Doug Joubert joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library in 2004. He is customer-oriented practitioner with extensive experience in providing support to researchers working the areas of public health and health care policy. He is the Informationist for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
As part of his duties at the NIH Library, he identifies and provides guidance on the effective use of emerging technologies and recommends strategies to capitalize on them. Practice areas include public health, social media, teaching, and technology. Major responsibilities include:
- Project lead for the NIH Technology Hub team. The Technology Hub was designed as space where our users can explore ways to incorporate emerging technologies into their research, and receive training on how to effectively use these tools.
- Support the development of staff competencies on mobile, qualitative research methods, and emerging technologies.
- Serve as the Geographic Information Systems (GSI) training and technical lead in support of the NIH Library Technology Hub.
- Provide training in the areas of data analysis, data visualization, geospatial literacy, and online mapping tools.
What Can I Do For You
- Provide comprehensive searching of the scientific and grey literature.
- Develop and conduct individual or group instruction on how to search, collect, and manage scientific and public data, both online and in-person.
- Create research or news alerts to keep up-to-date on research or topics of interest.
- Assist with manuscript preparation (e.g., selecting an appropriate journal, formatting the paper and references, receiving support for paper submission and more).
- Consult on special projects involving the locating, organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing of information or data.
- Provide guidance and support on issues related to data management and curation, data analytics, and basic support for Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Federer, L. M., Lu, Y.-L., Joubert, D. J., Welsh, J., & Brandys, B. (2015). Biomedical Data Sharing and Reuse: Attitudes and Practices of Clinical and Scientific Research Staff. PLoS One, 10(6), e0129506. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129506Federer, L., Joubert, D. J., and Davis M. (2015).
- Expanding and Enhancing Library Data and GIS Services: Implementing an Information Visualization Service. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association. Austin, TX.
- Joubert, D.J., Belter C. (2014). Analytical Methods for Systematic Review Support. 2014 Medical Library Association - Quad Chapter Meeting. Alexandria, VA.
- Joubert, D. J., A. A. Livinski, et al. (2014). Keeping up with public health series. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association. Chicago, IL.
- Joubert, D. J., A. A. Livinski, et al. (2012). Developing staff competencies around mobile and emerging technologies. PAHO 9th Regional Conference on Health Science Information (CRICS9). Washington, DC.
- Davis, M. and D. J. Joubert (2012). Making Connections: A strategic path to marketing and communications. 2012 Medical Library Association - Quad Chapter Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
- Joubert, D. J. and M. Davis (2012). Developing staff competencies in emerging technologies. Brave New World: 2012 FEDLINK Technician to Technologists. Washington, DC.
- Joubert, D. J., A. A. Livinski, et al. (2012). Developing a program to use iPads in your library. Brave New World: 2012 FEDLINK Spring Exposition. Washington, DC.
- Joubert, D. J., A. A. Livinski, et al. (2012). Moving out ahead of the curveball: One library's experience with going mobile. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association. Seattle, WA.