Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Ms Jane Burns

  • Jane BurnsRole: Research Officer
  • Email: janeburns@rcsi.ie
  • Professional qualifications: Fellowship Member of the Library Association of Ireland
  • Academic qualifications: MBA, MLIS, MPhil, PhD (Candidate)



Current research

Current projects
  • Currently pursuing a PhD in Education with the intended are of research Medical Humanities.
  • Involved in several visualisation and digitisation of data projects and am a Winner of the Wellcome Trust Image Awards 2017.
  • The development of health information and librarianship.
  • Teaching and learning multi-literacy skills.
  • Member of the Executive Council Member Library Association of Ireland (2013- present). Fellowship Membership Awarded 2011.
  • Committee Member International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML)/European Association for Health Information & Libraries (EAHIL) (2016-present).

Publications and presentations

Publications
  • Burns J (2017) Role of the Information Professional in the Development and Promotion of Digital Humanities Content for Research, Teaching, and Learning in the Modern Academic Library: An Irish Case Study in Fallon H, Walton G Eds Librarian as Communicator Routledge, UK. Chapter 10. 9781138634121
  • Burns, Jane. Using an on-Campus Scavenger hunt to answer the question Is it possible to teach and learn collaborative skills while still having fun? SCONUL Focus, 68 (2017). [In Press]
  • Burns, Jane. Pedagogical approaches to teaching blogging and reflective writing to library school students. SCONUL Focus, 67 (2016).
  • Burns, Jane. The Role of the Information Professional in the Development and Promotion of Digital Humanities Content for Research, Teaching & Learning in the Modern Academic Library: An Irish Case Study, New Review Academic Librarianship Published online: 24 May 2016. Print Autumn 2016.
  • Rodríguez C, López-Roig S, Pawlikowska, T, Burns, J., et al. The Influence of Academic Discourses on Medical Students' Interest in Family Medicine. Acad Med. 2015 May; 90(5):660-70. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000572. PMID: 25406604
  • Russell, P. McGuiness, C. Burns, J, et. al. National Taskforce on Information Literacy Update. An Leabharlann, Vol 24. (2) March 2015
  • Lawton, A & Burns, J. A review of competencies needed for health librarians – a comparison of Irish and international practice. Health Information & Libraries Journal 2015 Jun; 32(2):84-94. DOI: 10.1111/hir.12093. Epub 2014 Dec 30. PMID: 25557954.
  • Rodríguez C, Pawlikowska, T., Schweyer FX., Burns, J., et al. Family physicians’ profesional identity formation: a study protocol to explore impression management processes in institutional academic contexts. BMC Medical Education 2014 Sept 6:14(1): 184. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-184.

Conferences
  • Burns, J., Moore, Z. (2017) Altmetric Organisation International Conference,. Connecting and Understanding the Web of Research for Medical Education Toronto Canada
  • July 2017 RCSI Research Summer School – Friday Discovery Series. Topic: Skills & Tools to Identify Fake News. (Co-Presenter, O’Neill, S.)
  • July 2017 RCSI Research Summer School – Friday Discovery Series Topic: Developing Your Online Profile - Professionalism and Research Applications. (Series of three workshops)
  • June 2017 EAHIL (European Association of Health Information Libraries) 'Workshop on Workshops' (Co-Presenter O’Sullivan, N.). International Committee Member and Teaching and Learning Mentor.
  • May 2017 CONUL (Consortia of National University Libraries) 'Be seen and be heard as a researcher: Insights from three librarians on developing research skills, extending our community of practice and engaging in academic publishing' (Co-Presenters, Delaney, M. and McCaffrey, C.)
  • February 2017 INMED Irish Network of Medical Educators. Topic: 'Developing your Online Research Profile and Building an online Scholarly Community for Medical Professionals'
  • February 2017 INMED Irish Network of Medical Educators. Topic: Developing your Online Research Profile and Building an online Scholarly Community for Medical Professionals.
  • Nov. 2016 The History of Education Society Annual Conference: Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education, University of Worchester, UK Topic: The Affordance of Digital Humanities for teaching Medical History
  • Nov. 2016 The History of Education Society Annual Conference: Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education, University of Worchester, UK Topic: Digital Humanities and the History of Education: The Simultaneous Experience of Sight Sound and Text. (Co-Presenter, Dr Deidre Raftery, School of Education, University College Dublin.)
  • Nov. 2016 Library of Congress - International Summit of the Book. Topic: Librarians as Scholars and Authors- Roundtable Review of the changing roles. Co-Presenters, Helen Fallon, Maynooth University, and Mary Delaney, Carlow, IT.
  • October 2016 Repository Network Ireland, Royal Irish Academy. Topic: Altmetrics: What to do they Measure?
  • Oct. 2016 New Review of Academic Librarianship Launch of NRAL Virtual issue launch entitled “Librarian as Communicator” Maynooth University Library. Topic: The Role of the Information Professional in the Development and Promotion of Digital Humanities Content for Research, Teaching & Learning
  • Burns J 'The Application of Religious Archives in the Understanding and Evaluation of Women’s Heath: A Medical Humanities Approach' CUSHWA Centre, University of Notre Dame (Conference on the History and Archives of Women Religious and the role of Research and Teaching & Learning). Santa Clara University, California USA. (June 2016)
  • Burns J Clarke E Arnett, R.. Ferris L.R. “Collaborating to Trace Conversations about Bereavement on Twitter” (Consortia of National University Libraries CONUL (June 2016)
  • Burns J 'Why and What to Measure? Understanding & Using Altmetrics to evaluate impact' Library Association of Ireland AI Health Science Libraries Group Annual Seminar (May 2016)
  • Burns J 'LAI Task Force on Information Literacy Challenges and New Directions' Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) (March 2016)
  • Burns J Feb 2016 'Loving to learn is the key to developing a career in the library and information Sector' LAI Academic & Special Libraries Annual Conference (Feb 2016)
  • Burns J Clarke E Arnett, R.. 'Twitter and academic healthcare content, more noise than signal' HEAnet National Conference. (Nov 2016)
  • July 2016 RCSI Research Summer School – Friday Discovery Series Topic: Developing Your Online Profile- Professionalism and Research Applications. (Series of three workshops)
  • June 2016 CUSHWA Centre, University of Notre Dame (Conference on the History and Archives of Women Religious and the role of Research and Teaching & Learning). Santa Clara University, California USA. Topic: The Application of Religious Archives in the Understanding and Evaluation of Women’s Heath: A Medical Humanities Approach
  • June 2016 UCD/Queens University Belfast Joint Doctoral Student Conference. Topic: Defining Medical Humanities in the Online Learning Experience. Note: PhD Student Committee Member involved in organising this Conference.
  • June 2016 CONUL (Consortia of National University Libraries) Topic 1: Collaborating to Trace Conversations about Bereavement on Twitter (Co- Presenter Laura Rooney Ferris, Irish Hospice Foundation). Topic 2: Digital humanities in Ireland and China: The Prospect of Multi-Level Cooperation
  • May 2016 UCD Graduate Innovation Research Day. Topic: Medical Humanities and the Role of Primary Source Material for Research, Teaching & Learning. UCD School of Law.
  • May 2016 LAI Health Science Libraries Group Annual Seminar. Topic: Why and What to Measure? Understanding & Using Altmetrics to evaluate impact. Camden Street Hotel, Dublin
  • May 2016 LAI Western Regional Section Spring Network Event (Rudai23 Certification). Topic: CPD Management- Planning for the ALAI and FLAI Accreditation. James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway
  • March 2016 Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) Topic: LAI Task Force on Information Literacy (TFIL): Challenges and New Directions
  • Feb 2016 LAI Academic & Special Libraries Annual Conference Topic: Loving to learn is the key to developing a career in the library & information Sector
  • Feb 2016 Rethinking Culture & creativity with Digital Humanities - International Conference - Creative Economy UNESCO and China, University of Chester, UK Topic: Digital humanities in Ireland and China: the Prospect of Multi-level Cooperation (Co-Presenter Dr Weiyi Wu, Shanghai University)
  • Jan. 2016 Drew University (USA) Transatlantic Connections 2 Conference in Ireland. Topic: Digital Storytelling and Archival Material: The Mary Martin Diary Project.
  • Nov. 2015 HEAnet National Conference. (Co-Presenters, Dr Richard Arnett and Eric Clarke, RCSI) Topic: Twitter and academic healthcare content, more noise than signal? University College Cork
  • November 2015 Developing as a Professional: Attaining a Library Association of Ireland (LAI) Award: CPD Committee of the Library Association of Ireland. Topic: The Mentoring Experience. Pearse Street Library, Dublin
  • Oct. 2015 Repository Network Ireland (Open Access) An Leabharlann Opens its pages. Health Research Board, Dublin
  • Sept 2015 DRHA 2015 (Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts). Topic: What is the role of the information professional in the development and promotion of the digital content in teaching and learning applications? Dublin City University
  • June 2015 International Education Forum (IEF): Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Topic: Best Evidence in Medical Education and the Role of the Health Professions Education Centre (HPEC) Workshop
  • June 2015 CONUL 2015 (Consortium of National & University Libraries. Topic: Medical Humanities in the Digital World – Opportunities for Librarians

Funding

  • Academic & Special Libraries Conference Fund (January 2016)
  • Health Science Librarians Group (May 2016)
  • Graduate Research Innovation Fund (GRIF) University College Dublin (June 2016)
  • School of Communication & Information Studies (Sponsorship for LILAC Conference)

Teaching and research supervision

Teaching
  • Academic Writing and Search Strategy Skills (PhD and MSc) School of Nursing students
  • Part-time Lecturer University College Dublin (School of Information and Communication Studies and the School of Education)
  • Invited to be participant Professional Development Framework from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning for teacher of Academic Writing.