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May 28, 2010

From the GMR: HHS National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Released

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following forwarded message.
Jacqueline

HHS National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Released

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy contains seven goals, each with specific strategies for different sectors of the health system, such as payers, the media, government agencies, and health care professionals, to improve health literacy. These goals emphasize the importance of creating health and safety information that is accurate, accessible, and actionable.

"Health literacy is needed to make health reform a reality," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "Without health information that makes sense to them, people can't access cost effective, safe, and high quality health services. But, HHS can't do it alone," she added. "We need payers and providers of health care services to communicate clearly and make the necessary changes to improve their communication with consumers, patients, and beneficiaries. Today's plan is only the beginning of a long-term process with our many partners in all sectors that we hope will result in a society that encourages people to live longer, healthier lives."

The Action Plan, a summary of the Action Plan, and an HHS press release on the Action Plan can be accessed at: http://www.health.gov/communication/HLActionPlan

Find AHRQ tools and information that can be used in implementing the Action Plan at: http://www.ahrq.gov/browse/hlitix.htm

From the GMR: New MedlinePlus preview!

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espaƱol will debut a new design in summer 2010. Many of the changes are based on feedback we received from you.

To get a sneak peek at what's coming, please go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/preview/overview.html to start your tour. Click the blue buttons on the upper right hand corner to preview
different MedlinePlus pages. There is a feedback form on the bottom of every page, and we welcome your comments.

From the GMR: Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals

Here is an event in Wyoming that you may want to attend. This event is organized by the MidContinental Region (MCR).

Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals: Kaleidoscope of Health Information

July 14-16, 2010, Coe Library, University of Wyoming in Laramie

The Symposium is an annual networking and professional development event for librarians in Wyoming and other states in the region.

Health information professionals, along with many public and academic librarians, are keenly interested in health information literacy and health literacy. Health professionals and the public need biomedical and health information suitable for their needs. This year's symposium is a response to those needs.

For details including the program and registration form click here:
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/states/wyoming_symposiumJuly2010.html

For More Information, or to make a reservation you may contact:
Jim Honour
Wyoming Liaison, NN/LM MCR
University of Wyoming Libraries
jhonour@uwyo.edu
Phone: 307-766-6537
Fax: 307-766-2510.

May 27, 2010

Final Registration Reminder! June 4th HSLM Programs & Annual Meeting

Registration for the Scholarly Communication and Screencasting workshops will close on June 2, 2010. Don't miss this opportunity!

We are pleased to offer two sessions this year:

Issues in Scholarly Communication for Health Sciences Librarians is open to all.

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials, open only to current HSLM members. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Workshop registration is free to all current HSLM members. After the morning workshops, please join us for lunch and the HSLM Annual Meeting. All events will be held at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.

Registration for non-members is $30.00. Please send checks made out to HSLM to: Nicole Theis-Mahon, Bio-Medical Library, 325 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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

Register for the sessions at this link

May 21, 2010

HSLM Elections for 2010-11


It's time for the election of officers for the 2010-2011 term, and we are grateful that candidates have stepped up to volunteer their time and talents. Please participate in the election on SurveyMonkey by the end of the day on Tuesday, June 1st. Results will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting on June 4th.

Link to the ballot:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DJ72MB

Thanks!

--
Donna Barbour-Talley - Past President / Nominating Committee
Minneapolis MN
Home: 612/926-9525
Cell: 612/581-1799
E-mail: donna.barbourtalley@gmail.com

May 20, 2010

Job posting: Health Sciences Reference Librarian: Grand Forks, ND

The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences is recruiting for an entry level position of Reference Librarian. This person is responsible for providing reference services to on and off-campus clientele; participating in the user education program; producing instructional guides in both electronic and print format; assisting with the development and management of the reference collection; assisting in the collection and reporting of user and service statistics; serving as liaison to faculty in specific departments; and being professionally active.

Please see the full job description at http://undmedlibrary.org/pdf/ref_librarian_job.pdf for details.

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. 10-277. For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm

Applications received by June 15, 2010, will receive first consideration.

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Barbara Knight, MA, MLS, AHIP
Assistant Director & Collection Management
Library of the Health Sciences
Medical School Room 1300
501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002
Grand Forks ND 58202-9002
701-777-4129

May 18, 2010

Registration Reminder! June 4 HSLM Programs and Annual Meeting

Registration for the June 4, 2010 HSLM continuing education workshops is now open!

We are pleased to offer two sessions this year:

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials, open only to HSLM members. Seats are
limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Issues in Scholarly Communication for Health Sciences Librarians is open to all.

Workshop registration is free to all current HSLM members. After the morning workshops, please join us for lunch and the HSLM Annual Meeting. All events will be held at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.

Registration for non-members is $30.00. Please send checks made out to HSLM to: Nicole Theis-Mahon, Bio-Medical Library, 325 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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

Register for the sessions at this link

May 17, 2010

From the GMR: Two new NLM grant program announcements in the NIH Guide this week

In the May 14 issue of the NIH Guide, 2 announcements of newly-issued NLM grant programs

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)
(RFA-LM-10-001)
National Library of Medicine
Application Receipt Date(s): July 14, 2010
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-10-001.html

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries. Preference will also be given to applications submitted by or that involve minority-serving institutions.

NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22)
(PAR-10-195)
National Library of Medicine
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-195.html

The purpose of the NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22) program is to facilitate the transition of investigators from the mentored to the independent stage of their careers by providing "protected time" for newly independent investigators to develop and receive support for their initial research programs. The award applies to biomedical informaticians who are pursuing research in clinical informatics, public health informatics or translational informatics. Preference will be given to candidates who received their informatics training at one of NLM's university-based training programs in biomedical informatics.

May 13, 2010

From the GMR: New on MedlinePlus: Anatomy Videos

MedlinePlus now includes a collection of animated anatomy videos as part of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. These 78 new videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. To see a complete list of the videos, please visit the new English and Spanish anatomy videos pages.

You can also find links to the videos in "Videos and Tutorials" section, which used to be "Interactive Tutorials" section. The new section allow access to Interactive Tutorials, Anatomy Videos and Surgery Videos. Again, there is no longer a separate section for "Surgery Videos". As of tomorrow morning, the videos will be linked from MedlinePlus health topic pages.

If you have questions, please contact:
Naomi Miller
Manager, Consumer Health Information
National Library of Medicine
millern@mail.nlm.nih.gov

May 11, 2010

From the GMR: Announcing a Service Fellowship in Health Communication and ehealth

Announcing: A Service Fellowship in Health Communication and ehealth

The Health Communication and ehealth Team
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
US Dept Health and Human Services

Please see the attached Service Fellowship Position Announcement and application form.
Service Fellowship Announcement (Word document)
Service Fellowship Application (Word document)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, June 4, 2010

From the GMR: Connect with your collagues before and during MLA '10

Hello!

Can you believe the conference is about 1.5 weeks away!? Many attendees have already begun to explore the MLA '10 Conference Community (http://bit.ly/mla2010). Through the Conference Community, you can even make a note of people you want to meet, not necessarily just those people you already know. Why not join in the fun and camaraderie?

In the spirit of this year's theme of "Reflect and Connect," the annual meeting web site is featuring the Conference Community. The Conference Community is an online portal which aggregates multiple communication "channels" and "backchannels," providing opportunities for attendees to explore and play with various emerging technologies before, during and after of the meeting. The intent of the Conference Community is to enable connections and communication among in-person and virtual attendees. It is also primary location for meeting content, such as the live broadcast of 2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, given by John D. Halamka, MD, MS.

Conference Community Tools
Crowdvine: http://mla10.crowdvine.com
A simple and powerful social network customized for MLA '10 that helps participants to interact before, during, and after the meeting. Participants set up a profile that consists of a photograph, affiliations, hobbies, and librarianship topics that interest them. Use Crowdvine to identify others that share common interests. Then arrange to meet them in person in D.C., or any other event.

Twitter, Friendfeed & Flickr
Conference hashtag #mla2010
http://friendfeed.com/mla2010
http://www.flickr.com/groups/mla2010
Twitter updates containing the hashtag #mla2010 and items added to the Flickr photo sharing group are being aggregated and streamed via FriendFeed.

MLA 2010 Blog: http://npc.mlanet.org/mla10
Follow official conference events, learn about more about things to do in Washington DC, or leave a comment and connect with other members. Our official MLA bloggers will be bringing you coverage throughout the conference. The blog is also optimized for your mobile device.

Technology Free For All
Everyone, including those who are going to D.C., can use the Conference Community to connect to meeting-related social networking sites and blogs. In addition, Conference Package D: e-Conference offers full access to the Conference Community content of streaming video, continuing education, and more! All paid registrants will have full access to the online content on the Conference Community site.

Hope to see you there AND see you online!

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

From the GMR: Position open: Emerging Technologies Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Emerging Technologies Librarian
The College of New Jersey

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

Emerging Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and implement the application of current and emerging technologies for use in the Library's reference and instruction services, such as instant messaging, social networking, content management systems, mobile computing, open source, open content, and other digital capabilities. Working with the Systems Librarian, support the Library's web initiatives using the most up-to-date web design and web applications technology. Collaborate with other librarians to develop and test new instruction and information support tools. Share with Library colleagues strategies, techniques, and best practices for using emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. Promote and support usability testing and assessment of new and existing services.

Additional Responsibilities: Provide liaison services to the Interactive Multimedia Program and possibly other departments or programs depending upon library needs and applicant's interests and experience. Provide general reference and Library instruction. Plan and carry out a sustained and respectable body of scholarship as outlined in the Library Disciplinary Standards. Serve on Library and institutional committees.

Qualifications: Required: Masters degree accredited by the American Library Association and awarded by the time of appointment. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development, including applications and scripting languages such as Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS, Javascript and PHP. Working knowledge of other library-related technologies, such as streaming media and digitization, and current programming languages such as XML and SQL. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation essential.

Preferred: Experience creating and maintaining Web 2.0 social networking tools for eLearning, e.g., blogs, wikis, etc. Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional technology, digital art, or interactive multimedia. Professional experience in an academic library setting. Reference and instruction experience.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning.

TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including a library recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review. The TCNJ Library is a five-story, 135,000 square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe', a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The Library's collections consist of more than 700,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the college and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to over 33,000 periodical titles, which are available in a variety of formats: print, online, and microfilm/microfiche.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian 3 or Librarian 2, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately.

Contact Information
To apply, please send a letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) for four references to Terry Epperson, Chair, Emerging Technologies Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to: epperson@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by June 15, 2010 in order to receive full consideration.

May 6, 2010

From the GMR: PubMed Central Canada us now publicly available

PubMed Central Canada us now publicly available: http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/

PMC Canada is Launched
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf10/jf10_pmc_canada_uk.html

For more details see the NLM Technical Bulletin for January 5, 2010:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf10/jf10_canadian_new_granting_org.html

Charniel McDaniels MS
Network Coordinator
National Network Of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1-800-338-7657
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

From the GMR: Position Opening at the University of Chicago

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LIBRARY

Web Program Director

The University of Chicago Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Web Program Director to provide leadership and direction for the design, development, and maintenance of the University of Chicago Library's web presence.

Using an in-depth understanding of library resources, services, and bibliographic tools, the Web Program Director ensures the Library's web sites provide a wide variety of users access to the complex array of information, services, and resources available through the Library.

Working in a decentralized environment, the Director will provide leadership and coordination to develop a comprehensive web site strategy that is responsive to the needs of the user community, supports the Library's vision and goals, and ensures integration with the University's web sites and programs.

This new position will provide ongoing analysis and review of web-based library services to identify new technologies and approaches to improving the experience of the library researcher. Partnering with Library staff, the Web Program Director will lead formal assessments of web-based services and play a leading role in integrating discovery tools into our web presence.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 31will be assured consideration.

For a full description and application instructions, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

.......................................................
Barbara Kern
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division
& Bibliographer for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Technology
The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago
5730 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1402
phone: 773-702-8717 fax: 773-702-3317
email: bkern@uchicago.edu

From the GMR: REMM has a new name: Radiation Emergency Medical Management

Message from NLM:

*************
Today, the "Radiation Event Medical Management" (REMM) web site has been renamed.
The new name is "Radiation Emergency Medical Management".

Searching online for any of the following text strings will still retrieve a link to the REMM home page:

* Radiation Emergency Medical Management
* Radiation Event Medical Management
* REMM

REMM's home page URL http://www.remm.nlm.gov and all interior page URLs are unchanged.
We changed the name to Radiation Emergency Medical Management in order to make it easier for users to find our content.

The REMM Team
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers
http://www.remm.nlm.gov

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through April 2010

For those of you who do not receive RSS updates of the GMR's blog, The Cornflower, here is a summary of the latest posts through April, 2010.

MedlinePlus Wows at Health Fair

Become an Official Videographer at MLA '10!

MLA '10 Conference Community - Get Connected Before and During the Conference!

A Message from the RML Director: Spring 2010

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

Get the RSS feed for the GMR blog: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/?feed=rss2

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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 60612-4330
312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX

From the GMR: E-Licensing Group Purchasing Questionnaire

Hello GMR Members!

The E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC at the GMR has been in contact with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) about possibly offering group purchasing of health-related online packages (ebooks, ejournals, databases, etc) to all GMR members in the 10-state region. In order to determine which packages might be initially offered to GMR members, we would like you to complete a questionnaire.

All of these are the electronic versions - no print versions. Please submit your completed survey by 5/31/2010. These offers are for new business only. The vendors are not at this time willing to change pre-existing packages. However, if this project brings them enough new business, they may take notice of it and be more inclined to offer deals for pre-existing packages.

There are virtually no price lists for any of these products. As is the case with many vendors, we won't know what price they are willing to come down to or discount they might offer, unless we know how many organizations are interested in the product in the first place. This is sort of the chicken/egg syndrome.

Please fill out the questionnaire, which can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/elicensing

Thank you!!

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
Phone: 312.996.2464
Fax: 312.996.2226
max@uic.edu

May 3, 2010

Registration for HSLM June 4, 2010 Workshops

Registration for the June 4, 2010 HSLM continuing education workshops is now open!

We are pleased to offer two sessions this year:

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials, open only to HSLM members. Seats are
limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Issues in Scholarly Communication for Health Sciences Librarians is open to all.

Workshop registration is free to all current HSLM members. After the morning workshops, please join us for lunch and the HSLM Annual Meeting. All events will be held at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.

Registration for non-members is $30.00. Please send checks made out to HSLM to:
Nicole Theis-Mahon, Bio-Medical Library, 325 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.

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

Register for these sessions at this link

See you on June 4!