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January 29, 2013

From the GMR: Patient Safety - Free Online Course Starting

Join us for the online version of: Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines.

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. Spend about one hour each week at a time of your own choosing. 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 February 4 - March 8, 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.: Additional upcoming online opportunities:
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): February 18, 2013 - March 15, 2013
Lake Effects: Once Upon a Time: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story; (1 hour), February 21, 2013


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

January 25, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Update January 2013 is online

Hello, Network Members,

The January 2013 edition of the GMR Update is available online at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

The GMR Update is also accessible via the News & Announcements box on the GMR homepage: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

Find out about the upcoming Disaster Communication Summit - March 7-8, 2013; scheduled classes and exhibits; and our new Technology Coordinator, Tiffany Tawzer!

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/

January 23, 2013

Position Available: Medical Librarian .5 FTE

Regions Hospital seeks a Medical Librarian who serves as the liaison to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. This is a part time position. Responsibilities include literature searching, managing interlibrary loans, collection development, library resource instruction and maintaining library intranet site. A Masters degree in Library Science is required along with 2-3 years experience, preferably in a medical setting.

To apply please go to http://www.regionshospital.com/rh/careers/index.html


Mary Wittenbreer| Head Medical Librarian | Health Professional Education

Regions Hospital Medical Library
640 Jackson Street | Mailstop 11202B | St. Paul, MN 55101
Office: 651-254-3609 | Fax: 651-254-3427 | HealthPartnersInstitute.org
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January 22, 2013

From the GMR: Free Webinar: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story

Hello, Network Members,

Here is a *free* online MLA CE training opportunity in our Lake Effects series:
Once Upon a Time: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story (February 21, 2013, 1:00pm CT)

Presenter: Cindy Olney, PhD, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Center (OERC)
Once upon a time, there was an evaluation report that people actually read. Sound like a fairy tale? Exactly! A report format that follows a typical story-telling structure can help you communicate your project's story so that stakeholders may actually pay attention. In this format, you use evaluation data to complement, not overpower, the most important messages you want to convey. Cindy will describe how to use a story format to report evaluation findings. This format can be adapted for written reports, presentations, and even elevator speeches and will highlight how hospital librarians may benefit from evaluation reporting.
Register for this and other GMR classes: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
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/

January 17, 2013

From the GMR: Limited funding available for Disaster Communication Summit

Network Members,

We recently announced that the GMR will co-sponsor the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013.

As an incentive, we are offering 20 Professional Development awards for up to $1200 for GMR Network Members to attend. If you are interesting in applying for this award, go to the GMR webpage link for the Professional Development award:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/profdev/profdevcfa.html

We have a very short turn-around for this award, so please apply before January 31, 2013.

We have blocked some rooms at the Club Quarters at 111, West Adams Street, Chicago IL 60603. If you call to register (203-905-2100) at Club Quarters, tell them you are part of a group and use the group code UOI363 (that's capital U,O,I for University of Illinois). They are holding 20 rooms at the group rate of $126 plus tax. Chicago's hotel tax is 16.4%. This block is being held until February 4th so please register right away.

For more information about visiting the University of Illinois at Chicago, here is the link to the GMR Visitor Information page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/visitorinfo/index.html

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A small amount of funding is still available for Exhibit Awards during the current contract year. More information about the Exhibit Award may be found at:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/exhibits/exhibitcfa.html

A new cycle of funding will be available after May 1, 2013. We expect to be sending out some announcements soon for how to apply for awards and subcontracts for projects that begin after May 1, 2013.

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

January 16, 2013

From the GMR: Invitation to NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit - March 7-8

Dear Network Colleagues

You are invited to register for the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013. The Summit is being co-sponsored by the Greater Midwest and MidContinental Regions of the NN/LM and registration preference will be given to members from these two regions. This unique one and a half day summit will feature:

* Speakers from libraries and the emergency planning community on roles libraries/librarians can play before, during, and after a disaster, with emphasis on communication strategies

* The MLA CE class: "U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies" which is one of the required courses for the new MLA Disaster Information Specialization

* A hands-on workshop with take-away tools for improving your library's readiness, including a one-page service continuity plan

* Opportunities to network with librarians, community emergency planners, and representatives from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

To register for one or all three parts of the summit, go to: http://goo.gl/z248J

The GMR will be providing Professional Development awards for up to 20 GMR Network members to attend.

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

January 15, 2013

From the GMR: Invitation to complete survey on emerging roles for biomedical librarians

This survey is related to a research project for an upcoming special issue of JMLA. Ruth

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You are invited to participate in a short survey (requiring about 10 minutes to complete) to identify emerging roles for biomedical librarians. All librarians currently employed in a biomedical setting (academic health sciences center, hospital, research center, etc.) are eligible to participate.

This survey is part of a study being conducted to identify and describe emerging roles for biomedical librarians, including when, where, and how these roles are being developed. We hope that the results of this study will provide a current benchmark and inform library planning, library education, and continuing education. We hope you will help us with this project by participating in this survey.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RMM9JX to complete the survey.

Thanks.

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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

January 8, 2013

From the GMR: Webinar on NIH Public Access Policy

Please forward this announcement to NIH grantees who might be interested in compliance with the Public Access Policy.

The NIH has announced it will hold a webinar on January 15 "to assist grantee institutions with guidance and resources related to the NIH Public Access Policy, upcoming changes, tools, and how non-compliance will affect awards." NIH earlier announced that in the spring, at the earliest, it "will hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy."

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-016.html

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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

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar 1/17: PubMed and MeSH Updates

Another free webinar from the GMR!

The GMR Lake Effects this month will be "PubMed and MeSH Updates"
Presented by Holly Ann Burt, GMR Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator

Discover what changes 2013 brought to PubMed and to MEDLINE. Don't be caught unawares when your users bring you questions. Register for this informative session at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

Registration is limited, so register today!
Cost: Free!
MLA CE Credits: 1

This session will be online using Adobe Connect.
To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
If your system fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

Let me know if you have any questions!

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
Making PubMed Work for You (3 weeks) : January 21, 2013 - February 8, 2013
Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (5 weeks): February 4, 2013 - March 15, 2013
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): February 18, 2013 - March 15, 2013
For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Happy New Year, everyone.

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

January 6, 2013

From the GMR: Position available: Loyola Univ Chicago Health Sciences Library

Information Services & Instruction Librarian

Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The Health Sciences Campus, located in Maywood, IL, is committed to nursing, medical, graduate and post-graduate education. The library and its services support faculty, students and staff of the Stritch School of Medicine and its programs, and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented librarian to serve as Information Services & Instruction Librarian on a vibrant and growing health sciences campus. The Information Services & Instruction Librarian supports the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences community with a variety of Information Services that include:


  • distributed research and reference service with a focus on basic sciences and clinical researchers

  • collaboratively design and teach online and on-site library instruction

  • plan and participate in outreach to promote and expand library service to internal and external communities

  • participate in the maintenance and improvement of the library website based on usability studies and customer and staff feedback



The successful candidate will:

  • demonstrate proficiency with biomedical resources

  • demonstrate proficiency in teaching information skills

  • value and model outstanding customer services skills

  • possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Drupal, HTML and various web editors, and CSS

  • appreciate the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment

  • demonstrate outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • possess an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent and an undergraduate or advanced degree in the life sciences

  • consistently demonstrate flexibility, a sense of humor, and a strong commitment to outstanding customer service



Salary is available upon request. Loyola University Chicago benefits package includes tuition remission. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Send resume and names of three references to: Jeanne Sadlik, Associate Director Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Building 125-1526, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153; jsadlik@luc.edu

Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

January 3, 2013

2013 Midwest Chapter Meeting

The Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Chapter Meeting will be held in East Peoria, IL from October 4 - 8, 2013.

At Midwest 2013, participants will focus on Navigating a River of Information, appropriately accompanied by the scenic Illinois River that the East Peoria Embassy Suites East Peoria - Hotel & River Front Conference Center overlooks.

The conference keynote speaker is Michelle Kraft, Senior Medical Librarian at the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library and author of the popular blog "The Krafty Librarian." Michelle will present Emerging Technologies and the Evolving Library. Our plenary speaker is Sarah Houghton, Director for the San Rafael Public Library. Sarah writes "The Librarian in Black," a blog covering library web and digital services. Sarah will present The Future of the Digital Library.

Registration and CE details to be announced, bookmark the conference website at http://hsli.org/midwestmla2013/


Stacey Knight-Davis

Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University Office Phone: 217-581-7549
Charleston, IL 61920 Reference Services: 217-581-6072

January 2, 2013

Event at Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Metronet Wind Down at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

We all want to do what we can for the approximately 400,000 Veterans in Minnesota. About one third of Minnesota's Veterans are enrolled as patients in the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Public, academic, and special libraries can help to publicize programs and resources available to Veterans and their families and friends who may not be aware of them.

This Wind Down will give you an opportunity to learn more about the VA and the services and programs available to Veterans. Participants will see the Medical Library and Patient Education Center and get a brief tour of the facility, one of the largest VA Medical Centers in the nation. There will be brief presentations on MyHealtheVet, a website and patient portal with a large online library of health-related materials, the Homeless Veterans Program, the VA's Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention program, women's Veterans services, programs and services for returning Veterans, and services to transgender/transitioning Veterans.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013

Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Location: Medical Library at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis

Directions: Map & driving directions. Parking is free.
When you get to the Medical Center, enter through the Outpatient/Urgent Care entrance. As soon as you enter the building, there is a bank of elevators to the left. Take one of these elevators to the 4th floor. The Medical Library is just to the left as you exit the elevator. Refreshments will be served.

Library staff in all types of libraries are welcome!