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Job Posting: Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC). The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of the NN/LM MidContinental Region. The Assistant Director plans and implements the activity of the NTC; supervises NTC professional and support staff; and, in conjunction with National Library of Medicine staff, coordinates the activities of the NTC with other components of the NN/LM program, in order to support the effective use of NLM information products and services.  With the NTC team, the Assistant Director assures compliance with all elements of the Statement of Work that is part of the contract with the National Library of Medicine and develops and implements a strategic program plan for the NTC, including the appropriate assessment and evaluation of instruction. The individual in this position prepares an annual budget and supervises the timely delivery of class reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports. The Assistant Director conducts online and in-person training classes throughout the United States on PubMed, TOXNET and other topics related to training and NLM resources and coordinates NCBI training. The NTC web site, social media plan, and national and regional class registration system falls under the Assistant Director’s supervision.  Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLM products and services and monitoring, disseminating and incorporating new information and trends related to distance learning, adult learning and instruction.

The Library

The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library serves as headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center (http://nnlm.gov/ntc/). The Library contributes to the health information access of librarians, health professionals, students, researchers and communities within the MidContinental Region and the nation. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (http://library.med.utah.edu) serves University of Utah Health Care, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health as well as the University Hospitals and Clinics. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Experience with teaching using distance education techniques (synchronous and asynchronous).
  • Knowledge of the latest developments related to distance education and adult learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with NLM databases.

Preferred:

  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience writing successful grant or contract proposals.
  • Experience designing and implementing evaluation plans for assessing success in training programs.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and NCBI bioinformatics databases.
  • Familiarity with trends and issues related to data management and data plans.

Salary and Benefits:

Based on experience, starting at $73,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Rank is dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/ CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: http://admin.utah.edu/faculty-handbook. See https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full list of benefits.

Applications:

The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above, and how you would contribute to the Library’s reputation and leadership; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is – http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40608

Review of Applications: Review of application begins May 27, 2015.

If you have any questions about this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Claire Hamasu, Search Committee Chair
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N. 1900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801 587-3412, Option #1

chamasu@RML4.utah.edu

 

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect.  The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

 

Velcro Instruction: 7 Techniques to Make Learning Stick (Boost Box)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Presenters:  Rebecca Abromitis and Linda Hartman, Reference Librarians, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Description: Students are only human. All humans have short attention spans (8-10 minutes). This session, intended for instructors, introduces 7 easy-to-apply, research-based techniques that will help your students stay focused during class lectures and increase the “sticky-ness” of your content.

Date / TimeMay 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET) -rescheduled from May 12th

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required

 

Focus on NLM Resources: HealthReach

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Presenter:  Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

Date / Time:  May 7, 2015 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

Online / No Registration Required

Summary:

HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency.

Resources include:

  • Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

During the presentation the site will briefly be demonstrated. New initiatives, such as the funding and acquisition of new materials, will be discussed.

Document Delivery Webinars from the NN/LM MidContinental Region

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

LinkOut! : Harnessing the Power of LinkOut for Libraries

Tammy Magid will be facilitating a webinar that focuses on “LinkOut for Libraries” services to provide user’s access to online full-text at the point of need – it’ll be a librarian’s primer on “LinkOut for Libraries” services, tools, and customer support services. This presentation will include a brief question and answer session for participants.

Tammy A. Magid, MLIS works as a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she serves as the NLM LinkOut Coordinator and Team Lead.

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015,   12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time, 2 pm Eastern Time

Who: For those who use LinkOut or anyone else who wants to learn more about the technology.

Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

 

Learn more about the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) Who benefits and How?

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator, will be presenting an informative session on the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS.) Participating DOCLINE libraries primarily use the system. Jola will present an overview and the advantages of using the system.  She will available to answer any questions.

Who: For DOCLINE participants not currently using EFTS and/or for current users. Anyone interested in the program is welcome.

When : Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1 pm Mountain Time / 2 pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

Log in as a “Guest” and receive prompts for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided for both sessions and recordings will be archived.

Awardee Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Presenters/Description:

Project: Development of a Service for NIH Public Access Compliance

Awardee: NYU Health Sciences Libraries, New York, NY

Description:  In response to the policy change and the amount of articles not in compliance, the NYU Health Sciences Libraries will partner with the NYU Langone Medical Center’s Office of Science and Research (OSR) to develop a service that will:

  • Educate researchers on the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Notify researchers when a publication associated with their grant award has not been successfully deposited into PubMed Central digital archive.
  • Assist researchers in submitting their peer-reviewed manuscript into PubMed Central.
  • Meet and discuss with scientific journal publishers best practices for submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts on the researcher or author’s behalf.

Project: Assessing the Health Information Needs of the Madison County Rural Health Council

Awardee:  Central New York Library Resources Council, Syracuse, NY

Description:  With this project, the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) will work with the Madison County (NY) Rural Health Council to determine their information needs and develop a relationship with the organization. This is a preliminary project which will hopefully lead to further engagement with this organization. The Madison County Rural Health Council is a relatively new organization of stakeholders from Madison County which was formed to “catalyze information sharing, access to healthcare and linkages among providers to improve the health of the people in Central New York.” Representatives on the Council include Madison County Mental Health, Madison County Office for the Aging, Madison County Public Health, Community Memorial Hospital, Oneida Healthcare, the Community Action Program, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

Project:  Capital District Hospital Library Catalogs Technology Improvement Project Proposal

Awardee:  Capital District Library Council (CDLC), Albany, NY

Description:  The Capital District Library Council (CDLC) will purchase and implement web-based public access online library catalogs for 11 hospital libraries that are members of CDLC’s Hospital Library Service Program.  CDLC will also create a new union catalog of 11 hospital libraries.  Making these catalogs and their holdings available online will provide faster and more efficient access to library health and medical information resource holdings.  Efficient access to information will improve the provision of healthcare to the patients and clientele of these member hospitals.

Date / Time:  April 30th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Online / No Registration Required

Packing Your “Digital Go-Bag:” Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Presenter:           Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Date / Time:       April 17th / 1:30 – 3 pm (ET)

Where:                Online

Register:              http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=829

Summary:  There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters.  However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late.  Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.  Just as a responder has a go-bag packed with clothes, flashlight, tools, snacks, etc. ready to go in a disaster, one’s mobile device should also be “packed” with apps and information before an event.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their website many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations.  In this class, we will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their personal and professional preparedness strategy.  1.5 MLA CEs

A Model for Patient Engagement and How Libraries Can Improve Health Literacy (Boost Box session)

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Presenter:  Cindy Hipszer, Project Manager, Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN), Hospital and Health System Association of PA

Description: Engage for Health is a program that provides libraries with details on how to assist consumers in improving their health through engagement with their providers.  Libraries are asked to seek out partnerships with local health care providers to present a program built around the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Questions are the Answers program.  The program offers interactive sessions that will place consumers in a role play to develop the confidence to engage in their interactions with health care providers.

This session will explain the importance of patient engagement, how to ask the right questions, and how libraries can use this model program to improve health literacy in their community, in partnership with local health care providers.

Date / Time:  April 14th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required

Introduction to NN/LM MAR – New Member Webinar (Health Professional Members)

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Presenter:           Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Date / Time:       April 10th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:                Online

Register:              http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=921

Summary:  This webinar will provide new members of NN/LM MAR from public health, clinical and other health organizations to learn more about the resources from the National Library of Medicine and services available from NN/LM MAR.  New members in the categories listed above are encouraged to attend and ask questions to learn how NN/LM MAR may support their health information needs.

National Library of Medicine Launches TOXinvaders Game

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched TOXinvaders, an environmental health and toxicology game for the iPhone and iPad. It is available from the Apple Store. TOXinvaders supports middle school science concepts pertaining to chemistry, the environment, and health. It can serve as an engaging classroom or homework activity for middle and high school students, as well as an entertaining learning activity for gaming aficionados of all ages. In the classroom environment, TOXinvaders works best as a supplement to NLM’s Tox Town, Environmental Health Student Portal, TOXMAP, and ChemIDplus Web sites.

The game consists of four fast-paced levels, in which a launcher is used to annihilate toxic chemicals falling from the sky and earn protective shield points by capturing “good chemicals.” To move on to the next level, players must take a brief quiz about the chemicals. These dynamically generated tests provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about environmental health and toxicology from the game’s chemical information sheet and from NLM Web sites. Quiz questions and answers can also serve as a starting point for classroom discussions, as well as for Tox Town, TOXMAP, and Environmental Health Student Portal activities and experiments.

Webinar: Digital Humanitarians

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

WHAT:  Disaster Information Specialists Program webinar

WHEN:  Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC:  Digital Humanitarians

Our April 9th webinar will feature Patrick Meier, PhD. Patrick is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation.  He will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his recent book entitled “Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.”

Patrick is currently the Director of Social Innovation at QCRI where he both develops and deploys unique next generation humanitarian technologies in partnership with multiple humanitarian groups.  Among his many accomplishments, Patrick served as Director of Crisis Mapping for Ushahidi, leading major crisis mapping efforts in Haiti, Libya, Somalia and Syria. He has consulted extensively for many inter-national organizations and programs including the UN Secretariat, UN Global Pulse, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, USAID, and the World Bank. He also co-founded the CrisisMappers Network, the Standby Volunteer Task Force and the Digital Humanitarians Network. Patrick has received a numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including being named as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.  Read more about Patrick and his work at http://irevolution.net/bio.

This webinar will be presented live through Adobe Connect and recorded for future viewing at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html.

LOGIN:   To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, April 9, click on https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo

Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.

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Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:

Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790

Pass-Code: 745907

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MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html