Upcoming consumer health apps webinar

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region is inviting you to attend our webinar session next week.

“There’s an App for That! Consumer Apps for Health & Fitness” is the next session of the PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar. Our presenter will be Emily Hurst, Head of Research and Education at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University

Today mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of wellness applications? Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help patients and patrons make informed decisions about the apps that they choose to download. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provide information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

No registration is required. We encourage you to attend the live 1 hour session but it will be recorded. (1 MLA CE)

Wednesday, December 13 starting at Noon Alaska time, 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET Learn how to connect https://nnlm.gov/class/theres-app-consumer-apps-health-fitness/7761

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Cataloging / Interlibrary Loan Librarian – NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola NY

The Hollis Health Sciences Library at NYU Winthrop Hospital is hiring! We are looking for an enthusiastic Librarian to play a central role in our Library technical services.

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Director and working closely with other librarians and staff, the Librarian will be responsible for all professional cataloging and interlibrary loan functions of the library. The librarian will provide reference and information services in response to the information needs of the organization’s library users.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Catalogs all library materials using the library automation system (Sirsi), OCLC applications, National Library of Medicine subject headings and classification system. Uses current and evolving cataloging principles such as MARC, RDA, and BibFrame to receive new items, download and edit bibliographic records of those items, and processes the items for use by the library patrons.

Carries out interlibrary loan functions in Docline, OCLC, and QuickDoc software (including maintaining interlibrary loan data to create reports) for resources not available in the Library’s collection.

Provides extended, professional reference and information services. Uses complex search strategies in PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane, UpToDate, Lexicomp, and other databases to assist patrons in finding library resources. Continue reading

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2 Librarian Positions, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida

Come join our team at Tallahassee Community College! We are hiring 2 Faculty Librarians.

One  position is for our HCP program: http://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/academic-divisions/healthcare-professions/ as Health Sciences Librarian at our Ghazvini Library: http://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/academic-divisions/library/about-the-library/ghazvini-library/ located in the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education: http://www.tcc.fl.edu/about/locations/ghazvini-center-for-healthcare-education/.

If interested in either position please apply here: https://tallahasseecommunitycollege-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1176&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=993235&company_id=16429&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

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MLA Books Panel seeks Author/Editor for Proposed Book on Clinical Librarianship

Handbook of Clinical Librarianship

The MLA Books Panel seeks an author/editor for a book on clinical librarianship.  The information included should provide starting points and basic resources for librarians interested in pursuing a clinical librarian position or starting a clinical librarian service at their institution.

Topics could include

  • What does a clinical librarian do?
  • How to prepare; knowledge required; learning on the job
  • Rounding, morning reports and case conferences – how to prepare, finding one’s place on the team, acting as a patient advocate; tips; answering questions at the point of care
  • Demonstrating value to health care providers, the institution and the library
  • Finding information for patients; providing information prescriptions
  • Participating in journal clubs
  • Promoting clinical librarian services
  • Expert searching including clinical guideline development
  • Benefits and challenges (including emotional ones) of being a clinical librarian
  • Ethical and legal aspects of working in a clinical environment (e.g., compliance with privacy legislation, need for vaccinations, etc.)

If you are interested in serving as the author or editor of this book, please contact Martha Lara at  lara@mail.mlahq.org.

For more information on the MLA publishing process, please visit http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=156.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 1, 2017

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

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.


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Reminder: Upcoming Webinar High Reliability in Health Care Tuesday December 5

This is a friendly reminder about the second session of our Patient Safety Webinar Series coming up next week! Our guest speaker Frances Griffin will present Moving Towards High Reliability in Health Care on Tuesday, December 5 at 1pm CT / 12pm MT. Full details of the session can be found below or on our website https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/patient-safety-series. Please feel free to pass along this information to any interested parties. We are very much looking forward to the session, and hope you are too!

This series, co-sponsored by the University of North Texas Health Science Center Institute for Patient Safety https://www.unthsc.edu/institute-for-patient-safety/, is designed to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. In the second session of the series, guest speaker Frances Griffin will present on characteristics of high reliability organizations and the types of practical strategies that health care organizations can adopt to move towards these characteristics.

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12/12: The Art and Science of Healing: A Curator’s Dream

The Art and Science of Healing: A Curator’s Dream: http://nyam.org/events/event/art-and-science-healing-curators-dream/

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

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

Cost: Free, but advance registration is required http://nyam.org/events/event/art-and-science-healing-curators-dream/

Last February the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Library hosted a major exhibition, “The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance http://exhibitions.kelsey.lsa.umich.edu/art-science-healing/revolution2.php.” The display explored various themes such as the role of religion and magic in healing the soul and body, the influence of Greco-Roman methods of diagnosis and treatment in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the multilingual transmission of medical knowledge in both manuscript and printed form. This talk will be a behind-the-scenes look at the different stages of a multidisciplinary adventure that culminated with the publication of an exhibit catalog.

About the Speaker: Dr. Pablo Alvarez is Outreach Librarian and Curator at the Special Collections Library, University of Michigan. He is responsible for the curation and promotion of the early book collections, including medieval manuscripts and early printed books up to 1700. Presently, he is preparing for publication the edition and English translation of a seventeenth-century printer’s manual:  Institución, y origen del arte de la imprenta, y reglas generales para los componedores (Madrid: 1680) by the Spanish typesetter Alonso Víctor de Paredes.

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

The William H. Welch Library at Johns Hopkins University is hiring! This new position will serve as an information expert for all faculty, staff, fellows, and students in several assigned departments. They will also build an evolving set of data services to meet the needs of clinical, public health and basic science researchers across the research data lifecycle from its creation to preservation. They will build a dynamic, collaborative relationships with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health departmental members by providing a variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and specialized information services and by participating as a member of departmental research- and information-management-related project teams. Will be embedded within assigned departments in accordance with Welch Medical Library’s service model, which includes providing expert information services, and delivering an all-digital resource collection, and sophisticated interfaces. This position reports to the Associate Director, Informationist Services.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Librarian-III-MD-21213/430239900/. The Job ID is 330. Only complete applications, including a cover letter, will be considered.

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Call for Papers: Comics and Medicine 2018: The Ways We Work

The 2018 iteration of the annual Graphic Medicine conference takes place August 16 – 18 in White River Junction, VT at the Center for Cartoon Studies. The full call for papers and more information about the conference can be found here: https://www.graphicmedicine.org/2018-vermont-conference/.

If you’ve been doing work on comics and medicine, you are highly encouraged to put in a proposal! And even if you are just interested in the field, this is a perfect opportunity to attend a wonderful conference! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask Matthew Noe at Matthew.Noe@umassmed.edu.

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Librarian Veterans Affairs, Boston, Massachusetts and Togus, Maine

Librarian, Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Overview

Open & closing dates: 11/27/2017 to 12/01/2017

Salary: $49,765 to $86,208 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9 – 11

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent

Location: 2 vacancies in the following locations:

Boston, MA <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485175300#modal-trigger>

Togus, ME <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485175300#modal-trigger>

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No Continue reading

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