Nedelina Tchangalova

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Offering a library award program is an effective way of strengthening the ties between subject librarians and teaching faculty while providing a mechanism to preserve undergraduate student research. This program not only increases the perceived value of library services but also promotes librarians' expertise as educators and instructors. This case study of(More)
The recent journal price increases and statewide budget cuts have forced librarians at the University of Maryland (UMD) to make outright cancellations to journals. The implementation of an in-house system for preserving scholarly work of faculty was necessary not only because of budgetary stringency. The ongoing " scholarly communication crisis " , the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine whether a flipped classroom that facilitated peer learning would improve undergraduate health sciences students' abilities to find, evaluate, and use appropriate evidence for research assignments. METHODS Students completed online modules in a learning management system, with librarians facilitating subsequent(More)
This article reports and analyzes the survey results on the continuing education needs of librarians with current job responsibilities in the science, technology, and engineering subject fields. The intended purpose of the survey results is to assist conference coordinators in the development of a continuing education program at future Special Libraries(More)
The cumulative total of persons forced to leave their country for fear of persecution or organized violence reached an unprecedented 24.5 million by the end of 2015. Providing equitable access to appropriate health services for these highly diverse newcomers poses challenges for receiving countries. In this case study, we illustrate the importance of(More)
The ability to manipulate gene expression promises to be an important tool for the management of infectious diseases and genetic disorders. However, a major limitation to effective delivery of therapeutic RNA to living cells is the cellular toxicity of conventional techniques. Team PANACEA's research objective was to create new reagents based on a novel(More)
The wide application of digital technologies in the library environment has changed the format and content of subject guides. Given the advent of new Internet tools and the explosive growth of electronic resources available on the Web, the reference librarians at the University of Maryland (UM) College Park were facing many issues when keeping up with new(More)
The terminology of engineering is daunting to the novice librarian without any science background. Library information school (LIS) students without training in scientific disciplines express concerns about pursuing a career in engineering librarianship. Why don't they get onto the science/technology (sci/tech) bandwagon? What information and inspiration(More)
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