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Continuing Education Courses at Tri-Chapter Meeting

Continuing Education Courses at the The 3Ls – Librarians, Leadership and Learning
September 25 – 28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
MACMLA, NY-NJ and PHIL Chapters
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Continuing Education (CE) courses at the 2016 Tri-Chapter meeting in Philadelphia have something for everyone. Do you want to increase your understanding of medical concepts and improve your ability to communicate with health professionals? Doctor Speak for Medical Librarians will unravel the mysteries of clinical concepts and terminologies. Need help making sense of research studies?  Introduction to Research Design will provide the knowledge to define study types and strength of evidence.  And we haven’t forgotten searching skills: From the Classroom to the Clinic will deliver advanced searching techniques in the classroom and clinical settings.

Take advantage of expert instructors, a convenient location, and budget-friendly prices by registering today. You may enroll in a CE course independent of the conference registration fee. All courses will be held on Sunday, September 25th at the DoubleTree Hotel or Thomas Jefferson University (TJU). A transport service will be provided for those attending a class at TJU.

Check out the full list of courses below and find details at

  • Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization
  • Doctor Speak for Medical Librarians: An Introduction to Laboratory Tests, Medical Imaging, and Common Drug Types
  • From the Classroom to the Clinic: Advanced Searching Techniques for Different Scenarios
  • Genealogy – Getting It Right the First Time
  • Introduction to Research Design for Librarians

If you have questions about the Tri-Chapter CE, contact Donna Gibson ( or Ashley Cuffia (

Resume Clinic at the Tri-Chapter Meeting

Resume Clinic at the The 3Ls – Librarians, Leadership and Learning
September 25 – 28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
MACMLA, NY-NJ and PHIL Chapters
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  • Seeking Experienced Professionals Interested in Reviewing and Writing Resumes
  • Seeking Meeting Attendees Who Want Their Resumes Critiqued

We plan to offer a resume clinic during the Tri-Chapter Meeting and are seeking volunteers willing to share their expertise and time.  This is an opportunity to network and share your knowledge.  Our focus will be on providing quality time for meeting attendees to have their cover letters, resumes, and CVs reviewed by experienced health sciences and medical librarians. This is also an opportunity to discuss successful interview techniques for job seekers.

If you are interested in supporting your colleagues and those new to the profession by reviewing resumes, please send an email to Donna Gibson ( For those who want a second pair of eyes to review their resumes, please send an email to Ashley Cuffia (

Additional details about the resume clinic will be shared as we draw nearer to the conference date.  With your support and interest, we hope to make this a rewarding experience for all who participate.

Job Posting: Hospital Librarian – Abington, PA

Title:  Hospital Librarian Position – Abington, PA

For details and to apply, please visit and enter 2016-0845 in the Search by Job Number field.

Reporting to the VP Physician Services, and under the direction of the Chairperson School of Nursing and working in conjunction with Health System Library leadership, provides operational leadership for AJH Library Services.

Essential Function(s)
1. Meets all standards of the Patient Satisfaction Initiative Criteria in order to make Abington – Jefferson Health (AJH) the hospital of choice for Patients and Employees.
2. Working in conjunction with Jefferson Health Library team, proactively sets up processes and provides group and/or one-on-one educational time to educate AJH medical staff, faculty, residents/fellows, staff, and nursing/medical students to foster independent use of library services.
3. Actively participates in ‘rounding’ and /or ‘scholarly activities’ with clinical team, providing educational resources.
4. Working with Health System Library team, ensures journals, online and paper subscriptions, books, interlibrary loan resources and all other services meets the needs of AJH. Provide document delivery and interlibrary loan services. Maintain statistics as needed.
5. Working in conjunction with Jefferson Health team and in support of AJH medical staff, residents, faculty, staff, and nursing students provides operational leadership for AJH to ensure library services meet the ACEN/Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing/ACGME and other regulatory bodies, including but not limited to leadership with budgeting, planning, resources, interlibrary loan and all library services.
6. Active participation in Faculty Organization/Curriculum Committee representing library activities.
7. Acts as a resource for communicating current regional and national trends for best practices and development to enhance organization goals, efficiencies and improvements as relating to library science.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

A. Experience: 2+ years of experience in a health sciences or hospital library. Experience using biomedical and evidence based information tools such as PubMed, OVID, and CINAHL. Experience with clinical librarianship or evidence-based practice methods. Library reference experience.
B. Education & Training: Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA – Accredited Program.
C. License, Certification & Registration: Valid driver’s license, current registration
D. Other Requirements: Proficient with Microsoft Office. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills. Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with faculty, residents/fellows, students and staff. Current auto insurance with proof of coverage required. Must possess a driving record free from major violations within the past five years, and maintain an acceptable driving record with no major violations in accordance with Motor Vehicle Regulations and AJH’s auto insurance policy. Any and all major violations incurred must be immediately reported to the manager, department head, or Human Resources department.

A. Reports to (Title): VP Physician Services; Chairperson School of Nursing; indirect reporting to Associate Director, Information Services, Scott Memorial Library
B. Titles(s) of Positions Supervised: N/A
C. Number of Employees Supervised: Direct: 0
Indirect: 2
Volunteers: 2

Webinar: What’s new with the Affordable Care Act and what you need to know about it

Please join us next Wednesday June 8th at Temple’s Ginsburg Health Sciences Library to watch the new MLA Webinar “What’s new with the Affordable Care Act and what you need to know about it”

When:  Wednesday, 06/08/2016
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Temple University
3500 North Broad St., Room 246a
Medical Education and Research Building (MERB)
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Register for the ‘live’ event or access the recorded webinar at:

Librarians working with consumers and communities are now called upon to assist people, not in enrolling for health insurance, but in using health insurance—learning new terminology and navigating the health care system with their health insurance coverage.

Join Affordable Care Act (ACA) expert and author Emily Vardell as she provides ACA updates and practical guidance on:

  • the ACA timeline, focusing on what librarians need to know
  • resources to support consumers’ use of health insurance
  • partnerships between librarians, ACA practitioners, and community members
  • achieving successful ACA outreach
  • locating ACA datasets



The Tri-Chapter Meeting in Philly is Coming!

The Philadelphia Chapter, MAC Chapter, and the New York/New Jersey Chapter are sponsoring a joint meeting in Philadelphia, September 25 – 28, 2016.

The meeting theme is “L3: Librarians, Leadership and Learning” and will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, just minutes away from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and numerous other arts, dining, shopping and entertainment venues.  Registration is now open.

Poster and Paper presenters are needed.  For more information and to submit poster and paper abstracts online go here   The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 27, 2016