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April 15, 2014

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

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the latest version of the GMR Update, now available online:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

See what's happening in the Greater Midwest Region!

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/

April 9, 2014

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

Network Members,

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

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

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

Here is an overview:

Community College Library Award - NEW - (up to $2,500) - for projects that promote the use of NLM databases and services by community college librarians, students and faculty

Community Engagement Award (up to $4,500) - for any outreach project that involves the community, especially minority and underserved populations

Exhibit & Event Award (up to $1,200) - for exhibit expenses to promote NLM resources at professional meetings, health fairs, or any health-related community event

Hospital Library Award - NEW - (up to $4,500) - for projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand library involvement in hospital-wide initiatives

Target Project Award ( up to $15,000) - for projects that address needs identified by NLM for the current contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, or minority populations

Technology Improvement Award (up to $4,500) - for projects that improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals or consumers through the application of technologies

Ruth
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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

From the GMR: GMR 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

April 3, 2014

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

Hello, Network Members,

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

Out and About in Peoria

April 16th MLA Webcast - GMR Sponsored Sites

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

GMR to Sponsor Sites for April 16th MLA Webcast


Report from the Health Information Practice Summit

Saying Goodbye to a Leader and Friend

GMR Announces New Funding Opportunities

Michael E DeBakey Award Nominations due February 21

GMR Office Back in Service

Alert: GMR Office Closed Today Monday January 6


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

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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/

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/

February 3, 2014

From the GMR: GMR Update for January 2014 is online

Hello, Network Members,

The latest edition of the GMR Update is now available online at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Check out the latest news from the Greater Midwest Region, including funding opportunities for the new contract year beginning May 1, 2014.

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 30, 2014

From the GMR: New Funding Opportunities

Network Members,

Soon the ice will melt and the temperatures will rise and you will be wanting to dive into a new Spring project. The GMR has some funding opportunities to stimulate your thinking.

We have updated our awards program for the contract year beginning May 1, 2014. We have two new awards and have changed the names of three other awards. Please take a few minutes to check out all the options at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The first deadline for application for most awards is March 14, 2014, for projects beginning May 1, 2014.

Here is a preview:

Community College Library Award - NEW - (up to $2,500) - for projects that promote the use of NLM databases and services by community college librarians, students and faculty

Community Engagement Award (up to $4,500) - for any outreach project that involves the community, especially minority and underserved populations

Exhibit & Event Award (up to $1,200) - for exhibit expenses to promote NLM resources at professional meetings, health fairs, or any health-related community event

Hospital Library Award - NEW - (up to $4,500) - for projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand library involvement in hospital-wide initiatives

Target Project Award ( up to $15,000) - for projects that address needs identified by NLM for the current contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, or minority populations

Technology Improvement Award (up to $4,500) - for projects that improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals or consumers through the application of technologies

Ruth

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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 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!


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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

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 30, 2013

From the GMR: Job Posting, Two positions at Ohio State University

Research and Education Librarian (2)

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library seeks two (2) full-time, tenure-track Research and Education Librarians. As members of The Knowledge Integration Department, the Research and Education Librarians will initiate and build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students from one or more health sciences college(s) or department(s). The successful candidates will take initiative to identify, meet, and facilitate on-going communication regarding education, research, clinical services and resources when and where needed. Successful candidates will develop innovative instructional programs and learning materials, provide in-depth research consultations and reference services, and monitor and inform faculty, staff, and students on patterns of research and emerging issues associated with scholarly communication and copyright law.

Required Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program

  • Experience with health sciences database searching.

  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, standards, and emerging technologies used in an academic environment.

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and comfortable with public speaking.


Rank and Salary:

Positions are full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointments. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application:

For full job description, please see: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/52013. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2014. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email to Erika Garber at garber.135@osu.edu.

Contact Information:

Erika Garber
Human Resources
Health Sciences Library
376 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614)688-7849

The Ohio State University
Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS
Assistant Professor
Education & Reference Services Coordinator
Health Sciences Library
206 Prior Hall, 376 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-4893 Office
stephanie.schulte@osumc.edu
hsl.osu.edu

December 20, 2013

From the GMR: Ruth Holst to Retire as Associate Director of the GMR

Dear colleagues:

I am writing to announce that Ruth Holst will retire as Associate Director
of the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine on April 30, 2014, and to invite you to join me in congratulating
her on 12 years of distinguished service to the membership of the National
Network and the GMR. As the associate director, she effectively
administered the GMR office, budget, programs, awards, and communications.
She also leaves a legacy of innovation, strategic thinking, and
collaboration as a leader in her field.

Ruth joined the GMR in July 2002 during the second year of the 2001-2006
contract and was instrumental in writing and shepherding the GMR and the
Library of the Health Sciences through the process of submitting the next
two contract proposals (2006-2011 and 2011-2016).

Under Ruth's leadership, the GMR enhanced network and outreach services to
librarians, health care professionals, and health consumers through
educational programming, project funding, and collaboration with other
professional organizations. In particular, Ruth planned and implemented
several forward-looking GMR symposia, including EHRs and Librarians (Dec
2010), Using Mobile Technologies at the Bedside (Dec 2011), and Research
for Better Patient Outcomes: what Librarians Should Know (Nov 2012). She
expanded programming directed to hospital librarians through letters to
hospital administrators and workshops on knowledge management in clinical
settings. Ruth advocated for additional funding for the GMR's designated
outreach libraries during 2006-2011, which resulted in significant growth
in the number of outreach activities conducted across the region.

Ruth promoted GMR and NN/LM partnerships with MLA by co-sponsoring the MLA
Institute on Web-based Instruction held in 2006 and repeated in 2008 and
facilitating the MLA-NLM joint effort to create the Disaster Information
Specialization program. She served on the NLM Long Range Planning Panel
2: NLM Health Information for the Underserved and Diverse Populations in
the 21st Century (2005-2006). She chaired the NN/LM Hospital Internet
Access Task Force (2003-2005) and co-chaired the NN/LM Community College
Task Force (2012-2014), which expanded the impact of the National Network.

During the time that she was associate director, Ruth continued to
influence the progress of health sciences librarianship by chairing the
MLA Expert Search Task Force 2001-2004 and editing the JMLA Symposium on
Expert Searching for the January 2005 issue. She was also the primary
author of "Vital Pathways for hospital librarians: present and future
roles" (JMLA Oct 2009). She became an MLA Fellow in 2002 and MLA President
in 2010-2011.

This brief account of Ruth's accomplishments during the past decade not
only confirms that she is a remarkable woman, it documents that she will
leave behind big shoes to fill when she retires next year. You will be
hearing from me again after we post the position of associate director of
the Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Happy Holidays to all!

Sincerely,

Kate

Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences and
Associate Dean
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk Street (MC 763)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Tel.: (312) 996-8974
Fax: (312) 996-9584
Email: khc@uic.edu

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!

December 2, 2013

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through November, 2013

Greetings, Network Members,

This month's report on posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, is longer than usual because we are sharing the posts from the GMR's first LIS Student Outreach Award recipients. As part of their award requirement, awardees were to reflect on their Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association conference experience in a blog post.

Here are all the posts, including Season's Greetings from the GMR 2013: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/27/seasons-greetings-from-the-gmr-2013/

Posts from the nine student recipients:

Midwest Chapter: Sharing time and knowledge: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/08/midwest-chapter-sharing-time-and-knowledge/

Midwest Chapter: Connections: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/08/midwest-chapter-connections/

Midwest Chapter: Truly a community: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/07/midwest-chapter-truly-a-community/

Midwest Chapter Reflection: Finding one's community: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/07/midwest-chapter-reflection-finding-ones-community/

Midwest Chapter Reflection: Opportunities Abound: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/11/06/midwest-chapter-reflection-opportunities-abound/

Importance and Impact: Reflection on MWC MLA: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/28/importance-and-impact-reflection-on-mwc-mla/

Lessons on Library Leadership in the Land of Lincoln: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/21/lessons-on-library-leadership-in-the-land-of-lincoln/

Midwest Chapter Meeting Reflection: Increasing Knowledge: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/21/midwest-chapter-meeting-reflection-increasing-knowledge/

Midwest Chapter Reflection: Disruptive: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/15/midwest-chapter-reflection-disruptive/

And finally, New Exhibit Documents HIV/AIDS Crisis: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/10/05/new-exhibit-documents-hivaids-crisis/

Happy Holidays!
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/

September 4, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Lake Effects: An Overview of US Citizenship & Immigration Services Sept 19, 2013

Hello, Network Members,

Do you work with immigrants? Registration is available for our Lake Effects, 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 External Link Indicator. 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.

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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/
GMRLIST is an email list for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) members.

September 3, 2013

GMR/blog contact while Liz Weinfurter is on leave

Hello all,

As many of you know, I'm expecting a baby girl any day now. I'll be taking a three month maternity leave, which will run approximately next week through the end of November.

While I'm gone, Lisa McGuire will be posting GMR messages on my behalf, and if you have anything you would like posted to the blog you can contact Lisa directly (lmcguire@umn.edu). Just a reminder that any member can post directly to the HSLM list serve - hslm@uic.edu. Doing so will send out an email to all members, it just won't be available/searchable on the blog.

Let me know if you have any questions, and Lisa will take good care of GMR stuff while I'm gone!

Liz

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through August 2013

Hello and happy September!

Here are the latest posts on The Cornflower, the GMR blog. Take a look:

Student Funding to Attend Midwest Chapter in Peoria

2013 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter-Register Now

The ACA Count Down

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 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

From the GMR: Library Student Award for Attendance at Chapter Meeting - Sept 6th deadline

This is a really great award! Please forward it to any library students you know who would be interested in attending the chapter meeting.

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Network Members,

Please forward this information as quickly as possible to any library school students you know who might want to attend the Midwest Chapter meeting in October. The deadline is September 6, 2013.

The GMR is announcing a "Library Student Outreach Award" to cover up to $1,000 in expenses related to attending the Midwest Chapter meeting in East Peoria IL on October 5-7, 2013. Students currently enrolled in one of the graduate programs in library or information sciences located in the Greater Midwest Region are eligible. The purpose of the award is to introduce library school students to library outreach concepts specifically and health sciences librarianship in general. We plan to fund 5 awards.

Go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/special/lis
to find more information about the award, including the link to the online application form. Deadline for submission is September 6th, so please get the word out to your students and colleagues as quickly as possible.

Thank you for spreading the word.

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

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

August 1, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Update for July 2013 is now live

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the GMR Update for this quarter, now live on the GMR website at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html. Listed are upcoming classes and exhibits in the Region as well as the latest GMR news. Find out when and where GMR staff will be in your area in the upcoming months.

Thanks.
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/

July 31, 2013

From the GMR: Resource about ACA for public libraries

Network Members,
Here are some resources from the IOM Health Literacy Roundtable to help the public with understanding the new Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ruth

IOM discussion paper on health insurance: http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/LetsAsk4.aspx
Includes a video and links to other materials.

You are probably aware of a couple of recent IOM publications related to consumers and the ACA:
Patel, K.K., West, M.L., Hernandez, L.M., Wu, V.Y., Wong, W.F., Parker, R.M. 2013a. Helping Consumers Understanding and Use Health Insurance in 2014. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2013/HelpingConsumersUnderstandandUseHealthInsurance.aspx.

Patel, K, Parker, R., Villarruel, A. and Wong, W. 2013b. Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Discussion Paper. Institute of Medicine: Washington, D.C. http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/Perspectives-Files/2013/Discussion-Papers/BPH-AmplifyingtheVoice.pdf


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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

July 29, 2013

From the GMR: More on the ACA from HHS: ACA 101

The HHS Partnership Center continues to host a series of webinars for faith and community leaders. All webinars are open to the public and include a question and answer session where you can ask HHS staff any questions you may have. We also encourage you to submit questions you would like to have answered on the webinars to ACA101@hhs.gov.

The Health Care Law - Health Insurance Marketplace 101 (In Spanish)
Monday, July 29 at 4:00 pm ET

A presentation, in Spanish, on the main provisions in the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) and how to access care in your community. Topics include the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in health insurance and how to receive updates on implementation of the law. A brief question and answer session will provide answers to commonly asked questions.


Tour of the Newly Re-Launched HealthCare.gov and Q & A on the ACA
Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 pm ET

HealthCare.gov was recently re-launched to include new information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Join us for a brief tour of the website, of other key websites on the Health Insurance Marketplace and a question and answer session. Please send any questions to ACA101@hhs.gov prior to July 31 at Noon ET.


The Health Care Law - Health Insurance Marketplace 101
Wednesday, August 7 at 3:00 p.m. ET

A presentation on the main provisions in the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) and how to access care in your community. Topics include the Health Insurance Marketplace, how to enroll in health insurance and how to receive updates on implementation of the law. A brief question and answer session will provide answers to commonly asked questions.

Tour of the Newly Re-Launched HealthCare.gov and Q & A on the ACA
Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00 pm ET

HealthCare.gov was recently re-launched to include new information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Join us for a brief tour of the website, of other key websites on the Health Insurance Marketplace and a question and answer session. Please send any questions to ACA101@hhs.gov prior to August 20 at Noon ET.

Tour of the Newly Re-Launched CuidadoDeSalud.gov and Q & A on the ACA (In Spanish)
Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 pm ET

CuidadoDeSalud.gov was recently re-launched to include new information on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Join us for a brief tour of the website, in Spanish, of other key websites on the Health Insurance Marketplace and a question and answer session. Please send any questions to ACA101@hhs.gov prior to close of business on August 21.

http://www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/aca_101-invite.html


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/

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.

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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

July 8, 2013

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through June 2013

Hello, Network Members!

Check to see what's been happening on the GMR blog, The Cornflower!

Encouraging Kids to Consider a Future in the Health Sciences

Summer Fun, ding!

Do you have something of interest to share with our Network members? Let us know!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

July 3, 2013

From the GMR: RFI for Biomedical Informatics course

Hello, Network Members,

This just in from NLM:

NLM is planning for a potential solicitation for proposals to select a host institution for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Course. Please see the Request for Information (RFI) for details; and share with any institution or organization you think might be interested.

Please contact directly: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/OAM/NIHLM2013772-5/listing.html

Thanks.
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 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 25, 2013

From the GMR: HHS has launched Educational Tools related to Affordable Care Act

This is crucial information from HHS about the new Health Insurance Marketplace. If you go to the Health Insurance page on MedlinePlus, you will also find new information about the Affordable Care Act.

Ruth

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The Obama administration today kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance. The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1.

HealthCare.gov is the destination for the Health Insurance Marketplace. Americans may now access new educational information and learn what they can do to begin to get ready for open enrollment this fall. The website will add functionality over the summer so that, by October, consumers will be able to create accounts, complete an online application, and shop for qualified health plans. For Spanish speaking consumers, CuidadoDeSalud.gov will also be updated to match HealthCare.gov's new consumer focus.

Between now and the start of open enrollment, the Marketplace call center will provide educational information and, beginning Oct. 1, 2013, will assist consumers with application completion and plan selection. In addition to English and Spanish, the call center provides assistance in more than 150 languages through an interpretation and translation service. Customer service representatives are available for assistance via a toll-free number at 1-800-318-2596 and hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325 for assistance.

If you're not a consumer looking for health insurance--and you want resources for your organization, technical Marketplace information, or press materials-- visit these sites respectively:


  • Marktplace.CMS.gov

  • CMS.gov/CCIIO

  • HHS.gov/HealthCare

To view the new look and new focus of the website, visit www.HealthCare.gov.

HHS is on target for open enrollment in the Marketplace, which begins Oct. 1, 2013, and other key milestones approaching in the months ahead. Coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2014.

Questions or Concerns? Contact HHSIEA@hhs.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
GMRLIST is an email list for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) members.

From the GMR: Invitation to provide feedback to NN/LM GMR

Hello all, I strongly encourage you to complete this survey to provide feedback to the GMR about strengths and future directions. The GMR is a fantastic resource for all libraries in MN, and they really listen to what you have to say! It will be open until July 12th, but don't wait! Let me know if you have any questions.

Liz

*********

Dear Network Members:

The Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation
for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of its
program and future directions it should take. This project will help us
prepare for an upcoming site visit from the National Library of Medicine
on August 14. The goal of the site visit is to help GMR and NLM
understand how the RML is serving its network membership, learn how GMR
can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the
region, and gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network.

To access our feedback form, please click on the link below. You can
answer as many questions as you want or provide other comments:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013GMRFEEDBACK

The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but
without names attached) to those involved in the site visit, specifically
the visiting site team along with staff from GMR and NLM. These responses
will also be included in the site team's written report, which is made
available to GMR staff. GMR, in turn, may decide to share the site visit
report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory
Council.

Your responses are very important to us, so please take a few moments to
send your feedback! We will be collecting feedback through July 12.

Sincerely,

Kate

Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk Street (MC 763)
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Tel.: (312) 996-8974
Fax: (312) 996-9584

Email: khc@uic.edu

June 18, 2013

From the GMR: Announcing Second Round of GMR funding - Due Date = July 11, 2013

GMR Network Members,

The GMR has funds available for a second round of proposals for some of our smaller awards.

The new deadline for submission is Thursday, July 11, 2013.

To see what's available, go to our Current Funding Opportunities page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ There are four types of awards available, in addition to the Exhibit Awards which have a rolling deadline.

Awards include:
- Community Preparedness Award (Holly Burt)
- Outreach Express Award (Jacqueline Leskovec)
- Planning & Assessment Award (Jacqueline Leskovec)
- Technology Improvement Award (Tiffany Tawzer)

If you have questions about any of these awards, please contact the program liaison whose name appears in parentheses after the name of the award. Questions about awards in general may be directed to me. Contact information is found on the GMR Staff Directory page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html

Enjoy your summer, but don't miss out on this opportunity to obtain some funding for a project in the Fall.

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

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

From the GMR: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2014 Call for Applications

This is a great opportunity for mid-career librarians to gain leadership skills!

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2014
Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased
to announce the 2013-2014 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored
by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL
Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for
the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries.

"NLM continues to be pleased with the success of this collaboration with
AAHSL," said NLM director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. "Since 2002, this
leadership program has been invaluable in preparing library managers who
are rising stars to move into directorship positions."

AAHSL president M.J. Tooey said, "AAHSL was one of the early organizations
to recognize the importance of identifying and preparing future leaders.
Our program, in partnership with NLM, has for more than a decade been a
model for best practices in association leadership development programs.
We are justifiably proud of the program and of the future leaders it has
nurtured."

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in
a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in
another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic
health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual
relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working
collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program
faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort.
The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning
community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules.
The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows
and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

Fifty-five fellows have participated in the program in the first eleven
classes. To date, twenty-two fellows have been appointed to director
positions.

"The program has been invaluable to me as I guide and develop a library at
a new medical school," said Nadine Dexter, fellow, class of 2006-2007, and
director at University of Central Florida. "I am using many of the
concepts and principles, as well as tapping into the network of
colleagues. Even when the program is over, ideas and connections
continue."

Tania Bardyn, fellow, class of 2010-2011, and director, University of
Washington, said, "The things taught in the program are not just about
being a director, but about the means of leading, identifying the key
issues we face today in health sciences libraries, and thinking of it as
your ticket to change librarianship."

Evelyn Morgen, mentor, class of 2011-2012, and director at University of
Connecticut, stated, "I think both of us--my fellow and I--added to our
leadership skills and to our understanding of current issues facing
academic medical libraries. It was especially interesting to see all this
from the perspective of multiple institutions and ranges of career
development."

Program Overview

The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership
institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges
(AAMC) annual meeting; a yearlong fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and
discussions on issues related to library leadership; and two weeks of site
visit to the mentor's home library.

The program is designed to:

• Introduce fellows to leadership theory and practical tools for
implementing change at organizational and professional levels;
• Introduce fellows to critical issues facing academic health sciences
libraries;
• Develop meaningful professional relationships between fellows and
mentors that give fellows access to career guidance and support;
• Expose fellows to another academic health sciences library and its
institutional leadership under the guidance of their mentors;
• Examine career development and provide models of directors to fellows;
• Create a cohort of leaders who will draw upon each other for support
throughout their careers;
• Promote diversity in the leadership of the profession; and
• Offer recognition to emerging leaders and enhance the competitive
standing of fellows as they pursue director positions.

Application

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting
applications and nominations for the August 1, 2013, deadline for
potential fellows for the 2013-2014 experience. Candidates for fellow
should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic
health sciences libraries, as well as significant management experience.
Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health
sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings.
Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Directors with at least five years' experience as director of an academic
health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being
matched as a mentor by contacting the AAHSL Future Leadership Committee by
August 1.

The program brochure, including information on program design, schedule,
and application process, is available at
http://www.aahsl.org/assets/documents/2013/2013-2014_nlm_aahsl_lfp.pdf.
For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb,
Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee,
carolynlipscomb@cs.com.

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

From the GMR: Summer Funding!

Here's the newest from our blog, The Cornflower: by Jacqueline Leskovec!
Summer Fun, ding!

Although Chicago has been experiencing rather autumnal-like weather these last few weeks, the calendar confirms that it is officially meteorological summer. And in summer, we know that one of the first thoughts on Network minds is summer fun-ding!

Before you jump to the conclusion that this post is about some airline announcing discounted fares, take a look at the opportunities that sprouted up on the GMR's Current Funding Opportunities page, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/, where we have information about current award-level funding. The Submission Deadline for these awards is July 3, 2013. Announced are Community Preparedness Awards (Up to $2,000); Outreach Express Awards (Up to $4,500); Planning and Assessment Awards (Up to $2,500); and Technology Improvement Awards (Up to $4,500). Take a look at each award CFA for specifics on each award.

If you have any questions about these awards or any other GMR resources or services, send an email to GMR4U (at) uic.edu or your GMR State Contact, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html. Call us toll-free within Region at 1-800-338-7657, press one (1) for your RML.

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 28, 2013

From the GMR: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:


  • Information retrieval

  • Skills development

  • Resource development; and/or

  • Equipment Acquisition

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:


  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community

  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources

  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health

  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or

  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project

Awards are offered for up to $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

The solicitation for the 2013 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov).

Full and Open:
https://www.fbo.gov/indexmode=form&id=d28fc7304b80a5cebce5656aa6710733&tab=ntype

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:
https://www.fbo.gov/indexs=opportunity&mode=form&id=01753a19b4150f0a9c763369fa08bce1&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:
Keturah D. Busey, Business Opportunity Specialist
buseyk@mail.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-8169

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
rhwilli@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-4379
Fax: 301-402-8169
Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2013 RFQ.

Janice E. Kelly
Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
6707 Democracy Blvd
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Phone: 301-443-5886
Fax: 301-480-3537
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

--
Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 15, 2013

From the GMR: NLM FUNDING: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2013

Hello, Network Members,
Here is a funding opportunity forwarded from NLM.
Jacqueline

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2013

NLM is looking for submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the projects funded in 2011 and 2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

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

The deadline for responses is Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2 pm ET. Responses are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=bce51d2baaeac33d108448c146128771&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2013", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2013disasteroutreachrfq.html.

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

--

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/

May 14, 2013

From the GMR: NLM presentations at MLA available online

The NLM exhibit booth at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (NLM) featured theater presentations to bring users up-to-date on several NLM products and services. The presentation recordings are available at the link below and will soon be accessible from the NLM Distance Education Program Resources page.

Topics include: NLM apps and social media; History of Medicine Division exhibitions, programs, and resources; NIH Public Access compliance and PubMed My NCBI, MedlinePlus Connect and Meaningful Use; Resources for a multi-cultural world; and updates on PubMed, PubMed Central International, Health Services Research and Public Health, PubMed Health and ClinicalTrials.gov.

Visit:
NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2013, MLA 2013: NLM Theater Presentations
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj13/mj13_mla_theater_ppt.html

Have a wonderful week everyone!


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

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

---------- Forwarded message ----------

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.

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through April 2013

Hello, Network Members,

It was great seeing so many of you at MLA Boston!

Here's the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/

GMR at MLA
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/04/25/gmr-at-mla/

Genetics Home Reference Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2013/04/25/genetics-home-reference-celebrates-its-10th-anniversary/

If you haven't seen the latest GMR Update for April 2013, it is accessible from the GMR homepage or directly via the following link:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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/

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
--
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

From the GMR: April 2013 GMR Update now available online

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the latest GMR Update available online: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Included is information on Promotional/Educational Items, funding deadline extensions, and what (and who) is coming to a venue near you!

Jacqueline
--

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/

March 29, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Funding proposal deadline extended

Network Members,

We recently announced the availability of subcontracts and awards for the next contract year (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014). The link to our funding page is: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The deadline for the larger awards is past, but we still have funding for at least two Target Outreach subcontracts at the $15,000 level. The NEW DEADLINE for Target Outreach submissions is May 24, 2013.

In addition, we are extending the deadline for the smaller awards, with the NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE of April 12, 2013. The smaller awards include:

Community Preparedness ($2,000)
Exhibit ($1,500)
Outreach Express ($4,500)
Planning and Assessment ($2,500)
Technology Awareness ($4,500)

If you have questions about these funding opportunities, you may contact the GMR Program Coordinator assigned to the award (see the Call For Applications to find this information) or for the subcontracts, you may contact me directly.

We look forward to working with many of you over the next year as you implement projects that assist us with carrying out the mission of the NN/LM.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

From the GMR: 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 21, 2013

From the GMR: Your input requested: EHR's and the GMR

Hello, Network Members,

During the November 2012 Regional Advisory (RAC) meeting at the GMR, RAC
members discussed how the GMR might be able to support librarians
interested in working with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) at their
institution.

Please answer this short questionnaire by clicking on the link below. The
questionnaire will be open for feedback until April 1,
2013
. Thank you in advance for your feedback.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GMRMar2013


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/

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.

From the GMR: Project Funding Deadlines Approaching

Network Members,

As a reminder, the GMR has some upcoming deadlines for submission of funding proposals. We recently announced the availability of subcontracts and awards for the next contract year (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014). The link to our funding page is: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We will again be offering one Major Outreach subcontract for $25,000 and three Target Outreach subcontracts for $15,000 each. The submission deadline for these subcontracts is March 22, 2013.

In addition, we are again offering a variety of awards for smaller amounts and the first submission deadline for these awards is April 5, 2013. The smaller awards include:

Community Preparedness ($2,000)
Exhibit ($1,500)
Outreach Express ($4,500)
Planning and Assessment ($2,500)
Technology Awareness ($4,500)

If you have questions about these funding opportunities, you may contact the GMR Program Coordinator assigned to the award (see the Call For Applications to find this information) or for the subcontracts, you may contact me directly.

We look forward to working with many of you over the next year as you implement projects that assist us with carrying out the mission of the NN/LM.

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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 1, 2013

From the GMR: Update on Value of Libraries Study

Hi everyone,

Renae Barger from the Middle Atlantic Region is offering this update. Ruth


UPDATE ON VALUE OF LIBRARIES STUDY

The NN/LM MAR website has been updated with the last of the special reports. 1) for physicians and residents only, 2) nurses only, 3. AAHSL members only, and 4) non-AAHSL members only. Additionally, the full study results are now available and may be helpful to librarians who want to use some slides or data in their own presentations. (http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valueresults.html)

The JMLA paper is now linking correctly to PMC along with the online only appendices: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543128/

Here is how the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System has highlighted the Value of Libraries study to clinical administrators and users at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC):

The Values of Libraries Study: An Update: http://info.hsls.pitt.edu/updatereport/?p=6068

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through February 2013

Hello, Network Members,

Welcome to meteorological spring! If you haven't checked on The Cornflower, the GMR blog, lately, information is blooming. Here is a list of the latest posts.

NLM ILL Survey Coming Soon!

GMR Sponsors March 13th MLA Webcast Sites

Rural Assistance Center New Minority Population Maps

Thinking about outreach?

Cultural Competence in Health Sciences from our sister region SEA

NLM's DIMRC Apps and Mobile Web Pages

Thanks.
Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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/

February 25, 2013

From the GMR: Announcing Awards and Subcontracts for Option Year 2 (May 2013 - April 2014)

Network colleagues,

The GMR is announcing the availability of subcontracts and awards for the next contract year (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014). The link to our funding page is: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We will again be offering one Major Outreach subcontract for $25,000 and three Target Outreach subcontracts for $15,000 each. The submission deadline for these subcontracts is March 22, 2013.

In addition, we are again offering a variety of awards for smaller amounts and the first submission deadline for these awards is April 5, 2013. The smaller awards include:

Community Preparedness ($2,000)
Exhibit ($1,500)
Outreach Express ($4,500)
Planning and Assessment ($2,500)
Technology Awareness ($4,500)

If you have questions about these funding opportunities, you may contact the GMR Program Coordinator assigned to the award (see the Call For Applications to find this information) or for the subcontracts, you may contact me directly.

We look forward to working with many of you over the next year as you implement projects that assist us with carrying out the mission of the NN/LM.

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

February 5, 2013

From the GMR: Position posting - Biosciences Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biosciences Librarian
Assistant or Associate Professor of University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:
Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Position Description:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise to support undergraduate and graduate-level instruction and research in biological sciences, biotechnology, and bioengineering fields. The Biosciences Librarian will serve as part of a team of librarians providing research support to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS); Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES); and Engineering. The incumbent will work with researchers in several departments and research centers including the Beckman Institute, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the School of Integrative Biology, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Department of Bioengineering, Illinois Natural History Survey, and others engaged in biological research or instruction. The incumbent will report to the head of the Funk (ACES) Library and have office space in both the Funk and Grainger Engineering Libraries. The successful candidate will establish collection priorities, provide information and instructional services, engage in data and research services, and develop expanded library services related to bioscience subject areas.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The Biosciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's service activities, collections, and expertise in the biological sciences. Specific responsibilities include:

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  • Initiate liaison and outreach relationships with relevant bioscience programs;

  • Provide information and instructional services, both in person and online;

  • Develop and manage library collections in all formats in areas of subject responsibility;

  • Develop and maintain robust Internet sites and related digital resources;

  • Develop data stewardship and research support services;

  • Contribute to Library-wide information, instruction, collection development, and research support services;

  • Participate in the provision of general reference services through scheduled reference desk hours and on-call reference service;

  • Monitor trends in bioscience scholarly publishing and inform researchers about scholarly communications services and related library collection development;

  • Conduct research in science and technology librarianship;

  • Perform other duties as they arise.

Environment:
The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit . The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarians".

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center opened in 1994 and serves as a laboratory for enhanced information services and emerging information technologies. The Funk Library is located in a new, state-of-the art building built in 2001. Together the Grainger and Funk libraries are composed of 7.5 FTE faculty librarians and 4.25 FTE library graduate assistants. The Grainger Library serves the College of Engineering, including the Department of Bioengineering and a large biomedical group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Funk Library is the primary facility serving students and researchers in the areas of agriculture, biology, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The two libraries contain on-site computer instructional classrooms.

Qualifications:
Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent; degree in a biosciences discipline or 1-2 years of experience providing professional services to one or more bioscience disciplines in an academic, corporate, or research library; experience with online information resources and information management tools; commitment to provision of public services; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.

Preferred: Advanced degree in a biosciences discipline; experience providing information and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience providing scholar support services such as scholarly communications services, bioinformatics, and/or e-science activities; experience building and sustaining library collections; experience creating and maintaining web pages for library users; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all elements of an academically and culturally diverse community; evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with university standards for promotion and tenure.

Salary and Rank:
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/lpta.htm.


Terms of Appointment:
Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary. Health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.


Campus and Community:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a major comprehensive major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public engagement to the state and the nation. It employs 2,300 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.htm or http://www.ccchamber.org.


To Apply:
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:
In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 2/19/2013. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

February 4, 2013

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through January, 2013

Hello, Network Members,

Here is the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower:

GMR will Sponsor Sites for March 13th MLA Educational Webcast

Check the GMR website for more educational opportunities:

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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/

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

From the GMR: Data Management Planning Survey results from U Iowa

Dear Colleagues,

Attached is a report on the University of Iowa Data Management Needs Survey. Our survey was funded by the GMR-we are very grateful. We will be conducting focus groups in the near future with researchers to drill a bit deeper into what their needs are for data management. We will share that data with you when it's available. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Download report (PDF): Data Management at U Iowa Survey Report

Linda Walton
Director
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
319-335-9873

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 25, 2013

From the GMR: GMR Update January 2013 is online

Hello, Network Members,

The January 2013 edition of the GMR Update is available online at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

The GMR Update is also accessible via the News & Announcements box on the GMR homepage: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

Find out about the upcoming Disaster Communication Summit - March 7-8, 2013; scheduled classes and exhibits; and our new Technology Coordinator, Tiffany Tawzer!

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 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 15, 2013

From the GMR: Invitation to complete survey on emerging roles for biomedical librarians

This survey is related to a research project for an upcoming special issue of JMLA. Ruth

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You are invited to participate in a short survey (requiring about 10 minutes to complete) to identify emerging roles for biomedical librarians. All librarians currently employed in a biomedical setting (academic health sciences center, hospital, research center, etc.) are eligible to participate.

This survey is part of a study being conducted to identify and describe emerging roles for biomedical librarians, including when, where, and how these roles are being developed. We hope that the results of this study will provide a current benchmark and inform library planning, library education, and continuing education. We hope you will help us with this project by participating in this survey.

Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RMM9JX to complete the survey.

Thanks.

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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: Webinar on NIH Public Access Policy

Please forward this announcement to NIH grantees who might be interested in compliance with the Public Access Policy.

The NIH has announced it will hold a webinar on January 15 "to assist grantee institutions with guidance and resources related to the NIH Public Access Policy, upcoming changes, tools, and how non-compliance will affect awards." NIH earlier announced that in the spring, at the earliest, it "will hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy."

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-016.html

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

From the GMR: 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

January 6, 2013

From the GMR: Position available: Loyola Univ Chicago Health Sciences Library

Information Services & Instruction Librarian

Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The Health Sciences Campus, located in Maywood, IL, is committed to nursing, medical, graduate and post-graduate education. The library and its services support faculty, students and staff of the Stritch School of Medicine and its programs, and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented librarian to serve as Information Services & Instruction Librarian on a vibrant and growing health sciences campus. The Information Services & Instruction Librarian supports the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences community with a variety of Information Services that include:


  • distributed research and reference service with a focus on basic sciences and clinical researchers

  • collaboratively design and teach online and on-site library instruction

  • plan and participate in outreach to promote and expand library service to internal and external communities

  • participate in the maintenance and improvement of the library website based on usability studies and customer and staff feedback



The successful candidate will:

  • demonstrate proficiency with biomedical resources

  • demonstrate proficiency in teaching information skills

  • value and model outstanding customer services skills

  • possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Drupal, HTML and various web editors, and CSS

  • appreciate the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment

  • demonstrate outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • possess an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent and an undergraduate or advanced degree in the life sciences

  • consistently demonstrate flexibility, a sense of humor, and a strong commitment to outstanding customer service



Salary is available upon request. Loyola University Chicago benefits package includes tuition remission. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Send resume and names of three references to: Jeanne Sadlik, Associate Director Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Building 125-1526, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153; jsadlik@luc.edu

Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

December 21, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through December 2012

Hello, Network Members,
Here's the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower.

A Knowledge Bank Boost at APHA Conference

A Message from the RML Director, Holidays 2012

Season's Greetings from the GMR 2012

Open-i - The New Image Search Engine

Have a great holiday and see you next year!
Jacqueline
Editor, The GMR Blog

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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/

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

From the GMR: CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Deadline is December 31

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent Ph.D. graduates the chance to help develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. Host institutions benefit from fellows' field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections' potential uses and users, research practices and scholarly information behaviors, and current teaching and learning methods within particular disciplines.

In 2013, CLIR will offer three distinct kinds of postdoctoral fellowships. Each has slightly different requirements, relating to eligible fields of study, funding, and terms of appointment.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships in Academic Libraries:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/acad

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc-science

CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Curation for Medieval Studies:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/dc-medieval

All currently advertised positions:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants/positions-all

Information for applicants:
http://www.clir.org/fellowships/postdoc/applicants

Applications are due by December 31, 2012, 5:00PM EST

Council on Library and Information Resources
1707 L Street, NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036, USA

Phone: 202.939.4750
www.clir.org

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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/

November 30, 2012

From the GMR: NLM Public Access Announcement

Network members,

FYI: NIH is going to being enforcing the compliance of the NIH Public Access policy to new grant applications. If publications are not in compliance, awards for new grants will be held up. Here is the announcement.

http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2012/11/16/improving-public-access-to-research-results/

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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 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 13, 2012

From the GMR: List of MedPrint titles and commitments

Network Member Libraries,

I am forwarding a list of MedPrint titles showing the number of commitments by title: MedPrint Titles (pdf). There are 39 titles (out of 240) that have 12 or more commitments from libraries around the country and these are highlighted in green.

If you are not familiar with the MedPrint program, you can find more information at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/psd/printretentionmain.html

The MedPrint program is a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to ensure the preservation of and continued access to the print serials literature. We know that some of you are planning to make a 25 year commitment to preserving one or more of the basic Medline journals in your libraries, and we hope that this list will assist you with determining which titles have the fewest commitments.

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

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 3, 2012

Job posting: Asst Director & Collection Management (Grand Forks)

Please excuse the cross-posting. Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it. North Dakota has clean air, nice people and the cost of living is low. Perhaps you've heard about our strong economy due to the oil boom in the western part of the state. Our housing prices are reasonable. State employee benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan. You can take one class/semester free of charge. Yes, it is cold in the winter but you put on layers and go on with life. Our summers are beautiful. We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. There is an active arts community. There's also Division 1 hockey and other athletics. We are a community-based medical school so we have students and faculty distributed around the state. We also do lots of outreach activities through our contract with the GMR/NNLM. Grand Forks is a nice-sized college town with an Air Force base. Please don't hesitate to contact me (see below) if you have any questions.

Mary Markland

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Assistant Director & Collection Management Librarian

The University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks (www.undmedlibrary.org), seeks a diversified leader with solid experience in collection management, financial management, and personnel management. Requirements include at least five years post-MLS experience in an academic library, four years supervisory experience, and a strong knowledge of health and medical information resources. As the only medical school in the state, the programs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (www.med.und.edu) include M.D., residencies, nursing (undergraduate and graduate), allied health, and MPH.

Assistant Director responsibilities include: participation in overall library administration; direct supervision of 6 unit heads; coordination of activities in the public services and technical services areas; and assuming expanded responsibility in absence of director.

Collection Management duties include: evaluating and selecting print and electronic resources for purchase, cancellation or withdrawal; managing the collections budget of $700,000 annually; negotiating costs and licensing agreements; and working with other libraries and library networks in cooperative ventures.

Salary and qualifications: $60,000 - $72,000. Full qualifications, position description, and directions for application are at http://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources/job-opening-search.cfm ; posting number 13-090. Applications received by October 31, 2012, will receive first consideration. Be sure to submit the UND application and control card, a cover letter, a resume, and names of 3 job-related references.

Mary J. Markland
SE Clinical Campus Librarian
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
1919 Elm St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
mary.markland@med.und.edu
GMRLIST is an email list for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) members.

September 7, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on the Cornflower for August 2012

Hello, Network Members!

If you haven't already seen these posts on the GMR blog, The Cornflower, take a look:

Connect with Information Connections

The Authoritative Guide to NLM Mobile Resources

Do you use Google Maps?

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

September 6, 2012

From the GMR: Practice-Based Research Networks

Network members,

The GMR is interested to know if any librarians in our region are working with one of the Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN) in our region. The PBRN Registry on the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) indicates that there are networks in Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The registry is found at: http://pbrn.ahrq.gov/portal/server.pt/community/practice_based_research_networks_%28pbrn%29__pbrn_information/855

We want to learn more about the potential for librarians to play a role supporting research in practice settings. If you know of someone who is working with health practitioners that belong to one of these networks, please me know.

Please send replies directly to Ruth Holst at: rholst@uic.edu.

Thank you. 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

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.

September 4, 2012

From the GMR: New Genetics Education Resource

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 - 12 to learn genetics.

GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as:


  • Cell Biology

  • DNA

  • Genes

  • Chromosomes

  • Heredity/Inheritance Patterns

  • Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment

  • Genetic Conditions

  • Evolution

  • Biostatistics

  • Biotechnology

  • DNA Forensics

  • Top Issues in Genetics

Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research.

The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHRGI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Specialty pages including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments highlight those tools that teachers may find particularly helpful.

Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics along with links to different careers related to the science of Genetics.

To stay up to date with all NLM's K-12 resources subscribe to the K12NLMRESOURCES email list, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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 28, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING: Women's Health Sept 10 deadline

In case you are not on medlib-l, please see this funding opportunity. If interested, please respond directly via the links below.

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH and their 27 Institutes and Centers through the Women's Health Resources Portal through a funding opportunity.

The purpose of the Women's Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resource on sex and gender difference basic science, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women's Health Resources Portal that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources.

The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university / college and their library, specifically medical and Health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting. University and colleges libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.

All proposals must be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Daylight Time). To find more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:

1) NIHLM2012431A-Partial Small Business Set-Aside

2) NIHLM2012431B-Full and Open

Janice E. Kelly
Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch
National Library of Medicine
Specialized Information Services
6707 Democracy Blvd
Two Democracy Plaza, Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
Phone: 301-443-5886
Fax: 301-480-3537
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

August 24, 2012

From the GMR: More changes to PubMed (NLM Technical Bulletin Update)

Especially for those not subscribed to the NLM Technical Bulletin and who search for drugs and chemicals, there are some important changes coming.


NLM Technical Bulletin, Jul-Aug 2012, A New System of Registry Number Identifiers for Chemicals in the MeSH Database
08/22/2012 12:16 PM EDT

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Substance Registration System (SRS) - Unique Ingredient Identifiers (UNIIs) are being introduced into the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary starting with the 2013 MeSH Supplementary Concept Records (SCRs). The UNIIs are an integral part of the FDA Substance Registration System. They appear in several databases such as the Veterans Administration National Drug File Reference Terminology, the USP Dictionary of United States Adopted Names (USAN) and International Drug Names (INN), and the RxNorm database. Each UNII is a unique series of ten characters that includes a check digit to ensure data integrity.

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jul-Aug 2012, Retrieving History of Medicine Citations in MEDLINE/PubMed
08/22/2012 12:15 PM EDT

Searching PubMed for articles relating to the history of medicine has become easier with the introduction of the new PubMed left hand filter sidebar. The filter sidebar allows users to easily select different filters to apply to a PubMed search.

August 3, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower, through July 2012

Hello, Network Members,

Have you seen the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower?

Acquainting Michigan Dietitians with MedlinePlus

Native Voices

Do you have news to share with the Greater Midwest Region? A new project, perhaps? Send an email to the blog editor, leskovec@uic.edu, for more information on how to share your news on the GMR blog.

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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: GMR Update for July 2012 now online!

Hello, Network Members,

The GMR Update for July, 2012, is now online. Check for Program Area, Funding and Member Services updates at the following URL:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Thanks!


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/

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.

From the GMR: Health Literacy Innovations Launches 3rd Annual Health Literacy Innovator Award Contest

Bethesda, Md. (July 16, 2012) - Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today announced the launch of its 3rd annual Health Literacy Innovators Award.

The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. It is open to any company, organization or individual that can demonstrate excellence in health literacy in one of the three contest categories. Contest winners, one per category, receive three annual licenses of the Health Literacy Advisor. The deadline is August 31st, 2012

For information on contest rules and application forms, please visit http://HealthLiteracyInnovations.com/award

The 2012 National Health Literacy Innovators Award Contest judges are:

  • Nadia Ali, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine of Temple University
  • Carolyn Cocotas, Senior Vice President, Quality and Corporate Compliance, F.E.G.S
  • Arthur J. Culbert, Founder and Former President Health Literacy Missouri
  • Ariella Herman, Research Director, UCLA / J&J Health Care Institute, 2010 winner
  • Julie McKinney, LINCS Health Literacy List Moderator, World Education, Inc.
  • Linda Johnston Lloyd, Health Literacy Consultant and Retired Senior Advisor HRSA
  • Marycelis Keiser, Healthcare Strategy & Communications Consultant
  • Silje Lier, Multimedia Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
  • HHS Joanne G. Schwartzberg, American Medical Association
  • Greg Smith, Executive Director, Florida Literacy Coalition, 2010 winner

About HLI
Knowing that "literacy" is the single most important indicator of a health outcome, Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy. HLI's flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor, is the nation's first, only, and most powerful health literacy software tool. As a "health literacy checker," the HLA streamlines the review and simplification process by allowing users to assess the readability of their documents and then fix it using plain language principles. The HLA applies nine well-known readability indices in English and six indices in Spanish and an interactive search-and-replace function to eliminate hard-to-read terms and phrases and medical jargon with plain language alternatives. The combination of these two functions, a document "grade" with a readability score/grade level, and the ReadsEasy stamp (a reward for good work) sets the HLA software apart from programs or readability indices alone. For more information, please visit www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com or call 301-230-4966.

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

From the GMR: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2012-2013 - Call for Applications

Call for Applications
The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries.

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

Fifty fellows have participated in the program since its inauguration in 2002. To date, nineteen fellows have been appointed to director positions.

"The program was a defining influence on my career," said Brian Bunnett, fellow, class of 2003-2004, and director at University of New Mexico. "It has been eight years since I completed the program, but I will continue to benefit for the rest of my career from the contacts I made, the knowledge I gained, and the confidence it instilled in me."

Beth Layton, fellow, class of 2004-2005, and director, Northeast Ohio Medical University, said, "As I tackle new issues and position the library to reflect the institutional and external environment, I continue to realize how much I learned during the fellowship. I incorporate what I learned on trends and politics into planning and daily operations. I believe my institution benefits from my participation in the program."

Jean Shipman, mentor, class of 2010-2011, and director at University of Utah, stated, "While you think you can't afford the time, you can't afford not to make the time. Through participation, you get to connect directly with nine other librarians to glean wisdom from their contexts, experience, and in-depth knowledge. If you would like permission to take time to contemplate issues key to the successful management of libraries, working with your fellow offers such an opportunity."

Program Overview
The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting; a yearlong fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership; and a two-week site visit to the mentor's home library (in one or two-week segments).

The program is designed to:


  • Introduce fellows to leadership theory and practical tools for implementing change at organizational and professional levels;

  • Introduce fellows to critical issues facing academic health sciences libraries;

  • Develop meaningful professional relationships between fellows and mentors that give fellows access to career guidance and support;

  • Expose fellows to another academic health sciences library and its institutional leadership under the guidance of their mentors;

  • Examine career development and provide models of directors to fellows;

  • Create a cohort of leaders who will draw upon each other for support throughout their careers;

  • Promote diversity in the leadership of the profession; and

  • Offer recognition to emerging leaders and enhance the competitive standing of fellows as they pursue director positions.



Application
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the August 1, 2012, deadline for potential fellows for the 2012-2013 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as significant management experience. Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Directors with at least five years' experience as director of an academic health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being matched as a mentor by contacting the AAHSL Future Leadership Committee by August 1.

The program brochure, including information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available at http://www.aahsl.org/assets/2012/2012-2013_nlm-aahsl_leadership_fellows_program.pdf. For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb, Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carolynlipscomb@cs.com.

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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 10, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information

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

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

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies. Summaries of the seven projects funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html.

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

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2 pm ET. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on FedBizOpps.gov as follows:

Partial Small Business Set-Aside https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ad2bb9b6b067a1b0cb704070dbcc4f13&tab=core&_cview=0

Full and Open https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9d9f0974ab8150e88e20ef5a1fdce4b3&tab=core&_cview=0

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012", please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2012disasteroutreachrfp.html.

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

July 6, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through June 2012

Hello, Network Members,

Have you seen the recent posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower? The headlines and links are included below for your convenience:

Native Voices

Acquainting Michigan Dietitians with MedlinePlus

Do you have news or announcements of interest for GMR members? Check out our blog pages, Writing for The Cornflower, and Policies and Procedures, for more information.

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

July 3, 2012

From the GMR: GMR still has funding available

Hello Network Members,

The GMR has funding available for at least one large subcontract and several smaller awards. Please check out our funding page at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

The deadline for most of these funding opportunities is July 25, 2012, so act now!

Consider applying for a Major Outreach Subcontract for up to $25,000 for a public health or consumer health project. For more information, go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreachmajor/outreachmajorsub.html


In addition to the large subcontract, funding is still available for several smaller awards. Here are the links to the Calls for Applications (CFAs):

Community Preparedness Award ($2,000): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/community/communitycfa.html

Outreach Express Award ($4,500): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreach/outreachexpcfa.html

Planning and Assessment Award ($2,500): http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/planning/planningcfa.html

As always, we are happy to take your questions about how the funding process works.

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

June 21, 2012

From the GMR: IOM Roundtable on Health Lit Discussion Paper released

Hi all,

The latest discussion paper, Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations has been released.

http://iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2012/HealthLitAttributes.aspx

Thanks,
Samanthi

From the GMR: NLM Native Voices iPad App

Hi all,

To give users a virtual experience of its new exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, NLM has created Native Voices iPad app.

The app presents video interviews with tribal elders, healers and other prominent people who practice traditional medicine, Western medicine or a combination of both.
From their unique experiences and perspectives, they weave a tapestry of stories of the vibrant and diverse cultures and medicine ways of Alaska Natives, Native Americans and Native Hawaiians.

Other video clips provide an exhibition overview and highlights of the 4,400-mile journey of the totem pole specially created for the exhibition.

The Native Voices app works on all iPads with iOS4.2 and higher. To download the free app, go to the Apple iTunes store and type in "NLM Native Voices."

Thank you,

Samanthi

June 20, 2012

From the GMR: Stipend for APHA Annual Meeting from Sewell Fund

Please see the following opportunity regarding the APHA Annual Meeting.

(Apologies for cross postings)

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 2012. This year's APHA meeting will take place in San Francisco, CA from October 27 - 31, 2012. Its theme is Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for application is Friday July 27, 2012, 5pm EST. For more information and an application form, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/2012/sewell-stipend-2012/

For more information on the 2012 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/.

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

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)

We look forward to reading your application!


Barb

Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH
Public Health Informationist
University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System
Chair, Client Relations Committee Public Health/ Health Administration Section Medical Library Association folb@pitt.edu

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

From the GMR: GMR has Technology Coordinator position opening

Network Members
Here is a great opportunity to work with colleagues throughout the region and play with new technologies at the same time. Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested in applying. Ruth

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Program Coordinator: Technology
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) is seeking a knowledgeable, outgoing, energetic librarian to fill the Technology Coordinator position. The GMR is located in the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Technology Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the technology program for the ten-state Greater Midwest Region (GMR). This position serves as a consultant to network members, identifying strategies for promoting awareness and use of new technologies to support improved access to electronic health information for librarians, health professionals, and the public. The Technology Coordinator collaborates with staff from the other NN/LM regions to develop and maintain the NN/LM Intranet and public web site. Other responsibilities include the development of classes and presentations on emerging technologies; exhibiting at meetings of librarians and health professionals; supporting recipients of technology awards; and contributing information about new technologies to the GMR blog and other regional and state publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library/Information Sciences. Two to five years' experience working with or in libraries, preferably health sciences libraries. Experience with NLM databases and services. Demonstrated knowledge of web design. Working knowledge of Drupal, HTML, and CSS. Experience with a variety of operating and network systems. Teaching and curriculum development experience, including distance education instruction. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Willingness to travel. Ability to transport and set up exhibit materials.

SALARY/CONTRACT: Professional academic staff appointments in the UIC Library begin at $55,000, but the salary is commensurate with experience; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; paid medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by Friday, July 6, 2012. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:
https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=20866


THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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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

June 12, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through May, 2012

Hello, Network Members,

Here's the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower. You may have seen our Facebook post on RML Social Media sites on the NLM website. If not, check out other ways to connect with NLM and NN/LM. The URLs are: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/socialmedia/social_nnlm.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/socialmedia/index.html.

Joan Zivich named to MLA's Hospital Libraries Section Scroll of Exemplary Service

Rural Health Mobilizes

Healthy People Tools for Working in the Community


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 4, 2012

From the GMR: HRSA Health Literacy Video

FYI,

The Health Resources and Services Administration has released a 7 minute video: How Effective Healthcare Communication Contributes to Health Equity. This video offers a helpful introduction for all healthcare providers on how culture, language and health literacy support the elimination of disparities and promote health equity.

Thanks,

Samanthi Hewakapuge

May 25, 2012

From the GMR: JOB POSTING - Biomedical Librarian, University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for the position of Biomedical Librarian.

The John Crerar Library provides specialized reference, instructional, and outreach services to faculty, clinicians, students, and staff in the biomedical and physical sciences at the University of Chicago. The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) is home to the University's biomedical community, which includes 21 departments, 13 interdisciplinary committees, 26 centers and institutes, the Collegiate Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). The BSD offers 19 PhD-granting programs, which are grouped into four broad clusters: Biomedical Sciences, Darwinian Sciences, Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience. The UCMC, in partnership with the BSD, offers 20 accredited residency programs and 38 accredited fellowship programs. The Physical Sciences Division (PSD) is home to the University's physical sciences community, which includes 7 departments, 5 institutes, 2 national laboratories, 7 research centers. The PSD offers 8 PhD-granting programs.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the Co-Director of Science Libraries (Collection Services), this position is responsible for the development and management of the Library's collections in medicine (excluding nursing) through understanding of research and teaching trends at the University and beyond, the structure of the scholarly literature in medicine, and patterns of scholarly communication. Communicates with faculty, clinical staff and others to determine collection needs. Works in collaboration with other science selectors and the Co-Director of Science Libraries (Collection Services) to prioritize selection of interdisciplinary science and medicine resources. Makes recommendations for acquisition of expensive or unusual titles requiring special funding. In collaboration with the Co-Director and other Library staff, is responsible for preservation reviews, selection of titles for local digitization efforts, review of gifts materials, and collections space management.

Participates in scheduled reference shifts (including weekends on rotation) in the John Crerar Library, providing reference by phone, email, and via instant messaging. As part of a team of dedicated science and biomedical librarians, provides in-depth research and instructional support, as well as general reference and instructional service. Creates, edits, and maintains LibGuides for medicine and other assigned subject areas.

For a full position description, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A graduate degree from an ALA accredited library school is required, as is a demonstrated strong commitment to professional development. An undergraduate or graduate biomedical or other science degree is preferred.

Experience: Required: Previous experience in an academic health sciences or an academic science library serving a biomedical community; knowledge of literature organization in medicine; skill in identifying and acquiring resources; knowledge of medical bibliographic databases and other reference sources. Preferred: Experience in collecting, reference and instruction; experience in library-provided data management services; knowledge of current and developing information technologies and their applications to reference and research activities.

Skills: Required: Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to analyze issues and problems, evaluate possible solutions, and implement best choice; strong organizational and planning skills; ability to prioritize, coordinate and perform tasks; ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment; experience using library computer applications and desktop Windows software; knowledge of web-authoring tools; experience with creating and maintaining web pages. Preferred: Reading knowledge of a second language.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

To apply, please visit https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52250

Resumes sent by mail, e-mail or fax will not be considered.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deb Werner
Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach
Biomedical Reference Librarian
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
dwerner@uchicago.edu
773-702-8552

May 9, 2012

From the GMR: Curricular modules teach budding pharmacists how to engage patients with low health literacy

May Issue of Research Activities Features AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Curricular Modules

AHRQ's monthly newsletter Research Activities has a front page spread on the recently published Pharmacy Health Literacy Curricular modules.

View the article at: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/may12/0512RA1.htm

Access AHRQ's Pharmacy Health Literacy Curricular Modules from AHRQ's Pharmacy Health Literacy Center at: http://www.ahrq.gov/pharmhealthlit/


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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

May 8, 2012

From the GMR: GMR announces Funding Opportunities

Network Members,

The GMR has funding available for the new year of our contract that started on May 1, 2012. Please go to the Funding tab on our website to see what's available: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/

We are able to fund at least two more Target Outreach subcontracts for up to $14,000 each and we have issues new Calls for Applications (CFAs) for the following smaller awards:
- Community Preparedness
- Exhibit
- Outreach Express
- Planning and Assessment
- Technology Improvement

The deadline for the smaller awards is June 1, 2012 and the deadline for the Target Outreach subcontracts is June 8, 2012.

Don't wait. Check out these opportunities today.

Ruth

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 7, 2012

From the GMR: FUNDING: AIDS Community Outreach Projects

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message from NLM.
Jacqueline

NLM's Specialized Information Services (SIS) will once again be funding AIDS community outreach projects. The announcement of the forthcoming RFP is listed currently on FedBizOp at the URL below. The RFP will be available on May 15 with proposals due on June 18.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=617fb50d5cbee0ed17add7b770d12226&tab=core&_cview=0

From the GMR: News about Max Anderson

Network Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to say that Max Anderson will be leaving his position as Technology Coordinator for the NN/LM GMR on June 15, 2012. During his tenure with the GMR, he taught 91 classes, online and face-to-face. He authored many classes (e.g. 'Screencasting: Creating Online Tutorials' and 'Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries and Health.') that became very popular in the region and was often invited to teach or present outside the GMR region, including national online webinars for the Medical Library Association. Over his 4 years with the GMR, he has visited all ten states in the region numerous times conducting site visits, teaching and giving presentations, and exhibiting at conferences. He served as the state contact for Wisconsin and Indiana and was a fixture at their annual meetings and during the planning process. Max has been a major force for collaboration among the Technology Coordinators within the NN/LM and has been a valued colleague to Network members in the Midwest and his co-workers here at UIC.

He is moving on to serve as the Assistant Library Director for Educational Technology for the Library of Rush University Medical Center in July. We wish well in his new position, but expect to see him from time to time in the neighborhood, since Rush is right next door to UIC.

Max can be reached at max [at] uic [dot] edu until June 15, and rexlibris [at] me [dot] com after that date.

Ruth
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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 2, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through April 2012

Hello, Network Members,

Have you seen these postings on the GMR blog, The Cornflower? Check them out through the direct links below.

Attributes of a Health Literate Organization

MHSLA 2012: Librarians Driving Medical Education

GMR Sponsors April 18th MLA Webcast Sites

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Editor, The Cornflower
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

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 13, 2012

From the GMR: The April 2012 GMR Update is now up!

Hello, Network Members,

In case you have not received an in-person update from your GMR coordinator, please see the latest edition of the GMR Update online at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Read about our contract year end review, funding opportunities and Membership Renewal.

Thanks.

Jacqueline

April 12, 2012

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through March 2012

Hello, Network Members,

Please see the latest from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, posted below.
Thanks!

Jacqueline

A Message from the RML Director, Spring 2012

Multilingual PubMed trifold brochures

Lessons Learned from the Midwest Veterinary Conference

GMR to Sponsor Sites for April 18th MLA Webcast

From the GMR: Assistant Librarian - Interlibrary Loan and Reference, Des Moines University

The Des Moines University Library is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Librarian-Interlibrary Loan & Reference.

Duties for this highly visible position may include providing prompt reference and interlibrary loan services to faculty, staff, students and area health care professionals; supervision of Student Library Assistants; conducting computer searches of PubMed and MEDLINE as well as utilizing DOCLINE, SILO and the OCLC Interlibrary Loan function; coordinating medical and health science database training sessions with Education Librarian; maintaining an accurate record of billings from lending libraries and reconciliation and billings to individuals/departments; serve with Director as liaison with Polk County Biomedical Consortium; assist with daily circulation duties and more.

Requirements for this position include Master's in Library Science plus another advanced degree in Education, Life or Health Sciences; 7 or more years of academic or health sciences library experience focusing on Interlibrary Loan & Reference services; supervisory experience; experience training/educating faculty and students in library research; familiarity with medical library resources and databases such as MEDLINE and PubMed; excellent communication skills and being able to take evening/weekend calls from Student Library Assistants.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at www.dmu.edu/employment. Interested candidates should include their CV plus contact information for 3 professional references and a cover letter (required) detailing their expertise in academic or health science library experience to Library Director L. Marquardt. Submissions w/o all the above will not be eligible for consideration.

Application review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately.

Application deadline is May 9, 2012 4PM CST

For complete job description or fulltime benefit summary, candidates are invited to visit www.dmu.edu/employment.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, employees and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or marital status. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are encouraged

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

From the GMR: National Public Health Week April 2-8, 2012

Hello, GMR Members,

Next week is National Public Health Week (NPHW)! There is a live Twitter chat at 1 pm to get the week started off right. Click here for more information about it: http://www.nphw.org/.

Go to the website to find out how to become a partner and spread the word, and to submit your own event so others know what you are doing to promote public health. See the Events page: http://www.nphw.org/events for more information.

With nearly 1 million Americans dying every year from diseases that could be prevented, even small preventive changes and community initiatives can make a big difference in living healthier lives. Here are just a few ideas.

*Active Living and Healthy Eating: Promote healthy choices in your communities, such as bike lanes and farmer's markets. Learn more
*Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs: Identify alcohol and drug use disorders early to reduce high-risk alcohol and drug consumption. Learn more
*Communicable Diseases: Encourage proper hand-washing and food preparation habits. Learn more
*Reproductive and Sexual Health: Practice safe sex, encourage responsible contraception behavior and promote access to preventive health services. Learn more
*Mental and Emotional Well-Being: Refer people with signs of depression and suicidal thinking to appropriate resources and help centers. Learn more

Post to our Facebook page and let us know what you are doing in your community: https://www.facebook.com/nnlmgmr, or tweet to us to let us know! Our twitter name is @nnlmgmr.

Thanks and have a healthy week!

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: Job posting, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Library, Health Sciences Librarian

Great Job Opp: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Library, Health Sciences Librarian

We seek an energetic person that enjoys reference and instruction to join a seasoned team of individuals at Ebling Library. You must have at least 1 year experience as a health sciences librarian or equivalent and must be adaptable, flexible and have a sense of humor.

The Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serves the faculty, staff and students of the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy as well as the staff at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by April 20, 2012. $41,336 minimum. See qualifications and a full position description at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_073000.html.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Rhonda Sager, MA
Library liaison to the School of Pharmacy
Access Services& Facilities Coordinator
Ebling Library
Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705-2221
608.262.2372
rsager@library.wisc.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

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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

March 12, 2012

From the GMR: NIH & NCBI launch the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) - plus other genetic resources

If you haven't seen this:

The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) is a new resource for finding information about genetic tests and test providers. For more information, please see the GTR homepage (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr) & the NIH Press Release (http://www.nih.gov/news/health/mar2010/od-18.htm).

Additional National Library of Medicine (NLM) information and databases related to genetics include:

  • Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
  • Human Genome Resources works to piece together and analyze the plethora of data being generated through the Human Genome Project
  • NCBI Educational Resources include tutorials, workshops, manuals and guides
  • Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare including GeneReviews - and can be added to a Library's Linkout program

Linked from and searchable through NLM:

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 7, 2012

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through February 2012

Hello,

Here is a list of the latest articles on the GMR blog, The Cornflower, through February, 2012.

Jacqueline

Mobile Resources from the NLM

Save the Date -- Midwest Chapter/MLA 2012 in Rochester

PubMed for Trainers in Chicago

2012 HigherEd Edition of the Horizon Report is out!


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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/

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: Register now for March's Lake Effects webinar

Hello, Network Members,

It's only the Ides of February but there's no time like the present to be prepared.

Next month's Lake Effects 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).

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

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

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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

February 8, 2012

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through January 2012

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following post updates on The Cornflower, the GMR blog.

Jacqueline

Consumer Electronics Show 2012

Tech Trends for 2012

Holocaust Memorial Exhibit at Taubman

NLM Announces the Expansion of PubMed Health

Season's Greetings from the GMR

Empowering Innovation

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

From the GMR: GMR Update January 2012 now online

The latest version of the GMR Update for January2012 is now available online:

http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Read about funding opportunities, staff changes, program area updates and the new NN/LM Outreach Portal.

Please contact your GMR state contact librarian for more information.

January 19, 2012

From the GMR: Preconception and Pregnancy online resource

The MCH Library at Georgetown University presents a new knowledge path, Preconception and Pregnancy. The knowledge path points to a selection of resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to and quality of preconception and prenatal care to improve perinatal health outcomes.

View the knowledge path online at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_pregnancy.html.


Companion resource briefs include the following:

For Families

Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Families

Childbirth

Fertility and Infertility

Medications

Nutrition During Preconception and Pregnancy

Screening

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Substance Use During Preconception and Pregnancy

January 17, 2012

From the GMR: Clinical librarian position at UIC

Assistant Professor & Assistant Information Services and Clinical Librarian (Tenure Track)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences seeks a clinical librarian for its Information Services Department.

The clinical librarian serves as an information expert for the University of Illinois Hospital staff including residents, faculty, attending physicians, nurses and students. The clinical librarian will attend hospital rounds, morning report and evidence- based healthcare teaching sessions. Building on a collaborative relationship with clinicians, the librarian will provide immediate information as requested using current technology and resources. The librarian will be called upon to collaborate with researchers on journal clubs, seminars, systematic literature review projects, and other clinical forums. The librarian will be embedded within several hospital departments.

In addition, the librarian will perform general library services including:


  • Participating in evidence-based healthcare initiatives

  • Providing general reference services including web-based reference and

  • research consultations

  • Offering instructional services

  • Developing and managing relevant research and subject guides using the

  • LibGuides system

  • Serving on relevant library committees

  • Providing staff development to support further expansion of librarians in the clinical arena

Minimum qualifications
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; two years professional experience in either a hospital library or an academic health sciences library or equivalent professional experience; interest in implementing emerging technologies in health education; excellent presentation and relationship building skills; understanding of evidence-based practice; ability to think and react quickly in an intense
clinical environment, and a high level of analytical and searching skills. A health sciences background is preferred.

Hours are mainly from 8:00 to 4:30 PM and may include some weekends and
evenings.

Salary/Rank/Contract
Faculty status position. Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Faculty appointments in the UIC Library begin at $48,000; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; paid medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the
State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration, apply by March 15, 2012 with cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:
https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=16684.

January 11, 2012

From the GMR: NLM's Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood

FYI. Interesting section on fracking available - with links to a variety of other resources!

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Tox Town Introduces New US Southwest Neighborhood in both English and Spanish

What is fracking? What are uranium tailings and how can they affect my health? Answers to these questions can be found in Tox Town's new US Southwest Scene.
http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/southwest/flash.php (English)
http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/southwest/flash_sp.php (Spanish)

This scene, developed in conjunction with Diné College in New Mexico, highlights locations associated with environmental health concerns impacting the Navajo and others living in the Southwest region of the United States. New Tox Town locations found in this scene include:

Abandoned Mines
Coal-Fired Power Plants
Dust Storms
Hydraulic Fracturing
Irrigation Canals and Ditches
Oil and Gas Fields
Sheep Ranching
Uranium Tailings
Water Wells
Windmills

Regardless of where you live, you will definitely want to visit this new neighborhood and learn about possible environmental health risks in this part of the country.

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

From the GMR: Job Posting at Rush University Medical Center

The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and micro-computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Assistant Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.

Position Highlights:


  • Services include support for online and face to face university courses, onsite use of computer workstations and software, optical marking system services, computer classrooms and faculty projects

  • Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff

  • Analyzes, implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.

  • Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.

  • Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC

  • Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications: Wimba Live Classroom, Respondus, Impatica, Camtasia, and others as required.

  • Supervises the management of the computer-based data collection services

Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in Instructional/Educational Technology

  • 5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment

  • High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center. The University currently has over 2,100 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College. Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.

To apply, please visit http://careers.jobsatrush.com/chicago/other/jobid2054424-assistant-director-library-educational-technology-jobs. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Christine Frank
Director, Library of Rush University Medical Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-8735
312-942-3143 (FAX)
Christine_Frank@rush.edu

December 14, 2011

From the GMR: NLM 175th Anniversary Lecture: Dec. 16 at 10 am ET

As the National Library of Medicine's 175th anniversary draws to a close, we invite you to hear an interesting perspective on the future.

Biomedical Libraries in the Next Decades: Open, Diffuse, and Very Personal

Clifford Lynch, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
National Library of Medicine
Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

December 16, 2011
10:00-11:30 am

Link for videocast
http://videocast.nih.gov/

Abstract: This talk will look at some of the forces that are reshaping both biomedical informatics and biomedical libraries, and the complex convergence occurring between the two on intellectual and institutional levels as scientific data, traditional publications, and even business and regulatory records are linked together and become the subject of large scale computation. I will also examine radical changes building up in the scholarly publishing system that serves this discipline as a result of these developments. Finally, I'll briefly discuss ways in which the current unstable consensus about privacy, the advancement of science, database creation and data reuse might shift in the context of broader social developments in health care and citizen science and what that might mean for the knowledge base that supports biomedicine.
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Dr. Lynch is Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), with about 200 member organizations (including NLM) concerned with the intelligent uses of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship. CNI's agenda includes work in digital preservation, data intensive scholarship, teaching, learning and technology, and infrastructure and standards development. Prior to joining CNI in 1997, he spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and is an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information. He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. He serves on numerous advisory boards and visiting committees, including the National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress and Microsoft Corporation's Technical Computing Science Advisory Board. His work has been recognized by the American Library Association's Lippincott Award, the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award in Public Policy and Practice, and the American Society for Engineering Education's Homer Bernhardt Award.

From the GMR: Job Posting at Western Illinois University

Health Sciences/Sciences Librarian -Assistant Professor
Search Opens December 1, 2011

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2012, negotiable

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: American Library Association-accredited master's degree and an additional advanced/professional degree. Demonstrated experience in the sciences (e.g. health, life, and/or physical).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge of trends and issues in health science libraries.
• Public Service Experience
• Experience searching and providing instruction in health and science databases.
• Experience in creating multi-media teaching tools, and web-based instruction applications
• Participation in grant writing and/or grant management.
• Strong and effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Membership in related professional organizations.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as liaison to School of Nursing, Department of Health Sciences, and/or other science departments, as appropriate.
• Provide library instruction to groups in a classroom or other learning spaces.
• Collaborate with the Instructional Unit Coordinator to develop digital instructional tools and materials.
• Provide general reference and research services, including virtual methods, e.g. IM, Chat and e-mail to the campus community.
• Work with the Dean and faculty to identify and coordinate relevant library services and resources to enhance the libraries' mission.
• Participate in grant writing and/or grant management.
• Oversee the Physical Sciences Library and staff.
• Complete research and service activities to achieve tenure and promotion.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, tenure track faculty position, with a minimum annual salary of $71,628 as an Assistant Professor. New graduates are encouraged to apply. For departmental criteria for tenure and promotion visit http://www.wiu.edu/libraries/faculty/approvedfinaldepartmentcriteriax_2007-11.pdf. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.shtml. WIU Faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus. To see the 2010-2015 agreement visit http://www.wiu.edu/provost/upi_agreement/.

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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 5, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through November, 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Here is a list of the latest posts to the GMR's blog, The Cornflower:

Aligning Forces for Quality

Grand Forks Women's Show Exhibit

Free webcast: Biomedical Publishing 101

Announcing GMR Sponsored Webinar Sites

Do you have an item of interest to share on the blog? Let us know!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

December 1, 2011

From the GMR: Job posting--Director for the Illinois College of Optometry Library

The Illinois College of Optometry is seeking a new director for the Carl Shepard Library at the Illinois College of Optometry. The job description is posted at http://www.ico.edu/images/stories/Library_Director_11-11.pdf. The Library's website is at http://library.ico.edu. Please apply by December 16, 2011 if interested.


ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

Job Description
LIBRARY DIRECTOR
LEVEL: Exempt
SALARY: $65,000 - $72,000

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


  • Administers library services in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Illinois College of Optometry

  • Provides library selection, acquisition, circulation, reference, and technical services to faculty, students, and to the college administration, especially in the area of vision science

  • Provides instruction both to groups and individuals on research methods and on how to evaluate and access information resources and literature, especially related to optometry

  • Develops and supervises operational policies and procedures; initiates planning processes; and implements plans as approved and funded

  • Develops annual budget recommendations for the library

  • Administers the approved budgets of the library

  • Interviews, supervises and evaluates employees of the library

  • Works with computers, programs, and programmers to support library services to faculty, students, and to the college administration

  • Provides leadership in developing library programs, services and activities which meet instructional needs

  • Supports the administration in providing information resources needed for the College's mission

  • Assesses utilization of the library and its programs to improve use of facilities and services and conducts research on how to more effectively provide library services

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships for faculty and students with other libraries

  • Serves as webmaster for the library and for VisionCite.com

  • Promotes the library to the Illinois College of Optometry community, including the students, faculty and alumni via the websites, social media, newsletters, attendance at events and meetings, and other forms of communication

  • As a member of the faculty, serves on College committees, and fulfills other faculty responsibilities such as contributing to scholarship, and in service to the profession, community and the College

  • Negotiates with publishers, consortia, and other providers of library resources to purchase needed materials and services

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reports the activities and needs of the library to appropriate personnel
  • Ability to do essential functions of the employees of the library
  • Supports the College's use of the Turning Point response system
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean
  • Represent the Illinois College of Optometry to library consortia and organizations
  • Markets and sells access to VisionCite to other institutions and individual users

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • MA or MS degree in Library Science, Information Science, or Instructional Technology.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability within a library or learning resources program
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Three to five years of increasing responsibility in supervision and management positions
  • Good analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Effective human relations skills
  • Knowledge of Library Science
  • Ability to work with committees and in administrative teams
  • Utilization of library information systems; some systems knowledge preferred
  • Experience with basic web design and maintenance
  • Knowledge of medical library resources
  • Ability to use microcomputers and install programs and upgrades
  • Knowledge of teaching skills

Please submit your cover letter referencing this position along with your resume to:
E-Mail: human_resources8@ico.edu

Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute
Human Resources Department
3241 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
EOE

No phone calls, please.

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!

November 3, 2011

From the GMR: Job Posting : Reference Librarian, Sciences

Reference Librarian, Sciences

Reinert-Alumni Library
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska


Position Description
The Creighton University Reinert-Alumni Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to perform general reference with a science specialty. Provides research consultations for undergraduate students in the natural sciences, especially biology. Performs library instruction, faculty liaison, and collection development for natural science departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Develops web-based research guides and online instructional materials. Some evening and weekend hours. This position is one of 5.5 FTE reporting to the Head of Reference in a collaborative work environment.

Requirements
- Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
- Bachelor's degree in a science area, biology preferred
- Undergraduate coursework or significant work experience in biology
- Minimum of 2 years' experience as a reference librarian, paraprofessional, or graduate student assistant
- Fluency with all standard Internet, Microsoft, and Mac applications
- Experience with web authoring tools, including HTML, XHTML, or XML code
- Experience with graphical and instructional media software
- Knowledge and aptitude for new technologies, including mobile applications

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and analytical skills, a collaborative working style, and the ability to adapt to a changing library and campus environment.

Application Process
Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive institution committed to excellence in a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, located in the thriving heartland community of Omaha, Nebraska. Applicants may visit the Library's home page at http://www.creighton.edu/reinert/. Creighton offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and 22 days vacation. Apply online at http://careers.creighton.edu and refer to position number 20110396. Include letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information for three references. Review process will begin November 7, 2011.

Creighton University is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create and maintain a diverse community.

November 2, 2011

From the GMR: Awardees: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011

Congratulations to the award winners of the 2011 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is funding seven Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects in a new program which began September 2011. The program supports efforts of libraries and other organizations to work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by agencies working in any phase of all-hazards management. For more information, visit: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html

The awardees are (note the two from our region):
1. American Academy of Pediatrics [Elk Grove Village, IL]
2. Health Sciences Library, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama [Tuscaloosa, AL]
3. Inova Fairfax Hospital [Falls Church, VA]
4. Kanawha-Charleston Health Department [Charleston, WV]
5. Marshall Co. Health Dept. [Benton, KY]
6. Monroe Co. Dept of Public Health [Rochester, NY]
7. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center [Albuquerque, NM]

October 31, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through October, 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Below is a summary of the latest posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower. If you didn't get a chance to receive a GMR Update in person during our fall travels, here's a link to the most recent GMR Update, October 2011: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

As usual, thank you for supporting the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM Show Off Your Apps Contest Winners Announced

Become a GMR Sponsored site for the MLA Webinar on E-Science

National Medical Librarians Month - GMR Projects Highlighted

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

October 26, 2011

From the GMR: NLM Associate Fellowship - recruiting for 2012-2013

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
* Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
* Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
* Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
* Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
* Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
* A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2011)
* Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
* Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2012. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 3, 2012. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov.

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

October 5, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through September, 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Here's a summary of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, through the month of September.

Archivists to Host Medical History Symposium


usa.gov Reform

IFTTT - If This Then That - New Way to Visualize Data

Awards Announced to Enhance the Public Health Infrastructure

Health Data Tools and Statistics from PHPartners

Happy reading,

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

October 3, 2011

From the GMR: New Group Purchasing Offer Available

Hello, Network Members,

As you might recall, we have been trying to put together packages of e-journals, e-books, etc. of interest to the membership. We have partnered with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) in Michigan to negotiate with vendors on our behalf. There is a new offer available to NN/LM GMR member institutions as well as updated information about existing offers. This link, http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html, will bring you to the entry page - but the actual offers are on a secure page that is password protected. This secure page is accessible via the link above. For those of you who do not already have the password, please contact me to obtain it. Contact information for our negotiator is also on this secure page. The GMR is NOT doing the negotiating - we are just making you aware of offers available to our region.

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)

September 27, 2011

From the GMR: Enhanced Access to Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

Very cool update!

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Hello,

The National Library of Medicine enhanced access to herb and supplement information on MedlinePlus. On the English and Spanish supplements index pages, links to external sources of herb and supplement information now appear along with the information that we license from National Medicines Comprehensive Database. These links also appear on MedlinePlus search results pages in the Drugs & Supplements collection.

The screen capture below shows the top of the index page. The producing organization (Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Toxicology Program, etc.) appears next to each link to distinguish different pages on the same herb. For example, MedlinePlus provides links to Acai information from both the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Natural Medicines Medline Plus screenshot

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/herb_All.html

If you have any questions, contact the MedlinePlus team by clicking the "Contact Us" link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page.

Thank you!

September 7, 2011

From the GMR: New NLM Enviro-Health Links: Developing and Using Medicines for Children

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released an Enviro-Health Links page on Developing and Using Medicines for Children.

In regards to medications, it is important to remember that children are not small adults. Developing and Using Medicines for Children provides links to resources that can help researchers, medical professionals and parents provide effective medicines and administer them safely. The links include information about pediatric drug development, clinical trials, and existing laws and regulations.

NLM also offers other Enviro-Health Links on topics, including:

Children's Environmental Health

Education, Careers, and Outreach in Toxicology and Environmental Health

Indoor Air Pollution

Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials

Lead and Human Health

Mercury and Human Health

Water Pollution

Women's Health Resources

NLM Enviro-Health Links

September 6, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through August, 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Here are the latest headlines from the GMR's blog, The Cornflower:

2011 Zar Symposium Recordings Now Available

GMR RAC Members Announced

Outreach Program Summary Online

GMR Announces New Subcontracts

Registration Open! 2011 Midwest Chapter / MLA Meeting, Indianapolis


Thank you for supporting the mission of NN/LM. To post to the blog, contact Jacqueline Leskovec, Editor, The Cornflower, leskovec@uic.edu.

From the GMR: JOB ANNOUNCMENT: Distance Support Librarian

National American University (NAU) has a half-time position open for a Distance Support Librarian. This position can be done remotely and offers some flexibility. Check out the Distance Support Librarian job description and learn more about NAU at its website. This newly created position would work with the system librarian and campus librarians to provide support to our distance students as well as work on some exciting system-wide initiatives. Consider joining our dedicated team.

Pat Hamilton, MLS
System Librarian
National American University
5301 So. HIghway 16, Suite 200
Rapid City, SD 57701
phamilton@national.edu
605-721-5296

August 31, 2011

From the GMR: Position posting - GMR Network Services Coordinator

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NNLN/GMR) invites applications and nominations for the GMR Network Services Coordinator, an academic professional position.

Environment
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) is located in the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and funded by a 5-year contract from the National Library of Medicine. The NN/LM Greater Midwest Region office has been located within UIC since 1980. The NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers in the U.S. that provides health professionals and consumers with timely, convenient access to biomedical and health care information resources. The GMR staff members provide services to health professionals, librarians, and the public across a ten-state region that includes
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The GMR Network Services Coordinator reports to the Associate Director, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region.

Position Summary
The Network Services Coordinator will manage the network membership program and provide leadership for resource sharing within the region. The Coordinator provides leadership for specific membership services and interlibrary loan services, including the DOCLINE interlibrary routing system, LinkOutservices, and the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS). The Coordinator also acts as the contact librarian for services to Network members in a specific geographic area. All coordinators in the GMR office develop and implement goals and objectives for their respective program areas and report on progress toward meeting program goals and objectives. In addition, all coordinators develop and teach classes related to their program areas, prepare program-specific website content, and communicate with Network members through the regional blog and the GMR listserv.

Qualifications


  • Master's degree in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited program.

  • Two to five years library experience, preferably in a health sciences library.

  • Experience with NLM databases and services.

  • Experience with computers, Internet search engines, MS Office applications, and developing web resources.

  • Experience with DOCLINE and LINKOUT and knowledge of interlibrary loan systems.

  • Familiarity with document delivery trends and technologies.

  • Knowledge of and experience with instructional design, course development and evaluation. Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.

  • Flexibility, initiative, willingness to travel, including a valid driver's license.

  • Ability to transport and set up exhibit material.

Salary/Contract
Salary commensurate with experience; minimum salary $50,000; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment is required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by September 21, 2011.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu.To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=12482

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.

August 26, 2011

From the GMR: Deadline for GMR Subcontract Proposals is Coming Soon

Just a quick reminder that the GMR has funding available for subcontracts at the $25,000 and $14,000 levels. The deadlines are fast approaching.

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The GMR is pleased to announce the availability of two types of subcontracts for Year 1 of the GMR contract (May, 2011 - April, 2012). A summary of all awards and subcontracts can be found on the /Current Funding Opportunities/ page on our website: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, AS SOME PROCEDURES FOR SUBCONTRACTS HAVE CHANGED.

*Major Outreach Subcontracts:*

The GMR is planning to fund two subcontracts at *$25,000* each to support major outreach projects that address the health information needs of health professionals and the public. See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for this subcontract on the Current Funding Opportunities page of our website, or directly: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreachmajor/outreachmajorsub.html. The deadline for submitting proposals is August 31, 2011. We apologize for the short turn-around on these subcontracts, but due to changes in our contract from the National Library of Medicine, all projects proposed for Year 1 must be completed by September 30, 2012. The short deadline is meant to allow enough time to review and process your proposals for a possible start date of October 1, 2011.

*Target Outreach Subcontracts:*

The GMR is planning to fund two subcontracts at *$14,000* each to support specific target projects. The following five "targets" are recommended for Year 1 of the contract:

1. Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA)
2. Evidence-based health information practice
3. E-science initiatives
4. Health information technology
5. Minority health professionals / Minority populations

For more details, please read the Call for Applications (CFA) provided for the Target Outreach subcontracts linked from the Current Funding Opportunities page mentioned above, or directly: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/target/targetoutreachsub.html. The submission deadline for this subcontract is September 15, 2011. To streamline the application process for this subcontract, we have provided an online application form linked to the CFA.

August 25, 2011

GMR Regional Medical Library announces its new Regional Advisory Council

The GMR has announced the makeup of its Regional Advisory Council for the new contract term, 2011-2016. I (Liz Fine) agreed to stay on for one more term as the state representative for Minnesota, and new to the RAC this contract is Martha Hardy, from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Martha was selected to be a representative voice for the needs of non-medical academic libraries across the Region. Welcome, Martha!

Continue reading "GMR Regional Medical Library announces its new Regional Advisory Council" »

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: Outreach Program Summary Online

The Greater Midwest Region's Outreach Program Summary May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012 is now available online, linked from the GMR home page under News & Announcements or directly at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/01outreachsum.html. You will find information about NLM targeted outreach populations and the following three new priorities the GMR has defined for the 2011-2016 contract:

1. To place greater emphasis on engaging hospital librarians in the work of the Network, including assistance with professional development and capacity building;
2. To develop programs that assist health professionals with integrating health information technologies into their clinical practice and research endeavors;
3. To increase the health literacy of the public by developing programs for librarians, health professionals, and community health advocates that enhance public access to trusted health information resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

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 11, 2011

From the GMR: FUNDING for Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

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

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as a hospital, volunteer organization, public health department, public safety department, fire/rescue, or other local, regional or state agency. NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.

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

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

For more information and instructions about the "Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011" (NLM-011-130-KDB), please visit
http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The solicitation notice is on FedBizOpps.gov at
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=54495f6f78d46c7c5d6873a8f0825e88&tab=core&_cview=0.

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

August 9, 2011

From the GMR: Two Job Openings at the CDC

Two job announcements from the CDC.
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Job Title:
Supervisory Librarian
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-MP-11-509160
Who May Apply: Current and former federal employees (internal to federal government recruitment)
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101115809&JobTitle=Supervisory+Librarian&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&vw=d&re=0&caller=basic.aspx&pg=1&q=library&where=atlanta&rad=20&rad_units=miles&AVSDM=2011-08-03+00%3a03%3a00

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-14
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DE-11-509050
Who May Apply: The Public (external recruitment)
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101114571&JobTitle=Supervisory+Librarian%2c+GS-1410-14&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&vw=d&re=0&caller=basic.aspx&pg=1&q=library&where=atlanta&rad=20&rad_units=miles&AVSDM=2011-08-03+00%3a03%3a00

From the GMR: New MedlinePlus.gov Twitter Name

Today, the National Library of Medicine changed the name of the MedlinePlus Twitter feed from @medlineplus4you to @medlineplus. Tweets will no longer be published to the @medlineplus4you feed, and, instead, will be published to the @medlineplus feed.

Existing subscribers to @medlineplus4you or the RSS feed of the tweets do not need to modify their subscriptions in any way. They will continue to receive the latest tweets from MedlinePlus.
If you have any questions about this change, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message.

August 5, 2011

From the GMR: HHS Challenge: Apps Against Abuse

Hello, Network Members,

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issues a challenge to us all. This challenge charges developers to create innovative apps to empower young adults to prevent abuse and violence. Be creative, be innovative, make an impact!

Read more: http://challenge.gov/HHS/199-apps-against-abuse

A webinar will be held on August 10, 2011 from 1-2pm with HHS and White House representatives to highlight the significance of this topic, provide additional information and answer questions from potential applicants about the developer's challenge, and offer opportunities for potential applicants to talk with others about forming collaborative teams. See: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/777958430

Thank you,

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: E-Licensing Offer - JoVE

Hello, Network Members,

As you may know, the GMR works with MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services) to negotiate offers with vendors for e-products and services. I wanted to make you aware of a new E-Licensing Group offer. Have you heard of JoVE? JoVE is the first peer-reviewed scientific video journal for biological, medical, chemical, and physical research indexed in Medline and PubMed. Content presently includes over 1,200 articles and adds about 50 articles each month. Featured topics include Neuroscience, Immunology & Infection, Bioengineering, and Clinical & Translational Medicine.

For more information, check out the E-Licensing page: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html. There is a secure page that requires a password for more information on any offers MCLS has available to GMR members. If you don't have this password or have lost it, please contact Max (max@uic.edu).

This product is best suited for academic health science libraries with a medical program. Hospital libraries may see a need for some of the modules.

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: New Titles in the GMR Lending Library

Hi Network Members,

If you were not aware, the GMR has a Lending Library. Full and Affiliate Members are welcome to borrow items from it; just email gmrlib@uic.edu for a username and password. The purpose is to support the professional development needs of Network Members. Visit it today: http://www.gmrlibrary.org. If you have any questions or suggestions for items to include, please let us know.

New titles in the GMR Lending Library:

-Mobile Technology and Libraries (Tech Set #2) / Jason Griffey
-Library videos and webcasts (Tech Set #4) / Thomas Sean Casserley Robinson
-M-libraries 2 : a virtual library in everyone's pocket / edited by Mohamed Ally and Gill Needham
-Mobile design and development / Brian Fling
-ALA Guide to Medical & Health Sciences Reference
-Crisis + Emergency Risk Communication - Pandemic Influenza / CDC

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)

August 2, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through July 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Here's a list of the latest posts on the GMR's blog/newsletter through July, 2011.

PubMed Search Box Redesign

What's New with DOCLINE 4.6 Webinars Announced

Testing! Testing! Blog to GMRLIST

HHS Announces the Winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards

MedlinePlus Connect Webcast - Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information

DOCLINE 4.6 Coming Soon!

GMR Update for July 2011 now online

New Grant Announcement on Tobacco and Low SES Women

HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education

Stay tuned for more postings on the blog of NN/LM GMR!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

July 25, 2011

From the GMR: ONC video about RECs and EHRs

Hello, Network Members,

This has been the day of email and catching up - sorry it is all coming as a deluge from me, and please excuse any repeated information...

I caught this on Twitter the other day - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSPC-4RDFLA&feature=youtu.be.

The description:
"Learn about ONC's Regional Extension Centers and how they can help health care providers make the change to EHRs.

Health care providers might appreciate the benefits of Electronic health records (EHRs) but are unsure where to start. ONC's Regional Extension Centers (RECs) help providers make the transition to EHRs through a streamlined and practical process. As the widespread adoption of EHRs quickly approaches, the RECs act as your partner on the road to providing better health care and improved treatment outcomes. ONC's Dr. Farzad Mostashari and representatives from the RECs discuss strategies to bridge the technology gap and assist health care practitioners in providing optimum patient care."

You can follow ONC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ONC_HealthIT.

Best,
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)

From the GMR: GMR Update Webinar Recording Available

Hello, Network Members,

The recording for the July 21, 2011 Lake Effects webinar is now available for your viewing pleasure: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p20774331/.

We also post the recordings of past webinars on our website: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/online.html. Be sure to be on the lookout for announcements of our next webinar.

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)

From the GMR: HHS Announces the Winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards

Woohoo to St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health!

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Hello, Network Members,

HHS has announced winners of an awards program "that highlights innovative health promotion projects that have demonstrated a significant impact on the health of the community within the past three years..."

Nominated organizations had to have an innovative project in at least one of three health promotion areas: healthy weight, physical activity, and nutrition. Awards were granted based on the criteria of creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability, and results/outcomes. Some of the winners are in our region:

* Public Sector: Exercise Your Right to Feel Better Minnesota--St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health (St. Paul, Minn.)
* Healthy Workplace (Large employer): Shape up and Go!--Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
* Faith-Based and/or Community Initiatives: Taking the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program to Scale--YMCA of the USA, (Chicago, Ill.)

The press release can be found here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/07/20110715a.html and more information including a video by Secretary Sebelius, http://healthylivinginnovation.challenge.gov/

Congratulations to the winners!

Cheers,
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 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)

July 18, 2011

From the GMR: GMR Update for July 2011 now online

Hello and happy summer!

The GMR Update for July 2011 is now available online at the following URL:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

Check the contract updates, new communication technologies and information about upcoming training opportunities.

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

From the GMR: Information Systems Librarian job opening in Chicago

Information Systems Librarian
Carl Shepard Library
Illinois College of Optometry
Chicago, Illinois

Level: Exempt
Salary: $45,000-$49,000

Essential Job Functions:
• Provides support for development and maintenance of library technologies
• Responsible for operation and continued enhancement of integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony)
• Responsible for writing or customizing ILS reports
• Identifies and fixes hardware, software and network problems in the Library
• Participates in planning and budgeting for technology
• Assesses/recommends new products and services
• Designs and maintains web pages
• Investigates and creates Web 2.0 and other Internet tools to support the Library's mission
• Trains and advises staff, faculty, and students regarding information technology
• Creates procedures and training materials for system administration, circulation, acquisitions, inventory, reserves and cataloging functions
• Serves as liaison to vendors and Information Systems Department
• Catalogs and classifies books and other materials utilizing AACR2 rules and LC Classification
• Enters records into OCLC and SirsiDynix Symphony
• Acquires new materials from appropriate vendors
• Participates in selection of new materials

Marginal Functions:
• Reviews new VisionCite keywords for accuracy in data entry and corrects errors
• Edits VisionCite entries and indexes articles for VisionCite data entry. VisionCite is a citation index created by ICO of published articles related to optometry.
• Provides reference and research assistance to the ICO community
• Performs the essential functions of the Public Services and Serials/Indexing Librarian and the Library Clerks
• Supervises the annual inventory
• Supervises work study students
• Prepares and processes materials for binding
• Compiles statistics required for reports and evaluation of collection and services
• Provides daily interlibrary loan services as needed
• Other job related duties as assigned by the Director of Learning Resources

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree
• Two years of professional experience in technical services or computer services
• Significant experience with integrated library systems or directly related systems
• Knowledge of microcomputer operating systems and networking software
• Effective communication and organizational skills
• Strong service orientation
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple priorities
• Experience developing Web applications and in web design
• Basic knowledge of and competence in librarianship at the professional level with special reference to cataloging, classification, acquisition, and other phases of technical services
• Experience with CONTENTdm or another digital collection management software
• Attendance must be in accordance with College policy
• Ability to meet deadlines regardless of circumstances or pressures
• Ability to work with minimal supervision

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please submit a cover letter referencing this position along with your resume to:
Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute
Human Resources Department
3241 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

OR
E-Mail: human_resources2@ico.edu

No phone calls, please.
We are an EEO Employer.

July 13, 2011

From the GMR: Call for Applications: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2011-2012
Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries.

"NLM continues to be pleased with the success of this collaboration with AAHSL," said NLM director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. "Since 2002, this leadership program has been invaluable in preparing library managers who are rising stars to move into directorship positions."

AAHSL president Patricia Thibodeau said, "AAHSL is proud of this highly successful program which is preparing our future academic health sciences library leaders. This is a critical program for our libraries and our field, and we are pleased that our partnership with NLM is entering its tenth year."

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

Forty-five fellows have participated in the program since its inauguration in 2002. To date, seventeen fellows have been appointed to director positions.

"As I reflect back, I realize yet again what a wonderful and expanding experience the year was," said Judy Burnham, fellow, class of 2004-2005, and director at University of South Alabama. "My mentor helped me to see the importance of building relationships across campus, the cohort has provided me with sounding boards, and the curriculum helped raise my awareness of issues."

Nadine Dexter, fellow, class of 2006-2007, and director at University of Central Florida, said, "The confidence I gained while in the program has helped me with the tasks of bringing up a new academic health sciences library. The most valuable experiences for me were the Capstone and the visits to my mentor's library. My mentor was an excellent guide throughout the year and shared with me many skills needed to navigate a directorship."

Barbara Epstein, mentor, class of 2010-2011, and director at University of Pittsburgh, stated, "Being a mentor has given me the opportunity and motivation to reflect on my own leadership style and management decisions. Moving through the curriculum and planning my fellow's visits prompted me to view my organization from a different vantage point. Mentoring the next generation of leaders has been highly rewarding, both personally and professionally."

Program Overview

The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting; a yearlong fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership; and a two-week site visit to the mentor's home library (in one or two-week segments).

The program is designed to:

• Introduce fellows to leadership theory and practical tools for implementing change at organizational and professional levels;
• Introduce fellows to critical issues facing academic health sciences libraries;
• Develop meaningful professional relationships between fellows and mentors that give fellows access to career guidance and support;
• Expose fellows to another academic health sciences library and its institutional leadership under the guidance of their mentors;
• Examine career development and provide models of directors to fellows;
• Create a cohort of leaders who will draw upon each other for support throughout their careers;
• Promote diversity in the leadership of the profession; and
• Offer recognition to emerging leaders and enhance the competitive standing of fellows as they pursue director positions.

Application

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the August 1, 2011, deadline for potential fellows for the 2011-2012 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as a minimum of five years of department head level or higher responsibility, or equivalent experience, in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other library-related setting. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Directors with at least five years' experience as director of an academic health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being matched as a mentor by contacting the AAHSL Future Leadership Committee by August 1.

The program brochure, including information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available at http://data.memberclicks.com/site/aahsl/NLM-AAHSL-Leadership-Fellows-Program-2011-2012.pdf
For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb, Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carolynlipscomb@cs.com.

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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

From the GMR: Summer RML Update July Webinar - Registration Open

Hello, Network Members,

Please join us on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 1pm Central time (12pm Mountain, 2 pm Eastern) as Kathryn Carpenter, Director of the Regional Medical Library (RML) and GMR colleagues present Summer Update: What's New at the RML? as a brief overview about services for the Greater Midwest Region, including new directions for our 2011-2016 contract, during our free monthly webcast at 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 later.

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.

Max

From the GMR: NLM releases Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

The National Library of Medicine has released Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ .

Chemical emergencies are high risk events that require first responders to quickly make a series of complex decisions to minimize the risk of injury to their patients and themselves. The tools in CHEMM provide a comprehensive resource to help responders make safer decisions and provide them with the right information when it is needed most.

CHEMM enables first responders and other healthcare providers and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving accidental or terrorist chemical releases.

CHEMM enhances and builds on the successes of the suite of Emergency Medical Management tools that began with the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM; http://www.remm.nlm.gov/) web-based resource, which provides information for health care providers about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation and other injuries anticipated following radiological and nuclear emergencies.

CHEMM is a web-based resource that is downloadable in advance so that it is available during an event if the Internet is not accessible. It provides evidence-based information and guidance on a wide variety of topics, including quick chemical identification, acute patient care guidelines, and initial event activities.

CHEMM and REMM are the result of collaborative efforts between the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) - Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO), the National Library of Medicine - Division of Specialized Information Services (NLM/SIS), as well as many medical, emergency response, toxicology, industrial hygiene, and other experts.

http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/news/Pages/chemm-110711.aspx

From the GMR: Resources for Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents

The MCH Library at Georgetown University presents a new knowledge path, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents. The knowledge path points to a selection of resources that analyze data, describe effective programs, and report on policy and research aimed at improving access to and quality of care for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and mental heath challenges.

View the path online at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_Mental_Conditions.html.

A new set of companion resource briefs are available, as follows:

For Families http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_Mental_Conditions.html

For Schools http://www.mchlibrary.info/schools/srb_Mental_Conditions.html

Bullying http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/bullying.html

Child Maltreatment http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/maltreatment.html

Medications http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/medications.html

Screening http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/screening.html

Substance Use http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/substanceuse.html

Suicide Prevention http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/suicide.html

MCH Library at Georgetown University Web site: http://mchlibrary.info

From the GMR: Funding Opportunities for 2011-2012

Hello, Network Members,

As you know, in May the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences was awarded a five-year contract to serve as the regional medical library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the Greater Midwest Region. We are delighted to now announce funding awards for the first year of this five-year contract (May 2011-April 2012).

Please go to: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/index.html to see the current funding available.

For 2011-2012, the following awards and subcontracts are available:

  • Community Preparedness *
  • Exhibit
  • Outreach Express
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Technology Improvement
  • Major Outreach *
  • Target Outreach *

* Not available yet - hopefully in the next few months.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-338-7657, or email us at gmr4u@uic.edu.

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)

From the GMR: Position Available: Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian, Bismarck ND

The Library of the Health Science (LHS) at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) invites applications for the position of Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian. The position is located in Bismarck. We are seeking an outgoing and enterprising person who will be responsible for: providing reference and information support services for clientele affiliated with the SMHS; designing and providing instruction and curriculum support to clientele affiliated with the SMHS; providing outreach information services to remote users and to health care personnel not affiliated with UND. Requires an ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science and one year experience.

For a full listing of qualifications and job duties, visit the job posting at UND's website: http://www.undeerc.org/undprojects/undhr/applicanttracking/JobDetail.aspx?reqid=3331&reqclosingid=5928

Applications received by July 29, 2011, will have first consideration.

About the UND Library of the Health Sciences: The Library of the Health Sciences serves the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The LHS is the only academic health science library in North Dakota. As such, it has an enterprising outreach program to provide health care information for hundreds of clinical faculty located at over 30 teaching sites throughout the state, to medical and health students located at these clinical education sites, and to unaffiliated health professionals statewide. The SMHS has three remote clinical campuses with a librarian on each campus to meet these commitments. For more information about the Library, visit http://undmedlibrary.org

About the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences ranks at the top nationally in the percentage of its M.D. graduates who enter residency programs in family medicine, and nearly 50% enter residency programs in one of the primary care specialties. For more information about the School of Medicine and Health Sciences go to http://www.med.und.edu/

About Bismarck: This position is located on the Southwest Clinical Campus of UND. The capital of North Dakota, Bismarck is the economic center of south-central North Dakota. The Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan area, on either side of the Missouri River, has a population of 107,000. It offers unlimited opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, as well as a variety of cultural events. Lake Sakakawea, the third largest man-made lake in the U.S. and a beautiful venue for fishing, hunting and camping, is located 50 miles north of Bismarck.

Compensation: Minimum salary is $40,000. The University of North Dakota offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes full family healthcare coverage, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and tuition benefits for employees, spouses and dependents. A summary of benefits may be viewed at http://und.edu/finance-operations/payroll/_files/docs/staff-summary.pdf

Application process: Submit resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Refer to position no. 11-319. For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm

Lila Pedersen
Director of Libraries
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota
phone 701-777-3993
fax 701-777-4790
lila.pedersen@med.und.edu
http://undmedlibrary.org/

July 7, 2011

From the GMR: The 2011-2012 NLM Associate Fellows Announced

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2011-2012 associate fellows class. Four associate fellows will join NLM in the fall 2011 to begin the year-long training program.

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information
services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. The Associate Fellows are introduced to a wide range of technologies and skills used in managing information at a national library.

More information about the program can be found here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html

Bethany Harris received her MSI with a specialization in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan in 2011. While completing her degree, she worked as a University Library Associate at Taubman Health Sciences Library where she provided instruction and reference services. She was a recipient of the Midwest Chapter of MLA annual meeting scholarship and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association student scholarship in 2010.

Prior to graduate school, Ms. Harris spent three years as the lab manager of a behavioral genetics lab and had previously worked as a pharmacy technician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Ms. Harris received her BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas. While at KU, she participated in two NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
programs and worked as a research assistant in a quantitative genetics lab.

Michele Mason-Coles received her MLS from St. John's University, Queens, New York, in May, 2011, where she attended as a scholarship recipient of the Institute of Museum and Librarian Services' (IMLS) Laura K. Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. In 2010 Ms. Mason-Coles was awarded the MLA Minority Scholarship Meeting Award which provided her the opportunity to attend the annual Medical Libraries Association conference. While completing her degree, she interned at Weill Cornell Medical Center's Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center.

Recently, Ms. Mason-Coles served as a Cancer Information Specialist a part of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She received her BS in Community Health Education from Hunter College in New York City.

Suzy Roy received her MLS from Indiana University, Indianapolis, in May 2011 and MS in experimental psychology from Morehead State University in May 2005. She has over seven years of neuroscience research experience working in various laboratories, most recently at Purdue University. Her research background spans from behavioral neuroscience to molecular and cellular biology. During her MLS training, Ms. Roy was an intern at the Medical Libraries and the School of Nursing at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health in Lafayette, Indiana, where she worked on creating library research instructional tutorials as well as cataloging, reference services, research instruction in School of Nursing courses and DOCLINE requests. Ms. Roy received her undergraduate degree at Keene State College where she majored in experimental psychology.

Jessi Van Der Volgen received her MLIS in May 2011 from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the John R. Koch Scholarship. While there, she worked as a reference assistant at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences and at College Library. Ms. Van Der Volgen was a project assistant at the Limnology Library and completed a Library and Information Literacy Instruction practicum at UW-Madison. Prior to obtaining her master's degree, she was a high school biology teacher in Beaverton, Oregon and was awarded a Partners in Science grant for genetics research at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Ms. Van Der Volgen received her BS in Life Science from the University of Portland.

July 6, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through June 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Happy summer! Below is a list of the latest posts on the GMR's blog/newsletter through June, 2011.

Public Health Information Outreach at MCW Libraries

Spreading the Word about Informed Caring

RDA Implementation Announcment

6th Annual Taylorville Intertribal Black Horse Pow Wow

Change to ILL National Maximum Base Cost


Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

From the GMR: NLM LactMed now contains CAM products

The National Library of Medicine Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) has added complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) products. CAM products generally consist of dietary supplements derived from botanicals (herbals), "nutraceuticals" (natural and synthetic nonherbals, such as coenzyme Q10), and related products.

The LactMed CAM product records bring together research on these products relevant to breastfeeding. Special emphasis is placed on potential side effects in mothers and infants and on other problems associated with the products. The CAM product records feature a new field for the products' scientific genus and species names.

LactMed currently contains 19 of an expected 100 CAM products (cabbage, comfrey, lecithin, milk thistle, blessed thistle, stinging nettle, St. John's wort, garlic, fenugreek, blue cohosh, black cohosh, raspberry leaf, ginger, coenzyme Q10, borage, caraway, coriander, fennel, anise). These records focus on supplements that are frequently used by nursing mothers, including those claiming to stimulate lactation. Future products will include the most common supplements sold in the United States. A complete list of CAM records in the database can be found by using the search term "complementary therapies" in the main LactMed search box.

LactMed, part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data
Network
(TOXNET(r)), is a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.

June 28, 2011

From the GMR: Access Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) with your mobile device

Need to know more about drugs and breastfeeding? The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) can help.

LactMed is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Its information covers maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/lactmedfs.html

Now you can access LactMed with your mobile device. The LactMed App for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android can be downloaded at http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/help/lactmedapp.htm

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 23, 2011

From the GMR: MedlinePlus RSS & Content Sharing Enhancements

NLM released several exciting enhancements that improve users' ability to share and consume MedlinePlus content:

RSS feeds are now available for every health topic page on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español. This means that MedlinePlus now offers nearly 1,800 feeds for English and Spanish combined that are customizable to your specific interests. Whenever we add a new link to a MedlinePlus topic page, the item appears as a new entry on the corresponding health topic RSS feed. You can subscribe to the health topic RSS feeds using the RSS reader/aggregator of your choice. Links to the feeds are available on all health topic pages, the MedlinePlus RSS Feeds page, and via your browser's RSS auto-detect feature.

In addition to the new health topic feeds, MedlinePlus now offers two new English RSS feeds allowing you to subscribe to all new links added to MedlinePlus and all new NIH links added to MedlinePlus. These new feeds are available on the RSS Feeds page under the heading "General Interest RSS Feeds." For Spanish-language users, there is a new RSS feed that contains all new links added to MedlinePlus en español. This new feed is available from the Spanish RSS Feeds page.

NLM also unveiled enhancements to the print, email, and AddThis share icons on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español health topic pages. These icons are now located above the topic summary, and the Facebook and Twitter sharing options are more prominent, making it easier for you to share content in these very popular social networks.

Examples of the new RSS feeds and the improved sharing features can be seen on the health topic pages listed below:

-Food Allergy (English): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodallergy.html
-Alergia a las comidas (Spanish): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/foodallergy.html

If you have any questions about these enhancements, please use the "Contact Us" link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page.

June 21, 2011

From the GMR: New NLM Resource: Come On, Mom, Dad, Get Healthy!

FYI. New Resources from NLM's Specialized Information Services (SIS) focused for public and school librarians: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/k12.html

Come on, Mom, Dad, Get Healthy! The TAPAS (Teens Against Parent Addiction Squad) Take Action is a new book authored by Marti Szczur and is now available in PDF form on our K-12 Web page: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/TAPAS_Mom_Dad_Get_Healthy.pdf.

This story explores the issue of parental addictions and what kids can do to educate themselves (and their parents) on the health consequences of these addictions.

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.

From the GMR: NIH Announces Five New CTSAs

Congratulations to the University of Kentucky and the University of Minnesota, two of the five new CTSAs! See the official announcement below.

For some context, check out http://www.ahc.umn.edu/research/CTSA/ - the short video about the award at the U of M is very interesting.

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The National Institutes of Health has announced five new Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) to accelerate scientific discoveries into treatments for patients.

Administered by the National Center for Research Resources, these 2011 grants extend the CTSA consortium to 30 states and the District of Columbia. With these most recent awards, the NIH is funding 60 CTSA institutions. The five new institutions are the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City; University of Kentucky, Lexington; and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

The NIH news release about the 2011 awards is available at www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2011/ncrr-14.htm, and more information about the CTSAs and related science advances can be viewed at www.ncrr.nih.gov/ctsa.

In addition, NIH has awarded the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a grant to encourage and facilitate collaboration, sharing and interaction among the CTSAs, as well as with other NIH-funded institutions and organizations. For more information after 11 a.m., view the Vanderbilt news release at www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/news/releases.php.

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

June 2, 2011

From the GMR: PubMed Basico

Hi folks,

The updated Spanish version of PubMed is now available online, with grateful thanks to translator Dr. Héctor A. Bonaccorsi.

The NEW URL is:
http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/pubmedguia.pdf

It is linked from the page:
Non-English Guides to PubMed
http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/intlpubmedlinks.html

Expect the updated version of PubMed My NCBI in Spanish shortly.

As always, if you know of PubMed guides in other languages, please let me
know and I will add links to them.

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

From the GMR: Change to National ILL Maximum Base Cost

The "National Maximum Charge" that limited Resource Libraries to charging $11 was removed as a requirement for Resource Libraries in the NN/LM contracts for 2011-2016. The change was effective May 1, 2011. As needed, Resource Libraries may raise ILL fees to recover costs. Primary Access Libraries and Other libraries were already able to charge fees necessary for cost recovery. As always, all charges and provided services must comply with copyright law.

NLM removed the $11 limit because multiple requests were received from Resource Libraries, who stated they were unable to recover their costs at $11 per article. Additionally, Resource Libraries were permitted to charge above the $11 limit via surcharges, which caused confusion among network members in regards to the expected charge. The removal of the National Maximum permits all libraries in the Network to charge cost recovery based fees.

As a point of reference on lending, during the previous contract period of May 2006-May 2011, Primary Access Libraries filled nearly 43% of the DOCLINE requests. Resource Libraries filled just over 31% of the requests. "Other" libraries lent just over 22% of requests.

We recommend that libraries changing their fees provide adequate notice to their regular borrowers, and through regional announcement lists. Borrowers may wish to review their Routing Tables. Borrowers unable to find a lender can route requests to NLM, whose base ILL fee remains unchanged at $9.

If libraries need assistance with Routing Tables, searching for lending partners, or other aspects of DOCLINE, please contact Max Anderson at max@uic.edu.

Thank you,

Max

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Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
max@uic.edu

From the GMR: Staffing Changes in the GMR

Network Members,

Charniel McDaniels, GMR Network Services Coordinator, left the UIC Library of the Health Sciences on May 31, 2011, to seek other professional opportunities. The GMR staff and I want to express our gratitude to Charniel for her service to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) since 1997 and the Library of the Health Sciences since 1991.

During her tenure in the GMR Office, Charniel provided expert advice about DOCLINE to hundreds of network members and served as the liaison to several regional committees and working groups, most notably the Resource Sharing Committee during the 2001-2006 contract and the Advocacy Working Group during the 2006-2011 contract. This latter group was responsible for creating the very successful "Time=Money" campaign on behalf of hospital librarians.

Moving forward, Max Anderson (max@uic.edu), GMR Technology Coordinator, will be the GMR's lead contact for questions related to DOCLINE.

For our network colleagues in Michigan, Jacqueline Leskovec (leskovec@uic.edu) will become the GMR contact librarian and for our Kentucky colleagues, Holly Ann Burt (haburt@uic.edu) will be the GMR contact librarian.

Please don't hesitate to contact me or any of the GMR Coordinators if you have questions about GMR programs or services.

Enjoy your summer!

Ruth

Ruth Holst
Associate Director, NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
rholst@uic.edu

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through May 2011

Hello, Network Members,

The GMR started off the new 2011-2016 contract with a month of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower. Below is a list of the latest posts through May, 2011.

Do you have information about a particular project or activity that you would like to share with the Region? See the following page, Writing for The Cornflower: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/writing-for-the-cornflower/ for more information on how to post on the GMR blog.

NLM Releases Digital Collection "Medicine in the Americas"

Print Retention Task Force Final Report Available

Bringing Health Information to the Community Blog Goes National!

Combating Email Overload

Save the date: 2011 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

QR codes, PubMed, and MedlinePlus

Using Your Smartphone to Lose Weight (and other interesting things you can do with a smartphone)

Thanks.

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

May 31, 2011

From the GMR: NLM Releases Medicine in the America

NLM is pleased to announce that the first books digitized for the MHL collection are publicly available in our Repository "Digital Collections".

For more information about the collection "Medicine in the Americas" see the news announcement at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/medicine_in_americas.html

Digital Collections homepage: http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/

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 24, 2011

From the GMR: New MedlinePlus Tours

Today NLM posted a new version of the MedlinePlus tour in English and Spanish. The tours highlight important features of MedlinePlus and describe where you can find certain types of information on the site. The tours last approximately 8 minutes and they include audio.

We invite you to view the tours to see all the wonderful features MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español have to offer! There's also a downloadable version of each tour so you can play them without an Internet connection. If you have comments or questions about the MedlinePlus tours, send a message to the MedlinePlus team via the contact form on MedlinePlus.gov.

Naomi Miller
Manager, Consumer Health Information
National Library of Medicine
millern@mail.nlm.nih.gov

From the GMR: MedlinePlus Survey Results

A message from the National Library of Medicine:

Want to learn more about who is using MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español? Looking for the latest user statistics for your next presentation or outreach activity?

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 MedlinePlus user survey, powered by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). The survey results give you a snapshot of a representative sample of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español users, their demographics, their reasons for visiting the site, and how they use the health information provided by MedlinePlus. Thousands of users voluntarily responsed to our online survey in 2010. Thank you if you were one of them.

Visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/survey2010/index.html to view the 2010 survey results for MedlinePlus.gov and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/survey2010/index.html to view the 2010 survey results for MedlinePlus en español. You can also find links to the 2010 survey results on the English and Spanish "About MedlinePlus" pages in the right column.

We hope you'll find this data interesting and helpful in your efforts to reach out to new and existing health information customers. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about the results.

Jennifer Jentsch
Reference & Web Services Section, NLM
Jentsch@mail.nih.gov

From the GMR: Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) and May 25th Teleconference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the availability of $100 million to support Community Transformation Grants. A conference call prior to the June 6th deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding will be held on Wednesday, May
25th.

Funding Information
Teleconference Information

Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) are authorized under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 for state and local governmental agencies, tribes and territories, and national and community-based organizations.

The CTGs will support the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming.

Funding is available to support evidence and practice-based community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.

Additionally, these grants were a key component of the Prevention Fund supported by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and other public health advocates for inclusion in the ACA. The CDC will be holding a conference call prior to the deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding. The Letters of Intent are due to CDC on Monday, June 6, 2011. The call-in information for the various time zones is posted below:

* Atlantic, Eastern and Central time zones May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

* Mountain and Pacific time zones May 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

Local and state government agencies, local and state non-profit organizations and federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

For additional information, please visit the Community Transformation Grants website where you can find additional resources and a list of frequently asked questions about the program and the application process:
http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=19241&em_id=14921.0

Thank you to the CDC and the APHA for this information.

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

May 9, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through April 2011

Hello, Network Members,

Another month of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, have wrapped up. Below is a list of the latest posts through April, 2011.

Do you have information about a particular project or activity that you would like to share with the Region? See Writing for The Cornflower for more information on how to post on the GMR blog.

Zar Symposium Registration Now Open

Disaster Information Outreach Symposium

Mount Carmel Opens New Consumer Health Library

Got Drugs?

Congratulations to GMR Sponsored Webcast Sites

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

From the GMR: University of Illinois at Chicago will Serve as RML in 2011-2016

Network Members:

We are pleased to announce the the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences has received a new five-year contract with the National Library of Medicine to serve as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 3 of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The Press Release announcing the selection of all eight RMLs is found at:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nnlm_contracts_awarded_2011.html

The Library of the Health Sciences is honored to have the opportunity to lead our region in working toward the goals of improving access to biomedical information sources, promoting awareness of health information by members of the public, and improving electronic access to
health information. We look forward to working with all of you on these important goals.

Sincerely,

Kate

Kathryn H. Carpenter
Professor and Assistant University Librarian for the Health Sciences
Director, Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of
Medicine
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk Street (MC 763)
Chicago, Illinois 60612

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

April 19, 2011

From the GMR: New Items in the GMR Lending Library

Hello, Network Members,

We have received some new items in the GMR Lending Library recently. Many people I talk to in the region mention that they forget we even have a lending library, so here is a reminder! It's free to borrow books from our library. Just contact gmrlib@uic.edu to get a login. The library can be found here: http://www.gmrlibrary.org/.

The GMR Lending Library is a librarian's library; we try to focus our collection on items you might need to better do your job.

See the newest titles below:

Title: Developing library leaders
Author: Robert D. Stueart and Maureen Sullivan
Publisher: Neal-Schuman
Year: 2010

Title: Digital curation : a how-to-do-it manual
Author: Ross Harvey
Publisher: Neal-Schuman
Year: 2010

Title: The Medical Library Association guide to finding out about complementary and alternative medicine ; the best print and electronic resources
Author: Gregory A. Crawford
Publisher: Neal-Schuman
Year: 2010

Title: The Medical Library Association guide to managing health care libraries (2nd ed)
Editor: Margaret Bandy and Rosalind Farnam Dudden
Publisher: Neal-Schuman
Year: 2010

I have also imported a few NLM Bookshelf titles - see below:

Title: Citing medicine (electronic resource): the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers
Author: Karen Patrias
Year: 2007

Title: Impact of consumer health informatics applications
Author: Michael Gibbons
Year: 2009

Title: Measures of health literacy : workshop summary
Author: Lyla M. Hernandez
Year: 2009

You can also subscribe to the RSS feed of new items added to the library - when you go to the library homepage, there is a link called "RSS Feeds."

As always, thank you for your support of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region. If you have any titles or subjects you would like us to include in the library, please contact us.

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

April 13, 2011

From the GMR: NLM Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information Challenge

Hello, GMR Members,

Have a nifty idea to help people find health information they need?

The NLM Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information Challenge is an initiative of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, and organizations (collectively, "Entrants"). The purpose of this contest is to develop innovative software applications to further NLM's mission of aiding the dissemination and exchange of scientific and other information pertinent to medicine and public health. Eligible software applications must make use of NLM's vast collection of biomedical data including downloadable data sets, APIs (application programming interfaces), and/or software tools.

Read more about it and submit your idea here: http://challenge.gov/challenges/132.

The submission period starts today and goes until August 31, 2011.

Good luck!
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

April 12, 2011

From the GMR: New Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) version released today

REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) has just released new online and Mobile versions.

What's new on REMM lists some of the key updates, but there are many, many more.

We call your attention specifically to the following:

1. Mobile REMM: updated content for Android (new), iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

2. Nuclear Reactor Accidents: new content and references

3. Potassium Iodide: new content and references

4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 14 new pages with photos

5. Seven new video screencast tutorials: explaining key REMM interactive clinical tools

6. Nuclear detonation clinical triage tool: for use if medical response resources are scarce

7. Simplified clinical algorithm for managing radiation exposure: new format and content

Thanks for your continued support! Contact us with questions or comments.

With appreciation for your support,
The REMM Team
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers
http://www.remm.nlm.gov

From the GMR: New Clinical Alert

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented Group
Link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/alerts/clinical_alerts.html

From the GMR: National Library of Medicine chemical structure images now available

FYI to all you chemists!


---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: National Library of Medicine chemical structure images now
available From: "NLM TOXENVLIST"
Date: Thu, April 7, 2011 8:10 am
To: NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L@LIST.NIH.GOV
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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has added chemical structure images from the NLM ChemIDplus database to Hazardous Substances Databank (HSDB) records.

The chemical structures can be viewed in the HSDB record header with the chemical name and registry number. Users can save the chemical structure as a ".png" file (right mouse click). It is not available via the HSDB document download feature.

These structures are also available in:

* Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS):
Carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?CCRIS

* Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)(tm):
Molecular mechanisms by which environmental chemicals affect human disease
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?CTD

* GENETOX:
Peer-reviewed mutagenicity test data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?GENETOX

* Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS):
Data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supporting human health risk assessment and focusing on hazard identification and dose-response assessment
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?IRIS

* International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER):
Chemical risk information from authoritative groups worldwide
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?iter

April 1, 2011

From the GMR: The April 2011 edition of the GMR Update is online

Hello, Network Members,

Please take a look at the April 2011 edition of the GMR Update, available online at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

As the contract draws to an end, we want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported the GMR during the last five years. Thank you to all!

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 22, 2011

From the GMR: PubMed Mobile Beta is Live

The PubMed Mobile Beta is live.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/

The NLM Technical Bulletin article (with more information) is:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma11/ma11_pm_mobile_beta.html

The search box is right there and the formatting is VERY simple. Enjoy!

March 16, 2011

From the GMR: NLM resources related to earthquakes, tsunamis, radiation emergencies

The National Library of Medicine has resources that may help with understanding the health issues related to the devastating Japan earthquake, tsunami and possible nuclear power plant disruptions. Resources from NLM, US federal agencies, and other key resources are listed on the new topic page "Disasters in Japan 2011" at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/japan2011.html.


TSUNAMIS, EARTHQUAKES:
For earthquake information for responders and health professionals, see the "Earthquakes-Resources for Response and Recovery" page at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/earthquakes.html.

MedlinePlus has topic pages on earthquakes and tsunamis in English and Spanish. Although not intended to be specific to the current events in Japan, these pages give background information for a general audience:

Tsunamis
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tsunamis.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/tsunamis.html

Earthquakes
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/earthquakes.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/earthquakes.html

RADIATION EMERGENCIES:
Clinicians who need to learn more about assessing and managing radiation emergencies can turn to the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) web site. Selected, key files from REMM are also available for downloading on mobile devices from http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm.

For a general audience, see the MedlinePlus pages on:
Radiation Emergencies
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/radiationemergencies.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/radiationemergencies.html

Radiation Exposure
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/radiationexposure.html
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/radiationexposure.html

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

From the GMR: 175th Web Site, upcoming press release on anniversary events

FYI:

Watch for Launch of NLM 175th Anniversary Web Site, Press Release About Anniversary, Early Next Week!

As you know, NLM is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Next week, NIH will issue a press release about the anniversary. Watch for it on the NLM home page and in your NLM News and Events RSS feed, and feel free to use its language as you publicize the big anniversary year.

An exciting development is the launch of the new 175th anniversary Web site, which will debut next week. It will include details on NLM's history, its programs and services, and anniversary year events. It will also include anniversary logos in various formats, which you may want to add to your own Web sites and publications, and will host a list of commemorative products. URL for this new site will be: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/175.

A number of special programs in support of the Library's mission are planned. They include: a scientific symposium commemorating NLM's 175th anniversary; contests to recognize original short videos that promote awareness of NLM's information products and services, and creative applications that demonstrate the greatest potential to deliver information to the public using NLM data resources; and other activities throughout the year.

You've probably also heard about NLM staff members' special "numerical" salute to the 175th anniversary. You can read more about that happening at:
http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2011/01/photo-opportunity-nlm-marks-17.html

That photo, which is in the public domain, is also available at http://bit.ly/eMXqUq .

We'll keep you apprised of other anniversary developments. Questions may be directed to Melanie Modlin at 301-496-6308 or at modlinm@nlm.nih.gov.

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

From the GMR: NLM Position Posting for Deputy Associate Director-Library Operations-NLM

Please see the following message forwarded on behalf of NLM.

NLM IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR POSITION AS DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR LIBRARY OPERATIONS

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest library of the health sciences, is recruiting for the Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations. The successful candidate will participate fully in directing and managing all activities of the Division of Library Operations. This includes formulating, establishing, and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing, and evaluating programs; implementing operating plans; assessing resource requirements; and formulating budget requests. The staff of nearly 300 federal and more than 300 contract employees is organized into exemplary public services, technical services, and bibliographic services staffs; a world-renown history of medicine division; and three offices consisting of vocabulary-related activities, health services research, and management of the more than 4000 member National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations also oversees the NLM Library Associate Program and a small staff that perform a wide-variety of administrative functions. Among the many exciting NLM programs for which Library Operations takes the lead are the scanning and preservation of historical items, the creation of a digital repository for monographs and other non-journal formats, the utilization of a AI system for MEDLINE indexing, and the development of products for patients and their families such as mobile MedlinePlus.

Vacancy announcement information can be viewed on the NLM website at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html.

If you have an interest in this position, please follow the application instructions that are provided in the announcement. Your application must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement, Thursday, March 31, 2011.

March 2, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through February 2011

Greetings, Network Members,

Another month of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, have wrapped up. Below is a list of the latest posts through February, 2011.

Network members are invited to write for The Cornflower. See Writing for The Cornflower for more information.

GMR Sponsors Sites for MLA Webcast "Shifting Skills"

Health Literacy Summit in Kentucky

GMR Office is Open for Business

GMR Office Alert


Thanks!
Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

February 15, 2011

From the GMR: Position Announcement: Science Reference Librarian - Biomedical Specialist, University of Chicago Library

Science Reference Librarian - Biomedical Specialist

The University of Chicago Library

Under the direction of the Co-Director (Public Services) for the Science Libraries Division, this position serves as a member of the Crerar Library reference team, providing daily reference services to both biomedical and physical sciences users, including responding to reference queries in person, by email, phone and via instant messaging. Participates in instruction and outreach services for the sciences and broader library system, with an emphasis on bioinformatics. Develops and participates in science communication activities including print and web publications, web page development, and exhibitions. Responsible for print and digital collection development activities, coordinating with other science subject bibliographers on collection decisions as appropriate. Creates a role for the Library in bioinformatics at the University, including identifying faculty and staff involved in bioinformatics, determining their needs and incorporating the Library into their research and teaching.

Education: A graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences are required. A graduate degree in the biological sciences is strongly preferred.

Experience Required: 2-3 years related experience in an academic library; demonstrated knowledge of online databases and resources in the biological sciences; demonstrated knowledge of current and developing information technologies. Preferred: Database searching experience, including the bioinformatics resources and databases available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is strongly preferred; knowledge of scientific statistical methodologies an asset.

Skills Required: Demonstrated ability to use office productivity software (e.g. MS Office); demonstrated experience with web authoring tools; demonstrated ability to communicate respectfully and effectively, and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups; demonstrated ability to perform complex problem-solving and decision-making; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects; demonstrated strong commitment to professional development. Preferred: Reading knowledge of either French or German.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

To apply, please visit http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51470

For a full description, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Deb Werner
Biomedical Reference Librarian
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
dwerner@uchicago.edu
773-702-8552

From the GMR: NLM has Updated the MeSH Database

Hi Folks,

Many of you have noticed the change in the MeSH database interface. NCBI is working to update the entire website - section by section.

FYI:
The Technical Bulletin article on this change is at:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf11/jf11_pm_mesh_db.html

The updated brochures "Searching PubMed with MeSH are at:
PDF: http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/meshtri.pdf
Word: http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/meshtri.doc

If you have comments or questions about the new interface, feel free to contact NLM directly - they welcome your feedback: http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm/

Have a wonderful week all.
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: Release of MCHL new ediition of Asthma in Children and Adolescents

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University released a new edition of a knowledge path about asthma in children and adolescents, its prevalence, and its impact on homes, schools, and communities. The knowledge path includes tools for improving asthma management and care and staying abreast of new developments in pediatric asthma research.

The knowledge path can be used by health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers, and community advocates to learn more about asthma, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions. Separate sections point to resources about environmental triggers, medications and monitoring, and asthma management in school. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_asthma.html. A resource brief for families accompanies the knowledge path and is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_asthma.html.

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 9, 2011

From the GMR: 2011 State of the States Report Offers Lessons and Insights for Policymakers

This is an interesting report of what the states are doing related to health reform.

February 3, 2011

2011 State of the States Report Offers Lessons and Insights for State Policymakers

In spite of major budget challenges and rising demand for public health care programs, states undertook significant, wide-ranging efforts to lay a foundation for health reform, according to the 2011 State of the States report titled, Laying the Foundation for Health Reform.

State of the States: Laying the Foundation for Health Reform takes an in-depth look at state health policy efforts in 2010 and provides insights and lessons learned on:

  • Establishing committees and task forces to study the impact of the Affordable Care Act and develop strategic plans for responding to its provisions;
  • Implementing state-based pre-existing condition insurance plans;
  • Working with insurance carriers and the public to implement insurance market reforms included in the ACA;
  • Improving premium rate review processes and considering the impact of medical loss ratio requirements;
  • Collecting data and planning for state-based health insurance exchanges;
  • Reducing costs and improving outreach and enrollment efforts in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program; and
  • Undertaking efforts to improve the health care delivery system and promote population health.

This report is a valuable guide for state policymakers--it highlights the efforts of states that have made early achievements in implementing the Affordable Care Act as well as the accomplishments of innovators who have sought to control costs and improve the quality of health care for their residents.

The report is free. Visit www.statecoverage.org/stateofthestates2011 for your copy.

February 2, 2011

From the GMR: GMR Office Alert

The UIC Library of the Health Sciences, including the office of the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, will be closed all day on Wednesday. We are uncertain at this time about when the Library will reopen.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Blizzard Warning in effect from 3:00 pm today, Tuesday, February 1, 2011, to 3 pm Wednesday, February 2nd. Snow accumulations in excess of a foot are expected over much of our Greater Midwest Region. Northwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with stronger gusts will result in blizzard and white-out conditions.

We are aware that similar conditions are forecast throughout the Midwest region.We will keep you posted as best we can through GMRLIST, our blog and the GMR homepage: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/.

We have alerted our sister region, the Pacific Southwest Region Office at UCLA, about our situation. They will be assisting us DOCLINE and other back-up support.

Stay safe,
Ruth

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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

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

From the GMR: New page in Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

Network Members,

We wanted to let you know about a new page, "Table-Top Exercises," making its debut on the emergency preparedness and response toolkit site today. You'll find it here: http://nnlm.gov/ep/table-top-exercises/. Dan Wilson and Susan Yowell have developed the exercises in order to help NN/LM members and others prepare for service disruptions, as they've been very successful in past training sessions.

Please feel free to share these with others in your institutions. They would be useful exercises for a local consortium to do a practice session on emergency preparedness.

Ruth

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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

From the GMR: GMR Update January 2011 now available

Hello, Network Members,

The January 2011 edition of the GMR Update is now available online at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html Please connect with your GMR state contact for more information.

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

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

From the GMR: Environmental Health Student Portal

Introducing the Environmental Health Student Portal from NLM

The Environmental Health Student Portal : Connecting Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information

The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Specialized Information Services Division announces the launch of the Environmental Health Student Portal. This Web site introduces middle school students to environmental health science within the context of current middle school science curriculum standards. This newest edition to the family of NLM resources for students is a FREE non-subscription-based Web site that contains links to government and other reviewed and selected sites and provides a safe and reliable environment for teachers and students to study the following topics and their impact on health:
• water pollution
• climate change
• chemicals
• air pollution (coming soon)

Middle school teachers from school systems in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Maine, and the District of Columbia participated in focus groups to determine the need for an environmental health site, the content, including topics and sub-topics covered, and ways in which they can incorporate the use of the Web site into their classrooms. Topics and subtopics highlighted on the Web site come directly from the data collected during this research. The Environmental Health Student Portal allows students to conduct research, play games related to environmental health, locate science fair projects, and view videos. Teachers can use the site to locate links to relevant content and lesson plans from resources like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science.

Visit our new Web site, the Environmental Health Student Portal, as well as other classroom resources from the National Library of Medicine:

Environmental Health Science/Chemistry
Tox Town (Grades 6 -12+)
TOXMAP (Grades 9 - 12+)
Household Products Database (Grades 6 - 12+)
ChemIDplus (Grades 7 - 12+)
ToxMystery (Grades 1 - 5)

Forensics and Medical Technology
Visible Proofs (Grades 6 -12+)
Visible Human Project (Grades 6 - 12+)
Frankenstein - Penetrating the secrets of nature (6-12+)

Genetics
Genetics Home Reference (Grades 6 - 12+)
Harry Potter's World (Grades 6 -12)

General Health Science/Biology
MedlinePlus (Grades 6 - 12+)
AIDSinfo (Grades 6 - 12+)
Changing the Face of Medicine (6 - 12+)
Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health (Grades 3 - 12+)

January 11, 2011

From the GMR: NLM Announces New Look for Main Web Site

Today the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new design and organization for its Main Web site. The NLM homepage has an entirely new design, focused on your top tasks.

We also updated thousands of pages within the site. They now include site-wide navigation in the header so many of your favorite links should be just a click away. There is also a new "Share" feature so you can send content to your friends, colleagues or yourself via social bookmarking and networking. Plus, we've added links to make it easier to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

We hope you find this new design useful and welcome your feedback via our Contact NLM link.

January 10, 2011

From the GMR: New Health IT Page on the GMR website

Hello, Network Members,

Happy Monday! I wanted to inform you that there is a new page of resources on Health IT (HIT) on the GMR website. It can be found here: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/technology/hit/index.html.

It includes presentation files of the wonderfully informative "EHRs and Librarians: A Symposium" which was held in December. Please let me know if you have any questions about this page, or any suggestions for links in the HIT Resources section.

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

From the GMR: Call for Papers: Special Issue of JMLA on Applying Technologies in Medical Libraries

Hello, Network Members,

Interested in writing an article? How about one on technology? The January 2012 issue of JMLA will be devoted to papers that help us all understand how health science librarians can use technologies to improve delivery of, and access to, medical and health sciences information. They are particularly interested in case studies on how an institution used technology to solve a problem in your library. Other submissions of interest, research papers that use quantitative or qualitative methodologies to evaluate the use of technology in health sciences libraries.

For more information, go to: http://www.mlanet.org/publications/jmla/call_applyingtech.html

And on a technological note as we wind down this 5-year contract, there are still Technology Improvement Awards available. Your organization can be awarded up to $4,900 for your project if it meets certain guidelines. Check out http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/technology/techrfp.html for the Call for Application, and see a list of past funding recipients of this award here: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/technology/recipients.html. Because our contract is ending on April 30, 2011, all projects must be completed by this date.

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

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/

January 3, 2011

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through December 2010

Happy New Year, Network Members,

Another month and another year of posts to the GMR blog, The Cornflower, have wrapped up. Below is a list of the latest posts through December, 2010.

Network members are invited to write for The Cornflower. See the following page, Writing for The Cornflower: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/writing-for-the-cornflower/ for more information.

Maybe 2011 is the year for your first post to the GMR blog!

Happy Holidays to all our members and friends!

GMR Print Retention Task Force Update

Season's Greetings from the GMR 2010

University of Minnesota Celebrates America's Women Physicians

Would You Like That in Mobile or Regular?

New Americans Health Information Day Planned


If you are unable to access the blog through your institution and would prefer an alternate method to receive last month's blog news, please contact the GMR blog editor: leskovec@uic.edu.

Thanks!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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

December 14, 2010

From the GMR: GMR Print Retention Project Update

Network Members,

The GMR has appointed a Print Retention Task Force to advise and assist us with planning for a print retention program to be put in place during the next 5-year contract. The current focus is on gathering data about legacy journal print collections in the region.

The group was tasked with analyzing the data obtained from a recent Resource Library (RL) survey, looking at SERHOLD data, interviewing RL Directors and others in the region to identify interests and scope, and recommending an action plan for the design and implementation of next steps. The goal is to produce a framework for further action by April 30, 2011 to hand over to a steering committee for further work in the next RML contract.

Additional information can be found in the GMR blog at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2010/12/14/gmr-print-retention-task-force-update/

If you are unable to access the blog through your institution and would
prefer an alternate method to receive blog news, please contact the GMR blog
editor:leskovec@uic.edu.

You will be hearing more from the GMR about this initiative in the months to come. Please be assured that we will be involving all health sciences libraries in this process as we move forward.

Ruth

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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

December 2, 2010

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through November 2010

Hello, Network Members,

Another month of posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, is listed below for your convenience. Check them out.

Blogging: The Making of a Disabilities Librarian

Gartner Identifies Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011

NCBI Discovery Worshops - December 15-16 in Chicago

End-of-Life Library Receives Award

The New Browser Wars - Updated

If you are unable to access the blog through your institution and would prefer an alternate method to receive last month's blog news, please contact the GMR blog editor: leskovec@uic.edu.

Thanks!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

November 24, 2010

From the GMR: New look for "Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness"

The Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness has a new look and new web address, http://phpreparedness.nlm.nih.gov. It is now a featured resource on the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) web site, http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov.

The Resource Guide was first developed by the New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2002 with funding from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). The Guide is now jointly funded by NICHSR and DIMRC. The Guide continues to provide access to no-cost web materials on public
health preparedness topics for the public health workforce.

Recently, this database and web site moved to NLM and the content continues to be maintained by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Previous web addresses will automatically take the user to the new web address. Comments and questions about the Resource Guide may be sent to tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov.

November 22, 2010

From the GMR: Launch of Healthy People 2020 webcast

Dear GMR members,

The launch of Healthy People 2020 will be Thursday, 2 December 2010, 11AM - 1PM, ET.
Whether you watch the webcast of the launch, or attend in person, you do need to register: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020_reg/default.aspx

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

November 18, 2010

From the GMR: Position Openings in New Medical Library in MI

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has immediate openings for two librarians to join us in launching a new medical library.

Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian
This position will be responsible for planning and implementing an integrated information literacy curriculum that will incorporate classroom, small group, and online learning components. The design of online instruction, including web-based tutorials and content modules for delivery through learning management systems, will be a strong focus, as will supporting faculty in incorporating library resources into their instruction. This librarian will also participate in provision of reference services and in collection development and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

For more information, see the job posting on the Oakland University Academic Human Resources web site: http://www2.oakland.edu/provost/web/acadhr/jobdetail_basic.cfm?ID=476

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474
Email: bulgarel@oakland.edu


Digital and Web Services Librarian
This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the library's electronic resources and services, including the web site. Integrating emerging technologies into library curriculum and services will be a strong focus. This librarian will also participate in the provision of information literacy instruction and reference services and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

For more information, see the job posting on the Oakland University Academic Human Resources web site: http://www2.oakland.edu/provost/web/acadhr/jobdetail_basic.cfm?ID=475

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474
Email: bulgarel@oakland.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

November 17, 2010

From the GMR: Reminder about E-Licensing Offer Opportunities

Hello, GMR Members!

I wanted to remind you about E-Licensing Group, which is a result of the hard work of the E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC. Currently there are two offers to GMR Network Members. To find out more about these offers and to participate in the conversation about future offers, check out the E-Licensing Group page on the GMR website:
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html.

The offers are listed on a password protected page. To access the specifics of current offers that are listed on this password protected page, contact Max (max@uic.edu) and he will give you the password.

On the page referenced above, you can easily join the listserv which is specific to discussions about current and future offers.

We have an offer on the table with Dynamed (one of two current offers) and our negotiator at MCLS needs 7 more libraries to express interest in the offer by December 15. Remember, expressing interest in the offer does not mean you have signed your name in blood for it. :-)

Let me know if you have any questions or want more information.

Thanks much!

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 60612-433
Phone: 312.996.2464
Fax: 312.996.2226

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

November 11, 2010

From the GMR: NLM announces MedlinePlus Connect, for EHRs

Earlier this week, NLM announced MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect), a free service that allows electronic health records (EHR) systems to link users to MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), an authoritative up-to-date health information resource for patients, families and health care providers. MedlinePlus provides information about conditions and disorders, medications, and health and wellness.

MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests for information on diagnoses (problem codes) and medications. NLM mapped MedlinePlus health topics to two standard diagnostic coding systems used in EHRs: ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT CORE Problem List Subset.

When an EHR submits a request to MedlinePlus Connect, the service returns the closest matching health topic as a response. MedlinePlus Connect also links EHR systems to drug information written especially for patients. For medication codes, MedlinePlus Connect accepts RXCUIs and NDCs. The API for using this service conforms to the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) Knowledge Request URL-Based Implementation specification.

MedlinePlus responds to problem code requests in either English or Spanish. Currently, it supports requests for drug information in English only. NLM is working on adding laboratory test responses to MedlinePlus Connect. We will also support an XML-based Web service at a future date.

You can find more background and technical information at http://medlineplus.gov/connect. If you are an EHR owner or developer interested in staying up-to-date on technical developments with MedlinePlus Connect, or talking to other organizations that are using it, join the free email list at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/emaillist.html. To send questions or feedback, use the MedlinePlus Contact Us link at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/contact/index.cfm.

From the GMR: Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss - Knowledge Path from Georgetown University

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University released a new edition of the knowledge path, Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss. The knowledge path directs readers to resources that analyze data, report on research aimed at identifying causes and promising intervention strategies, and describe risk-reduction efforts as well as bereavement-support programs. Separate sections present resources about factors that contribute to infant mortality and pregnancy loss: birth defects, injuries, low birthweight and prematurity, preconception and pregnancy, and safe sleep environments.

The knowledge path was created for health professionals, policymakers, researchers, and families. View the path online at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_infmort.html. A resource brief for families accompanies the knowledge path and is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/frb_infmort.html.

November 3, 2010

From the GMR: What's new on The Cornflower through Oct 2010

Hello, Network Members,

It was great seeing many of you these past few months at your annual fall meetings. We appreciate being able to communicate with you in person.

On the digital communication side, another month of posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, is listed below for your convenience. Check them out!

U of M Widget Translates Medical Terms

8th Medical History Symposium

GMR Sponsors MLA E-Book Webcast Sites

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

October 28, 2010

From the GMR: EMR/PHR LISTSERV created

Of interest to those of you working on library integration into electronic medical records...

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Hello, Network Members,

During one of our in-person GMR Updates, network members suggested that more communication be shared regarding one of the GMR's current initiatives. (Please see the GMR Update online: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html.)

As a result, a new LISTSERV has been created: EMR-GMR@uic.edu. The purpose of the list is to establish a communication tool for GMR members who are interested in the development of librarians' roles in electronic medical records/patient health records/personal health records.

I expect LIST traffic to be low initially and increase as more information is shared. To subscribe to EMR-GMR, send the command:

SUBSCRIBE EMR-GMR BARACK OBAMA

to LISTSERV@UIC.EDU, replacing "Barack Obama" with your first and last name.

Please let me or your GMR state contact know if you have any questions or need assistance in subscribing or posting.

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

October 15, 2010

From the GMR: Job posting - Clinical Reference Librarian, UPSTATE HSL, Syracuse, NY

Clinical Reference Librarian

The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Clinical Reference Librarian. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated web content development experience. If you enjoy teaching and learning, working with dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, and want to contribute to the academic, research and service missions of Upstate-join our premiere service team.

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment.

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Liaison Services and works closely with the Director of the Family Resource Center, our clinical, consumer health information, education and outreach program. Responsibilities include: reference and consumer health duties, rounding to patient rooms and with clinical staff, coverage of FRC and HSL service desks (evenings and weekend coverage in rotation), participation in clinical project teams, mediated searching, bibliographic instruction, development of web-based health information and instruction tools; content development and maintenance in support of the HSL's and FRC's web pages; and assisting the Head of Reference & Liaison Services and the FRC Director with the expansion of outreach services.

REQUIRED: ALA accredited Master's degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience. The successful candidate will evidence a commitment to customer service for clinicians, students and patients & families; strong communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to interdisciplinary team-building and collaborative partnerships; a client-centered focus; knowledge of health information resources; knowledge of outreach education and events programming; and the ability to perform as a faculty member in areas of education, scholarship and service. Preferred: academic health library or clinical experience; knowledge of evidence-based practice and consumer health resources and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professions.

The HSL's current interests include partnering with our regional public libraries, developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; supporting the Family Resource Center, our patient and family focused health service; promoting a culture of evidenced-based practice and health literacy; delivering HSL and FRC services to off-campus locations and to patients and families in our 35 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York's only academic medical center and the region's largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; a 400 bed tertiary care hospital and the Golisano Children's Hospital. For more information about us, please visit SUNY Upstate @ http://library.upstate.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure track position with faculty status. Priority review of applicants begins November 15, 2010 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #030314.

October 13, 2010

From the GMR: NLM recruiting for Associate Fellows

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:


  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

  • Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States

  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus

  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine

  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff

  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States



The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2010)

  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance

  • Some relocation funding

  • Assistance in finding housing



Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2011. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 3, 2011. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact me for further information. I can be reached at 301-435-4083 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov.

Kathel
Kathel Dunn, PhD
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
301-435-4083
dunnk@mail.nih.gov
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/

Preparing future leaders in health sciences libraries and in health services research

October 12, 2010

From the GMR: Two New Traveling Banner Exhibits from NLM

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program is offering 2 new traveling banner exhibitions to libraries and community centers to borrow for 6 week bookings.

A Voyage to Health explores the recent revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging of the people of Hawai'i. The exhibition explores this resurgence and its significance for health, well-being, and self-determination. Unlike our other traveling banner exhibitions, this show does not have an online exhibition to accompany the traveling show. But the story of traditional voyaging will be covered as part of the companion website for the National Library of Medicine's larger exhibition about Native peoples' concepts of health and illness, scheduled to open in October 2011. For information about the traveling banner exhibition, please visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions/avoyagetohealth.html

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American Civil War and how their service pushed the boundaries of the role of African Americans in society. We do have a website for this exhibition, which can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/index.html. For information about the traveling banner exhibition, please visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions/bindingwounds.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

October 8, 2010

From the GMR: NLM Traveling Exhibition: Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

This traveling exhibit still has hosting slots open. Contact: nlmtravelingexhibits@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/index.html

October 6, 2010

From the GMR: Promoting your library - Time = Money

October is National Medical Librarians Month. The Greater Midwest Region of the National Network Of Libraries of Medicine would like to share our website with you in celebration. We have enhanced the site by including several downloadable aids. We invite you to put them to use.

Promoting Your Library
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/member/advocacy/

You will find:

  • a handout with talking points,

  • two versions of a bookmark that you can print and share

  • a poster that you can display in your library

  • a table tent to send your message in a quiet area

  • independent graphics for you to use as you see fit


The entire institution benefits from the services that a librarian provides. Remember Librarians save time and money.

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

October 1, 2010

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through September 2010

Hello, Network Members,

Another month of posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower, are listed below for your convenience. Check them out!

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site

MLA Webcast Sponsored Site Opportunity

MCH Library - Mortality and Pregnancy Loss Resource Guides

Do you want to learn more about mobile apps? For free?

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

September 30, 2010

From the GMR: New Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

Dear GMR Members,

Today, MedlinePlus released 100 new English and Spanish monographs on a broad range of dietary supplements and herbal remedies. The new content is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). Some of the highlights of the new monographs include:

  • Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work
  • Effectiveness ratings for different indications
  • Safety concerns, including special precautions and warnings
  • Information on interactions with medications, foods, and other herbs and supplements
  • Dosages that have been studied in scientific research
  • Extensive lists of references, with links to PubMed
  • A "Share" button on each monograph that allows users to easily share the content with friends and family
The content from NMCD replaces the Natural Standard monographs that were previously on MedlinePlus. If you bookmarked any monographs from Natural Standard, MedlinePlus will automatically redirect you to the new information when equivalent content is available. Please review and update your bookmarks.

If you have questions or comments about the new content, please contact the MedlinePlus team by using the "Contact Us" link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page.


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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

From the GMR: Position Opening in Wisconsin

This message is from Kathy Strube of Aurora Health Care.

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New Librarian Position at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton

The Aurora Health Care Libraries at their new Aurora Medical Center, Grafton location at I-43 and Hwy 60 seek an enthusiastic and service-oriented full time Librarian to join their team.

The new Resource Center Library is a 920 sq. ft. library, part of an integrated library system of seven Aurora Libraries and 15 library staff serving 15 hospitals, 29,000 caregivers, 3,600 physicians, and 140 residents. Aurora Health Care is a national leader in developing and implementing best practices in clinical improvement and disease management. The Aurora Libraries web site has over 39,000 hits/month.

Responsibilities: Is the Reference Librarian with primary responsibility for serving health professionals, patients, and community members at the Grafton location. Must enjoy and be effective at teaching use of library resources. Will be responsible for Interlibrary Loan, collection development, and marketing at the Grafton site. Must have a passion for advancing Clinical Librarianship through attending Interdisciplinary rounds, visiting patients referred by nursing staff, or attending Morning Report for interested departments. May be asked to contribute to various hospital committees or projects. Will help create and manage the hospital web site and newsletter.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLIS; one year of experience in heath care reference and interlibrary loan preferred; experience with OVID and PubMed MEDLINE and DOCLINE preferred; demonstrated ability to be a team player and effective teacher; proven ability to provide excellent service; excellent written and verbal communication skills; up-to-date technology skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web design, Internet searching, and Web 2.0.

Salary: The range starts at $42,120 and is commensurate with experience. Great benefits including a great library team to work with. Please apply online at www.aurora.org.

September 29, 2010

From the GMR: Invitation to Participate in Value of Library study

Do you want to demonstrate the impact of your library on patient care? Join a study on the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care <http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/value.html> sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Please consider joining your colleagues in demonstrating the value of libraries in patient care!

Using an online survey and interviews, the study will investigate the impact of library resources and services on clinical decision-making. Study facilitators will be asked to identify an institutional champion to help promote the study, and to distribute the online survey to physicians, residents, and nurses in their institution. The survey will be launched in March 2011.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the Study Participation Interest Form <http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valueinterest.html> today. You will be contacted by the study team regarding your library's eligibility, and about how to get started. If you would like a mentor to provide support and answer questions, one of the study team members will be happy to work closely with you.

Please contact MAR Network Services Coordinator Neil Romanosky (neil.romanosky@med.nyu.edu) or MAR Planning and Evaluation Coordinator Sue Hunter (sue.hunter@med.nyu.edu) with questions about the study.

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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

From the GMR: NLM's 'Digital Collections'

NLM Launches "Digital Collections," a Repository for Access to and Preservation of Digitized Biomedical Resources

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/digital_collections.html

Digital Collections is the National Library of Medicine's free online archive of biomedical books and videos. All the content in Digital Collections is in the public domain and freely available worldwide. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM's rich, historical
resources.

Digital Collections uses a suite of open source and NLM-created software.

Two collections start us off:
* Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Text and Images
* Films and Videos (administered by the Historical Audiovisuals Program)

Enjoy,
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

September 23, 2010

From the GMR: NLM: OMHRC American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Awards

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) is pleased to announce the American Indian/Alaska Native HIV/AIDS Tribal Awards for FY 2011.

The Tribal Initiative on HIV/AIDS is a capacity building, training, and technical assistance project of the OMHRC, funded by the Minority AIDS Initiative, and in collaboration with the Indian Health Service National HIV/AIDS Program. The Initiative aims to directly address and support HIV/AIDS education, testing, anti-stigma, LGBT and Two-Spirit outreach and programs.

Please see the attached announcement for the full description, application and forms.
Thank you,
Evonne Bennett-Barnes (Comanche/Navajo)
Capacity Building Specialist
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
1101 Wootton Parkway, STE 650
Rockville, MD 20852
800-444-6472 ext. 281
Fax: 301-251-2160
ebennett@minorityhealth.hhs.gov

OMHRC Tribal HIV miniaward Application (Word Document)

September 21, 2010

From the GMR: POSITION DESCRIPTION: Urban Libraries Council seeks senior program manager

Greetings all,

We're very excited to share the attached position for a ULC Senior Program Manager with you. Please assist us in spreading the word. Details are also available on the ULC website at www.urbanlibraries.org.

Veronda J. Pitchford
Membership Executive
Urban Libraries Council
125 S. Wacker, Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60606
Direct: 312-676-0958
Cell: 773-656-2356
Fax: 312-676-0950
ULC's General information number: 312-676-0999

Urban Libraries Council
Senior Program Manager
Position Opening:

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has spent more than thirty years enriching urban
communities by strengthening their public libraries. A member association of North America's leading public library systems, ULC's members are thought leaders dedicated to leadership, innovation and the continuous transformation of libraries.

The full time Senior Program Manager will manage ULC's key program initiatives from
development through implementation and report to the CEO/ President. ULC's programs are acclaimed for inspiring new organizational models that invigorate urban libraries and enable them to provide the best possible services. ULC's programs focus on the critical issues facing cities and counties including: economic and work force development, sustainability, technology infrastructure, health and public safety and education/lifelong learning.

Areas of Responsibility:
• Identify strategic issues and trends critical to urban libraries and the communities which
they serve
• Develop programs, conferences and initiatives that support library systems
• Implement complex, multi-year research and demonstration projects
• Manage initiatives including partnership development, grant writing, research
management, meeting planning and identification of leading practices

Qualifications:
• Masters in Public Administration, Urban Planning or Library Science
• Knowledge and experience working with local governments and public libraries
• Successful experience in program development, including proposal writing and project
implementation
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Strong organization and project management experience

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. ULC offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance and an employer funded retirement plan.

Applications:
Please send cover letter and resume by Friday, October 15, 2010, to resumes@urbanlibraries.org
Attention: Angela Goodrich, Finance and Administration Executive.

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 15, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting: Library Director at Wayne State

Director of the Shiffman Medical Library
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Wayne State University is seeking a dynamic librarian with a commitment to excellence in customer service and a record of successful leadership who wishes to work in a fast-paced environment where planning, assessment, innovation, staff development and service are emphasized. Reporting to the Dean, University Library System, and working together with the other members of the Library Leadership team, the Director of the Shiffman Medical Library will provide leadership and direction for service delivery, building of faculty and student relationships, and developing collections.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Director of the Shiffman Medical Library is responsible for planning and managing the daily operations of the library, including organizing and leading a staff of 4 librarians and 12 support staff. The Director oversees management and development of a collection which includes approximately 148,000 journal volumes, 71,000 books and access to an outstanding array of electronic resources. The Director also oversees the Pharmacy & Health Sciences Learning Resource Center located at the Applebaum College. The Director is responsible for addressing the needs of the Medical School and for maintaining and fostering positive relationships between the medical library and its constituents, including students, faculty, alumni, and community members. The Medical Library Director administrative appointment resides in the Library System and reports to the Dean of the Library System. The Director serves as a member of the Collections and Operations Team and works collaboratively with other directors in the library system to determine policy and recommend strategies on system-wide issues.

Minimum Qualification: Qualified candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, relevant experience in administering an academic medical library and a strong commitment to excellent public service. A record of leadership and scholarship is also required.

The Director is an essential resource for meeting the research, teaching and scholarship needs of a diverse faculty and student body and should have outstanding knowledge of how to fill these needs. The Director must have a strong understanding of how emerging technologies can be applied to the research and support mission of the Shiffman Medical Library.

Salary & Benefits: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and experience. Wayne State offers dental and health plan options; TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation.

The Shiffman Medical Library:
The Shiffman Medical Library supports the research, education and clinical and public health care information needs for the university and major hospitals within the Detroit Medical Center. The library maintains access to all major health sciences, bio-scientific and consumer health databases; a core collection of journals dating to the mid-19th century; and books in print and electronically.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine: Founded in 1869 as the Detroit Medical College, the WSU School of Medicine was the first established school of what would eventually become Wayne State University. As Detroit's only medical school, the mission of the WSU School of Medicine is to raise the health status of the community and improve the delivery of health care to the surrounding area through scientific advancement, clinical service and the training of practicing physicians in the region. The WSU School of Medicine is composed of over 750 clinical and nearly 200 basic science faculty members. At WSU, more than 1200 medical students, 900 physicians-in-training and 400 basic science graduate students make up the largest medical school on one campus in the country. In partnership with the several health systems, the WSU School of Medicine has emerged today as one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, hosting one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the United States with some 900 residents and fellows. Long regarded as a premier site for clinical training, the WSU School of Medicine has also established itself as a major center for research. Research initiatives by medical school faculty have risen to a base of over $137 million. The School has six dedicated research laboratory buildings located on the medical campus. Although the school's faculty are comprised of experts in almost all medical fields, the institution houses centers of excellence in women's and children's health, cancer, neuroscience and population studies.

The Campus & University Libraries:
Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's University Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theatres, most within walking distance. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings. The University Library System includes Public Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, New Media and Information Technology, Office for Teaching & Learning, School of Library and Information Science, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) and Library Administrative Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/.

Application Procedure:
Please submit electronically to posting # 036923 a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Sharon Phillips, Library Director, Search Committee Chair, for additional information regarding the position specifics at: ae7228@wayne.edu.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer.

From the GMR: E-Licensing Group Initial Offer

Hello all!

You may recall that we are working with MCLS in Michigan to try to find suitable product offers for our members. The goal is to be able to lower costs for member libraries by group purchasing of products and services.

The first offer is for Ovid Nursing Full-Text Plus. Please check out this page for general information about the E-Licensing Group: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/resourcesharing/elicensing.html. If you would like to know more about the offers as they come in, you will need to be a member of the E-Licensing Group Listserv. The user name and password for secure pages will be only made available this way.

There is sort of a short turn-around for this offer, so if you are interested at all, please contact Diana at services@mcls.org - and be sure to join the listserv to be kept informed of upcoming offers.

We are working to get trial information listed on this page shortly.

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 10, 2010

From the GMR: Emergency Access Initiative for Pakistan

Please excuse any duplication. The following message was posted to DOCLINE-L
today. If your library is involved with any Pakistani libraries or relief
efforts, please let us know.

Charniel McDaniels, MS
DOCLINE Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois at Chicago
1-800-338-7657
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/
Please include your LIBID in your response


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 10:18 AM
To: DOCLINE-L@LIST.NIH.GOV
Subject: [DOCLINE-L] Full-text material for Pakistan

All,

The National Library of Medicine announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in Pakistan. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 60 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.

While the project was established to assist libraries affected by disasters in the United States, NLM and the publishers are activating the Emergency Access Initiative in light of the growing healthcare issues developing in the aftermath of widespread flooding in Pakistan.

The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.

EAI is not an open access collection - it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in Pakistan, please let them know of this service.

Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov

NLM thanks the participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People's Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.

Sample journal titles:
. Accident and emergency nursing
. American journal of infection control
. Annals of internal medicine
. Archives of surgery
. Burns
. Depression and anxiety
. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness
. Environmental toxicology and pharmacology
. International journal of cardiology
. International journal of infectious diseases
. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
. Journal of emergency medicine
. Journal of traumatic stress
. Lancet
. New England journal of medicine
. Surgery

Sample book titles:
. Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy
. Public health & preventive medicine
. Trauma
. Handbook of critical care
. Human virology
. Infectious diseases: the clinician's guide to diagnosis, treatment and
prevention
. AHFS drug information

Online Databases:
. Cochrane database of systematic reviews
. DynaMed
. UpToDate

For questions regarding the Emergency Access Initiative, please email custserv@nlm.nih.gov or call 1-888-346-3656 in the United States, or
301-594-5983 internationally.

- Maria

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

September 8, 2010

From the GMR: MedlinePlus Mobile adds dictionary

The National Library of Medicine just added the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary to MedlinePlus Mobile. Merriam-Webster's mobile-optimized medical dictionary contains the same entries and definitions that you'll find on the full MedlinePlus site. Using it is simple. Point the web browser on your mobile device to the MedlinePlus Mobile home page at http://m.medlineplus.gov/ and click on the Dictionary link to look up a word. The mobile-optimized medical dictionary also includes audio pronunciations for many of the entries. Feel free to share the news of this exciting enhancement with your colleagues, family and friends. Send questions to Loren Frant (Loren.Frant@nih.gov).

September 7, 2010

From the GMR: New AIDSinfo mobile site

Attention mobile users - you definitely want to visit this new site!

The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at http://m.aidsinfo.nih.gov.

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AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site!

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.

AIDSinfo now offers a mobile site that allows users to access its resources and information on-the-go. The new site optimizes many of the main site's features for phones and other mobile devices. When viewing AIDSinfo on your mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site. JavaScript must be enabled on your device for the mobile site to function properly. The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at http://m.aidsinfo.nih.gov.

The following AIDSinfo features are available on the mobile site:


  • Guidelines: Federally approved medical practice guidelines related to HIV/AIDS, available in PDF format.

  • Clinical Trials: Clinical trials database to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS, searchable by topic or keyword.

  • Drugs: Database of fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs, searchable by drug name, drug class, or via an A-Z index.

  • Glossary: Database of medical and scientific terms related to HIV/AIDS treatment and research, searchable by keyword or via an A-Z index.

  • e-newsletter: AIDSinfo weekly newsletter showcasing the latest on HIV/AIDS treatment and research.

  • Twitter: Tweets about HIV/AIDS research and treatment from AIDSinfo, available from the Twitter mobile site.

  • HIV Awareness Days: AIDSinfo specialty pages marking annual HIV/AIDS awareness days.

  • Questions?: Contact information for the AIDSinfo call center, where information specialists are available to answers questions via online chat, phone, and e-mail.

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through August 2010

Hello, Network Members,

Another month of posts from the GMR blog, The Cornflower is listed below for your convenience. Check them out!

NIMH Seeks Proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program

WOW! Thanks! Customer Service in a Technology Driven World

More ARRA Funding Comes to the GMR Region (again)

NLM Promotional Materials

Hardin Library's CTSA Community Engagement Outreach Project

NTCC in KY in OCT: FREE PubMed, TOXNET and Beyond Training

Health Information Translations: Preparing for Disasters

Meeting End-of-Life Needs

Thanks to all our Network members who shared their news last month. Happy autumn!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

September 2, 2010

From the GMR: Call for Nominations for MLA Eliot Prize

Call for the 2010 Ida & George Eliot Prize Nominations

Application Deadline: November 1, 2010

The MLA Ida & George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year which has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The recipient receives a cash award of $200 and a certificate at the annual meeting. Visit http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors for details and a nomination application form. Please email Mary Markland, Jury Chair at markland@medicine.nodak.edu if you have additional questions.

September 1, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting from NLM: Chief, Technical Services

Position Title: Chief, Technical Services Division
Organization: National Library of Medicine
Closing Date: September 17, 2010
Salary Range: $123,758-155,500

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver data to millions of users every day, including scientists, health professionals, and the public. NLM plays a pivotal role in enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior. In support of this mission, NLM seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief, Technical Services Division with responsibility for the Library's technical services and collection development functions to build and organize a collection of over 12,000.000 items, including selection and acquisition of electronic and print materials, licensing, processing, cataloging and metadata description. The Chief of the Technical Services Division reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations in managing the operations of 90 employees in the Serial Records, Selection and Acquisitions, and Cataloging Sections; formulating and interpreting policies; analyzing technical services programs for continuous improvement; developing and monitoring operational and collection budgets; and staffing requirements. The office of the Chief, TSD also oversees the deployment of the integrated library management system with the OPAC and other automated enhancements to facilitate access to the collection resources. The incumbent will take the lead in developing and implementing innovative redesign of processing workflows for acquisitions and cataloging, expanding the scope of electronic resources for the collection, launching a digital repository, and reshaping the Division's workforce to meet the challenges of new organizational priorities.

NLM's unique position as the world's largest biomedical library, its dedicated and diverse staff, and a history of developing technology solutions to improve the collection, processing, and dissemination of information provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced library professional with a strong background managing technical services in a complex library environment, outstanding communications skills and a results-oriented approach to problem solving. As a national library, NLM works closely with the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, National Archives and Records Administration, American Library Association, other government agencies, institutions and international organizations to develop standards, policies and workable long-term solutions to problems facing research libraries today. The Chief of NLM's Technical Services Division serves as the Library's expert on collection development and technical processing and represents NLM at national venues and professional groups and organizations with opportunities to engage in national level collaborations and partnerships.

For full position description and qualifications visit USAJobs:

HHS/NIH-2010-2826
Complete posting on USAJOBS
Supervisory Librarian
Technical Services Division, Library Operations
Closing Date: 09/17/2010

From the GMR: Funding Opportunities - 2011 NIH Director's Award Programs

NIH Director's Transformative Research Projects Award Program
Announcing funding for Transformative Research Projects (T-R01) Award Program:

* Exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research
* Clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science research projects
* Up to $25 million total costs per year for a single project
* One-third of total funding budget geared to projects with more than $1 Million in direct costs.

The deadline for submitting Transformative Research Project applications is October 27, 2010 with Letters of Intent due by September 27, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-010). Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions about the Transformative Research Projects Program is available at: http://commonfund.nih.gov/T-R01. Send questions to T_R01@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Director's Pioneer and New Innovator Awards Program

NIH welcomes proposals for 2011 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.

Pioneer Awards:

  • Up to $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years

  • Open to scientists at any career stage.

New Innovator Awards:

  • Up to $1.5 million in direct costs over 5 years

  • For early stage investigators (ESI), defined as those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency.

NIH expects to make at least 7 Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2011. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply.

The deadline for submitting Pioneer Award applications is September 13, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-008) and http://commonfund.nih.gov/pioneer for more information. Send questions to pioneer@nih.gov.

The deadline for submitting New Innovator Award applications is September 20, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (RFA-RM-10-009) and http://commonfund.nih.gov/newinnovator for more information. Send questions to newinnovator@nih.gov.

The NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap) encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. Additional information about the NIH Common Fund can be found at http://commonfund.nih.gov.

From the GMR: NLM Resource Update: crude oil and dispersants added to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services has added crude oil and dispersant records to the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB).
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB

In response to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill, the HSDB development team and the HSDB Scientific Review Panel (SRP) compiled and reviewed data for crude oil, Corexit 9500, and Corexit 9527 records. Although many dispersants exist, the two selected were most widely used during recent oil clean up efforts in the United States Gulf area and are on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of authorized dispersants for use on the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Schedule.

The HSDB records include data on human health effects, animal toxicity studies, environmental fate and exposure, and hazard information.

August 31, 2010

From the GMR: New Webpage for Grantees about ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA

This website will be important for health professionals who apply for NIH funding.

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What NIH Grantees Need to Know About ClinicalTrials.gov and FDAAA
http://grants.nih.gov/ClinicalTrials_fdaaa/index.htm

Why a site for NIH grantees?

This Web site provides information to help NIH applicants and grantees (recipients of extramural grants and cooperative agreements) to understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to ClinicalTrials.gov and the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007. The information on this site may not apply to NIH contracts or NIH intramural research.

This site includes:
* an overview of FDAAA and its relationship to certain trials funded through NIH grants and cooperative agreements;
* an overview of registration and results reporting requirements;
* instructions for providing the NIH with certification of compliance with FDAAA; and
* FAQs for NIH grantees, definitions and acronyms, and other resources.

August 24, 2010

From the GMR: Enhancement to the MedlinePlus scrolling feature

The MedlinePlus team recently enhanced the scrolling features on the MedlinePlus English and Spanish homepages.

First, an alternating pause/play button, added to the left-hand controls, allows users to override the automated scrolling of the features as desired.

Second, the scrolling feature no longer rotates through four features continually. Instead, features rotate once through (1-2-3-4) and then the rotation stops after the feature returns to the first item.

During the automatic rotation of features, users may click the pause button to stop the rotation. Once the automatic rotation is stopped, the pause button becomes a play button, which users can use to restart the rotation.

These changes give users greater control over the scrolling feature on the MedlinePlus homepage. Please contact the MedlinePlus team via the Contact Us link on every page of MedlinePlus if you have any comments or questions.

August 23, 2010

From the GMR: Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities - global health solutions

Please share the following within your institutions.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 2, 2010 on the following topics:

  • The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication
  • Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
  • Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
  • Create New Technologies to improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns
  • Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/default.aspx

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this message.

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health challenges.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people - especially those with the fewest resources - have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

August 19, 2010

From the GMR: Updates to the NLM SIS "Promotional Materials" page

If you're planning an exhibit or just want to make information available to your community on NLM web pages and databases related to environmental health, toxicology, HIV/AIDS, special populations, REMM, etc., SIS (Specialized Information Services) has added several new links to their promotional materials page:

http://www.sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/promotional_materials.html

Some of the old flyers have been removed and replaced with new ones.

Here is a list of the new items:
EnHIP flyers (new version)
Minority Health brochure (new version)
A World of Health at your Fingertips flyer and poster (used at SLA 2010)
TOXMAP widget and toolbar
Environmental Health and Toxicology Information brochure, factsheet and
poster
Resources for Science Teachers (used at NSTA 2010)
Selected NLM disaster resources flyer
WISER apps
REMM apps
AIDS community information outreach program flyer (new version)
TOXNET brochure (new version)

August 17, 2010

From the GMR: Development of PubMed health for consumer-level, evidence-based information

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is currently developing a new site called PubMed Health, which is intended to focus on consumer-level, evidence-based health information. Though PubMed Health is still under development, NCBI has released some of its initial content, provided by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), to be searchable through search engines such as Google. NCBI is currently reviewing some development decisions for the PubMed Health site to determine how these particular pages are being used. Once the site is ready for production release, PubMed Health will have its own search function as well as links to other NLM online products. An NLM Technical Bulletin article about PubMed Health will be published once the site is ready to be launched.

PubMed Health does not replace MedlinePlus, NLM's premier health Web site for patients and their families and friends. MedlinePlus continues to be expanded, including a full site redesign launched this July as well as a new mobile interface, MedlinePlus Mobile that was released in January 2010. MedlinePlus provides reliable up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language the public can understand.

August 16, 2010

From the GMR: New MedlinePlus FAQ

The National Library of Medicine released a new FAQ for MedlinePlus.gov - "Where can I find my favorite link from the old homepage on the new homepage?". You can click on a link on the old homepage to see where it's moved to on the new homepage.

If you haven't visited the new MedlinePlus yet, check it out. And send your questions and comments to the MedlinePlus team via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.

August 3, 2010

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through July 2010

Hello, Network Members,

The Cornflower is one of the vehicles that GMR members can use to share information about particular projects and news from their organizations. See: Writing for The Cornflower for more information.

Go fishing or enjoy the dog days of summer with the articles that were posted in the month July, 2010.

New Titles in the GMR Lending Library - Summer 2010

GMR E-Licensing Group Formed

Gone Fishing for Health Information

Hardin's Consumer Health LibGuide in the Limelight

More ARRA Funding Comes to the GMR Region

Dogs...dogs...dogs!

Year in Review: Technology Improvement Award Recipients for Year 4 Announced

Thanks to all our Network members who shared their news last month. Happy summer!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

From the GMR: FUNDING NCMHD Health Disparities Research (R01)

Hello, Network Members,

Up to $250,000 is available through this grant. Current Closing Date for Applications: September 29, 2010

Executive Summary

Purpose. The overarching goal of this FOA is to solicit innovative research addressing elements of health disparities. Research focused on disease and/or conditions that disproportionately affect racial/ethnic minorities and other underserved populations is a growing field and has been employed lately in understanding the dynamics contributing to health disparities. Funding for this FOA will support investigators who propose to conduct health disparities research using its principles to improve health. The research should take into account the characteristics of health systems and health seeking behaviors that propagate disparities. The focus of the targeted research is diverse and may include racial/ethnic minorities and other health disparity populations (such as, rural and low-income populations). Several approaches could be used when designing the specific project. Research aims may include but are not limited to biological, behavioral change strategies, lifestyle factors, environmental, social and structural barriers, economics, institutional and cultural, family influences, delivery system interventions, medical procedures and regimens (including alternative therapy), medical assistive devices and technologies.

Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards.
NCMHD has designated approximately $ 3.8 million in total costs to fund 10 or more awards in FY2011, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications. The awards will be made through this offering in FY 2011.

Budget and Project Period.
An applicant may request a budget of direct costs up to $250,000 per year and a project period of up to five years

Please see the following URL for more information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-11-001.html

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

From the GMR: Introducing GMR E-Licensing Group and next steps from May questionnaire

Hello, GMR Members,

The E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC has reviewed the findings from the questionnaire that was sent out to GMR members in May. Along with choosing 3 products that had high interest from members, the group also has determined some next steps. Onward!

A group is being formed for the purpose of participating in e-licensing discussions. The group is called: GMR E-Licensing Group. Any GMR member that is interested in participating in group purchasing or wants to keep informed about potential products and services that might be offered, is welcome to join. The group will communicate via a listserv. The listserv address is: gmr-elg@listserv.uic.edu and it is live now, so you can sign up for it. General announcements about upcoming offers will be made via GMRLIST, and the discussion about the offers will take place on the GMR E-Licensing Group listserv. Those people who filled out the questionnaire and supplied their contact information, will be automatically added to this list. The initial message you receive from this list, will also have information about unsubscribing from it.

To subscribe to GMR-ELG, send the command SUBSCRIBE GMR-ELG BARACK OBAMA to LISTSERV@UIC.EDU, replacing "Barack Obama" with your first and last name.

Based on the results of the questionnaire, the Working Group has chosen to begin with Dynamed (database), STAT!Ref (ebooks), and Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus (ejournals). The negotiation process is what happens next with the vendors of these products. During the negotiation process, every effort will be made to ensure equitable offers across different types of libraries in our membership. The discussion of these offers will take place on the GMR E-Licensing Group listserv. The GMR is not involved with the negotiations for these products. The negotiations will be done by our contact at Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) in Michigan. The role of the GMR was to get the process started.

Some background: The E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC at the GMR has been in contact with the MCLS about possibly offering group purchasing of health-related online packages (ebooks, ejournals, databases, etc) to all GMR members in the 10-state region.

Thank you for your interest and patience!

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

From the GMR: GMR Update July 2010 is up

Hello, Network Members,

FYI, the quarterly GMR Update is now posted for July 2010. The direct link: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

The GMR Update may also be found linked from the "News & Announcements" box on the GMR homepage: http://nnlm.gov/gmr.

Please let your GMR state contact know if you have any questions: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/staff.html

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

July 20, 2010

From the GMR: Ulrike Dieterle is retiring!

I hope that you'll join me and the staff of the Ebling Library in thanking Ulrike Dieterle for her contributions to the Ebling Library, the library profession, and to the faculty, staff, and students of the UW-Madison. After nearly 20 years with the University of Wisconsin system and 11 of those years with the Ebling Library, Rica has decided to retire and "turn the page to a new chapter in her life". In her roles of Head of Access & Delivery Services and most recently as the Distance Services & Outreach Coordinator, Rica has made a tremendous contribution to library services at a library level, a campus level, and at a state level. In the beginnings of the library's liaison program, Rica brought her passion and skills to this new role as she began her work as the library's liaison to the School of Nursing. She has played a key role in providing health information to a number of groups and individuals around the state and she will be sorely missed for her energy on behalf of health disparity populations in Wisconsin. I wish her the very best in all her future endeavors and I will miss her professionalism and her enthusiasm for her work.

If you happen to be in the Madison, WI area next week, I hope you'll join me and the library staff in room 1222 of the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) from 3-5 PM for a little dessert and to say good-bye to Rica as she faces new adventures in retirement!

Julie

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Julie Schneider
Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ebling Library for the Health Sciences
Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 3322
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2221
PHONE: 608-263-5755
FAX: 608-262-4732
jschneider@library.wisc.edu

July 19, 2010

From the GMR: MedlinePlus has a new look!

As of last Wed. morning, MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/) has a new look! The entire site has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme. Some highlights of the new design are:

NLM invites you to visit MedlinePlus to see the changes and new features for yourself. Let them know what you think of the new design by clicking the Contact Us link that appears on every page.


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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

July 12, 2010

From the GMR: NLM/AAHSL Co-sponsor 2010-2011 Leadership Fellows Program

NLM/AAHSL Co-sponsor 2010-2011 Leadership Fellows Program for Future
Academic Health Sciences Library Directors

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries.

NLM director Donald A. B. Lindberg said, "We are impressed with the successes of this leadership development program in preparing promising library managers for directorship positions. It has been a highly effective collaboration with AAHSL, and we look forward to continued participation in the program."

More information and application instructions here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/leadership10_11.html

July 8, 2010

From the GMR: MedlinePlus New Interface Going Live On July 14!

On Wednesday, July 14, MedlinePlus will unveil a completely redesigned site with a freshened look and feel, a new logo, and distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages. The content on the current site will still be available in the new design, with some exciting new features and enhancements. The new design emphasizes search, makes navigation more intuitive, and highlights frequently used content. We invite you to preview the new design and read more about the changes.

Once the new look is live next week, please visit MedlinePlus, and send us your feedback and comments about the new design via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.

July 6, 2010

From the GMR: Results of E-Licensing / Group Purchasing Questionnaire and Next Steps

An update from the GMR E-Licensing/Group Purchasing group....

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Hello, GMR Members!

Thank you for submitting your responses to the E-Licensing/Group Purchasing questionnaire in May. The E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC has a conference call scheduled in about a week to discuss the findings of the questionnaire, and determine next steps. Some of those next steps will be to pick 2-4 products from the findings and offer them as trials to the membership. A listserv will be created for communication purposes regarding these and future offers. Those members who are interested in participating or being kept up-to-date about these offers are encouraged to sign up for this list. (The list has not been created yet, and you will be notified when it has been created and welcomed to join.)

Background: The E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC at the GMR has been in contact with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) about possibly offering group purchasing of health-related online packages (ebooks, ejournals, databases, etc) to all GMR members in the 10-state region. In order to determine which packages might be initially offered to GMR members, we asked members to complete a questionnaire.

The products mentioned in the questionnaire are all electronic versions - no print versions. At the time the questionnaire went out, the vendors informed us that these offers were for new business only. Things have changed with some of the vendors, and some of them are now willing to open up offers to existing subscribers. When offers/trials are announced via the new listserv, each product/service will be noted with subscription criteria.

Thank you all for your patience during this process. Not to jinx this, but if we get this off the ground, we will be the only region in the country to offer region-wide group purchasing.

Thanks and more info to come soon!
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

From the GMR: PubMed Clincial Queries redesign launched

Hi Folks,

PubMed has updated several more things in PubMed. Clinical Queries has been redesigned, the Abstract Format when using "Send to Email" makes adding MeSH information optional and My NCBI allows sign ins to Partner organizations. For details, other changes and links to The Technical Bulletin, visit our blog, The Cornflower.
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/2010/06/30/pubmed-updates/

For information on Clinical Queries...

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The PubMed Clinical Queries redesign was put into production today. The change was announced in a TB article "PubMed(r) Clinical Queries Page Redesign"
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj10/mj10_clin_query.html on Monday June 28.

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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

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through June 2010

Hello, Network Members,

When was the last time you checked the GMR blog/newsletter, The Cornflower? Do you get an RSS feed of the headlines? Do you access the page directly to see what is new? Or do you wait until the monthly email notification to see what's been added to the GMR blog?

The Cornflower is one of the vehicles that GMR members can use to share information about particular projects and news from their organizations. See: Writing for The Cornflower for more information.

Here is a summary of the articles that were posted in the month of June, 2010.

The 2010 Sewell Stipend is now accepting applications!

Minnesota GoLocal to End July 1

Health Insurance and Access to Care for Children and Adolescents

Providing Native American Consumer Health Information

Summer Sun, Sand and Fun(ding)

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

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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

June 22, 2010

From the GMR: ONC Issues Final Rule to Establish the Temporary Certification Program for Electronic Health Record Technology

Via the GMR list - Press release (6/18/10) from the Department of Health and Human Services on certifying EHR technology.
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ONC Issues Final Rule to Establish the Temporary Certification Program for Electronic Health Record Technology

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today issued a final rule to establish a temporary certification program for electronic health record (EHR) technology. The temporary certification program establishes processes that organizations will need to follow in order to be authorized by the National Coordinator to test and certify EHR technology.

Use of "certified EHR technology" is a core requirement for providers who seek to qualify to receive incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs provisions authorized in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. HITECH was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon issue final regulations to implement the EHR incentive programs.

Certification is used to provide assurance and confidence that a product or service will work as expected and will include the capabilities for which it was purchased. EHR technology certification does just that: It assures health care providers that the EHR technology they adopt has been tested and includes the required capabilities they need in order to use the technology in a meaningful way to improve the quality of care provided to their patients.

On March 10, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Proposed Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology. The NPRM proposed the establishment of two certification programs for purposes of testing and certifying EHRs --one temporary and one permanent. The temporary certification program final rule issued today will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register. The final rule for the permanent certification program is expected to be published this fall.

"By purchasing certified EHR technology, hospitals and eligible professionals and hospitals will be able to make EHR purchasing decisions knowing that the technology will allow them to become meaningful users of electronic health records, qualify for the payment incentives, and begin to use EHRs in a way that will improve quality and efficiency in our health care system," said David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., national coordinator for health information technology. "We hope that all HIT stakeholders view this rule as the federal government's commitment to reduce uncertainty in the health IT marketplace and advance the successful implementation of EHR incentive programs."

This final rule is issued under the authority provided to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in section 3001(c)(5) of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) as added by the HITECH Act.

For more information about the temporary certification program and rule, please visit http://healthit.hhs.gov/certification.

For more information about other HHS Recovery Act Health Information Technology funding and programs, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/index.html#Health.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.

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

June 17, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting: Senior Information Research Specialist - Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan

Senior Information Research Specialist - Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan

The Department of Library Services at Munson Medical Center has an opening for a full-time experienced medical librarian. To find out more about this opportunity please visit:
http://www.munsonhealthcare.org/locations/mmc/employment_volunteer/home/mmc_employ_search.php

Select:
Facility: Munson Medical Center
Job Category: Business/Professional
Job Status: Full-Time

Barbara Platts, MLIS, AHIP
Manager
Library Services
Munson Healthcare
1105 Sixth Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Voice: 231/935-6544
Fax: 231/935-7124
bplatts@mhc.net

June 15, 2010

From the GMR: DOCLINE presentations at MLA 2010 available

Please excuse any duplication - Below you will find links to the upcoming information about DOCLINE that was shared at MLA 2010. If you would like to a hint of what's been going on in our region take a look at slide #36. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/presentations/MLA_2010_DOCLINE_Update.ppt

Charniel McDaniels, MS
DOCLINE Coordinator
NN/LM GMR
University of Illinois at Chicago
1-800-338-7657
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

-----Original Message-----
All,

The DOCLINE presentations given during MLA 2010 are now available to view
from the DOCLINE presentations page at:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/doclinepresentations.html

Both presentations include information about the planned changes to the requests module - DOCLINE 4.5 - coming this summer. We are busy putting the final touches on the new version of DOCLINE, testing and preparing documentation.

The "MLA 2010 NLM Sunrise Seminar" provides a brief overview of activities last year and upcoming changes to DOCLINE, as well as statistics on ILL trends in DOCLINE, and an overview of the Emergency Access Initiative.

The "MLA 2010 DOCLINE Update" is a detailed presentation of the upcoming changes for DOCLINE with screen shots of the Requests module revisions.

Both presentations include speaker notes. Additional details about the upcoming DOCLINE 4.5 release will be made available on DOCLINE-L as we get closer to a release date. If you have questions about the planned features after viewing the presentations, please use the Contact Us link in DOCLINE.

As always, vendors are notified of changes to DOCLINE, and will have access to a test system to verify their software is compatible before production release of DOCLINE 4.5.

Also available are the NLM Theater presentation recordings with captions:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj10/mj10_mla_theater_ppt.html

- Maria

DOCLINE Customer Service
National Library of Medicine
US: 1-888-FINDNLM (press 3, then press 1)
Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 3, then press 1)
https://docline.gov

From the GMR: Job Posting: University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago: University Library

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & ASSISTANT INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(Library of the Health Sciences)

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences seeks a faculty librarian for its Information Services Department. The Library of the Health Sciences supports UIC programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, associated health professions, public health, and doctoral programs in basic and clinical science. The Library serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, and is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States. The University of Illinois at Chicago is a research institution with quality standards in research and publication. Faculty librarians excel in librarianship, conduct research, publish, and engage in service to the profession.

The librarian is responsible for all aspects of information services, with emphasis on e-science, outreach, instructional services, and user support. Hours may include weekends and evening.

Specific responsibilities include:


  • serving as liaison to selected health science colleges, and working with faculty to integrate library instruction into the curriculum

  • participating in the university-wide initiative to develop and promote e-science informatics

  • providing general reference services, including staffing the reference desk, answering online reference questions (chat and e-mail), and conducting research consultations;

  • offering instructional services, including teaching classes and designing face-to-face and online instructional materials;

  • working with others to develop and revise programs in response to changing technology and information needs

  • developing content for the library's Web site;

  • promoting and evaluating services and resources;

  • serving on relevant library committees.


Reports directly to the Head of Information Services, Library of the Health Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library or equivalent experience; interest in implementing emerging technologies; evidence of interest in professional involvement within medical or academic librarianship; strong customer service commitment, excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work
as part of a team, demonstrated oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to meet university standards in research, publication, and professional service commensurate with tenure requirements.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience with e-science or knowledge of library-based support service for data curation, management and manipulation; degree in biological or health sciences; familiarity with licensed products, and experience searching PubMed and other health related and life sciences databases; record of scholarly publication.

Salary/Rank/Contract: Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience; entry level faculty appointments begin at $47,000; faculty status; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; paid medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration, apply by June 15, 2010 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references to:

Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
University Library, M/C 234
University of Illinois at Chicago
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607
E-mail: lib-hr@uic.edu
Fax: 312.413.0424


THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

June 11, 2010

From the GMR: Health Literacy Innovations Announces 1st Annual Health Literacy Innovator Award

Forwarded from NLM:

Health Literacy Innovations Announces 1st Annual Health Literacy Innovator Award,
Anonymous Donor Offers Prize Money To Winners

Bethesda, Md., - June 10, 2010 -- Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creators of the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, today announced the 1st Annual "National Health Literacy Innovator Award," a national competition to award innovators in health literacy.

Submissions will be evaluated in three categories:


  • Champion Award: Demonstrated commitment to health literacy in an organization.

  • ReadsEasy Publication Award: Demonstrated commitment to health literacy in printed information to consumers, such as brochures, pamphlets, or information sheets.

  • Clear Focus Multi-Media Award: Demonstrated commitment to excellence in health literacy in a web site or other form of communication, based on usability, design, and reaching a targeted audience.


The list of prestigious 2010 Health Literacy Innovator Award Judges are:


  • Carolyn Cocotas, Senior Vice President, Quality and Corporate Compliance, F.E.G.S., Health and Human Services System & IOM Health Literacy Task Force Member

  • Cecilia (Ceci) and Leonard (Len) Doak, Principles of Patient Learning Assoc. Inc., and authors of Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills

  • George Flouty, MD, Medical Director, Pfizer N.Y., Founding member of Pfizer's Health Literacy initiatives (retired)

  • Julie Gazmararian, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

  • Linda Johnston Lloyd, MEd Health Literacy Consultant and Retired U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Health, Literacy Coordinator

  • Marycelis Keiser, MPH, CHES, Director, Pfizer Inc, Primary Care Business Unit

  • Julie McKinney, LINCS Health Literacy List Moderator, World Education, Inc.

  • Guadalupe Pacheco, Jr., M.S.W, Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Details & deadlines:
Winners/ category will receive a $300 donation to the charity of their choice and three HLA licenses.

The application deadline is August 30, 2010; winners will be announced October 2010 in celebration of National Health Literacy Month.

For an application, please visit www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com

About Health Literacy Innovations

Knowing that "literacy" is the single most important indicator of health outcomes, Health Literacy Innovations, (HLI) was founded to create tools to eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy. In 2007, HLI launched the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA), the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool. By replacing inefficiency with technology and knowledge, the HLA gives writers of all skill sets a simple tool to produce health information for consumers. An add-in to Microsoft Word, the HLA applies six well-known industry readability indices and an interactive search-and-replace function to replace hard-to-read terms and phrases, medical jargon, etc. with plain language alternatives. The combination of these two functions, the ability to "stamp" a document with a readability score/grade level, and the ReadsEasy stamp (which rewards users for good work) sets the HLA apart from other programs or readability indices. For more information please visit: www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com or call 301-230-4966.

June 10, 2010

From the GMR: Journal Donations

For those who may be clearing the shelves of print journals please consider making NLM their permanent home. NLM is willing to pay the shipping for needed titles. DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries are welcomed to participate.

-----Original Message-----
All -

When parting with print journals, consider the NLM Journal Donation Program. NLM wants to maintain as complete a journal collection as possible. Before you throw any print volumes away, please go to the donation program website at www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation to find out which volumes NLM needs. You will need your library's DOCLINE LIBID to register. We can pay for shipping. If you have questions, please contact us at 301-496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

~Karen Sinkule
Journal Donation Program
National Library of Medicine
US: 1-888-FINDNLM
Intl: 301-594-5983

June 8, 2010

From the GMR: Call for CE Volunteers - 2010 Chapter / MLA & WHSLA Annual Conference

Midwest Chapter/MLA & WHSLA
2010 Annual Meeting
Call for CE Volunteers

Colleagues and students, want to become more involved at the regional meeting and have fun too? Show your passion and commitment to the profession by volunteering at the 2010 Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association (MLA) & Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA) annual conference. Volunteering is a rewarding experience, providing you with opportunities to network and make new colleagues as well as contribute to an enhanced conference experience for all attendees.

The Continuing Education (CE) Co-Chairs, Tammy Mays and Ulrike Dieterle, are seeking volunteers who would like to assist in introducing CE speakers and being a room monitor. Volunteers must be available either Saturday, September 25 and/or Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Volunteers will be responsible for introducing the CE instructor(s), monitoring the room while the workshop is in process, be available for class or room-related errands that may be requested, collecting MLA evaluations, and distributing MLA CE certificates at the end of the workshop. Note: Members of the planning committee will be available for guidance and assistance for all volunteers.

To volunteer at the upcoming conference, please provide the following contact information and which workshop(s) you are interested in volunteering for via email to Tammy Mays at tmays@wisc.edu.

Your Name

Library Name

Institution Name

Institution Address

Work Phone number (include area/country code)

Cell Phone number (include area/country code)

Email address


Saturday, September 25, 2010 Volunteer Opportunity:

The Ropes: Planning Instruction for the Adult Learner (8am - 5pm)
Behind Closed Doors: Politics in the Library (8am - 12pm)
Grant Writing: Turning Ideas into Dollars (8am - 12pm)
Community Assessment (8am - 12pm)
Identity Check: What's Your Personal Brand? (1pm - 5pm)
Health Literacy: You Can't Tell By Looking (1pm - 5pm)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Volunteer Opportunity:

Emergency Preparedness for Librarians (8am - 12pm)
Writing Good Surveys (8am - 12pm)
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (8am - 12pm)
Public Health 2.0 (8am - 12pm)


For additional information contact Tammy Mays at tmays@wisc.edu or Ulrike Dieterle at udieterle@wisc.edu.

Thank you for supporting Midwest Chapter / MLA & WHSLA 2010 Annual Meeting!

Tammy Mays, MLIS, AHIP and Ulrike Dieterle, MLS
Continuing Education Co-Chairs, 2010 Chapter / MLA & WHSLA Annual Conference

June 7, 2010

From the GMR: Position: Visiting Research Information Specialist

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking new talent. See the announcement below:

Visiting Research Information Specialist
Hourly Appointment
UIC's Library of the Health Sciences - Chicago

UIC's Library of the Health Sciences seeks .5 FTE Librarian to work on a Greater Midwest Region National Network/Libraries of Medicine subcontract to assist with the development of an EBM (evidence-based medicine) online course and other reference activities. The project period will run approximately 35 weeks.

Job Description:
This individual will assist with a variety of project tasks including assisting with the development of online modules, coordination and management of project reports, project data collection, assessment of online modules, marketing, and other project-related tasks. Other responsibilities include information services, reference consultation, Ask A Librarian coverage, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
A Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited program is required. Two years of professional experience in health sciences librarianship with an understanding of EBM concepts and a familiarity with medical databases is preferred. The candidate must be well organized, able to work independently with limited supervision, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience using Adobe Captivate, Blackboard and a familiarity with online instruction development.

Must be able to work 20 hours a week beginning July 2010 through February 2011.

Salary/Hours/Contract: Salary is $20 per hour.

For fullest consideration, apply by June 28, 2010, with a cover letter, supporting resume and the name and address of three references to:

Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
University Library, M/C 234
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
E-mail: lib-hr@uic.edu
Fax: (312) 413-0424

June 2, 2010

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through May 2010

Hello, Network Members,

The GMR blog/newsletter, The Cornflower, is a way to keep up with announcements, news and reports from the Greater Midwest. The Cornflower is one of the vehicles that GMR members can use to share information about particular projects and news from their organizations. See: Writing for The Cornflower for more information.

The following items were posted in the month May, 2010.

MedlinePlus Redesign Preview: Comments Welcome!

There's an app for NLM REMM

Partners in Research: Engaging the Community in Clinical Research

Michigan VISIONS and MedlinePlus

Hardin Library's Poster at the Library Technology Conference

Rural Health Mobilizes with MedlinePlus Mobile

Blessing Begins Webinars for Nursing Utilizing Collaborative Technology

REMM Changes Its Name

E-Licensing Group Purchasing Questionnaire

Thanks to all our Network members who shared their news last month!

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

--

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

From the GMR: Vacancy announcement - Assistant Director of Libraries - UND

The University of North Dakota Libraries Vacancy Announcement

Position: Assistant Director of Libraries
Reference #: 10-308
Salary: $80,000+

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's Degree from an accredited American Library Association program; Eight years of increasing managerial responsibility in an academic library, including at least three years in a major library administrative capacity; Five years successful supervisory experience of professional library personnel in a major academic library unit; Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills Preferred: Experience developing, managing and assessing library services; Knowledge of current and developing information technologies used in library technical services, public services and special collections; Commitment to staff development and interdepartmental collaboration and communications; Demonstrated success in human resource management including the ability to engage and supervise library staff in an environment of continuing improvement and change; Experience managing branch libraries; Success in grant development and management; Record of leadership and achievement in librarianship, including scholarship and professional/institutional service; Additional subject masters or PhD. degree

This position reports to the Director of Libraries.

APPLICATION: Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references and an official University application form, which may be downloaded from http://www.humanresources.und.edu/ or obtained by calling (701) 777-4361, to:

Human Resources
University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010
humanresources@mail.und.edu

The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2010, or until the position is filled. Applications received by June 30, 2010, will be given first consideration. More information about the Library may be found at http://www.library.und.edu.

***************************************************************************
Mailing address:
Shelby E. Harken
Chester Fritz Library
University of North Dakota
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks ND 58202-9000

Contact information:
Head, Acquisitions/Bibliographic Control
Room 244
voice: (701) 777-4634 fax: (701) 777-3319
shelby_harken@und.nodak.edu
http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/library/Departments/abc/mission.htm

May 28, 2010

From the GMR: HHS National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Released

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following forwarded message.
Jacqueline

HHS National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy Released

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy contains seven goals, each with specific strategies for different sectors of the health system, such as payers, the media, government agencies, and health care professionals, to improve health literacy. These goals emphasize the importance of creating health and safety information that is accurate, accessible, and actionable.

"Health literacy is needed to make health reform a reality," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "Without health information that makes sense to them, people can't access cost effective, safe, and high quality health services. But, HHS can't do it alone," she added. "We need payers and providers of health care services to communicate clearly and make the necessary changes to improve their communication with consumers, patients, and beneficiaries. Today's plan is only the beginning of a long-term process with our many partners in all sectors that we hope will result in a society that encourages people to live longer, healthier lives."

The Action Plan, a summary of the Action Plan, and an HHS press release on the Action Plan can be accessed at: http://www.health.gov/communication/HLActionPlan

Find AHRQ tools and information that can be used in implementing the Action Plan at: http://www.ahrq.gov/browse/hlitix.htm

From the GMR: New MedlinePlus preview!

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español will debut a new design in summer 2010. Many of the changes are based on feedback we received from you.

To get a sneak peek at what's coming, please go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/preview/overview.html to start your tour. Click the blue buttons on the upper right hand corner to preview
different MedlinePlus pages. There is a feedback form on the bottom of every page, and we welcome your comments.

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.

May 17, 2010

From the GMR: Two new NLM grant program announcements in the NIH Guide this week

In the May 14 issue of the NIH Guide, 2 announcements of newly-issued NLM grant programs

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)
(RFA-LM-10-001)
National Library of Medicine
Application Receipt Date(s): July 14, 2010
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-10-001.html

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and the health care providers who care for those populations. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Preference will be given to applications that show strong involvement of health science libraries. Preference will also be given to applications submitted by or that involve minority-serving institutions.

NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22)
(PAR-10-195)
National Library of Medicine
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-195.html

The purpose of the NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics (K22) program is to facilitate the transition of investigators from the mentored to the independent stage of their careers by providing "protected time" for newly independent investigators to develop and receive support for their initial research programs. The award applies to biomedical informaticians who are pursuing research in clinical informatics, public health informatics or translational informatics. Preference will be given to candidates who received their informatics training at one of NLM's university-based training programs in biomedical informatics.

May 13, 2010

From the GMR: New on MedlinePlus: Anatomy Videos

MedlinePlus now includes a collection of animated anatomy videos as part of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. These 78 new videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. To see a complete list of the videos, please visit the new English and Spanish anatomy videos pages.

You can also find links to the videos in "Videos and Tutorials" section, which used to be "Interactive Tutorials" section. The new section allow access to Interactive Tutorials, Anatomy Videos and Surgery Videos. Again, there is no longer a separate section for "Surgery Videos". As of tomorrow morning, the videos will be linked from MedlinePlus health topic pages.

If you have questions, please contact:
Naomi Miller
Manager, Consumer Health Information
National Library of Medicine
millern@mail.nlm.nih.gov

May 11, 2010

From the GMR: Announcing a Service Fellowship in Health Communication and ehealth

Announcing: A Service Fellowship in Health Communication and ehealth

The Health Communication and ehealth Team
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
US Dept Health and Human Services

Please see the attached Service Fellowship Position Announcement and application form.
Service Fellowship Announcement (Word document)
Service Fellowship Application (Word document)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, June 4, 2010

From the GMR: Connect with your collagues before and during MLA '10

Hello!

Can you believe the conference is about 1.5 weeks away!? Many attendees have already begun to explore the MLA '10 Conference Community (http://bit.ly/mla2010). Through the Conference Community, you can even make a note of people you want to meet, not necessarily just those people you already know. Why not join in the fun and camaraderie?

In the spirit of this year's theme of "Reflect and Connect," the annual meeting web site is featuring the Conference Community. The Conference Community is an online portal which aggregates multiple communication "channels" and "backchannels," providing opportunities for attendees to explore and play with various emerging technologies before, during and after of the meeting. The intent of the Conference Community is to enable connections and communication among in-person and virtual attendees. It is also primary location for meeting content, such as the live broadcast of 2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, given by John D. Halamka, MD, MS.

Conference Community Tools
Crowdvine: http://mla10.crowdvine.com
A simple and powerful social network customized for MLA '10 that helps participants to interact before, during, and after the meeting. Participants set up a profile that consists of a photograph, affiliations, hobbies, and librarianship topics that interest them. Use Crowdvine to identify others that share common interests. Then arrange to meet them in person in D.C., or any other event.

Twitter, Friendfeed & Flickr
Conference hashtag #mla2010
http://friendfeed.com/mla2010
http://www.flickr.com/groups/mla2010
Twitter updates containing the hashtag #mla2010 and items added to the Flickr photo sharing group are being aggregated and streamed via FriendFeed.

MLA 2010 Blog: http://npc.mlanet.org/mla10
Follow official conference events, learn about more about things to do in Washington DC, or leave a comment and connect with other members. Our official MLA bloggers will be bringing you coverage throughout the conference. The blog is also optimized for your mobile device.

Technology Free For All
Everyone, including those who are going to D.C., can use the Conference Community to connect to meeting-related social networking sites and blogs. In addition, Conference Package D: e-Conference offers full access to the Conference Community content of streaming video, continuing education, and more! All paid registrants will have full access to the online content on the Conference Community site.

Hope to see you there AND see you online!

Max

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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

From the GMR: Position open: Emerging Technologies Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Emerging Technologies Librarian
The College of New Jersey

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

Emerging Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and implement the application of current and emerging technologies for use in the Library's reference and instruction services, such as instant messaging, social networking, content management systems, mobile computing, open source, open content, and other digital capabilities. Working with the Systems Librarian, support the Library's web initiatives using the most up-to-date web design and web applications technology. Collaborate with other librarians to develop and test new instruction and information support tools. Share with Library colleagues strategies, techniques, and best practices for using emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. Promote and support usability testing and assessment of new and existing services.

Additional Responsibilities: Provide liaison services to the Interactive Multimedia Program and possibly other departments or programs depending upon library needs and applicant's interests and experience. Provide general reference and Library instruction. Plan and carry out a sustained and respectable body of scholarship as outlined in the Library Disciplinary Standards. Serve on Library and institutional committees.

Qualifications: Required: Masters degree accredited by the American Library Association and awarded by the time of appointment. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development, including applications and scripting languages such as Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS, Javascript and PHP. Working knowledge of other library-related technologies, such as streaming media and digitization, and current programming languages such as XML and SQL. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation essential.

Preferred: Experience creating and maintaining Web 2.0 social networking tools for eLearning, e.g., blogs, wikis, etc. Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional technology, digital art, or interactive multimedia. Professional experience in an academic library setting. Reference and instruction experience.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning.

TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including a library recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review. The TCNJ Library is a five-story, 135,000 square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe', a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The Library's collections consist of more than 700,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the college and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to over 33,000 periodical titles, which are available in a variety of formats: print, online, and microfilm/microfiche.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian 3 or Librarian 2, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately.

Contact Information
To apply, please send a letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) for four references to Terry Epperson, Chair, Emerging Technologies Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to: epperson@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by June 15, 2010 in order to receive full consideration.

May 6, 2010

From the GMR: PubMed Central Canada us now publicly available

PubMed Central Canada us now publicly available: http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/

PMC Canada is Launched
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf10/jf10_pmc_canada_uk.html

For more details see the NLM Technical Bulletin for January 5, 2010:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf10/jf10_canadian_new_granting_org.html

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

From the GMR: Position Opening at the University of Chicago

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LIBRARY

Web Program Director

The University of Chicago Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Web Program Director to provide leadership and direction for the design, development, and maintenance of the University of Chicago Library's web presence.

Using an in-depth understanding of library resources, services, and bibliographic tools, the Web Program Director ensures the Library's web sites provide a wide variety of users access to the complex array of information, services, and resources available through the Library.

Working in a decentralized environment, the Director will provide leadership and coordination to develop a comprehensive web site strategy that is responsive to the needs of the user community, supports the Library's vision and goals, and ensures integration with the University's web sites and programs.

This new position will provide ongoing analysis and review of web-based library services to identify new technologies and approaches to improving the experience of the library researcher. Partnering with Library staff, the Web Program Director will lead formal assessments of web-based services and play a leading role in integrating discovery tools into our web presence.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 31will be assured consideration.

For a full description and application instructions, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

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Barbara Kern
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division
& Bibliographer for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Technology
The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago
5730 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1402
phone: 773-702-8717 fax: 773-702-3317
email: bkern@uchicago.edu

From the GMR: REMM has a new name: Radiation Emergency Medical Management

Message from NLM:

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Today, the "Radiation Event Medical Management" (REMM) web site has been renamed.
The new name is "Radiation Emergency Medical Management".

Searching online for any of the following text strings will still retrieve a link to the REMM home page:

* Radiation Emergency Medical Management
* Radiation Event Medical Management
* REMM

REMM's home page URL http://www.remm.nlm.gov and all interior page URLs are unchanged.
We changed the name to Radiation Emergency Medical Management in order to make it easier for users to find our content.

The REMM Team
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers
http://www.remm.nlm.gov

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through April 2010

For those of you who do not receive RSS updates of the GMR's blog, The Cornflower, here is a summary of the latest posts through April, 2010.

MedlinePlus Wows at Health Fair

Become an Official Videographer at MLA '10!

MLA '10 Conference Community - Get Connected Before and During the Conference!

A Message from the RML Director: Spring 2010

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

Get the RSS feed for the GMR blog: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/?feed=rss2

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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

From the GMR: E-Licensing Group Purchasing Questionnaire

Hello GMR Members!

The E-Licensing Working Group of the RAC at the GMR has been in contact with the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) about possibly offering group purchasing of health-related online packages (ebooks, ejournals, databases, etc) to all GMR members in the 10-state region. In order to determine which packages might be initially offered to GMR members, we would like you to complete a questionnaire.

All of these are the electronic versions - no print versions. Please submit your completed survey by 5/31/2010. These offers are for new business only. The vendors are not at this time willing to change pre-existing packages. However, if this project brings them enough new business, they may take notice of it and be more inclined to offer deals for pre-existing packages.

There are virtually no price lists for any of these products. As is the case with many vendors, we won't know what price they are willing to come down to or discount they might offer, unless we know how many organizations are interested in the product in the first place. This is sort of the chicken/egg syndrome.

Please fill out the questionnaire, which can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/elicensing

Thank you!!

Max Anderson

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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
Phone: 312.996.2464
Fax: 312.996.2226
max@uic.edu

April 29, 2010

From the GMR: New NLM page on Crude Oil Spills and Human Health

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

A new page of links to information on "Crude Oil Spills and Human Health" is now available at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/oilspills.html.

The page has links to information on how the United States responds to oil spills, state agencies in the Gulf region that respond to spills, occupational hazards for professionals and volunteers assisting with clean-up, seafood safety and more. The links under "Featured Sites" focus on the latest updates about the recent spill and subsequent controlled burning of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill followed the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit oil platform 50 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta on April 20, 2010.

Please send your comments and suggestions about additional health information content totehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov. This information is compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services, US National Library of Medicine.

April 8, 2010

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through March 2010

The GMR blog/newsletter, The Cornflower, is a way to keep up with announcements, news and reports from the Greater Midwest. The Cornflower is one of the vehicles that GMR members can use to share information about particular projects and news from their organizations.

See: Writing for The Cornflower for more information. For your convenience, here is this month's summary of blog posts.

GMR Sponsors MLA Webcast Sites

R3: A Reference Spree at Rolling Prairie

OHSLA Spring Meeting 2010

Learning your Vitamin A, Bs and C

Save Display Settings in PubMed My NCBI

AHIP Releases Health Literacy Tool

Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

From the GMR: GMR Update for April 2010 now available!

Please check the latest edition of the GMR Update, available at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/gmrupdate.html

The GMR Update is presented quarterly online. See the latest happenings from the GMR!

From the GMR: Follow, Fan and Connect with NLM through social media services

Hi all,

The NLM has created a page with all the social media services provided by them: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/socialmedia/index.html

You can also get to this page via the NLM Home Page and click on the cube image "Connect with NLM": http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Enjoy!

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

From the GMR: Books and Free Article citations in PubMed

Hi Folks,

You may have noticed a change in the way PubMed displays Free Articles and offers a link directly to the PubMed Central article when available. To read about these (and one other) visit, the NLM Technical Bulletin at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma10/ma10_pm_books.html

Holly.

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From: Majewski, Kate B. (NIH/NLM) [E]
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 8:43 AM
To: Bougard, Renee (NIH/NLM) [E]
Subject: Books citations in PubMed


PubMed was updated late yesterday (Tuesday, 4/6) with a small number of citations from the Entrez Books database. With these additions, there are some minor differences in the Summary display format. The following Tech Bull article has details:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma10/ma10_pm_books.html

Below is a summary of the new labels and links that you will see on the Summary display:

* The label: Books & Documents when free full text is available from the Entrez Books database.
* The label: Free PMC Article when free full text is available from PubMed Central.
* The label: Free Article when free full text is available from the publisher or other full text provider. The link to the full text appears on the Abstract display.
* Free text link: Appears when free full text is available from either the Books database or PubMed Central.

April 2, 2010

From the GMR: Come to Chicago and Teach PubMed

Hi Folks,

PASS THE WORD. If you enjoy teaching PubMed, if you want to come to Chicago for a week, if you don't mind working five days of that week at an exhibit, then consider participating in RSNA 2010.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) will be meeting November 28th through December 3rd, 2010, at McCormick Place in here Chicago. http://rsna2010.rsna.org/

We work out of two locations so we will need five teachers and an additional three local proctors. Teachers must be willing to teach either a Basic or and Advanced class of PubMed (1.5 hours) and we will provide manuals and additional handouts for both teachers and attendees.

We need volunteers with a diversity of language skills (multilingual folk have priority) and expert searching knowledge of PubMed is required.

Please check your schedules and let me know if you are interested and available to offer your skills to this unique NLM exhibit.

Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you in November.

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

April 1, 2010

From the GMR: Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path

The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new edition of the knowledge path, Physical Activity and Children and Adolescents. This electronic guide points to resources that analyze data, describe public health campaigns and other promotion programs, and report on research aimed at identifying promising strategies for improving physical activity levels within families, schools and after-school programs, child care and early childhood education settings, and communities. The knowledge path also presents resources about physical activity for children and adolescents with special health care needs. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_phys_activity.html. Knowledge paths on other maternal and child health (MCH) topics are available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/index.html.

March 31, 2010

From the GMR: Healthcare 411 en Español

Healthcare 411 en Español is a new audio news series that provides Spanish speakers with evidence-based consumer information. AHRQ is producing two 60-second audio reports each month that helps Spanish speakers stay healthy, prevent diseases, compare the effectiveness of various medical treatments, and obtain high-quality and safe health care. AHRQ distributes theses reports to Spanish-language radio stations nationwide and posts the audio to its Healthcare 411 Web site, where consumers can subscribe and download the segments to a computer or portable media device such as an MP3 player.

The new initiative is part of a broader effort by AHRQ to reduce health disparities by providing information to Spanish-speaking Americans about their health and health care. Other elements in the effort include:
* Consejos de salud para tí (Health Advice for You) a monthly online health advice column.
* Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners, a 10-minute bilingual video about the safe and effective use of blood thinner drugs:
* Superhéroes, a multimedia Spanish-language public service advertising campaign developed in partnership with Ad Council that urges Hispanics to get the preventive health care tests they need.

These and other resources for Spanish-speakers, can be found at: http://www.ahrq.gov/CONSUMER/espanoix.htm. You can access Healthcare 411 in English at: www.healthcare411.ahrq.gov.

March 22, 2010

From the GMR: PubMed: NEW - Customize Default Display Settings in My NCBI

FYI: NLM heard your requests! Search results may now be customized and saved using My NCBI.

* Sign into My NCBI
* Click on PubMed Preferences
* Click on Result Display Settings

* Select your options:
** Summary or Abstract (non-text format)
** Number of items viewed per page
** Default sort

* Click Save

Every time you sign into My NCBI, those settings will be active.

For more details, visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma10/ma10_pm_results.html

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

From the GMR: NLM Creates "Directory of History of Medicine Collections" Database

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the creation of the Directory of History of Medicine Collections database. This unique resource is available at: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/hmddirectory/index.html.

The Directory of History of Medicine Collections aims to serve as a resource to provide information about history of health sciences collections worldwide. The collections described in the Directory database provide research, reference and interlibrary loan services to scholars interested in the history of the health sciences.

The database is keyword searchable, with the ability to refine your search results by categories: organization type, state/province, country, collection subject strengths and organization name.

To view the table of contents, which is arranged alphabetically by US state, and city, followed by other countries listed alphabetically, go to: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/hmddirectory/directory/locations.cfm.

The NLM invites libraries, archives, and museums, which include in their collections holdings in the history of medicine and health sciences to become part of the Directory. For details on how to add your collection to the database, please see "About the Directory," at: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/hmddirectory/directory/about.cfm.

NLM encourages collections to keep their entries up to date. New and revised data can be sent directly to the History of Medicine Division. To learn more, click on the "Edit Your Collection" link on the main page and read, "How do I update or edit my collection listed in the Directory."

March 16, 2010

From the GMR: NLM Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for Haiti - Access ending 3/19/10

Message from NLM about the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for Haiti. Let the GMR know if you have any feedback from individuals who used the program.

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The EAI activation period for Haiti will expire on Friday, March 19, 2010.

Based upon declining usage of the site over the last 2 weeks and departure of the USNS Comfort from the area, the EAI Activation Team with representations from NLM, publisher, and NN/LM has agreed to let the period of free access for Haiti expire after 8 weeks. After the Haiti activation period expires, NLM will send out summary usage numbers of the EAI website to the RMLs.

NLM is interested in any feedback you have on EAI - on the project itself, the logistics, the communication, the web site, etc. We would really like to hear feedback from libraries that deployed staff to Haiti or otherwise supported efforts there.

March 8, 2010

From the GMR: MedlinePlus E-mail Updates Service

Please see the MedlinePlus update information below:

NLM Announces Changes to the MedlinePlus E-mail Updates Service:

In response to user feedback, the National Library of Medicine has released a new feature for the MedlinePlus e-mail updates service that will allow subscribers to bundle their MedlinePlus e-mails into a single daily or weekly message. For those subscribers who decide to bundle their updates, this enhancement will reduce the number of individual e-mail messages that they receive, while still allowing them to subscribe to a wide range of topics. To enable this feature, subscribers can visit their subscriber preferences page, and select the desired e-mail frequency (immediately, daily, or weekly) under the "E-mail Delivery Preference" heading. Currently, the bundling feature is only enabled for the English updates. It will be enabled for Spanish sometime next week.

New subscribers can sign up for e-mail updates by visiting MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español. If you have any questions or comments about our e-mail updates, please contact MedlinePlus.

Any questions may be directed to Sarena Burgess (busarena@mail.nlm.nih.gov ).

From the GMR: National Library of Medicine Launches Facebook Fan Page

The National Library of Medicine, an arm of the National Institutes of Health, announces the debut of its new Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/nationallibraryofmedicine) Monday, March 1, 2010. The goal of the new page is to share news, information, fun facts and important links with interested readers. Click on the "Become a Fan" icon, at the top right of the screen. You'll then be treated to updates in real time, as they're issued.

NLM is the developer of some of the world's largest and most respected electronic information services, and delivers trillions of bytes of data to millions of users daily. It also has a vast collection of more than 12 million items, including about 20,000 contemporary journals from around the world and historical holdings back to the 11th century.

The new Facebook page will post information about all aspects of the Library. Fans will be among the first to know about the latest NLM developments, receive notifications on conferences, guest speakers and other events, and be guided to the vast and various research resources NLM has to offer. They can also read the latest issues of NLM's popular consumer magazine, NIH MedlinePlus, and its Spanish/English language counterpart, NIH MedlinePlus Salud. Viewers can browse through historical images and contribute to discussions on future projects, all via their favorite social networking site. The page will also lead users to content from NLM's growing roster of social media sites.

Make sure that you don't miss a beat! Become a fan of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

From the GMR: FUNDING: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2010: Deadline April 19, 2010

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2010 (RFQ No. NLM-0010-054-SES)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

* Information retrieval;
* Skills development;
* State-of-the-art resources;
* Resource development; and/or
* Document Access.

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

* Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
* Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
* Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
* Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
* Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Standard Awards are offered for up to $60,000; Express Awards are offered for up to $10,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Monday, April 19, 2010.

The solicitation for the 2010 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

March 4, 2010

From the GMR: Proposed Rule for Certification related to electronic health records (EHRs)

From the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, regarding proposed rules for certifying Electronic Health Records.

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Proposed Rule for the Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology

A Message from Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

March 2, 2010

Today the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) outlining the proposed approach for establishing a certification program to test and certify electronic health records (EHRs). The HITECH Act mandates the development of a certification program which will give purchasers and users of EHR technology assurances that the technology and products have the necessary functionality and security to help meet meaningful use criteria. While we are making significant strides toward modernizing our health care system, these efforts will only succeed if providers and patients are confident that their health information systems are safe and functional.

The proposed rule incorporates two phases of development for the certification program to ensure that eligible professionals and eligible hospitals are able to adopt and implement Certified EHR Technology in time to qualify for meaningful use incentive payments. The rulemaking process will take time, so this phased approach provides a bridge to detailed guidelines to support an ongoing program of testing and certification of health IT.

The first proposed program creates a temporary certification process under which the National Coordinator would authorize organizations to assume many of the responsibilities that will eventually be fulfilled under the permanent certification program. For the permanent certification program, the rule proposes transitioning much of the responsibility for testing and certification to organizations in the private sector.

Publication of the proposed rule on the Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology is an important first step in bringing structure and cohesion to the evaluation of EHRs, EHR modules, and potentially other types of health IT. The programs will help support end users of certified products, and ultimately serve the interests of each patient by ensuring that their information is securely managed and available where and when it is needed.

Your input is essential to bringing this important process to fruition. We encourage your participation in the open public comment period.

Additional information on both of these programs and how you can comment can be found through the HHS news release issued today and at the http://HealthIT.HHS.Gov website.

The vision of the HITECH Act is unfolding rapidly, and all of us at ONC look forward to continuing to work with you to achieve the meaningful use of EHRs.

Sincerely,

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

From the GMR: New NLM page on Chile Earthquake health-related links

NLM response to Chile earthquake. Please share with interested people.

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CHILE EARTHQUAKE

The National Library of Medicine announces a new page of Chile earthquake information for those in the United States and elsewhere who are monitoring or responding to the medical and public health needs in Chile. It is available at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/chileearthquake.html.

The page lists new Web links about the Chile earthquake aftermath from both government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). People locators, social media resources, and alerts for travelers to Chile are also listed.

A separate page on "Earthquakes - Resources for Response and Recovery" (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/earthquakes.html) links to background information on earthquakes and subsequent health issues, such as traumatic injuries, guidelines for responders, stress and coping, and sanitation issues.

Please send your comments and suggestions about additional Chile-related health information content to tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov. This information is compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services, US National Library of Medicine.

March 2, 2010

From the GMR: What's New on The Cornflower through February 2010

For your convenience, a list of posts to the GMR newsletter/blog The Cornflower during the month of February, 2010, and their URLs are listed below.

EthnoMed Unveils Enhanced Website for Cultural Health Information

Smartphone Fun

That's all Nepali to me

GMR Is Again Sponsoring MLA Webcast Sites

WHSLA at the 61st Annual Wisconsin Student Nurses' Association Conference

Green-Field Virtual Library Launched

New MCH Library Knowledge Path on Dental Health


Jacqueline
Editor, The Cornflower

From the GMR: New & Improved MedlinePlus E-mail Update Service

Latest news about MedlinePlus. FYI.

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that MedlinePlus now offers a new e-mail subscription service to make it easier for you to stay up to date on the health topics that matter most to you. With this new service, you can subscribe to any or all of the over 800 health topics on MedlinePlus, over 770 topics on MedlinePlus en español, and a variety of other health-related e-mail lists in English and Spanish.

To subscribe to health topics that are of interest to you, visit the MedlinePlus subscription options pages for MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español. Whenever MedlinePlus adds new information on a topic page to which you are subscribed, you will receive an e-mail alert to notify you of the new materials. You can also sign up by visiting a MedlinePlus topic page and entering your e-mail address in the box beneath the summary.

With this new service, you now have the ability to customize your e-mails based upon your particular interests. If you are already subscribed to one or more of the MedlinePlus announcement lists, you will receive an e-mail with more information on how you will be transferred over into the new service.

If you have any questions or comments about this new service, please contact MedlinePlus. Please visit MedlinePlus for more information on e-mail updates.

February 18, 2010

From the GMR: NLM to Discontinue Go Local Sites

Dear GMR Members,

Today the NLM announced that they are going to close down the Go Local sites possibly within 6-12 months. The NLM staff will be working with each of Go Local site, whether to cease the project, move data to a new platform, or continue other health services information partnerships they have found effective. NLM will continue to support the Go Local input system and web sites for the time necessary for this transition.

Here's the official announcement from NLM

Since 2001, the National Library of Medicine has supported Go Local web sites across the United States. The goal of Go Local was to connect users to health services in their local communities. This seemed like a natural extension to MedlinePlus, which provides health information. In 2001, Go Local was a unique service.

Over the past nine years, the Internet has evolved. Search engines that people use daily, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, bring health services listings to users. These sites include provider-level directory information and can collect user reviews that Go Local cannot. Health insurance sites give insured users local practice details, such as hours, fees, parking, and quality ratings based on provider or facility performance measures. To include this granularity in Go Local would not be feasible.

The changed Internet environment, coupled with declining use, has led to a decision by NLM to phase down and end its support for the MedlinePlus Go Local program. Resources are tight throughout our profession and as the internet has moved forward, it no longer makes sense to use scarce resources to compete with machine-based indexing used by the search engines.

NLM is grateful to the hundreds of people whose time, labor, ideas and patience went into creating Go Local. For many years we could proudly point to Go Local as a unique and valuable service to so many people in this country. We will be working with our partners around the country as they make decisions about what to do in their local areas.

Thanks and please let us 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 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

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