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New Knowledge Management Roles in Support of a University CTSA TRLN Annual Meeting July 25, 2011 New Roles for Librarians Barrie Hayes, Bioinformatics.

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1 New Knowledge Management Roles in Support of a University CTSA TRLN Annual Meeting July 25, 2011 New Roles for Librarians Barrie Hayes, Bioinformatics and Translational Science Librarian Rachel Lerner, TraCS Knowledge Management Librarian

2 Background – UNC …the [NIH] Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) program creates a definable academic home for clinical and translational research. CTSA institutions work to transform the local, regional, and national environment to increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country. [Source: CTSA website] NIH CTSA UNC-Chapel Hill North Carolina Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) - Award initiated May Formal organizational meetings Spring/Summer CTSA renewal next year

3 Background – HSL HSL Rethinking How We Work Initiative - Challenges - Opportunities Rethinking Groups - Address gaps - Learn - Fast-track engagement - Limited size, scope, time

4 New Initiatives Group: TraCS Partnerships Short Term Objectives Raise Visibility of Library Among TraCS Initiate Collaborative Project Evaluate Impact of Librarys Efforts

5 NC TraCS Organization – Biomedical Informatics – Biostatistics – Career and Proposal Development – Carolina KickStart – Child Health – Clinical and Translational Research Center – Community Engagement – Dissemination – Education, Training and Career Development – Ethics – Novel Methodology – Regulatory – Translational Technologies TraCS Leadership o Administration / TraCS Central / IT / Communications o Research Navigators Cores & Programs

6 TraCS Partnerships Group Activities Centralized Communications Plan – Internal Communications Blog – Gather & Track Communications between HSL & TraCS – Organize Meeting Notes & Reports – Ensure appropriate cross-linking between the TraCS website & HSL website – Publicize each others activities through established communication channels Community Engagement Support - NC Health Info Resources for Community Clinicians – AHEC Digital Library

7 NC TraCS

8 TraCS – HSL Service Collaborations Research Support Instruction (EndNote, PubMed, PMC) for trainees, staff NIH Public Access Policy / PMC Submission Publication Tracking Assistance Support Bioinformatics Information Requests Expert Search Support Poster Sessions Copyright, digital archives consultations

9 The TraCS Project: What Worked Well Small group focused short-term on a specific goal Taking time to learn about the TraCS organizational structure Demonstrating librarys commitment to TraCS Making it easy for TraCS to communicate with library

10 Ongoing TraCS - HSL Engagement TraCS and SOM liaison librarians et al. Continuing communication & engagement – Education, Training and Career Development – TraCS Central (research tracking staff) – Administration and IT – Biomedical Informatics – Community Engagement

11 Recent Partnership Developments Spring 2011 – Content and Taxonomy Consultations for REACH NC (IT / Administration) Summer 2011 – Responsible Conduct of Research (Education, Training and Career Development / Regulatory) June 2011 – 2 new TraCS – HSL knowledge management positions (Leadership / Administration)

12 Knowledge Management Librarian Grant searching and matching

13 Location, Location, Location

14 Health Sciences Library Librarian as supervisor + Translate needs into actionable items Librarian expertise + Mentorship Professional development + Librarian-specific opportunities Library values + Reinvigorate work from a library perspective Identify further collaboration Library Resources

15 TraCS Institute Easy access to constituency + Legitimacy though hands on, consistent interaction Immersion + In-depth understanding of users Relationship building + Jumpstart relationships with rigorous meeting schedule Vocabulary + Trust; She can speak our language! TraCS Values + Reinvigorate work from TraCS perspective Identify further collaboration TraCS resources

16 Bridging the Physical Gap

17 Growing a new position Photo Credit:


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