Staff News

June 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm


  • Dana Gerberi attended the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) 14th National Conference March 12-15, in Seattle, WA.
  • Melissa Rethlefsen attended the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Meeting on March 26-28 in Rochester, MN.
  • Pat Erwin attended the annual meeting of the PNAS Advisory Board April 3 in Washington, DC.
  • Ann Farrell was invited by the Clinica Alemana in Santiago, Chile to meet with their medical staff and librarian to discuss library resources.  Mayo Clinic Florida has an affiliation with the Clinica Alemana.
  • Dawn Littleton, Michael Homan, Melissa Rethlefsen and Dawn Swalboski attended the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring Task Force Meeting on April 6-7 in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Renee Ziemer attended the American Osler Society meeting April 20-23 in Cleveland, OH.
  • Michael Homan and Renee Ziemer attended the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, April 23-26 in Cleveland, OH.
  • Renee Ziemer attended the annual meeting of the Archivists/Librarians in the History of Health Sciences April 22-23 in Cleveland, OH.
  • Melissa Rethlefsen presented “Internet Cool Tools: Writing About the Web on the Web” at the annual Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries on May 5 in Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Hilary Lane and Marilyn Pitzen attended continuing education sessions at the annual Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries on May 5 in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Carol Ann Attwood, Michael Homan, and Melissa Rethlefsen attended the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association May 16-20, in Honolulu, HI.


Attwood CA, Wellik KE. LiveWell @ the library: Mayo Clinic Arizona boosts health and wellness for employees. J Hosp Librarianship. 2008 Winter;8(4):375-82.

Cook DA, Levinson AJ, Garside S, Dupras DM, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Internet-based learning in the health professions: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2008;300(10):1181-96.

Nannini C, West CP, Erwin PJ, Matteson EL. Effects of cyclophosphamide on pulmonary function in patients with scleroderma and interstitial lung disease: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational prospective cohort studies. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008 Oct 20; 10(5):R124. [Epub ahead of print]

Murad MH, Elamin MB, Sidaway AN, Malaga G, Rizvi AZ, Flynn DN, Casey ET, McCausland FR, McGrath MM, Vo DH, Al-zoghby Z, Duncan AA, Tracz MJ, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Autogenous versus prosthetic vascular access for hemodialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Vasc Surg 2008; 48(Suppl):34S-47S.

Murad MH, Sidawy AN, Elamin MB, Rizvi AZ, Flynn DN, McCausland FR, McGrath MM, Vo DH, El-Zoghby Z, Casey ET, Duncan AA, Tracz MJ, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Timing of referral for vascular access placement: A systematic review. J Vasc Surg 2008;48(Suppl):31S-33S.

Casey ET, Murad MH, Rizvi AZ, Sidawy AN, McGrath MM, Elamin MB, Flynn DN, McCausland FR, Vo DH, El-Zoghby Z, Duncan AA, Tracz MJ, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Surveillance of arteriovenous hemodialysis access: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Vasc Surg 48(Suppl):48S-54S.

Mullan RJ, Flynn DN, Carlberg B, Tleyjeh IM, Kamath CC, Labella ML, Erwin PJ, Guyatt GH, Montori VM. Systematic reviews commonly contact study authors but do so with limited rigor.  J Clin Epidemiology. 2009 Feb;62(2):138-42. Epub 2008 Nov 14.

Erwin PJ. Navigate the Net: Energy, Climate, Food and Health. Med Ref Serv Q.  2008 Winter;27(4):431-9.

Littleton DM, Rethlefsen ML. Library learning spaces: empirical research and perspective.  Med Ref Serv Q.  2008;27(3):313-21.

Littleton DM. Supporting academic health centers with knowledge management: learning from the Web. Med Ref Serv Q. 2009 Summer;28(2):164-71.

Rethlefsen ML. Mobile information [Product pipeline]. Library Journal netConnect 2008;133(Fall):14-6.

Rethlefsen ML. Product pipeline [Screencasting opens up a world of new instructional options, says Melissa L. Rethlefsen, so take a look at some of the best free tools out there]. Library Journal netConnect 2009;134(Winter):14-6.

Rethlefsen ML., Segovis CM. Medicine in the era of Web 2.0. Minnesota Med 2009;92(1):30-3.

Rethlefsen ML. Screencast like a pro [Product pipeline]. Library Journal 2009;134(7):62-3.mlr cover

Rethlefsen ML. What is RSS?  EON 2009;(Mar):11-4.

Rethlefsen ML, Rothman DL, Mojon DS.  Internet Cool Tools for Physicians.  Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag; 2009 [Book].    

Capampangan DJ, Wellik KE, Aguilar MI, Demaerschalk BM, Wingerchuk DM.  Does prophylactic postoperative hypervolemic therapy prevent cerebral vasospasm and improve clinical outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage? Neurologist 2008 Nov;14(6):395-98.

Yoshii A, Plaut DA, McGraw KA, Anderson MJ, Wellik KE.  Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane Systematic Reviews.  J Med Libr Assoc.  2009 Jan;97(1):21-9.

Demaerschalk DM, Miley ML, Kiernan TJ, Bobrow BJ, Corday DA, Wellik KE, Aguilar MI, Ingall TJ, Dodick DW, Brazdys K, Koch TC, Ward MP, Richemont PC. Stroke telemedicine. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009 Jan 84(1):53-64.

Almaraz AC, Bobrow BJ, Wingerchuk DM, Wellik KE, Demaerschalk BM. Serum neuron specific enolase to predict neurological outcome after cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a critically appraised topic. Neurologist. 2009 Jan;15(1):44-48.

Khoury J, Wellik KE, Demaerschalk BM, Wingerchuk DM. Cerebrospinal fluid angiotensin-converting enzyme for diagnosis of central nervous system sarcoidosis. Neurologist 2009 Mar;15(2):108-11.

Capampangan DJ, Wellik K, Bobrow BJ, Aguilar MI, Ingall TJ, Kiernan TE, Wingerchuk DM, Demaerschalk BM. Telemedicine versus telephone for remote emergency consultations: a critically appraised topic.  Neurologist 2009 May;15(3):163-66.


Homan JM.  Eyes on the Prize: Reflections on the Impact of the Evolving Digital Ecology on the Librarian as Expert Intermediary and Knowledge Coach, 1969-2009.  Janet Doe Lecture: Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 16-20, Honolulu, HI; 2009.

Rethlefsen ML. Google for the Academic Pediatrician. Pediatric Grand Rounds, July 7. Rochester MN; 2008.

Rethlefsen ML. Web 2.0 at the Mayo Clinic.  Cancer Education Center Staff Day, February 17. Rochester, MN; 2009.

Rethlefsen ML. New Pressures on Professionalism: Social Networking and its Impact on Medical Students and Education. Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA) Meeting, March 26-28. Rochester, MN; 2009.

Rethlefsen ML, Farrell AM. Web-based Tools to Enhance Your Productivity. Academic Career Development Workshops, April 21. Rochester, MN; 2009.

Rethlefsen ML. Internet Cool Tools: Writing About the Web on the Web. Enhancing Quality Staff, May 5. Minneapolis, MN; 2009.

Kraft M, Ragon B, Rethlefsen ML.  Open forum: Task Force on Social Networking Software. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 19. Honolulu, HI; 2009.


Attwood CA.  Reaching Out by Reaching In: Virtual Health and Wellness Information for Employees at Mayo Clinic Arizona.  Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 16-20, Honolulu, HI; 2009.

Littleton DM, Saville MC, Wellik KE.  Hunters, Gatherers, and Strategists! Librarians Preparing for a Multisite HLC Reaccreditation evaluation. Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, May 16-20, Honolulu, HI; 2009.  

Rethlefsen ML, Farrell AM, Ryan M. Welcome to the Edublogosphere: Educating the Future, Today.  Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, October 31. Baltimore, MD; 2008.

Rethlefsen ML, Gajic O, Herasevich V. Stay tuned. Comparison of Journal Updates Tracking Using RSS and e-mail Technologies. American Medical Informatics Association 2008 Annual Symposium, November 11. Washington, DC; 2008.

Rethlefsen ML, and the Task Force on Social Networking Software. MLA members’ social software use and beliefs. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 18. Honolulu, HI; 2009.

Rethlefsen ML, Lynch A, Marton C. MLA’s Public Health/Health Administration Section’s Cool Web Things Task Force and the Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 19. Honolulu, HI; 2009.          


Congratulations to Melissa Rethlefsen, LRC Librarian, named to the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers list for 2009; “Library Leaders Creating the 2.0 Library of the Future.”

Carol Ann Attwood, librarian in the Patient and Health Education Library, Mayo Clinic Arizona, has achieved the Level 1 Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association. 

Patricia Erwin has been appointed to the IEEE Library Advisory Council for a 2 year term.

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