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April 29, 2014

Student grants: FREE registration & $500 for Midwest Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (DUE May 16th)

Are you a library science student with an interest in medical libraries? Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting, October 10-14, 2014, in Bismarck, North Dakota? Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses. There are 2 grants available - so tell your friends to apply too!

For an application and more information visit the Midwest Chapter's Awards page - the DEADLINE is May 16, 2014: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

To learn more about the conference, visit: http://midwestmla.org/conference2014/

Questions? Contact Leah Osterhaus Trzasko (osterhaustrzasko.leah@mayo.edu) or Jere Odell (jdodell@iupui.edu)

Leah Osterhaus Trzasko | OsterhausTrzasko.Leah@mayo.edu
Awards and Scholarships Committee
Midwest Chapter, MLA - http://midwestmla.org/

April 28, 2014

HSLM Officers: 2013-2014

Here are the HSLM officers for 2013-14:

Chair: Andrew Crow (Andrew.Crow@allina.com)
Chair-Elect: Sue Gray (sagray@stkate.edu)
Past Chair: Wendy Roehlke (wroehlke@ucare.org)
Secretary: Jacqueline Linn (jrwlinn@usiwireless.com)
Treasurer/Membership: Doreen Roberts (DRoberts@slhduluth.com)

Program Co-Chairs: Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) and Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu)

Blog/Newsletter editor: Lisa McGuire (lmcguire@umn.edu)
GMR Representative: Liz Fine Weinfurter (eweinfur@umn.edu)

April 23, 2014

From the GMR: FUNDING Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message forwarded on behalf of NLM.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the previous years' funded projects can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2014disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world's largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

April 21, 2014

Save the Date! HSLM Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Workshops on June 13th, 2014

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, June 13, 2014 Continuing Education Workshop and Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota Annual Meeting We are pleased to announce that HSLM will offer a continuing education workshop Friday, June 13, 2014. Location to be determined. Workshop: “Think Like A Doctor” Instructors: Dr. David A. Frenz, M.D., HealthEast Care System and Jim Beattie, MLIS, University of MN, liaison to the School of Medicine

This workshop will explore the cognitive dimensions of the medical art. With the assistance of the audience, the presenters will explore real-world clinical scenarios, delineate and re-frame the component clinical questions, and demonstrate how to efficiently and effectively answer these questions using web-based medical resources.

We offer this event free of charge to current HSLM members. Non-HSLM members may attend the workshop for $30.00.

To join HSLM, please fill out the form. Copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2014%20HSLM%20membership%20form.doc and mail it to the HSLM treasurer, per the instructions provided.

The HSLM Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu)! Thank you.

April 15, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Update for April 2014 is now online

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the latest version of the GMR Update, now available online:

See what's happening in the Greater Midwest Region!



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

April 9, 2014

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes, November 2013

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 11/20/13:
HSLM Board Meeting Minutes 11.2013.docx

From the GMR: Second Round of GMR Funding - May 9 Deadline

Network Members,

The first round of funding for the next GMR contract year is in process, but there is still money left, so we are announcing a second round.

The new deadline for application is May 9, 2014, for projects beginning July 1, 2014. We have updated our awards program for the current contract year, including two new awards.

Go to the GMR website at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ to find more details and to link to each award type.

Here is an overview:

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

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects Webinar: Free NLM Resources For Community College Librarians, Part II

Hello All,

The GMR Lake Effects webinar will be Thursday, April 17th. The topic is Free NLM Resources for Community College Librarians, Part II: Environmental Health & Toxicology Databases.

The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) produces information resources on a range of topics covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, drug and consumer product information, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response. I will be giving an overview of some of some of the more widely used databases.

To register go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

* Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/
* Date: Thursday, April. 17, 2014
* Time: 1-2 PM CST
* Login as a guest with your first and last name
* 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

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

April 3, 2014

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through March 2014

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the following summary of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower:

Out and About in Peoria

April 16th MLA Webcast - GMR Sponsored Sites

Come West and Explore as North Dakota hosts the MLA Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting in Bismarck

GMR to Sponsor Sites for April 16th MLA Webcast

Report from the Health Information Practice Summit

Saying Goodbye to a Leader and Friend

GMR Announces New Funding Opportunities

Michael E DeBakey Award Nominations due February 21

GMR Office Back in Service

Alert: GMR Office Closed Today Monday January 6

Here's hoping that April is bringing you spring and not winter weather!

Editor, The Cornflower


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