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

I’d like to invite you to join our quarterly broadcast from the GMR office, intended to update you on office activities, programs, and new opportunities coming your way. The next GMR Update will take place on Monday, August 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CST. (Note that this takes place shortly after the eclipse.) If you haven’t already, please register for the GMR Update online here. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the connection information for Monday.

Our broadcasts are held using Zoom, to test Zoom on your computer or view tutorial information, please go here. This session will be recorded and archived on our website.

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

This class will cover the topics in the Quick Starter course for the Public Health Digital Library subscribers.

Please note the session will not have captioning on unless specifically requested.

Please see this link for details on how to sign up for My NCBI and Loansome Doc accounts if you do not have them already:
How to create your new My NCBI and Loansome Doc accounts

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Aug 24, 2017
11:00AM – 12:00PM ET

This course is meant to instruct new and current users of the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) how to access the full-text articles available from the 230+ journals in the collection.

Course topics covered include: conducting basic searches in PubMed, activating the LinkOut icon and filter, creating alerts and using built-in filters.

Intended audience: Public Health Digital Library subscribers Please see this link to confirm that your public health department is subscribed: https://nnlm.gov/nphco/about

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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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Register Now for “PubMed for Librarians” Series

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

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is offering another round of our popular PubMed series, beginning in early September. As many of you know, these classes fill up quickly, so please register this week if you’re interested in participating. The links for the classes below will take you to the description and registration. All of the classes are free.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search

PubMed for Librarians: Evidence Based Search Features

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with MyNCBI

Each class offers up to 1.5 MLA continuing education hours, for those participants working toward AHIP. Please note that MLA continuing education is not available for watching the recording of the class, you must be registered for the class and participating.

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NN/LM – GMR Seeking Host Sites for MLA webinars

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

Health information professionals are encouraged to take advantage Medical Library Association (MLA) webinars, which the GMR sponsors at institutions across the region. Participation in these webinars at sponsored sites is free! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) will sponsor up to ten (10) institutional registrations for MLA webinars each quarter. Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, and they will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis until funding for the quarter has been expended. Institutions can apply for one webinar per quarter.

Summer Quarter 2017

  • “Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design”–Thursday, July 27, 1:00-2:30 PM CST (description)

Fall Quarter 2017

  • “Scoping Reviews”–Tuesday, August 15 (time and webinar description not yet available from MLA)
  • “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine”–Thursday, September 28, 1:00-2:30 PM CST (description)

Submission Process

Selection Process

Site selection is based on geographical location, accessibility, and potential number of attendees. Please note that the GMR covers the cost for Site Registration only, not Individual Registration. Site coordinators will receive one (1) activity point applicable to their Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) MLA membership. Additional point(s) are available for leading wrap-around sessions.

Award Notification

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds have been spent. Awardees will be notified once approved, based on funding criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact the GMR Office

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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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