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Julie K. Gaines, MLIS

  • AU/UGA Medical Partnership

    Associate Professor and Head of Medical Partnership Campus Library

  • Curriculum Vitae

Julie K. Gaines, MLIS is the Head of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Partnership Campus Library in Athens, GA. As a core educator, she is embedded in the medical school curriculum by teaching Evidence-Based Medicine topics and facilitating a community health small group.


1995 BS Exercise Science / Mathematics Lander University
2003 MLIS University of South Carolina
2005 Post-Graduate Fellowship National Library of Medicine

Academic Appointments

2003 - 2004 NLM Associate Fellow, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland
2004 - 2005 NLM Associate Fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
2005 - 2010 Community and Technology Liaison Librarian, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
2010 - Present Adjunct Librarian III, University of Georgia Libraries
2010 - Present Associate Professor, Medical Partnership Campus Library

More About Julie Gaines

Julie K. Gaines is the Head of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership Campus Library. As one of the core educators for the medical students, she is fully integrated in the curriculum by teaching Evidence-Based Medicine topics, and as a small group faculty facilitator in the community health component of the curriculum. Introduction to PubMed and other databases are classes that she teaches frequently on the Health Sciences campus and the main University of Georgia campus. Julie also assists the faculty and students with their technology needs including social media and mobile technologies.

Before joining the faculty at the Partnership, Julie was the Community and Technology Liaison Librarian at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. While at the UT Health Science Center, she coordinated and managed the Libraries’ Outreach programs, which included managing several subcontracts provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  Before moving to Texas, she was a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow after her graduate work where she spent a year in Bethesda, Maryland at the National Library of Medicine on the NIH campus.

Julie grew up in Elberton, Georgia and graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Mathematics. She received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia and is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the library and information science honor society.  Her research interests include mobile technology in medical education, embedded librarians, and community outreach.

  • Expertise & Interests

    • Medical Information Resources
    • Mobile Technology
    • Embedded Librarians
    • Social Media
  • Research Interests

    Mobile technology in medicine, embedded librarians, community outreach, health literacy , evidence-based medicine, librarians in medical education

  • Selected Publications

    Blake L, Mears K, Davies K, Ballance D, Shipman P, Connolly-Brown M, Gaines JK. Adapting an embedded model of librarianship, college by college. Med Ref Serv Q. 2014; 33(3):264-77.

    Crites GE, Gaines JK, Cottrell S, Kalishman S, Gusic M, Mavis B, Durning SJ. Medical education scholarship: an introductory guide: AMEE Guide No. 89. Med Teach. 2014 Aug; 36(8):657-74.

    Gaines JK. Member Spotlight: Julie K. Gaines. MLA News. 2012 September; 52(8): 12-3.

    Hill J, Nuss M, Middendorf B, Cervero R,  Gaines, JK. (2012). Using iPads to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Third-Year Medical Clerkships. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (pp. 1482-1488). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

    Gaines JK, Levy LS, Cogdill KW. Sharing MedlinePlus®/MEDLINE® for information literacy education (SMILE): a dental public health information project. Med Ref Serv Q. 2011 Oct; 30(4):357-64.

    Prentice KA, Gaines JK, Levy LS.  New "starting points" for resources by subject. Med Ref Serv Q. 2009 Spring; 28(1):88-97.

    Banks M, Beattie Jr. J, Bunnett B, Gaines JK. Combing a plenary session, live webcast, and free online class to create an integrated approach to continuing education. MLA News. 2008 November/December; 411: 27.

  • Affiliations

    Professional organizations

    • Medical Library Association
    • Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association
    • Beta Phi Mu, Beta Omega Chapter (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)

    Service and Community Activites

    • Athens Community Council on Aging, Athens, GA - Board Member
    • Elbert Theatre Foundation Board, Elberton, GA – Board Member
    • Athens Technical College Library Advisory Committee
  • Of Note

    Outstanding Presentation Award for Medical Education Scholarship Research and Education, Southern Group of Educational Affairs Regional Conference, Miami, FL, 2014

    ▪Award given for Scholarly Collaboration at a Distance:  The Potentials and Challenges of Web-based Solutions for Establishing Peer-to-Peer Networking and Communities of Practice

    BioMedical Informatics MBL/NLM Course Fellow - Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, 2013

    ▪ Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. Certificate, Spring Course, 2013

    Majors/Medical Library Association Chapter Project of the Year Award, 2012

    ▪ Award given for the creation and execution of the Get Mobilized online CE Course                                                      

    Research Award, South Central Chapter of Medical Library Association, Tulsa, OK , 2009                  

       ▪ Award given for SMILE: Sharing MedlinePlus®/MEDLINE® for Information Literacy Education Poster Presentation

     Research Award, South Central Chapter of Medical Library Association, Little Rock, AR , 2005

    ▪ Award given for Library Intranets: Tools for Knowledge Management Paper Presentation