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

Are you interested in learning about resources for nutrition information? Are you unfamiliar with PubAg, FoodSafety.gov, Nutrition.gov, and interested in learning to use these resources? Now’s your opportunity! “Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources” will be co-hosted by myself and Kay Deeney, an experienced NNLM coordinator from the Pacific Southwest Region. This class consists of two live webinars and wrap-around activities hosted in Moodle, NNLM’s online learning platform. The class will run from Monday, July 3, to Monday, July 31, and the two live webinars will be take place on Tuesday, July 11 (1:00 PM CST) and Tuesday, July 25 (1:00 PM CST).

For a complete list of topics covered in the course and to register, please go here. The successfully-completed course qualifies for 4.0 contact hours of Medical Library Association continuing education credit, and qualifies towards MLA’s Consumer Health Information Specialization. Due to the interactive nature of the class, registration is limited, so act now!

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

Are you a librarian-instructor working with students, faculty and/or staff in the health sciences? How do you teach PubMed (or other NLM resources)?

The NNLM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) Training Office seeks contributors to a webinar spotlighting instructional projects of by our health science and hospital library community.  This one-hour session will present at least six projects from libraries across the United States. Our goal is to share new ideas plus tried and true methods for teaching PubMed, or other NLM resources, to diverse audiences. We want to hear from libraries in a variety of settings.

For consideration, send a brief description (250 words or less) of your instructional project and how it could be useful to other librarians to molly.knapp@utah.edu. Indicate your preferred presentation length: five minutes, 10 minutes, or 15 minutes. Please note: we request presentations be limited to around five slides. The date of the webinar is Thursday, August 10, at 1:30 PM CST as this is a live webinar, presenters must be available on that date.

Send your proposal to molly.knapp@utah.edu by Wednesday, June 21. You do great work–let others know about it!

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(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is offering the class “Health Services Research & Public Health Information: An Introduction to NICHSR ONESearch”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 29, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST. To register, go here. More information about the class is below.

In December 2016, the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search.

  • Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj)–information about ongoing health services research and public health projects
  • Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR)–health services research and public health research relevant data sets, instruments and software
  • Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC)–links to high-quality news, data/tools/methods and grey literature selected to meet the needs of the health services research community
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners)–links to high-quality news, data/tools/methods and grey literature selected to meet the needs of the public health workforce

Join us for this online webinar as we learn more about NICHSR ONESearch, the underlying databases and websites, and when to use each resource! This session will be presented by Patricia Gallagher from the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology office The webinar is part of the GMR’s “Kernel of Knowledge” series. The GMR Office provides one-hour training sessions on topics of interest to Network members several times a year. Formerly known as “Lake Effects”, the new name reflects the GMR’s current initiatives for the 2016-2021 grant.

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NN/LM – GMR Releases Annual Report for 2016-17

(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region has released its annual report for 2016-2017. This is the first year of the University of Iowa’s five-year term hosting the Greater Midwest Region’s Office. The report details progress toward the 10 goals below.

  • The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa will establish a regional office for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine staffed with quality health information professionals and governed by stakeholders. Partnerships with regional network members will be established to support the mission of the NNLM including access to quality health information for health professionals, librarians and consumers during the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR will continually strive to improve communications within the NNLM and NLM, and with network members and the community through a variety of communication modes, with the intent to enhance knowledge and understanding of the network’s programs and services and to ensure transparency with our peers, network members, and the community during the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will expand and manage the GMR network to enhance services to health care professionals, librarians, and community organizations throughout the five years of the award so that the NNLM mission continues to be met through a distributed network.
  • The GMR staff will strengthen the Network National Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan within the Region in order to limit interruption in access to information throughout the Region and nationally during disasters and other emergencies during the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will increase the number of network members actively and effectively participating in NLM programs and services within the GMR, ensuring that a variety of users have equal access to quality biomedical and health information over the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will provide a Data Management Education Center (DMEC) for network members to increase the number of network libraries skilled at supporting health researchers with data management throughout the data life cycle during the five years of the award.
  • The GMR staff will develop and implement outreach and education programs that reach health professionals in the Region with a focus on underserved health communities and health professionals that work in these medically challenging communities so that easy access to NLM resources can be obtained regardless of location or economic status, throughout the five years of the award.
  • The GMR staff will ensure that all GMR network members have the opportunity to keep current on health sciences information topics and resources such as PubMed so that health professionals receive quality support from GMR Network libraries throughout the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will increase the number of public health professionals who have new skills in accessing and searching quality health information through online educational opportunities throughout the five years of the grant so that they can easily and effectively access quality information at time of need.
  • The GMR staff will improve GMR consumer’s understanding of quality health information resources available on the Internet so that they make better informed health care decisions throughout the five years of the award.

To read the full report, click here.

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(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

A recording of the most recent NNLM Resource Picks webinar titled “Mapping Tools for Outreach and Public Health”is now available on YouTube. This webinar was taught by Darlene Kaskie, Outreach Specialist with the NNLM Greater Midwest Region on May 10.

About the Webinar

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Community Health Maps (CHM) blog seeks to improve access to accurate, high quality health information, especially by underserved and special populations. By conveying potential uses of mapping to community groups unfamiliar with the technology and/or too busy to pursue it and by supporting those already engaged in mapping, the program enhances community mapping efforts that support access to health information.

 MLA Continuing Education (C.E.) credit is available for viewing this recording until Saturday, June 10. If you have questions about obtaining C.E. credit after viewing this program, please contact Molly Roberts at molly-roberts@uiowa.edu.

The next installment of the NNLM Resource Picks webinar series is “PubMed Health” and will be presented on Wednesday, July 26, at 2:00 PM CST. Register for the course today!

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(via Darlene Kaskie, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The next webinar in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region’s Kernel of Knowledge series is “Engaging Underserved Communities”. The event will take place on Thursday, May 18, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST. To register, click here. More information about the webinar and the presenter is below.

It takes a village to improve the health of persons living in medically underserved areas. Join the one-hour GMR webinar to learn strategies for partnering with underserved health communities to promote health information. Our speaker is Brad Wright, Assistant Professor in both the Department of Health Management and Policy and the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa. He holds a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in health policy from George Washington University. His research focuses on how to improve the cost and quality of health care among vulnerable populations and the role of community health centers.

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Recording of May, 2017, NN/LM – GMR Update Now Available

(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Couldn’t make it to yesterday’s GMR Update? Don’t worry! A recording of the update is now available on YouTube. Below is an annotated list of the topics discussed with links to each talking point in the YouTube video. If you have any feedback  or ideas about how we can make GMR Updates more valuable to you, please let us know by filling out this quick survey.

The next GMR Update will be Monday, August 21, at 2:00 PM CST.

Topics covered in the May Update

2:43 — Awards and funding

3:48 — Funded project: Merle Rosenzweig, Michigan Health Sciences Library Association (MI)

4:42 — Funded project: Don Pearson, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library (OH)

5:22 — Funded project: Melvin Thompson, Endeleo Institute (IL)

6:18 — Funded project: Phyllis Foxworth, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (IL)

7:49 — New GMR blog (also, check out our funding announcements there!)

10:42 — Partner Outreach Libraries, new change in outreach library model (Note that we’re still looking for partner libraries in Indiana and Kentucky!)

15:49 — Health Sciences Librarians Focus Group

16:51 — Course offerings

19:27 — Upcoming course: Engaging Underserved Communities

20:40 — Upcoming course: Health Services Research & Public Health Information

22:08 — Members needed for Medically Underserved Areas Work Group, Health Professionals Focus Group, and Community Outreach Focus Group

23:35 — Ordering educational materials

24:53 — New look for AIDSinfo

27:44 — Turning the Pages resource

31:22 — Question and Answer about Partner Outreach Libraries

Additionally, here are all the URLs provided during the presentation.

GMR Funding Opportunities

Midwest Matters, the new GMR blog

Partner Outreach Libraries

Advisory Groups (focus groups and work groups)

Course: Strategies for Engaging Underserved Communities

Course: Health Services Research & Public Health Information

Course: PubMed for Librarians (series)

Materials order form

AIDSinfo

Turning the Pages

Survey for feedback about GMR Updates

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(via Darlene Kaskie, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

It takes a village to improve the health of persons living in medically underserved areas. Join the one-hour GMR webinar to learn strategies for partnering with underserved health communities to promote health information. “Strategies for Engaging Underserved Communities” will take place on Thursday, May 18, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST.

Our speaker is Brad Wright, Assistant Professor in both the Department of Health Management and Policy and the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa. He holds a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in health policy from George Washington University. His research interests include federally qualified health centers, primary care and emergency medicine, disparities in health and healthcare delivery, and health politics and policy. His research has been published in Health Affairs, Medical Care, Health Services Research, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the American Journal of Public Health.

To register, click here. The webinar is part of the Greater Midwest Region’s Kernel of Knowledge series.

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Reminder: Next NN/LM – GMR Update is Monday, May 15

(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Here’s your exciting reminder that the May, 2017, GMR Update is Monday, May 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CST. Please join us for the first update of the 2017-2018 fiscal year to learn about awards and funding, outreach libraries, course offerings, and more. Note that, starting in year two, GMR Updates will be offered quarterly instead of monthly. The next GMR Update is scheduled for August, 2017. We’re also using a new web conferencing software called Zoom! If you’re able to attend the meeting, let us know how Zoom worked for you.

 To connect from your computer, click here. You may also join by phone, via (408) 638-0968 or (646) 558-8656, both of which are U.S. toll numbers. The meeting ID is 203-510-701. Toll-free numbers are not available for this web conference. For assistance in joining via your computer, please go here.

If this is your first time using Zoom, please refer to our support videos available from our institution, The University of Iowa, here. Support during the broadcast is not available, if you experience difficulty in connecting, please refer to our recording. A recording of this session will be uploaded to the NN/LM YouTube page within five-to-seven days.

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(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine, is offering the one-hour webinar “Mapping Tools for Outreach and Public Health”. The event will take place from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CST on Wednesday, May 10. The course is taught by Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region. It is part of the NNLM Resource Picks bimonthly webcast series. More information about the webinar and the series is below.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Community Health Maps (CHM) blog seeks to improve access to accurate, high quality health information, especially by underserved and special populations. By conveying potential uses of mapping to community groups unfamiliar with the technology and/or too busy to pursue it and by supporting those already engaged in mapping, the program enhances community mapping efforts that support access to health information. Speakers include Colette Hochstein, Technical Information Specialist in the Biomedical Information Services Branch of the NLM Division of Specialized Information Resources; Janice E. Kelly, Acting Deputy Associate Director and Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch in the Division of Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine; Kurt Menke, Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and consultant for the National Library of Medicine; and John Scott, Founder and Director of the Center for Public Service Communications.

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. Topics currently scheduled include: DIMRC, AIDS resources, PubMed, NLM Traveling Exhibits, Drug Information Portal, and PubMed Health. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing-education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. For more information, and to register, go here.

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