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Archive for March, 2012

Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries

Friday, March 30th, 2012

What:           The Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is sponsoring an MLA Webcast:  Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries

When:          Wednesday, April 18th, 2 – 3:30 p.m. (EST)

Where:        Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

3550 Terrace Street, 200 Scaife Hall

Conference Room B

Register:      If you plan to attend, please send an email with the Subject:  Leveraging to nnlmmar@pitt.edu by Monday, April 16th

Details:        http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/techtrends/index.html

Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health

Friday, March 30th, 2012

What:           The Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is offering a face-to-face class.

Who:            Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator, Greater Midwest Region

                       Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, Middle Atlantic Region

When:          Monday, April 23rd, 9:00 am – 1 p.m.

Where:        Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

3550 Terrace Street, 200 Scaife Hall

Classroom 2

Register:      If you plan to attend, please send an email with the Subject:  Information Anywhere to nnlmmar@pitt.edu by Thursday, April 19th

Details:         http://nnlm.gov/training/mobile/

Delivering Health Care in the Midst of Catastrophic Disasters

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Institute of Medicine has a new report that provides a resource manual to help communities deliver health care effectively in the midst of catastrophic disasters:

http://www.nationalacademies.org/morenews/20120321.html

NIH Conflict of Interest Regulations

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The NIH has now posted answers to additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning the new conflict of interest regulations:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/.

Job Posting: NLM Deputy Chief, Public Services Division

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Consult USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.gov/) for the complete vacancy announcement; in the search boxes at http://www.usajobs.gov/ enter “Supervisory Librarian” and “Maryland.”

Application instructions will also be posted shortly at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html.

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NLM-DE-12-623020

SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to Tuesday, April 03, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-14
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent

 

 

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The successful candidate for this position will serve as Deputy Chief of the Public Services Division and participate fully with the Chief in directing and managing all activities of the Division.  This position is located within the Division of Library Operations (LO), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

PSD is looking for creative leadership in a variety of areas including oversight of digitization activities, web and social media, resource sharing, cooperative internal and external projects, and development of consumer health vocabularies.

Clinical and Translational Science Research: Library Support 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

We would like to invite librarians interested in or currently involved in library services targeted to clinical and translational science researchers to participate in this study.  Several potential roles for libraries and librarians are covered in this survey, including literature searching, instruction, data management, bioinformatics, collaboration and community engagement support.

This study follows up on a similar study conducted in the winter of 2011.  It is designed to chart the growth of services over the last year, as well as include librarians beyond those working with institutions which have received Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA).  Participants in the current study are NOT required to have participated in the 2011 study.

For the purposes of this study, “clinical and translational science” includes all research efforts and collaborations designed to facilitate the transfer of laboratory data into clinical practice and community health.  We are interested in your responses whether or not your institution has received a CTSA, and regardless of your location, as long as your library serves researchers in clinical and translational science.

Note that the survey has been designed to let only one participant respond on a specific computer.  That participant may interrupt the survey and then return to complete it on that computer, as long as cookies are not cleared.

Please complete the consent form and survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NLJWV3F.

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the principal investigator, Michele Tennant (tennantm@ufl.edu).

Michele R. Tennant, PhD, MLIS

tennantm@ufl.edu

(352) 273-8426

 

Cecilia Botero, MLIS

cecbote@ufl.edu

 

Rolando Garcia Milian, MLIS

Rolando.milian@ufl.edu

 

Jennifer A. Lyon, MS, MLIS

jalyon@ufl.edu

 

Hannah F. Norton, MSIS

nortonh@ufl.edu

 

Health Science Center Libraries

University of Florida

Exempted 23 February 2012

University of Florida Institutional Review Board 02

Protocol #2012-U-0196

NIHSeniorHealth

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Make sure to check out the new site from NIH on senior health, NIHSeniorHealthhttp://nihseniorhealth.gov/

MAR Announces Dates for Upcoming Meetings

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Last week, MAR announced that we have set-up our new advisory structure that will consist of a Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs).  The committees and their members are available on our website:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/rac.html and http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/sag.html.

We have now set the dates for our first round of meetings:

Special Advisory Groups

Seeking An Attendee to MLA’s Disaster Information Courses

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

As many of you know, MLA is working with NLM to create the Disaster Information Specialization.  MLA currently has a contract with NLM to develop 5 new CE courses on the topic of disaster information.  Two of these courses are being hosted after the MLA 2012 in Seattle.  MLA wants to work with the RMLs to fill these two classes.  Here are the details:

  • Each RML is able to send two attendees.  One of the two attendees should be an RML staff member.  So we are seeking one candidate from our region to attend.
  • The courses are free for attendees.  Attendees will be asked to cover their own transportation, hotel and food costs.
  • The courses will be held at the RML at the University of Washington.  MLA will provide buses to and from the University and the Seattle Convention Center.
  • Attendees will take both classes.  However, we are not splitting up attendance so that two attendees can take the first class and a new set of attendees can take the second.
  • Attendees will receive MLA CE contact hours for attending the classes. They can use these hours toward apply to the specialization.

Below is preliminary information:

May 24, 2012

8:00 am – 11:30 am

U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies (or similar title)

Instructors:

Mary Moore, Chair, Department of Health Informatics, and Executive Director, Medical Libraries and Biomedical Communications, Louis Calder Memorial Library; and Kimberly A. Loper, Vice Chair – Administration, Department of Health Informatics and Special Projects & Digital Initiative Librarian, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Information Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery (or similar title)

Instructor: Robin Featherstone, Liaison Librarians, Life Sciences Library, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

If you are interested in attending, please contact Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region:  mjharvey@pitt.edu.

Job Announcement: NLM/HMD Deputy Chief

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Consult USAJOBS (http://www.usajobs.gov/) for the complete vacancy announcement; in the search boxes at http://www.usajobs.gov/ enter “Supervisory Historian” and “Maryland.”

Application instructions will also be posted shortly at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html.

Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

BETHESDA, MARYLAND

DEPUTY CHIEF, HISTORY OF MEDICINE DIVISION

The National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, is now recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of its History of Medicine Division.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest medical library and a major organizational component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is responsible for collecting, preserving, and promoting the dissemination of information important to the progress of medicine and public health, both nationally and internationally.  The History of Medicine Division (HMD), a major component of Library Operations, NLM, (1) selects, acquires, processes, preserves, and gives access to rare books, manuscripts, archives, images, historical audiovisuals, and electronic materials in the field of biomedicine; (2) promotes scholarship in the history of medicine using the NLM historical collections; (3) develops and promotes the use of K-12 curriculum materials associated with exhibitions; (4) develops, promotes, and travels exhibitions to libraries across America; and (5) develops and promotes original scholarship to support innovative and interactive onsite and online exhibition and digital programs.

As the Deputy Chief of the HMD – and with records of accomplishment not only in the field of history but also in administration and project management – the incumbent will share responsibility for and participate fully with the Chief of the HMD in directing and managing all activities of the HMD.

This is a Supervisory Historian, GS-170-14, position with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum.

NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER