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September 30, 2010

From the GMR: New Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

Dear GMR Members,

Today, MedlinePlus released 100 new English and Spanish monographs on a broad range of dietary supplements and herbal remedies. The new content is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). Some of the highlights of the new monographs include:

  • Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work
  • Effectiveness ratings for different indications
  • Safety concerns, including special precautions and warnings
  • Information on interactions with medications, foods, and other herbs and supplements
  • Dosages that have been studied in scientific research
  • Extensive lists of references, with links to PubMed
  • A "Share" button on each monograph that allows users to easily share the content with friends and family
The content from NMCD replaces the Natural Standard monographs that were previously on MedlinePlus. If you bookmarked any monographs from Natural Standard, MedlinePlus will automatically redirect you to the new information when equivalent content is available. Please review and update your bookmarks.

If you have questions or comments about the new content, please contact the MedlinePlus team by using the "Contact Us" link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page.

Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax

From the GMR: Position Opening in Wisconsin

This message is from Kathy Strube of Aurora Health Care.


New Librarian Position at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton

The Aurora Health Care Libraries at their new Aurora Medical Center, Grafton location at I-43 and Hwy 60 seek an enthusiastic and service-oriented full time Librarian to join their team.

The new Resource Center Library is a 920 sq. ft. library, part of an integrated library system of seven Aurora Libraries and 15 library staff serving 15 hospitals, 29,000 caregivers, 3,600 physicians, and 140 residents. Aurora Health Care is a national leader in developing and implementing best practices in clinical improvement and disease management. The Aurora Libraries web site has over 39,000 hits/month.

Responsibilities: Is the Reference Librarian with primary responsibility for serving health professionals, patients, and community members at the Grafton location. Must enjoy and be effective at teaching use of library resources. Will be responsible for Interlibrary Loan, collection development, and marketing at the Grafton site. Must have a passion for advancing Clinical Librarianship through attending Interdisciplinary rounds, visiting patients referred by nursing staff, or attending Morning Report for interested departments. May be asked to contribute to various hospital committees or projects. Will help create and manage the hospital web site and newsletter.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLIS; one year of experience in heath care reference and interlibrary loan preferred; experience with OVID and PubMed MEDLINE and DOCLINE preferred; demonstrated ability to be a team player and effective teacher; proven ability to provide excellent service; excellent written and verbal communication skills; up-to-date technology skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web design, Internet searching, and Web 2.0.

Salary: The range starts at $42,120 and is commensurate with experience. Great benefits including a great library team to work with. Please apply online at www.aurora.org.

September 29, 2010

From the GMR: Invitation to Participate in Value of Library study

Do you want to demonstrate the impact of your library on patient care? Join a study on the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care <http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/value.html> sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Please consider joining your colleagues in demonstrating the value of libraries in patient care!

Using an online survey and interviews, the study will investigate the impact of library resources and services on clinical decision-making. Study facilitators will be asked to identify an institutional champion to help promote the study, and to distribute the online survey to physicians, residents, and nurses in their institution. The survey will be launched in March 2011.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the Study Participation Interest Form <http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valueinterest.html> today. You will be contacted by the study team regarding your library's eligibility, and about how to get started. If you would like a mentor to provide support and answer questions, one of the study team members will be happy to work closely with you.

Please contact MAR Network Services Coordinator Neil Romanosky (neil.romanosky@med.nyu.edu) or MAR Planning and Evaluation Coordinator Sue Hunter (sue.hunter@med.nyu.edu) with questions about the study.

Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
President, Medical Library Association
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

From the GMR: NLM's 'Digital Collections'

NLM Launches "Digital Collections," a Repository for Access to and Preservation of Digitized Biomedical Resources


Digital Collections is the National Library of Medicine's free online archive of biomedical books and videos. All the content in Digital Collections is in the public domain and freely available worldwide. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM's rich, historical

Digital Collections uses a suite of open source and NLM-created software.

Two collections start us off:
* Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Text and Images
* Films and Videos (administered by the Historical Audiovisuals Program)


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

September 23, 2010

From the GMR: NLM: OMHRC American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Awards

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) is pleased to announce the American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Tribal Awards for FY 2011.

The Tribal Initiative on HIV/AIDS is a capacity building, training, and technical assistance project of the OMHRC, funded by the Minority AIDS Initiative, and in collaboration with the Indian Health Service National HIV/AIDS Program. The Initiative aims to directly address and support HIV/AIDS education, testing, anti-stigma, LGBT and Two-Spirit outreach and programs.

Please see the attached announcement for the full description, application and forms.
Thank you,
Evonne Bennett-Barnes (Comanche/Navajo)
Capacity Building Specialist
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
1101 Wootton Parkway, STE 650
Rockville, MD 20852
800-444-6472 ext. 281
Fax: 301-251-2160

OMHRC Tribal HIV miniaward Application (Word Document)

September 21, 2010

From the GMR: POSITION DESCRIPTION: Urban Libraries Council seeks senior program manager

Greetings all,

We're very excited to share the attached position for a ULC Senior Program Manager with you. Please assist us in spreading the word. Details are also available on the ULC website at www.urbanlibraries.org.

Veronda J. Pitchford
Membership Executive
Urban Libraries Council
125 S. Wacker, Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60606
Direct: 312-676-0958
Cell: 773-656-2356
Fax: 312-676-0950
ULC's General information number: 312-676-0999

Urban Libraries Council
Senior Program Manager
Position Opening:

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has spent more than thirty years enriching urban
communities by strengthening their public libraries. A member association of North America's leading public library systems, ULC's members are thought leaders dedicated to leadership, innovation and the continuous transformation of libraries.

The full time Senior Program Manager will manage ULC's key program initiatives from
development through implementation and report to the CEO/ President. ULC's programs are acclaimed for inspiring new organizational models that invigorate urban libraries and enable them to provide the best possible services. ULC's programs focus on the critical issues facing cities and counties including: economic and work force development, sustainability, technology infrastructure, health and public safety and education/lifelong learning.

Areas of Responsibility:
• Identify strategic issues and trends critical to urban libraries and the communities which
they serve
• Develop programs, conferences and initiatives that support library systems
• Implement complex, multi-year research and demonstration projects
• Manage initiatives including partnership development, grant writing, research
management, meeting planning and identification of leading practices

• Masters in Public Administration, Urban Planning or Library Science
• Knowledge and experience working with local governments and public libraries
• Successful experience in program development, including proposal writing and project
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Strong organization and project management experience

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. ULC offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance and an employer funded retirement plan.

Please send cover letter and resume by Friday, October 15, 2010, to resumes@urbanlibraries.org
Attention: Angela Goodrich, Finance and Administration Executive.

September 20, 2010

Position available at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries: Liaison/Information Specialist

Health Sciences Libraries

The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota are developing a new model of liaison support for the six health professions schools and the interdisciplinary centers and programs of the University's Academic Health Center. We are fostering the role of "informationist" to couple domain knowledge with information management expertise embedded into our users' environment, both physically and virtually and are looking for an individual to join our highly collaborative team.

We seek an innovative, energetic, service-oriented professional who has both subject knowledge in the health professions or the sciences, and information management expertise to support the patient care, research, knowledge management and instructional and life-long learning needs of health professions and graduate students, faculty and staff. This individual will be expected to forge new relationships and create new initiatives that respond to trends in patient care and clinical information, scientific, interdisciplinary, and clinical research, including exploring with faculty new models of scholarly communication, publishing, and the challenges of data curation. The successful candidate will also contribute to the profession, and is expected to pursue scholarly research of his/her own, or as a member of health science research teams.

For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=90302

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

September 16, 2010

MLA Webcast Nov 10th - Become a GMR Sponsored Site

HSLM Members - The GMR is again sponsoring MLA Webcast sites for the fall webcast on E-Books ( more info below), and will sponsor up to 2 sites in Minnesota. We usually try to host one in the metro and one outside. If you're interested in hosting at your institution, send a note to the HSLM list (hslm@uic.edu) to let others know so that we can try to coordinate and make the most of this opportunity!

The GMR is offering to sponsor a number of webcast sites for the upcoming MLA Webcast:
ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library
November 10, 2010
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., central time

Visit http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/mlawebcast.html for detailed information on how to become a sponsored site.

The GMR will cover the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for this webcast. Because of the limited number of sites we can sponsor, we encourage you to work with your state and local librarian groups to identify centralized locations. Sites will be selected based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of

The deadline to email/fax your registration and email additional information to the GMR is noon on Friday, October 22, 2010.

Site coordinators will receive one (1) activity point applicable to their Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) membership.

Contact Holly Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, if you have any questions, and for more information on this important webcast visit: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/ebooks/


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

September 15, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting: Library Director at Wayne State

Director of the Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University is seeking a dynamic librarian with a commitment to excellence in customer service and a record of successful leadership who wishes to work in a fast-paced environment where planning, assessment, innovation, staff development and service are emphasized. Reporting to the Dean, University Library System, and working together with the other members of the Library Leadership team, the Director of the Shiffman Medical Library will provide leadership and direction for service delivery, building of faculty and student relationships, and developing collections.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Director of the Shiffman Medical Library is responsible for planning and managing the daily operations of the library, including organizing and leading a staff of 4 librarians and 12 support staff. The Director oversees management and development of a collection which includes approximately 148,000 journal volumes, 71,000 books and access to an outstanding array of electronic resources. The Director also oversees the Pharmacy & Health Sciences Learning Resource Center located at the Applebaum College. The Director is responsible for addressing the needs of the Medical School and for maintaining and fostering positive relationships between the medical library and its constituents, including students, faculty, alumni, and community members. The Medical Library Director administrative appointment resides in the Library System and reports to the Dean of the Library System. The Director serves as a member of the Collections and Operations Team and works collaboratively with other directors in the library system to determine policy and recommend strategies on system-wide issues.

Minimum Qualification: Qualified candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, relevant experience in administering an academic medical library and a strong commitment to excellent public service. A record of leadership and scholarship is also required.

The Director is an essential resource for meeting the research, teaching and scholarship needs of a diverse faculty and student body and should have outstanding knowledge of how to fill these needs. The Director must have a strong understanding of how emerging technologies can be applied to the research and support mission of the Shiffman Medical Library.

Salary & Benefits: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and experience. Wayne State offers dental and health plan options; TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation.

The Shiffman Medical Library:
The Shiffman Medical Library supports the research, education and clinical and public health care information needs for the university and major hospitals within the Detroit Medical Center. The library maintains access to all major health sciences, bio-scientific and consumer health databases; a core collection of journals dating to the mid-19th century; and books in print and electronically.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine: Founded in 1869 as the Detroit Medical College, the WSU School of Medicine was the first established school of what would eventually become Wayne State University. As Detroit's only medical school, the mission of the WSU School of Medicine is to raise the health status of the community and improve the delivery of health care to the surrounding area through scientific advancement, clinical service and the training of practicing physicians in the region. The WSU School of Medicine is composed of over 750 clinical and nearly 200 basic science faculty members. At WSU, more than 1200 medical students, 900 physicians-in-training and 400 basic science graduate students make up the largest medical school on one campus in the country. In partnership with the several health systems, the WSU School of Medicine has emerged today as one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, hosting one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the United States with some 900 residents and fellows. Long regarded as a premier site for clinical training, the WSU School of Medicine has also established itself as a major center for research. Research initiatives by medical school faculty have risen to a base of over $137 million. The School has six dedicated research laboratory buildings located on the medical campus. Although the school's faculty are comprised of experts in almost all medical fields, the institution houses centers of excellence in women's and children's health, cancer, neuroscience and population studies.

The Campus & University Libraries:
Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's University Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theatres, most within walking distance. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings. The University Library System includes Public Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, New Media and Information Technology, Office for Teaching & Learning, School of Library and Information Science, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) and Library Administrative Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/.

Application Procedure:
Please submit electronically to posting # 036923 a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Sharon Phillips, Library Director, Search Committee Chair, for additional information regarding the position specifics at: ae7228@wayne.edu.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer.

From the GMR: E-Licensing Group Initial Offer

Hello all!

You may recall that we are working with MCLS in Michigan to try to find suitable product offers for our members. The goal is to be able to lower costs for member libraries by group purchasing of products and services.

The first offer is for Ovid Nursing Full-Text Plus. Please check out this page for general information about the E-Licensing Group: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html. If you would like to know more about the offers as they come in, you will need to be a member of the E-Licensing Group Listserv. The user name and password for secure pages will be only made available this way.

There is sort of a short turn-around for this offer, so if you are interested at all, please contact Diana at services@mcls.org - and be sure to join the listserv to be kept informed of upcoming offers.

We are working to get trial information listed on this page shortly.


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

September 14, 2010

St. Kate's Accreditation Prep Session

For those interested in St. Kate's journey to accreditation for their MLIS program - the accreditation review panel visit is coming up soon. Please consider attending the prep session this coming Monday.

Accreditation Prep Session
Monday, September 20th
Rauenhorst Hall, Coeur de Catherine

In preparation for the External Review Panel visit during October 3-5, the Master of Library and Information Science program at St. Catherine University will hold an accreditation prep session for all LIS stakeholders. Please join us in showing your support for the MLIS program and learn how you can affect the Committee on Accreditation's decision.

Join the MLIS Community in preparing for the External Review Panel visit.

  • Refreshments will be served

  • Talking points will be discussed

  • PowerPoint on the Program Presentation

  • Executive Summary of Chapters

  • Student Learning Outcomes

For more information, please contact David Peterson at pete2084@umn.edu or 612-624-2142

September 13, 2010

Invitation to Attend 2010 Mayo Clinic Libraries Retreat

Dear HSLM Colleagues,

This is an invitation to attend two special sessions that are occurring on the first day of the 2010 Mayo Clinic Libraries "All Sites Retreat" on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Rochester. The sessions described below will be held in Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building, Mayo Clinic. A continental breakfast in the Plummer Library will begin at 7:15 AM followed by the morning sessions at Geffen, and we will conclude with lunch in the Plummer Library. You are also invited to join us for breakfast and lunch.

"Dr. Jack": At 8:00 AM there will be a short reading by a member of the Library staff from the book Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog. Author Matt Dacy, Illustrator Bob Morreale, Dr. Jack's owner Marcia Fritzmeier and Dr. Jack will present "Two Paws Up: The Story Behind the Story of Dr. Jack the Helping Dog". ("Dr. Jack" is a miniature pinscher and part of the Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic).

"No Time to Think": At 9:30 David M. Levy, Ph.D. will deliver a keynote address on technology and information overload entitled "No Time to Think". Dr. Levy is professor, Information School, the University of Washington, Seattle. A technologist by training, with a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford, he worked for twenty years as a researcher in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where he focused on the nature of documents and the tools used to create them. His book, Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (Arcade, 2001) explored the nature and cultural significance of the transition from paper to digital forms. During the academic year 2005-2006, he was the holder of Papamarkou Chair in Education and Technology at the Library of Congress where his research focused on information and the quality of life. Dr. Levy will share his belief that "today's information overload requires not just better management of information but the creation of space and time for thinking and reflection".

Please join us on Monday, October 11th for Dr. Jack's heartwarming story and Dr. Levy's lecture "No Time to Think". There is no formal registration and no cost, but we would like to know in advance if you will be joining us for some or all of the program, particularly if you will be joining us for breakfast or lunch so that we can make sure that we have enough food. If you are able to join us please let Barb Tarpenning know by Friday, October 1, 2010.

Here is the October 11, 2010 schedule:

7:15 - 7:45 Continental Breakfast - Plummer Library - 11th Floor Cyber Cafe
7:45 - 7:55 Walk to Geffen Auditorium, Subway Level - Gonda Building
8:00 - 9:15 Introductions & "Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog"
9:15 - 9:30 Stretch Break
9:30 - 11:00 David M. Levy, PhD: "No Time to Think" followed by Q&A
11:30 - 1:00 Time to Think Break (walk to Plummer) and LUNCH

Warm regards -- Michael

J. Michael Homan | Director of Libraries | Mayo Clinic Libraries | Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics | College of Medicine | 507-284-9595 | Assistant: 507-284-2543 | Fax: 507-284-1038 | homan@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 | www.mayoclinic.org

Calling All Volunteers for the 2011 Medical Library Association Conference in Minneapolis!

This is a recruitment call for volunteers to help staff and participate in various volunteer activities for the up-coming 2011 Medical Library Association annual conference. The conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from Friday, May 13th through Wednesday, May 18th at the Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Why volunteer and if so, what types of volunteer jobs are there, you may ask?
For MLA members, this is a way to give back to your profession, opportunity to network with colleagues and an activity to add to your CV or annual performance appraisal (you also get to add a volunteer ribbon to your conference badge).

For non-MLA members (non-professional staff included), if you have never been to a national conference, or to a Medical Library Association Conference or it has just been awhile since you have attended a large conference, this is an excellent opportunity to do so with very little cost. For every four hours of volunteering, a non-MLA member receives a free one-day registration pass to the conference. This includes entry to keynote speakers, paper and poster sessions and the exhibit hall (get your fill of pens, pencils, notepads and other freebies!), but does not include lunches or receptions. The more hours you volunteer, the more days you can attend -- you get pick which days you go. Also, for those who elect to do their volunteering by being part of the conference bag stuffing brigade, a free lunch is included.

Potential volunteer activities include a 3-5 hour stretch stuffing conference bags on the Thursday afternoon before the official opening of the conference; manning the hospitality booth (show off your home town!) and monitoring the members resource room and placement center (good place to catch up on some reading or lap-top work).

Below is a link to a form for you to fill out. Later this spring you will get greater details about actual volunteer schedules, times, places and dates.

Click here to fill out the MLA Volunteer Form.

Thanks in advance to all who elect to participate in this exciting opportunity,

Katherine Chew
Volunteer Assistance Subcommittee for the 2011 Medical Library Association Annual Conference


September 10, 2010

From the GMR: Emergency Access Initiative for Pakistan

Please excuse any duplication. The following message was posted to DOCLINE-L
today. If your library is involved with any Pakistani libraries or relief
efforts, please let us know.

Charniel McDaniels, MS
DOCLINE Coordinator
University of Illinois at Chicago
Please include your LIBID in your response

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 10:18 AM
Subject: [DOCLINE-L] Full-text material for Pakistan


The National Library of Medicine announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in Pakistan. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 60 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.

While the project was established to assist libraries affected by disasters in the United States, NLM and the publishers are activating the Emergency Access Initiative in light of the growing healthcare issues developing in the aftermath of widespread flooding in Pakistan.

The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.

EAI is not an open access collection - it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in Pakistan, please let them know of this service.

Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov

NLM thanks the participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People's Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.

Sample journal titles:
. Accident and emergency nursing
. American journal of infection control
. Annals of internal medicine
. Archives of surgery
. Burns
. Depression and anxiety
. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness
. Environmental toxicology and pharmacology
. International journal of cardiology
. International journal of infectious diseases
. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
. Journal of emergency medicine
. Journal of traumatic stress
. Lancet
. New England journal of medicine
. Surgery

Sample book titles:
. Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy
. Public health & preventive medicine
. Trauma
. Handbook of critical care
. Human virology
. Infectious diseases: the clinician's guide to diagnosis, treatment and
. AHFS drug information

Online Databases:
. Cochrane database of systematic reviews
. DynaMed
. UpToDate

For questions regarding the Emergency Access Initiative, please email custserv@nlm.nih.gov or call 1-888-346-3656 in the United States, or
301-594-5983 internationally.

- Maria

September 9, 2010

From the GMR: CE: Can You Hear Me Now - How to Make a Podcast - Live Online

Network Members,

I wanted to let you know that the class: "Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast" will be delivered Live Online on October 20 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am using Adobe Connect. This class is free and if you have not taken it before, it's a lot of fun. Here is more information about it:

"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 live, online session will cover the first half of the class, including an introduction to concepts and a demo of the creation process. The self-paced session will cover the second half of the class, which includes the hands-on portion. You will be given instruction as to how to complete the second half of the class, during the live portion."

You will earn 3 MLA CE Credits. If you are interested in registering for this class, please do so via our calendar, which can be found here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NNLMGMR

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

September 8, 2010

From the GMR: MedlinePlus Mobile adds dictionary

The National Library of Medicine just added the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary to MedlinePlus Mobile. Merriam-Webster's mobile-optimized medical dictionary contains the same entries and definitions that you'll find on the full MedlinePlus site. Using it is simple. Point the web browser on your mobile device to the MedlinePlus Mobile home page at http://m.medlineplus.gov/ and click on the Dictionary link to look up a word. The mobile-optimized medical dictionary also includes audio pronunciations for many of the entries. Feel free to share the news of this exciting enhancement with your colleagues, family and friends. Send questions to Loren Frant (Loren.Frant@nih.gov).

September 7, 2010

From the GMR: New AIDSinfo mobile site

Attention mobile users - you definitely want to visit this new site!

The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at http://m.aidsinfo.nih.gov.

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site!

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.

AIDSinfo now offers a mobile site that allows users to access its resources and information on-the-go. The new site optimizes many of the main site's features for phones and other mobile devices. When viewing AIDSinfo on your mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site. JavaScript must be enabled on your device for the mobile site to function properly. The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at http://m.aidsinfo.nih.gov.

The following AIDSinfo features are available on the mobile site:

  • Guidelines: Federally approved medical practice guidelines related to HIV/AIDS, available in PDF format.

  • Clinical Trials: Clinical trials database to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS, searchable by topic or keyword.

  • Drugs: Database of fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs, searchable by drug name, drug class, or via an A-Z index.

  • Glossary: Database of medical and scientific terms related to HIV/AIDS treatment and research, searchable by keyword or via an A-Z index.

  • e-newsletter: AIDSinfo weekly newsletter showcasing the latest on HIV/AIDS treatment and research.

  • Twitter: Tweets about HIV/AIDS research and treatment from AIDSinfo, available from the Twitter mobile site.

  • HIV Awareness Days: AIDSinfo specialty pages marking annual HIV/AIDS awareness days.

  • Questions?: Contact information for the AIDSinfo call center, where information specialists are available to answers questions via online chat, phone, and e-mail.

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

Hello, Network Members,

Another month of posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower is listed below for your convenience. Check them out!

NIMH Seeks Proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program

WOW! Thanks! Customer Service in a Technology Driven World

More ARRA Funding Comes to the GMR Region (again)

NLM Promotional Materials

Hardin Library's CTSA Community Engagement Outreach Project

NTCC in KY in OCT: FREE PubMed, TOXNET and Beyond Training

Health Information Translations: Preparing for Disasters

Meeting End-of-Life Needs

Thanks to all our Network members who shared their news last month. Happy autumn!

Editor, The Cornflower


Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
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September 3, 2010

MLA 2011 CE Courses Needing Computer Labs

Hello HSLMers! I've had the following request from Deb Cavanaugh at MLA HQ:

I'm currently working on the schedule of CE courses for MLA '11. We have a few courses that will need an offsite hands-on facility. Ideally we would like something within walking distance of the conference hotel and convention center. I was hoping you could assist us and make some recommendations for the offsites. Name of the facility, location and a contact person would be really helpful. My best estimate is that we will need 3 computer classrooms each day (Friday (May 13), Saturday (14th), Wednesday (18th). Once I hear from you, I will go ahead and contact the facility to make arrangements.

Since Deb prefers within walking distance of the Convention Center, I will provide her with a google map of colleges in the downtown area, but they can also arrange for bus transport if needed. In that case, our library here at Bio-Med has a computer classroom and could accommodate a class on Saturday the 14th, and possibly Friday the 13th and Wednesday the 18th. [Although this is big graduation time at the U, so there will be some congestion in the area, though not at the library]

But are there others among you who might be possibilities on one or more of those dates? As Deb notes, one of our conference planners would make a site visit while here on Sept 22nd to assess suitability for their needs, so I'd like to present her with several options to explore.

Thanks! Linda

Linda Watson, MLS,AHIP,FMLA
Director, Health Sciences Libraries
450B Diehl Hall; 505 Essex St SE
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN 55455
612-626-7039 (voice)
612-626-5822 (fax)

September 2, 2010

From the GMR: Call for Nominations for MLA Eliot Prize

Call for the 2010 Ida & George Eliot Prize Nominations

Application Deadline: November 1, 2010

The MLA Ida & George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year which has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The recipient receives a cash award of $200 and a certificate at the annual meeting. Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors for details and a nomination application form. Please email Mary Markland, Jury Chair at markland@medicine.nodak.edu if you have additional questions.

September 1, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting from NLM: Chief, Technical Services

Position Title: Chief, Technical Services Division
Organization: National Library of Medicine
Closing Date: September 17, 2010
Salary Range: $123,758-155,500

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver data to millions of users every day, including scientists, health professionals, and the public. NLM plays a pivotal role in enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior. In support of this mission, NLM seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief, Technical Services Division with responsibility for the Library's technical services and collection development functions to build and organize a collection of over 12,000.000 items, including selection and acquisition of electronic and print materials, licensing, processing, cataloging and metadata description. The Chief of the Technical Services Division reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations in managing the operations of 90 employees in the Serial Records, Selection and Acquisitions, and Cataloging Sections; formulating and interpreting policies; analyzing technical services programs for continuous improvement; developing and monitoring operational and collection budgets; and staffing requirements. The office of the Chief, TSD also oversees the deployment of the integrated library management system with the OPAC and other automated enhancements to facilitate access to the collection resources. The incumbent will take the lead in developing and implementing innovative redesign of processing workflows for acquisitions and cataloging, expanding the scope of electronic resources for the collection, launching a digital repository, and reshaping the Division's workforce to meet the challenges of new organizational priorities.

NLM's unique position as the world's largest biomedical library, its dedicated and diverse staff, and a history of developing technology solutions to improve the collection, processing, and dissemination of information provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced library professional with a strong background managing technical services in a complex library environment, outstanding communications skills and a results-oriented approach to problem solving. As a national library, NLM works closely with the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, National Archives and Records Administration, American Library Association, other government agencies, institutions and international organizations to develop standards, policies and workable long-term solutions to problems facing research libraries today. The Chief of NLM's Technical Services Division serves as the Library's expert on collection development and technical processing and represents NLM at national venues and professional groups and organizations with opportunities to engage in national level collaborations and partnerships.

For full position description and qualifications visit USAJobs:

Complete posting on USAJOBS
Supervisory Librarian
Technical Services Division, Library Operations
Closing Date: 09/17/2010

From the GMR: Funding Opportunities - 2011 NIH Director's Award Programs

NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Award Program
Announcing funding for Transformative Research Projects (T-R01) Award Program:

* Exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research
* Clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science research projects
* Up to $25 million total costs per year for a single project
* One-third of total funding budget geared to projects with more than $1 Million in direct costs.

The deadline for submitting Transformative Research Project applications is October 27, 2010 with Letters of Intent due by September 27, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-010). Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions about the Transformative Research Projects Program is available at: http://commonfund.nih.gov/T-R01. Send questions to T_R01@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Director's Pioneer and New Innovator Awards Program

NIH welcomes proposals for 2011 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Pioneer Awards:

  • Up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years

  • Open to scientists at any career stage.

New Innovator Awards:

  • Up to $1.5 million in direct costs over 5 years

  • For early stage investigators (ESI), defined as those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency.

NIH expects to make at least 7 Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2011. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.

The deadline for submitting Pioneer Award applications is September 13, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-008) and http://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer for more information. Send questions to pioneer@nih.gov.

The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is September 20, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-009) and http://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator for more information. Send questions to newinnovator@nih.gov.

The NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap) encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. Additional information about the NIH Common Fund can be found at http://commonfund.nih.gov.

From the GMR: NLM Resource Update: crude oil and dispersants added to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services has added crude oil and dispersant records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB).

In response to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the HSDB development team and the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP) compiled and reviewed data for crude oil, Corexit 9500, and Corexit 9527 records. Although many dispersants exist, the two selected were most widely used during recent oil clean up efforts in the United States Gulf area and are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of authorized dispersants for use on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule.

The HSDB records include data on human health effects, animal toxicity studies, environmental fate and exposure, and hazard information.