Amy Blevins is a Clinical Education Librarian at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa who works with the Carver College of Medicine and has strong interests in evidence based medicine, information literacy, online instruction, mobile technologies, and instructional design. Ms. Blevins has a BA in biology from Saint Louis University, a MA in library sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a certificate in distance learning and administration from East Carolina University. She has worked at the University of Iowa since 2010 and was previously the Liaison to the College of Allied Health Sciences and the Education and Instructional Technology Librarian at the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University. Ms. Blevins is an active member of the Medical Library Association.
Reflecting on quiz placement in online tutorials: Creating a more active learning experience. (with Megan E. Besaw), Medical Reference Services Quarterly (2011)
As the number of online library tutorials increases, so does the need to create active...
Which treatments provide the most relief for pharyngitis pain? (with Rebecca Frye and Justin Bailey), Journal of Family Practice (2011)
Q/When should you consider implanted nerve stimulators for lower back pain? (with Joshua R. Merok and Richard Guthmann), The Journal of Family Practice (2009)
How should you manage an overweight breastfed infant? (with Amimi Osayande, Ricky Watson, Kathyrn M. Kolasa, and Phillip Reilly), Journal of Family Practice (2009)
The article presents information on how to manage an overweight breastfed infant. It notes that...
An Evaluation of Three Tutorial-creating Software Programs: Camtasia, PowerPoint, and MediaSite (with C. W. Elton), Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (2009)
This study took place at the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina...
YouTube for Hosting Video Tutorials: The Hows, Whys and Why Nots (with Chris Childs and Ericka A. Raber), Library Technology Conference (2012)
Many libraries are finding it beneficial to create video tutorials. They are helpful in freeing...
Simulations, Outreach and Health Sciences Libraries: A Triple Play for Success (with Linda J. Walton, Chris Childs, Sarah Andrews, and Jennifer DeBerg), Midwest MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting (2011)
Purpose: Our library staff has been partnering with faculty to develop curricula using simulation equipment...
Collaboration as a Means of Developing Better Online Tutorials (with Jennifer DeBerg and Chris A. Childs), Medical Library Association 2013 Annual Meeting (2013)
Library as Outreach Destination for Youth: Getting Them Excited about Medical Professions (with Jennifer DeBerg, Sarah Andrews, Linda J. Walton, and Chris A. Childs), Medical Library Association 2013 Annual Meeting (2013)
Stepping up to the plate: Experiences as first-time instructors of a Library Research in Context class (with Shane Wallace and Jason Cottle), The Medical Library Association Annual Conference (2012)
Building a Best Practices Team: Creating Stronger Online Tutorials Together (with Jennifer DeBerg and Chris Childs), Midwest Chapter MLA/IHSLA Annual Meeting (2011)
Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to demonstrate the value of having a best...