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June 26, 2013

From the GMR: Sewell Funding Available for APHA Annual Meeting

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you
attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this
purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013. This
year's APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6,
2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the
World.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is
Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants,
application forms, and FAQs, go to
http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

For more information on the 2013 APHA meeting see
http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/ -
What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?
The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians' identification with
medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded
annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of
attending APHA:

"Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and
public health colleagues was energizing...The spirit of true
collaboration shone through the programs." (Feili Tu)

"Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts,
more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers
just about everything...for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable
about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and
knowledgeable about the 'agendas' of the interested parties..." (Kristin
Kroger)

"Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the
scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas
of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a
librarian....It was an incredible learning experience." (Manju Tanwar)

"The fact that I'm working on a Masters in Public Health was very
interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn't
realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I
think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to
teaching faculty." (Amber Burtis)

"As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my
patrons' needs" (Peggy Gross)

"I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have
questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my
institution's public health program." (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb

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GMR Members, please note this GMR blog post by Sandi Bates, a
recipient of last year's funding:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2012/12/18/a-knowledge-bank-boost-at-apha-conference/

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/

June 25, 2013

From the GMR: HHS has launched Educational Tools related to Affordable Care Act

This is crucial information from HHS about the new Health Insurance Marketplace. If you go to the Health Insurance page on MedlinePlus, you will also find new information about the Affordable Care Act.

Ruth

________________________________________________________________

The Obama administration today kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance. The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1.

HealthCare.gov is the destination for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Americans may now access new educational information and learn what they can do to begin to get ready for open enrollment this fall. The website will add functionality over the summer so that, by October, consumers will be able to create accounts, complete an online application, and shop for qualified health plans. For Spanish speaking consumers, CuidadoDeSalud.gov will also be updated to match HealthCare.gov's new consumer focus.

Between now and the start of open enrollment, the Marketplace call center will provide educational information and, beginning Oct. 1, 2013, will assist consumers with application completion and plan selection. In addition to English and Spanish, the call center provides assistance in more than 150 languages through an interpretation and translation service. Customer service representatives are available for assistance via a toll-free number at 1-800-318-2596 and hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.

If you're not a consumer looking for health insurance--and you want resources for your organization, technical Marketplace information, or press materials-- visit these sites respectively:


  • Marktplace.CMS.gov

  • CMS.gov/CCIIO

  • HHS.gov/HealthCare

To view the new look and new focus of the website, visit www.HealthCare.gov.

HHS is on target for open enrollment in the Marketplace, which begins Oct. 1, 2013, and other key milestones approaching in the months ahead. Coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2014.

Questions or Concerns? Contact HHSIEA@hhs.gov.

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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
GMRLIST is an email list for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) members.

From the GMR: Invitation to provide feedback to NN/LM GMR

Hello all, I strongly encourage you to complete this survey to provide feedback to the GMR about strengths and future directions. The GMR is a fantastic resource for all libraries in MN, and they really listen to what you have to say! It will be open until July 12th, but don't wait! Let me know if you have any questions.

Liz

*********

Dear Network Members:

The Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation
for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of its
program and future directions it should take. This project will help us
prepare for an upcoming site visit from the National Library of Medicine
on August 14. The goal of the site visit is to help GMR and NLM
understand how the RML is serving its network membership, learn how GMR
can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the
region, and gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network.

To access our feedback form, please click on the link below. You can
answer as many questions as you want or provide other comments:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013GMRFEEDBACK

The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but
without names attached) to those involved in the site visit, specifically
the visiting site team along with staff from GMR and NLM. These responses
will also be included in the site team's written report, which is made
available to GMR staff. GMR, in turn, may decide to share the site visit
report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory
Council.

Your responses are very important to us, so please take a few moments to
send your feedback! We will be collecting feedback through July 12.

Sincerely,

Kate

Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk Street (MC 763)
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Tel.: (312) 996-8974
Fax: (312) 996-9584

Email: khc@uic.edu

June 21, 2013

2 Positions at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries


University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Two Positions Available:
Informatics/Data Services Specialist and Biomedical/Research Services Specialist

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science library specialists. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

Both positions will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The specialists will serve as library liaisons to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center (AHC, (http://www.ahc.umn.edu/), including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units. Both positions will provide specialized leadership for HSL: one in data management and curation, and the other in the development and coordination of research support services. Areas of focus will include identifying and supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research processes.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; and facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts. Preferred qualifications include a degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process, experience in health informatics, and knowledge of digital repository software and systems.

For a complete description and list of qualifications and to apply, go to: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112011 .

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

June 19, 2013

Invitation to submit manuscripts to Journal of Hospital Librarianship


Journal of Hospital Librarianship, a peer reviewed journal that considers all aspects of hospital/clinical librarianship, seeks original contributions to the column, Specialty of the House. First time authors are especially welcomed.

"Specialty" columns can apply to almost anything - a special service or product, specialization or innovation in information services to medical personnel, special library settings, special people, etc.

Manuscripts should be 8 to 10 pages in length, double spaced, no abstract. Photos, graphics, tables etc. are encouraged. More detailed instructions to authors regarding citing sources, etc. available upon request.

If you are interested and for further information, please contact corresponding editor, Paul Blobaum, Governors State University Library, pblobaum@govst.edu.

Paul Blobaum, MA, MS
pblobaum at govst.edu
Full Professor and Head of Reference
University Library
Governors State University
University Park, IL 60484
7O8 534 4139

June 18, 2013

From the GMR: Announcing Second Round of GMR funding - Due Date = July 11, 2013

GMR Network Members,

The GMR has funds available for a second round of proposals for some of our smaller awards.

The new deadline for submission is Thursday, July 11, 2013.

To see what's available, go to our Current Funding Opportunities page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ There are four types of awards available, in addition to the Exhibit Awards which have a rolling deadline.

Awards include:
- Community Preparedness Award (Holly Burt)
- Outreach Express Award (Jacqueline Leskovec)
- Planning & Assessment Award (Jacqueline Leskovec)
- Technology Improvement Award (Tiffany Tawzer)

If you have questions about any of these awards, please contact the program liaison whose name appears in parentheses after the name of the award. Questions about awards in general may be directed to me. Contact information is found on the GMR Staff Directory page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html

Enjoy your summer, but don't miss out on this opportunity to obtain some funding for a project in the Fall.

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

June 17, 2013

From the GMR: REMINDER: Summer Online PubMed Classes

REMINDER: Our first class starts today!

Summer School? YES! The GMR is offering TWO online (and free) classes in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You
This three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class. 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. Earn 3.5 MLA CE.
Dates: June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013 (extra week due to July 4th weekend)

Keeping Up with PubMed
This four-week course is designed for the experienced PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in Making PubMed Work for You. This class will focus on the effective use of advanced PubMed features including MeSH headings and subheadings, subset and filter options including My NCBI Filters,saving search strategies, creating journal searches, and linking to libraries and full text sources. Earn 5 MLA CE.
Dates: July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013

There is no cost to take these asynchronous courses. Take it at your pace, spending about and hour a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system.
Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

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

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
GMR Lake Effects: Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program (June 20, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
GMR Lake Effects: Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals (July 18, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon - and the updated Patient Safety Resource Seminar.

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

From the GMR: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2014 Call for Applications

This is a great opportunity for mid-career librarians to gain leadership skills!

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2014
Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased
to announce the 2013-2014 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.

"NLM continues to be pleased with the success of this collaboration with
AAHSL," said NLM director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. "Since 2002, this
leadership program has been invaluable in preparing library managers who
are rising stars to move into directorship positions."

AAHSL president M.J. Tooey said, "AAHSL was one of the early organizations
to recognize the importance of identifying and preparing future leaders.
Our program, in partnership with NLM, has for more than a decade been a
model for best practices in association leadership development programs.
We are justifiably proud of the program and of the future leaders it has
nurtured."

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-five fellows have participated in the program in the first eleven
classes. To date, twenty-two fellows have been appointed to director
positions.

"The program has been invaluable to me as I guide and develop a library at
a new medical school," said Nadine Dexter, fellow, class of 2006-2007, and
director at University of Central Florida. "I am using many of the
concepts and principles, as well as tapping into the network of
colleagues. Even when the program is over, ideas and connections
continue."

Tania Bardyn, fellow, class of 2010-2011, and director, University of
Washington, said, "The things taught in the program are not just about
being a director, but about the means of leading, identifying the key
issues we face today in health sciences libraries, and thinking of it as
your ticket to change librarianship."

Evelyn Morgen, mentor, class of 2011-2012, and director at University of
Connecticut, stated, "I think both of us--my fellow and I--added to our
leadership skills and to our understanding of current issues facing
academic medical libraries. It was especially interesting to see all this
from the perspective of multiple institutions and ranges of career
development."

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 two weeks of site
visit to the mentor's home library.

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, 2013, deadline for
potential fellows for the 2013-2014 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/documents/2013/2013-2014_nlm_aahsl_lfp.pdf.
For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb,
Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee,
carolynlipscomb@cs.com.

June 6, 2013

From the GMR: Summer Online PubMed Classes

Summer School? YES! The GMR is offering TWO online (and free) classes in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You
This three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class. 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. Earn 3.5 MLA CE.
Dates: June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013 (extra week due to July 4th weekend)

Keeping Up with PubMed
This four-week course is designed for the experienced PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in Making PubMed Work for You. This class will focus on the effective use of advanced PubMed features including MeSH headings and subheadings, subset and filter options including My NCBI Filters,saving search strategies, creating journal searches, and linking to libraries and full text sources. Earn 5 MLA CE.
Dates: July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013

There is no cost to take these asynchronous courses. Take it at your pace, spending about and hour a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system.
Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

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

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
GMR Lake Effects: Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program (June 20, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
GMR Lake Effects: Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals (July 18, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon - and the updated Patient Safety Resource Seminar.

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

From the GMR: Summer Funding!

Here's the newest from our blog, The Cornflower: by Jacqueline Leskovec!
Summer Fun, ding!

Although Chicago has been experiencing rather autumnal-like weather these last few weeks, the calendar confirms that it is officially meteorological summer. And in summer, we know that one of the first thoughts on Network minds is summer fun-ding!

Before you jump to the conclusion that this post is about some airline announcing discounted fares, take a look at the opportunities that sprouted up on the GMR's Current Funding Opportunities page, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/, where we have information about current award-level funding. The Submission Deadline for these awards is July 3, 2013. Announced are Community Preparedness Awards (Up to $2,000); Outreach Express Awards (Up to $4,500); Planning and Assessment Awards (Up to $2,500); and Technology Improvement Awards (Up to $4,500). Take a look at each award CFA for specifics on each award.

If you have any questions about these awards or any other GMR resources or services, send an email to GMR4U (at) uic.edu or your GMR State Contact, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html. Call us toll-free within Region at 1-800-338-7657, press one (1) for your RML.

June 5, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects - June 20th - Traveling Exhibitions

The GMR Lake Effects this month will be:

Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program
Presenter: Jill Newmark, NLM Exhibition Registrar/Traveling Exhibition Service Manager

Come with us to explore this amazing resource and discover the benefits of bringing one to YOUR library. The NLM Traveling Exhibition program reveals how the past informs the present and can shape the future. This is a session you won't want to miss.

Registration is limited, so register today at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC
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.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
Making PubMed Work for You (3 weeks): June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013 (extra week due to July 4th weekend)
Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals - July 18, 2013
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013
For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Have a great summer, everyone.