September 13, 2018

CE Offerings: Communicating Clinically


Are you looking to get move involved with clinicians in their environment, but aren’t exactly sure how to communicate with them? Do you want to learn about “rounds” and the common dialogue? If so, this Thursday afternoon CE, Communicating Clinically, might be exactly what you need!

It’s important for librarians to reach out to clinicians outside the library and this course will teach you common techniques to better communication with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in their environment. Julia Esparza, the course instruction, will illustrate what clinicians see as useful information. In addition, participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds.

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.

September 12, 2018

CE Offerings: From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events


Hoping to take a CE, but aren’t planning on getting in until Thursday morning? A Thursday afternoon CE might be the right choice for you! Luckily, the SC/MLA annual meeting offers two different afternoon CEs for you to choose from. From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events is for those wanting to learn more about how to draw users into their library while also learning how to better plan and promote events.

Taught by Shalu Gillum, Natasha Williams, and Amelia Strickland, this course works with attendees to brainstorm creative program ideas and takes a look at different marketing techniques. You’ll also learn how to use an editorial calendar as a promotional scheduling tool. It’s a great opportunity to practice creating, implementing, and marketing a service or event for you library!

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.

September 10, 2018

CE Offerings: What Did You Hear? Qualitative Data Analysis


There are some great continuing education courses being offered at this year’s SC/MLA annual meeting! Wanting to analyze qualitative data from a research project but not sure how? Then sign up for this CE to learn all about qualitative data analysis!

What Did You Hear? Qualitative Data Analysis will be taught by Ayaba Logan from the Medical University of South Carolina. Attend this CE to learn all about qualitative data, identify tools to analyze qualitative data, and appraise the quality of the process and data derived. Participants will learn through lecture, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. If you decide this CE is for you, remember to bring a WiFi-enabled device.

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.

September 6, 2018

CE Offerings: Transforming a Needs Assessment into a Marketing Tool

The SC/MLA Annual Meeting is less than 2 months away and there’s some great Continuing Education courses to choose from! Are you interested in learning about the needs assessment process and how to incorporate what is learned into a marketing plan? Then Transforming a Needs Assessment into a Marketing Tool CE class is for you!

Come learn about needs assessment tools as well as how to effectively communication about library services from Skye Bickett and Christine Willis. Not only will you learn what a needs assessment is, but you’ll learn how to use one. The course will teach you how to decide whether to conduct a needs assessment or use a survey. In addition, the course will teach you best practices for marketing design. Best of all, you’ll learn how to formulate a needs assessment and marketing plan to use in your library!

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.


September 5, 2018

Job Opportunity: Curator, Waring Historical Library (MUSC)

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Libraries in Charleston invites applications for the position of Curator, Waring Historical Library

The MUSC Libraries seeks a creative, service-oriented, and forward-thinking individual to join our leadership team as the Curator, Waring Historical Library. The Waring Historical Library is the
special collections and rare book library for the Medical University of South Carolina. Named for Joseph I. Waring, Jr., the first director of the Historical Library, the library houses books, journals, manuscript items and museum artifacts dealing with the history of the health sciences.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Curator directs and manages the operations of the Waring Historical Library, including the University Archives, Digital Library, the Macaulay Museum of Dental History, and the Waring Library Society. The Curator will provide leadership and initiative to successfully implement the library’s mission to “collect, preserve, and promote the history of the health sciences in South Carolina.”

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Required and Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

July 31, 2018

Job Opportunity: Nursing Information Librarian at Augusta University


The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Nursing Information Librarian. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to provide health information literacy instruction and research assistance for College of Nursing faculty, students and staff. Please read official job description and apply!


Responsibilities
The Nursing Information Librarian provides personalized and customized research and education support via an embedded service model to College of Nursing and nursing clinical departments. The successful candidate will develop customized instruction, both in-person and online, throughout the nursing curriculum. This position will be responsible for providing specialized reference and research consultations for nursing faculty and students. Assisting clinical nursing faculty and staff within the integrated health care system find evidence-based resources for patient care and teaching will also be required. The Nursing Information Librarian will work collaboratively with library faculty to support instruction, collection development, distance education and emerging instructional technology within the department and university. This position is responsible for providing information services to distance nursing students and faculty located at remote clinical campus sites.

Benefits
This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers’ Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About Augusta
Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

July 17, 2018

Job Opportunity: Health and Human Services Librarian at Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an innovative, outgoing Health and Human Services Librarian for a twelve month, non-tenured track position.  For the official description and to apply, visit the FGCU jobs webpage.

What is the job description?
This position is focused on proactively working with health and human services faculty to provide interactive instruction and research assistance for undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, counseling, health sciences, and rehabilitation sciences.  The position also selects and weeds the collection materials for these areas, serves on the Reference Desk, participates in the Mobile Librarian service, and responds to virtual services.  FGCU librarians also work on their own scholarly research and serve and participate on a variety of university committees and activities. 

What’s it like to work at FGCU Library?
With 18 librarians and 25 staff, FGCU Library is big enough to engage in sophisticated projects but small enough that all of our departments work collaboratively.  We are known for being the most collegial professionals on campus.  Our technology support is continually looking for new ways to help students succeed, and the library’s leadership team is always open to new ideas.  For example, we just implemented book delivery to faculty and staff offices across campus, and have recently begun a pilot project to purchase high use, high demand textbooks.