by Jennifer Putnam
Keanna Council joined Greenblatt Library as the new Library Assistant for the Access Services and Interlibrary Loan department in June. Keanna is responsible for maintaining the Information Desk, particularly assisting patrons with library borrowing. She previously attended CUNY York College and plans to continue her college education at GRU.
Spring 2014 Service Recognition Awards
Julie Gaines, Associate Professor, Head, GRU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus Library – 5 years
Melissa Johnson, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian – 5 years
Carol Waggoner-Angleton, Assistant Professor, Special Collections and Institutional Archives Librarian – 10 years
Awards and Grants
Lindsay Blake, Assistant Professor, Clinical Librarian, received two awards from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SEA). The first is a Health Literacy Pilot Project Award – Improving Health Literacy in Association with the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library. Lindsay will be working with Vicki Burchfield, Assistant Professor, Nursing Information Librarian, and Kristin Eberhart, Outreach Librarian for the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System to bring health literacy and basic health education classes to minority populations in the Augusta area. Topics will include: the process of searching for consumer health information, diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell and asthma. The second award is a Community Technology Improvement Award – Creation of a Web Portal for LGBT Patients and Providers. Lindsay will be working with Dr. David Kriegel II, Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Director, the LGBT Clinic, and Dr. Lara Stepleman, Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, to create a web portal for LGBT patients and health care providers. The portal will feature local, regional and national resources.
Melissa Johnson, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, received the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship from the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. Melissa will be working with Dr. Rhonda Armstrong, Associate Professor of English and Foreign Languages, to identify freely available American Literature resources for implementation into an upper-level survey course.
Peter Shipman, Assistant Professor, Dental Medicine and Cancer Librarian, received an Express Training Award planning grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). Peter will be interviewing GRU College of Dental Medicine’s pre-doctoral dental students and their off-campus dental preceptors about the prevalence of evidence-based dentistry behavior in the preceptor’s private dental office. Results will inform the educational content of the pre-doctoral dental curriculum and the dental preceptor program.
Sandra Bandy, Assistant Professor, Chair, Content Management, and Tamara Brewster, Medical Library Specialist, received the Express Outreach Project Award – Outreach to Ronald McDonald House Charities Augusta. The award will focus on improving access to electronic health information to the new Ronald McDonald House (RMH) located adjacent to the Greenblatt Library. Sandra and Tamara will primarily work with the RMH house staff/volunteers and train them on the use of consumer health resources, such as MedlinePlus and other NLM resources.
Thomas Weeks, Reference and Instruction Librarian, received the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship from the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. Thomas is currently developing a project which will incorporate the Association for College and Research Libraries’ Frameworks for Information Literacy into library instruction. He also received a nomination for the first annual GRU Employee Awards Program presented by the GRU Employee Advisory Council in April 2015. Thomas was nominated during his previously held staff position, Manager of Access Services and Interlibrary Loan.
Vicki Burchfield, Assistant Professor, Nursing Information Librarian, received the State and Regional Exhibiting Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The award will be used to exhibit at the Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) 2015 Primary Care Conference, focusing on resources that nurses can use to inform practice and educate patients, such as PubMed Health and MedlinePlus.
Melissa Johnson, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, received a three-year MLA International Bibliography Fellowship. Melissa will be responsible for adding new citations to the database.
Kim Mears, Assistant Professor, Scholarly Communications Librarian, exhibited a poster entitled Health Literacy Training for Healthy Start Participants at the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition this past May in Austin, Texas. Kim also participated as an invited speaker for ORCID Implementation: Growing ORCID: Enhancing the Scholarly Communication Landscape Panel at MLA, as well.
Sandra Bandy, Assistant Professor, Chair, Content Management, Melissa Johnson, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, and Dr. Andrew Kemp, Associate Professor and Ed.S. Coordinator, presented their paper, From Inception to Publication: Creating an Open-Access Education Journal at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition in May. This collaborative project provides an opportunity for the GRU College of Education graduate students to have a venue for their publications and for GRU to venture into publishing.