April 21, 2017

Learning Opportunities!


With all the talk of alternative facts these days, I think it's time you fill your heads with some REAL facts and knowledge! And who better to teach you then your colleges? Sign up for one or two or three of these sessions, and your brain will thank you!
 
Getting a Seat at the Table: Librarian Involvement in Interprofessional Education Activities (IPE)
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region (NNLM/MAR)
Format: Webinar
Date: April 27, 2017
Time:  12:00-1:00pm ET
More details, and registration: https://nnlm.gov/class/WarwickGettingaseat


SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM/SEA)
Format: Webinar
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 2:00pm ET
More details, and registration: https://nnlm.gov/class/seaside-webinar-virtual-augmented-and-mixed-reality/7092

Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to the E-utilities for PubMed
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Format: Webinar
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00pm ET
More details, and registration: https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/classes.html?utm_source=calendar&utm_medium=nnlm-web&utm_campaign=may17#welcome-to-e-utilities

The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decision-Making
Sponsor: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM/SEA)
Format: Asynchronous online course
Date: May 15 – June 12, 2017
More details, and registration: https://nnlm.gov/class/canny-consumer-resources-consumer-health-decision-making/6509

Guiding Library Users in Literature Search, Evaluation and Sharing
Sponsor: Library Connect
Format: Webinar
Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 11:00am ET
More details, and registration: https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/library-connect-webinars

Curating Research Data
Sponsor: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Format: Webinar
Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00pm ET
More details, and registration: http://www.ala.org/acrl/onlinelearning/curatingresearchdata

Happy Learning!

April 17, 2017

Job Opportunity: Clinical Information Librarian at Augusta University Greenblatt Library

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, invites applications for the position of Clinical Information Librarian. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to support Augusta University’s clinical and educational mission through planning, development, delivery and evaluation of quality health information and instruction. For more information, please see the full job posting at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/ (Job ID: 12278)

Required:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Experience in a health sciences library or other health sciences environment
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, specifically Evidence-Based Medicine tenets and teaching methodologies
  • Collaborative planning and problem solving abilities; ability to implement and manage programs and projects
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service skills and abilities, especially an outgoing, entrepreneurial, client-centered focus
  • Evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, teaching, publication and research, and service commensurate with faculty status

April 12, 2017

Member Spotlight: Ayaba Logan

Every month, we would like to take a moment to learn more about a fellow librarian and SC/MLA member. For April, we talked to Ayaba Logan, who you may already know from her post on this blog, "Reflections on the MLA Annual Meeting." 

Name: Ayaba Logan
SC/MLA Member Since: Officially 2015

Officer/Committee Positions: Research Committee

First Professional Position: Research and Education Informationist, The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries

Current Position: Research and Education Informationist, MUSC Libraries

Education (Include all Degrees): 

  • BA, Spelman College, 
  • MPH, University of Michigan
  • MLIS, University of Alabama
How did you become interested in medical librarianship? I no longer want to give people information they didn’t want in Public Health, I want to really help people and professionals.

What do you love most about your job? Helping professionals get resources that may change patients’ lives.

What has been your biggest professional challenge? Work life balance

What do you do to recover from a long work week? What recovery, lol. Hanging out with my family.

Anything our readers might find surprising about you? I love bacon...halal beef bacon.

What genre of books takes up the most space on your bookshelf? History. The Quran would be my favorite book.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Doctor

April 11, 2017

SC/MLA Website is Down

You may have noticed that the SC/MLA website has been down for the past few days. MLA servers got hacked and we are waiting to regain root access. We hope the issue will be resolved quickly, so please continue to check the website.

Apply Now for the Academic Librarian of the Year Award!

Do you know someone who has made outstanding regional, national, or international contributions to academic health sciences librarianship? Is there a colleague who has shown the potential for leadership and demonstrated excellence in performance, publications, research, and/or service? If so, then you should nominate them for the Academic Librarian of the Year Award!

The nominee must be a member of both SC/MLA and MLA as well as be in "mid-career," meaning working at least 5 years and not more than 15 years in an academic health sciences library. Please keep in mind the nominee may not be a library director.

If you would like to nominate, please include:

  • A precise description of the nominee's achievements.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • Any additional information which may assist the committee in evaluation (i.e. AHIP membership).
  • Up to three letters of support may be attached and is optional. 
Please submit the required information by June 1. Recommendations should be submitted to the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee

April 4, 2017

Deadline for T. Mark Hodges and Honorary Membership Awards Extended!

There is still time to apply or nominate someone for the T. Mark Hodges and Honorary Membership Awards! Applications and nominations are now due April 17.

The T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award recognizes a chapter member whose service to the chapter and profession have been exceptional and of lasting importance. Please remember nominees must have been a member of SC/MLA for at least 10 years and must have served the chapter with distinction. For more information, please see the T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award website.

The Honorary Membership Award is for any member who, upon retirement from active service, has made significant and consistent contributions to the SC/MLA professional. Significant contributions can include serving in elected or appointed offices, on chapter committees, or developing chapter meetings. For more information, please see the Honorary Membership Award website.

And remember, the deadline for applications/nominations has been extended to April 17!

March 28, 2017

A Call for Research Mentors

By Aidy Silva-Ortiz, MSLIS.

Are you new to writing a research poster or paper? Unsure of whether the library program you’ve created could be conveyed into a journal article or poster presentation? Are you adept at conducting research and crafting papers or posters? Maybe even interested in sharing your knowledge with other librarians?

Whichever one you answered “yes” to, we’re looking for you! Whether you are new to the area of library research or you’re a seasoned library professional, the SC/MLA Research Committee is looking for active SC/MLA members to participate in the Research Mentors program.

Mentors: If you have written a research paper or poster and/or presented your findings, consider offering your skills, knowledge, and experience to a librarian seeking to publish for the first time.

Mentees: If you have an idea in mind that you believe could be a future research paper or poster, or just have questions about the process, let a mentor help you bring those ideas to life through constructive feedback and support.

In addition, the Research Committee is especially interested in boosting participation for mentors and mentees from hospital librarians who are interested presenting research in this unique field.

There are great benefits in partnering with each other to promote research in the field of medical librarianship as noted by Research Committee Chair, J. Michael Lindsay:
"One of the most powerful ways we can advance medical librarianship as a profession is through publishing and presentation, and in mentoring colleagues in their development of these skills.  The research mentorship program is a great way to advance these efforts."
So let’s “stimulate and facilitate research activities within Southern Chapter membership,” by your participation in the Research Mentors program. Connect and foster new relationships with your fellow librarians. Encourage one another to develop new research initiatives and if you’d like to further “investigate” this opportunity please contact Kay Hogan-Smith or Lisa Travis, or read more about the mentoring program.