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Barbara A. Wright

Research and Education Librarian

Associate Professor
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Research and Education

(804) 828-0622
Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 144-F
bawright@vcu.edu

Education

  • M.L.S. Library Science, East Carolina University, 1981
  • B.S. Education, VCU, 1970

Previous Professional Experience

  • Joint Appointment, Associate Professor, Research Programs, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, VCU School of Medicine, 2009-present
  • Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM South Central Region, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, 1995-1996
  • Chief, Information Management Division, Fayetteville N.C. Area Health Education Center, 1992-1995
  • Director, Library and Information Services, Fayetteville N.C. Area Health Education Center, 1983-1995
  • Reference Librarian/Associate Director, Fayetteville N.C. Area Health Education Center, 1982-1983

Selected Presentations

  • Wright, B.A., Lubker, I.M., Jones, S.D., Brown, R.E., Cyrus, J.W.W., Henderson, M.E., Ladd, D.L., Johnson, E.M., Bryant, N., Purcell, K.S. (2013) A common wealth of public health and primary care information: Revitalizing a collaborative partnership. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Longo, D.R., Wright, B.A., Lee, J. (2013). Public reporting as a communication tool to aid vulnerable consumers in healthcare decisions: What do we know? Presented at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Wright, B.A., Lubker, I.M., Jones, S.D., Purcell, K.S. (2013). A common wealth of public health and primary care information. Poster presented at the Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium, Richmond, VA. 
  • Longo, D.R. & Wright, B.A. (2012). Public reporting as a communication tool to aid vulnerable consumers in healthcare decisions: What do we know? Poster presented at the American Academy on Communications in Healthcare Research and Teaching Forum, Providence, RI.
  • Purcell, K.S., Wright, B.A., McDaniel, J., Shuford, V.P. (2012). A collaborative partnership to support community-based preceptors' information access. Poster presented at National Area Health Education Centers Organization Conference, San Antonio, TX. 
  • Lubker, I.M., Wright, B.A., Henderson, M.E. (2011). Librarians outside the library: A look at dealing with some of the benefits and pitfalls. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wright, B.A., Jones, S.D., Shuford, V.P., Purcell, K.S. (2011). Rethinking a library's training approach for pharmacy preceptors. Poster presented at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. 
  • Wright, B.A., Jones, S.D., Stone, V., Shuford, V.P., Purcell, K.S. (2010). A collaborative partnership to support community-based pharmacy preceptors' information access. Poster presented at Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC. 
  • Lubker, I.M. & Wright, B.A. (2010). Librarians outside the library - benefits realized. Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC. 
  • Longo, D.R., Elder, N.C., Krist, A.H., Wright, B.A., Rothemich, S.F., Frazier, C.O. (2009). Facilitators and potential solutions in quality performance measurement in primary care. Paper presented at Agency for Healthcare Research Quality-Practice Based Research Network Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Longo, D.R., Wright, B., Elder, N.C., Frazier, C.O., Krist, A.H., Rothemich, S.F. (2009). Toward quality improvement in primary care: Barriers and facilitators to quality performance measurement data collection and reporting. Paper presented at North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Selected Publications

  • Ornato, J.P., Becker, L.B., Weisfeldt, M.L., Wright, B.A. (2010). Cardiac arrest and resuscitation: An opportunity to align research prioritization and public health need. Circulation, 122(18), 1876-1879.
  • Lubker I.M., Henderson, M.E., Canevari, C.S., Wright, B.A. (2010). Refocusing reference services outside the library building: One library's experience. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 29(3), 218-228.
  • Longo, D.R., Schubert, S.L., Wright, B.A., LeMaster, J., Williams, C.D., Clore, J.N. (2010). Health information seeking, receipt, and use in diabetes self-management. Annals of Family Medicine, 8(4), 334-340.
  • Self, P.C., Wright, B.A., Waugh, J.L. (1998). Remote users of health sciences libraries. Library Trends, 47(1), 75-90.

Selected University Service

  • Curriculum Committee, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy, Ex Officio
  • Family Medicine Research Team, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, VCU School of Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals, Distinguished Member
  • Medical Library Association
    • Hospital Libraries Section
    • Pharmacy and Drug Information Section
    • Public Services Section
    • Institutional Animal Care and Use Special Interest Group
  • Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Research Interests

  • Consumer health information; health sciences library outreach; family medicine/primary care research; grantsmanship; mentoring    

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (866) 828-2665
(804) 828-0636

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