April 29, 2014

Student grants: FREE registration & $500 for Midwest Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (DUE May 16th)

Are you a library science student with an interest in medical libraries? Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting, October 10-14, 2014, in Bismarck, North Dakota? Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses. There are 2 grants available - so tell your friends to apply too!

For an application and more information visit the Midwest Chapter's Awards page - the DEADLINE is May 16, 2014:

To learn more about the conference, visit:

Questions? Contact Leah Osterhaus Trzasko ( or Jere Odell (

Leah Osterhaus Trzasko |
Awards and Scholarships Committee
Midwest Chapter, MLA -

March 2, 2012

Call for Librarian Selectors for Doody's Core Titles 2012

Doody's is looking for Librarian Selectors for 2012. It's a nice opportunity to contribute to the profession, and you do earn AHIP points now. More information below.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions, or contact Anne Hennessy.


Jim Bulger, MLIS
Manager, Library Services
Allina Hospitals & Clinics
800 E. 28th Street - 14001
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Contact Info: Anne Hennessy,

Important Dates:

  • March 9th until March 25th - Librarians select titles in their specialties

  • March 30th until April 15th - Librarians score titles and pick the Essential Purchase Titles in their specialties. (However, the system will notify librarians to begin scoring in a specialty as soon as all of the librarians have made their selections in that specialty, so some specialties are done in a much shorter time frame.)

Core Title Selection Process
Scope: The 2012 edition of DCT covers 121 specialties in

  • Clinical Medicine

  • Nursing

  • Basic Science

  • Allied Health

  • Other Associated Disciplines

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July 5, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

Maps and Directions:
(Parking available on Randolph Street)

September 13, 2010

Invitation to Attend 2010 Mayo Clinic Libraries Retreat

Dear HSLM Colleagues,

This is an invitation to attend two special sessions that are occurring on the first day of the 2010 Mayo Clinic Libraries "All Sites Retreat" on Monday, October 11, 2010 in Rochester. The sessions described below will be held in Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building, Mayo Clinic. A continental breakfast in the Plummer Library will begin at 7:15 AM followed by the morning sessions at Geffen, and we will conclude with lunch in the Plummer Library. You are also invited to join us for breakfast and lunch.

"Dr. Jack": At 8:00 AM there will be a short reading by a member of the Library staff from the book Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog. Author Matt Dacy, Illustrator Bob Morreale, Dr. Jack's owner Marcia Fritzmeier and Dr. Jack will present "Two Paws Up: The Story Behind the Story of Dr. Jack the Helping Dog". ("Dr. Jack" is a miniature pinscher and part of the Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic).

"No Time to Think": At 9:30 David M. Levy, Ph.D. will deliver a keynote address on technology and information overload entitled "No Time to Think". Dr. Levy is professor, Information School, the University of Washington, Seattle. A technologist by training, with a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford, he worked for twenty years as a researcher in the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where he focused on the nature of documents and the tools used to create them. His book, Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (Arcade, 2001) explored the nature and cultural significance of the transition from paper to digital forms. During the academic year 2005-2006, he was the holder of Papamarkou Chair in Education and Technology at the Library of Congress where his research focused on information and the quality of life. Dr. Levy will share his belief that "today's information overload requires not just better management of information but the creation of space and time for thinking and reflection".

Please join us on Monday, October 11th for Dr. Jack's heartwarming story and Dr. Levy's lecture "No Time to Think". There is no formal registration and no cost, but we would like to know in advance if you will be joining us for some or all of the program, particularly if you will be joining us for breakfast or lunch so that we can make sure that we have enough food. If you are able to join us please let Barb Tarpenning know by Friday, October 1, 2010.

Here is the October 11, 2010 schedule:

7:15 - 7:45 Continental Breakfast - Plummer Library - 11th Floor Cyber Cafe
7:45 - 7:55 Walk to Geffen Auditorium, Subway Level - Gonda Building
8:00 - 9:15 Introductions & "Dr. Jack, the Helping Dog"
9:15 - 9:30 Stretch Break
9:30 - 11:00 David M. Levy, PhD: "No Time to Think" followed by Q&A
11:30 - 1:00 Time to Think Break (walk to Plummer) and LUNCH

Warm regards -- Michael

J. Michael Homan | Director of Libraries | Mayo Clinic Libraries | Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics | College of Medicine | 507-284-9595 | Assistant: 507-284-2543 | Fax: 507-284-1038 |

Mayo Clinic | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 |

May 3, 2010

Registration for HSLM June 4, 2010 Workshops

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

We are pleased to offer two sessions this year:

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

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

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

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

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

Register for these sessions at this link

See you on June 4!

December 4, 2009

ACRL Science & Technology Section Opportunities


As Vice-Chair of the ACRL Science & Technology Section (STS) it is my responsibility this year to ensure that this continues to be a vibrant and relevant organization, which requires engaged and enthusiastic participation from the community.

I am writing to invite you all to help out and join an STS committee or discussion group! Opportunities are available in every possible area of interest from assessment to information literacy to research.

Committee terms begin immediately following the ALA Annual Conference in June 2010. The first step is to fill out a volunteer form, which is available (along with descriptions of committees and discussion groups) at

The deadline for volunteering is February 15, 2010 but don't wait - sign up today!

To serve on a committee, you must:

· Be a member of ALA, ACRL, and the STS for the duration of the appointment

· Submit an electronic appointment acceptance form

Most appointment offers will be made before April 30, 2010, and all appointments will be confirmed by June 1, 2010. If you have any questions about the STS or about appointments please feel free to contact me directly. If you have questions regarding the volunteer form or process, please contact ACRL Program Coordinator Adam Burling at or 312-280-2521.

The next few years are going to be exciting for the section, especially as we approach the 50th Anniversary of the STS to be celebrated in New Orleans in June 2011.

Please join us!

Linda Eells

University of Minnesota
Forestry Library
Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Library
370 Hodson Hall
1980 Folwell Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-624-4799 EFW
612-624-5333 FOR