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Archive for July, 2011

Panel Discussion: Opportunities in Medical Librarianship

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Jerry Perry

On July 21, 2011, the Dallas-Fort Worth Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE) will sponsor a panel discussion on opportunities and challenges in medical librarianship and the cooperation between medical libraries and library schools. This event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Blagg-Huey Library, Texas Woman’s University, in Denton, Texas.

HealthLINE is proud to have Gerald “Jerry” Perry, 2011-2012 President of the Medical Library Association, as a member of our distinguished panel. The Chairs of the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University graduate library schools along with their faculty in medical librarianship will also participate, as well as an experienced medical librarian and a recent graduate of the TWU library school who is now employed as a medical librarian.

Panelists will discuss a wide range of topics, including available options in library science education; questions about library management, collections, and technology; job opportunities and interviewing tips/hints; and more!

Please register for this event . There is no cost to attend, but registration is required so that we may adequately accommodate all attendees. Driving directions and parking information will be provided as part of the registration confirmation email.

A short HealthLINE business meeting will be held before the panel discussion, beginning at 9 a.m. The panel discussion will follow at 10 a.m. and is anticipated to end at 12:30 p.m. Attendance at the business meeting is not required to attend the panel discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact either Mary Peters or Jon Crossno.

NLM 2011-2012 Associate Fellows

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the selection of its 2011-2012 associate fellows class. Four associate fellows will join NLM in the fall 2011 to begin the year-long training program.

NLM’s Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

The 2011-2012 Fellows:

  • Bethany Harris (MSI with a specialization in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan).
  • Michele Mason-Coles (MLS from St. John’s University, Queens, New York)
  • Suzy Roy (MLS from Indiana University, Indianapolis)
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen (MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Interested in learning more about the Associate Fellows program?  A short presentation on the Associate Fellows program is available and includes a discussion by current 1st and 2nd year Associates about the application and interview process.