Faculty and Staff Employees

Lydia Witman


Areas of Interest: 
Health Literacy, Patient Education, Community Capacity-Building
MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science), University of Pittsburgh, 2009
BA, Bryn Mawr College, 2000
Publications and Presentations: 

Panelist, "Multi-Disciplinary Teams Strengthen Health Literacy Research and Practice, At the Bedside and Beyond." Health Literacy Annual Research Conference (HARC), October 2018. 

​Witman L. 'Information Prescription' orders in the electronic medical record at UVA: bringing our consumer health information service to the bedside and planning for outcomes research. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 2017;17(2):137-146.

​Witman L. UVA's new Patient & Family Library service wrapping up second year. CAPHIS Newsletter 2016;32(3) October 3: 5-8.

Paper presentation, "Information Prescription at UVA: Piloting an Innovative Librarian-Led Program in Collaboration with the EMR Team," presented at regional MLA three chapters' meeting (MAC/Phila/NY-NJ) 2016 in Philadelphia.

UVA Medical Center Health Literacy Workgroup, "Teach-back to the Future" video for ambulatory nursing Skills Fair use, 2016. See it online at http://www.vimeo.com/cmhsl/teachback (see Links above for hyperlink).

Poster, "The Long Path, The Short Path -- Take the Short Path Home with Better Health Literacy" for UVA Medical Center's Health Literacy Month program, October 2015.

​Witman L, Stern J. Stern’s Selections: A customized newsletter encouraging life-long learning. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 2014;14:1-8. doi: 10.1080/15323269.2014.861713.

Panelist, “Ethics of Research” during Pennsylvania Hospital’s annual nursing research conference, March, 2014 (in-service conference)

​Witman L. Hospital clinicians' iPad use: an interim report. Med Ref Serv Q. 2012;31(4):433-8. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2012.724304. PubMed PMID: 23092420.

Webinar "Mobilizing Knowledge Resources: A Study of Hospital Clinicians' iPad Use" for NN/LM MAR award recipient presentation series, "Lunch with the RML", June 2013

Paper presentation titled “Mobilizing Knowledge Resources: A Study of Hospital Clinicians’ use of iPads” presented at Medical Library Association (MLA) 2013 national meeting in Boston.

Poster titled “Partner with Physicians to Support Continuing Education in the Clinical Setting: Enable Their Reading Habits!” presented at MLA 2013 meeting in Boston

Panelist, Hospital Libraries Symposium at Connections: MLA Quad meeting in Maryland, October, 2012

Poster, “Partnership with hospital Nurse Educators improves information-seeking skills of nurses and strengthens Librarian’s relationships with clients,” at Tri-Chapter MLA Conference in NJ, 2010

Presentation, “Effective Literature Searching: A Medical Informatics Example,” viewed 675 times on LinkedIn profile page, according to a SlideShare report dated May 14, 2013


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