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Bradley A. Long, MSLS, AHIP
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Bradley A. Long (or Brad) has been a professional medical librarian since 1995, joining Central Michigan University in the Summer of 2012. His primary responsibility is to serve as the liaison librarian to the College of Medicine.  He also is responsible for developing the online library collections to support the medical curriculum, along with coordinating information literacy instruction within the first two years of the curriculum.  Brad also provides campus-wide support for EndNote Basic, on behalf of the University Libraries.  His services have also been featured in the University Libraries' newsletter, Reference Point, in both the Fall 2012 issue and the Fall 2013 issue.

Brad earned his Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. His academic library experience includes serving first as an Information Services Librarian, then as Serials & Electronic Collections Librarian at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  He later served as the the Head of Reference & Liaison Services at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.  He has also taught online masters-level Library Science courses for Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  For the first five years of his career, he served as a librarian at teaching hospitals in both Pittsburgh, PA and Wheeling, WV.  Brad is a senior level member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

His professional expertise includes medical database searching, evidence-based medicine instruction, systematic review & faculty research support, and electronic resource collection development.  His research interests include embedded librarianship within a medical school curriculum, library services to unaffiliated healthcare professionals, and electronic resource management in the health sciences, in addition to librarian-level involvement in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.  Brad also serves as a Librarian Selector for Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences.

Professional Publications

Journal Articles

Hussain N, Ferreri TG, Prusick PJ, Banfield L, Long B, Prusick VR, Mohit B. Adductor canal block versus femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2016; 41(3):314-20.  Find it! @ CMU

Long BA. Interlibrary loan and e-journals: Do you know your library's site licenses? Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2007;4(3):93-98.  Find it! @ CMU

Long BA. Educating the next generation of serialists. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2006;3(4):59-64.  Find it! @ CMU

Long BA. OPACs and e-journals: Issues to consider. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2006;3(3):89-9.  Find it! @ CMU

Long BA. Simple tips for selecting a link resolver. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2006;3(2):55-62.  Find it! @ CMU

Wolf DG, Chastain-Warheit CC, Easterby-Gannett S, Chayes MC, Long BA. Hospital librarianship in the United States: At the crossroads. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2002;90(1):38-48.  Find it! @ CMU

Newsletter Articles

Dexter N, Long BA. The start up culture at the "born digital" library. Mar. 2017. 

Muellenbach J, Rand D, Long BA. MLA News. Budgeting for an opening day collection in “born digital” libraries. Sep. 2016.

Dexter N, Long BA. Staffing the "born digital" library. MLA News. May 2016.

Long BA. Serving the unaffiliated mental health practitioners in central New York. The MARquee. Jun. 2008.

Schaefer N, Carlson B, Nail-Chiwetalu B, Ripple A, Long B, et al. Strengthening ties with public health: librarians and public health practitioners interact at APHA's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. PH/HA News. Fall 2002.

Book Reviews

Long BA. [Review of the book Searching skills toolkit: Finding the evidence]. Doody's Electronic Journal. 2015.

Long BA. [Review of the book E-Serials: Publishers, libraries, users, and standards]. Doody's Electronic Journal. 2003.

Long BA. [Review of the book Helping the difficult library patron: New approaches to examining and resolving a long-standing and ongoing problem]. Doody's Electronic Journal. 2003.

Long BA. [Review of the book Making waves: New serials landscapes in a sea of change]. Doody's Electronic Journal. 2003.

Professional Presentations

Hackman D, Mi M, Long BA, Johnson EL, Van Eck R.  Space, pedagogy, partners, and opportunities: A systemic approach to promote active learning and interprofessional healthcare education. Central Group on Medical Affairs Annual Meeting, Association of American Medical Colleges. Chicago, IL. (Mar. 31, 2017). [Panelist]

Long BA. Utilizing the flipped classroom for database instruction. Libraries in Medical Education Special Interest Group, Central Group on Medical Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges. Webcast meeting. (Aug. 25, 2016). [Invited Speaker]

Long BA, Martinez FJ. Student-directed information literacy training: Applying library-faculty facilitated small group learning within a medical school curriculum.  Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning. Mount Pleasant, MI (May 13, 2015). [Poster]

Long BA, Martinez FJ. Information literacy integration into Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine curriculum. Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Annual Education Conference. Mount Pleasant, MI (Oct. 16, 2014). [Poster]

Stevens A, Long B, Grudzien P, Williamson P. Horror, religion, and sex, oh my! Why texts get banned! Banned Books Week, Central Michigan University. Mount Pleasant, MI. (Sep. 26, 2013). [Panelist]

Long BA, et al. Curriculum Integration. Michigan Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries InfoShare Meeting. Ann Arbor, MI (Jul. 18, 2013). [Panelist]

Long BA. Developing a new medical college-specific electronic collection within a university library setting. Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Annual Education Conference. Grand Rapids, MI (Oct. 17, 2013). [Poster]

Long BA, Jucovy PM. Communicating with physicians: For librarians. Co-instructor for national-level Medical Library Association approved continuing education courses offered nines times from 2004-2010.​ [Continuing Education Instructor]

Long B, Gillikin D, Rudes J. NIH Public Access Policy: Everything you need to know for compliance. Joint webcast and onsite presentation at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Syracuse, NY (Sep. 9, 2009). [Moderator & Panelist]

Long B. Information outreach to rural county and state mental health agencies. Conversations in the Discipline: Mental Health Disparities in New York and Surrounding Area. Binghamton, NY (May 1, 2009). [Invited Speaker]

Long B. Joint academic/public library community outreach initiatives. For the course 734 (L&I Sci 751): Library Services and Resources for Adults. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Library and Information Science. Class based in Milwaukee, WI. Via conference call. (Oct. 30, 2008). [Guest Lecturer]

Long B, Chiodo A, Charity B, Mayotte J. Single service desk. Central New York Library Resources Council Library Assistant Day. Syracuse, NY (Oct. 16, 2008). [Panelist]

Burnett V, Kane M, Long B, Maute B, Hendricks T. Developing various types of library collections. For the course LS501: Developing Library Collections. Clarion University of PA, Department of Library Science. Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 22, 2005). [Guest Lecture Panelist]

Long B. Managing e-books: How to incorporate emerging electronic resources in your library without ruining your budget or your health. Annual Professional Development Conference, Clarion University of PA, Department of Library Science. Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 7, 2005). [Invited Speaker]

Long B. Internet medical and scientific resources for medical writers. Annual Freelance Workshop. American Medical Writers Association-Delaware Valley Chapter. King of Prussia, PA (Jan. 17, 2004). [Invited Speaker]

Long B. Medical resources for law librarians. Program for the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association. Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 6, 2002). [Invited Speaker]

Long BA, Jucovy PM. Communicating with physicians, Program for the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 8, 2002). [Invited Speaker]

Long B, Pierce J. Health care reporters seminar. On behalf of the Philadelphia Regional Chapter of the Medical Library Association at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 2, 2001). [Invited Speaker]

Long BA. Health sciences librarianship. For the course HLTH102: Health Sciences Orientation. Lock Haven University of PA, Department of Health Sciences. Lock Haven, PA (Nov. 4, 1999 and Apr. 2, 1999). [Guest Lecturer]

Brennan DP, Long BA. Searching online medical resources. Computer workshop presentation at the St. Francis Medical Center Tertiary Care Conference. Pittsburgh, PA (Sep. 5, 1997). [Continuing Education Instructor]

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