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December 30, 2013

From the GMR: Job Posting, Two positions at Ohio State University

Research and Education Librarian (2)

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library seeks two (2) full-time, tenure-track Research and Education Librarians. As members of The Knowledge Integration Department, the Research and Education Librarians will initiate and build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students from one or more health sciences college(s) or department(s). The successful candidates will take initiative to identify, meet, and facilitate on-going communication regarding education, research, clinical services and resources when and where needed. Successful candidates will develop innovative instructional programs and learning materials, provide in-depth research consultations and reference services, and monitor and inform faculty, staff, and students on patterns of research and emerging issues associated with scholarly communication and copyright law.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program

  • Experience with health sciences database searching.

  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, standards, and emerging technologies used in an academic environment.

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and comfortable with public speaking.

Rank and Salary:

Positions are full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointments. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.


For full job description, please see: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/52013. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2014. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email to Erika Garber at garber.135@osu.edu.

Contact Information:

Erika Garber
Human Resources
Health Sciences Library
376 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University
Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS
Assistant Professor
Education & Reference Services Coordinator
Health Sciences Library
206 Prior Hall, 376 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-4893 Office

December 20, 2013

From the GMR: Ruth Holst to Retire as Associate Director of the GMR

Dear colleagues:

I am writing to announce that Ruth Holst will retire as Associate Director
of the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine on April 30, 2014, and to invite you to join me in congratulating
her on 12 years of distinguished service to the membership of the National
Network and the GMR. As the associate director, she effectively
administered the GMR office, budget, programs, awards, and communications.
She also leaves a legacy of innovation, strategic thinking, and
collaboration as a leader in her field.

Ruth joined the GMR in July 2002 during the second year of the 2001-2006
contract and was instrumental in writing and shepherding the GMR and the
Library of the Health Sciences through the process of submitting the next
two contract proposals (2006-2011 and 2011-2016).

Under Ruth's leadership, the GMR enhanced network and outreach services to
librarians, health care professionals, and health consumers through
educational programming, project funding, and collaboration with other
professional organizations. In particular, Ruth planned and implemented
several forward-looking GMR symposia, including EHRs and Librarians (Dec
2010), Using Mobile Technologies at the Bedside (Dec 2011), and Research
for Better Patient Outcomes: what Librarians Should Know (Nov 2012). She
expanded programming directed to hospital librarians through letters to
hospital administrators and workshops on knowledge management in clinical
settings. Ruth advocated for additional funding for the GMR's designated
outreach libraries during 2006-2011, which resulted in significant growth
in the number of outreach activities conducted across the region.

Ruth promoted GMR and NN/LM partnerships with MLA by co-sponsoring the MLA
Institute on Web-based Instruction held in 2006 and repeated in 2008 and
facilitating the MLA-NLM joint effort to create the Disaster Information
Specialization program. She served on the NLM Long Range Planning Panel
2: NLM Health Information for the Underserved and Diverse Populations in
the 21st Century (2005-2006). She chaired the NN/LM Hospital Internet
Access Task Force (2003-2005) and co-chaired the NN/LM Community College
Task Force (2012-2014), which expanded the impact of the National Network.

During the time that she was associate director, Ruth continued to
influence the progress of health sciences librarianship by chairing the
MLA Expert Search Task Force 2001-2004 and editing the JMLA Symposium on
Expert Searching for the January 2005 issue. She was also the primary
author of "Vital Pathways for hospital librarians: present and future
roles" (JMLA Oct 2009). She became an MLA Fellow in 2002 and MLA President
in 2010-2011.

This brief account of Ruth's accomplishments during the past decade not
only confirms that she is a remarkable woman, it documents that she will
leave behind big shoes to fill when she retires next year. You will be
hearing from me again after we post the position of associate director of
the Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Happy Holidays to all!



Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences and
Associate Dean
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

December 18, 2013

Position Announcement: Health Science Library Assistant, St. Cloud Hospital

Health Science Library Assistant

- Department: Health Science Library - HSCH
- St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN - Part-time
- 32 hrs/pp
- Day shift

The Health Science Library Assistant provides a variety of library clerical and technical duties of moderate complexity as appropriate to the diverse operations and specialized procedures of the Health Science Library. Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Education or related field preferred.

No previous experience required with Bachelor's degree. Minimum of three years experience in a library setting required without Bachelor's degree. Familiarity with library procedures and with the literature and terminology of the health science are required. Demonstrated knowledge of information technology including online data base searching, word processing, data base management, Internet, and library specific applications required. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written required.

Medical Library Association (MLA) Certification desirable.

Susan Schleper
Health Science Library
St. Cloud Hospital
320.251.2700 ext.54686
fax 320.656.7039

Link to the position:

December 12, 2013

From the GMR: Affordable Care Act Webinar

Hi all,

Here is another free webinar by WebJunction on Affordable Care Act awareness efforts done by the public libraries. This one is presented by our sister region - Pacific Southwest Region representatives.


Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1 pm Central (60 min)
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/health-information-resources-for-library-staff.html

Public libraries provide a variety of health reference services and public programs to support community health literacy. Health literacy has been described by the Institute of Medicine as €œthe degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides comprehensive health information resources and services to libraries across eight regions nationwide.

Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM. Representatives of the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library will discuss their collaborative efforts with public libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act and other popular health information topics, and share strategies for strengthening your own library’s health information services, to improve the health literacy of your community.
Moderated by: WebJunction

Presented by:
Alan Carr, Acting Associate Director, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience. Please sign up here if you'€™d like to receive notifications about this project, including when the archive is available.

December 10, 2013

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar: Free NLM Resources for Community College Librarians

Hello All,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is focusing our outreach to community college librarians. The Greater Midwest Region will be offering one hour webinars on the Free Environmental, Consumer Health and Emergency Resources/Databases offered by the National Library of Medicine.



Thurs. December 12th 2013 1:00-2:00pm Central Time

Presenters: Ruth Holst, Associate Director (NN/LM GMR) and Irene
Williams, Network Services Coordinator (NN/LM GMR)

The first session will focus on Consumer Health Resources and Pubmed. Each
webinar offered will be free of charge.

Irene Williams
Network Services Coordinator/Docline
University of Illinois @ Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612
1-800-338-7657 (in region)
(312) 996-8996
Skype: irenwill

December 5, 2013

From the GMR: Join us for Tech Talks, our NEW webinar, December 13, 2013

A new webinar series from the GMR... looks interesting!


Hello Network Members,

We are excited to introduce the GMR Tech Talks Webinar Series (http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/index.html), a new, semi-monthly online class that will cover a variety of timely and relevant technology topics, including overviews of current trends, how-tos for popular software, and tips and tricks for navigating the modern technology landscape.

Please join us for our first Tech Talk on December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm CST. Tiffany Tawzer will talk about a wide range of free, web-based programs that can be used instead of--or in addition to--expensive desktop-based software, all without the need to download or install anything to your computer. Discover new programs for image editing, infographics, presentations, and other cool (and useful) services.

Class Details: Free Online Tools for Librarians
When: December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm CST
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2591
Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/techtalks/
Login: as a guest with your first and last name
Audio: Please follow the prompt to allow the system to call you after log in. If you have problems with the audio, call 1-888-850-4523 and enter the passcode: 620954

We look forward to seeing you!

December 2, 2013

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through November, 2013

Greetings, Network Members,

This month's report on posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, is longer than usual because we are sharing the posts from the GMR's first LIS Student Outreach Award recipients. As part of their award requirement, awardees were to reflect on their Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association conference experience in a blog post.

Here are all the posts, including Season's Greetings from the GMR 2013: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/27/seasons-greetings-from-the-gmr-2013/

Posts from the nine student recipients:

Midwest Chapter: Sharing time and knowledge: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/08/midwest-chapter-sharing-time-and-knowledge/

Midwest Chapter: Connections: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/08/midwest-chapter-connections/

Midwest Chapter: Truly a community: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/07/midwest-chapter-truly-a-community/

Midwest Chapter Reflection: Finding one's community: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/07/midwest-chapter-reflection-finding-ones-community/

Midwest Chapter Reflection: Opportunities Abound: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/06/midwest-chapter-reflection-opportunities-abound/

Importance and Impact: Reflection on MWC MLA: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/28/importance-and-impact-reflection-on-mwc-mla/

Lessons on Library Leadership in the Land of Lincoln: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/21/lessons-on-library-leadership-in-the-land-of-lincoln/

Midwest Chapter Meeting Reflection: Increasing Knowledge: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/21/midwest-chapter-meeting-reflection-increasing-knowledge/

Midwest Chapter Reflection: Disruptive: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/15/midwest-chapter-reflection-disruptive/

And finally, New Exhibit Documents HIV/AIDS Crisis: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/05/new-exhibit-documents-hivaids-crisis/

Happy Holidays!


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