|2001 - Present||Scholarly Communications Librarian and University Archivist, Governors State University|
|Present||Scholarly Communications Librarian, Governors State University|
Health Science Librarianship, Performing Arts - Organ Performance, Scholarly Communications, Institutional Repositories and Digital Archives, Open Access Publishing, Theology and Ethics, Worship and the Arts, Developmental Disabilities Service and Support Systems in Illinois, Policy Development Process - Public and Institutional, and Beekeeping
New to SelectedWorks (3)
Blobaum’s Checklist for Review of Journal Quality for Submission of Scholarly Manuscripts Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2013)
This checklist gives authors a list of quality indicators to assist in the evaluation of journal quality when considering what journal to submit a manuscript to. None of these indicators establish credibility and legitimacy alone, ...
Tricked Into Submission: Health Science Librarian's Role in Fighting Predatory Publishing and Spamferences Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2013)
Objectives This paper explores the phenomena of predatory publishing, pseudo-scientific conferences, and vanity press publishers. Should these publications and conference presentations count towards tenure decisions? Are faculty tenure and promotion committees also being fooled? This ...
Research Publications (17)
Not So Fast: Perspectives on the Role of Hospital Librarians in Writing Peer Reviewed Publications and Supporting Scholarly Communications Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2014)
Articles in the Specialty of the House column do not have abstracts. From the Introduction: The professional practice of hospital librarianship continues to evolve, and looks much different than a generation ago. The publishing world ...
Mapping the Literature of Addictions Treatment Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2013)
Objectives: This study analyzes and describes the literature of addictions treatment and indexing coverage for core journals in the field. Methods: Citations from three source journals for the years 2008 through 2010 were analyzed using ...
Update: Resources for Supporting the APA Publication Style Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2010)
This article is an update of Blobaum, Paul M. “Resources for Supporting the APA Publication Style”, The Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 9(2), April-June 2009, 204-209. DOI: 10.1080/15323260902812849
The Health Sciences Librarian in Medical Education: A Vital Pathways Task Force Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2009)
Objectives: The Medical Education Task Force of the Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians reviewed current and future roles of health sciences librarians in medical education at the graduate and undergraduate levels and ...
Resources for Supporting the APA Publication Style Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2009)
Hospital library users often use library resources for doing research for scholarly and professional writing projects. Citations and format style for academic papers and publications must often conform to the “APA Style”, found in the ...
Standard Precautions (Electronic Resource Review) Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2007)
This article reviews a product that is no longer available on the market in 2015. The discussion of Standard Precautions and Universal Precautions standards is still accurate. (Author note, January 3, 2015)
The Hospital Grantsmanship Center: A New Role for Hospital Librarians Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2007)
Securing external support from competitive grants, corporate sponsorships, and fund raising is a growing area of interest in many types of non-profit organizations, including health care. Many different types of grants are available from both ...
Using Digitized Primary Sources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection to Enliven Nursing Issues and History Curriculum (multimedia presentation) Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2007)
Background: A cohort of faculty from Governors State University were chosen to receive technology training and develop web based education projects incorporating digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection in May ...
Working Papers (1)
ACUPA: Exploring the Campus Policy Process (Working Paper) Faculty Research and Creative Activity (2005)
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to make an exploratory inquiry into the state of policy development processes in institutions of higher education, and to review the history and mission of the Association of ...