February 23, 2018

Call for nominations: T. Mark Hodges Award

The T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award was created in 2006 to honor the memory of T. Mark Hodges, and to recognize a chapter member whose service to the chapter and profession have been exceptional and of lasting importance. Deadline for nominations is April 10th, 2018.

Selection Criteria:
  • Nominees must have been a member of the Southern Chapter and the Medical Library Association for at least 10 years.
  • Nominees must be well known within the Southern Chapter membership for dedicated and continuing service to the chapter and must have served the chapter with distinction in several different capacities, such as:
    • Serving in elected or appointed office
    • Serving as committee chairman or active committee member
    • Representing the chapter on national or regional organizations
    • Actively participating in annual meetings by presenting papers or posters, chairing concurrent paper or poster sessions, organizing special sessions, or otherwise sharing his or her professional knowledge and values

February 22, 2018

Job Opportunity: Clinical/Technical Services Librarian at University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa)



The College of Community Health Sciences and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Library is seeking an innovative, versatile, service-oriented and experienced librarian with technical skills for the new position of Clinical/Technical Services Librarian.  The position has  This person will work in the clinical environment with physicians, residents, medical students, and other healthcare providers, as well as in the library and other areas. They will be knowledgeable about the changing environment of technology, health care and reference in an academic setting.  They should be flexible, intellectually curious, and willing and able to take initiative.   Appointment level is dependent on experience. 
characteristics of an embedded librarian and clinical Informationist position.

Position Title: Clinical/Technical Services Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor, Faculty (Non-tenure track)  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online (letter of interest, CV, and three references must be included)

For more information please contact:
Nelle Williams, Co-Chair, Search Committee
Assistant Professor
Library Director
College of Community Health Sciences
The University of Alabama School of Medicine - Tuscaloosa
850 Peter Bryce Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL  35401
205-348-1364   Fax: 205-348-9563

February 20, 2018

Preston Medical Library in Knoxville, TN Now Hiring Research & Learning Services Librarian

The Preston Medical Library at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking applicants for a Research & Learning Services Librarian position. Rank shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Knoxville is known for its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and urban wildernesses, but it also boasts a lively downtown, diverse communities, and is the home of the University of Tennessee's flagship campus. Come join us in beautiful Knoxville.

Responsibilities:
1. Provides reference and research support services, and works collaboratively to deliver course-integrated instruction.
2. Guides faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of library services and resources.
3. Provides expert literature search services in a variety of databases.
4. Designs and teaches curriculum-integrated instruction sessions.
5. Creates online tutorials focused on library resources and information literacy skills.
6. Participates in the planning of library events and special projects.
7. Identifies client needs, and solicits input on library resources in specific disciplines.
8. Serves as library liaison to specific departments.
9. Supports reference and instruction for nurses in a Magnet environment.
10. Participates in the development and implementation of library services, policies, and procedures.
11. Participates in professional activities and professional development.
12. Other reference services as assigned.

February 16, 2018

Call for Nominations: T. Mark Hodges Award & Honorary Membership Award

It’s Honors and Awards season, and SC/MLA would like to recognize our exceptional members! The first two awards up are the T. Mark Hodges Award and the Honorary Membership Award. The deadline for both of these awards is April 10. Please consider applying or nominating someone for these exceptional awards!

The T. Mark Hodges Outstanding Service Award was created in 2006 to honor the memory of T. Mark Hodges, and to recognize a chapter member whose service to the chapter and profession have been exceptional and of lasting importance. Nominees must have been a member of SC/MLA for at least 10 years and be well know within the Southern Chapter membership for dedicated and continuing service to the chapter. For more information, please see the T. Mark Hodges award website, found here.

The Honorary Membership Award recognizes a retired member for significant and consistent contributions to the Southern Chapter or to the profession. Significant contributions to the chapter may be defined as serving in elected or appointed offices, on chapter committees, or in developing chapter meetings. The nominee must hold a current membership in the Chapter at the time of retirement. For more information, please see the Honorary Membership award website, found here

For both awards, please submit recommendations to Becca Billings, the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee at beccarb@uab.edu. The deadline for both awards is April 10

February 6, 2018

Job Opportunity: Clinical Information Librarian (Augusta University)

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University 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. The Clinical Information Librarian serves as the embedded librarian to the Augusta University Health System and the Medical College of Georgia. The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical and educational clientele in a technically sophisticated environment.  This includes: Development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library, Hospital System, and University; development of new programs; continuing assessment of programs; proactive quality service to clientele; and keeping informed of library, campus and university system‑wide issues.

Candidates must have experience in a health sciences library or other health sciences environment as well as advanced knowledge and experience with current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, specifically Evidence-Based Medicine tenets and teaching methodologies. Additionally, they should demonstrate strong customer service skills and abilities, especially an outgoing, entrepreneurial, client-centered focus along with collaborative planning and problem solving abilities and ability to implement and manage programs and projects. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution is required.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.  More information, including the application procedures is available in the complete position description.

February 5, 2018

Job Opportunity: Director for Digital Strategies and Innovation (MUSC Library)

The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries in Charleston invites applications for the position of Director for Digital Strategies and Innovation.

The MUSC Libraries seeks a service-oriented, innovative, creative, and forward-thinking individual to join our leadership team as the Director of Digital Strategies and Innovation.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Director of Digital Strategies and Innovation will assume leadership for the development and implementation of digital strategies and innovation for the Libraries. He/she will be responsible for the overall administration of systems in support of library operations, maintaining the stability and integrity of a broad range of systems, sets the direction of the library's technology environment, and develops strategic goals and objectives that align with the library's vision of anticipating and exceeding the needs of MUSC and beyond through innovative services, spaces, and information. He/she will be responsible for reshaping the Libraries' IT infrastructure and services to advance the teaching, learning, research, and clinical missions of the Medical University of South Carolina. Candidates must understand the broad landscape of trends in information technology and libraries, and must have a demonstrated track record of successful project management and implementation of technologies and services. An ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library (MLS)/Information Science (MIS) or an Advanced degree in Information Technology or Computer Science is required.

Review of applications will begin February 16, 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.

November 29, 2017

Job Opportunities: Preston Medical Library, Knoxville, TN

The Preston Medical Library at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking applicants for a Clinical and Research Services Librarian. Rank shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This is a faculty position which provides medical reference services in the library and clinical setting. Working with assigned departments, the librarian determines information requirements, and plans the delivery of services to support evidence-based practice. This may include attending rounds, department meetings or other forums. This position will represent the library on a Magnet nursing shared governance council by attending meetings and offering other support to nursing staff. Expert searching of the medical and nursing literature using a variety of sources is done as part of general reference services and as part of a systematic review service that will be developed by this position. The systematic review service will offer consultation, literature searching and authoring of the methods sections of manuscripts. Other reference services provided include staffing the reference desk, developing and teaching education programs, developing research guides, using reference software, maintaining reference statistic, outreach to the community and providing information for the Consumer and Patient Health Information Service. This position initiates and participates in research and scholarly activities and will participate in medical library professional organizations locally, regionally and nationally. Other library duties may be required as need is determined.