Disaster Information Specialists Conference Call: Ebola Outbreak Resources

Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar on Ebola Outbreak: Managing Health Information Resources

 Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:30 PM ET

The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has resulted in an explosion of information on many aspects of managing the disease from a clinical and public health perspective. There is also considerable interest in related topics such as legalities of quarantine; ethics of vaccine development; shaming and isolation of Ebola survivors, family members of the deceased and Ebola orphans; food security; and the effects on healthcare for other medical conditions in areas with extremely limited resources. How does one make sense of the outpouring of information from news media, social media, publications and guidelines from international agencies, national governments, NGOs, and professional associations; situation reports; maps and other tools for visualizing the outbreak? What about health messaging materials like infographics, radio jingles, banners, TV interviews, and webinars? Join us to discuss the nature of information flow during an infectious disease outbreak, with a special focus on Ebola-related resources from the National Library of Medicine.

Presenter:  Cindy Love is a medical librarian with over 20 years’ experience in public health information management at the National Library of Medicine. As part of the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center, Cindy has developed information resources for every major U.S. and international disaster in the last 5 years. She first co-authored a bibliography on “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever” in 1996. It ranks #8,569,688 on Amazon’s list of bestselling books.

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Job Posting: Georgia Regents University

Nursing Information Librarian, Assistant Professor University Libraries, Health Sciences Campus, Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Georgia Regents University (GRU), Position Number 7634

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Georgia Regents University in Augusta invites applications for the position of Nursing Information Librarian. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to provide health information literacy instruction and research assistance for College of Nursing faculty, students and staff.  Click HERE for full job description and requirements.

Responsibilities: The Nursing Information Librarian provides personalized and customized research and education support via an embedded service model to College of Nursing and nursing clinical departments. The successful candidate will develop customized instruction, both in-person and online, throughout the nursing curriculum. This position will be responsible for providing specialized reference and research consultations for nursing faculty. Assisting clinical nursing faculty and staff within the integrated health care system find evidence-based resources for patient care and teaching will be required. The Nursing Information Specialist will work collaboratively with library faculty to support instruction, collection development, distance education and emerging instructional technology within the department and university. This position is responsible for providing information services to distance nursing students and faculty located at remote clinical campus sites.

How To Apply: In order to be formally considered for employment at Georgia Regents University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Please submit as one document.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references online at http://www.gru.edu/jobs/faculty/

Job Posting: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Information Technology Librarian, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM).  This position is designed to provide a fast track toward medical library leadership.   We offer a supportive library environment, one where mentorship is a top priority of the library director.

The ACOM is a new medical school beginning its second year in August 2014.  This is an excellent position for a medical librarian seeking an opportunity to start out on the ground floor in the development of a new and exciting digital library.  The Information Technology Librarian is responsible for delivering and providing leadership for the full range of library services, with a focus on technology.  Functions include managing the library website; managing the programs and applications that are required to make full use of and provide effective access to the digital resources of the library; and providing other user-service functions.  Relevant technology skills are required and further development of these skills will be supported.

Position requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS or MSLS) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant library experience.

Salary minimum:  $60,000.  Inquiries about the position are welcome either via telephone at 334-944-4032 or via e-mail.  Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send letter of interest and CV to Barbara Shearer, Director, Learning Resource Center, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, 445 Health Sciences Boulevard, Dothan, AL  36303 or via e-mail to bshearer@acomedu.org.

Job Posting: Georgia Regents University

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Georgia Regents University (GRU).  Reporting to the Chair of Content Management, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for planning, implementing, and leading outreach activities promoting the institutional repository and other scholarly communication initiatives to include issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University. This position will also develop and provide a data management plan consultation services and participate in grant support for research faculty.  The successful candidate will provide best practice standards in the development of electronic theses and dissertations and coordinate efforts for new open access publications on campus.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years professional post-MLS experience or library equivalent experience.  The position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track).

For full details and application procedures, please see http://www.gru.edu/jobs/faculty/ (Librarian Assistant Professor).

Job Posting: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health.

Positions are available in:

  • Web Site Development and Social Media
  • Technical Services
  • Preservation; Digital Preservation
  • Consumer Health
  • Data and Literature Management
  • Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology
  • Data Science and Big Data

Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States.

Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates (Librarian) Program of USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371420100  from June 2 – June 6, 2014.  We encourage the submission of a cover letter identifying the area(s) you are most interested in working in, so that we can determine the area best suited in our organization.

Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine