Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Public Services Reference Librarian (Philadelphia, PA)

Public Services Reference Librarian – Philadelphia, PA (10/31/08)

EMPLOYER:Philadelphia FIGHT The AIDS Library.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The AIDS Library is a small medical library at Philadelphia’s largest AIDS Service Organization, Philadelphia FIGHT. It services health care providers, consumers, teenagers, activists, ex-offenders and social workers. The Public Services Reference Librarian is responsible for participating in the provision of consistent, high quality information and referral services to those infected and affected by HIV. Read more» » »

Congratulations to Rod MacNeil

Rod MacNeil, Deputy University Librarian at Scott Library, Thomas Jefferson University, has been selected for the Leadership Fellows Program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. It is a well deserved honor for Rod.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. Selection as a fellow is recognition of a substantial record of accomplishment and demonstrable potential. The program provides a combination of in-person and virtual learning experiences for fellows and offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with the class of participants. Fellows are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors and will visit the libraries of their mentors.


Other chapter members who have participated in the program are Anne Seymour, University of Pennsylvania (fellow) and Ed Tawyea, Thomas Jefferson University (mentor). Both Anne and Ed reported a very positive experience.


Rod, your accomplishment reflects well on our Chapter. Thank you!

REVISED POSTING: Coordinator of Learning Resource Center University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)

Position Title: Coordinator of Learning Resource Center
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)

The J. W. England Library welcomes applications for a 12-month faculty position in the Department of Information Science to serve as the Coordinator of the Learning Resource Center.

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Chapter Board Meeting

Title: Chapter Board Meeting
Location: Hahnemann Library
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2008-11-10
End Time: 12:00

Vote 2008

Candidates on Health Care

We all know the problem. Nearly 45 million Americans are without health insurance. In Pennsylvania, there are approximately 767,000 uninsured adults and nearly 75% of them are employed. Rates of uninsured adults range from a high of 36% in Tioga County to a low of 3% in Butler County. Philadelphia ranks as the 4th highest county in uninsured adults at 19%. How are your neighbors? Uninsured rates in all counties are listed at Rx for PA (pdf). Insured Americans are not home free. All face increased premiums. Many are driven to the brink of financial ruin by inadequate coverage. Health care debt is a major contributor to personal bankruptcies.

Where do the candidates stand on health care? Read more» » »