John Wiswell

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Name: 
John Wiswell
Phone number: 
(828) 262-7853
Office address: 
Belk Library 225
Job title: 
Health Sciences Librarian
Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Team: 
Collection Management Services

Assistant Professor
ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7085-3856

Liaison (Outreach) Responsibilities

  • Chemistry
  • Communication Sciences & Disorder
  • HES: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & Health Care Management
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • RMPE (Recreation Management, Health and Physical Education) -- shared with Glenn Ellen Starr Stilling
  • WFU--Boone Physician Assistant program

Other Library Responsibilities

  • Scholarly Communication.  Evaluate and select information sources in all formats for my liaison programs
  • Monitor usage and functioning of electronic resources, especially for these programs.
  • Liaison (outreach). Consult with faculty and others concerning curricular and research needs, especially for these programs.
  • Teaching. Information literacy instruction for students in classes and individually, especially for these programs.
  • Participate in the Library's instruction and information literacy program.
  • Manage change in streaming video and anatomy visualization collections.
  • Develop and manage learning objects, such as library guides and short videos.

Scholarly Interests

  • Information behavior of students and faculty
  • Collection management for health and physical sciences
  • LIS and health science methodologies and data
  • Evidence-based practice in libraries and health services, evidence-based assessment
  • Global health and injury epidemiology

Education

  • Masters in Library and Information Studies, 2007, UNC Greensboro.
  • Masters in Public Health 1997, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University, concentration in Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods (= using health data, health research methods and design, statistics, understand health and healthcare)

Activities

  • ALA/ACRL, NCLA, Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, MLA, ANCHASL, and NC Public Health Association
  • University: Undergraduate Academic Procedures & Policies
  • Library: Science Tech liaison community, Web Content Committee, Diversity Committee
  • Library task forces: Full Text Finder Working Group, Service Implementation Team, Service Plan Working Group, Scholarly Communication Working Group

Presentations

Wiswell, John. 2016.  "Delays in Availability of Faculty Journal Articles?: Local Effects of Open Access Policies(link is external)."  Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, May 13-18, Toronto.

Wiswell, John. 2015.  "Delays in Open Access Availability of Faculty Journal Articles(link is external)."  Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter/MAC of the Medical Library Association/MLA, October 18-20, Asheville, NC.

Wiswell, John. 2016. “Creating a Sample of Journal Articles Published by Faculty at a Comprehensive University.” Lightning talk presented at the Empirical Librarians Conference, North Carolina A&T University, February 29, Greensboro.

Publications

Johnson, Megan, Andrea Leonard, and John Wiswell. 2015. “Deciding to Change OpenURL Link Resolvers(link is external).” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 27 (1): 10–25. doi:10.1080/1941126X.2015.999519.

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