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Archive for June 14th, 2013

Communications Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies that Impact Children

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Communications Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies that Impact Children: Resources for Pediatric Practices, Schools, and Childcare Programs

Pennsylvania Department of Health

This toolkit includes communication checklists on disaster medicine and public health topics related to children’s health issues for pediatric practices, schools, and child care settings. Also included are templates and guidelines for developing fact sheets, phone scripts, text messages and social media messages:

Drug Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine

Friday, June 14th, 2013

We are hosting James Knoben from SIS for a webinar on Drug Information Resources on July 9th. Feel Details and Registration:

Health Literacy in Public Health: Call for Papers

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Archives of Public Health is inviting submissions for a new thematic series on Health Literacy in Public Health.

The journal is seeking original manuscripts that present empirical research on health literacy applied to the field of public health including:

  • Measurement of health literacy in community settings or at population level
  • Links between health literacy, healthy lifestyle, health outcomes and health service use
  • Role of health literacy in explaining socio-economic disparities in health
  • Interventions to advance health literacy or to facilitate access of services to persons with low levels of health literacy

While predominantly applied to health care services, the concept of health literacy has in recent years been expanded to include information seeking, decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking applied to disease prevention and health promotion.

The deadline for submissions to this thematic series is 2 September 2013. Please submit your manuscript via our online submission system stating in your covering letter that your submission is intended for the ‘Health Literacy in Public Health’ thematic series. All accepted manuscripts will undergo rigorous peer review according to the journal policy. Please send any pre-submission enquiries to the Guest Editor Stephan Vandenbroucke.

For further information, please visit the
Archives of Public Health website, or contact the Editorial Office.

Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Presenter: Jill Newmark, NLM Exhibition Registrar/Traveling Exhibition Service Manager

Come with us to explore this amazing resource and discover the benefits of bringing one to YOUR library. The NLM Traveling Exhibition program reveals how the past informs the present and can shape the future. This is a session you won’t want to miss.

Registration is limited, so register today at:

  • Cost: Free!
  • Date: June 20, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 pm CDT (2 pm EDT)
  • MLA CE Credits: 1
  • This session will be online using Adobe Connect.  To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
  • If your system fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

For more information, visit:

Funding Mental Health Matters Initiatives

Friday, June 14th, 2013

OMHSAS is Accepting Scope of Work Proposals for Funding Mental Health Matters Initiatives for State Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (“OMHSAS”) is providing funding opportunities for mental health programs. Funding requests will be evaluated based upon the proposed program’s overall benefit to the citizens of the Commonwealth as well as the program’s complement to OMHSAS’ current initiative, Mental Health Matters.

Mental Health Matters is an initiative of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services focused on building public awareness and knowledge around mental health. This initiative emphasizes programs for community members that dispels stereotypes and myths about mental illness, enhances mental health literacy, and supports community training, as well as endeavors to expand current efforts that address the behavioral health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.

The Mental Health Matters Initiative Includes the Following Categories:

  • Media Campaigns
  • Community Services
  • Mental Health First Aid (“MHFA”)
  • Crisis Intervention Teams
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Veteran’s Programs
  • Other

Please return your application, via email to Kathryn Jacobs at by July 15, 2013. Proposal submitters will be notified by August 31, 2013 of the status of their application and any reporting requirements. If you need additional information, please call Kathryn Jacobs at 717-265-8941.

Job Ad: Medical Librarian, Buffalo, NY

Friday, June 14th, 2013
Facility: Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Department: Medical Library Health Sciences
Schedule: Regular Part Time – RPT
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 20
Job Details: The work involves performing professional librarian responsibilities in a hospital medical library. Work is performed under general supervision of a Senior Medical Librarian. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of clerical employees.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Provides a medical library service in a hospital as a source of reference training for student nurses, technicians, medical staff and other professional employees; Assists departments in selecting books and periodicals; Compiles book lists and bibliographies in specialized fields such as medicine, dietetics, nursing and psychiatry; performs literature searches; Supervises and performs book repair work and custodial care of books and periodicals; Teaches library science to student nurses and other employees; Confers with supervisor about requisitions, budget requests and reports for hospital and medical associations; Acquires, classifies and catalogs books and periodicals; Selects, maintains and instructs personnel in the use of audio-visual materials.FULL PERFORMANCE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of library science; good knowledge of bibliographical tools and resources; good knowledge of medical library terminology; working knowledge of audio-visual material usage, acquisition and selection; ability to maintain library records and to perform related clerical work; ability to administer the circulation of books and periodicals; ability to get along well with others; initiative; resourcefulness; sound professional judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or.New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Library Science with specialization in Health Science; Or: A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Library Science and one year of professional librarian experience in a Health Science setting.

To apply, please visit

Job Ad: Assistant Veterinary Librarian, Kennett Square, PA

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Assistant Veterinary Librarian Part Time – University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented individual to provide library and outreach services to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. Working collaboratively with the Veterinary Librarian and others, this position will serve clinicians, clients, faculty, researchers, students, staff and administrators at New Bolton.
Along with the main Veterinary Library on the Philadelphia campus, the New Bolton Library is one of fifteen Penn libraries. The library is a leader in the development of digital library services and collections and is aggressively experimenting with and adopting new technology in research and teaching.
Description  The part-time Assistant Librarian will maintain and promote the New Bolton Center library, providing reference assistance, outreach services, collection weeding and maintenance, and support for special projects.
This is a one year position with the possibility of an extension contingent upon funding.

Qualifications  A Master’s Degree in Library Science or related field is required and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues and the public. Familiarity with library operations, automated library systems, and computer proficiency. Good communication and customer service skills, good judgment, and the ability to work independently. Attention to detail and dependability. General familiarity with subject matter of health and/or animals is desired.

To apply:

Christine Davidian, MS

Electronic Resources Librarian
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-871-6432 | 215-871-6478 fax

Job Ad: Communication and Outreach Librarian, New York, NY

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)

Department: 876 – Levy Library
Requisition Number: 13-1538276

Job Description:

Reporting to the Library Director, the Communication and Outreach Librarian will be responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to promote library resources and services to students, faculty and staff within the Mount Sinai Medical Center. This position will also perform a core role in the delivery of reference and instructional services in support of research, education and clinical care. Raising awareness of issues related to scholarly communication and contributing content to the library website will also be a focus of this position. The Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library is part of Academic Informatics and Technology, which also includes the Archives, Instructional Technology and the IT Academic Support Center.

Duties and Responsibilities
* Plan and implement outreach initiatives using social media, the library website, newsletters, and other digital and print communication channels
* Collaborate with other librarians to evaluate current reference, consultation and education services, and recommend, design, and implement new services
* Develop and lead library efforts to increase awareness of copyright, author rights, understanding of publisher agreements, open access, “altmetrics”, and other scholarly communication issues
* Create and maintain content on the library website, including tutorials and resource user guides
* Design services to support faculty publishing, including personal information management, research impact, preparation of manuscripts, and database searching assistance
* Develops, presents and evaluates in-person and online instruction in database searching and information management to support evidence-based practice, scholarly research, and life-long learning
* Consults with faculty on creating search strategies for bibliographic databases, managing information retrieval, and preparing presentations
* Evaluates biomedical resources and tools for potential library acquisition
* Keeps current with scholarly communication and social media trends, emerging technologies and reference practices in academic health sciences libraries

Job Qualifications:

* ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent

Required Experience
* Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
* Demonstrated ability to engage faculty and students through creative marketing initiatives
* Experience creating high-impact web-based educational materials and user guides

* Demonstrated understanding of effective social media outreach and monitoring
* Strong knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends in academic research and publishing
* Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
* Experience searching the biomedical literature, including PubMed and Web of Science
* Hands-on experience with a variety of digital collaboration, presentation and communication tools
* Ability to work independently and collegially with teams and individuals across departments and organizations

For more information and to apply, please visit