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Sneak Peek: Accepted Immersion Sessions and Papers

The National Program Committee has accepted the following Immersion Sessions and Papers to be presented at the MLA '21 vConference. Only area(s) of practice and titles are noted below. Watch for more information later in February!

Immersion Sessions

Immersion sessions are meant to provide an in-depth perspective on areas of interest to vConference attendees. Immersion sessions are usually presented live and can vary in format from a panel of invited speakers to a single invited speaker, a facilitated book discussion, as well as less-conventional sessions like an “unconference” or flipped session. The only type of programming excluded from immersion sessions are paper presentations.

Areas of practice, also known as "domain hubs," provide a focus for conference and other MLA content. View definitions of practice areas, plus caucus domain hub leaders and ongoing recommended initiatives.

 

Area(s) of practice

Immersion session title

Clinical Support, Professionalism & Leadership

The Evolving Roles of Medical Library Staff during COVID-19: How the Members of a Library Network Play an Integral Role during the Pandemic

Education, Information Services

Learning to Teach All Over Again: Learning with, from, and about each other to engage students in hybrid and online environments

Education, Information Services

My Favorite Tool

Global Health & Health Equity, Information Services

Health and Libraries during COVID-19: An MLA International and Intercultural Session

Information Management, Information Services

On the Edge of Innovation: How Libraries can Develop Health Datathons and Hackathons for Data Literacy

Information Services

The Great Disconnect: Challenges of Getting Users to Full Text

Innovation & Research Practice, Information Services

Health Informatics: A Beginner’s Guide to Meeting Diverse Community Needs

Innovation & Research Practice

Research 101

Innovation & Research Practice

Research 102

Professionalism & Leadership, Education

Accessibility During the Pandemic

Professionalism & Leadership

Advocating for Medical Libraries with MLA: Successes, Challenges, and Future Efforts

Professionalism & Leadership

Leadership and Management Best Practices for Leveraging Community Connections to Improve Access to Health Information

Professionalism & Leadership

Let's Talk: LGBTQIA+ Inclusion and Equity at Your Workplace

Professionalism & Leadership

Managing Change When you're not in Charge: How to keep your sanity during organizational change.

Professionalism & Leadership

Managing Change: How to lead in an ever-changing world

Professionalism & Leadership, Clinical Support

Resilience engineering:  A guide toward persistent knowledge services even in disruptive times

Professionalism & Leadership, Information Services

Striving for Deep Engagement: Cultivating a Library Environment Where Everyone Feels Included

Professionalism & Leadership, Education

We Got You! Empowering BIPOC Information Professionals through Virtual Development Opportunities.

Papers

Presenters can choose to submit papers that have either a research focus or a program description focus. Research abstracts and program description abstracts are reviewed and accepted using separate rubrics:

  • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Program description abstracts describe the creation and improvement of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services that librarians and information professionals conduct.

In the table below, papers are sorted by practice area and title, with the focus identified after the title. Please note that titles have not been edited from the original submission.

 

Area(s) of practice

Paper title, type of abstract submitted

Clinical Support, Global Health & Health Equity

Book Clubs: Vehicles for Starting Health Conversations (Program Description Abstract)

Clinical Support, Global Health & Health Equity

Exploring Health Literacy Interventions and Understanding the Experience of Shared Decision-Making from the Perspective of Breast Cancer Patients (Research Abstract)

Clinical Support, Information Management

What Can We Do about Dr. Google? Utilizing the EMR to Prescribe Reliable Online Patient Education (Program Description Abstract)

Clinical Support, Information Services

Diversified: Supporting DEI in the clinical setting (Program Description Abstract)

Education

"'Petting Zoo' of Learning Objects": A Virtual, Self-Paced Professional Development Program for Employees at an Academic Library (Program Description Abstract)

Education

A Self-Paced Online Library Orientation: Development, Implementation, and Assessment (Research Abstract)

Education

Are You On Board with Virtual Onboarding?: Transforming New Employee Training (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Breaking It All Down: Teaching AMA Style Citations to Pre-Pharmacy Students (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Co-instructing in a course on rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Delivering a Flexible and On-Demand Instruction Program (From Home) (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Delivering a pharmacy orientation online using a flipped classroom model (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Do not Google your Symptoms!: Teaching Health Literacy to Undergrad Students (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Librarians promoting an institutional culture of research integrity (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Librarians Transforming Medical and Dental School Curricula to Meet Accreditation Standards (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Making the Most of the Month: Design and Implementation of an Advanced Searching Skills Crash Course for Pharmacy Rotation Students (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Practice Gives Confidence: Preparing Medical Students to Present Evidence in Clerkships (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Redesigning Library Orientation for First-Year Medical Students During the Pandemic (Program Description Abstract)

Education

Transforming the Teaching Landscape: Librarians Leading Online Course Design and Review (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Clinical Support

Informationists Collaborate with Nurse Educators to Integrate a Virtual Dissection Table into a Staff Development Curriculum (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Clinical Support

NNLM Course Development: Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Global Health & Health Equity

Highlighting contributions of BIPOC students, faculty, and staff through Library Social Media (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Global Health & Health Equity

Partnering with the National Library of Medicine to Offer Community Mapping Training (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Management

Hosting a COVID-19 Centered Data Sciences Training Series (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Management

Transforming REDCap Trainings For COVID-19 Emergency Distance Learning (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Changing Faculty Opinions about Information Literacy Instruction: Successful communication strategies (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Development of a Health Literacy Workshop (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Diversifying Library Skills of Undergraduate Student Workers in a Health Sciences Library: The INSERT Curriculum (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

EBVM Learning II: updating an open-access evidence-based veterinary medicine online tutorial (Research Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Emergency Distance R Programming Instruction: Lessons Learned and Bridges Built (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Meeting Needs and Building Institutional Knowledge Through Diversifying Research Workshops (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Online program-based library orientations for multi-institutional health science educational partnerships (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Planning, creating, delivering, and evaluating an informatics course for health sciences students (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Information Services

Workshop the Workshop: Continuous Quality Improvement Strategies for an Instruction Series (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Innovation & Research Practice

Aligning a medical science library’s instructional vision for local professional health programs curricula using the steps of evidence-based practice (Research Abstract)

Education, Innovation & Research Practice

Challenge Accepted: Teaching a 4-Week Research Rotation for 3rd Year Medical Students (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Innovation & Research Practice

Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians: A Year Three Evaluation (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Innovation & Research Practice

Facilitating Data Literacy: Evaluation of the Data Analytics Research Training (DART) Course (Research Abstract)

Education, Innovation & Research Practice

Unlocking Zoom’s Potential in Graduate Medical Education: Teaching and Adapting During COVID-19 (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Innovation & Research Practice

Using Gamification to Teach Critical Appraisal Skills (Program Description Abstract)

Education, Professionalism & Leadership

Diversify Your Health Sciences Course Syllabus: A Pilot Program (Program Description Abstract)

Global Health & Health Equity

One Health COVID-19 education for pet owners in marginalized communities during the pandemic (Program Description Abstract)

Global Health & Health Equity, Clinical Support

Consumer Health Information Professionals as Leaders in Promoting Informed Decision-Making: Development of a Decision Navigation and Patient Support Program at a Major Urban Cancer Center (Program Description Abstract)

Global Health & Health Equity, Education

Stories of illness during epidemics: library role in preserving illness narratives (Program Description Abstract)

Global Health & Health Equity, Innovation & Research Practice

Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create More Inclusive Public Libraries (Program Description Abstract)

Information Management, Education

Thinking outside of the e-book box:  crafting custom license addenda for maximal use of images in health sciences curricula (Program Description Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

Characterization of the highly cited articles published by a genetics research department: an exploratory study (Research Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

Confronting the Opioid Crisis with Consumer Health Information: A look at East XXX (Research Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

Enhancing Biomedical Research Using Common Data Elements: Roles for Librarians (Program Description Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

Examining COVID-19 Resources on the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries’ (AAHSL) Websites (Research Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

Improving User Experiences with Electronic Resources: A Database Description Project (Program Description Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

It's worse than you think: significant search function unreliability in the major medical databases (Research Abstract)

Information Management, Information Services

Making Hard Choices a Little Easier: Gathering Actionable Data from the Campus Community to Inform Collections Decisions (Program Description Abstract)

Information Management, Innovation & Research Practice

Do as I say, not as I do: Reference rot in articles published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2010-2019 (Research Abstract)

Information Management, Innovation & Research Practice

Health sciences librarians’ engagement in open science: a scoping review. (Research Abstract)

Information Management, Innovation & Research Practice

Navigating Institutional Research Information Management Priorities: rolling out of an institutional DMP requirement (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Clinical Support

Analysis of Reference Questions during the COVID Pandemic: Frequent Topics, Challenging Inquiries, and Examples of Misinformation (Research Abstract)

Information Services, Clinical Support

Compliance of Pediatric Preoperative Fasting Guidelines: A Look at the Literature (Research Abstract)

Information Services, Clinical Support

Pain Points and Barriers to Clinical Information Access: Results from MLA InSight Initiative Summits 4 and 5. (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Clinical Support

Providing Evidence about the Pandemic: Librarian Roles on a Rapid Response Team for COVID-19 (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Clinical Support

Supporting Consensus Statements – Not Your Average Systematic Review (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Global Health & Health Equity

Public Health Programming to Transform Library Visibility and Campus Community Interaction (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Information Management

Health and Wellness in Uncertain Times: Supporting StudentsThrough The Creation of a Physical and Digital Consumer Health Information Center (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice

Considerations for conducting evidence syntheses: evaluating the performance of various electronic methods for de-duplicating references (Research Abstract)

Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice

Incorporating Self-Directed Learning Skills into Peer-to-Peer Search Seminars to Enhance Searching Competencies (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Professionalism & Leadership

Leveraging Librarian Involvement in Systematic Reviews to Amplify (Lack of) Diversity (Program Description Abstract)

Information Services, Professionalism & Leadership

Paths to Systematic Review Librarianship: An Exploratory Study (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice,

EndNote or DistillerSR for deduping references, which to use? (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice,

The Open Access Citation Advantage in the Health Sciences: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice,

The Publication Fate of Abstracts Presented at the Medical Library Association's Annual Meetings (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice,

Understanding the Faculty Experience: Findings From Focus Groups about Librarian Research Consultations (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Clinical Support

Implications of COVID-19 Systematic Reviews Published as Non-Research Publications (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Education

Data Core 2.0 - how our library expanded the secure data enclave across institutions and into the cloud (Program Description Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Education

Hard skills for software: how we revolutionized scientific software provisioning at an academic medical institution (Program Description Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Education

Transforming Practice through an Innovative Training Model: MLA Research Training Institute (Program Description Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Global Health & Health Equity

Patient Value Learning: Using Market Research and Qualitative Research Techniques to Understand Patient Needs (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Information Management

Enhancing research reproducibility through integrated data retention: using the library data catalog as the hub for data management (Program Description Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Information Services

Are there retractions in your systematic review? Findings from the pharmaceutical literature (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Information Services

Machine Learning in Systematic Reviews: a Systematic Review (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Information Services

Predatory Journals in PubMed Central: A Comprehensive Analysis (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Information Services

Systematic Review Improvement Through Librarian-Led Innovation (Research Abstract)

Innovation & Research Practice, Professionalism & Leadership

Organizational Culture and the Implementation of Health Information Technology: A Scoping Review (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership

Facilitating Updates to Faculty Governing Documents: A Better Process for Encouraging Participation (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership

Leveraging colleague expertise for a library-wide staff training day (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership

Managing Library Staff in Times of COVID: What We Can Learn From the Remote Work Literature (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership

Shape Shifters Wanted: Transforming Health Sciences Librarian Careers between Hospitals and Academia (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership

Transforming Interim Leadership in Health Sciences Libraries: Barriers and Facilitators (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership,

Diversity and Inclusion in The Network of The National Library of Medicine MidContinental Region: An Environmental Scan (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Clinical Support

Consolidating and Delivering Comprehensive Library Services Following a Healthcare System Merger or Acquisition: Protocol for a Delphi Study (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Education

Accessibility for Online Conferences: Developing Best Practices in Socially Distanced Times and Beyond (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Information Services

An interprofessional approach to scholarly communication (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Information Services

Bring Your Own Story: A Library Program to Celebrate Diverse Voices (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Information Services

Creating Videos to Support the University Community During a Rapid Shift to Online Course Delivery: A Democratic Team-Based Approach (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Information Services

Revamping Publicity and Promotion Strategies to Engage and Connect in Time of a Pandemic (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Information Services

Transformation through Collaboration: A Partnership in Diversity Initiatives and Programming (Program Description Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Innovation & Research Practice

Employee wellness concerns before and after pandemic-driven changes to the work environment (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Innovation & Research Practice

Health science librarians’ engagement in work-related reflection: Results of a qualitative exploration of why they engage in reflective practice (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Innovation & Research Practice

Maximizing long-term compensation: Retirement plan options for medical librarians at public universities (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Innovation & Research Practice

Structural Models and Emerging Priorities in Academic Health Sciences Libraries (Research Abstract)

Professionalism & Leadership, Innovation & Research Practice

Using Comics to Talk about Librarian Experiences (Program Description Abstract)