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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management. This course will expand on concepts covered in RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, and threaded throughout will be the librarian’s role in research reproducibility and research integrity and include practice in using Jupyter notebooks. Mentors will assume the role of a researcher with a dataset seeking data services support and will scope research questions to form the basis for mentee projects.

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data science and open science, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and leadership. The course will run February 20 – April 12, 2019. Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019. Additional details and application can be found here.

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On behalf of our members, the HSLI Conference Planning Committee extends a thank you to the NN/LM – GMR for the Professional Development Award that funded three valuable continuing education sessions at HSLI’s 2018 conference. A story and photos about the education funded by the award are at the GMR website.

 

 

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, is just around the corner.  On Saturday October 6th, the GMR will be providing two separate continuing education courses during the event. Each will provide 4 MLA contact hours of continuing education. More details here.

Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians: Open Science pursues the goals of transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data; publicly availability and reusability of scientific data; public accessibility, and using web-based tools to facilitate collaboration. This course will offer an overview of the role of open science and its components in health sciences research, its implementation throughout the workflow of the research process, locating and creating open sciences policies for use at your institution, and assessing open source tools currently available.

Precision Medicine: Precision medicine is an approach to disease management that considers individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle. This course will provide participants with some baseline knowledge of genomics, an overview of the clinical applications of genomic medicine, an appreciation of the associated ethical and social issues inherent in this field and a review of NLM resources for health professionals and consumers.

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(via Samuel Watson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR is currently in the process of conducting a training needs assessment to help us better understand the needs of the community colleges within our 10-state region.  If you are a community college librarian or community college faculty member – or if you know and are willing to share this survey with one– we would greatly benefit from any feedback that we might receive. Please note that the GMR is seeking feedback from just member institutions.

The survey link is: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pFR8aOwNtspqnj.

We are eager to hear from you to better support and develop training opportunities for community colleges.  If you have any questions, please send them my way.

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(via Miles Dietz-Castel, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois has been awarded the Professional Development Award through the GMR office.  The award goes towards supporting three separate classes at their annual conference:

*   Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders
*   Data Management in the Wild: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It
*   Managing Your Online Scholarly Identity

The HSLI 2018 Conference<http://hsli.org/conference/> will be held this fall, September 26-28 in Rockford, Illinois.

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(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR invites our hospital librarians to share their feedback about NLM’s new strategic plan. In response to our first call for feedback, several hospital librarians submitted responses, which generated discussion at the annual MLA meeting. National Library of Medicine Director Dr. Patti Brennan has requested additional feedback from this group, and for this purpose our office will facilitate an informal meeting for our hospital librarians.

I invite our hospital librarians to join us for a virtual meeting on Monday, July 2, at 10:00 AM CDT. If you are unable to attend, we welcome your feedback and recommendations via e-mail instead.

You can connect to the meeting by either computer or phone using the following information.

Join from computer here.

Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 970 521 545

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(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR invites our hospital librarians to share their feedback about NLM’s new strategic plan<https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html>. In response to our first call for feedback, several hospital librarians submitted responses, which generated discussion at the annual MLA meeting. National Library of Medicine Director Dr. Patti Brennan has requested additional feedback from this group, and for this purpose our office will facilitate an informal meeting for our hospital librarians.

I invite our hospital librarians to join us for a virtual meeting on Monday, July 2, at 10:00 AM CDT. If you are unable to attend, I welcome your feedback and recommendations via e-mail instead.

You can connect to the meeting by either computer or phone using the following information:

Join from computer: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/970521545
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 970 521 545

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(via Derek Johnson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for the travel stipend to attend the free “Data Management for Librarians” CE course in Minneapolis is this Friday, June 22. The half-day workshop takes play on Monday, August 6 and is designed to introduce participants to key elements of research data management in the health sciences, including best practices for documentation, metadata, backup, storage, and preservation.

Twelve stipends, each for up to $1,000, will be awarded to help offset travel costs!

Additional details, and registration information, can be found on the GMR’s Midwest Matters Blog. Please note that one must belong to a GMR member institution in order to be eligible.

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NN/LM – GMR Seeking Members for Public Libraries Advisory Group

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

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) is looking for individuals from our service area (IA, IL, IN, OH, KY, ND, SD, MI, MN, WI) to serve on the Public Libraries Advisory Group for our third year, May 1 2018 – April 30, 2018

As the GMR moves into the third year this advisory group will help steer the efforts of the GMR and the members in planning funding, educational offerings, and other programs and services of interest to members who are public libraries and other members interested in partnering with public libraries.

I am hoping you will consider serving or can recommend someone who would be interested (please forward this email to any interested party). We would meet a minimum of 4 times per year online.

More information about the group’s responsibilities and activities is below. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact me, at bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu.

Purpose

The Public Libraries Advisory Group will assist the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) in planning funding, educational offerings, and other programs and services of interest to members who are public libraries and other members interested in partnering with public libraries.

Goals

* Provide input annually on funding opportunities offered

* Serve as a focus group for new classes proposed that have public libraries as an intended audience

* Assist in scoring evaluations for funding proposals from public libraries or partner with public libraries.

* Serve as a channel of communication between the GMR office and state and regional public library organizations.

Membership

* The focus group will consist of a mix of approximately 8 to 10 individuals. A diverse representation will be sought from public library employees and employees of organization interested in partnering with public libraries on health initiatives.

* Term of service begins May 1 2018 and ends April 30 2019

* Term limits will be for one year with the option for renewal

Meetings

* Meetings will be held via web conferencing software, a minimum of 4 times each year, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

* A general outline of meeting topics is as follows:

o Summer/Fall: Update on Projects; Educational Offering Reviews

o Winter: Input on Upcoming Funding Opportunities

o Spring: Funding Opportunity Reviews

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Call for Volunteer: GMR Emergency Preparedness Working Group

(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President, on behalf of Jacqueline Leskovec, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR is requesting that we find someone willing to serve on the Emergency Preparedness Working Group. You can find out more online, GMR Preparedness and Response<https://nnlm.gov/gmr/guides/preparedness>. The time commitment is minimal. They meet online quarterly and optionally at Midwest MLA. Time would be for the remainder of the grant: May 2018-April 2021. Jacqueline Leskovec is the lead for the group.

One of the great benefits is being able to take free courses towards MLA Disaster Information Specialization and have the certificate paid for by the GMR. Group members are requested to post to their health sciences and/or state library listserv to announce funding opportunities, the availability of a took-kit, and free training.

Please let me know if you are interesting in serving and I will pass your name onto Jacqueline.

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