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Position Announcement – LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian – Rutgers University (NJ) Libraries

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Director and Medical Education Coordinator, works as member of a team of librarians in support of the academic, clinical and research needs of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty, staff and students. The primary focus of the position is providing high level reference, instruction, outreach and consultation services. Develops instruction, teaches classes and workshops, provides one-to-one consultations with faculty, residents and students, both on-site and virtually, using appropriate technologies.

The Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, located in the heart of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s clinical campus in New Brunswick, serves the students across all four years, those in graduate medical education programs, and a broad range of faculty in the basic and clinical sciences. In addition, the library serves the academic and clinical programs of the other RBHS schools in New Brunswick / Piscataway including the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

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The Active Shooter: Planning, Preparing, and Recovering

From SLA Connect

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) [sic] and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”

A sad fact of modern life is that such events can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. You may have heard that the best advice during an active shooter event is to run–hide–fight, in that order. (For more information about this simple strategy, look at any of several short videos on active shooter response at

But what about after such a terrible event? What should you be prepared to do then?

A new webinar, “Active Shooter Consequence Management,” available from the Safe+Ready Institute, will help you create a process to address all of the important aspects of recovering from an active shooter incident. The presenter, Chris Floyd, covers such important topics as public information, managing recovery using the Incident Command System (ICS), employee/family assistance, death notification, and continuity of operations.

You can access this webinar at . Additional disaster training materials specific to library/museum facilities can be found at

– This message is from SLA’s Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council (EPRAC), whose goal is to help SLA members prepare for and recover from the effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. We will occasionally share information about emergency preparedness resources we think might be of interest to the greater SLA community.

John Burlinson

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Register to Attend the 2017 DLC Meeting & FDL Conference Featuring Three Keynote Speakers. October 16 – 18, 2017.

From Government Document Issues

You are cordially invited to join the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Depository Library Council for the fall 2017 Depository Library Council Meeting & Federal Depository Library Conference, featuring three distinguished keynote speakers:

*         Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

*         Ms. Jane Sanchez, Law Librarian of Congress

*         Mr. James LaRue, Director of the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom

The theme of this year’s event is, “Safeguarding Government Information Access for All.”

*         When: October 16 – 18, 2017

*         Where: DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton – Arlington, VA

*         Event cost: FREE

*         Meeting & Conference details are available on event page:

o   Register to attend in-person.

o   Register to attend virtual sessions.

o   View the preliminary schedule of events.

o   Book your accommodations (at a discounted rate).

o   Volunteer to present an educational session.

o   Volunteer to present a poster.

o   Volunteer to display a product or service at a vendor table.

Join GPO as we live tweet this annual event using #GPODLC17.

Stay tuned to for announcements about:

*         Preliminary agenda.

*         Registrant Guide.

*         Handouts and slides.

We look forward to connecting with you this October for three days of knowledge, information-sharing, and networking.


Kathryn Bayer  |  Outreach Librarian  |  Library Services and Content Management

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