Upcoming Webinar: SCR CONNECTions – Preparing for the Worst, Wednesday February 14

We invite you to join us for our next SCR CONNECTions webinar, Preparing for the Worst: Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness schedule for Wednesday, February 14 at 10am CT / 9am MT. We are pleased to have guest speaker, Bill Icenogle, Director of Emergency Management at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, giving this presentation, and we hope it will give everyone lots of ideas for their emergency preparedness plans!

Please see below for further information or check out our website<https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections> for details on how to join the session. No registration is required. Please feel free to share this information with other interested parties! If you are unable to attend live this afternoon, we will be recording the session and will have that video available online within a week of the session. We hope to see you there! Continue reading

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Senior Leadership Position at VCU Libraries, Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, joining the Association of Research Libraries in 2018 as the first U.S. member of ARL in over 15 years, seeks faculty candidates for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget.  Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin January 28, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Requires demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. The complete position description is available at https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/aul-collections-discovery-budget/.

To apply for the position, please go to www.vcujobs.com.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Viral Networks – Upcoming NLM History of Medicine Lecture

You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Monday, January 29, from 11am until Noon in the NIH Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Balcony B Auditorium. To insure adequate space, we ask people who plan to attend to RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/96jP3nVlFys9evqR2.

Theresa MacPhail, PhD, Assistant Professor Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic (Cornell University Press, 2014), will speak on “The Evolution of Viral Networks: H1N1, Ebola, and Zika.”

Dr. MacPhail will address the culture of public health, the production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday experiences of epidemiologists, microbiologists, biomedical scientists, and medical practitioners. Her lecture is part of the NLM’s 2018 History of Medicine Lecture series, and the keynote address of Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, which will bring together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. The workshop is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, and is a collaborative outcome of the NLM’s ongoing partnership with the NEH. Continue reading

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 19, 2018

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

Check out other 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.


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Health Science Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Health Science Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, “house calls”). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Health Science Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Health Science Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Health Science Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion

The search will remain open until February 7, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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2 Research & Education Librarians, Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

The Biomedical Libraries, part of the Dartmouth College Library system, are recruiting for two enthusiastic, service-focused individuals to join our talented team of Research & Education Librarians. These librarians will provide research and education services to the Geisel School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), in support of research, scholarship, education, and patient care in the health and life sciences.

The successful candidates will partner with a highly collaborative, supportive, and experienced team, working within a vibrant community committed to innovation in medical education, public health, the biological sciences, and healthcare delivery. Opportunities for engagement within the community include teaching within the curricula, integrating resources at point of care, facilitating scholarly communication, and supporting research through literature searches, systematic reviews, and other services. The ideal candidate will be creative, methodical, collaborative, and versatile, and will contribute to existing and emerging services.


ALA-accredited degree in library and/or information science, or a combination of an advanced subject or professional degree and relevant academic library work experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with a background in the health or life sciences. Continue reading

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Joanna Briggs Systematic Review Training

Joanna Briggs Training April 23-27

The Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality offers comprehensive systematic review training (CSRT) featuring the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology for evidence synthesis. The intensive, 5-day workshop is designed to prepare health sciences researchers, clinicians, librarians, graduate students and other individuals involved in quality and practice portfolios to develop, conduct and report systematic reviews of  evidence. Certified reviewers may become authorized reviewers in the Institute’s peer reviewed journal, the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR).

This activity-driven program includes rigorous methods and tools to appraise and synthesize evidence from  research literature and documentary sources. Participants gain hands-on experience in drafting a systematic review protocol, including definition of the question(s) and search, retrieval and selection of research for the review. You will critically analyze sample quantitative and qualitative research and expert opinion papers as part of the review process and be introduced to JBI software for performing meta-analysis and meta-synthesis of selected studies. Examine the nature of evidence and its role in healthcare to further understand how evidence transfers into health care practice.

You can find more information about the course, including registration details here: http://www.queensu.ca/qjbc/systematic-review-training

If you’re wondering where the heck Kingston is, here’s the city tourism website: https://www.visitkingston.ca/. We’re the gateway to the Thousand Islands (like the salad dressing). Just north from Syracuse, NY.

Please also feel free to ask me any questions about the course or about the Joanna Briggs Institute!

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NLM Webinar: Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed

Want to do more with PubMed?

Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want?

Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start?

Join us on Tuesday, February 13 at 1pm EST for a one-hour introductory webinar designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This presentation is part of the Insider’s Guide, a series aimed at librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Date and time: Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT To register or for more information go to: https://goo.gl/4eJgKJ Questions? Contact us at https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/contact

Already know the basics of APIs, and ready to put E-utilities to use? Our hands-on Insider’s Guide course, “EDirect for PubMed”, starts March 5. For registration and more information, go to: https://goo.gl/NXiG3R

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NNLM PNR webinar: Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, & the Question of Research Impact

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region office (NNLM PNR) has an upcoming webinar that you are all free to attend.

Robin Chin Roemer, Head of Instructional Design and Outreach Services at the University of Washington libraries will be presenting, “Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, & the Question of Research Impact”. Many of you may be familiar with a book Robin co-authored, Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research Impact https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/meaningful-metrics-21st-century-librarians-guide-bibliometrics-altmetrics-and-research

What does it mean for research to be meaningful? How do metrics help and hinder our understanding of research impact? This PNR Rendezvous session addresses the history and evolution of meaningful metrics in higher education.

Join us Wednesday, January 17. Starting at Noon Alaska, 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET. Please note your time zone

Registration is now encouraged but not required for PNR Rendezvous webinars. Register and learn how to join us at https://nnlm.gov/class/bibliometrics-altmetrics-question-research-impact/8048

The session is worth 1 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you can’t make the live session it will be recorded and posted on the website https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous a few days later.

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Code4Lib Journal Call for Proposals, Issue 40

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 40th issue.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.

To be included in the 40th issue, which is scheduled for publication in early May, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by Friday, February 2, 2018. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message. Continue reading

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