Nominate a Colleague for the Hodges International Service Award

The MLA Hodges International Service Award annually recognizes outstanding individual achievement in promoting, enabling, and/or delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally through the development of health information professionals, the improvement of libraries, or an increased use of health information services. Recipients receive a certificate and a cash award of $500. Self-nominations are welcome! Deadline for nominations is November 1st 2017. Complete information and nomination forms can be found at:

If you have questions, please contact Ricardo Andrade, Jury Chair, at

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Call for Papers on Library Services for People with Disabilities

Reference Services Review is seeking authors to write on the theme of library support for people with disabilities in any type of setting, in any country. Examples of topics include (but are not restricted to):

– Collaborations to promote services for people with disabilities in the

community, schools, campuses, assisted living centers, or other settings;

– Library collections and formats to support services for people with


– Library outreach to people with disabilities;

– Incorporating services for people with disabilities into training or

education programs conducted by librarians;

– Virtual library services for people with disabilities;

– Compliance with ADA, web accessibility, service/support animals, other

standards (in library buildings or online);

– Research or assessment of accessibility/disability issues & libraries;

– Establishing a library environment that welcomes and enables access

for all; Continue reading

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Free webinar regarding copyright and online learning resources

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR) has a webinar next week you may find very useful on our regularly scheduled series, PNR Rendezvous.

When: Wednesday, October 18, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET

Title: Copyright & Online Learning Resources: It’s Complicated!

Questions about library resources and fair use in online education are expanding from the appropriate use of journal articles and eBooks to published images, video clips and more in faculty-created resources for instruction that our licensing terms often don’t explicitly address. What to do? Join Nicole (Nikki) Dettmar, Curriculum Design Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, as she describes ways of supporting the faculty, staff & students of the University of Washington School of Medicine, which launched a new curriculum in Fall 2015 requiring students to self-study resources in online courses ahead of in-person class sessions focused on active learning. Please note this is not intended to be an authoritative copyright presentation or legal advice, but a time of sharing some of the common questions and challenges faced and ways to develop informed decisions and propose solutions to educators.

Worth 1 Medical Library Association CE credit

No registration required. Attendees are encouraged to attend the live event but it will be recorded. How to attend:

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WHO World Health Organization-Geneva, Switzerland-Meta/Systems Librarian

Metadata/Systems Librarian. The recruitment notice is available for complete information:

Technical Officer – (1703185)

Grade: P3

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting: Sep 29, 2017, 4:06:59 PM Closing Date: Oct 27, 2017, 11:59:00 PM Primary

Location: Switzerland-Geneva

Organization: HQ/SPI Strategy, Policy and Information

Schedule: Full-time

Objectives Of The Program: The Library and Information Networks for Knowledge (LNK) is located in the department of Strategy, Policy and Information (SPI) within the cluster of Director General’s Office (DGO).

LNK provides access to knowledge from WHO as well as to other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and

middle- income countries through Hinari and IRIS. The WHO Library networks and partnerships are an essential component in ensuring that its global initiatives reach a world-wide audience. The unit provides WHO staff with a range of tools and services needed for the organization to remain a leading norm and standard setting institution. Continue reading

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HINARI Training: Access to Global Health Resources, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library

HINARI Training: Access to Global Health Resources, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library

All are welcome to a free HINARI train-the-trainer workshop on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, East Baltimore, on Nov. 7th, 2017. Lenny Rhine, PhD, will lead the workshop, and attendees will receive an official HINARI Train-the Trainer certificate. For more information, please visit

HINARI Flyer 2017

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Liaison Librarian Job – Laupus Library, ECU, Greenville, North Carolina

The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University seeks a person with curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills to provide expert search services in a variety of health subject areas and to serve as a liaison to ECU’s College of Nursing. This position provides proactive, library user-centered education, research, and information services using a variety of methods and technologies. This position primarily supports the ECU College of Nursing within ECU’s Division of Health Sciences. This position works closely with teaching and research faculty to integrate library instruction and research expertise into the curricula and culture of the College of Nursing. The position develops and maintains instructional materials for faculty and students in distance education and on-campus programs. The position also provides expert search services in a variety of health subject areas and serves the needs of faculty, staff and students within all of the colleges and schools in the Health Sciences. The Information Services Librarian is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to provide excellent customer service in client settings and in the library. Continue reading

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, August University, Augusta, GA

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library has an opening for a Scholarly Communications Librarian to join our team! Please see the ad below, and I welcome any questions. Thank you.

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Augusta University

Reporting to the Chair of Content Management, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for planning, implementing, and leading outreach activities promoting the institutional repository and other scholarly communication initiatives to include issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University. This position will also provide a data management plan consultation service, research impact reports and participate in grant support for research faculty. The successful candidate will provide best practice standards in maintaining the University’s electronic theses and dissertations and coordinate efforts for new open access publications on campus.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years professional post-MLS experience or library equivalent experience

This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track).

For full details and application procedures, please see (Librarian Assistant Professor)

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MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant – Due December 1, 2017

The MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant ( would like to offer chapter members the opportunity to apply for this MLA grant. The purpose of this grant is to provide support for research, development, or demonstration projects that will help to promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Grants range from $100 to $1,000. Click the links for detailed information.

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USAJOBS Job Announcement – Librarian Veterans Affairs, Muskogee, OK

Librarian, Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Administration Overview

Open & closing dates: 10/10/2017 to 10/16/2017

Salary: $60,210 to $78,270 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent

Location: 1 vacancy in the following location: Muskogee, OK

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people – our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country’s service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. Continue reading

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Deadline for Submissions for MLA ’18 “Adapting Transforming Leading” Is October 10

Deadline for Submissions for MLA ’18 “Adapting Transforming Leading” Is October 10

Your abstract for a contributed paper, poster, lightning talk, and/or a special content session that supports the theme “Adapting Transforming Leading” due by 6:00 p.m., central time, Monday, October 10, 2016. To submit your abstract, review the instructions and the paper and poster FAQs, then begin the online submission process

The MLA ’18 Schedule at a Glance (PDF) is now available.

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