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May 29, 2009

Registration Deadline for Copyright Workshop: Tuesday, June 2nd

Registration for the copyright workshop will close on June 2, 2009. Don’t miss this 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository.

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University’s Library and Information Service. Registration is free for HSLM members and $30.00 for non-HSLM members. To register please fill out this form.

To join HSLM please fill out this form and mail it along with a check for $25.00 to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided on the form.

Questions? Please contact Martha Hardy or Nicole Theis-Mahon.

May 28, 2009

Fromt he GMR: PubMed Single Citation Matcher Remains

FYI and Good News!

NLM has responded to the requests many of you made. Although other changes will be coming soon ...

"It was also mentioned at the [MLA] meeting that although there had been discussion about removal of the Single Citation Matcher, that will not happen; the link to Single Citation Matcher will remain on the PubMed homepage."

For more information on the upcoming PubMed redesign:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj09/mj09_pm_redesign_2009.html

May 19, 2009

Registration Open to Everyone for Copyright Workshop for Health Sciences Librarians

Registration for Copyright: Even the Loons are Licensed is now open to HSLM members and non-members alike.

Don't let copyright drive you loony. Learn what copyright covers (and what it doesn't), how to make fair-use decisions, good practices for electronic reserves and institutional repositories, how to take advantage of various open-content movements in your library, and what legislative and cultural developments to keep an eye out for.

This 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu). The workshop will take place during the morning of Friday, June 5 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. HSLM will hold its Annual Meeting during the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Here is a schedule for the day's events:
- 8:30-9:00 AM Registration and Coffee
- 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Copyright Workshop
- 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
- 1:30-3:30 PM HSLM Annual Meeting
- 3:30-4:00 PM HSLM Board Meeting

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University's Library and Information Services. Registration for non-HSLM members is $30.00. Registration for HSLM members is free!

Workshop Registration Form

To join HSLM, please fill out this form and mail it with a check for $25.00 to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided on the form.

Questions? Please contact Martha Hardy or Nicole Theis-Mahon.

Watch the KARE 11 Live Loon Cam! http://tinyurl.com/looncam

May 13, 2009

Registration Reminder for Copyright: Even the Loons are Licensed

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Don't let copyright drive you loony. Learn what copyright covers (and what it doesn't), how to make fair-use decisions, good practices for electronic reserves and institutional repositories, how to take advantage of various open-content movements in your library, and what legislative and cultural developments to keep an eye out for.

This 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu). The workshop will take place during the morning of Friday, June 5 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. HSLM will hold its Annual Meeting during the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University's Library and Information Services. Registration for HSLM members is free!

HSLM Registration Form

Registration for non-HSLM members begins on May 18, 2009 and will be $30.00. To join HSLM, please fill out this form and mail it with a check to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided.

Questions? Please contact Martha Hardy or Nicole Theis-Mahon.

May 11, 2009

From the GMR: Public Health and Red River Floods webcast

This is a series of webcasts hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington. It might be of interest to our region since they will be talking about the Red River floods.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [NWCPHP-Training] Save-the-date! May Hot Topics Session
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 16:38:13 -0700
From: nwcphp-training@u.washington.edu
Reply-To: nwcphp-training@u.washington.edu
To: nwcphp-training@u.washington.edu

Mark your calendars! The May Hot Topics session is just around the corner.

The Hot Topics in Preparedness series is a monthly, online forum sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. We encourage you to login as a group in a meeting room. Please visit www.nwcphp.org/htip for registration information.

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MAY HOT TOPIC:
Red River Floods: Fargo

PRESENTER:
Doug Murphy, MBA, BMS
Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinator, Fargo Cass Public Health

DATE & TIME:
Tuesday, May 26; Noon-1:00 pm (Pacific)

LEADER:
Paul Wiesner

More details and flyers for this session will be coming soon!

May 6, 2009

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through April 2009

Have you checked the GMR blog lately? Recent posts include:

Midwest Chapter/MLA 2009 Coming in October

Using Social Software to Deliver Swine Flu Information

Swine Flu Updates in English and Multiple Languages

NLM Image Database Updated

Reaching Out in Michigan with MedlinePlus and Go Local

Minnesota Go Local Flood Information

A Message from the RML Director: Spring 2009 Podcast


Simply go to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, to read (and hear!) these posts in full.

Do you have something to say? Use the Comments option if enabled on a particular post or write a post of your own. Check the blog for FAQs and Policies and Procedures for posting. The easiest way to post is to send an email with either inline text or attachment to the GMR blog editor: leskovec@uic.edu.

Take a look and a listen.

Thanks

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower
Blog of the GMR

May 5, 2009

From the GMR: GMR Funding Opportunities for Year 4

Hello Network Members,

We are pleased to announced our funding opportunities for Year 4 (May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010) . Please see the summary of awards and subcontracts.

A table outlining the number of each type of award and subcontract and the funding amounts for each can be found at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/current.html.

Two new awards are being offered in Year 4, so check out the Calls for Applications for these awards:

EFTS Award
Planning and Assessment Award

Please contact me (rholst@uic.edu) or one of the GMR Coordinators if you have questions about funding.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 1, 2009

From the GMR: Alliance Library System - The Linden Prize winners!

The Alliance Library System (ALS) in Illinois was one of the winners of the Linden Prize. They were awarded $10,000 for "Share the Health" project - Virtual Ability Island in Second Life, which was partially funded by a NN/LM consumer health subcontract. ALS will have the distinction of being the first NN/LM supported project that has received this prestigious virtual award.

Lori Bell, the Director of Innovation at ALS sent us the following message:

The Virtual Ability orientation center in Second Life for people with chronic health and disabilities is the result of partial funding from an NLM/GMR project entitled "Share the Health" awarded to Alliance Library System. Alliance Library System worked with the Virtual Ability organization to plan and build this award winning orientation center. ALS and Virtual Ability continue to partner on health information services in Second Life.

For more information here is the announcement from the Linden Lab.

Congratulations to ALS team!

From the GMR: Position Posting: Head, Collection Access Section, National Library of Medicine

Head, Collection Access Section, National Library of Medicine

Apply to join the management team at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. We're part of the National Institutes of Health and located just outside Washington, D.C.

We are looking for an experienced library manager with knowledge of interlibrary loan to serve as the Head of the Collection Access Section.

The section manages the DOCLINE interlibrary loan system which serves over 3,000 libraries and 2 million loans each year. Section staff annually process and deliver over 200,000 interlibrary loans from NLM's collection. They provide over 80,000 items to customers in our public reading room and respond to customer inquiries for all of these services. The Section accomplishes this work with over 20 government staff, a handful of contracts and a dozen part time students.

Join the federal government and receive great benefits while contributing to an important part of NLM's mission, to provide biomedical information to users through medical and research libraries throughout the United States and the world.

If you have never worked for the U.S. government, follow the instructions and use USAJobs to apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2009-2361.

Or if you currently or have previously worked for the government, you can apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2009-2363.

The salary range is $102,721-$133,543 USD per year and you must be a US citizen to apply. Posting closes at midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, May 15, 2009.

Questions? Contact Susan Burns at burnss@mail.nih.gov or 301-496-3661.

HSLM Members Register Now for Copyright: Even the Loons Are Licensed

Join us on June 5 for Copyright: Even the Loons are Licensed

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This 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu). The workshop will take place during the morning of Friday, June 5 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. HSLM will hold its Annual Meeting during the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University's Library and Information Services. Registration for HSLM members is free!

HSLM Registration Form

Registration for non-HSLM members begins on May 18, 2009 and will be $30.00. To join HSLM, please fill out this form and mail it with a check to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided.

Questions? Please contact Martha Hardy or Nicole Theis-Mahon.