by Rebe LeGoullon

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2014 Georgia COMO conference logo and theme

Several GRU Libraries faculty and staff participated in paper and poster sessions at the Georgia COMO conference in Augusta on October 2, 2014. Erin Prentiss presented “#WeNeedDiverseBooks in Academic Libraries: Collecting African American Literary Fiction.” GRU librarians Fay Verburg and Kathy Davies joined Claudia Shorr, Julie Higbee, and Bonnie Morris for the panel discussion “The Everything Librarian: Synergies and Challenges for Reference.”

Thomas Weeks and Jennifer Putnam showcased their poster “Using GIL Express: The Creation of an Online Video Tutorial” and Carol Waggoner-Angleton presented her poster “Kids Using Collections: A K-8 Experience in Using Primary Resources.”

scmla meeting 2014
2014 SCMLA logo and theme

Several faculty members of the GRU Libraries presented at the 2014 Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting on October 28 and 29. During the first day of the conference, Kathy Davies and Lindsay Blake presented their paper, “Developing Information Analysis Mastery: Blending Bioinformatics and Evidence Based Searching.” Kathy Davies, Lindsay Blake, Maryska Connolly-Brown, Kim Mears, Julie Gaines, Peter Shipman, and Darra Balance presented “The Many Faces of Embedded Librarianship: How Do We Evaluate Effectiveness?” Kim Mears, Maryska Connolly-Brown, and Peter Shipman presented “How the Library Moved a Community Pre-baccalaureate Information Literacy Course to an Online, Flipped Environment.” Darra Ballance and Lindsay Blake presented “Improving Library Instruction through a Faculty Teaching Fellowship.”

On the second day of the 2014 SCMLA meeting, Darra Ballance and two other contributors presented “Solving the Primary Care Workforce Shortage or, Where Have all the Family Doctors Gone?” Three GRU librarians, Rod Bustos, Steven Shipman, Peter Shipman, and colleague William Clayton introduced their paper, “Contract for Impact – How a Statewide System Created a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a Next-generation Integrated Library System”. Lindsay Blake gave her final presentation on “Expanding a Clinical Librarian Program”.

2014 Charleston Conference logo
2014 Charleston Conference logo and theme

At the Charleston Conference on November 6, 2014, Melissa Johnson presented “Wilde about Weeding: An Earnest Effort in Collection Development”