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Karen Knight

Medical Education Librarian
Phone: 
434-924-0056
Speciality Services: 
Systematic Reviews
Areas of Interest: 
I serve as the Library's primary liaison to the School of Medicine and Graduate Medical Education programs. My goal is to integrate information seeking and management skills instruction into the undergraduate and graduate curricula. I also work closely with other Health System departments such as Nutrition Services and Pharmacy to provide both training and reference support.
Education: 
MSLS, Master of Science, Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977.
Graduate Internship, Environmental Protection Agency Library (EPA), Research Triangle Park, NC, 1976 - 1977.
BA, History, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1973.
Publications and Presentations: 
Akhaven A. Flores C. Green S. Hackett J. Nguyen M. Kerns JW. Knight K. Poddar S. Clinical Inquires. How should we follow athletes after a concussion? Journal of Family Practice. 54(10): 902-4, 2005 Oct.
Adair G. Grant J. Pandhi N. Saunders R. Sadowsky I. West B. Kerns JW. Knight K. Richmond J. Clinical inquiries. When should patients with stroke receive thrombolytics?. Journal of Family Practice. 53(8):656, 658-9, 2004 Aug.
Brayman KL, Knight KV, Near K. Journal of Transplantation Review. JAMA. 292 (18), 2004 Nov 10.
Gazewood JD. Grandage K. How should patients with mitral regurgitation be followed? Journal of Family Practice. 52(8):643-5, 2003 Aug.
Grandage, KK, Slawson, DC, Shaughnessy, AF. When less is more: a practical approach to searching for evidence-based answers. J Med Libr Assoc 2002 Jul;90 (3):298-304.
Grandage, K. Watson, L. Partnering for better health care: the role of academic health sciences librarians. Virginia Libraries. 45 (2): 8-9, 1999 April/May/June.
Ham P. Waters DB. Oliver MN. Treatment of panic disorder.[summary for patients in Am Fam Physician. 2005 Feb 15;71(4):740]. American Family Physician. 71(4):733-9, 2005 Feb 15.
Lockman AR. Tribastone AD. Knight KV. Franko JP. Treatment of cholesterol abnormalities.[summary for patients in Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1147-8]; American Family Physician. 71(6):1137-42, 2005 Mar 15.
Oliver MN, Sheufelt J, Deshpande P et al. Which postmenopausal women should be offered combined HRT? Journal of Family Practice. 52(2):149-150, 2003.
Rowlingson JC, Near K, Grandage K. Comparative journal review of Journal of Pain and Pain Medicine. JAMA. 2003 Feb; 289 (6):761
Transformation of Evidence-based Medicine Search Filters: Enhanced Tools for Librarian Searchers for the Family Physicians Inquires Network (FPIN) (poster). Meadows, Susan, Karen Knight, Joan Nashelsky, et al. Medical Library Association, Phoenix, AZ, May
The Clinical Connections Program: A Chance to Seize the Power and Profit from Collaboration (poster). Karen Knight, Gabriel Rios, Andrea Horne, Elaine Attridge, Gretchen Arnold. Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting, May 2004.
Communicating to Improve the Health of Communities: Health Information and Technology (presentation). Karen Grandage & Elaine Banner. Blue Ridge AHEC, March 1997.
Expanding Your Orbit: Reaching Out to New User Groups (presentation). Gretchen Arnold, Elaine Attridge, Karen Knight, Kelly Near and Patricia Vaughn. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC) Meeting, Raleigh, NC, October 2004.
An Innovative Framework for Information Transfer in Rural Healthcare Agencies via Microcomputer Networking (presentation). Karen Grandage, Beverly Richardson, Barbara Wright & Karen Purcell. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Towson,
An Innovative Framework for Information Transfer in Rural Healthcare Agencies Via Microcomputer Networking (presentation). Karen Grandage, Beverly Richardson, Barbara Wright & Karen Purcell. National AHEC Program, Charleston, SC, July 1991.
An Integrated Curriculum to Teach Life-long Information Management Skills: Moving Beyond the Journal Club (presentation). Karen Grandage and Lisa Rollins. Annual SGEA (AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs) Meeting, Charleston, SC, 2002.
The Librarian’s Role in Information Mastery: Assessing the Usefulness of Clinical Information Sources (Course). Karen Knight and Dr. David Slawson, M.D. Continuing Education Course, CE 601. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2005, San Antonio
The Librarian’s Role in Information Mastery: Assessing the Usefulness of Clinical Information Sources (Course). Karen Knight and Dr. David Slawson, M.D. Continuing Education Course, CE 602. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2006, Phoenix, Ar
Library Application of LANS: Online Systems, CD-ROM Networks, and Telecommunications Options (presentation). Karen Grandage, Maggie Adams & David Lippard. NC Statewide AHEC Program. Black Mountain, NC, October 1993.
Moo…ving through MEDLINE: Corralling User Preferences for Web Training (poster). Karen Grandage, Andrea Horne and Kelly Near, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 2002.
Patient Education/Consumer Health Information Resources (presentation). Karen Grandage, Jonathan Lord &Kay McCall. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Richmond, VA, October 1995.
Resources for Health information (ReHI): a model of how a consortium can strengthen library outreach (presentation). Karen Grandage & Beverly Richardson. Southside AHEC, Keysville VA, June 1994.
Staking a claim for consumer health information: striking it rich with three working models (presentation). Karen Grandage, Jonathan Lord & Kay McCall. MLA Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, May 1996.
Totally Modular Dude! Empowered Educational Technology (presentation). Bart Ragon and Karen Knight. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 2004. 20/20
Vision for the year 2020: future roles of AHEC Librarians (presentation). Karen Grandage, Donna Flake, Barbara Wright & Karen Zeliff. NC AHEC Statewide Conference, Pinehurst, NC, January 1995.
Using the Principles of the Tipping Point to Enhance Library Services (poster). Patricia Vaughn, Elaine Attridge, Gretchen Arnold, Karen Knight, Kelly Near. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May, 2004.
When Less is More: A Practical Approach to Searching for Evidence-Based Answers (presentation). Karen Grandage, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 2002.