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The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented individual to provide library and outreach services to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA. Working collaboratively with the Veterinary Librarian and others, this position will serve clinicians, clients, faculty, researchers, students, staff and administrators at New Bolton. Read more» » »
Position Type: Part-Time, 20 hours/week
Provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and others.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides reference assistance to students, faculty, staff and other users of the College library.
In consultation with the Library Director and the Reference/Instruction Librarian, develops and presents instruction on the use of the library to classes and individuals, which includes preparation of training materials, handouts, and computer-based instruction materials that assist in instruction and usage.
Participates in collection development activities.
Hours include nights and weekends.
Serves as librarian in charge of the facility in the absence of the library director as assigned. Read more» » »
Scholarly publishers propose Chorus–Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States, as the August deadline approaches for the federal agencies to comply with the new open-access policy. Chorus would “provide a full solution” for federal agencies, but details are not yet available.
More than 50 publishers have endorsed the idea. They include “the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Psychological Association, Columbia University Press, Elsevier, IEEE, McGraw-Hill, The New England Journal of Medicine, Oxford University Press, Springer, the University of Chicago Press, and John Wiley & Sons, among others.”
Jennifer Howard (2013, Jun 4). Publishers propose public-private partnership to support access to research. Chronicle. Retrived from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/publishers-propose-public-private-partnership-to-support-access-to-research/44005?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en
Julia Lewis GRC Chair
Take a look at The NLM’s fact sheet on the impact of sequestration on NIH. It is full of information and topic links on:
- NIH FY2013 operating plans
- NIH guide notice for grant awards FY2013
- NIH funding strategies
- The estimated numbers
- The impact on the delay in medical progress & risk to scientific workforce
- Frequently asked questions