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Job Ad: Research & Education Librarian – San Antonio

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio seeks applicants for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The successful applicant will join a team of energetic, curious, knowledgeable and technologically agile librarians who promote awareness of library resources and services, and build partnerships. This is a stimulating entry-level position with great potential for professional and personal growth.


The UT Health Science Center Library services 3,125 students in five schools: Dentistry, Graduate, Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing. Students from the University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health and the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy also use the library as their main resource. The library has a nationally-recognized community outreach program that serves 33 counties in South Texas. Librarians are involved in teaching curriculum-related classes and are active members of institutional committees. Librarians are in the process of building a maker space and are offering classes on emerging technologies. The library serves 1,660 faculty who divide their time between instruction, research and clinical practice. Researchers collaborate in 9 institutes and research centers as well as through partnerships with other University of Texas institutions and area research centers. In FY 2014, researchers received $67.4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. The university’s Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) manages the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award CTSA). Discovery and invention are supported through the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, which helps faculty, staff and students find business and commercial applications for technology developed through their research. The campus is located 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio, now the 7th largest city in the United States. The warm climate, multi-cultural environment, and lower cost of living contribute to making this an attractive place to live. It also helps that Texas has no state or local income tax.


The Research and Education participates in instructional programs, designs and creates instructional materials; teaches classes on evidence based practice, use of biomedical databases, emerging technologies, and bibliographic management software; provides reference services and supports research; performs online database searches; participates in liaison and grant programs; contributes to marketing initiatives; and participates in the library’s nationally recognized community outreach programs.


Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.

Preferred: Enthusiasm for teaching and enhancing student success; commitment to providing high-quality customer service; ability to work collaboratively in a team and service-oriented environment; evidence of initiative, creativity, and flexibility; and a commitment to personal continuing education and involvement in the profession.


Minimum $44,500 plus competitive benefits package.


Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site:, where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian-Associate. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks. The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


Jonquil Feldman (will be available to talk at the SCC meeting)

Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services


Jason Bengtson Named as Informationist and Co-Principal Investigator for NIH Grant

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Jason Bengtson headshotSCC/MLA member Jason Bengtson, MLIS, MA, was recently named as the Informationist and Co-Principal Investigator on a successful application for an Informationist Supplement to grant 3-R01-DC000354-27A1 under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. Brenda Farrell from Baylor College of Medicine. This supplement will fund the curation and management of electrophysiological data obtained from outer hair cells isolated from the inner ear of Cavia Porcellus. This data has significant implications for inner ear research. Jason is the Innovation Architect for The Texas Medical Center Library.

To learn more about NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects visit

MLA Accepting Applications for the 2015 Lindberg Research Fellowship

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Reposted from MLANET:

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for The Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship
<>. The purpose of thisfellowship is to fund research aimed at expanding the research knowledgebase, linking the information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical research. The endowment will provide a grant of up to $10,000.  It is awarded by MLA through a competitive grant process, to a qualified health sciences librarian, health professional, researcher, educator, or health administrator.  More
information regarding MLA Research is available at

An application and more information about the fellowship can be accessed at

The awardee will be notified in March 2015.

The John E. Fogarty Papers at NLM

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

From NLM:

John Edward Fogarty (1913-1967) was an American legislator who became known as “Mr. Public Health” for his outstanding advocacy of federal funding for medical research, health education, and health care services. As Democratic representative for Rhode Island, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1941 to 1967, and chaired the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare from 1949. During his congressional tenure Fogarty championed a vast expansion of the National Institutes of Health, as well as aid to medical schools, libraries, and programs for blind, deaf, and mentally retarded children. He sponsored or contributed to virtually every piece of health-related legislation introduced during these years.

To learn more, visit

Job Ad: Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator – NN/LM South Central Region

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The Evaluation Coordinator coordinates the evaluation and needs assessments programs for the NN/LM SCR.


  •  Assists in the development of comprehensive evaluation plans for the NN/LM SCR and Network members
  • Identifies ways to measure and communicate the effectiveness, contribution, and value of NN/LM SCR information outreach services
  • Collects, analyzes and communicates assessment findings to assist the NN/LM SCR and Network members in adopting data-driven approaches to planning and decision-making
  • Develops innovative assessment and communication strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of Network members
  • Administers usability testing, questionnaires, focus groups, and other assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of information outreach projects and services in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of target audiences
  • Maintains expertise in assessment methods, techniques, and best practices through ongoing professional development
  • Develops course curricula, content and resources and conducts workshops on assessment and NLM resources
  • Exhibits at national and regional conferences to promote NLM databases, the NN/LM and NN/LM SCR services
  • Serves as a state liaison to develop working relationships with Network members
  • Monitors subcontracts, evaluates quarterly reports and provides feedback to subawardees, NLM and the NN/LM SCR
  • Participates in monthly NLM teleconferences
  • Assesses regional educational and information needs and assists with the development of programs
  • Assists in the development and promotion of NN/LM SCR funding opportunities and aides potential applicants with the proposal process


 Education and Experience  A master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school. Demonstrated teaching and training experience. Experience using NLM resources. Minimum of two years professional health sciences library experience preferred.


$45,000–$50,000 annual salary. This position is a NN/LM/National Institutes of Health–funded position with funding confirmed through April 2016. Will be extended beyond April 30, 2016, pending successful renewal of grant. The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy. Email Elizabeth Herrera. The TMC Library is an equal opportunity employer.


Usual Environment – Typical office environment with telephones and background noises. Regular national travel required. May need to work irregular hours to meet deadlines or special assignments.

The TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, an exceptional retirement plan, and a monthly transportation subsidy.

The TMC Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Please fax or email CV or Resume to:

Elizabeth Herrera, Human Resources Manager
Fax #713-799-7816

SCR Exhibiting at AHIMA in New Orleans Sept. 26-30, 2015

Monday, September 28th, 2015

NN/LM SCR Coordinators Michele Woods and Marcus Spann are exhibiting at the American Health Information Management Association annual convention this week in New Orleans, LA, along with Tulane University Rudolph Matas Library for the Health Sciences Public Health Librarian Elaine Hicks.

AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 101,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.

exhibiting at AHIMA

Left to right: Michele Woods, Elaine Hicks and Marcus Spann

AIDSource: a Redesigned, Mobile-Optimized HIV/AIDS Information Website from the National Library of Medicine

Monday, September 28th, 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. 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:




NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2015-2016

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Future Leadership Committee has announced the Fellows of the 2015-2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM)/Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries, through a combination of in-person and virtual learning experiences, and a formal mentor pairing with an academic health sciences library director.

Rick L. Fought, MLIS, AHIP

Assoc. Professor & Head, Electronic &Collection Services, Health Sciences Library
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN

Mentor: Andrea Twiss-Brooks, MS, MSLS
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division, Head of Collection Services,
The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Stephanie Kerns, MLS

Assoc. University Librarian for Information & Research Services & Assoc. Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library, Portland, OR

Mentor: Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
Assoc. VP & Director, Medical Center Libraries & Technologies, Assoc. Professor Community & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Edward G. Miner Library, Univ. of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Stephen Kiyoi, MLIS, MS HAIL

Library Director, UCSF at San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Mentor: Holly Shipp Buchanan, MLn, MBA, EdD, FMLA, AHIP
Executive Director, Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, Professor, School of Medicine,
The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM

J. Dale Prince, MA, MLS, AHIP

Executive Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Mentor:  Anthony Frisby, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine & Director, Center for Teaching & Learning & the Scott Memorial Library,
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS
Assoc. Professor & Head, Research & Education Services
Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Mentor: Patricia Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA
Assoc. Dean for Library Services & Archives, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

NLM: 2015 Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has announced the funding of partnerships between libraries and organizations with disaster-related responsibilities. The purpose of these projects is to improve the use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners, etc. These projects will use online resources on disaster topics including those from NLM.

The 2015-2016 projects are:

City of Portland, Public Health District
“Public Health Emergency Coordination with Libraries”
Portland, ME
In partnership with:
Portland Public Library
The City of Portland, Public Health Division and the Portland Public Library will develop the role of libraries in disaster health emergency response in Cumberland County, Maine through training library staff on preparedness and disaster health information and creating a role for library staff to assist during a public health emergency.

Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library
“The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri”
St. Louis, MO
In partnership with:

St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for Emergency Response (MARCER)
Boone County Department of Emergency Management
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

The Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library are collaborating with four emergency management agencies across Missouri to increase awareness and knowledge of National Library of Medicine information resources among emergency responders and reference librarians through a train-the-trainer format. This project will expand the role of Missouri reference librarians by partnering with local emergency responders and will increase the capacity of Missouri emergency managers, disaster planners, public health professionals, and reference libraries to access accurate and evidence-based information on disaster topics.

University of Washington Health Sciences Library
“RRAIN Washington – Response and Recovery App in Washington Phase II”
Seattle, WA
In partnership with:
Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Washington State Emergency Management Division

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Washington State Emergency Management Division aims to improve access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster information resources in Washington by developing a project website and mobile application (app) for Android devices called Response & Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington). This is a follow-on project to the RRAIN app created in 2014 for iPhone and iPad devices. The app is intended to enhance first responder decision making by providing easy access to reliable health information for statewide disaster response and recovery.

For more information concerning these projects and others, please visit Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards

Registration Available for WebJunction Webinar on Health Literacy (Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Registration is now available for the upcoming WebJunction webinar, Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders, on October 21, 2:00-3:00 PM CST. Presenters include Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region; and Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region. If you are interested, please refer to the registration link for more details.