HLABC is an organization dedicated to supporting health libraries, their staff, and anyone interested in the search and discovery of health information.

Month: January 2017

HLABC’s Winter Continuing Education – January 23, 2017

Please join us on Monday January 23rd to learn more about the current awareness and research discovery tool, Read by QxMD, and clinical research data management from experts at Advanced Research Computing! Also please join us for a discussion of current awareness tools for health researchers and librarians where we will share knowledge from our various fields to create a toolkit that we can all use. Start 2017 off with some new ideas and by discussing some current hot topics! Please register whether you wish to attend online or in person!

Event: HLABC’s Winter Continuing Education
Date: Mon, January 23, 2017
Time: 9:15 am – 2:00pm
Venue: Sherrington Room, UBC Woodward Library (2198 Health Sciences Mall V6T 1Z3)

 For participants outside of the Vancouver area, both talks will be available live online and as recordings at a later date – please see attached for details. We will send out a reminder and any updates closer to the date.

Refreshments: Coffee and tea in the morning followed by a delicious lunch
Cost: None
Registration (both in-person and online): https://goo.gl/forms/8LdrvjmnpzKOYKOB3
Deadline: Registration closes on January 18th, seats are limited!

Don’t forget, you must be an HLABC member to register! To become an HLABC member or to renew your membership, simply go to http://hlabc.chla-absc.ca/membership/join-hlabc/

Schedule

9:15 – Welcome (coffee will be available)
9:30 -10:30 – Read by QxMD with Dr. Daniel Schwartz
10:30 – 11:30 – Current Awareness Tools
11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch (will be provided)
12:30 – 2:00 – Taking Care of Business: The Clinical Research Data Edition with Eugene Barsky and Kaitlyn Gutteridge

Session #1: 9:30-10:30

Driving Engagement with Clinical Research at the Point of Care

Daniel Schwartz is an internist, nephrologist and medical educator. His roles include medical director of the Fraser Health renal program, internist at the Royal Columbian Hospital/UBC Clinical Teaching Unit and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has a keen interest in knowledge translation at the point of care and the intersection of information technology with clinical medicine. He built QxMD to address educational gaps discovered during his medical training and teaching positions.

Session # 2: 10:30-11:30

Current Awareness Tools

How do health researchers stay current and save time doing so, what are their needs, and how can we help? Join us for a discussion of current awareness tools and issues related to staying current, including how the tools librarians prefer might be different from what our users find helpful. Our goal is to expand on the morning session by creating a toolkit of ideas and resources that we can explore further or draw on to assist our users.

Session #3: 12:30-2:00

Taking Care of Business: The Clinical Research Data Edition

Take a moment to think about your researchers and the kinds of data they access and/or create.

  •  Where is this data stored and how is it organized?
  •  If they were asked to share data with another researcher would they be able to make sense of that work?
  •  If they needed to locate the data files from 5 years ago, how easy would it be to find and use datasets?
  •  What privacy and security controls have they implemented to ensure that they are appropriately safeguarding their data?
  •  Is their data governed by legislative requirements? If so, are they required to comply with additional policies and standards when using these datasets?

If you are unsure about the answer to any of these questions you have come to the right place. This workshop will cover the basics of data management plans, metadata and data documentation, data privacy and security, and data sharing. It is designed to support researchers engaging in clinical research to start thinking about the steps they can take to better manage their research data.

Kaitlyn Gutteridge is the Research Data Privacy and Security Officer for the ARC team. In addition, Kaitlyn serves as a member of the Compute Canada Security Council. She holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she focused her epidemiology training on multilevel modeling of chronic disease development. She previously held positions supervising the implementation of large-scale research initiatives at Simon Fraser University and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Most recently, she served as the Privacy and Governance Lead at Population Data BC. In her position at Population Data BC, Kaitlyn served as the organization’s Privacy Officer and managed the negotiation, development, and execution of information sharing agreements and associated policies & procedures.

Eugene Barsky is Research Data Librarian at the UBC Library. His recent peer-recognition included American Society for Engineering Education and Special Library Association awards. He published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and presented at more than 40 conferences. Eugene is chairing the national Portage Data Discovery Expert Group, participates in building the Canadian Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR), and collaborates with Research Data Canada (RDC). Eugene is an adjunct faculty member at the iSchool at UBC, teaching courses in science librarianship and research data management, and is an active member of the Pacific Northwest data curators group.

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UBC iSchool Co-op Program: Summer Funding for Student Hiring

Access funding to hire a summer co-op student from UBC’s iSchool.

It’s a great time to recruit from us, as you may qualify for funding to hire a summer student – read below.

Students learning the latest in library, information management, and archival fields can be an ideal fit for that special project or short-term vacancy you’ve been looking to fill. The UBC Arts Co-op Program offers some of the brightest students for 4 or 8-month paid, full-time work terms from the iSchool@UBC, more formally known as the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS).

Funding for Hiring Summer Co-op Students

Canada Summer Jobs

Application deadline: January 20, 2017

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create high-quality summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

Click for eligibility & application details.

Young Canada Works

YCW has 2 summer job programs:

(1) Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Click for eligibility & application details.

(2) Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Click for eligibility & application details.

Types of Jobs UBC iSchool Students Perform:

  • Archives & Preservation of Information
  • Records Management
  • Library & Information Services
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Policy
  • Information Analysis & Retrieval

4 Steps to Hiring:

  1. Post a job: Use our online recruitment tool.
  2. Review applications: We’ll email you a package of applications that are a fit for your position.
  3. Interview students: Shortlist candidates and we’ll coordinate your interview schedule with our students.
  4. Make an offer: Select a candidate and we’ll assist with making the offer.

To assist you throughout the hiring process, we can help you draft job descriptions, determine salary, coordinate interviews, and make offers. We’ll also monitor student success during the co-op term.

Getting In Touch

We look forward to helping you hire education! Let us know how we can help.

Anna Jubilo
Coordinator, Graduate Programs  |  UBC Arts Co-op Program
The University of British Columbia
604.822.4223anna.jubilo@ubc.ca   | www.artscoop.ubc.ca

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