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Janene Batten, MLS

Nursing Librarian

203-785-2396 (YSN)
203-737-2964 (Medical Library)

Research and Education, Clinical Information Services
Liaison to: 
Yale School of Nursing; YNHH Nurses

Honors and Awards:

  • Yale New Haven Hospital - Nurses Choice Award, 2017
  • Australian HLA/HCN Health Informatics Innovation Award, 2014
  • Yale School of Nursing Staff Recognition Award, 2008
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Marge Funk Research Award, 2013

Current Committees:

Medical Library

  • Strategic Planning Committee 
  • Library Liaisons Group

Yale University School of Nursing

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Faculty and Staff Workplace Committee
  • Academic Leadership

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH)

  • Nursing Research Committee

Yale New Haven Health System (includes YNHH; Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital)

  • Nursing Standardization Committees, Research 2012 to present


Selected Presentations:

Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Clinical Care for Medical Librarians, 3 day intensive

Faculty (2008-12), Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Faculty (2014-16, 2018), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado

Australian EBP Librarians Institute, 3 day intensive

Faculty (2013-16, 2018), Australia

CE705 Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics (4.0 MLA CEUs)

Faculty (2016), MLA 2016 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada

Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics (4.0 MLA CEUs)

Faculty (2015), NAHSL 2015 Annual Conference, Providence, RI

Finding Health Care Information to Support Evidence-Based Practice, CE Course, June 29th, presented with Lynn Sette at 2011 National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual Conference, Washington, DC

Batten, J. Glover, J., Sette, L. (2009). Information needs of Connecticut USA school nurses: Assessment and resource implementation. Paper presentation, In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-5). August 31-September 4, 2009.ICML, Brisbane, Australia

Batten, J. Glover, J., Sette, L. (2009) Evidence-based school nurse practice: The importance of information resources. Paper presentation, June 27, National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Annual Conference, Boston

EBP for Nursing Librarians, CE Course (6CEs), presented to Association of Rhode Island Health Sciences Librarians (AHRISL), Community College of Rhode Island, RI, March 18, 2009

EBP in the classroom: A librarian and faculty collaboration, Paper, presented at Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms and Dialogue Conference (19-21 April 2007), Hong Kong, April 19, 2007

Teaching Evidence-based Practice Resources, CE Course, presented with Jan Glover at Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association MHSLA, Crystal Mountain Resort, Michigan, September 21, 2005

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, break out session, presented with Jan Glover at North Atlantic Health Science Librarians Annual Conference, September 26, 2005

Selected Publications:

Bauce, K., Fahs, D.B., Batten, J. & Whittemore, R. (in press). Videoconferencing for the management of heart failure: An integrative review. Journal of gerontological Nursing. [Advance online release]

Batten, J. (2012). Comment on editorial literature reviews as a research strategy. Journal of School Nursing, 28, 409. doi:10.1177/1059840512466524

Cardart-Olsen, L. & Batten, J. (2012). Chapter 7 National Resources Online School Nurse Administrators: Leadership and Management, National Association of School Nurses

Krom, Z.R., Batten, J., Bautista, C. (2010).  A unique collaborative nursing EBP initiative using the Iowa Model: A clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian and a staff nurse’s success story. Poster presentation at 17th National Evidence-Based Practice Conference: Technological Innovations for Evidence-Based Practice. Iowa City, IA. April 2010. Poster presented April 23, 2010.

Krom, Z.R., Batten, J., Bautista, C. (2010). A Three Part Harmony: A Staff Nurse, a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Health Science Librarian Succeed in a Unique Collaborative EBP Initiative, Clinical Nurse Specialist, 24(2): 54-59.

Krom, Z.R., Batten, J., Bautista, C. (2009). A three part harmony: A unique collaborative EBP initiative for staff nurses, Poster presentation, Konover Center, University Of Hartford, West Harford, CT - May 13, 2009.

Batten. J. and Wang, L. (2008) Book review: Virtual reference service: From competencies to assessment, Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 5(4): 411-413. DOI: ISSN: 1542-4065

Batten J. (2007) Life at Yale, HLA News: National News Bulletin of Health Libraries Australia, November 2007

Batten J. (2007) Evidence-Based Resources for Nurses on the Web, Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 7(1): 101-115 DOI: 10.1300/J186v07n01_10. ISSN: 1532-3269

Clinical Librarianship – An Opportunity for Point of Service Marketing, Poster, presented at NASHL, Sturbridge, MA, October 2003


  • MLS, Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University, 2002
  • B.Ed., Bachelor of Education, Flinders University, South Australia, 1985


  • NIH/NLM, 2007-2008: Information Needs of Connecticut School Nurses: Assessment and Resource Implementation. $40,000 (renewed 2009, 2010)

Professional Membership:

  • Academy of Health Information Professionals. 2003 - present
  • Medical Library Association, 2002 - present
  • North Atlantic Health Sciences Library Association (NAHSL), 2002 – present

MLA Chapter Council Liaison, 2016 - present

NAHSL Conference Chair 2004-2006

NAHSL Chapter Chair 2006-07; Past Chair 2007-08