Annabelle V Nunez
- Associate Director
- Associate Librarian, Information Services
- Lecturer, Public Health
- M.A. Library Sciences
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- 2020-2021 Hispanic Serving Institute Fellow
- University of Arizona, Fall 2020
No activities entered.
No activities entered.
- Overall, P. M., Nuñez, A. V., Nuñez, A. V., Overall, P. M., Reyes-Escudero, V., & Reyes-Escudero, V. (2016). Latinos in libraries, museums, and archives: Cultural competence in action! an asset-based approach.. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield.
- Nunez, A. V., & Macaluso, J. M. (2019). “Me, An Academic Librarian – Never”: How One Diversity Program Paved the Way for a Career in the Profession. In Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries: A Changing Facet of Librarianship. Rowman & Littlefield.
- Nunez, A. V. (2017). Current strategies and successes in engaging women in vector control: a systematic review. BMJ Global Health, 1-10. doi:doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000366
- Nunez, A. V. (2018). Community–Clinical Linkages With Community Health Workers in the United States: A Scoping Review. Health Promotion Practice, 1-13. doi:10.1177/1524839918754868
- Nunez, A. V. (2017). Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Public Health Scholars. Libraries & Scholarly Communication: Research Report, 1-36. doi:https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.305867More infoCooper, D., Daniel, K., Bakker, C., Blanck, J., Childs, C., Gleason, A., Hanneke, R., . . .Woodson, S. (2017, December 14). Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Public Health Scholars. https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.305867
- Freiburger, G., Martin, J. R., & Nunez, A. V. (2016). An Embedded Librarian Program: Eight Years On. Medical reference services quarterly, 35(4), 388-96.More infoThis article examines an embedded librarian program eight years after implementation in a large academic health center. Librarians were physically moved into the colleges of pharmacy, public health, and nursing. Statistics are reported as well as comments from the participating librarians and faculty members. Strong relationships have been built between librarians, faculty members, and students. Locating the librarians among faculty and students led to a better understanding of client needs and an increased awareness of librarian competencies and services resulting in partnerships and greater utilization of library services.
- Nunez, A. V. (2016). Prenatal exposure to cannabis and maternal and child health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. BMJ Open.
- Li, Y., Marshall, C. M., Rees, H. C., Nunez, A., Ezeanolue, E. E., & Ehiri, J. E. (2014). Intimate partner violence and HIV infection among women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 17, 18845. doi:10.7448/IAS.17.1.18845More infoTo assess evidence of an association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV infection among women.
- Cogdill, K. W., Ambriz, L., Billman, B. L., Carter, K. V., Nail-Chiwetalu, B., Trumble, J. M., El-Khayat, Y. M., & Nunez, A. V. (2012). The Frontera Collaboration: A Preliminary Report of Health Sciences Librarians Promoting Evidence-based Practice in U.S.-Mexico Border Communities. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 31(4), 400-13.More infoThis article reviews the formation of the Frontera Collaboration, a coalition of health sciences librarians serving clinicians and public health personnel in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Based on findings from an assessment of the target populations' learning needs, the Frontera Collaboration participants developed a shared set of training materials that have been used in pilot training sessions. The Frontera Collaboration's participants learned several lessons related to collaborative health information outreach and increased their understanding of the concerns and needs of clinicians and public health personnel serving border communities.
- Nunez, A. V. (2017, February). Unique Aspects of Health Sciences Librarianship. American Library Association. Webinar Session: Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services.
- Nunez, A. V. (2017, May). Call to Action for Diversity and Inclusion: Perspectives for Our Patrons and Our Profession Incorporating Inclusivity in Library Service Models. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Seattle WA: Medical Library Association.
- Nunez, A. V. (2016, August). Cultural Aspects and Perspectives in Health Sciences Library Services. National Diversity in Libraries Conference '16. University of California Los Angeles.
- Nuñez, A. V. (2015, May). Creating a Computer Literacy Program for Community Health Workers. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas: Medical Library Association.
- Freiburger, G. A., Nunez, A. V., Martin, J. R., & Saleh, A. A. (2012, November). Embedded Librarians at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library. Midday at the Oasis Webinar. Tucson, AZ: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region.
- Nunez, A. V., Fimbres, V., Stewart, C. D., & Lowers, K. (2020, August). Virtual Reality Studios at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library. MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits. Virtual: Medical Library Association.
- Nunez, A. V. (2018, May). The Transforming Landscape of Cultural Diversity in the Biomedical Literature. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2018 / Adapting - Transforming - Leading. Atlanta, GA: Poster Session.More infoAnalyzing topical trends in the biomedical literature can help identify influential research, characterize changes in research direction, or discover research areas that have been overlooked. This project analyzes the metadata from papers indexed with the “cultural diversity” MeSH term from 2003-2017, so that we can better understand and discuss the landscape of cultural diversity in the biomedical literature.
- Nunez, A. V. (2017, November). Community-Clinical Linkages with Community Health Workers : A Scoping Review. American Public Health Association Annual Meetging. Atlanta GA: American Public Health Association.
- Billman, B. L., Billman, B. L., El-Khayat, Y. M., El-Khayat, Y. M., Nunez, A. V., Nunez, A. V., Ryan, J. L., Ryan, J. L., Saleh, A. A., & Saleh, A. A. (2014, October). Encouraging Sex & Gender Differences Research and Cross-Campus Collaboration at the University of Arizona. Quint MLA Chapter Meeting. Denver, CO.More infoPurpose: In 2013 the Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), through a subcontract from the National Library of Medicine and the Office of Research on Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health, created workshops on women’s health research resources for the University of Arizona campus community. These workshops covered topics such as searching and customizing funding alerts in PIVOT, using networking tools, and advanced PubMed searching, all positively received by attendees. Workshop information and resources were compiled in a LibGuide as a reference for participants.As a continuation of the subcontract, AHSL hosted a campus-wide event on September 5, 2014 titled Women’s Health Research: Sex and Gender Differences Symposium. The goals for the symposium were 1) to raise the visibility of women’s health research and sex and gender differences research at the University of Arizona by providing a forum in which faculty could present and share their research with the campus community; 2) to provide an opportunity for researchers from both the health sciences and main campuses to meet and engage not only graduate students, trainees, and junior faculty but also other researchers they did not know; and 3) to provide information about available research support services and resources.Methods: A team of AHSL librarians identified and interviewed department heads, researchers, and research deans across campus to get input and a sense of the range of women’s health/sex and gender differences research being conducted on campus, and to build enthusiasm for the symposium. Information was also gathered about the topics to address during the research support workshops that would benefit graduate students, staff, and junior faculty. The librarian team created a program which included a keynote speaker; presentations from eight campus researchers; topic-based lunchtime roundtables; breakout sessions identifying research support opportunities on campus; and a poster session where students, junior faculty and others displayed their research. In order to continue research support after the symposium concluded, funds were set aside to distribute to the research deans of each health sciences college to support graduate students and junior faculty in need of supplemental financial assistance for research projects related to sex and gender differences.Results and Conclusions: The symposium drew over 100 participants from the health sciences campus and main campus. Widespread enthusiasm for the symposium was expressed during the event and in evaluations, especially regarding the opportunity to network with others. Evaluations gave insight into the overall impression of the symposium, how it was carried out, and what could be changed if there were subsequent events. Reviewing evaluations also confirmed that our goals as well as participants’ personal objectives for the symposium had been achieved.
- Nunez, A. V. (2014, November). Promoting Health Literacy at the Public Library. Arizona Library Association Annual Conference.
- Nunez, A. V. (2014, October). Healthy Pima! Health Literacy: A Collaborative Initiative to Improve Health. Medical Library Association Quint Chapter Meeting.
- El-Khayat, Y. M., Valencia, A. C., Nunez, A. V., Billman, B. L., & Ryan, J. L. (2013, May). Beyond Translations: Serving Multilingual and Multicultural Populations. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.More infoThe Arizona Health Sciences Library OutreachTeam collaborates with both university health sciences centerand community health partners in an effort to expand healthinformation access and services for diverse populations. Beyondtranslating English-language health information and materialsinto Spanish, two bilingual, bicultural librarians work to develophealth information materials and training curriculum to integratesociocultural and linguistically appropriate aspects. A six-sessionprogram was put together by librarians at the Arizona HealthSciences Library in collaboration with the Arizona Telemedicineprogram and the Arizona Cancer Center to conduct training forcommunity health workers/”promotoras” working along theUS-Mexico border. The program covered basic computer literacyskills, website evaluation, trustworthy consumer health informationsites, and how to integrate these into their programs. Theprogram evaluations revealed high satisfaction with knowledgegained, an increase in confidence evaluating health informationresources, and successfully integrating them resources into theirprogram services.
- Saleh, A. A., Nunez, A. V., Billman, B. L., El-Khayat, Y. M., & Ryan, J. L. (2013, July). Promoting the NLM/NIH Women’s Health Resources Portal to Campus Users and Community Partners. Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona/Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (MLGSCA/NCNMLG) Joint Chapter Meeting. San Diego, CA.More infoThe Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL) is engaged in a project that involves promoting the use of the Women’s Health Resources (WHR) Portal developed by the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health to the University of Arizona (UA) campus community and to selected community agencies/organizations. AHSL conducted a needs assessment of UA researchers and clinical faculty working in women’s health issues. The assessment involved surveying faculty/staff, graduate students and health professionals to determine what women’s health resources are currently being used, what barriers exist in using these resources, and to understand what training strategies are preferred by various user types. Instructional modules were created based on the results of the needs assessments and customized as needed for a variety of audiences. A separate module was developed for the E-promotores (community health workers) program. An inventory of women’s health and sex and gender research materials currently held by the library is underway and there are plans to work with faculty to identify important new resources to add to the collection. In addition, a LibGuide was developed to supplement the WHR portal with local and regional resources. Pre-tests and post-tests will be used to evaluate success, as well as use statistics from the LibGuide.