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NN/LM ends support for Internet Explorer 8

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

For people with older technology infrastructure, it is worth noting that NN/LM no longer supports Internet Explorer 8. More details can be found here: http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2014/08/29/nnlm-ending-support-for-internet-explorer-8/

Murray Gottlieb Prize: Submit Now

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. See https://www.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/awards/pdf/20120917_gottlieb.doc for submission details.

Early Bird Registration ends Sept 14!

 

The 2014 Quint Chapter MLA Meeting in Denver Colorado is offering some terrific continuing education!    We find that many of our CE offerings still have space and would like to invite your members to consider joining us.  Denver is a hub airport with many connections and our conference hotel rate is shockingly low compared to most major metropolitan areas, making a trip here for continuing education quite reasonable. Use the CE-Only registration option, but then again, we think you may want to attend our whole meeting once you see the program!

 

Register at:  https://regonline.com/quint2014 and select the “CE ONLY” option.   Learn more about the meeting at http://quint2014.mlanet.org/

 

CEs include:

CE2. Librarians Roles in Systematic Reviews: A Step by Step Approach (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Margaret Foster and Ahlam Saleh

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course provides and introduction to systemic reviews with the focus on the role of the librarian, including practical advice, standards, and tools for each step of the review. This course is the enriched and extended version of the training course planned for the MLA’14 Conference in Chicago. $140.00

CE3. Innovation and Lean Process Improvement Demystified (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake.  Course designers: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake. and Jessi Van Der Volgen

Sunday, October 12, 2014  6 hrs, from 8 to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. $140.00

CE1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instuctors: Jeanne LeBer, Erin WimmerMonday, October 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon, 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: In this interactive workshop, instruction librarians acquire useful knowledge and skills for engaging 21st century learners. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and practice best classroom management techniques through a variety of activities. The ability of library instructors to actively engage students is essential for improving learning outcomes and creating a more stimulating classroom environment.   Understanding various learning styles and creating session activities that address these styles is essential for engaging students. Attendees create a toolkit with shared teaching resources. $80.00

CE4. EBP Beyond the Basics: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Connie Schardt

Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 a.m. to Noon, 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course is designed to give learners additional practice with critical appraisal skills through an understanding of validity issues related to reducing bias in clinical studies. Using an interactive journal club format, learners will review and discuss the criteria for determining internal validity of systematic reviews and qualitative research. After completing this course, learners will be better able to identify the criteria for a good study; to recognize how this impacts searching for the evidence; and to understand how this knowledge helps the library support evidence-based practice within their own institutions. Teaching methods will include discussion, case studies, group exercises, and practice in appraising articles. $80.00

CE5. Applying information expertise to the challenge of diagnostic error reduction (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructors: Barbara Jones and Rebecca Graves

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 8 a. m. to noon, 4 MLA CE
Course Description: This four-hour session focuses on how librarians can work with clinicians to combat diagnostic error by recognizing and disrupting bias in the access, identification and use of evidence. Attendees will learn to understand the primary concepts related to diagnostic error in medicine, and use case analyses to uncover bias as a factor in diagnostic error. Attendees will also examine how information/evidence can address decision-making weaknesses. This innovative session will highlight personal awareness tools and partnership opportunities for librarians as they work together to reduce factors contributing to diagnostic error. $80.00

CE6. Communicating Clinically (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Julia Esparza

Monday, October 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description:  As librarians leave their library offices to reach out clinicians in their environment there is an increasing need to know how to communicate with clinicians (physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals) in a manner that is professional but also adapts to the unique environment of the hospital floor or office setting. In this course participants will learn about common techniques utilized currently by the instructor in communicating and providing information at the point of care. In addition participants will learn about non-verbal cues in assessing the environment. Participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds and review several articles and write a clinical review/summary.  $80.00

CE7. Fundamentals of Data  Visualization (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Jackie Wirz

Monday, October 13, 2014 , 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 MLA CE
Course Description: Data is everywhere, but too often, its presentation is about as interesting as a wet dishrag. I believe that data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. This talk will discuss the basic principles of good visual design. Along the way, I will present case studies on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless. $80.00

Stay for the meeting to learn from:

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation: Tuesday, 10/14 (8 – 9:30 a.m.): Plenary Session 1 “Creating a Healthier World by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”

Spero M. Manson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver: Wednesday, 10/15 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 2 “American Indian Health Information: Challenges of Dissemination and Application”

Dr. Chen-Tan (CT) Lin, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Health Science Center: Thursday, 10/16 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 3 “Busting the Myths of Personal Health Records”

Dr. Robin Dowell, University of Colorado-Boulder Hospital Libraries Luncheon; Wednesday, October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m., “Understanding Your Genome: The Path to Personalized Medicine” (REGISTER FOR PACKAGE A TO ATTEND THIS LUNCHEON)

Book your room at the Denver Marriott Tech Center for the meeting.

Or just spend a day or two extra to enjoy beautiful Denver, Colorado!

We hope you’ll join us!

 

Feel free to contact Lynne M. Fox (MCMLA Chapter member and Quint Chapter MLA Meeting Registration Chair) with questions or for information –  lynne.fox@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2121

The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. See https://www.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/awards/pdf/20120917_gottlieb.doc for submission details.

Come for the CE, Stay for the Meeting!

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

Quint Early Bird Registration ends Sept 14!

The 2014 Quint Chapter MLA Meeting in Denver Colorado is offering some terrific continuing education!    We find that many of our CE offerings still have space and would like to invite your members to consider joining us.  Denver is a hub airport with many connections and our conference hotel rate is shockingly low compared to most major metropolitan areas, making a trip here for continuing education quite reasonable. Use the CE-Only registration option, but then again, we think you may want to attend our whole meeting once you see the program!

Register at:  https://regonline.com/quint2014 and select the “CE ONLY” option.   Learn more about the meeting at http://quint2014.mlanet.org/

CEs include:

CE2. Librarians Roles in Systematic Reviews: A Step by Step Approach (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Margaret Foster and Ahlam Saleh

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course provides and introduction to systemic reviews with the focus on the role of the librarian, including practical advice, standards, and tools for each step of the review. This course is the enriched and extended version of the training course planned for the MLA’14 Conference in Chicago. $140.00

CE3. Innovation and Lean Process Improvement Demystified (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake.  Course designers: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake. and Jessi Van Der Volgen

Sunday, October 12, 2014  6 hrs, from 8 to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. $140.00

CE1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instuctors: Jeanne LeBer, Erin WimmerMonday, October 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon, 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: In this interactive workshop, instruction librarians acquire useful knowledge and skills for engaging 21st century learners. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and practice best classroom management techniques through a variety of activities. The ability of library instructors to actively engage students is essential for improving learning outcomes and creating a more stimulating classroom environment.   Understanding various learning styles and creating session activities that address these styles is essential for engaging students. Attendees create a toolkit with shared teaching resources. $80.00

CE4. EBP Beyond the Basics: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Connie Schardt

Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 a.m. to Noon, 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course is designed to give learners additional practice with critical appraisal skills through an understanding of validity issues related to reducing bias in clinical studies. Using an interactive journal club format, learners will review and discuss the criteria for determining internal validity of systematic reviews and qualitative research. After completing this course, learners will be better able to identify the criteria for a good study; to recognize how this impacts searching for the evidence; and to understand how this knowledge helps the library support evidence-based practice within their own institutions. Teaching methods will include discussion, case studies, group exercises, and practice in appraising articles. $80.00

CE5. Applying information expertise to the challenge of diagnostic error reduction (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructors: Barbara Jones and Rebecca Graves

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 8 a. m. to noon, 4 MLA CE
Course Description: This four-hour session focuses on how librarians can work with clinicians to combat diagnostic error by recognizing and disrupting bias in the access, identification and use of evidence. Attendees will learn to understand the primary concepts related to diagnostic error in medicine, and use case analyses to uncover bias as a factor in diagnostic error. Attendees will also examine how information/evidence can address decision-making weaknesses. This innovative session will highlight personal awareness tools and partnership opportunities for librarians as they work together to reduce factors contributing to diagnostic error. $80.00

CE6. Communicating Clinically (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Julia Esparza

Monday, October 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description:  As librarians leave their library offices to reach out clinicians in their environment there is an increasing need to know how to communicate with clinicians (physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals) in a manner that is professional but also adapts to the unique environment of the hospital floor or office setting. In this course participants will learn about common techniques utilized currently by the instructor in communicating and providing information at the point of care. In addition participants will learn about non-verbal cues in assessing the environment. Participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds and review several articles and write a clinical review/summary.  $80.00

CE7. Fundamentals of Data  Visualization (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Jackie Wirz

Monday, October 13, 2014 , 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 MLA CE
Course Description: Data is everywhere, but too often, its presentation is about as interesting as a wet dishrag. I believe that data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. This talk will discuss the basic principles of good visual design. Along the way, I will present case studies on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless. $80.00

Stay for the meeting to learn from:

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation: Tuesday, 10/14 (8 – 9:30 a.m.): Plenary Session 1 “Creating a Healthier World by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”

Spero M. Manson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver: Wednesday, 10/15 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 2 “American Indian Health Information: Challenges of Dissemination and Application”

Dr. Chen-Tan (CT) Lin, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Health Science Center: Thursday, 10/16 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 3 “Busting the Myths of Personal Health Records”

Dr. Robin Dowell, University of Colorado-Boulder Hospital Libraries Luncheon; Wednesday, October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m., “Understanding Your Genome: The Path to Personalized Medicine” (REGISTER FOR PACKAGE A TO ATTEND THIS LUNCHEON)

Book your room at the Denver Marriott Tech Center for the meeting.

Or just spend a day or two extra to enjoy beautiful Denver, Colorado!

We hope you’ll join us!

Feel free to contact Lynne M. Fox (MCMLA Chapter member and Quint Chapter MLA Meeting Registration Chair) with questions or for information –  lynne.fox@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2121

AAAS Meeting Sponsorship

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

The American Association for the Advancement of Science publications division is again sponsoring registration (full-funding of the registration fee) for 30 librarians. This is a great opportunity to hear from science researchers, administrators, journalists and writers, and to be immersed in a scientific conference of the highest quality. The conference will take place in San Jose, CA from February 12-16, 2015.

Sponsored registrations will be given with a preference to those who have not been supported by AAAS in previous years, on a first-requested basis as determined by submitting your information on this Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hFsox3Vgi122f-jMyOWRygvzLTxsIek5xYOv6mp76hE/viewform?usp=send_form

Responding with the Google form will greatly expedite the process of getting sponsored librarians registered.  I will send a response no later than September 30 to everyone who completes the form.

If you can not complete the form, please reply directly to aricker@oberlin.edu

Bioinformatics and Libraries webinar

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

Be sure to sign up for the September Midday at the Oasis on Bioinformatics and Libraries! Please note that it is at 2 pm instead of the usual 1 pm, so all other times are an hour off as well.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2-3PM (Pacific) | 11AM-Noon (Hawaii) | 2-3PM (Arizona) | 10-11AM (American Samoa) | 7-8AM Thursday (Guam)

Presentation Title: Bioinformatics and Libraries

Presenters: with Yi-Bu Chen, PhD., M.S., Program Director, NML Bioinformatics Services, USC Norris Medical Library; Megan Laurance, PhD., Research Informationist, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management; Lucila Ohno-Machado. MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California San Diego.

Description: Speakers will address current issues in Bioinformatics and training programs and services for Bioinformatics through the Library,.

Please register now for the Midday at the OASIS! Session!

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=227

MLA CE credit is available for those who register!

Nominations for Louise Darling Medal

Posted on | September 10, 2014 | No Comments

Please consider nominating a colleague for the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences!

The Louise Darling Medal is presented annually to recognize distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. The award was established in 1987 and first awarded in 1988, with a contribution by Ballen Booksellers International, Inc. The recipient receives an engraved medal, a certificate, and a $1,000 cash award.

If you want to nominate a deserving colleague, please go to https://www.mlanet.org/about/awards-and-honors for more information and online nomination forms. The deadline for applications is November 1. Please contact jury chair Virginia Carden at virginia.carden@duke.edu with any questions.

Writing a review article? Ask a librarian.

Posted on | September 10, 2014 | No Comments

Need help proving your usefulness to researchers and medical faculty? A recent article in JAMA by University of Utah librarian Melissa L. Rethlefsen and two medical collaborators highlights the benefits of using a librarian to improve review articles by creating a more robust, reproducible, and unbiased search process.

Read the full article here and comment below.

8 Job Postings: University of Arizona

Posted on | September 8, 2014 | No Comments

The University of Arizona Libraries are announcing eight job openings, including three at the Arizona Health Sciences Library.

Salaries: $56,365. Find more information at:  http://www.library.arizona.edu/join-us.  The University of Arizona is an EEO – AAE – M/W/D/V.

Evidence-Based Medicine to Evidence-Based Librarianship

Posted on | September 6, 2014 | No Comments

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library, with generous support from the Barbara Van Brimmer Academic Awards Endowment, will be hosting the two-day workshop, Evidence-Based Medicine to Evidence-Based Librarianship, providing up to 12 hours of MLA contact hours on September 30 and October 1 at the Fawcett Center on the campus of Ohio State University. Course instructors will be Connie Schardt, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, and Lorie Kloda, MLIS, PhD. More details about the workshop including the scope of each day are available at http://go.osu.edu/EBMtoEBL.

Registration deadline is September 23 and is limited to 30 participants. Cost is a very reasonable $110 for both days (including lite breakfast, lunch and snacks), or $75 for one day. Parking is free and convenient at the Fawcett Center.

This workshop has been coordinated by Lynda Hartel, Fern Cheek, and Stephanie Schulte. Questions about the program may be directed to Lynda Hartel, Lynda.hartel@osumc.edu, or 614-292-4892.

Head of Serials/Electronic Resources (Jackson, MS)

Posted on | September 6, 2014 | No Comments

Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks a Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Rowland Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, pharmacy and graduate studies in the health sciences.

The team member in this position:

Provides leadership including reviewing current policies and procedures and formulates strategies for enhanced and continued workflow and processes for all serials and e-resources.

Is responsible for library e-resources and print serial collections including managing budget, licensing, and electronic resources lifecycle.  Coordinates acquisition, implementation and maintenance of electronic resources and serials.  Provides oversight and supervision for workflow and processes.  Communicates with vendors, publishers, consortia, and specific university IT staff. Monitors budget and expenditures and initiates payment with department accountant.  Investigates new resources and places orders with agents or vendors.  Conducts initial review of licenses and works with contracts administration.  Informs staff and patrons of license restrictions.

The incumbent must also work with reference/education to help develop training materials and to identify e-content for possible purchase.

This is a management level position that reports to the Library Director.  The anticipated start date for this position is November 1; review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

REQUIRED:

MLS or equivalent from ALA-accredited program with a minimum of three years’ experience with serials and electronic resources management in an academic library.  Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions process for serials and e-resources. Experience using A-Z journal management resource and in facilitating and troubleshooting web design, networks, and proxy server operations.  Strong patron service focus.  Must have effective oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED:

Experience in Health Sciences.  Ability to provide meaningful data reports for serials and other e-resources using Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel reports.  Experience supervising library staff.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2014. Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Connie Machado, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email: cmachado@umc.edu EOE M/F/D

Ida and George Eliot Prize nominations open

Posted on | September 4, 2014 | No Comments

Help recognize MLA’s talented writer(s)! Take a moment and nominate a colleague (or yourself!) for the Ida and George Eliot Prize.

Presented annually, the Ida and George Eliot Prize is given for a work published in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The recipient receives a certificate at the association’s annual meeting and a cash award of $200.00 after the annual meeting. There have been several noteworthy publications of late, so please let us help bring attention to the great work being published this year!

A nominee’s publication will be judged according to the following:

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2014.

Complete information and nomination forms can be found at: https://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/eliot.html

If you have questions, please contact Ellen Brassil, Jury Chair, at: ellen.brassil@baystatehealth.org

Health Sciences Librarian (Phoenix, AZ)

Posted on | August 28, 2014 | No Comments

Arizona State University is hiring for a Health Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Downtown Phoenix campus Library, the health sciences librarian’s primary assignment is to support the schools, institutes, centers, and programs within the College of Health Solutions and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University in conjunction with the other Health Sciences Librarian. Responsibilities include: reference service, faculty liaison, and specialized public services (orientation, instruction and specialized reference) for all health sciences programs.  The Health Sciences Librarian works as member of a single, collaborative organization and serves students, faculty, and staff at Arizona State University on all four campuses, as well as online.  This is a continuing track academic professional position, and the health sciences librarian participates in professional development, contribution, and service activities in keeping with the criteria for promotion and continuing status.

For more information see:https://lib.asu.edu/employment/acadprof/health-sciences-librarian.

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