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February 29, 2012

Job posting: Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota

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opportunity with others!

Director, Health Sciences Libraries
Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences
University Libraries, University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota University Libraries seeks visionary and energetic leadership for the position of Director of Health Sciences Libraries; the position also serves as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Health Sciences. The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) consists of the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library on the Minneapolis campus and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. Together, they serve the University's Academic Health Center which is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Director/AUL is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Health Sciences Libraries, including

  • Providing leadership, direction, and planning in support of the schools, colleges, and programs of the Academic Health Center including those at the Duluth and Rochester campuses.

  • As a member of the University Libraries' senior leadership team, participating in strategic planning, developing new initiatives, setting priorities, and developing coordinated policies and procedures for the University Libraries organization.

  • Serving as a member of the Academic Health Center Deans' Council.

  • Ensuring HSL engagement with the Institute for Health Informatics (co-located in the Bio-Medical Library), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and knowledge management initiatives, and

  • Working with external organizations, including the National Library of Medicine, to develop partnerships that ensure effective access to information for University of Minnesota faculty, clinicians and students, and the citizens of Minnesota.

Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Masters in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, and a minimum of five years of experience within a research library (or related) environment,
including administrative experience.

For complete description, qualifications, and to apply, go to Requisition 176775 at:

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

February 15, 2012

From the GMR: Register now for March's Lake Effects webinar

Hello, Network Members,

It's only the Ides of February but there's no time like the present to be prepared.

Next month's Lake Effects will be presented by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS, Librarian with Aquilent, Inc., Supporting the mission of the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division Disaster Information Management Research Center. You may remember Siobhan from her work at our sister region, the MidContinental. Siobhan was the force behind creating the NN/LM blog: Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC).

Appropriately titled for a March 15th presentation:

Preparing for the Ides of March! Help from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) (March 15, 2012)

Don't wait to register!


From the GMR: Free online class on patient safety

Reminder, there is still time to register and participate in the online class:

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines

February 20, 2012 - March 23, 2012

This five week course focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and by providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety

Register with the GMR registration system at:

For a complete list of classes we make available online, visit:

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

February 10, 2012

From the GMR: Register for Lake Effects - February 16!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1pm Central time as I present an Overview of Mobile Technology in Healthcare for Librarians for our Lake Effects series. This is a reprise of a presentation that was given at a symposium at UIC in December 2011. The second part of this symposium will take place in April. I will give a brief overview of where mobile technology has intersected healthcare and how librarians are affected.

To register for this Lake Effects presentation, go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

And don't forget that these monthly GMR webinars cover a wide variety of topics! In fact, the last one was: PubMed: An Update for the New Year. View previous recording in our GMR Lake Effects Archive at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/


Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
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)
Skype: maxlibris

February 8, 2012

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through January 2012

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following post updates on The Cornflower, the GMR blog.


Consumer Electronics Show 2012

Tech Trends for 2012

Holocaust Memorial Exhibit at Taubman

NLM Announces the Expansion of PubMed Health

Season's Greetings from the GMR

Empowering Innovation