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March 27, 2014

From the GMR: Please join us for Tech Talks: Keeping up With Technology, April 18, 2014

Hello Network Members,

Please join us for Tech Talks on April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm CDT. With technology advancing faster than ever and librarians' time at a premium, how can we possibly keep up? In this webinar, Tiffany will discuss how to stay abreast of current trends in a sustainable and manageable way. She'll highlight tools and strategies aimed at helping librarians identify what is important today while remaining aware of what is on the horizon.

Class Details: Keeping up with Technology
When: April 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm CDT
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2805
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

March 25, 2014

REMINDER:Register for the MLA Webcast "Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication" on Wednesday, April 16

Just a friendly reminder! Please register for the MLA Webcast by Monday April 14th! Thanks!

Or copy and paste this link to fill out the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FpfTx_iamSOg1VqxBHyq1XVRjAQE7jM55ESQ7xg5CB0/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Beschnett ( besch015@umn.edu )or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu ) Thanks!

March 18, 2014

From the GMR: New class offering: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

Hello Network Members,

The GMR is pleased to announce a new class offering: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=751

In this 3-week online class, attendees will:

1. Learn about the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov
2. Search and interpret the results database
3. Be informed about the number of study records with results
4. Learn how health sciences librarians can advocate to clinical researchers the importance of complying with the results submission requirements mandated by federal law

When: March 31, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Where: Online, via the Moodle course management system
Instructor: Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS

Participants who complete the course are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits.

For more information and to register: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=751

Please email me directly with any questions.

Thank you,

Additional upcoming online opportunities:

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (4 weeks), March 17 - April 18, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/

Lake Effects: NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources; (1 hour), March 20, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

GMR Tech Talks: Keeping up with Technology; (1 hour), April 18, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/

March 6, 2014

From the GMR: Systematic Review Course -- Registration Open!

Are you interested in participating in systematic reviews - but just don't feel like you have the right skills or know how to get involved? Or do you want to teach systematic reviews at your institution but you don't know where to get started? This course is for librarians interested in systematic reviews!

University of Michigan - North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor MI 48109

What's required:

  • Your full participation in the 2-week online course, which includes 8 learning modules and related activities (14-25 April 2014)

  • Your attendance at and participation in a 2-day workshop at U-M (28-29 April 2014)


  • Nandita Mani PhD, - Assistant Director of Enabling Technologies, Taubman Health Sciences Library

  • Mark MacEachern MLIS, Health Sciences Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

  • Chase Masters MEd, Instructional Designer, Taubman Health Sciences Library

  • Whitney Townsend MLIS, Health Sciences Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

About the course:
We've developed a hybrid course to teach you how to do systematic reviews, and to give you a way to apply what you learn at your home institution. Featured content includes:

  • The basics of a systematic review - study types and methodologies

  • Selecting databases and developing search strategies

  • Data management and writing for publication

  • Strategies to establish your presence and expertise

  • 20 MLA CE credits

The course runs on a flipped classroom model where didactic material is presented in an asynchronous online format over a period of 2 weeks. Online content includes lectures, learning activities, and interactive features including a discussion board, virtual office hours, and more. Following the 2-week online module, you'll join us at U-M's North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) for a 2-day intensive workshop. The in-person workshop is an incubator for implementation - through hands-on experience with resources, activities, and discussions, you'll develop a toolkit of useful tips and resources and an action plan to take back to your home institutions to get involved in systematic reviews.


  • The course registration fee is $100. This fee covers all course content, parking, and breakfast and lunch on 28-29 April.

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel costs, including overnight accommodations and other expenses. Travel and lodging information will be available to registrants on the course site.

  • Registration will be capped at 15 participants

  • Please register no later than March 24, 2014

  • Questions? Please contact Mark MacEachern (markmac@umich.edu)

To register, please download and fill out the registration form (http://tinyurl.com/SRCourseRegistration) and mail or fax to:

University of Michigan Library Finance
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 763-1281 (p)
(734) 763-7082 (f)