Paula G. Raimondo, M.L.S., AHIP
Head, Liaison and Outreach Services
The Library has had a successful liaison program with the individual schools on campus for many years. Faculty librarians are assigned as liaisons to each school on campus. The liaisons develop user-centered onsite and web-based instructional programming for faculty, students and staff to support their academic and clinical work; design and offer workshops for the campus on research and information management tools and cloud-based applications; advance faculty research through expert searching and specialized consultation services; evaluate, select, and organize information to create high quality web resources; and participate in planning symposia and special events to promote trends in knowledge management, research, and technology applications, among many other activities.
Our program has been expanded to include an outreach component. Liaisons work collaboratively with their individual schools to provide community-based health information outreach throughout the state of Maryland. For more information, please contact me or your school's library liaison.
Paula has been Head of the Liaison and Outreach Services Department since 2006. She served as a liaison to the UMB School of Medicine from 2000 to 2005. Paula has been a medical librarian for her entire professional career and, besides her years at HSHSL, has worked in hospital libraries and special libraries. Paula is a member of the UM Strategic Plan Implementation Team for Interprofessional Education, and a member of the UMB Interprofessional Education Task Force. She has served on the Institutional Review Board since 2004.
- BA English Literature – Livingston College
- Masters in Library Services – Rutgers University
- Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association
- Co-instructor, LBSC 762 Abstracting and Indexing in the Health Sciences, University of Maryland College of Library and Information Sciences (CLIS) graduate school, Fall 2010.
- Paper, "Taking it Out of the Ivory Tower".Â Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual meeting, Richmond, VA., 2011. [Co-authored].
- Paper, "Building New Strengths" A Program to Develop and Empower Student Community Health Advocates". Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual meeting, Richmond, VA., 2011. [Co-authored].
- Paper, "Creating a New Leadership Role for Emerging Mobile Technology Information Needs". Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2010. [Co-authored]
- Poster, "Where in Maryland is the Health Sciences and Human Services Library Medical Library", Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2010. [Co-authored].
- Poster, "Old Skills, New Roles: Extending Our Influence on Campus". Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Nashville, TN, 2009. [Co-authored].
- Raimondo, PG, Tatro, A and Mayo, A. Health information outreach to underserved populations in Baltimore, Maryland. In: Courtney, N., ed. Academic library outreach: Beyond the campus walls. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.
- Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator. Health Information Outreach to Underserved Populations, 2007. NIH-funded effort between the Library and the UMB School of Social Work's SWCOS group.
- Health Literacy Advisor, Single Gene Disorders Resources. 2006 to 2008. UMB Genetics Department, the Genetics Alliance, and other groups on their multi-year grant, funded by the CDC.
- Paper, "Patient Health Literacy and the Consent Process", Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2007.
- Poster, "Charting a Successful Transition from Student to Professional," Maryland Library Association, Ocean City, Md., 2007 [co-authored].
- Poster, "Now read this: A guide to developing accessible educational materials." National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference (AEC), Kansas City, MO, October 2007 [co-authored].
- Presentation: "Keep it Simple: Conveying Disease Information to Your Target Audience". Genetic Alliance annual meeting, Bethesda, MD, 2007.
- Patient Health Literacy and the Consent Process
- Communicating with Your Patients
- Locating the Best Evidence
- Open Access Publishing
- Library Resources for Scientific and Technical Publishing
- Introduction to PDAs