EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant Deadline Approaches

Looking for something to do this weekend, before the holiday madness begins? There is still time to apply for the EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant! If you have 2-5 years of experience as a medical librarian, please consider applying. The Deadline is Friday, December 1, 11:59 PM Central Time.


EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant information:

Are you looking for funds to attend the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting this year? EBSCO Information Services has made available four awards of up to $1000 for MLA members who are currently employed as health sciences librarians and who will have 2-5 years of experience at the time of the annual meeting (May 2018 in Atlanta). Are you otherwise unable to attend the annual meeting? Apply for the EBSCO Annual Meeting Grant, and tell us what you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the MLA annual meeting. Follow link for more information and the application: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=299 Deadline is December 1, 11:59 PM Central Time.

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Last call for applications for the MLA Continuing Education Grant!

Applications are now being accepted for the Medical Library Association’s Continuing Education Grant! The Continuing Education Grant provides MLA members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be offered in a year.  Some of the opportunities the grant may be used include MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, http://www.medlib-ed.org/ and Annual Meeting CE courses, or other CE activities. Submit your application for these grants of $100 to $500 today!

Applications are due by December 1st, 2017. For more information about eligibility and terms of the award, as well as to submit an application, please visit: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=298.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 17, 2017

The latest edition of the NNLM SEA Digest is now available. Highlights include:

Apply Today! SEA Data Management Program Advisory Committee
The NNLM SEA and DOCLINE Coordination Office will be closed November 23 and 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Fall 2017 HSLANJ Group Licensing Offer Now Available (Deadline to Participate: November 17)

Check out upcoming educational opportunities, news from NIH, NLM, NNLM, and more! Visit the current digest at: https://news.nnlm.gov/sea/2017/11/17/nnlm-sea-digest-news-november-17-2017/

Additionally, feel free to subscribe to updates on our website as well.


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Inhye Son Retires

After 28 years of service, Inhye Kim Son has retired from University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Inhye began work at the library as a serials clerk. Her intellect and dedication was quickly recognized by Judith Robinson and Gretchen Arnold, and she began working as a public services librarian. During her tenure, Inhye held several roles in reference and education, most recently serving as the library’s Electronic Resources and Research Librarian.

Inhye was committed to professional development and service: she was an MLA member, a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, and presented at many MLA and MAC conferences. A long-time MAC member, she served for many years as the moderator of the MACMLA-L discussion list. Inhye’s retirement plans include spending more time with family and friends, and travelling.


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MAC Website – We need YOUR input!

The MAC Website Task Force is in the final stages of moving our website to WordPress, but we need your help! We would like to ask you to help us with the navigation of the site. For this, we are doing a card sorting exercise which can be found here: https://2298fc56.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort/7r12bdt. There are no right/wrong answers. We want to hear from you!

The exercise will be taken down on Friday, November 17th at 5pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Lynn.

Thank you for your time and consideration in helping us move the MAC website to WordPress!

Lynn Eades
on behalf of the MAC Website Task Force


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The University of Virginia, Research Librarian, Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia Health System seeks an innovative librarian to join the Health Sciences Library’s Research and Data Services team. This position will support the biomedical, clinical, and translational research missions of the Health System by building and developing information services and reproducible workflows across the research lifecycle. The Research Librarian will serve as a liaison to selected Health System departments, engaging with faculty, staff and students at all levels of experience.


Working with a team of information and data specialists, the librarian will:

Engage with faculty, staff, and students to better understand research information and data needs and develop and strengthen relationships between the library and researchers

Support library efforts to describe research output and productivity by assisting with the collection, management, and reporting of indicators such as publication counts, awarded grants, and other metrics

Provide solutions for scholarly information and data workflow issues by providing expertise on methods for retrieving literature, synthesizing knowledge, monitoring trends, organizing citations and full text Continue reading

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Clinical Librarian, Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD, is looking for an experienced and dynamic clinical librarian to continue to build our very successful clinical service. This is a federal GS-12 position with a starting salary of $79,720. The job announcement is open Friday, November 10, 2017 – Monday, November 27, 2017, on USAJOBS.gov at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484090400.

The clinical librarian provides direct support to the Internal Medicine Graduate Medical Education program and to the Medical Intensive Care Unit, rounding 3-4 days a week, conducting patient-specific clinical searches, collaborating on systematic reviews and other research projects, and participating in clinically relevant forums such as morning report and journal club. Educational services include developing curriculum-based instruction on evidence-based practice in collaboration with Graduate Medical Education and other medical and nursing educational activities. The successful candidate must have experience at a teaching hospital, university hospital, or academic health sciences institution.

An HR specialist – not a librarian – will be the first person to evaluate your resume. The library only receives a list of candidates the HR specialist forwards to us for consideration. For best results, follow the application tips below.

Complete the online resume form provided in USAJOBS. You can send your existing resume or CV as supplemental material, but fill out the online resume form. Be sure to send all required documents.

Do not approach the online resume as a CV. The HR specialist only considers the job duties you list under your job titles to determine if you meet the qualifications of the position. The specialist does not look at other sections such as publications, continued training, classes taught, or committee memberships to evaluate your qualifications.

Let your official position description be your guide to writing your job duties. Be explicit. Tell what you do in as much detail as possible. Do not assume the HR specialist will know.

Use the verbiage from the job announcement in your resume. The HR specialist does not know synonyms from our field or other ways of expressing concepts.

Under the “Qualifications” heading, you will see a section on “Specialized Experienced.” Your job duties MUST address this specialized experience. If your job duties do not reflect the ALL of the specialized experience, the HR specialist will judge you unqualified.

Please consider bringing your talents to WRNMMC to help care for our nation’s Uniformed Services, returning war heroes, and their families. Hospital staff and leadership are extremely supportive of the library and will value and welcome your contributions.

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Nov 17 Registration Deadline MD Tech Connect Free Conference in Rockville,MD

On the tech side, Friday, Nov 17 is the registration deadline for
MD Tech Connect.

Friday, December 8, 2017, Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove, Building III (Camille Kendall Academic Center), 9636 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850.

Keynote: Ben Bizzle, Afternoon Panelists: Dr. Gary W. White, Open Source Textbooks: The Role of the University Libraries, Jen Golbeck, Algorithmic Spies, Dr. Hernisa Kacorri, Accessibility at the Intersection of Users and Data

Choose your own affinity session covering topics such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Hackathons, Github. Register here: http://mdtechconnect2017.weebly.com/. Registration is free but please do not register unless you will attend. Staff from public, academic, schools, and special libraries are invited. The event has been developed via collaborative partnership with Priddy Library at Shady Grove, MDLIBTECH, Maryland Chapter of Special Libraries Association, and the Maryland State Library.



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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 10, 2017

Please excuse cross-posting. The latest edition of the NNLM SEA Digest is now available. Highlights include:

• Beyond the SEA Webinar: A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse (December 6, 2-4 PM ET)
• SEA: Call for Feedback: NNLM Data science and Data Management Training Needs Assessment
• Fall 2017 HSLANJ Group Licensing Offer Now Available (Deadline to Participate: November 17)

Check out upcoming educational opportunities, news from NIH, NLM, NNLM, and more! Visit the current digest at:


Additionally, feel free to subscribe to updates on our website as well.

Thank you,


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Start your career at the National Library of Medicine!

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

MORE about us:

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.

NLM is planning its future: Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Describes Vision for NLM

Join us in making the future happen: yours and ours.

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 ($54,972 in 2017)
  • 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 2018.  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 Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply .  Application deadline is January 26, 2018.   Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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