UF Translational Research and Impact Librarian, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

Translational Research and Impact Librarian

Assistant or Associate University Librarian

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Translational Research and Impact Librarian at the Health Science Center Library. This tenure track library faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, “house calls”). The Translational Research and Impact Librarian provides direct support for translational research through expert searching, information resource training, and systematic review assistance. The Translational Research and Impact Librarian will provide support to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in assessing and reporting the impact of faculty and institutional research activities, and will provide support for NIH Public Access and other compliance requirements. This position will serve as liaison librarian to the CTSI and assigned units in the College of Medicine. As a member of the BHIS team, this position participates in departmental projects, the BHIS teaching rotation, decision-making and other activities. The Translational Research and Impact Librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Translational Research Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Translational Research Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until August 19, 2016, review of applications will begin on July 21, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

2016 MAC Conference Scholar Program

MAC Conference Scholar Program

Subject: Calling new librarians: MAC Annual Meeting scholarship

If you have been a librarian for 5 years or less and would like to attend the 2016 MAC Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, don’t miss this opportunity to have most of your expenses covered!

The Membership and Recruitment Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association invites new librarians to apply for a conference scholarship to attend the MAC Annual Meeting, which will be held September 25-28, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA.

 Award

The selected recipient will receive complimentary conference registration, which includes most meals, lodging at the conference hotel, and a one-year MAC/MLA membership.  One scholarship will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • A MAC member with 5 or less years of post-MLS experience
  • Preference will be given to first time attendees of the MAC Annual Meeting but all new librarian applicants are welcome
  • Currently employed in a medical or health science librarian position in the MAC/MLA region: District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania
  • Willing to submit a one-page report detailing their experience and impression of the meeting to appear in MAC Messages Blog.
  • Committed to attend ENTIRE meeting

Past awardees of the MAC Scholarship are not eligible.

Submission Guidelines:

To be considered for this award, you must

  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or library director
  • Submit an essay, NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS, describing your interest in participating in the 2016 Conference Scholar Program, your interest in health sciences librarianship, and how attending the MAC/MLA meeting will contribute to your professional development.
  • Submit a current resume and cover letter.

Deadline for Submission

Email completed applications to the MAC Conference Scholars Program at macscholars@gmail.com by Monday, August 22, 2016.

All scholarship applicants will be notified via e-mail by August 26, 2016.

Note: Applicants should not register for the MAC Annual Meeting until notified of their status to avoid the need for refunds.

Please direct questions to Everly Brown, MAC Membership & Recruitment Committee Chair, at ebrown@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

MAC/RAC Research Grant – Now Offering $2000 in Research Funding – Applications Due August 15th

MAC/RAC Research Grant – Now Offering $2000 in Research Funding –  Applications Due August 15th

 Well summer is here and many of us are in the process of doing our year end evaluations and contemplating what we plan on doing next year as far as scholarship or research.  If on your agenda is a research project, MAC/RAC may be able to help you with funding to get your project off the ground as  Well if you need funding to get your project off the ground, then MAC/RAC has an opportunity for you in the form of a Research and Assessment Grant. The purpose of the Research & Assessment Grant is to promote and stimulate excellence in the field of health science librarianship and the information sciences. The grant may be used to support all or part of the costs of a project, up to a maximum of $2000. MAC/MLA may award more than one grant in a year for a maximum of $2000 in any one year.

The grant(s) will be awarded at the Annual MAC Meeting in Philadelphia. Applications will be due August 15, 2016.

Some Things to Know:

Qualifications
○ Applicants must hold a graduate degree in library science
○ Applicants must be practicing health science librarians
○ The applicant must be a current member of MAC/MLA

  • The scope and nature of the proposed project should give evidence of an established methodology and a viable research or assessment design.
  •  Preference will be given to projects that will add to the body of knowledge, increase understanding, or improve services in librarianship, information science, or other academic disciplines.

For More Information –  http://macmla.org/committees/rac/grant.html

Educational Resources Librarian – PCOM, Suwanee, GA Campus

Educational Resources Librarian

July 20, 2016

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus (GA-PCOM) is currently seeking an educational resources librarian to develop instructional materials, workshops, presentations and more, etc. using the library’s resources for the purpose of faculty and student education and outreach. Instructional materials are to be sufficiently flexible to be used in a variety of real and online environments and adaptable enough to suit the various learning styles of today’s users. For more information: Educational Resources Librarian

CE Classes: Merge & Converge at the Joint Meeting of the Midwest and Midcontinental MLA Chapters

Hello all,

What are you doing on Saturday, October 22nd?

Why not Merge & Converge in Des Moines, Iowa for a CE class (or two)?

The Joint Meeting of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of MLA is going to Merge & Converge in Des Moines on October 22-24, 2016.

The Continuing Education Committee has lined up six classes, with nine great instructors, on six topics requested by you!

View complete conference information here: http://midwestmla.org/conference2016/wordpress/

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2016 MAC Student Vision Scholarship

MAC Conference Scholar Program

Subject: Calling new librarians: MAC Annual Meeting scholarship

If you have been a librarian for 5 years or less and would like to attend the 2016 MAC Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, don’t miss this opportunity to have most of your expenses covered!

The Membership and Recruitment Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association invites new librarians to apply for a conference scholarship to attend the MAC Annual Meeting, which will be held September 25-28, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA.

 Award

The selected recipient will receive complimentary conference registration, which includes most meals, lodging at the conference hotel, and a one-year MAC/MLA membership.  One scholarship will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • A MAC member with 5 or less years of post-MLS experience
  • Preference will be given to first time attendees of the MAC Annual Meeting but all new librarian applicants are welcome
  • Currently employed in a medical or health science librarian position in the MAC/MLA region: District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania
  • Willing to submit a one-page report detailing their experience and impression of the meeting to appear in MAC Messages Blog.
  • Committed to attend ENTIRE meeting

Past awardees of the MAC Scholarship are not eligible.

 Submission Guidelines:

To be considered for this award, you must

  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or library director
  • Submit an essay, NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS, describing your interest in participating in the 2016 Conference Scholar Program, your interest in health sciences librarianship, and how attending the MAC/MLA meeting will contribute to your professional development.
  • Submit a current resume and cover letter.

Deadline for Submission

Email completed applications to the MAC Conference Scholars Program at macscholars@gmail.com by Monday, August 22, 2016.

All scholarship applicants will be notified via e-mail by August 26, 2016.

 Note: Applicants should not register for the MAC Annual Meeting until notified of their status to avoid the need for refunds.

Please direct questions to Everly Brown, MAC Membership & Recruitment Committee Chair, at ebrown@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Call for applications: SDRME Invited Reviews

The Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education (SDRME) is issuing a call for research review paper proposals. Specifically, SDRME is interested in supporting the writing of review/synthesis papers that make a substantial contribution to advancing practice, theory, or research in medical education. Papers are expected to be completed within two years from the time grant monies are received. The grant will award up to $4000 in total to the primary author: $2000 when the project begins and $2000 upon completion of the paper and a presentation at the annual SDRME meeting. We will pay expenses up to $1000 for travel to attend the SDRME meeting to make this presentation, in addition to the grant award.

For more information, including details on eligibility and submission requirements, go to http://sdrme.org/scholarship.asp. Proposals are due September 6, 2016.

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