MLA December Webinar: Assess Your Leadership Traits to Lead from Your Values

Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1930/why-do-we-lead-an-introduction-to-values-based-leadership

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

Experienced library leaders, middle managers, and front line librarians–learn to lead from your “best self.” Assess your leadership traits, visualize leadership through the lens of library service, craft a personal leadership mission statement, and learn to develop solutions to real-world library workplace problems through case studies.

Register here: http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1930/why-do-we-lead-an-introduction-to-values-based-leadership?source=assesshere. Continue reading

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Call for Book Proposals: Planning and Promoting Library Events

A great way to bring more patrons into the library is to create events allowing librarians to highlight their resources and services offered. The planning stages are essential for a successful event. After planning, librarians need to know how to promote and market the event. Following the event, the evaluation process begins to determine the success level of the event. There are many roles librarians can play in regards to creating an event, whether it be participating in the planning, promotion, or evaluation stages.

The MLA Books Panel is seeking editor(s) or author(s) for a monograph that provides guidance to librarians on how to plan and promote events. This book will ideally become a reference on how to successfully plan and promote library events as well as how to evaluate. It can include examples and case studies about how libraries planned and promoted their event along with lessons learned. Topics for the monograph could include: Continue reading

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MAC Conference Scholar Reflects on the 2018 Annual Conference

Lauren Wheeler, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore 

I wanted to attend the MAC-MLA conference because I was interested in learning what other libraries are doing to make their services and health information more easily accessible. While I came away feeling I had learned about this, I also learned about how people in this profession are feeling, how they avoid being complacent, where the field is moving in terms of data being everywhere and how students in their first year, or semester, are thinking of librarianship. So, while I went to the meeting thinking I would pick up some ideas for new services, I came away with a better understanding of trends and research being done as well as an eagerness to keep learning more about my profession.

The keynote speaker, Sayeed Choudhury, spoke about machine learning and artificial intelligence. I found this keynote interesting because these are topics that have been on the minds of many people at my own library. He equated poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s line “Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink” to “data, data everywhere and not a drop to drink”, a concept I found particularly thought provoking. I found myself reflecting on the data I come into contact with and what we are, or are not, doing with it. How is this collection of data benefiting our users? I want to make sure information is “drinkable.” Continue reading

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Call for students and mentors: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians

Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management. This course will expand on concepts covered in RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, and threaded throughout will be the librarian’s role in research reproducibility and research integrity and include practice in using Jupyter notebooks. Mentors will assume the role of a researcher with a dataset seeking data services support and will scope research questions to form the basis for mentee projects.

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data science and open science, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and leadership. The course will run February 20 – April 12, 2019. Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019. Additional details and application can be found here. https://news.nnlm.gov/nto/2018/11/28/applications-open-for-rdm-102-beyond-research-data-management-for-biomedical-and-health-sciences-librarians/

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SEA Digest News for November 30, 2018

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

Check out upcoming educational opportunities, news from NIH, NLM, NNLM, and more in this week’s digest! Additionally, feel free to subscribe to updates on our website as well.

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Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

We are reopening our search for a Health Sciences Librarian at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, NY (Long Island), a major tertiary hospital of Northwell Health.  The successful candidate will be an expert searcher and innovative instructor on health and biomedical information sources as well as an enthusiastic collaborator with all of our librarians across the health system on scholarly publishing and research impact initiatives, and evaluation of our jointly subscribed robust collection of electronic resources.  Our librarians conduct searches for systematic reviews and support evidence-based practice activities with our substantial GME trainee programs, allied health, and nursing staff, as well as clinical and research faculty.  This position will also oversee document delivery services.    The NSUH Library is a very busy and stimulating environment with opportunities to conduct research and develop new services.  Active participation in professional organizations and publishing is encouraged.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science and a minimum of two years library experience, preferably in a hospital or medical school setting, required.  Demonstrated knowledge of content and formats of resources and experience in teaching library information literacy skills, required.

Northwell Health is a health care provider with over 20 hospitals, a research institute, and over 1,600 GME resident and fellow positions, spanning Long Island, New York City, and Westchester.  Hofstra University and Northwell Health are partners in the establishment and operation of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

To view the full job description and be considered for this position at North Shore University Hospital, complete the application process, including a current CV and cover letter, at the Northwell Health job site.

Debra Rand, M.S., AHIP

Associate Dean for Library Services
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Corporate Director of Libraries Northwell Health
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-7537
drand@northwell.edu or debra.rand@hofstra.edu

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Empirical Librarians Conference, March 7-8, Richmond, VA

Do you support faculty researchers or graduate student researchers?
Or, do you do your own research?
Consider presenting at Empirical Librarians!
Please join us for the 5th Empirical Librarians conference, EmpLibs19. EmpLibs19 is a small conference on librarians and research, held March 7-8, 2019 in Richmond, VA.
We seek presentation proposals from librarians, library professionals, and LIS students on our two conference topic tracks:
(1) supporting original research, through faculty and graduate outreach, scholarly communications, etc.; and
(2) doing research in libraries, including qualitative, quantitative, and humanistic approaches.
 Track 1 concentrates on discussions of the specialized needs of original researchers as patrons. Track 2 concentrates on issues in doing library research, and is also a great place to revisit an already-presented set of findings but focus on the “how to” of methodology instead of the results.
Please submit proposals for concurrent sessions, panels, and/or lightning talks at https://www.lib.utk.edu/emplibs/2019-cfp/ by December 21, 2018
All proposals will be subject to double-blind peer review. Reviewer concerns are typically addressed by revision of the proposed presentation before final acceptance.
Presenters will be required to register as attendees; early bird registration (open soon!) will be $45 for all attendees.
We are particularly interested in hearing practical ideas for researcher support and concrete discussions of methods for librarian research. Our experience is that the more we learn about doing original research the better we are at supporting original research, and vice versa. For that reason, this conference brings together librarians who are researchers with librarians who support researchers, in order to share all manner of knowledge about research!
Empirical Librarians is a small conference focused on librarians doing research and librarians supporting researchers. EmpLibs19 will be a one-and-a-half day conference. The conference will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond, VA, on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 8am-5pm (est.) and Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 8am-1pm.
Empirical Librarians is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries and the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

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Applications Open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians

Applications Open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management. This course will expand on concepts covered in RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, and threaded throughout will be the librarian’s role in research reproducibility and research integrity and include practice in using Jupyter notebooks. Mentors will assume the role of a researcher with a dataset seeking data services support and will scope research questions to form the basis for mentee projects.

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data science and open science, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and leadership. The course will run February 20 – April 12, 2019.

Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019.

Additional details and online applications are available at https://wp.me/p8Qzkf-2La.

For questions, please contact the NTO at nto@utah.edu or Shirley Zhao at shirley.zhao@utah.edu.

Shirley Zhao, MSLIS, MS (Mathematics)
Data Science Librarian | RDM Project Lead
NNLM Training Office | Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 http://shirl0207.wordpress.com

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Job Posting: Data and Evaluation Coordinator – National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, Baltimore, MD

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region.

The Data and Evaluation Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

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Free NNLM Webinar: “The Essentials of Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service”

Hello everyone,

We hope you can join us next week for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session.

Webinar title: The Essentials of Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service

Marketing a new library service is expected. Marketing a service that no one is using is expected. But what about interlibrary loan, which is an existing service that, statistically, patrons are already using? Should a library waste money, resources, and staff time to market interlibrary loan? Yes! Marketing interlibrary loan can teach patrons how to use the service more effectively and can introduce new users to the service. But currently, there is very little literature on the subject. Marketing other library services is written about frequently but ILL, not so much. It becomes hard to know how to approach marketing ILL when there is not a lot of precedent for it. So how do you begin your own interlibrary loan marketing campaign? In this presentation, you will learn what marketing really is, about libraries that have successfully marketed interlibrary loan, and lessons learned from those marketing endeavors.

Presenter: Adebola Fabiku, Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Washington

When: Wednesday, December 5 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time (please adjust to your time zone)

How to join: Registration is encouraged but not required. Registration and details on how to connect are located on this web page.

The webinar will be recorded and is eligible for 1 MLA CE.

We hope you can join us!

Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP
Consumer Health Coordinator NNLM Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Box 357155 Seattle, WA 98195-7155
206-221-3449
martinc4@uw.edu
https://nnlm.gov/pnr

 

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