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July 25, 2014

From the GMR: NCBI Announcements

FYI: NCBI Upcoming events and honors
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BLAST in the Cloud webinar July 30th

In one week, NCBI will offer a webinar entitled "BLAST in the Cloud". This presentation will show you how to log on to AWS and deploy the NCBI-BLAST Amazon Machine Image (AMI) quickly. Prior knowledge of using web and standalone BLAST is required.

To register, please go to this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8126572163773355778.

* NCBI News: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/news/07-01-2014-BLAST-in-cloud-July-webinar/

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NCBI webinar "Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation" on August 13th

On August 13th, NCBI will host a webinar entitled "Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation". This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names and database identifiers (RefSNP, Variant region IDs) using NCBI's new Variation Viewer.

You will learn how to browse the genome, navigate by gene or exon, filter results by one or more categories including allele frequencies from 1000 Genomes or GO-ESP, and link to related information in NCBI's molecular databases and medical genetic resources such as ClinVar, MedGen, and GTR. You will also be shown how to upload your own data to add to the display and download results.

Anyone who works with clinical or research variation data will find that the Variation Viewer provides a convenient and powerful way to access human variation data in a genomic context that is fully integrated with all other NCBI tools and databases.

To register, please go to this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762824590748330498.

Related Links:
• Variation Viewer: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/view
• 1000 Genomes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/tools/1000genomes/
• GO-ESP: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/165957
• ClinVar: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar/
• MedGen: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/medgen/
• GTR: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/?

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Announcing major revision of the NCBI genomes FTP site

Within the next two weeks, NCBI will make a major revision to the genomes FTP site. This redesign will expand available content and facilitate data access through an organized, predictable directory hierarchy. The updated site will also provide greater support for downloading assembled genome sequences and/or corresponding annotation data. To give those with automated tools time to update, we plan to maintain the older content and structure of the preexisting /genomes/ FTP site in parallel with the new structure for six months.

The new FTP site structure provides a single entry point to access content representing either GenBank or RefSeq data. Advantages of the updated genomes FTP site include the comprehensive provision of data through a single process flow that is reliant on content in NCBI's Assembly database (which excludes viruses at this time), integration of quality assurance regression tests, and provision of a consistent core set of files for all organisms and assemblies.

Stay tuned for more information about the changes to come and the official launch of the revamped genomes FTP site.

. Current Genomes FTP site: ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/
. GenBank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/
. RefSeq: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/refseq/
. Assembly: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/

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NCBI/CDC/FDA/USDA collaboration using whole genome sequencing (WGS) to improve food safety is honored with an HHSinnovates award

A collaborative project between NCBI and several other Federal and state partners to reduce the time and improve the accuracy of detecting foodborne pathogens by using whole genome sequencing (WGS) techniques received an HHSinnovates award on July 21.

The HHSinnovates program was initiated in 2010 to recognize new ideas and solutions developed by HHS employees and their collaborators. Six finalist teams were recognized at the awards ceremony. The WGS Food Safety Project, which also involved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state public health laboratories, was one of three projects to be honored as "Secretary's Picks" by HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Presenting the award, HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr said: "Together all these folks engaged in a demonstration project to showcase the benefits of using whole genome sequencing for food surveillance and detection purposes. They showed that whole genome sequencing can produce faster detection of foodborne pathogens than the traditional method, helping us stop an outbreak of disease in its tracks, and for that we deeply appreciate your work." The award went to the specific individuals leading the project in the various agencies; in the case of NCBI, Senior Scientist William Klimke, Ph.D., was honored for his work in heading NCBI's part of the project.

WGS provides greater specificity than other techniques, such as the commonly used pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), in identifying the DNA fingerprint of bacteria. It also can more rapidly determine whether isolates are related to a foodborne disease outbreak.

The demonstration project involves real-time sequencing of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from human DNA as well as the food supply chain. In the project, the whole genomes of isolates are sequenced and the sequencing data are sent to NCBI, which performs assembly, annotation, and analysis and then sends results back to CDC, FDA, USDA, and the labs.

Collaborative projects using WGS for other pathogens related to food safety are also underway.

* HHSinnovates: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/pathways/hhs-innovates/

July 24, 2014

From the GMR: Save the Date announcement for "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"

Some of you have been waiting for this class to come again.

The required online class will be offered:
January 12 - February 20, 2015
Registration opens September 29th
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The in-person five-day class in Bethesda, MD runs:
March 9-13, 2015
Registration will be offered to those who complete the online class.

Enjoy - and be aware the class fills up quickly.

Holly.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sharon E. Dennis
Date: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Subject: [NNLMout] Save the Date announcement for "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"
To: "nnlmout@uw.edu"


Hi everyone,

We have posted the "Save the Date" announcement for the 2015 session of "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI." You can see the announcement on NTC's blog: http://nnlm.gov/ntc/2014/07/10/save-the-dates-2015-a-librarians-guide-to-ncbi-course/

Or in the NLM Technical Bulletin: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/ja14_libguide_ncbi.html

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

Best regards,

Sharon
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Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
801-585-3928
Fax: 801-581-3632

July 23, 2014

Aug. 7 SLA-MN Salon: Associations - who needs them?

The next SLA Minnesota Salon will be held at the Walker Art Center Open Field. Open Field offers a mash-up of experiences and a chance to get together. For this Salon we are mashing up discussion, mingling with other associations and picnicking.

The topic up for discussion will be "Associations. Who Needs Them?" We'll explore what the benefits/challenges are of belonging to professional associations and attending professional conferences.

Bring your picnic blanket or chair and enjoy a summer evening with SLA-MN.

Top Reasons to Attend:
Arrive before 5:45 and your first drink is free!
Meet and mix (we'll be shouting distance/mingling distance of the Library as Incubator Project group)
Air your grievances or proclaim your pride for what professional associations have to offer
Picnicking at Open Field
Stay for The Acoustic Campfire (8-10 pm) or take advantage of the free gallery admission (5-9 pm)

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7
Where: Walker Art Center Open Field
What to bring: picnic blanket or chair, money for food or additional beverages available for purchase.
http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/
Who should attend: Anyone interested in picnics, lively discussion and mingling with other information professionals

RSVP: To Alisa Coddington: alisa.coddington@padillacrt.com

*Reminder* SLA MN Salon Series is open to everyone. Anyone can organize and host a SLA-MN Salon event. Please contact Alisa Coddington for details.



ALISA CODDINGTON | Senior Analyst
PadillaCRT | 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 400, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
o. (612) 455-1734 | alisa.coddington@padillacrt.com

July 3, 2014

From the GMR: 2014 Sewell stipend for librarians with an interest in public health

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014. This year's APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA's website: http://www.apha.org/meetings/annual/.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/.

For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/.

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/ -

What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians' identification with medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

"Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing...The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs." (Feili Tu)

"Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything...for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the 'agendas' of the interested parties..." (Kristin Kroger)

"Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian....It was an incredible learning experience." (Manju Tanwar)

"The fact that I'm working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn't realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty." (Amber Burtis)

"As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons' needs" (Peggy Gross)

"I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution's public health program." (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb, Chair, Client Relations Committee
folb@pitt.edu

Helena VonVille, Chair-elect, Client Relations Committee
Helena.M.Vonville@uth.tmc.edu

Public Health/ Health Administration Section
http://www.phha.mlanet.org/
Medical Library Association

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 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.

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 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 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

April 9, 2014

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


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Irene Williams
Network Services Coordinator/Docline
NN/LM GMR
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

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!

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Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
tawzer@uic.edu
(312)996-2008

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,
Tiffany


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!

Location:
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)

Instructors:


  • 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.

Registration:


  • 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)

February 7, 2014

From the GMR: Online Class Starting: Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

There's still time to sign up for our the next session of:

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

This four-week specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature on chemicals, drugs and genetics. Topics include searching PubMed with Supplementary Concept Records (SCR) and Pharmacologic Actions (PA), using related databases for drug and chemical information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov, TOXNET, and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed.
Earn 6 MLA CE.
Dates: February 10 - March 7, 2014

There is no cost to take our asynchronous courses. Take it at your own pace, spending about and one to two hours a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system. Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

Upcoming GMR online classes (registration) - and those still available for MLA CE:
GMR Tech Talks: Guide to the Mobile Operating System Wars - February 7, 2014; MLA CE available through March 7th. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond -- February 10 - March 7, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/

GMR Lake Effects: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy -- February 20, 2014; MLA CE available until: March 13, 2014. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Keeping Up with PubMed -- February 24 - March 21, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/keepingup/

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines -- March 17 - April 18, 2014 ; Available for CHIS; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/

Upcoming NTC courses (classes and registration)
PubMed® for Librarians: Customization-My NCBI - Monday, March 31, 2014; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=525

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

FYI: combined GMR/NTC registration link: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

February 5, 2014

From the GMR: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy this month on Lake Effects

Greetings,

Please join us for this month's Lake Effects presentation, An Overview of
Health Insurance Literacy, presented by Emily Vardell, PhD candidate,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emily will review research on
the readability of health insurance forms; provide reading level assessment
tools; and discuss what can be done to lower the reading level of materials.

The class will be presented via Adobe Connect on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 1:00 PM CT. This Lake Effects has been approved for the CHIS Program by MLA.

Please register <http://go.usa.gov/bBzC> if you plan to attend. If you want MLA CE (whether you plan to listen live or to the recording), registration is essential. Registration and accompanying CE is available for up two weeks following the live presentation.

We look forward to seeing you online for this timely presentation.

Jacqueline

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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/

January 17, 2014

From the GMR: Upcoming GMR Online Classes (free and online!)

Happy New Year everyone. I hope you are surviving this wild weather.

We at the GMR are please to announce a number of upcoming classes and webinars that are available online for you in 2014.

Register at: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

GMR Lake Effects: PubMed Update -- January 16, 2014 (TODAY), MLA CE available through January 30th. More Information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Making PubMed Work for You -- January 27 - February 14, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/work/

GMR Tech Talks: Guide to the Mobile Operating System Wars - February 7, 2014; MLA CE available through March 7th. More information: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond -- February 10 - March 7, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/chemdrugs/

GMR Lake Effects: An Overview of Health Insurance Literacy -- February 20, 2014; Registration and more information to come.

Keeping Up with PubMed -- February 24 - March 21, 2014; More information: http://nnlm.gov/training/keepingup/

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines -- March 17 - April 18, 2014 ; Available for CHIS; More Information: http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/

Looking forward to a wonderful seasons of classes.

January 14, 2014

From the GMR: Free Tech Talk Webinar on Mobile Operating Systems

Hello Network Members, and Happy New Year!

Please join us for our second Tech Talk on February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm CST where we will ask: Does it really matter who's winning the mobile operating system wars? The mobile operating system (OS) controls every aspect of how our smartphones and tablets look and behave. In this talk, Tiffany will discuss the current state of the OS market and how it affects personal and professional use of mobile devices in the library. Special attention will be given to the differences in design, compatibility, and function in three main players (Apple iOS, Android, and Windows 8).

Class Details: Guide to the Mobile Operating System Wars
When: February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm CST
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2661
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
tawzer@uic.edu
(312)996-2008

January 8, 2014

From the GMR: PubMed Update - January 16th, 2014

Happy New Year everyone, from the GMR.

Reminder: join us on January 16th for the GMR Lake Effects where we will focus on PubMed! Please register whether you plan to join us on the 16th or will be listening at a later date for MLA CE.

PubMed Update (January 16, 2014)
Presenter: Jessica Van Der Volgen, NN/LM National Training Center
Discover what's new, what's different, what's surprising with PubMed in the new year.
Registration Link
MLA CE available until January 30, 2014
Meeting link: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/. Please enter your full name in the Guest box.

Additional information
Verify your system supports Adobe Connect at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. If your computer fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.
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 (Please note: passcode and number updated 25 June 2012)

Other online educational opportunities will be available in 2014.

Visit the GMR Online Education page for more information.

December 12, 2013

From the GMR: Affordable Care Act Webinar

Hi all,

Here is another free webinar by WebJunction on Affordable Care Act awareness efforts done by the public libraries. This one is presented by our sister region - Pacific Southwest Region representatives.

Regards,
Samanthi

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Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1 pm Central (60 min)
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/health-information-resources-for-library-staff.html

Public libraries provide a variety of health reference services and public programs to support community health literacy. Health literacy has been described by the Institute of Medicine as €œthe degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides comprehensive health information resources and services to libraries across eight regions nationwide.

Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM. Representatives of the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library will discuss their collaborative efforts with public libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act and other popular health information topics, and share strategies for strengthening your own library’s health information services, to improve the health literacy of your community.
Moderated by: WebJunction

Presented by:
Alan Carr, Acting Associate Director, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience. Please sign up here if you'€™d like to receive notifications about this project, including when the archive is available.

December 10, 2013

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar: Free NLM Resources for Community College Librarians

Hello All,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is focusing our outreach to community college librarians. The Greater Midwest Region will be offering one hour webinars on the Free Environmental, Consumer Health and Emergency Resources/Databases offered by the National Library of Medicine.

Register:

http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/index.html?_prefs=%2Fgmr%2Ftraining&go=Y&areg=gmr&keyword=®ion[]=GMR&location[]=XX#results

Date/Time:
Thurs. December 12th 2013 1:00-2:00pm Central Time

Presenters: Ruth Holst, Associate Director (NN/LM GMR) and Irene
Williams, Network Services Coordinator (NN/LM GMR)

The first session will focus on Consumer Health Resources and Pubmed. Each
webinar offered will be free of charge.

Irene Williams
Network Services Coordinator/Docline
NN/LM GMR
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
Skype: irenwill

December 5, 2013

From the GMR: Join us for Tech Talks, our NEW webinar, December 13, 2013

A new webinar series from the GMR... looks interesting!

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Hello Network Members,

We are excited to introduce the GMR Tech Talks Webinar Series (http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/techtalks/index.html), a new, semi-monthly online class that will cover a variety of timely and relevant technology topics, including overviews of current trends, how-tos for popular software, and tips and tricks for navigating the modern technology landscape.

Please join us for our first Tech Talk on December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm CST. Tiffany Tawzer will talk about a wide range of free, web-based programs that can be used instead of--or in addition to--expensive desktop-based software, all without the need to download or install anything to your computer. Discover new programs for image editing, infographics, presentations, and other cool (and useful) services.

Class Details: Free Online Tools for Librarians
When: December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm CST
To register: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2591
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!

November 11, 2013

Reminder: Please register for the MLA Webcast Nov. 20th, 2013

Just a friendly reminder to register for the MLA Webcast, Nov. 20th, 2013. If you have registered but did not receive a confirmation email, please contact me. Registration ends on Friday November 15th. Thank you! Amy Claussen

Allina Health will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know” Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m, central time. As part of this programming, HSL and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Friday, November 15th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-xaWEd2FXb1QbQlAOheCxNK4KfCknswTC8Vl0jt26bU/viewform

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu).

Where: Abbott Northwestern Education Building, Watson Room. (on East 26th street between 10th Ave S. and Chicago Ave. S., next to the Piper Building)

Parking - http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/visitingus#parking

Campus Map to the Education Bldg - http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/visitingus#campus_guide

Agenda- Lunch begins at noon Webcast: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Informal discussion 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Webcast Description: “Affordable Care Act, meaningful use, and greater scrutiny of not-for-profit status have brought on some significant changes in the way hospitals provide health care. Hospitals must meet specific goals to avoid penalties and receive maximum reimbursement for care. They are repositioning staff and budgets to deal with these changes to improve patient care, increase patient satisfaction, and meet meaningful use of the electronic health record (her) system. Libraries are departments within the hospital, and like all other departments, they must illustrate clearly to administration specifically how they help their hospital achieve these goals. This webinar will look at these changes and how they affect our institutions and how librarians can meet them head on.” **The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago. *

August 23, 2013

From the GMR: September's Lake Effects webinar: An Overview of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Hello, Network Members,

Do you work with immigrants? Join us for our next Lake Effects on September 19, 2013, at 1:00 pm CT for a presentation by Kate M. Syfert, Regional Lead for Community Relations, Central Regional Office, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

Kate will cover the responsibilities and activities of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and agency within the Department of Homeland Security. USCIS is responsible for administering federal immigration benefits, including green cards, work permits, and naturalization. This session will provide an overview of the agency, our current initiatives, and resources available for those who assist immigrants.

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

Verify your system supports Adobe Connect at:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm If your computer fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/

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.

Jacqueline

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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/

August 19, 2013

From the GMR: New session of "Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching": Oct. 21-Dec. 2

Apply to Attend the Online Class "Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching"

NLM Technical Bulletin article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja13/ja13_online_fundls_bio_searching.html

Health science librarians are invited to participate in an online bioinformatics training course, Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required.


The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to bioinformatics theory and practice in support of developing and implementing library-based bioinformatics products and services. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course encompasses visualizing bioinformatics end-user practice, places a strong emphasis on hands-on acquisition of NCBI search competencies, and a working molecular biology vocabulary, through self-paced hands-on exercises.


This course is offered online (asynchronous) from October 21 - December 2, 2013. The course format includes video lectures, readings, a molecular vocabulary exercise, an NCBI discovery exercise, and other hands-on exercises. The instructor is Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.


Due to limited enrollment, interested participants are required to complete an application form. The deadline for completing the application is September 9, 2013; participants will be notified of acceptance on September 23, 2013.


The course is offered at no cost to participants. Participants who complete all assignments and the course evaluation by the due dates within the course will receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit. No partial CE credit is granted.


This course is a prerequisite for the face to face workshop, Librarian's Guide to NCBI. Participants who complete the required coursework and earn full continuing education credit will be eligible to apply to attend the 5-day Librarian's Guide that will be offered in April of 2014 if they so choose.


For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fundamentals_fall_2013

Questions? E-mail the course organizers at ncbi_course@lists.utah.edu.

August 15, 2013

From the GMR: E-Science Librarianship webinar - September 2013

Network members,

Here is an opportunity to attend a two-part webinar on Research Data Curation. Several medical librarians are part of the first part which is on E-Science librarianship on September 11th.

More information and registration can be found at:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2013/webinars/escience

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

August 6, 2013

From the GMR: Lake Effects - How to use Pinterest - August 15

Dear members,

Next GMR Lake Effects is on using Pinterest in various library settings. Your library may be already using this tool, or you may want to know how you can use this to promote your library.

We have two librarians who are excited to share their experiences using Pinterest.com to educate their patrons about their library services and resources. They will discuss the basic functions of Pinterest, share some of the "pinboards" they have created, and how you can use this platform at your library.

To register for the webinar and for other information, please go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Questions welcome!

Regards,

Samanthi

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

August 2, 2013

From the GMR: Webinar about the Value of Libraries Study

Network Members,

I am forwarding this message from Renae Barger, Executive Director of the Middle Atlantic Region. This webinar will focus on results of the Value of Libraries Study and how to access the data. Ruth

Making the Most of the Value Study (Boost Box Session)

Presenters:
Joanne Gard Marshall, Principal Investigator, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kathel Dunn, Coordinator, Associate Fellows Program, National Library of Medicine

Location: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Date: August 13, 2013

Time: Noon - 1 pm (Eastern Time)

This session will provide an update on new specialized reports that have been created using the "Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study" results, as well as how to access and use the data set from the study. All the items discussed will be made available on the Value Study website. Joanne will also share the results of some advanced data analysis that demonstrate the added value of using the services of the librarian and the searching the library-provided resources in patient care.

The second part of the presentation will discuss ways of mining and using the Value Study data. Kathel Dunn from NLM will share the results of data mining that they have done on users of PubMed/MEDLINE and related resources. The study gathered extensive data on each of the information resources used to answer the clinical questions.

Participants in this session will be encouraged to share their own stories about how they have used or would like to use the study results.

No registration required.

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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

July 18, 2013

From the GMR: Affordable Care Act - ALA Panel Presentation Webinar

Hi all,
This is an interesting/important topic for most of you. Ruth Holst is one of the presenters. Please register to attend the webinar.
Thanks,
Samanthi

WebJunction.org will host a webinar on Friday, July 26 from 12 - 1 EDT, regarding plans to provide library staff with resources to respond to increased patron information needs related to the Affordable Care Act. This webinar will present similar information to what was covered during a session at the American Library Association annual conference in June, as well as newly available details.

To find out more and to register, please visit the following link. The session will be archived for future viewing if you are unable to attend the live session.
http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Libraries_and_Health_Insurance_Preparing_for_October_1.html

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

July 12, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects - Information for Pets and Owners - July 18th

Pass the word!

The GMR Lake Effects this month will be:
Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals
Presenter: Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library

This time our "consumer" is an animal and the information seeker is the owner. Join us for a brief overview of veterinary education and specialties. Next, focusing on companion animals, we will identify and discuss authoritative resources covering topics such as pet care, pets and emergencies/disasters, zoonoses (diseases you can catch from animals), and toxic foods and plants. We will also include educational and multilingual resources. If you love, live and/or work with animals, this session is for you.

Registration is limited, so register today at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC
Cost: Free!
Date: July 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm CDT (2 pm EDT)
MLA CE Credits: 1

This session will be online using Adobe Connect.
To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
If your system fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013
For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Have a great summer, everyone

July 10, 2013

From the GMR: More free PubMed training options

The National Training Center (NTC) is offering PubMed webinars on five different topics. This "PubMed for Librarians" series fills up quickly, so check your calendar for the dates you can attend! http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html

Holly.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Hi everyone,

FYI - we've added three additional "PubMed for Librarians" series of classes (5 independent sessions lasting 90 minutes each, online synchronous using Adobe Connect) for the winter and spring: December, January, and March. See http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html for the schedule and class information.

Please feel free to let your region know about the classes. I've set the enrollment limits very high so I'm hoping we can accommodate all who want to take the classes!

Also, recordings of the most recent classes are here: http://nnlm.gov/ntc/tutorials-recordings/

Thanks,

Sharon
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Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
801-585-3928
Fax: 801-581-3632

From the GMR: New Keeping Up with PubMed Class Starting July 15th

Join us online in Moodle for Keeping Up with PubMed.

This four-week course is designed for the experienced PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in the online Making PubMed Work for You course. 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.

There is no cost to take this asynchronous course. Take it at your pace, spending about and hour a week at the time of your convenience.

Join us from July 15 - August 9, 2013 for 5 MLA CE.
Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

June 26, 2013

From the GMR: Sewell Funding Available for APHA Annual Meeting

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you
attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this
purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013. This
year's APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6,
2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the
World.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is
Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST. For the complete Call for Applicants,
application forms, and FAQs, go to
http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

For more information on the 2013 APHA meeting see
http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/ -
What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?
The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians' identification with
medical and health care professionals. Stipends have been awarded
annually since 2001. Past participants testify to the value of
attending APHA:

"Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and
public health colleagues was energizing...The spirit of true
collaboration shone through the programs." (Feili Tu)

"Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts,
more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers
just about everything...for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable
about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and
knowledgeable about the 'agendas' of the interested parties..." (Kristin
Kroger)

"Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the
scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas
of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a
librarian....It was an incredible learning experience." (Manju Tanwar)

"The fact that I'm working on a Masters in Public Health was very
interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn't
realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I
think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to
teaching faculty." (Amber Burtis)

"As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my
patrons' needs" (Peggy Gross)

"I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have
questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my
institution's public health program." (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb

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GMR Members, please note this GMR blog post by Sandi Bates, a
recipient of last year's funding:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2012/12/18/a-knowledge-bank-boost-at-apha-conference/

Jacqueline

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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 17, 2013

From the GMR: REMINDER: Summer Online PubMed Classes

REMINDER: Our first class starts today!

Summer School? YES! The GMR is offering TWO online (and free) classes in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You
This three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher. Earn 3.5 MLA CE.
Dates: June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013 (extra week due to July 4th weekend)

Keeping Up with PubMed
This four-week course is designed for the experienced 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. Earn 5 MLA CE.
Dates: July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013

There is no cost to take these asynchronous courses. Take it at your pace, spending about and hour a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system.
Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
GMR Lake Effects: Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program (June 20, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
GMR Lake Effects: Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals (July 18, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon - and the updated Patient Safety Resource Seminar.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

June 6, 2013

From the GMR: Summer Online PubMed Classes

Summer School? YES! The GMR is offering TWO online (and free) classes in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You
This three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher. Earn 3.5 MLA CE.
Dates: June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013 (extra week due to July 4th weekend)

Keeping Up with PubMed
This four-week course is designed for the experienced 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. Earn 5 MLA CE.
Dates: July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013

There is no cost to take these asynchronous courses. Take it at your pace, spending about and hour a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system.
Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
GMR Lake Effects: Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program (June 20, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
GMR Lake Effects: Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals (July 18, 2013 - 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT)
See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon - and the updated Patient Safety Resource Seminar.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

June 5, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects - June 20th - Traveling Exhibitions

The GMR Lake Effects this month will be:

Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program
Presenter: Jill Newmark, NLM Exhibition Registrar/Traveling Exhibition Service Manager

Come with us to explore this amazing resource and discover the benefits of bringing one to YOUR library. The NLM Traveling Exhibition program reveals how the past informs the present and can shape the future. This is a session you won't want to miss.

Registration is limited, so register today at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC
Cost: Free!
MLA CE Credits: 1

This session will be online using Adobe Connect.
To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
If your system fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
Making PubMed Work for You (3 weeks): June 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013 (extra week due to July 4th weekend)
Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources About Animals - July 18, 2013
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): July 15, 2013 - August 15, 2013
For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Have a great summer, everyone.

May 10, 2013

From the GMR: Still room in online "Making PubMed Work for You" class beginning May 20th

A great opportunity to learn more about PubMed.
Sign up today.

Holly

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Course: Making PubMed Work for You
Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location: Free, Online, Asynchronous

Date: May 20 - June 7, 2013

Registration: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2241

Description: This beginning class is intended to develop basic searching techniques and search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include using MeSH and search qualifiers, limiting search results, and refining your search. This course will provide an in-depth view of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. Participants who complete course requirements will be eligible for 3.5 MLA CE credits. This class is an approved course for Level I (non-health sciences) Consumer Health Information Specialization. Questions? Contact Kate Flewelling at flewkate@pitt.edu.

April 16, 2013

From the GMR: NLM Webinar on digital preservation - April 23rd

Angela Ruffin from the National Network Office is sending the following invitation to participate in a webinar on preservation of digital materials prepared especially for member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity. Ruth

April 23, 2013
The National Network Office at the National Library of Medicine is sponsoring a one-hour webinar for the National Network of Libraries members on April 23, 2013 from 3-4 PM EDST. A panel of NLM staff will discuss how to preserve personal digital photos, documents, videos, and review storage, and conversion options to celebrate Preservation Week 2013. To view the webinar use the following URL https://webmeeting.nih.gov/preservationweek2013/.

Preservation Week Contact:
Holly Herro
herroh@mail.nlm.nih.gov
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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

April 9, 2013

From the GMR: April Lake Effects - Resource Sharing (April 18th)

The next GMR Lake Effects has been scheduled:

Resource Sharing in the Medical Library World: New Trends, New Challenges
Date: April 18, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm CDT

Presenter: Kevin O'Brien, Assistant Special Collections & Access Services Librarian

Developments in scholarly biomedical communication and publishing are presenting challenges to the legacy model of interlibrary loan practice.
This webinar will discuss some emerging trends in resource sharing in the medical library world.

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
1 MLA CE will be available to those who attend live or listen to the recording


Irene Williams

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Irene Williams
Network Services Coordinator/Docline
NN/LM GMR
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 5, 2013

SLA-Minnesota Invites You to Attend: Data Tools for Visualization & Insight

Data Tools for Visualization & Insight
A Bring-Your-Boss Event!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Join us for a "double-feature" learning lunch with presentations on data tools from both the Wilder Foundation and East View Geospatial. SLA members may bring their boss for free!

Jane Tigan from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation will present Minnesota Compass, a social indicators project that measures progress statewide. Compass provides data and tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy, workforce, health and immigration. Tigan will discuss the trends impacting our state, introduce the data and resources available on Minnesota Compass and explore ways this free tool can help you in your work.

Rodney Buhrsmith and Tony Monsour from East View Geospatial will focus on visualizing and using data in a geospatial framework. Tabular and unstructured data are being exploited by GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and increasingly, non-GIS professionals, thanks to the explosion of the Geospatial Industry. Buhrsmith and Monsour will demonstrate how to visualize and manipulate data on a common GIS platform, ArcGIS, as well as on their web-based EVGeoCloud platform built for non-GIS professionals.

WHEN
Friday, May 3, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm (Presentations begin at noon)

WHERE
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Auditorium A
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Directions: https://www.wilder.org/AboutUs/Locations/Pages/Directions.aspx
Free parking is available in the ramp immediately outside the building

COST
$25 for SLA members (may bring your boss at no charge - be sure to include details in your registration)
$20 for students, unemployed & retired
$35 for guests
$40 for anyone registering after April 26 deadline

REGISTRATION
Register and send payment no later than Friday, April 26; details at http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/slamn/2013/04/may-3-lunch-data-tools-for-visualization-insight.html.

CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS
Karen Mackey, Chapter President: karen.mackey@donaldson.com / 952.887.3018
Renee Weddle, Chapter President-Elect: renee_weddle@cargill.com / 952.742.0195

THANK YOU
Thank you to the Wilder Foundation, our host, and to East View, our generous sponsor, and to both organizations for sharing their knowledge with us!

March 29, 2013

From the GMR: Additional PubMed for Librarians online classes this summer

Register today for the June and September sessions at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
Have a great weekend everyone.
-Holly.


Hi everyone,

Due to the high demand for the April, June and October classes we have added an additional summer session of the online class "PubMed for Librarians." A note will be added to the Technical Bulletin article, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma13/ma13_pm_4_librarians.html, to reflect this.

Thanks!

Best regards,

Sharon
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Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
801-585-3928
Fax: 801-581-3632

March 18, 2013

From the GMR: REMINDER: Lake Effects - Disaster Communication - Mar 21st, 2:00 pm CT

REMINDER:

Please register for our upcoming GMR Lake Effects session.
Also, PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. We will be meeting one hour later than usual, join us at 2:00 pm CT (3 pm ET).


Disaster Communication: The GMR Summit and More
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm CDT
Presenter: Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative
Hear abut the recent GMR Disaster Communication Summit. Learn about the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. Discover who your GMR Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinators and the GMR Emergency Preparedness and Response page and resources. Register today before all the seats are gone.
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
1 MLA CE will be available to those who attend live or listen to the recording and contact Holly Burt before April 3, 2013.

Sign up today and see you online.

March 13, 2013

From the from the GMR: March Lake Effects - Disaster Communication (March 21st)

The next GMR Lake Effects has been scheduled:

Disaster Communication: The GMR Summit and More
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm CDT
Presenter: Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative

Hear abut the recent GMR Disaster Communication Summit. Learn about the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. Discover who your GMR Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinators and the GMR Emergency Preparedness and Response page and resources. Register today before all the seats are gone.
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

Sign up today and see you online.

February 1, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Research for Better Patient Outcomes Symposium Now Online

FYI - I attended this seminar when I was in Chicago for the GMR RAC meeting in November. The content was excellent and I highly recommend it! -Liz

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Network Colleagues,

Are you curious about how librarians can be involved in "Comparative Effectiveness Research?" Do you know what an "Evidence-Based Practice Center" is for? Are you working with colleagues who are involved in "Community-Based" or "Practice-Based" research?

It's not too late to hear more about how health care research has moved into the real world during the past decade and how these methods have become part of the health care reform movement in the U.S. The slides and audio recording of the Symposium that was held in Chicago in November on this topic is now available online, include 3 hours of MLA CE contact hours.

To register for the online version, go to: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
The period of availability for obtaining MLA CE credit is January 31 - April 30, 2013. After that the materials will be available on a view only basis until April 30, 2014.

The speakers and topics are listed below. Ruth


Research for Better Patient Outcomes: What Librarians Should Know

Comparative Effectiveness Research
Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, FCCP
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is defined as "the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in 'real world' settings." Glen Schumock will describe the different types of CER and provide some background on why it has gained popularity in recent years. He will also compare CER to "patient-centered outcomes research", and discuss the relevance of both to librarians.

Practice-Based Research Networks
Rienne Johnson, MLIS
Practice-based research networks (PBRN's) ask and research clinical questions that are of relevance to community-based clinical medicine. Results from PBRN research can make a more immediate impact on clinical practice. While PBRN research can be highly clinical in nature, librarians can be a highly valued member of a practice-based research network and can uniquely contribute to a PBRN's success. During this presentation, participants will learn what PBRN's are, how PBRN's work, and discover how librarians can contribute to the success of PBRN research.

Community-Based Participatory Research: A Perspective from Indian Country
Corey B. Smith, PhD, MA
Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an approach for conducting research in partnership with communities. The primary aim of CBPR is to reduce health inequities and improve community health and well-being. The historical antecedents of CBPR will be reviewed. Participants will become familiar with the distinguishing features of CBPR by comparison with other research paradigms. Finally, the challenges and benefits of CBPR will be illustrated using recent examples from research with tribal communities in the Northern Plains.

NLM Resources to Support Research
Ruth Holst, MSLS, FMLA
The National Library of Medicine provides a web page with Resources for Informing Comparative Effectiveness. Participants will learn about specialized searches in PubMed as well as sources to find research still in progress, such as HSRProj and ClinicalTrial.gov.

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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

January 29, 2013

From the GMR: Patient Safety - Free Online Course Starting

Join us for the online version of: Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines.

This five-week course will cover the same materials as the four-hour in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. Spend about one hour each week at a time of your own choosing. We will cover definitions, system issues, and legislation. Additionally, the course allows you to focus in one of three areas: patient safety to consumers, advocating patient safety in your institution, or teaching patient safety. Your participation will earn 6 MLA CE.

Sign up today for this course which will run from February 4 - March 8, 2012. Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S.: Additional upcoming online opportunities:
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): February 18, 2013 - March 15, 2013
Lake Effects: Once Upon a Time: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story; (1 hour), February 21, 2013


Holly

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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

January 22, 2013

From the GMR: Free Webinar: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story

Hello, Network Members,

Here is a *free* online MLA CE training opportunity in our Lake Effects series:
Once Upon a Time: Using Evaluation Findings to Tell Your Project's Story (February 21, 2013, 1:00pm CT)

Presenter: Cindy Olney, PhD, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Center (OERC)
Once upon a time, there was an evaluation report that people actually read. Sound like a fairy tale? Exactly! A report format that follows a typical story-telling structure can help you communicate your project's story so that stakeholders may actually pay attention. In this format, you use evaluation data to complement, not overpower, the most important messages you want to convey. Cindy will describe how to use a story format to report evaluation findings. This format can be adapted for written reports, presentations, and even elevator speeches and will highlight how hospital librarians may benefit from evaluation reporting.
Register for this and other GMR classes: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
Jacqueline


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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/

January 17, 2013

From the GMR: Limited funding available for Disaster Communication Summit

Network Members,

We recently announced that the GMR will co-sponsor the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013.

As an incentive, we are offering 20 Professional Development awards for up to $1200 for GMR Network Members to attend. If you are interesting in applying for this award, go to the GMR webpage link for the Professional Development award:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/profdev/profdevcfa.html

We have a very short turn-around for this award, so please apply before January 31, 2013.

We have blocked some rooms at the Club Quarters at 111, West Adams Street, Chicago IL 60603. If you call to register (203-905-2100) at Club Quarters, tell them you are part of a group and use the group code UOI363 (that's capital U,O,I for University of Illinois). They are holding 20 rooms at the group rate of $126 plus tax. Chicago's hotel tax is 16.4%. This block is being held until February 4th so please register right away.

For more information about visiting the University of Illinois at Chicago, here is the link to the GMR Visitor Information page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/visitorinfo/index.html

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A small amount of funding is still available for Exhibit Awards during the current contract year. More information about the Exhibit Award may be found at:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/exhibits/exhibitcfa.html

A new cycle of funding will be available after May 1, 2013. We expect to be sending out some announcements soon for how to apply for awards and subcontracts for projects that begin after May 1, 2013.

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

January 16, 2013

From the GMR: Invitation to NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit - March 7-8

Dear Network Colleagues

You are invited to register for the NN/LM Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013. The Summit is being co-sponsored by the Greater Midwest and MidContinental Regions of the NN/LM and registration preference will be given to members from these two regions. This unique one and a half day summit will feature:

* Speakers from libraries and the emergency planning community on roles libraries/librarians can play before, during, and after a disaster, with emphasis on communication strategies

* The MLA CE class: "U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies" which is one of the required courses for the new MLA Disaster Information Specialization

* A hands-on workshop with take-away tools for improving your library's readiness, including a one-page service continuity plan

* Opportunities to network with librarians, community emergency planners, and representatives from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

To register for one or all three parts of the summit, go to: http://goo.gl/z248J

The GMR will be providing Professional Development awards for up to 20 GMR Network members to attend.

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

January 8, 2013

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar 1/17: PubMed and MeSH Updates

Another free webinar from the GMR!

The GMR Lake Effects this month will be "PubMed and MeSH Updates"
Presented by Holly Ann Burt, GMR Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator

Discover what changes 2013 brought to PubMed and to MEDLINE. Don't be caught unawares when your users bring you questions. Register for this informative session at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

Registration is limited, so register today!
Cost: Free!
MLA CE Credits: 1

This session will be online using Adobe Connect.
To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
If your system fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

Let me know if you have any questions!

PS: Additional upcoming online classes include:
Making PubMed Work for You (3 weeks) : January 21, 2013 - February 8, 2013
Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (5 weeks): February 4, 2013 - March 15, 2013
Keeping Up with PubMed (4 weeks): February 18, 2013 - March 15, 2013
For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

Happy New Year, everyone.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

December 20, 2012

From the GMR: PubMed for Librarians (free online CE)

The National Library of Medicine Training Center will is offering a new online class called "PubMed for Librarians" with classes in February. Participants can choose any or all of the 5 segments (one hour each) that interest them. Each session will be held using Adobe Connect and is worth 1 hour of MLA CE credit.

Choose from the following segments:


  • Introduction to PubMed

  • Automatic Term Mapping (ATM)

  • Building and Refining Your Search

  • Customization with My NCBI

  • MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

You can find the full class descriptions and the registration form at: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html. Registration is also available through the GMR link: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

The class will be offered at least once a quarter. Enrollment for the live segments is limited, but the sessions will be recorded and posted on NTC's web site. For more information, visit the Technical Bulletin article at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd12/brief/nd12_pm_librarians_class.html

December 17, 2012

From the GMR: Applications Open for a New Bioinformatics Course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"

This invitation from Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) was placed on the Medlib Listserv. Additional information is available in the NLM Technical Bulletin article:

NLM Technical Bulletin, Nov-Dec 2012: Send in Your Application to Participate in a New Bioinformatics Training Course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI"

Holly.

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Greetings everyone,

In sponsored partnership, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC), are pleased to invite participation of health sciences librarians in a new bioinformatics training course: "A Librarian's Guide to NCBI." Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate bioinformatics services at your institution and/or extend current initiatives. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. Participants who complete the class will be eligible for MLA Continuing Education credits. The course is free but travel costs are at the expense of the participant.

For more information, please see the the NLM Technical Bulletin article dated December 13, 2012 here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd12/nd12_training_ncbi_application.html

Best regards,

Sharon D.


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Sharon Dennis
Assistant Director
National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

800-338-7657, press 2
801-585-3928
Fax: 801-581-3632

November 27, 2012

From the GMR: Webinar on Data Dashboards and Project Outcomes

I have attended an earlier version of this webinar and the content is excellent. I recommend it. Ruth


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Webinar: Data Dashboards: Monitoring Progress toward Program Outcomes
Date: Monday, December 17, 2012
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm ET/Noon - 1 pm CT/11:00 am - Noon MT/ 10:00 -11:00 am PT
Host: NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

We use auto dashboards to monitor travel progress and watch for early signs of car trouble. Similarly, data dashboards provide information about program progress and problems. Data dashboards also serve as a communication tool for program stakeholders, providing them with "at-a-glance" updates on your project.

If you want to learn more about data dashboards, you are invited to attend the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center's presentation "Data Dashboards: Monitoring Progress toward Program Outcomes." Cindy Olney and Dave Tolmie will present several examples of data dashboards, focusing on how they can enhance decision-making for different types of users. The webinar will also demonstrate how free Google Docs applications can be used to create a simple data dashboard for your blog or website. (This webinar has been approved for one MLA CE credit.)

Registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please complete this short registration form at http://bit.ly/db20121217. About one week before the session, you will receive instructions for how to attend the webinar.

Hope you can join us! If you have questions, or if you do not receive webinar instructions by December 12, please contact Cindy Olney at the OERC at olneyc@uw.edu or 678-682-3864.

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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

November 8, 2012

From the GMR: February Workshop on Knowledge Management in Hospitals

Knowledge Management in Hospitals: Developing a team to test and ensure success.

This 1.5 day workshop will explore how corporate knowledge management techniques and processes are applied in a hospital/health system. Multidisciplinary participants will work together to craft a strategy to adopt an expanded role for librarians in hospital/health system. This expanded role will establish a foundation for librarians to support the clinical environment by providing excellent knowledge management techniques and processes.

The purpose of the interactive workshop is to:


  • Engage participants to explore how a corporate-modeled knowledge management process can be enabled in hospitals

  • Provide opportunities for institutional teams to work together to design tests to measure project success and use these results to champion knowledge transfer within their health facility

  • Craft a description of optimal roles for medical librarians and others in knowledge management

  • Share examples of participation in knowledge transfer in hospitals from both the traditional and expansive views to craft a list of model activities. Tactics currently in the field include: building expertise directories, managing communities of practice, collecting and sharing best practices and stories to support clinical and organizational improvement

  • Draft processes to implement these tactics to illustrate an expanded application of the expertise of information professionals, break down silos, share experiences and sustain organizational learning

  • Define an implementation plan for this role that includes measurement of its impact on the quality and safety of health care

  • Engage participants in evaluation in order to change and improve the role of librarians as partners in healthcare safety and quality


Participants should commit to:

  • Complete a modest amount of pre-work to prepare for the session

  • Light introductory reading

  • Participate in two Adobe Connect sessions focusing on the goals of the work and core concepts to be applied in the workshop

  • Engage with others in a positive way to ensure group interaction and consensus building

  • Partner with other teams to run a post-workshop pilot test of tactics described using the Plan-Do-Study Act concept

  • Conduct a pilot project and report back in several conference calls to the group on progress and share "lessons learned" as a to sustain the learning and inform progress

Audience: This session is designed for pairs of individuals from hospitals who are interested in the application of knowledge management and transfer concepts in their organization. One member of the team must/should be a librarian. This strategy will build a pair of champions to support uptake of how knowledge management can be applied in the acute care setting through modeling hospital corporate culture. There will be a simple application process to interested parties.

Date: February 7-8, 2013

Registration: Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GVDL3CK. Registrations must be received by December 1, 2012.

Cost: Three pair of applicants from each region will be selected to receive travel awards to attend.

Location: University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences

Co-Sponsors: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region

The session will be limited to 30 participants to facilitate effective small group work.

For questions contact: Lorri Zipperer, Cybrarian and meeting facilitator.
lorri@zpm1.com / 505-559-4458

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under a Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005-C with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00006-C with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

November 6, 2012

From the GMR: Patient Safety Course is Now Online!

Join us starting next week for our Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines in an online format. This five-week course will cover the same materials as the four-hour in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. We will cover definitions, system issues and legislation. Additionally, the course allows you to focus in one of three areas: patient safety to consumers, advocating patient safety in your institution, or teaching patient safety. Your participation will earn 6 MLA CE.

Sign up today for this course which will run from November 12th - December 14th, 2012. Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

Holly.

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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

October 23, 2012

From the GMR: Invitation to: Research for Better Patient Outcomes: What Librarians Should Know

Network Colleagues,

Are you curious about how librarians can be involved in "Comparative Effectiveness Research?" Do you know what an "Evidence-Based Practice Center" is for? Are you working with colleagues who are involved in "Community-Based" or "Practice-Based" research?
You are invited to hear more about how health care research has moved into the real world during the past decade and how these methods have become part of the health care reform movement in the U.S. Join us for this half-day symposium, including an open discussion about how librarians can be part of this movement.

Research for Better Patient Outcomes: What Librarians Should Know
When: November 15, 2012 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: University of Illinois at Chicago, Thompson Room, Student Center West, 828 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago IL 60612
Symposium Speakers and Topics:

Comparative Effectiveness Research
Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, FCCP
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is defined as "the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in 'real world' settings." Glen Schumock will describe the different types of CER and provide some background on why it has gained popularity in recent years. He will also compare CER to "patient-centered outcomes research", and discuss the relevance of both to librarians.

Practice-Based Research Networks
Rienne Johnson, MLIS
Practice-based research networks (PBRN's) ask and research clinical questions that are of relevance to community-based clinical medicine. Results from PBRN research can make a more immediate impact on clinical practice. While PBRN research can be highly clinical in nature, librarians can be a highly valued member of a practice-based research network and can uniquely contribute to a PBRN's success. During this presentation, participants will learn what PBRN's are, how PBRN's work, and discover how librarians can contribute to the success of PBRN research.

Community-Based Participatory Research: A Perspective from Indian Country
Corey B. Smith, PhD, MA
Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an approach for conducting research in partnership with communities. The primary aim of CBPR is to reduce health inequities and improve community health and well-being. The historical antecedents of CBPR will be reviewed. Participants will become familiar with the distinguishing features of CBPR by comparison with other research paradigms. Finally, the challenges and benefits of CBPR will be illustrated using recent examples from research with tribal communities in the Northern Plains.

NLM Resources to Support Research
Ruth Holst, MSLS, FMLA
The National Library of Medicine provides a web page with Resources for Informing Comparative Effectiveness. Participants will learn about specialized searches in PubMed as well as sources to find research still in progress, such as HSRProj and ClinicalTrial.gov.

Join us for this informative session! Please register by going to:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

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

October 12, 2012

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar 10/18: Teen Health Resources

GMR Lake Effects this month will be "From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens", presented by Samanthi Hewakapuge - GMR Consumer Health Coordinator

This is a one hour version of the class designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. This session will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

Join us for this informative session! Please register by going to: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

This session will be online using Adobe Connect. The URL for the event will be given to those who register.

Registration is limited to 150, so register now!

Cost: Free!

CE Credits: 1

To see if your system will support Adobe Connect, please visit this site:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. If you fail the test, please contact your IT department for support.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Regards,

Samanthi


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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

October 10, 2012

Opportunity to see E-Patient Dave again on November 15th!

Continue the conversation with E-Patient Dave and a variety of health professionals at a free half-day event in St. Paul in November. Registration is limited to 150! Register at http://www.nursing.umn.edu/consumer

What: Minnesota Collaboration for Engaging Consumers in Using Healing Information Technology (IT): A Special Event

When: November 15, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Health, Snelling Office Park, Mississippi Room, 1645 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55108, Minneapolis, MN

Objectives:


  • Learn about consumers' perspectives of empowerment and engagement in using health IT.

  • Explore ways to engage consumers with use of health IT.

  • Share local issues, success stories, and lessons learned.

  • Contribute to a state-wide action plan to empower consumers with use of HIT.

Who Should Attend: Students, faculty, health care professionals and staff from any health care or public health organization, information technology staff, consumers, employers, quality improvement organizations, researchers, software vendors.

Attendance limited to 150, so register now: http://www.nursing.umn.edu/consumer

Agenda
8:00 - 8:15 Setting the Stage for Consumer Engagement in HIT
8:15 - 9:30 e-Patient Dave - Patients as Partners
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 10:45 Lessons Learned and New Resources
10:45 - 11:45 Activity: Engaging YOU - Creating a Vision for the Future
11:45 - 12:00 State-wide Action Plan - Next Steps

Keynote Speaker: e-Patient Dave (Dave deBronkart) Cancer survivor "e-Patient Dave" is an international keynote speaker. He shares with audiences his unique and successful approach in engaging consumers in using Health IT. Some of his previous audiences include members from the Institute for Health Informatics, the Danish Patient Safety Association, and the Israel Internet Society. His compelling TEDx Talk "Let Patients Help" is in the top half of the most-watched TED talks of all time.

Event Sponsors:
College of St. Scholastica - School of Nursing
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Key Health Alliance - Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT (KHA - REACH)
Minnesota Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN)
Minnesota Department of Health- e-Health Initiative
Minnesota Health Action Group
Minnesota Nursing Informatics Group (MINING)
Robert Wood Johnson, AF4Q grant through MN Community Measurement
St. Catherine University
Stratis Health
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
University Partnership for Health Informatics (UPHI)
University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics

September 18, 2012

SLA event on crafting your message to achieve awareness and support

HSLM members are invited to attend!

Registration is open for SLA-MN's annual continuing education program. Professional Development Chairs Elizabeth Meylor and Julie Weston bring us "Use Your Influence! Crafting Your Message to Achieve Awareness & Support" 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Southdale Public Library.

Plan to attend this interactive workshop to learn to influence others through a communication styles assessment, exercises and an introduction to powerful influence tools. You will leave with a personal influencing plan that fits your style and the needs unique to your work environment. Cheryl Leitschuh, a leadership development consultant, will lead the program. Learn more about Leitschuh at http://career-future.com. This just might be what you need to convince your organization's key decision-makers to hire more staff, invest in a new resource or support your professional development.

Please find more details and register at http://bit.ly/NZoVRR. Space is limited so please register by Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Please contact me with any questions!
Dru

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
Intranet: http://library.deed.state.mn.us
www.libraries.state.mn.us/deed.html

September 5, 2012

From the GMR: Online CE on Practicum Programs for Library School Students

September GMR Lake Effects: Practicum Programs for Library School Students

A practicum is an excellent way for students to gain work experience and explore career options in a wide variety of professional library settings. Our speakers will discuss the programs that their institutions offer and describe how students may benefit from these programs.

Your presenters will be:

Will Buntin:
Assistant Director of Student Affairs,
University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science
Lexington, KY

Jonna Peterson
Reference Services Manager and Clinical Reference Librarian,
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Il.

Rebecca Raszewski
Assistant Information Services Librarian & Assistant Professor,
University of IL. at Chicago- Library of the Health Sciences

Ruth Holst
Associate Director,
Greater Midwest Region at National Network of Libraries of Medicine
University of IL. at Chicago- Library of the Health Sciences

Register today at http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm Central time

Also, visit the GMR Online Education page at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html for other upcoming and recorded Online classes.

August 30, 2012

From the GMR: PubMed Online Classes Available

Hello Folks,

We are offering TWO PubMed Courses online this Fall.

Making PubMed Work for You
If you've never taken a PubMed class online or it's been awhile since you've participated in a PubMed course, then Making PubMed Work for You if for you. This three-week 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. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search results, Details, My NCBI collections, Searching with MeSH, and the Special Topics interface options.
Join us from September 10- October 1, 2012 for 3.5 MLA CE.

Keeping Up with PubMed
This NEW four-week course for the experienced PubMed searcher 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.
Join us from September 24- October 22, 2012 for 5 MLA CE.

Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. These classes will be offered again in 2013.

Holly.

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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

August 2, 2012

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar 8/16/12: Drug Information and Chemical Data

August GMR Lake Effects: Drug Information and Chemical Data at Your Fingertips

Have you wondered how to easily search for drug information? Have you ever needed think like a pharmacy librarian? To become a more efficient researcher in this important area, join us on August 16th at 1pm CT. Our one hour session will examine specialized searches in PubMed, explore the Drug Information Portal and linked resources, and investigate the PubChem and ChemIDplus databases. Your presenter will be Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator of the NN/LM GMR.

Register today at http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration
Date: August 16, 2012
Time: 1:00 pm Central time
Supporting materials: NN/LM trifold brochure: All About Drugs @ NLM

Also, visit the GMR Online Education page at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html for other upcoming and recorded Online classes.

See you online.

Holly.
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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

July 30, 2012

From the GMR: Online PubMed Class - There's Still Room for You!

Summer School? YES! If you haven't taken it yet, join us for this popular (and free) online class in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You is three-week course which covers the same materials as the in-person class. Spend about one hour a week, taking this course at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us from July 30th through August 17, 2012. Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

July 17, 2012

From the GMR: Registration re-opened: "Information Roles in Disaster Management" online class

Disaster Information Specialization: Online Course Offering

Registration has re-opened for the online course "Information Roles in Disaster Management," to be held on Wednesday, July 18, and Thursday, July 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL time each day. The course will discuss librarians' roles in supporting the disaster workforce. Registration will close at 5 PM on July 17 or when full capacity (an additional 25 registrants) is reached.

This course is a required course for MLA's Disaster Information Specialization Program and is offered at no cost. This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2010-00782-P.

To register, go to: http://www.mlanet.org/education/dis/info_roles.html.

For more information, contact Debra Cavanaugh, Coordinator, MLA Continuing Education, mlapd3@mlahq.org, 312.419.9094 x32.

July 16, 2012

From the GMR: Free online PubMed class

If you haven't taken it yet, join us for this popular (and free) online class in PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You is three-week course which covers the same materials as the in-person class. Spend about one hour a week, taking this course at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that takes advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us from July 30th through August 17, 2012.
Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online and feel free to email me directly with any questions.

P.S. More online PubMed courses coming soon.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

July 12, 2012

From the GMR: Lake Effects (free online CE) July 2012 registration open!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1pm central time for our monthly Lake Effects program. This month's topic: The ABCs of EHRs, Basics of the EHR for librarians. Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator for the GMR.

To register, please go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration. Lake Effects webinars provide 1-hr CE free.

For anyone interested in learning more about Health Information Technology, check out the Health IT Terms list from The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at http://bit.ly/SbTCAR or the Health IT Acronyms at http://bit.ly/9Ad4ZA. They may come in handy!

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

June 14, 2012

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects webcast 6/21/12 - PubMed: the Changes Continue

Join us on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 1-2 pm CT for the GMR Lake Effects webinar as we again focus on PubMed. Discover what's new and what's up as we examine the latest alterations to the PubMed interface. Bring your questions and your experiences as we share about this important resource.
Register today at http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

Also, visit the *Online Education* at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html for other upcoming Online classes.

Additionally, there is still room in the August 7th in-person class in Cincinnati on TOXNET. Learn about the Household Products Database, Hazardous Substance Databank (including animal toxicity studies), LactMed (drugs affecting lactating mothers and breastfed infants) and ToxMap (find out what's been reported spilled in your neighborhood). Register at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html.

Talk with you next week.

Holly.
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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

May 25, 2012

SLA-MN event possibly of interest to HSLM members

HSLM members are most welcome to attend SLA-MN's Monday, June 11 lunch event "LinkedIn and Social Media for Competitive and Market Intelligence" featuring Cynthia Barber, senior competitive intelligence specialist at Medtronic. Please register on or by Friday, June 1 at http://bit.ly/JjGk4X.

The event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Land O'Lakes Inc. in Arden Hills. Cost is $20 for SLA members (and bosses attend for free), $30 for guests and $15 for students and
those who are unemployed.

May 14, 2012

Registration for HSLM Workshop and 2012 Annual Meeting

Registration for the June 15, 2012 HSLM continuing education workshop is open! Please use the form at the bottom of this message to register.

Workshop: Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy.

Where: Allina Hospitals & Clinics Library Services

Allina Commons, Room 008

Midtown Exchange

2925 Chicago Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Map and Directions

The HSLM Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agenda for the Day:

8:15-8:45 AM: Registration and light breakfast/coffee

8:45 AM - 12:45 PM: Workshop

12:45 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 3:30: HSLM Annual Meeting

3:30 - 4:00 PM: HSLM Board Meeting

We offer this event free of charge to current HSLM members.

Non-HSLM members may attend the workshop for $30.00. Please send checks made out to HSLM to: Doreen Roberts, Medical Librarian, St. Luke’s Hospital, 915 E. 1st St., Duluth, MN 55811

To join HSLM, please fill out the form found here or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2012%20HSLM%20Membership%20renewal%20form.doc 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).

See you on June 15th! Amy Claussen and Anne Beschnett

May 3, 2012

Save the Date! HSLM Annual Meeting and Continuing Education Workshops on June 15th, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, June 15, 2012 Continuing Education Workshop and Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that HSLM will offer a continuing education workshop at Allina Hospitals & Clinics Library on Friday, June 15, 2012.

Workshop: Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy

Instructors: Ruth Holst, Associate Direct, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, GMR

Library users and stakeholders will recognize and value the importance of their library’s services and of the librarian to the organization. The outcome for the class is that librarians will be able to show the value of their library’s services. Participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection, data analysis and reporting.

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 found here (or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2009HSLMMembershipForm-1.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 20, 2012

From the GMR: SHARPn Summit - June 11-12, 2012 - Rochester, MN - Save the Date

2012 Summit - Building solutions that matter: Enabling secondary use of EHR data to generate new knowledge, improve care, and address population needs
Please see http://informatics.mayo.edu/sharp/index.php/Annual_Gathering for details!

SHARPn--one of the grantees of the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) program--would like to invite you to its 3rd annual meeting on June 11-12, 2012 on the University of Minnesota Rochester Center campus to present and discuss work in the following areas:


  • Standards, Data Integration & Semantic Interoperability

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Phenotyping: clinical trial selection, clinical decision support, quality measurement

  • Software evaluation


You should attend if you want to:

  • Learn more about SHARPn and the health IT field
  • Explore technologies and tools that enable secondary uses of EHR data
  • Participate in a hands-on tutorial from experts on how to better leverage secondary data using open source tools
  • Present your paper or poster on related topics through a peer reviewed process
  • Work side-by-side with community leaders to develop and refine customer and stakeholder requirements
Please join us in Rochester, MN in June. The meeting will include tutorials, published paper and poster presentation, technical demos and code-a-thon opportunities. Meeting registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

April 19, 2012

Educational opportunity for Minnesota Health Sciences Librarians

FYI - this training opportunity is in Lacrosse, WI, which is right over the border and might be a short trip for some HSLMers.

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Join us for FREE PubMed Training! Learn the basics, advanced or learn both

When:
May 9, 2012
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Making PubMed Work for You
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem Based Approach to PubMed Searching

Where:

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center 1900 South Ave La Crosse, WI 54601
Green Bay Building (Located on the corner of South Avenue and Green Bay Street, about ½ blocks south of the main medical center)
Training Room B, Lower Level

What:
Making PubMed Work for You (3 MLA CE)
This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Features Bar, Related Articles, My NCBI, Searching with MESH, Journal Database, and Single Citation Matcher. This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/training/work/


PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem Based Approach to PubMed Searching (3 MLA CE)

The workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. Participants will be able to search PubMed to locate citations on author, subject or keyword, and institutional searches; create a search strategy using the strengths of the database; apply MeSH headings to enhance a search; use My NCBI to create collections and save searches; become familiar with available tools to update their skills and for lifelong learning. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/training/pubmedclinics/

Training provided by

Holly Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region

Planning to attend or have questions?

Contact Eileen Severson by Thursday, May 3rd. Phone: 608-775-5546 or Email: easevers@gundluth.org


Hope to see you there!
Eileen Severson, MLIS
Supervisor, Library and Health Information Services
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
1900 South Ave. H01-011 La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 775-5546 Fax: (608)775-6343 Email:easevers@gundluth.org

April 9, 2012

REMINDER: Register for the MLA Webcast - Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries

Hello,

Just a friendly reminder to register by Monday, April 16th for the MLA Webcast!

The University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, *”Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries” April 18, 2012, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. *

As part of this programming, the University of Minnesota’s Health Sciences Libraries and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast. Please register for this webcast by Monday, April 16th, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.

Click here for the registration form. or copy and past this link into your browser: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHA0R1ZUbXloNWZ5TTVqNVBwb3dpc3c6MQ#gid=0

Agenda

Lunch and informal conversation: Begins at 12:00

Webcast: 1:00-2:30

Wraparound session with panel speakers: 2:30 - 3:00

If you have any questions, please feel fee to contact Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) or Amy Claussen (akla0002@umn.edu). Details on the webcast goals and objectives can be found below.

Hope to see you at the webcast!

Goal

The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current practical applications of mobile technologies in clinical and curricular support settings. Topics will highlight innovative uses of mobile technologies, address technology challenges, and provide best practice guidance for applying in viewers local environments.

Program Objectives

  • Define how mobile technologies can be used in clinical settings
  • Define how mobile technologies can be integrated into curricula
  • Identify challenges faced when using mobile technologies in different settings
  • Explain challenges faced in clinical and curricular settings that mobile technologies can help solve
  • Demonstrate how mobile technologies can be used in your own setting
  • Plan how to work with vendors and IT support to enable use of mobile technologies
  • Identify opportunities for library resources via mobile technologies in multiple settings
  • Compare different mobile technologies and choose which might be appropriate for your own setting

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

April 3, 2012

From the GMR: Free online CE - Join us for the April Lake Effects!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1pm Central time as Heather Holmes and Susan Fowler present: Mobile Technology from the Perspective of a Hospital Librarian for our Lake Effects series. Two librarians in different settings have integrated mobile resources into their work. Get their perspectives on current barriers and proposed solutions to meet the needs of their patrons.

Presenters:

Heather Holmes is the Clinical Informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City & St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, Ohio. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Heather worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA, Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus, OH and at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She's presented at several international meetings including the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), MLA, and was invited to ICML in Brisbane, Australia in 2009. Heather is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position she currently holds is a newly created one that evolved from the clinical work she's been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Susan Fowler is a clinical librarian at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her current interests are embedding the delivery of library services in the clinician's virtual environment and developing standards for conducting systematic reviews. Before becoming a librarian, she was a network security engineer and instructor and finds that experience essential in her current field. She finished her Masters in Library Science in 2006 at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has presented on the history, current state, and future of technology in libraries at Medical Library Association conferences. She has volunteered as a Technology Sherpa for the Mid-Continental Medical Library Association conference. She is currently serving as Vice President, President-elect for ICIRN (Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing) and is co-editor of the 26th biannual, Essential Nursing Resources: One Source fo Evidence-Based Nursing Practice due to be released this January. Susan is a 2011 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

To register for this Lake Effects presentation, go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

And don't forget that these monthly GMR webinars cover a wide variety of topics! In fact, the last one was: Preparing for the Ides of March! Help from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center. View previous recording in our GMR Lake Effects Archive at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/.

Thanks,
Max

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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
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)
Skype: maxlibris

From the GMR: Invitation to new courses on Disaster Information

Network Members,

Here is an opportunity to attend 2 MLA CE courses for free and begin to accumulate contact hours that can be applied to the new Disaster Information Specialization program being launched by MLA.

I received the following invitation from Kathleen Combs at MLA. They are
inviting each RML to send two Network members to each of the two new
courses being developed under a contract with NLM. The course titles are
listed below but the exact content outline is not yet available. These
classes are free and you would be helping the instructors by giving them
feedback on the content and instructional methods.

If you are interested in taking these two classes which will be held in
Seattle on May 24th, the Thursday after the last day of the MLA meeting,
please let me know soon. You may need to adjust your travel dates for
MLA to do this, but I think these will be worthwhile courses.

Please let me know if you have questions about this opportunity.

Ruth

______________________________________

Dear RML Directors:

As many of you know, MLA is working with NLM to create the Disaster
Information Specialization.

We currently have a contract with NLM to develop 5 new CE courses on the
topic of disaster information. Two of these courses are being hosted
after the MLA 2012 in Seattle.And we want to work with the RMLs to fill
these two classes.Here are the details:

1. Each RML is able to send two attendees.The attendees can be members
from your region or staff members.However, we ask that only one of
the two be a staff member.
2. The courses are free for attendees.Attendees will be asked to cover
their own transportation, hotel and food costs.
3. The courses will be held at the RML at the University of
Washington.MLA will provide buses to and from the University and the
Seattle Convention Center.
4. Attendees will take both classes.However, we are not splitting up
attendance so that two attendees can take the first class and a new
set of attendees can take the second.
5. Attendees will receive MLA CE contact hours for attending the
classes. They can use these hours toward apply to the specialization.

We are currently working with the developers on the final title, content
and logistics of the courses.Below is preliminary information that you
can use to publicize the availability of the two course seats for each RML:

//

May 24, 2012

8:00am - 11:30am

/U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies/(or similar
title)

Instructors: Mary Moore, Chair, Department of Health Informatics, and
Executive Director, Medical Libraries and Biomedical Communications,
Louis Calder Memorial Library; and Kimberly A. Loper, Vice Chair -
Administration, Department of Health Informatics and Special Projects&
Digital Initiative Librarian, University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine, Miami, FL

1:00pm - 4:30pm

/Information Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, Recovery/(or
similar title)

Instructor: Robin Featherstone, Liaison Librarians, Life Sciences
Library, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec


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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

March 30, 2012

From the GMR: PubMed online course starts April 9th

Just a reminder that there are still open "seats" available in our online version of Making PubMed Work for You which runs from April 9-30, 2012.

This free three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single
Citation Matcher.

Join us during the week of April 9th and learn new things about PubMed. Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.
(The course will be offered again in the summer and fall).

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

SLA event open to HSLM: "Extreme makeover: Library edition"

Extreme makeover: Library edition
Learn more about the remodeled & award-winning MnDOT Library!

WHEN
Thursday, April 26, 2012
4:30-5 p.m. Registration, refreshments and networking
5-6:30 p.m. Program, tour and discussion

WHERE:
Minnesota Department of Transportation Library
395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
Directions at www.dot.state.mn.us/library/mndotmap.html.

Because this event is scheduled after the transportation building is closed, please park in Lot F, which is west of the building. Parking is free after 4 p.m. Only the Rice Street building entrance will be available.

COST
$10 SLA members
$15 Guests

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The MnDOT Library staff won SLA-MN's 2011 Innovation in Action Award for efforts to revitalize their library's space, services and brand. Library Director Sheila Hatchell and her colleagues will discuss how they planned and implemented the changes, including using focus groups and consultants. A library tour will be provided.

REGISTRATION
Registration is a two-part process. Please register and send payment on or by Thursday, April 19. from more information and to register, see http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/slamn/2012/03/extreme-makeover-library-ed-april-26.html

March 23, 2012

Registration for ARLD Day 2012 is now open!

ARLD Day 2012: Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks

Presented by the Academic and Research Libraries Division, with support from the Public Libraries Division (PLD) of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO)

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30AM-4:00PM (registration, breakfast, and networking: 8:30-9:00AM)

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
Learn more & register at http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/event12_0427/
Twitter hashtag: #ARLD12

Keynote speaker: Lane Wilkinson, Assistant professor and reference and instruction librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Last year, ARLD Day tackled the rise of mobile devices and their effects on libraries. Now we turn to transliteracy--the skills needed to "communicate meaning between media" as defined by our keynote speaker. From the Beginner's Guide to Transliteracy on the Libraries and Transliteracy blog comes another definition: "the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks." Wilkinson is part of a unique group of academic, public and school librarians who blog, debate and advocate for this emerging concept and what it means in our libraries. Wilkinson asks: "Is [transliteracy] a bold new concept or the current enfant terrible of librarianship?"

Join us on April 27 at ARLD Day 2012 to engage, connect and learn. We will begin the day with a full breakfast and networking, so please join us at 8:30! The day will include breakfast, lunch, breakout sessions, lightning round presentations, and door prizes.

Out of state? Unable to get to ARLD Day? You can still participate in part of ARLD Day through our virtual option for the keynote, Q&A, and Innovators Award presentation!

Questions? Contact Kate Peterson at katep@umn.edu.

March 19, 2012

From the GMR: Lake Effects - April 2012 Registration Open!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1pm Central time as Heather Holmes and Susan Fowler present: Mobile Technology from the Perspective of a Hospital Librarian for our Lake Effects series. Two librarians in different settings have integrated mobile resources into their work. Get their perspectives on current barriers and proposed solutions to meet the needs of their patrons.

Presenters:

Heather Holmes is the Clinical Informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City & St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, Ohio. She received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Heather worked for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA, Mount Carmel Hospitals in Columbus, OH and at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She's presented at several international meetings including the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), MLA, and was invited to ICML in Brisbane, Australia in 2009. Heather is a 2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers & Shakers for 2011. The position she currently holds is a newly created one that evolved from the clinical work she's been doing over the past several years. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


Susan Fowler is a clinical librarian at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her current interests are embedding the delivery of library services in the clinician's virtual environment and developing standards for conducting systematic reviews. Before becoming a librarian, she was a network security engineer and instructor and finds that experience essential in her current field. She finished her Masters in Library Science in 2006 at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has presented on the history, current state, and future of technology in libraries at Medical Library Association conferences. She has volunteered as a Technology Sherpa for the Mid-Continental Medical Library Association conference. She is currently serving as Vice President, President-elect for ICIRN (Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing) and is co-editor of the 26th biannual, Essential Nursing Resources: One Source fo Evidence-Based Nursing Practice due to be released this January. Susan is a 2011 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's Biomedical Informatics fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA at the Marine Biological Laboratory.

To register for this Lake Effects presentation, go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

And don't forget that these monthly GMR webinars cover a wide variety of topics! In fact, the last one was: Preparing for the Ides of March! Help from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center. View previous recording in our GMR Lake Effects Archive at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/.

Thanks,
Max

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
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)
Skype: maxlibris

March 9, 2012

From the GMR: Online Emergency Preparedness Class - 3/23

10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning
Friday, March 23rd, at noon CDT

Offered for the first time online in the Greater Midwest Region, this two-hour course is part of NN/LM's Emergency Preparedness & Response initiative. The goals of the class are to raise awareness of the need for emergency preparedness and response planning and to provide tools for enhancing preparedness specifically for medical librarians. Participants will learn how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries, how to craft a basic emergency preparedness plan, strategies for continuing library services from off-site, and options for obtaining assistance, both web-based resources and via the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response structure.

Spaces are limited, so register today at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

March 6, 2012

From the GMR: There is still time to register for Preparing for the Ides of March!

Hello, Network Members,

There is still time to register for this month's Lake Effects which will be presented by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS, Librarian with Aquilent, Inc., Supporting the mission of the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division Disaster Information Management Research Center. You may remember Siobhan from her work at our sister region, the MidContinental. Siobhan was the force behind creating the NN/LM blog: Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC), http://nnlm.gov/bhic/.

Appropriately titled for a March 15th presentation:

Preparing for the Ides of March! Help from the NLM Disaster Information
Management Research Center (DIMRC) (March 15, 2012)

Don't wait to register!
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

Jacqueline

March 5, 2012

From the GMR: Become a GMR Sponsored Site for the MLA Webcast Apr 18th

FYI: The Health Sciences Libraries at the U of M is planning to apply to be a host site. There is another sponsorship available, so sites outside the Twin Cities metro (St. Cloud, Duluth, Rochester?) should apply!

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The GMR is offering to sponsor a number of webcast sites for the upcoming MLA Webcast:

Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., CT
For more information on the webcast, visit: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/techtrends/

For detailed information on how to become a sponsored site, visit:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/mlawebcast/
(Steps are also listed below. Feel free to forward this email.)

The GMR will sponsor the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for each MLA Webinar. As only a limited number of sites can be sponsored; please work with your state and local health science librarian groups to identify centralized locations. Sites will be selected based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of attendees. Please note that the GMR will be covering the costs for Site Participation only, not Individual Participation.

The deadline to submit your registration and supplemental information to the GMR is NOON, Friday, March 23, 2012. Announcements will be made to all applicants by Wednesday, March 28th.

Site coordinators will receive one (1) activity point applicable to their Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) membership. An additional point is available for leading a wrap-around session.

Application steps to become a sponsored site:
1. Access the MLA Webcast registration form:
http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/techtrends/mobiletech_site_reg.doc
2. Complete and sign the form without payment information (do not check any boxes)
3. Send the form to the GMR either via fax (312-996-2226) or email (gmr4u@uic.edu)
4. Include information on expected attendees and promotion of the event
5. Email Holly Burt (may be done in conjunction with 3 and/or 4) with your contact email address, LIBID, additional contacts/coordinator and if there are extenuating circumstances and you will be unable to broadcast on March 18th
6. Again, the deadline to submit registration and supporting information to the GMR is NOON, Friday, March 23, 2012

Please contact me if you have any questions about becoming an MLA webcast site or being sponsored by the GMR.

Thank you for participating in this MLA educational program.

February 15, 2012

From the GMR: Free online class on patient safety

Reminder, there is still time to register and participate in the online class:

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines

February 20, 2012 - March 23, 2012

This five week course focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and by providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety

Register with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

For a complete list of classes we make available online, visit:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

See you online.
Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
nnlm.gov/gmr

February 10, 2012

From the GMR: Register for Lake Effects - February 16!

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1pm Central time as I present an Overview of Mobile Technology in Healthcare for Librarians for our Lake Effects series. This is a reprise of a presentation that was given at a symposium at UIC in December 2011. The second part of this symposium will take place in April. I will give a brief overview of where mobile technology has intersected healthcare and how librarians are affected.

To register for this Lake Effects presentation, go to http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

And don't forget that these monthly GMR webinars cover a wide variety of topics! In fact, the last one was: PubMed: An Update for the New Year. View previous recording in our GMR Lake Effects Archive at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Thanks,
Max

--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
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)
Skype: maxlibris

January 30, 2012

From the GMR: REMINDER: Online PubMed class starts today!

Making PubMed Work for You
January 30, 2012 - February 20, 2012
Registration ends Friday.


This three-week course (taking about an hour a week) covers the same materials as the in-person class, but take it at your own pace via Moodle. Hone your basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and Topic Specific Queries. This class will be offered again in April.

Register for this and all online classes at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

January 23, 2012

From the GMR: PubMed, Patient Safety and Mobile Technology - free online classes

Due to popular demand, the GMR is offering more online courses in 2012.

Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration


Making PubMed Work for You
January 30, 2012 - February 13, 2012

This three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class, but take it at your own pace via Moodle. Hone your basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and Topic Specific Queries. This class will be offered again in March.


Lake Effects - Overview of Mobile Technology in Healthcare for Librarians

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Please join us on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 1pm Central time as Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator, will present an Overview of Mobile Technology in Healthcare for Librarians. This is a reprise of a presentation that was given at a symposium at UIC in December 2011. The second part of this symposium will take place in April. Max will give a brief overview of where mobile technology has intersected healthcare and how librarians are affected.

And don't forget that these monthly GMR webinars cover a wide variety of topics! In fact, the last one was: PubMed: An Update for the New Year. View previous recording in our GMR Lake Effects Archive at:http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/


Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines
February 20, 2012 - March 30, 2012

This five week course focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and by providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety


Register with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

For a complete list of classes we make available online, visit:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html

See you online.
Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt [at] uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

January 10, 2012

From the GMR: Lake Effects Webinar - Jan 19, 2012 - PubMed: An Update for the New Year

PubMed: An Update for the New Year

Join us on Thursday, January 19, 2012, from 1-2 pm CT for our first GMR Lake Effects webinar of the year. Discover what's new and what's up with PubMed as we examine changes to the PubMed interface and highlight some of the new topics in the 2012 MeSH. Bring your questions and your experiences as we share about this important resource.

Register today at http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

Also, visit the Online Education page for other upcoming Online classes.

Talk with you next week.


Holly.
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Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

December 8, 2011

From the GMR: Free webinar, Adding Value: A Call to Action - Dec 15th

Hi Folks, just a reminder for our next GMR Lake Effects:

Adding Value: A Call to Action

Join us for a very exciting Lake Effects on Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 1-2 pm CT. Hospital librarians Denise Rumschlag, Melinda Orebaugh, and Barbara Platts will be sharing how librarians can become advocates for change in their institutions. We will examine ways of reducing waste and the cost of care, addressing services lines, and increasing the visibility of the library. Learn about collaborating to create tools for advocacy and participating in business performance reviews and LEAN projects. Hear about successful activities revealing that library expertise can have a powerful impact on the larger organization. Discover how you can add value to your library and library services. This is one webinar you won't want to miss, so Register today at http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration.

December 1, 2011

From the GMR: Free Webcast: Biomedical Publishing 101

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) and Greater Midwest Region (GMR) invite you to join a free 90 minute webcast, Biomedical Publishing 101, to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 beginning at 9:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. It was created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors.

This 90-minute webcast provides an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online. The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.

The presenter is John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc., with moderation by Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the NN/LM MidContinental Region and Training Center.

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication. All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters. Key topics to be covered include:

• The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
• The Publishing Process
• Publication Ethics
• Production & Delivery
• Practical Considerations
• The Road Ahead

Please register for the webcast at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1475 There is a limit of 120 connections and site registrations (one connection for a conference room) are encouraged. Priority will be given to participants in the states served by the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR and WA) and the Greater Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI). You will receive confirmation of your registration or notification of placement on a waitlist within several days. Webcast connection instructions will be provided upon confirmation of your registration.

If you have additional questions about the webcast, please contact Holly Burt in the GMR (haburt@uic.edu). We look forward to seeing you there!


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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Past-President, Medical Library Association
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

November 7, 2011

From the GMR: Lake Effects November 17: So You Want to Do Outreach?

Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1pm Central time (12pm Mountain, 2 pm Eastern) for our next Lake Effects webinar, So You Want to Do Outreach? Join us for a presentation on outreach in the GMR. Included will be an overview of outreach, definitions, tips and tricks and a look at the GMR's distributed model for outreach in the Region. Get to know your state's designated GMR Outreach Librarians and learn about funding opportunities for outreach.

Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator

Meeting URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects

If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the GMR Website soon after the presentation.

Please use conference number: 1-866-846-3997, Participant Code: 974772, if you are unable to call through Adobe Connect.

Registered participants will be offered 1.0 hr of MLA CE credit. Please register: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration. Space is limited to 150 people.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future GMR Lake Effects webcasts.

Cost: Free

Verify your system supports Adobe Connect at:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If your computer fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

We look forward to 'seeing' you at this presentation!

Jacqueline

November 4, 2011

From the GMR: Free webcast: Biomedical Publishing 101

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) and Greater Midwest Region (GMR) invite you to join a free 90 minute webcast, Biomedical Publishing 101, to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 beginning at 9:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. It was created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors.

This 90-minute webcast provides an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online. The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.

The presenter is John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc., with moderation by Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the NN/LM MidContinental Region and Training Center.

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication. All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters. Key topics to be covered include:

• The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
• The Publishing Process
• Publication Ethics
• Production & Delivery
• Practical Considerations
• The Road Ahead

Please register for the webcast at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1475 There is a limit of 120 connections and site registrations (one connection for a conference room) are encouraged. Priority will be given to participants in the states served by the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR and WA) and the Greater Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI). You will receive confirmation of your registration or notification of placement on a waitlist within several days. Webcast connection instructions will be provided upon confirmation of your registration.

If you have additional questions about the webcast, please contact Holly Burt in the GMR (haburt@uic.edu) and Nikki Dettmar in the PNR (snydern@uw.edu). We look forward to seeing you there!

October 21, 2011

From the GMR: Subject: National Medicare Training Program To Offer CEU Credits for Training

The National Medicare Training Program is pleased to announce our Medicare training webinar schedule.

These training sessions provide current, accurate, consistent Medicare information and materials for people who are new to Medicare and those people wanting a refresher. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is authorized by The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this program.


To receive credit participants must:
§ Complete the pre-assessment
§ Attend all four hours of the training
§ Complete the course registration and evaluation
§ Complete the post-test with an aggregate score of at least 70%.

Please visit http://www.cms.gov/NationalMedicareTrainingProgram/Web-based%20Training.asp for accreditation statements and authors and disclosure information. CEU credit for this course expires December 15, 2013.

This webinar features:
§ A primer in hospital (Part A), medical (Part B), Medicare Advantage (Part C), and prescription drug (Part D) coverage in Medicare.
§ Current Medicare topics
§ A review of CMS resources for practical application

Dates
Webinar sessions will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, ET on the following dates:
§ November 1, 2011 and November 2, 2011
§ March 6, 2012 and March 7, 2012
§ June 5, 2012 and June 6, 2012
§ October 2, 2012 and October 3, 2012

Registration
Click the link below to register for the November 1 and 2, 2011 session.
https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/e77613957/event/registration.html

Please complete the registration form and select a password that is 8 characters long and contains one capital letter and a number. If you have previously attended a webinar with us please select "click here" at the top of the page. You will be redirected and asked to enter your login (your email address) and password. If you do not remember you password, please click the "Forgot your password?" link.

The pre-assessment must be completed prior to the start of the webinar. You will not be able to participate in the webinar if you have not completed the pre-assessment.

The registration links for the 2012 webinars will be sent two weeks prior to the training webinar date.

Questions
Please direct any questions to nmtp@cms.hhs.gov

October 17, 2011

From the GMR: PubMed Course online starts Oct 24th

Just a reminder that there are still open "seats" available in our online version of Making PubMed Work for You which runs from October 24th through November 14, 2011. This is final time the class will be offered in 2011.

This free three-week course covers the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single
Citation Matcher.

Join us during the week of October 24th and learn new things about PubMed. Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226

August 29, 2011

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects Webinar August Recording Resources

Thanks for those who attended the GMR Lake Effects August Webinar, Health Literacy: Why is It Important and What You Can Do About It?

The recording, presentation, and the handout are now available at the GMR Lake Effects Webinar Archives: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Thanks you again for Dr. Paul Smith for this informative presentation.

Continuing Ed opportunity from SLA - Creating Influence: How To Get What You Want

Hello HSLM - please see this Continuing Ed opportunity from SLA, via Jennifer Feeken. Jennifer heard Lisa speak at MLA and says she gives very practical information that is useful in our settings!

The MN Chapter of the Special Libraries Association invites you to attend:
Continuing Education Event - Creating Influence: How To Get What You Want

This course is designed to help librarians learn to communicate in a powerful and effective way with the corporate and organizational decision-makers in their institutions. You'll learn how to predict and prepare for organizational challenges and opportunities and develop your value proposition and an individual value statement - your elevator speech. This class will be fun, practical, and hands-on. Lisa and Frank have taught this course at both regional MLA (Medical Library Association) chapter meetings and at the national meeting with good reviews from participants. They look forward to bringing the course to SLA in MN!

INSTRUCTORS:
Lisa K. Traditi, MLS, AHIP, an academic health sciences librarian and former hospital librarian with 25 years experience in practice. Frank Traditi, an executive leadership and management coach with his own private practice and more than 20 years in the corporate world.

WHEN
September 27th, 2011
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Presentation/Workshop
*Refreshments will be served.

WHERE
REI
REI Community Room
750 W American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420
952.884.4315

Please park in the main parking lot and walk through the REI store. When you get to the shoe department, take a right to the Community Room.

COST
$50 for SLA members
$35 for students, unemployed, or retired
$60 for non-members

REGISTRATION
Deadline: September 19th
***Space is limited***
Registration details are available on the MN SLA blog at:
http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/slamn/2011/08/join-us-for-creating-influence-how-to-get-what-you-want-.html

Please note the following registration guidelines:
*If you register, we require you to pay, even if you are not able to attend.
*There will be a $5 charge for registrations made after the registration deadline if there is still space available.

CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS

Professional Development Co-Chairs
Barb Weldon - Barb.Weldon@emerson.com - 952.949.5151
Erin Perry - Erin.Perry@target.com - 612.696.5445

August 22, 2011

From the GMR: Free PubMed Class Online - Fall Classes

Due to popular demand, the GMR is offering additional sessions of the PubMed basics course.

Making PubMed Work for You is available in an online format. This three-week course will cover the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, the Single Citation Matcher and Topic-Specific Queries. Complete the work and earn 3.5 MLA CE.

We have two upcoming classes available:

* September 12 - October 3, 2011
* October 24-November 14, 2011


Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

P.S. If neither of these work for you, we will be offering this course again in 2012.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu

From the GMR: Free webinar on LibGuides in Community Outreach

Greetings, GMR Members,

Our own Chris Childs (IA) has been asked by the NN/LM PNR (University of Washington) to give a presentation for their webinar series: RML Rendezvous. He will be speaking on "LibGuides in Community Outreach." The NN/LM PNR has graciously allowed the NN/LM GMR's Network Members to attend this session if you are interested. The webinar will take place Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

See more details here: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/dragonfly/2011/08/10/rendezvous-3/

Thanks,

Max
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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator/DOCLINE
NN/LM GMR
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)

From the GMR: Free Webinar for September: Critical Roles for Librarians in the National Health IT Agenda

Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1pm Central time (12pm Mountain, 2 pm Eastern) as Charles Friedman, Professor and Director of the Health Informatics Program in the Schools of Information and Public Health at the University of Michigan presents Critical Roles for Librarians in the National Health IT Agenda.

As any librarian will tell you, technology is a means and not an end in itself. Health care will become safer and more effective only through rigorous and systematic application of up-to-date knowledge. Our presenter, Charles Friedman, will describe the National Health IT Agenda, the key role knowledge plays in its success, and how librarians can help ensure that knowledge supports improved practice through technology.

Meeting URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects. If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the GMR Website http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html soon after the presentation.
Please use conference number: 1-866-846-3997 Participant Code: 974772, if you are unable to call through Adobe Connect.

Registered participants will be offered 1.0 hr of MLA CE credit. Please register: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration. Space is limited to 150 people.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future GMR Lake Effects webcasts.

Cost: Free

Verify your system supports Adobe Connect at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If your computer fails the test, please contact your IT department for support.

We look forward to 'seeing' you at this presentation!

Max

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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator/DOCLINE
NN/LM GMR
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)

August 5, 2011

Free Library Webinars - August 2011

Through the efforts of colleagues around the country, here is a compilation of free or low-cost online webinars relevant to libraries and staff at all levels from various sources. Many of the webinars will be archived, so check the relevant site later if you can't attend the live online event. If you have additions to the list of free webinars or the Minnesota calendar of events, add them to the blog's comments field or let me know!


Free Library Webinars - August 2011, http://webjunctionworks.org/mn/blog/?p=744

Additional Learning Opportunities:
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For Minnesota-sponsored events, live and online, visit the Minnesota Library Community Calendar of Events and the Minitex Event Calendar.
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For lists of past "Free Library Webinars", visit this search link at BlogJunction Minnesota, http://webjunctionworks.org/mn/blog/?s=webinars.
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For free, self-paced courses, join WebJunction Minnesota and select from the course catalog, http://mn.webjunction.org/catalog. [Tip: To see the list of courses, be sure to login to your WebJunction Minnesota account. The course list is visible only to those who login and who have a Minnesota affiliation.]


Regards,
Mary Ann

Mary Ann Van Cura
Library Development & Continuing Education Coordinator
State Library Services
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8632 voice 651-582-8752 fax
maryann.vancura@state.mn.us
education.state.mn.us/MDE/Learning_Support/Library_Services

July 22, 2011

From the GMR: MedlinePlus Connect Webcast on Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information is July 27

Hello, Network Members,

The next UMLS Webcast will be held on July 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time. The topic is "MedlinePlus® Connect: Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information". MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect) allows patient portals, electronic health records (EHR), and other health IT systems to link to relevant, authoritative consumer health information from MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests based on problem codes, medication codes, and lab test codes. It also supports the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) standard. Stephanie Dennis, MedlinePlus Connect project manager, will give an overview of MedlinePlus Connect, explain how to implement it, and explain the National Library of Medicine's behind-the-scenes work to support it.

Webcast Information:

Thanks,
Max

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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
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)

July 19, 2011

From the GMR: Free Education Opportunity from the GMR: Information Anywhere class at UIC-LHS

Hello, Network Members!

I wanted to let you know that the class: "Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health" will be taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Monday, August 15, 2011 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This class is free and if you have not taken it before, it's a lot of fun. Here is more information about it:

"This four-hour class is an overview of the plethora of mobile devices available today and how they impact libraries and medicine. We will discuss Apple's products (including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad), Blackberry devices, and Google Android-powered phones. Popular uses and applications for these devices, with particular emphasis on those that make use of the products of the National Library of Medicine will be highlighted. Students will learn what it takes to create mobile applications and websites, and will participate in a hands-on activity to create a simple mobile website."

You can earn 4.0 MLA CE credits for taking this class. If you are interested in registering for this class, please go to our registration page: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration. Space is limited to 25 attendees for this class. It will be taught a lot in the region this fall and winter, so if you miss this one, you will be sure to see it advertised again.


Thank you!

Max


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Max Anderson
Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
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)

June 28, 2011

From the GMR: Making PubMed Work for You - ONLINE

Due to popular demand, the GMR is offering a second online class of PubMed.

Making PubMed Work for You is available in an online format. This three-week course will cover the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system.

Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us from July 18th through August 12, 2011. Register online with the GMR registration system at: http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
haburt@uic.edu

June 16, 2011

From the GMR: MLA Looking for Instructor/Developer for Disaster course

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is looking for a continuing education (CE) instructor(s) to develop and teach an introductory course on disaster information. Below are the specifics of what is expected of this instructor:

* To develop the content and materials for a 4-hour CE course focusing on disaster information. The instructor will have a liaison from MLA's Disaster Information Specialization working group for general content assistance.
* To pilot test the course both in-person and virtually before September 24, 2011. Our goal is to reach approximately 50 individuals with the various pilot tests.
* The pilot test of the in-person course would be at an MLA Chapter meeting to be determined. We are currently in negotiations with the MLA Midcontinental chapter to host the course during their annual meeting in St. Louis, MO. The offering would possibly occur on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 8am-Noon.
* The in-person course should include student interaction beyond the standard Q&A session.
* The pilot test of the virtual course would need to be taught sometime before September 24, 2011.
* The virtual course should include a minimum of 2 hours of online instruction with student interaction. If needed, MLA would be able to assist with the use of their instructional software.

The development and instruction of this course will be a part of the curriculum of MLA's Disaster Information Specialization. This specialization is a joint project of MLA and the National Library Medicine (NLM). This program will be designed to develop the capacity of librarians and other interested professionals to provide disaster-related health information outreach.

Our vision of this specialization is to create a continuing education program that will prepare participants to provide disaster-related library or information services as part of their ongoing job functions. The specialization will offer a curriculum of courses that would allow those interested to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to support their libraries, institutions and communities with information needed for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

This program would be designed to allow participants the opportunity to expand their roles by offering more specialized training in providing access to information in times of disaster and emergency.

To find out more about the development of MLA's Disaster Information Specialization, check out http://www.mlanet.org/education/dis/index.html.

MLA will provide a $5,000 honorarium for the development of the course. There are also additional funds set aside for honoraria and expenses to teach the course both virtually and in person. MLA will consider both single instructors and instructor teams.

If you are interested in being considered as the instructor(s)/course developer(s) for this course, please send an email to mlapd1@mlahq.org. This email should include your name and contact information; a copy of your resume/CV, including your teaching and course development experience; and a brief (500-word or less) description of your interest in the project including our experience or knowledge of disaster information, and your ideas for the course including how you would include student interaction.

Your email and any questions you have should be sent to Kathleen Combs, MLA's Director of Professional Development, at mlapd1@mlahq.org by Friday, June 24, 2011.

Please feel free to send this email on to anyone who you think would be interested in this opportunity.

June 8, 2011

From the GMR: Free Online PubMed Class starting Monday, June 13th

The GMR is offering PubMed Online!

For the first time, we are offering Making PubMed Work for You in an online format. This three-week course will cover the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle.

This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us as we launch of this newest distance learning program which will run from June 13th through July 8, 2011. Register online with the NEW GMR registration system:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region

From the GMR: Free webinar on Researching Drugs, Environmental and Toxicology Topics - June 16

Join us for our next GMR Lake Effects Webinar: Researching Drugs, Environmental and Toxicology Topics. We will meet on June 16, 2011, at 1 pm Central Time.

Find out What's New! There's more to National Library of Medicine (NLM) website than just PubMed. Discover the Environmental Health and Toxicology databases available through the NLM's Specialized Information Services. Learn about the Drug Information Portal, Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM), Household Products Database, TOXNET, and information for kids and students. Your presenter will be Holly Ann Burt, GMR Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator.

This class is available for one hour continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Register for this class with the NEW GMR registration system at:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region

May 31, 2011

From the GMR: Making PubMed Work for You - ONLINE

The GMR is offering PubMed Online!

For the first time, we are offering the Making PubMed Work for You in an online format. This three-week course will cover the same materials as the in-person class, but you can take it at your own pace via Moodle. This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Limits and Details, Related citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and the Single Citation Matcher.

Join us as we launch of this newest distance learning program which will run from June 13th through July 8, 2011. Register online with the NEW GMR registration system:
http://tinyurl.com/gmrregistration

See you online.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or
312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

May 9, 2011

From the GMR: Free webinar on mental health resources, 5/19 at 1:00

Hello, Network Members,

Join us for another in our series of webinars, Lake Effects, on Thursday May 19, at 1:00 pm central time. Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library, Spotlight on Students and Veterans, is approved for one hour continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. In addition, this class qualifies for the MLA-approved Consumer Health Information Specialization Program (CHIS) course credit.

Jacqueline Leskovec, GMR Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, and MCR Community Outreach Liaison, Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, will present on Tools and Resources for veterans and students--two populations at particular risk for suicide and other mental health issues.

Tune in online: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/
Request the system to call your phone or use the following dial-in information:

* Dial-in: 1-866-846-3997
* Passcode: 974772

Please register for this webinar since attendance is limited: http://tinyurl.com/3mpunjx. Thanks!

Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach 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

March 11, 2011

From the GMR: FREE NLM & AcademyHealth Grey Literature Webinar Series

FREE Webinar Series on Issues in Grey Literature
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine
Hosted by AcademyHealth

Registration Link:
http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/ResourceDetail.cfm?itemnumber=6670
Please note: You do need to register separately for each webinar.

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Grey Lit 101: Shining a White Light on Grey Literature
April 5th (12pm- 1pm EST)

This free webinar provides an introduction to grey literature and its role in health services research, public policy, and critical decision making. Far from implying value, the term grey literature refers to the often undefined and unrestricted way this information is published. Join this
session to learn:

* What is grey literature? Are current definitions and assumptions about grey literature accurate and appropriate?
* Why is grey literature important? What is its short-term and long-run added value?
* What are key grey literature resources for health professionals and health services researchers?
* How would search tactics for grey literature differ for rapid reviews, systematic reviews, and health technology assessments?

Closed-captioning for the webinar will be available on request.

Presenters:
Amanda Hodgson, MLIS
Manager, Information Services
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Sarah McGill, BSc, MLIS
Information Specialist
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

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Grey Lit 102: Advanced Search Strategies for Grey Literature
April 7th (12pm- 1pm EST)

This free webinar (the "consumer's" perspective) discusses the challenges inherent in conducting advanced searches for grey literature and presents tactics for overcoming these challenges. Participants in this session will learn:

* Who are the major users of grey literature, and why?
* What are best practices for searching and incorporating grey literature evidence into larger research efforts?
* Is it possible to systematically review grey literature (why or why not)?
* Are there critical assumptions or search parameters that can target a search and efficiently find desired evidence?

Closed-captioning for the webinar will be available on request.

Presenters:
Melissa Ratajeski, MLIS, RLAT
Reference Librarian
Health Sciences Library System,
University of Pittsburgh

Ahlam Saleh, MD, MLS
Reference Librarian
Health Sciences Library System,
University of Pittsburgh

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Grey Lit 103: Standing Out in a Sea of Grey Literature
April 12th (12pm- 1pm EST)

This free webinar (the "producer's" perspective) outlines how producers of grey literature can optimize their research for searching and increase the likelihood of uptake and use of their work. Participants will learn:

* What grey literature is being produced, and for what purposes?
* Who are the largest producers, and why?
* How can we enhance and standardize the perception of rigor in grey literature?
* In what ways has the electronic publishing "sphere" contributed to the field of grey literature?
* How is grey literature being archived and how do researchers make their research easy to find?
* What are the preservation procedures for major producers?

Closed-captioning for the webinar will be available on request.

Presenters:
Marcus Banks
Director
Graziano Memorial Library/Academic & Instructional Innovation
Samuel Merritt University

Dean Giustini, MLS, MEd
UBC biomedical branch librarian
Diamond Health Care Centre and Vancouver Hospital

March 10, 2011

From the GMR: Webinar Announcement - Health Literacy in the Real World - March 18, 2011

Special Guest Speaker for Webinar on Health Literacy!

Due to popular demand, a second session of this webinar will be hosted by the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region.

When: March 18th, 1AM-12PM (Central)

Guest Speaker:
Michael Villaire, MSLM Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

IHA website:
http://www.iha4health.org/

Health Literacy in the Real World: Awareness, Ideas, Solutions

Poor health literacy is a major issue in the United States. We see examples of how it affects patients, providers, and the healthcare system every day. This session will look at some of the problems created by poor health literacy, discuss programs and ideas to help improve it on both the patient and provider side, and review some solutions. The upcoming IHA Health Literacy Conference http://bit.ly/IHA_Conference will be reviewed, as well as a discussion of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy.

This webinar is FREE. The session will be recorded for later viewing, and captioning will be provided.

Registration information: Please register online at http://tinyurl.com/psrclasses.

Note: The first session of this webinar filled up quickly, so be sure to register soon for this event to reserve your space.

Login: Enter the class on March 18th about 5 minutes before the meeting starts at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/psr/

Log in as a Guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will appear once you've logged in. The system will prompt you for your phone number and will call your telephone.

Equipment needed: Connection to the Internet and a phone.

We hope you can join us!

Kelli

Kelli Ham
Consumer Health Coordinator
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Biomedical Library
310-825-1984

March 4, 2011

From the GMR: Webinar on PubMed - March 17th

The second in our webinar series: Lake Effects.

On Thursday, March 17th, 1:00 pm CST, please join us for a one hour session on:

What's Up with PubMed
More than an Update, join us for an interactive session on the changes to PubMed. Bring your tips and frustrations with the new PubMed interface. MLA CE available.

Register though the GMR Calender or use http://tinyurl.com/pubmedupdate0317

Looking forward to your participation.

Holly

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

February 10, 2011

From the GMR: 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

Dear Librarians,

Please see the announcement below. This is a great meeting and a valuable opportunity for those who involved with health information outreach.

Several of us from the region are presenting and the GMR will have an exhibit booth. Some of you have already agreed to volunteer at the booth! Hope to see more of you there!! Please spread the word in your regions.

Thank you!
Regards,
Samanthi

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Plan to attend the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit which will bring together distinguished plenary speakers and other experts in the fields of health care, adult literacy and health care policy.

Registration is now open for the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit on April 12-13, 2011 in Madison, WI. This event will feature Keynote Speaker Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a number of distinguished plenary presenters and 36 breakout session options within five conference tracks: Health Care Providers, Adult Literacy Providers, Patient Education, Vulnerable Populations and Organizational Change.

Watch this video preview to learn more!

The Summit is presented by Health Literacy Wisconsin, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., and Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) with the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Gundersen Lutheran, and additional sponsors.

We will also be offering a Pre-Summit Workshop, "Creating Reader-Friendly Materials for Patients" with Audrey Riffenburgh, MA, President of Plain Language Works (PLW) on April 10-11, 2011.

Health Literacy Missouri, Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. and other members of the Health Literacy Regional Network will also be hosting a Pre-Summit Meeting, "World Cafe: Models for Launching Health Literacy Efforts" the afternoon of April 11, 2011.

CME and CEU credits will be available for physicians and nurses attending the Summit.

Please visit our Events page for complete details or register now.

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

February 1, 2011

From the GMR: NTCC Classes in Chicago in April: PubMed, TOXNET and Gateway

National Training Center and Clearinghouse (NTCC) classes are coming to Chicago April 13-15, 2011. Attend these FREE hands-on classes on PubMed® (April 13), TOXNET® (April 14) and Gateway (April 15) offered through the National Library of Medicine.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences will host these sessions taught by the staff of the NTCC. They will be held in Room 303 of the Library of the Health Sciences at 1750 W. Polk St., Chicago, IL.
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PubMed® (7.5 MLA CE Hours)
Wednesday, April 13, 2010
8:30am to 5:00pm
Register for this event:
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=971

Come learn about the recent and anticipated changes to PubMed interface; everyone is welcome, especially medical librarians, researchers, medical editors, and anyone who searches for biomedical journal article citations. This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers.
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TOXNET® and Beyond (6 MLA CE Hours)
Thursday, April 14, 2010
9:00am to 4:00pm
Register for this event:
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=973

This full-day class is designed to convey the basics of searching NLM's TOXNET®, a Web-based system of databases in the areas of toxicology, environmental health, and related subjects. Students learn the content and structure of files covering toxicology data, toxicology literature, toxic releases, and chemical searching and nomenclature. Among the databases highlighted will be TOXLINE®, the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Integrated Risk Information System, the Toxic Release Inventory, and ChemIDplus.
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The NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov (3.5 MLA CE Hours)

Friday, April 15, 2010
8:30am to 12:00 noon
Register for this event:
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=975

The NLM Gateway and ClinicalTrials.gov class is of particular interest to public, consumer health, and medical librarians and all health information consumers. The NLM Gateway allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing "one-stop searching" for many of NLM's information resources or databases, including: PubMed®, MedlinePLUS, TOXNET®, Meeting Abstracts, and many more.
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All the training sessions are FREE and intended for health sciences library staff, public librarians, health professionals, researchers and anyone interested in using these free National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases.


To REGISTER for any or all of these classes, or to look for other class locations, simply click on this registration form link:
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html.

For further information about these classes, please go to:
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/

Information on the classes is also available on our NN/LM Calendar at:
http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NNLMGMR

January 21, 2011

From the GMR: Online Presentation: Healthcare & Online Video: How to Use YouTube to Engage Health Consumers

Hello, Network Members,

This webinar was pointed out to me by a colleague in Florida: Healthcare & Online Video: How to Use YouTube to Engage Health Consumers

URL: http://www.webinarlistings.com/calendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=7614

"In 2010, 85% of the US online population watched a YouTube video and consumers watched an average of 1.9 billion YouTube videos per day. Created in partnership with Google, this webinar will focus specifically on online video search and consumption behavior of health consumers, complete with health video statistics via YouTube and our own research which outlines how 100 hospitals are using YouTube as a broadcast channel. We will also share best practices for video content creation, optimization and advertising on YouTube for hospitals, medical centers and medical companies, and one audience member will receive a free consultation focusing on their institution's YouTube page!

From this webinar you will gain a better understanding of:

1. The growth of online video consumption and the types of videos health consumers are searching for and watching
2. The key benefits of using YouTube for video content creation and video advertising
3. How some hospitals are using YouTube to communicate with their communities"

This online presentation takes place on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10 am CT.

Cheers,
Max

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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

January 19, 2011

From the GMR: ACEP Launches Integrative Training Program on Disaster Planning

FYI. Some of you may be interested in this online training.

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Subject: [DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB ] ACEP Launches Integrative Training
Program on Disaster Planning
From: "Patti Reynolds"
Date: Wed, January 19, 2011 7:29 am
To: DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB@LIST.NIH.GOV
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http://www.acep.org/collaborativeplanning/

ACEP Launches Integrative Training Program on Disaster Planning

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has launched a free first-of-its-kind integrative training that covers the development and maintenance of pre-incident plans.

Under a cooperative agreement with FEMA, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has launched a free first-of-its-kind integrative training that covers the development and maintenance of pre-incident plans ensuring the efficient distribution of patients, the sharing of
information and resources, and the coordination between state and local agencies with hospitals and other Additional topics include patient and resource tracking, credentialing systems, deployable federal resources, principles of community emergency planning, and more.

This course is directed toward those working in emergency management agencies and healthcare organizations, especially in small communities and rural areas, which have primary job responsibilities other than disaster preparedness. It is also useful for those in public health, EMS, fire services, and other organizations involved in disaster preparedness. The four-hour online training is part of a training portal that has several components to it. Each state has its own virtual community to foster collaboration. Each virtual community includes a members section, the training modules, a Q&A section and a Forum section. For more information,
go to http://www.acep.org.

Patricia Reynolds, MLIS
Director, Bishopric Medical Library
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-917-1730
941-917-1646 - fax
patti-reynolds@smh.com
Bishopric Medical Library "Wall"
http://home.smh.com/sections/services-procedures/medlib/Library/Wall.html

January 13, 2011

From the GMR: January GMR Webinar - Don't Know Much about eScience?

Hello, GMR Members,

We are delighted to inform you of an upcoming webinar on January 20, 2011 at 3 pm (CT). The topic is eScience, and the roles for health science librarians. Our speaker is Sally Gore, who is the Head of the Reference & Scholarly Communication Services at the Lamar Soutter Library at the UMass Medical School.

Description:

Don't Know Much about eScience?
e-Science is an emerging research methodology with an emphasis upon data and networks. As researchers in biomedicine and other health-related disciplines increasingly utilize today's technology in their work, they produce immense amounts of data that can, ideally, be shared and repurposed to speed up scientific discovery. Similarly, they use networking tools to find, develop and work in a collaborative environment no longer constrained by geographical limitations. Can health sciences librarians with their skills in information management and organization, as well as success in building partnerships across areas, find a role in this new area? The answer is "YES!"

To register for this one-hour online informational session, go to: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NNLMGMR&curName=2011/01/20_GMR_Webinar_-_eScience

For more information about this session, go to our calendar: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NNLMGMR, where you will also find the registration link.

The URL for this live session will be sent out to those who register.

To attend this session, you will need a computer and a phone line. The audio portion of this session will be via teleconference.

This session will be recorded and captioned, and the recording will be made public after the event.

Thank you!
Max

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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

January 4, 2011

From the GMR: Use the Professional Development Award to attend the 2011 Disaster Information Outreach Symposium

Hello Network Members,

The GMR currently has Professional Development Awards available for your use. If you are a Librarian, information professional, or an informationist that has found that you need to focus on disaster information the meeting described below may well be worth attending. Our award could be used to support that attendance.

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March 29-30, 2011

Disaster Information Outreach

A symposium for Information Professionals Meeting Disaster Health Information Needs
http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/symposium2011.html

National Library of Medicine
Lister Hill Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

Learn about...
* Tools for providing disaster health information
* Communications and disasters
* Assessing and meeting the information needs of disaster managers and responders
* Using library facilities to support disaster needs during response and recovery
* Workforce development for those interested in disaster information
* Disaster resources for librarians - building a community of practice
* Medical Library Association's new disaster information specialization

Why attend?
* Network with other disaster-minded information professionals
* Medical Library Association continuing education credit will be offered
* No cost for symposium registration

Registration is currently open. Seats are limited. Attendance is free.

Disaster Information Outreach Symposium - Registration
http://www.orise-registration.org/dimrc/


GMR Professional Development Award
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/profdev/individual/profdevrfp.html


Charniel McDaniels MS
Network Coordinator
National Network Of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1-800-338-7657
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

December 16, 2010

From the GMR: You, yes you, have a voice in MLA continuing education!

Charniel McDaniels of the GMR has the pleasure of sitting on MLA Continuing Education Committee. Currently the committee is soliciting ideas for the 2011 Spring webcast. Is there a burning topic you'd like to see presented?

Some ideas that have already been suggested are:

  • Translational science - role of the library

  • Tablet PCs and iPads - library applications

  • Productivity and publication: tracking and publicizing employees' grants, publications and honors

  • Budget challenges and strategies

  • Sites and software to enhance collaborative efforts

  • A presentation on workplace etiquette. It's an old-fashioned topic, but it's actually technology that is changing all of the rules. Possibly the topic of ethics could be combined with it.

  • Evaluation and assessment of library services. For example, we provide many different services, which can be different depending on the environment, but basically we provide services at the circulation desk, reference desk, interlibrary loan, collection development, education, teaching. The question is, how are we doing? How we did last time we gave a class? Should I change the strategy? The content? Are users satisfied? Did they learn anything new? Did they get what they needed? Just-in-time? Was that really just-in-time? Are the databases/books/journals been used? Should I change my library profile?

Please reply to Charniel (mcdaniel@uic.edu) with your ideas and I will pass them along to the CE Committee!

Also, it's time to submit ideas for CE courses for the MLA 2012 meeting to be held in Seattle! Here's the information about that from the MLA Focus:
MLA is now accepting ideas for exciting and innovative courses and symposia to offer at MLA '12 in Seattle, WA. Courses and symposia will be held on May 18, May 19, and May 23, 2012.

Submit your ideas by Friday, December 17, for consideration by the MLA Continuing Education Committee at its midwinter meeting in January 2011.

Here's the link to the call for proposals:
http://www.mlanet.org/education/callcourses2012.html

November 16, 2010

From the GMR: UIC Announces NCBI Discovery Workshops December 15 and 16, 2010 in Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Discovery Workshops focusing on biomedical and genomic databases this December. This free two-day series of workshops on NCBI tools will be held at UIC on December 15-16, 2010.

Program Overview
The Discovery Workshops consist of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions emphasizing a different set of NCBI resources. Each session uses specific examples to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks.

The four sessions of the Discovery Workshop will focus on the following areas:
1. Sequences, Genomes and Maps
2. Proteins, Domains and Structures
3. NCBI BLAST Services
4. Human Variation and Disease Genes

Participants may attend all or any combination of these sessions. Each session is entirely hands-on and is presented in one computer classroom where the instructor will present a specific example using the live NCBI web site followed by a period of individual practice on related problems.

Detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example. Each session will also provide opportunities for participants to provide comments and suggestions on NCBI services and also to attend individual consultations with NCBI staff.

Discovery Workshop Schedule
Day 1 Wednesday December 15, 2010
9:00-11:30 -- Sequences, Genomes and Maps
1:00-3:30 -- Proteins, Domains and Structures
3:45-5:00 -- Individual Consultations *

Day 2 Thursday December 16, 2010
9:00-11:30 -- NCBI BLAST Services
1:00-3:30 -- Human Variation and Disease Genes
3:45-5:00 -- Individual Consultations*

*Anyone registered for any of the sessions is welcome to attend the individual consultations

Instructor:
Peter Cooper. Peter Cooper is a biologist with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) who provides general user support, designs and presents workshops and webinars on the use of NCBI databases and tools, edits the NCBI News, and is involved in ongoing efforts to improve the usability of the NCBI website.

How to Attend
To register for one or more of these workshops, visit this link:
http://tinyurl.com/NCBIWorkshops

The default is to register for the entire two day workshop. If you wish to attend only select sessions, include the date and time of each of the session that you wish to go to. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 10, 2010. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues and to other lists.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

November 12, 2010

From the GMR: Free Symposium on EHRs and Librarians - December 6 - Chicago

Hi HSLM - Kolleen Olson and I will be attending this symposium as part of the GMR RAC meeting in Chicago in December, but it's open to the public so I wanted to pass along the word.

Liz


Invitation to Network Members:

EHRs and Librarians: A Symposium
1:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday, December 6, 2010
University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott Street, Chicago IL 60612

Please register for the symposium at: http://tinyurl.com/ehr-librarians
Attendance will be limited to 50 people.

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Presentations include:

"Regional Extension Centers"

David Sweet, Library Manager, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Summary: Overview about what Regional Extension Centers (RECs) are doing to assist health professionals with implementation of electronic health records; what AHIMA is doing related to RECs, and possible roles for librarians.


"Using new digital resources to promote and understand PHRs"

Allison Vance, Member Communication Manager, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Summary: Learn about AHIMA's consumer education campaign, my Personal Health Record (myPHR), and the various digital resources available to librarians interested in assisting patients and community members with learning more about PHRs and larger health literacy issues.

"The Implementation of a Patient Portal and MedlinePlus Connect in a Low-Income Population"

Maxine L. Rockoff, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Summary: The Institute for Family Health, a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Mid-Hudson Valley, has had an electronic medical record (EMR) since 2002. In 2008, the Institute implemented the patient portal for its EMR. This talk will present research findings to date from focus groups, a Health IT Readiness Survey, usability studies, a survey of providers & staff, and a statistical analysis of patients who received access codes and those who didn't. The talk will also describe the process of developing MedlinePlus Connect with the National Library of Medicine, as well as some preliminary information on the classes developed for patients to teach them how to use these tools.


Joyce Backus, Deputy Chief, Public Services Division, National Library of Medicine

"MedlinePlus Connect: Linking patients to health information"

Summary: Overview and background for developing MedlinePlus Connect, a new service from the National Library of Medicine that allows electronic health records (EHR) systems to link users to information in MedlinePlus. MedlinePlus Connect delivers information about conditions and disorders, health and wellness, and prescription and over-the-counter medications to patients, families, and health care providers when it is needed. MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests for information on diagnoses (problem codes) and medications. For problem codes, MedlinePlus accepts ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT CORE. For medications, MedlinePlus Connect accepts RXCUIs and NDCs. The API for this service conforms to the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Knowledge Request URL-Based Implementation specification.

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For more information about visiting the UIC Medical Campus, go to:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/visitorinfo/ The Student Center West is located on the corner of Wolcott and Polk Streets.

The Chicago Marriott at Medical Center/UIC (312-491-1234) has a limited number of rooms available. Ask for the "RAC Group Rate." It is located at Ashland Avenue and Harrison Street.
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chidm-chicago-marriott-at-medical-district-uic/

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
President, Medical Library Association
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

September 16, 2010

MLA Webcast Nov 10th - Become a GMR Sponsored Site

HSLM Members - The GMR is again sponsoring MLA Webcast sites for the fall webcast on E-Books ( more info below), and will sponsor up to 2 sites in Minnesota. We usually try to host one in the metro and one outside. If you're interested in hosting at your institution, send a note to the HSLM list (hslm@uic.edu) to let others know so that we can try to coordinate and make the most of this opportunity!

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The GMR is offering to sponsor a number of webcast sites for the upcoming MLA Webcast:
ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library
November 10, 2010
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., central time

Visit http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/mlawebcast.html for detailed information on how to become a sponsored site.

The GMR will cover the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for this webcast. Because of the limited number of sites we can sponsor, we encourage you to work with your state and local librarian groups to identify centralized locations. Sites will be selected based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of
attendees.

The deadline to email/fax your registration and email additional information to the GMR is noon on Friday, October 22, 2010.

Site coordinators will receive one (1) activity point applicable to their Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) membership.

Contact Holly Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, if you have any questions, and for more information on this important webcast visit: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/ebooks/

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu

September 9, 2010

From the GMR: CE: Can You Hear Me Now - How to Make a Podcast - Live Online

Network Members,

I wanted to let you know that the class: "Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast" will be delivered Live Online on October 20 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am using Adobe Connect. This class is free and if you have not taken it before, it's a lot of fun. Here is more information about it:

"Thinking about how to promote your services and reach out to more people? Want to learn how podcasts can help and how to make your own? This hands-on class is designed to provide a fun yet informative introduction to podcasting and how you can utilize this technology in your library services, to enable your users to access the information whenever they want, wherever they want and however they want it. Basic steps and suggestions on how to make a podcast will be covered and students will be able to enjoy hands-on practice on popular audio recording and editing software and make their first personal podcast! This live, online session will cover the first half of the class, including an introduction to concepts and a demo of the creation process. The self-paced session will cover the second half of the class, which includes the hands-on portion. You will be given instruction as to how to complete the second half of the class, during the live portion."

You will earn 3 MLA CE Credits. If you are interested in registering for this class, please do so via our calendar, which can be found here: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NNLMGMR

Thank you!
Max

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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

July 7, 2010

Funding Opportunity for Health IT Training at Johns Hopkins

This online certificate program may be of interest to you or someone you know. Please share.

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Johns Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics recently had an informatics certificate approved, and also received funding through the HITECH initiative to provide tuition support for certificate candidates. The certificate (described below) is designed to work for a number of audiences, including hospital librarians and information managers who are interested in learning more about informatics. The program is three quarters of coursework plus a practicum, with the coursework done online and the practicum at a local site. The first cohort will start in late August of this year. Applications are preferred by July 15, but can be submitted after that time.

In addition to the contacts identified below, Nancy Roderer would be happy to answer questions about the program.

Nancy Roderer
nroderer@jhmi.edu
410-502-7092
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR HEALTH IT TRAINING AT JOHNS HOPKINS

The Division of Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has recently been awarded a grant through the HITECH initiative to provide partial funding for students pursuing Health Informatics training. One of three certificate programs offered at Hopkins eligible for tuition subsidies under this award, the Certificate in Clinical Informatics can be completed in 6 months and will be offered for the first time in the next academic year, starting August, 2010.

The Certificate at a glance
Credits - 21 quarter credits, including Practicum.

The Certificate can be completed in 6 months. Requirements must be fulfilled within three years and within 12 months for students receiving the federal tuition subsidy.


Full tuition $18,102.

Subsidized tuition $8,102

Intended Audience

1. Clinicians (physicians, nurses, dentists, doctors of osteopathy)
2. Health and information specialists seeking health IT skills
3. Programmers/software engineers seeking health IT skills

Admissions Criteria
A masters or health-professional degree from an accredited college or university.

or

An undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to health IT, including library and information science, plus 3 years of experience in a field relevant to health IT.

or

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to Health IT from an accredited college or university and 1 year of experience in a field relevant to Health IT, plus the GRE taken in the past 3 years.


All applicants must provide official transcripts, a statement of purpose, 2 letters of recommendation and a CV.

Paper applications and supporting documents should be submitted to the Division of Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine School of Medicine. Please visit the Division website to download, print and complete the paper application and return via email in pdf format. Original transcripts should be mailed directly to the Division.

Division of Health Sciences Informatics
2024 East Monument Street, Suite 1-200
Baltimore, MD 21205

For more information on the $10,000 tuition subsidy for this program and how to apply, please contact the Program Administrator, kwinny@jhmi.edu, 410 502-3768

Course of Study

Quarter 1
600.707 Introduction to Biomedical and Public Health Informatics -Lehmann
600.703 Health Sciences Informatics Planning & Evaluation - Roderer

Quarter 2
600.700 Health Sciences Informatics Systems - Miller
PH-221.637 Health Information Systems - Weiss/Baqui

Quarter 3
600.708 Standards in Health Information Systems - Orlova
600.808 Health Sciences Informatics Practicum
And one of the following:
600.702 Health Sciences Informatics: Knowledge Engineering & Decision Support
*600.710 Real-time Disease Surveillance
*600.711 Informatics for Prevention and Disease Management

June 21, 2010

From the GMR: Consumer health info classes in St. Louis, July 19-20

Some of you may be interested in these classes which are being offered next month in St. Louis. Please use the link below to register with our sister region, MCR.

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WHAT: Free consumer health classes offered at Becker Medical Library this July. The registration URL below provides links to class descriptions.

WHEN:
Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy
Monday July 19th, 10:00 am--5:00 pm
6 MLA CE credits, Room: King Center and Farrell Learning & Teaching Center

The ABCs of DNA
Tuesday July 20th, 8:00am--12:00 noon
4 MLA CE credits, Room 601B, Becker Medical Library

Beyond an Apple a Day
Tuesday July 20th, 1:00pm--5:00 pm
4 MLA CE credits, Room 601B, Becker Medical Library

WHO: Staff from all types of libraries, students in education or library science programs, patients, family members, and community health agents are all welcome to attend.

If you have been procrastinating on taking these kinds of classes, now is a great time! We are not always fortunate enough to have staff in St. Louis to teach them face-to-face. The Tuesday classes need more enrollment or they will be canceled.

WHY: Among other reasons, these classes meet requirements for the Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization (http://www.mlanet.org/education/chc) and continuing education requirements for the Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

WHERE: Becker Library is at the corner of Euclid and McKinley Avenues next to Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Parking map is attached. Please note some garages do not accept debit or credit cards. Becker Library is a short walk south of the MetroLink Central West End station.

HOW: Register for classes online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses.

Will Olmstadt, MS, MPH
Public Health Information Specialist
Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8132, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Office: 314-362-4734
olmstadtw@wusm.wustl.edu

May 28, 2010

From the GMR: Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals

Here is an event in Wyoming that you may want to attend. This event is organized by the MidContinental Region (MCR).

Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals: Kaleidoscope of Health Information

July 14-16, 2010, Coe Library, University of Wyoming in Laramie

The Symposium is an annual networking and professional development event for librarians in Wyoming and other states in the region.

Health information professionals, along with many public and academic librarians, are keenly interested in health information literacy and health literacy. Health professionals and the public need biomedical and health information suitable for their needs. This year's symposium is a response to those needs.

For details including the program and registration form click here:
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/states/wyoming_symposiumJuly2010.html

For More Information, or to make a reservation you may contact:
Jim Honour
Wyoming Liaison, NN/LM MCR
University of Wyoming Libraries
jhonour@uwyo.edu
Phone: 307-766-6537
Fax: 307-766-2510.

April 26, 2010

Free class on online reference in ND, June 23

An interesting (free!) training opportunity on online reference and service, held in Grand Forks, ND in June....

What:
WOW! Thanks! Customer Service in a Technology Driven World

When:
June 23, 2010 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where:
UND School of Medicine Building: 501 N Columbia Rd: Room 5520

Program overview:

This professional instruction seminar on providing health care information will focus on delivery of telephone and email reference service.

The workshop will provide training on how to increase customers' satisfaction with online reference and information services. Special emphasis will be given to information professionals who work with remotely located customers. Topics discussed will include: email and voice etiquette; response time; organization of information to be delivered; matching the information retrieved to the client's initial request; applying emotional intelligence to difficult situations; and embracing the information service profession with energy and enthusiasm.

Seminar Speaker:
Chris Thompson, Group Manager at Microsoft will present this seminar. For the last 11 years at Microsoft she has worked in call center support and management. Chris manages the group of engineers that provide technical support to Microsoft's larger office customers for North America. Customer satisfaction is one of the key metrics that she is responsible for within this group which consists of 90 engineering resources located in Charlotte, Dallas, Seattle and Fargo.

Offered By:
A joint project of the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) Health Workforce Information Center (HWIC) and the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences.

To register:
To register please contact Kathy Spencer at kspencer@medicine.nodak.edu or 701-777-6029. Please register by June 18th.

Cost:
There are no fees for this seminar. However, registration is required. Lunch is on your own.

Funding:
This seminar is being funded through a Professional Instruction Award from the GMR/NNLM. It is funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Under Contract No. NO1-LM-6-3505.


Barbara Knight, MA, MLS, AHIP
Assistant Director & Collection Management
Library of the Health Sciences
Medical School Room 1300
501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002
Grand Forks ND 58202-9002
701-777-4129

March 5, 2010

Register for the March 24th MLA Webcast on Electronic Health Records!

The University of Minnesota's Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the Medical Library Association's educational webcast, Now's the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians' Roles on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010.

The Bio-Medical Library is partnering with the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota to provide lunch and facilitate wraparound sessions in conjunction with the webcast. Attendees of the webcast and wraparound sessions are eligible for 3.5 MLA CE credits. 2 CE credits will be earned if you do not wish to attend the wrap around sessions. There is no charge to attend the webcast, lunch, or wraparound sessions.

Agenda:
12:00 - Lunch, sponsored by the Bio-Medical Library and Health Science Libraries of Minnesota.
12:30 - Introductory wraparound session, led by Linda Watson, Director of the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota.
1:00-3:00 - Webcast presentation
3:00-4:00 - Wraparound session with panel speakers

To register, please contact Anne Beschnett at besch015@umn.edu by Friday, March 19th. Please indicate whether or not you will be joining us for lunch and the wraparound sessions.

We would like to survey the HSLM membership to find out the various roles that libraries are playing in the discussion, planning, or implementation of EHRs. Please take a moment to respond to our survey at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG5YRERhSm5hVWNDTDQyUzlLZGFSNlE6MA

Now's the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians' Roles
MLA's Education Webcast
Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
Time: Webcast from 1:00 - 3:00. See agenda above for lunch and wraparound schedule
Location: Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Diehl Hall Room 555, Minneapolis, MN

The goal of this program is to clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.

The program objectives are:
• To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.
• To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs).
• To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs.

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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Anne Beschnett
Liaison and Outreach Librarian
Bio-Medical Library
University of Minnesota
314 Diehl Hall
505 Essex St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
besch015@umn.edu
p:612-625-9603

February 8, 2010

MLA webcast host site in the Metro

Hello HSLM members,

As some of you may have already seen, the GMR is once again sponsoring up to two sites per state to host the MLA webcast "Now's The Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Science Librarians' Roles" on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 1-3 p.m.

The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota was one of the sponsored sites for the fall webcast. We are willing to host this webcast as well, but if someone else in the Metro is interested in hosting a site, then we will hold off on applying for the spring webcast.

The deadline to apply to be a sponsored site is Friday, February 26. If you could please let me know by February 19 if your institution is planning on applying for the sponsorship, I would greatly appreciate it. If I do not hear from anyone, I will put in a request on behalf of the Health Sciences Libraries to ensure that it is offered somewhere in the Cities.

Thanks!
Anne Beschnett
Outreach Librarian
Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota
besch015@umn.edu
612-625-9603

From the GMR: Sponsorship of March MLA webcast sites

The GMR is offering to sponsor a number of webcast sites for the upcoming MLA Webcast: "Now's The Time: Understanding The Electronic Health Record Maze And Health Science Librarians' Roles" to be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., central time.

Visit:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/mlawebcast.html for detailed information on how to become a sponsored site.

The GMR will cover the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for this webcast. Because of the limited number of sites we can sponsor, we encourage you to work with your state and local librarian groups to identify centralized locations. Sites will be selected based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of attendees.

The deadline to email/fax your registration and email additional information to the GMR is Friday, February 26, 2010.

Site coordinators will receive one (1) activity point applicable to their Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) membership.

Contact Holly Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator if you have any questions and for more information on this important webcast by visit: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/ehr/

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464
fax: 312-996-2226
haburt@uic.edu
nnlm.gov/gmr

February 3, 2010

From the GMR: Knowledge Sharing in Hospitals Workshop in Oregon in July

The Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) of NN/LM is sponsoring a knowledge management workshop, taught by Lorri Zipperer, to be held in Portland, Oregon on July 29-30, 2010.

Preference will be given to teams from PNR, but teams (librarian plus professional colleague) from other NN/LM regions are welcome to apply.

The following link to PNR's blog provides more details: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/dragonfly/2010/01/28/knowledgesharing/

January 25, 2010

From the GMR: Free online training on Valuation Tools - SAVE THE DATE

The GMR is pleased to present a free, online training session for our members on Valuation Tools:

(1.) the new Library Value Calculator, adapted from one originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association, and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library; and
(2.) the Cost Benefit and ROI Calculator, that helps determine a library's contribution to the institutional "bottom line".

Presented by: Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Liaison (NN/LM MCR) and Barb Jones, Advocacy Liaison (NN/LM MCR)

Date: Monday, March 15, 2010
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM (CT)

Connect Online: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/gmrconnect4-1/

Enter as a Guest and sign in with your first and last name. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone or call: 1-866-628-8620 and enter Participant Code: 742384

Highlights / Responses to questions, such as:
* What's your library worth to the institution?
* How much would it cost to replace your library services on the retail market?
* How much does the library contribute to the bottom line?
* How much benefit does your institution (i.e., the patrons) receive for every dollar spent by the library?
* What kind of annual return is realized for funds allocated to maintain the library's collection?

For more information about these tools, please see: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/tools.html

Registration for the March 15th event is not required, but please rsvp to leskovec@uic.edu

Thanks. Please contact me with any questions regarding this training opportunity.

Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach 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

December 21, 2009

From the GMR: EBM for Librarians class in Champaign, IL in March 2010

EBM for Librarians: Appraising the evidence for validity.

This 3 day class will be offered in Champaign, IL (I-Hotel and Conference Center) on March 17, 18, and 19, 2010

Introduction to EBM: Research Design and Searching Tools - Day 1
Critically Appraising the Medical Literature for Validity;
Diagnosis and Therapy - Days 2 & 3

http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/lhs/temp/ebm/ebmclass.shtml

Day 1 places an emphasis on the first two steps of the EBM process: formulating a searchable clinical question and efficiently searching the literature. Tools available to facilitate the EBM process will be introduced. These tools include PubMed Clinical Queries, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Practice Guidelines and other electronic resources available. The course will provide an overview of levels of evidence, research design, and bias in publication. Librarians will have the opportunity to work as teams, each sharing his/her unique perspective and knowledge.

Days 2 and 3 provide an in-depth exploration of the third step of the EBM process - critically appraising the medical literature for validity. This class is intended for health sciences librarians who wish to learn the evidence based medicine process of critically appraising articles for validity and analysis of results. This class will provide an in-depth understanding of the statistical concepts used in the medical literature. This will be done in the context of analyzing journal articles and answering case-based clinical questions with an emphasis on therapy and diagnosis. A focus will be placed on the epidemiological concepts fundamental to understanding the clinical literature such as number needed to treat, absolute risk reduction, likelihood ratio, confidence interval and intention to treat.

COST: $375 [includes 21 MLA CEs, Lunch (all 3 days), Workbook and Materials, Coffee, Snacks]

CE HOURS: The two-day course has been approved for 14 MLA CE hours; the one-day course has been approved for 7 MLA CE hours

FACULTY: Jordan Hupert, MD; Sandra De Groote, MLIS; Cleo Papas, MLIS, Peg Burnette, MLIS

Doctor Hupert is actively involved in UIC's EBM initiative and have worked closely with UIC librarians in strengthening librarians' EBM skills and in developing an evidence-based service in pediatrics.

For more information and to register - visit:
http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/lhs/temp/ebm/ebmclass.shtml

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Sandy De Groote, MLIS, AHIP
Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor
University Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S Morgan St. M/C 234
Chicago, Il 60607 312-413-9494; sgroote@uic.edu

November 24, 2009

MLA webcast recording now available

On-demand viewing of MLA's Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users webcast is now available for 30 days. If you were unable to attend the webcast and would like to view the recording, contact Liz Fine (evfine@umn.edu) between Nov 24-29, or Anne Beschnett (besch015@umn.edu) after Nov 29 for the link and login information.

If you view the webcast and complete the evaluation, you will receive 2 hours of MLA CE credit.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Liz

November 11, 2009

Reminder: MLA educational webcast next Wednesday, 11/18

This is a reminder that the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota will be hosting the Medical Library Association's educational webcast Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users. This is a free event and 2 MLA CE credits will be awarded to participants. To register, please contact Anne Beschnett at besch015@umn.edu by Monday, November 16th.

Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
MLA's Educational Webcast
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1:00-3:00 pm central time
Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Diehl Hall Room 555, Minneapolis, MN

Goals:

The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices.

Program objectives:

* describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
* demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
* explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
* discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

November 4, 2009

Live Webcast - Informatics for Consumer Health Summit, Nov 5-6, 2009

Short notice, but a potentially relevant event this Thursday and Friday from NIH.

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From: Hesse, Bradford (NIH/NCI) [E]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 11:31 AM
To: NIH-STAFF@LIST.NIH.GOV
Subject: Live Webcast, Informatics for Consumer Health Summit, Nov 5-6, 2009

**LIVE WEBCAST**
Informatics for Consumer Health Summit, Nov 5-6, 2009
www.consumerhealthinformatics.org

Join leaders from commercial IT, government, healthcare, research, and advocacy to envision the future of consumer health IT at the Informatics for Consumer Health Summit. The purpose of this summit is to bring together stakeholders to create a blueprint for improving health care quality through enhanced behavioral support for health care consumers. The summit will foster
communication and collaboration focused on increasing the quality and utilization of evidence-based consumer products integrated into the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN).

Keynote Speaker: David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Thursday, November 5, 2009
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 6, 2009
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Please check the agenda for a list of speakers and topics.

Visit www.consumerhealthinformatics.org/video.asp for videocast registration details.

Join us in creating a safer, more efficient, more effective healthcare system.

Partners:

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • Department of Commerce
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Science Foundation

Captioning will be provided for those with disabilities. For other reasonable accommodations to participate in this webcast contact Amy Sanders, NCI, 301-435-8663.

October 28, 2009

MLA Webcast hosted at the U of M on November 18th

The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota will be hosting the Medical Library Association's educational webcast "Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users." This is a free event and 2 MLA CE credits will be awarded to participants. To register, please contact Anne Beschnett at besch015@umn.edu by Monday, November 16th.

Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
MLA's Educational Webcast
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1:00-3:00 pm central time
Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota, Diehl Hall Room 555, Minneapolis, MN

Goals

The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices.

Program objectives:

* describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
* demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
* explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
* discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 21, 2009

HealthCampMN

A message from Amy Donahue, NLM Associate Fellow at the U of M. The session is this Saturday, but you can still register:

I just wanted to alert you to an event that's happening on the University of Minnesota campus at the Mayo Auditorium this weekend: http://healthcampmn.eventbrite.com/

I've signed up to go; I learned about HealthCamps from a colleague at NLM, and since I'm pretty interested in social networking and healthcare, it seemed like a good match! I don't know if anything will actually be of interest to us, but I'll definitely pass on anything I learn on the blog/at meetings. It seems that it's mostly industry people (insurance, medical devices, etc.), but it definitely crosses over into the health information realm, and librarians have attended some of the other healthcamps around the country. I think the two most interesting sessions are the personal health "It's your health deal with it!" and the doctor rating (maybe I'll get a chance to bring up GoLocal?) "American Idol Doctors."

Take care,
Amy
adonahue@umn.edu

October 14, 2009

"Cool Web 2.0 Tools" Slides Available

Melissa Rethlefsen's presentation on Cool Web 2.0 Tools at yesterday's HSLM Fall Program are available to view online.

October 6, 2009

October National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Teleconference RESCHEDULED

Due to a conflict with a major regional Medical Library Association meeting, the October 8 Disaster Information Specialist project meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 22 at 1:30 pm EDT. More info about the meeting here: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2009/10/conference_call_presentation_b.html

Another announcement with logistical detail about the October 22nd meeting is forthcoming.

October 2, 2009

Conference call presentation by the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

This item from the disaster listserv was passed along to me, about an upcoming presentation by the Acting Director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. The presentation looks interesting, and is is open to anyone who would like to join the conference call. Details below if you're interested!

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Dear Colleagues,

We have a meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2009, 1:30-3:00 pm (eastern) in the Edward Rhodes Stitt Library at the National Naval Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD. To join by phone, please call 1-888-813-8477 and enter passcode 394248. A separate email will be sent to local participants with directions and logistics.

The agenda will feature a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Schor, Acting Director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. http://ncdmph.usuhs.edu/Pages/default.aspx. Dr. Schor will share a brief history of the Center and its role as an education center for disaster health preparedness. Following the presentation, he will join us in a discussion about the information needs of the Center and the roles librarians can play in
disaster preparedness training.

This will be an excellent presentation that your staff or persons in your organization may be interested in attending. Please feel free to invite them to join us on the phone.

The usual announcements and business items will also be included on the agenda.

I hope you'll be able to join us on the 8th. - Elizabeth Norton

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

Structure:

· 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, pat@pattern.com or 303-778-0880

Course Description and Registration:

http://www.leadonline.info/New/OfferingDetails.cfm?OfferingID=103

Syllabus:

http://www.slideshare.net/PatWagner/leadership-in-medical-libraries-becoming-an-everyday-leader-october-5-2009

Medical Library Association Course Page:

http://cech.mlanet.org/node/446

Cost: $100

Questions/Contact: Pat Wagner, Instructor, pat@pattern.com or 303-778-0880

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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.

September 25, 2009

From the GMR: Podcast class in Wausau in December

Hello GMR members!

I wanted to alert you all to a training opportunity in Wausau, WI this autumn. Check your calendars! Maybe you'll just happen to be in the Wausau area in December.

Class: Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast (description: http://nnlm.gov/training/podcast/)

Location: Aspirus Wausau, Wausau, WI
Date: December 8, 2009
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CT
Cost: FREE

MLA CE Credits: 3

Register via the GMR Calendar: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=NNLMGMR (jump to December).

Thanks!
Max
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Max C Anderson, MLIS
Technology Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
312.996.2008 Phone
312.996.2226 FAX

September 18, 2009

Reminder: Deadline for HSLM Program Registration Approaching

Just a reminder that the deadline for HSLM members to register for the educational program on October 13th is coming up. Please register by next Friday, September 25th. Paraprofessional staff are especially encouraged to attend this event.

Complete program and registration details are here:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lmcguire/hslm/2009/09/educational_program_sponsored.html

September 9, 2009

Educational Program Sponsored by HSLM on October 13, 2009

Please put the following on your distribution list, blog, or share with your colleagues in other ways.


Important Educational Program Sponsored by the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM)

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The Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) Sponsors a Library Program Day on October 13, 2009

Audience:
All library staff (paraprofessionals, technicians, etc.) are encouraged to attend. Librarians are welcome to attend as well.

Location:
Burnsville Performing Arts Center (directions and location for the BPAC are found at http://www.burnsvillepac.com/visit-bpac)

Lunch:
Attendees are encouraged to walk to one of the three surrounding restaurants for lunch from 12 noon to 1:30. Other restaurants are located within driving distance.

Program Sessions:

Morning (10 a.m. - 12 noon) Session: Prescription for Success: Consumer Health Information on the Web
Samanthi Hewakapuge (Consumer Health Coordinator, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session is located in the Upper Lobby of the BPAC (seating capacity of 200)

Afternoon (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Session: Cool Web 2.0 Tools
Melissa Rethlefsen (Librarian/Asst. Professor of Medical Education, Learning Resource Center, Mayo Clinic)
This session is located in the Black Box Theatre of the BPAC (seating capacity of 150)

Registration:
Library staff of health science libraries may register by sending an e-mail to paul.dahl@state.mn.us by September 25. There is no charge for library staff of health science libraries to attend.

Library staff of other libraries may register by sending an e-mail to paul.dahl@state.mn.us starting on September 28 and ending on October 9. There is a charge of $10 for each session ($20 total if attending both sessions). Checks need to be made out to Health Science Libraries of Minnesota and turned in at the registration area at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center on October 13. Cash will not be accepted.

Paul Elliott Dahl, Library Director
Barr Library
Minnesota Department of Health
P. O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
651-201-5092
Fax: 651-201-5099
paul.dahl@state.mn.us

Barr Library Contact Information
Visit us at www.health.state.mn.us/library/index.html
Email us at health.library@state.mn.us
Call us at 651-201-5090

August 19, 2009

SharePoint Webinar on August 26th

To those of you who have access to SharePoint in your organizations, this SLA seminar may be of interest to you.

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The Minnesota Chapter of SLA will host the August 26th SLA Click-U-Live webinar: "Dispatches From the Front Lines of SharePoint-Based Collaboration"

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm CT (seminar starts promptly at 1pm)
1:00 - 2:30 webinar
2:30 - 3:00 discussion

Location: Ecolab, Inc.
Ecolab Research Ctr.
655 Lone Oak Dr ESC-F43
Eagan, MN 55121 USA
Host: Rachel Ellison

Directions & Parking
1. Drive SOUTH on I-35E to County Road 26 (a.k.a. Lone Oak Road) -- it's the first exit south of I-494.
2. Turn LEFT and drive about 2 miles to Lone Oak Drive (it's about 1/4 mile east of Hwy 55)
3. Turn LEFT onto Lone Oak Drive, go to 655 and turn RIGHT when you see the Ecolab sign.
4. Follow the signs to the Research Center
5. When you see the parking lot, turn into the FIRST row and find a parking spot in the visitor's spaces near the SECOND stairway. If the Visitor spaces are full, park anywhere. (note that the parking lot is one level below the entrance level to the building)
6. Go up the stairway and enter the Research Center (Bldg F)
7. When you get to the Reception Desk, ask for Knowledge & Information Resources and one of the KIR staff will escort you to the conference room.

Cost
: Free for SLA members ($10 donation suggested): $15 for non-members (Please make your check payable to "Minnesota Chapter SLA" and bring it with you to the seminar.)

How to register: Send the registration form shown below to Jim Tchobanoff (jtchoban@comcast.net) or call Jim at 651 636-3738. Space is limited, so register ASAP.

Registrations will be handled in the order received and a confirmation message will be sent.


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August 26th Virtual Seminar Registration Form:

Name:

Phone number:

SLA member: yes no

Do you need a receipt: yes no

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Thanks to Rachel Ellison at Ecolab for hosting the seminar.

Any questions, call me at 651 636-3738 or email me at jtchoban@comcast.net

Jim Tchobanoff

Seminar information follows:

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Presenter: Sadie Van Buren, Manager at Knowledge Management Associates, LLC

Seminar Description
As a consultant helping customers implement Microsoft SharePoint technologies to leverage their knowledge assets, I've seen some significant changes in the way clients collaborate and manage their knowledge, but many of them still have a long way to go. I'll discuss how some Boston-area companies are solving their KM and collaboration problems, the barriers they faced or are still facing, and the positive outcomes, intended or otherwise.

Who Should Attend?
This presentation is designed for knowledge managers and IT professionals who are benchmarking Microsoft SharePoint's use as a knowledge management / collaboration tool or are interested in learning about this system's capabilities.

Critical Learning Questions
How are small to mid-size companies using SharePoint for collaboration and social media?
What are the advantages and drawbacks of SharePoint as a platform? What is records retention?

Click U Presenter
Sadie Van Buren is a Manager at Knowledge Management Associates, LLC, a Gold-Certified Microsoft Partner based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her main area of focus is architecting and customizing SharePoint deployments, specifically from the perspectives of usability, design, collaboration, and social networking.

Sadie has a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University, having majored in English Literature and French Literature. She received a Certification in Project Management from Boston University, and is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. Sadie blogs at http://amatterofdegree.typepad.com/.

August 11, 2009

Continuing Education at the 2009 Midwest MLA Chapter Conference

Continuing Education at the 2009 Midwest MLA Chapter Conference
Seek, Explore, Discover
October 3-6, Columbus, Ohio
Hyatt on Capital Square

This year's diverse selection of Continuing Education classes offers something for everyone! Go to http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/ce.html for detailed class descriptions, instructor bios, times, locations and fees.

Saturday, October 3
"Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast" (3 contact hours)
"Cheap, Fast and Decent Strategic Planning for Medical Libraries" (8 contact hours)
"Communicating with Physicians: For Librarians" (4 contact hours)
"Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy" (6 contact hours)
"PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-Based Approach to Advanced PubMed Searching" (4 contact hours)
"Understanding Health Care Literature: A Primer for Working with Evidence Based Health Care Principles"(4 contact hours)
"Understanding Health Care Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal" (4 contact hours)

Tuesday, October 6
"Distance Education: Supporting Anywhere Anytime Learning" (8 contact hours)
"Emergency Preparedness for Libraries" (4 contact hours)
"Emerging Technologies for Librarians" (6 contact hours)
"Super Searcher" (4 contact hours)

REGISTER TODAY!
Sign up at: http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/registration.html

If you have any questions regarding the CEs, please contact:
Carol Powell, Chair, Continuing Education Committee
(614) 292-4871
powell.225@osu.edu


Sincerely,
Jodi Jameson, MLIS (Conference Publicity Committee)
Nursing Librarian
University of Toledo, Health Science Campus
Mulford Library
Mail Stop #1061
3000 Arlington Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614
419-383-5152
Jodi.Jameson@utoledo.edu

June 30, 2009

Presentation Slides for Copyright: Even the Loons Are Licensed

Here are the workshop slides from Dorothea Salo for the Copyright: Even the Loons Are Licensed.

Click here to download the slides as a PDF: PDF

Thanks again to Dorothea for the fabulous workshop!

Martha Hardy

May 19, 2009

Registration Open to Everyone for Copyright Workshop for Health Sciences Librarians

Registration for Copyright: Even the Loons are Licensed is now open to HSLM members and non-members alike.

Don't let copyright drive you loony. Learn what copyright covers (and what it doesn't), how to make fair-use decisions, good practices for electronic reserves and institutional repositories, how to take advantage of various open-content movements in your library, and what legislative and cultural developments to keep an eye out for.

This 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu). The workshop will take place during the morning of Friday, June 5 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. HSLM will hold its Annual Meeting during the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Here is a schedule for the day's events:
- 8:30-9:00 AM Registration and Coffee
- 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Copyright Workshop
- 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
- 1:30-3:30 PM HSLM Annual Meeting
- 3:30-4:00 PM HSLM Board Meeting

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University's Library and Information Services. Registration for non-HSLM members is $30.00. Registration for HSLM members is free!

Workshop Registration Form

To join HSLM, please fill out this form and mail it with a check for $25.00 to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided on the form.

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

Watch the KARE 11 Live Loon Cam! http://tinyurl.com/looncam

May 13, 2009

Registration Reminder for Copyright: Even the Loons are Licensed

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Don't let copyright drive you loony. Learn what copyright covers (and what it doesn't), how to make fair-use decisions, good practices for electronic reserves and institutional repositories, how to take advantage of various open-content movements in your library, and what legislative and cultural developments to keep an eye out for.

This 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu). The workshop will take place during the morning of Friday, June 5 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. HSLM will hold its Annual Meeting during the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University's Library and Information Services. Registration for HSLM members is free!

HSLM Registration Form

Registration for non-HSLM members begins on May 18, 2009 and will be $30.00. To join HSLM, please fill out this form and mail it with a check to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided.

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

May 1, 2009

HSLM Members Register Now for Copyright: Even the Loons Are Licensed

Join us on June 5 for Copyright: Even the Loons are Licensed

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This 3.5 hour workshop on copyright for health sciences librarians will be conducted by Dorothea Salo, Digital Repository Librarian for the University of Wisconsin system’s digital repository MINDS@UW (http://minds.wisconsin.edu). The workshop will take place during the morning of Friday, June 5 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. HSLM will hold its Annual Meeting during the afternoon. Beverages, a light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The event is co-sponsored by Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM) and Metropolitan State University's Library and Information Services. Registration for HSLM members is free!

HSLM Registration Form

Registration for non-HSLM members begins on May 18, 2009 and will be $30.00. To join HSLM, please fill out this form and mail it with a check to Nicole Theis-Mahon at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, per the instructions provided.

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

January 28, 2009

WHSLA Meeting Information

Meeting registration and the call for poster participation is now online for the upcoming Wisconsin Health Science Library Association annual meeting.

The web address is available here.

January 10, 2009

* Dig Deep with the Social Networking Software Task Force

The Social Networking Task Force of the MLA is once again offering online continuing education courses on using various Web 2.0 tools. Each of the brief courses offered in 2009 focuses on a particular kind of tool, including the following: Media Sharing, Web Collaboration Tools, Wikis and Blogs. For more information, please see this blog post.