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MLA Rising Stars

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The MLA Rising Star program has been developed to give members the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics needed to  become a leader in MLA.

Eligible applicants:

  • must be a MLA member throughout the duration of the program
  • must have attended at least one national MLA annual meeting
  • must have demonstrated interest and commitment to professional service through participation in activities or conferences related to medical librarianship

Applications are due no later than November 1. Also included in the application:

  • A brief (one page) personal statement describing the applicant’s background, previous professional service, goals for MLA involvement, how she/he would benefit from the program, and potentially contribute to the group’s learning;
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s library director indicating support for time to participate in all aspects of the program and attendance at the annual meetings (funding is available to attend one day of the MLA Board meeting in Seattle).

Visit MLAnet for more details and application instructions.

Recruiting for NLM Associate Fellows

Monday, October 17th, 2016

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM):

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at:

NOTE: Application deadline is January 27, 2017.

Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or


Heads-up: Two vacancies at NLM

Monday, August 29th, 2016

From Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine:

“NLM is looking for candidates to apply for these two vacancies, Chief of the Public Services Division and Head of the National Network Coordinating Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both are important leadership positions and we welcome candidates looking to contribute to NLM’s programs and mission as we move into the strategic planning process with our new Director, Patti Brennan.

For more information, refer to the NLM web site or watch these videos which briefly describe each of the programs and how to apply for a federal job.

Both jobs will be posted on, and linked on the NLM Job Openings page September 6-19, 2016.  Both are GS15 level positions, with a salary range of $128,082-$160,300.”

Work for MAR! Position Announcement: Academic Coordinator

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR).   The Academic Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs aimed at academic institutions, with a special focus on community colleges, research universities and colleges/universities with programs in the health sciences, health and science education, library science, emergency management, and environmental health.  We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.

A complete position announcement including job responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits and where to apply may be viewed at:

Feel free to share widely with applicable candidates.

Job Posting: Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC). The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of the NN/LM MidContinental Region. The Assistant Director plans and implements the activity of the NTC; supervises NTC professional and support staff; and, in conjunction with National Library of Medicine staff, coordinates the activities of the NTC with other components of the NN/LM program, in order to support the effective use of NLM information products and services.  With the NTC team, the Assistant Director assures compliance with all elements of the Statement of Work that is part of the contract with the National Library of Medicine and develops and implements a strategic program plan for the NTC, including the appropriate assessment and evaluation of instruction. The individual in this position prepares an annual budget and supervises the timely delivery of class reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports. The Assistant Director conducts online and in-person training classes throughout the United States on PubMed, TOXNET and other topics related to training and NLM resources and coordinates NCBI training. The NTC web site, social media plan, and national and regional class registration system falls under the Assistant Director’s supervision.  Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLM products and services and monitoring, disseminating and incorporating new information and trends related to distance learning, adult learning and instruction.

The Library

The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library serves as headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center ( The Library contributes to the health information access of librarians, health professionals, students, researchers and communities within the MidContinental Region and the nation. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library ( serves University of Utah Health Care, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health as well as the University Hospitals and Clinics. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Experience with teaching using distance education techniques (synchronous and asynchronous).
  • Knowledge of the latest developments related to distance education and adult learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with NLM databases.


  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience writing successful grant or contract proposals.
  • Experience designing and implementing evaluation plans for assessing success in training programs.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and NCBI bioinformatics databases.
  • Familiarity with trends and issues related to data management and data plans.

Salary and Benefits:

Based on experience, starting at $73,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Rank is dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/ CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: See for a full list of benefits.


The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above, and how you would contribute to the Library’s reputation and leadership; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is –

Review of Applications: Review of application begins May 27, 2015.

If you have any questions about this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Claire Hamasu, Search Committee Chair
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N. 1900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801 587-3412, Option #1


Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect.  The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.


Job Ad: Part-time Librarian to Support NLM’s DIMRC

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Interested in a job as a Disaster Information Specialist?  Please consider applying and/or sharing with others:

The Health Informatics and Technology Solutions Division of ICF international is currently seeking a Part-Time Librarian or Library/Information School Graduate Student to work in Bethesda, MD.

Job Ad: Collections Analysis Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Collections Analysis Librarian, Acquisitions and Collection Development

The Temple University Libraries seek a librarian to apply strong analytical skills in support of library-wide collection management efforts and assist in health sciences-specific resource licensing.  Temple University is a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development, with strong collaborative ties to the Director of the Health Sciences Libraries and the Assessment and Organizational Performance Librarian, the Collections Analysis Librarian supports effective decision making concerning acquisition, renewal, retention, and location of current and potential Library collections by analyzing varied streams of collections-related data, presenting findings, and making recommendations. Provides general support for other collections-related staff and projects.  Assists in the negotiation and licensing of online resources and in collaborative collection building/retention arrangements with other institutions. Performs related duties as assigned.

  1. Develops quantitative and qualitative methods for determining the effectiveness and value of the Libraries’ collection development activities across all formats and how well they meet the current and anticipated needs of the Temple community.
  2. Informs strategic collection decision-making by analyzing collection-related data and effectively communicating results and recommendations.
  3. Assesses the value of current and potential collaborative arrangements with other institutions and consortia (e.g. PALCI).  Supports participation in such arrangements by coordinating withdrawals or holdings commitments, as appropriate.
  4. Works collaboratively with others throughout the Libraries to support varied collections-related projects and activities, including support for the health sciences libraries’ collection development activities.
  5. Supports contract negotiation and licensing workflow, with particular emphasis on health sciences-specific resources.
  1. Participates in library-wide activities or projects through service on library and university committees and working groups; the incumbent will be expected to be active professionally and also expected to meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment.

Required Education and Experience: ALA accredited MLS. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an academic or research library environment.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with collections analysis and management.
  • Strong knowledge of current collection management issues, practices, and trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated experience using appropriate software applications and techniques to gather, manipulate, and analyze various types of data.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with licensing and contract negotiations.
  • Experience working in a complex academic institution with a medical center and affiliates.
  • Experience or coursework in statistics and visualization.
  • Supervisory experience.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference TU-18918.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Job Ad: Education Coordinator, Regional Medical Library, Omaha, NE

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Education Coordinator: Regional Medical Library Coordinator

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 and 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 For more information about the University of Nebraska Medical Center go to

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

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Job Ad: Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, March 2nd, 2015


Institute for Cancer Research

Fox Chase Cancer Center – ICR

You can view and apply for this job at:

Job Ad: Data Services Librarian, New York, NY

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The New York University Libraries is looking for a Data Services Librarian.

This position is based at our Bobst Library, located in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City.  More information on the position can be found on our website at