MLA/HLS Professional Development Grants-Deadline Friday 12/1/17 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time)

Want to develop some new skills that would be useful in your job?

Have a research project you want to try out?

Need to take a specialized CE Class?

Then the MLA/Hospital Libraries Section (HLS) Professional Development Grant may be just what you are looking for! The Grant was established in 1996 by the HLS to provide librarians working in hospital or similar clinical settings with support to develop or acquire new skills, conduct scientific research, or acquire other competencies listed in the Educational Policy and the Research Policy Statements of the Medical Library Association.

Applicants must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the past year, not previously received this or another MLA grant, scholarship, or other award within the past year, be a member of MLA, and preferably of the HLS. Applications are available on MLAnet and must be received at MLA Headquarters no later than Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (CT).

Learn more about the application process at http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=300

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Supervisory Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts

Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Bedford, MA

Salary: $94,520 to $122,875 per year

Series and Grade: GS 13

Open Period: 10/13/2017 to 10/19/2017

Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Duties Summary

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Continue reading

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All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

A full position description and application information is available here: http://bit.ly/AllofUsUMB. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017.

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Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

A full position description and application information is available here: http://bit.ly/HPECoord. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017.

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10/17–A History of American War in Five Bodies

A History of American War in Five Bodies https://www.nyam.org/events/event/history-american-war-five-bodies/

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00PM-7:30PM

The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

$12 General Public | $8 Friends, Fellows, Members, Seniors | Free to Students with ID

Register https://www.nyam.org/events/event/history-american-war-five-bodies/

At first glance, the history of American warfare can often appear strangely devoid of flesh and blood. Prior to the 1960s, Hollywood shied away from graphic war wounds, and military propaganda continues to downplay war’s relentless consumption of life and limb. According to Professor John M. Kinder, however, injured bodies deserve to be moved from the margins to the center of the American war story. In this talk, Kinder explores the history of American war through the bodies of five disabled veterans. What emerges is a portrait of nation struggling (and often failing) to mitigate the human cost of military conflict.

About the Speaker: John M. Kinder is Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Oklahoma State University. He is the author of Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran (University of Chicago Press, 2015). He is currently completing a book on the history of zoos during World War II.

Read Professor Kinder’s blog post on Books, Health, and History https://nyamcenterforhistory.org/2017/10/13/wound-ballistics-the-science-of-injury-and-the-mystery-of-exploding-bullets/.

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Funding Announcement – Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

Funding Opportunity Available!

Are you working on a research project?

Could you use some additional funding to advance your project?

Consider applying for the Eugene Garfield Research Award!

The Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The fellowship, established in 2013, is intended to stimulate research into the history of information science in the medical or health sciences, recognizing that rediscovery, interpretation, and understanding of a rich history in this key knowledge area helps practitioners and researchers interpret the present and prepare for the future.

The fellowship was endowed by Eugene Garfield, AHIP, FMLA (1926-2017), founder and former chair of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

Garfield is known for his innumerable and significant contributions to the practice of medical librarianship. The fellowship recipient or research collaboration group receives a certificate at the Association’s annual meeting and a stipend of $5,000 after the annual meeting to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledgebase in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be members of MLA.
  • Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible.
  • Applicants must have a master’s or doctor’s degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.

For group research applications, at least one of the group members must qualify according to the above criteria.

Deadline December 1, 2017.

Visit www.mlanet.org for more information.

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Extended deadline-Call for book chapter proposals-The 21st Century Health Library Liaison

Still time to submit a proposal!!!!!!!!!
Several people have reached out today about extending the deadline a bit.
We agreed. Proposals are now due by October 27th

Call for Book Chapter Proposals: The 21st Century Health Library Liaison

Introduction

The work of the health science library liaison is ever changing. From using Index Medicus to Grateful Med to PubMed, and from sitting at a reference desk answering questions to teaching classes embedded in the curricula. Now it is the 21st century and liaisons are doing more and impacting academic and clinical activities in novel and exciting ways . They are part of the bio-scientist’s project plan, participating in clinical rounds, developing and assessing assignments, lending data management expertise to research projects, and much more. We want to hear from librarians around the globe on innovative liaison programming and services they are providing. What educational requirements are necessary to do this new work? How did the service develop? How are the faculty and students responding to it? What is the value and impact?

The objective of this book is compile a well-rounded collection of program descriptions of new and innovative liaison activities in the 21st century health library. Included in the program descriptions will be best practices and details on how programs and services evolved, were implemented and evaluated. Continue reading

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Manager, Library Education and Clinical Services, UMMS, Worcester MA

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, invites applications for the position of Manager, Library Education and Clinical Services.

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Library Education and Clinical Services Manager leads and supports the Library in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that support the educational and  clinical mission of the University and UMass Memorial Medical Center. This position is responsible for planning, setting goals, setting priorities, and designing and monitoring workflow of the department. This is one of the leadership positions in the library

Salary range: $75,000-80,000

For more information please see position description at https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2684/

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Medical Librarian, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Arlington, Virginia

The Infectious Diseases Society of America ( www.idsociety.org), a national medical association representing more than 10,000 physicians/scientists with a highly-respected voice in infectious diseases policy and advocacy, clinical and scientific affairs has an immediate need for full time contract librarians with a focus on clinical practice guidelines.

Please see link for full description: https://infectious-diseases-society-of-america.hiringthing.com/job/49805/contract-librarian-position. We are located in Arlington, VA but this can be a remote assignment.

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Participant applications open for Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians (due 11/8)

Health science librarians are invited to participate in Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). The course is an 8-week online class with engaging lessons and practical activities, and provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Participants will then complete a capstone project at the end of the course, and the experience will culminate in a Capstone Summit at NIH on April 10-11, 2018.

The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Application details are posted here: https://goo.gl/WR9R9s

Important Dates

*   Application deadline: November 8, 2017

*   Notifications: Week of December 4, 2017

*   Online Course: January 8 – March 2, 2018

*   Capstone Summit: April 10-11, 2018

Reminder: applications for reviewers, co-teachers, and mentors are due next Friday. Details here: https://goo.gl/x3DWje.

Questions? Email NTO at nto@utah.edu .

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