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Discussion Librarian Resume.

by Susan Stanko on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:35 am

My name is Susan Stanko and I am a Reference Librarian at the Chicago Heights Public Library.  I am looking to move back to Wisconsin.  I'm not the at picky about what department I end up in. I have attached both my Resume and Cover Letter.  I would like suggestions on how to improve one or both.  Thanks.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Spectrum Scholar Interest Group Call for Participation

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 09:56 am

The Spectrum Scholars Interest Group (SSIG) is looking for new members! We have a great team in place for 2009-2010, but we could use about 8-9 more members to round out the group.

What is the Spectrum Scholars Interest Group? We're a team of past scholars from a variety of professional settings, class years, and backgrounds who's charge includes:

The Spectrum Scholars Interest Group (SSIG) is looking for new members! We have a great team in place for 2009-2010, but we could use about 8-9 more members to round out the group.

What is the Spectrum Scholars Interest Group? We're a team of past scholars from a variety of professional settings, class years, and backgrounds who's charge includes:

  • Cultivating the peer-mentoring and networking aspects of the community of Spectrum Scholars;
  • Representing careers in libraries and the Spectrum program at local recruitment opportunities;
  • Increasing the participation of Spectrum Scholars in ALA Committees and leadership;
  • Raising awareness of the Spectrum Scholarship Program; and
  • Promoting the interests and concerns of the Spectrum Scholars throughout the Association and the community at large.

Sound like the kind of group you'd like to join? If so, I'm looking for scholars who are great at

  • planning and organizing events;
  • exhibiting at career fairs;
  • coordinating conference programs; and
  • working with social networking technology.

If you have any of these skills and are committed to improving and expanding the Spectrum Scholarship program, you'd be a great SSIG member! To apply for a spot, send an email to me at varellano@gmail.com with your name, Spectrum year, qualifications, and reasons for wanting to join SSIG by Saturday, September 12.

New members will be selected and notified by Wednesday, September 16, 2009.

Cheers,

Veronica Arellano, Chair
on behalf of the Spectrum Scholars Interest Group

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RUSA RSS Web Advisory Committee (Reference Services Section)

Discussion RSS Web Advisory Agenda for Annual 2009

by Virginia Cole (non-member) on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 02:55 pm

Proposed agenda--

  • update on ALA website's future
  • effects of ALA website changes on RSS web site future and planning for future
  • adjustments to RSS web site updating procedures?
  • RSS Facebook group and fan page
  • ALA connect
  • new technologies?
  • recruiting for RSS Web Advisory
  • other?
Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Drug Information : Patient and Caregiver Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 02:06 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. Our FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Five of our FAQs are about drug information.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. Our FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Five of our FAQs are about drug information.

FAQ: Discounted/Free Medical and Dental Care and Medicines - US and International, can help patients and their caregivers find affordable health care. The information covers medical and dental visits, eye care, and prescriptions. There is also information for military veterans and their dependents. NLM resources include MedlinePlus® Go Local. Go Local provides lists of services and providers in local areas throughout the US. The FAQ is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/freemedcare_int.html .

Our most read FAQ is Pill Identification, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug_id.html. It points to sources that show pictures of brand name and generic medicines. One of these sources is the NLM DailyMed® Product Identification System, available through DailyMed, a partnership between the NLM and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For information about what a medicine does, its side effects, and interactions, go to FAQ: US Drug Information, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug.html and FAQ: Drug Formulations and Interactions, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug_interact.html .

Links to international agencies that regulate medicines are available in FAQ: International Drug Information, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/drug_intl.html . It also links to international names for drugs prescribed in the US and to non-US drugs. Our FAQ for vitamins and alternative medicines is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/dietsup.html . FAQ: Dietary Supplements, Complementary or Alternative Medicines includes information about side effects and interactions with prescription and non-prescription drugs. NLM resources include the NLM Dietary Supplements Labels Database and a PubMed search subset on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Send your comments about these resources to custerv@nlm.nih.gov or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP

Reference Librarian

National Library of Medicine

URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Career Development Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 02:03 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. The FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Four of our FAQs are about career development.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. The FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Four of our FAQs are about career development.

FAQ: Finding Full Text Articles - US and International Resources, is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/getting_fulltext_articles.html. This resource points to full-text scholarly and trade articles, books, and reports, from the late 1800s to the present. Many are free. The 13 international resources provide free or low-cost access to institutions or individuals in developing or transition countries. The last section, Document Delivery, explains how you can get the resources at your workstation and/or through your institution’s library.

Finding money for research, training, graduate study, and other programs can be difficult. FAQ: Grant Information - US and International shows you where to find the money and how to get it. You can also see what is and has been funded. Print books that your local public, hospital or university libraries may have are also included. The FAQ is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/grant_info.html .

The FAQ: Medical & Health Care Education and Career Information, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medicaled.html, links to health sciences career and specialty sites. It also links to information about research and training opportunities and financial aid. You can find out about national and international health sciences conferences from FAQ: Medical & Health Care Meetings and Conference, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medmeet.html .

Send your comments about these resources to custerv@nlm.nih.gov or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP

Reference Librarian

National Library of Medicine

URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Finding Stock Images and Videos - National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) Resources

by Cynthia Burke on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 02:01 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about medical images and videos.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about medical images and videos.

Medical images and videos are useful for presentations and to explain medical concepts. The Medical Stock Sources FAQ is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/stockshot.html . It lists US and government and private companies that provide stock images for free or at a cost. The companies are US and international. Most US government images are in the public domain. However, some may be protected by license. You need to read the disclaimers at each site before using them. The National Library of Medicine has two major sources of stock images and video: Images from the History of Medicine and the Visible Human Project®.

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to custerv@nlm.nih.gov or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP

Reference Librarian

National Library of Medicine

URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Health Sciences Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion Medical Statistics Resources at the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®)

by Cynthia Burke on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 01:58 pm

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. Our FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about medical statistics.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . Our FAQs are reviewed and updated frequently. Our FAQs link to resources at NLM, national and international government agencies, and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about medical statistics.

Most statistics originate with the US Federal Government. The FAQ: Medical Statistics is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/statistics.html . Medical Statistics FAQ lists US and international sources. You can also retrieve state and local health statistical information from selected links. NLM has four links to medical statistics on the FAQ:

• MedlinePlus® Health Statistics topic page – for the layperson and health professionals, with a link to a PubMed search

• Medline/PubMed. You can search for citations to published research with statistics

• NLM National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

• NLM DIRLINE® – a directory of national and international health organizations that produce statistics.

Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to custerv@nlm.nih.gov or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .

Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP

Reference Librarian National Library of Medicine

URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion Advertising & newspapers

by Mary Ghikas on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 01:50 pm

Newsosaur has some interesting statistics on advertising dollars -- specifically in newspapers:

http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/2009/08/newspapers-ads-tracking-to-$10B-sales-drop

 

 

ALA 2015 Environmental Scan

Discussion mobile

by Mary Ghikas on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 01:43 pm

http://tametheweb.com/2009/09/01/mit-mobile-web-next-version-coming-soon/

Here is a link to Michael Stephen's blog -- MIT's mobile services directory.  What would an "ALA mobile" need to look like?  Should there be an "ALA mobile"? 

Guide to Reference

Discussion Choice on Guide to Reference: "Essential. All research libraries."

by Steven Hofmann (staff) on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Read the new review of Guide to Reference in the September 2009 issue of Choice, or in Choice Reviews Online at http://www.cro2.org/default.aspx?page=reviewdisplay&pid=3482077.

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