The TMC Library staff participate in a variety of professional activities. Included on this page are recent publications, presentations, courses completed, professional service activities, and major library projects. For staff accomplishments prior to September 2022, visit the Library Staff Accomplishments Archive page.
Joanne Romano, MLS, Head of Resource Management and Discovery Services was a recipient of the 2023 Medical Library Association (MLA ) Grant and Scholarship Award. Joanne used her grant to attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) 2023 conference, where she presented: “All in this Together: Team collaboration improves services, expands outreach and demonstrates value at the Texas Medical Center Library”.
Beatriz Varman. Distinguished Service Award (DSA), SCC/MLA’s highest honor recognizing outstanding service to SCC/MLA. 2022.
Yudkin, J. S., Koym, K., Hamad, Y., Malthaner, L. Q., Burgess, R. M., Ortiz, L. N., Dhurjati, N., Mitha, S., Calvi, G., Hill, K., Brownell, M., Wei, E., Swartz, K., Atem, F. D., Galeener, C. A., Messiah, S. E., Barlow, S. E., & Allicock, M. A. (2023). Family-based pediatric weight management interventions in US primary care settings targeting children ages 6-12 years old: A systematic review guided by the RE-AIM framework. Translational behavioral medicine, ibad051. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibad051 PMID: 37632769
Balakrishnan, M., Liu, K., Schmitt, S., Heredia, N. I., Sisson, A., Montealegre, J. R., Hernaez, R., Kanwal, F., & Foreyt, J. (2023). Behavioral weight-loss interventions for patients with NAFLD: A systematic scoping review. Hepatology communications, 7(8), e0224. https://doi.org/10.1097/HC9.0000000000000224
Williams, E. S., Guerrero, N., Sisson, A., & Fisher, K. M. (2023). Assessing the Gap in Adolescent Emergency Care Training for Emergency Medicine Residents: A Systematic Review. Cureus, 15(6), e40814. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.40814 PMID: 37485207
Chamani, I. J., Taylor, L. L., Dadoun, S. E., McKenzie, L. J., Detti, L., Ouellette, L., McCulloh, D. H., & Licciardi, F. L. (July, 2023). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination and Assisted Reproduction Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstetrics and gynecology, 10.1097/AOG.0000000000005310. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000005310
Mani, S., Hazra, S., Hagan, J., Sisson, A., Nair, J., & Pammi, M. (July, 2023). Viral Infections and Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 152(1), e2022060876. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-060876
Jones, M. B., Gates, R., Gibson, L., Broadway, D., Bhatti, G., Tea, J., Guerra, A., Li, R., Varman, B., Elammari, M., Jorge, R. E., & Marsh, L. (2023). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Risk of Degenerative Synucleinopathies: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, S1064-7481(23)00291-9. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2023.04.016
Neubauer, H. C., Lopez, M. A., Haq, H. A., Ouellette, L., Ramirez, A. A., & Wallace, S. S. (May, 2023). Viral Coinfections in Kawasaki Disease: A Meta-analysis. Hospital pediatrics, e2023007150. https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2023-007150
Pammi, M., Kelagere, Y., Koh, S., Sisson, A., Hagan, J., Kailin, J., & Fernandes, C. J. (May, 2023). Prognostic value of echocardiographic parameters in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition, fetalneonatal-2022-325257. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2022-325257
Perez, O., Garza, T., Hindera, O., Beltran, A., Musaad, S. M., Dibbs, T., Singh, A., Chug, S., Sisson, A., Kumar Vadathya, A., Baranowski, T., & O'Connor, T. M. (2023). Validated assessment tools for screen media use: A systematic review. PloS one, 18(4), e0283714. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0283714
Acknowledgment to Jennifer Stockton for her contribution to this research project. Acorda, D. E., Brown, J. N., Lambert, E. M., & Gibbs, K. D. (2023). Psychosocial Measures and Outcomes Among Caregivers of Children With Tracheostomies: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 10.1002/ohn.202. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/ohn.202
Mendez-Figueroa, H., Bell, C. S., Wagner, S. M., Pedroza, C., Gupta, M., Mulder, I., Lee, K., Blackwell, S. C., Bartal, M. F., & Chauhan, S. P. (2022). Postpartum hemorrhage drills or simulations and adverse outcomes: a systematic review and Bayesian meta-analysis. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 1–12. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2022.2128659
Jamali, T., Raasikh, T., Bustamante, G., Sisson, A., Tandon, P., Duarte-Rojo, A., & Hernaez, R. (2022). Outcomes of Exercise Interventions in Patients With Advanced Liver Disease: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 117(10), 1614–1620. https://doi.org/10.14309/ajg.0000000000001883
Sandra Yvette Desjardins, Kelly Williams, Michelle Shea, Margaret Dawson, and Victoria Eastes presented a discussion entitled Stop Fanning the Flames of Burnout: Causes of and Solutions to Burnout to the Texas A&M University System: Virtual Library Conference in June 2023.
Matt Richardson delivered a lightning talk at the 2023 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries in Austin entitled: AtoM-izing Archival Collections. This presentation walked through the MHC’s workflow for creating archival description, importing it into the archives management system (AtoM), and making it available online.
Matt Richardson presented a talk at the Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of Health Sciences 2023 Annual Meeting entitled: Focusing on Institutional Audiovisual Resources from the Texas Medical Center. Matt presented virtually during the hybrid meeting, which was held in Ann Arbor, MI.
Katie Prentice presented Completing a Major Library Renovation in a Global Pandemic at the Medical Library Association & Special Libraries Association ’23 Joint Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, May 19, 2023.
Sandra Yates chaired the educational session, Community Archiving Workshop and Audiovisual Collections Care in Tribal Archives, at the Society of Southwest Archivists 2023 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Matt Richardson led the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) Brown Bag at the Society of Southwest Archivists 2023 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Joanne Romano, MLS, Head of Resource Management and Discovery Services had a Short Talk accepted at the Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) 2023 conference at UT Austin. Joanne presented: All in this Together: Team collaboration improves services, expands outreach and demonstrates value at the Texas Medical Center Library.
Sandra Yates was a speaker in the panel session, Calling all CAWs: Training of Trainers (TOT) Project, at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, December 7, 2022
Amy Sisson, Bronwyn Sutherland and Joanne Romano held a panel discussion at the Texas Library Association District 8 conference, November 12, 2022, University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas entitled: How We Get from There to Here: The Many Paths Leading to Medical Librarianship.
Alice Sherwood presented a lightning talk, entitled: Bringing Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journals to the Community and Beyond: Using DigitalCommons@TMC As Example at Digital Commons North American Conference 2022.
Katie Prentice delivered a paper at the SCCMLA 2022 Houston conference entitled: Finding Space to Complete Major Renovations. This papers shares the adventures and successes of a major library renovation, completed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Amy Sisson delivered a paper at the SCCMLA 2022 Houston conference entitled: Too Many Cooks Make an Excellent Broth: A Comparative Analysis of Five Independently Developed Search Strategies on the Same Topic. This paper sought to compare and analyze the respective literature search
strategies and results from several librarians working independently on the same topic.
Sandra Yates, Matt Richardson, Kelly Caldwell, and Javier Garza facilitated a roundtable discussion at the SCCMLA 2022 Houston conference entitled “It’s Mutual: Challenges and Opportunities Working with Medical Archives and Special Collections”
Sandra Yates presented a poster at the at the SCCMLA 2022 Houston conference, We Have Your Records II: Using & Contributing to the Archives of the South Central Chapter.
Joanne Romano, Beatriz Varman, Amy Sisson & Kelsey Koym delivered a paper at the SCCMLA 2022 Houston conference entitled: All in This Together: Team Collaboration Improves Services, Expands Outreach, and Demonstrates Value at the Texas Medical Center Library. This paper demonstrates how collaboration between reference and resource management librarians can enhance customer service, outreach and value at the Texas Medical Center Library.
Joanne Romano delivered a Lightning Talk at the SCC MLA 2022 Houston conference entitled: Where’d you say you were from? Publishers’ extra steps to full text. This two-minute talk exposed the extra identity layers some publishers are adding to their websites, making the user experience for full text access less than optimal.
Alice Sherwood delivered a Lightning Talk at the SCC MLA 2022 Houston conference entitled: Tracking & Presenting Your Library Website Usage: Google Analytics 4 and Google Dashboard This two-minute talk discusses how implementing Google Analytics 4 and Google Data Studio helps improving library web traffic to help enhance user experience.https://dc.researchcommons.org/dcnoamconf/2022/nov10/5
In fiscal year 2023, Resource Management Associate, Jasmin Legaspi, updated 7,900 Docline holdings for accuracy. She also deleted approximately 1,200 titles from Ebsco databases that are no longer offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Publisher coverage dates and content offerings can change over time, so Jasmin diligently manages our Docline holdings as a regular project and on an as-needed basis.
Sandra Yates and Matt Richardson were awarded SCAMeL Speedy Startup funding for the project “Texas Medical Center Historical Audiovisual Resources Digitization” 2022.
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