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Peace Ossom Williamson

Name

[Williamson, Peace Ossom]
  • Director of Research Data Services, Library

Biography

Website: peaceossom.com

Peace Ossom Williamson is an informationist and health educator with graduate degrees in library science and health studies. With over ten years of experience in library services and technology, she has served in technical and public services roles at various libraries; her accomplishments include providing expert medical reference, instruction, and research support. She also worked to develop programs and services that meet the particular to the needs of health professionals, that facilitate community outreach and consumer health, and that incorporate innovative technology into research and learning. Peace is currently Associate Librarian at UT Arlington Libraries and works to develop outreach services for data management and data visualization.

Areas of Expertise: Instruction & Outreach, Data Visualization, Collection Development, Research Support (including expert searching, systematic reviews, and data management), Citation Managers (RefWorks, EndNote, Flow), Consumer & Public Health, Evidence-Based Practice.

Professional Preparation

    • 2013 MS in Health StudiesTexas Woman's University
    • 2013 MLS in Library ScienceTexas Woman's University
    • 2010 BA in PsychologyUniversity of Oklahoma

Appointments

    • June 2016 to Present Director for Research Data Services
      University of Texas at Arlington   University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2016 to June 2016 Research Data Librarian
      University of Texas at Arlington   University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2015 to Oct 2015 Interim FabLab Comanager
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec 2013 to Dec 2015 Health Sciences Librarian
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2016 to Present American Public Health Association (APHA)
    • Feb 2013 to Present Texas Library Association (TLA)
    • Jan 2012 to Present Medical Library Association (MLA)
    • Jan 2012 to Present South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA)
  • Chair
    • Jan 2013 to Present Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE)
  • Provisional Membership
    • Dec 2013 to Present Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
  • Evidence Summary Writer
    • Apr 2016 to Present Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2016 Public Health / Health Administration Sewell Fund sponsored by Medical Library Association (MLA)
    • Oct  2016 NN/LM & SCAMeL Emerging Leader sponsored by National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
    • Jul  2016 Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Underrepresented Groups sponsored by University of Minnesota
    • May  2016 EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant sponsored by EBSCO CompanyMedical Library Association (MLA)
    • May  2016 Hospital Library Section Professional Development Award sponsored by MLA - Hospital Library Section
      Description:

      Award for HLS member to support a presentation at the annual conference.

    • Jul  2015 TLA TALL Texans (Texas Accelerated Library Leaders) sponsored by Texas Library Association
    • May  2015 William D. Postell, Sr. Award sponsored by South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA)
    • Jan  2015 ALA 2015 Emerging Leaders sponsored by American Library Association
    • Dec  2014 ACRL Member of the Week sponsored by Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)American Library Association Award Details
    • Aug  2014 NN/LM SCR Professional Development Award sponsored by National Network of Libraries of Medicine
    • Oct  2013 HealthLINE Travel Award sponsored by HealthLINE
    • Oct  2013 SCC/MLA Mayo Drake Award sponsored by South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA)
    • Apr  2013 TLA Annual Conference Stipend sponsored by Texas Library Association (TLA) Black Caucus Round Table (BCRT)
    • Jan  2013 ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce 2012-2014 sponsored by Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Award Details
    • Aug  2012 H.W. Wilson Scholarship sponsored by H.W. Wilson Foundation
    • Aug  2012 Donna Jean Billington Scholarship sponsored by Texas Woman's University

Other Activities

Research and Expertise

  • About Me

    Areas of Expertise: Instruction & Collection Development, Research Support (including expert searching, systematic reviews, and data management), Citation Managers (RefWorks, EndNote, Flow), Consumer & Public Health, Evidence-Based Practice.

Publications

      Journal Article 2017
      • Caçola, P., Miller, H. L., & Williamson, P. O. (2017). Behavioral comparisons in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder: A systematic literature review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders38, 6-18.​ doi:​10.1016/j.rasd.2017.03.004

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2016
      Journal Article 2016
      • Offor, N., Ossom Williamson, P., & Caçola, P. (2016). Effectiveness of interventions for children with developmental coordination disorder in physical therapy contexts: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 4(2), 169-196. doi:10.1123/jmld.2015-0018

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • Ossom Williamson, P. (2016). Situated cognition principles increase students’ likelihood of knowledge transfer in an online information literacy course. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 11(4). doi:10.18438/B8B32N

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Popular Press Article 2016
      • Ossom Williamson, P., & Scott, J. (2016). Technology: 3D printing in medical libraries. MLA News, 56(4), 23. Available at http://hdl.handle.net/10106/25663

        {Popular Press Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • March  2017
      The data ‘shop: Gangway for a crash course in data visualization
      Ossom Williamson, P., Scalf, H., & Matthews, L. The data ‘shop: Gangway for a crash course in data visualization. Workshop presented at the biennial meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Baltimore, MD.
    • March  2017
      An emerging model of data literacy instruction: Teaching data competencies in undergraduate courses
      Ossom Williamson, P., & Trkay, G. An emerging model of data literacy instruction: Teaching data competencies in undergraduate courses. Webinar presented at the biennial meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries virtual conference, Baltimore, MD.
    • February  2017
      Getting started with the Texas Data Repository and data competencies
      Park, K., Thompson, S., & Ossom Williamson, P. Getting started with the Texas Data Repository and data competencies. Laying the Foundation for Research Data Services series. Webinar presented via the Texas Digital Libraries.
    • February  2017
      Teaching data: Developing data instruction using a multi-level competency model
      Ossom Williamson, P. Teaching data: Developing data instruction using a multi-level competency model. Laying the Foundation for Research Data Services series. Webinar presented via the Texas Digital Libraries.
    • May  2016
      Advancing Medical Innovation: Biofabrication and Medical Device Prototyping in Libraries

      Ossom Williamson, P., Anderson, P. F., Helms, M., & Fowler, S. (2016, May 17). Advancing medical innovation: Biofabrication and medical device prototyping in libraries. Presented at the Mosaic 2016 joint meeting of the Medical Library Association, Canadian Health Libraries Association, and International Clinical Librarians Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada.

    • April  2016
      Memorandum of Understanding Workshop: Creating a Process for Successful Digital Collaboration

      Currier, B. D., Rafia, M., & Ossom Williamson, P. (2016, April 27). Memorandum of Understanding Workshop: Creating a Process for Successful Digital Collaboration. Presented at the Digital Initiatives Symposium in San Diego, CA.

    • May  2016
      Creating and Utilizing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

      Mirza, R., Ossom Williamson, P., & Currier, B. D. (2016, May 23). Creating and utilizing memorandums of understanding (MOUs). Webinar presented for the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group.

    • September  2016
      Data literacy for all! Adapting Data Information Literacy Competencies for Undergraduate Instruction
      Ossom Williamson, P. & Trkay, G. (2016, September 16). Data literacy for all! Adapting data information literacy competencies for undergraduate instruction. Keynote presented at the 2016 TLA LIRT Summit, Dallas, TX.
    • September  2016
      How Memorandums of Understanding Create a Process for Successful Digital Collaboration

      Mirza, R. & Ossom Williamson, P. (2016, September 22). How memorandums of understanding create a process for successful digital collaboration. Workshop presented at Digital Frontiers, Houston, TX.

    • October  2016
      Public Health Campus Outreach: Facilitating a Student-Powered Prediabetes Campaign

      Ossom Williamson, P. (2016, October 24). Public health campus outreach: Facilitating a student-powered prediabetes campaign. Poster at SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX.

    • November  2016
      Introduction to Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

      Currier, B. D., Mirza, R., & Ossom Williamson, P. (2016, November 9). Introduction to Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs). Workshop presentend at the DLF Forum in Milwaukee, WI.

    • February  2015
      Using Gamer Theory in Making Digital Learning Objects

      Ossom Williamson, P. (2015, February 1). Using gamer theory in making digital learning objects [Ignite Session]. Presentation at the American Libraries Association Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, IL. More info: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26549. Cancelled due to weather, but slides provided.

    • July  2015
      Maker Competencies for Emerging Librarians

      Description: Learn about the core skills needed by the new library workforce as representatives from different institutions discuss the highs and lows of their first steps into makerspaces and STEM education.

    • July  2015
      STEM-ulating minds: Facilitating a user-led active learning environment with the FabLab ConFab

      Music Peery, K., & Ossom Williamson, P. (2015, July 24). STEM-ulating minds: Facilitating a user-led active learning environment with the FabLab ConFab. Presented at the Texas STEM Librarians Conference in Arlington, TX.

    • August  2015
      Promoting Creative eXploration and Innovation in the FabLab

      Ossom Williamson, P. (2015, August 7). Promoting Creative eXploration and Innovation in the FabLab. Presented at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference in Commerce, TX.

    • August  2015
      TransFABing: Taking the Library from a Place of Consumption to Creation

      Ossom Williamson, P., & Musick Peery, K. (2015, August 11). TransFABing: Taking the library from a place of consumption to creation. Presented at the Re-Think It: Libraries for a new age conference in Allendale, MI.

    • September  2015
      Maker Panel

      Panelist at Texas Library Association District 7 Fall Meeting on September 25, 2015.

    • November  2015
      Applications of Maker Technologies for Medical Librarians

      Continuing education program with points awarded through the Medical Library Assication.
       

    • October  2014
      Educating Openly: Finding Open Educational Resources for International Programs

      Ossom Williamson, P. & Treviño, M. (2014, October). Educating Openly: Finding Open Educational Resources for International Programs. Presented to librarians at Medical Library Association Quint Chapter Meeting, Denver, CO.

    • October  2014
      Flying Blind: Lessons Learned from Migrating to LibGuides Version 2

      Ossom Williamson, P. (2014, October). Flying Blind: Lessons Learned from Migrating to LibGuides Version 2. Presented to librarians at Medical Library Association Quint Chapter Meeting, Denver, CO.

    • October  2013

      Affordable Care Act

      Fullinwider, J., & Ossom, P. Affordable Care Act. Round Table.

    • December  2013

      Basics of the Affordable Care Act

      Ossom, P. (2013, December). Basics of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. Presented to librarians at UT Southwestern Medical Center Library.

  • Past
    •  
      Finding Consumer Health Information Online for Patrons and the Basics of the Affordable Care Act.

      Ossom, P. (2013). Finding Consumer Health Information Online for Patrons and the Basics of the Affordable Care Act. [includes brochures, posters, and other materials created by the NLM and CMS and facilitated by the UT Southwestern Medical Center Library]. Presented to staff at various branches of Dallas Public Library.

      -Mountain Creek Public Library, Nov 2013
      -Forest Green Public Library, Nov 2013
      -Oak Lawn Public Library, Oct 2013
      -Paul Laurence Dunbar Public Library, Oct 2013

  • Past
    •  
      Funder and publisher requirements: Open data and data management plans

      Ossom Williamson, P. (2016, October 25). Funder and publisher requirements: Open data and data management plans. Presented at SCC/MLA Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX.

  • Past
    •  
      An emerging model of data literacy instruction: Teaching data competencies in undergraduate courses
      Ossom Williamson, P., & Trkay, G. An emerging model of data literacy instruction: Teaching data competencies in undergraduate courses. Webinar presented at the biennial meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries virtual conference, Baltimore, MD.

Support & Funding

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    • July 2015 to May 2016 Emerging Technology Award sponsored by  - $4500
    • May 2015 to June 2017 Amigos Fellowship and Opportunity Award sponsored by  - $6000

Other Research Activities

  • 2016
    • Fellowship Workshop Attendance
      • July 2016 Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Underrepresented Groups

        The Institute focuses on the development of library leaders from diverse backgrounds, and participants develop specific leadership abilities proven to be necessary for organizational success.

  • 2015
    • Fellowship Workshop Attendance
      • June 2015 TLA TALL Texans Institute

        The TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute provides advanced leadership and management education in service to all the libraries of Texas and the communities they serve. Participants study strategic planning, risk-taking, conflict negotiation, teambuilding, coaching, ethics, advocacy, personal career planning, and more. This transformational program helps attendees learn and embrace their potential to take new initiative for their institutions, their profession, and their stakeholders

  • 2013
    • Fellowship Workshop Attendance
      • Jan 2013 ARL Leadership Symposium

        Concurrent with ALA Midwinter Meeting

Courses

      • KINE 3351-001 Public Health Informatics

        Explain and apply ethical principles that apply to the use of information science and information technology as those pertain to accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating health-related data and information.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • KINE 3351-002 Public Health Informatics

        This course will address the application of ethical principles that apply to the use of information technology as those pertain to accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2016
    • Continuing Professional Education
      • July 2016 Fostering Innovation and Incorporating Emerging Technologies into Academic Nursing Education Activities

        American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • 2015
    • Continuing Professional Education
      • Nov 2015 Applications of Maker Technologies for the Medical Librarian

        Medical Library Association Educational Clearinghouse

Service to the Community

  • Other
    • Aug 2013 to  Nov 2013 Consumer Health and the Affordable Care Act - Education Initiative

      Initiative with John Fullinwider for UT Southwestern Medical Center Libraries, involving teaching Dallas-area public librarians about ACA and provided consumer health resources for them to distribute to patrons in person and online, including consumer health resource sheets and assistance in creation or update of consumer health information webpages.

    • Jan 2014 to  Dec 2015 Partners for Community Impact panels

      [Formerly titled Critical Conditions.] UT Arlington Libraries present the Partners for Community Impact panel series. The series takes an interdisciplinary approach to topics relating to research being done on campus with regular panels of experts meeting to discuss themes.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2014 Governmental Relations Committee, South Central Chapter MLA

      The Governmental Relations Committee identifies and maintains a legislative network within the region, alerts members to legislative matters of importance to the library community, and promotes development of workshops or continuing education courses designed to enhance the legislative awareness of SCC/MLA members.  

    • May 2013 to  Dec 2013 TWU SLIS Student Liaison, HealthLINE

      Liaison promoting and facilitating communication between HealthLINE and TWU SLIS students.

    • Jan 2015 to  May 2016 Eliot Prize Award Jury Committee, Medical Library Association

      The Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship.

    • Jan 2015 to  Aug 2015 Awards Committee, HealthLINE

      Determine awards allocation for stipend to attend the year's SCC/MLA meeting.
       

    • Oct 2015 to  Present Member, Credentialing Committee, SCC/MLA

      This committee promotes the MLA credentialing program in the Chapter and assists members in preparing for the program.

    • Oct 2015 to  Apr 2017 Member, 2017 Conference Planning Committee, Texas Library Association

      Planning the 2017 TLA Annual Conference.

    • Feb 2016 to  Dec 2016 Secretary, Hospital Libraries Interest Section, SCC/MLA

      The Hospital Libraries Interest Section works to promote the interest and act upon the concerns of hospital libraries and librarians, to attempt to meet the educational and informational needs of hospital librarians, to provide opportunity for hospital librarians to exchange ideas. to develop hospital libraries by helping member institutions meet the standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and other recognized standards, to seek to improve hospital library service through cooperative efforts, and to communicate to all levels of the National Biomedical Communications Network the needs of hospital libraries.

    • Apr 2016 to  Present Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Texas Library Association

      Charged with furthering the aims of the diversity and inclusion initiatives of TLA.
       

    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2014 Governmental Relations Committee, South Central Chapter of MLA

      Participate in and report on any federal or state policy affecting medical libraries.
       

    • June 2016 to  Present Member, Education Steering Committee, Medical Library Association

      Create and implement a plan for MLAs new educational goals for membership. (previously called Continuing Education Committee Education Planning Workgroup.)

    • Aug 2016 to  Aug 2016 Peer-Reviewer, NN/LM SCR Consumer Health Outreach Award

      The purpose of this award of up to $25,000 per project is to enable organizations to develop and offer programs that will increase access to and use of authoritative health information resources.

  • Elected
    • Jan 2016 to  Jan 2017 2016 Chair-Elect, HealthLINE

      The Dallas-Fort Worth Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE) is a consortium of medical librarians and libraries in North Central Texas. The group meets quarterly and includes both institutional and individual members who enjoy continuing education opportunities, professional networking and interlibrary loan cooperation.

    • Apr 2016 to  Present Councilor of District 5, Texas Library Association

      The Councilor represents the District at all meetings of TLA Council, submits all Resolutions from the District that require Council action, and serves as a liaison between Council and District 5.The councilor also serves on the District 5 Executive Committee whose responsibility it is to plan the annual District meeting and its programs and to conduct the business of the District between meetings.

    • Apr 2016 to  Apr 2017 Secretary/Treasurer of College and University Libraries Division, Texas Library Association

      The secretary/treasurer records the minutes at all meetings of the College and University Libraries Division (CULD), maintains CULDs financial records, deposits all CULD funds with the TLA executive office, and submit reports as required. The incumbent shall also collect fees for CULD programs and issue receipts to members.

    • 2016 to  2016 Leadership and Management Section, Nominating Committee

      Recommend nominations for officers of the 2016-17 year.
       

    • Jan 2017 to  Present 2017 Chair, HealthLINE

      The Dallas-Fort Worth Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE) is a consortium of medical librarians and libraries in North Central Texas. The group meets quarterly and includes both institutional and individual members who enjoy continuing education opportunities, professional networking and interlibrary loan cooperation.

    • Jan 2017 to  Present Member, Nominating Committee, Medical Library Association

      The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating candidates for the presidency and board of the Medical Library Association.

  • Volunteered
    • May 2014 to  Jan 2016 Membership Committee, HealthLINE

      The committee members act as liaisons to membership by highlighting and publicizing benefits of membership and member profiles, developing of surveys to assess needs and gather demographic information, developing new and additional events and materials to facilitate recruitment and retention efforts.

    • Oct 2016 to  Nov 2016 Reviewer, Medical Library Association 2017 Conference Proposals

      Reviewed paper, poster, etc. proposals submitted for the 2017 conference.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Mar 2014 to  Sept 2014 Chair, Teaching and Learning Advisory Group, Library

      Spearheaded and facilitated migration from LibGuides version 1 to version 2.

    • Nov 2016 to  May 2017 Member, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, University

      Mission: To serve as an advisory body to the university community regarding policies, operations, and procedures that impact diversity and inclusion, and to develop and support related initiatives.

    • July 2016 to  Present Member, University Libraries Dean's Council, Library

      Leadership team that sets strategic priorities and direction for the UTA Libraries.

  • Elected
    • May 2016 to  Dec 2016 Member, Associates of the Faculty Promotion Recommendation Committee (AFPRC), Library

      The AFPRC reviews dossiers submitted by librarians and archivists applying toward promotion to associate or senior librarian status and provides subsequent recommendations to the Dean of Libraries.

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2016 to  Nov 2016 Chair, Mentoring Program Task Force, Library

      This task force is charged with developing a mentoring program for Associates of the Faculty (i.e., librarians and archivists) in professional development toward promotion.

    • Aug 2014 to  May 2015 Co-Chair, New Librarians Cohort, Library

      Organization for new librarians at UTA Libraries.

Other Service Activities

  • Presentations
    • Apr 2016 Past Presentation Slides

      Many of my presentation slides (beginning from January 2016) are available at https://www.github.com/pow123.

  • Presentations
    • Mar 2015 Images: Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use
  • Presentations
    • Apr 2014 Copyright and Online Learning Environments
  • Website
    • Jan 2013 HIV Information and Resource Guide

      Resource guide for health care professionals, with information about HIV in pregnancy

  • Website
    • May 2013 Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Teens Resource Guide

      Consumer health information guide created with Charlotte Vandervoort, University of Dallas.