Conference Opportunity: NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting Early Bird Registration Extended

Art, shopping, theater, libraries! Palo Alto is the place to be. The Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California/Arizona are hosting their 2016 Joint Meeting January 20-23 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
Register before December 18th and stay at the beautiful Stanford Guest House for a special discounted conference rate.

Early bird registration has been extended to December 11th!

And don’t forget, submit your paper and poster proposals by December 1st!



Call for submissions: Force2016

Force2016 Conference
Dates: Preconference: April 17, 201; Main conference: April 18-19, 2016
Venue: Portland, Oregon
Hashtag: #Force2016
Chair: Melissa Haendel
Program Chairs: Susanna Sansone and Nicole Vasilevsky

The FORCE2016 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference brings together a diverse group of people interested in changing the way scholarly and scientific information is communicated and shared. Join us in Portland if you are passionate about transforming research processes and scholarly communication in support of maximizing accessibility and efficiency. Keynote speakers include John Brownstein (Harvard Medical School), Cassidy Sugimoto (Indiana University), Phil Bourne (NIH) and the Alan Alda Institute for Communicating Science

Who is it for? Scholars, researchers, librarians, data managers, grant administrators, funders, publishers, editors, societies and anyone else interested in scholarly communications

What is Force11? FORCE11 is a grass-roots organization that aims to improve knowledge creation and sharing by encouraging better use of new technologies by working across disciplines, roles and sectors. Everyone is welcome to join Force11 and participate in a variety of working groups, task teams and pilot projects.

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS: Posters, Demos, Sessions at this form here

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Search Extended: Academic Coordinator, National Network of Librariesof Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region – University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) is extending the search for an Academic Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR).

The Academic Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs aimed at academic institutions, with a special focus on community colleges, research universities and colleges/universities with programs in the health sciences, health and science education, library science, emergency management, and environmental health. We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete position announcement including job responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits and where to apply may be viewed at:

December 1st Will Be Here Before You Know It! – If You Need Fundingfor Attending the MLA Annual Meeting Apply for the EBSCO/MLA Grant Today!!

December 1st will be here before you know it! – If you need funding for attending the MLA Annual Meeting apply for the EBSCO/MLA Grant today!!

The deadline to apply for this grant is quickly approaching. If you are thinking of heading to Toronto for the annual meeting in May and need funding, you should consider applying for the EBSCO/MLA grant. It is a grant that provides stipends up to $1,000.00 each to four (4) librarians for travel and conference-related expenses. Apply today, do not let your chance at getting some funding to enjoy the fun that will be had in Toronto pass you by.


• Applicant must be a member of MLA.
• Applicant must be currently employed as a medical librarian.
• Applicant must have between 2 and 5 years’ experience as a health sciences librarian at the time of the annual meeting.
• Applicant must complete an application form including a 200-word statement answering the question, “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the MLA annual meeting?”
• No more than 1 awardee from any given institution will be awarded the grant in a single year.

Visit EBSCO/MLA Annual Meeting Grant Information for details and the application form.

Applications are due to MLA by Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Please email Roy Brown, Jury Chair at if you have questions.

MLA Continuing Education Award deadline is approaching!

Looking for something to do this weekend and want to save money? Skip the madness of the mall, because the Medical Library Association (MLA) Grants and Scholarships Committee, Continuing Education Award Jury is still accepting applications for Continuing Education Awards!

Applications are accepted for these awards of $100 to $500 to develop knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than 1 Continuing Education Award may be offered in a year and may be used for either MLA courses or other CE activities.

Visit Continuing Education Grant for more information and for downloadable application forms.

Applications are due by this coming Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

Elizabeth Irish, MLS, AHIP
Chair, Continuing Education Award Jury
Elizabeth Irish, MLS, AHIP
Assistant Director for Education and Outreach Schaffer Library of Health Sciences Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

Phone: (518) 262-4980

Register now for Winter 2016- Health Libraries and Resources- an online course at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and via OntarioLearn portal

The Library and Information Technician program at Mohawk College is pleased to announce the following online course, available Winter 2016 through Distance Education. Mohawk College is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada but you can take the course from anywhere.

LIBR10004 Health Libraries and Resources Course description:

Learn about key health information resources in all formats and identify the features and issues of different types of health libraries. Develop skills in searching the major indexes, electronic databases and the World Wide Web to find quality information to meet the reference needs of your varied users.

Prerequisite: LIBR10041

This online course is an elective course in Mohawk College’s Library and Information Technician Program.

The fee for this course is $325.52 CAD. The Course Registration Number is 12412. Registration is now open at:

The course starts on January 12, 2016 and ends April 19, 2016.

For further information and registration instructions check our web site at

For more information, please contact the Program Manager, Dolores Harms Penner at (905) 575-2309 or email:

Images from the History of Medicine is back!

The History of Medicine Division at NLM is pleased to announce that its ‘Images from the History of Medicine’ database is back online and fully functional:

We appreciate your patience during the downtime. Please address any concerns to us at:


Rebecca C. Warlow
Head, Images and Archives Section
History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
Phone: 301-594-0975
Web site:
Blog: Circulating Now
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