Greetings, Network Members,
Please see the Public Health Advisory: FDA Issues Warning Regarding Levemir Insulin
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 60612-4330
The purpose of the EFTS award is to promote participation in EFTS among DOCLINE participants, and to improve the ease and cost-effectiveness of resource sharing throughout the region. The EFTS Award creates opportunities for non-EFTS libraries to receive initial funding to join the program, and for current EFTS members to receive funding to continue their resource sharing efforts. Non-EFTS libraries may request up to $200 in starter funds. Current EFTS members may request up to $200 in continuing funds. All funds will be distributed directly from NN/LM GMR and deposited to EFTS in the name of the applicant.
This award is available until August 15, 2009 to fund 100 institutions for up to $200.00 each. The award is open to all DOCLINE libraries, with non-EFTS libraries being given preference. The first 25 libraries to apply will receive a Tugger (the Docline mascot dog) in appreciation.
Application and more information here:
Librarians with a Health Sciences Degree
I am writing to invite all librarians who have a health sciences degree to participate in a survey. The degrees include the following fields:
* Allied Health
* Behavioral Sciences
* Life Sciences
* Occupational & Physical Therapy
* Public Health
* Veterinary Medicine
I am interested in learning about the following things:
* health sciences professionals' former career
* how they feel about working as a librarian
* if they feel their health sciences background is advantageous in their current position.
Please go to the website below to take part in the survey:
The survey will take about fifteen minutes of your time. No personal information will be collected, nor will any institution be identified in the results. I plan to share the results through publication and/or presentation. Your participation in the survey provides implied consent.
The project has been approved by University of Illinois at Chicago. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the survey.
Rebecca Raszewski, MS
Assistant Information Services Librarian
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences (MC 763)
1750 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7223
Our Patient Safety Course is Now Online!
For the first time, we are offering the Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines in an online format. This six-week course will cover the same materials as the four-hour in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. We will cover definitions, system issues and legislation. Additionally, the course allows you to focus in one of three areas: patient safety to consumers, advocating patient safety in your institution, or teaching patient safety.
Join us as we launch of this newest distance learning program which will run from July 6th through August 14, 2009. Register online in the GMR Calendar at:
Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
The GMR wants to know what you think! You have the opportunity to express your thoughts regarding our advocacy efforts until July 3, 2009. We have had several respondents to the survey but we would like as many responses as possible. The survey period is still open.
The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota is recruiting for the position of Head of Reference and User Education. The person in this position manages all aspects of reference services, directs the user education program, and coordinates outreach services for users affiliated with and unaffiliated with UND. The person in this position is also the Northeast Clinical Campus Librarian for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
* Plan and direct reference services; train and mentor library staff who provide reference service.
* Supervise one full-time reference librarian.
* Provide reference services, including: answering reference questions, solving bibliographic problems, conducting literature searches.
* Work with other staff to ensure usability of the library's website.
* Devise measurement instruments to determine the effectiveness of resources and services.
* Interact regularly with all faculty and students to determine user needs.
* Direct the user education program and serve as the primary instructor.
* Work collaboratively with faculty to assess and integrate information literacy skills across the health professional education continuum.
* Develop and design instructional materials.
* Coordinate the library's statewide outreach program and the activities and programs of the clinical campus librarians.
* Act as the outreach librarian for the Northeast Clinical Campus of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
* Assess the need for outreach services for users affiliated with and not affiliated with UND.
* With the other three clinical campus librarians, provide reference and training services to off-campus library users.
* Prepare statistical and management reports.
* Identify external funding opportunities and write proposals for support; administer funded projects.
* Participate in professional organizations.
* Represent the library on university and medical school committees
Required qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science; five years post-master's experience in providing information services in a healthcare environment; solid knowledge of health and medical information resources; strong database searching skills; proficiency in teaching literature research skills; strong computer and technology skills; strong customer service orientation; leadership and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of trends in academic publishing, scholarly communication, and open/public access; experience in planning and implementing new and revised services; experience in writing and managing grants; supervisory experience; knowledge of the principles of information literacy and evidence-based health care; record of participation in regional or national professional organizations; membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
About the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences (HEFL):
The UND Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences serves the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which has programs in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, clinical laboratory science, and graduate programs in the basic medical sciences; and the College of Nursing, which has baccalaureate through doctoral programs in nursing. The HEFL is the only academic health science library in North Dakota. As such, it has an enterprising outreach program to provide health care information for hundreds of clinical faculty located at over 30 teaching sites throughout the state, to medical and health students located at these clinical education sites, and to unaffiliated health professionals statewide. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has three remote clinical campuses with a librarian on each campus to meet these commitments. The library's resources include over 18,000 electronic journal subscriptions and 100,000 print volumes. It maintains a close working and sharing relationship with the main library on the UND campus. For more information about HEFL, visit http://undmedlibrary.org
From upper $40K to low $60K , depending on experience and qualifications. Upon successful completion of the initial probation period, an employee may be eligible for a salary increase of up to three percent. The University of North Dakota offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes full family healthcare coverage, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and other benefits which may be seen at http://www.und.edu/dept/payroll/webforms/Summary-Staff.pdf.
Submit resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Refer to position no. 09-315. For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm Applications received by July 31, 2009, will receive first consideration.
Position is posted at http://www.humanresources.und.edu/jobs/professnl.htm
Mary J. Markland MA, AHIP | SE Clinical Campus Librarian
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
1919 Elm St. N | Fargo, ND 58102 |
701-293-4173 | 701-293-4145 fax
Hello Network Members,
I recently submitted job search suggestions to The Cornflower, The Blog of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region.
This post is open for comments. I invite you to support our colleagues by add additional suggestions or resources.
Assistance in Transition
Do you work with public health professionals? Are you interested in public health? Are you interested in attending the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting?
This year's APHA meeting will take place in Philadelphia, PA from November 7-11, 2009. Its theme will be Water and Public Health.
The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. is offering stipends to librarians and other information professionals to help cover the costs of their attending and/or participating in this meeting. Successful applicants from the greater Philadelphia area will receive a stipend of at least $650. Successful applicants from outside greater Philadelphia will receive at least $1,000. This amount covers most of the APHA Membership at $195 and Early Bird (pre-August 28, 2009) Member Registration at $395. Though significant, these amounts will NOT cover all costs, so stipend recipients will need to find additional monies to cover remaining costs.
Completed applications are due July 24, 2009--just over a month from today. To apply, read and complete the Word application form at http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/mla-crc-call-2009.doc. Add all required application materials to the completed form and send as a SINGLE email attachment to Joey Nicholson at email@example.com.
For more information, contact Joey Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please forward this message to others who may be interested.
Hope you'll join us at this colorful and fascinating meeting!
Chair, Client Relations Committee
PH/HA Section, MLA
Database Trainer/Online Analyst
National Training Center and Clearinghouse The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is seeking comments on the preliminary definition of "Meaningful Use" of electronic health records as presented to the HIT Policy Committee on June 16. Comments on the draft description of "Meaningful Use" are due by Friday, June 26, 5 p.m., EDT, and should be no more than 2,000 words in length.
On May 27, 2009, the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce ("Partners") released a description of a Funding Opportunity in FY 2009 to promote quality improvement in public health. Since the release of this notice, we have received many requests for information and clarification. These questions have underscored the need for formal clarification of the solicitation and the related application process. In order to be consistent in our responses and fair to all potential applicants, we have decided to retract the current notice and to formally reissue it as soon as possible as a formal solicitation in www.FedBizOpps.gov.
As a consequence of our decision, the due date for proposals in response to this solicitation has been postponed and is NOT Friday, June 19.
In early July, the National Library of Medicine, on behalf of the Partners, expects to post a Statement of Work and a Request for Proposals on www.FedBizOpps.gov that will specifically describe the submission instructions and criteria for selection. The new due date for submission of proposals will be no earlier than mid-July.
As soon as the solicitation becomes available, it will be posted via the NN/LM Regional listservs and announced on the Partners website (www.PHPartners.org).
We regret any inconvenience this delay might have caused you or your organizations.
Questions may be emailed to Lisa Lang, at email@example.com.
NLM announces the upcoming release of DOCLINE 4.0 on June 23, 2009. DOCLINE 4.0 introduces new screen designs to Serial Holdings, improved display, navigation, and editing of holdings, and the removal of the results limits in searching serial holdings. The Release Notes include links to screenshots of the upcoming interface changes. The DOCLINE 4.0 Release Notes can be viewed at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v4_0.html
NLM is providing a test database for DOCLINE users to preview the DOCLINE 4.0 software before it is released. The data in this database was copied from production DOCLINE as of June 11, 2009. This database is for previewing DOCLINE 4.0 only. You are encouraged to update, add, delete your serial holdings records to try out the new software, however this is a TEST database and your changes will NOT be reflected in your actual holdings in DOCLINE. Please note that the online help and FAQs have not been updated in the Preview version. Revised help will be available when DOCLINE 4.0 goes live.
You can access the PREVIEW version of DOCLINE 4.0 between now and June 19, 2009 by going to: https://qa.docline.gov/docline/demo/index.cfm
Login with your DOCLINE user ID and enter the password "DOCLINE4".
Please contact your Regional Medical Library with any questions about the functionality of DOCLINE 4.0. If you encounter a problem while testing, please report this to NLM using the Contact Us form in DOCLINE.
DOCLINE 4.0 is currently scheduled to be released on the morning of June 23, 2009. We anticipate DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour while we release the latest versions of DOCLINE and Loansome Doc.
DOCLINE Customer Service
National Library of Medicine
US: 1-888-FINDNLM (press 3, then press 1)
Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 3, then press 1)
Hello Network Members,
The GMR hosts the Promoting Your Library webpage (http://nnlm.gov/gmr/member/advocacy/index.html). We maintain this site to support you in advocating for your library within your institution. We have offered our hospital libraries the opportunity to have the GMR send a letter to their administrators for several years running. You will find an example of the letter on the website listed above.
The GMR and the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) Advocacy Group would like your input regarding our efforts. We have created the survey linked below to gather your input. The survey is open now and will remain open until July 3, 2009.
GMR Advocacy RAC Summer Survey:
Please see the email below, forwarded from the NLM Radiation Event Medical Management team. Especially for librarians in healthcare facilities, you might want to consider downloading REMM in both the library and the emergency department, as well as any other appropriate locations. You can subscribe to the REMM listserv (which sends very few announcements) at http://www.remm.nlm.gov/email.htm.
The goals of the REMM site are to:
*Provide guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events.
*Provide just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise.
*Provide web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.
Dear Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) ListServ Member:
We are pleased to announce a major new version of the REMM web site:
"What's New on REMM" at http://remm.nlm.gov/whatsnew.htm.
*Download REMM 6/2009 to your computer or USB device: http://remm.nlm.gov/download.htm.
*Download Mobile REMM 6/2009 for to your personal mobile device: http://remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm.
REMM's most important new feature is a major update of the Dose Estimator for Exposure. This easy-to-use tool now employs algorithms for "vomiting" and "lymphocyte depletion kinetics" developed by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) in their most current Biodosimetry Assessment Tool (BAT).
We strongly suggest you update any versions of REMM you have previously downloaded to your computer, USB drive, or mobile device.
As always, if you have comments or questions, please Contact Us directly.
The REMM Team
Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM)
Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
The Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) is a transaction based electronic billing system for interlibrary-loan and document delivery. The system eliminates the need for the participating library to write checks or create invoices between EFTS members. The system becomes more efficient the more DOCLINE libraries that join. It is for this reason that we would like to assist our DOCLINE libraries with the opportunity to participate in the system.
If you are a Net Borrower you can make use of the Electronic Fund Transfer System Award currently being offered by the Greater Midwest Region office. If you are a Net Lender the EFTS office has made it easier to participate in the system. Read about how to get this funding award here: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2009/06/08/how-to-fund-efts/
Are you going to ALA in Chicago in July? If so, please consider volunteering at the NLM booth.
Wanted: Librarians who enjoy exhibiting and/or Folks who would like to earn AHIP points
The GMR is looking for volunteers to staff the NLM booth at the upcoming American Library Association Annual Conference at McCormick Place West in Chicago, July 11-14, 2009
We still need volunteers for the following two time slots:
Saturday, July 11, 2009
12:30 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 12, 2009
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The GMR will reimburse volunteers for transportation (mileage, tolls, parking, bus, taxi, etc.). Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse for hotel costs. If you're already attending the ALA conference and would like to help or live locally and want to visit the exhibits, contact me today.
Thank you and see you at the NLM booth at ALA in Chicago.
Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
Hello HSLM members,
At the meeting on Friday, several of you mentioned that you weren't able to download the minutes from the November 2008 Board meeting. I double-checked and was able to download them fine here, and it doesn't appear that they reside in our U of M-specific file server (Netfiles) so there shouldn't be any permissions problems.
If you were having problems, could you try again and let me know what error message you're getting, if you're unable to download the PDF? That will help me troubleshoot and hopefully solve the problem. The original blog entry is here: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2009/06/hslm_meeting_minutes_from_1120_1.html
Let's put the error messages in the comments feature on the blog, so that people can see each others' answers.
The following message is being forwarded upon request of our sister region, NN/LM Southeast/Atlantic
Non-tenured Faculty Position Vacancy
TITLE: Librarian/Community Outreach Coordinator
LOCATION: Regional Medical Library Division
SALARY: $50,000 Minimum - Commensurate with qualifications and experience
RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures an organized approach to outreach activities to the minority communities and faith and community based organizations in the 13-state region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NN/LM SE/A). Responds to the educational and information needs of specific populations by providing training sessions and exhibits of information access products and services, including facilitating information access by supporting regional outreach projects; promotes connections and the development of health resource collections and libraries; and provides consultation services. Develops training programs to meet the information needs of community leaders and consumers in the NN/LM SE/A; provides consulting and technical assistance to specific population leaders in the region on health information access, database searching, grant writing, evaluation studies, etc.; develops training tools for national online databases and exhibits of information access products and services.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: MLS from an ALA accredited school and three years of librarian experience; experience with searching NLM databases (especially MEDLINE and MedlinePlus) and familiarity with NLM products and services; demonstrated experience with microcomputers; recent training experience; and excellent communication and interpersonal skill. Valid driver’s license. PREFERRED: Spanish language competency strongly desired. Knowledge or experience with: consumer health resources; instructional design and course development; teaching; evaluation; conducting research in information science or instructional design; writing and editing; project management; and recent library technology.
APPLICATIONS: For best consideration, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and affidavit along with names/addresses/phone numbers of three references by July 17, 2009. Applications accepted until position is filled. Include on separate page the verification statement (affidavit): “I verify that the contents of my curriculum vitae are accurate and current.” Sign and date affidavit and mail/fax with curriculum vitae to: Ms. Jane Peters, UM-HS/HSL, Human Resources Office, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or fax to 410.706.3101. For more information call 410.706.6747 or visit our website.
The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply.
Janice E. Kelly
NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region
University of Maryland HS/HSL
601 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 1512
T: 800 - 338-7657 (in region only)
The National Library of Medicine has forwarded us information about a funding opportunity being offered by the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR), which wants to identify and pursue collaborations that advance the mission of Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce. A factsheet about Partners can be found here.
Information about this opportunity is below. If you are interested, please submit a brief project proposal (approximately 2 -3 pages) to NLM by JUNE 19, 2009. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are to be sent to Lisa at her email address: email@example.com
Her full contact information includes the following:
Lisa A. Lang, MPP
Assistant Director for Health Services Research Information
Head, National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Mail Stop Code 3833
Bethesda, MD 20894
Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/
PARTNERS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Goal – Advance the Overall Mission of Partners (“Helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health”) by identifying and pursuing collaborations that increase access to and/or use of evidence and evidence-based information needed to improve the quality and performance of public health agencies and systems.
Funding -- Funding will be available in 2009 (and likely in 2010) to support development and implementation projects that collaboratively promote the mission of Partners related to quality improvement.
• Estimated range of awards for development-only projects is approximately $2000-5000, for projects that would start during summer 2009 and be completed within the calendar year.
• Estimated range of awards for support of implementation approximately $5,000- 50,000 per year, for projects that would start by fall 2009 and be completed within 12 to 24 months.
Collaboration is Key! – Priority in selections will be given to projects with participation from at least three Partners organizations, or from at least two current and one potential/new Partners organizations. Partners organizations may participate in multiple proposals and projects.
Projects can be local or national, but should tackle a significant problem, and draw on the strengths, perspectives and participation of multiple Partners organizations.
Proposals -- Proposals should include a problem statement and identify how the collaborators will separately and collectively address the problem through the proposed project. Proposals should also indicate how the effectiveness of the project – its impact -- would be assessed. The proposal should also identify the amount and anticipated sources of any additional funds/resources needed over the requested Partners funds.
Development-only projects are envisioned as activities that will require more planning or organization than can be accomplished by the due date of this proposal and/or projects that will likely need additional funding sources/resources beyond those of the Partners organizations involved in the proposal.
By June 19
Submit brief project proposal (approximately 2 -3 pages) to NLM.
Review and discussion of proposals by Partners (phone meeting or discussion/polling by Extranet). Selected projects will be notified by June 25.
June 25 – July 15
Selected proposals submit full project descriptions for processing by NLM.
Late summer/early fall 2009
Selected proposals receive funding.
Late September/Early October – Discussion of projects at Fall Partners meeting (date to be determined). Activities that have been funded as “development-only projects” will be presented at the Fall and Winter Partners meetings, depending on their completion dates.
Here are the HSLM Board Meeting minutes from the November 2008 meeting.
Reference Librarian, Sciences
Creighton University, Reinert-Alumni Library
The Creighton University Reinert-Alumni Library seeks an energetic and innovative Science Reference Librarian to provide general reference service with a science specialty. Provides research consultations for undergraduate students in the sciences, especially Biology and the physical sciences. Performs library instruction, faculty liaison, and collection development for all science departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Develops web-based course materials. Some evening and weekend hours. One of six positions reporting to the Head of Reference in a collaborative work environment.
- Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
- Bachelor’s degree in a science area, biology preferred
- Undergraduate coursework or significant work experience in biology
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a reference librarian, paraprofessional, or student
- Fluency with standard Internet and MS Office applications
- Experience with MS FrontPage, MS Expression, or HTML preferred
- Knowledge of instructional design preferred
Applicants must also demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong commitment to public service; organizational and analytical skills; collaborative working style; and the ability to adapt to a changing library and campus environment.
Creighton University is a dynamic and growing Catholic Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha boasts a thriving and vital metropolitan environment conveniently located in the nation's heartland. Applicants may visit the Library's home page at http://reinert.creighton.edu. Creighton offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and 22 days vacation. Apply online at http://careers.creighton.edu and refer to position number 20090155. Include letter of application, résumé, and three references. Open until filled. Creighton University is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create and maintain a diverse community.
Greetings, Network Members,
Have you check the GMR blog, The Cornflower, lately? Recent posts include:
Simply go to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, or click on any of the hypertext links in this message to read these posts in full.
Do you have something to say about a particular post? 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 to the blog is to send an email with either inline text or an attachment to the GMR blog editor.
Editor, The Cornflower
Blog of the GMR