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AACP/Sewell Fund Learning Partnership Fellow

Monday, September 8th, 2014

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the professional association representing the interests of academic pharmacy, has been awarded a grant to host a Librarian/Information Scientist as a Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Learning Partnership Fellow for up to one year to begin January 2015. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work as a Librarian in a nontraditional environment focusing not on a collection or place, but instead focusing on building partnerships with AACP staff, leaders, member institutions, and affiliate partners. The purpose of this Fellow’s work with AACP will be to improve access to information for and about AACP members and key stakeholders to further our vision of transforming the future of health care to create a world of health people. AACP is especially interested in the construct and practice of “knowledge management” (KM) and the fellow will play a leading role in advancing KM as an integral element of AACP’s work. This is a limited contract stipend only position for the term of the grant only. Lodging accommodations will be provided by AACP.

Fellow Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Services from an accredited institution
  • 3-5 years work experience in a learning environment (preferably in an academic health setting)
  • Experience with operationalizing and/or implementing Knowledge Management theory and/or services
  • The ability to work independently to deliver on objectives
  • Skill set and interest in hands on learning
  • Experience working with virtual teams
  • Self-directed learner
  • Commitment to customer service

Learning Partnership Fellowship Deliverables:

  1. Assist in the conceptualization and formation of the activation plan of AACP’s approach to knowledge management;
  2. Heighten awareness and skills for AACP staff and members to create new knowledge about pharmacy education and pharmacists’ contributions to health care and make it more accessible; and
  3. A peer-reviewed article to increase the understanding of the value of information professionals which leads to an increased utilization, removing barriers that may not have even been in awareness about library services.

Interested candidates should send the following information as a single PDF document to AACP, by Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 pm EDT: (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) letter of interest detailing skills and experience related to this position and (3) a letter from the candidate’s current employer indicating support and approval to pursue this fellowship opportunity. Finalists for the fellowship will be interviewed via webinar or in-person. The fellow will be selected by mid-October 2014.

NIH Issues Finalized Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Genomic research advances our understanding of factors that influence health and disease, and sharing genomic data provides opportunities to accelerate that research through the power of combining large and information-rich datasets. To promote sharing of human and non-human genomic data and to provide appropriate protections for research involving human data, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued the Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy on August 27, 2014. The GDS Policy takes effect for grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2015, for contracts submitted on or after January 25, 2015, and for intramural research projects generating genomic data on or after January 25, 2015. NIH has also issued a press release regarding the GDS Policy. A publication describing the use and impact of the NIH database for Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) data under the Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies, from 2007 through 2013, has been published in Nature Genetics.

Value of the Library to Society

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Libraries and September is National Preparedness Month

Monday, September 8th, 2014

National Preparedness Month is for everyone, including librarians, information specialists, and those who work at or with libraries.


If you are planning activities for Preparedness Month, please share your ideas, successes, and lessons-learned with this list. You may spark someone else’s imagination. Abundant materials for promoting Preparedness Month are available from the websites listed below.


Just in time for National Preparedness Month, a new book is available for purchase from the American Library Association in cooperation with the Medical Library Association. Congratulations to our colleagues Deb Halsted, Shari Clifton, and Dan Wilson for writing “Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” Deb, Shari, and Dan have been very involved in encouraging libraries to be prepared for disasters, and have much to share from both their personal experiences and professional advocacy.


For a health-related approach to Preparedness Month, CDC, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and other parts of Health and Human Services are focusing on the theme of disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations. Topics (one per week) include preparedness for: children; people with medical needs; older adults; and pet preparedness for pet owners.


Upcoming events on disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations include:

September 10:  Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations, 3-4 PM (Eastern), Twitter chat, #CDCprep,

September 11:  Not Just Small Adults: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies, 4-5 PM (Eastern), Webinar.

September 17:  Emergency Preparedness for Little Ones, September 17, 1-2 PM (Eastern), Twitter chat, #Prep4Kids,


Wishing you successful preparedness efforts this month, -Cindy Love and the DIMRC staff




Links for National Preparedness Month:


CDC National Preparedness Month 2014


PHE (Public Health Emergency) National Preparedness Month 2014 promotional resources for Preparedness Month


America’s PrepareAthon! and National PrepareAthon! Day


Register to document your organization’s efforts


Submitted by Cindy Love

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

Translating Research into Practice: Using AHRQ and PCORI Evidence-Based Research for Nursing Practice

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Translating Research into Practice: Using AHRQ and PCORI Evidence-Based Research for Nursing Practice, Webinar, September 10, 2014 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

09/03/2014 12:01 PM EDT


AHRQ and PCORI will offer an overview of patient-centered outcomes research, and define their roles. They will highlight a research-to-practice continuum that begins with the generation of evidence through research and is advanced with the translation of research, dissemination, and finally implementation of evidence-based practices. AHRQ and PCORI will highlight ongoing research and discuss ways in which nurses can be engaged in research funded by both organizations.

Is There a Shortage of Qualified Librarians for the Future’s Needs?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

“Labor shortages also will hit shrinking and slow-growing professions such as plant operators, librarians and sea captains because there simply aren’t enough young workers to fill the remaining positions after current workers retire.”

Well, I think out there in I-Need-a-Job Land there is a disconnect with many people thinking information and communication technologies (and, sadly, a general dumbing down of the US in math, science, and reading) is making librarianship obsolete. There should be more than rays of hope in this.

Health Happens in Libraries – Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment

Monday, September 8th, 2014

WebJunction has opened registration for a September webinar on the federal health insurance marketplace, targeted to public library staff.

Health Happens in Libraries – Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment

Wednesday, September 24, 2014: 2 – 3 PM Eastern
For more information and to register, please visit:

Designing Library Data Dashboards with Tableau Software

Monday, September 8th, 2014

At last month’s Library Assessment Conference held in Seattle, one panel featured assessment librarians presenting data dashboards they created using Tableau software, Tableau Unleashed: Visualizing Library Data. This presentation includes views of dashboards from University of British Columbia Library (by presenter Jeremy Buhler), UMass Amherst Libraries (by Rachel Lewellen), and Ohio State Libraries (by Sarah Murphy). All of the presenters used Tableau software to produce their dashboards.

Tableau may be the most popular software for creating dashboards right now and the company offers a free version that has a great deal of functionality. In fact, at least one presenter (Sarah Murphy) included dashboards she created using Tableau Public. However, users must be cautioned that any data entered into Tableau Public become public information. That means anyone can see and download your raw data. So, if you use it, be sure all identifying information about individuals is stripped from your files and that you are comfortable with other people downloading your raw data. The presenters also mentioned tips for dashboard design. For additional design guidance, check out the freely downloadable resource A Guide to Creating Dashboards People Love to Use by Juice Analytics.

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 5th annual, online conference:

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center



This free event provide answers to some of the biggest challenges libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. This daylong professional development conference can be viewed in groups or privately. There are no travel or registration fees, and attendees will connect with each other as well as hear exciting keynotes from award-winning scientist and NY Times Best Selling author author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD (Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload) , and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp <>, that will examine our shared digital future.


Our lineup of expert speakers and panelists will present innovative tools and ideas for and from libraries of all types. The day features different tracks dedicated to K-12, Academic, and Public, allowing for the day to be completely customizable. The day will focus on three key areas:


  • Content, Containers and Beyond
  • How libraries are creating, curating, and licensing, digitizing, archiving, and delivering content in today’s fast-changing digital world.
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • How libraries are repositioning themselves as the digital nexus for theircommunities.
  • Leading the Learning Revolution
  • How libraries serve as essential links in a learning continuum.


Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14) <> includes sessions on:


  • StatBase: Open source data management for libraries


  • Partnering with Small Organizations to Digitize Local Content


  • Bridging the K12-College Information Literacy Gap


  • Digital Strategies for Job Search Training


  • Hack Your Notebook: Leveraging Libraries for STEM-Literacy
  • Connections


  • Identifying and Delivering Meta-Literacy Skill Sets to Adult
  • Learners


  • Making Space for Play


More information is available online at

Job Ad: Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian, Stony Brook, NY

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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.


Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master degree of Library/Information sciences. Master’s Degree in a science or health sciences related field. Three or more years of experience as a full-time science or health science librarian in a higher education institution.


Full position description and application information: