Mortuary Science and Research/Outreach Services Librarian[email protected]
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0788-3179
Katherine Chew, MLS, is an Associate Librarian and the Research/Outreach Services Librarian for the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota. She provides research support and consultation to University of Minnesota researchers in the Academic Health Center including support for NIH Public Access Policy Compliance. As Outreach Librarian, Katherine provides education and training on consumer health and health information literacy issues to health professionals, public librarians, and the general public across the state, including exhibiting at health fairs and other health oriented events on National Library of Medicine resources.
Before becoming the Research/Outreach Services Librarian, Katherine was the Collections Librarian for the Health Sciences Libraries for over 10 years. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in 2001, Katherine has been an Air Force Base Librarian in Montana, Colorado (Air Force Academy) and Germany (Sembach Air Base), before switching career paths into medical librarianship. As a medical librarian she has worked in community, urban and academic health sciences libraries and has presented at regional and national conferences on collections, scholarly communications and metrics.
Areas of interest
NIH Public Access Policy; death & dying, forensic medicine, mortuary science; outreach
Selected publications and presentations
Chew, Katherine; Stemper, James; Schoenborn, Mary and Lilyard, Caroline. User-defined valued metrics for e-journals. Proceedings of the 2012 Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA.
Chew, Katherine, Aspinall, Erinn. Serving Multiple Stakeholders: crafting a “blended” scorecard at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. Proceedings of the 2010 Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Lindell, Colleen and Chew, Katherine, [et al] eds. Internet Medical Guide. 6th ed. Osceola, WI : KC Press, 2004.
Lindell, Colleen and Chew, Katherine. Internet Medical & Health Searching & Sources Guidebook / CD, 5th ed. Osceola, WI : KC Press, 2002.
Aspinall, E., Hunt, S.L., Theis-Mahon, N.R., Chew, K.V. & Olawasky, E. (2020) Addressing Disparities in Physician Access to Information in Support of Evidence-based Practice, Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1723049
Bakker, C., McBurney, J., Chew, K., Aho, M., & Reed, D. (2019). Implementing and assessing a service to demonstrate public impact of faculty research in news and policy sources. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(4), 579–587. doi: https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2019.709
Chew, K. (2018). Helping decipher doctorspeak: health literacy and the library community. Against the Grain, 30(4), 22, 24-25. https://www.against-the-grain.com/2018/10/v304-helping-decipher-doctorspeak-health-literacy-and-the-library-community
Chew, K., Schoenborn, M., Stemper, J., & Lilyard, C. (2016). E-Journal Metrics for Collection Management: Exploring Disciplinary Usage Differences in Scopus and Web of Science. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(2), 97-120. 35% contribution. http://dx.doi.org/10.18438/B85P87
Aspinall, Erinn; Chew, Katherine; Watson, Linda; Parker, Mary. A Case Study: Planning a state-wide information resource for health professionals: an evidence-based approach. Journal of the Medical Library Association 2009, 97(4):246-252.
Lindell, Colleen and Chew, Katherine. "Wading through the Web: Internet research for the health care professional." NursingMatters 14(3):7 March 2003.
Posters and presentations
“Engagement: Outreach Librarianship and Connecting With Your Community.” Katherine Chew. Session presented at the 2019 Minnesota Library Association annual conference, September 19, 2019, Prior Lake, MN
“Untethered: Utilizing An iPad Flashcard App To Interactively Engage And Educate Attendees At Outreach Activities.” Katherine Chew. Session presented at the 2019 LibTech Conference, March 19-20, 2019, St. Paul, MN.
“Health in the Headlines: Critical Evaluation to Combat “Fake News”.” Katherine Chew and Liz Kiscaden. Session presented at the 2017 Minnesota Library Association Annual Meeting, Radical Librarianship, 5-6 October 2017, Rochester, MN.125 Years and Moving Forward, 28-30 September 2016, Duluth, MN.
“Helping to Decipher Doctorspeak: Health Literacy in Your Community.” Katherine Chew. Session presented at the 2016 Minnesota Library Association Annual Meeting, 125 Years and Moving Forward, 28-30 September 2016, Duluth, MN.
“Evaluative Bibliometrics Meet the CTSI.” Caitlin Bakker and Katherine Chew. Poster Exhibit. Joint meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), and the International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC), Mosaic ’16, 13-18 May 2016, Toronto, ON.
“Breaking Into Uncharted Territory: Collaborating On NIH Public Access Policy Compliance with the Sponsored Projects Administration.” Katherine Chew. Contributed paper presented at the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Librarians Without Limits, 15-20 May 2015, Austin, TX.
"E-Journal Metrics: Exploring Disciplinary Differences." Katherine Chew, Mary Schoenborn. Presentation, NISO Virtual Conference: Expanding the Assessment Toolbox: Blending the Old and New Assessment Practices, April 29th, 2015.
"Disciplinary Differences In Applying E-Journal Metrics." James Stemper, Katherine Chew, Mary Schoenborn, Caroline Lilyard. Poster presentation at the 2014 Library Assessment Conference, Seattle, WA, August 4-6, 2014.
“If You Build It, They Will Come: Developing and Conducting Scholarly Communications Faculty Forums.” Katherine Chew. Poster presentation at the 2013 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, One Health: Information In an Interdependent World, 3-8 May, 2013, Boston, MA.
“User-defined Valued Metrics for E-Journals.” Katherine Chew, James Stemper, Mary Schoenborn, Caroline Lilyard. Contributed paper presented at the 2012 Library Assessment Conference, 28 Oct – 1 November, 2012, Charlottesville, VA.
“Determining Your Lineup Card: Implementing a Demand Driven Acquisition Program Within a Large Academic Institution.” Nicole Theis-Mahon, Katherine Chew. Contributed paper presented at the 2012 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Growing Opportunities, Changing Our Game, 18-23 May, Seattle, WA.
“Midwest Chapter/MLA 2011 Membership Survey: “The Typical Midwest Chapter Member.”” Katherine Chew, MLS. Poster Exhibit, Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association 2011 Annual Conference, Faster, Higher, Stronger, October 10, 2011, Indianapolis, IN.
“Serving Multiple Stakeholders: Crafting a “Blended” Scorecard at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries.” Katherine Chew, MLS, Erinn Aspinall, MLIS. Katherine Chew presenting at the 2010 Library Assessment Conference, October 26, 2010, Baltimore, MD.
“Size (and Location) Do Matter: Website Re-Design and the IM Chat Widget.” Katherine Chew, MLS, Emily Reimer. Poster Exhibit, Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association 2010 Annual Conference, Step Up, Step Forward, September 27, 2010, Madison, WI.
“Waterfalls are not in the MeSH vocabulary: one library’s experience with unexpected flooding.” Katherine Chew presenting at the 2009 Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Seek, Explore, Discover, October 4, 2009, Columbus, Ohio.
“FUSION: Melding Reference and Access Services into a single user service point in an academic health sciences library.” Contributed paper presentation at the 2009 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, iFusions, May 17, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.
“Print Reduction Project at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries: More Than Just Going E-Only.” Katherine Chew, MLS. Poster Exhibit, Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association/Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association 2008 Conference, Vital Signs: Keeping You and Your Library Vibrant and Healthy, October 17-21, Troy, MI.
“Teaching The Publication Process: Road to Collaboration at the University of Minnesota.” Katherine Chew, MLS, Elizabeth Fine, MLIS, Cindy Gruwell, MLS, Wayne Loftus, MLS, AHIP. Poster Exhibit, Midcontinental and Midwest Chapters/MLA Joint Annual Meeting, License to Learn / License to Lead, October 13-17, 2007, Omaha, NE.
“Library Exposure: An Open House Point of View.” Karla J. Block, Elaine Challacombe, Katherine Chew, Lisa McGuire. Poster Exhibit, Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Poster Exhibit, Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting, Southern Exposure: A Different Point of View, October 7-11, 2006, Louisville, KY.
“Harold S. Diehl: Pioneer in Randomized Control Trials.” Karla J. Block, Lisa McGuire, Katherine V. Chew. Poster Exhibit, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Transformations A-Z, May 19-24, 2006, Phoenix, AZ.
“The Changing Face of Health Sciences Library Instruction.” Cynthia K. Robinson, MA; Cindy Gruwell, MLS; Katherine Chew, MLS; James Beattie, LMIS; Ellen Nagle, MLS. Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Poster Exhibit, 114th Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Nov 7-12, 2003, Washington, D.C.