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Rountable Topic Survey for Spring 2020 Annual Meeting

Planning to attend the Spring 2020 Annual Meeting? Please fill out a quick survey to help us identify topics of interest for discussion at the Rountables. The survey is about 1 minute long and inquires individuals about what area of focus (leadership, outreach, or instruction) they wish to discuss during the Roundtables as well as to list any specific topics of those areas that are of interest.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCPFB9P 

The survey is due by the end of day on Friday, February 21

Register Now: Annual Spring Meeting March 16-17, 2020

Registration for the 2020 Spring State Conference Annual Meeting is now open. Visit the annual meeting page for full details and links to register.

This year’s meeting will take place Monday, March 16th – Tuesday, March 17th at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta – Vinings.

GHSLA is also offering two scholarship opportunities this year, the Annual Meeting Member Stipend and the Legacy Scholarship for Students. For more information and to apply, check out the scholarships page. Deadline extended to February 26, 2020.

Job Posting: Librarian at Shepherd Center (Atlanta, GA)

Here’s how this role performs at Shepherd:

The Librarian oversees the operation of the Noble Learning Resource and the Shepherd Center Archives.

The Librarian helps to empower staff to be critical thinkers and ensure that they are efficient users of information. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic to share knowledge with Shepherd staff and excited to take on this challenging, fast-paced environment.

The Librarian is responsible for the day to day activities in the Noble Learning Resource Center.

This includes:
• Needs assessment; budgeting; record keeping; materials selection, acquisition, and organization; reference assistance. Promotes the NLRC within the Center.
• Performs literature searches and data retrieval for staff and clients. Provides document delivery through appropriate use of interlibrary lending networks.
• Facilitates independent usage of the NLRC materials by Shepherd Center staff. This includes participation in new employee orientation, production of instructional materials, staff inservices, etc.
• Participates on Shepherd Center committees providing information resources appropriate to new projects and staff education needs.
• Represents Shepherd Center in outside organizations that promote information services to the medical and the disability interests communities
• Maintains and improves upon information management skills through continuing education, both formal and informal.
• Supervises and promotes skill development of the Library Assistant.
• Responsible for maintenance and retrieval of materials in the Shepherd archives. Supervises a professional archivist who works on a per diem basis. Oversees budget and operational needs.
• Responds to Shepherd staff and the community regarding Web Page presence. Replies to the Web Master e-mail.

To learn more and to apply, visit: https://shepherd.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ShepherdCenter/job/Atlanta-GA/Librarian_R119

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)