Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Present with Confidence: Tips & Tricks for Spontaneous and High Impact Speeches (MAR-LI)

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us at the MAR-LI “Present with Confidence” program sponsored by the NNLM-MAR Leadership Institute.

Present with Confidence: Tips & Tricks for Spontaneous and High Impact Speeches
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Leaders have the ability to effectively engage their audience, communicate succinctly and confidently, and take advantage of spontaneous moments to promote themselves, as well as their organization. This free workshop, sponsored by the NNLM-MAR Leadership Institute, is designed to teach presentation skills for public speaking, as well as prepare you to think, and speak, spontaneously.

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Welcome, new member: Patricia Wynne

The Chapter extends a warm welcome to our newest member. Patricia’s contact information can be found in the online Member Directory (password protected).

Patricia Wynne, Associate University Librarian for Information and Clinical Support Services, at Thomas Jefferson University

Membership in the Chapter provides an invaluable network to enrich our professional careers and expand our educational opportunities. We hope to see everyone at the Annual Dinner (Wed April 6)!

Librarian (Philadelphia, PA)

Job open date: 3/16/2011

Candidates must apply online at  The online description can be found here:*EBB500DCA0D112F6.

TALBOT RESEARCH LIBRARY seeks full-time librarian for active, service-oriented information center serving the research, clinical and administrative staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The librarian will be involved in many of the library’s core operations. Specific responsibilities include: reference service, user assistance and user instruction, internet and online bibliographic database searches, assist the Director in marketing and evaluating library services and resources, provide maintenance and support for library technologies and assist in collection management.


  • Master’s in Library Science (ALA accredited) along with at least one year working (or volunteering) in a medical, scientific or academic library.
  • Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, excellent internet and online searching skills, excellent communication skills (written and oral), excellent instructional and teaching skills, proficient technology skills and an ability to figure out solutions to tech problems.
  • A strong commitment to service and the ability to work in a team as well as independently. Excellent work habits and a professional attitude.
  • Must possess a proficient knowledge of online databases and internet searching, and an understanding of collection management.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills in relation to the diversification of job responsibilities. Ability to dissect a problem, devise alternative approaches, and persist until it is resolved.
  • Bibliographic instructional skills, prior experience or coursework in online instructional tools, or a teaching background preferred.
  • Marketing skills a plus.
  • Must have good time management skills and an ability to evaluate priorities.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Need to be able to successfully communicate with technical support personnel either within Fox Chase or outside the institution. Must be able to clearly explain technical information.
  • Should keep supervisor apprised of progress with job tasks.

Eugene Garfield Residency in Science Librarianship (Philadelphia, PA)

Job open date: 2/17/11

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is seeking a dynamic, service oriented individual to join its Science Libraries team in this two-year, entry level position. Reporting to the Associate Director, Biomedical Library, the Eugene Garfield Residency will provide a new professional the opportunity to develop as a Science Librarian at a premiere research institution in a supportive environment. The broadest goal of the Residency in Science Librarianship is to encourage the growth and development of underrepresented groups in academic research libraries. The Residency will involve a variety of substantive responsibilities and learning opportunities culminating in a capstone project.

Based in the Biomedical Library, this position will be actively engaged across all six Science Libraries (Biomedical Library, Chemistry Library, Dental Medicine Library, Engineering Library, Math/Physics/Astronomy Library, and Veterinary Medicine Library) in research and instruction activities, collection development and liaison responsibilities, and library initiatives in emerging areas, such as e-science and biomedical informatics.

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Clinical Liaison Librarian (Philadelphia, PA)

Job Open Date: 3/9/11


Reporting to the Associate Director of the Biomedical Library, the Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) & Clinical Liaison Librarian leads and expands the Health Sciences Libraries’ development and provision of progressive evidence-based healthcare services and resources for the faculty, staff, clinicians, and students of Penn’s preeminent Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS).

Evidence-based practice is an integral part of the education, patient care and research at Penn’s health sciences schools and the health system. The Biomedical Library is involved with a number of EBHC initiatives including a well-established relationship with the UPHS Center for Evidence-Based Practice (CEP) (, of which the EBHC & Clinical Liaison Librarian participates as a member, contributing to the writing and publication of systematic reviews.

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