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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)

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)