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Addressing the Emerging Needs of the Research Ecosystem: An Invitation

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Boston Library Consortium and Digital Science invite you to attend a workshop focused on the management, dissemination, and collaboration around research data in the university.  Today’s research ecosystem is increasingly complex and includes players from many different departments and groups within the academy: research and sponsored program staff, the CIO and IT staff, library deans/directors and their scholarly communications and research data management librarians, university marketing and communications staff and, of course, the researchers themselves.

Meeting the diverse requirements of these varied groups in efficient and cost-effective ways requires that quality data are able to flow in and out of university information systems, often populating such diverse technologies as grants management systems, researcher profiles, institutional repositories, and enterprise data warehouses.  Non-traditional measures of research impact such as Altmetrics and the increasingly prevalent funder mandates create new challenges for universities as they look to ensure a robust research information management environment.

Our goal for this workshop is to assemble a representative cross-section of stakeholders from a variety of BLC institutions. The workshop will bring together experts from Digital Science, a technology company with a focus on the sciences that provides software and tools to support the research ecosystem, and speakers with direct experience of evaluating and implementing research information management systems and services. We hope you will actively encourage your colleagues to attend.

Two options are available for the workshop as indicated below. We are considering offering live-streaming of one or both sessions if there is adequate interest.

Tuesday. November 25th at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester – 10:00am – 3:00pm; lunch included

The detailed agendas for the Tufts and University of Massachusetts Medical School workshops are attached separately. Speakers will include: Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Sympletics, Mark Hahnel, CEO of figshare and the Vice Provost for Research or equivalent from a local Boston University Consortium member institution.

 

To register or for further information, send an e-mail to sstearns@blc.org indicating which of the above sessions you are interested in attending.

NLM Seeking Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)-closes 11/21/14

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/network.html> serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues as related to programs conducted throughout the Network.   This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.

 

The very short posting time of November 7 through 21 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. NLM seeks applicants from all sources. Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov<http://USAJobs.gov> and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “All US Citizens” and the other is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion<http://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/usajobs/index.aspx> andVEOA Eligibles<http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hm/shav/index.aspx>).

 

NLM Supervisory Librarian – All US Citizens<https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/385828200>

 

NLM Supervisory Librarian – Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)<https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/385828700>

 

The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/careers.html>” on the NLM home page,www.nlm.nih.gov<http://www.nlm.nih.gov>.

 

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus

 

If you have questions about this job please contact Sheri Ligget, PHR, 301-402-7521, or sliggett@od.nih.gov<mailto:sliggett@od.nih.gov>. Please share this job opportunity announcement with other interested lists and organizations.

For LinkedIn

 

The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/network.html> serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues as related to programs conducted throughout the Network.   This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.

 

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’s short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus. If you have questions about this job please contact Sheri LIgget, PHR, 301-402-7521, or sliggett@od.nih.gov<mailto:sliggett@od.nih.gov>.

Authorship Opportunity

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I’m looking for authors to contribute to an MLA-published book on librarians and translational research, scheduled for publication in late 2015. The book will highlight examples of librarian involvement in various phases of the translational research enterprise, including best practices, challenges and emerging opportunities. Librarians from various institutions are contributing case studies, organized thematically around the different phases of translational research. These case studies will highlight the great work we do, and demonstrate that librarians play important roles in the research enterprise.

 

If you’ve been working with researchers or administrators affiliated with your institution’s Clinical and Translational Science Award, or if you’ve got experience working with or supporting any phase of translational research, please consider writing a case study for this book! Sample case studies may include descriptions of projects or experiences working with:

  • basic/bench/preclinical investigators on translational research projects
  • clinical researchers
  • community members or community health organizations
  • health services, health policy or effectiveness research
  • national CTSA workgroups, task forces or committees (including former Key Function Committees)
  • development or  training/promotion of research tools, resources or services
  • collection development of resources and tools to support all phases of translational research
  • research networking tools, including portals, profile systems, software programs and apps
  • organizational infrastructure to support research, including regulatory committees, research administration services, compliance (NIH Public Access Policy, data management plans)
  • assessment or evaluation of research impact
  • teaching/training health sciences students, practitioners or faculty in translational research programs
  • training MLIS students (health sciences research, translational science, etc.)

 

If you are interested in contributing a case study to the book, or have any questions about this call for contributors, please contact Marisa (meese@umich.edu) by Wednesday, 26 November. Please provide a working title and a brief (~200 words) description of the topic, project or experience you would like to write about.

 

Thanks for considering!
Best, Marisa

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Marisa L. Conte

Research and Data Informationist

Taubman Health Sciences Library

734.615.8889

Director of NLM Retiring

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Dr. Lindberg is retiring as of March 2015.  Read NIH Director’s Dr. Francis Collin’s statement here.

If we receive more information we will post it to the blog.

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