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CMS Champion for Coverage Weekly Update

We hope you enjoyed your summers and that you are preparing for the next Marketplace open enrollment period. Please read along for new updates and materials, including a Champion webinar happening in two weeks, and much more.

Champion newsletter: http://cmsgov.force.com/newsletter/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=01514000003K5PA

Archive Available for Adding to Your Teaching Toolbox

Archive now available: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_recordings.html

Presenters:

  • Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Rebecca Brown, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)

Summary:  Three trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will present a few our favorite teaching tips and techniques for both in-person and online classes.   Sharon Dennis will discuss possibilities for applying “gamification” principles as a tool to motivate class participants.  Jessi Van Der Volgen will share four strategies for adding meaningful interaction to your online or in-person classes, and examples of each.  Rebecca Brown will share free tools you can use to develop a class and a social media alternative to a course discussion board.

Register for MACMLA Meeting!

We hope to see many of you at this year’s MAC Annual Meeting in Old Town Alexandria, VA. This is your chance to combine professional learning, review vendor exhibits, and network with colleagues while having fun. Also, if you have never been to Old Town, it’s an intriguing combination of a historic district, boutique shopping, arts, and more. It’s also a quick Metro ride to DC.

 

This year’s meeting features keynote presentations that our relevant to medical librarians, including: health care reform, expanding your leadership skills, and thriving in a changing profession. As usual the contributed papers and posters will give you a chance to learn about what your colleagues our doing, and take some excellent ideas back to your libraries.

 

This year’s CE sessions will include Infographics, new technologies, copyright, online reputation management, hospital libraries, social media, and flipped classroom. Due to a new two-hour format for some courses, you can try sampling several CE sessions.

 

To learn more about the meeting, register, or make hotel reservations, visit the meeting website at: http://macmla.libguides.com/macmla2014

 

Friday, September 19 is the deadline for the early bird registration and hotel block booking.

Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions Knowledge Path

The Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University, both of whom are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), released a new knowledge path, Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions. The knowledge path aims to bridge the public health and mental health information needs of professionals on approaches to promoting optimal health and wellness for women of childbearing age who experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition. The knowledge path covers topics relevant to health promotion and disease prevention for all women, and specifically for women with mental and behavioral health disorders.

Topics include: reproductive and maternal health, intentional injury, chronic conditions, healthy behaviors, and health disparities. Contents include websites, distance learning tools, reports, data and statistics, journal articles and other literature and research, and guides on related topics. The knowledge path is available at: http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_WISH.html

A separate brief presents resources for women and their families. The brief is available at http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_WISH.html

We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website, social media, or e-news services.

American Evaluation Association Potent Presentation Information

NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center New OERC Blog posting! This is to let you know that a new OERC Blog article has become available. You can find this article online here. For simplicity’s sake, we’ve posted the article below:

The American Evaluation Association (eval.org) sponsors a Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) that has a stated purpose of helping evaluators improve their presentation skills, both within a conference setting and as part of individual practice. P2i challenges evaluators to hone in on three concepts: Their message, their design, and their delivery.

There are a wealth of handouts available as PDF files, Word documents and PowerPoint presentations available from the p2i tools website (http://p2i.eval.org/index.php/p2i-tools/) that sometimes include AEA conference specifications in addition to many great messaging, designing and delivery principles. For an example of each principle be sure to check out the Presentation Preparation Checklist (from 3 months ahead of time to afterwards to include modifications while the information is freshly in mind), How to Design a Research Poster (great infographic visualization and instructions on how to make your data ‘pop’), and the Delivery Glue Handout (did you know as a general rule it takes 16 times the length of your talk to make presentation slides and a script?).

Job Ad: Associate Director, Philadelphia, PA

Associate Director of Biomedical Library Job Description

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seeks an energetic and service-oriented Associate Director, with strong leadership and relationship-building skills, to lead a talented and specialized staff in the provision of: 1)clinical outreach activities, 2)research and instructional services, 3)Patron Services (access services and document delivery), and 4) Digital Media Services. The Associate Director is also outwardly facing, building key relationships with stakeholders at the schools and communities served by the Biomedical Library. Additionally, the Associate Director partners with colleagues across the Penn Libraries to ensure system-wide collaborations for new and improved services. A complete job description is located with the application link below.

If you are interested in the position, please see the complete position description and complete our online application at:

https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/1771

Job Ad: Head of Resources Management, Bronx, NY

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accepting applications for a full-time position as Head of Resources Management.

 

The candidate, under the direction of the Associate Director, supervises 3 support staff and manages bibliographic and digital library systems in support of collection development, acquisitions and cataloging operations which include both print and electronic media.  The individual must be creative, flexible, highly service-oriented and able to work independently and collegially with diverse library staff.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.

 

This position will be open until filled.

 

Day-to-day duties include:

Manages acquisitions, collection development, and serves as chief cataloger

Performs original and copy cataloging of physical and digital formats, authority control, documents local cataloging practices

Maintains and evaluates record integrity and quality control on our integrated library system

Develops policies, standards and workflows for acquisition, description, access, and preservation of print and digital materials

Works closely with the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) professional

Collaborates with other library professional staff members

Performs other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications:

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution

3-5 years’ experience with increasing responsibilities

Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2 and RDA, MaRC, NLM & LC classifications, authority control and bibliographic utilities

Experience managing an integrated library system.

Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc (III) on the Millennium platform preferred

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is located in the Bronx, NY.  Einstein is home to 2,000 faculty members, 750 medical students, 350 PhD students, and 380 postdoctoral investigators in basic sciences and clinical research.  Affiliated with five major medical centers throughout the greater New York metropolitan area, Einstein has 150 residency programs with 2,500 physicians in training.

 

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library serves Einstein’s students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, staff, and residents at affiliated institutions as well as graduate students and faculty of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. Please visit our website at http://library.einstein.yu.edu .

 

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to florence.schreibstein@einstein.yu.edu . Include “Head of Resources Management” in the email subject line.

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is an AA/EOE Employer.

Job Ad: Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

We have an opening for a professional librarian to join our team.  This person will be responsible for document delivery service as well as other operational functions such as searching, reference, instruction, collection management, etc.

 

Requisition Number 14-0220
Post Date 9/17/2014
Category Administrative Professional
Title LIBRARIAN
Description TALBOT RESEARCH LIBRARY
FULL TIME

TALBOT RESEARCH LIBRARY seeks full-time librarian for active, service-oriented information center serving the research, clinical and administrative staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The librarian will be involved in many of the library’s core operations. Specific responsibilities include: document delivery, reference service, user assistance and user instruction, internet and online bibliographic database searches, assist the Director in marketing and evaluating library services and resources, and assist in collection management.

Requirements Master’s in Library Science (ALA accredited) along with at least one year working (or volunteering) in a medical, scientific or academic library. Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, excellent internet and online searching skills, excellent communication skills (written and oral), excellent instructional and teaching skills, proficient technology skills and an ability to figure out solutions to tech problems. A strong commitment to service and the ability to work in a team as well as independently. Excellent work habits and a professional attitude. Must possess a proficient knowledge of online databases and internet searching, and an understanding of collection management. Must possess excellent organizational skills in relation to the diversification of job responsibilities. Ability to dissect a problem, devise alternative approaches, and persist until it is resolved. Must have good time management skills and an ability to evaluate priorities. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Need to be able to successfully communicate with technical support personnel either within Fox Chase or outside the institution. Must be able to clearly explain technical information. Should keep supervisor apprised of progress with job tasks.

Interested applicants must apply online http://www.fccc.edu/careers/howToApply.html

Job Ad: Librarian for Systems & Digital Collections, Lancaster, PA

To clarify: The library reports to and supports PA College; we also provide service to Lancaster General Hospital (the library’s physical location), and LG Health affiliates.   Applications will be accepted through 10/31, with review beginning 11/3/14. To apply, please visit the link at the bottom of the posting.

 

Librarian for Systems & Digital Collections

– Department: Library
– PA College of Health Sciences

– Full-time
– 8:30am – 5:00pm / No weekends or holidays
– Day shift

ABOUT PA COLLEGE:
A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college offering associate and baccalaureate degree programs as well as certificate programs. Located in Lancaster, PA, the College attracts a select group of more than 1,400 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.

PA College has received recognition in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Great Colleges to Work For in the areas of work-life balance and supervisor/department-chair relationships. We offer a flexible work schedule, collegial environment, and competitive salary and benefits.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under supervision of the Library Director, the Librarian for Systems & Digital Collections provides leadership in managing access to the library’s electronic collections, facilitating smooth access to and delivery of digital content, as well as holding responsibility for oversight of the library’s internal systems and resources. The incumbent evaluates and improves upon current practices, applying creative and innovative approaches to resource management and development. Plans, maintains and develops standards and procedures, and establishes mechanisms for system maintenance.

PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
– ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science

– Minimum 3 years of experience managing projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, and/or new or emerging technologies
– Fluency with a variety of systems and utilities, including link resolvers, Discovery, ILS and applications relating to document delivery/interlibrary loan, serials control, and other services
– Significant website development and related skills, including JavaScript agility
– Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources and productivity
– Demonstrated understanding of current serials and electronic resource models, practices, trends and tools used by academic libraries

PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
– Experience in an academic health sciences library environment
– Membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals
– Experience with Open URL Standards and meta search technology; experience with and understanding of functionality of internet search engines
– Ability to evaluate trends in new and emerging technologies, developing a vision for library advancement in applications, knowledge-based systems, and the supporting resources, enhanced by persuasive communication skills to serve as an articulate advocate in communicating the vision

Link to the position:
https://www.healthcaresource.com/lha/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=403701

Adding to Your Teaching Toolkit (Boost Box session)

MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenters:

  • Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Rebecca Brown, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)

Date / Time:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

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

Online / No Registration Required

 

Summary:  Three trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will present a few our favorite teaching tips and techniques for both in-person and online classes.   Sharon Dennis will discuss possibilities for applying “gamification” principles as a tool to motivate class participants.  Jessi Van Der Volgen will share four strategies for adding meaningful interaction to your online or in-person classes, and examples of each.  Rebecca Brown will share free tools you can use to develop a class and a social media alternative to a course discussion board.