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February 28, 2014

University of Minnesota: 2 Liaison positions available

Biomedical/Research Services Liaison and Pharmacy Liaison

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two positions in the Health Sciences Libraries. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries includes the Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Education & Research Services and will collaborate with eight librarian liaisons in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment. The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

The University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

The individuals will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work toward continuous appointment status.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience. Understanding of teaching, learning and research trends in the health sciences.

Evidence of program development and project management skills. An undergraduate or
graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http:// www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)

For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857 (Biomedical/Research
and, https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877 (Pharmacy)

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

February 7, 2014

From the GMR: Online Class Starting: Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

There's still time to sign up for our the next session of:

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

This four-week specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature on chemicals, drugs and genetics. Topics include searching PubMed with Supplementary Concept Records (SCR) and Pharmacologic Actions (PA), using related databases for drug and chemical information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov, TOXNET, and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed.
Earn 6 MLA CE.
Dates: February 10 - March 7, 2014

There is no cost to take our asynchronous courses. Take it at your own pace, spending about and one to two hours 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.

Upcoming GMR online classes (registration) - and those still available for MLA CE:
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; MLA CE available until: March 13, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

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/

Upcoming NTC courses (classes and registration)
PubMed® for Librarians: Customization-My NCBI - Monday, March 31, 2014; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=525

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

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

FYI: combined GMR/NTC registration link: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

February 5, 2014

From the GMR: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy this month on Lake Effects

Greetings,

Please join us for this month's Lake Effects presentation, An Overview of
Health Insurance Literacy, presented by Emily Vardell, PhD candidate,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily will review research on
the readability of health insurance forms; provide reading level assessment
tools; and discuss what can be done to lower the reading level of materials.

The class will be presented via Adobe Connect on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 1:00 PM CT. This Lake Effects has been approved for the CHIS Program by MLA.

Please register <http://go.usa.gov/bBzC> if you plan to attend. If you want MLA CE (whether you plan to listen live or to the recording), registration is essential. Registration and accompanying CE is available for up two weeks following the live presentation.

We look forward to seeing you online for this timely presentation.

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/

February 3, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Update for January 2014 is online

Hello, Network Members,

The latest edition of the GMR Update is now available online at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Check out the latest news from the Greater Midwest Region, including funding opportunities for the new contract year beginning May 1, 2014.

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/