Register now! — 7th Annual CUA LIS Symposium coming up soon!

February is almost here and so too is the 7th Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium on Scholarship and Practice! The symposium will be held at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America, on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This is the premier local DC—MD–VA event for information professionals in all sectors, and we expect another sellout crowd this year. Be sure you’re among them — register now and don’t delay.

We’re delighted to have a diverse lineup of programs and posters this year, headed by our keynote speaker, Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish. Details of the program are available at < http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2015/  .

To register, go to https://regstg.com/Registration/Registration.aspx?rid=4bc4ebf6-af6f-458a-8dfa-d8b33030c54d . Note that there is a $25 charge to help cover the cost of the symposium, including lunch and refreshments. The secure registration site will process your credit card payment.

Seats are limited, so register early!  Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will too.

We look forward to seeing you there.

–The Symposium Committee (Dave Shumaker, Dr. Sue Yeon Syn, Dr. Jane Zhang)

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Health Information Technology Specialist – American Psychiatric Association – Arlington, VA

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

In close collaboration with the Director of the Department of Quality Improvement and Psychiatric Services (QIPS) and

the APA’s Committee on Mental Health Information Technology (CMHIT), the Health Information Technology (HIT)

Specialist will 1) monitor, contribute to, and represent APA in national activities in the area of health information

technology and electronic health records; 2) lead internal APA activities in the development of HIT-related products and

services; and 3) develop educational material in the area of HIT in psychiatry.

DUTIES:

National HIT Activities

 Monitor national HIT activities, prioritize findings for the Association, and inform the Director of QIPS and

pertinent APA components of key trends and initiatives.

 Take leadership in writing responses to public comment requests on behalf of APA.

 Serve as APA’s liaison to national HIT groups such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health

Information Technology (ONC) and the Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition (PEHRC).

 Collaborate with the Department of Government Relations on advancing state and federal HIT legislation, policy,

and regulations.

 Serve as APA’s liaison to HIT vendors

APA HIT Activities

 Participate in setting strategic direction for APA regarding HIT product development and/or endorsement,

contribute to existing and emerging efforts

 Serve as administration liaison to CMHIT: work with chair to develop agenda and timetables, schedule calls and

meetings, participate and provide APA perspectives in CMHIT meetings, develop and distribute meeting minutes

 Initiate and contribute to research efforts in the area of HIT and psychiatry

 Inform the APA Practice Guidelines project such that recommendations are compatible with electronic

implementation;

 Participate in the EHR and HIT aspects of development and implementation of an APA patient registry;

 Communicate with and serve as an expert resource to other APA entities.

Educational Activities

 Develop educational content for APA membership (e.g. resources to aid the small practice psychiatrist in EHR

selection);

 Respond to inquiries from APA members, district branches, mental health care organizations, and administration

on HIT-related questions.

Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

 Masters degree (e.g. medical informatics) with a minimum of 4 years relevant work experience

 Knowledge of HIT/HER policy

 Expert knowledge of the HIT/EHR marketplace and the national HIT enterprise (e.g. ONC, Medicare EHR

Incentive program, etc.)

 Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to positively represent the association to membership

and professional groups

 Knowledge of psychiatric disorders preferred

 Knowledge of psychiatric treatments preferred

 Hands-on experience in implementing and using HIT preferred

 Experience with patient registries preferred

 Proficiency in common business computer applications

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Office Environment

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Sedentary

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must submit resume, cover letter with salary requirements.

RESUMES SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT. Employment will require a

background check.

WHERE TO APPLY:

Via Email: HRAPPS@psych.org

Via Mail or Delivery: Office of Human Resources

American Psychiatric Association

1000 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 1825

Arlington, Virginia 22209-9998

ATTN: Health Information Technology Specialist

____________________________________________________________________________________

OFFICIAL JOB OFFERS ARE MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES ONLY

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Biomedical Research Librarian – Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – Bethesda, MD

Darnall Medical Library, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD, has a GS-12 librarian vacancy which will be posted on USAJOBS.gov from Friday, January 16 – Friday, January 30. There will actually be two job announcements: one for current federal employees and another for all US citizens. Please apply through the appropriate announcement. This biomedical research librarian position will cover the reference desk and respond to clinical queries affecting direct patient care, but the primary duty will be to build a comprehensive research service from scratch. We seek an energetic and outgoing person who will actively engage the WRNMMC research community and explore new ways to support them throughout the research lifecycle. We will set you up for success. We want you to shine.

 

This is a re-announcement. If you applied when the position was first announced in October 2014, we urge you to reapply if you are still interested!

 

Very Important Advice:

An HR specialist – who is not a librarian – will be the first person to evaluate your resume. The library only sees a list of candidates HR forwards on to us for further review. If your application does not get through HR, no one in the library will see it. If you want your application to get through HR and into our hands, please follow the tips below.

 

  1. Complete the online resume form provided in USAJOBS. You can send your existing resume or CV as supplemental material, but be sure to fill out the online resume form.
  2. The HR specialist only looks at the job duties you list under your job title. The specialist will not look other sections such as your publications, classes/training attended, classes/workshops taught, committee memberships, etc. to determine if you meet the qualifications of the position. For example, if you are an author on published systematic reviews, state that you conduct or participate in systematic reviews and the specific guidelines you follow as one of your job duties. Only listing your published reviews under a publications section will not suffice.
  3. Let your official position description be your guide to writing your job duties. Tell what you do in detail. Do not assume the HR specialist knows what a clinical librarian does on a daily basis or the meaning of acronyms such as EBP or EBM
  4. If you work at medical school, please make it clear that the “faculty” you assist are doctors, nurses, and allied health professions.
  5. Your job duties absolutely must include all of the experience listed under the “Experience required” section on the vacancy announcement. Be explicit. If your job duties do not reflect all of the experience listed under the “Experience required” section of the announcement, your application will not get through HR.
  6. It would be great if your job duties include the experience listed under the “Preferred but not required” section on the vacancy announcement, but this is not a requirement. The library is looking for a dynamic applicant who is willing to learn these new skills.

 

The library director, Kimberly Adams, will be happy to field inquires about the position at kimberly.d.adams42.civ@mail.mil, but all candidates must apply through USAJOBS.

 

Darnall Medical Library serves WRNMMC and a number of outlying clinics in the Washington, DC, capital region. WRNMMC is the largest military medical center in the world, providing health care to over 1,000,000 service members and beneficiaries a year. The medical center has 65 GME programs, with approximately 750 trainees, and it is the site of over 1/3 of the research conducted in the Military Health System.

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Assistant Librarian (Research Services Librarian) – Federal Circuit Court – Washington, DC

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position, in coordination with other library personnel, provides professional research assistance to judges, legal staff, court employees, and library visitors. The work includes a range of activities, including but not limited to: monitoring both online and print news resources, government websites, blogs and RSS feeds for information on legislative activity, the courts and their decisions, and events of interest; keeping both the library intranet site and the Federal Circuit’s internet site up to date; promoting library services through print and online publications, websites, and electronic communications; developing and presenting training programs to library and court staff about available research sources and best practices for effective research; coordinating the computer-assisted legal research program, including obtaining passwords and trouble-shooting problems; handling interlibrary loans; developing and implementing National Library Week programs; collection development and collection management; digitization projects; collecting and promoting court history.

Qualifications

Required Education

Candidates must possess

  • a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, or
  • a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school with at least one year of law library experience equivalent to the CL-25.

Required Experience

In addition to meeting the education requirements, applicants must have one year of progressively responsible experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices and theories of library management at/or equivalent to the CL-25 (GS-9).

Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office setting and requires frequent walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds. The work involves the everyday risks and discomforts of an office environment, and requires normal safety precautions when doing the work.

How to Apply

Application packages must include a cover letter which addresses in detail the position KSAs and an Employment Application (Form AO-78 – Visit the court’s website at http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov and click on “Employment” within “The Court” tab).

You may mail, or email in PDF, your complete package to:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Human Resources, Suite 410

717 Madison Place, NW

Washington, DC  20439

Attn: Research Services Librarian CAFC-15-01

E-Mail to: cafcjobs@cafc.uscourts.gov

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

See the position announcement for how to apply, salary details, and other important information:

http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/employment/cafc-15-01.pdf

The job is open until filled, but applications received before January 30 will receive first consideration.

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CUA LIS Student, Patrick Milhoan, Featured on Smithsonian Blog

Patrick Milhoan, a CUA Library and Information Science graduate student, has been doing a practicum at the Smithsonian Institution Archives Digital Services Division.

His recent blog post discusses the preservation of the Smithsonian’s award-winning television programs (and it includes some fun videos).

Check it out here: Workflow Dynamics of Digital Preservation

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What Goes on Upstairs: How Library Leaders Think, February 10th

The CUA LIS Alumni Association is pleased to present the following panel discussion:

“What Goes on Upstairs: How Library Leaders Think.”

Our special guests will offer insight into the thought processes and strategies for successful library leadership. This one-of-a-kind program is an opportunity for you to have a chance to learn how library leaders approach organizational and big picture decisions in their work. In addition, you will learn about their paths to leadership roles and how you can apply those strategies to your own career.

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Save the Date: Spring 2015 Comps Workshop, Jan. 23

Are you preparing for the Comprehensive Exam?

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE WILL BE HOLDING A COMPREHENSIVE EXAM WORKSHOP!

  • Information Materials
  • Power point presentation & Discussion – Dr. Kules, Chair
  • Group exercises
  • Q&A Session
  • Light refreshments

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Spring 2015 #CUAshelfie Contest — Join in on the fun!

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Why was the bookcase so confident? Because it had high shelf esteem. #CUAshelfie #showusyourbooks @CUAalumni

The CUA Alumni Association is hosting a #CUAshelfie competition this semester on Twitter in cooperation with the University libraries, the LIS program and many others. Join in on the fun! Snap a shot of your bookshelf, then tag it #CUAshelfie.

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7th Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium, Feb 20th

symposiumlogoThe 7th Annual “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium on Scholarship and Practice is coming up just five weeks from tomorrow! The symposium will be held at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America, on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This is the premier local DC event for information professionals in all sectors, and we expect another sellout crowd this year. Be sure you’re among them — register now and don’t delay.

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SLA/CUA Cover Letter and Resume Review Workshop 1/17

Dear students,

January is a great time to look for a library job. According to Naomi House, the number of visitors to INALJ.com drops dramatically in January, and picks up again in July, while the number of LIS jobs available remains relatively constant. As the founder of the largest LIS job repository, Naomi has an extensive professional network and a great deal of perspective about successful job-search strategies.

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