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August 23, 2013

From the GMR: September's Lake Effects webinar: An Overview of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Hello, Network Members,

Do you work with immigrants? Join us for our next Lake Effects on September 19, 2013, at 1:00 pm CT for a presentation by Kate M. Syfert, Regional Lead for Community Relations, Central Regional Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

Kate will cover the responsibilities and activities of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and agency within the Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is responsible for administering federal immigration benefits, including green cards, work permits, and naturalization. This session will provide an overview of the agency, our current initiatives, and resources available for those who assist immigrants.

To register: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

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Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/

Login: as a guest with your first and last name

Audio: Use the audio option in Adobe Connect. If you have problems with the audio, call 1-866-628-8620 and enter the passcode: 742384.

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/

August 19, 2013

From the GMR: New session of "Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching": Oct. 21-Dec. 2

Apply to Attend the Online Class "Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching"

NLM Technical Bulletin article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja13/ja13_online_fundls_bio_searching.html

Health science librarians are invited to participate in an online bioinformatics training course, Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required.


The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to bioinformatics theory and practice in support of developing and implementing library-based bioinformatics products and services. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course encompasses visualizing bioinformatics end-user practice, places a strong emphasis on hands-on acquisition of NCBI search competencies, and a working molecular biology vocabulary, through self-paced hands-on exercises.


This course is offered online (asynchronous) from October 21 - December 2, 2013. The course format includes video lectures, readings, a molecular vocabulary exercise, an NCBI discovery exercise, and other hands-on exercises. The instructor is Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.


Due to limited enrollment, interested participants are required to complete an application form. The deadline for completing the application is September 9, 2013; participants will be notified of acceptance on September 23, 2013.


The course is offered at no cost to participants. Participants who complete all assignments and the course evaluation by the due dates within the course will receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit. No partial CE credit is granted.


This course is a prerequisite for the face to face workshop, Librarian's Guide to NCBI. Participants who complete the required coursework and earn full continuing education credit will be eligible to apply to attend the 5-day Librarian's Guide that will be offered in April of 2014 if they so choose.


For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fundamentals_fall_2013

Questions? E-mail the course organizers at ncbi_course@lists.utah.edu.

August 15, 2013

From the GMR: E-Science Librarianship webinar - September 2013

Network members,

Here is an opportunity to attend a two-part webinar on Research Data Curation. Several medical librarians are part of the first part which is on E-Science librarianship on September 11th.

More information and registration can be found at:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/escience

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

Position announcement: Head, Library Services at University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is looking for a librarian to provide leadership and coordination of the operational aspects of the Library's circulation, reserve, shelving, and basic reference services. The successful candidate will oversee the Library's three service points, and will supervise the library assistants in charge of these services. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Hardin Library.

The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, at least three years professional experience, and supervisory experience. For a complete description, including salary, and information on the application procedure, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for requisition number 62957. Applications must be received by August 22, 2013.
Feel free to contact me at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu if you have questions.

Janna

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Janna C. Lawrence, MLIS, AHIP
Assistant Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa
600 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52246-1098
319-335-9870
janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu

From the GMR: Library Student Award for Attendance at Chapter Meeting - Sept 6th deadline

This is a really great award! Please forward it to any library students you know who would be interested in attending the chapter meeting.

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Network Members,

Please forward this information as quickly as possible to any library school students you know who might want to attend the Midwest Chapter meeting in October. The deadline is September 6, 2013.

The GMR is announcing a "Library Student Outreach Award" to cover up to $1,000 in expenses related to attending the Midwest Chapter meeting in East Peoria IL on October 5-7, 2013. Students currently enrolled in one of the graduate programs in library or information sciences located in the Greater Midwest Region are eligible. The purpose of the award is to introduce library school students to library outreach concepts specifically and health sciences librarianship in general. We plan to fund 5 awards.

Go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/special/lis
to find more information about the award, including the link to the online application form. Deadline for submission is September 6th, so please get the word out to your students and colleagues as quickly as possible.

Thank you for spreading the word.

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

August 6, 2013

From the GMR: Lake Effects - How to use Pinterest - August 15

Dear members,

Next GMR Lake Effects is on using Pinterest in various library settings. Your library may be already using this tool, or you may want to know how you can use this to promote your library.

We have two librarians who are excited to share their experiences using Pinterest.com to educate their patrons about their library services and resources. They will discuss the basic functions of Pinterest, share some of the "pinboards" they have created, and how you can use this platform at your library.

To register for the webinar and for other information, please go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Questions welcome!

Regards,

Samanthi

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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
samanthi@uic.edu

August 2, 2013

From the GMR: Webinar about the Value of Libraries Study

Network Members,

I am forwarding this message from Renae Barger, Executive Director of the Middle Atlantic Region. This webinar will focus on results of the Value of Libraries Study and how to access the data. Ruth

Making the Most of the Value Study (Boost Box Session)

Presenters:
Joanne Gard Marshall, Principal Investigator, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kathel Dunn, Coordinator, Associate Fellows Program, National Library of Medicine

Location: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Date: August 13, 2013

Time: Noon - 1 pm (Eastern Time)

This session will provide an update on new specialized reports that have been created using the "Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study" results, as well as how to access and use the data set from the study. All the items discussed will be made available on the Value Study website. Joanne will also share the results of some advanced data analysis that demonstrate the added value of using the services of the librarian and the searching the library-provided resources in patient care.

The second part of the presentation will discuss ways of mining and using the Value Study data. Kathel Dunn from NLM will share the results of data mining that they have done on users of PubMed/MEDLINE and related resources. The study gathered extensive data on each of the information resources used to answer the clinical questions.

Participants in this session will be encouraged to share their own stories about how they have used or would like to use the study results.

No registration required.

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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

August 1, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Update for July 2013 is now live

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the GMR Update for this quarter, now live on the GMR website at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html. Listed are upcoming classes and exhibits in the Region as well as the latest GMR news. Find out when and where GMR staff will be in your area in the upcoming months.

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/