Posted on | December 10, 2013 | No Comments
The MLGSCA 2013 Special Election to fill the President-Elect position is now open through December 23, 2013 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time USA. A ballot will be sent to members soon from Ballot Bin, our online election tool. You can see the candidate information here.
The MLGSCA 2013/14 Nominating Committee
Elisa Cortez, Chair
Posted on | November 21, 2013 | No Comments
The MLGSCA Research Committee has heard member feedback that you would like more research training opportunities! We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with MLA and will be offering scholarships for MLGSCA members to attend MLA’s upcoming webinar Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need on December 11th from 1 pm to 230 pm (Central time) from the comfort of your desk!
See webinar description here: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/research/index.html
- Current MLGSCA membership
- Complete a scholarship request form by December 2nd – funding is limited so don’t delay!
- Preference will be given to those applicants whose geographic distance, workload responsibilities, or financial need would deter their participation at one of the sites sponsoring this event.
If you have been kicking around a project idea or want to learn more about research techniques, data collection and/or research collaboration, this webinar is for you!!
Ready to turn in your request form? Link here to complete and submit:
Questions? Contact Deb Schneider, MLGSCA Research Committee Chairperson, at DSchneider@shc.org.
Posted on | November 21, 2013 | No Comments
Please find below a link to the on-demand recording of MLA’s “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know.” This program will be available on-demand through December 31, 2014.
Link to recorded webinar: http://mla.adobeconnect.com/p11m7kosji9/
Posted on | October 24, 2013 | No Comments
Casa Loma College seeks a Library Technician for its Hawthorne Campus. The Library Technician shall perform daily library operations, assist in the usage of library resources and library equipment, and provide basic technical support. He or she will also assist in maintaining statistics reflecting library activities, preparing and submitting reports, and performing collection management and cataloging, as needed. This is a part-time, 24 hour per week position.
The Library Technician must:
* Demonstrate professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation
* Be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
* Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
* Interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization
* Be knowledgeable in modern office methods, procedures, practices, and equipment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Properly use English grammar, spelling and vocabulary.
One to two years of experience working in a library (academic library preferred), including customer service.
Experience providing basic technical hardware and software assistance (preferred)
A.A. in Library Technology, or equivalent
To apply: please send a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references to the Librarian, email@example.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posted on | October 3, 2013 | No Comments
Applications are now being accepted for MLA’s Rising Star Program!
The MLA Rising Star program has been developed for MLA members who are interested in attaining leadership roles in MLA but who have not yet become active at a national level. The one-year leadership development program matches each Rising Star with a mentor in a curriculum that includes:
• learning how MLA succeeds through the volunteer efforts of its members;
• the roles of the MLA Board and staff; and
• project management skills applied to an actual MLA project.
Application and information can be found online at: http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/awards/20130827_rising_star_app.doc
Applications are due November 1, 2013.
Also, if your chapter, section, or committee is interested in submitting a project for the program, the host/mentor application can be found online at: http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/awards/20130827_rising_star_host_app.doc
Host/Mentor applications are also due November 1, 2013.
The Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grants Facilitate Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Posted on | September 13, 2013 | No Comments
Are you working on research or an educational activity? The HLS/MLA Professional Development Grants award encourages continuing education opportunities allowing members to learn new skills or develop specializations and/or expanding the role of the medical librarian. The Hospital Libraries Section and MLA want to support you! The Professional Development Grants, sponsored by the Hospital Libraries Section and MLA, provide librarians working in hospital and similar clinical settings with the support needed for educational or research activities. This award was established in 1996, and up to two awards may be granted each year in the amount of $800 per award. It is preferred that applicants be a member of the Hospital Libraries Section/MLA. The application deadline is December 1.
A link to the grant application can be found at http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/[mlanet.org].
To apply, please email the completed and signed application to MLA headquarters firstname.lastname@example.org. A signed application form must be received no later than December 1, 2013. If you are working on research or an educational activity, please consider applying.
Posted on | September 9, 2013 | No Comments
Every year the Medical Library Association Chapter Council plans an event at the MLA annual meeting that facilitates communication and sharing among the chapters of MLA. The purpose of the event is to foster information exchange on chapter-related topics, as well as on subjects of general professional concern. The event is called Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables.
The 2014 Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Committee needs your help to ensure that the topics for the 2014 event are useful and interesting. Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Roundtables2014 regarding possible topics for the roundtables event at MLA ’14 in Chicago, Illinois. Your feedback is important. Please complete this survey by September 29, 2013. For further information, please contact Karen L. Hanus at khanus at mcw dot edu.
Posted on | September 5, 2013 | No Comments
COORDINATOR OF LIBRARY OUTREACH SERVICES
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, RENO
The Savitt Medical Library invites qualified applicants for the position of Coordinator of Library Outreach Services. Reporting to the Library Director, this position will focus on expanding the impact of outreach activities to improve access to health information among Nevada’s rural and under-served communities. The successful candidate will play a key role in identifying appropriate technologies, instituting innovative services, enhancing the library’s online learning environment, and building the library’s capacity to support institutional education, patient care, and research activities. This position will have significant responsibility for developing and implementing assessment initiatives to support informed decisions related to the delivery of outreach efforts. For requirements, detailed information and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/12233.
AA/EOE Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Positions funded by Federal contracts may be subject to the E-Verify process for employment eligibility verification.
Posted on | August 28, 2013 | 1 Comment
PSR-News has announced a number of new information resources for the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Xan Goodman, Health & Sciences Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Libraries, http://guides.library.unlv.edu/content.php?pid=482147&sid=3951244
Arizona State Library http://www.azlibrary.gov/extension/aca_resources.aspx.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has a guide on its website with general ACA resources, as well has specific Nevada health insurance information, http://hottopics.lvccld.org/obamacare.
UCLA Law Library has a guide that focuses on legislative, regulatory, and judicial aspects of the ACA, http://libguides.law.ucla.edu/ppaca.
NN/LM PSR LibGuide, which now features tabs with ACA information for all states in the region, http://guides.nnlm.gov/psr/aca
Yamila El-Khayat, at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, will present the one-hour webinar “Arizona Libraries & The Affordable Care Act I: Information & Resources,” on September 5, 2013, 10-11 AM PDT. To register, visit http://www.azlibrary.gov/eventreg/.
Midday at the Oasis
Sept 18, 2013 will be about the ACA, http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=227.
Posted on | August 23, 2013 | No Comments
The Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year award recognizes an MLA Chapter for excellence in special projects or innovative operation programming demonstrating advocacy, leadership, service, technology, or innovations that contribute to the advancement of the health sciences librarian. The recipient chapter receives a cash award of $500.
Deadline for applications is November 1, 2013. Complete information and nomination forms can be found at http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors If you have questions, please contact Todd Hannon, Jury Chair, at email@example.com.
Posted on | August 20, 2013 | No Comments
American Specialty Health, located in San Diego, is looking for a medical librarian to work as a consultant with them on their content management system. If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please contact Valerie Ross at 858-754-5182.
Posted on | July 17, 2013 | No Comments
Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library is hiring a librarian for Scholarly Communication and research support. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for the development of a program to promote scholarly communication, and assist in publishing issues of the faculty, researchers and students of Western University of Health Sciences. New graduates who are eager to learn new skills and knowledge are welcome! The position is full-time with benefits. For more information, review and apply for the position at https://jobs.westernu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=139674.
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