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May 31, 2011

From the GMR: NLM Releases Medicine in the America

NLM is pleased to announce that the first books digitized for the MHL collection are publicly available in our Repository "Digital Collections".

For more information about the collection "Medicine in the Americas" see the news announcement at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/medicine_in_americas.html

Digital Collections homepage: http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/

Reminder - HSLM Workshop and Annual Meeting, June 10th

We would like to invite you to register for the HSLM Workshop and Annual Meeting coming up Friday, June 10th.

We are pleased to offer a morning workshop, An Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science, e-Science, and Data Sharing for Health Sciences Librarians.. After the morning workshop, please join us for lunch and the HSLM Annual Meeting.

Details and registration link can be found here.

The registration deadline is Friday, June 3rd. Hope to see you there!

Anne Beschnett and Amy Claussen

Questions? please email Anne: besch015@umn.edu or Amy: akla0002@umn.edu

From the GMR: Making PubMed Work for You - ONLINE

The GMR is offering PubMed Online!

For the first time, we are offering the Making PubMed Work for You in an online format. This three-week course will cover the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us as we launch of this newest distance learning program which will run from June 13th through July 8, 2011. Register online with the NEW GMR registration system:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

Holly.

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
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

May 24, 2011

From the GMR: New MedlinePlus Tours

Today NLM posted a new version of the MedlinePlus tour in English and Spanish. The tours highlight important features of MedlinePlus and describe where you can find certain types of information on the site. The tours last approximately 8 minutes and they include audio.

We invite you to view the tours to see all the wonderful features MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español have to offer! There's also a downloadable version of each tour so you can play them without an Internet connection. If you have comments or questions about the MedlinePlus tours, send a message to the MedlinePlus team via the contact form on MedlinePlus.gov.

Naomi Miller
Manager, Consumer Health Information
National Library of Medicine
millern@mail.nlm.nih.gov

From the GMR: MedlinePlus Survey Results

A message from the National Library of Medicine:

Want to learn more about who is using MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español? Looking for the latest user statistics for your next presentation or outreach activity?

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 MedlinePlus user survey, powered by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The survey results give you a snapshot of a representative sample of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español users, their demographics, their reasons for visiting the site, and how they use the health information provided by MedlinePlus. Thousands of users voluntarily responsed to our online survey in 2010. Thank you if you were one of them.

Visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/survey2010/index.html to view the 2010 survey results for MedlinePlus.gov and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/survey2010/index.html to view the 2010 survey results for MedlinePlus en español. You can also find links to the 2010 survey results on the English and Spanish "About MedlinePlus" pages in the right column.

We hope you'll find this data interesting and helpful in your efforts to reach out to new and existing health information customers. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about the results.

Jennifer Jentsch
Reference & Web Services Section, NLM
Jentsch@mail.nih.gov

From the GMR: Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) and May 25th Teleconference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the availability of $100 million to support Community Transformation Grants. A conference call prior to the June 6th deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding will be held on Wednesday, May
25th.

Funding Information
Teleconference Information

Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) are authorized under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 for state and local governmental agencies, tribes and territories, and national and community-based organizations.

The CTGs will support the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming.

Funding is available to support evidence and practice-based community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.

Additionally, these grants were a key component of the Prevention Fund supported by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and other public health advocates for inclusion in the ACA. The CDC will be holding a conference call prior to the deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding. The Letters of Intent are due to CDC on Monday, June 6, 2011. The call-in information for the various time zones is posted below:

* Atlantic, Eastern and Central time zones May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

* Mountain and Pacific time zones May 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

Local and state government agencies, local and state non-profit organizations and federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

For additional information, please visit the Community Transformation Grants website where you can find additional resources and a list of frequently asked questions about the program and the application process:
http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=19241&em_id=14921.0

Thank you to the CDC and the APHA for this information.

Holly.

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

May 20, 2011

Registration Reminder - HSLM Workshop and Annual Meeting

Now that MLA is over, we wanted to send out a friendly reminder to register for the 2011 HSLM meeting and continuing education workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, June 3rd.

Details and registration link can be found here.

Hope to see you there!
Anne Beschnett and Amy Claussen

May 9, 2011

Minutes of the 4/20/11 HSLM Board Meeting

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 4/20/11:

Minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting 4/20/11 (Word document)

HSLM Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Workshop June 10th

Registration for the June 10th, 2011 HSLM continuing education workshop and annual meeting is now open!

We are pleased to offer a morning workshop, An Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science, e-Science, and Data Sharing for Health Sciences Librarians. After the morning workshop, please join us for lunch and the HSLM Annual Meeting.

An Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science, e-Science, and Data Sharing for Health Sciences Librarians
Layne M. Johnson, Ph.D. (email: Layne@umn.edu)

Course Description:

During the past couple of decades a convergence of technology, automation, computerization and networking has impacted the way that biomedical research is undertaken. The need for scientists to collaborate in order to stay competitive has never been greater. Their data and information needs have increased as well, and the roles of librarians and other information professionals in response to this need are yet unclear. Some librarians have been contributing to gain better insight of research and data management processes and are beginning to break ground to establish where Librarians can best impact current and future scientific research.

This introductory course will provide a background to help you understand how research science has evolved to its current state and why it is important for librarians who work with research to not only understand their information needs, but also to understand their data needs. We will explore this field by using a data life cycle model that will serve as a pathway to identify ways that librarians can assist researchers in their work. We will discuss areas where data literacy requires further understanding in the library community and we will discuss how Clinical and Translational Science, e-Science, and Data Sharing all work in synchrony to further our local, state, national and global scientific enterprise.

An annotated bibliography will be distributed for the course. Very little course preparation will be required, other than to get a good night's sleep the evening of June 9th, to bring an open mind, to keep a list of questions and issues that you would like covered during the course, and a willingness to establish relationships with the rest of the class members so that productive networking after the course is facilitated.

Schedule for the day's events:
8:30-9:00 AM Registration and light breakfast/coffee
9:00 AM-12:30 PM Health Informatics workshop
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-3:30 PM HSLM Annual Meeting
3:30-4:00 PM HSLM Board Meeting

The deadline for registration is Friday, June 3rd. Please fill out the form found here

We offer this event free of charge to current HSLM members. Non-HSLM members may attend the workshop for $30.00. Please send checks made out to HSLM to: Doreen Roberts, Medical Librarian, St. Luke's Hospital, 915 E. 1st St., Duluth, MN 55811
If you would like to become a HSLM member, please fill out the form found here.

The workshop and annual meeting will be held at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington. For directions, see: http://www.nwhealth.edu/aboutnw/direct.html

If you have any questions or are unable to fill out the online registration, please email Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu) or Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu).

See you on June 10th!
Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett


From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through April 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Another month of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, have wrapped up. Below is a list of the latest posts through April, 2011.

Do you have information about a particular project or activity that you would like to share with the Region? See Writing for The Cornflower for more information on how to post on the GMR blog.

Zar Symposium Registration Now Open

Disaster Information Outreach Symposium

Mount Carmel Opens New Consumer Health Library

Got Drugs?

Congratulations to GMR Sponsored Webcast Sites

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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: University of Illinois at Chicago will Serve as RML in 2011-2016

Network Members:

We are pleased to announce the the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences has received a new five-year contract with the National Library of Medicine to serve as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 3 of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The Press Release announcing the selection of all eight RMLs is found at:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nnlm_contracts_awarded_2011.html

The Library of the Health Sciences is honored to have the opportunity to lead our region in working toward the goals of improving access to biomedical information sources, promoting awareness of health information by members of the public, and improving electronic access to
health information. We look forward to working with all of you on these important goals.

Sincerely,

Kate

Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of
Medicine
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk Street (MC 763)
Chicago, Illinois 60612

From the GMR: Free webinar on mental health resources, 5/19 at 1:00

Hello, Network Members,

Join us for another in our series of webinars, Lake Effects, on Thursday May 19, at 1:00 pm central time. Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library, Spotlight on Students and Veterans, is approved for one hour continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. In addition, this class qualifies for the MLA-approved Consumer Health Information Specialization Program (CHIS) course credit.

Jacqueline Leskovec, GMR Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, and MCR Community Outreach Liaison, Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, will present on Tools and Resources for veterans and students--two populations at particular risk for suicide and other mental health issues.

Tune in online: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/
Request the system to call your phone or use the following dial-in information:

* Dial-in: 1-866-846-3997
* Passcode: 974772

Please register for this webinar since attendance is limited: http://tinyurl.com/3mpunjx. Thanks!

Jacqueline

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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