FREE event series: Facing Food – What Lies Beneath our Eating Patterns

Facing Food: What Lies Beneath Our Eating Patterns reading and discussion group September 20 – November 1, 2016 Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (excluding Tuesday, October 4)

This fall, the Academy will host its second reading and discussion group, supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities Using literary and historical texts, “Facing Food” will explore the varied factors that influence Americans’ current relationship with food. We will consider how history, culture, science, and politics have dramatically altered what, why, and how we eat.

Readings will be drawn from Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, Marion Nestle’s Food Politics, and Matt Fitzgerald’s Diet Cults, which will be made available to participants at no charge. Additionally, in each class we will explore a literary representation of food in fiction, memoir, or poetry that relates to that week’s theme.

Starting September 20, six sessions over seven weeks will give participants the opportunity to look at food from many perspectives. The group will be facilitated by Annie Robinson, MS, Narrative Medicine Practitioner, Wellness Coach, and Program Officer for Health Story Collaborative

The reading and discussion group is open to all, but limited to the first fifteen participants to apply. If you are interested in taking part, please email  indicating why the program is of interest to you.

Facilitator: Annie Robinson

Annie Robinson holds a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. As Narrative Coaching Specialist at EDRS, Annie helps clients use writing and creative expression in their recovery. She also creates wellness and eating disorder prevention programming for schools, writes for the EDRS blog, and teaches mindful eating, yoga, and meditation to clients.

Annie also leads writing and self-care classes for healthcare providers and laypeople, and provides compassionate care for women during abortion, miscarriage, and fetal loss experiences as a full-spectrum doula Annie is cofounder of Pause, Breathe, and Connect , a wellness community which offers workshops, classes, and retreats that explore the interplay between stories and somatic experience.

Free, but advance registration is required. If you are interested in taking part, please email indicating why the program is of interest to you.

Associate Director of Mayo Clinic Libraries, Rochester, MN

Associate Director of Mayo Clinic Libraries, Location:  Rochester, MN, US

A Life-Changing Career

Why Mayo Clinic? When the 27th-annual Best Hospitals issue was released on August 1, 2016, the Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Dedicated employees, with commitment to the Mayo values, are the reason we are the No. 1 hospital in the nation. This honor is also a testament to our unique system of care that enables our 60,000 employees to collaborate across Mayo Clinic and focus on the individual needs of each patient.

Mayo is again ranked No. 1 in the nation in eight clinical areas-more than any other provider. Mayo is ranked No. 2 in three additional specialties and No. 3 in one specialty. Mayo continues to be ranked as one, two or three in all 12 data-driven specialties. Mayo Clinic took the No. 1 spot in Minnesota, is ranked No. 1 in Arizona and in the Phoenix metro area, tied for No. 1 in Florida and is No. 1 in the Jacksonville metro area.

Position Summary: The Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Libraries provides leadership support to the Mayo Clinic Libraries, especially the Plummer Library in Rochester, MN. This position serves as the top level administrative officer under the Executive Director and is involved in library-wide planning, budgeting, staffing and managerial decisions. Continue reading

Health Sciences Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Position Open: Health Sciences Librarian

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to

24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than

13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Continue reading

Biomedical Sciences Librarian, Hardin Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Come work with us at Hardin!

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is currently seeking a Biomedical Sciences Librarian who will serve as a liaison to biomedical research programs, centers, and departments in order to develop library partnerships in support of their research. Examples of groups that the Biomedical Sciences Librarian will liaise with include the departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Physiology at the Carver College of Medicine, the Biomedical Science PhD Program, and interdisciplinary programs in genetics, neuroscience, obesity, and human toxicology.

This Specialist Librarian position requires an MLS and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a science-oriented library. For more information including salary range, see Applications will be accepted through September 18, 2016.

South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association – Librarian of the Year Award

Don’t miss this opportunity!!! The SCC/MLA Awards and Scholarship Committee has extended the deadline for the Librarian of the Year Award to Friday, September 9, 2016.

Nominate a colleague who deserves recognition for his/her abilities and achievements. The Librarian of the Year Award recognizes a mid-career librarian for outstanding services at the local level, celebrating expertise, and creativity in providing library services.

Criteria used to determine recipients of the award include: leadership in the profession, scholarship and research, teaching/training/mentoring, service to the profession, and development of special projects. To be eligible, a nominee must be a current SCC/MLA member.

The award application form and requirements can be found at:, and applications should be submitted to Ana D. Cleveland at 

3Ls Tri-Chapter Resume Clinic: Let us know if you want to have your resume reviewed

The 3Ls – Librarians, Leadership and Learning
September 25 – 28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
MACMLA, NY-NJ and PHIL Chapters

Resume Clinic

Are you interested in having your resume reviewed?

We are planning on offering a resume clinic during the 3Ls conference and would like to gauge interest in this activity. This is a chance for attendees to sit down with someone with past hiring expertise. It is also an opportunity to network with other librarians.

Our focus will be on providing quality time for attendees to have their cover letters, resumes, and CVs reviewed by experienced health sciences librarians. Attendees will also gain valuable insight and guidance on improving their interview skills.

If you are interested in participating in this activity, please send an email to Donna Gibson ( or Ashley Cuffia (

Your feedback will help determine our next steps. Please let us know your thoughts no later than Friday, September 9th.

Howard University, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Washington, DC

The Louis Stokes Library at Howard University has a job opening for an Archivist.


Job Functions

The LSHS Library Archivist reports to the Executive Director of Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. The Archivist will collaborate with the Founders Library to collect, process, organize, and preserve health sciences historical materials documenting the medical history of the University according to library and archival standard practices. The Archivist provides access to the collection and assists patrons with information requests. The Archivist should be knowledgeable of the institution’s history and serves as a local information resource to ensure accuracy in all public relations venues or formats. The Archivist supervises library assistants and may prepare or assist with preparation of policies, goals, and other planning activities as requested. She/he should demonstrate initiative, professionalism, and a commitment to lifelong learning in accordance with the institution’s mission.

For more information and application:


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