University Library Faculty Profile
Josephine L. Dorsch
Health Sciences Librarian (Peoria) and Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Medicine at Peoria,
Department of Internal Medicine
Research | Librarianship | Service
|My research focuses on the information needs of health
professionals, the integration of information skills and technologies
into health professions curricula, and use of health information by consumers.
Some particular interests within these areas are Evidence Based Medicine,
the use of PDAs by medical students, and outreach to rural and other underserved
health professionals and consumers.
Dorsch JL, Aiyer MK, Meyer LE. Impact of an EBM curriculum on medical
student attitudes and skills. Journal of the Medical Library
Association. 2004 October; 92(4):397-406.
Peters TA, Dorsch J, Bell L, Burnette P. PDAs and the health science
libraries. Library Hi Tech. 2003; 21(4):400-11.
Dorsch JL, Jacobson S, Scherrer CS. Teaching EBM teachers: a team
approach. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2003 Summer;
De Groote S, Dorsch JL. Measuring use patterns of online journals
and databases. Journal of the Medical Library Association.
2003 April; 91(2):231-40.
DeGroote S, Dorsch JL. Online journals: impact on
print journal usage. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
Dorsch JL. Information needs of rural health professionals: a review
of the literature. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
Blecic D, Dorsch JL, Bangalore N, Koenig M. A longitudinal
study of the effects of OPAC screen changes on searching behavior
and searcher success. College and Research Libraries. 1999
Scherrer C, Dorsch JL. The evolving role of the librarian
in evidence-based medicine. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
Dorsch JL, Pifalo V. Information needs of rural health
professionals: a retrospective use study. Bulletin of the Medical
Library Association. 1997 Oct;85(4):341-46.
Dorsch JL. Equalizing rural health professionals
information access: follow-up outreach project. Bulletin of the
Medical Library Association. 1997 Jan;85(1):39-47.
Dorsch JL, Pifalo V. Rural health professionals and
information access: a follow-up study. Proceedings of the Seventh
International Congress on Medical Librarianship, May 1995, Washington,
Frasca M, Dorsch JL, Aldag J, Christiansen R. A controlled
study of a multidisciplinary approach to information management and
critical appraisal instruction. Bulletin of the Medical Library
Association. 1992 Jan;80(1):23-28.
Dorsch JL, Frasca M, Wilson, Tomsic M. A multidisciplinary
approach to information and critical appraisal instruction. Bulletin
of the Medical Library Association. 1990 Jan;78(1):38-44.
Reviewer, Journal Reviews in Journal of the American Medical Association,
Reviewer, Book Reviews in E-Streams, 1997- present
Columnist, Psychiatrist Administrator, 2004 present
Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice in Public Health Nursing.
Awarded by the National Library of Medicine. (2004-2005)
TechTrek: the Wireless Path to Point-of-Care. Awarded by the
NN/LM Greater Midwest Region. (2004-2005)
Community Partnership for Cancer Information. NN/LM Greater
Midwest Region. (2003-2004)
Information for the Cure awarded by the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation-Peoria Memorial Affiliate. (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002,
PDA Information Technology at the Bedside. awarded by the
Alliance Library System. (2001)
Follow-up Grateful Med Outreach Project for West Central Illinois.
Nov 1993 Apr 1995 by the NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region (1993-1995)
|I am the site librarian of the Library of the Health
Sciences-Peoria that serves the academic programs of the UIC Colleges
of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Peoria and have developed programs
of information instruction and information technologies that are heavily
integrated in the curricula of these programs. I developed and maintain
Evidence Based Medicine: Finding the Best Clinical Literature,
a web site which is widely used and recognized in the U.S. and Canada.
The Peoria site library actively serves the needs of regional health professionals
and consumers both on site and through outreach activities. I have been
a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals
National Library of Medicine
Reactor Pane, Health Disparities Outreach Symposium, 2004
Advisory Panel, Search MEDLINE via PubMed and IGM, 1998
Advisory Panel, Planning and Evaluating Outreach, 1997-98
Medical Library Association
JMLA Editor Search Committee, 2004-2005
Nominating Committee, 2005-2006
Credentialing Committee, 2001-04, Chair (2004)
Continuing Education Committee, 1996-2000, Chair (2000)
Lucretia McClure Excellence in Teaching Jury, 2001
Subcommittee on Instructor Approval, Evaluation, and Support, 1993-97,
Midwest Chapter, Medical Library Association
Co-Chair, Program Planning Committee, 2004 Annual Meeting
Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee, 1996
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Regional Dean Search Committee, 2004-2005
Committee on Instruction and Appraisal
Web Page Task Force
Technology Planning Committee
InterChange Symposium Planning Committee, 1995-2000
Computers in Clinical Medicine, CME program developer and
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