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September 17, 2014

Job Posting: Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian at Northwestern Health Sciences University

Job posting:

Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian
Location: Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Library
Job Type: Employment Opportunities
Duties: Oversee activities of the Technical Services Department
(including electronic resources) and maintain the integrated library system. Ensure access to the library's physical and electronic collections.
Qualifications: - Masters degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program
- At least four years as a professional cataloger
-Experience with cataloging all types of media and electronic resources
- Working knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, MeSH, and Dewey Decimal Classification
- Experience with maintaining a library management system
- Experience with electronic resource management
- Familiarity with library preservation practices and materials processing procedures

September 16, 2014

From the GMR: Lake Effects webinar on project management, Thursday 9/18

For the September Lake Effects (9/18 at 1 CT), Gerald (Jay) Jurek will explore alternatives to traditional project management. Jay is a Librarian and Visiting Professor at the Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently charged with oversight of the major renovation at LHS, and a variety of service improvement programs at this library. Given his focus on the needs of library users and interest in organizational models that promote library innovation, Jay's presentation is sure to provide a fresh and exciting perspective on an increasingly important area of library administration.

Jay will discuss when and why libraries benefit from project management. He will explain three change-driven project life cycles which contrast with traditional project management.

Please register at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/
Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP
Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-6872 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

August 28, 2014

From the GMR: GMR highlighted in a recent NLM in Focus!

Check out the near article about the GMR in the recent NLM Focus!

The Greater Midwest Region National Network of Libraries of Medicine was highlighted in a recent NLM in Focus. The article is a great introduction to the diversity of the region and the challenges that the network office faces. More importantly, it highlights collaborations like those where network members and health care partners reach out to local residents.


Kate Carpenter, Holly Burt, Samanthi Hewakapuge, Jacqueline Leskovec, Tiffany Tawzer, Irene Williams and I are looking forward to seeing old friends and making new friends during the "travel season"--known to most people as the fall.

Have a great holiday weekend and we'll see you in September (or October or November).
Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP
Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-6872 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

NN/LM GMR Training in St. Cloud - September 11-12

St. Cloud State University Library will be hosting three NN/LM GMR training classes for faculty and librarians. This is an excellent opportunity to check out PubMed, discover new resources for Public Health, or learn more about screencasting and tools for creating online tutorials. All classes are free of charge, however because seating is limited registration is required. Waiting lists are optional. Visit our information/registration page for more information: http://stcloud.lib.mnscu.edu/subjects/guide.php?subject=GMRTRAINING

August 15, 2014

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes, June 2014

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 6/13/14:

August 8, 2014

From the GMR: AAHSL Webinar series on the NIH Public Access Policy - August 19 & 26

Announcing two free webinars about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy and the role of libraries, hosted by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The NIH Public Access Policy - Information for Librarians (August 19)

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Please list any questions you would like us to address in the "Questions & Comments" section on the online registration page.

Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766

Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.

Join us for a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. This webinar will:

  • Review basics of the policy, and the role of librarians;

  • Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;

  • Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;

  • Address issues and questions raised during the webinar.

The NIH Public Access Policy - Views from the Library Trenches (August 26)
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Join the webinar on August 26 at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/npap/
For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440

You've heard the specifics of the NIH Policy. Find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy. Join us to find out:

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What's worked; and what hasn't;

  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;

  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;

  • How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

This webinar will feature presentations from three libraries with experience on the ground helping researchers with the NIH Public Access Policy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:

  • Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library

  • Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library

  • Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine

Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP
Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-6872 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

From the GMR: Please join us for Tech Talks: Productivity Tools - August 15, 2014

Hello Network Members,

Please join us for Tech Talks on August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm CDT. Looking for ways to make your life simpler and help you stay organized? In this session, Tiffany will discuss productivity tools to help you do just that. With a focus on free and low-cost options, she will cover mobile apps, desktop software, and web services designed to help you stay on task, keep track of tasks and ideas, and work more efficiently.

Class Details: Productivity Tools
When: August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm CDT
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=3017
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!

July 25, 2014

From the GMR: NCBI Announcements

FYI: NCBI Upcoming events and honors
BLAST in the Cloud webinar July 30th

In one week, NCBI will offer a webinar entitled "BLAST in the Cloud". This presentation will show you how to log on to AWS and deploy the NCBI-BLAST Amazon Machine Image (AMI) quickly. Prior knowledge of using web and standalone BLAST is required.

To register, please go to this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8126572163773355778.

* NCBI News: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/news/07-01-2014-BLAST-in-cloud-July-webinar/

NCBI webinar "Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation" on August 13th

On August 13th, NCBI will host a webinar entitled "Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation". This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names and database identifiers (RefSNP, Variant region IDs) using NCBI's new Variation Viewer.

You will learn how to browse the genome, navigate by gene or exon, filter results by one or more categories including allele frequencies from 1000 Genomes or GO-ESP, and link to related information in NCBI's molecular databases and medical genetic resources such as ClinVar, MedGen, and GTR. You will also be shown how to upload your own data to add to the display and download results.

Anyone who works with clinical or research variation data will find that the Variation Viewer provides a convenient and powerful way to access human variation data in a genomic context that is fully integrated with all other NCBI tools and databases.

To register, please go to this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762824590748330498.

Related Links:
• Variation Viewer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/view
• 1000 Genomes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/tools/1000genomes/
• GO-ESP: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/165957
• ClinVar: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar/
• MedGen: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/medgen/
• GTR: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/?

Announcing major revision of the NCBI genomes FTP site

Within the next two weeks, NCBI will make a major revision to the genomes FTP site. This redesign will expand available content and facilitate data access through an organized, predictable directory hierarchy. The updated site will also provide greater support for downloading assembled genome sequences and/or corresponding annotation data. To give those with automated tools time to update, we plan to maintain the older content and structure of the preexisting /genomes/ FTP site in parallel with the new structure for six months.

The new FTP site structure provides a single entry point to access content representing either GenBank or RefSeq data. Advantages of the updated genomes FTP site include the comprehensive provision of data through a single process flow that is reliant on content in NCBI's Assembly database (which excludes viruses at this time), integration of quality assurance regression tests, and provision of a consistent core set of files for all organisms and assemblies.

Stay tuned for more information about the changes to come and the official launch of the revamped genomes FTP site.

. Current Genomes FTP site: ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/
. GenBank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/
. RefSeq: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/refseq/
. Assembly: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/

NCBI/CDC/FDA/USDA collaboration using whole genome sequencing (WGS) to improve food safety is honored with an HHSinnovates award

A collaborative project between NCBI and several other Federal and state partners to reduce the time and improve the accuracy of detecting foodborne pathogens by using whole genome sequencing (WGS) techniques received an HHSinnovates award on July 21.

The HHSinnovates program was initiated in 2010 to recognize new ideas and solutions developed by HHS employees and their collaborators. Six finalist teams were recognized at the awards ceremony. The WGS Food Safety Project, which also involved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state public health laboratories, was one of three projects to be honored as "Secretary's Picks" by HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Presenting the award, HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr said: "Together all these folks engaged in a demonstration project to showcase the benefits of using whole genome sequencing for food surveillance and detection purposes. They showed that whole genome sequencing can produce faster detection of foodborne pathogens than the traditional method, helping us stop an outbreak of disease in its tracks, and for that we deeply appreciate your work." The award went to the specific individuals leading the project in the various agencies; in the case of NCBI, Senior Scientist William Klimke, Ph.D., was honored for his work in heading NCBI's part of the project.

WGS provides greater specificity than other techniques, such as the commonly used pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), in identifying the DNA fingerprint of bacteria. It also can more rapidly determine whether isolates are related to a foodborne disease outbreak.

The demonstration project involves real-time sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from human DNA as well as the food supply chain. In the project, the whole genomes of isolates are sequenced and the sequencing data are sent to NCBI, which performs assembly, annotation, and analysis and then sends results back to CDC, FDA, USDA, and the labs.

Collaborative projects using WGS for other pathogens related to food safety are also underway.

* HHSinnovates: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/pathways/hhs-innovates/

July 24, 2014

New Issue of Liblog: The Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Dear Colleagues: The 51st issue of our online newsletter Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries has been published. Hope you are enjoying your summer. Best regards - Michael

J. Michael Homan | Director of Libraries | Mayo Clinic Libraries | Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics | College of Medicine | 507-284-9595 | homan@mayo.edu | Assistant: 507-284-2543 | Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 | www.mayoclinic.org

From the GMR: Save the Date announcement for "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"

Some of you have been waiting for this class to come again.

The required online class will be offered:
January 12 - February 20, 2015
Registration opens September 29th
The in-person five-day class in Bethesda, MD runs:
March 9-13, 2015
Registration will be offered to those who complete the online class.

Enjoy - and be aware the class fills up quickly.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sharon E. Dennis
Date: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Subject: [NNLMout] Save the Date announcement for "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"
To: "nnlmout@uw.edu"

Hi everyone,

We have posted the "Save the Date" announcement for the 2015 session of "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI." You can see the announcement on NTC's blog: http://nnlm.gov/ntc/2014/07/10/save-the-dates-2015-a-librarians-guide-to-ncbi-course/

Or in the NLM Technical Bulletin: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/ja14_libguide_ncbi.html

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

Best regards,

Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
Fax: 801-581-3632

July 23, 2014

Aug. 7 SLA-MN Salon: Associations - who needs them?

The next SLA Minnesota Salon will be held at the Walker Art Center Open Field. Open Field offers a mash-up of experiences and a chance to get together. For this Salon we are mashing up discussion, mingling with other associations and picnicking.

The topic up for discussion will be "Associations. Who Needs Them?" We'll explore what the benefits/challenges are of belonging to professional associations and attending professional conferences.

Bring your picnic blanket or chair and enjoy a summer evening with SLA-MN.

Top Reasons to Attend:
Arrive before 5:45 and your first drink is free!
Meet and mix (we'll be shouting distance/mingling distance of the Library as Incubator Project group)
Air your grievances or proclaim your pride for what professional associations have to offer
Picnicking at Open Field
Stay for The Acoustic Campfire (8-10 pm) or take advantage of the free gallery admission (5-9 pm)

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7
Where: Walker Art Center Open Field
What to bring: picnic blanket or chair, money for food or additional beverages available for purchase.
Who should attend: Anyone interested in picnics, lively discussion and mingling with other information professionals

RSVP: To Alisa Coddington: alisa.coddington@padillacrt.com

*Reminder* SLA MN Salon Series is open to everyone. Anyone can organize and host a SLA-MN Salon event. Please contact Alisa Coddington for details.

PadillaCRT | 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
o. (612) 455-1734 | alisa.coddington@padillacrt.com

July 21, 2014

Sharon Kambeitz's Retirement Tea

Allina Health Services is celebrating the career of their colleague, Sharon Kambeitz at a tea on July 31, 2014 at their headquarters.

July 18, 2014

From the GMR: The July 2014 GMR Update is live!

Hello, Network Members,

The GMR Update for July 2014 is now live. You may view it online at the following link: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Of note in this issue is the announcement of the Library Student Outreach Award recipients and a message from the GMR Associate Director, Beth Layton.

Be sure to check it out!


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

July 11, 2014

Remembering Sunny Worel

Many of you have already heard about our communities loss of Sunny Worel. I was not fortunate enough to know Sunny, but I know many in HSLM did. Pam Barnard passed this along:

It is with sadness that I mention for anyone not following her journey on Facebook or Caring Bridge (I wasn't following either) or who doesn't read the Star Tribune obituaries, Sunny Worel passed away from colon cancer on July 1. I never worked with Sunny, but she was an inspiration to those of us who strive to have an authentic voice in the varied library work that we all do in different places and in different ways ... I know she had many friends and colleagues at the U of MN, as well as her other places of employ and from her interests. As the entry in her obituary said, she was an original and will be deeply missed by many.


Feel free to leave memories of Sunny in the comments.

July 7, 2014

Update: Minnesota electronic Health Library (MeHL), July 2014

Good Morning HSLM Members!

At the HSLM Annual meeting on June 13, Anne Beschnett gave a presentation
about the Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL), an Initiative of the
University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. The vision for MeHL is
to provide equal access to a core set of clinical, evidence-based, online
information resources for all Minnesotans. This includes all health
providers, researchers, students, and educators, as well as caregivers and
patients who need quality information to engage in the patient care
partnership. For more information, see: http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/about/mehl.

Currently, the MeHL project team is engaging with various groups throughout
the state who would both benefit from access to information and help
support the initiative. The team's goal is to develop a wide base of
support as prepare to request state funding during the 2015 legislative

The presentation highlighted the request for information (RFI) was issued
in the spring to vendors. Responses have been reviewed by the project
team, and four possible funding scenarios were drafted for MeHL.

The presentation's Q&A section and subsequent discussion among the HSLM
members was helpful in raising many good points, which are being reviewed
by the project team for follow-up.

Additional feedback and comments are welcomed, and can be directed to Erinn
Aspinall (MeHL Project Manager) at aspin005@umn.edu. You can also leave
feedback on the "Tell Us Your Story" section of the MeHL webpage.

Monthly updates on the MeHL project will also be shared with HSLM members
through the duration of the initiative.

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

MeHL Project Team:

Erinn Aspinall
Anne Beschnett
Katherine Chew
Janice Jaguszewski
Nicole Theis-Mahon