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Emerging Leaders Award
Call for Applications

The NN/LM SCR is partnering with the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL) to offer the Emerging Leaders Award. The purpose of this award is to motivate and prepare a junior librarian (2-5 years of experience) for a position of leadership in an academic health sciences library.

The award will pair a librarian with an academic health sciences library director who will serve as his or her mentor.  The award will include visits to the mentor’s library, the SCAMeL meeting at SCC/MLA, and the NN/LM SCR office.

The site visit to the mentor’s library allows the recipient to experience the academic health sciences library and its institutional leadership under the tutelage of a library director.

Eligibility

Librarians (2-5 years of experience) who are affiliated with an NN/LM SCR Network member institution are eligible to apply. 

Funding

One (1) award up to $3,500 will be made available. Funding for this award is intended to cover only costs related to travel to the above-mentioned locations.

Period of Performance

All activities must be completed by April 30, 2015.

Deadline for Applications

April 30, 2014 5:00 pm CT

To Apply

Selection Criteria

Criteria for selection include:

  • Applicant’s demonstrated interest in the program
  • Strength of the applicant’s letter of recommendation

Reporting Requirements

After all activities have been completed, the recipient is required to submit a final report through the Outreach Application and Online Contract Reports System at: https://outreach.nlm.nih.gov. The NN/LM SCR will provide instructions on accessing and using the system. Users of the System must first create an account before reports can be submitted.

Publication and Publicity

The awardee shall acknowledge the support of the National Library of Medicine whenever publicizing the work under this contract in any media by including an acknowledgment substantially as follows:

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

NIH Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research

As of April 7, 2008, final peer-reviewed manuscripts arising from NIH funds must be submitted to PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.

The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central (upon acceptance for publication. To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.

Authors that publish NIH-supported, peer-reviewed articles in full PMC-participating journals (such as the Journal of the Medical Library Association) have fulfilled their obligations to NIH Public Access and have nothing else to do.

If an NIH-supported peer-review article is published in a non-PMC journal, the final manuscript must be submitted to PMC via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS). If the author was supported by an NIH contract, and the contract details are not available for selection in the NIHMS, the author should contact the NIHMS Help Desk to have this information added to the system. This lets the NIHMS Help Desk correlate requests with specific manuscript numbers and specific users, and helps us resolve the issue faster.

The NIHMS Help Desk will need the following information:

  • Contract number: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
  • Contract title/name: National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • Awarding NIH institution: National Library of Medicine

508 Compliance

Any electronic resource, including web pages and videos, developed as a result of this award must conform to Section 508 accessibility requirements.

The Department of Health and Human Services synopsis of Section 508 accessibility requirements, requires that all Federal agencies are obligated to make all electronic and information technology (EIT) that they develop, maintain or use compliant with Section 508. EIT purchases made on or after June 25, 2001, are subject to Section 508.

Federal regulations and guidelines (e.g., Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) require equal access for individuals with disabilities. Therefore, Federal agencies are required, upon request, to provide information and data to individuals with disabilities through an alternative means of access that can be used by the individuals.

The National Library of Medicine is a part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients of National Library of Medicine funding through the NN/LM must also meet these requirements.

More information on 508 Compliance is located at: http://www.section508.gov.

Need help?

Michelle Malizia, Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030-2809
Phone: 1-800-338-7657 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX only)
Fax: 713-790-7030
Email: michelle.malizia@exch.library.tmc.edu