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June 24, 2008

Annelie Sober - Retirement announcement

Annelie Sober has recently retired as an outreach librarian at the U of M. Here's a brief announcement of her retirement.

Journal of Hospital Librarianship: Call for Articles

Subject: Journal of Hospital Librarianship: Call for Articles

I would love to showcase the work of HSLM members in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship's Charting Consumer Health Column. This is a great (and relatively easy) way to share information on your consumer health related projects, demonstrate your value to your organization, and build your CV.
If you are interested in submitting an article, or would like to learn more about the process, please be in touch. I can be contacted at easpinall@gmail.com.


Erinn Aspinall Lead Editor, Charting Consumer Health Column
Journal of Hospital Librarianship

June 19, 2008

From the GMR list: University of North Dakota job announcement

The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota is
recruiting applicants for the position of Southwest Clinical Campus
Librarian in Bismarck.

Please see full information at http://undmedlibrary.org/pdf/swcampus_job.pdf


Lila Pedersen
Director of Libraries
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota

Mailing address:
GRAND FORKS ND 58202-9002

phone 701-777-3993
fax 701-777-4790

June 18, 2008

From the GMR: Storm/Flooding Check-in

Hello Network Members,

We are checking in again to see if you suffered damages or interruption of services related to recent storms and/or current flooding. We hope that you are all OK. We have received reports from a number of institutions that have sustained damage so far - look at the Cornflower blog for latest updates: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2008/06/17/regional-flooding-storm-reports/

Please keep us informed of any status changes.

If you or another network member you know has need for assistance from the GMR to change DOCLINE status to "Inactive" because of inability to maintain regular DOCLINE services due to storm damage, please contact the GMR.

Our toll-free RML phone number is 1-800-338-7657 (1-800-DEV-ROKS).


The GMR Staff

Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-433

June 10, 2008

Hello HSLM Members,

It was a pleasure meeting you at last week's meeting. Thanks to all for your insightful comments and suggestions regarding the initial planning for the My Health Minnesota --> Electronic Health Library (eHL). I will be sure to incorporate your thoughts as we move forward with the feasibility study.

I welcome additional feedback about the project. Please feel free to contact me in response to the following questions, or any other topics related to the development of the eHL.

- How can we help you communicate with your administrators about the eHL? We can distribute marketing materials, write letters, and give presentations, but would like to have your input how we can be of assistance. - How do we reach hospitals and other organizations that do not have a medical library?
- Besides hospital administrators, are there any other stakeholders you would recommend involving in the conversation?

I would also appreciate you sending me feedback as you begin sharing the concept of the eHL with others. If you have any particularly positive experiences, or meet anyone who could serve as a champion for the project, please let me know. I can be contacted via email at aspin005@umn.edu.

Thank you,

Erinn Aspinall
Project Manager, Statewide Clinical Licensing Project
Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota

Why Wufoo? Link

Hi all,

Here's the link to Why Wufoo? poster wiki. Martha has fixed the video link so you can catch her in action at the poster session.


NLM Gateway, PubMed, TOXNET classes in Madison in July

This is a cross-post from the Midwest Chapter MLA list, in case anyone is interesting in the NLM Gateway/PubMed/TOXNET series sooner than September. Note - TOXNET is not one of the classes offered in Minneapolis this fall.

The Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be hosting three sessions presented by The National Training Center and Clearinghouse (http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/) in July, 2008:

(1) NLM Gateway & ClinicalTrials.gov will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 (a half day session from 1:00pm - 4:30pm).
(2) PubMed will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (a full day session from 8:30am - 5:00pm).
(3) TOXNET will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2008 (a full day session from 9:00am - 4:00pm).

Sessions will be held in Room 2121 Health Sciences Learning Center (see map).
Sessions are FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

For more information and to register, please go to http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

GMR links

It was great to see you all at the Annual Meeting on Friday! As promised, here are a few GMR-related links for you to get reacquainted with.

First of all, here is the home page for the GMR: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/. Take a look around! The major categories run across the top of the page. Something not immediately evident about the site is that once you get to a subject page, there are unique links on the left sidebar. They're easy to miss, so get used to looking for them - there's a lot of good stuff stashed over there.

See especially:
Funding: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/
On the Funding page, you can see the different types of awards that are available, view recipients, and apply for funds. Many types of grants are available, from $1000 professional development awards to $40,000 subcontracts.

Training and Educational Opportunities: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/
This page lists the classes GMR staff will come teach for free, and also links to numerous handouts and training materials. You can view the GMR calendar from here to locate and register for existing training opportunities in the area. For example, on September 15th and 16th, classes on ClinicalTrials.gov and PubMed will be held in the Bio-Medical Library at the U of M.

I hope this information is helpful! As always, let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help with. Thanks!


June 7, 2008

Send In Your Library News!

Just a reminder to send me your library news, notes on interesting projects, ideas for discussion, your new papers/presentations, or anything that you want to share with the rest of HSLM!