Job Posting: Marcus Autism Center

Family Library Coordinator – Marcus Autism Center.
A Library Coordinator coordinates and oversees the provision of library services in the Marcus Autism Center Norman Shutters Resource Center to ensure that the information needs of the patients, staff and families are met. Maintains a comprehensive, timely, appropriate medical and health information resource pool to serve customer needs.  Provides written and audio-video resources to support access to needed resources and information.

  1. Coordinates day-to-day operations of the Resource Center.
  2. Conducts and oversees information searches for families and staff.
  3. Manages all library resources, equipment, and databases ordering and processing new materials.
  4. Works with the Research Communication Team to develop materials and strategies to present latest research findings to patient families
  5. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and accountability, including accurate statistical reports as requested:
  6. Pursue and promote continuous improvement of Family Library services.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of health or related field required or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and Access and other computer applications required.
  • Required proficiency in library policies and procedures, on-line medical and non-medical database searching, and basic administration skills required.
  • Knowledge of community resources for autism and related developmental disabilities preferred
  • Individual must reflect a service orientation, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a proactive approach to library collection management.
  • Experience with newsletter writing and program development preferred.
  • Experience with training and working with parents and volunteers preferred.
  • Spanish as a second language preferred.

Location: Marcus Autism Center
Schedule: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 40
Weekend Requirements: None
Shift: Day Job


GHSLA 2015 Annual Meeting Agenda and Registration

The annual meeting of the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association will be held March 25, 2015 in Macon, Georgia at Mercer University School of Medicine’s Learning Resource Center. (Google map here. Campus map here.  Campus parking day pass here.)

Click here for the meeting Agenda.

Registration for the conference may be completed online through this link.

Registration is $50 for members and $65 for non-members.  Payment by PayPal is accepted through the registration link above.

If you prefer, you may send a check or money order to:
GHSLA c/o Kim Powell
Woodruff Health Sciences Library
1462 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

For questions or concerns regarding payment please contact GHSLA Treasurer, Kim Powell at or (404) 727-3961.

Note that this year’s CE course is free of charge, courtesy of NNLM!

CE Class Announced for 2015 GHSLA Meeting

The Continuing Education Class to be offered at the March 25 GHSLA meeting will be Answering the Right Questions: Data Collection for Health Information Outreach.

Description: The goal of this course is to improve librarians and others’ ability to collect evaluation data for health information outreach. By the end of the course, participants should know how to design typical data-collection techniques like questionnaires and qualitative interview guides. Participants also will learn to use logic models to focus their data collection methods. The workshop will combine lecture with interactive group exercises and large group discussions that allow participants to practice designing data collection methods.

Topics 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

This class has been approved for 3 Medical Library Association contact hours.  For additional information click here.