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

This is a reminder that registration is still open for a new NNLM virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities.

To learn more and register, please go here. The event will take place on April 8 (Thursday) and April 9 (Friday), from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT each day.

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

We are excited to announce that registration is open for a new NNLM virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities.

To learn more and register, please go here. The event will take place on April 8 (Thursday) and April 9 (Friday), from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT each day.

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

Please join us for BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This is a free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. The event will take place from March 24 to 26 (Wednesday through Friday).

The symposium will bring together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.

Speakers

Abigail Phillips, Amanda Leftwich, Amy Tureen, Callan Bignoli, Eamon Tewell, Eileen Ybarra, Fobazi Ettarh, Janet Damon, Jenn Carson, JJ Pionke (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Max Bowman, Nikhat Ghouse, Nisha Mody, Tasha Nins, Twanna Hodge, Wendy Peters, and more!

Why attend?

  • re-energize your work by sharing/learning with like-minded individuals
  • learn practical skills to improve self-care starting immediately
  • gain burnout-mitigation skills and ideas to take back to your library
  • decrease sense of isolation amongst library staff
  • participating in this virtual symposium could help with ideas to provide your own virtual events in the future
  • the event provides 8 CE credits

Visit this website to register for the symposium and select the presentation, panels, and virtual networking events you want to attend. For questions or comments regarding the event, including technical issues, please e-mail nnlm-blossom@uiowa.edu.

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

The Network of the National Library of Medicine invites proposals for a virtual symposium, Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8-9 (Thursday-Friday). The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

Proposals are due on Friday, February 26. Decisions will be made and presenters/panelists will be notified of their acceptance by mid-March. To submit a proposal, please fill out this form.

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

Save the date for BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness. This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to help improve the health and wellness of library staff. This event is open to library science students and all library staff regardless of employment status.

The event will take place from Wednesday, March 24, to Friday, March 26. The tentative list of speakers includes HSLI Secretary JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Enter your e-mail address here to be notified when the website is up, and registration is available.

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

Registration is now open for the online session “Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians”. The event will take place on Thursday, January 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. Please registers here. More information on the session’s content and the speaker is below.

Yoga is both a movement-based and breath-based practice. While many people in America practice it, it has historically served those who are wealthy, white, and non-disabled and been sold as part of the “wellness” movement and “self-care” movements. This session will start with a brief chair yoga session, then follow with a very brief history of yoga and yoga programs at libraries and how it is currently being researched as an intervention in the biomedical and psychological fields.

We will discuss how yoga is being practiced and made more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will include the origins of the term “self-care” and its radical feminist context. We will center the discussion around self-care for librarians based on findings from a survey conducted in fall 2020. We will also include how you can personally participate in free yoga classes, how to incorporate and make accessible a yoga program at your library, and the beginnings of a yoga outreach program at Texas Tech University Library.

Speaker Erin Burns received her MLIS from Kent State University in 2007. They worked as a librarian for twelve years at Penn State before starting at Texas Tech in July of 2020 as a STEM librarian serving the Whitacre College of Engineering as their personal librarian. She has many different research interests, including mental health and academic ablism, digital humanities, and critical librarianship. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), and you can find her walking or hiking when she is not knitting, creating yarn art, or standing in tree pose.

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(via Adam Roloff, Southern Illinois University Medical Library)

The Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medical Library in Springfield, IL, is partnering with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region to host the MLA webinar “Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn”. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. While the SIU Medical Library will not be showing the webinar on-site, the Library is making 25 access codes available to anyone who is interested in viewing the webinar without having to pay the registration fee.

There is no deadline to apply, but the access codes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for one, please contact Adam Roloff, Reference & Education Services Librarian, at aroloff47@siumed.edu. In the event that someone receives a code and then is unable to watch the live webinar, the code will still allow access to the webinar recording when it becomes available.

More information on the webinar’s content and presenter is available here. Please direct any questions to Adam Roloff. Thank you.

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

The purpose of the Library Data Internship Award is to build capacity in the library and information science community to support data-driven research and health. To do so, the GMR will provide funding to support health sciences libraries within the Greater Midwest Region to offer a student internship focused on data services. This internship should be designed to enable participating students to achieve basic level proficiency from one of the Performance Indicators outlined in the article “The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: a framework for data science and open science skills development”, available here.

For more information and to apply, please go here. The priority deadline is Friday, September 18.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations | No Comments »

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

Do you have a presentation at the 2020 Medial Library Association Conference, which will take place online this August? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is creating a blog to highlight and promote presentations within our region, which includes Illinois. Please send your presentation title, date and time, and any other details, to gmr-lib@uiowa.edu, and we will add you to the list.

More information on the Greater Midwest Region and the services it offers to member libraries is available here.

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

The Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has released Calls for Applications with performance period for the funding, May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021. Awards include:

*   Research Data Award: Up to $20,000
*   Health Information Outreach Award: Up to $20,000
*   Expert Speaker Award: Up to $2,500

Join us October 23rd from 1:00 to 2:00pm CT for an informational webinar and question session regarding the funding. Register here!

The Greater Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information on funding opportunities, and to apply, please visit our funding page. If you have questions please feel free to send an email to gmr-lib@uiowa.edu<mailto:gmr-lib@uiowa.edu> or call 319-353-4479.

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