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GMR Update

April 2015

GMR News

The GMR Office was busy in March. On Thursday, March 12, 2015, we held a meeting with the Resource Library Directors and hosted a symposium entitled "Re-forming Health Care: Changes that Impact Patients, Health Systems, and Librarians." On Friday, March 13, we met with the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the GMR.

At the Resource Library Directors Meeting, Kathryn Deiss, Consultant with ACRL, led the group in discussions about strengths and opportunities facing their institutions, aspirations for libraries and the network, and the future. Many of the Resource Library Directors Meeting attendees and RAC members were able to attend the symposium. The sessions were archived and are available at http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/symposium2015/. The information the speakers presented is invaluable and provides insight into the challenges and opportunities that all in health care face. The interchange between the speakers during the panel discussion was insightful as well; the value of evidence based health care was part of this exchange.

The RAC meeting began with the annual report about the GMR Office and activities across the region. Did you know that we had 216 attendees for the eight Lake Effects webinars held between April 2014 and February 2015? The topics were varied and included sessions on project management, evaluation and NLM resources. In the last year, the GMR Office has funded projects in technology improvement, hospital libraries, community engagement and outreach. GMR coordinators taught librarians and others about health information resources; often these are train-the-trainer sessions so that librarians can educate health professionals and consumers. We've worked with community colleges and tribal colleges. GMR coordinators exhibited at national professional meetings and regional events for library associations. We also support the regional infrastructure for document delivery and interlibrary loan. During the latter part of the meeting, RAC members discussed the role of the GMR Office and the RAC in impacting health through information.

It was ambitious to have three events in two day. The weather even cooperated with mild (for March) days. Everyone in the office, the coordinators—Holly Burt, Samanthi Hewakapuge, Jacqueline Leskovec, and Irene Williams—and the administrative staff, Rosalva Medina and Christina Heinrich, worked hard to make this come together. Jacqueline and James McGinty, a temporary employee, did a great job with the technology and the recording of the symposium. Evaluations of the three speakers at the symposium and comments about the meetings were all positive.

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.

  • April 2015
    • PubMed for Experts. Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG), Detroit, MI, April 2, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Beyond an Apple a Day. Sioux Falls Public Library, Sioux Falls, SD, April 2, 2015
      Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA, NN/LM GMR, Consumer Health Coordinator
    • Emergency Preparedness for Libraries. Northeastern Ohio Medical Librarians, Akron, OH, April 3, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Lake Effects: Current Topics in Public Health. To be rescheduled.
      Presenter: Cortland Lohff, MD, MPH, City of Chicago Department of Public Health
    • PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching. North Dakota Library Association Health Sciences Information Section (NDLA HSIS), Grand Forks, ND, April 17, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe. Cincinnati Area Health Sciences Libraries Association (CAHSLA), Cincinnati, OH, April 28, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • LinkOut!: Harnessing the Power of LinkOut for Libraries. Online, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12 pm Mountain, 1 pm Central , 2 pm Eastern.
      Facilitator: Tammy Magid, Librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices. Registration not required
    • EFTS: (Electronic Funds Transfer System). Online, Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern.
      Facilitator: Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices. Registration not required.
  • May 2015
    • May 14-20: GMR staff will be attending the NN/LM Directors Meeting, Web Developers Conference, and NN/LM breakout sessions, as well as the 2016 Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Austin, TX. Look for us there!
  • June 2015
    • Making PubMed Work for You. Online (NN/LM Moodle), June 1-19, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
    • Lake Effects: Supporting Residents and our Veterinary Librarian Colleagues: Inter-institutional Sharing of Veterinary Specialty Board Reading Lists using LibGuides. Online, June 18, 2015. (MLA CE through July 3, 2015)
      Presenters: Heather K. Moberly and Laura Rey, Texas A&M University; Jessica R. Page, Ohio State University; Ann Viera, University of Tennessee
    • ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians. Online (NN/LM Moodle), June 22-July 10, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
  • July 2015
    • From A(norexia) to Z(its). Galen College of Nursing, for SWON Libraries Consortium, Cincinnati, OH, July 10, 2015
      Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA, NN/LM GMR, Consumer Health Coordinator
    • Healthy Aging at Your Library. Galen College of Nursing, for SWON Libraries Consortium, Cincinnati, OH, July 10, 2015
      Presenter: Samanthi Hewakapuge, MLS, MA, NN/LM GMR, Consumer Health Coordinator
    • Keeping Up with PubMed. Online (NN/LM Moodle), July 13-August 7, 2015
      Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, NN/LM GMR
  • August 2015

NTC Classes (for schedules and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html)

GMR 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.

  • Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, Madison, WI, April 13-15, 2015
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago, IL, April 13-15, 2015
  • Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) Keeneland Conference, Lexington, KY April 20-22, 2015
  • Wisconsin Association of School Nurses Spring Conference, Madison, WI, April 22-24, 2015
  • Indiana Health Sciences Library Association, Lafayette, IN, April 23-24, 2015
  • Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries, Bay City, MI, May 28-29, 2015
  • AcademyHealth, Minneapolis, MN, June 14-16, 2015
  • North Dakota Library Association, Jamestown, ND, September 16-18, 2015
  • Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians, Louisville, KY, September 16-19, 2015
  • South Dakota Library Association, Rapid City, SD, September 23-25, 2015
  • Michigan Health Science Library Association, Flint, MI, September 24-25, 2015

NLM 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 hosted by University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, from April 6 - May 16, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/againsttheodds/
  • Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine will be hosted by Wabash College - Lilly Library, Crawfordswille, IN, from March 16 - April 25, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/
  • Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine will be hosted at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Medical Library, Springfield, IL, from March 16 - April 25, 2015; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , WI from May 11 - June 20, 2015; Oakland University - William Beaumont School of Medicine Library Rochester, MI from July 06 - Aug. 15, 2015; and University of Toledo - Mulford Library, Toledo, OH, from Aug. 31 - Oct. 10, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/georgewashington/
  • Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos will be hosted by St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, from March 30 - May 9, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/exvotos/
  • From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry will be hosted by Henry Ford Hospital - Sladen Library, Detroit, MI, from May 11 - June 20, 2015.
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/
  • Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine will be hosted by Indiana - Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN, from March 16 - April 25, 2015; Chatham Area Public Library, Chatham, IL, from May 11 - June 20, 2015.
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/
  • Life and Limb: the Toll of the American Civil War will be hosted by Kenosha Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI, from March 16 - April 25, 2015 and Orland Park Library, Orland Park, IL from July 06 - Aug.15, 2015 and at the Ohio State University - Health Sciences Library, Columbus, OH, from Aug. 31 - Oct. 10, 2015; and Youngstown State University - Melnick Medical Museum
    Youngstown, OH, from Aug. 31 - Oct. 10, 2015
    Online Exhibition: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/lifeandlimb/
  • The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper" will be hosted by University of South Dakota Libraries, Vermillion, SD from July 27-Sept. 05, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/literatureofprescription/
  • Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons will be hosted by Indiana University - Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indianapolis, IN, from Sept. 28 - Nov. 07, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aframsurgeons/
  • Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture will be hosted by Regions Hospital Medical Library, St. Paul, MN, from Aug. 31 - Oct.10, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/survivingandthriving/
  • A Voyage to Health will be hosted by Marian University, Indianapolis, IN, from May 11 - June 20, 2015
    Online Exhibition: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/avoyagetohealth/

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Staff

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