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Job Posting: Science Librarian @ Georgia State

The Georgia State University Library seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative professional to build the Library’s connections with the sciences, including the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and Neuroscience Institute. The position also collaborates with other librarians in providing outreach and services to health professions, public health, nursing, and other academic programs dependent on the candidate’s background and experience.

For more information on the position, click here.



Call for column authors – Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

The editors of the column, “Patient/Patron Perspectives” in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet are looking for information professionals in any type of library (public, academic, hospital, or special) interested in writing for this column.

This column is intended to illustrate the perspectives of consumers of health information found on the Internet.  The column provides an arena for consumer and health-sciences information professionals to share their use, attitudes, beliefs and understanding of health-related information found on the Internet.

Some examples of past column topics are: innovative new consumer-health programming in libraries, good and bad sources for consumer-health information, care-giving of loved ones from the librarian’s perspective, cyberchondria, and enhancing access to mental-health resources.  The emerging consumer-role can have implications for health care relationships. Each article in the Patient/Patron Perspectives’ column will focus on consumers of health, and their perspectives on consumer-health found on the Internet.

Any librarians interested in submitting comments or material for publication should contact Mary Ellen Nolan, MLS, AHIP and Amy Knehans, MLIS, AHIP.   Please send abstracts of 50-200 words with the e-mail subject line PROPOSAL FOR JCHI ARTICLE.

Annual Meeting Stipend Applications Due December 12, 2014

The GHSLA offers stipends for annual meeting travel to both students and to members.

The Legacy Scholarship was established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a library and information studies program who intends to pursue a career in health sciences librarianship. The individual must be a current student attending an accredited program with a minimum of 9 earned credit hours. The scholarship covers registration for the Annual (March) GHSLA meeting and one nights lodging. For eligibility guidelines and more information check out the application here: Scholarship Application.

For eligibility guidelines and more information view the Legacy Scholarship Application.

The Annual Meeting Member Stipend provides assistance to members of the Georgia Health Sciences Library Association (GHSLA) in funding participation in the annual meeting. It is designed to encourage involvement in the organization. The stipend will cover registration for the Annual GHSLA meeting and up to one continuing education course. Up to two stipends can be awarded each year.

For eligibility guidelines and more information view the Annual Meeting Member Stipend Application.

Applications are due December 12, 2014.

Open Clinical Data Survey

Please share with your colleagues

Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D. – Editor-In-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine encourages comments on Institute of Medicine interim report on Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data.

To read the interim report go to  The IOM is collecting comments until March 24, 2014, at

The editorial is here   PMID: 24450856