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.
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.eduand 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.
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.
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!
Instructor/Assistant Librarian, Medical Library
Posted Date: 2/18/2015
Position Number: 29108
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport
Posting Open until Filled
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.
The Next Generation of Access to Sequencing Data: Using NCBI’s SRA Toolkit to Access Data from dbGaP and SRA
Next Wednesday, February 25, NCBI staff will present a webinar on the SRA Toolkit (Sequence Read Archive), a system for accessing the approximately 3.4 Petabases of next-generation genomic and expressed sequence data housed in the NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA). As data sets become larger, mining information and performing comparisons directly from structured databases becomes increasingly necessary. The SRA Toolkit is not only capable of dumping the data out as a fastq or sam file, but also provides direct analysis and comparison from specific genomics regions across hundreds or thousands of samples.
In the webinar, we will show examples of configuration and use of the Toolkit for both public SRA and controlled access data associated with studies in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).
Reposted from aspph.org, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public health:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently assessing and redesigning the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners.org) website. Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. ASPPH is a proud participating partner organization.
To better serve and understand the needs of its audiences, NLM is conducting surveys and usability testing. Public health graduate students, public health undergraduate students, and public health researchers are currently being recruited to participate in seven 15-30 minute sessions spread over a 12-16 month period. Each participant is not required to participate in all seven sessions.
Feedback is invaluable as NLM works to improve the PHPartners.org website. Participation by volunteers will help create a successful user experience and help make this an essential resource for the public health workforce.
Public health graduate students, public health undergraduate students, and/or public health researchers that are interested in participating in NLM’s survey and usability testing of PHPartners.org should complete an online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/phpartnerswebsite by Friday, November 21.