A report from Mary Langman
President Obama released his FY 2015 budget. The budget requests $30.126 billion in Labor-HHS budget authority for FY 2015, an increase of $200 million (0.7 percent) over FY 2014.
The budget proposes $381 million for NLM in FY15, a $6 million increase over FY14. The budget also includes an $8.2 million transfer to NLM for the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR).
Details on the President’s budget are available on pages 43-47 of the HHS Budget in Brief document:http://www.hhs.gov/budget/fy2015/fy-2015-budget-in-brief.pdf
The budget reflects “the Administration’s priority to invest in innovative biomedical and behavioral research that advances medical science while stimulating economic growth. In FY 2015, NIH estimates it will support a total of 34,197 research project grants, including 9, 326 new and competing awards.” [see page 39: http://www.hhs.gov/budget/fy2015/fy-2015-budget-in-brief.pdf
Mary, Director, Information Issues and Policy
Title: Annual Business Meeting and Continuing Education Event
Location: Kislak Center for Special Collections in the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, University Pennsylvania
Description: This year’s one day combined annual business meeting and continuing education event, Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill, will begin with Keynote speaker Craig A. Umscheid, M.D., M.S.C.E, presenting Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System. Dr. Umscheid is the Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice, Penn Medicine. This will be followed by an update from current MLA President Dixie Jones, MLS, and time to meet with vendors, the chapter annual business meeting and lunch, and the continuing education event in the afternoon.
Susan Fowler, M.L.I.S , will present the free continuing education session, Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians. Ms. Fowler is Clinical Librarian and Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
This program has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.
Start Time: 08:30
End Time: 17:00
The house budget to be released in March may not restore all funding to the National Institutes of Health. In a news piece posted by Sam Stein, top advisers say ” instead of all the funding being restored, the president’s budget will emphasize a different set of priorities, funding some affected by sequestration and keeping funding from others.”
See the full article below.
Stein, S. (2014, February 20). Obama budget will undo sequestration cuts for some, but not all. Huff Post: Politics. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/20/obama-budget-sequestration_n_4826841.html?1392941078&wpisrc=nl_wonk
Julia Lewis, GRC Chair
Reference Number: 50-16931
Posted to the Web: 02/06/2014
Job/Salary Grade: 028
Employment Type: Exempt
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: 9-5
Duties: The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented Associate Director, with clinical and educational expertise, to lead and coordinate clinical outreach activities, reference and instructional services, and Patron Services (access services and document delivery). Supervise 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Interns. Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team. Report to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library. Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program with course work related to the health science and at least 5 years of experience in a hospital, academic health sciences library or relevant healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Health sciences subject expertise.
- Supervisory experience.
- Teaching experience or demonstrated ability.
- Demonstrated collaborative and organizational strength and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Understanding of the potential of developing technologies for enhancing services and demonstrated knowledge of the latest trends and available tools for teaching and electronic delivery of information.
- Ability to work independently as well as operate within a collegial framework of faculty, staff, students and administrators to deliver desired outcomes.
- Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active involvement in professional activities.
Special Requirements: Background Check Required
Quick Link: jobs.hr.upenn.edu:80/postings/1771 Please see job posting for supplemental questions
A report from Mary Langman, MLA GRC:
Hello Everyone, In addition to the numbers that Dave Moore has provided for the NIH below, the omnibus bill provides NLM with $327,723,000, of which $4,000,000 shall be available until Sept. 30, 2015 for improvement of information systems. In addition, $8,200,000 is provided for National Informtion Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology.
The bill also provides $633,267,000 for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. This information can be found on pages 906-07 of the bill
Here is one more update about this bill from Mary:
The bill would also require public access policies – at least across the Depts of Labor, HHS, and Education, maybe more.
SEC. 527. Each Federal agency, or in the case of an
agency with multiple bureaus, each bureau (or operating
division) funded under this Act that has research and
development expenditures in excess of $100,000,000 per
year shall develop a Federal research public access policy
that provides for—
(1) the submission to the agency, agency
bureau, or designated entity acting on behalf of the
agency, a machine-readable version of the author’s
final peer-reviewed manuscripts that have been
accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals
describing research supported, in whole or in part,
from funding by the Federal Government;
(2) free online public access to such final peer-
reviewed manuscripts or published versions not later
than 12 months after the official date of publication;
(3) compliance with all relevant copyright laws.