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GHSLA Winter 2019 Meeting – Register Now!

Registration for the GHSLA Winter 2019 meeting is now available. Please register online using this link.

The 2019 Winter Quarter GHSLA meeting will be held at Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (Atlanta, GA) on Monday, December 16th from 12-4pm. The meeting will be a face-to-face opportunity to learn, discuss, and network with other state health librarians.

The full agenda is available here. Lunch will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you there!

2020 Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant: Deadline December 1st

**There’s still time! Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this grant.**

2020 Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant

Whether you are in the middle of your career or new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant is an opportunity for an amazing professional journey into education or research.

The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical settings. Grant funds can be used for professional development through MEDLIB-ED or to help attend the MLA Annual Meeting or CE courses. It may also be used to support reimbursement for expenses incurred in conducting research such as a statistician to help with survey design, analyses etc.

Eligibility: The applicant must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the last year in either a hospital or other clinical care institution. MLA membership is required and it’s preferred that applicants be a member of the Hospital Libraries Section/MLA.

For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=300

Complete online form and upload all documents no later than December 1, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Questions? Please contact Emily Lawson (emily.lawson@choa.org)

Job Posting: Clinical Information Librarian (Atlanta, GA)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitates knowledge sharing across the system for physicians, clinical staff, business leaders, and other employees.
2. Performs extensive searches of medical literature to answer questions and address issues related to patient care, research, and education.
3. Provides individualized, point-of-need instruction to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta employees on database searching and use of medical literature to build an evidence-based practice.
4. Builds collaborative relationships with clinicians, the librarian will coordinate and attend hospital rounds, morning report, case conferences, and other clinically-relevant forums, and will provide immediate information as requested using current technology and resources.
5. Develops and oversees electronic resource collection, which may include the management of materials for optimal value of resources, preparing budget requests, contract negotiations, overseeing compliance with various licensing agreements, maintaining electronic resources, updating and troubleshooting hardware and software, creating various reports and presenting to leadership.
6. Assists in the development, implementation, and promotion of library services, policies, and procedures.
7. Plans and sets goals and objectives for the future of the medical libraries, including determining services needed, the most effective ways to provide them, and the resources necessary to support them.
8. Coordinates daily operations of the library, including customer service, day-to-day library operations, processing new materials, maintaining existing resources, and information retrieval and dissemination (e.g., interlibrary loans and supervising volunteers).
9. Provides instruction and education such as classes, tutorials, seminars, workshops that support the goals of the medical libraries, and possibly developing in-service and outreach programs to market services and expand access to library resources.

Apply here: https://careers.choa.org/job/Atlanta-Clinical-Information-Librarian-GA-30322/597050600/

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Open for Submissions: 2020 Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant

Apply Today!

2020 Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grant

Whether you are in the middle of your career or new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLS/MLA Professional Development Grant is an opportunity for an amazing professional journey into education or research.

The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical settings. Grant funds can be used for professional development through MEDLIB-ED or to help attend the MLA Annual Meeting or CE courses. It may also be used to support reimbursement for expenses incurred in conducting research such as a statistician to help with survey design, analyses etc.

Eligibility: The applicant must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the last year in either a hospital or other clinical care institution. MLA membership is required and it’s preferred that applicants be a member of the Hospital Libraries Section/MLA.

For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=300

Complete online form and upload all documents no later than December 1, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Questions? Please contact Emily Lawson (emily.lawson@choa.org)

Gail Kouame Selected as NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow for 2019/2020

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) recently announced the members of the 2019/2020 class of the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program. This jointly sponsored program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries by pairing fellows with mentors for a one-year leadership development experience.

GHSLA member Gail M. Kouame, MLIS, Assistant Director for Research and Education Services at Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia was matched with mentor Rick L. Fought, EdD, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Professor and Director of the Health Sciences Library at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

For the complete fellowship announcement, and for more details on the program, please visit NLM’s News & Events Page.