October 21, 2019

Clarivate Analytics/MLA Doctoral Fellowship

Clarivate Analytics sponsors a fellowship to foster and encourage superior students to conduct doctoral work in an area of health sciences librarianship or information sciences and to provide support to individuals who have been admitted to candidacy. The award supports research or travel applicable to the candidate's study within a twelve-month period. The award may not be used for tuition. The application form and more information about the fellowship, including more detail about application components, can be accessed under Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships.

Applications are due by December 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm (CDT) and must include the following components:

  • Completed application, including signed statement of terms and conditions.
  • Transcripts of graduate work submitted directly from the institution to MLA or proof of enrollment in the graduate program and a list of courses completed.
  • Name and contact information of doctoral advisor.
  • Updated MLA profile. 
  • Two letters of reference, submitted by the reference directly to MLA (awards@mail.mlahq.org), one from applicant's advisor. References must include the following information:
    • Applicant's name, position/status, institution, and project summary.
    • Reference name, position, institution, and location.
    • How long and in what capacity the reference has known the applicant?
    • Would reference like their comments held in confidence?
    • An assessment of:
      • the professional merits of the applicant’s proposal, especially its significance and feasibility;
      • the depth of applicant’s knowledge in the professional area of the proposal;
      • the applicant’s research competence; and
      • the applicant’s personal traits, including the ability to work with colleague.

October 18, 2019

Job Opportunity: Clinical Information Librarian, Greenblatt Library, Augusta University

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Clinical Information Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Research & Education Services, 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.

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, research and publication, and service commensurate with faculty status

For more information, please see the full job posting (Job ID 217301).

Please supply a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references as one PDF document.

May 10, 2019

2019 SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Paper & Poster Abstracts - deadline extension (June 19)


The SC/MLA Programming Committee invites you to submit proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2019 SC/MLA 69th Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA on October 10-13.

The meeting theme is "Squaring the Circle: Libraries Shaping the Future"

Please submit a blinded abstract through this form following the structured abstract format by MLA's Research Section. There is a 300-word maximum. The blinded abstract, which will be used in a blind review process, must not include any specific information that would identify authors or institutions. The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions has been extended to Wednesday, June 19 (11:59pm). 

Please consider the following when submitting abstract proposals:
  • "Squaring the Circle" is an impossible mathematical task and a metaphor for trying to accomplish the impossible. Please share experiences in which you have attempted the impossible, and either failed or succeeded.
  • Shaping the Future: Please describe how you are shaping the future of libraries and the health sciences in the areas of technology, resources, services, or library spaces.

April 30, 2019

SC/MLA Members presenting at MLA'19



Poster Session 1
Sunday May 5, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:25 PM


Skye Bickett
Poster Number: 8
A Feather in Our Research Cap: Implementing REDCap in the Library 

Natasha Williams
Poster Number: E11
Trends among Personal Librarian Programs in Medical and Academic Health Sciences Libraries

Sharon Leslie, John Nemeth & Hannah Rutledge
Poster Number: 79
From Nursing Student to Practicing Nurse: One Institution’s Pipeline from School of Nursing to Health Care System and Its Impact on Library Instruction and Nursing Research Publications 

Marilyn Teolis
Poster Number: 145
The Adventures of Floridiana Jones: Using Gamification to Improve Outcomes for Diabetes Management

Lindsey Blake
Poster Number: 157
Use Trends by Medical Students at an Academic Medical Center in the Third and Fourth Clerkship Years


How to successfully navigate your 1st MLA


You cannot see and do it all and you don’t need to.

To learn the most about MLA attend the business meeting, open forum, and presidential address.

Before MLA:
  • Pack an ample supply of business cards
  • Sign up for a mentor/colleague connection
  • Sign up and go to the first timer’s breakfast
  • check the weather to help with wardrobe planning and remember meeting spaces are usually chilly bring layers
  • Participants seem to be dressing more casually in recent years when they are not presenting 
  • bring small bills for tips and to for your share of any group meals

Practice self-care:
  • Pace yourself so you don’t wear yourself out
  • Hydrate
  • Have a healthy snack on you
  • Leave yourself plenty of downtime and opportunities for casual conversation

Social Connections:
  • Introduce yourself to at least one person at every event you go to
  • Attend at least one poster session for great ideas and networking
  • Library School Reunion is a smaller get together and very casual

Scheduling and Social Media:
  • Use the program planner & the App
  • Follow #mlanet19 on Twitter
  • What to tip? (see more at Forbes.com)

Tips for Service:
  • For bellhops and airport baggage handlers, $2 per bag; give more for great service or very heavy bags.
  • $2–$5 to doormen for hailing cabs (extra in bad weather) or helping with bags.
  • $3–$5 per night for housekeeping staff (extra for upscale hotels or if you left your room particularly messy)—and tip daily, not at the end of your stay, since employees change from one day to the next.
  • 15%–20% for taxi, Uber, or Lyft drivers; more if drivers help you with luggage and are great drivers!

April 10, 2019

2019 SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Call for Papers & Posters


The SC/MLA Programming Committee invites you to submit proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2019 SC/MLA 69th Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA on October 10-13.

The meeting theme is "Squaring the Circle: Libraries Shaping the Future"

Please submit a blinded abstract through this form following the structured abstract format by MLA's Research Section. There is a 300-word maximum. The blinded abstract, which will be used in a blind review process, must not include any specific information that would identify authors or institutions. The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is June 10, 2019.

Please consider the following when submitting abstract proposals:
  • "Squaring the Circle" is an impossible mathematical task and a metaphor for trying to accomplish the impossible. Please share experiences in which you have attempted the impossible, and either failed or succeeded.
  • Shaping the Future: Please describe how you are shaping the future of libraries and the health sciences in the areas of technology, resources, services, or library spaces.

December 4, 2018

Two Job Opportunities: Allied Health Sciences Librarian and Nursing Information Librarian (Augusta University)

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University in Augusta, GA invites applications for the position of Allied Health Sciences Librarian. The primary focus of this full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is to provide customized library services to the College of Allied Health Sciences faculty, students and staff.

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University in Augusta, GA also invites applications for the position of Nursing Information Librarian. The primary focus of this full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is to provide customized library services to the College of Nursing faculty, students and staff.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
  • Experience in a health sciences library or other health sciences environment
  • Knowledge and experience with current electronic health information resources and services
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively in a cross-trained team environment
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong user-focused customer service skills and abilities
  • Evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, teaching, publication and research, and service commensurate with faculty status

For more information, please see the full job postings at:


Please supply a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references as one PDF document.