- MAR Advisors: Incoming and Outgoing / Barbara Epstein
- NN/LM MAR: Year at a Glance / Renae Barger
- October is National Medical Librarians Month: Celebrate with Some Money from NN/LM MAR! / Renae Barger
- A Health Sciences Librarian in an Academic Setting / David Nolfi
- Lending a Helping Hand: Mentoring / Michelle Burda
- Connect Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information / Lydia Collins
- Rural Health / Kate Flewelling
- MAR Can Help You Earn a Disaster Information Specialization / Missy Harvey
Archive for the ‘Funding’ Category
October is National Medical Librarians Month. MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.
We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.
With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4 will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.
We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org today! (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. What better way to celebrate than receiving some funding from NN/LM MAR to promote your services! We still have funds available for Health Information Awareness Awards. These awards allow you up to $3,000 to purchase posters or flyers or hold an event to showcase the amazing work that you do!
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.
- 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:
- Assist in the conceptualization and formation of the activation plan of AACP’s approach to knowledge management;
- 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
- 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, email@example.com 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.
WHAT: Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar
WHEN: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM ET
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is 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: Reports from the 2013 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects
The Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine funded three outreach and collaboration projects for 2013-2014. These projects are near completion. The awardees will present information about their projects, how libraries collaborated with disaster-related organizations, and what outcomes they achieved.
LOGIN: To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, June 12, click on https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo
Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.
A box should pop up asking for your phone number.
Enter your phone number and the system will call you.
For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect Pro meeting before:
Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview
MORE INFORMATION: For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html
Administration for Children and Families – Offers funding to expand Early Head Start programs for migrant and seasonal populations or to create partnerships with local child care providers within a community, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services to infants, toddlers, and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: Oct. 6th, 2014
For more information go here: http://bit.ly/1pJadKS.
- Bridget Quinn-Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Queens Public Library
- Michele Stricker, Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library
Date / Time: Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Summary: Bridget will provide a report for the Queens Library Mobile Health Information Classroom: Superstorm Sandy had a devastating effect on the residents of Far Rockaway. Two Queens public libraries were severely damaged and will be under repair for some time. Mobile units were being used. This award supports technology purchases for Queens Library to offer health information services within the mobile units.
Michele will provide a synopsis of two NN/LM MAR funded events that took place following Superstorm Sandy. The primary goal of these events was to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities so the libraries can engage in disaster response in their communities. As a result, a cohort of public libraries proceeded to receive additional NN/LM MAR funding to partner with emergency planners in order to increase awareness of the value of a public library before, during, and after a disaster.
We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):
The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network. This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.
The very short posting time of July 22 – July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”
- NLM Supervisory Librarian – Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
- NLM Supervisory Librarian – All US Citizens
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.
If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.
Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine
Attention librarians in the United States who wish to initiate and/or extend bioinformatics services at your institution! The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center (NTC) will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015. Participants who complete the class will be eligible for Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credits. The course is free, but travel costs are at the expense of the participant. However, you typically have to submit an application to attend, due to limited enrollment.
There are two parts to the course, and applicants must take both parts:
- Part 1: “Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching” is a six-week, online (asynchronous) pre-course.
- Part 2: A five-day in-person course offered on-site at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.
- Monday, September 29, 2014 – Watch for a detailed announcement about the course and application process here in the NLM Technical Bulletin.
- Monday, November 17, 2014 – Application deadline
- Monday, December 15, 2014 – Acceptance notifications e-mailed
- Monday, January 12, 2015 – “Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching” pre-course begins
- Monday, March 9, 2015 – “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” five-day in-person class begins at NLM
Mark your calendars for this training opportunity.
IMPORTANT: For network members of NN/LM MAR, consider applying for a professional development award to cover your travel costs. BUT you should not apply for the award until they are known to be accepted.
|Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website.|
|Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/|
|For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .|