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October 31, 2013

New Issue of Liblog Published

The latest issue of Liblog from the Mayo Clinic Libraries has now been published.

October 24, 2013

Registration for the MLA Webcast: "Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know" Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m, central time

Allina Health will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know” Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m, central time. As part of this programming, HSL and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, November 15th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-xaWEd2FXb1QbQlAOheCxNK4KfCknswTC8Vl0jt26bU/viewform

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu).

Where: Abbott Northwestern Education Building, Watson Room. (on East 26th street between 10th Ave S. and Chicago Ave. S., next to the Piper Building)

Parking - http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/visitingus#parking

Campus Map to the Education Bldg - http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/visitingus#campus_guide

Agenda- Lunch begins at noon Webcast: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Informal discussion 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Webcast Description: “Affordable Care Act, meaningful use, and greater scrutiny of not-for-profit status have brought on some significant changes in the way hospitals provide health care. Hospitals must meet specific goals to avoid penalties and receive maximum reimbursement for care. They are repositioning staff and budgets to deal with these changes to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction, and meet meaningful use of the electronic health record (her) system. Libraries are departments within the hospital, and like all other departments, they must illustrate clearly to administration specifically how they help their hospital achieve these goals. This webinar will look at these changes and how they affect our institutions and how librarians can meet them head on.”

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

2014 HSLM Membership Form

2014 HSLM membership form.doc

October 23, 2013

You're Invited - Dottie Hawthorne's Retirement Celebration!

All HSLM members are invited to an upcoming celebration of Dottie Hawthorne's career at the Mayo Clinic Libraries. Dottie has been an active member of HSLM over the years and she will be missed as a colleague but we wish her the best in this next phase of her life!

Dottie Hawthorne - Retirement Invitation.pdf

2014 HSLM Membership form

2014 HSLM membership form.doc

** HSLM membership is free to library students. Please indicate on the form that you are a library student and where you are going to school.


October 22, 2013

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes, May 2013

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes 5.31.2013.pdf

October 11, 2013

Nominate a Colleague for the Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship

We want to recognize an exceptional, dynamic hospital librarian! Is that one of your colleagues, or is it you? Take a few minutes to recognize the person you feel is a visionary hospital librarian, and be sure to consider yourself for this award. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

This award recognizes a member of the Association who has made significant contributions to the profession through overall distinction or leadership in hospital library administration or service; production of a definitive publication related to hospital librarianship, teaching, research, or advocacy; or development or application of innovative technology to hospital librarianship. This award was first presented in 1991, but in 1999 it was renamed in honor of Lois Ann Colaianni.

The nomination form is available on MLANET - http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/ Direct any questions to Priscilla Stephenson, Jury Chair at Priscilla.stephenson@va.gov

Nomination deadline is November 1.

Jan O. Rice, MLS, AHIP
Lead Reference & Instruction Librarian
Bryan College of Health Sciences
5035 Everett St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Work phone: 402-481-3296
Fax: 402-481-3138

Job Opening - National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Resource Exchange Repository Program Manager (9714 Associate Librarian)
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

To apply, visit https://employment.umn.edu. Requisition Number: 187014


The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education was created in October 2012 to serve as a coordinating center for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) as well as to provide leadership, scholarship, evidence, coordination, and national visibility to advance interprofessional education and practice as a viable and efficient health care delivery model. As part of the cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the center is charged with operating as a neutral, unbiased, convener among IPECP stakeholders in education, practice, and public policy. To fulfill this charge, the National Center is developing an interactive, digital subject repository to: provide open access to historical and evolving scholarly work in interprofessional practice and education; offer an online space to share ideas and resources; and facilitate meaningful connections among students, educators, leaders, and practitioners. Called the "resource exchange," this digital repository allows individuals from around the world to share information about their programs and experiences and connect with professionals with similar interests and issues. It will also be a source of current thought leadership, including articles and reports. As a sub-section of the resource exchange repository, the National Center is also developing a "scholarly trust" containing important research and evaluation materials that pass a review process. It will contain important historical information, as well as represent the best current thinking on interprofessional practice and education as defined by an expert panel appointed by the National Center. The program manager is responsible for management of the resource exchange and scholarly trust digital subject repository, including: ongoing, proactive curation and monitoring of content; management of metadata and descriptive work; and leadership for the development of the scholarly trust expert panel, criteria and publication process.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a creative and user-oriented individual to serve as the repository manager for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. This is a new position, created to support our strategic efforts to improve access to interprofessional practice and education resources. We invite applications from qualified individuals who value national engagement strategies and are interested in working within a diverse, innovative, and learning-centered environment. This position is a 12-month, 100%, annually renewable P &A position that will report to the associate to the associate vice president for education, Academic Health Center who also serves as the center administrator for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roles and responsibilities:


  • Lead the development, maintenance and adherence of policies and procedures to guide development and use of scholarly trust (repository), including: policies governing the submission of content for digital publication, metadata and preservation standards, technical workflow, quality control, open access, intellectual property and copyright
  • Collaborate with the scholarly trust expert panel to guide repository development and standards, including:
  • Convene the scholarly trust expert panel at regular intervals
  • Vet publication criteria, copyright issues, review processes and ongoing management practices.
  • Development of scholarly trust publication criteria.
  • Regularly review digital submissions for possible inclusion
  • Ensure compliance with the submission policy and license agreement and advise the National Center team and expert panel about emerging copyright management issues.

  • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment through data gathering and analysis

  • Communicate with and provide support to contributors and users
  • Anticipate future trends in evolving digital environment and maintain current awareness of national and international developments affecting knowledge management, metadata and information retrieval


In collaboration with National Center and supporting technology staff:

  • Serve as a member of the team responsible for ongoing development and management of the resource exchange platform, including functionality requests and technical assistance.
  • Create value-added services such as community and collection pages within the resource exchange platform.
  • Assess and recommend new technical functionality and or/software products to support user needs.


  • Provide educational guidance and resources about the repository to interested organizations to cultivate their interests and support their needs
  • Track and monitor engagement efforts and responses and work with Communications Manager to refine key messages based upon feedback
  • In alignment with National Center strategic communications plan, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to promoting awareness and use of the repository.
  • Increase the amount and quality of items deposited in the resource exchange and scholarly trust by:
  • Promoting the repository to key stakeholders, including presentations at key meetings, events and conferences
  • Actively seek out new user communities and content
  • Identifying suitable publications for deposit by checking scholarly journals, news and popular media sources and organizational websites.
  • Encouraging authors of suitable publications to deposit their work.

Minimum qualification:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience developing and/or managing digital collections. Excellent project management and program development skills, strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Enthusiasm for contributing to a face-paced work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative setting. Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems including (but not limited to) Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH Demonstrated knowledge of copyright law, intellectual property and permissions issues as they related to digital repositories and published works Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred qualification:

Knowledge of institutional repository management, including policy matters, intellectual property and copyright issues, and strategies for recruiting appropriate content Demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories and scholarly communication Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking. Previous work experience in health sciences education and/or practice Experience with the Drupal CMS a plus

About the National Center:

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is supported by a Health Resources and Services Administration Cooperative Agreement Award No. UE5HP25067. In addition, the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the John A Hartford Foundation have collectively committed up to $8.1 million in grants over five years to support and guide the Center, which will work to accelerate team work and collaboration among doctors, nurses and other health professionals-- as well as patients--and break down the traditional silo-approach to health professions education.

October 10, 2013

Job Opening - Boston Scientific Information Specialist

Boston Scientific's Knowledge Resources team is seeking an Information Specialist to support its research and knowledge management efforts. Candidates will have prior experience in corporate research services or have in interest in developing this experience in a challenging, yet supportive environment.

This position is located in either Natick, MA or St. Paul, MN.


Research Service Support

Collaborate with KR senior staff and internal customers to understand the context and objectives of research requests so to appropriately, efficiently, and cost-effectively meet and exceed expectations; Research to support biomedical literature searches for notified bodies and business intelligence needs

Work with KR staff to develop tool-kits of resources that serve as information and data management services for key stakeholders. Create alerts and other dissemination of information practices

Technical Services and Infrastructure Development

Assist team in continuous improvement efforts and performance metrics.

┬ĚParticipate in a variety of project-based assignments to continuously improve and expand on Knowledge Resources' services, formal processes, and core competencies of the team.

Support KR team in technical service activities (cataloging/tagging, intranet development, SharePoint)


BA/BS and experiences in information service delivery preferred. Masters Degree in Library Science preferred with 2 years of experience, or significant source work toward completion of degree.

Basic understanding of secondary research tools and willingness to develop expertise in these areas; knowledge/experience of database searching and retrieval techniques.

Familiarity with scientific and technical information sources

Experience or familiarity with cataloging rules and practices; intranet design and content development

Excellent problem solving skills.

Strong Customer Service orientation to seek methods that maximize the competencies of Knowledge Resources and add value to the end user/customer.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-pace environment.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
April Baglole
Manager, Knowledge Resources
Boston Scientific