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June 26, 2014

Registration is open for Midwest Chapter 2014 in Bismarck!

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

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

Keynote speakers include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

June 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 11

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


Instructor: Jacqueline Leskovec
NNLM/GMR

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

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

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


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


Tuesday, October 14

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


Sally Gore
University of Massachusetts Medical School

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

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


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

Online registration will be opening soon.

Sandi L. Bates MLIS

Publicity Chair, Midwest Chapter 2014 Conference

June 5, 2014

Midwest Chapter/MLA conference to feature these keynote speakers!

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

June 2, 2014

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

Call for Posters and Papers

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

Contributed papers will be presented Sunday afternoon.

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

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


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

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

Contact either of the above if you have any questions.

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

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

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

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

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


Dawn Hackman, MS
Reference Librarian

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

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: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

To learn more about the conference, visit: http://midwestmla.org/conference2014/

Questions? Contact Leah Osterhaus Trzasko (osterhaustrzasko.leah@mayo.edu) or Jere Odell (jdodell@iupui.edu)

Sincerely,
Leah Osterhaus Trzasko | OsterhausTrzasko.Leah@mayo.edu
Awards and Scholarships Committee
Midwest Chapter, MLA - http://midwestmla.org/