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GMR Sponsoring April Webinar Sites

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The GMR will sponsor the registration costs for up to two (2) sites per state in the region for this MLA Webinar.

  • Webinar: The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 26, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central time
  • Application Process:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Noon

Register your site today!

A limited number of sites can be sponsored; please work with your state and local health science librarian groups to identify centralized locations. For more information the webinar, visit:  The Consumer Health Library

Showing the Value of Libraries to Users

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Notice how this article, Your LA library card can save you thousands of dollars, here’s how, reminds people that public libraries now may provide access to costly electronic resources. For public libraries in Los Angeles has the article shows the resources–instructional videos, digital magazines, language educational resources, digital and audiobooks, and a legal advice resource–and their costs.


Events & Resources of Note. 3/1/16

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Includes events on precision medicine (from IOM) and lead and the public health (APHA). Highlights news and resources about journals, what librarians can do, a behavioral health resources and an index on child well-being. (more…)

MLA Fall Webinar Series Site Sponsorships

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Applications are now being accepted! Host a webinar and become a GMR sponsored site for the MLA Fall Webinar Series.
For detailed information on how to become a sponsored site, visit:

Please Register your interest on our MLA Webinar Survey. (more…)

Sharing Medline Plus Resources with Nutrition Educators

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

By Robin Sabo
Assistant Professor/Health Professions Librarian
Central Michigan University

An exhibit award allowed me to promote MedlinePlus resources to nutrition educators attending the 2014 Annual Meeting for the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior, June 28 – July 1 in Milwaukee. Six hundred nutrition educators including registered dietitian nutritionists, extension service personnel, public health personnel and university faculty and staff attended the meeting.

Nutrition calculators and quizzes from the Health Check Tools section of MedlinePlus were highlighted including Calculate your body mass index, Exercise counts – How many calories will your activity burn, Folic acid quiz and Test your sodium smarts. Other featured resources included MedlinePlus for Health Professionals and National Library of Medicine Mobile Resources.

Particularly exciting were comments about how the nutrition educators planned to use MedlinePlus resources. Plans included incorporating MedlinePlus into extension websites and Facebook pages, inclusion of links in an upcoming edition of a consumer health nutrition book and university dietetics faculty who plan to incorporate MedlinePlus into their class assignments. One attendee even asked about having someone exhibit on MedlinePlus for their upcoming regional meeting!

PubMed Journal Searching Trifold Brochure

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

A new brochure has joined the PubMed pantheon!

PubMed Journal Searching:

Explore the three different ways to add journals to any PubMed search.  These are: adding individual journals,  applying a filter, and using a journal search created in the NLM Catalog. Share this brochure with your patrons and at exhibiting events. Enjoy!

This brochure, as are all of our NN/LM trifold brochures, is available in three formats: pdf, doc, and docx. To access a different format, simply alter the URL.


Report from the Health Information Practice Summit

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The UIC Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) invites you to review the Report summarizing the content of the Health Information Practice (HIP) Summit held in East Peoria, Illinois on October 7, 2013, as a segment of the Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting. The event was planned and sponsored by LHS and attended by 67 librarians and students from the region.

Thank you all for your excellent participation in the Summit, which provided an opportunity to exchange stories about how  health sciences librarians are changing their practice models to address new challenges confronting them.

The report has been placed on the UIC Institutional Repository, known as UIC Indigo.  Here is the link.

Adding Value: A Call to Action

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Join us for a very exciting Lake Effects on Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 1-2 pm CT. Hospital librarians Denise Rumschlag, Melinda Orebaugh, and Barbara Platts will be sharing how librarians can become advocates for change in their institutions. We will examine ways of reducing waste and the cost of care, addressing services lines, and increasing the visibility of the library. Learn about collaborating to create tools for advocacy and participating in business performance reviews and LEAN projects. Hear about successful activities revealing that library expertise can have a powerful impact on the larger organization. Discover how you can add value to your library and library services. This is one webinar you won’t want to miss. Register today as space is limited.

Grand Forks Women’s Show Exhibit

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

By Sandi L. Bates MLIS
Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota’s Library of the Health Sciences exhibited at the Grand Forks Women’s Show Oct. 1, providing an opportunity to share NN/LM resources with more than 1,900 people.

For the second year we shared the booth with Dr. Edward Sauter’s research team. Dr. Sauter is professor of surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and does extensive breast cancer research and education. The exhibit provided both an outlet to discuss health topics with consumers and a place for women to actively participate in the research. We will be able to continue to participate in the translational research platform being built by the University of North Dakota through efforts like this exhibit.

We were able to make contacts with healthcare professionals who were interested in consumer health resources. A local senior center encouraged us to drop brochures and MedlinePlus magazines off for their clientele. Our supply of printed materials for MedlinePlus and Household Products were depleted by the end of the day.

National Medical Librarians Month – GMR Projects Highlighted

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Each year the National Library of Medicine highlights projects from across the country on their webpage.  The web pages of featured projects for National Medical Librarians Month 2011 are available at: This year the GMR included five projects from among recent subcontracts and awards.  Congratulations to these selected programs: Munson Digital Archive Project, Touch Technology Multilingual Health Information, Assessing Mental Health Information Needs of Clergy of Portage, Health-E Public: Improving Access to Health Information Resources for Public Health Professionals in Southeastern Wisconsin County, and Building the Future with Community Health Information.  Read about them at:

For suggestions on Promoting Your Library this month, visit at:

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National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services