Congratulations to the following sites who have received GMR funding for
the Friday, November 18, 2011, MLA Webcast:
Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research
For information on the webcast and a list of additional sites, visit:
Note: there will be no DVD available for this webinar. (more…)
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Congratulations to the following sites who have received GMR funding for
The GMR is pleased to announce the 20 members of the 2011-2016 Regional Advisory Council (RAC). Members include the 10 representatives chosen by their state’s health sciences library group (indicated by state) and additional members selected for their varieties of expertise. Welcome new RAC members!
- Mary Blackwelder, Medical College of Wisconsin Todd Wehr Library, Milwaukee, WI
- Jane Blumenthal, University of Michigan Taubman Medical Library,Ann Arbor, MI
- Pam Bradigan, Ohio State University Prior Health Sciences Library, Columbus, OH
- Arlis Dittmer, Blessing Health System, Blessing Health Professions Library, Quincy, IL
- Liz Fine (MN), University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, Minneapolis, MN
- Martha Hardy, Metropolitan State University Library Services, St. Paul, MN
- Heather Holmes, Summa Health System Medical Library, Akron, OH
- Matt Hoy (WI), Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Library and AV Services, Eau Claire, WI
- Rhona S. Kelley (IL), Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library, Springfield, IL
- Joyce Lindstrom (IA), Des Moines University Medical Library, Des Moines, IA
- Mike McGraw (OH), Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Cleveland, OH
- Cody McSellers-McCray, Westside Health Authority, Chicago, IL
- Barbara Platts (MI), Munson Healthcare Library Services, Traverse City, MI
- Elizabeth Rowan (KY), Shriners Hospital for Children Library/Learning Resource Center, Lexington, KY
- Travis Schultz (ND), Medcenter One Health Library, Bismarck, ND
- James Shedlock, Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library, Chicago, IL
- Elaine Skopelja (IN), Indiana University School of Medicine Library, Indianapolis, IN
- Corey B. Smith PhD, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center, Rapid City, SD
- Janet Stith,University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Library, Lexington, KY
- Molly Youngkin (SD), Wegner Health Science Information Center, Sioux Falls, SD
The Greater Midwest Region’s Outreach Program Summary May 1, 2011-April 30, 2012 is now available online, linked from the GMR home page under News & Announcements or directly at the following URL: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/about/01outreachsum.html. You will find information about NLM targeted outreach populations and the following three new priorities the GMR has defined for the 2011-2016 contract:
- To place greater emphasis on engaging hospital librarians in the work of the Network, including assistance with professional development and capacity building;
- To develop programs that assist health professionals with integrating health information technologies into their clinical practice and research endeavors;
- To increase the health literacy of the public by developing programs for librarians, health professionals, and community health advocates that enhance public access to trusted health information resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
The GMR is pleased to announce the availability of two types of subcontracts for Year 1 of the GMR contract (May, 2011-April, 2012). A summary of all awards and subcontracts can be found on the Current Funding Opportunities page on our website: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/.
Please read carefully as some of the procedures have changed.
Major Outreach Subcontracts:
The GMR is planning to fund two subcontracts at $25,000 each to support major outreach projects that address the health information needs of health professionals and the public. See the Request for Proposals (RFP) for this subcontract on the Current Funding Opportunities page of our website, or directly: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/outreachmajor/outreachmajorsub.html. The deadline for submitting proposals is August 31, 2011. We apologize for the short turn-around on these subcontracts, but due to changes in our contract from the National Library of Medicine, all projects proposed for Year 1 must be completed by September 30, 2012. The short deadline is meant to allow enough time to review and process your proposals for a possible start date of October 1, 2011.
Target Outreach Subcontracts:
The GMR is planning to fund two subcontracts at $14,000 each to support specific target projects. The following five targets are recommended for Year 1 of the contract:
- Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA)
- Evidence-based health information practice
- E-science initiatives
- Health information technology
- Minority health professionals / Minority populations
For more details, please read the Call for Applications (CFA) provided for the Target Outreach subcontracts linked from the Current Funding Opportunities page mentioned above, or directly: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/target/targetoutreachsub.html. The submission deadline for this subcontract is September 15, 2011. To streamline the application process for this subcontract, we have provided an online application form linked to the CFA.
As always, you may contact me or your state contact librarian if you have any questions.
In addition to face-to-face, email and phone conversations, the GMR employs Facebook, Twitter, our website, GMRLIST and the blog, The Cornflower, as communication tools. Some of our Network members are unable to access the blog because of firewall issues at their institutions. Now we think we have a solution to correct that disparity.
An email notify plugin allows automatic sending of new blog posts to GMRLIST, the GMR’s announcement email list. This tool should help us make sure that posts important enough to share with our members via the blog will also get to those who do not have blog access.
For those of you who might find this redundant, you may wish to filter the messages with the subject: New posting from The Cornflower! Whether getting access to the blog posts for the first time or a long-time blog user, let us know how the new setup works for you.
The GMR Update for July 2011 is now available online at the following URL:
Check the contract updates, new communication technologies and information about upcoming exhibits and training opportunities.
By Emily Schearer
Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries
The Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries recently wrapped up its Health-E Public project with the Citizens and Organizations Active in Disaster and Medical Reserve Corps of Southeastern Wisconsin. The project was funded by a Public Health award from the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region.
The award allowed us to provide hands-on workshops and both formal and informal presentations for audiences working and volunteering in public health related fields. In addition to providing training on the use of PubMed, MedlinePlus, Toxnet and other resources, we were also able to advertise the availability of LoansomeDoc services to a number of people that had limited or no access to full-text articles.
Throughout the project, we found that many people who wished to attend workshops or presentations were often called out of the office for last-minute flu vaccine clinics or other duties in the community. For this reason, it became necessary to provide a great deal of information via email and electronic formats. Overall, the project allowed us to connect and solidify relationships with community organizations that we had little contact wither previously. We gained a better understanding of the information needs of public health professionals and volunteers, and are better equipped to serve them as they continue their work in Milwaukee and surrounding counties.
The GMR is sponsoring nineteen sites for the April 20, 2011, MLA Webcast: Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments.
Congratulations to all and have an excellent and informative event.
For a list of the GMR sponsored and other sites around the country, and how to register for this powerful event, visit: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/skills/states11.html.
For a complete list of the recipients of GMR sponsored site funding, visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/webcastrecipients.html
Have you wondered what happened to the Journals Database and how to create a Table of Contents (TOC) in the updated NLM Catalog? Check out the new article: Creating PubMed TOC Searches OR Where did the Journals Database Go?
available at: http://tinyurl.com/4ka95k8
This is the first in a series of NLM E-Minute articles published in the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago’s new online newsletter, the E-ppendix: Online Newsletter of the UIC Library of the Health Sciences.
The article covers all the tips and tricks necessary to complete these three steps in developing and saving TOC search:
1) Identify and select the desired journals in the NLM Catalog and send them to PubMed
2) Create a single PubMed search of the journals using PubMed’s Advanced Search “Search History”
3) Save the search either in My NCBI or as an RSS feed
The GMR is again offering to sponsor a number of sites for the upcoming MLA Webcast: Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Healthcare Environments to be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., CST.
Visit: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/mlawebcast.html for detailed information on how to become a sponsored site.
The GMR will cover the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for this webcast. Because of the limited number of sites we can sponsor, we encourage you to work with your state and local librarian groups to identify centralized locations. Sites will be selected based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of attendees.
The deadline to email/fax your registration and email additional information to the GMR is NOON, Friday, March 25, 2011.
Contact Holly Burt at the GMR, if you have any questions and for more information on this webcast, visit: