Rebecca Bealer, MLIS

Head, Serials/Systems Librarian
 

433 Bolivar Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-6108
Email: rbeale@lsuhsc.edu

Degrees

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge

Bachelor of Arts, History (AB)
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Member of

NASIG (formerly North American Serials Interest Group)

Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (HSLAL)
 


Select Committees

Serials and Other Continuing Resources (SOCRS) Section of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

LSUHSC-NO Faculty Senate, Webmaster, 2017 to present
 


Contributed Papers

Bealer, R. Accessing the NIH Portfolio through a Link Resolver: Challenges and Outcomes, Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 2015 Oct-Dec, 12 (4): 205-15.

Bourgeois JP, Bealer R. Analysis of Chat Conversations between Two Semesters after the Implementation of New Electronic Services at an Academic Health Sciences Center. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2020; 17(1-2):1-15.

Bealer, R, Bourgeois, JP. A Journal Usage Analysis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Serials Trends and Implications. Serials Review. 2021; 47(2): 55-61.
 


Presentations

"From Selecting to Weeding: Getting 'Hands-On' with Tools That Help Resources Become a Collection," Symposium Session, Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 6, 2022

"Kicked Off by Katrina: The 15-Year Serials Journey of an Academic Health Sciences Center," poster presentation, Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 5, 2022

"Proxies, Outside Tools, and Extensions: Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Maze of Working with PubMed," roundtable host, South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) Virtual Conference, October 12, 2021

“The Evolution of WebBridge LR at an Academic Health Sciences Center,” user presentation at Innovative Users Group Virtual Annual Conference, March 24, 2021

“What If…? A Snapshot of Availability of a Print Journal Collection,” Contributed paper, South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) Virtual Conference, October 27, 2020

“Analysis of Chat Conversations between Two Semesters after the Implementation of New Electronic Services,” presentation at LOUIS Users Conference (LUC) Virtual Conference, October 6, 2020

“Analysis of Chat Conversations between Two Semesters after the Implementation of New Electronic Services,” contributed paper presentation, South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK, October 14, 2019

“The (Slightly) Long Way ‘Round: From ERM to LR and Back Again,” presentation at Innovative Users Group Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 26, 2013
 


Grants

Principal Investigator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NLM) South Central Region Emerging Technology Award, “Using Your ‘Smarts’ for Health,” 2015
 


Awards / Honors

Rose Robischon Scholarship to attend NASIG 28th Annual Conference, June 6-9, 2013, Buffalo, NY

NN/LM Professional Development Grant to attend Innovative Users Group Annual Conference, April 24-26, 2013, San Francisco, CA
 


Research Interests

Resource linking and authentication schema

Usage analysis and trends


Updated May 2022