Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) – The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA

Categories: Full Time, Professional
Department: Library
Location: 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia 19131

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library seeks an innovative librarian for a multi-faceted position that involves web site and content development, electronic resources management, and public service. The ERL has prime responsibility for the institutional repository including vendor relations, creation of digital collections and metadata schemes, supervision of digitization projects, communication with authors and stakeholders, and promotion of repository use.

The ERL is responsible for electronic resource management. The ERL renews and maintains electronic resource access and associated documentation; updates and maintains linking capabilities; works collaboratively with the Digital Library Team on issues related to access.

The ERL provides user support services in reference and circulation.

Master’s level degree in library /information science; Minimum 5 years related experience; Web site development skills; Database management; Experience with Open URL Standards and meta search technology; Excellent computer literacy; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Strong service orientation; Detail oriented

To Apply: Send letter of application, resume, names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses), and salary requirements to:

Department of Human Resources
Medical Office Building
4190 City Avenue, Suite 144
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Call (215) 871-6500
Fax (215) 871-6506
Email: hr@pcom.edu

Librarian III, Information & Education – Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides reference and education services, in support of the education, research, and clinical goals of the University, as well as to outreach programs sponsored by the schools and units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark campus, as well as for university-wide courses taught via learning management systems (i.e., Moodle). Utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality information services to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community. Read more» » »

Clinical Information Librarian – Pennsylvania Hospital, Phila. PA

Position Description

The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical clientele and meets information needs through direct collaboration with clinical staff as well as through the oversight of the Medical Library. Responsibilitiesof this role include the development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library and the institution, development of new programs, continuing assessment of programs, proactive service to clientele, supervision of library staff and being informed of library, Pennsylvania Hospital and UPHS system-wide information management issues.

Minimum Requirements

Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution. Three years library and /or clinical experience. A thorough knowledge of the concepts of information organization, storage, retrieval, and transfer, including application of computer and other technologies to information management. Knowledge of current resources, tools, vocabulary and research techniques in the health, biomedical and/or life sciences. A strong interest in and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice. Experience with outcome measures or performance indicators. Experience in a clinical setting.

To apply: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_pennmedicine/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=28282&localeCode=en-us

New Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Mathews Burwell was confirmed today as the 22nd secretary of the Dept. of HHS. She was the White House’s budget director for the past year. She will be sworn in on Monday.

To read more see The Washington Post

Goldstein, A. (2014, June 7). Senate confirms Burwell as new secretary of HHS. The Washinton Post: Health & Science. Retrieved from  http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/senate-poised-to-confirm-burwell-as-new-secretary-of-hhs/2014/06/05/bbd79400-ec06-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboPN_p

Julia Lewis, Chair GRC


Recap of Annual Business Meeting and Continuing Education Event

The Kislak Center for Special Collections of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, University Pennsylvania, was a lovely setting for the first full day annual meeting and continuing education event, Systematic Reviews on the Schuylkill.

Members checked in and enjoyed a lovely continental breakfast with our exhibitors on the sixth floor’s Moelis Reading Terrace. It was a pleasant surprise that the Penn Relays were also taking place that day. The flags flying over Franklin Field, looked lovely in the morning sun.

Barbara Kuchan, 2013-2014 Chapter chair, welcomed members to the event in the Class of 1978 Pavilion by sharing a quick history of some of the unique items held at Kislak including the famous Rittenhouse Orrery.

Barbara Cavanaugh, Education Chair, introduced our keynote speaker, Craig Umscheid of the Penn Center for Evidence-Based Practice. His talk, Leveraging the Library to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Across an Academic Healthcare System gave us all an inside look at how one institute can influence clinical practice across the county.

After a short break, we heard from the Mid-Atlantic Regional NN/LM Library with a distance presentation by Missy Harvey, the Technology Coordinator. She gave a great overview of all the wonderful work of the MAR and all the educational opportunities.

Then the chapter was fortunate to have Dixie Jones, the MLA President for 2013-2014 present on her past year, and give us an update on her presidential priorities. Dixie’s talk was entitled Building Our Information Future: MLA 2014.

After that was Annual Meeting. Along with the treasurer’s report, the most exciting bit was the announcement of our newly elected board members: Dan Kipnis, Stephanie Ferretti, Gary Kaplan and Alex Short. Congratulations to all!

Once again, our chapter had members to honor. Anne Seymour who was visiting from Johns Hopkins, was honored with the Chapter Achievement Award. In accordance with our bylaws, Pru Dalrymple, having been made a fellow of the MLA, was given an Honorary Lifetime Membership.

After that, we enjoyed a break for box lunches and networking. The tables were abuzz with conversation.

Our last scheduled event was a good one. Susan Fowler, Coordinator of Systematic Reviews at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, taught a 4 hour CE course called Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Librarians. Susan is an engaging teacher and encouraged the group to question, and even challenge her when needed. It made for a vigorous, interesting afternoon.

One of the best parts of the afternoon was the break. The food for the entire day had been provided by Garces Catering. The afternoon break food was French Macarons (in four flavors!) and grapes.