Sandy Oelschlegel

Director - Preston Medical Library & Associate Professor - Graduate School of Medicine

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Sandy Oelschlegel is the Director of the Preston Medical Library and Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee – Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville & UT Health Sciences Center, Memphis. Ms. Oelschlegel came to Preston Medical Library in 2003 after 13 years as a veterinary librarian at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (now Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine) in Massachusetts.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from University of Massachusetts as a pre-vet student, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from University of Rhode Island. Sandy is member of the MLA’s Association Health Information Professionals at the distinguished level.

Focus Areas: Information Needs and Patterns in an Academic Medical Center | Health Information Needs and Relationship to Socioeconomic Factors | Health Information Disparities | Health Information Literacy | Evaluation of Medical Library Services and Resources | Integration of Information Services and Resources into Clinical Decision Making

Skills and Expertise: Researching the Medical and Scientific Literature

Selected Publications:

Improving an Outreach Service by Analyzing the Relationship of Health Information Disparities to Socioeconomic Indicators using GIS
Y.M. Socha, S. Oelschlegel, C.J. Vaughn, and M. Earl, Journal of the Medical Library Association, vol. 100, no. 3, pp. 222-225, 2012.
Impact of a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service on User Satisfaction, Attitudes, and Patient-Health Care Professional Interactions
M. Earl, S. Oelschlegel, and A. Breece, Journal Of Consumer Health On The Internet, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 192-212, 2012.
Evaluating Print Collections for a Transition to Digital
J.M. Lindsay, A. Kemper, and S. Oelschlegel, Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 35-46, 2012.
Reading Demands of Commercial Patient Educational Materials
C.J. Vaughn, S. Oelschlegel, E. Heidel, C.B. Caldwell, and L.S. Wallace, Journal of Consumer Health On the Internet, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 305-3012, 2011.
Celiac Disease: Information on the Internet
S. Oelschlegel, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 180-187, 2011.
Support of Evidence-based Practice Through Promotion of CINAHL Resources
M. Earl, S. Oelschlegel, and V. Cannington, HYPOTHESIS, The Journal of the Research Section of MLA, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 12-14, 2010.
Connecting Rural Family Physicians to Full Text Articles for Evidence Based Medicine Practice: A Tennessee Statewide Project
S. Oelschlegel, Tennessee Family Physician, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 14-15, 2009.
Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship between Age, Poverty and Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service
S. Oelschlegel, M. Earl, M. Taylor, and R.A. Muenchen, Journal of the Medical Library Association, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 225-227, 2009.
Connecting Tennessee “Lonesome Docs" with Medical Libraries by Promoting Library Services and NLM Loansome Doc
S. Oelschlegel, Tennessee Medicine, vol. 102, no. 42, pp. , 2009.
Data Analysis of Consumer and Patient Health Questions Using Geographic Location and NLM Medical Subject Headings, Hypothesis
S. Oelschlegel, M. Earl, and J. Cole, The Journal of the research Section of MLA, vol. 20, no. 1, 2006.