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April 23, 2014

From the GMR: FUNDING Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message forwarded on behalf of NLM.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the previous years' funded projects can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

April 21, 2014

Save the Date! HSLM Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Workshops on June 13th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, June 13, 2014 Continuing Education Workshop and Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota Annual Meeting We are pleased to announce that HSLM will offer a continuing education workshop Friday, June 13, 2014. Location to be determined. Workshop: “Think Like A Doctor” Instructors: Dr. David A. Frenz, M.D., HealthEast Care System and Jim Beattie, MLIS, University of MN, liaison to the School of Medicine

This workshop will explore the cognitive dimensions of the medical art. With the assistance of the audience, the presenters will explore real-world clinical scenarios, delineate and re-frame the component clinical questions, and demonstrate how to efficiently and effectively answer these questions using web-based medical resources.

We offer this event free of charge to current HSLM members. Non-HSLM members may attend the workshop for $30.00.

To join HSLM, please fill out the form. Copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2014%20HSLM%20membership%20form.doc and mail it to the HSLM treasurer, per the instructions provided.

The HSLM Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu)! Thank you.

April 15, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Update for April 2014 is now online

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the latest version of the GMR Update, now available online:

See what's happening in the Greater Midwest Region!



Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

April 9, 2014

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes, November 2013

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 11/20/13:
HSLM Board Meeting Minutes 11.2013.docx

From the GMR: Second Round of GMR Funding - May 9 Deadline

Network Members,

The first round of funding for the next GMR contract year is in process, but there is still money left, so we are announcing a second round.

The new deadline for application is May 9, 2014, for projects beginning July 1, 2014. We have updated our awards program for the current contract year, including two new awards.

Go to the GMR website at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ to find more details and to link to each award type.

Here is an overview:

Community College Library Award - NEW - (up to $2,500) - for projects that promote the use of NLM databases and services by community college librarians, students and faculty

Community Engagement Award (up to $4,500) - for any outreach project that involves the community, especially minority and underserved populations

Exhibit & Event Award (up to $1,200) - for exhibit expenses to promote NLM resources at professional meetings, health fairs, or any health-related community event

Hospital Library Award - NEW - (up to $4,500) - for projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand library involvement in hospital-wide initiatives

Target Project Award ( up to $15,000) - for projects that address needs identified by NLM for the current contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, or minority populations

Technology Improvement Award (up to $4,500) - for projects that improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals or consumers through the application of technologies

Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects Webinar: Free NLM Resources For Community College Librarians, Part II

Hello All,

The GMR Lake Effects webinar will be Thursday, April 17th. The topic is Free NLM Resources for Community College Librarians, Part II: Environmental Health & Toxicology Databases.

The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) produces information resources on a range of topics covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, drug and consumer product information, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response. I will be giving an overview of some of some of the more widely used databases.

To register go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

* Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/
* Date: Thursday, April. 17, 2014
* Time: 1-2 PM CST
* Login as a guest with your first and last name
* Audio: Use the audio option in Adobe Connect. If you have problems
with the audio, call 1-866-628-8620 and enter the passcode: 742384

Irene Williams
Network Services Coordinator/Docline
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)
(312) 996-8996

April 3, 2014

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through March 2014

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the following summary of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower:

Out and About in Peoria

April 16th MLA Webcast - GMR Sponsored Sites

Come West and Explore as North Dakota hosts the MLA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting in Bismarck

GMR to Sponsor Sites for April 16th MLA Webcast

Report from the Health Information Practice Summit

Saying Goodbye to a Leader and Friend

GMR Announces New Funding Opportunities

Michael E DeBakey Award Nominations due February 21

GMR Office Back in Service

Alert: GMR Office Closed Today Monday January 6

Here's hoping that April is bringing you spring and not winter weather!

Editor, The Cornflower


Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

March 27, 2014

From the GMR: Please join us for Tech Talks: Keeping up With Technology, April 18, 2014

Hello Network Members,

Please join us for Tech Talks on April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm CDT. With technology advancing faster than ever and librarians' time at a premium, how can we possibly keep up? In this webinar, Tiffany will discuss how to stay abreast of current trends in a sustainable and manageable way. She'll highlight tools and strategies aimed at helping librarians identify what is important today while remaining aware of what is on the horizon.

Class Details: Keeping up with Technology
When: April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm CDT
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2805
Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/techtalks/
Login: as a guest with your first and last name
Audio: Please follow the prompt to allow the system to call you after log in. If you have problems with the audio, call 1-888-850-4523 and enter the passcode: 620954

We look forward to seeing you!

Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

March 25, 2014

REMINDER:Register for the MLA Webcast "Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication" on Wednesday, April 16

Just a friendly reminder! Please register for the MLA Webcast by Monday April 14th! Thanks!

Or copy and paste this link to fill out the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FpfTx_iamSOg1VqxBHyq1XVRjAQE7jM55ESQ7xg5CB0/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Beschnett ( besch015@umn.edu )or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu ) Thanks!

March 18, 2014

From the GMR: New class offering: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

Hello Network Members,

The GMR is pleased to announce a new class offering: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=751

In this 3-week online class, attendees will:

1. Learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov
2. Search and interpret the results database
3. Be informed about the number of study records with results
4. Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law

When: March 31, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Where: Online, via the Moodle course management system
Instructor: Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS

Participants who complete the course are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits.

For more information and to register: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=751

Please email me directly with any questions.

Thank you,

Additional upcoming online opportunities:

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (4 weeks), March 17 - April 18, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/

Lake Effects: NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources; (1 hour), March 20, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

GMR Tech Talks: Keeping up with Technology; (1 hour), April 18, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/

March 6, 2014

From the GMR: Systematic Review Course -- Registration Open!

Are you interested in participating in systematic reviews - but just don't feel like you have the right skills or know how to get involved? Or do you want to teach systematic reviews at your institution but you don't know where to get started? This course is for librarians interested in systematic reviews!

University of Michigan - North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor MI 48109

What's required:

  • Your full participation in the 2-week online course, which includes 8 learning modules and related activities (14-25 April 2014)

  • Your attendance at and participation in a 2-day workshop at U-M (28-29 April 2014)


  • Nandita Mani PhD, - Assistant Director of Enabling Technologies, Taubman Health Sciences Library

  • Mark MacEachern MLIS, Health Sciences Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

  • Chase Masters MEd, Instructional Designer, Taubman Health Sciences Library

  • Whitney Townsend MLIS, Health Sciences Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

About the course:
We've developed a hybrid course to teach you how to do systematic reviews, and to give you a way to apply what you learn at your home institution. Featured content includes:

  • The basics of a systematic review - study types and methodologies

  • Selecting databases and developing search strategies

  • Data management and writing for publication

  • Strategies to establish your presence and expertise

  • 20 MLA CE credits

The course runs on a flipped classroom model where didactic material is presented in an asynchronous online format over a period of 2 weeks. Online content includes lectures, learning activities, and interactive features including a discussion board, virtual office hours, and more. Following the 2-week online module, you'll join us at U-M's North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) for a 2-day intensive workshop. The in-person workshop is an incubator for implementation - through hands-on experience with resources, activities, and discussions, you'll develop a toolkit of useful tips and resources and an action plan to take back to your home institutions to get involved in systematic reviews.


  • The course registration fee is $100. This fee covers all course content, parking, and breakfast and lunch on 28-29 April.

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel costs, including overnight accommodations and other expenses. Travel and lodging information will be available to registrants on the course site.

  • Registration will be capped at 15 participants

  • Please register no later than March 24, 2014

  • Questions? Please contact Mark MacEachern (markmac@umich.edu)

To register, please download and fill out the registration form (http://tinyurl.com/SRCourseRegistration) and mail or fax to:

University of Michigan Library Finance
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 763-1281 (p)
(734) 763-7082 (f)

February 28, 2014

University of Minnesota: 2 Liaison positions available

Biomedical/Research Services Liaison and Pharmacy Liaison

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two positions in the Health Sciences Libraries. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries includes the Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Education & Research Services and will collaborate with eight librarian liaisons in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment. The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

The University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

The individuals will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work toward continuous appointment status.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience. Understanding of teaching, learning and research trends in the health sciences.

Evidence of program development and project management skills. An undergraduate or
graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http:// www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)

For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857 (Biomedical/Research
and, https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877 (Pharmacy)

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

February 7, 2014

From the GMR: Online Class Starting: Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

There's still time to sign up for our the next session of:

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

This four-week specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature on chemicals, drugs and genetics. Topics include searching PubMed with Supplementary Concept Records (SCR) and Pharmacologic Actions (PA), using related databases for drug and chemical information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov, TOXNET, and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed.
Earn 6 MLA CE.
Dates: February 10 - March 7, 2014

There is no cost to take our asynchronous courses. Take it at your own pace, spending about and one to two hours a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system. Register online with the GMR registration system at:

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

Upcoming GMR online classes (registration) - and those still available for MLA CE:
GMR Tech Talks: Guide to the Mobile Operating System Wars - February 7, 2014; MLA CE available through March 7th. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond -- February 10 - March 7, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/

GMR Lake Effects: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy -- February 20, 2014; MLA CE available until: March 13, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Keeping Up with PubMed -- February 24 - March 21, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/keepingup/

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines -- March 17 - April 18, 2014 ; Available for CHIS; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/

Upcoming NTC courses (classes and registration)
PubMed® for Librarians: Customization-My NCBI - Monday, March 31, 2014; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=525

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

FYI: combined GMR/NTC registration link: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

February 5, 2014

From the GMR: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy this month on Lake Effects


Please join us for this month's Lake Effects presentation, An Overview of
Health Insurance Literacy, presented by Emily Vardell, PhD candidate,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily will review research on
the readability of health insurance forms; provide reading level assessment
tools; and discuss what can be done to lower the reading level of materials.

The class will be presented via Adobe Connect on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 1:00 PM CT. This Lake Effects has been approved for the CHIS Program by MLA.

Please register <http://go.usa.gov/bBzC> if you plan to attend. If you want MLA CE (whether you plan to listen live or to the recording), registration is essential. Registration and accompanying CE is available for up two weeks following the live presentation.

We look forward to seeing you online for this timely presentation.



Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

February 3, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Update for January 2014 is online

Hello, Network Members,

The latest edition of the GMR Update is now available online at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Check out the latest news from the Greater Midwest Region, including funding opportunities for the new contract year beginning May 1, 2014.



Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX