Journal Club

Join the NY-NJ Journal Club for a series of stimulating hour-long online discussions of articles selected by facilitators Helen-Ann Brown Epstein and Marie Ascher.

These events are open exclusively to current members of NY-NJ MLA, MLA-Phil, and HSLANJ.

Previous Discussions:

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm
    Facilitator: Marie Ascher
    Article: Shultz M, Berryman DR. Collection practices for nontraditional online resources among academic health sciences libraries. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020;108(2):253-261. doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.791. Epub 2020 Apr 1. PMID: 32256236; PMCID: PMC7069827.
  • Special Event: Friday, April 17, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm
    Facilitator: Helen-Ann Brown-Epstein
    COVID-19: We will get through this together!
    Join us on April 17th for a sharing of our most valuable/most favorite/most asked for COVID-19 resources. We will also be ready to help members who are feeling saddened or overwhelmed, and discuss this article:

    Article: Ali, M, Gatiti, P. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Reflections on the Roles of Librarians and Information Professionals. Health Info Libr J. 2020 Apr 6 [Online ahead of print] DOI: 10.1111/hir.12307, PubMed PMID: 32251543
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:00-3:00 pm
    Facilitator: Helen-Ann Brown-Epstein
    Article: Azadbakht, Elena. Humor in library instruction: a narrative review with implications for the health sciences. J Med Libr Assoc. 2019 Jul;107(3):304-313. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2019.608. Epub 2019 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 31258436; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6579600
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm
    Facilitator: Maria Ascher
    Article: Williamson PO, Minter CIJ. Exploring PubMed as a reliable resource for scholarly communications services. J Med Libr Assoc. 2019 Jan;107(1):16-29. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2019.433. Epub 2019 Jan 1. PubMed PMID: 30598645; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6300231.
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Facilitator: Helen-Ann Brown-Epstein
    Article: Visscher PM, Wray NR, Zhang Q, Sklar P, McCarthy MI, Brown MA, Yang J. 10 Years of GWAS Discovery: Biology, Function, and Translation. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 Jul 6;101(1):5-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.06.005. Review. PubMed PMID: 28686856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5501872.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018     Cancelled
    Facilitator: Helen-Ann Brown-Epstein
    Article: Perrier L, Farrell A, Ayala AP, Lightfoot D, Kenny T, Aaronson E, Allee N, Brigham T, Connor E, Constantinescu T, Muellenbach J, Epstein HA, Weiss A. Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Nov-Dec;21(6):1118-24. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002825.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Facilitator: Marie Ascher
    Article: Quesenberry, A. C., Oelschlegel, S., Earl, M., Leonard, K., & Vaughn, C. J. (2016). The impact of library resources and services on the scholarly activity of medical faculty and residents. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 35(3), 259-265
  • Thursday, August 17, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Facilitator: Helen-Ann Brown Epstein
    Article: JM, Oelschlegel S, Earl M. Surveying hospital nurses to discover educational needs and preferences. J Med Libr Assoc. 2017 Jul;105(3):226-232. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2017.85.  Epub 2017 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 28670209; PubMed Central
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Moderator: Joan B Wagner
    Article: Jamali, H. R. (2017). Copyright compliance and infringement in ResearchGate full-text journal articles. Scientometrics. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2291-4
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Facilitator: Helen-Ann Brown Epstein
    Article: Ashrafi-rizi H, Kazempour Z. Marketing information goods and services in medical libraries and information centers. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. January 1, 2012 2012;1(1):9-9.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Facilitator: Marie Ascher
    Article: Swanberg SM, Dennison CC, Farrell A, et al. Instructional methods used by health sciences librarians to teach evidence-based practice (EBP): A systematic review. J Med Libr Assoc. 2016;104(3)197-208.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:00pm-2:00pm.
    Facilitator: Helen Ann Brown Epstein
    Article: Farrell A [et al]. Evaluating the impact of literature searching services on patient care through the use of a quick assessment tool. JCHLA/JABSC 2014 35:116-23
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00pm-3:00pm.
    Facilitator: Marie Ascher
    Article: Rethlefsen ML [ et al]. Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Jun; 68(6): 617-26.
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 3:00pm-3:45pm.
    Facilitator: Helen Ann Brown Epstein
    Article: Kirtley S. Impactful Librarians: Identifying Opportunities to Increase Your Impact. J EAHIL  2015;11(4):23-8

Participation in the Journal Club is free to all current members of the NY/NJ MLA chapter.  If you wish MLA CE credit for participating in the journal club, there is a $15 fee and a required appraisal sheet to complete.

Participants are welcome to suggest articles and to serve as facilitators for future sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact CE Chair Trina Keith,