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December 26, 2007

From the GMR: Web Services/Health Sciences Librarian Position Available (Dayton, OH)

Web Services/Health Sciences Librarian
Fordham Health Sciences Library
Wright State University Libraries, Dayton, Ohio

Wright State University Libraries seek a motivated, energetic and creative individual to develop innovative web-based approaches for providing access to library services and resources and to serve as liaison to academic departments in the life and health sciences.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains skills and knowledge of current and emerging technologies to provide access to library services and digital resources in an online environment; serves on the University Libraries’ Web Team to assist in creating and maintaining the libraries’ website; provides technical expertise and assistance to library users and other library staff; develops and provides consumer health outreach and services; provides information services in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and community users; works with faculty to develop and implement class presentations, tutorials, and other supporting instructional materials; develops and manages collections in assigned areas of life and health sciences; and serves on the Sciences Collection Development Team.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment and to collaborate and build consensus; ability to multi-task and prioritize projects; experience creating and designing web pages; experience with Web 2.0 technologies; ability to take initiative and produce results in a persuasive and timely manner. Preferred: undergraduate or graduate degree in life sciences or health sciences; experience in academic or health sciences library; experience with a variety of microcomputer applications in a networked environment, including graphics programs and scripting languages; knowledge of database-driven websites; familiarity with usability studies and ADA compliance.

ENVIRONMENT: The Wright State University Libraries comprise the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, which serves the need of the general academic community, and the Fordham Health Sciences Library, which serves the needs of the Boonshoft School of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health, the School of Professional Psychology, and graduate programs in the Biomedical Sciences. The Libraries’ website provides an integrated scholarly information network, which incorporates local, state, and Internet resources (www.libraries.wright.edu). The University is a member of OhioLINK, an advanced statewide information system. Wright State University, located 10 miles east of Dayton, Ohio, enrolls over 16,000 students and offers a comprehensive program of study with doctorates in seven fields. With nearly a million people, the Dayton area features a rich quality of life and a wide diversity of cultural and recreational activities.

SALARY: $40,000 (minimum). Benefits include 22 vacation days/year, 10 holidays, health and dental plan, state retirement system, and paid life and disability insurance.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, resume, and names of three current references to:
Ms. Lisa Bleeke (lisa.bleeke@wright.edu)

Fullest consideration will be given to applications received by January 28, 2008.

Wright State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action and specifically encourages applications from members of under-represented groups.

December 21, 2007

Employment Opportunity at the Bio-Medical Library

The Bio-Medical Library at the University of Minnesota is currently recruiting applicants for a new associate director position. Details on the job can be found here.

December 20, 2007

HSLM Contacts

For general information on HSLM, please contact the current Chair:
Jennifer Feeken

For membership or treasurer questions, please contact:
Doreen Roberts, Treasurer/Membership

For questions about our blog, or blog submissions, please contact:
Lisa McGuire, Blog/Newsletter editor

December 12, 2007

Board Meeting Minutes from 11-16-2007 meeting

The HSLM Board Meeting minutes from the November 16, 2007 meeting are now available here.

From the GMR: Seva Foundation Native American Grants Program

Please note the following with next application deadline of January 25, 2008.

Seva Foundation -- Native American Grants Program
The Seva Foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Grants Program to support community improvements by Native American-led organizations, such as health and wellness activities or educational development.

Award amounts are $2,000-$10,000. Eligible applicants include Native American-led nonprofit organizations, Indigenous Nations, and public agencies.

Deadline: January 25, 2008

Contact the Seva Foundation grant program directly for complete program information and program guidelines: http://www.seva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_NA_content1

[posted on CHHCS Grant Alerts -- December 10, 2007 http://www.healthinschools.org ]

Thank You from Karen Brudvig

Karen Brudvig recently sent this thank you note to HSLM members:

To Everyone in HSLM,

Thank you for the lovely vase of flowers and well wishes. I am doing really well and am planning to return to work after New Year's. Surgery turned out to be a little dicey, but once I was out of surgery, recovery has gone much better than expected. I haven't slept so well in years!

Thanks again!

Karen Brudvig

HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant

Apply Today!
HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant
for Hospital and Clinical Librarians

Applications are due by February 1, 2008

Are you looking for financial support to advance your professional education, attend a meeting , or conduct research? The HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant helps librarians in hospitals and other clinical care settings to acquire knowledge and skills through educational or research activities.

Further information and an application are located at http://www.mlanet.org/pdf/grants/hls_app_20050712.pdf

If you would like tips or guidelines on how to document your application, please contact me, and I'd be happy to help. Give it a try!

Sharon Kambeitz-Lumphrey
Coordinator, Library Outreach Program
Allina Hospitals & Clinics Internal Mail 14001
800 East 28th Street
Phone: 612-863-9060 Fax: 612-863-5695
Email: sharon.kambeitz@allina.com

December 4, 2007

From the GMR: Hospital Library Health Literacy Pilot Sites Needed

The Medical Library Association (MLA), under contract and working with the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NLM), is looking for eight hospital-based libraries to pilot a new Health Information Literacy (HIL) Curriculum designed to increase health care provider knowledge of health information literacy issues, increase patient and provider use of NLM and other consumer resources, and promote the role of librarians as key providers of health information literacy resources and support.

To become a pilot site, your hospital-based library can be of any size and type, and serve any geographic area. Interested libraries must submit a Pilot Training Site Application Form and letter of commitment from their hospital administration documenting organizational commitment to long-term delivery of consumer health information services, via email by January 7, 2008 to Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi (sabrina_kurtz-rossi@comcast.net), Project Coordinator.

All applicants will be notified of their selection status by January 30, 2008. If you have any questions about this call for pilot training sites, please contact Ms. Kurtz-Rossi via email. See the Pilot Training Site Selection Criteria for a description of the selection criteria, training site expectations, and the support that training sites will receive from the project. For more information about the full project, visit http://www.mlanet.org/resources/healthlit/hil_project.html.