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July 29, 2009

From the GMR: First Class of Association of Health Care Journalists/NLM Fellows Announced

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

First Class of Association of Health Care Journalists/NLM Fellows Announced

The inaugural class of Fellows in the Association of Health Care Journalists-National Library of Medicine (AHCJ-NLM) Fellowships was recently announced by AHCJ.

The Fellows, health journalists selected by AHCJ from dozens of qualified applicants, will receive training about NLM's services and meet with physicians and researchers at NLM and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during a weeklong visit to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, September 13-17, 2009.

The journalists chosen to take part this year are:

* John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
* Lynya Floyd, Essence Magazine
* Jeff Hansel, Rochester, Minn. Post-Bulletin
* Douglas Podolsky, Consumer Reports
* Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star
* Heidi Splete, Global Medical News Network

The Fellows will receive hands-on training on how to use and get the most from NLM's databases, such as Pub Med, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, ToxNet and the Household Products Database. They will also meet with senior NLM and NIH researchers and officials for exclusive informational sessions on such topics as diabetes, infectious disease, health disparities, and personalized medicine.

"The Fellowship is designed to help health journalists obtain new stories, improve their reporting and be more resourceful," said Robert A. Logan, PhD, NLM senior staff, who helped coordinate the program with AHCJ. "The bonus for the Fellows is better stories," added Len Bruzzese, Executive Director of AHCJ.

"NLM welcomes the inaugural class and is pleased that the Fellows represent a wide spectrum of news organizations," said Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director of NLM.

For more information about the AHCJ-NLM fellows program, please contact Dr. Robert A. Logan at logan@nlm.nih.gov or 301.496.1936.

From the GMR: PubMed Redesign Preview Web Meeting

Hello Network Members,

The NLM Online Users' Meeting at the 2009 MLA annual meeting provided a preview of the upcoming PubMed redesign. David Gillikin, Chief of NLM's Bibliographic Services will reprise this preview for anyone who did not get to attend the user meeting in Honolulu. We have arranged for David to present a brief web-based update on PubMed interface changes. This presentation will review the draft design for the new search results page and abstract view presented at MLA. This session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Meeting Name: PubMed Redesign
When: 08/05/2009 2:00 PM (EST), 1:00 pm (CST)

To join the meeting: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/pubmedredesign/

Sign in as a Guest with your first and last name.

After joining the meeting, you can let the system call you for the audio. If you need to manually dial into the meeting:

Dial-In: 1-866-846-3997
Pass-Code: 974772

If you have never attended a Connect Pro meeting before:
Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Hope to "see" you there!



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

July 27, 2009

Reminder: Job Posting at University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences

Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it. I have lived in the Midwest and on the East Coast. I like North Dakota. The air is clean, the people are nice, cost of living is low and the state has money. Really, the state has money. We got pay raises. The benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan. You can take one class/semester free of charge. Yes, it is cold in the winter but you put on layers and go on with life. The summers make up for it. We do not have lots of hot and humid weather. We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. There is an active arts community. Oh, and there's also Division 1 hockey and other athletics. This is a great job with lots of autonomy and nice co-workers. We do lots of outreach activities around the state and our medical school is distributed around the state too. Grand Forks is a nice-sized college town with an Air Force base. Please don't hesitate to contact me (see below) if you have any questions.

Original job posting:


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

July 22, 2009

From the GMR: Job Posting in NW Wisconsin

Please pass on to anyone you know who might be looking for work in NW Wisconsin - must live/work in Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, or Washburn County. I'm sure Midwest librarians know of good program managers in or interested in working in NW Wisconsin - this include communities just across the border from Minnesota. I know of one librarian program manager (Mark Scully) and know that many of you would be great at this job.

This region was the main target area for the first NLM Outreach Grant that I coordinated for NAHEC - great people to work with in a rural environment with Native American health centers and four seasons recreation possibilities. The AHEC regions in Wisconsin have been reorganized into three smaller regions - the original area covered was simply too large.

Thanks - Peg

Margaret (Peg) Allen, MLS-AHIP
P.O. Box 2, Stratford, WI, 54484
715-687-4976 Mobile 715-212-3635
pegallen67 (at) gmail dot com
Health Knowledge Consultants www.pegallen.net
Coordinator, Hmonghealth.org
Health Information for the Global Village (MLA theme 1995)

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Suzanne Matthew, Ph.D.
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:05:29 AM
Subject: Job Opening for Program Manager for NW Area Health Education Center

Dear Community Partners:

Please pass this posting on to your colleagues. Instructions for application are linked below. Dead line extended to August 15, 2009.

The North West Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is seeking an experienced Program Manager. NWAHEC is an affiliate of the Wisconsin AHEC System and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health with a mission to improve access to health care through education and training of future and current health professionals

The Program Manager is responsible for overall programmatic and administrative leadership for the organization with specific functions including program planning and evaluation, strategic development, advocacy for the Center, liaison with external organizations, academic institutions and the public, and managing the day-to-day operations of the agency including basic accounting, grant writing, fundraising, personnel management and carrying out the activities approved by the NWAHEC Board of Directors.

A degree in a healthcare profession or in Public Health, Health Education, Health Sciences, Healthcare or Public Administration, Community Development, Business, or related discipline is required. (Bachelor's degree required, Master's or other advanced degree preferred). Five years of administrative or professional experience including knowledge of non-profit management and organizations, health planning/administration or community development/relations is essential, with a demonstrated ability to successfully work with diverse groups of people, manage a budget, and build and maintain solid relationships with board members and community partners.

Office location to be determined after hiring has been completed.

For more information and application instructions, please link to the job center posting below:

Information can also be found listed under Job Number 001055426 on the www.jobcenterofwisconsin.com site.


Suzanne Matthew, Ph.D., Executive Director
Northern WI Area Health Education Center (NAHEC)
401 Fifth Street, Suite 440
Wausau , WI 54403
Phone: 715-849-2432, Fax: 715-849-2434
"Affliliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health"

July 21, 2009

From the GMR: NLM Invites Nominations for IHTSDO Standing Committees


NLM Invites Nominations for IHTSDO Standing Committees Due August 5, 2009; New Procedures for Nomination, Selection of U.S. Nominees:

We hope to receive a strong pool of nominations. This year all US SNOMED CT licensees (in other words, all US UMLS licensees) will be able to vote to select the three US candidates for each of the four Committees. Current Committee members whose terms expire at the end of this year are eligible for nomination to the same or a different Committee. See the instructions at the website above.

FYI - Canada will also be soliciting nominations for its candidates in an announcement expected later this week.
Best regards,


Betsy L. Humphreys
Deputy Director
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
email: humphreb@mail.nih.gov
tel. 301/496-6661

July 17, 2009

From the GMR: Change in Internet Browser Support for NLM and NN/LM Services

Hello GMR Members!

There are some major changes happening in the browser world. Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and Internet Explorer 8 were released this Summer. Many of our members are using some very old browsers including Firefox 2.x or earlier and Internet Explorer 5.x or earlier. Google Chrome has come out this year as a direct competitor to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox however NLM does not support this browser.

Minimum system requirements to access NLM services (including those on the NN/LM GMR website such as applications for awards and subcontracts and ordering promotional materials):
*Firefox 3.0 or higher
*Internet Explorer 6.0 (Service Pack 2) - after August, 2009, the minimum requirement will change to Internet Explorer 7.0

Please encourage your IT staff to upgrade your browser to the newer version. While we can't upgrade your system for you, your technology coordinator (me) may be able to help with reasons why they should upgrade.

Specifically for DOCLINE

The DOCLINE Team announces that Internet Explorer 8.0 is now supported for DOCLINE. Other browsers currently supported for use with DOCLINE are Internet Explorer 7.0, and Firefox 3.0.x.

Customers using a third party product to interface with DOCLINE should check with their vendor for compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 browser and the third party product prior to upgrading (e.g., ILLiad, Relais or Clio). Remember to check this compatibility after doing Windows Updates as well.

Any users upgrading their browsers or using a new PC should verify that their browser settings are set up for use with DOCLINE. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/system_requirements.html#browser for links to all supported browsers.

Users encountering problems with DOCLINE on a supported browser should send a message to NLM via the Contact Us link within DOCLINE.

Internet Explorer 6 Support Ending
With the added support of Internet Explorer 8, NLM will end support for Internet Explorer 6 at the end of August 2009. Users successfully using Internet Explorer 6 with DOCLINE and Loansome Doc may continue to do so, however we cannot offer customer support for this browser. Internet Explorer 6 users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, or Firefox 3.0. (NLM will be evaluating Firefox 3.5 this summer.)

The DOCLINE team knows that many of our libraries continue to use Internet Explorer 6, however Microsoft released Internet Explorer 6 on December 31, 2001 and Internet Explorer 7 in October 2006. It is very costly to support each version and browser so NLM will focus on moving its systems forward.

QuickDoc users are in a difficult position without technical support. We suggest QuickDoc users concerned about upgrading their browser post a question to the QuickDoc list (http://list.umassmed.edu/read/?forum=quickdoc-l) to ask other users about their success with using Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 3.0.

If you have any questions about this, please contact Charniel McDaniels regarding DOCLINE (mcdaniel@uic.edu) or Max Anderson about other technical issues (max@uic.edu).

Thank you!

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

July 13, 2009

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes - June 2009

The meeting minutes from the June 2009 HSLM Board meeting are available here.

2009 Annual Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes from the 2009 Annual Meeting are available here .

Also available are the reports from the Nominating Committee, the Chair Emeritus. and the Resource Libraries report.

July 10, 2009

From the GMR: Funding Deadlines Approaching

Network Members,

I just wanted to remind you of some important deadlines that are fast approaching. The GMR offers Consumer Health and Public Health subcontracts on a competitive basis at two price points: $14,000 and $40,000. August 1, 2009 is the first deadline for these subcontracts.

Also, new this year, is an EFTS Award for current EFTS users and non-EFTS users. EFTS stands for Electronic Fund Transfer System, and is a convenient way for Network Member Libraries to pay for interlibrary loans electronically. The GMR is offering 100 of these awards and the deadline is August 15, 2009.

There are no deadlines for any of the other awards or for the MedlinePlus Go Local subcontracts. Please take a few minutes to review our Funding Web pages at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/current.html to find more information about awards and subcontracts.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer and don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our funding opportunities or any of our other services.


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

July 6, 2009

From the GMR: FUNDING: Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Hello, Network Members,

The U.S. Department of Commerce is sponsoring the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program:
*to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas
*to enhance broadband capacity at public computer centers
*to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service

For details, please see the Broadband USA announcement: http://broadbandusa.sc.egov.usda.gov/

Application deadline: August 14, 2009.


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
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

July 1, 2009

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through June 2009

Greetings, Network Members,

The GMR's blog, The Cornflower, is one of several communication tools of the GMR. The blog is our electronic newsletter for timely information, including news from the Network, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health; technology tidbits; and member reports of outreach and other projects. Comments from Network members are encouraged on many posts.

To leave a reply to a particular post, you are asked to supply your name and email address; the email address will not be published but is required to limit and identify spammers. Check out the comments on the June 22nd post, Assistance in Transition.

There are a few ways of following comments. In addition to going back to the individual post, one can check the Recent Comments section on the left navigation bar. The commenter and the blog title are listed for the two most recent comments. You can also follow any responses to entries through an RSS 2.0 feed. See the link at the end of the post.

Here are the posts and their URLs for June 2009:
*PubMed Changes
*Upcoming NTCC Classes: PubMed, TOXNET, NLM Gateway, and ClinicalTrials.gov
*How to Fund EFTS
*Wow! A Pow Wow
*Information Booth at Spring Into Health and Fitness Fair
*The Social Life of Health Information
*MLA '09 Posters Available for Your Viewing Pleasure
*Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals
*Digital Collections in the NLM History of Medicine Division
*Assistance in Transition
*MedlinePlus Enhanced RSS Feeds

To submit a post to the GMR's blog, please contact the blog editor or click on the Contact Us link in the left navigation column.
Thanks and happy reading.

Editor, The Cornflower
The Blog of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region


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
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

From the GMR: Regional Public Health Email List

Do you serve the Public Health workforce with information and/or library services? Would you like to be in communication with others working with this unique and very broad group of people?

The GMR has created an email discussion list to help connect all who are working in this specialized field of librarianship: GMRPH@uic.edu

At this time, it is a very quiet list - so you won't be overwhelmed with emails - but it does provide a connection with others in your field.

To subscribe, either respond to me directly (haburt@uic.edu) or send an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU. Leave the subject line blank, and in the body put: SUBSCRIBE GMRPH FIRSTNAME LASTNAME (But do use YOUR first and last name!)

Please contact me with any questions and please forward this message to anyone in the Greater Midwest Region who you believe might benefit from this list.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and a great summer.


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
fax: 312-996-2226