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November 30, 2012

From the GMR: NLM Public Access Announcement

Network members,

FYI: NIH is going to being enforcing the compliance of the NIH Public Access policy to new grant applications. If publications are not in compliance, awards for new grants will be held up. Here is the announcement.

http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2012/11/16/improving-public-access-to-research-results/

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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

November 28, 2012

Minutes from November 2012 HSLM Board Meeting

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 11/9/12:
HSLM Board Meeting 11.9.2012 (Word document)

November 27, 2012

From the GMR: Webinar on Data Dashboards and Project Outcomes

I have attended an earlier version of this webinar and the content is excellent. I recommend it. Ruth


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Webinar: Data Dashboards: Monitoring Progress toward Program Outcomes
Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm ET/Noon - 1 pm CT/11:00 am - Noon MT/ 10:00 -11:00 am PT
Host: NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

We use auto dashboards to monitor travel progress and watch for early signs of car trouble. Similarly, data dashboards provide information about program progress and problems. Data dashboards also serve as a communication tool for program stakeholders, providing them with "at-a-glance" updates on your project.

If you want to learn more about data dashboards, you are invited to attend the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center's presentation "Data Dashboards: Monitoring Progress toward Program Outcomes." Cindy Olney and Dave Tolmie will present several examples of data dashboards, focusing on how they can enhance decision-making for different types of users. The webinar will also demonstrate how free Google Docs applications can be used to create a simple data dashboard for your blog or website. (This webinar has been approved for one MLA CE credit.)

Registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please complete this short registration form at http://bit.ly/db20121217. About one week before the session, you will receive instructions for how to attend the webinar.

Hope you can join us! If you have questions, or if you do not receive webinar instructions by December 12, please contact Cindy Olney at the OERC at olneyc@uw.edu or 678-682-3864.

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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

November 13, 2012

From the GMR: List of MedPrint titles and commitments

Network Member Libraries,

I am forwarding a list of MedPrint titles showing the number of commitments by title: MedPrint Titles (pdf). There are 39 titles (out of 240) that have 12 or more commitments from libraries around the country and these are highlighted in green.

If you are not familiar with the MedPrint program, you can find more information at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/printretentionmain.html

The MedPrint program is a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to ensure the preservation of and continued access to the print serials literature. We know that some of you are planning to make a 25 year commitment to preserving one or more of the basic Medline journals in your libraries, and we hope that this list will assist you with determining which titles have the fewest commitments.

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

November 8, 2012

From the GMR: February Workshop on Knowledge Management in Hospitals

Knowledge Management in Hospitals: Developing a team to test and ensure success.

This 1.5 day workshop will explore how corporate knowledge management techniques and processes are applied in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to craft a strategy to adopt an expanded role for librarians in hospital/health system. This expanded role will establish a foundation for librarians to support the clinical environment by providing excellent knowledge management techniques and processes.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:


  • Engage participants to explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals

  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design tests to measure project success and use these results to champion knowledge transfer within their health facility

  • Craft a description of optimal roles for medical librarians and others in knowledge management

  • Share examples of participation in knowledge transfer in hospitals from both the traditional and expansive views to craft a list of model activities. Tactics currently in the field include: building expertise directories, managing communities of practice, collecting and sharing best practices and stories to support clinical and organizational improvement

  • Draft processes to implement these tactics to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning

  • Define an implementation plan for this role that includes measurement of its impact on the quality and safety of health care

  • Engage participants in evaluation in order to change and improve the role of librarians as partners in healthcare safety and quality


Participants should commit to:

  • Complete a modest amount of pre-work to prepare for the session

  • Light introductory reading

  • Participate in two Adobe Connect sessions focusing on the goals of the work and core concepts to be applied in the workshop

  • Engage with others in a positive way to ensure group interaction and consensus building

  • Partner with other teams to run a post-workshop pilot test of tactics described using the Plan-Do-Study Act concept

  • Conduct a pilot project and report back in several conference calls to the group on progress and share "lessons learned" as a to sustain the learning and inform progress

Audience: This session is designed for pairs of individuals from hospitals who are interested in the application of knowledge management and transfer concepts in their organization. One member of the team must/should be a librarian. This strategy will build a pair of champions to support uptake of how knowledge management can be applied in the acute care setting through modeling hospital corporate culture. There will be a simple application process to interested parties.

Date: February 7-8, 2013

Registration: Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVDL3CK. Registrations must be received by December 1, 2012.

Cost: Three pair of applicants from each region will be selected to receive travel awards to attend.

Location: University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences

Co-Sponsors: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region

The session will be limited to 30 participants to facilitate effective small group work.

For questions contact: Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian and meeting facilitator.
lorri@zpm1.com / 505-559-4458

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under a Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005-C with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00006-C with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

November 6, 2012

From the GMR: Patient Safety Course is Now Online!

Join us starting next week for our Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines in an online format. This five-week course will cover the same materials as the four-hour in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. We will cover definitions, system issues and legislation. Additionally, the course allows you to focus in one of three areas: patient safety to consumers, advocating patient safety in your institution, or teaching patient safety. Your participation will earn 6 MLA CE.

Sign up today for this course which will run from November 12th - December 14th, 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.

Holly.

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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP
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