Yingting Zhang, MLS, AHIP, is the Research Services Librarian at the RWJ Library of the Health Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dept of Medicine of the RWJ Medical School at Rutgers University. In her work, Yingting provides research support services to the researchers, faculty, students, and staff of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) in citation management, compliance with NIH Public Access Policy, literature searching, research metrics, systematic reviews, scholarly publishing in addition to teaching and performing health sciences information services. Yingting is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She serves on the Rutgers Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Executive IRB. she is Chair-Elect of MLA NYNJ Chapter 2020-2021 and serves on 2022 Medical Library Association National Program Committee 2020-2022. She was President of the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) 2015-2016, Treasurer/Secretary of the International Cooperation Section (ICS) of the Medical Library Association 2016-2017, Treasurer of MLA NYNJ Chapter 2018-2020 and member of MLA Nominating Committee 2018-2019.
Major Research Interests
- Effective Use of Citation Management Tools by Faculty, Researchers and Students.
- Librarian’s Role in Supporting NIH Public Access Policy Compliance, NIH Grant Process, and Research Data Management
- Reserch Impact, Research Networking, and Scholarly Communication.
- Access and Use of Mobile Resources by Health Sciences Professionals and Students
- Community Health and Cultural Competence in Health Care
- Collaboration with local public libraries to increase community health literacy
I have been a health sciences librarian since 1993 when I started working for legacy UMDNJ which was merged with Rutgers in 2013.
I began my health sciences librarianship career as a cataloging librarian in the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, responsible for cataloging medical monographs for the Smith Library in Newark and Cooper Library in Camden. After five years in the Technical Services Dept, I transferred to work as Information & Education Librarian at the Smith library where I provided reference services and created many interactive web forms such as Ask a Lbrarian and Register for a Class. In 2001, I transferred to work in the RWJ Library of the Health Sciencesas in New Brunswick first as Serials & Reference Librarian later Research Services/Information & Education Librarian till today.
As the Research Services Librarian, I assist researchers and research administrators to manage references and research using EndNote, conduct literature searches for systematic reviews, create biosketches using SciENcv, My Bibliography and ORCID, comply with NIH Public Access Policy, avoid publishing in questionable journals, and other services.
I have been teaching EndNote to faculty, students, and staff in the biological and health sciences since 1998. Considering many questions had been frequently asked, I created the EndNote Blog in 2008 so that users can find answers to their questions even when librarians are not readily available to help. The Blog has been well received. I also created EndNote Tutorials which show users step-by-step instructions on how to use EndNote effectively.
I chair the Research and Scholarly Environment Working Group (Jan 2017 - Present). Prior to the merger I chaired the libraries Campus Wide Information Systems (CWIS) (2009-2013) and also served as New Brunswick campus Voyager coordinator, and SFX KB co-administrator.
Prior to working for Rutgers, I was Director of the Plattefill Library in New York (1991-1993), responsible for the operation of the library.
Nair P, Trivedi R, Hu P, Zhang Y, Merchant AM. Low-molecular weight vs. unfractionated heparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism in general surgery: a meta-analysis. Updates Surg. 2020 Sep 3. doi: 10.1007/s13304-020-00872-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32880870.
Lehrer P, Kaur K, Sharma A, Shah K, Huseby R, Bhavsar J, Zhang Y. Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Improves Emotional and Physical Health and Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2020 Sep;45(3):109-129. doi: 10.1007/s10484-020-09466-z. PMID: 32385728.
Mi M, Zhang Y, Wu L, Wu W. Four health science librarians’ experiences: How they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. College & Research Library News. 2020;81(7). doi: 10.5860/crln.81.7.330.
Zhang Y. Review Update: New RefWorks. Doody’s Collection Development Monthly. July 23, 2019.
Zhang Y, Parry K. Health Sciences and Public Librarians Partnering to Create a Culture of Health. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet.. 2018;22(2):102-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/15398285.2018.1434348 (peer-reviewed article)
Zhang Y, Taylor Z, Vasudev J, Parry K. Achieving Healthier Communities through Collaboration with Libraries. MLA News. November 15, 2017. (Invited article for the Consumer Health Column)
Byrd-Bredbenner C, Wu F, Spaccarotella K, Quick V, Martin-Biggers J, Zhang Y. Systematic review of control groups in nutrition education intervention research. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017;14(1):91. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=28693581 (peer-reviewed journal article)
Mi M, Zhang Y. Culturally competent library services and related factors among health sciences librarians: an exploratory study. J Med Libr Assoc. 2017;105(2):132-138. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5370603/ (peer-reviewed journal article) 2018 Best Biennial JMLA Research Paper
Zhang Y. "A Review of the New RefWorks." Doody's Collection Development Monthly. November 22, 2016. http://dcdm.doody.com/2016/11/a-review-of-the-new-refworks/.
Zhang Y., and Lin YH. "Writing a Wikipedia Article on Cultural Competence in Health Care." Med Ref Serv Q. 2016; 35 (2): 175-86. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02763869.2016.1152143. (Peer Reviewed)
Mi M, Wu W, Qiu M, Zhang Y, Wu L, Li J. "Use of Mobile Devices to Access Resources Among Health Professions Students: A Systematic Review." Med Ref Serv Q. 2016;35(1):64-82. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13561820.2015.1049339. (Peer Reviewed)
Palumbo LB, Jantz R, Lin Y, Morgan A, Wang M, White K, Womack R, Zhang Y, Zhu Y. "Preparing to Accept Research Data: Creating Guidelines for Librarians." Journal of eScience Librarianship. 2015; 4(2): e1080. http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2015.1080 (Peer Reviewed)
"Cultural competence in health care." Wikipedia. 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_competence_in_health_care. (Created on August 6, 2014 under the username: Wkinforocks) (Reviewed by experts in the area.)
Zhang Y. "EndNote Blog: an Effective Alternative to Troubleshooting EndNote." CALA Occasional Paper Series. 2013;June 2013(12):1-6. http://cala-web.org/files/ops/OPS0012_201306_no.12.pdf. (Peer Reviewed)
Zhang Y. "Libraries Embracing Mobile Technology." Informed Librarian Online. 2012(May 2012). (Password required to view this article, an invited Guest Forum Article.)
Zhang Y. "Comparison of select reference management tools." Medical reference services quarterly. 2012;31(1):45-60. (As of November 28, 2015, this article has been ranked as the #1 most cited article in the journal.) (Peer Reviewed)
Saimbert MK, Zhang Y, Pierce J, Moncrief ES, O'Hagan KB, Cole P. "Medical librarians supporting information systems project lifecycles toward improved patient safety. Medical librarians possess expertise to navigate various search resources and can investigate inquiries during IS project lifecycles." Journal of healthcare information management : JHIM. 2010;24(1):52-56. (Peer Reviewed)
SELECT PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
Mi M, Wu L, Zhang Y, Wu W. Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in Developing in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Scoping Review. Paper presentation at MLA'20 vConference. August 12, 2020.
Zhang Y. ORCID for Researchers: Librarians’ Role in Implementing and Supporting ORCID. Paper presentation at MLA'20 vConference. August 13, 2020.
Mi M, Zhang Y, Wu L, Wu W. Technology-Assisted Systematic Reviewing: Collaboration and Experiences of Health Sciences Librarians from Multi-Institutions. Paper presentation at MLA'20 vConference. August 13, 2020.
Zhang Y. Research Assessment Services in Academic Health Sciences Libraries. Lightning Talk at 2018 MLA NYNJ Chapter Annual Meeting. SUNY College of Optometry, New York, NY. October 24, 2018
Zhang Y, Sosnowska E, Cohn J. Librarians’ Perspectives on Scholarly Publishing. Paper presentation at 2018 Rutgers RBHS Scholarly Publishing Symposium, Newark & New Brunswick, NJ. March 14 & 15, 2018
Zhang Y. How Faculty Share Their Research Data? Lightning Talk at VALE 2018, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. January 5, 2018.
Dreker M, Zhang Y, Cohn J. “Collaborative Health Literacy Efforts Aiming to Make Diverse New Jerseyans Healthier” at the annual conference of New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence (NJSNCC) in Holiday Inn National Conference Center 399 Monmouth Street East Windsor, NJ.
Zhang Y, Mi M, Wu L, Wu W. Provision of Research Support Services: A New Role for Health Sciences Librarians. Lightning Talk presented at Taiwan Medical Library Association 2017 International Symposium (TMLA’17), Taipei, Taiwan, March 30, 2017.
Zhang Y. Searching for EBM Information, Research Data Management, and Citation Management. Lecture given to 200 medical students and librarians at JiaXing Medical College, JiaXing University, ZheJiang Province, China. April 7, 2017.
Zhang Y, Mi Misa. “Libraries Providing Culturally Competent Services: a survey of health sciences librarians.” Paper presentation at MACMLA, Philadelphia, NYNH Chapters Tri-Chapter Conference, September 27, 2016. Philadelphia, PA. (Paper Presentation), 2nd Place Research Paper Award
Y. Zhang, Lin, YH. Lessons Learned from the Wikipedia Project via Cultural Competence in Health Care. Paper presented at VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Sixteenth Annual Users' Conference; January 9, 2015; Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.
Zhang Y, Wang M, Mullen, LB. Understanding Altmetrics and Their Impact on Scholarly Communication. 2014 VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Fourteenth Annual Users' Conference; January 10, 2014; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Zhang Y. The ABCs of Altmetrics. Paper presented at Rutgers User Services Council Brown Bag Session; September 25, 2014; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Zhang Y, O’Rourke K. EndNote Blog. Technology Innovation Award Nominee Presentation presented at 2012 NJLA Conference; June 5, 2013; Atlantic City, NJ.
Zhang Y. Introduction to Research Data Management. Paper presented at 2013 Annual Conference of Library Society of China; November 8, 2013; Shanghai, China.
Sosnowska E, Zhang Y. Enhancing Access to Electronic Resources by Implementing Google Scholar and E-Books in Our Link Resolver. Paper presented at 2013 VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Fourteenth Annual Users' Conference; January 4, 2013; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Pierce J, Zhang Y. Lessons Learned Creating a Mobile Site: Educating Ourselves So We Can Educate Others. Paper presented at 2012 MLA Quad Chapter Meeting; October 15, 2012; Baltimore, MD.
Pierce J, Zhang Y. UMDNJ Going Mobile. Technology Innovation Award Nominee Paper presented at NJLA 2012 Conference; June 5, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ.
Pierce J, Zhang Y, Swartz B, Modica S, Price L. UMDNJ Mobile Initiative: What Went Wrong and Ended Up Right! Paper presented at 2012 VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Thirteenth Annual Users' Conference; January 5,, 2012; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Fan F, Zhang Y, O’Rourke K. Innovative Use of SFX and Legacy Data to Create an E-Resources Quick Search Tool. Paper presented at 2011 IGeLU (The International Group of ExLibris Users) Conference; September 12, 2011; Haifa University, Israel.
Fan F, Zhang Y, Cupryk R, O’Rourke K. UMDNJ's Quick Search Tool. Technology Innovation Award Nominee Paper presented at 2010 NJLA Conference; April 27, 2010; Long Branch, NJ.
Fan F, Sosnowska E, Zhang Y. Accessing Electronic Resources: Users’ Expectations and Librarians’ Solutions. Paper presented at 2007 VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Eighth Annual User's Conference; January 5, 2007; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Sosnowska E, Zhang Y. Managing E-Resources with an OpenURL Link Resolver. Paper & CE Instruction presented at 2005 HSLANJ General Meeting; December 7, 2005; Princeton, NJ.
Zhang Y. Provision of Research Assessment Services in Academic Health Sciences Libraries. Poster presented at MLA’18, Atlanta, GA. May 22, 2018.
Zhang Y. How Data Are Shared by Researchers: Analysis of Data Sharing Methods in PLOS Articles by RBHS Researchers. Poster presented at MLA’17 in Seattle, May 28, 2017.
Zhang Y. Parry K. Academic Health Sciences Library Partnering with Local Public Library to Improve Community Health. Poster presented at MLA’17 in Seattle, May 30, 2017.
Zhang Y, Mi M, Wu L, Wu W. Provision of Research Support Services: A New Role for Health Sciences Librarians. Poster presented at Taiwan Medical Library Association 2017 International Symposium (TMLA’17), Taipei, Taiwan, March 30, 2017. (Best Poster)
Wu L, Mi M, Zhang Y, Wu W. Health Sciences Librarians’ Roles in Public Access and Open Access. Poster presented at TMLA’17 in Taipei, Taiwan, March 30, 2017.
Zhang Y, Sosnowska S, Cohn J. “Engaging Health Sciences Faculty in Open Access.” Poster presentation at MACMLA, Philadelphia, NYNH Chapters Tri-Chapter Conference, September 26, 2016. Philadelphia, PA. (Poster Presentation)
Mi, M., J. Li, L. Wu, W. Wu, and Y. Zhang. “Reflective Practice for Professional Development Through a Collaborative Systematic Review Project.” 2016 MLA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada. May 15, 2015. (Conference Poster Presentation)
Mi, M., and Y. Zhang. “Library Services and Cultural Competency in Health Professions Education and Patient Care.” 2016 MLA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada. May 16, 2015. (Conference Poster Presentation)
Zhang, Y., Cohn, J., Mullen, L.B., Badessa, M., Mardikian, J., Morgan, A., Sosnowska, S. “Symposium on Open Access: Perspectives in Biomedical and Health Sciences” Poster Presentation at VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Seventeenth Annual Users' Conference, Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J., January 15, 2016
Zhang Y, Lin Y-H. Cultural Competence in Health Care: a Wikipedia Article. Poster presented at MLA 2015 Annual Conference; May 19, 2015.
Mi M, Wu W, Qiu M, Zhang Y, Wu L, Li J. Use of Mobile Devices to Access Resources among Health Professions Students: a Systematic Review. Poster presented at 2015 MLA Annual Conference; May 17, 2015; Austin, TX.
Zhang Y, Sosnowska E, Cohn J. Health Sciences Libraries Supporting Researchers with NIH Public Access Policy Compliance. Poster Presentation presented at VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Sixteenth Annual Users' Conference; January 9, 2015, 2015; Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.
Lin Y-H, Zhang Y. Lessons Learned from RUL Wikipedia Project via Cultural Competence in Health Care. Poster presentation presented at Rutgers University Libraries State of the Libraries; November 5, 2014, 2014; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. .
Zhang Y, Wang M, Mullen LB. Empowering Researchers to Increase Their Impact via Altmetrics and Open Access. Poster Presentation presented at 2014 MLA Annual Conference; May 19, 2014, 2014; Chicago, IL.
Zhang Y. What the EndNote Blog Reveals: How Researchers Search for Helpful Tips? Poster presented at 2013 MLA Annual Conference; May 7, 2013; Boston, MA.
UMDNJ CWIS Committee (Zhang Y, CWIS Chair). Going Mobile: From LibraryAnywhere to Home-Grown Mobile Websites. Poster Presentation presented at 2013 MLA Annual Conference; May 7, 2013; Boston, MA.
O’Shea D, Jia M, Cannizzaro R, Zhang Y. The New VALE Website: Powered by Drupal to Better Serve Its Community. Poster presented at 2010 VALE / NJ ACRL/ NJLA CUS Eleventh Annual Users' Conference; January 8, 2010; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Fan F, Zhang Y, Cupryk R, O'Rourke K. Implementing Quick Search in the Newly Designed Website to Meet Users' Needs. Poster presented at 2010 VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Eleventh Annual Users' Conference; January 8, 2010; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Zhang Y, O’Rourke K. Using a Blog as an Alternative to Troubleshooting EndNote. Poster & Speed Updating presented at 3 by the Sea MLA TriChapter Conference; October 6, 2009; Atlantic City, NJ.
Calabretta N, Pierce J, Saimbert MK, Zhang Y. Informatics Infusion to Enhance Day-to-Day Reference Work. Poster presented at 2009 Medical Library Association Annual Convention; May 17, 2009; Honolulu, HI.
Pierce J, Saimbert MK, Zhang Y, et al. Marketing Your Library to Support Patient Safety. Poster presented at 2009 Medical Library Association Annual Convention; May 16, 2009; Honolulu, HI.
Zhang Y, Block K, Modica S. EndNote: An Essential Tool for Students and Researchers. Print and Electronic Poster presented at 2009 UMDNJ Symposium: Enhancing Education with Technologies; April 14, 2009; Newark, NJ.
O'Shea D, Cannizzaro R, Zhang Y. VALE Website Usability Survey Outcomes. Poster presented at 2009 VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Tenth Annual User's Conference; January 9, 2009.
Wagner KW, O'Shea D, Getaz J, Hoang A, Zhang Y. Virtual Conferencing Using NJEDge-Marratech. 2009 VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Tenth Annual User's Conference; January 9, 2009.
Rettino J, Sosnowska E, Zhang Y. Electronic Journal Management and Access: Transformation from Static Website to a Dynamic Link Resolver. Poster presented at 2006 Medical Library Association Annual Conference; May 20, 2006; Phoenix, AZ.