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Are you finishing your graduate work and wondering what to do next? Are
you already experienced in health sciences librarianship and looking for
a new challenge?  If you answered yes (or even maybe) you should read
about the program described below.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) and
Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMI) offer a joint training program
in health sciences librarianship and biomedical informatics as a
component of the Medical Informatics Training Program of the CBMI. This
program is a year-long educational opportunity for individuals who have
earned an MLS degree and who have special interests or experience in
health sciences librarianship and biomedical informatics. The trainees
will gain a broad knowledge of the activities performed within an
academic health sciences library and enhance their understanding of the
current development and application of information technology in health
care practice, education and research. An extension of the program this
year specifically invites applicants interested in the areas of
molecular biology and genetics (bioinformatics). Funding for the program
is provided by the National Library of Medicine and the Health Sciences
Library System.

This program seeks hard-working and highly motivated graduates of an
ALA-accredited program who are committed to a career in health sciences
librarianship, and who have demonstrated potential for leadership in the
profession. Strongly preferred are a health sciences degree or science
degree with an emphasis in molecular biology or genetics, completion of
classwork in health sciences librarianship and/or other work experience
in a health sciences setting. Evidence of outstanding interpersonal and
communication skills must be presented. Applicant must be creative,
energetic, team-oriented, flexible, and able to work both independently
and collaboratively in a complex, rapidly changing environment.

Applications are now being accepted for two trainees, who will begin in
August 2001.  To learn more about the program and for application
information, see http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/trainee.html

Nancy Tannery, MLS
Assistant Director for Information Services
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh

Phone: 412-648-9688
Fax: 412-648-8819
http://www.hsls.pitt.edu