Archive for the ‘Technology and Libraries’ Category
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Meet the instructors who will lend their professional knowledge and experience to the 4 sessions of this class. Each presenter has written a very brief bio about who they are.
May 31, Session 1 / Michelle Burda
A Paradigm Shift: Asking “Why” Before Saying “Yes”
As the NN/LM Network and Advocacy Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region, Michelle’s position allows her the opportunity to see first-hand the challenges that hospital librarians face in the current healthcare market. Michelle has worked in small community hospitals and in a large academic urban hospital in both clinical services and consumer health, as well as a faculty medical reference librarian. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospital environment, she has seen the many changes in healthcare.
June 7, Session 2 / Joy Harriman
Writing a Business Plan
Joy has worked for over 20 years in the health care industry as a medical librarian as well as in marketing, training, and research. She is currently the Medical Librarian at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT. She was formerly the Director of the Medical Library at the Mobile Infirmary, in Mobile, AL, and a consultant with Right Management Consultants, Inc. Harriman’s book, Creating Your Library’s Business Plan: A How-To-Do-It Manual was published March 2008. A second book, Health Care in Mobile: An Oral History of the 1940s was published in September 2011.
June 14, Session 3 / Barbara Epstein
The Art of Negotiation
Barbara is Director of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System and of the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. Previous positions included Director of a psychiatric hospital library, and high school librarian in an urban school district. Her career has depended on successful negotiation with administrators, staff, students, vendors and peers. Barbara is an experienced instructor and presenter and has held offices in several organizations, including MLA and AAHSL
June 21, Session 4 / Helen-Ann Brown and Claire Joseph
Proving Your Worth / Adding to Your Value
Helen-Ann is a champion for hospital librarians. Her clinical librarianship brings the hospital library to the bedside directly contributing to improving health. Her professorship at the Pratt School of Library and Information Science in the Health Information Concentration inspires future hospital librarians that they can make a difference in patient care, educating the healthcare team and research.
Claire Joseph is a solo librarian at a 435-bed teaching community hospital on Long Island’s south shore. Claire is committed to working for the survival of hospital librarians. As Chair of MLA’s Hospital Libraries Section (2012-2013), Claire’s mission is to work with HLS to create a plan to aggressively support its membership in its ongoing fight to survive. Claire will offer real-life strategies, based on her over 30 years of experience, that hospital librarians can use to proactively prove their worth to their administrators.
Beginning May 31 running four successive Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)
Participants in this series of programs will further develop their library business skills.
Members of NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region will be given first priority. Those outside of the NJ,NY,DE and PA region will be put on a special waitlist.
**Registration: Register < http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2255> No cost
Deadline: May 28, 2013 **
Sponsored by Middle Atlantic Region
Additional questions: Michelle Burda / email@example.com / (412) 624-1589
Friday, April 19th, 2013
MLA and AAHSL are issuing the following statement encouraging publishers to support authors in complying with NIH Public Access Policy:
NIH Policy Support Statement
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the Medical Library Association urge journal publishers to fully support authors who are federally mandated to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. Many authors are confused by the varied approaches and policies of different journals for submitting articles to PubMed Central. This issue will become even more pressing beginning July 1, 2013, when NIH will delay processing an award if publications arising from it are not in compliance with the Policy. Additionally, authors and their institutions need publisher support to address prior lapses in compliance, dating back to 2008, as failure to do so will adversely affect future grant funding.
On behalf of academic health centers, health sciences schools, libraries and more importantly, journal authors, we ask that:
- Publishers allow authors to submit to PubMed Central the final published versions of their articles published after April 7, 2008, related to awards that will have an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013. We ask that this permission be communicated to authors via the journal website and other relevant communication mechanisms between now and July 1, 2013.
- Going forward, publishers consider entering into an NIH Portfolio agreement with PubMed Central, wherein the journal commits to depositing all articles funded by the NIH (as defined by the NIH Public Access Policy), starting with a specified volume/issue or publication date. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/about/faq/#q15.
Authors in academic health centers are increasingly aware of the importance of selecting journals that simplify compliance. Publisher assistance with the compliance process would strengthen ties with their authors, an important market, and establish a strong pipeline for future cutting-edge research articles. Also, it would avoid the potential problem of researchers inadvertently violating publisher agreements when attempting to bring older publications into compliance. Finally, having a standard, easy solution for all authors would reduce publisher workload in consulting with individual authors to bring older articles into compliance.
Any delay in grant awards will have an adverse effect on major research institutions that thrive on competitive NIH funding. Publishers have a major role in the compliance process. We strongly encourage them to streamline the process and offer all possible assistance to authors mandated to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) supports academic health sciences libraries and directors in advancing the patient care, research, education and community service missions of academic health centers through visionary executive leadership and expertise in health information, scholarly communication, and knowledge management.
Founded in 1898, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization of 4,000 individual and institutional members in the health sciences information field that provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.
Friday, April 19th, 2013
PRINCETON, NJ (April 15, 2013)—The April 15 deadline has been extended to April 26, for participation in the Group Licensing Initiative formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ). The organization’s spring 2013 offer features more than 446 resources from 10 vendors, at a cost savings of 15-60% off regular pricing.
Participation, open to all hospital librarians throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (DE, NJ, NY and PA), has grown from 75 to more than 100 Mid-Atlantic hospital libraries during the past year. Known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation, the non-profit Group Licensing Initiative strives to provide access to the highest-quality, current electronic resources in the form of medical journals, books and databases, and at the most cost-effective pricing available thanks to the organization’s leverage of group purchasing strategy.
To receive a copy of the offer, please contact Project Manager Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, at 570-856-5952 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for participation has been extended to April 26 due to high interest.
For more information, on the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, including FAQs and testimonials, see www.hslanj.org/gli.html.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Register for PubMed® for Trainers (It’s free!)
Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies? The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC), along with the Long Island Library Resources Council and Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT).
PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The last of the four sessions will be in-person at Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit.
The class runs from June 6 – June 27, 2013.
This hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions. You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.
By the end of the course, you should:
- Have a functional knowledge of the MEDLINE database
- Understand behind the scenes details of how PubMed translates your search
- Know how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Customize your search results and save search strategies using My NCBI
- Increase you knowledge of how to more effectively search for drugs, diseases, and patient centered research.
The dates and times for the four class sessions are:
- Thursday, June 6, 2013 10-12 ET (online via Adobe Connect)
- Thursday, June13, 10-12 ET (online via Adobe Connect)
- Thursday, June 20, 10-12 ET (online via Adobe Connect)
- Thursday, June 27, 9-4:30 ET (in-person in Farmingdale)
This course is open to all! For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359.
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Join us on Monday, April 8th at the Sheraton Eatontown, NJ. Come together with the emergency planning community, first responders, public health workers, and community and faith-based groups to provide a forum for discussing roles libraries can play in supporting future disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts: http://lss.njstatelib.org/events/2013/apr/08/ports_in_a_storm_the_library_as_disaster_recovery_center
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
The next METRO Science Librarians SIG meeting will be:
Friday April 19 – 1:30 – 4:30 PM
57 East 11th Street – 4th Floor
New York, NY
This meeting will be a research forum featuring the following speakers and topics
- Implementing Kindle and iPad borrowing services in the Health Sciences Library and creating e-books collection – Irina Meyman – Lutheran Medical Center
- Studying International Scientific Collaboration through the Web of Science – Selenay Aytac – LIU Post
- Outreach and information literacy for engineering students – Jay Bhatt – Drexel
- Assessing Use and Usage of Butler Library – Nisa Bakkalbasi, Barbara Rockenbach and Francie Mrkich – Columbia University
- Measuring the Disparities between Biology Undergraduates’ Perceptions and Their Actual Knowledge of Scientific Literature with Clickers – Aditi Bandyopadhyay – Adelphi University
Please register at http://metro.org/events/312/
Please contact me for further Information
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Robert Van Houten Library
323 Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102
(voice) 973-642-4950 (fax) 973-642-7862
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
MAR and others have added several new classes or new sections of classes. So make sure to check out all the listings so you don’t miss anything important!
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Location: Free, Online, Asynchronous
Date: May 20 – June 7, 2013
Description: This beginning class is intended to develop basic searching techniques and search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include using MeSH and search qualifiers, limiting search results, and refining your search. This course will provide an in-depth view of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. Participants who complete course requirements will be eligible for 3.5 MLA CE credits. This class is an approved course for Level I (non-health sciences) Consumer Health Information Specialization. Questions? Contact Kate Flewelling at email@example.com.
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date: March 29 and April 5, 2013
Even if you missed the first session, you can still register to join us for the next session.