The Cornflower, the blog of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR), National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), is the latest evolution in our newsletter communication tools. After having a print and then an online newsletter for a number of years, the GMR transitioned to a blog or weblog. The Cornflower is a great tool to keep current with NLM and GMR news. Stay on top with the latest information about consumer health, outreach, DOCLINE, technology and more. To access previous newsletters, ESources and 3Sources contact the GMR via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest updates, get the blog feed from the orange tag on The Cornflower site or add the following URL to your feed reader: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog/feed=rss2/.
Here are the latest headlines from the GMR's blog feed:
The GMR4U Email Address
The GMR's general email address is email@example.com. It is not a replacement for the GMR discussion list, GMRLIST. It is the address for network members and others to send email messages to the GMR office.
GMRLIST (gmrlist at uic.edu) is an email announcement list from the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).
The GMR staff uses the GMRLIST as a mechanism to communicate news about the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) products and services such as PubMed®, MedlinePlus®, DOCLINE®, ClinicalTrials.gov, etc., and to announce funding opportunities from both the GMR office and NLM. It is also used to announce regional meetings, educational offerings, post jobs, ask for volunteers for regional activities such as exhibits, and to increase knowledge of and participation in NLM and GMR sponsored projects.
GMR staff maintains and moderates the list. Network members may post to the list with GMR approval. The GMR staff reviews the messages that are sent out to the list as well as subscription requests in an attempt to prevent spam and other unwanted postings. Commercial postings and advertisements are prohibited.
To sign up for GMRLIST, see LISTSERV® Software and Commands below.
To contact the GMR office directly with questions or comments, please send an email to GMR4U@UIC.EDU, our office email address. Messages sent to GMR4U are sent to GMR staff and not the LISTSERV.
GMRPH (gmrph at uic.edu) is an email discussion list for librarians involved in public health. Messages of specific interest to this community and the Greater Midwest Region are forwarded from NLM and other lists including PHPartners.org, DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB, and NLM TOXENVLIST.
To add your name to this email list, please contact: Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator , Email Holly .
The GMR prepares and publishes a quarterly (or sooner in emergent situations) document of service and resource updates, known as the GMR Update. GMR staff use the GMR Update at local, state and association meetings to bring members up-to-date on regional activities of the GMR office. The document is available in HTML formats for easy review and printing by network members. Select the printer icon on the GMR Update page to open a new browser window to print.
We have not investigated the new site, Google+ yet as they currently do not allow business or organizations to have accounts.