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Archive for June 22nd, 2013

National Guideline Clearinghouse Announces Revised Criteria for Inclusion of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

On June 3, AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) announced its revised criteria for inclusion of clinical practice guidelines. The new criteria reflect the Institute of Medicine’s definition of a clinical practice guideline provided in its 2011 standards-setting publication, Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. The two main changes to the NGC inclusion criteria are that the guideline:

  1. Be based on a systematic review of the evidence, through a literature review that summarizes evidence by identifying, selecting, assessing, and synthesizing the findings of similar but separate studies
  2. Contains an assessment of the benefits and harms of the recommended care and alternative care options.

The revised criteria will become effective June 2014.

Select to access more information:  http://www.guideline.gov/about/inclusion-criteria.aspx on NGC’s revised criteria and its mission. Select for frequently asked questions: http://www.guideline.gov/faq.aspx#Inclusion about the new inclusion criteria or to compare clinical practice guidelines and other related information:  http://www.guideline.gov/index.aspx.

Perspective: Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Below is the link for a discussion paper, Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act that was a joint effort of some members of the Roundtable on Health Literacy and the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities:  http://www.iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/AmplifyingTheVoice.

Low Power FM Application Now Online

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The FCC announced that the Low Power FM (LPFM) application, Form 318, is now live and online! This means that community groups all across the country are now able to prepare their application online. Submitting an application to the FCC is the first step to getting your community on the air.

For the first time in more than a decade, community groups nationwide will soon be able to start small, local radio stations. Non-profit organizations, schools, Indian Tribes and public safety agencies can apply for stations in October. For the first time ever, the agency will allow these noncommercial stations in urban areas. Remember that only groups registered with their state, not individual applicants, are eligible for this opportunity.  To learn more about getting on the air, join us on our Get On Air webinar on June 26.

More info here: http://www.prometheusradio.org/LPFMApplicationOnline_and_Window

Job Ad: Data Curator, New York, NY

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The Databrary project at New York University seeks a Data Curator, an information specialist who will work with researchers in developmental science to acquire and organize the content of the Databrary digital library (databrary.org).
Databrary is a joint project of NYU and Penn State University, currently funded by both NSF and NIH.  While its content is heterogeneous, a significant portion of the library is video material.

The Data Curator will be located at NYU in New York City and will report to the Databrary Project Administrator in NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change and will also have a dotted-line reporting to the NYU Libraries.

The Data Curator will work in close collaboration with individual faculty and researchers across the country in preparing files for deposit, including

- Analysis of the structure of study data;
- Data normalization, cleaning, authority management;
- Organization of digital and physical inventories.

The Data Curator will also work in close collaboration with the Databrary software developers to

- Devise metadata schema that are flexible but that also offer incentives to consistency;

- Devise effective discovery services that function across heterogeneous metadata, and which foster interactions among a highly diverse community of researchers, including UX design and evaluation;
- Create best practices for long-term sustainability of data formats, including video formats, such as format migration and transcoding;
- Create deposit, maintenance, and annotation workflows;
- Create taxonomy(ies) and initial tag sets.

This is a full-time position at NYU, with full employee benefits, for a fixed-term of three years and with the possibility for extension.

Required Qualifications:

- MLS and 3-5 years experience in a related field, such as developmental science, metadata schema design and management, taxonomy management, or equivalent education and experience;
- Working knowledge of data management, including metadata, data retrieval and research data use, format migration, preservation;
- Demonstrated experience in consulting with faculty regarding technology or metadata options/requirements;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Recommended Qualifications:

- Familiarity with video data and/or sensor data.

- Familiarity with data management technologies such as XML, SQL, unix filesystems.

TO APPLY

Send the following to jobs@databrary.org:

  • One page cover letter (PDF)
  • Links to your open source contributions or other samples of your work
  • Resume (PDF)

URL:  http://library.nyu.edu/about/jobs.html

Period:  3 years

Starts On June 7, 2013, 11:20 a.m.

Job Requirements

MLS and 3-5 years experience in a related field, such as developmental science, metadata schema design and management, taxonomy management, or equivalent education and experience;

Required Qualifications:

- MLS and 3-5 years experience in a related field, such as developmental science, metadata schema design and management, taxonomy management, or equivalent education and experience;
- Working knowledge of data management, including metadata, data retrieval and research data use, format migration, preservation;
- Demonstrated experience in consulting with faculty regarding technology or metadata options/requirements;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Recommended Qualifications:

- Familiarity with video data and/or sensor data.
- Familiarity with data management technologies such as XML, SQL, unix filesystems.

Company Information

NYU, Division of Libraries

70 Washington Sq. S. 11th Fl

New York New York 10012

Contact Information

Enrique Yanez

Phone: (212) 998-2450

http://library.nyu.edu/

TO APPLY

Send the following to jobs@databrary.org:

• One page cover letter (PDF)
• Links to your open source contributions or other samples of your work
• Resume (PDF)

Job Ad: Communication and Outreach Librarian, New York, NY

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The Communication and Outreach Librarian will be responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to promote library resources and services to students, faculty and staff within the Mount Sinai Medical Center. This position will also perform a core role in the delivery of reference and instructional services in support of research, education and clinical care. Raising awareness of issues related to scholarly communication and contributing content to the library website will also be a focus of this position. The Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library is part of Academic Informatics and Technology, which also includes the Archives, Instructional Technology and the IT Academic Support Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement outreach initiatives using social media, the library website, newsletters, and other digital and print communication channels
  • Collaborate with other librarians to evaluate current reference, consultation and education services, and recommend, design and implement new services
  • Develop and lead library efforts to increase awareness of copyright, author rights, understanding of publisher agreements, open access, “altmetrics”, and other scholarly communication issues
  • Create and maintain content on the library website, including tutorials and resource guides
  • Design services to support faculty publishing, including personal information management, research impact, preparation of manuscripts, and database searching assistance
  • Develop, present and evaluate in-person and online instruction in database searching and information management to support evidence-based practice, scholarly research, and life-long learning
  • Consult with faculty on creating search strategies for bibliographic databases, managing information retrieval, and preparing presentations
  • Evaluate biomedical resources and tools for potential library acquisition
  • Keep current with scholarly communication and social media trends, emerging technologies and reference practices in academic health sciences libraries

Required Experience:

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage faculty and students through creative marketing initiatives
  • Experience creating high-impact web-based educational materials and user guides
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective social media outreach and monitoring
  • Strong knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends in academic research and publishing
  • Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
  • Experience searching the biomedical literature, including PubMed and Web of Science
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of digital collaboration, presentation and communication tools
  • Ability to work independently and collegially with teams and individuals across departments and organization

Email cover letter and detailed resume to alan.krissoff@mssm.edu. Indicate the job title “Communication and Outreach Librarian” in the subject line.

Please visit the Levy Library website to learn more about the library.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center–An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

Contact Information

Alan Krissoff

Phone: (212) 241-6138

Fax: (212) 241-4925

alan.krissoff@mssm.edu

http://library.mssm.edu

Job Ad: Data Services Specialist, Princeton, NJ

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Princeton University Library Data Services Specialist Requisition Number 1300412 The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars.  Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. Major Responsibilities: Provides statistical & software consulting services in quantitative analysis of machine-readable data.  Assists in the choice, application, & interpretation of quantitative methods.  Retrieves/manipulates complex data; transfers data between platforms for use in multiple computing environments; provides extracts/tables. Group instruction & individual consultations. Maintains web & creates documentation. Processes data.  Creates metadata. Required: Master’s degree & expertise with at least 1 of these statistical packages (Stata, R, SPSS). Experience providing direct data services to patrons, including research consultations or instruction. Strong background in computing & quantitative data analysis. Preferred: Advanced degree in a quantitative social science or equivalent experience.  Demonstrated ability & experience in a fast-paced environment with a strong service orientation.  Experience in using complex machine-readable data; programming ability; some UNIX/server background. Expertise with Stata & R. Desirable: Strong econometrics background or familiarity with economic and/or financial data.  Expertise with other statistical packages, particularly SAS & MATLAB. Nominations and Applications: Nominations & applications (cover letter, resume & the names, titles, addresses & phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website (requisition number 1300412). Link directly, or copy-paste into your browser: http://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63867 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. For information about applying to Princeton, please link to http://www.princeton.edu/jobs

Job Ad: Medical Librarian (part-time), Erie County, NY

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

https://www.healthcaresource.com/ecmcc/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=518423