2019 MLA Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

Just a reminder about the 2019 Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship, a $5,000 award made by the Medical Library Association. 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.

Research proposal deadline: December 1, 2018. For more information or to apply, see http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=307. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Trey Lemley- lemley@southalabama.edu

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MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

Apply Now for MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for the MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project 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. Grants will not be given to support an activity that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness. More than one award may be granted in a year.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must hold a graduate degree in library science.
  • The applicant must be a practicing health sciences librarian with at least two years of professional experience.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in either the United States or Canada.
  • The applicant must be a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA).
  • In the case of a research group, at least one person in group must be a MLA member and meet the above criteria.
  • Consideration will be given in exceptional cases to an outstanding candidate not meeting the criteria above.

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Registration Now Open for the 2019 Southeast Science Boot Camp

Registration is now open for the 2019 Southeast Science Boot Camp for
Librarians at Vanderbilt University!

The 2019 Southeast Science Boot Camp for Librarians will be held for the
first time in beautiful and bustling Nashville, Tennessee, at Vanderbilt
University on May 29th, 30th, and 31st.

This event will provide an affordable opportunity for librarians to hear
presentations about current scientific research, to hear “data blitz” talks
from other science and health sciences librarians, and to network with
librarians in the region. Attendees will be staying in the brand new E.Bronson Ingram College on the Vanderbilt campus.

We are also accepting proposals for “data blitz” (or lightning talk)
proposals related to all aspects of STEM and health sciences librarianship,
including, but not limited to, collection development, data management,
faculty collaboration, information literacy, community outreach, scholarly
communications, and science and medical/nursing education. Data blitz talks
will be selected via a competitive peer review process.

For a preliminary schedule, speaker bios, and links to registration and a
proposal submission form, please go here.

We hope to see you there!
2019 Southeast Science Boot Camp for Librarians Organizing Committee

Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Library Liaison for the School of Nursing
Eskind Biomedical Library | Vanderbilt University
rachel.l.walden@vanderbilt.edu | 615-936-3459

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Reminder: Citizen Science Webinar on Monday, November 12 at 2 p.m. EST

Citizen science is happening all around you! Citizen scientists in your community are participating in bird and butterfly counts, contributing to Alzheimer’s research, monitoring air quality, and collecting genetic information–all furthering and advancing our greater scientific knowledge. Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in health-focused research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. Libraries are ideal partners for citizen scientists! In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

Site URLhttps://nnlm.gov/classes/national-library-medicine-resources-citizen-scientists

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Job Posting: Head, Metadata & Discovery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, joining the Association of Research Libraries in 2018 as the first new U.S. member of ARL in over 15 years, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Metadata and Discovery. The Head, Metadata and Discovery provides strategic and innovative leadership and oversight of metadata and cataloging, authority control, bibliographic maintenance, and access to continuing resources. The Head, Metadata and Discovery is responsible for managing and directing staff in the creation of metadata and cataloging in all formats, as well as all aspects of continuing resources access and maintenance. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $70,000. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, joining the Association of Research Libraries in 2018 as the first new U.S. member of ARL in over 15 years, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Metadata and Discovery. The Head, Metadata and Discovery provides strategic and innovative leadership and oversight of metadata and cataloging, authority control, bibliographic maintenance, and access to continuing resources. The Head, Metadata and Discovery is responsible for managing and directing staff in the creation of metadata and cataloging in all formats, as well as all aspects of continuing resources access and maintenance. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The complete position description is available at http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/. Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply for this position go here.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Medical Librarian and Director at University of Central Florida College Of Medicine in Orlando, Florida

The College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications from innovative, service-focused individuals for a full-time Medical Librarian and Director faculty positon.

This individual will be director of the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, a born-digital library with a collection that is 98% electronic. The library director will provide cutting edge leadership to further the library’s mission of “Information: Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device.” This position reports to the Chair, Department of Medical Education.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Please follow the link to view additional details: Medical Librarian and Director – Jobs With UCF

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Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant- Applications Due December 1, 2018

Are you an early career health sciences or medical librarian who would like to attend your first MLA Annual Meeting?

The Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant recognizes Ysabel Bertolucci’s exemplary career as a member of the Medical Library Association and her many contributions to its Sections, Chapters and Board. Endowed in 2014, the Bertolucci Grant recognizes a health sciences librarian who is involved in nursing, allied health, consumer health or international librarianship. The recipient receives a certificate at the Association’s annual meeting and a stipend of up to $1,000 to be used for travel and conference-related expenses for attending the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. For further information on criteria for eligibility and submission, please see http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=305. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2018.

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MLA December Webinar: Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership

Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership

Wednesday, December 12, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time

Being an effective leader means that you are open to new information and innovative solutions to workplace problems. The MLA webinar, Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership, will help you find creative and practical ways to solve real-world problems and successfully engage as a library leader. For experienced and aspiring library leaders, middle managers, and frontline librarians.

Presenter

Stewart Brower, AHIP, directs the Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma–Tulsa, and has published over twenty-five peer-reviewed and other articles, including articles on leadership in the MLA News.

Coming, January 29, 2019.

Save the Date!

From Protocol to Publication:

Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment

Tuesday, January 29  1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. central time

Are you getting more systematic review requests than you can handle? Are your hours of search time translating into published systematic reviews. . . or into projects that disappear in the void? An Informationist, a Project Manager, and a Methodologist/Clinician share their strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems before they scuttle a project, and working with review teams to conduct successful–and published!–systematic reviews.

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Reminder: Webinar on Citizen Science Opportunity with NASA Wednesday November 14

This is your one week reminder to join us for our next SCR CONNECTions webinar to take place next week Wednesday November 14th at 10am CT / 9am MT. Our guest speaker Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator and Lead for NASA Satellite Collaborations, will present Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! Make sure your calendars are marked so you don’t miss this great presentation!

Check out our website https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/connections or see below for login information and a full description. No registration is required. We hope to see you there!

Title: Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App!

Guest Speaker: Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator and Lead for NASA Satellite Collaborations, GFSC/NASA/ADNET

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Description: Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. Continue reading

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Job Opportunity at NCSU Libraries: Associate Head, Research Engagement

Associate Head, Research Engagement

North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC USA

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head in the Research Engagement department. The Associate Head shares management responsibility for the department, supervises assigned librarians, and represents the department in the absence of the Head. S/He provides a leadership role in the department, and, in conjunction with the Associate Head of Learning Spaces & Services, coordinates elements of the Libraries’ workshop and seminar portfolio aimed at building digital research skills in areas such as data analysis, visualization, emerging research skills, bibliometrics, and citation management. S/He provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research lifecycle, including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication. The incumbent serves as a liaison to the Graduate School and leads the Peer Scholars Program, and serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments in the sciences. S/He provides instruction on research skills and data literacy and engages in ongoing development and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices. S/He collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in collection development and assessment activities. This position participates in library planning; serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. The Associate Head is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/ehra/ah_re. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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