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November 16, 2011

Library Exhibit & Reception: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

The Metropolitan State University Library is proud to host The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wall-Paper, a traveling exhibit developed and produced by the Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. The exhibit will be on display on the 2nd floor of the library until December 31, 2011.

Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit on Thursday, November 17 between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in LIB 218. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Description: In the late nineteenth century, women challenged traditions that excluded them from political and intellectual life as medical experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying story titled The Yellow Wall-Paper. Her famous tale continues to serve as an indictment of the medical profession and social conventions that restrict women's professional and creative opportunities.

Metropolitan State University Library & Learning Center
645 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

For more information see http://libguides.metrostate.edu/yellowwallpaper or contact Martha Hardy at martha.hardy@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1635.

November 15, 2011

Registration Reminder - MLA Webcast

This is just a reminder to register by the end of the day (Tuesday, November 15th), for the Medical Library Association's educational webcast, "Connecting E-Science and Team Science" on Friday, November 18, 2011, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., hosted by the Allina Hospitals & Clinics Library Services.

Full details and the registration form can be found here:

Hope to see you there!

November 7, 2011

From the GMR: Lake Effects November 17: So You Want to Do Outreach?

Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1pm Central time (12pm Mountain, 2 pm Eastern) for our next Lake Effects webinar, So You Want to Do Outreach? Join us for a presentation on outreach in the GMR. Included will be an overview of outreach, definitions, tips and tricks and a look at the GMR's distributed model for outreach in the Region. Get to know your state's designated GMR Outreach Librarians and learn about funding opportunities for outreach.

Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator

Meeting URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects

If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the GMR Website soon after the presentation.

Please use conference number: 1-866-846-3997, Participant Code: 974772, if you are unable to call through Adobe Connect.

Registered participants will be offered 1.0 hr of MLA CE credit. Please register: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration. Space is limited to 150 people.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future GMR Lake Effects webcasts.

Cost: Free

Verify your system supports Adobe Connect at:

If your computer fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

We look forward to 'seeing' you at this presentation!


Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference

We want you! Please mark your calendars for a Cascade of Knowledge at the 2012 conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association-Association des Bibliothèques de la Santé du Canada, June 11-15, Hamilton, ON.

Check out our website @ http://chla-absc.ca/2012/

1. We've issued a Call for Papers: deadline is Dec. 16. Theme is unrestricted. For info: http://chla-absc.ca/2012/index.php/presentations/information-for-presenters

2.We're getting social! Join the planning team and our conference mascot, TC Hammer, on:
Facebook: CHLA ABSC 2012 https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHLA-ABSC-2012/251525734899867?ref=ts
Twitter: @chlaabsc12
Linkedin Group: CHLA ABSC 2012 Conference

Elizabeth Yates
Publicity Co-ordinator, CHLA-ABSC 2012

Elizabeth Yates, MLIS
Special Projects
Health Sciences Library, McMaster University
905-525-9140, ext. 22728

November 4, 2011

From the GMR: Free webcast: Biomedical Publishing 101

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) and Greater Midwest Region (GMR) invite you to join a free 90 minute webcast, Biomedical Publishing 101, to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 beginning at 9:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. It was created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors.

This 90-minute webcast provides an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online. The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.

The presenter is John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc., with moderation by Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the NN/LM MidContinental Region and Training Center.

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication. All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters. Key topics to be covered include:

• The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
• The Publishing Process
• Publication Ethics
• Production & Delivery
• Practical Considerations
• The Road Ahead

Please register for the webcast at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1475 There is a limit of 120 connections and site registrations (one connection for a conference room) are encouraged. Priority will be given to participants in the states served by the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR and WA) and the Greater Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI). You will receive confirmation of your registration or notification of placement on a waitlist within several days. Webcast connection instructions will be provided upon confirmation of your registration.

If you have additional questions about the webcast, please contact Holly Burt in the GMR (haburt@uic.edu) and Nikki Dettmar in the PNR (snydern@uw.edu). We look forward to seeing you there!

MLA Webcast - Connecting E-science and Team Science : The Changing Nature of Research

MLA Webcast - Connecting E-science and Team Science : The Changing Nature of Research

The Allina Hospitals & Clinics Library Services will be hosting the Medical Library Association's educational webcast, "Connecting E-Science and Team Science" on Friday, November 18, 2011, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

As part of this programming, the Allina Library Services and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota will be sponsoring a lunch (open to current HSLM members) before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Tuesday November 15th using the link below.

Please indicate if you will be joining us for lunch using the FORM BELOW. There is no fee for this event.

Lunch and informal conversation: Begins at 12:00
Webcast: 1:00-2:30
Wrap up conversation 2:30-3:30

For a complete webcast agenda, go to:

Program Objectives
* This webcast will introduce information professionals to a brief introduction and a review of the last 6 months of advances in eScience
* The Spectrum of Research will provide an understanding of the uniqueness of multiple disciplines including Laboratory, Clinical, Outcomes/Community Engagement, and the concept of Translational Research
* Provide the tools for a collaborative team including priming interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitators and challenges, the necessity of teams, funding support, and librarian roles
* Librarians as connectors/facilitators in researcher networking

If you have any questions, please feel fee to contact Andrew Crow (Andrew.Crow@allina.com) (612) 863-5470

Hope to see you at the webcast!

Directions and Map to the Allina Commons

Allina Commons Parking Map

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

November 3, 2011

From the GMR: Job Posting : Reference Librarian, Sciences

Reference Librarian, Sciences

Reinert-Alumni Library
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Position Description
The Creighton University Reinert-Alumni Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to perform general reference with a science specialty. Provides research consultations for undergraduate students in the natural sciences, especially biology. Performs library instruction, faculty liaison, and collection development for natural science departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Develops web-based research guides and online instructional materials. Some evening and weekend hours. This position is one of 5.5 FTE reporting to the Head of Reference in a collaborative work environment.

- Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
- Bachelor's degree in a science area, biology preferred
- Undergraduate coursework or significant work experience in biology
- Minimum of 2 years' experience as a reference librarian, paraprofessional, or graduate student assistant
- Fluency with all standard Internet, Microsoft, and Mac applications
- Experience with web authoring tools, including HTML, XHTML, or XML code
- Experience with graphical and instructional media software
- Knowledge and aptitude for new technologies, including mobile applications

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and analytical skills, a collaborative working style, and the ability to adapt to a changing library and campus environment.

Application Process
Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive institution committed to excellence in a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, located in the thriving heartland community of Omaha, Nebraska. Applicants may visit the Library's home page at http://www.creighton.edu/reinert/. Creighton offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and 22 days vacation. Apply online at http://careers.creighton.edu and refer to position number 20110396. Include letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information for three references. Review process will begin November 7, 2011.

Creighton University is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create and maintain a diverse community.

November 2, 2011

From the GMR: Awardees: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011

Congratulations to the award winners of the 2011 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is funding seven Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects in a new program which began September 2011. The program supports efforts of libraries and other organizations to work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by agencies working in any phase of all-hazards management. For more information, visit: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html

The awardees are (note the two from our region):
1. American Academy of Pediatrics [Elk Grove Village, IL]
2. Health Sciences Library, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama [Tuscaloosa, AL]
3. Inova Fairfax Hospital [Falls Church, VA]
4. Kanawha-Charleston Health Department [Charleston, WV]
5. Marshall Co. Health Dept. [Benton, KY]
6. Monroe Co. Dept of Public Health [Rochester, NY]
7. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center [Albuquerque, NM]