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July 30, 2012

From the GMR: GMR Update for July 2012 now online!

Hello, Network Members,

The GMR Update for July, 2012, is now online. Check for Program Area, Funding and Member Services updates at the following URL:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Thanks!


Jacqueline
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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
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

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

From the GMR: Online PubMed Class - There's Still Room for You!

Summer School? YES! If you haven't taken it yet, join us for this popular (and free) online class in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You is three-week course which covers the same materials as the in-person class. Spend about one hour a week, taking this course at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us from July 30th through August 17, 2012. Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon.

Holly.

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
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

July 17, 2012

From the GMR: Registration re-opened: "Information Roles in Disaster Management" online class

Disaster Information Specialization: Online Course Offering

Registration has re-opened for the online course "Information Roles in Disaster Management," to be held on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL time each day. The course will discuss librarians' roles in supporting the disaster workforce. Registration will close at 5 PM on July 17 or when full capacity (an additional 25 registrants) is reached.

This course is a required course for MLA's Disaster Information Specialization Program and is offered at no cost. This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2010-00782-P.

To register, go to: http://www.mlanet.org/education/dis/info_roles.html.

For more information, contact Debra Cavanaugh, Coordinator, MLA Continuing Education, mlapd3@mlahq.org, 312.419.9094 x32.

From the GMR: Health Literacy Innovations Launches 3rd Annual Health Literacy Innovator Award Contest

Bethesda, Md. (July 16, 2012) - Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today announced the launch of its 3rd annual Health Literacy Innovators Award.

The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. It is open to any company, organization or individual that can demonstrate excellence in health literacy in one of the three contest categories. Contest winners, one per category, receive three annual licenses of the Health Literacy Advisor. The deadline is August 31st, 2012

For information on contest rules and application forms, please visit http://HealthLiteracyInnovations.com/award

The 2012 National Health Literacy Innovators Award Contest judges are:

  • Nadia Ali, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine of Temple University
  • Carolyn Cocotas, Senior Vice President, Quality and Corporate Compliance, F.E.G.S
  • Arthur J. Culbert, Founder and Former President Health Literacy Missouri
  • Ariella Herman, Research Director, UCLA / J&J Health Care Institute, 2010 winner
  • Julie McKinney, LINCS Health Literacy List Moderator, World Education, Inc.
  • Linda Johnston Lloyd, Health Literacy Consultant and Retired Senior Advisor HRSA
  • Marycelis Keiser, Healthcare Strategy & Communications Consultant
  • Silje Lier, Multimedia Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
  • HHS Joanne G. Schwartzberg, American Medical Association
  • Greg Smith, Executive Director, Florida Literacy Coalition, 2010 winner

About HLI
Knowing that "literacy" is the single most important indicator of a health outcome, Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy. HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor, is the nation's first, only, and most powerful health literacy software tool. As a "health literacy checker," the HLA streamlines the review and simplification process by allowing users to assess the readability of their documents and then fix it using plain language principles. The HLA applies nine well-known readability indices in English and six indices in Spanish and an interactive search-and-replace function to eliminate hard-to-read terms and phrases and medical jargon with plain language alternatives. The combination of these two functions, a document "grade" with a readability score/grade level, and the ReadsEasy stamp (a reward for good work) sets the HLA software apart from programs or readability indices alone. For more information, please visit www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com or call 301-230-4966.

July 16, 2012

Registration for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association is now open!

MLAconferenceLogo small.gifRegistration for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association is now open! The Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota are pleased to welcome you to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota from Saturday, October 6th through Tuesday, October 9th.

We call this event Growing Opportunities. We welcome you to grow your opportunities by engaging in discussion with colleagues, networking with other health sciences information
professionals across the region, sharing ideas through paper and poster sessions, and learning from continuing education classes.

We are excited to welcome "E-Patient Dave" (David deBronkart), Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D. (co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks), and Tim Cockram (Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic) as our featured speakers. Dr. Donald Lindberg will join us to deliver the NLM Update. As usual, the
Greater Midwest Region will co-sponsor the annual Technology Forum.

Special events will include a Welcome and Exhibitors' Reception, Historic Rochester Trolley Tour, and a Reception at the Rochester Art Center. We've even rolled back the registration rates to 2008 prices!

Complete information on the conference is available at our website: midwestmla.org/conference2012/

There you will find links to two ways to register: online using a credit card via Acteva or by downloading a form to pay by check.

Under Hotel and Travel Info, you will find a link to making your hotel registration as part of our conference room block. This is important for you to get the special rate and for us to have your room nights counted toward our use of the Civic Center. Travel into Rochester is easy - fly directly into Rochester, or fly into Minneapolis/St.Paul
and take an hourly shuttle directly to the hotel. More information is available on the Hotel and Travel section of the website.

Check out the details and start making your plans to join us in Rochester in October!

From the GMR: Free online PubMed class

If you haven't taken it yet, join us for this popular (and free) online class in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You is three-week course which covers the same materials as the in-person class. Spend about one hour a week, taking this course at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us from July 30th through August 17, 2012.
Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon.

Holly.

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
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

July 12, 2012

From the GMR: Lake Effects (free online CE) July 2012 registration open!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1pm central time for our monthly Lake Effects program. This month's topic: The ABCs of EHRs, Basics of the EHR for librarians. Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator for the GMR.

To register, please go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration. Lake Effects webinars provide 1-hr CE free.

For anyone interested in learning more about Health Information Technology, check out the Health IT Terms list from The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at http://bit.ly/SbTCAR or the Health IT Acronyms at http://bit.ly/9Ad4ZA. They may come in handy!

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
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

From the GMR: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2012-2013 - Call for Applications

Call for Applications
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries.

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

Fifty fellows have participated in the program since its inauguration in 2002. To date, nineteen fellows have been appointed to director positions.

"The program was a defining influence on my career," said Brian Bunnett, fellow, class of 2003-2004, and director at University of New Mexico. "It has been eight years since I completed the program, but I will continue to benefit for the rest of my career from the contacts I made, the knowledge I gained, and the confidence it instilled in me."

Beth Layton, fellow, class of 2004-2005, and director, Northeast Ohio Medical University, said, "As I tackle new issues and position the library to reflect the institutional and external environment, I continue to realize how much I learned during the fellowship. I incorporate what I learned on trends and politics into planning and daily operations. I believe my institution benefits from my participation in the program."

Jean Shipman, mentor, class of 2010-2011, and director at University of Utah, stated, "While you think you can't afford the time, you can't afford not to make the time. Through participation, you get to connect directly with nine other librarians to glean wisdom from their contexts, experience, and in-depth knowledge. If you would like permission to take time to contemplate issues key to the successful management of libraries, working with your fellow offers such an opportunity."

Program Overview
The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting; a yearlong fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership; and a two-week site visit to the mentor's home library (in one or two-week segments).

The program is designed to:


  • Introduce fellows to leadership theory and practical tools for implementing change at organizational and professional levels;

  • Introduce fellows to critical issues facing academic health sciences libraries;

  • Develop meaningful professional relationships between fellows and mentors that give fellows access to career guidance and support;

  • Expose fellows to another academic health sciences library and its institutional leadership under the guidance of their mentors;

  • Examine career development and provide models of directors to fellows;

  • Create a cohort of leaders who will draw upon each other for support throughout their careers;

  • Promote diversity in the leadership of the profession; and

  • Offer recognition to emerging leaders and enhance the competitive standing of fellows as they pursue director positions.



Application
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the August 1, 2012, deadline for potential fellows for the 2012-2013 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as significant management experience. Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Directors with at least five years' experience as director of an academic health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being matched as a mentor by contacting the AAHSL Future Leadership Committee by August 1.

The program brochure, including information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available at http://www.aahsl.org/assets/2012/2012-2013_nlm-aahsl_leadership_fellows_program.pdf. For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb, Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carolynlipscomb@cs.com.

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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

July 10, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the seven projects funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2 pm ET. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on FedBizOpps.gov as follows:

Partial Small Business Set-Aside https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ad2bb9b6b067a1b0cb704070dbcc4f13&tab=core&_cview=0

Full and Open https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9d9f0974ab8150e88e20ef5a1fdce4b3&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2012disasteroutreachrfp.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

July 6, 2012

Midwest Medical Library Association INNOVATION AWARD! Nominate colleagues, libraries, groups or organizations now!

The Midwest Chapter/MLA Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award recognizes individuals, groups, libraries, or organizations for their creative approaches to the delivery and management of health information. The winner receives a certificate of recognition and $500. Libraries, groups or organizations that are nominated do NOT all need to be Midwest MLA chapter members (only one person must is a member).

Help the Midwest Chapter recognize our colleagues for excellence in innovative practices, workflows, projects, initiatives, applications, or methodologies that have contributed meaningfully to the delivery and management of health information! Examples from past nominations include, but are not limited to:
* Technological solutions and/or new technological applications
* Software development or new applications for existing software
* New or improved teaching methods
* Organizational innovations
* New marketing strategies
* New consumer or patient health outreach
* New roles for libraries and information centers
* New jobs or skills combined with traditional roles
* Publications, research, projects, initiatives, etc.

NOMINATION CRITERIA:

* Nominees can be an individual, a group of individuals, a library, an institution, or an organization.
* An individual nominee must be member of the Midwest Chapter.
* Libraries, institutions, organizational or group nominees must be located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin
* Nomination materials and details are located at: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS DUE:

September 7, 2012
Liz Fine Weinfurter, Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair, Midwest MLA
University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library
314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-Mail: eweinfur@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.6492

WINNER ANNOUNCED:

The Award is announced and presented at the Chapter's Annual Business Meeting, scheduled this year for Monday, October 8 (noon - 2:00 pm) at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN (need not be present to win)

FOR FULL DETAILS AND MATERIALS:

http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Or contact:
Liz Fine Weinfurter, Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair
University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library
314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-Mail: eweinfur@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.6492

Nominate someone for the Midwest Chapter Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award!

Midwest Chapter is looking for nominees for the Distinguished Librarian of the Year. This award recognizes Chapter members at any career level who have provided outstanding service to Midwest Chapter/MLA.

Nominees must be Members of the Midwest Chapter at the time of the nomination and for at least 3 years prior AND nominated by a Midwest Chapter member.

For more information and to download the nomination form visit our website: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/.

Deadline is September 7th, 2012

The Award will be presented at the Chapter's Annual Business Meeting in October.


*please excuse any cross postings*


On behalf of the Midwest/MLA Awards and Scholarships Committee,


Thanks,
Kelly

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Kelly Thormodson, MLIS
Head, Health Sciences Education & Outreach
kelly-thormodson@uiowa.edu - 319-335-6928
University of Iowa - Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
600 Newton Road - Iowa City, IA 52242-1098
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin

Minutes from June 2012 HSLM Board Meeting

Here are the minutes from the June 2012 HSLM Board Meeting:
HSLM Board Meeting 6.12 (Word document)

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

Hello, Network Members,

Have you seen the recent posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower? The headlines and links are included below for your convenience:

Native Voices

Acquainting Michigan Dietitians with MedlinePlus

Do you have news or announcements of interest for GMR members? Check out our blog pages, Writing for The Cornflower, and Policies and Procedures, for more information.

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

July 3, 2012

Apply now for the Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship

An MLA award opportunity for our fabulous HSLM hospital librarians!

Do you know someone that is a dynamic and exceptional hospital librarian--a visionary who deserves to be recognized for his or her outstanding service in hospital librarianship? Now is the time to nominate them. Self-nominations are welcome! For details and a nomination form, see http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/. The deadline for nominations is November 1st. Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Kiscaden, Jury Chair, at kiscadee@mercyhealth.com

From the GMR: GMR still has funding available

Hello Network Members,

The GMR has funding available for at least one large subcontract and several smaller awards. Please check out our funding page at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The deadline for most of these funding opportunities is July 25, 2012, so act now!

Consider applying for a Major Outreach Subcontract for up to $25,000 for a public health or consumer health project. For more information, go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreachmajor/outreachmajorsub.html


In addition to the large subcontract, funding is still available for several smaller awards. Here are the links to the Calls for Applications (CFAs):

Community Preparedness Award ($2,000): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/community/communitycfa.html

Outreach Express Award ($4,500): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreach/outreachexpcfa.html

Planning and Assessment Award ($2,500): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/planning/planningcfa.html

As always, we are happy to take your questions about how the funding process works.

Ruth

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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

July 2, 2012

Liz Fine is now Liz Weinfurter!

Hello HSLM,

Many of you already heard, but after getting married about a month ago, my name has changed to Liz Weinfurter. As of last Friday my new email address is eweinfur@umn.edu, so please update that in your contacts. I will by going by Liz Fine Weinfurter for a while to facilitate the transition, and my old email address will forward to my new one.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Liz

Regions Hospital hosting NLM traveling exhibit in July

Regions Hospital Medical Library is hosting the NLM exhibit, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. The exhibit will be in the library from July 2nd - Aug. 3rd. The library is open to the public M,Tu,W,F 8am - 4:30pm and Thursdays 8am - 7:30pm. The exhibit will also be hosted at the HealthPartners building in Bloomington the week of Aug. 6th. There it will be in the conference center and be available to the public from 6am-6pm. HealthPartners is on the LRT line at the Bloomington Central stop.

Dr. Jennifer Gunn from the U of M will also come speak at Regions Hospital atrium on July 18th at 12:30pm. Her talk is titled, "Disease and Debility: Minnesotans' experience of medicine in the Civil War". Refreshments will be served.

Please stop by and check out the exhibit, or visit on July 18th for the speaker! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Feeken 651-254-3608 or jennifer.l.feeken@healthpartners.com

Minutes of June 2012 Annual Meeting

Here are the minutes from the June 2012 HSLM Annual Meeting:

HSLM 2012 Annual Business Meeting (Word document)