Free NN/LM Class: Promoting Health Literacy Through Easy-To-Read Materials

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library will be hosting a 2 hour training by Terri Ottosen of the SEA NN/LM on September 28, 2015 from 1-3pm.  The Course is: Promoting Health Literacy Through Easy-To-Read Materials.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Lindsay Blake.

Lindsay Blake, MLIS, AHIP
Clinical Librarian
Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library
1459 Laney-Walker Blvd.  AB-243
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA 30912
(706) 721-3443

MLA Grants and Scholarships – Applications Open

The Medical Library Association (MLA) offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.

New to the Profession
Rising Star Program: Matches an MLA member with a mentor in a project-based curriculum for a 2-year leadership development program.

Rittenhouse Award: Recognizes the best unpublished paper on medical librarianship.

Mid-Career Professionals
Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award: Recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to MLA and the health sciences library profession.

Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year: Recognizes an academic medical librarian at mid-career who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence.

Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship: Recognizes an MLA member who has made significant contributions to the profession through overall distinction or leadership in areas related to hospital librarianship.

Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences: Recognizes distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. Ida and George

Ida and George Eliot Prize: Awarded for a published work that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship.

Carla J. Funk Governmental Relations Award: Recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level.

Murray Gottlieb Prize: Recognizes the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and the allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian. It is sponsored by the MLA History of the Health Sciences Section.

Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award: Honors outstanding practicing librarians or library educators in the field of health sciences librarianship and informatics.

Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award: Recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of technology to the delivery of health sciences information, to the science of information, or to the facilitation of the delivery of health sciences information.

Proven Leader
Fellowship and Honorary Membership: Awarded to MLA members (fellowship) and nonmembers (honorary membership) for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA.

Marcia C. Noyes Award: MLA’s highest professional distinction recognizes a career that has resulted in lasting and outstanding contributions to medical librarianship.

MLA Award for Distinguished Public Service: Recognizes a person whose exemplary actions have served to advance the health, welfare, and intellectual freedom of the public.

Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award: Recognizes outstanding service and contributions to rural and underserved communities by a practicing health sciences librarian. The award is presented annually by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. MLA supports this award.

President’s Award: Presented to an MLA member for a notable or important contribution made during the past association year.

International Focus
T. Mark Hodges International Service Award: Honors outstanding individual achievement in promoting, enabling, and/or delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally through the development of health information professionals, the improvement of libraries, or an increased use of health information services.

Chapters and Sections
Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year: Recognizes excellence by an MLA chapter for a special project or innovative programing that contributes to the profession of health sciences librarianship.

MLA Section Project of the Year Award: Recognizes an MLA section project that demonstrates professional excellence through advocacy, leadership, service, technology, or innovations that enhance health sciences librarianship.

In addition to the national awards listed here, MLA Sections and Chapters also honor individuals who contribute to the profession.

Janet Doe Lectureship: Awarded to individuals for their unique perspectives on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship.

Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship: Chosen for their ability to discuss subjects related to biomedical communications.

John P. McGovern Award Lectureship: Significant national or international figures who speak on a topic of importance to health sciences librarianship at the association’s annual meeting.

Have a question? Contact MLA’s awards coordinator.  For more information visit the MLA website.

Job Posting: Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian, Macon, GA

The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Library seeks a full-time, Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian.  The MUSM Library Systems and Electronic Resources position responsibilities include: negotiating licensing of electronic resources, managing hardware and software programs and technology development for the Mercer University School of Medicine Library and Learning Resources Center in Macon, Georgia as well as the Health Sciences Library at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.  This position also has educational responsibilities for training Mercer faculty, students, residents and staff.  The major components of the library’s computer systems include Innovative Interfaces Sierra library management software, Ebsco Discovery, full-text e-books and e-journals, a computer lab with 16 PCs, and a variety of Web pages.  This position reports to the Director of the Medical Libraries & LRC, and supervises one support staff position.

Click here for the posting and to apply.

Morehouse School of Medicine Hosting Free NNLM Courses in July

Morehouse School of Medicine will be hosting 3 free NNLM courses instructed by Andrew Youngkin of NNLM/SEA.  Please complete this registration form to register.

Course #1  July 15, 2015   8:30 am –  12:30 pm
Answering the Right Questions: Data Collection for Health Information Outreach (approved for 4 Medical Library Association contact hours)

In this workshop, participants will learn to apply good principles of data collection to assure that data – both qualitative and quantitative – will be useful in making project decisions. Topics for this workshop include:

  • Using evaluation questions to focus data collection
  • Conducting short, to-the-point interviews to collect outcome data
  • Using a “contact sheet” to organize interview notes and communicate findings with other team members
  • Using participatory methods to get information from a large number of community members
  • Using standard “counts” (attendance rates; drop-out rates) as evaluation data
  • Designing and administering short questionnaires

Course # 2  Wednesday, July 15, 2015    1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Finding Information in Numbers and Words: Data Analysis for Health Information Outreach (approved for 4 Medical Library Association contact hours)

Participants will learn basic methods for compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative evaluation data to maximize their usefulness in project improvement and decision-making. Topics for this workshop include:

  • Analyzing qualitative data (e.g., developing and using codes, summarizing, interpreting)
  • Compiling and graphing descriptive statistics
  • Exploring the validity of evaluation findings

Course # 3  Friday, July 17th  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy (approved for 6 Medical Library Association contact hours)

In this workshop, participants will be able to show the value of their library’s services and will become familiar with tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection and reporting.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase items from Café 720 located on campus, as well as, walk to restaurants near campus.  Parking is $5. 00 per/day (No exiting & reentry allowed.)