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Archive for September, 2009

Redesigned PubMed Available for Preview

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The homepage of PubMed has now been updated with a link to try the new redesigned PubMed. Go to to New! PubMed: Try the redesigned PubMed.

The GMR will share more information as it becomes available.

A Triple-Header for MedlinePlus

Friday, September 25th, 2009

GMR BlueAnna Ercoli Schnitzer
InfoPoint Librarian
Health Sciences Libraries
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

brochuresOn the weekend of September 12-13th, 2009, the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) of the University of Michigan took part in three separate outreach events, sharing information on MedlinePlus at each one to different groups of visitors. The earliest event actually took place on Friday, September 11th at Sterling Heights, MI, and was sponsored by the Michigan Health Ministries Association.  Against a backdrop of a number of exhibits at this activity, the HSL librarians presented 15 computer-based demonstrations of MedlinePlus and made contact with about 50 individuals.

On the evening of September 12th, other HSL librarians took shifts at a table at the Kerrytown 2nd annual Home Grown Festival, in Ann Arbor, MI, where they distributed pens (as long as they lasted) and flyers about MedlinePlus, NIH Senior Health, and ToxNet to some 135 visitors between the hours of 5 pm and 10 pm.  The crowd was a big and happy one. (more…)

A Message from the RML Director: Fall 2009

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

A real sense of excitement has taken hold at the GMR Office this year.  The GMR staff are packing their bags and exhibit cases, not to go return to school like expectant students, but to meet with you at your libraries and conferences in your home setting.  It’s our favorite time of the year because we get to learn more about you, your concerns, and your ideas, and what better way to build our relationships than to share your experience in your home states.

GMR staff will be traveling to conferences in every state in the region except Indiana from the end of September to the beginning of November.  In essentially a five-week stretch of time, they will present continuing education courses, host exhibits, and talk with you about your needs, the services that we provide, and ongoing ways to link the two for the benefit of the members and the health professionals and consumers that we all serve.

We will also be out in full force at the MLA Midwest Chapter meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on October 2-6.  Ruth Holst, Associate Director, and Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, will present a course on using evaluation for library advocacy.  Holly Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, will be teaching two PubMed courses, and Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator, will be teaching courses on making pod casts and super searching.  (more…)

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Today is the first annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, “marking the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to research aimed at preventing HIV infection in older adults and improving the health and quality of life of those who are infected,” according to a statement on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) website. See the complete statement by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: one-quarter of the U.S. HIV-infected population is age 50 years and older.

For more information on HIV/AIDS, see the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine on HIV/AIDs at and NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, Summer 2009 Issue: Volume 4, Number 3 has two related articles, HIV, AIDS, and the Future, and a Feature on Senior Living.