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May 30, 2012

New for 2012: Professional Practice Committee Research Award

While you're thinking of what to submit as a paper or poster proposal for the Midwest Chapter meeting in Rochester in the fall, keep this new award in mind! The Professional Practice Committee of the Midwest Chapter MLA is seeking submissions for research paper and poster presentations for the 2012 Annual Chapter Meeting. Primary authors of research papers are eligible for 1st place, $200.00; 2nd place $125.00 award. Primary authors of poster presentations are eligible for 1st place $125.00; second place $75.00. Papers and posters are awarded points for study design, validity, reliability, presentation, and implications for library and information research. In order to receive the award one author must be a Midwest MLA chapter member, and be available to speak with the judges at the Midwest MLA conference.

May 25, 2012

Call for papers and posters - Midwest Chapter 2012

Now that the annual MLA meeting is over, it's time to start thinking about Midwest Chapter!

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the conference theme of "Growing Opportunities." Papers and posters may highlight practical problem-solving approaches, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, describe innovative programs, or report on research in librarianship, resources or services. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination.

Contributed papers will be presented on Sunday, October 7. Posters will be on display on Monday, October 8 from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. Presenters should be available to discuss their posters during the poster reception from 11:00 am - noon on October 8. For inspiration, take a look at the abundant and varied papers and posters presented at the 2011 Midwest Chapter meeting.

For contributed paper proposals and poster proposals submit a 250 word abstract describing your paper or poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address on all submissions. Email your abstracts to Ann Farrell (farrell@mayo.edu), or snail them to her at Plummer Library, Mayo Clinic, 2001st SW, Rochester, MN, 55905. The deadline for abstract submission is July 13, 2012. Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by July 27, 2012.

From the GMR: JOB POSTING - Biomedical Librarian, University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for the position of Biomedical Librarian.

The John Crerar Library provides specialized reference, instructional, and outreach services to faculty, clinicians, students, and staff in the biomedical and physical sciences at the University of Chicago. The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) is home to the University's biomedical community, which includes 21 departments, 13 interdisciplinary committees, 26 centers and institutes, the Collegiate Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). The BSD offers 19 PhD-granting programs, which are grouped into four broad clusters: Biomedical Sciences, Darwinian Sciences, Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience. The UCMC, in partnership with the BSD, offers 20 accredited residency programs and 38 accredited fellowship programs. The Physical Sciences Division (PSD) is home to the University's physical sciences community, which includes 7 departments, 5 institutes, 2 national laboratories, 7 research centers. The PSD offers 8 PhD-granting programs.

Under the general direction of the Co-Director of Science Libraries (Collection Services), this position is responsible for the development and management of the Library's collections in medicine (excluding nursing) through understanding of research and teaching trends at the University and beyond, the structure of the scholarly literature in medicine, and patterns of scholarly communication. Communicates with faculty, clinical staff and others to determine collection needs. Works in collaboration with other science selectors and the Co-Director of Science Libraries (Collection Services) to prioritize selection of interdisciplinary science and medicine resources. Makes recommendations for acquisition of expensive or unusual titles requiring special funding. In collaboration with the Co-Director and other Library staff, is responsible for preservation reviews, selection of titles for local digitization efforts, review of gifts materials, and collections space management.

Participates in scheduled reference shifts (including weekends on rotation) in the John Crerar Library, providing reference by phone, email, and via instant messaging. As part of a team of dedicated science and biomedical librarians, provides in-depth research and instructional support, as well as general reference and instructional service. Creates, edits, and maintains LibGuides for medicine and other assigned subject areas.

For a full position description, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

Education: A graduate degree from an ALA accredited library school is required, as is a demonstrated strong commitment to professional development. An undergraduate or graduate biomedical or other science degree is preferred.

Experience: Required: Previous experience in an academic health sciences or an academic science library serving a biomedical community; knowledge of literature organization in medicine; skill in identifying and acquiring resources; knowledge of medical bibliographic databases and other reference sources. Preferred: Experience in collecting, reference and instruction; experience in library-provided data management services; knowledge of current and developing information technologies and their applications to reference and research activities.

Skills: Required: Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to analyze issues and problems, evaluate possible solutions, and implement best choice; strong organizational and planning skills; ability to prioritize, coordinate and perform tasks; ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment; experience using library computer applications and desktop Windows software; knowledge of web-authoring tools; experience with creating and maintaining web pages. Preferred: Reading knowledge of a second language.

Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

To apply, please visit https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52250

Resumes sent by mail, e-mail or fax will not be considered.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deb Werner
Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach
Biomedical Reference Librarian
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

SLA-MN event possibly of interest to HSLM members

HSLM members are most welcome to attend SLA-MN's Monday, June 11 lunch event "LinkedIn and Social Media for Competitive and Market Intelligence" featuring Cynthia Barber, senior competitive intelligence specialist at Medtronic. Please register on or by Friday, June 1 at http://bit.ly/JjGk4X.

The event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Land O'Lakes Inc. in Arden Hills. Cost is $20 for SLA members (and bosses attend for free), $30 for guests and $15 for students and
those who are unemployed.

May 15, 2012

2012 HSLM Membership renewal form

If you would like to join HSLM here is the 2012 renewal form .

Questions? Please contact Doreen Roberts at droberts@slhduluth.com or 218-249-5320.

May 14, 2012

Registration for HSLM Workshop and 2012 Annual Meeting

Registration for the June 15, 2012 HSLM continuing education workshop is open! Please use the form at the bottom of this message to register.

Workshop: Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy.

Where: Allina Hospitals & Clinics Library Services

Allina Commons, Room 008

Midtown Exchange

2925 Chicago Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Map and Directions

The HSLM Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agenda for the Day:

8:15-8:45 AM: Registration and light breakfast/coffee

8:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Workshop

12:45 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 3:30: HSLM Annual Meeting

3:30 - 4:00 PM: HSLM Board Meeting

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

To join HSLM, please fill out the form found here or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2012%20HSLM%20Membership%20renewal%20form.doc and mail it to the HSLM treasurer, per the instructions provided.

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 15th! Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett

May 9, 2012

From the GMR: Curricular modules teach budding pharmacists how to engage patients with low health literacy

May Issue of Research Activities Features AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Curricular Modules

AHRQ's monthly newsletter Research Activities has a front page spread on the recently published Pharmacy Health Literacy Curricular modules.

View the article at: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/may12/0512RA1.htm

Access AHRQ's Pharmacy Health Literacy Curricular Modules from AHRQ's Pharmacy Health Literacy Center at: http://www.ahrq.gov/pharmhealthlit/

Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax

May 8, 2012

From the GMR: GMR announces Funding Opportunities

Network Members,

The GMR has funding available for the new year of our contract that started on May 1, 2012. Please go to the Funding tab on our website to see what's available: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We are able to fund at least two more Target Outreach subcontracts for up to $14,000 each and we have issues new Calls for Applications (CFAs) for the following smaller awards:
- Community Preparedness
- Exhibit
- Outreach Express
- Planning and Assessment
- Technology Improvement

The deadline for the smaller awards is June 1, 2012 and the deadline for the Target Outreach subcontracts is June 8, 2012.

Don't wait. Check out these opportunities today.


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

May 7, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING: AIDS Community Outreach Projects

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message from NLM.

NLM's Specialized Information Services (SIS) will once again be funding AIDS community outreach projects. The announcement of the forthcoming RFP is listed currently on FedBizOp at the URL below. The RFP will be available on May 15 with proposals due on June 18.


From the GMR: News about Max Anderson

Network Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to say that Max Anderson will be leaving his position as Technology Coordinator for the NN/LM GMR on June 15, 2012. During his tenure with the GMR, he taught 91 classes, online and face-to-face. He authored many classes (e.g. 'Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials' and 'Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health.') that became very popular in the region and was often invited to teach or present outside the GMR region, including national online webinars for the Medical Library Association. Over his 4 years with the GMR, he has visited all ten states in the region numerous times conducting site visits, teaching and giving presentations, and exhibiting at conferences. He served as the state contact for Wisconsin and Indiana and was a fixture at their annual meetings and during the planning process. Max has been a major force for collaboration among the Technology Coordinators within the NN/LM and has been a valued colleague to Network members in the Midwest and his co-workers here at UIC.

He is moving on to serve as the Assistant Library Director for Educational Technology for the Library of Rush University Medical Center in July. We wish well in his new position, but expect to see him from time to time in the neighborhood, since Rush is right next door to UIC.

Max can be reached at max [at] uic [dot] edu until June 15, and rexlibris [at] me [dot] com after that date.

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

May 3, 2012

Save the Date! HSLM Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Workshops on June 15th, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, June 15, 2012 Continuing Education Workshop and Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that HSLM will offer a continuing education workshop at Allina Hospitals & Clinics Library on Friday, June 15, 2012.

Workshop: Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy

Instructors: Ruth Holst, Associate Direct, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, GMR

Library users and stakeholders will recognize and value the importance of their library’s services and of the librarian to the organization. The outcome for the class is that librarians will be able to show the value of their library’s services. Participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection, data analysis and reporting.

We offer this event free of charge to current HSLM members. Non-HSLM members may attend the workshop for $30.00. To join HSLM, please fill out the form found here (or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2009HSLMMembershipForm-1.doc) and mail it to the HSLM treasurer, per the instructions provided.

The HSLM Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu)! Thank you.

May 2, 2012

Call for nominations for HSLM leadership

Call for HSLM Nominations

It is nearing time for elections for HSLM leadership. Our organization needs a Chair-Elect for the 2012-2013 term. The Chair-Elect will serve as Chair of HSLM for 2013-2014 and Chair-Emeritus in 2014-2015.

Openings for other officers include the positions of secretary and treasurer. These are two year terms.

Details of duties can be found on the HSLM blog under About HSLM, HSLM Bylaws, at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/about_hslm/

Please consider volunteering yourself or nominating a colleague. Please send your nominations to Chair-Emeritus Kolleen Olsen, (612-273-6595 or kolsen6@fairview.org) by May 18. Elections will be held using Survey Monkey prior to the June 15 annual meeting. Watch for that announcement.


Kolleen Olsen, MLIS
Manager, Fairview Medical Library
Fairview Health Services
2450 Riverside Ave MB242
Minneapolis MN 55454

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

Hello, Network Members,

Have you seen these postings on the GMR blog, The Cornflower? Check them out through the direct links below.

Attributes of a Health Literate Organization

MHSLA 2012: Librarians Driving Medical Education

GMR Sponsors April 18th MLA Webcast Sites

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Editor, The Cornflower
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330