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May 30, 2014

HSLM Board Meeting Minutes, April 2014

Here are the minutes of the HSLM Board Meeting on 4/16/14:
HSLM Board Meeting Minutes 4.2014.pdf

May 27, 2014

From the GMR: Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics, Oh My - class starting June 2nd.

Sign up for Summer School!

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

This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course begins with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (Week 2), searching for chemicals and with chemical nomenclature (Week 3), and locating literature related to genetics and genomics (Week 4). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.

To register go to: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

Looking forward to seeing you online!

Holly.

P.S. Additional upcoming online classes/webinars
Making PubMed Work for You (June 9-27, 2014)
GMR Lake Effects: Resources for LGBTQ Health (June 19, 2014)
GMR Tech Talks: TBD (June 27, 2014)
Keeping Up with PubMed (July 7-28, 2014)
Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (July 14-August 15, 2014)
GMR Lake Effects: NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources (July 17, 2014)

May 22, 2014

From the GMR: Opportunity to Comment on NN/LM Program before Next Contract

Hello Network Members,

I just wanted to send a quick message to let you know that the NN/LM Request for Information (RFI) is posted with a closing date of June 26 at 3pm (ET). This is a great opportunity for all of you to send your feedback to the National Library of Medicine before they construct the RFP (request for proposal) for the next 5-year RML contract (2016 - 2021).
Here's the URL: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

Your comments are being requested in several broad areas:
1. Priorities, Strategies, Partnerships
2. Outreach, Programs Training, Resource Sharing
3. Membership, Network Structure, Service Coordination

Instructions for submitting your comments are included in the RFI. I sincerely hope that you will take some time to send your feedback to NLM. You may answer one or two or all the questions included in the RFI. This is your best opportunity to shape the priorities and programs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the future.

Ruth

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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

May 16, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Student Outreach Awards available - Apply by June 20th

This is a great funding opportunity ($1000) from the GMR for students to attend the Midwest Chapter meeting. Please pass it along to any students you know!

Liz

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Network Members,

If you work with or know any students who qualify for the GMR Student Outreach Award, please tell them to apply. The Call for Applications (CFA) is found at:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/student/liscfa.html

The GMR will be funding up to five awards of $1,000 each. We expanded the criteria for eligibility to include tribal college students as well as students (or recent grads) of graduate library schools.

Deadline for application is June 20, 2014.

Ruth

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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 Associate Director Appointed

Dear colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that Beth Layton has accepted the position of
Associate Director of the Greater Midwest Region, National Network of
Libraries of Medicine effective June 16, 2014.

Ms. Layton holds a Masters in Business Administration from Shenandoah
University (1989) in addition to a Masters in Library Science from the
University of Maryland (1979). Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelors of
Science in Education, was earned at Millersville State College in 1975.
She is an alumnus of the AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program (2005) and a
Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association, 2003-present.

Prior to coming to UIC, Beth served as Director, Oliver Ocasek Regional
Information Center, at Northeast Ohio Medical University, which is a GMR
Resource Library, during 2009-14. She also served as Deputy Director,
University of Florida Health Sciences Center Libraries, in addition to
other positions there, during 2002-09. Prior to that, she held
professional positions at George Washington University's Himmelfarb Health
Sciences and Johns Hopkins University's Welch Medical Library.

Ms. Layton has presented widely at Medical Library Association annual and
chapter conferences, as well as at a number of disciplinary health
professions meetings. She is an active member of MLA.

Please join me in welcoming her to the Greater Midwest Region.

Best regards,

Kate


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

May 14, 2014

HSLM 2014 Ballot

HSLM Members, it is time to vote for a new Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, bios for the three candidates and the ballot are below.

Results of the election will be announced at the HSLM Annual Meeting on Friday, June 13th. For more information on the HSLM Annual Meeting, including the Registration form, go to: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2014/05/registration_for_the_hslm_work.html

May 7, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects: NCBI Genetics Databases - May 15, 2014

The next GMR Lake Effects webinar will be Thursday, May 15th.
The topic is: The NCBI Genetics Databases

Meet with colleagues who are exploring outreach in the field of genetics and bioinformatics. Learn about two key NLM courses (Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching and the A Librarian's Guide to NCBI) from folks who have attended. Share a brief introduction to key NCBI genetics databases and discover opportunities for learning more about these important research tools.

Presenters:
Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Greater Midwest Region, IL;
Rhonda Sager, MA, Library Liaison and Access Services & Facilities Coordinator, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
Marci Brandenburg, MS, MSI, Bioinformationist, University of Michigan, MI
Edith Starbuck, MLS, Information Services Librarian,University of Cincinnati, OH
To register go to: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

Additional information:
Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/
Date: Thursday, May 15, 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)
Test: If you want to test your system for Adobe Connect, use: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm (the "Add-in" is not necessary)
Please join us for this informative session.

Holly.

P.S. Additional upcoming online classes


  • Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond (June 2-27, 2014)

  • Making PubMed Work for You (June 9-27, 2014)

  • GMR Lake Effects: Resources for LGBTQ Health (June 19, 2014)

  • GMR Tech Talks (TBD - June)

  • Keeping Up with PubMed (July 7-28, 2014)

  • Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (July 14-August 15, 2014)

  • GMR Lake Effects: NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources (July 17, 2014)

May 6, 2014

Seeking Nominations for HSLM Board

It's that time of year to nominate yourself or a fellow HSLM member to fill several openings on the HSLM board. HSLM needs:

Chair-Elect for the 2014-2015 term. The Chair-Elect will serve as Chair of HSLM for 2015-2016 and Chair-Emeritus in 2016-2017.

Secretary, a two year term, 2014-2016. The Secretary shall take the minutes of all meetings and distribute them to the membership and submit records to archives following term of office. The term of office is two years.

Treasurer, a two-year term, 2014-2016. The Treasurer shall act as organization fiscal agent, submit an annual budget for board approval, collect dues, pay incoming bills, submit financial records for audit, monitor membership and email listservs, and have the authority to appoint and chair a membership committee.

Details of duties can be found on the HSLM blog under About HSLM, HSLM Bylaws, at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/about_hslm/

Serve on the HSLM board and attend, either in-person or via phone/webinar, quarterly (or almost quarterly) meetings.

Send nominations to Chair-Emeritus Nicole Theis-Mahon, (612-625-5410 or theis025@umn.edu) by May 12, 2014. Elections will be held using Survey Monkey prior to the HSLM Annual Meeting. Watch for that announcement.

Nicole Theis-Mahon
HSLM Chair-Emeritus

May 5, 2014

Reminder: Register for the HSLM workshop and annual meeting on Friday, June 13th

Just a friendly reminder that you can still register for the HSLM workshop and annual meeting on Friday, June 13th! Please use the form at the bottom of this message to register or go directly to the form here. Please register by Tuesday, June 10th.

Agenda: 8:15-8:45 AM: Registration and light breakfast/coffee 8:45-12:45 PM: Workshop: Think Like a Doctor: Biostatistics and Informatics for Medical and Health Professionals 12:45 - 1:30: Lunch 1:30 - 3:15: HSLM Annual Meeting 3:15 - 4:00 PM: HSLM Board Meeting

Details:
Workshop: Think Like a Doctor: Biostatistics and Informatics for Medical and Health Professionals, presented by Jim Beattie, MLIS and David Frenz, MD.

Description: This highly interactive CE course will introduce health sciences librarians,practicing in hospital and academic settings, to an evidence-based curriculum that integrates basic biostatistics related to diagnostic and therapeutic clinical scenarios with libraries knowledge-based resources for medical and other health professionals. This CE experience for the 2014 Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota annual meeting will be a practical, active learning experience that will allow attendees to apply course content to their teaching of health professionals and will help them bone up on useful biostatistics. Participants will be awarded 4 MLA CE credits.

The HSLM Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon.

Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Location: St.Catherine University Coeur de Catherine (Room TBD) 2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Guest parking is available, free of charge, in any Faculty/Staff, Student, or General designated parking spaces during June without any special documentation. Directions to the St.Paul campus and a campus map can be found here: http://www.stkate.edu/pages/aboutstkates/locations.php

We offer this event free of charge to current HSLM members. To join HSLM or renew your membership, please fill out the form found here: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2014%20HSLM%20membership%20form.doc”>2014 and mail it to the HSLM treasurer, per the instructions provided.

If you have any questions or are unable to fill out the online registration, please email Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu) or Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu).with your contact information and whether or not you will need a vegetarian lunch option.

We hope to see you on June 13th! Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett

May 2, 2014

New issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

Dear Colleagues: The 50th issue of Liblog: Newsletter of the Mayo Clinic Libraries is now available. Best regards - Michael

J. Michael Homan
Director of Libraries
Mayo Clinic Libraries
Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics
College of Medicine
507-284-9595
homan@mayo.edu