Briscoe Librarians Present at Medical Library Conference

 

For nearly two years, seven Briscoe librarians served on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2018 Annual Conference of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA). This event marked the 45th SCC/MLA conference and was held October 19-24 at the historic Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio, which was also the location of the very first SCC/MLA conference. In addition to serving on the planning committee for the conference, librarians gave multiple presentations about their work.

 

Library liaisons along with Texas A&M librarian and systematic reviews expert Margaret Foster (pictured above) presented twice on their collaborative work with a poster titled “Learning the Systematic Review Process-A Collaborative Approach” and a paper, “Information and Library Skills Training in Nursing Education: A Systematic Review.”

Librarians Christy Tyson and Andrea Schorr presented a lightning talk, “A Legacy for the Healing Arts: An Open-Access Database for Dentistry and Beyond,” to discuss the Birgit Junfin Glass Dental Diagnostic Science Collection. It is a database indexed with MeSH terminology and custom controlled vocabulary and the first contribution to the new Open Access Educational Resource initiative at Briscoe Library.

Additionally, Christy Tyson and Kelley Minars presented a lightning talk on the integration of 3D printing services in the School of Dentistry and School of Medicine curricula through an Introduction to 3D Design module. The instruction supports 3D implant and prosthetic design.

Emme Lopez and Christy Tyson presented a paper titled “Mapping the ACRL Framework to Interprofessional Curricula in the Health Sciences.” It outlines a process for creating a rubric which supports information literacy instruction across the health sciences by mapping the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework to curricula. Tyson worked on and presented similar work with fellow members of the MLA Dental Section through a paper titled “Mission Critical: Advancing Information Literacy in Dental Education by Mapping Curricula to the ACRL Framework.”

On the last day of the conference, Chris Gaspard and Emme Lopez taught a four hour Continuing Education class called “Beware of Sharks: Predatory Publishing and Practices–Be Prepared!” They covered the history and tactics of predatory publishers as well as tools and techniques to identify low-quality emails, websites, conferences, and book publication offers.

If you would like information on any of the above-mentioned presentations, you may email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.