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Spring 2019
 Keeping readers up to date on the library resources, services, & staff news
of UW-Madison's Ebling Library (Health Sciences)
Staggering Losses Exhibition 

Please visit Staggering Losses: World War 1 & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 currently installed in Ebling’s 3rd floor Historical Reading Room. This is what visitors are saying, "How did you decide what to put in these cases, it reads like a book." "You made WW1 come alive with all the images and articles."I had no idea how impactful this war was!" "Thank you for the information on African American soldiers and physicians--we never learned any of this in school." Available hours for exhibition

As part of the 17th Annual UW Science Expeditions, on Sunday, April 7th, from 12:00-4:00, curator, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler will be available to answer questions about the exhibition.

Through photographs, postcards, books, newspaper clippings, personal journals and published clinical articles, Staggering Losses conveys a narrative of medical care, casualty management, individual prowess, trench warfare realities, impactful weaponry, and a virulent virus that wreaked havoc on an ill-prepared population. The goal was to bring renewed attention to themes and events that happened 100+ years ago, to appreciate millions through the mention of a handful. In memorializing a few of the wounded soldiers, the determined nurses, the intrepid doctors, and the tireless animal 'volunteers", we can honor the individuals that fought in the trenches; the fathers, daughters, sons, and mothers that were lost or cared for others. 

Here is an interview with Micaela about the exhibition. And a YouTube video of her recent presentation on the exhibition at UW's Wednesday Nite at the Lab.

The exhibition runs through November, 2019. Tours are available. Questions? Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, Curator. 608 262-2402, cell 608 658-8821

Michael Venner Retired

Michael Venner, long-time Ebling librarian has retired. Michael has served the University’s faculty, staff and students for two decades. As a core public services librarian, Michael showed his dedication and exhibited tireless energy in serving all that entered the library as well as patrons located throughout Wisconsin.

Michael's accomplishments are many and his impact was felt by all. He became a campus-wide expert in software devoted to the management of citations. He expertly assisted many of our walk-in patrons, many who were hospitalized or recently diagnosed with a condition or family members of patients—interactions that can be sensitive, emotional, and quite challenging. With the exponential increase in freely available information on the internet, Michael stayed up to date on what were the most reputable sites and helped others learn how to evaluate the information they were viewing. Michael published a library news story for our homepage on the evaluation of internet sites devoted to health information that was picked up by the UWHC and campus marketing for their newsletters, which was a first for Ebling Library staff. Michael was also a popular speaker to groups such as the cancer survivors at the local Gilda House as he made complex issues understandable and was empathetic to individuals’ needs. 

There were many other distinguishing acts of service Michael performed during his tenure at the University serving thousands of faculty, staff and students, including liaison services to the Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology and Athletic Training departments. In fact, Michael was one of the first campus librarians to provide virtual services to distance students for the Occupational Therapy’s new online doctoral program.

We will miss Michael’s warmth, humor, dedication, and his contributions to our library community. Ebling will not be the same without Michael!
Ebling Library and Noise Mitigation

Over the past several months, wonderful facility renovations have been occurring throughout our building, the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC). These improvements allow for a seamless integration of the library into the flow of traffic. In terms of business and access, this is a good thing! We want our library to be a center of activity. However, the increase of foot traffic (and corresponding group conversation) is disrupting our studying patrons. Interrupting noise is our number one complaint, so we are implementing measures to ensure the noise is mitigated to acceptable levels:
  • New doors -- Glass doors (like the one in the picture) will be installed on the south side of the library’s 2nd floor, creating a sound and traffic block between the library and the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) on the the east side and the library and the Clinical Teaching Assessment Center on the west. Doors will be installed over the upcoming summer months.
  • New carpeting -- Frequent visitors of the Ebling Library are no doubt familiar with the sound of library carts being pushed along ridged carpeting. That will change on the 1st floor of the library as we are in the planning stages receiving new flat carpeting! 
  • Improved signage -- The 2nd floor of the library is the designated quiet space. We will add signs throughout this area to keep the noise levels down, particularly near the conference room (HSLC 3330) and the entrance of the library by the ILC.
  • Ebling and other UW campus librarians are keeping a close eye on the news and ramifications of the UC System’s decision to cut ties with the publisher Elsevier. Securing universal open access for UC research at a reasonable cost is at the center of the failed negotiations. See the UW Libraries webpage or a recent article in the Chronicle for some background.
  • Our new website is on the horizon. We are aiming for better functionality and a design that is consistent with the UWSMPH and campus websites. Stay tuned! 
  • Ebling Library recently hosted a UW's Writing Center Workshop, where students, faculty and staff dropped in for guidance with writing projects. Another helpful workshop is slated for Wednesday, April 24th from 3:00-7:00 pm. Register here.
  • The new DOCLINE system to place and process interlibrary loan requests went live in March. Diane Mueller, Ebling Library's Document Delivery Specialist, reports that the new DOCLINE system has increased the number of DOCLINE requests routing to Ebling Library by almost triple over March 2018. 
  • On Sunday, April 7th, the Health Sciences Learning Center (and Schools of Nursing & Pharmacy) will host the 17th Annual UW Science Expeditions. We encourage UW families and Dane county community members to visit the HSLC's atrium and meet physicians, nurses, graduate students, post docs, etc. who populate Exploration Stations to demonstrate the work researchers do in the health sciences practice and research communities. Ebling will have a Station where visitors can be directed towards the Staggering Losses exhibition on the 3rd floor.
  • iSchool graduate students Clare Michaud and Morgan Witte, Ebling Library practicum student, will be presenting Keys to a Successful Data Management Plan (DMP). This session will introduce the components of a strong DMP — with an emphasis on the guidelines for the NSF’s research directorates — and demonstrate how to use DMPTool online to create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • Colleen Baldwin, Ebling Library Archivist, will be leaving her position in April. Colleen has processed the bulk of the Rubinstein Herman Archives. These archives, donated by Mary Margaret Herman Rubinstein in 2016, contain  her work and the files of her husband, Lucien Rubinstein, both neuropathologists. The collection includes teaching and research files, correspondence, and AV material related to their careers and personal lives. Thank you for all the work on this important collection, Colleen. We wish you well with your next endeavor.
  • Heidi Marleau and Chris Hooper-Lane were acknowledged for their contributions to the literature review that supported Dr. Patricia Kokotailo’s review article “Educating and Training the Future Adolescent Health Workforce” in the Journal of Adolescent Health, May, 2018, v. 62 (5) pp. 511–524
  • For the third time during her tenure at the Ebling Library, Lia Vellardita was the UW Health Wellness Options at Work book club facilitator. For this year’s book, Life on Purpose by Victor Strecher, Lia prepared the discussion questions and managed the online book discussion with participants over the course of a four week period.
  • Heidi Marleau and Jarrod Irwin represented Ebling Library and the Greater Midwest Region of the NNLM by exhibiting at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit in April.
  • The result of the exhaustive literature gathering that Mary Hitchcock did for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is coming to fruition. In addition to the Consensus Statement that was created by the IOC team, investigating the Mental Health of Elite Athletes, ten additional systematic or narrative reviews concentrating on subspecialties within the topic have been written and are currently “in press”.
  • Trisha Adamus will participate in a Data Curation Network workshop in April 2019. The knowledge gained at this workshop will help her in a data curation pilot with our institutional repository, MINDS@UW, to better serve the needs of researchers looking to deposit well documented datasets into a sustainable repository maintained on campus.
  • Brennan Porter has joined the library staff as a new Public Access Compliance Specialist. He will be primarily working with UW staff that have grants through the National Institutes of Health. 
  • Christopher Hooper-Lane led the inaugural School of Medicine and Public Health Academic Affairs Book Club. The book discussed was Dan Egan's excellent The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.
  • Heidi Marleau staffed an Ebling Library exhibit table at the first ever WiscCores Showcase held at Union South. 
  • Trisha Adamus  is now an Almetric Ambassador who promote awareness of altmetric tools and educate others about the benefits of using altmetric tools to discover and monitor the online conversations around their scholarship. Altmetrics are non-traditional publication metrics proposed as an alternative or complement to more traditional citation impact metrics, such as impact factor and h-index. Altmetrics use public APIs across platforms to gather data with open scripts and algorithms from social media, online news media and traditional publishing.
  • Micaela Sullivan-Fowler presented a talk on the making of Staggering Losses: WW1 & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 to the UW's PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) group.
  • Christopher Hooper-Lane recently completed a sequence of lectures for the Physician Assistant program. Lectures included: Hazards of Observational Studies, Interpreting Common Statistics in Health Journal Articles, Evidence-Based Medicine Resources, Citing Sources and Citation Management.
  • Trisha Adamus was certified as a Carpentries Instructor in January 2019 and was an invited instructor at Carnegie Mellon in March 2019, where she taught a Data Carpentry Workshop to researchers, graduate students and library staff. The Carnegie Mellon Data Carpentry workshop focused on Python, SQL and OpenRefine.
Journal Articles
  • Patterson BW, Pulia MS, Ravi S, Hoonakker PLT, Schoofs Hundt A, Wiegmann D, Wirkus EJ, Johnson S, Carayon P. Scope and influence of electronic health record-integrated clinical decision support in the emergency department: a systematic review. Ann Emerg Med. 2019. pii: S0196-0644(18)31422-7. PMID: 30611639
  • Pop-Vicas A, Johnson S, Safdar N. Cefazolin as surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis in hysterectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40(2):142-149. PMID: 30516122
  • DuBenske LL, Schrager SB, Hitchcock ME, Kane AK, Little TA, McDowell HE, Burnside ES. Key elements of mammography shared decision-making: a scoping review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(10):1805-1814. PMID: 30030738
  • Dresang L, Hooper-Lane C. What are the benefits/risks of giving betamethasone to women at risk of late preterm labor? J Fam Pract. 2018;67(7):448-449. PMID: 29989619
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