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June 1, 2006

Health Informer (March 2006)

The March 2006 issue of the Health Informer is now online.

2006 HSLM Annual Meeting

HSLM Members,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2006 HSLM Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, from 8:00-3:00 on Friday, June 16.

Once again, our program will feature Bryan Vogh, technology coordinator of the GMR, who will be teaching the "Geeks Bearing Gifts" course. This course has been approved for 4 hours of Medical Library Association continuing education units.

Before the class, please join us for coffee & pastries in room 555 from 8:00-8:30, followed by the class in the AHC Learning Commons. After the class, we'll return to room 555 for our lunch and business meeting.

Please fill out and return the registration form to me by Thursday, June 8.

Hope to see you there!

Regards,
Lisa McGuire
Assistant Librarian, Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota
HSLM Program Chair

June 16, 2006
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AHC Learning Commons & Room 555, Diehl Hall
Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota


Why:
The HSLM spring meeting is intended to bring the membership together to hear about the activities of the past year and to help shape the future, to enjoy networking over lunch, and to learn new skills or processes that are valuable to your library.


Program:
This year we are pleased to once again welcome Bryan Vogh, technology coordinator for the GMR. Bryan will be presenting the Geeks Bearing Gifts course. This hands-on course takes a look at new technology trends such as blogs, wikis, radio-frequency identification and more. This class is approved for 4 hours of MLA CE credits. For more information on the class, go to: http://www.mlanet.org/education/cech/index.php3?mode=cdisplay&id=757


**PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS -
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE REGISTRATION IS FILLED, WE WILL START A WAIT-LIST FOR THE CLASS. THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN ATTEND THE LUNCH/BUSINESS MEETING/NLM UPDATE**


Agenda:
8:00-8:30 Coffee and pastries (room 555)
8:30-12:30 Geeks Bearing Gifts course in the AHC Learning Commons (room
535/545 Diehl Hall)
12:45-3:00 Lunch/Business Meeting/NLM Update (room 555, Diehl Hall)


Lunch Menu:


This year we will be offering an Italian Build Your Own Sandwich Buffet which will feature a variety of meats, cheeses, breads, condiments, fresh fruit, bars & cookies. Vegetarian options will be available as well so no one will go hungry!


REGISTRATION FORM:


Name:__________________________________________________________________


Phone:_________________________________________________________________


Email:_________________________________________________________________


I will be attending the following (please check all that apply):


Coffee/pastries:___________


Geeks class:_________


Lunch/Business meeting: ______________


PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BY FRIDAY, JUNE 2 to:
Lisa McGuire
Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota
301 Diehl Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Email: <mailto:lmcguire@umn.edu>lmcguire@umn.edu
Fax: 612-626-2454
Phone: 612-626-3643

Directions:
To the Bio-Medical Library:

http://www.biomed.lib.umn.edu/admn/aboutdir.html

Parking Options:

The Washington Avenue ramp (located between Harvard and Union Streets on the East Bank) is the closest ramp to the library. This ramp has tunnel-level access to the health sciences complex, and it is easy to find the library from this location. This is an hourly ramp with an approximate rate of $11 for the meeting.

Other parking options include the Huron Boulevard Parking complex which is a daily lot with a rate of $3.25. A map of this option is available at: <http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/ebdaily.htm>http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/ebdaily.htm

Directions to the 5th floor of Diehl Hall:
Both the AHC Learning Commons and room 555 are located on the 5th floor of Diehl Hall. The Bio-Medical Library occupies floors 2-4 of Diehl Hall as well. If you have parked in the Washington Avenue ramp, you may take the tunnel to Moos Tower, and from there follow the signs to the Bio-Medical Library. Before you enter the library at the tunnel level (2nd floor), there is an elevator and a stairway directly to your right. You may take either of these to the 5th floor of Diehl Hall. From there, follow the signs to the AHC Learning Commons and/or room

2005-06 Leadership

HSLM Executive Board, 2005-2006

Purpose:
The Executive Board shall meet at least quarterly for the purpose of assisting the Chair in policy, organization, and acting as a ruling committee. Executive Board meetings are open to all members of the Association.

Members:
Chair: Wendy Larson
The Chair shall act as official spokesperson and coordinator of the Executive Board and shall convene and preside at the meetings of the Executive Board and the general membership meetings.

Chair-Elect: Judy Heeter
The Chair-Elect shall act in the absence of the Chair and shall maintain the Policy and Procedure Manual, recommending revisions as required.

Chair Emeritus: Doreen Roberts
The Chair-Emeritus, the immediate past Chair, shall serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee, oversee the election process, maintain association archives, interpret/arbitrate parliamentary questions, and cast tie-breaking votes.

Secretary: Cindy Gruwell
The Secretary shall take minutes of all meetings and distribute them to the membership, distribute meeting agendas, maintain correspondence for current year, and submit records to archives following term of office

Treasurer: Doreen Roberts, Interim
The Treasurer shall act as organization fiscal agent, submit annual budget for board approval, collect dues, pay incoming bills, submit financial records for audit, monitor membership, and have the authority to appoint and chair a membership committee.

GMR Representative: Frances Cockrum (2001-2006)
The GMR representative serves a two-year term to coincide with the regional calendar and is elected by the Executive Board.

Resource Library Representative: J. Michael Homan
This position shall rotate among directors of all NLM-designated Resource Libraries in the state of Minnesota. The library director may select a representative from his/her institution to fill this position. The Resource Library Representative shall speak for all Resource Libraries during the term of office, and communicate organizational concerns to all Resource Library directors.

Consortia Representative: Connie Schulz
This position shall rotate among all health science library consortia in the state of Minnesota. Each consortia, in turn, shall designate a representative to serve. The Consortia Representative shall speak for all consortia in business relative to GMR and shall communicate all HSLM and GMR concerns to the other consortia

Program Chair: Lisa McGuire
This position is responsible for planning all programmatic aspects of HSLM's annual meeting (usually held in late spring/early summer).

About HSLM

Welcome to the new blog for HSLM (Health Science Libraries of Minnesota). This blog replaces our former web site at http://www.hslm.org

What is HSLM?

Begun in 1992, HSLM represents individuals and groups concerned with health care information access and services in Minnesota.

Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns, HSLM encourages connections between all users and providers of health care information.

With input from its diverse membership, HSLM strives to confront and shape the future of health information in Minnesota.


What does HSLM do?

Through its services to members, HSLM supports continuing education, professional development, and networking.

Services and programs include:

* A quarterly electronic newsletter, The Health Informer
* Share information through the HSLM listserv
* Membership Directory
* Job Announcements
* Annual meeting exploring current topics in health care information
* Collaboration with other local-, state-, and national-level library association meetings and events

HSLM also gives a voice to its members through its support of legislation and standards of practice.