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Sandra I. Oelschlegel, MLIS, AHIP

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Delivery of health information to patients and consumers
Analyzing calls to Consumer Health Information Service and relating calls to socioeconomic indicators
Health information disparities in consumer populations
Health information literacy
Evaluation of library services and resources

Mentoring Interests

Research assistance in literature searches for evidence-based medicine
Resources for health information literacy
Medical Librarianship profession for School of Information Science student
Medical Library Association mentoring
Methods of research in the field of librarianship

Published Book Chapters

Oelschlegel SI, Earl M, Leonard, K. Consumer health information services and programs: Best practices. London: Rowman & Littlefield; 2016. Chapter 2, The University of Tennessee Medical Center's Preston Medical Library and Health Information Center; p. 19-34.

Current Publications

Oelschlegel S, Grabeel KL, Tester E, Heidel RE, Russomanno J.
Librarians promoting changes in the health care delivery system through systematic assessment. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2018 Apr-Jun;37(2):142-152.

Grabeel KL, Russomanno J, Oelschlegel S, Tester E, Heidel RE.
Computerized versus hand-scored health literacy tools: A comparison of Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Flesch-Kincaid in printed patient education materials. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2018 Jan;106(1):38-45. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Leonard K, Oelschlegel S, Doyle D.
Collaboration, visibility, and relationship marketing: Driving use and demonstrating value of a consumer health information service. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 2017 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Lindsay JM, Oelschlegel S, Earl M.
Surveying hospital nurses to discover educational needs and preferences. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA. 2017 Jul;105(3):226-232. Epub 2017 Jul 1.

Oelschlegel S, Luhrs J, Lindsay JM.
Transitioning technologies: Pathfinders of the future. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 2017 Jan;21(1):1-10.

Lindsay JM, Partee RP, Oelschlegel S, Leonard K.
Mapping the changes to a health information service. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. 2016;13(3):124-130. Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Quesenberry AC, Oelschlegel S, Earl M, Leonard K, Vaughn CJ.
The impact of library resources and services on the scholarly activity of medical faculty and residents. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2016 Jul-Sep;35(3):259-265.

Current Presentations

Leonard KE, Oelschlegel S, Earl M, Doyle D. Marketing a consumer health service: A mosaic of cultures to promote patient education. Presented at 116th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; 2016 May 13-18; Toronto, Canada.

Earl M, Oelschlegel SI. Managing up and demonstrating value through monthly metrics. Presented at Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference; 2016 Apr 6-8; Kingsport, TN.


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