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. Yingting was President of the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) 2015-2016 and Treasurer/Secretary of the International Cooperation Section (ICS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA) 2016-2017, and Treasurer Elect of MLA NYNJ Chapter 2016-2018.
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)
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 Y H. "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:
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. Poster and Lightning Talk 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. 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. 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 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 Winner)
Lin, Y-H, and Y. Zhang. 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, 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.
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 and Cooper Library in Camden. After five years in the Technical Services Dept, I transferred to work as a reference librarian at the same library, providing reference services and created many interactive web forms for patrons to ask a librarian for help or register for classes. In 2001, I transferred to work as a serials/reference librarian later evolved to be an information & education librarian in the RWJ Library of the Health Sciences till today. In this job, I coordinated the management of the serials collection and have been teaching and providing services on citation management, compliance with NIH Public Access Policy, systematic reviews, literature searching, and so on. I served as Chair of Campus Wide Information Systems (CWIS) from 2009-2013, New Brunswick campus Voyager coordinator, and SFX KB co-administrator till the merger took place.
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 and often visited. As a research services librarian, I also support researchers to comply with NIH Public Access Policy via trouble shooting, consultation and training sessions and assist them to create NIH biosketches using SciENcv.
Prior to working for Rutgers, I was Director of the Plattefill Library in New York (1991-1993), responsible for the operation of the library.
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.
- Community Health and Cultural Competence in Health Care
- Access and Use of Mobile Resources by Health Sciences Professionals and Students
- Collaboration with local public libraries to increase community health literacy