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March 4, 2008

Job Opportunity: Cedar Rapids, IA


Schedule: Full-Time

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Department: Library

Job Summary: Primary duties will include developing and implementing bibliographic instruction programs for clinical & medical staff as well as outreach/marketing initiatives. Additional duties will include providing reference services to the public, staff, patients & visitors, interlibrary loan, serials management, some copy cataloging and
assisting the Library Director with additional projects.

Qualified candidates must have: MLS or MLIS degree, 3+ years library exp, exp with providing bibliographic instruction and reference services in a professional manner. Prefer experience with webpage development,
CQI, TQM or Lean.

Please post this where other interested candidates would look. This would be a great opportunity for someone (with an MLS or working toward their MLS) who is looking for a position to create their own process in the areas of instruction, outreach and marketing.


Randi Thon
Library Director, Watts Medical Library

Mercy Medical Center
701 - 10th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Library: (319) 398-6165

March 3, 2008

Ricin in the news and SIS Chemical Warfare page

Please see the following forwarded message from the Specialized Information Services (SIS) at the National Library of Medicine:

News channels report an incident of ricin poisoning in Las Vegas. SIS felt that this would be a great opportunity to remind people that we have an Enviro-Health Topic page on Chemical Warfare, http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/chemicalwarfare.html, that includes information on ricin.