This poster was presented at the 2017 South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association and the 2017 Delta Omega Poster Contest
Magazines for LibrariesTM is a ProQuest reference and collection development resource designed to help librarians select core titles for library journal collections. Public Health chapter entries selected for the 24th edition contained the evidence to build the knowledge base to advance the study and practice of public health. Titles included those
In June, 2017, Matas Librarians Laura Wright, MS, MPH and Elaine Hicks, MS/LIS, MPH, MCHES, co-authored the Public Health Chapter for the 26th edition of Magazines for LibrariesTM. This opportunity provided an opportunity to improve the selection process.
Expansion of the population surveyed for the 24th edition helped to ensure that the journals selected covered the main titles needed to develop a concise but comprehensive public health journal collection. Linking areas of practice and research and core competency to titles assures that titles collected responds to information needs of patrons.
The Tulane University Institutional Review Board determined the survey did not constitute human subject research, and did not require IRB approval.
A six-item survey was refined which asked faculty to
Consumer health librarians in the South Central region of the National Network of Library of Medicine whose institutions included a school or department of public health were invited to distribute the survey to public health faculty members. The survey was available between 11:30 am May 12 - 11:55 pm May 24, 2017.
Reports were distributed to consumer health librarians in December, 2017.
Survey results were analyzed in Excel.
Expansion of the population surveyed for the 24th edition helped to ensure that the journals selected covered the main titles needed to develop a concise but comprehensive public health journal collection.Linking areas of practice and research and core competency to titles assures that titles collected responds to information needs of patrons.
Cheryl LaGuardia, MLIS, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University, and Editor, Magazine for LibrariesTM
Shari Clifton, Professor | Head, Reference | University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center | University of Oklahoma
Catherine Pepper, MLIS, MPH, Associate Professor | University Libraries and Coordinator of Library Field Services | Medical Sciences Library | Texas A&M University
Alysha Sapp, MLIS| Nursing & Nurse Anesthesia Librarian | Mary Counts Burnett Library | Texas Christian University
Barbara S. Ballew M.S.Ed., M.A.L.S., AHP | Senior Director, Outreach/Extramural Services | Libraries of the Health Sciences | Texas | Tech University Health Sciences Center
Susan Steelman, MLIS | Professor | Head of Education & Reference Services | Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library | Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences