Scholarship applications for the 2013 conference, to be held in Omaha, NE on September 26-28, are being taken now until June 15, 2013 at 5:00 Central Time. Apply Now >>
See also information on State Library Agency provided 2013 scholarships
The Association for Rural and Small Libraries currently offers three annual conference scholarships to promote the organization and the conference. They are the Dr. Bernard Vavrek Scholarship, the Founders Scholarship and the Ken Davenport Scholarship.
The Dr. Bernard Vavrek Scholarship will go to a current LIS student. It includes conference registration, hotel, $500 stipend and a free one-year membership in ARSL.
The Founders Scholarship and the Ken Davenport scholarship will go to a current library professional. They include conference registration, hotel, a $500 stipend and a free one-year membership in ARSL. The definition of a “Library Professional” is a library staff member working in a small and/or rural library. A degree or certification is not required.
Candidates do not need to be members of ARSL; however membership is encouraged.
The committee asks candidates for any scholarship to provide a briefly worded essay -”Why I Want To Go!” and a completed application form.
The winners should have not attended the ARSL conference before and will be required to write a short blog entry on the ARSL website to share their conference experience. Winners will also be invited to serve on the ARSL Scholarship Committee the following year.
The Conference Scholarship Committee selects winners based on a demonstration of need, demonstration of not only a desire to serve the small and rural community but an already established pattern of working within the community, willingness to network, share and aid in developing new networks to aid small and/or rural libraries and a willingness to share what they learn at the conference with those in their networking areas.
A special thank you to our ARSL Premier Members who have helped make these scholarships possible through a $10 contribution as part of their membership.
The Science of Safety in Healthcare offered by the Johns Hopkins University via “Coursera.org.”
Date: June 3–July 1, 2013.
This free online course will review basic principles of the science and culture of safety in healthcare. Taught by Dr. Peter Provost, “champion of patient safety” and a practicing critical care physicians and Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University.
The goals for this course are:
To provide definitions and context of patient safety concepts and terms using a systems approach.
Explore foundation-level content in the science of safety, patient safety culture, teamwork, patient-centered care, and leading change.
Introduce students to strategies for identifying and mitigating risks through the use of human factors science and quality improvement methods.
Learn about the importance of using data to guide their change efforts, and about the use of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP)
The content of this course has been adapted from the intensive five-day Patient Safety Certificate Program offered by the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality as well as the Helene Fuld Fellows Program undergraduate course content from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Judith Weiner Mills, AHIP, MLIS, MS
Knowledge Manager Librarian
The NIH Library, located in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking an innovative, energetic and highly qualified individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. Please see the following links to the vacancy announcement which opened today. Due to federal accelerated hiring practices, this position will only be open for five calendar days. If you have questions, please contact Bess MacLeod at: email@example.com
Below are the links to the announcements:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343470400 (US citizens may apply)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343470500 (status candidates – those already in federal service – may apply)
The Deputy Chief of the Public Services Division position at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will close on Monday, May 20, 2013. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.
Supervisory Librarian (MP): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343179200
MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.
Supervisory Librarian (DE): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/343180100
DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.
The position is for a Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum.
The selected candidate will serve as the Deputy Chief of the Public Services Division (PSD), a division of 70 staff members within the National Library of Medicine. The Public Services Division provides a range of services for accessing the Library’s collection and information resources.
The Deputy Chief assists the Division Chief in managing the Division, and is responsible for:
- Establishing and interpreting policies;
- Analyzing programs and assessing resource requirements;
- Formulating long-range plans for the division;
- Overseeing budget and staffing requirements; and
- Representing NLM to various professional and government organizations.
PSD is responsible for contributing to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including:
- Providing quality consumer health information through MedlinePlus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/);
- Providing reference and web services;
- Supporting NLM’s digitization program;
- Ensuring the Library’s collection remains accessible and useable; and
- Providing access to library materials held in the Library’s collection onsite and electronically.
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.
Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Presenter: Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Free, Online
Date: May 30, 2013
Description: A major change for NIH-funded researchers in July 2013 is enforcement of mandatory compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: funding will be withheld if publications arising from that award are not in compliance. Become familiar with the NIH Public Access Policy and learn about tips and tools from the National Library of Medicine for helping NIH investigators manage compliance. Objectives include learning what manuscripts are covered by the Policy, the criteria for compliance, and the key NIH/NLM tools used by investigators to link research publications to grants.
The web adaptation of the traveling exhibition, “A Voyage to Health,” is now online! “A Voyage to Health” explores how the revival of Native Hawaiian sea voyaging traditions spurred on a cultural renaissance and helped heal the soul of the community. The website is augmented by education resources, including K-12 lesson plans, higher education modules, online activities, and more. To visit “A Voyage to Health” online, follow the link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/avoyagetohealth/
ARL has now joined major sponsors Public Library of Science (PLOS), Wellcome Trust, and Google to launch the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP), which recognizes the use of scientific research, published through open access, that has led to innovations in any field that benefits society.
The goal of the ASAP program is to build awareness and encourage the use of open access scientific research and, through these stories, inspire greater support for open access.
“ARL’s sponsorship of ASAP signals deep support from the research library community for open access publishing and for the authors who publish in open access journals,” said Elliott Shore, ARL executive director. “Open access encourages the sharing of research and promotes innovation, activities that are central to the mission of higher education and scholarship.”
This new, innovative program recognizes individuals who have used, applied, or remixed scientific research—published through open access—to innovate and make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology, or society as a whole. Potential nominees include individuals, teams, or groups of collaborators—such as scientists, researchers, educators, social service workers, technology leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, patient advocates, public health workers, and students—who have used scientific research in transformative ways.
Three top awards of $30,000 each will be presented. The nomination period is open from May 1 to June 15, 2013. Winners will be announced in Washington, DC, in October 2013, at an Open Access Week kickoff event hosted by SPARC and the World Bank.
The ASAP program is sponsored by 24 global organizations that value the transformative impact of applying scientific research, published through open access, to extend the reach of science and medicine.
For more information on the ASAP program, visit http://asap.plos.org/. See also the program rules at http://asap.plos.org/nominate/rules/. Follow and tweet about the ASAP program on Twitter using the hashtag #SciASAP.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.
Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:
A Bang to the Brain
What We Know About Concussions
Concussions are a type of mild brain injury, but they need to be taken seriously. Learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of concussion, and take steps to prevent head injuries.
On Sound Footing
The Health of Your Feet
Your feet are pretty small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems. So take steps to keep your feet healthy!
Click here to download a PDF version for printing.
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Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.
Emerging Technologies Librarian
The College of New Jersey
The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:
Emerging Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and promote current and emerging best practices in the application of web and digital technologies; take a leading role in the planning, implementation, and maintenance of innovative web and digital services and resources to improve teaching and learning effectiveness at TCNJ Library (e.g., virtual reference, social media, mobile computing, content management systems, open source applications, interaction design). Foster initiatives by providing expertise and guidance for library staff as they integrate web and digital technologies into new services and operations. Work collaboratively with others on the design and support of the Library’s web site and web services using the most up-to-date web design and applications technology. Work collaboratively with librarians to develop, test, and implement instructional tools and other digital library initiatives. Promote and support usability testing and assessment of new and existing services.
Additional Responsibilities: As liaison to the Interactive Multimedia Program and possibly other subject areas, depending on library needs and applicant’s expertise, provide in-depth reference, subject-specific instruction, and collection development. Provide general reference and Library instruction. Some evening and weekend duties required. Plan and carry out a sustained and respectable body of scholarship as outlined in the Library Disciplinary Standards. Serve on Library and institutional committees.
Required: Master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association and awarded by the time of appointment. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development, including applications and scripting languages, such as the Adobe suite, HTML5, or PHP. Working knowledge of a content management system, such as WordPress. Working knowledge of other library-related technologies, such as streaming media and digitization, and current programming languages, such as XML or SQL. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation essential.
Preferred: Experience creating enhanced services through implementation of innovative user-centered solutions, and integrating technologies such as social networking, virtual reference, mobile technologies, and other Web 2.0 applications. Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional technology, digital art, or interactive multimedia. Professional experience in an academic library setting. Reference and instruction experience.
Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 “Most Competitive” American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning.
TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including a library recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review. TCNJ Library is a five-story, 135,000 square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe’, a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The Library’s collections consist of approximately 600,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the college and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to over 60,000 periodical titles, which are available in a variety of formats: print, online, and microfilm/microfiche.
Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian III or Librarian II, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary ranges: Librarian III (Instructor in the Library) $53,149-82,388; Librarian II (Assistant Professor in the Library) $64,605-100,154. Full benefits package including TIAA/CREF. This position is available July 1, 2013.
To apply, please send a letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) for four references to Maureen Gorman, Chair, Emerging Technologies Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent to: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but must be received by June 5, 2013, in order to receive full consideration.
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Medical Librarian – Virtua Health, Mount Laurel, NJ
Manage, implement, and administer electronic and print healthcare information resources and research services.
Provide expedited evidence-based research in response to requests from clinicians.
Evaluate, select, budget for and negotiate existing and new information technologies and resources in line with both Clinical Quality and Patient Safety and Resource Stewardship STAR standards.
Member of multidisciplinary clinical rounding teams, system-wide practice councils and committees.
Develop, oversee, and maintain electronic resources via VINE intranet pages and troubleshoot connectivity problems.
Develop individual research profile based on patrons’ information needs.
Principal contact with print and electronic resource vendors and state group licensing consortia.
Provide specialized educational opportunities in evidence-based resources.
Market information resources and represent Virtua at local, regional and national healthcare information conferences and community events.
Prior library and research experience.
Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science
Christine Davidian, MS
Electronic Resources Librarian
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-871-6432 | 215-871-6478 fax