Education & Research Services
314 Diehl Hall
Liaison Areas: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health
Anne Beschnett, MLIS, is an Assistant Librarian and serves as a liaison to the School of Public Health and the Allied Health programs. Anne also coordinates outreach activities with unaffiliated users such as consumers, public librarians, and health professionals. Anne's outreach activities focus on consumer health information and health literacy issues, and she earned the Medical Library Association's Consumer Health Information Specialization in 2010. Anne holds a B.A. in Classics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, a MLIS from Dominican University (through the College of St.Catherine in St.Paul, MN), and received the Certificate in Core Concepts from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health in 2011. Anne started her library career in 2006 as a library assistant in the Technical Services department at the Bio-Medical Library.
Areas of interest
Consumer Health Information, Health Literacy, Public Health
Aspinall, Erinn, Beschnett, Anne, and Ellwood, Alisha. “Health Literacy for Older Adults: Using Evidence to Build a Model Educational Program.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2012: July, 31(3).
Banick, Cheryl , and Beschnett, Anne. "Personal Health Records: A Look at My HealtheVet." Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2013:April, 12 (2), 142-149.
Beschnett, Anne, and Bulger, James. “Patient Education and the Hospital Library: Opportunities for Involvement.” Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2013:January, 12(1), 42‐46.
Beschnett, Anne. "HeLP MN Seniors: Workshops to Improve the Health Literacy Skills of Older Adults." Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2011:April, 11(2), 1-7.
Beschnett, Anne. “Helping Patients Get the Message: Keystone to Patients’ Health Literacy.” Minnesota Physician. 2011:April, 25(1), 18‐19.
Block, Karla, and Beschnett, Anne. Reaching Out by Going Local: Outreach Activities and My Health Minnesota -> Go Local. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2010:August, 14: 3, 224 — 233.
Aho, Melissa, Beschnett, Anne, and Reimer, Emily. Using an Untapped Resource: Expanding the Role of the Student Worker at the Bio-Medical Library. Public Services Quarterly, 2010:Jan/March; 6:1, 65-68.
McGuire, Lisa, Beattie, James, Beschnett, Anne, Koffel, Jonathan, Matts, Lindsay, Nault, Andre, and Weinfurther, Elizabeth. “Designed Locally, Accessed Globally: Abuilding a Better Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial.” Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 20th, 2014.
Beschnett, Anne, and Koffel, Jonathan. “Investigating the Feasibility and Interest in a Physical Therapy Humanities Journal.” Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 19th, , 2014.
Weinfurter, Liz, and Beschnett, Anne. "Supporting Nursing Researchers and Practitioners Worldwide: Mapping the Literature of Public Health and Community Nursing." Presented at the Medical LIbrary Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA, May 7th, 2013.
Beschnett, Anne. “Seeking An Opportunity for Professional Growth: Gaining Advanced Subject Knowledge Through a Public Health Certificate Program.” Presented at the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Rochester, MN, October 8, 2012.
Beschnett, Anne, Koffel, Jonathan, and Beattie, James. “The Evolving Role of the Librarian in a Family Medicine Clerkship.” Presented at the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Rochester, MN, October 8, 2012.
Beschnett, Anne, Aspinall, Erinn, and Ellwood, Alisha. “HeLP MN Seniors: An Evidence-Based Health Literacy Program for Seniors. “ Paper presented at the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association annual conference, Madison, WI, September 26th, 2010.
Donahue, Amy, Beschnett, Anne, and Fine, Elizabeth. “Librarian Involvement in a Family Medicine Clerkship Patient Education Project: a Case Report." Paper presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 14, 2010.
Beschnett, Anne, Block, Karla, and Brasure, Michelle. “Consumer Health Information Outreach: Training Public Library Staff.” Poster presented at the Medical Library Association annual conference, Washington, DC, May 23rd, 2010.
Beschnett, Anne, Aspinall, Erinn, and Ellwood, Alisha. HeLP MN Seniors: An Evidence-Based Health Literacy Program., Paper presented at the Medical Library Association annual conference, Washington, DC, May 25th, 2010.
I am generally available to meet between 8:00 and 4:30, Monday through Friday, whenever it doesn't say I'm busy. If you'd like to meet and you see a time that works for both of us, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call (612-625-9603) and I'll get you on my calendar.