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Julie Schiavo

Julie H. Schiavo, MLIS, AHIP

Head Dental Librarian
School of Dentistry Liaison
 

1100 Florida Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-941-8162
Email: jschia@lsuhsc.edu

Degrees:  

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Health Sciences Librarianship 2012
University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) - 1996
University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg


Certification:  

Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) - Distinguished level
        MLA professional development and career recognition program

Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)
        Level II Designation - MLA approved


Member of:   Medical Library Association (MLA)
        Dental Section
South Central Chapter / Medical Library Association
Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
New Orleans Section American Association of Dental Research
Teaching:   DENT 1124: Introduction to Evidence Based Dentistry
Introduction to RefWorks: the Basics
Searching Medical Literature with PubMed
Health Literacy: It's Not Just the Ability to Read
Introduction to Library Services
Committees / Administrative:   LSUHSC-NO Faculty Senate
Public Services / Reference Section
Dental Library Advisory Committee
Projects:  

Title: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vs. Social Tags: a Comparison of Access Points for Monographs
Objective: To analyze the MeSH terms assigned by bibliographers and the social tags assigned by users to monographs and determine if a user defined folksonomy is a useful supplement or replacement for a controlled vocabulary in a library catalog.


Publications:  

Schiavo JH. Oral Health Literacy in the Dental Office: The Unrecognized Patient Risk Factor. J Dent Hyg 2011 Fall; 85(4): 248‐255.

Thompson LL, editor. The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences. New York: Neal‐Schuman; 2011. (Contributor in Dentistry)

Schiavo JH. Loansome Doc: Articles Delivered to Your Doorstep. LDA J 2007 Winter; 66(4): 24.

Schiavo JH. Loansome Doc: Articles Delivered to Your Doorstep. NODA News 2007 Nov; 45(9): 7.

Schiavo JH. Searching MEDLINE through PubMed: A guide for dental health professionals. LDA J 2003 Fall; 62(3): 20-1, 28.


Contributed Papers / Posters:  

“Health Literacy in the Dental Clinic: Are Patients’ Needs Being Met?  A Study of Patients’ Health Literacy Rates and the Readability of Available Written Educational Materials” Julie H. Schiavo. Poster Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. May, 2012. Seattle, WA.

“Outreach to the LSUHSC‐NO School of Dentistry Clinic: Providing Quality Consumer Health Information to Dental Patients” Julie H. Schaivo. Poster presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, October, 2010.

"Searching Online for Consumer Health Information on a Controversial Topic", Julie H. Schiavo. Poster presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. October 11-15, 2008. Dallas, TX.

"Transformations Post Katrina: Lions and Tigers Share a Den." Ralph LY, Guillot LC, Bishop M, Bridgewater C, Kerdolff K, Knapp M, Schiavo J, Strother E, Swearingen W. Contributed paper presented at the Medical Library Association annual meeting; May 19 - 24, 2006; Phoenix, Arizona. In: MLA '06 Abstracts Supplement to the Official Program. http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2006/pdf/2006abstracts.pdf

“A Regional Study of the Interlibrary Loan Availability of Dental Journals through DOCLINE and OCLC” Poster accepted for presentation at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. October 2005.Little Rock, AK.

"Model Methodology: Librarians' Toolbox for Core Journal Selection", Carolyn K. Bridgewater, Pauline O. Fulda, Kathryn E. Kerdolff, and Hanna K. Kwasik, LA State University Health Sciences Center Library, New Orleans, LA and Julie H. Schiavo, LA State University Health Sciences Center Dental Library, New Orleans, LA. Triple Chapter/Medical Library Association (MC,SC,SCC/MLA); Annual Meeting, 2001, October 24-28; New Orleans, LA. http://sccmla.org/Meetings/mtgs_previous.html#2001


Grants/Awards:  

Institute for Museum and Library Services Grant Scholarship:
University of Pittsburgh Certificated of Advanced Studies in Health Science Librarianship. May, 2011 – May, 2012. 
Capstone Project title: “Health Literacy in the Dental Clinic: Are Patients’ Needs Being Met?  A Study of Patients’ Health Literacy Rates and the Readability of Available Written Educational Materials”
 
William D. Postell Sr. Professional Development Award: 
“Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence‐Based Practice for Medical Librarians” Dartmouth College, August 1‐4, 2011. 
Three day intensive emersion covering topics used in evidence based practice including: study design, evidence appraisal, and supporting systematic reviews
 
Express Outreach Award ‐ South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association:
“Outreach to the LSUHSC‐NO School of Dentistry Clinics: Providing Quality Consumer Health Information to Dental Patients” September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010.
Purchased of two computer workstations and acquired patient health information pamphlets. Workstations were placed in the waiting areas of the LSUHSC‐NO School of Dentistry Clinics to provide quality health information to patients and their escorts.


Research Interests  

Adult Education
Dental Informatics
Health Literacy / Patient Education

 


Updated December 2013