23633-Blevins, Amy

Amy E. Blevins

Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library

IB 310
Indianapolis, IN
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I lead a team of library faculty and staff in support of the education, research, clinical translation, interprofessional education, and population health initiatives of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). I manage the operations of, plan, coordinate, and promote the Library’s education program and learning resources as well as oversee the operations of reference and mediated searching. I am also responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve curricular integration and support for the nine IUSM centers around the state along with my colleagues at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

In addition, I am the Evidence Based Thread Leader for IUSM and work with a team of medical educators to design and oversee learning objectives related to biostatistics, critical appraisal, scientific method, public health, and clinical informatics across all four years of our undergraduate medical education program. 

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Key Publications

NCBI My Bibliography 

Menard L, Blevins AE, Trujillo DJ, Lazarus KH. Integrating evidence-based medicine skills into a medical school curriculum: a quantitative outcomes assessment. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2021 Oct;26(5):249-250. doi: 10.1136/bmjebm-2020-111391. Epub 2020 Oct 22. PMID: 33093190.

Marra AR, Perencevich EN, Nelson RE, Samore M, Khader K, Chiang HY, Chorazy ML, Herwaldt LA, Diekema DJ, Kuxhausen MF, Blevins A, Ward MA, McDanel JS, Nair R, Balkenende E, Schweizer ML. Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Clostridium difficile Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1917597. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.17597. PMID: 31913488; PMCID: PMC6991241.

Inman M, Blevins AE, Ketterman E, Young KL. Now Tell Us What You Want: Information-Seeking Habits of Health Sciences Faculty. Med Ref Serv Q. 2019 Apr-Jun;38(2):131-142. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2019.1588046. PMID: 31173574.

Khera R, CarlLee S, Blevins A, Schweizer M, Girotra S. Early coronary angiography and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart. 2018 Oct 19;5(2):e000809. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2018-000809. PMID: 30402255; PMCID: PMC6203043.

Livorsi DJ, Chorazy ML, Schweizer ML, Balkenende EC, Blevins AE, Nair R, Samore MH, Nelson RE, Khader K, Perencevich EN. A systematic review of the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Apr 24;7:55. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0346-9. PMID: 29719718; PMCID: PMC5926528.

Blevins A, Harris R, Kiscaden E. Chapter 3: Skilling Up. In Norton MJ, Rupp N eds. Transforming Medical Library Staff for the 21st Century. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2017: 29-42.

Blevins AE, Kiscaden E, Bengtson J. Courting Apocalypse: Creating a Zombie-Themed Evidence-Based Medicine Game. Med Ref Serv Q. 2017;36(4):313-322.

Chiang HY, Perencevich EN, Nair R, et al. Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Infections Caused by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in the United States: Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017;38(2):203-215.

Eberlein M, Reed RM, Chahla M, et al. Lobar lung transplantation from deceased donors: A systematic review. World J Transplant. 2017;7(1):70-80.

Blevins A, Kavanagh Webb K, Andresen C, Inman MB. Current and future trends for supporting online and distance education. In Coghill JG, Russell RG eds. Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield; 2016: 99-114.

Nelson RE, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, et al. Costs and Mortality Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Healthcare-Associated Acinetobacter Infections. Infec Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016; 37(10): 1212-1218.

Blevins A, Inman M. Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield; 2014.

Blevins A. Creating a curriculum based library instruction plan for medical students. In: Blevins A, Inman M, eds. Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield; 2014:149-157.


Titles & Appointments

  • Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
  • Associate Director for Public Services
  • Evidence Based Medicine Thread Leader
  • Research

    My research interests include evidence-based medicine, information literacy, instructional design, leadership, and systematic reviews.

  • Professional Organizations
    Medical Library Association

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