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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 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
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Position Vacancy Announcement
Two positions to fill
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.
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
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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.
- 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
Education and experience
- 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
- Working knowledge of medical libraries
- Experience conducting Systematic Reviews
- Background in health or life sciences
Applicants should submit CV to Elizabeth.email@example.com
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!!
Adapted from MedlinePlus (Health Day)
Health officials report that U.S. hospitals are making huge strides in the fight against antibiotic-resistance superbugs nevertheless, far too many people are becoming infected in health care facilities. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advocating doctors, nurses and other health professionals to lead the fight against infections.
Study senior author Dr. Clifford McDonald states, “It is reported that more than 700,000 patients in the United States are infected by bacteria and 75, 000 die from acquired infections.”
He also adds, “In some hospitals, more than one in four infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.”
The six common antibiotic-resistant bacteria are:
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (extended-spectrum beta-lactamases)
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
- Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Adapted from SOPHE:
The Society for Public Health and Education (SOPHE) has announced March as National Nutrition month. The organization wants YOU participate and take the pledge to eat healthy.
Why eat healthy?
- To stay strong and active. Healthy foods have vitamins, mineral, and nutrients your body needs.
- To lower your health risks. Choosing healthier foods can help you lower your risk for chronic health conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
- To manage your weight. Healthy diet and physical activity can help you stay at a healthy weight.
- To set a positive example. If you have children, the healthy food choices your child sees you make now can impact their eating choices throughout their lifetime.
Top 10 easy ways to nutritious eating:
- Start breakfast with instant oatmeal and low-fat milk.
- Skip the fast food drive through.
- Keep low-fast yogurt, cheese and milk in your refrigerator.
- Snack on fruits and vegetables.
- Pack a healthy lunch and skip eating out.
- If you eat out, split the meal or only eat half.
- Eat thin crust pizza. Add veggies as toppings.
- Limit meat, fish and poultry to 5 ounces.
- Eat whole-grain breads.
- Drink 8 glasses of water each day.
For more information, please visit: http://www.sophe.org/national_nutrition_month.cfm
Reposted from: NNLMALL Listserv
Attend Worshop and Videocast on Reproducible Research from NIH on Monday March 14, 2016.
NIH Data Science Workforce Development Center
TITLE: Reproducible Research: Many Dimensions and Shared Responsibilities
DATE: Monday, March 14, 2016 – 2:30pm to 4:30pm EST; 1:30pm to 3:30pm CST; 12:30pm-2:30pm MT
LOCATION: NIH Main Campus, Building 10, Lipsett Auditorium
VIDEOCAST: This workshop will be videocast.
Lisa Meier McShane
Chief, Biostatistics Branch
Biometric Research Program
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute
Biomedical researchers have an ethical responsibility to ensure the reproducibility and integrity of their work so that precious research resources are not wasted, and most importantly, flawed or misleading results do not make their way to clinical studies where the faulty evidence could adversely affect study participants. Many factors have been suggested as contributors to irreproducible biomedical research, including poor study design, analytic instability of measurement methods, sloppy data handling, inappropriate and misleading statistical analysis methods, improper reporting or interpretation of results, and on rare occasions, outright scientific misconduct. These problems can occur in any type of biomedical study, whether preclinical or clinical, large or small. Examples of the many potential pitfalls will be discussed along with suggested approaches to avoid them. The first half of the seminar will focus mainly on issues that arise commonly in preclinical and sma!
ll clinical studies or studies performed retrospectively using stored biospecimens. The second half will elaborate on aspects that are particularly problematic in research involving use of novel measurement technologies such as “omics assays” which generate large volumes of data and require specialized expertise and computational approaches for proper data analysis and interpretation. The discussions will emphasize the importance of including in a research team all individuals with the needed expertise as early as possible in a project in order to promote a sense of engagement and facilitate good communication across disciplines. Shared credit for scientific accomplishments should be understood as an acceptance of shared accountability for the integrity of the work.
ADDITIONAL EVENT DETAILS: This lecture is part of a full day of scheduled events and activities for the second annual NIH Pi Day, which celebrates the intersection between the quantitative and biomedical sciences. Pi Day is an annual international celebration of the irrational number Pi, 3.14…, on March 14. On Pi Day and every day, NIH recognizes the importance of building a diverse biomedical workforce with the quantitative skills required to tackle future challenges. For more information, visit the event page at https://datascience.nih.gov/PiDay2016.