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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


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