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Bart Ragon

Associate Director for Knowledge Integration, Research and Technology
Phone: 
434-243-6058
Areas of Interest: 
Data science, statistics, and the development of support services for biomedical research.
Education: 
Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians - Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA. Sponsored by ACRL, Summer 2007. NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow, 2009 - 2010
Medical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow - Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Certificate, Fall Course, 2005.
Master of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, 1999
Bachelor of Science History, Lander University, 1995
Publications and Presentations: 
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2017 Paper - Imagination, Adventure, and Practical Application: Virtual Reality in a Health Sciences Library
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2017 Paper - Where Are We Now?: Current Library Data Support Services
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2017 Symposium - Librarian’s Role in Reproducibility of Research
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2015 Paper – Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Using an Open Data Set
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2015 Paper – Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Using an Open Data Set
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2014 Poster – “An Enhanced Search Interface and Metadata Scheme for the Open Helix Genomics Tutorials”
Ragon, Bart. “The Political Economy of Federally Sponsored Data” Journal of eScience Librarianship. 2 (2): 2013.
Andrea S. Horne, Bart Ragon & Daniel T. Wilson. “An Innovative Use of Instant Messaging Technology to Support a Library's Single-Service Point” Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 31 (2): 2012.
Ellero, Nadine P, Horne, Andrea S, Son Inhye Kim, Ragon, Bart, and Moody, David. “Maintaining and Enhancing a Customized Online Journal Web Service” Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 8 (3): 2011.
Ragon, Bart. "Designing for the Mobile Web" Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 6 (4): 355-36, 2009.
Zerull, LM, Near, Kelly, Ragon, B, Farrell, SP. "Connecting congregations: technology resources influence parish nurse practice" Comput Inform Nurs. 27 (3): 143-50, May-June 2009.
Ellero, Nadine, Looney, Ryan, Ragon, Bart. "P.O.D. Principles: Producing, Organizing, and Distributing Podcasts in Health Sciences Libraries and Education" Medical Librarian 2.0: Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Reference Services. Ed. M. Sandra Wood. Hawor
Ragon, Bart. "Podcasting at the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library". Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 26 (1): 17-26, December 2006.
Ragon, Bart. "Castles Made of Sand: Building Sustainable Collections Using XML". Computers in Libraries, 23 (6):10-12, 63-64, June 2003.
Lord, Jonathan, Ragon, Bart. "Working together to develop electronic collections". Computers in Libraries, 21 (5): 40-44, May 2001.
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2013 Poster – “The BioConnector”.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Regional Meeting October 2012 Invited Speaker - "How Did I Become the Computer Geek? The impact of social media and other technologies on library services".
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Regional Meeting October 2012 Paper – “The BioConnector - Research Informatics Support through Collaboration”.
Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture – University of Utah, February 22, 2012 – “eScience and the Evolution of Library Services”.
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2011 Poster – “Providing Enhanced Access to Electronic Journals with Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds and Impact Factors”.
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2011 Poster – “An Innovative Use of Instant Messaging Technology to Support a Library’s Single-service Point”.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Regional Meeting October 2010 - Appreciative Planning: A Different Approach to Achieving Strategic Direction.
Greater Mid-West Medical Library Association Regional Meeting, October 2010 - NNLM Technology Forum Panel
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2010 Panel – “2010 Top Technology Trends for Medical Libraries”.
Medical Library Association Educational Webcast, November 18, 2009 - Presenter "Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users".Medical Library Association National Meeting 2008 Panel - "Top Technical Trends III: Technology Fusion"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2008 Poster - "Using Personas as a Tool for Developing and Refining Library Services"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2008 Poster - "The BioConnector: A University-wide Bioinformatics Portal"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2008 Plenary Panel - "Web 2.0 Tools for Librarians: Description, Demonstration, Discussion, and Debate"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2008 Panel - "Top Technology Trends: Bridge Today, Gone Tomorrow"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2008 Poster - "Veggies 2.0 (Because It's Good for You)"
Medical Library Association Educational Webcast, March 5, 2008 - Presenter "Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web"
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Regional Meeting 2007 Invited Speaker -"Technology Symposium"
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Regional Meeting 2007 Paper - "When a Blog Is Not a Blog"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2007 - Presenter "Top Technology Trends: Where Is the Revolution Leading Us Next?"
Medical Library Association Educational Webcast, November 8, 2006 - Presenter "Moving at the Speed of Byte: Emerging Technologies for Information Management"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2006 Poster - Presenter "Podcasting with Purpose: Transforming a New Technology into a Useful Service for Library Patrons"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2006 Poster - Co-Presenter "Designing the Phoenix: The Rebirth of a Course Registration Process into a Curriculum Management System"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2005 Poster - Co-Presenter "Everyday Heroes: The Papers of James Carmichael and His Son Edward Carmichael of Fredericksburg Virginia"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2004 Paper - Co-Presenter "Totally Modular Dude! Empowered Educational Technology"
Mid-Atlantic Region Archives Conference 2004 - Moderator "Digital Collections: The Beginning"
Web-Wise Conference 2003 - Demonstrator "Rediscovering Yellow Fever: The Philip S. Hench Yellow Fever Collection Digitization Project"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2003 Poster- Co-Presenter "Launching a Flagship Library: In an Ocean of Information, Making Sure Your Library Stands Out"
Medical Library Association National Meeting 2002 Paper- Presenter "Rediscovering Yellow Fever: The Philip S. Hench Yellow Fever Collection Digitization Project"
EdTech 2000 - Co-Presenter "Online Mini-Med School"