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.
Posted on | June 24, 2013 | No Comments
Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6, 2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/
For more information on the 2013 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/.
For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/.
What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?
The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:
“Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.” (Feili Tu)
“Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)
“Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)
“The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)
“As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs” (Peggy Gross)
“I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)
The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!
Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist
University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
Chair, Client Relations Committee
Public Health/ Health Administration Section
Medical Library Association
Posted on | June 6, 2013 | No Comments
Librarians rarely receive training in finding drug information, yet this area of information is vital for ensuring safe health care. When students and health care professionals ask drug questions, librarians do not always know where to start—how do you even do a reference interview on drug information questions? Once you find a drug information source, using it not always easy—if the physician wants to know if a drug can cause arrhythmia, do you look for contraindications, warnings, or adverse events?
We heard your needs and made a class just for you! The MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2013 presents the Continuing Education course “Finding Drug Information Online: The DI Center Approach” on Wednesday, July 24th from 1 PM-5 PM in La Jolla, California. The class provides 4 hours of MLA-approved CE credit.
Have a drug or pharmacy question needing an answer? This class will be taught by two Pharmacy Librarians and is guaranteed to start you on the right path to drug information research.
This class is aimed at anyone who has experience in reference, but little experience with drug information; it is also valuable for those who have used print drug information and want to increase knowledge of electronic drug information. The class begins by describing Drug Information Centers—specialized reference centers where clinicians receive drug information from pharmacists. Understanding the Drug Information Center approach to analyzing drug information questions can help you provide better service to clinicians and students seeking drug information. The class will also provide definitions of common drug information terms to improve communication and make you a better, faster searcher, describe free drug information resources created by the FDA and NLM during the drug approval processes, and provide paid and free resources for questions on commonly-discussed topics: adverse drug events (“side effects”), herbal products, and prescription/over the counter drug use in pregnancy and lactation. The class includes hands-on activities.
The class is just $75 for MLA chapter members, $125 for non-members, and $50 for retirees and students. Feel free to share this message with others who may be interested.
After this class, you’ll be able to confidently conduct reference interviews on drug information questions, use a variety of free drug information resources, and be able to quickly locate needed information within basic drug information resources.
You are right, I must attend! How do I sign up?
It’s simple! Just add “Drug Information Resources” when you register for the meeting.
Already registered? Use your name, email, and confirmation number to access the registration system and add “Drug Information Resources.”
Want to register for “Drug Information Resources” CE only? Contact Danielle Linden, tri-chair of the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting.
Posted on | June 3, 2013 | No Comments
Are you boggled by biostatistics? Is epidemiology enigmatic? Do you wonder about West Nile virus? Are you interested in influenza?
You might be thinking, “Not really, and why does it matter? Public health is not my primary area of responsibility.” Keeping reading anyway! Public health knowledge is vital for all health care professionals: health care data and statistics are used in grants and proposals; biostatistical techniques are used in systematic reviews; and health education and promotion programs influence the behaviors of patients seen in every health care setting. If you or your library serve clinicians or health care students, knowing about public health resources *is* your responsibility.
So, boost your public health knowledge by taking “Public Health Information on the Web,” a Continuing Education class at the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2013!
Taught by Kay Deeney, Educational Services Coordinator at the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, this four hour, hands-on CE course will provide an overview of key electronic resources in public health, discuss the importance of health information in public health, and provide hands-on exercises and feedback. After the class, you’ll be able to find and retrieve information to support evidence-based public health practice, support health promotion and health education programs, and find and manipulate data and statistics from local, state, and national levels.
The class provides 4 hours of MLA-approved CE credit and is $75 for MLA chapter members ($125 for non-members; $50 for retirees and students). It will occur on Wednesday, July 24th from 8 am-noon in La Jolla, California.
You are right, I must attend! How do I sign up?
It’s simple! Just add “Public Health Information on the Web” when you register for the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting 2013.
Already registered? Use your name, email, and confirmation number to access the registration system and add “Public Health Information on the Web.”
Want to register for “Public Health Information on the Web” only? Contact Danielle Linden, tri-chair of the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting.
Posted on | May 28, 2013 | No Comments
Submitted by Eileen Wakiji, CSULB University Library
First announced at MLA ’13, the Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant was established to recognize and honor the many contributions of Ysabel Bertolucci to several MLA Sections, her Chapter – NCNMLG, to the Medical Library Association, and to health sciences librarianship in general.
MLGSCA also benefited from Ysabel’s involvement with the profession. A few of her accomplishments included her leadership and active participation with the 2011 NCNMLG- MLGSCA Joint Meeting, as well as many other Joint Meetings, and being one of the speakers and instructors for the Fall 2009 MLGSCA Continuing Education program in conjunction with the 13th Annual Conference for CME Professionals presented by Southern California Medical Education Council (SCMEC).
Read further about the Ysabel Bertolluci MLA Annual Meeting Grant on MLA’s Section Council blog http://scouncil.mlanet.org/blogs/news/ysabel-bertolucci-mla-annual-meeting-grant/, where you can also make an online donation in Ysabel’s memory.« go back — keep looking »