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January 15, 2015

Support MeHL at Library Legislative Day

What: Library Legislative Day
When: March 2nd, 5:00 p.m. to March 3rd, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge; 161 Saint Anthony Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55103
More Information/Registration: Minnesota Library Legislative Day Website
http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/events/event_details.asp?id=580956

Calling all librarians.

March 3 is Library Legislative Day at the Capitol. This is a great way to show your support of the state's library-related initiatives, including the Minnesota electronic Health Library (MeHL) http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/about/mehl.

At Library Legislative Day, you can schedule meetings with your legislators to talk about the issues that are important to you. Don't miss this chance to have your voice heard!

January 6, 2015

Call to Support the Minnesota electronic Health Library (MeHL)

Colleagues,

The legislative session is fast approaching. This means that we need everybody's involvement to support the Minnesota electronic Health Library (MeHL) initiative that is part of the University of Minnesota's 2015 biennial budget request.

MeHL will provide 24/7 online access to a core set of evidence-based, clinical (professional-level) health information resources to ALL Minnesotans. This includes 220,000 licensed health professionals, 35+ health professions schools, 600,000 family caregivers, 5 million citizens, and the librarians who support these groups.

We need your support to make MeHL a reality!

Phone calls, emails, or written letters to your legislators are all great ways to show your support. Every mention of MeHL will help increase awareness illustrate the important role quality health information can play in supporting a healthy Minnesota.

  1. Contact your legislators by January 15, 2015 for greatest impact. We have provided letter templates that can be customized for your use.
  2. Tell us your health information story. Let us know how increased access to evidence-based clinical health information would play an important role in your life. Personal stories will help us convey the need for MeHL to the Legislature.
  3. Share this information with others, and ask them to contact their legislators as well.

For More Information

Visit the following resources to learn how MeHL can support a healthy Minnesota.

Thank you for your support of this important issue.

Sincerely,

MeHL Project Team:
Erinn Aspinall
Jim Beattie
Katherine Chew
Janice Jaguszewski
Lisa McGuire
Nicole Theis-Mahon

December 10, 2014

Webinar: Supporting a Healthy Minnesota: Introducing the Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL)

Register

Reliable, high-quality health information is costly, resulting in uneven access across our state. This system of unequal access contributes to significant health and health care disparities. To address this problem, the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota have developed an initiative called the Minnesota Electronic Health Library, or MeHL for short.

Our vision for MeHL is to support a healthier Minnesota by providing 24/7, online access to evidence-based, clinical care information to people throughout the state: health care providers, particularly in rural areas; students in health-related programs; and citizens who need to make informed decisions about their own care. Join us to learn more:

Supporting a Healthy Minnesota: Introducing the Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL)

Monday, December 15, 2014
2:00 PM-2:45 PM (Central Time)

This presentation will:


  • explore the need for MeHL and the types of resources that it could include;

  • discuss the critical role that public and academic libraries play in connecting people to health information;

  • outline a current legislative request to fund MeHL; and

  • offer ways in which you can actively support it.


With broad support and participation, MeHL will strengthen and improve the overall health of individuals, families, and communities in Minnesota.

Presenter:
Janice Jaguszewski
Associate University Librarian and Director, Health Sciences Libraries
University of Minnesota

October 31, 2014

Reminder: Please register for the MLA Webinar "Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy" on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Registration Form

Registration is open for the MLA webinar “Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy” on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Please fill out the form below if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Location: Northwestern Health Sciences University, Greenawalt Library, Street Level, Room L6, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

Agenda:

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. : Webcast

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. : Informal discussion

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. : HSLM Board Meeting

Description: Join the speakers for this program on marketing and advocacy as they cover: communicating the value of libraries; developing a marketing plan and engaging users and stakeholders; understanding the value of branding and campaigns; using tools, tips and tricks to make the most of your time; determining if social media fits in; and determining if a plan is working and preventing lost opportunities.

Presenters: Patricia Higginbottom, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director for Public Services and Associate Professor, University of Alabama and Valerie Gordon, MLS, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (LHL) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham

Earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you!

Amy Claussen akla0002@umn.edu

Registration Form

October 23, 2014

Register for the October 29th MLA Webinar: Beyond Citation Counts: Practical skills for measuring research impact

The Bio-Medical Library is hosting the MLA Webinar “Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact”

When: Wednesday, October 29 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Room 555 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E. Minneapolis MN, 55455

**Please let us know if you will be attending the webinar by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/fBqyd7Yufr

There is no fee to attend the webinar.

Information on directions and parking.

Presenter: Lisa Federer, research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library.

Description: In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats.

Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

Understand the strengths and limitations of several different types of research metrics and explain to researchers and other stakeholders the significance of these numbers

Assist researchers, labs, departments, and other stakeholders in assessing and tracking the impact of their research using a combination of traditional and novel measures

Identify tools for visually demonstrating research impact, determining gaps in research in a department or institution, and identifying potential research collaborators

If you have any questions, please let me know

Amy Claussen akla0002@umn.edu

October 21, 2014

Mary Ellen Bates/Proquest meeting: New location!!

Please Note:

For all of you who will be joining us on Thursday for the Mary Ellen Bates/Proquest meeting we will be meeting at a DIFFERENT Cargill location then meetings have been hosted at in the past.

The Address is: 9380 Excelsior Blvd Hopkins, MN 55343

To view a map please click here. The Excelsior campus is #2 on the map.

You will need a picture ID to enter the building.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Renee Weddle 952-742-0195

Register for the next MLA webinar "Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy" on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

Registration is open for the MLA webinar “Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy” on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Please fill out the form below if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Location: Northwestern Health Sciences University, Greenawalt Library, Street Level, Room L6, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

Agenda:

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. : Webcast

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. : Informal discussion

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. : HSLM Board Meeting

Description: Join the speakers for this program on marketing and advocacy as they cover: communicating the value of libraries; developing a marketing plan and engaging users and stakeholders; understanding the value of branding and campaigns; using tools, tips and tricks to make the most of your time; determining if social media fits in; and determining if a plan is working and preventing lost opportunities.

Presenters: Patricia Higginbottom, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director for Public Services and Associate Professor, University of Alabama and Valerie Gordon, MLS, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (LHL) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham

Earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you!

Amy Claussen akla0002@umn.edu

Registration Form

October 17, 2014

Reminder last day to register for the Oct. 22nd MLA webinar

Please note the deadline to register for the Oct. 22nd MLA webinar is today! If you registered but did not receive a confirmation, please contact me so that I can make sure you are signed up.

Hope to see you there!

Amy akla0002@umn.edu

https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/forms/d/1U8e7ueZ9aQQctyx4ZbbT-1L4Ki6gt3tl8M_OOUWdWhQ/viewform

Northwestern Health Sciences University will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews” on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. As part of this programming, Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, October 17th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett

akla0002@umn.edu or besch015@umn.edu

Save the Date! November 5th, 2014, MLA Webinar "Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy"

Please mark your calendar for the MLA webinar “Communicate Your Value through Marketing and Advocacy”

Location: to be determined… stay tuned!

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., CT

Presenters: Patricia Higginbottom, MLIS, AHIP, Associate Director for Public Services and Associate Professor, University of Alabama and Valerie Gordon, MLS, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (LHL) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham

Description: Join the speakers for this program on marketing and advocacy as they cover: communicating the value of libraries; developing a marketing plan and engaging users and stakeholders; understanding the value of branding and campaigns; using tools, tips and tricks to make the most of your time; determining if social media fits in; and determining if a plan is working and preventing lost opportunities.

earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours.

October 13, 2014

ProQuest Day Featuring Mary Ellen Bates - October 23, 2014

Please Note:

For all of you who will be joining us on Thursday for the Mary Ellen Bates/Proquest meeting we will be meeting at a DIFFERENT Cargill location then meetings have been hosted at in the past.

The Address is: 9380 Excelsior Blvd Hopkins, MN 55343

To view a map please click here. The Excelsior campus is #2 on the map.

You will need a picture ID to enter the building.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Renee Weddle 952-742-0195

Don’t forget to register for this exclusive opportunity to hear from Mary Elen Bates. The event is brought to you by SLA-MN and ProQuest.

ProQuest Day Featuring Mary Ellen Bates - October 23, 2014

Mary Ellen Bates is renowned in the information industry and one of the nation’s leading experts in customized information research (information brokering). She is the author of seven books, most recently The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love, and she has by-lined nearly 300 articles and white papers on various aspects of research and information gathering. A frequent speaker around the world, Mary Ellen is passionate about finding ways for info pros to effectively and compellingly communicate their strategic value to their organizations.

Please join ProQuest on October 23 for lunch and an exciting afternoon featuring an exclusive presentation by special guest and info pro Mary Ellen Bates. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about ProQuest’s solutions for the corporate market, including ProQuest Dialog and the company’s extensive ebooks collection.

View the event agenda and register for the ProQuest Day in Minneapolis at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pqday-minneapolis today!

This event is graciously being hosted at Cargill Inc.

If you have any questions please contact:Renee Weddle - 952-742-0195

MLA Fall Webinar Series "Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact"

The Bio-Medical Library is hosting the MLA Webinar “Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact”

When: Wednesday, October 29 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Room 555 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St. S.E. Minneapolis MN, 55455

**Please let us know if you will be attending the webinar by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/fBqyd7Yufr

There is no fee to attend the webinar.

Information on directions and parking.

Presenter: Lisa Federer, research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library.

Description: In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats.

Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

Understand the strengths and limitations of several different types of research metrics and explain to researchers and other stakeholders the significance of these numbers

Assist researchers, labs, departments, and other stakeholders in assessing and tracking the impact of their research using a combination of traditional and novel measures

Identify tools for visually demonstrating research impact, determining gaps in research in a department or institution, and identifying potential research collaborators

If you have any questions, please let me know

Amy Claussen akla0002@umn.edu

Link to Register for MLA webcast Wednesday, October 22nd

If you are having problems filling out the form that was embedded in the blog post, you can try accessing it from this link:

https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/forms/d/1U8e7ueZ9aQQctyx4ZbbT-1L4Ki6gt3tl8M_OOUWdWhQ/viewform

Northwestern Health Sciences University will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews” on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. As part of this programming, Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, October 17th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett

akla0002@umn.edu or besch015@umn.edu

Link to Register for MLA webcast Wednesday, October 22nd

If you are having problems filling out the form that was embedded in the blog post, you can try accessing it from this link:

https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/forms/d/1U8e7ueZ9aQQctyx4ZbbT-1L4Ki6gt3tl8M_OOUWdWhQ/viewform

Northwestern Health Sciences University will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews” on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. As part of this programming, Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, October 17th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett

akla0002@umn.edu or besch015@umn.edu

October 10, 2014

Fall 2014 MLA Webcast Registration

Join your colleagues for “Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews.” Great networking and educational opportunity!

Northwestern Health Sciences University will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews” on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

As part of this programming, Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, October 17th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

If you are not able to access the form, please contact Amy Claussen akla0002@umn.edu or Anne Beschnett besch015@umn.edu

Where: Northwestern Health Sciences University, Greenawalt Library, Street Level, Room L6, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

Directions: http://www.nwhealth.edu/get-to-know/directions/

Campus Map: http://www.nwhealth.edu/media/nwhsuwebsite/contentassets/documents/gettoknow/campus-map.pdf

Agenda:

noon - 1:00 p.m. : Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. : Webcast

2:30-3:00 p.m. : Informal discussion

Program Description

While the literature search is likely to be the main responsibility of information professionals involved in systematic review projects, there are other aspects of these projects that would benefit from our input. In this first of two webinars, the presenters will outline the processes and tools for developing a systematic review protocol and then translating the protocol into a publishable search methodology. The session will focus on best practices and standards (including PRISMA, Cochrane, and Institute of Medicine), communication with team members, and appropriate reporting of methodology. 1.5 MLA CE Contact Hours

October 7, 2014

HSLM Officers: 2014-2015

Here are the HSLM officers for 2014-2015:

Chair: Sue Gray (sagray@stkate.edu)
Chair-Elect: Krista Jacobson (kjacobson@nwhealth.edu)
Past Chair: Andrew Crow (Andrew.Crow@allina.com)
Secretary: Martha Hardy (Martha.Hardy@metrostate.edu)
Treasurer/Membership: Nicole Theis-Mahon (theis025@umn.edu)

Program Co-Chairs: Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) and Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu)

Blog/Newsletter editor: Lisa McGuire (lmcguire@umn.edu)
GMR Representative: Liz Fine Weinfurter (eweinfur@umn.edu)


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