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Archive for February, 2014

Haz-Map Updated with 481 New Agents

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational asthma:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_sis_hazmap.html

Registration Open for Research Data Management Symposium (Space is Limited)

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:  April 28 – 29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management.  We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.

Details / Registration:  http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_data2014

  • Register for both days, or only one day—it’s your choice.
  • If registration fills up, you’ll be placed on a waiting list and notified if space becomes available

Have You Downloaded Your Disaster App Yet?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App is now available for download on your iPhone®, Android™, or BlackBerry® device. Be among the first to try it out!

  • Be focused. Spend less time worrying about logistics so you can focus on what really matters—the people in need.
  • Be prepared. Rely on and access pre-downloaded resources on your phone in case of limited Internet connectivity.
  • Be confident. Review key preparedness materials so you’re confident about providing the best support possible.
  • Share resources easily. Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message or email, or transfer the information to a computer for printing.

World Health Organization (WHO) Providing Open Access to All Publications

Friday, February 21st, 2014

WHO provides access to the numerous items they have authored and published through their website, under the belief that access to information is a basic right that supports better decision making. A new policy that will be effective July 2014 requires that any WHO authored or WHO-funded research published in non-WHO publications, such as journals and books, must also be made freely available to all.

Press Release: http://www.who.int/about/who_reform/change_at_who/issue4/information-sharing/en/index.html

WHO Publications: http://www.who.int/publications/en/

WHO Institutional Repository: http://apps.who.int/iris/

IOM Report: Programs to Prevent Psychological Disorders in Military Members

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A new report from the Institute of Medicine, released on Thursday, assessed “efforts to evaluate and improve psychological health services for military members and their families.” The review panel said that DOD, “…should develop, track, and evaluate programs based on scientific evidence to ensure their effectiveness… DOD has implemented numerous resilience and prevention programs — mostly focused on individual-level interventions — that address various aspects of psychological health.  While some of these programs have demonstrated effectiveness, many are not evidence-based and are evaluated infrequently.”

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=18597

Evaluation Tip of the Day

Friday, February 21st, 2014

NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

New OERC Blog posting! You can find this article online here. For simplicity’s sake, we’ve posted the article below:

Evaluation Tip a Day

Do you want to know more about great assessment resources, tools, and lessons learned from others who share your interest in evaluation?

Do you not want to add another professional journal to the existing TBR (to be read) stack in your office?

Check out the American Evaluation Association (AEA) 365 blog at http://aea365.org where anyone (not only AEA members) can subscribe via email or really simple syndication (RSS) feed. The established blog guidelines place a cap on contributions with a maximum of 450 words per entry. You will know at a glance what the subject is (Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, or Lessons Learned) from the headers used within the entries, and all assumptions of prior knowledge and experience with evaluation and organizations are avoided with clarification of all acronyms and no jargon allowed.

A handy tip – Scroll down the right sidebar of the website to locate subjects arranged by the AEA Topical Interest Groups (TIGs). Some of these that are likely to be of interest to National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) members are Data Visualization and Reporting, Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations, Health Evaluation, Integrating Technology into Evaluation, and Nonprofits and Foundations Evaluation to name only a few.

A brief review of a recent entry of interest to NN/LM members – Conducting a Health Needs Assessment of People With Disabilities -  shared lessons learned from the needs assessment work done in Massachusetts, and shared the rad resource of Disability and Health Data System (DHDS) with state-level disability health data available from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).

Embedded and Empowered: Making an Impact with Embedded Librarianship

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Please join your colleagues on Thursday, April 3rd for the 42nd HSLANJ Annual Business Meeting and an exciting continuing education offering.

Please visit the HSLANJ Website for more information and registration details.

Job Ad: Head, Health Sciences, Stony Brook, NY

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Head of Health Sciences Library

REF#: F-8443-14-01

Budget Title: Associate Librarian/Full Librarian Faculty Position

Department: Health Sciences Library

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and clinical community.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession. Advance degree in related discipline.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library’s resources, programs, and services; advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. Responsible for daily operations. The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library resources. The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies.

The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center. Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible.  The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Campus Description: Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and a leader in health education, patient care and research. Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook is home to more than 24,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603 beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:  Diana Davies, Library Director’s Office, Melville Library, Room 1511, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 03/24/2014, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.  STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND EDUCATOR. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions.

President’s Day Closure

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

NLM will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Introduction to DOCLINE Series

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

The NN/LM regional libraries-sponsored 4 part online series will begin In March.  More details will be announced in the near future.

  • March 5: Beginning DOCLINE
  • March 12: Routing Tables
  • March 19: Serial Holdings
  • March 26: Borrowing & Lending