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MLA workshop on library statistics

Posted on | July 13, 2015 | No Comments

MLA is offering the following workshop: “Library Statistics: Data Analysis for Librarians.”

This workshop will discuss steps for designing research projects that require statistical data, using methods of collecting data, using statistical software for analyzing these data, and drawing accurate conclusions once data have been analyzed.

The workshop will include the following:

More information can be found at https://www.mlanet.org/event/library-statistics-data-analysis-librarians-online-course.

Job Posting: Associate Director of Reference & Outreach (Pomona, CA)

Posted on | July 13, 2015 | No Comments

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library at Western University of Health Sciences seeks a full-time Associate Director of Reference and Outreach on the Pomona, CA campus.

This position provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to a team of librarians whose mission is to enable and enhance the educational and research pursuits of WesternU faculty, staff and students. The Associate Director organizes, coordinates, administers, supervises and assesses comprehensive reference, research, and education services in a dynamic, team-based, client-centered environment supported by advanced library technology; provides frontline supervision of reference services, supports resource development, provides online and face-to-face instructional services for curricular and scholarly endeavors; exerts leadership in developing, planning, and implementing innovative services, collections, and programs that both anticipate and respond to the complex technological and information needs of a diverse population.

Job details at https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/4485

Job Posting: Medical Librarian (Auburn, AL)

Posted on | July 8, 2015 | No Comments

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM to its friends & neighbors) is establishing a new campus in Auburn AL & has an opening for a medical librarian. The position is classified as Administrative Staff & will be in charge of the library; official job description is available at the following link — http://www.vcom.edu/humanresources/files/Medical%20Librarian%20-%20Auburn%20Campus.pdf

Additional information & point-of-contact details are available at the VCOM HR base link — http://www.vcom.edu/humanresources/

Thank you to Kathleen Carlson, MLGSCA President 2014-2015

Posted on | June 30, 2015 | No Comments

Kathleen_flowersThe Advisory Council wishes to thank Kathleen Carlson, Education Librarian at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ, for her service as MLGSCA President.  Kathleen guided our group with a straightforward leadership style and focus on maintaining organizational transparencyHer dedication to MLGSCA has been much appreciated!

Nominate a colleague for the MLGSCA Paraprofessional of the Year Award!

Posted on | June 23, 2015 | No Comments

Do you know a paraprofessional who deserves to be recognized for the great work she or he does in a medical library? Nominate her or him for the MLGSCA Paraprofessional of the Year Award by July 1!

Purpose
The purpose of the Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award is to honor an outstanding library paraprofessional in a health sciences library and to recognize the critical role and important contributions library paraprofessionals make to the development and evolution of modern health sciences libraries and librarianship.

Criteria
Considerations/criteria for nominating a paraprofessional for this award include, but are not limited to, a paraprofessional that:

Nominations
Nominations can be made by any MLGSCA member and sent to the Awards Committee chair. Please use the available formNomination deadline is July 1st.

Frequency and Number of Awards
The Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award is given annually to one outstanding paraprofessional in a health sciences library.  If there are no suitable candidates nominated, the award is not given. The award is usually presented by the MLGSCA President during the Fall Meeting.

Job Posting: Information Architect (Bethesda, MD)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidates to serve as an Information Architect in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB). The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

The incumbent serves as the custom information solutions/digital initiatives lead Librarian, exercising an expert knowledge of library science and information architecture principles in the accomplishment of various library and scientific projects. The incumbent employs expertise in web development, content management systems (i.e. SharePoint and Drupal), information architecture, project management, collaboration, and team leadership. The incumbent will provide reference and research services in response to requests for information on biomedical subjects, and prepare literature searches and bibliographies on medical and/or scientific subjects using bibliographic biological research databases.

Job duty details are available at http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/AboutUs/Pages/JobVacancies.aspx.

Vacancy Open: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 to Monday, June 22, 2015
General Public Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403257800
Existing Federal Applicants Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407288300?

Job Posting: Communications Librarian (Bethesda, MD)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidates to serve as a Communications Librarian in the Information Architecture Branch (IAB). The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

Job duty details are available at http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/AboutUs/Pages/JobVacancies.aspx.

Vacancy Open: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 to Monday, June 22, 2015
General Public Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406688000
Existing Federal Applicants Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/407279000

Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian (Irvine, CA)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

Chapman University in beautiful southern California is seeking a health sciences librarian at the Rinker Campus in Irvine, California. This is a new position created to support Chapman’s new pharmacy program and other graduate programs in the health sciences. This is a great opportunity if you have initiative, an interest in health sciences, and a desire to collaborate in a collegial environment on the development of a new program. Please click the link http://webfarm.chapman.edu/hr/joblisting/details.aspx?job=28-15 for details.

Review of applications is scheduled to begin on May 18.

Job Posting: Senior Librarian (Kenmore, WA)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

Senior Librarian – Bastyr University-California

Schedule: TBD – 40 hours per week; anticipated start date: by Sept 1, 2015

Salary: DOE, (salary) plus comprehensive benefits package

Responsibilities:  Bastyr University, a fully accredited institution offering BS, MS and clinical doctorate degrees in the fields of natural health arts and sciences, is looking for a senior medical librarian to manage our satellite campus library in San Diego, CA. Under distance supervision of the Director of Library Services, based in Kenmore, WA, the senior librarian will perform basic library operations, plan and teach information literacy sessions, assist students and faculty with research questions, maintain digital resources, plan for and promote the library, and acquire and process instructional materials.

Qualifications:  An MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program is required; a BS degree is highly desirable.  At least 4 years’ experience in an academic setting as a professional librarian, at least two years’ experience with medical information resources, and familiarity with the systems and tools necessary for basic (copy) cataloging, or equivalents. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, medical and other databases, and a variety of additional digital resources.  Experience with various classroom instructional methods and assessment. Excellent collaborative, customer service and organizational skills.  Knowledge of/interest in natural health (complementary and alternative medicine).

Please submit cover letter, resume and references, with job #15-041CA and job title to jobs@bastyr.edu. For additional information see the Bastyr University website.

Job Posting: Associate Director, Knowledge Management (San Diego, CA)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

The Director of Knowledge Management resides within Medical Writing and is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of an enterprise-wide knowledge management program. This position is primarily focused on information services (corporate library), knowledge management and collaboration. The Program’s Director must be familiar with all facets of the drug development process and align information services processes and resources to increase innovation, and drive informed decisions.

For more information, click here.

Job Posting: Engineering/Physical Science Librarians (Davis, CA)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks two energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused Engineering/Physical Sciences librarians to work closely with faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing outreach, education and resources in support of student learning, academic programs, and faculty teaching and research. They must be able to work effectively with faculty, students, researchers, and staff to develop a shared vision for library services and collections aligned with the University Library’s mission and vision.

Salary:  Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $67,509)

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit http://lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/jobs/

Candidates applying by July 13, 2015, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Posting: Environmental Sciences Librarian (Davis, CA)

Posted on | June 17, 2015 | No Comments

The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused Environmental Sciences Librarian to work closely with faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. The successful candidate is responsible for providing outreach, education and resources in support of student learning, academic programs, and faculty teaching and research. S/he must be able to work effectively with faculty, students, researchers, and staff to develop a shared vision for library services and collections aligned with the University Library’s mission and vision.

Salary:  Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $67,509)

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit http://lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/jobs/

Candidates applying by July 13, 2015, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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