for learning to use web-based gadgets. The goal of the project is to enhance the awareness of new technology and raise the value of the library to the University community. Steps: Every month, a web-based application/gadget is introduced via a LibGuide called “Cool Tools.” The guide coordinator then selects and assigns the monthly topic to a content editor. We look for applications/gadgets that are focused on helping students, faculty, and staff to gather, track and organize information more effectively. The tool selected should be simple to use, easy to access and require minimal downloading. The editor is given two weeks to develop content on using the selected application/gadget. On the first day of the next month, the new topic is launched via “Cool Tools” and promoted in the monthly library newsletter and through email.
    • From study room to studio: designing state-of-the-art collaboration space

      Tooey, M.J.; Mayo, Alexa A.; Pinho, Thom (2010-10)
      Poster presented at the MAC-MLA 2010 Conference, Oct. 13-15, 2010 on the transformation of a library study room into a collaboration space and presentation studio for faculty, staff and students.
    • 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.
    • eJournal Verification: Going the Distance to Provide Seamless Access

      Douglas, C. Steven (2011)
      During an e-journal verification project at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, staff checked every e-journal title asking the following questions: Is it in the A-Z list? • Can you open the earliest and latest full text? • Do the dates in the A- Z list match the publisher’s dates? • Is it in the catalog? • Is there a working Find-It link? • Do the dates in the Find-It link match those in the A-Z list? Digital Resources Librarian and Serials Cataloger corrected problems found. The numbers showed that it was worth the effort.