FLIP meeting: Friday, March 26

The March 26 FLIP meeting will feature Julie Varee and Pa Ja Yang talking about Libraries in Bloom. Pa Ja leads the project, which is dedicated to highlighting narratives of nontraditional librarianship as told by library professionals from culturally diverse backgrounds. Nontraditional library positions or services involve innovative and sustainable processes of adapting libraries to meet their community needs in the 21st century. Follow along as we capture the many ways in which libraries are blooming, impacting the environment around them.
Be sure to take a look at the Libraries in Bloom feature on Julie Varee and outreach archivism in Alaska.
Hope you can join us! Friday, March 26 from noon-1pm.

Join FLIP at UAA’s eLearning Luncheon, Feb 26

The February FLIP meeting will be a little different from our usual fare. We have permission from the organizers for FLIP participants to register for the UAA eLearning Luncheon, 11:30am – 1:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2021. Yes, this used to be a real luncheon with real food (deliciously prepared by the UAA Culinary Department) at Lucy’s in Cuddy Hall, but like last year, will be a Zoom event instead.
Register here to attend.  A Zoom invite will be included in the confirmation email.
This year’s theme is Online Community and Innovation: Taking the Distance out of Distance Education and will feature a keynote on “Self-care for Educators” presented by Drs. Hattie Harvey and Sara Buckingham from UAA’s Psychology Department.
Other presentations will feature innovative online teaching strategies being used at UAA by Drs. Ray Ball (History), Mark Fitch (Math), and Mary Dallas Allen (Social Work).
For over a decade, this luncheon has been dedicated to introducing exciting and cutting-edge faculty initiatives to support student learning at UAA. The event is hosted by the UAA Academic Computing, Distance Learning, Instructional Technology, and eLearning Committee, and is generously sponsored by UAA Information Technology Services.
Hope to see you there!
FLIP will be back on March 26 with Julie Varee and Pa Ja Yang, Project Lead of Libraries in Bloom, a blog highlighting innovative librarianship as told by library professioanals from culturally diverse backgrounds to broaden perspective and encourage progress.

Next FLIP meeting: January 29

The first FLIP session of 2021 will feature VILDA, aka Alaska’s Digital Archives, with Arlene Schmuland, Head of Archives & Special Collections at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, at noon on Friday, January 29th.
To make this a more interactive session, Arlene requested that FLIP participants share their questions in advance to get the conversation started. Please send your questions to the FLIP co-chairs (Rebecca or Daria) to pass along to our speaker.
So, what would you like to know? What is VILDA? What/how is metadata used? What is metadata anyway? What is the criteria for describing photos? Who decides what to include in the photo archive? What else?
Thanks for your input. We look forward to an interesting presentation!

FLIP meeting – Nov 20: MLIS Programs Explained : A FLIP Panel

Please join us Friday, November 20, from noon to 1pm, for a panel discussion of library school programs. Recent grads will be providing information about four MLIS programs. Are they offered in person or online? What are the types of online delivery (synchronous vs. asynchronous, course management systems, etc.)? What degrees are offered? What are the costs, benefits, and deficits of each program?

We hope this can be an interactive session! Our speakers are:
Clarion University – Sam Dinges
San José State University – Rochene Hellén
Syracuse University – Adrienne Canino & Chris Turner
University of Washington – Meneka Thiru

Part-Time Reference Openings at UAA

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage is recruiting for our Reference Services part-time labor pool. These positions work at the Research Help Desk, a combination of evening, weekend, and day hours, and will participate in departmental project work. These positions work no more than 14 hours per week. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and these positions will remain open until filled. For more information and to apply, please see the complete job descriptions below. Contact Page Brannon at  plbrannon@alaska.edu or 907.786.1873 with any questions.

Postings expire on Friday, January 31, 2020. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received.

National Library of Medicine recruiting for 2016-2017 Associate Fellows

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 cohort of Associate Fellows, in a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
• Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
• Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
• Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
• Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
• A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,668 in 2015)
• Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
• Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2016. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Application deadline is February 12, 2016. Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html

Contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. There is free parking, along with a metro subway station and bus stops on the NIH campus that provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

(NOTE: UAA/APU Consortium Library Science Librarian, Daria O. Carle, is a former NLM Associate and would be happy to share her experience or to answer any questions that you may have about the Fellowship Program.)