Psychology Librarian, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

About James Madison University

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engages with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work. Continue reading

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 18, 2017

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Please excuse cross-posting. The latest edition of the NNLM SEA Digest is now available. To see the latest news from NNLM, NLM, NIH, Educational Opportunities, Funding, and more, please click the link below. Additionally, feel free to subscribe to updates on our website as well!

Thank you.

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP
Technology & Communications Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 West Lombard Street | Baltimore, MD 21201-1512
p. 410.706.2855 | f. 410.706.0099 | w.

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Survey on hospital library benchmarking

We invite you to participate in a survey on hospital library benchmarking.

The last benchmarking survey was conducted in 2006. Since then, hospital libraries and librarians have faced significant changes including downsizing, position and/or library elimination, and mergers of hospitals into systems. In an effort to develop and implement effective advocacy for hospital libraries and plan for future services, current benchmarking data is needed.

We ask only one response per library. The survey consists of 58 questions and will take approximately 20 minutes. For your convenience we recommend you gather the pertinent information (e.g.-usage statistics, budget, bed counts, staffing) prior to beginning the survey. A copy of the survey can be found here.

The survey will remain open until 5:00PM PST on September 8.

Thank you in advance for participating in the survey. Your response will help shape the future of hospital libraries. Any questions or issues should be directed to Angela Spencer.

Angela, Beth, and Brooke

Angela Spencer, MLS

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Deadline Extended: Apply for the MAC Research and Assessment Grant

 The 2017 Research & Assessment Grant deadline has been extended to August 31st. This is your last chance to apply until next year!

The purpose of the Research & Assessment Grant is to promote and stimulate excellence in the field of health science librarianship and the information sciences. The grant may be used to support all or part of the costs of a project, up to a maximum of $2000.

The grant(s) will be awarded at the upcoming MAC Annual Meeting in Staunton, VA. For more information on grant eligibility, criteria, and evaluation, visit or email Alex Carroll at

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Please Donate a Gift Basket!

 The MAC Hospitality Committee invites volunteers to donate a gift basket to support the MAC Scholarship Fund at the annual MAC meeting in Staunton. Gift baskets may be either personally created or purchased. Baskets will be displayed at the Hospitality table where raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Winning ticket(s) will be drawn at the business meeting on the final day of the meeting, and all proceeds will go to support the MAC Scholarship Fund.

Please drop off your gift basket at the hospitality table between 7am and 9am on Sunday, October 22nd. Contact Dan Wilson ( for additional information. Also, please let Dan know that you are donating a basket so we’re sure we have enough display space. Thank you!

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MAC Diversity Survey- Be Part of the Story: Complete the Survey

This is a reminder to ask you to participate in the MLA/MAC survey in the link below. Participation is voluntary.

If you participated in the previous survey last year, please also complete this current survey, since this one has new and updated questions. Please let Brenda Linares know if you are experiencing issues with the survey link.

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


We are conducting a 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.

Please go to

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 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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The Garfield-Taylor Internship at Temple University’s Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

Garfield-Taylor Internship at Temple University’s Ginsburg Health Sciences Library Learn to use exciting new technologies, 3D printing and virtual reality systems, in the Ginsburg Library’s new Innovation Space! Support health sciences faculty, staff and students in exploring what these can do to advance research, education and patient care while gaining pre-professional experience and translatable skills.

Working up to 20 hrs/week, the individual will:

– Collaborate with professional mentors at the Ginsburg Library.

– Gain academic library experience while developing innovative services

such as 3D printing and virtual reality applications.

– Students may also design a project that integrates their career

objectives with the Ginsburg library’s goals.

Requirements: Current enrollment in an ALA accredited library or information science graduate program. Ability to demonstrate initiative and work independently.

Familiarity with or a willingness to learn to use 3D modeling software (AutoCAD, Maya, Illustrator, Fusion360) or code (in Unity or Unreal Engine). Comfortable in a virtual environment. Self-motivated and accountable. Interest in exploring health sciences librarianship and makerspace technologies.

Hours and Pay: Up to 20 hours/week; $15/hour.

To apply, send resume and cover letter via email to: Richie Holland, Director of Administration –

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Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Come work with us at Stony Brook!

Health Sciences Librarian

REF#: F-9771-17-08-F

Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian, Faculty Position

Department: Library

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications: MLS or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least one year full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic, medical, or special library.

Experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills. Advanced degree in education, educational technology, health sciences or any related discipline. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals preferred.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library’s suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison, and outreach services. The position works most directly with the five Health Sciences Schools and various clinical departments. Continue reading

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NNLM SEA Digest News: August 11, 2017

The latest edition of the NNLM SEA Digest is now available. To see the latest news from NNLM, NLM, NIH, Educational Opportunities, Funding, and more, please click the link below.

Additionally, feel free to subscribe to updates on our website as well!

NNLM SEA Digest News – August 11, 2017

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 Janet Doe Lectureship

The Janet Doe Lectureship is a unique award, offering both significant recognition and the opportunity to present a major plenary session lecture at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association. “The Janet Doe Lecturer is an individual chosen annually by the Medical Library Association for his or her unique perspective on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship.”

Nominations for the 2019 Doe Lectureship, to be delivered during the MLA annual meeting in Chicago, IL, will be accepted starting in August 2017.

Nominations are due to the MLA Headquarters by November 1, 2017, and should be submitted by members of the Association. Self-nominations are accepted. General information, criteria, and the nomination form can be found at the following link:

For more information, please contact the Doe Jury Chair, Elizabeth Hinton (

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