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November 22, 2013

SLA Holiday Party

SLA-MN invites you to:

Holiday Party 2013
Celebrate the season with colleagues during this annual event open to ALL librarians, information professionals, researchers, knowledge managers, archivists, students and guests!

5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

HGA, Ford Center Building
420 North 5th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Party attendees will:
· Enjoy appetizers, assorted desserts and coffee/espresso bar

· Celebrate with beer and wine (included in your ticket price!)

· Browse the Exhibitor Fair featuring our fabulous sponsors listed below

· Bid on silent auction items benefiting the St. Catherine University SLA Student Group

· View posters celebrating SLA-MN's 70th anniversary

· Opt to bring a friend or significant other to enjoy the party with you - same price as members!

· Mingle with like-minded professionals from across the Twin Cities

· Revel in the ambiance of holiday music and a beautiful downtown setting.

Please register at http://slaholidayparty13.eventbrite.com

November 11, 2013

Reminder: Please register for the MLA Webcast Nov. 20th, 2013

Just a friendly reminder to register for the MLA Webcast, Nov. 20th, 2013. If you have registered but did not receive a confirmation email, please contact me. Registration ends on Friday November 15th. Thank you! Amy Claussen

Allina Health will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know” Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m, central time. As part of this programming, HSL and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, November 15th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-xaWEd2FXb1QbQlAOheCxNK4KfCknswTC8Vl0jt26bU/viewform

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu).

Where: Abbott Northwestern Education Building, Watson Room. (on East 26th street between 10th Ave S. and Chicago Ave. S., next to the Piper Building)

Parking - http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/visitingus#parking

Campus Map to the Education Bldg - http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/visitingus#campus_guide

Agenda- Lunch begins at noon Webcast: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Informal discussion 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Webcast Description: “Affordable Care Act, meaningful use, and greater scrutiny of not-for-profit status have brought on some significant changes in the way hospitals provide health care. Hospitals must meet specific goals to avoid penalties and receive maximum reimbursement for care. They are repositioning staff and budgets to deal with these changes to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction, and meet meaningful use of the electronic health record (her) system. Libraries are departments within the hospital, and like all other departments, they must illustrate clearly to administration specifically how they help their hospital achieve these goals. This webinar will look at these changes and how they affect our institutions and how librarians can meet them head on.” **The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago. *

November 7, 2013

In Memorium: Margery MacNeill

Margery MacNeill passed away on October 4, 2013 at the age of 83. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and was a medical librarian at the V.A. Medical Center in Minneapolis for over 30 years, serving as Chief Librarian for the last 6 years of her career. Margery was an early trainee in the use of Medline and subsequently taught searching skills to many of the librarians in the Twin Cities area. Through the V.A. Library Trainee program, she mentored many library students who later took librarian positions locally. She was active in MLA, the Twin Cities Biomedical Consortium and the Minnesota Health Sciences Library Association.

November 6, 2013

Minnesota electronic Health Library Update: Survey Results

Earlier this year, we asked the directors of our fellow HSLM member libraries to complete a questionnaire regarding the Minnesota electronic Health Library (MeHL). MeHL is a new initiative by the University of Minnesota's Health Sciences Libraries that will work to bring licensed health information to health providers, students, educators, researchers, and all residents of Minnesota.

We want to thank all who responded to our survey. We're happy to report a high response rate (86%). We gathered a lot of valuable information from the responses. You can access the full report and read highlights, below:

• Need/Importance: Respondents indicated that MeHL was both needed (averaged 7.94 on a 10 point scale) and important (8.39 on a 10 point scale).
• Service Area: Most HSLM libraries serve the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The HSLM responding libraries served 40 of the state's 87 counties. Two colleges/universities indicated a state-wide mission, though located in the Twin Cities.
• Individuals Served: HSLM libraries serve nearly 120,000 individuals in the state, averaging around 7,000 clients/library.
• Access to Resources: The majority of respondents (13, 72%) provided electronic access to everyone affiliated with their organization. Fewer (7, 39%) provided remote access to all of their library's clientele.
• Resource Use: The most frequently-used resources included PubMed/Medline, UpToDate, and CINAHL, with 8 indicating that these resources fell into the top three resources used by their clients.
• Resource Needs: Dynamed topped the list of resources that respondents' wished they could provide, with 7 selecting it in their top three resources. This was followed by ClinicalKey, with 4 selecting it in their top three resources. CINAHL was also selected by 4 respondents, with 3 of those requesting CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

Our next steps include the development of a legislative strategy. Through our partnership with Minitex, we hope to introduce a legislative proposal during the 2013 legislative session that would provide recurring funds for licensed health information.
We hope to continue working with HSLM as we move forward. Please be in touch with your ideas, your support, and with any questions about MeHL or our survey results. You are also welcome to visit our MeHL web page (http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/about/mehl) for news and updates.

Thank you,

Erinn Aspinall (MeHL Project Manager)