November 22, 2013

SLA Holiday Party

SLA-MN invites you to:

Holiday Party 2013
Celebrate the season with colleagues during this annual event open to ALL librarians, information professionals, researchers, knowledge managers, archivists, students and guests!

5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

HGA, Ford Center Building
420 North 5th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Party attendees will:
· Enjoy appetizers, assorted desserts and coffee/espresso bar

· Celebrate with beer and wine (included in your ticket price!)

· Browse the Exhibitor Fair featuring our fabulous sponsors listed below

· Bid on silent auction items benefiting the St. Catherine University SLA Student Group

· View posters celebrating SLA-MN's 70th anniversary

· Opt to bring a friend or significant other to enjoy the party with you - same price as members!

· Mingle with like-minded professionals from across the Twin Cities

· Revel in the ambiance of holiday music and a beautiful downtown setting.

Please register at

April 10, 2012

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Annual Conference

Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA) / l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (ABSC)

36th Annual Conference
June 11th - June 15th, 2012 Hamilton, Ontario

Take the plunge!

Get ready to dive into a Cascade of Knowledge at the CHLA-ABSC 2012 conference by checking out our conference website - now chock full of info about our exciting lineup of papers, posters and talks, enticing continuing education offerings and intriguing speakers.
Looking for presentations specific to your interests? Sort our lineup of papers by library type, theme or session.

Wondering where to stay in Hamilton? See our Hospitality section for details about accommodation and travel. And be sure to register before April 30 to take advantage of our early bird discount.

See you in June,
Elizabeth Yates
CHLA-ABSC 2012 Publicity Co-ordinator
We're social! Join the fun:
Tweet us at @chlaabsc12. Use our conference hashtag -- #chlaabsc12.
Find us on Facebook at CHLA ABSC 2012.
Join our conference group on Linkedin -- CHLA ABSC 2012 Conference

March 28, 2012

Registration now open for CHLA-ABSC 2012!

Save money with early-bird conference fees and register today to ensure you get a spot in one of our exciting CE sessions. Early-bird registration ends April 30.

Register here:

Registration questions: please contact CHLA/ABSC office at 416-646-1600 or Registration questions may also be sent to Sandy Culley (Registration Co-Chair) at 905-527-4322 ext 42099 or

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Sandy Culley
Co-Chair of Registration, CHLA-ABSC 2012
905-527-4322 X 42099

** Follow CHLA-ABC on Facebook, Twitter (@chlaabsc12),
Linkedin ( CHLA ABSC 2012 Conference Group ) and Google+ **

Paper and Poster Submission for MLA '13 in Boston

Dear Colleagues (with apologies for cross posting):

Mark your calendars not only for the 2012 MLA Annual Meeting in Seattle but also for the special international meeting in Boston in 2013. Start thinking of 2013 paper and poster submission ideas now and submit whenever you're ready - the MLA paper and poster submission site opened on November 30, 2011 and will remain open until May 1, 2012.

MLA '13, will take place on May 3-8, 2013, in Boston, and will incorporate the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarians Conference. The Boston meeting will provide a unique opportunity to explore the global interdependency of health information at a federated international meeting. Submission of papers and posters began earlier than usual because of the lead times needed for international participants. 2013 contributed papers and posters submission deadline is May 1, 2012. Final findings and results may be added to the accepted papers and posters up to February 1, 2013, so you don't have to have completed research to submit a paper or abstract.

The 2013 meeting theme is "One World: Information in an Interdependent World," which emphasizes global interdependencies in all health-related areas. "One Health" is meant to encompass not only human and animal health, but also public health, environmental health, climate change, food safety and production, and international health policy.

For access to the online submission process, instructions, and a list of section program themes, see

J. Michael Homan | Director of Libraries | Mayo Clinic Libraries | Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics | College of Medicine | 507-284-9595 | | Assistant: 507-284-2543 | Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 |

August 30, 2011

Retirement Celebration Honoring Linda Watson

Please join your colleagues to celebrate the distinguished 36 year medical library career of Linda Watson, Director of Health Sciences Libraries, and her valued contributions to the University of Minnesota for the past six years. You are invited to wish her well as she follows the path to the next chapter of her life.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Campus Club (west wing)
4th Floor
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. SE
University of Minnesota

Parking and Directions

Please RSVP to Linda's celebration

July 5, 2011

Invitation to final session of Health Sciences Librarianship class @ St. Kate's

You are invited to join us for the final class session of "Health Sciences Librarianship" for the St Catherine University Master of Library and Information Science program on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 10am-1pm (light refreshments will be served).

The four students will be presenting their final project: designing an information service to meet the needs of selected health professional clients. Presentations will be followed by a general discussion about trends in health sciences libraries from multiple perspectives.

PLEASE JOIN US! RSVP by July 12th to Linda Watson, Instructor (

The class is located at St. Catherine University, Coeur de Catherine, Room 019 (Lower Level), 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55101.

Maps and Directions:
(Parking available on Randolph Street)

April 25, 2011

The SLA-Minnesota Chapter invites you to attend "The Impact of Digital Evidence"

Please join us Tuesday, May 10 for an evening with Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services. Computers have dramatically changed the way companies and their clients do business and how cases are investigated and litigated. Lanterman will discuss what the pervasive use of computers means to corporations and their clients, covering such topics as the benefits and burdens imposed by electronic evidence, how information can be recovered from computers despite being "deleted," and options for presenting electronic information. He will also cover non-traditional evidence sources, such as the iPhone, iPads and GPS devices.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
5:30 - 6 p.m. Registration and networking
6 - 7:30 p.m. Presentation by Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services
*Light appetizers, beer, wine and other beverages will be available

Donaldson Company Inc. World Headquarters
1400 W. 94th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Directions and a map available at

$25 for library association members (SLA, ASIS&T, SCIP, MALL, etc.)
$20 for students, unemployed or retired
$30 for guests

Registration is a two-part process - register and send payment by Tuesday, May 3
1. Email name and contact information to
2. Make payment through PayPal OR send check payable to SLA MN Chapter

Registration details are available on the SLA MN website at:

Rachel Wangerin -
Dru Frykberg - - 651.259.7177
Karen Mackey - - 952.887.3018

About the Speaker:
Mark Lanterman is the chief technology officer of Computer Forensic Services in Minnetonka. Before entering the private sector, Mark spent 11 years as a police investigator and member of the U. S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. He has routinely assisted the Secret Service, FBI and the U. S. Attorney's Office as well as hundreds of law firms and corporations with computer-related investigations. Mark was recognized by the director of the U. S. Secret Service for his contributions to law enforcement.

Mark has worked on several high profile cases, including the investigations of Tom Petters, Denny Hecker and Trevor Cook, the Pioneer Press/Star Tribune litigation, the Republican National Convention protest investigation, the Paul McCartney divorce, and most recently the Intoxilyzer source code analysis. Mark is currently retained by Chief Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court in Minnesota as that court's neutral expert.

THANK YOU to Donaldson Company Inc. for hosting!

Dru E. Frykberg | Librarian
Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200 St. Paul MN 55101
Direct: 651-259-7177 TTY: 651-296-3900


November 19, 2010

Canadian Health Libraries Association's Upcoming Conference

Hello from snowy Calgary!

The CHLA/ABSC 2011 conference committee is gearing up for the
conference, May 26-30, 2011. We are looking forward to seeing you in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada!

In the meantime, if you're wondering what we're up to, have a look at:

1. Our web page,, to view updates as
soon as we have them
2. Our Facebook page: "CHLA ABSC 2011".
- "Like" our page to join and participate in discussion forums
- see and post photos of Calgary and the conference
- don't have a Facebook profile? You can still read discussion forums
and see photos
3. Our Twitter account:, and #chlaabsc11
- quick news updates leading up to the conference
- don't have a Twitter account? Our Web page displays our tweets, as
well as what others are saying about the conference
- if you do have an account, use #chlaabsc11 in your conference tweets!

...and of course you will be receiving the occasional email for calls
for papers, registration, sponsors, hotel info, etc!

Jennifer Lee.
CHLA/ABSC 2011 Publicity Committee member

Don't Miss this Exciting Event: Elizabeth Blackwell Play

The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries are pleased to host a one-woman play abut Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor to graduate from medical school. After being rejected by all the leading medical schools, Ms. Blackwell was accepted by Geneva Medical College where she graduated first in her class in 1849. Reception to
follow. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone welcome.
"A Lady Alone" Elizabeth Blackwell Play
November 30, 2010; 6:00p - 8:00p (one hour play with reception to follow)
Coffman Union Theater

The play is being held as part of the National Library of Medicine's Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit hosted by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries October 26 - December 5, 2010.

For more additional information, including directions to the event,please see the exhibit webpage at:

October 26, 2010

Exhibit on Women in Medicine Now Open

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) are pleased to announce the opening of the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit. This exhibit highlights the many ways women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine.

The exhibit runs October 25 - December 5, 2010 and can be viewed in the Bio-Medical Library on the 2nd floor of Diehl Hall.

The following events will be held in concert with the exhibit to celebrate the contributions of women physicians - both nationally and within Minnesota:

- Opening Reception: October 28, 2010; 3:00 - 6:00p (Program begins at 4:00p)

- Work/Life Balance Speaker Panel: November 16, 2010; 12:15-1:15p

- Minnesota's Future Doctors Poster Session: November 1 - December 5, 2010

- "A Lady Alone" Elizabeth Blackwell Play: November 30, 2010; 6:00p - 8:00p

Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibit and related events, please see the HSL's exhibit webpage, or contact Erinn Aspinall, exhibit co-planner, at

May 3, 2010

Registration for HSLM June 4, 2010 Workshops

Registration for the June 4, 2010 HSLM continuing education workshops is now open!

We are pleased to offer two sessions this year:

Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials, open only to HSLM members. Seats are
limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Issues in Scholarly Communication for Health Sciences Librarians is open to all.

Workshop registration is free to all current HSLM members. After the morning workshops, please join us for lunch and the HSLM Annual Meeting. All events will be held at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.

Registration for non-members is $30.00. Please send checks made out to HSLM to:
Nicole Theis-Mahon, Bio-Medical Library, 325 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Questions? Please email Martha Hardy or Nicole Theis-Mahon.

Register for these sessions at this link

See you on June 4!

April 26, 2010

ACRL Health Science Interest Group @ ALA

Dear ACRL IGHS Member,

I am writing to introduce myself and let you know about our listserv and our upcoming events. Unfortunately I didn't have access to our member list until now, so I apologize for not sending this out earlier to those who joined earlier this year. My name is Carissa Tomlinson and I started this group a little over a year ago. I currently am the liaison for nursing, gerontology, and health sciences at Towson University outside Baltimore. I started this group because while I was active in ACRL and saw myself very much as an academic librarian, there was no health science presence within the organization. Our group's charge is:

The Health Science Interest Group works to provide an opportunity for academic librarians with health sciences responsibilities to have a place in ACRL to network, share information, ask questions, and work on special projects and programs relevant to the academic health sciences. The group also works to promote interest in the health sciences to potential and current academic librarians and to improve information literacy specifically in the area of the health sciences.

Our group has grown quite a bit in the last year. We now have over 200 official members and many more who subscribe to our listserv (Google Group). We also have developed three working groups that have worked throughout the year on various group related projects. I've also had quite a bit of help from the group's elected vice-chair, Dominique Turnbow. Dominique is currently the Undergraduate Services Librarian at the UC San Diego Biomedical Library. After this summer's ALA Annual Conference, Dominique will be taking over as chair and I will continue to serve the group as past-chair. At this time, we will also be electing a new vice-chair for the 2010-2011 year.

Many of you may already subscribe to our listserv, our primary communication device, but if not, please join us at: I'm also excited to announce that we have three upcoming events at ALA Annual in DC.

Friday, June 25th from 5:30-7:30 - Happy Hour (Sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine)
Madhatter (, 1321 Connecticut Ave NW (near the Dupont Circle Metro stop)
Please RSVP here:

Sunday, June 27th from 1:30-3:30- Meeting
Our meeting will include discussion time on a topic to be determined.

Monday, June 28th from 1:30-5:00 (2 hour tour plus travel time) - NLM Tour
Meeting location to be determined. Please RSVP here:

Again, thank you for joining the group, I hope to meet many of you at Annual this summer. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas.

Carissa Tomlinson, MLIS
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Liaison to Gerontology, Nursing,
Health Sciences and Cultural Studies
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252

January 15, 2010

NLM Exhibit: Against The Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health (January 19 - February 26, 2010)

The Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit, 'Against The Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health' from January 19 - February 26, 2010. This traveling exhibit highlights the role of communities in improving health at home and around the world. It features stories of community health, food for life, action on AIDS, the legacy of war, disease prevention, and global collaboration.

The Bio-Medical Library has created a companion web site for the exhbit which features stories and photos of how University of Minnesota students and faculty are making a difference in global health. Please visit the site at:

Opening reception and Study Abroad Information Fair - Thursday January 21, 2010 10:00 - 12:00 pm, Bio-Medical Library, 2nd Floor, Diehl Hall. Directions to the library can be found here.

The exhibit will move to St. Paul Campus and will be displayed at Magrath Library from February 22 - February 26, 2010

For more information, please contact Lisa McGuire at (612)-626-3643 or

September 30, 2009

Leadership in Medical Libraries: Becoming An Everyday Leader

October 5, 2009-November 2, 2009

New self-paced online class...

A joint project of the Medical Library Association, the University of North Texas LE@D program, and Pattern Research, Inc

Learn how to identify and improve your leadership skills, no matter what your current role is in your medical library or institution. Through a series of interactive writing exercises and online group discussions, you will discover how to better identify and overcome barriers to success with staff, colleagues, decision-makers, and your medical library's users. Topics include the differences among leadership, management and professional points of view, the characteristics of everyday leadership, dealing with risk, understanding the big picture, creating and communicating vision, ethical influence, applying leadership in workplace situations, mistakes in leadership, and how to break through self-created glass walls and ceilings.

This is a self-paced, Web-based course approved for continuing education credit by the Medical Library Association. This course is worth 8 contact hours in the areas of Leadership.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus

CE Contact Hours: 8

Professional Competencies: Leadership and Management

Subject: Leadership

Course Type: e-Learning


· This month-long online class has a starting date and ending date, but the time in between is self-paced. The class begins and ends with a live webinar, which will be recorded. If participants are not able to attend the live sessions, we will ask them to view the recorded sessions.

· The online class is divided into chapters, and each chapter has pages where the participant will be directed to post responses to questions and assignments. Each week, you will be asked to read and respond to at least two chapters, in addition to reading and responding to the postings of your classmates. The online discussions will on LinkedIn!

· If you are seeking AHIP credit for the class, you will be required to log in a minimum amount of participation each week to fill the requirements of the class for eight hours of time.

· Complete instructions can be obtained from the instructor, Pat Wagner, or 303-778-0880

Course Description and Registration:


Medical Library Association Course Page:

Cost: $100

Questions/Contact: Pat Wagner, Instructor, or 303-778-0880


Local Note: Register directly via the link above. While many LE@D classes are available at no cost to WebJunction Minnesota members, this class is considered a Medical Library Association class and is not available via WebJunction or WebJunction Minnesota.

March 16, 2009

Minnesota Library Community Calendar of Events

This calendar has listings of CE opportunities for members of the Minnesota library community. It is part of the WebJunction site for Minnesota.

July 17, 2007

Registration forms for Minnesota Library 2.0 Summit

The registration form for the Minnesota Library 2.0 Summit is available here for HSLM members.

The registration form for non-members is available here.

July 10, 2007

Minnesota Library 2.0 Summit

Here's a new blog devoted to the upcoming HLSM-sponsored Minnesota Library 2.0 Summit to be held this September.

May 9, 2007

2007 Annual Meeting

HSLM Members,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2007 HSLM Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held from 8:00-3:00 at Northwestern Health Sciences University on Friday, June 8.

Our program will feature Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator for the GMR, who will teach the “Patient Safety Resource Seminar? course. This course has been approved for 4 hours of Medical Library Association continuing education units.

Before class, please join us for coffee and pastries in Room L3 from 8:00-8:30; class and the business meeting will follow in the same location.

Please complete and return the registration form to me by Friday, June 1st. See you next month!

Anne Mackereth
Public Services Librarian
Assistant Professor
HSLM Program Co-chair

June 1, 2006

2006 HSLM Annual Meeting

HSLM Members,

You are cordially invited to attend the 2006 HSLM Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, from 8:00-3:00 on Friday, June 16.

Once again, our program will feature Bryan Vogh, technology coordinator of the GMR, who will be teaching the "Geeks Bearing Gifts" course. This course has been approved for 4 hours of Medical Library Association continuing education units.

Before the class, please join us for coffee & pastries in room 555 from 8:00-8:30, followed by the class in the AHC Learning Commons. After the class, we'll return to room 555 for our lunch and business meeting.

Please fill out and return the registration form to me by Thursday, June 8.

Hope to see you there!

Lisa McGuire
Assistant Librarian, Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota
HSLM Program Chair

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