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The Changing Face of Reference. Biomedical and Health Information Services in the Classroom, Clinic and Beyond
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Title: The Changing Face of Reference. Biomedical and Health Information Services in the Classroom, Clinic and Beyond
Series Title: Medical Library Association National Meeting, May 14- 17, 2011, Minneapolis, MN
Physical Description: Oral Presentation
Creator: Tennant, Michele, R.
Botero, Cecilia
Auten, Beth
Butson, Linda C.
Edwards, Mary
Ferree, Nita
Garcia-Milian, Rolando
Lyon, Jennifer A.
Norton, Hannah F.
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Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Rolando Milian.
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00000622:00001

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Biomedical and Health Information Services in the Classroom, Clinic and Beyond Michele R. Tennant, Cecilia Botero, Beth Auten, Linda C. Butson, Mary Edwards, Nita Ferree, Rolando Garcia Milian, Jennifer A. Lyon, Hannah F. Norton

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HSC Library Reference Department 1995 7.5 professionals 2009 5 professionals Liaisons/reference primarily served educational mission of the Health Science Center 2011 11 professionals Serve educational, clinical and research missions How did we get there in such difficult budgetary times?

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The UF Health Science Center Six colleges: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine Numerous centers and institutes, including: Brain Institute, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Genetics Institute, Institute on Aging, etc. Population Over 1600 faculty Nearly 7000 on campus students Over 1100 residents

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New Leadership, New Vision More client focused environment Loosened food and drink policy Created Collaboration Commons and Collaboration Center More transparency in decision making Change encouraged and valued

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Changes Specific to Reference February 2009 Department moved from a Team Leader model to an Assistant Director model March 2009 Reference moved from small second floor space to larger first floor space September 2009 Closed Reference Desk and moved to an on call model

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What Did We Want To Be? Contribute to the clinical mission Contribute to the research mission Both clinical and basic science research Become involved in consumer health and community outreach Become a vibrant, relevant part of the university community

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What Stood in the Way? No time Little money No space No plan

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We Flattened the Organization Did not replace: Deputy Director Head of Systems Head of Technical Services Three Staff Members Salary savings: Professional positions Staff members Student assistants

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Closed the Reference Desk Moved to an on call model Triage questions at the information/circulation desk Paraprofessionals and students Monday Friday 10:00 3:00 librarian on call Required creation of in depth training series New reliance on student assistants

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Benefits of Closing the Desk Librarians more mobile House calls Instruction wherever needed Social events A goal of original liaison program To facilitate such mobility (and productivity) Smartphones Virtual desktop

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Merger with Main Library Beyond our control; mandated by university President Numerous changes HSC Library Director made an Associate Dean HSCL eligible to compete for funding, etc Required reduction of duplication of effort How do we make those changes work for us?

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Position Re engineering Senior Administrative Assistant Became Head of Access Services Head of Access Services Became Consumer Health and Community Outreach Librarian in Reference Department Allowed us to keep great manager Allowed us to meet our goal of entering consumer health arena Retained knowledge and connections

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Eligible to Compete Clinical Research Librarian stimulus funds Competed among all university departments 100 faculty were hired Basic Biomedical Science Librarian Dual career position Background in genetics Met our goal to serve research mission

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New Services and Partnerships Support CTSI House calls Rounding in pediatrics Support hospital nurses Nursing Research Council Collaborate with county public library district Academic Health Center IT Governance Committees Clinical, Education, Research E science and data curation HPCC New commitment to bioinformatics support Unit retreats curriculum reform, accreditation, planning Consultant to IACUC Veterinary Medicine Reading Room renovation committee Hosting events communications and marketing plan

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Who Are We Now? Biomedical and Health Information Services

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The Importance of Being Learned For morale, professional knowledge, and new service development keep learning! Free or low cost opportunities such as Woods Hole Biomedical Informatics Workshop Bring in speakers to teach your staff Look for campus opportunities FEOs Teach each other

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Inclusive, Vibrant, Relevant Bring users into the equation BHIS surveys, focus groups Library space, SmartPhone use, marketing events Hosting events and other activities Class poster sessions Undergraduate genetics NLM exhibits Speaker and film series, artifacts and images

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Look for Money Everywhere Non intuitive partnerships Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere for Frankenstein Main library funding Public Relations and Marketing Committee External grants and awards you will figure it out

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Our Awesome Staff In two years BHIS experienced: Two library directors From Team Leader to Assistant Director Swapped space Closed desk, moved to on call and house call models More than doubled number of librarians

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To Learn More Monday night AAAS program Clinical Research Librarian presentation Tuesday, 1:00 2:00 VIVO poster 82 Space Planning poster 100 New Liaisons poster 106 Tuesday, 2:00 3:00 Rounding poster 62