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October 31, 2011

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

Hello, Network Members,

Below is a summary of the latest posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower. If you didn't get a chance to receive a GMR Update in person during our fall travels, here's a link to the most recent GMR Update, October 2011: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

As usual, thank you for supporting the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM Show Off Your Apps Contest Winners Announced

Become a GMR Sponsored site for the MLA Webinar on E-Science

National Medical Librarians Month - GMR Projects Highlighted

Editor, The Cornflower

October 26, 2011

New issue of Mayo Clinic Libraries newsletter available

New Issue of Library Online Newsletter Available

October is National Medical Librarians Month! Explore the latest issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries containing a variety of articles and news items highlighting services and resources available to all Mayo Clinic employees and students.

Brief articles in this issue include a celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the National Library of Medicine, the recently concluded Library All Sites Meeting, and the introduction of MAX - M-ayo A-rchives X-plorer. MAX will debut on the Mayo intranet later this year as an online finding tool to help discover the extensive topics and collections acquired and organized by the Mayo Historical Unit illustrating the collective memory and history of Mayo Clinic. Other features in this issue include an update from the National Library of Medicine, a listing of new library subject guides, a book review of "Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine", and recurring columns of "What's your Reference Question?", library staff kudos, activities, and publications.

From the GMR: NLM Associate Fellowship - recruiting for 2012-2013

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
* Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
* Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
* Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
* Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
* Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
* A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2011)
* Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
* Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2012. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 3, 2012. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov.

October 21, 2011

From the GMR: Subject: National Medicare Training Program To Offer CEU Credits for Training

The National Medicare Training Program is pleased to announce our Medicare training webinar schedule.

These training sessions provide current, accurate, consistent Medicare information and materials for people who are new to Medicare and those people wanting a refresher. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this program.

To receive credit participants must:
§ Complete the pre-assessment
§ Attend all four hours of the training
§ Complete the course registration and evaluation
§ Complete the post-test with an aggregate score of at least 70%.

Please visit http://www.cms.gov/NationalMedicareTrainingProgram/Web-based%20Training.asp for accreditation statements and authors and disclosure information. CEU credit for this course expires December 15, 2013.

This webinar features:
§ A primer in hospital (Part A), medical (Part B), Medicare Advantage (Part C), and prescription drug (Part D) coverage in Medicare.
§ Current Medicare topics
§ A review of CMS resources for practical application

Webinar sessions will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, ET on the following dates:
§ November 1, 2011 and November 2, 2011
§ March 6, 2012 and March 7, 2012
§ June 5, 2012 and June 6, 2012
§ October 2, 2012 and October 3, 2012

Click the link below to register for the November 1 and 2, 2011 session.

Please complete the registration form and select a password that is 8 characters long and contains one capital letter and a number. If you have previously attended a webinar with us please select "click here" at the top of the page. You will be redirected and asked to enter your login (your email address) and password. If you do not remember you password, please click the "Forgot your password?" link.

The pre-assessment must be completed prior to the start of the webinar. You will not be able to participate in the webinar if you have not completed the pre-assessment.

The registration links for the 2012 webinars will be sent two weeks prior to the training webinar date.

Please direct any questions to nmtp@cms.hhs.gov

October 17, 2011

From the GMR: PubMed Course online starts Oct 24th

Just a reminder that there are still open "seats" available in our online version of Making PubMed Work for You which runs from October 24th through November 14, 2011. This is final time the class will be offered in 2011.

This free three-week course covers 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 during the week of October 24th and learn new things about PubMed. Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.


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
fax: 312-996-2226

October 12, 2011

From the GMR: Resource Guide on Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women

News about new resource guides:

The six national Pediatric Pulmonary Training Programs and the MCH Library, all of whom are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), have released a new set of resource guides about sleep and sleep disorders in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women.

Sleep in Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women: Knowledge Path can be used by health professionals, researchers, and community advocates to learn more about sleep, to improve diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_sleep.html.

Sleep in Babies, Kids, Teens, and Pregnant Women: Resources for Families links to sleep centers and specialists and websites about sleep and sleep problems. A separate section presents websites for adolescents. This family resource brief is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_sleep.html.

Sleep: Resources for Schools points to websites and materials for educating students and their families, teachers, and school staff about sleep and sleep disorders. The school resource brief is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/schools/srb_sleep.html.

October 5, 2011

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

Hello, Network Members,

Here's a summary of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, through the month of September.

Archivists to Host Medical History Symposium

usa.gov Reform

IFTTT - If This Then That - New Way to Visualize Data

Awards Announced to Enhance the Public Health Infrastructure

Health Data Tools and Statistics from PHPartners

Happy reading,

Editor, The Cornflower

October 3, 2011

From the GMR: New Group Purchasing Offer Available

Hello, Network Members,

As you might recall, we have been trying to put together packages of e-journals, e-books, etc. of interest to the membership. We have partnered with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) in Michigan to negotiate with vendors on our behalf. There is a new offer available to NN/LM GMR member institutions as well as updated information about existing offers. This link, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html, will bring you to the entry page - but the actual offers are on a secure page that is password protected. This secure page is accessible via the link above. For those of you who do not already have the password, please contact me to obtain it. Contact information for our negotiator is also on this secure page. The GMR is NOT doing the negotiating - we are just making you aware of offers available to our region.


Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator/DOCLINE
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)