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June 26, 2014

Registration is open for Midwest Chapter 2014 in Bismarck!

Woohoo! It is now time to register for the 2014 Medical Library Association Midwest Chapter Conference in Bismarck, ND, Oct. 10-14.
For full details visit the conference website.

Then head on over to http://mcmla45.wildapricot.org/event-910021 to sign up.

Keynote speakers include:

Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS
Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, is an embedded research librarian and informationist at the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She serves on grant-funded clinical and community outreach research teams, providing information, data, and knowledge management services for the projects. Prior to this, she was Head of Research and Scholarly Communication Services, overseeing the Library's efforts at collaboration with researchers on campus, as well as all scholarly communication endeavors, including eScholarship@UMMS (Institutional Repository).

Mark Graber, MD
Mark Graber, MD, is a national leader in the field of patient safety. He originated Patient Safety Awareness Week in 2003, an event which is now recognized internationally. Mark also pioneered efforts to address diagnostic errors in medicine, and his research in this area has been supported by the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Betsy Humphreys, MLS
Betsy L. Humphreys, MLS, is Deputy Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). As Deputy Director, she shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all National Library of Medicine activities.

CE Classes include:
Saturday, October 11
Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion
The Agile Librarians Guide to Thriving in Any Institution
Introduction to Translational Bioinformatics

Tuesday, October 14
Bullet Point 1, Bullet Point 2, Bullet Point 3... the Audience Flees: Visual Communication Skills for Effective Teaching and Presentations
Systematic Reviews: Getting Started

Remember - airline flights fill fast into North Dakota as the booming oil economy keeps travelers coming and going. For flight information visit: http://www.bismarckairport.com/

June 23, 2014

From the GMR: Hello from the new Associate Director, and NN/LM RFI

I'm Beth Layton, the new Associate Director of the GMR. I started on Monday and I'm enjoying learning about the GMR. I hope to meet many of you in the next year at meetings like the MLA Midwest Chapter meeting. Please feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone if you want to touch base.

I also want to remind everyone about the NN/LM Request for Information (RFI); it is an opportunity to comment on the NN/LM program before the next contract. The closing date for the RFI is June 26 at 3pm (ET). This is a great opportunity for you to send your feedback to the National Library of Medicine before they construct the RFP (request for proposal) for the next 5-year 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

You may also submit general comments. Instructions for submitting comments are included in the RFI.

Please let me know if you have questions about the RFI or the GMR.

Sincerely, Beth

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Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP
Associate Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-6872 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

June 20, 2014

Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting Grants: Deadline June 30th.

Just wanted to make sure you all saw this - the Midwest Chapter meeting in Bismarck in October is going to be super great! Apply to win a free registration and some sweet sweet cash from the Chapter. The deadline is fast approaching! ~Liz

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Are you planning to attend the Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting in Bismarck, North Dakota this October 10-14 (http://midwestmla.org/conference2014/)? Wouldn't it be great if someone covered the fees for you and threw in $500.00 to boot?

Now is your chance to apply for the Annual Meeting Grant. Two $500 awards with free, full conference registration are available for the attendance of librarians and library staff. Learn more about the award and complete the application before June 30th at: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Jere Odell, Chair
Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarship Committee
IUPUI University Library
(317) 274-5992

June 12, 2014

Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting CE courses - great stuff!!!

Check out the CE courses being offered at the Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting in Bismarck - there are some really great offerings. Make plans to attend!

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Rope in some knowledge at the Midwest Conference, Bismarck, ND, Oct. 10-14!

Five total sessions during two days will help you to gain the updated knowledge and skills you need in today's library world. Ranging from informatics to how best to survive and thrive at any institution, these five classes were selected to provide a broad base of knowledge.

Saturday, October 11

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion : Clinical informatics is described as the "intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science." The objective is to explore this intersection and ascertain the "front-facing" skills that librarians, a.k.a information scientists, bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology. The demand for informaticians is expected to outstrip supply by 2015 because of federal healthcare reform initiatives launched in 2004. As a result, workforce development programs are now in place to help mitigate this shortage with some programs of interest to librarians. METHOD: Because clinical informatics spans the complex gamut of the patient care delivery spectrum, the methodology will use a focused survey approach. The approach will mix academic and hospital based experiences. RESULTS: Health sciences librarians will have better knowledge and a greater understanding of clinical informatics and their potential participation in it.


Instructor: Jacqueline Leskovec
NNLM/GMR

1:00 - 5:00 pm
The Agile Librarians Guide to Thriving in Any Institution : Through very practical lecture, discussion and exercises, participants will improve their skills in 10 areas: delighting clients, pleasing the boss, expanding political influence withing the institution, impressing non-librarian decision makers, choosing an instantly credible image, ensuring positive communication, improving marketing, gathering and using evidence to support decisions, behaving ethically and sustaining a green and growing career.

Instructor: Michelynn McKnight
School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University

1:00 - 5:15 pm
Introduction to Translational Bioinformatics : The major goals of this course are: 1) to familiarize participates with clinical bioinformatics databases; 2) acquisition of expert level search strategies within these database; and 3) acquisition of human genetics principles and vocabulary. The morning sessions will cover Clinical Bioinformatics, and its relationship to translational medicine, biomedical informatics, clinical informatics, and electronic medical and health records. This will be supplemented with a module covering the biology and vocabulary in genetics, genomic variation and mutations, implementing that vocabulary through searching the Human Gene Mutation Database. The afternoon sessions concentrate to searching two major clinical bioinformatics databases: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) which integrates biological data with human disease data and information; and 2) PharmGKB, the NIH-designated personalized medicine database which interrelates biological data with pharmacological and other pharmaceutical-related drug information. The workshop ends with an overview and demonstration of clinical bioinformatics public health databases.


Dr. Diane Rein
Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo Libraries
Location: Bismarck State College Library computer lab; Transportation provided as part of the CE course cost


Tuesday, October 14

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bullet Point 1, Bullet Point 2, Bullet Point 3... the Audience Flees: Visual Communication Skills for Effective Teaching and Presentations : Effective communication involves blending words and visuals, stories and facts, in a way that creates a setting where your audience both gets and remembers the message you share. This workshop provides an overview of some basics in design and presentation to help students become a better communicator, teacher, and ultimately librarian. Through hands-on work, group activities, and some presentation practice, participants will leave with energy, enthusiasm, and more confidence in their abilities to speak to, present for, and teach small or large groups.


Sally Gore
University of Massachusetts Medical School

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Systematic Reviews: Getting Started

There is growing demand for the expertise of health sciences librarians on systematic review teams. This course serves as an introduction to the opportunities and challenges facing librarians collaborating on systematic review teams and is designed to provide participants with foundational knowledge of the systematic review process. After completing this course, participants will have a better understanding of the skills required for making meaningful contributions to a systematic review. Topics covered will include: defining and negotiating your role; writing the protocol; choosing databases and other sources for identifying studies; developing search strategies and delivering results; and documenting the process for reporting purposes. Teaching methods will include lecture, hands-on exercises, and discussion based on case studies.


Mark Berendsen and Linda O'Dwyer
Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University

Online registration will be opening soon.

Sandi L. Bates MLIS

Publicity Chair, Midwest Chapter 2014 Conference

June 5, 2014

Midwest Chapter/MLA conference to feature these keynote speakers!

Saddle up and head for Bismarck to hear these three great keynote speakers at the Midwest Conference Oct. 10-14!


Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS
Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, is an embedded research librarian and informationist at the Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She serves on grant-funded clinical and community outreach research teams, providing information, data, and knowledge management services for the projects. Prior to this, she was Head of Research and Scholarly Communication Services, overseeing the Library's efforts at collaboration with researchers on campus, as well as all scholarly communication endeavors, including eScholarship@UMMS (Institutional Repository).

Sally earned her graduate degree in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University and an MS in Exercise Physiology from Ithaca College.

Sally writes the weekly blog, "A Librarian by Any Other Name" and can be found on Twitter at @mandosally.


Mark Graber, MD
Mark Graber, MD, is a national leader in the field of patient safety. He originated Patient Safety Awareness Week in 2003, an event which is now recognized internationally. Mark also pioneered efforts to address diagnostic errors in medicine, and his research in this area has been supported by the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

In 2008, Mark founded and chaired the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series, in 2011 the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, and in 2014 the journal Diagnosis.

He has an extensive background in biomedical and health services research, with more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. Mark is professor emeritus of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Mark earned his MD at Stanford University School of Medicine; and his BS (cum laude) in Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.


Betsy Humphreys, MLS
Betsy L. Humphreys, MLS, is Deputy Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). As Deputy Director, she shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all National Library of Medicine activities.

Betsy also coordinates the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project, which produces knowledge sources to support advanced retrieval and integration of information from disparate electronic information sources, and NLM's activities related to health data standards. She contributes to the development of NIH and HHS policy on a range of matters, including health information technology, public access to research results, clinical trial registration and results reporting.

Betsy received a BA from Smith College, where she elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Fellow of the Medical Library Association. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Marcia C. Noyes Award, which is the Medical Library Association's highest honor, the first Cornerstone Award conferred by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence from the American College of Medical Informatics, considered the highest honor in the field of medical informatics and the rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service, conferred by the President of the United States.

Sandi L. Bates MLIS
Publicity Chair - Midwest Chapter conference, Bismarck, ND
GMRLIST is an email list for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) members.

From the GMR: NLM is recruiting for multiple entry-level positions; Bethesda, MD

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

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world's largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public's health.


Positions are available in:

Web Site Development and Social Media
Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus
Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM
Support development and maintenance of NLM web sites by assisting with content management, usability, accessibility, information architecture, plain language, navigation and mobile access

Technical Services
Acquire materials for the NLM collection and support the licensing of electronic resources
Create and maintain serial records which serve as the underlying data for various systems throughout NLM; provide quality assurance of NLM serial records in local and national databases to ensure accurate journal citations in databases such as PubMed and PMC (PubMed Central)

Preservation; Digital Preservation
Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials
Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats

Consumer Health
Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site

Data and Literature Management
Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature
Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature
Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations and Web pages, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency
Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems
Participation with customer service, training and outreach services for NLM systems, such as PubMed

Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology
Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs
Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments, and common data elements and measures

Data Science and Big Data
Assist with initiatives to enhance access to biomedical data sets resulting from publicly funded research
Analyze and develop guidance related to emerging policies that promote data sharing and open science
Participate in projects to engage science communities of practice in standards efforts, including common data elements initiatives


Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146
Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits
Eligibility: Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States

Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates (Librarian) Program of USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371420100 from June 2 - June 6, 2014
We encourage the submission of a cover letter identifying the area(s) you are most interested in working in, so that we can determine the area best suited in our organization.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda's thriving restaurant and retail district.


Questions:
Kathel Dunn
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Kathel.dunn@nih.gov
301.435.4083

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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/

June 3, 2014

Reminder: HSLM workshop and annual meeting registration

There is still time to 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
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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 355 (3rd Floor)

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: 2014”>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

June 2, 2014

From the GMR: PubMed Summer Classes are Online

Happy Summer Everyone,

Three PubMed classes are being offered in the next two months:
Making PubMed Work for You (June 9-27, 2014) - The Basics
Keeping Up with PubMed (July 7-28, 2014) - Intermediate
Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics, Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond (June 2-27, 2014) - Advanced PubMed
Register at: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

Course details:
Making PubMed Work for You (June 9-27, 2014)
This three-week Level 1 course is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Spend about one hour a week, taking this course at your own pace via Moodle. This class will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system and cover Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher. More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/work/.

Keeping Up with PubMed (July 7-28, 2014)
This four-week course is designed for the intermediate PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in Making PubMed Work for You. This class will focus on the effective use of advanced PubMed features including MeSH headings and subheadings, subset and filter options including My NCBI Filters,saving search strategies, creating journal searches, and linking to libraries and full text sources. More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/keepingup/.

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics, Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond (June 2-27, 2014) - Registration still open
This four-week 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 covers drug information databases, searching for chemicals and with chemical nomenclature, and locating literature related to genetics and genomics. This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed. More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/


P.S. Additional upcoming online classes and webinars

GMR Lake Effects: Resources for LGBTQ Health (June 19, 2014)
GMR Tech Talks: TBD (June 27, 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)
Register at: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See you online and have a wonderful summer!
P.S. Classes will be offered again in the fall.

Call for Posters and Papers for Midwest Chapter 2014 in Bismarck, ND!

Call for Posters and Papers

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the Midwest Chapter/ MLA Annual Meeting to be held in Bismarck, North Dakota from October 10th through 14th, 2014. The theme for this year is "Come West and Explore." Ideas for contributed papers and poster exploration are only limited by your imagination. All proposals will be considered, even those that were presented at MLA '14.

Contributed papers will be presented Sunday afternoon.

The posters will be displayed Monday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Posters are required to be staffed by the author from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Monday.

All poster and paper proposals need to include:
An abstract no longer than 250 words describing your paper or poster.
Your name, position title, address, phone number and email address.
Indicate whether or not you would like to be considered for the Research Awards and if you are a current member of Midwest Chapter/MLA (See Research Awards section below).
Indicate in your proposal if your paper or poster was previously presented at a conference, including MLA '14.


Email your abstracts for contributed papers to Dawn Hackman dawn.hackman@med.und.edu.

Email your poster abstracts to Karen Anderson karen.anderson@med.und.edu.

Contact either of the above if you have any questions.

The deadline for contributed paper or poster proposals is July 1st .

Notifications of acceptance will be made by the end of July.

Research Awards
Midwest Chapter will once again grant awards to the primary author of the best research paper and the best research poster presentations at the 2014 Annual Meeting. Monetary awards total $500 (1st place paper and poster will each receive $150, 2nd place paper and poster will each receive $100).

To be eligible for consideration for a Research Award, the papers and posters must be selected for presentation at the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting, one author must be a Midwest Chapter member, and one author must be present at the paper/poster presentation. When you submit your proposal, be sure to indicate in your email that you are interested in competing.

The quality of the research as presented at the meeting will be evaluated and scored using standardized poster and paper evaluation forms. You can find out more about the judging criteria here <http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2012/Research_Award_Criteria.pdf>. If you have questions, feel free to contact Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu).


Dawn Hackman, MS
Reference Librarian

University of North Dakota
Library of the Health Sciences
Medical School Room 1300
501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9002
Tel: 701-777-4792
E-mail: dawn.hackman@med.und.edu