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PubMed Links Trial Studies to Systematic Reviews

http://info.hsls.pitt.edu/updatereport/?p=7305

Can Librarians Contribute to Increasing Value and Reducing Waste in Medical Research?

http://www.equator-network.org/2014/02/28/can-librarians-contribute-to-increasing-value-and-reducing-waste-in-medical-research/

National Public Health Week, April 7-13

The theme for Tuesday, April 8 is: “Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action.” Follow us on Twitter and feel free to share our tweets on your Twitter accounts to help us spread the word about resources the National Library of Medicine has to help communities, first responders and providers prepare. Some examples of what we are Tweeting:

  • Get ready for Nat’l Public Health Week on April 7-13 and read up on community disaster prep: http://go.usa.gov/WNRQ #NPHW
  • Are you digitally prepared for an emergency? Find all the apps you need at: http://go.usa.gov/WNnh #NPHW

Follow us on Twitter for more Tweets to share: https://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC

National Public Health Week: http://www.nphw.org/

Why Health Literacy Matters

http://info.hsls.pitt.edu/updatereport/?p=7300

Disaster Apps Challenge

The National Defense University’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy recently launched a Disaster Apps Challenge. The Challenge encourages developers to build upon an open source disaster relief application that is already being used in the field, resulting in disaster apps that are well built and useful to a broad range of users. Submissions are due June 20, 2014.

http://disasterapps.challengepost.com/

April is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

April 1st begins National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.  The lack of awareness about Sarcoidosis was the stimulus to establish the National Sarcoidosis Society.  According the MedlinePlus Sarcoidosis Health Topic Web page, “Sarcoidosis is a disease that leads to inflammation, usually in [the] lungs, skin, or lymph nodes.”  Furthermore, “No one is sure what causes sarcoidosis.  It affects men and women of all ages and races.  It occurs mostly in people ages 20 to 50, African Americans, especially women, and people of Northern European origin.”

Often sarcoidosis “is found in patients with visible physical signs who have an abnormal chest x-ray.”  An examination is often preceded by physical ailments such as: Chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, weight loss, among other symptoms.  For a more detailed description of symptoms, prognosis, treatment options and more see the MedlinePlus Sarcoidosis Encyclopedia Web page.  For the latest news, health check tools, interactive tutorials and research sign up for alerts from the sarcoidosis Health Topic page

I invite you to visit the embedded Web links and learn more about this perplexing disease.  Also please visit the National Library of Medicine home page for access to more quality health information resources.

CDC Releases Quick-Learn Design Toolkit

Quick-Learn Design Toolkit

http://www.cdc.gov/learning/quality/toolkit.html

In February 2014, the CDC Learning Connection announced the release of the Quick-Learn Design Toolkit. This toolkit was created to help instructional designers and web developers create Quick-Learn lessons. These e-learning lessons address one or two learning objectives and take less than 20 minutes to complete. Through responsive web design techniques, learners access the lessons via desktop computers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Use the Quick-Learn Design Toolkit and create your own Quick-Learn lesson. Let us know about the Quick-Learns you create and we may share them on the CDC Learning Connection.

Are You an EFTS User?

Check your reports! Your Report for the Current Accounting Month is “real-time” and the most accurate reflection of your EFTS account’s current balance.  Sign in with your LIBID and password, then click the link on the left that says “Reports.”

Logging in at least once a month to view your Reports is not only an effective way to prevent overspending, but you can also be sure there are no erroneous charges posted to your account!

The EFTS system processes all transactions that are uploaded or entered manually. It does NOT have the capability of verifying the information.  Every member is STRONGLY encouraged to review posted transactions for accuracy.

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator

866-561-5045 toll free

860-679-4561 direct

sliwinski@uchc.edu

Job Ad: Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Position: Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian (Librarian II,  AFT, Range 26)

Description: The successful candidate will provide management and leadership in planning, implementing, maintaining and improving Library systems and digital services.  The librarian will identify emerging technologies and develop programs and best practices for the Rowan Universities Libraries on all three campuses [Libraries] and will work collaboratively to support Library faculty and staff to improve library services.

Start Date:  June 1, 2014

More details: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/emerging-technologies-and-systems-librarian-librarian-ii-aft-range-26-glassboro-new-jersey-job-4339262

Job Ad: Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, N

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, enjoys an innovative environment and is particularly excited about working in the veterinary/biomedical information context.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Director the Veterinary Library, the Veterinary Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian is responsible for partnering with faculty, researchers, clinicians and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine in support of their research, teaching and learning processes through the application of knowledge in the biomedical or life sciences, a thorough understanding of research practices, and expertise in library and information science technologies and applications. The librarian will develop and implement outreach activities designed to build productive partnerships throughout the lifecycle of research, teaching and learning.
The Librarian also maintains relationships with other Life Sciences units including Mann Library and Weill Cornell Medical College Library.

Qualifications:
Required:
• MLS from ALA accredited school or DVM or other equivalent professional degree in the biomedical or life sciences.
• Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in biomedical science, life sciences, veterinary medicine, or related field.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
• Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:
• Work experience in an academic or research library.
• Experience teaching or providing user education services;
• Knowledge of scholarly communications, data management planning, and/or data curation.
• Knowledge of veterinary- or bioinformatics applications.

Environment:
The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library and Learning Resources Center http://www.vet.cornell.edu/library/ is an integral part of the Cornell University Library and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary Library has a long and distinguished history in serving the information needs of the faculty, students, staff and practicing veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was founded in 1897 and the Library’s collections are focused in veterinary medicine plus publications in the biomedical sciences. Related strengths include immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, and human medicine. The Veterinary Library is administratively part of the Life Sciences cluster and reports to Albert R. Mann Library, which serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences a t Cornell and whose collections include life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials. Close collaboration within the Life Sciences cluster is expected.

The College of Veterinary Medicine http://www.vet.cornell.edu/ was established 1894 and today the College is one of 28 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. The College is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked the number one veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report consistently since 2000, the College’s strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich collections of materials in other formats.

Benefits:
Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at Careers at Cornell: http://careers.hr.cornell.edu/ Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.