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If you are planning to attend the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference in Bloomington this week, remember that two sessions will take place the afternoon of Thursday, October 26. More information is below.

From 1:00 to 2:45 PM, first watch a recording of the National Library of Medicine’s webinar “Infographics: Communicating Information Visually” (the recording will last one hour), and then participate in a live discussion. The presenter in the recording is Rose Turner, Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System. In the webinar, learn to make your raw data more appealing and consumable with infographics. You will discover what infographics are and how they can make data easier to understand and share. Finally, Ms. Turner will wrap up by demonstrating an online resource (Piktochart), so you’ll be ready to create your own infographics. (A photo of Ms. Turner is below.)

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Sarah Isaacs from the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse will facilitate a discussion of infographics after the webinar viewing. This course does not carry CE credit from the Medical Library Association.

From 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Merinda Kaye Hensley, Associate Professor and Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the presentation “Designing Instructional Materials”.  With the approval of the ACRL Framework, everyone is talking about learning theory. This session will be practical and hands-on, breaking down the instructional design process in order to apply our understanding for how people learn, and also how to prove it (or not!).

 

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Hensley is part of the team in the Scholarly Commons, a digital scholarship center that serves the emerging research and technology needs of scholars in data services, digital humanities, digitization, and scholarly communication. She teaches, coordinates and provides leadership for the Savvy Researcher, an open workshop series addressing advanced research and information management needs of graduate students and faculty. Hensley has taught for the School of Information Sciences at Illinois, LIS 590AE: Information Literacy and Instruction and Practice. She is active in ACRL, currently serving as Vice Chair of the Instruction Section. Hensley presents nationally and internationally on her research, incorporating scholarly communication into information literacy instruction and improving teaching skills of new librarians.

This course will not offer MLA CE credit, but participants can add it as an “External Training” to their transcript for the new Medlib-Ed portal if they choose.  Therefore, it will still be part of their record and will count toward AHIP.

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(via Sarah Miles, NNLM South Central Region)

We are very excited to announce our next SCR CONNECTions webinar, to be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. Guest speaker Annie Norman, Director and State Librarian for the Delaware Division of Libraries, will present “Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries”.  No registration is required for this class. More information about the webinar is below.

Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive. A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges. In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

Dr. Annie Norman is State Librarian of Delaware, and under her leadership the Delaware Division of Libraries received the Delaware Quality Award of Merit and the Delaware Library Association Institutional Award in recognition of performance excellence principles and practices. She currently serves on the boards of the Delaware Quality Partnership and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence, and is also a member of the Working Group for the national COSLA/IMLS Measures That Matter data project.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing. For more information, including instructions for accessing the session, go here.

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(via Helen Spielbauer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is offering the online class “Visualizing the Impact of a New Clinical Informationist Service”, as part of its Kernel of Knowledge series. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 26, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. It will be worth 1.0 hours of continuing-education credit from the Medical Library Association. A description follows.

Have you heard the term clinical informationist in the health sciences library field and wondered what, exactly, this title means and what clinical informationists do? Learn more from a team of librarians and informationists from Galter Health Sciences Library who developed a program in 2015 and have measured the impact of this service over the past two years. This team will share how they have supported the clinical care environment at their institution by fostering evidence-based decision making. Within this presentation, you will learn how the team used visualization techniques to analyze the current service model. More information on the speakers is below.

Karen Gutzman is the Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University. Karen works within the library’s Metrics and Impact Core to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts.

Corinne Miller is the Clinical Informationist at Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University. Corinne previously worked as Reference Librarian and Education Coordinator at the Library of Rush University Medical Center. In 2016, Corinne joined the Galter Library team and has worked closely with Jonna Peterson to develop and soon expand the Galter Library Clinical Informationist Service.

Jonna Peterson is the Senior Clinical Informationist at the Galter Health Sciences Library. As the first clinical informationist at Galter, she has created the program from the ground up by establishing key relationships with stakeholders both in and outside the library. She attends clinical meetings and provides research support to attendings, residents and students on patient rounds.

To register for the webinar, go here. The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker series which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing-education credit.

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(via Bobbi Newman,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting members for a public-libraries-only offering of the class Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. This provides 12 CE credit, which is the amount needed for the Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from the Medical Library Association. The certificate is good for three years. In addition to completing the coursework, participants will be asked to provide feedback on the platform, course content, and the cohort experience. The NNLM will cover the application cost for the CHIS certificate for all participants who complete the coursework and the surveys. We will use your feedback on the class to ensure our courses meet the unique needs of public libraries.

The course will last from October 30 through November 5 and will take the form of an online asynchronous class. To registers, please e-mail Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, at bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu. Please note there is a waiting list for this class, so please take a careful look at your schedule during the class dates. Plan to spend 3-5 hours a week on course. Only submit your name if you are committed to completing the course work and evaluations.

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(via Helen Spielbauer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

October is Health Literacy Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the “Libraries Transform” campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. More information about the presenters is below.

Amanda J. Wilson is the Head, National Network Coordinating Office for NLM’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). From 2006-2016, Wilson served as Director, National Transportation Library (an all-digital library), focusing on building collections, data curation, increasing awareness of NTL collections and services, and coordinating the national network of transportation libraries. She has previous experience at The Ohio State University Libraries as a Metadata Librarian. Wilson is also an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America Department of Library and Information Science.

Jeff Julian is the director of the Public Awareness Office for the American Library Association, which oversees the Libraries Transform public awareness and advocacy campaign, media relations, and crisis communications. Julian previously served as the executive director of communications at Elgin (Ill.) Community College. In this position, he was responsible for leading strategic media and public relations programs, projects and campaigns to promote, enhance, and protect the image, reputation, and brand of Elgin Community College, a public community college serving approximately 12,000 students in a 360-square-mile district.

To register for this webinar, which will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST on Thursday, September 14, please go here. The class is worth 1.0 hour of continuing-education credit from the Medical Library Association.

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(via Helen Spielbauer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is offering the online class “Visualizing the Impact of a New Clinical Informationist Service”, as part of its Kernel of Knowledge series. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 26, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. It will be worth 1.0 hours of continuing-education credit from the Medical Library Association. A description follows.

Have you heard the term clinical informationist in the health sciences library field and wondered what, exactly, this title means and what clinical informationists do? Learn more from a team of librarians and informationists from Galter Health Sciences Library who developed a program in 2015 and have measured the impact of this service over the past two years. This team will share how they have supported the clinical care environment at their institution by fostering evidence-based decision making. Within this presentation, you will learn how the team used visualization techniques to analyze the current service model. More information on the speakers is below.

Karen Gutzman is the Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University. Karen works within the library’s Metrics and Impact Core to support individuals and groups in their understanding, assessment, visualization, and reporting of impactful outcomes of research and clinical care efforts.

Corinne Miller, MLIS, is the Clinical Informationist at Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University. Corinne previously worked as Reference Librarian and Education Coordinator at the Library of Rush University Medical Center. In 2016, Corinne joined the Galter Library team and has worked closely with Jonna Peterson to develop and soon expand the Galter Library Clinical Informationist Service.

Jonna Peterson is the Senior Clinical Informationist at the Galter Health Sciences Library. As the first clinical informationist at Galter, she has created the program from the ground up by establishing key relationships with stakeholders both in and outside the library. She attends clinical meetings and provides research support to attendings, residents and students on patient rounds.

To register for the webinar, go here. The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker series which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to Network members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing-education credit.

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(via Helen Spielbauer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million people stated that they were American Indian or Alaskan Native. A recent study shows that American Indian use of the Internet to find health information is lower in comparison with the adult U.S. population. This three-hour program will introduce a variety of governmental and non-governmental Internet resources that have health information for American Indian populations.

The webinar portion will take place from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST on Thursday, August 24. Register for the webinar and self-paced exercise course (the latter should take an hour-and-a-half), and receive 3 hours of MLA CE credit. For more information, and to register, click here.

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(via Carolyn Martin, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Northwest Region)

We have a great webinar session coming up that you will find lively and informative.

Earlier in the year the new University of Washington course webpage, “Calling Bullshit”<http://callingbullshit.org/index.html>, went viral. Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, wanted a course that would teach students how to critically look at data and understand how it is manipulated.  Jevin will be focusing on the common pitfalls specifically around information visualization and examine the different ways that information can be misrepresented with figures and graphs at the next PNR Rendezvous, the monthly webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR).

Eligible for 1 MLA CE. This session will be recorded but we encourage you to attend the live session.
When: Wednesday, August 16, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET
How to Connect:

*   Go to current PNR Rendezvous session <https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t53bf87c7af31bd53df42cefa79744254>
*   Enter your name and email address
*   Enter the session password: pacific
*   Click “Join Now”
*   Follow the instructions that appear on your screen
*   Go to the PNR Rendezvous webpage<https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous> for more complete instructions
We hope you can join us!

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(via Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

A memory cafe is a safe and fun social opportunity for those living with memory loss, as well as their families and caregivers. Memory cafes have been offered in the Netherlands since 1997, but only in the US since 2013. Learn how your library can start a memory cafe and collaborate with key players in the community for the perfect fit.

A memory café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends. Library memory cafes meet once per month in a safe and comfortable space to facilitate connections of persons living with memory loss. Each café is as unique as the library that hosts it and offers a program or activity that is engaging and fun. Community partners and aging specialists provide guidance and respond to questions or requests for resources. If your library wants to get involved with the local community while doing health outreach and programming, this webinar will provide you with the essential first steps to get started.

Presenter Bio: Angela Meyers is the Coordinator of Youth and Special Needs Services at the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Meyers has previous work experience in public libraries and area non-profits. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (2002) and a Master of Library & Information Science degree (2008) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017
10:00AM – 11:00AM CT
Continuing Education Credits: 1

Register now! <https://nnlm.gov/class/memory-cafes-and-libraries-perfect-fit/7644

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(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria campus)

Please join us at the UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago to view the upcoming MLA webinar “Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success” on Tuesday, August 15, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Site sponsorship is being generously provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region. The class will be worth 1.5 MLA continuing-education hours for the first 25 interested individuals who register for the webinar. To register, go here. The deadline is 12:00 PM on Monday, August 14.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosie Hanneke, at rhanneke@uic.edu.

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