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Job posting: Reference Librarian, LSU Health Shreveport, Louisiana. Deadline extended to 8/31/2017 @ 11:59PM.

From SLA Connect

The Health Sciences Library at LSU Health Shreveport is recruiting for an entry-level reference librarian.

The web version of the posting is at this link,-Medical-Library. Below is the text.

Please feel free to contact me with questions; however, applicants should follow the application instructions at the end of the posting.


General Librarian/Instructor (Reference Librarian)

Minimum Qualifications:

Either a graduate degree from a library/information science program accredited by the American Library Association OR the equivalent combination of education and experience in a library; an understanding of general library procedures; organizational ability. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to contribute to a team-oriented, collaborative environment as well as to work independently; problem solving ability; working knowledge of office productivity software; and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff.

Preferred: Health sciences reference experience, including database searching; familiarity with medical vocabulary and evidence‐based practice as it relates to the literature; membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals; experience with EndNote or a citation management software package; experience with a learning management system (LSU Health Shreveport uses Moodle)

Job Summary:

*       Serves as one of the first points of contact for people using the library, either electronically or in-person

*       As an extension of this, will be assigned to liaise to specific departments or programs

*       Answers difficult and complex questions for students, faculty and staff, requiring knowledge of multiple sources and methods
*       Conducts comprehensive searches in online databases
*       Keeps accurate statistics, class evaluations, and records pertaining to reference

*       Writes promotional items for library services and resources

*       Works one-on-one or in small groups with students, faculty and staff
*       Leads parts of the overall educational program of the library. This includes assisting other librarians with classes and small-group activities, as well as developing and teaching entire sessions to meet the needs of the campus community

*       The person hired will be expected to work towards ownership and delivery of a set of classes in a particular area of library expertise, in addition to helping the library’s ongoing, regularly-scheduled classes

*       Participate in morning reports, resident conferences, and educational events aimed at health care providers
*       Participate in pre-college educational programs, in conjunction with other departments on campus
*       Supports the library’s outreach projects with diverse external audiences; may include exhibiting at relevant events
*       Development and maintenance of certain parts of the library’s suite of websites
*       As necessary, may manage parts of the library’s social media presence
*       As necessary, assists patients or the public with their requests for biomedical and health information
*       As assigned, may lead drop-in clinics in other buildings on campus, to improve the visibility and availability of the library to students, faculty and staff

The possibility exists for cross-training in other areas of the library. The person hired may be expected to contribute to other work in the library as assigned, including the popular writing consulting service. Serving on library-wide teams and relevant campus-wide committees is expected.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSUHSC‐Shreveport via email

to: or by mail to the address below:

LSU Health Sciences Center ‐ Shreveport

Department of Human Resource Management

Attn: Faculty Recruitment

1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932

Shreveport, LA 71130‐3932

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Will Olmstadt
Interim Director
LSU Health Shreveport, Health Sciences Library

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SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-12 (Supervise the Cataloging and Metadata Services Branch of the U.S. Army War College Library, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)

SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN, GS-1410-12 (Supervise the Cataloging and Metadata Services Branch of the U.S. Army War College Library, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)

Open & closing dates
2017-08-01 to 2017-08-14

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FYIs on Congressional and Legislative History Matters

Shared from GOVDOC


Earlier this week the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), in partnership with the Library of Congress, announced the digital release of the bound Congressional Record for the 1960’s on its new GovInfo platform. Since September of 2016, the availability of earlier decades of the historical Congressional Record (1990’s, 1980’s, 1970’s) has been announced by GPO and it is GPO’s intention to keep on doing so until the first edition of the Record, issued in 1873, is completed in digital form. The bound Congressional Record from the 1960’s is also available on GPO’s older platform, FDsys, and both GovInfo and FDsys have browse and advance search capabilities. However, each historical PDF file of the bound Record before 1999 covers a whole bound “part”, or several thousand pages, and thus it takes a while to download. Because of this GPO does not have volume and page citation capability for the bound Record before 1999.

Surprisingly, GPO has not kept up as well with issuing digital versions of the most recent volumes of the bound Congressional Record, having, since 2001,  only made available volume 151 (2005) and part of volume 152 (2006), whereas the commercial firms, HeinOnline and Proquest, have available in digital form all the volumes of the bound Congressional Record from 1873 through 2011. However, the daily edition of the Congressional Record, with completely different pagination, is available from GPO from 1995 and is on Westlaw and Lexis from 1985, and on HeinOnline from 1980. For a fuller availability listing with links, see Sources for the Congressional Record: Free and Commercial–free-and-commercial. Remember, when available, it is better to cite to the bound edition of the Congressional Record, which was designed to have enduring value.



LLSDC’s  “Legislative Histories of Selected  U.S. Laws on the Internet: Free Sources” has recently been expanded to some 150 histories by including links to some 80 legislative histories on the Hathi Trust Digital Library and some additional ones added from the U.S. Department of Commerce Library.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

Rick McKinney
Assistant Law Librarian
Federal Reserve Board Law Library
Washington, DC 20551

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