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EHSL 2017 MLA Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our EHSL’s Faculty on their amazing awards received at the 2017 Medical Library Association conference!

At the weekend conference, EHSL Faculty dominated the awards ceremony by walking away with 5 awards and grants!

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2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award – Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA

2017 Medical Library Assocation (MLA) recognizes Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah with the distinguished Marcia C. Noyes Award.

MLA’s highest professional distinction recognizes a career that has resulted in lasting and outstanding contributions to medical librarianship. The award considers sustained and notable achievement in one of these 3 areas: fostering the art and science of health sciences library service; supporting health sciences research, education, and patient care; or promoting cooperation and communication among members.  It also recognizes demonstrated distinguished service and leadership in health sciences librarianship in at least the areas of mentoring, publishing, and service in professional associations. A nominee’s contributions are also assessed for utility (serving the needs of the profession, with usefulness and relevance in practice); durability of influence on the field of health sciences librarianship; comprehensiveness of achievements as a whole; and propriety (i.e., in keeping with the ethical code of the profession and association).  The awardee receives an engraved sterling silver bowl at the MLA annual meeting.

Congratulations Jean!

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2017 Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement – Nancy Lombardo, MLS, AHIP

2017 Medical Library Association recognizes Nancy Lombardo, MLS, AHIP, from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah with the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement for her work on NOVEL and Moran CORE.

This award recognizes distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. Nominees for the Louise Darling Medal are evaluated for accomplishments which have promoted awareness in or have served as educational contributions to collection development in the health sciences.  Achievements worthy of consideration for the award may include overall distinction or leadership in collection development, or a specific accomplishment which may include, but not be limited to, a significant publication in the area, the creation or teaching of a course in collection development, the creation of a unique methodology relating to collection assessment or management, or the development of an extraordinary information resource or library collection in any format.

Congratulations Nancy!

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Library is reducing hours for the summer

As school and testing comes to a close, the Eccles library will be reducing its hours for the summer.

Starting June 2nd, the hours will be:

  • Monday- Friday 7AM-6PM
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday 10AM-6PM

Regular hours will return in early August. Have a wonderful summer!

 

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EHSL Faculty Teach 3 CEs at MLA Conference

On top of the Utah Libraries Association conference last week, the Eccles Health Science Library had some of the largest representation at the Medical Libraries Association (MLA) conference in Seattle this Memorial Day weekend!

The Medical Libraries Association is a highly influential education provider due to its large team of trusted health information experts.  Furthermore, “MLA fosters excellence in the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals in order to enhance the quality of health care, education, and research throughout the world.” http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=21

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Congratulations to EHSL’s Executive Director, Jean P. Shipman on her award at ULA!

The 2017 Utah Library Association Distinguished Service Award presented to Jean P. ShipmanExecutive Director, Knowledge Management & Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

The ULA Committee selects the winner of the Distinguished Service Award on the grounds of which individual has had the most significant record of contribution throughout her/his career.

Nominees are recognized by their colleagues as giving exceptional service to library patrons and the profession.  Typically such recognition will have been demonstrated by positions held in professional associations; a record of publication or professional presentations; special recognition given by a community,  college/university/school; or other user group; or other forms of acknowledgment such as awards, citations, and letters of praise.

Congratulations Jean!

 

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Eccles Health Science Library makes an appearance at 2017 ULA

This past week, the Utah Libraries Association hosted their annual conference where 5 EHSL Faculty lead workshops, gave presentations, and won awards!

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We’re Hiring an Assistant or Associate Librarian!

The successful candidate will lead efforts in research reproducibility, open science, research impact measurement, biomedical scholarly communication, data visualization, data management planning, literature searching and manipulation, and information skill development.

To achieve these goals, the Assistant or Associate Librarian will work closely with members of the Education and Research team and report directly to the Associate Director for Education and Research. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring.

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Lola the Librarian

This video project has been percolating for many, many years. In the early 2000’s, Molson Beer came out with a wonderful ad featuring Joe the Canadian. Joe stood on a stage and expounded on what a Canadian is, and is not, with music playing and images flashing behind him. The ad was very comedic and ended with Joe shouting, “My name is Joe and I am Canadian!”

My first reaction to the ad was to laugh heartily and run out to buy some Molson. Shortly after that, I thought, “We need to make a similar ad about Librarians! Let’s dispel the myths and tell the audience what a Librarian is and is not!” The script started writing itself in my head and soon I found myself saying, “My name is Lola and I’m a Librarian!” Continue reading »

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Rock Star Medical Librarians: Meet the Collisions!

Segment reposted from https://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2017/05/23/rock-star-medical-librarians-this-weeks-opening-act/
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The response has been the equivalent of a standing ovation with people holding up cell phone lights.

So we’re back for an encore of medical librarians. We even have a couple of bands.

The idea started after the Director of the National Library of Medicine Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan wrote in a blog post, “I’m all for the ‘rock star’ librarian idea.”

We are so with her on that.

Four women wearing dark sunglasses strike intimidating poses: The Collisions

Erica Lake, Nancy Lombardo, Shirley Zhao, Jean Shipman

Current gig: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Three words on what it’s like to be on the library beat: Inform. Connect. Innovate.

Rock solid advice for wannabe medical librarians: Work with passion! Be curious and willing to try new things, venture in new directions, and fail.

The biggest misconception about being a medical librarian: You have to have a clinical background. You don’t!

If you’re not rocking as librarians, what are you doing? Recording our next album at a local dive!

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