Archive for the ‘News from NLM/NIH’ Category
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine is undertaking a Strategic Planning Process and is soliciting input from its broad stakeholder community, including our Network members. Please ensure that your feedback is included in our strategic visioning.
Response Date: January 9, 2017
Please direct all inquiries to:
Office of Health Information Programs Development
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Email relevant to this RFI: NLMStrategicPlan@nih.gov
Monday, November 7th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine has posted the position for a new Deputy Director. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, December 22, 2016.
Vacancy announcement number: NIH-NLM-SES-2017-1820064
USAJOBS Vacancy announcement
NLM Job Openings
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial, ToxTutor. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology.
For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including the NLM chemical and toxicological databases, with a basic understanding of the subject.
ToxTutor introduces toxicology by covering dose and dose response, toxic effects, interactions, toxicity testing methods, risk assessment, and exposure standards and guidelines. Additional topics will be included in future updates. A certificate of completion option is expected to be released next year.
ToxTutor is produced by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) of the National Library of Medicine.
Younger students (ages 7-11) can also get a basic introduction to toxic household chemicals through the interactive game ToxMystery!
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
From the National Library of Medicine:
To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholder to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:
Twitter chats are a great way for healthcare professionals to learn about resources related to specific health topics, raise public awareness of heath issues, and share their organization’s resources with other professionals and the general public. During a Twitter chat, one or more accounts hosting the chat will pose questions through their tweets, and attendees of the chat will answer the questions through tweets that include a hashtag specific to the chat (like #HIVAgingChat).
Where can you find information on upcoming Twitter chats specifically on health topics? Here are three ways to locate Twitter chats related to health and wellness topics, which healthcare professionals on Twitter may want to attend:
- Follow NLM Twitter Handles – If you follow NLM_OSP (the Twitter account for the National Library of Medicine Outreach and Special Populations Branch), then you’ll often see announcements on upcoming Twitter chats related to health awareness and outreach topics. There are currently 18 Twitter accounts maintained by National Library of Medicine, and many of the accounts promote and participate in health-related Twitter chats on a regular basis.
- Check FYI Weekly Health Resources Newsletter – The Office of Minority Health publishes a weekly email bulletin called FYI: Weekly Health Resources, which lists information on grants, fellowships/scholarships, program resources, and more (including upcoming Twitter chats) related to minority health.
- Check the Twitter Chat Schedule on Symplur – The website Symplur tracks popular healthcare-related hashtags and also includes a weekly schedule of healthcare tweet chats, including a list of upcoming one-time and irregularly scheduled tweet chats.
For similar announcements and opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page.
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: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 USAJobs.gov, 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.”
Friday, January 22nd, 2016
From the Friends of the National Library of Medicine:
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (http://fnlm.org/) seek your nominations for this year’s
- Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
- The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these.
- Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
- The official nomination form
- A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please
- A current resume or curriculum vitae
- Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages.
- Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
- All nominations must be received by May 1, 2016 via mail, fax, or email (details below):
Mail: Friends of the National Library of Medicine
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814
Email: email@example.com, Fax: 301-657-1296
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
The National Library of Medicine’s web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians.
Visitors to AIDSource will now be able to view the website content on their mobile device. The website is now automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. The new design of the website was constructed by user feedback received through a website survey in 2014. In addition to responsive design, the new AIDSource design also includes the following new features:
- Addition of a slider feature that highlights resources of interest
- Addition of images for topics
- Improvements in website navigation, including a menu on all pages of the website that provides access to all topic areas
The mission of AIDSource is to serve as a reliable source for access to HIV/AIDS-related information from federal and non-federal sources. Resources included on the AIDSource website are organized by both topic of interest and audience, and information is available in English and Spanish.
NLM welcomes your feedback on the AIDSource website. Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to AIDSource: http://aids.nlm.nih.gov/
Want to see a demo of the site? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, on October 14 from noon -1pm ET for a webinar with the Project Manager.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
From the National Library of Medicine:
HMD has posted an announcement on USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/) for an archivist to coordinate the historic audio visuals program of the Images & Archives Section in the History of Medicine Division of NLM. Images and Archives Section desires a public-service oriented leader who is a seasoned professional archivist or librarian experienced in film and video collections. Ideal candidates should also be proactive problem solvers who work well as part of a team and thrive in dynamic, changing environments. The historic audio visuals archivist is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, arranging, describing, reproducing, preserving, and providing reference, access, and outreach services for a collection of approximately 10,000 film and video titles. The successful candidate for this position will have extensive knowledge of archives and audiovisual materials.
All US citizens may apply on USAJobs using this link: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410020300
Federal government employees and former Federal government employees who are Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) may apply on USAJobs using this link: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/409193500
The announcement opened today, July 16th, and will close on Monday, July 20th. The short time period reflects NLM’s effort to expedite the hiring of talented individuals and is not an indicator of a pre-selected candidate.
Please share the announcement with anyone you know who made be interested. Questions about the announcement can be directed to
Lisa Stevens, Human Resources Specialist