Online Learning Librarian at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, VA

Supports Carilion’s, Jefferson College of Health Science’s and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities

Provides effective and efficient services for undergraduate and graduate healthcare students, medical students, researchers, faculty and administration with regard to the Library’s website, web-based tools and technology used to access information.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education: Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited school required.

Experience: Experience managing and enhancing library web-based technologies and tools, including troubleshooting access issues between providers and users. Minimum of two (2) years reference and instruction experience in a medical school library, hospital library or academic health sciences library preferred.

Licensure,certification, and/or registration: None required.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Strong searching skills with recent experience searching medical, nursing and/or other relevant clinical resources preferred. Skilled in the use of personal computers and software applications. Excellent people skills and ability to work in a team environment, ability to work as a faculty member in the areas of education, scholarship and service. Strong oral and written communication skills. Continue reading

Senior Librarian – Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library – New Castle, DE

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library (formerly the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Library) is seeking to fill two part-time Senior Librarian positions to assist in the expansion of library services. The library will now serve all eleven divisions within the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) which include the following areas: Substance Abuse & Mental Health, Public Health, Aging & Physical Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Long Term Care, Social Services, Child Support Services, Visually Impaired, State Service Centers, Management Services, and Medicaid & Medical Assistance.

Primary duties will be divided between reference/public services and tech services responsibilities. These include identifying and interpreting user needs, providing reference, circulation, and bibliographic instruction services, developing a library volunteer program, and increasing access to consumer health information/resources as well as collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials and database management, and interlibrary loan. The primary patron group is DHSS employees; however, the DHSS Library participates in the Delaware Libraries Consortium, making the physical collection and reference services available to all Delaware library patrons.

The DHSS library is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; the part-time librarians will work 29.5 hours per week within that schedule. The library has started the lengthy process of reclassifying two positions to become full-time; the part-time librarians will have the opportunity to apply once those positions become available.

Located in New Castle, Delaware, the library is conveniently just minutes away from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The posting and application can be found here:

Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.  The posting closes on 6/6/16.  Questions about the positions may be addressed to Alison Wessel, 302.255.2789 or .

Head of Collection Management – UAMS Library – Little Rock, AR

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library<>

Position Description- Head of Collection Management

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library invites applicants for the position of Head of Collection Management. This faculty position reports to the Library Director of Operations. The successful applicant oversees the Collection Management Department which includes which includes 1.5 faculty and two paraprofessional positions, and is responsible for all aspects of collection development, acquisitions and cataloging; coordinates the management and evaluation of the library’s electronic resources; and serves as administrator of the online campus bookstore.

Campus Setting

Founded in 1879, UAMS is the only academic health sciences center in Arkansas. The UAMS Library supports the education, clinical, research, and outreach activities of six colleges (Graduate School, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), a comprehensive medical center, and several institutes of excellence. The UAMS Library serves the health information needs of the citizens in Pulaski County and provides support to the rest of the state through the network of Regional Center Libraries. The Library also serves as the only resource library in the state for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment. Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at Continue reading

Joint Chapter Meeting: Merge & Converge – Sixteen in ‘16

Today, I want to remind you that this year, two MLA Chapters spanning sixteen states will be having one spectacular meeting in beautiful Des Moines, IA.  This meeting will take place from Friday October 21-Tuesday October 25 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown<> which is located in the center of the downtown business district.  This beautiful hotel is walking distance to shopping, art, food, breweries.

Conference and hotel registration will be opening up on June 15, 2016, and the hotel is only $144 for a single or double. Remember that meeting our commitment for the room block is what allows us to have meeting rooms at no cost. You can find out more at our meeting website.

Being a joint chapter meeting means that Merge & Converge will have fabulous posters and papers from double the chapters! The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to July 8, 2016 and notifications of acceptance will be made by August 19, 2016.

To find out more, please check out the conference website at and keep up with the latest news and information via the Twitter and Facebook links located on the top right of the page.

We can’t wait to Merge & Converge with all of you in Des Moines!

Sheldon L. Sirota Memorial Library – New York City

Electronic Resources Librarian – The Sheldon L. Sirota Memorial Library

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

Administers the integrated library system

Coordinates and conducts training with staff and student assistants on new and updated Innovative Interfaces modules including serials, cataloging, circulation, OP AC and Web Access Management

Works with other Touro libraries to coordinate INNOP AC (Innovative Interfaces Online Public Access Catalog) efforts.

Responsible for all electronic operations functions including registering and activating new electronic titles, overseeing compliance of license agreements, monitoring changes and renewals in the online catalog, and Serhold and Summons plus catalog items as required

Communicates successfully with vendors and publishers

Assists with the selection of new resources and ongoing review of current  electronic resources

Maintains accessibility and web maintenance of electronic resources

Provides reference services using print and electronic resources

Responsible to the Director of the Library

Participates in medical student pharmacy student admission interviews

Serves on committees, as assigned

Participates in teaching biomedical literature searching

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Introducing the MAC MLA Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award!

Do you work with an inspiring health sciences library paraprofessional? Recognize them for the work they do with the MAC MLA Outstanding Health Sciences Library Paraprofessional of the Year Award! This new award is to honor an outstanding library paraprofessional in the health sciences library and to recognize the critical role and important contributions they make to the development and evolution of modern health sciences libraries and librarianship.

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

  • Provides consistently, excellent library service.
  • Continually suggests improvements or innovative ideas and is willing to take the lead in making good suggestions a reality.
  • Encourages and promotes the library’s mission, facilities and resources.
  • Enhances the promotion and marketing endeavors of the library through facilitating productive, effective communication between users and the library.
  • Is professionally curious and is willing to take risks, even if that means moving beyond their comfort zone.
  • Is a lifelong learner and regularly attends training or other local or regional events to improve their skills and knowledge base.

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Call for Proposals – ALAO Book Chapters

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 2017 Volume:  Emotion in
the Library Workplace
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Missoula College at the University of Montana
Volume Editor: Miriam Matteson, Kent State University

Emotions are prevalent in the library workplace leading to many questions and
areas of analysis worth exploring. For example, what tools for developing
emotional intelligence are used effectively in library workplaces?  How can
emotional labor be managed to minimize  the negative effects of emotion work?
How can library employees express authentic emotions while still adhering to
service expectations? How does dispositional affect – how one experiences
emotions – influence relationships in the workplace? What role does emotion
play in effective as well as ideal library leadership and management? In this
volume we welcome submissions that consider how emotions or related concepts
such as affect, mood, or discrete feelings, intersect with library
administration. Continue reading


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