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GMR Update

July 2014

GMR News

A Message from Associate Director, Beth Layton

I've begun my orientation to RML life and the details of overseeing the programs of the Greater Midwest Region of the NN/LM. What strikes me the most is the talent of librarians in the region, and the passion they bring to ensuring that consumers, health care providers, students in health care and researchers have the information they need.

BusinessDictionary.comExternal Link Indicator defines communication as a "two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange (encode-decode) information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning." The focus of the GMR Office for this contract year will be reaching a mutual understanding of network members' needs, strengths and opportunities in light of the changing landscape of our world—changes in health care, academia, roles of librarians and libraries, and technology. We also need to understand the health information needs of the residents of the states in the Greater Midwest Region.

Listening is an important aspect of communication. Since a large part of my job is to listen and learn about network members' environments, concerns, and successes, I'll be attending the upcoming MLA Midwest Chapter meeting to meet people. On a similar note, I want to thank all of the people in the GMR Office for the warm welcome. Colleagues that I know and those I have yet to meet have reached out to me; I look forward to listening to you all.

Enjoy your summer.

Beth

You can reach Beth via email at: balayton@uic.edu

Library Student Outreach Award Recipients Announced

The GMR is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Library Student Outreach Award. These LIS students will attend the 2014 Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting to be held in Bismarck, ND, October 10-14, 2014. Library students currently attending a graduate program in Library or Information Sciences located in the Greater Midwest Region or who reside in the GMR were eligible to apply.

Students will attend the conference for at least two days and partake as much of the program as possible. They will be in attendance at the Mentor/Mentee Meet and Greet and help to staff the GMR exhibit booth. Be sure to help us welcome these future librarians.

  • Juan Armijo-KY
  • Kris Glodoski Wolf-WI
  • Lauren E Robinson-KY
  • Melvine Reierson-ND
  • Rachael Lebo-SD
  • Tyler Nix-KY

Program Area Updates

Traveling Exhibitions in our Region:

General information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions.html.
Find an Exhibition Near You map at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/find-an-exhibition.html

  • Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health will be sponsored by Oakland University, Rochester, MI, from July 14 - Aug. 23, 2014 and Drake University, Des Moines, IW, from Sept. 08 - Oct. 18, 2014
    Online Exhibition: http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/againsttheodds/
  • And There's the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors will be on display at University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, from Aug. 04 - Sept. 13, 2014; University of Michigan-Hatcher Graduate Library, Ann Arbor, MI, from Sept. 29 - Nov. 08, 2014; and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Galter Health Sciences Library, Chicago, IL, from Nov. 24 2014 - Jan. 03, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/shakespeare/
  • Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine will be hosted by University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, from Aug. 4 - Sept. 13, 2014 and University of Louisville - Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Louisville, KY, from Nov. 04, 2014 - Jan. 03, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/
  • Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos will be on display at Marian University - Hackelmeier Memorial Library, Indianapolis, IN, from Oct. 13 - Nov. 22, 2014
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/exvotos/
  • From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry will be hosted by Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, from Aug. 4 - Sept. 13, 2014
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/
  • The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters will be hosted by Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH from Oct. 20 - Nov. 29, 2014
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/digicolls/henkel/index.html
  • Life and Limb: the Toll of the American Civil War will be hosted by Peninsula Valley Historic & Education Foundation, Peninsula, OH, from Sept. 29 - Nov. 08, 2014, and Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, OH from Nov. 24, 2014 - Jan. 02, 2015
    Online Exhibition: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/lifeandlimb/
  • The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wall-Paper will be on display at Melnick Medical Museum, Youngstown, OH, from June 30 - Aug. 2014
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/theliteratureofprescription/
  • Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons will be sponsored by Youngstown State University - Melnick Medical Museum, Youngstown, OH, from Sept. 01 - Oct 11, 2014
    Online Exhibit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/avoyagetohealth/

Technology

The next class in the GMR Tech Talks Series will be Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM CDT. The topic will be "Productivity Tools." Read more about the class or view previous recordings on the Tech Talks page!

The GMR will be hosting the Technology Forum during the Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting again this year. The topic and speakers are TBA, but be sure to pencil the Forum into your schedule if you plan on attending!

Have an idea for a topic? Email Tiffany

Education and Training Opportunities:

Upcoming GMR classes and presentations. To register for GMR webinars and online classes go to View Training Opportunities at http://go.usa.gov/bBzC.

  • July 2014
    • Keeping Up with PubMed, Online (NN/lM Moodle), July 7 - August 1, 2014
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines, Online (NN/lM Moodle), July 14 - August 15, 2014
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Lake Effects: NLM Exhibition Program: K-12 Resources, Online, July 17, 2014; (MLA CE through July 31st)
      Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA
    • PubMed and NLM Update; Northwest Indiana Consortium, Gary, IN, July 31, 2014
      Presenter: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
  • August 2014
    • Beginning DOCLINE, Online, August 6, 2014
      Presenter: Irene Williams, MSLS, Network Services Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • GMR Tech Talks: TBD, Online, August 15, 2014; (MLA CE through September 5th)
      Presenter: Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS, Technology Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Lake Effects: Evaluation 2.0: Trends, New Ideas, Cool Tools, Online, August 21, 2014; (MLA CE through September 4th)
      Presenter: Cindy Olney, PhD, Assistant Director, OERC
  • October 2014
    • Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion, Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association, Bismarck, ND, October 11, 2014
      Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • American Indian Health Information Resources, Michigan Health Sciences Library Association, Mount Pleasant, MI, October 15, 2014
      Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA, NN/LM GMR
    • Third-Party PubMed Tools, Michigan Health Sciences Library Association, Mount Pleasant, MI, October 15, 2014
      Presenter: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
  • November 2014
    • Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Champaign, IL, November 7, 2014
      Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Measuring What Matters to Stakeholders, Health Science Librarians of Illinois, Champaign, IL, November 13, 2014
      Presenter: Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • PubMed for Experts, Health Science Librarians of Illinois, Champaign, IL, November 13, 2014
      Presenter: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR

New and Highlighted Resources from the NLM

Exhibits:

The GMR will be exhibiting at and sponsoring exhibits at a number of upcoming events. To volunteer to help staff an exhibit, contact the State Contact Librarian.

  • Kentucky Library Association (KLA)/Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL) Joint Conference, Louisville, KY, September 17-20, 2014
  • South Dakota Library Association (NDLA) Annual Conference, Pierre, SD, October 1-3, 2014
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 7-11, 2014
  • Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference, Malento, MN, October 8-9, 2014
  • Midwest Chapter MLA Annual Conference, Bismarck, ND, October 10-14, 2014
  • Michigan Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, October 13-16, 2014
  • Illinois Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference, Springfield, IL, October 14-16, 2014
  • Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) Annual Conference, Mount Pleasant, MI, October 15-17, 2014
  • Iowa Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA, October 22-24, 2014
  • Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, November, 4-7, 2014
  • Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLA) Annual Conference, Champaign, IL, November 13-14, 2014
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 30 - December 5, 2014

Member Services:

DOCLINE

The NN/LM Greater Midwest, Middle Atlantic & MidContinental Regions will be presenting the online series of DOCLINE classes.

  • DOCLINE: Beginning DOCLINE - August 6, 2014
  • DOCLINE: Routing Tables - August 13 2014
  • DOCLINE: Borrowing and Lending - August 20, 2014
  • DOCLINE: Serial Holdings - August 27, 2014

Classes meet at 12 noon Central time. Registration is not required. To attend, click this link: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices.

Visit our DOCLINE page to find information on DOCLINE resources and descriptions for the upcoming DOCLINE classes.

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Staff

  • Kate Carpenter, Director
  • Beth Layton, Associate Director
  • Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
  • Rosalva Medina, Business Services Specialist
  • Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator
  • Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
  • Tiffany Tawzer, Technology Coordinator
  • Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator
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