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Disaster Information Management Resource Center Webinar

NLM’s Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) will have a very special presentation at their April 9th webinar from Patrick Meier, PhD. Patrick is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation. He will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his recent book entitled Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.

Patrick is currently the Director of Social Innovation at QCRI where he both develops and deploys unique next generation humanitarian technologies in partnership with multiple humanitarian groups. Among his many accomplishments, Patrick co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping for Ushahidi. Ushahidi made major contributions during the Haiti earthquake response through deploying its innovative crowdsourcing platform.

Patrick has received a numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including being named as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Read more about Patrick at http://irevolution.net/bio

This webinar will be presented live through Adobe Connect and recorded for future viewing. More information about logging into this webinar will be posted at: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

Systematic Reviews Class at the TMC Library March 31

The TMC Library will host the class  Systematic Reviews:  The Role for Librarians on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm in the street level classroom.

This free course covers the specifics of working with a researcher during the review process (define, document, screen, assess, code, and synthesize), negotiating authorship, and running a systematic review service. Activities will include discussions, case studies, and hands-on practice.

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: TMC Library classroom
To Register: contact Beatriz Varman at: beatriz.varman@library.tmc.edu

MLA CEU credit: 6 hrs.

Presenter: Margaret J. Foster, MS, MPH, AHIP Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Associate Professor  at Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library. Margaret has consulted on hundreds of systematic reviews and is currently collaborating as an author on several projects.  She has also provided several workshops, presented in courses, and trained research labs and workgroups across the campus.

Regards,

Beatriz Varman, MLIS, AHIP
Head of Client Relationship Management

HOUSTON ACADEMY OF MEDICINE
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER LIBRARY

March SCR CONNECTions: NLM’s Online Exhibition Program

Our next SCR CONNECTions will be Wednesday, March 18, 10:30-11:30 CST.

Title: Please do Touch the Works of Art…With Your Mouse! NLM’s Online Exhibition Program

Join NN/LM South Central Region Consumer Health Coordinator Adela Justice in the exploration of the fascinating and educational online exhibitions of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division. Be entertained while learning how they also can be used as resources for educators and students of all grade levels from K-College/University.

Job Ad: Nebraska RML Education Coordinator

Even though this is not in our region, this is still a great opportunity!

This federally funded outreach position is responsible for identifying needs, directing, and evaluating the information management training of health professionals, librarians and the public in a six state area:  Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Utah, and Wyoming.  To fulfill the Nebraska outreach responsibilities, this position is responsible for carrying out activities that support the Education, Health Information Literacy, Library Advocacy, Technology, Member Services and Assessment & Evaluation projects in the state of Nebraska.

  • Lead the development of the regional education plan. This includes identifying needs, creating an implementation strategy, and determining the evaluation metrics that will show the impact the educational program has on the region.
  • Develop and lead the promotion of NN/LM MCR training and presentations to known and new audiences as identified by NN/LM MCR and NLM priorities.
  • Be the point person for new developments in instructional tools, technologies, curriculum design and educational trends for NN/LM MCR staff and the region.
  • Serve as Nebraska contact for all aspects of the NN/LM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) program. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all National Library of Medicine consumer health resources (i.e., MEDLINEplus), technical resources (i.e., PubMed ) and other services (i.e., DOCLINE).  Assist Nebraska health professionals and libraries in connecting to NLM resources. Promote use of reliable, authoritative health websites and databases by health professionals, librarians, and the public, emphasizing the use of National Library of Medicine products and databases.
  • Maintain communication and collaborate with funding agency, contracting agency, and peer positions.
  • Submit required reports on a timely basis.
  • Present what’s happening in the Nebraska library and information, healthcare, and education communities in program planning for the region.
  • Represents the library internally and externally; serves on committees and working groups of the McGoogan Library and UNMC.
  • Engage in academic, instructional, and professional service activities.  Works to expand the knowledge base of the field through relevant research and publications.

Minimum requirements:  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science; minimum of 3 years of experience in a health sciences or academic library; experience teaching MEDLINE and other biomedical/health related databases; proficiency with web conferencing and online instruction programs; familiarity with NLM and NN/LM programs and services;  strong leadership and program management skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially; excellent written and oral communication skills; willingness to travel; and exceptional presentation skills.  Preferred requirements: demonstrated experience in designing education programs; five years of relevant library experience; and knowledge of learning technologies and their applications.

Minimum salary is $55,000 a year.  Apply online at http://jobs.unmc.edu and refer to posting number 2015-055.  Please include complete contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin in 30 days.

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the McGoogan Library of Medicine is one of the nation’s major health science libraries.  The library serves the information needs of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) students, faculty, and staff, as well as licensed Nebraska health professionals and residents of the state. The library supports the academic, research, and patient care outcomes of UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center, our clinical partner.  Encompassing 58,000 square feet of space, the library houses approximately 130,000 print volumes, 366 study seats, 16 group study rooms, two computer labs, and an eLearning Development Laboratory.  The Library has 15 library faculty and 16.0 FTE library support staff.  The Library has over 22,500 online journal titles and access to over 11,600  full text online books.  The library also has a robust History of Medicine collection.  For more information about the library, visit us at http://www.unmc.edu/library. For more information about the University of Nebraska Medical Center go to http://unmc.edu.

Omaha was founded in 1854 and is the largest city in the state of Nebraska. Omaha has a strong and vibrant business community and is home to five Fortune 500 companies. To learn more about Omaha, visit the convention and visitor’s website at http://www.visitomaha.com/.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Emily McElroy
Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
http://www.unmc.edu/library
Office: 402.559.7078
Email: emily.mcelroy@unmc.edu

MLA Webcast on Data Management

MLA is offering a webcast on data management. The program, “The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship,” will have Lisa Federer, AHIP, Kevin Read and Jacqueline Wirz present strategies and success stories for data management.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:00-2:30pm CST

This webcast is designed to provide health sciences librarians with an introduction to data management, including how data is used within the research landscape, and the current climate around data management in biomedical research. Three librarians working with data management at their institutions will present case studies and examples of products and services they have implemented, and provide strategies and success stories about what has worked to get data management services up and running at their libraries.

More information on the program and speakers can be found on MLANET.

Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (http://fnlm.org/) seek your nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award.

Nominations:

  • Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
  • Nominations may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects, or any combination of these.
  • Nomination must be made in writing and include the following information:
    1. Official nomination form (http://fnlm.org/pdfs/2015DeBakeyAwardNominationForm.pdf)
    2. Five page description of the nominee’s achievements
    3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
    4. Additional information (no more than 5 pages double-spaced) that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • Nominations must be received by June 1, and can be submitted via mail, email or fax:

Friends of the National Library of Medicine
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814
Fax: 301-657-1296
Email: ronica.lu@fnlm.org

ARL Data Visualization Webcasts

The Association of Research Libraries has scheduled four free webinars showing participants how to more effectively analyze and report library activities using Tableau data visualization software.

Details and registration

Part 1 with Sarah Murphy, Ohio State University
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m. CST

Part 2 with Jeremy Buhler, University of British Columbia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m. CST

Part 3 with Rachel Lewellen, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m. CST

Part 4, Discussion with Murphy, Buhler, and Lewellen
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 1:00–1:30 p.m. CST

MRSA The Movie: It’s Not a Spider Bite!

Back in 2013 the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio Briscoe Library received a CTSA Pilot Project Award that funded a wonderful 12 minute video educating the public on MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Enjoy!

Job Ad: LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport Instructor/Assistant Librarian

Please note application instructions at the end of the posting.

Web posting: http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/HumanResources/Jobs/2120.aspx

Instructor/Assistant Librarian, Medical Library
Posted Date: 2/18/2015
Position Number: 29108
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport
Posting Open until Filled

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; an understanding of general library procedures; organizational ability. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to contribute to a team-oriented, collaborative environment as well as to work independently; problem solving ability; working knowledge of office productivity software; and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff.

Preferred: Health sciences reference experience, including database searching; familiarity with medical vocabulary and evidence-based practice as it relates to the literature; membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Job Summary: This is a faculty position which can be at the rank of instructor or it can be tenure-track with the rank of assistant librarian/assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include:

  • Provision of timely and accurate reference assistance to faculty, staff, students and other patrons
  • Searching of databases in support of research, patient care, and other inquiries
  • Developing and teaching library-initiated classes, as well as teaching curriculum classes
  • Collection of reference statistics from all service points
  • Liaison duties for assigned departments
  • Participation in morning report
  • Creation and maintenance of LibGuides in assigned subject areas
  • Activities expected of faculty members (committee service, publishing, pursuit of grants, research, teaching)

To Apply: Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSUHSC-Shreveport via email to: ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu or by mail to the address below:

LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
Attn: Faculty Recruitment
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Public Invited to Attend NLM Director’s Retirement Reception

The National Library of Medicine is holding a special program and reception to recognize NLM Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, Monday, March 30, 2015. It will be held in the Natcher Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

3:30-4:30 – NIH Tribute and Program
4:45-6:30 – Reception

For complete details and to RSVP please see the NLM’s press release.