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Early Career Librarians Initiative (ECLI)

Charge: The Early Career Librarianship Initiative is a volunteer-based group that works to create more opportunities for new and early-career librarians to engage in SCC/MLA and to grow as medical and health sciences librarians. This group exists outside of the formal committee structure of SCC/MLA to allow for more flexibility in membership and activities. Membership includes a mixture of early career librarians and those with more experience, and anyone is welcome (including students).

For more information, contact either of our co-chairs:

Sandra Desjardins at sandra.desjardins@tamuct.edu

Laura Haygood at laura.haygood@tcu.edu



ECLI Webinar Series 2023

Interested in health sciences librarianship? This webinar series focuses on topics relating to early career and aspiring health sciences librarians.

Upcoming Webinars

January 27, 2023 1:00-2:30pm CST

Want to Be a Medical Librarian? How to Land Your First Job!

Are you a library student or an early career librarian interested in medical librarianship? This webinar will provide attendees with       practical information on how to acquire their first medical librarian position. Speakers will address both academic and hospital hiring. Topics discussed will include: preparing for academic interviews, drafting your CV and cover letter, and relating your transferable skills. Bring your questions for the Q&A at the end!

Registration link: https://unthsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_61kJ0G8IT3iRdD8Tml6nhA

Recordings will be available after the webinar.

Future Webinars

April 2023

July 2023


Remote Work Projects

Do you have any projects (or any “dream” projects) that could use some assistance? Maybe a project that could be completed by a current LIS student or a recent graduate?

SCC’s Early Career Librarianship Initiative (ECLI) is launching a database to help students and early career librarians gain meaningful professional experiences. We’re looking for projects that can help enhance CVs and give our newer colleagues some hands-on experience that they can bring into their first jobs.
 
We are creating an online database of projects that can be completed in the SCC region- we are very excited to start matching students with interesting projects. Please join us for the piloting of this project. Formal feedback will be solicited at a future date, but please send us any feedback you have as you are submitting projects!

For more information please see the SCC ECLI Remote Project Information Sheet.

Click here to submit a project for the remote work database.
Click here to browse remote work projects.

ECLI Membership Roster

 Member Name
 State Current Job Title
Graduate School (Library & Information Science Programs)
Caraline Annichiarico
AR

Academic Health Sciences Librarian (University of Arkansas Medical School)

University of South Carolina
 Steph Atkins-Sharpe
 TX Associate Dean, School of Medicine Libraries
 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
 Amy Corder
 LA Research Support Librarian (Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences)
 Louisiana State University
 Matt Cross**
 TX Currently looking
 Texas Woman's University
 Jamie Dougherty**
 OKAssistant Professor of Research and Reference & Instructional Services Librarian (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library)
 Emporia State University
 Sharon Duffy
 LA Research Services Librarian (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, John P. Ische Library) Dominican University
 Sheila Green
 TX Associate Librarian (Texas A&M University, Medical Sciences Library)
 University of North Texas
 Brandon Kennedy**
 TX Health Information Strategist, NNLM Region 3
 University of Missouri-Columbia
 Dora Mensah
 OK Medical Librarian (University of Tulsa-Oklahoma, Schusterman Library)
 University of Oklahoma
 Aundria Parkman*
 LA Library Technician, Interlibrary Loan (Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences)
 Louisiana State University
 Katie Pierce-Farrier
 TX Data Science Strategiest, NNLM Region 3
 University of North Texas
 Ciara Seals*
 TX Epidemiology Liaison (Harris County Public Health); Data Assessment & Administration Intern, NNLM Region 3
 University of North Texas
 Chandler Smith
 LA Education Librarian (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, John P. Ische Library)
 University of Sheffield
 E. Baily Sterling
 TX Technology & LIS Coordinator, NNLM Region 3
 University of North Texas
 Sara Ann Stinson
 TX Electronic Resources Librarian (Texas Christian University, Burnett School of Medicine)
 San Jose State University
 Kaylee Youngblood
 TX Unit Assistant Director, Reference Librarian (Texas Tech University, Harrington Library)
 Texas Woman's University
 Laura Wright, past co-chair
 LA Coordinator of Research Services (Tulane University, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences)
 San Jose State University
 Sandra Desjardins*, co-chair
 TX Library Specialist II, Technology Services (Texas A&M University-Central Texas, University Library)
 Texas Woman's University
 Laura Haygood, co-chair
 TX Medical Reference Librarian (Texas Christian University, Burnett School of Medicine)
 University of Oklahoma

*Current Student

**Recent Graduate


Meetings

Ready to check out a meeting? ECLI meets twice a month via Zoom.

For the meeting link, email Laura Haygood at laura.haygood@tcu.edu.

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