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David A. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP: Publications & Presentations

Peer Reviewed Articles

Rapchak, M. E., Nolfi, D. A., Turk, M. T., Marra, L., & O’Neil, C. K. (2018). Implementing an interprofessional information literacy course: Impact on student abilities and attitudes. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106(4), 464-470. doi:10.5195/jmla.2018.455

Macduff C., Goodfellow, L. M., Nolfi D., Copeland, S., Leslie, G. D. & Blackwood D. (2016) Slipping through the net: The paradox of nursing’s electronic theses and dissertations. International Nursing Review, 63(2), 267-276. doi: 10.1111/inr.12256

Gourash, W. F., Lockhart, J. S., Kalarchian, M. A., Nolfi, D., & Courcoulas, A. P. (2015). Retention and attrition in bariatric surgery research: An integrative review of the literature. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 12(1), 199-209 . doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.09.006

Goodfellow, L. M., Macduff, C., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D., & Blackwood, D. (2012). Nurse scholars' knowledge and use of electronic theses and dissertations. International Nursing Review, 59(4), 511-518. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2012.01008.x

Campbell, R. J., & Nolfi, D. A. (2005). Teaching elderly adults to use the Internet to access health care information: Before-after study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7 (2), e19. doi:10.2196/jmir.7.2.e19

Book Chapters

Nolfi, D. A. (2011). Physician assistants. In L. L. Thompson, E. Carigan, M. L. Higa, & R. Tobia (Eds.). The Medical Library Association’s master guide to authoritative information resources in the health sciences. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman.

Nolfi, D. A., & Saunders, L. M. (2011). Analyzing LibQUAL+ comments to inform library decision making. In D. L. Cook & L. S. Farmer (Eds.). Using qualitative methods in action research: How librarians can get to the why of data. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Ballock, T. J., Yurochko, C., & Nolfi, D. A. (2009). Using “meta-analysis” in electronic resources decision-making. In D. Orcutt (Ed.). Library data: Empowering practice and persuasion (pp. 103-128). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Other Publications [selected]

Lockhart, J. S., Oberleitner, M. G., & Nolfi, D. A. (2019). The Hispanic/Latino immigrant cancer survivor experience in the United States: A scoping review. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 37, 119-160. doi:10.1891/0739-6686.37.1.119

Turk, M. T., Kalarchian, M. A., Nolfi, D. A., & Fapohunda, A. (2019). Prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity among African immigrant populations: A systematic review of the literature. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 37, 161-186. doi:10.1891/0739-6686.37.1.161

Glasgow, M. E. S., Lockhart, J. S., & Nolfi, D. A.  (2017). Online nursing education: Virtual classrooms and clinical simulations help meet student needs. Health Progress, 98 (5), 46-51.  https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/september-october-2017/online-nursing-education-virtual-classrooms-and-clinical-simulations-help-meet-student-needs

Macduff, C., Goodfellow, L., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D., & Blackwood, D. (2016). Harnessing our rivers of knowledge: Time to improve nursing's engagement with electronic theses and dissertations. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (10), 2255-2258. doi:10.1111/jan.12821

Nolfi, D. A., Lockhart, J. S., & Myers, C. R. (2015). Predatory publishing: What you don’t know can hurt you. Nurse Educator, 40 (5), 217-219. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000179

Nolfi, D., Copeland, S., & Blackwood, D. (2015). INETDIN: Improving nursing's access and engagement with electronic theses and dissertations. HLA News (Summer 2015), 15-16. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=751863153189698;res=IELHSS

Macduff, C., Goodfellow, L., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D., & Blackwood, D. (2015). Harnessing our rivers of knowledge: Time to improve nursing's engagement with electronic theses and dissertations. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.12821 [electronic publication ahead of print]

Nolfi, D. A., & Euliano, B.  (2014, March). Analyzing LibQUAL+ results to understand how the library can best serve health sciences programs. Doody’s Collection Development Monthly.

Nolfi, D. A. (2010). Electronic book publishing and libraries at a crossroads. Doody’s Core Titles Newsletter.

Peer Reviewed Presentations

National & International

Nolfi, D. A., & Sasso, M. D. (2019, May). Situating systematic reviews and librarians at the nexus of teaching and research. Presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL.

Lockhart, J. S., & Nolfi, D. (2017, August). Preparing PhD students to pursue the manuscript option dissertation. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Nurse Editors (INANE), Denver, CO.

Nolfi, D. A., & Brungard, A. B. (2016, October). A holistic approach to assess and increase research impact. Poster presented at the National Institutes of Health Bibliometrics and Research Assessment Symposium, Bethesda, MD.

Nolfi, D. A. (2016, May). Using library assessment data effectively with administration: Psst…It’s about communication! Presented at the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association, Canadian Health Libraries Association, & International Clinical Librarian Conference], Toronto, ON, Canada.

Macduff, C., Goodfellow, L. M., Leslie, G., Copeland, S., Nolfi, D. A., & Blackwood, D. (2016, April). What do we know about the outputs of doctoral education in nursing? Presented at the Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Goodfellow, L. M., Macduff, C., Leslie, G., Nolfi, D. A., Copeland, S., & Blackwood, D. (2016, January). A global initiative to promote the use of electronic theses and dissertations. Presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Doctoral Education Conference, Naples, FL.

Macduff, C., Copeland, S., Goodfellow, L. M., Nolfi, D. A., Leslie, G., & Blackwood, D. (2015, November). Rivers, reservoirs, springs and stasis: Reflections on ten years of engagement with ETDs in one subject discipline. Paper presented at ETD India 2015: The 18th International Symposium on Theses and Dissertations, New Delhi, India.

Leslie, G., Goodfellow, L. M., Macduff, C., Nolfi, D. A., Copeland, S., & Blackwood, D. (2015, August). Electronic theses and dissertations (ETD): The changing face of doctoral research dissemination. Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Nurse Editors, Las Vegas, NV.

Goodfellow, L. M., Macduff, C., Leslie, G., Nolfi, D. A., Copeland, S., & Blackwood, D. (2015, July). International Network for Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Nursing: A global initiative. Presentation at the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) Biennial Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Nolfi, D. A., Rapchak, M., Marra, L., O’Neil, C., & Turk, M. (2015, May). Interprofessional information literacy education for nursing, allied health and pharmacy freshmen. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Austin, TX. [Honorable Mention, Research Paper Award]

Nolfi, D. A., Sasso, M. D., Koelsch, L. E. (2014, August). Collaborating with faculty to assess undergraduate information literacy in degree programs. Paper presented at the Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference, Seattle, WA.

Brungard, A., Nolfi, D. A., Rapchak, M. E., Euliano, B., Ballock, T. J., & Nelson, J. (2014, August). Thunderstruck! An “en-lightning” look at recharging existing library data to electrify university administration. Paper presented at the Association of Research Libraries Library Assessment Conference, Seattle, WA.

Nolfi, D. A., Euliano, B., Rapchak, M., Brungard, A. B., Ballock, T. J., & Nelson J. (2013, May). Using LibQUAL to compare health sciences students' library needs with students in other disciplines. Poster presented at the One Health conference [joint meeting of Medical Library Association, International Conference on Medical Librarianship, International Conference on Animal Health Information Specialists, & International Clinical Librarian Conference], Boston, MA.

Nolfi, D. A., Blackwood, D., Copeland, S., Goodfellow, L., Macduff, C., & Leslie, G. Factors influencing the use of electronic theses and dissertations in nursing scholarship. (2013, May). Paper presented at the One Health Conference [joint meeting of Medical Library Association, International Conference on Medical Librarianship, International conference on Animal Health Information Specialists, & International Clinical Librarian Conference], Boston, MA.

Rapchak, M., Brungard, A. B., Nolfi, D. A., Ballock, T. J., Euliano, B., & Nelson, J. (2012). Doing LibQUAL+ at the worst possible time: How changes in the university and library affected results. Poster presented at the Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesvile, VA.

Goodfellow, L. M., Nolfi, D. A., Macduff, C., Copeland, S., Leslie, G., & Blackwood, D. (2012, January). Are electronic theses and dissertations radically changing the nature and scope of doctoral research dissemination and use? Poster presented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, Naples, FL.

Nolfi, D. A. (2011, May). WTF? (worse than failure): Rethinking medical librarianship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Macduff, C., Copeland, S., Goodfellow, L., Nolfi, D., Leslie, G., & Blackwood, D. (2011, May). Windows on the world of doctoral nursing research: The view through web portals and beyond. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference, Harrogate, England, United Kingdom.

Nolfi, D. A., & Motyka, J. M. (2011, April). Proactively supporting promotion and tenure: Librarians as facilitators and consultants. Poster presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Fourteenth National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., Yurochko, C., & Ballock, T. J. (2010, October). When numbers don’t tell the whole story: Using meta-analysis to create an effective, sustainable electronic resource assessment process. Poster presented at the Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, MD. [Selected by jury as one of twelve best posters; voted by conference attendees as best poster]

Nolfi, D. A., Ballock, T. J., Brungard, A., & Euliano, B. (2010, October). Qualitative assessment on a shoestring:  Developing a cost effective strategy to analyze LibQUAL+ comments. Poster presented at the Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Sasso, M. D., & Nolfi, D. A. (2009, June). Leading the library through difficult times. Presented at the Library Management Institute, Arcadia, PA.

Taylor, M. K., & Nolfi, D. A. (2008, May). Librarians supporting health sciences programs in general academic libraries. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL.

Sasso, M. D., & Nolfi, D. A. (2007, March). Librarians as academic leaders: Uniquely qualified for the job. Paper presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Thirteenth National Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Campbell, R. J., Nolfi, D. A., Resick, L. K., & Leonardo, M. E. (2006, October). Health information needs of the low income elderly. Paper presented to MEDNET 2006: The 11th World Congress on Internet in Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Petersen, M. E., & Nolfi, D. A. (2006, October). Research skills for 21st century allied health professionals: Interprofessional faculty collaboration with the library. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals, Chicago, IL.

Yurochko, C., Nolfi, D. A., & Ballock, T. J. (2006, March). Creating an organizational structure and process to manage electronic serials collections. Paper presented at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Campbell, R. J., Leonardo, M. E., Nolfi, D. A., Resick, L. K., Prestopnik, M., & Booken, B. (2005, October). The elderly and the Internet: A partnership in health. Paper presented at the meeting Best Practices in Nurse-Managed Health Centers: Eliminating Health Disparities, Albuquerque, NM.

Nolfi, D. A., Campbell, R. J., Resick, L. K., & Leonardo, M. E. (2005, May). Reaching them where they live: Bringing healthcare Internet information to senior residences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, San Antonio, TX.

Nolfi, D. A., Calhoun, B., Resick, L. K., & Berdine, H. B. (2005, May). Come together right now, over me! Celebrating how the library can bring together diverse programs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, San Antonio, TX.

Regional

Nolfi, D. A., & Lockhart, J. S. (2018, October). Librarian collaboration in nursing research and doctoral education through integrative reviews. Presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Ocean City, MD.

Bartel, C. Dugas, T., Nolfi, D. A., & Waltman, E. (2018, October). The World Wide Web and human trafficking. Presented at the 9th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Waltman, E. & Nolfi, D. A. (2018, October). Raising awareness of human trafficking among the public and research communities. Poster presented at the 9th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., Bergfelt, T., & Miller, R. S. (2017, October). A scoping review of religious and faith-based organizations’ efforts to address addictions. Presented at the 8th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium: Exploring Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., & Kalarchian, M. A. (2016, September). Building a critical mass of systematic review authors and teachers: A collaboration between librarians and faculty. Paper presented at the Tri-Chapter Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic, New York-New Jersey, and Philadelphia Chapters of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., Myers, C. R., Lockhart, J. S. (2015, October). Collaborating with campus partners to combat predatory publishing: If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Asheville, NC.

Bergfelt, T., Brungard, A. B., & Nolfi, D. A. (2015, October). Christian activism in response to climate change: A literature review. Poster presented at the Duquesne University Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation: Climate Change conference, Pittsburgh, PA. [Selected by judges as Best Faculty Poster]

Gregory, A., Hughes, T. L., & Nolfi, D. A. (2011, December). Using alumni surveys as a practical solution to building a culture of assessment and quality improvement. Paper presented at the Middle States Council on Higher Education Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Nolfi, D. A., & Yurochko, C. (2008, October). Improved vistas: Using link resolvers to simplify finding full text. Presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Morgantown, WV.

Sasso, M. D., & Nolfi, D. A. (2008, June). Recasting roles: The librarian as campus leader. Presented at the spring meeting of the Western Pennsylvania / West Virginia Association of College and Research Libraries Chapter, Oakdale, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., & Yurochko, C. (2007, March). Using Google to provide access to scholarly resources: Meeting students where they live online. Poster presented at the Annual Pittsburgh Blackboard Users Group Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Calhoun, B., Nolfi, D. A., Resick, L. K., & Berdine, H. B. (2005, November). Hand-held computers, Blackboard, and e-learning in the health sciences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pittsburgh Blackboard Users Group, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., & Petersen, M. E. (2003, October). Integrating librarians, faculty, and technology to support student research: The special case of the physician assistant. Poster presented at The QuintEssential Conference meeting of the Mid-Atlantic, New York-New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Chapters of the Medical Library Association and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Special Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Nolfi, D. A., & Petersen, M. E. (2003, October). Pathfinder: Integrating librarians, faculty, and technology to support student research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Library Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

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