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MLGSCA Election Results

Posted on | June 20, 2014 | No Comments

We are happy to announce the results of our 2014 MLGSCA Election!

President-Elect: Danielle Linden

Secretary: Norma Layton

MLGSCA Nominating Committee incoming members are: Lisa Marks and Lori Tagawa

MLGSCA Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee: Rebecca Birr

107 of 180 members voted via Ballot Bin. Thank you, members. The Nominating Committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to all candidates for their willingness to step forward and serve.

 

We are happy to announce the results of our 2014 MLGSCA Election!

The MLGSCA election was conducted via Ballot Bin. There were 107 of 180 members who voted which is 59%, a slight increase in participation rate. Thank you members.

 

2014 MLGSCA election results are:

 

President-Elect:

Danielle Linden

Secretary:

Norma Layton

MLGSCA Nominating Committee incoming members are:

Lisa Marks

Lori Tagawa

MLGSCA Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Rebecca Birr was submitted and approved by the MLGSCA Advisory Council as MLGSCA’s nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee.

The Nominating Committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to all candidates for their willingness to step forward and serve.

We are happy to announce the results of our 2014 MLGSCA Election!

The MLGSCA election was conducted via Ballot Bin. There were 107 of 180 members who voted which is 59%, a slight increase in participation rate. Thank you members.

 

2014 MLGSCA election results are:

 

President-Elect:

Danielle Linden

Secretary:

Norma Layton

MLGSCA Nominating Committee incoming members are:

Lisa Marks

Lori Tagawa

MLGSCA Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee

Rebecca Birr was submitted and approved by the MLGSCA Advisory Council as MLGSCA’s nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee.

 

The Nominating Committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to all candidates for their willingness to step forward and serve.

MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award

Posted on | June 4, 2014 | No Comments

From left to right: Robert Johnson, Mary White, Danielle Linden, and Nita Mailander.

Job opening: Associate Director of Reference & Outreach

Posted on | June 3, 2014 | No Comments

Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA seeks an Associate Director of Reference & Outreach. The Associate Director Reference and Outreach provides leadership, guidance, expertise, encouragement, and inspiration to a team of librarians & library staff whose mission is to enable and enhance the educational and research pursuits of WesternU faculty, staff and students. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library.

Required qualifications:

  1. Masters Degree in Library and Information Science.
  2. Five+ years experience in an academic setting or health sciences library.
  3. Three – five years of supervisory experience.
  4. Experience developing instructional sessions and employing effective teaching techniques.

For more information or to apply, please see https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/2224

QuintEssential: Lightning/STAT presentations

Posted on | June 2, 2014 | No Comments

Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014

Date: Posters:  Tuesday, Oct. 14

Deadline: Proposals for posters must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee.  Subcommittee members will not be given author information.

Print Posters

Posters provide visual displays of information about new research findings or descriptions of creative new programs or practices, and are an optional format to contributed papers.  Posters will be available for two hours on Tuesday.

To propose a poster, please submit:

title of the poster

an abstract of 250 words or less (following MLA format for a structured abstract http://www.research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html)

author(s) name(s), address, email(s) and work phone number(s) on a separate page

Method of submission: Follow instructions for proposing a poster and send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font  via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu.

These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early August.

Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014


Date: Posters: Tuesday, Oct. 14

Deadline: Proposals for posters must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee. Subcommittee members will not be given author information.

Print Posters

Posters provide visual displays of information about new research findings or descriptions of creative new programs or practices, and are an optional format to contributed papers. Posters will be available for two hours on Tuesday.

To propose a poster, please submit:

· title of the poster

· an abstract of 250 words or less (following MLA format for a structured abstract http://www.research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html)

· author(s) name(s), address, email(s) and work phone number(s) on a separate page

Method of submission: Follow instructions for proposing a poster and send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu.

These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early August.

QuintEssential: Call for Posters

Posted on | June 2, 2014 | No Comments

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1, 2014

CALL for posters

Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014

Date: Posters:  Tuesday, Oct. 14

Deadline: Proposals for posters must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee. Subcommittee members will not be given author information.

Print Posters

Posters provide visual displays of information about new research findings or descriptions of creative new programs or practices, and are an optional format to contributed papers.  Posters will be available for two hours on Tuesday.

To propose a poster, please submit:

Method of submission: Follow instructions for proposing a poster and send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font  via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu.

These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early August.

QuintEssential: Call for Papers

Posted on | June 2, 2014 | No Comments

Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014

Date: Contributed papers: Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 14-15

Deadline: Proposals for papers must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data.

Contributed Papers

Accepted contributed papers will each be allotted 15 minutes for the presentation and follow-up questions.

To propose a paper presentation, please submit:

Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee.  Subcommittee members will not be given author information.

Method of submission: Send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu.

These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early August.

Research survey

Posted on | May 14, 2014 | No Comments

The MLGSCA Research Committee would like to learn more about your research experiences and interests. Your answers will help us assess how we can best meet your research needs and plan our activities accordingly. This short survey should not take more than 5 minutes of your time. Thank you for completing our survey!

https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0qhAB5wYc2MpmEB

MLGSCA wins MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award

Posted on | April 29, 2014 | No Comments

MLGSCA is the winner of the 2014 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year award for its execution of the ‘Substance over Style’ 2013 MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting held at University of California, San Diego. Our chapter will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at MLA ‘14, Building Our Information Future on Monday May 19 from 12 – 1:30pm.

MLGSCA President Mary White and Tri-Chairs Robert Johnson, Danielle Linden, and Nita Mailander will accept the award.

Congratulations to MLGSCA and to everyone who helped make the joint meeting such a success!

MLGSCA Paraprofessional Scholarship Award winners

Posted on | April 23, 2014 | No Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the MLGSCA Paraprofessional Scholarship Award!

Juan Jamie (Paraprofessional Student) expects to complete his MLIS degree in June 2016 at UCLA.  He stated that “from a young age, libraries have always been a large part of my life, and as a library assistant at the (UCLA) Biomedical Library for the past 15 years, they continue to shape my beliefs in the impact and differences these institutions can make.” With his Master’s degree, he hopes to better serve the public, and provide information that improves the decision-making process within medicine.    His passion is to “improve the use of information within the health sciences is driven by my desire to explore and implement better ways for the health and sciences industry to acquire, disseminate and make readily available the information needed to assist patients and consumers beyond academia”.   He has a strong interest in social media (Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging) and how the library can incorporate it as a tool to connect to a new generation of customers.

Sandra Chase plans to complete her MLIS degree Dec 2015 from SJSU.  She is thrilled to begin a career as a medical librarian.  For the past 7 years, Sandra has worked as a pathology laboratory assistant for Sharp Healthcare and is excited at the chance to use her existing healthcare career experience in her chosen field of librarianship.  Sandra said that she found her niche after reading one of her old favorite books “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” (about a young girl who loves the New York  Public Library and wants to be a librarian).  She said “Librarians get to use their skills to help people, they sometimes get to teach people how to use the library’s many resources, and then they get to go home and have dinner with their families!”   Sandra loves providing both efficient and friendly service as well as helping people.   She cannot wait to begin the next chapter of career life in the library!

Job opportunity – Clinical Research Analyst (Charleston, SC)

Posted on | April 23, 2014 | No Comments

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Analyst to use evidence-based practice (EBP) to promote optimal patient care with the ultimate goal of enhanced clinical outcomes. The position entails conducting systematic literature searches, evaluating and appraising research evidence, and synthesizing evidence into summaries and guidelines for review by multidisciplinary teams of content experts. This role facilitates the transition of evidence-based clinical decision support tools (e.g., order sets) into MUSC’s electronic medical record, and coordinates with Analytics to develop reports to assess the financial and clinical impact of projects. This position serves as an EBP mentor for advanced practice clinicians and nurses, and aids in developing EBP curriculum and instruction for MUSC clinicians and potentially clinicians at affiliated South Carolina hospitals. The Clinical Research Analyst provides consultative services on developing abstracts and publications, and participates in developing research grant proposals to expand EBP integration into practice.

Master’s degree from an accredited college/university in health related field (e.g., MS, MPH, MLIS, MHA) with a minimum of three years experience in healthcare required. Clinical expertise in EBP tool development and implementation strategies, and a strong background in epidemiology/research methodology strongly preferred. Clinical background preferred.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package in a progressive environment. All interested applicants should complete an on-line application at www.muscjobs.com. Please reference job # A141830.

Call for Nominations for MLA Offices

Posted on | April 9, 2014 | No Comments

The MLA Nominating Committee is identifying potential candidates for the 2014/15 election. If you would like to recommend someone to be nominated for president or the board, or would like to be considered yourself, please send a current curriculum vitae and a paragraph outlining why the recommended person would be a good candidate to one of the members of the Nominating Committee (see below) by May 12th.

The 2014 Nominating Committee members have reviewed the job descriptions for President Elect/President/Past President and Board members, and have discussed key qualifications needed for candidates, including a person who has broad experience within MLA, significant professional achievements,  a great capacity for leadership, a vision of the future of health sciences libraries, and an infectious enthusiasm for the excitement of librarianship at the present time. We also discussed the importance of diversity in selecting the slate – key issues to consider are geographic region, library or information service type, and amount of experience. The process for selecting candidates and electing the MLA president-elect and members of the MLA Board is described on pages 2–3 of the MLA Bylaws (log in to MLANET to read this document). The slate will contain at least two candidates for president-elect (president during 2016/17) and at least four candidates for the two vacant board positions (2015–2018). Job descriptions for president and board members are available on MLANET. The Nominating Committee will meet at MLA ’14 to finalize the list of potential candidates.

MLA 2014/2015 Nominating Committee:

Jane Blumenthal, Chair janeblum@umich.edu
Amy Blevins                  blevinsamy@gmail.com
Jonathan Eldredge       jeldredge@salud.unm.edu
Susan Fowler                susanfowler.library@gmail.com
Mark E. Funk                mefunk@med.cornell.edu
Sally Gore                     Sally.Gore@umassmed.edu
Heather N. Holmes        holmesh@summahealth.org
T. Scott Plutchak          tscott@uab.edu
James Shedlock            jshedlock@rcn.com
Laurie L. Thompson       lauriethompson@ymail.com

Ysabel Bertolucci Annual Meeting Grant Fund

Posted on | April 8, 2014 | No Comments

The MLGSCA Advisory Council recently voted to donate $500 to the Ysabel Bertolucci Annual Meeting Grant Fund. This donation has already been made, and we received a nice thank you from Carla Funk and the MLA Board of Directors for the donation.

Ysabel was a valued and loved member of NCNMLG & many MLA Sections for many years and was actively involved in many of the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meetings. If you would personally like to contribute to this grant fund, you may do so online or by making a monetary donation at the Scholarship Booth while attending MLA and designating it for this fund. More information about this grant is available at http://scouncil.mlanet.org/blogs/news/ysabel-bertolucci-mla-annual-meeting-grant/.

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