Paraprofessional Award Nominations Extended

The deadline has passed, and we did not receive nominations for this year’s MAC Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award.

If you work with an outstanding paraprofessional, the Honors and Awards Committee encourages you to consider submitting a nomination. For more information, review the award criteria (http://macmla.org/awards/outstanding_paraprofessional.html).

If you would like to submit a nomination, please compete the nomination form by August 21:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MAC2017Awards

If you have questions, please contact David Nolfi (nolfi@duq.edu, 412.396.4931).

Thank you!

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Research and Education Services Librarian

The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries invites applications for the position of Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist.

The MUSC Libraries seeks a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research and Education Informationist. The Research and Education Informationist will provide education and research support services to teaching, clinical, and research faculty and health professions students. The Informationist will actively serve as liaison to the undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing and select programs in the College of Health Professions. This position reports to the Associate Director of Libraries and will work in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities are within this position, including expert search services, teaching and education, research consultations, and community engagement to MUSC students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science is required. New Librarians are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at http://jobs.library.musc.edu/

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time) at University of Maryland

The Data Catalog Librarian at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) supports initiatives related to the development of the UMB Data Catalog, a database of descriptive records for datasets. As part of the Research Data Management Service and working with a dynamic, multidisciplinary data management team, the Data Catalog Librarian will support and promote the new catalog service through planning and conducting outreach efforts to UMB researchers. Additionally, the position is responsible for creating and curating records in the catalog. This new part-time (20 hours/week) position reports to the Head, Resource Development and Sharing and works closely with the metadata librarians.

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 18, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700018Z&lang=en. For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian at University of Maryland

The Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian is a critical public services position at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, providing front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University. The Information Services Department is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming. Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL.

This library faculty member advances the research mission of UMB. With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, the dynamic and forward-thinking Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and collaboration to this user-focused front line position. This librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and services to advance user success.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II.

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 1, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/IRILib. For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist

Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Libraries
Charleston, South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries invites applications for the position of Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist.

The MUSC Libraries seeks a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research and Education Informationist. The Research and Education Informationist will provide education and research support services to teaching, clinical, and research faculty and health professions students. The Informationist will actively serve as liaison to the undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing and select programs in the College of Health Professions. This position reports to the Associate Director of Libraries and will work in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities are within this position, including expert search services, teaching and education, research consultations, and community engagement to MUSC students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences. An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science is required. New Librarians are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at http://jobs.library.musc.edu/

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Heather Holmes at 843.792.0065 or holmesh@musc.edu.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Complete the MLA/MACDiversity Survey

Dear MAC-MLA Members,
This is a reminder to ask you to participate in the MLA/MAC survey. Participation is voluntary.

Please go to https://tinyurl.com/macdiversitysurvey to complete the survey.

Please read the information below about the purpose of the survey.

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We are conducting a detailed survey to find out more about the demographic composition of our membership and members’ experiences with diversity and inclusion, which is a top priority for the Medical Library Association.

For purposes of this survey, “diversity” has been defined by the MAC Diversity Task Group as “a collection of individual attributes that together help agencies pursue organizational objectives efficiently and effectively. These include, but are not limited to, characteristics such as national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structure. The concept also encompasses differences among people concerning where they are from, where they have lived, and their different thoughts and life experiences.

The Task Group has not defined additional terms used in the survey so that you may individually interpret your responses.

The survey will require approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. We plan to present the results of this survey to the MAC Executive Board and share them at the MAC 2017 conference in Staunton, VA, as well as any other related activities as appropriate.

Your responses to this survey will be completely anonymous and aggregated so no one reading the results will be able to identify you. To ensure that all information remains confidential, personal names, names of institutions, or other identifiers will not be requested. Please do not include any names or identifying information in any open-ended responses.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board has reviewed this study (IRB #17-0815). Participation is strictly voluntary and you may discontinue your participation at any time. There is no direct compensation for responding nor is there any known risk.

At the end of your survey participation, you may enter a raffle for an Amazon gift card. In order to keep your survey responses separate and anonymous, you will be asked to provide your email address in a separate form for the raffle.

Thank you for contributing to our MAC-MLA Diversity Survey. Please feel free to contact the MAC Diversity Task Group Chair, Brenda Linares, at blinares@unc.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Your Diversity Task Group members:

Ene Belleh
Coronado Davis
Brenda Linares (Chair)
Beverly Murphy
Tony Nguyen
Carolyn Schubert

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University of Florida, Fackler Director of Health Science Center Libraries

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. Continue reading

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Health Sciences Librarian

Western New England University is seeking candidates for the position of Health Science Librarian. (Revised)

For a full description and qualifications see the attachment or go to listing in HigherEd Jobs.

Brief Summary: D’Amour Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and versatile librarian for the position of Health Sciences Librarian.  Working collaboratively with the D’Amour librarians and the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as related sciences, the successful candidate will provide instruction, course materials, reference assistance, and collection development services for Pharmacy, the new Occupational Therapy Program, and the Physical and Biological Sciences Department.

Qualifications: Required: Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is required. Demonstrated teaching ability with excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Knowledge of medical, health, or life science digital information resources and technologies along with a strong public service orientation are required. Experience with digital resources and technologies for teaching and learning required.

Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Accepting applications until position is filled.

About the College of Pharmacy: College of Pharmacy

About the new Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program:  Occupational Therapy

About Western New England University: WNE

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JoVE Charleston Conference scholarships

Call for Applications: Librarian Travel Award

Applications are now being accepted for the JoVE Librarian Travel Award.

Three librarians will be awarded a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Charleston Conference, this November 6-10. The award recognizes librarians who are leading activities to educate scientists, faculty, and students on research reproducibility. Award winners will have opportunities to showcase their work during and after the conference.
Eligibility:
• Applicants must submit a one-page essay (500 words max.) describing their initiative(s) to increase awareness of research reproducibility.
• Applicants must have a librarian role in their institution. Worldwide applications welcomed.
• Applications must be submitted by August 18, 2017.

Apply here: https://jove.submittable.com/submit/75008/jove-librarian-travel-award
Questions? Please email: librarianaward@jove.com

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Associate Dean and Founding Director, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons, Seton Hall Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine

Associate Dean and Founding Director, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons Job no: 492931 Full time/Part time: Full-time

Location: South Orange, NJ

Categories: Administrator

Reporting to Dean of University Libraries, the Associate Dean and Founding Director, Health Sciences Library and Information Commons (HSLIC) will create a new health sciences library. Seeking experienced health sciences librarian with strong vision for the centrality of the HSLIC in learning and research, leadership, direction for integrating services, resources, and expertise with research, teaching, learning, and outreach activities to Seton Hall’s three health sciences schools: the Seton Hall Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the School of Health and Medical Sciences.

Position is critical to development and implementation of the curriculum. Active learning, Team- and Problem-Based Learning will be utilized. Key member of the University Libraries leadership team and at Health Sciences campus.

Will be responsible for managing the HSLIC and creating a team to plan and deliver variety of instructional programs, collections and services, instill life-long learning skills required to enable a career of evidence-based practice and the skills to contribute and advance the body of medical knowledge by graduates. Will collaborate with the Medical Library Director at HUMC and librarians at the clinical sites for continuity of information literacy and evidence-based practice and access to HSLIC’s resources. Will serve as a model for the future of medical education and health sciences research by bringing proven capacity to build innovative programs and services in support of teaching and research and develop and growing a motivated, knowledgeable staff. Will be supported by the University Libraries’ infrastructure and shared services and will work closely with main campus colleagues to build programs, services and collections. Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment, a positive flexible innovative approach, and capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams at all levels, and with faculty and students.

Full information and link to apply at: http://jobs.shu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492931/associate-dean-and-founding-director-health-sciences-library-and-information-commons

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