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April 27, 2012

New Issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Announcing the spring 2012 issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries! This issue contains 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 conversation with librarian Patricia "Pat" Erwin who reflects on 40 years of service to Mayo Clinic as an expert searcher and reference sleuth extraordinaire.

  • A report on a successful service through the Patient and Health Education Library in Arizona using portable MP3 players for patients and family members.

  • Updates on new nursing e-resources, enhancements to the Current Awareness service, new subject guides, and extension of the retrospective coverage of the Web of Science and H-Index to 1974.

  • Recurring columns "National Library of Medicine Update" and "What's Your Reference Question" and book reviews of The Panic Virus and The Mayo Clinic Kid's Cookbook.

April 20, 2012

From the GMR: SHARPn Summit - June 11-12, 2012 - Rochester, MN - Save the Date

2012 Summit - Building solutions that matter: Enabling secondary use of EHR data to generate new knowledge, improve care, and address population needs
Please see http://informatics.mayo.edu/sharp/index.php/Annual_Gathering for details!

SHARPn--one of the grantees of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program--would like to invite you to its 3rd annual meeting on June 11-12, 2012 on the University of Minnesota Rochester Center campus to present and discuss work in the following areas:

  • Standards, Data Integration & Semantic Interoperability

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Phenotyping: clinical trial selection, clinical decision support, quality measurement

  • Software evaluation

You should attend if you want to:

  • Learn more about SHARPn and the health IT field
  • Explore technologies and tools that enable secondary uses of EHR data
  • Participate in a hands-on tutorial from experts on how to better leverage secondary data using open source tools
  • Present your paper or poster on related topics through a peer reviewed process
  • Work side-by-side with community leaders to develop and refine customer and stakeholder requirements
Please join us in Rochester, MN in June. The meeting will include tutorials, published paper and poster presentation, technical demos and code-a-thon opportunities. Meeting registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

April 19, 2012

Educational opportunity for Minnesota Health Sciences Librarians

FYI - this training opportunity is in Lacrosse, WI, which is right over the border and might be a short trip for some HSLMers.


Join us for FREE PubMed Training! Learn the basics, advanced or learn both

May 9, 2012
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Making PubMed Work for You
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem Based Approach to PubMed Searching


Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center 1900 South Ave La Crosse, WI 54601
Green Bay Building (Located on the corner of South Avenue and Green Bay Street, about ½ blocks south of the main medical center)
Training Room B, Lower Level

Making PubMed Work for You (3 MLA CE)
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, Features Bar, Related Articles, My NCBI, Searching with MESH, Journal Database, and Single Citation Matcher. This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/training/work/

PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem Based Approach to PubMed Searching (3 MLA CE)

The workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. Participants will be able to search PubMed to locate citations on author, subject or keyword, and institutional searches; create a search strategy using the strengths of the database; apply MeSH headings to enhance a search; use My NCBI to create collections and save searches; become familiar with available tools to update their skills and for lifelong learning. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/training/pubmedclinics/

Training provided by

Holly Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region

Planning to attend or have questions?

Contact Eileen Severson by Thursday, May 3rd. Phone: 608-775-5546 or Email: easevers@gundluth.org

Hope to see you there!
Eileen Severson, MLIS
Supervisor, Library and Health Information Services
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
1900 South Ave. H01-011 La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 775-5546 Fax: (608)775-6343 Email:easevers@gundluth.org

April 13, 2012

From the GMR: The April 2012 GMR Update is now up!

Hello, Network Members,

In case you have not received an in-person update from your GMR coordinator, please see the latest edition of the GMR Update online at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Read about our contract year end review, funding opportunities and Membership Renewal.



April 12, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through March 2012

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, posted below.


A Message from the RML Director, Spring 2012

Multilingual PubMed trifold brochures

Lessons Learned from the Midwest Veterinary Conference

GMR to Sponsor Sites for April 18th MLA Webcast

From the GMR: Assistant Librarian - Interlibrary Loan and Reference, Des Moines University

The Des Moines University Library is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Librarian-Interlibrary Loan & Reference.

Duties for this highly visible position may include providing prompt reference and interlibrary loan services to faculty, staff, students and area health care professionals; supervision of Student Library Assistants; conducting computer searches of PubMed and MEDLINE as well as utilizing DOCLINE, SILO and the OCLC Interlibrary Loan function; coordinating medical and health science database training sessions with Education Librarian; maintaining an accurate record of billings from lending libraries and reconciliation and billings to individuals/departments; serve with Director as liaison with Polk County Biomedical Consortium; assist with daily circulation duties and more.

Requirements for this position include Master's in Library Science plus another advanced degree in Education, Life or Health Sciences; 7 or more years of academic or health sciences library experience focusing on Interlibrary Loan & Reference services; supervisory experience; experience training/educating faculty and students in library research; familiarity with medical library resources and databases such as MEDLINE and PubMed; excellent communication skills and being able to take evening/weekend calls from Student Library Assistants.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at www.dmu.edu/employment. Interested candidates should include their CV plus contact information for 3 professional references and a cover letter (required) detailing their expertise in academic or health science library experience to Library Director L. Marquardt. Submissions w/o all the above will not be eligible for consideration.

Application review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately.

Application deadline is May 9, 2012 4PM CST

For complete job description or fulltime benefit summary, candidates are invited to visit www.dmu.edu/employment.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, employees and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or marital status. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are encouraged

April 10, 2012

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Annual Conference

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) / l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (ABSC)

36th Annual Conference
June 11th - June 15th, 2012 Hamilton, Ontario

Take the plunge!

Get ready to dive into a Cascade of Knowledge at the CHLA-ABSC 2012 conference by checking out our conference website - now chock full of info about our exciting lineup of papers, posters and talks, enticing continuing education offerings and intriguing speakers.
Looking for presentations specific to your interests? Sort our lineup of papers by library type, theme or session.

Wondering where to stay in Hamilton? See our Hospitality section for details about accommodation and travel. And be sure to register before April 30 to take advantage of our early bird discount.

See you in June,
Elizabeth Yates
CHLA-ABSC 2012 Publicity Co-ordinator
We're social! Join the fun:
Tweet us at @chlaabsc12. Use our conference hashtag -- #chlaabsc12.
Find us on Facebook at CHLA ABSC 2012.
Join our conference group on Linkedin -- CHLA ABSC 2012 Conference

April 9, 2012

REMINDER: Register for the MLA Webcast - Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries


Just a friendly reminder to register by Monday, April 16th for the MLA Webcast!

The University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, *”Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries” April 18, 2012, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. *

As part of this programming, the University of Minnesota’s Health Sciences Libraries and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Monday, April 16th, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Click here for the registration form. or copy and past this link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHA0R1ZUbXloNWZ5TTVqNVBwb3dpc3c6MQ#gid=0


Lunch and informal conversation: Begins at 12:00

Webcast: 1:00-2:30

Wraparound session with panel speakers: 2:30 - 3:00

If you have any questions, please feel fee to contact Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu). Details on the webcast goals and objectives can be found below.

Hope to see you at the webcast!


The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current practical applications of mobile technologies in clinical and curricular support settings. Topics will highlight innovative uses of mobile technologies, address technology challenges, and provide best practice guidance for applying in viewers local environments.

Program Objectives

  • Define how mobile technologies can be used in clinical settings
  • Define how mobile technologies can be integrated into curricula
  • Identify challenges faced when using mobile technologies in different settings
  • Explain challenges faced in clinical and curricular settings that mobile technologies can help solve
  • Demonstrate how mobile technologies can be used in your own setting
  • Plan how to work with vendors and IT support to enable use of mobile technologies
  • Identify opportunities for library resources via mobile technologies in multiple settings
  • Compare different mobile technologies and choose which might be appropriate for your own setting

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.

April 3, 2012

From the GMR: Free online CE - Join us for the April Lake Effects!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1pm Central time as Heather Holmes and Susan Fowler present: Mobile Technology from the Perspective of a Hospital Librarian for our Lake Effects series. Two librarians in different settings have integrated mobile resources into their work. Get their perspectives on current barriers and proposed solutions to meet the needs of their patrons.


Heather Holmes is the Clinical Informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City & St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, Ohio. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Heather worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA, Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus, OH and at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She's presented at several international meetings including the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), MLA, and was invited to ICML in Brisbane, Australia in 2009. Heather is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position she currently holds is a newly created one that evolved from the clinical work she's been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Susan Fowler is a clinical librarian at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her current interests are embedding the delivery of library services in the clinician's virtual environment and developing standards for conducting systematic reviews. Before becoming a librarian, she was a network security engineer and instructor and finds that experience essential in her current field. She finished her Masters in Library Science in 2006 at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has presented on the history, current state, and future of technology in libraries at Medical Library Association conferences. She has volunteered as a Technology Sherpa for the Mid-Continental Medical Library Association conference. She is currently serving as Vice President, President-elect for ICIRN (Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing) and is co-editor of the 26th biannual, Essential Nursing Resources: One Source fo Evidence-Based Nursing Practice due to be released this January. Susan is a 2011 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

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: Preparing for the Ides of March! Help from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center. 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

From the GMR: Invitation to new courses on Disaster Information

Network Members,

Here is an opportunity to attend 2 MLA CE courses for free and begin to accumulate contact hours that can be applied to the new Disaster Information Specialization program being launched by MLA.

I received the following invitation from Kathleen Combs at MLA. They are
inviting each RML to send two Network members to each of the two new
courses being developed under a contract with NLM. The course titles are
listed below but the exact content outline is not yet available. These
classes are free and you would be helping the instructors by giving them
feedback on the content and instructional methods.

If you are interested in taking these two classes which will be held in
Seattle on May 24th, the Thursday after the last day of the MLA meeting,
please let me know soon. You may need to adjust your travel dates for
MLA to do this, but I think these will be worthwhile courses.

Please let me know if you have questions about this opportunity.



Dear RML Directors:

As many of you know, MLA is working with NLM to create the Disaster
Information Specialization.

We currently have a contract with NLM to develop 5 new CE courses on the
topic of disaster information. Two of these courses are being hosted
after the MLA 2012 in Seattle.And we want to work with the RMLs to fill
these two classes.Here are the details:

1. Each RML is able to send two attendees.The attendees can be members
from your region or staff members.However, we ask that only one of
the two be a staff member.
2. The courses are free for attendees.Attendees will be asked to cover
their own transportation, hotel and food costs.
3. The courses will be held at the RML at the University of
Washington.MLA will provide buses to and from the University and the
Seattle Convention Center.
4. Attendees will take both classes.However, we are not splitting up
attendance so that two attendees can take the first class and a new
set of attendees can take the second.
5. Attendees will receive MLA CE contact hours for attending the
classes. They can use these hours toward apply to the specialization.

We are currently working with the developers on the final title, content
and logistics of the courses.Below is preliminary information that you
can use to publicize the availability of the two course seats for each RML:


May 24, 2012

8:00am - 11:30am

/U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies/(or similar

Instructors: Mary Moore, Chair, Department of Health Informatics, and
Executive Director, Medical Libraries and Biomedical Communications,
Louis Calder Memorial Library; and Kimberly A. Loper, Vice Chair -
Administration, Department of Health Informatics and Special Projects&
Digital Initiative Librarian, University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine, Miami, FL

1:00pm - 4:30pm

/Information Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery/(or
similar title)

Instructor: Robin Featherstone, Liaison Librarians, Life Sciences
Library, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226