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Library Publishing Forum

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Library Publishing Forum, March 5-6, 2014, Kansas City, MO

This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing. This event is hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), a 60-member organization that promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support scholars as they create, advance, and disseminate knowledge.

We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. The Library Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.

The event will be keynoted by:  Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses and John Unsworth, Brandeis University

Earlybird registration is open until January 31. Please visit the conference web site for more information about participating in or sponsoring this conference. /ch

Continuing education course materials for “Disaster Information Specialization”

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

From the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC)

Disaster health information courses and supporting materials are now available from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine. The courses are open to anyone at no cost and are approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credit.  Course materials may be used and adapted by anyone giving presentations or classes on this content. When using or adapting materials, please give credit to the original course authors and NLM.

We’d like to hear about your use of these course materials and what DIMRC can offer (improve) that would make it easier for you to teach this material. Are you interested in being an online or classroom instructor for one or more of these courses? We are compiling a list of current and potential instructors for future mailings: please send your name, title, organization, city, state/country to Katie Chan, katie.chan@nih.gov.

Completion of a series of courses may be used toward the MLA Disaster Information Specialization certificate. For information on requirements for the MLA certificate, see  Disaster Information Specialist web site and scroll down to the section on “Completing Application.” The application fee is $55 for MLA members and $75 for non-members.

Happy New Year from the DIMRC staff.  /ch

Health Literacy

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Do you know the definition of health literacy?  According to the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 it is “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.”

What does that mean to your practice of librarianship?  How do you use this concept in order to serve your users?  (bbj)

New Exhibit available – Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has  opened the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness exhibition:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/.  Explore the site for interviews, a timeline,  and additional resources including lesson plans and information on careers in medicine and science.

If you missed it…..Spotlight! session of Nov. 6 – K-12 Resources – recording now available

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources -November 6, 2013
Resources for K-12 Teachers and Librarians
View the archived recording at: http://ow.ly/qAxa1

Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wed. Nov. 6 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – NLM and K-12 Resources

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Upcoming dates  for Breezing and Spotlight! sessions….

  • November 6 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  Spotlight! – NLM and K-12 Resources-Learn about NLM resources that can be used with any K-12 group.  In addition to learning about the resources and how to use them, we’ll explore how to find lesson plans and activity sheets.  You don’t want to miss seeing a talking cat or getting this free CE credit! – Presented by Monica Rogers
  • November 20 – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML –  Library Facilities in Transition – a panel discussion
  • December 18  – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML – Data Accuracy in Journals

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

NLM Job Posting: Head, Collection Access Section

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Forwarded from NLM:

Sometime in the next week, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for the Head of the Collection Access Section in the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The  position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. 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.

The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:

  • Managing NLM’s offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;
  • Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;
  • Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM’s automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;
  • Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM’s interlibrary loan activity (Relais);
  • Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and
  • Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.

Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or fishelm@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions regarding this position. /ch

NLM Job Posting: Head, Preservation and Collection Management

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Forwarded from NLM

Sometime in the next week, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for the Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section  in the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. 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.

The Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section is responsible for preserving and managing NLM’s collections including:

  • Binding and book repair;
  • Shelving and shifting collections;
  • Space planning for collections;
  • Disaster prevention and response;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Audiovisual duplication;
  • Collection digitization and digital preservation; and
  • Staff training in careful handling of library materials.

Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or fishelm@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions regarding this position. /ch

Affordable Care Act and Libraries (noon-1:30pm MT / 1-2:30pm CT)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Attention Network members

Utah Librarians have been invited to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and what Utah libraries are doing to support their uninsured patrons.

We would like to extend this invitation to you as well.

More details (and below) and register here:

https://ulaaca.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebapi

What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

Get an in-depth look at how the ACA impacts Utah in 2014 and beyond. Topics Discussed:

How does ACA affect families and jobs in my community?
How do people sign up or see if they qualify?
How will Utah’s insurance marketplace work?
What national resources are available for libraries to help?
What can Eccles Health Sciences Library offer to help with ACA?
What are Utah libraries already doing?

Location: Online
November 20, 2013 (12-1:30PM MT / 1-2:30PM CT)

Presenters: Jason Stevenson, Utah Health Policy Project; Colleen Eggett, USL; Susan Hamada, Salt Lake County Library; Eccles Health Sciences Library staff; Kathryn Pudlock, Weber County Library

Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library; Eccles Health Sciences Library

Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship

To join the meeting directly: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/usltraining/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, set up your computer: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Contact John Bramble for more information john.bramble@utah.edu

If you missed it….Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Resources for Community Colleges

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

If you missed the Oct. 23 Spotlight! session – Resources for Community Colleges, it is now available at: http://ow.ly/q71vF  (mm)