University Library Faculty Profile
Ann C. Weller
Curator, Special Collections Library of the Health Sciences
| Research | Librarianship | Service |
My primary area of research is the study
of the editorial peer review process used in the publication of scientific
and scholarly literature. I have written the first monograph that systematic
reviews all studies in the field of editorial peer review. I have investigated
its use by editors of medical journals, how it has changed in a electronic
environment, and I am currently investigating different editorial peer
review practices using both qualitative and quantitative measures among
different types of indexed health sciences electronic journals. With colleagues
I am investigating use of electronic resources by health sciences faculty.
I have completed several projects that have examined faculty adaptation
to using electronic resources.
Weller, AC. Mounting evidence that librarians are essential
for comprehensive literature searches for meta-analyses and Cochrane reports.
Journal of the Medical Library Association. 92(2):163, April 2004.
Hurd, JM, Weller AC. Evolving electronic journals: accomplishment and challenges.
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 1(1):31-49, 2004.
Brennan MJ, Hurd JM, Blecic BD, and Weller AC. A snapshot of early adopters
of e-journals: challenges to the library. College & Research Libraries
63(6):515-26, November, 2002.
Weller, AC. Qualitative and quantitative measures of indexed health sciences
electronic journals. JAMA 287(21):2865-6, June 5, 2002.
Monograph: Weller AC. Editorial peer review: its strengths and weaknesses.
Information Today, Inc., 2001.
Monograph: Crawford SY, Hurd JM, Weller AC. From Print to Electronic: the
Transformation of Scientific Communication. Information Today, Inc., 1996.
Weller, AC. Editorial Peer Review: do studies prove its effectiveness? The
Scientist 15(21):39, October 29, 2001.
Weller, AC. Editorial peer review for electronic journals: current issues
and emerging models. Journal of the American Society for Information Science
51(14):1328-33, December, 2000.
Weller AC, Hurd, JM, Wiberley, SE, Jr. Publication patterns of U. S. academic
librarians from 1993-1997. College & Research Libraries 60(4):352-62,
Weller AC. Changing roles of health sciences librarians in the electronic
environment: providing instructional programs, improving access, and advancing
scientific communication. IFLA Journal 24(1):11-4, 1998.
Hurd JM, Weller AC. From print to electronic: the adoption of information
technology by academic chemists. Science and Technology Libraries 16(3/4):147-70,
Curtis KL, Weller AC, Hurd JM. Information seeking behavior of health sciences
faculty: the impact of new information technologies. Bulletin of the Medical
Library Association 85(4):402-10, October 1997.
Weller AC. Editorial peer review: comparison of authors publishing in two
groups of U. S. medical journals. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association.
84(3):359-66, July 1996.
I have been involved with many aspects of health sciences libraries, including
both public and technical services. I have participated in projects that have
facilitated electronic access to library materials and developed policies
for such access. I have taught evidence-based medicine with both Information
Services faculty at the Library of the Health Sciences and the College of
Medicine faculty. I have taught access to history of medicine literature to
medical students and undergraduates. I am currently Curator, Special Collections,
Library of the Health Sciences.
Selected Campus Service
Senates Conference from 1997 to 2004.
University Senate from 1994-2006, Executive Committee, 2002 to 2005.
Faculty Advisory Committee, Illinois Board of Higher Education from 1998
Selected Professional Service
Medical Library Association:
Journal of the Medical Library Association, 1994 to 1997, 2002-.
Search Committee for Editor of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association,
Credentialing Committee from 1999-2002.
Research Policy Implementation Task Force during 1995 through 1997.
Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2002.
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