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Introducing the new NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office

Ashley CuffiaStarting on May 1st, 2016, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine user support for DOCLINE will be managed by the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO). This office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus and will be coordinated by Ashley Cuffia.

This new national office will combine all customer service for DOCLINE into one office to streamline and centralize user support. In addition to handling the day-to-day customer support of DOCLINE, NDCO will also provide DOCLINE training and LinkOut assistance.

The NN/LM will be eliminating all 1-800 service, so a dedicated telephone number and email address have been created for NDCO. Please contact Ashley at the phone number or email denoted below with any questions. The NDCO office hours of operation will be 9:00 AM ET through 7:00 PM ET, to allow for expanded coverage.

Ashley Cuffia, Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
410-706-4173
DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Announcing a new chapter for the NN/LM South Central Region

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at the UNTHSC LibraryUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas is excited to begin serving as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM South Central Region! The University and the Library have a long standing history of community engagement that has created solutions for a healthier community throughout North Texas. The UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a leader in the provision of primary care and rural health. The University is also home to research institutes that coordinate research focusing upon cardiovascular and metabolic disease, mental sciences, eye research and healthy aging.

We are honored to serve as the host of the NN/LM SCR and are excited to build relationships with new partners in our five state region. We are currently recruiting to expand our RML team. Existing team members include Dan Burgard, Director, Lisa Smith, Executive Director, Myriam Martinez-Banuelos, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, and Carol Knisley, Senior Administrative Coordinator. Job announcements for our Health Professions Coordinator and Emerging Technology Coordinator have been posted on the UNTHSC jobsite.

We will be working closely with the National Library of Medicine to develop programs, funding opportunities
and services that will assist network members in increasing access to authoritative health information.

Contact us via email at nnlm-scr@unthsc.edu or phone at 817-735-2223 to discuss opportunities for partnering with the NN/LM SCR.

 

 

 

Job Ad: Nursing Librarian, San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Nursing Librarian. The successful applicant will join a team of energetic, curious, knowledgeable and technologically agile librarians who promote awareness of library resources and services and build partnerships. The librarian in this position is critical for strengthening the library’s support of the faculty and students in the School of Nursing. This is a stimulating mid-level position with great potential for professional and personal growth.

SUMMARY: This person will serve as liaison to the School of Nursing, working collaboratively with faculty to plan and develop curriculum-integrated instructional content and resources to support student success, increasing awareness of library resources, supporting the scholarly activity of faculty, and providing advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies. This librarian will be actively involved in SON curriculum committees and will help to satisfy accreditation requirements for librarian involvement within the academic environment.

DUTIES:

  • Assess library needs of School of Nursing students and faculty, increase awareness of library electronic resources, customize library services and instruction, provide enhanced information management services and resources, and provide a single point of contact for these services.
  • Create instructional materials in multiple formats (videos, online tutorials, guides, etc.) for use by nursing students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborate with School of Nursing researchers on systematic reviews. Provide advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies.
  • Provide on-call reference and research assistance, expert database searching, and instruction to library users.
  • Serve on School of Nursing curriculum committees as well as on other campus and library committees.
  • Contribute to the profession and represent the UT Health Science Center Libraries in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in a science-oriented, academic health sciences, or research library.

Preferred:

  • Experience conducting evidence-based-practice and systematic review searches
  • Experience providing reference and instruction, developing and teaching classes on use of information resources.
  • Familiarity with the research process and funding policies of federal agencies.

Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/, where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian-Intermediate. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

I can be contacted directly with any questions.

Jonquil

Jonquil D. Feldman, MALS, AHIP

Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7940

San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

Phone: 210-567-2430

Email: feldman@uthscsa.edu

www.library.uthscsa.edu

Job Ad: Community Outreach Librarian & Health Professionals Outreach Librarian NN/LM Greater Midwestern Region

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

Position Vacancy Announcement

Two positions to fill

Requisition #68662

Community Outreach Librarian & Health Professionals Outreach Librarian

NN/LM Greater Midwestern Region

Specialist (PLB2-4A) or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)

 

The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries is seeking to fill two positions in the Regional Medical Library for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both positions report to the Regional Medical Library (RML) Associate Director.

The Community Outreach Librarian and Health Professionals Outreach Librarian will be responsible for promoting outreach and education within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The Greater Midwest Region covers a ten state area comprising of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These positions play a vital role in fulfilling the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) mission to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources. NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Both positions require a willingness to travel and a valid driver’s license at the time of employment.

Detailed information on responsibilities, qualifications, salary, benefits, how to apply, etc. can be found at UI Libraries http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/employment/. The positions are funded via a five year federal grant through NN/LM and are full-time, benefit-eligible, term appointments.

Appointments will be made at either Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $47,000 to $60,000, or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A) within a salary range of $55,000 to $76,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable with June 1 as a target date. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, a choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Ad: Three Librarian Positions at UNTHSC Library in Fort Worth

The University of North Texas Health Science Center Library, Fort Worth, Texas

NN/LM South Central Region

Three (3) Position Announcements: Health Professions Coordinator, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Research Administrator

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center invites applications for a Health Professions Coordinator, an Emerging Technologies Coordinator and a Research Administrator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR).

The Gibson D. Lewis Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center will host the NN/LM SCR which serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources.

Both Coordinators will develop outreach and educational programming throughout the region in support of the mission of the NN/LM. Coordinators will also assist community partners in identifying and applying for NN/LM funding opportunities.

The Research Administrator will provide fiscal, business, and program records management and maintain accurate agreement procedures and obligations for the NN/LM SCR. This position will also serve as the liaison to program sub-awardees and the UNTHSC Office of Grants and Contract Management.

All positions report to the NN/LM SCR Executive Director and are funded via a five year National Library of Medicine (NLM) cooperative agreement.  Positions are full time, benefits-eligible. Coordinator positions require a willingness to travel and a valid driver’s license.

Application Procedure: To view the complete job descriptions and to apply, visit the University of North Texas Health Science Center website athttps://www.unthscjobs.com

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Lisa Smith, MLS
Associate Director
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
lisa.smith@unthsc.edu  817-735-2601

Job Ad: TMC Library Liaison Librarian Position

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools, three nursing schools and over 20 member institutions.

SUMMARY: Liaison Librarians at the TMC Library cultivate productive relationships with the Library’s affiliated institutions in order to integrate library resources in the curricula, research, and clinical operations of the Texas Medical Center. This position will be the Library’s point of contact for faculty and students as liaison to one of the designated institutions served by the TMC Library. Librarians are expected to develop and promote services and resources, participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities, pursue personal professional development, and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science.

 DUTIES:

  • Develop and maintain a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
  • Conduct comprehensive literature searches and systematic reviews
  • Participate as liaison for faculty and students in a designated institution
  • Provide consultation on information discovery, retrieval and management
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library resources and services
  • Provide instruction and develop and implement classes and workshops
  • Create specialized LibGuides for research methods and searching
  • Provide on-call reference service
  • Recommend appropriate resource additions to the library collection
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that clients’ needs are met
  • Provide assistance and support to other librarians and staff when needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and experience

Required:

  • Master’s degree in library science (or equivalent) from and ALA-Accredited program
  • Two year’s advanced searching experience in medical databases for non-entry level position

Desired:

  • Working knowledge of medical libraries
  • Experience conducting Systematic Reviews
  • Background in health or life sciences

Applicants should submit CV to Elizabeth.herrera@library.tmc.edu

Resource Library Spotlight: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Libraries – New Orleans

Last week, I attended the Louisiana Library Association Conference. Being a Baton Rouge native, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to come home, learn and fellowship with former colleagues. While I was there, I had a chance to speak with Director of Libraries, Debbie Sibley and Reference/Outreach Librarian, Carolyn Bridgewater of LSU Health Sciences Center Libraries – New Orleans. Both exhibited at the conference on behalf of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region. It was truly a pleasure speaking with them. Great job!!

LLA Conference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Says Hospitals Making Progress Against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs But More Work Is Needed

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health Course

The NN/LM SCR office will be teaching From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health later this month. The class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process. The purpose of the class is to provide an introduction to evidence-based public health and to give those who are familiar with the process useful and practical information. Marcus Spann will be the instructor.

Registration is currently open for in-person class at the TMC Library on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. (Central Time)

Participants will receive 4 hours of CE’s from MLA.

Classroom size is limited to 24 participants.

Enrollment is free.

If you have any questions, please email marcus.spann@library.tmc.edu or call 832-746-1758.

For those who are interested, please visit the link for enrollment: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html?schedule_id=3883

Multistate Foodborne Illness Is a Serious Problem

Adapted from CDC (Vital Signs)

Foods that cause multistate outbreaks are often contaminated before they reach the public. The CDC reports that multistate outbreaks caused 56% of deaths in all foodborne outbreaks, although they accounted for 3% of all outbreaks from 2010 to 2014. This occurs when contaminated food is sent to several states and individuals become sick with the same germ. Officals investigating multistate outbreaks reveal that most problems occur on the farm, in processing or distributions centers. The federal government along with food industries must work collaboratively to save lives.

Food industries can:

  • Keep records to trace foods from source to destination.
  • Use store loyalty cards and distribution records to help investigators identify what made people sick.
  • Recall products linked to an outbreak and notify customers.
  • Choose only suppliers that use food safety best practices.
  • Share proven food safety solutions with others in industry.
  • Make food safety a core part of company culture.
  • Meet or exceed new food safety laws and regulations.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/foodsafety-2015/index.html#graphic

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