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November 26, 2008

From the GMR: Online Podcasting Class in January!

There are spaces available in a free online version of the Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast class. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Date: Friday, January 16, 2009 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST for the live online portion)

Title: Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast

Description: Thinking about how to promote your services and reach out to more people? Want to learn how podcasts can help and how to make your own? This hands-on class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to podcasting and how you can utilize this technology in your library services, to enable your users to access the information whenever they want, wherever they want and however they want it. Basic steps and suggestions on how to make a podcast will be covered and students will be able to enjoy hands-on practice on popular audio recording and editing software and make their first personal podcast! This course has been approved for 3 hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credits. Note: The first two hours of this class will be via a Live Online session using Adobe Connect and the last hour of the class will be a self-paced portion via Moodle.

To register for this class or if you have any questions, contact: Max Anderson t: 800-338-7657 e: max@uic.edu

Thanks!
Max

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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

November 14, 2008

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower Oct-Nov...so far!

The GMR has been busy posting to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, these past two months.

If you have not checked the blog lately or do not subscribe to the blog feed, you may have missed out on these posts by GMR staff and Network members. Provided are brief overviews of regional projects, news items, training opportunities and more. Here are some of the posts from October and November, 2008:

Geeks Bearing Gifts Distance Education Opportunity - FREE
Tutorial on Using UMLS Available
Recent Additions to the GMR Lending Library
Bucky Helps Librarians Take the Byte Out of Wisconsin’s BadgerLink
Opening Doors in Michigan
Expanding Partnerships
Exhibit: Live, Love, Laugh and Learn with Enthusiasm
Advocacy in an Elevator
Michigan, MedlinePlus and More
I Made a Podcast

The blog feed can be found at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/feed/
The GMR encourages comments on most blog posts; your name and email address are required to post a comment, but your email address will not be published.

Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-433
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

From the GMR: Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast Spaces Available

There are spaces available in a free online version of the Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast class. This particular version is shorter (2 hours), live online and unfortunately for the following two sessions available, you will not earn MLA CE Credit. If you have any colleagues you think may be interested in this, regardless of MLA CE credit or not, and who perhaps are not health sciences librarians, please pass it on!

There will be an online version available of it by January 2009 where you can earn MLA CE credit. If I have confused anyone, please contact me at max@uic.edu or 800-338-7657.

Here is the information for the two non-MLA CE credit earning sessions coming up.
http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/lhs/services/virtualworkshops.shtml

Title: Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast
Description: Thinking about how to promote your department or reach out to more people? Want to learn how podcasts can help and how to make your own? This online class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to podcasting. You will learn how you can utilize this technology to enable your users to access the information whenever they want, wherever they want and however they want it. Basic steps and suggestions on how to make a podcast will be covered. This session is 2 hours in length.

Dates and Times
First session: Thursday, November 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (CST)
Second session: Tuesday, December 16, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CST)

Method: Live Online

Cost: FREE

Information about registration is on the website above.

Thanks for your interest!
Max

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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

November 4, 2008

From the GMR: Free Distance Education Opportunity

The Southeastern Atlantic and Greater Midwest regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine are now accepting registrants for the online version of "Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends."

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends Online is intended to provide an introduction to and update on today's hottest technology trends with an emphasis on social media and collaboration. Participants will be able to identify technology trends and understand how these trends will affect or can be integrated into traditional library services. Some of the topics to be covered include RSS, spyware, developments in mobile computing, blogs and wikis, social bookmarking and more.

Participants completing this course will be able to:
* Identify the precepts of the social web (i.e. Web 2.0, Library 2.0)
* Recognize and evaluate web-based tools for deployment in user's environment
* Evaluate and select web-based tools for dissemination of information and for assessing information for personal and professional uses
* Employ web-based tools for online collaboration

This month long distance learning opportunity includes a course shell you may access 24/7 during the month to complete readings, forum discussions and assignments at your own pace. Additionally, there will be 3 real time teleconferences held via Adobe Connect. The introductory session will be held on November 13 from 2-3 PM ET, 3-4 PM CT. This session will introduce Moodle, the platform upon which the class is hosted. The mid-session teleconference will be held on December 4 from 2-3 PM ET, 3-4 PM CT. The class wrap up teleconference will be held on Dec 18 from 2-3 PM ET, 3-4 PM CT. Participants will have until January 8 to complete their assignments.

There will be no assignments during Thanksgiving week.

To register, please contact Max Anderson at max@uic.edu.

This class is worth 8 MLA CE hours and is limited to 15 participants per region on a first come, first serve basis. All others will be placed on a waiting list for the next time the class will be taught.

Best Regards,

Max Anderson
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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
Phone: 312.996.2464
Fax: 312.996.2226

MLA Webcast at Allina on November 12th!

Survival Tips and Stories: Expanding the Library's Services in Times of Disaster
MLA's Educational Webcast
Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., central time

Allina will be hosting the webcast, sponsored by the GMR. There is no charge, but it is helpful if you register in advance by contacting Jim Bulger: 612-863-5230, James.Bulger@allina.com

Place: Room 341, Allina Commons. Midtown Exchange. Chicago & Lake St. in Minneapolis.
Map & Directions

Please arrive early to allow for parking & getting an ID badge from building security. In fact, you might want to come really early & enjoy lunch at the Midtown Global Market.

For more information about parking, see below.

Additional information on the webcast is available on the MLAnet website

If you have questions, contact Jim Bulger.

Parking Information:
Visitors entering the Midtown Exchange ramp (on 10th Ave., north of Lake Street) will take a ticket to access the ramp. Bring the ticket with you; do not leave it in your car. The ramp is equipped with an automated payment system. There is no parking attendant at ramp entrances or exits. Upon leaving the Midtown Exchange or ramp elevator lobby and before entering their vehicles, visitors must insert their parking ticket into the “pay-as-you-go? machine to determine the fee owed. Visitors may pay for parking with cash or a credit card, after which the machine returns the ticket marked “receipt paid.? Visitors submit this receipt at the ramp gate to exit.

There are also a limited number of short term meters in the surface parking lot to the west of the building.