Nancy Clark, VA librarian, at the Careers in Federal Libraries 2011 ALA Annual conference

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Nancy Clark presents as the VA librarian on June 24, 2011 at the 2011 ALA Annual conference

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Nancy Clark, VA librarian, at the Careers in Federal Libraries 2011 ALA Annual conference

  1. 1. <ul><li>ALA Annual Pre-Conference Event Friday, June 24, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Careers in Federal Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy A. Clark </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Library Network Office </li></ul><ul><li>June 24, 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Liibrary Network Office </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is VALNET? <ul><li>Health sciences library network </li></ul><ul><li>Support for clinical and administrative decision making , research , and education </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and services to enhance the quality of care for Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Library Network Office </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why VALNET? <ul><li>Network of colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Mentorship program </li></ul><ul><li>Educational program </li></ul><ul><li>Joint purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to serve at local, regional and national levels </li></ul><ul><li>Library Network Office </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facts about VALNET <ul><li>1865 – first Veterans Hospital Library </li></ul><ul><li>1930’s – Librarians wore white uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>1949 – 3 week courses on Medical Librarianship </li></ul><ul><li>1965 – Basic List of Books and Journals for Veterans Administration Medical Libraries/Selected List of Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library (Brandon/Hill list) </li></ul><ul><li>1981 – Mentor Training Program </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – Librarians on Call </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Library Resources and Services </li></ul><ul><li>Library Network Office </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why VA? <ul><li>Opportunity to serve those who have served our country </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally recognized health care organization </li></ul><ul><li>Job opportunities nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive salary and benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid federal holidays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid sick and annual leave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retirement program with matching contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health benefits program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Network Office </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Library Network Office </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Nancy A. Clark </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>214-857-0379 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.va.gov/VALNET/ </li></ul><ul><li>Library Network Office </li></ul>Contact Information/Questions?

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