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GMR at MLA

MLA is coming and the GMR will be there.  Take time to link up with one of us!
Additionally,  GMR folk are participating at MLA in the following ways:

Continuing Education: Saturday, May 4 (8:00 am – Noon)
CE 100: Making a Difference in Health Care: Patient Safety, a Global Issue with National and International Solutions

Chapter Roundtables: Sunday, May 5 (12 noon – 1:30 pm)
23. Teaching Evidence Based Medicine to Students & Faculty

Poster Session 1: Sunday, May 5 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Topic: 225. Organization and Outreach: Building a Microsoft Access Database to Improve Circulation Service to Our Community

For more details on these events:

Continuing Education
Saturday, May 4 (8:00 am – Noon)
CE 100:  Making a Difference in Health Care: Patient Safety, a Global Issue with National and International Solutions
Instructors: Holly Ann Burt, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago; and Affra S. Al Shamsi, Medical Library, Ministry of Health-Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Description: This interactive course assists librarians in becoming effective patient and health care advocates, actively involved in patient safety programs in their institutions and beyond. Discover the international breadth of this subject; understand issues related to medical error; and identify focused resources for health professionals, researchers, staff, and patients and families.

Chapter Roundtables.
Sunday, May 5 (12 noon – 1:30 pm)
23. Teaching Evidence Based Medicine to Students & Faculty: Share your experiences with teaching faculty, students and residents about searching for the current best evidence to care for patients. Facilitator: Holly Ann Burt, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region,

Poster Session 1
Sunday, May 5 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Topic: 225. Organization and Outreach: Building a Microsoft Access Database to Improve Circulation Service to Our Community
Authors: Tiffany Tawzer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois–Chicago; Melissa Theroux, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA; Amy R. Lapidow, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA; and Gail Y. Hendler, Health Sciences Library, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL
Objectives: A circulation department reorganization prompted a quality improvement project for our library desk assistant staff. The project aimed to organize and update our highly used reserve collection to improve access for students, faculty, and staff. We initiated outreach to faculty to partner with purchase decisions and update the collection. We promoted our outcomes on Facebook to the campus community.

See you in Boston.

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