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January 31, 2014

New issue of newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries!

Check out the latest installment of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries to see what our colleagues in Rochester are up to. Hope everyone is staying warm!

January 30, 2014

From the GMR: New Funding Opportunities

Network Members,

Soon the ice will melt and the temperatures will rise and you will be wanting to dive into a new Spring project. The GMR has some funding opportunities to stimulate your thinking.

We have updated our awards program for the contract year beginning May 1, 2014. We have two new awards and have changed the names of three other awards. Please take a few minutes to check out all the options at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The first deadline for application for most awards is March 14, 2014, for projects beginning May 1, 2014.

Here is a preview:

Community College Library Award - NEW - (up to $2,500) - for projects that promote the use of NLM databases and services by community college librarians, students and faculty

Community Engagement Award (up to $4,500) - for any outreach project that involves the community, especially minority and underserved populations

Exhibit & Event Award (up to $1,200) - for exhibit expenses to promote NLM resources at professional meetings, health fairs, or any health-related community event

Hospital Library Award - NEW - (up to $4,500) - for projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand library involvement in hospital-wide initiatives

Target Project Award ( up to $15,000) - for projects that address needs identified by NLM for the current contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, or minority populations

Technology Improvement Award (up to $4,500) - for projects that improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals or consumers through the application of technologies


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 17, 2014

From the GMR: Upcoming GMR Online Classes (free and online!)

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you are surviving this wild weather.

We at the GMR are please to announce a number of upcoming classes and webinars that are available online for you in 2014.

Register at: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

GMR Lake Effects: PubMed Update -- January 16, 2014 (TODAY), MLA CE available through January 30th. More Information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Making PubMed Work for You -- January 27 - February 14, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/work/

GMR Tech Talks: Guide to the Mobile Operating System Wars - February 7, 2014; MLA CE available through March 7th. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond -- February 10 - March 7, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/

GMR Lake Effects: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy -- February 20, 2014; Registration and more information to come.

Keeping Up with PubMed -- February 24 - March 21, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/keepingup/

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines -- March 17 - April 18, 2014 ; Available for CHIS; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/

Looking forward to a wonderful seasons of classes.

January 14, 2014

From the GMR: Free Tech Talk Webinar on Mobile Operating Systems

Hello Network Members, and Happy New Year!

Please join us for our second Tech Talk on February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm CST where we will ask: Does it really matter who's winning the mobile operating system wars? The mobile operating system (OS) controls every aspect of how our smartphones and tablets look and behave. In this talk, Tiffany will discuss the current state of the OS market and how it affects personal and professional use of mobile devices in the library. Special attention will be given to the differences in design, compatibility, and function in three main players (Apple iOS, Android, and Windows 8).

Class Details: Guide to the Mobile Operating System Wars
When: February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm CST
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2661
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!

Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

January 8, 2014

From the GMR: PubMed Update - January 16th, 2014

Happy New Year everyone, from the GMR.

Reminder: join us on January 16th for the GMR Lake Effects where we will focus on PubMed! Please register whether you plan to join us on the 16th or will be listening at a later date for MLA CE.

PubMed Update (January 16, 2014)
Presenter: Jessica Van Der Volgen, NN/LM National Training Center
Discover what's new, what's different, what's surprising with PubMed in the new year.
Registration Link
MLA CE available until January 30, 2014
Meeting link: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/. Please enter your full name in the Guest box.

Additional information
Verify your system supports Adobe Connect at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. If your computer fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.
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 (Please note: passcode and number updated 25 June 2012)

Other online educational opportunities will be available in 2014.

Visit the GMR Online Education page for more information.