471 research outputs found

    Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Medical Librarianship

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    How are Harry Potter and medical librarianship related? Come answer the questions (all pulled from the various books of JK Rowling\u27s Harry Potter series) that my poster poses, and I\u27ll tell you

    Using a Poster and Survey Model to Reach New Heights at Library Orientation

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    Background : Although active learning techniques have the potential to enhance the learner’s experience, it can be difficult to efficiently and effectively incorporate them into unstructured events outside of the classroom such as an orientation fair. This presentation will show how we took a successful poster and survey activity used by academic medical librarians at a community career fair and then adapted it for graduate medical education orientation fairs. We designed a simple poster along with a short survey to help us actively connect with small groups of new medical residents while introducing them to library resources and services. Description : Since 2011, librarians have participated at an annual community career fair. Despite being creative with themes at the fair, our exhibit was largely overlooked by disinterested students due to its lecture-based format until its redesign as an active learning poster and a short survey activity. The poster’s information and graphics did all the “talking” while students were asked to “help” the librarians by reading and critiquing the poster information using a short survey. The success of the poster and survey in the community encouraged us to try the same model with new medical residents at their orientation fair. The redesign prompted more questions and interesting conversations among residents and librarians than in the past. Preliminary review of three years of survey data has revealed an 80% survey completion rate with 100% satisfaction with the poster as an active learning tool. Conclusion : Survey results suggest that the poster and survey model resulted in students retaining more information about the library resources and services while expressing greater satisfaction with this teaching format. Dana Medical librarians continue to use this active learning activity, to study its results, and to build on its success with other library presentations

    From Passive to Active: A New Model for Library Orientation

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    Objectives This poster shares the experience of academic librarians turning a traditional, passive library orientation at a Graduate Medical Education Fair for new residents into an active learning activity. Methods Every summer, new residents enter postgraduate medical training programs at the medical center. In an effort to introduce the library early in their clinical careers, liaison librarians have participated at a Graduate Medical Education fair since 2012. In the past, the library’s orientation activity consisted of a table full of paper handouts, staffed by overzealous librarians. Feedback from the residents, however, revealed that they politely collected the paperwork but frequently used or understood little of its content. In 2016, the library orientation for new residents was completely redesigned and updated. The traditional library handouts were replaced by an active learning exercise centered around a poster that highlighted the essential resources and services provided by the library. Residents were asked to spend just 1 minute reading through the library poster, and then invited to complete a brief poster survey. Results Results of this new orientation format were quite revealing. Completed poster surveys were returned by more than 85% of the residents, showing that they liked the poster format and its effectiveness in introducing the library. The poster also prompted many questions and interesting conversations among residents and librarians right on the spot. The simple design of the survey questions encouraged residents to identify what they liked and wanted to learn more about the library. In addition, the survey fostered a perfect opportunity to ask questions about anything important that was included or missing from the poster. Conclusions Librarians plan to continue to use this poster driven learning activity, to study its results, to modify its content when appropriate, and to build on its success in other library presentations

    A Longitudinal Analysis of Clinical Questions Asked at Professor Rounds

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    This poster represents my ongoing study of clinical questions asked at a residents\u27 educational conference and the resources used to answer them. Most of these queries can be answered using medical knowledge resources available through the library. After nine years of collecting data, these questions and their answering resources were longitudinally analyzed. This poster incorporates updates to data presented at MLA \u2710. In addition, it was an accepted poster at the recent 2013 international federated conference, OneHEALTH: Information In An Interdependent World, the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA \u2713), held in Boston, MA

    An Analysis of Clinical Questions Asked at Professor Rounds

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    Nancy discussed the number of questions received during professor rounds, what kinds of questions they were, how many of these were answerable, and where she found the answers

    An Analysis of Clinical Questions Asked at Professor Rounds: A Ten-Year Review of Topics

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    Questions asked at residents’ educational conferences can be valuable catalysts for learning. Although finding answers to these queries is the ultimate goal, the topics of these questions themselves can be equally instructive. Nancy\u27s poster shows the methods used and the results that came from this analysis

    Not Your Mother\u27s Library Orientation

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    This presentation outlines how the authors transformed a traditional orientation for new University of Vermont Medical Center residents into a more active learning experience. Specifically, it describes how they focused on making connections between what the residents already knew, or what they wanted to know, about libraries and the resources and services available at Dana Medical Library

    Putting a Squeeze on PubMed

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    How do you squeeze a 13-hour professional development class on PubMed into a 1-hour staff development workshop? This was the challenge that we, the workshop organizers, faced after completing the PubMed for Trainers class in the summer of 2013. Although the University hosted the class, there were several UVM librarians who could not attend. The issue facing us was how to effectively pass along the valuable information from the workshop to those absent colleagues. Our solution was to distill the most essential information from the class into a series of micro-presentations and deliver them using a modified Pecha Kucha format. This poster outlines that process

    Production of Syllable Stress in Speakers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    This paper reports a study of the ability to reproduce stress in a nonsense syllable imitation task by adolescent speakers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as compared to typically developing (TD) age-mates. Results are reported for both raters’ judgments of the subjects’ stress production, as well as acoustic measures of pitch range and duration during stressed and unstressed syllable production. Results reveal small but significant differences between speakers with ASD and typical speakers in both perceptual ratings of stress and instrumental measures of duration of syllables. The implications of these findings for understanding prosodic deficits in ASD are discussed
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