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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.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(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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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The NNLM Greater Midwest Region is now accepting funding applications for their fiscal year (May 1, 2019-April 30, 2020). All types of libraries are encouraged to apply. Funding opportunities and deadlines vary. For additional information, visit the NNLM website.

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

Members can apply now for funding opportunities (https://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding) to support health information outreach, research data services, and expert speakers.

The Greater Midwest Region office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) offers funding to support the NNLM mission: To advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information; and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

To learn more about each funding opportunity and to apply, visit our Funding Page (see link above). Each award page includes a Word file of the online application you can use to help plan for your submission. For questions or support with your application, please contact our office at gmr-lib@uiowa.edu<mailto:gmr-lib@uiowa.edu>.

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

Class Details

Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. In this hour-long webinar we’ll explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Guest Speaker

Heidi Beke-Harrigan, MLS, CPL is the Member Services Librarian at OhioNET, where she coordinates, promotes and co-develops continuing education opportunities and member services that support librarians in their work. From teaching systematic reviews to working with nursing students and faculty, the health sciences have always been an integral part of her library journey. Her current research interests focus on consumer health and healthcare equity. In addition to completing the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization and a certificate in medical writing and editing, Heidi is an RYT-200 yoga teacher specializing in yoga nidra. She co-facilitates the Day of Mindful Living (1), a program at River’s Edge in Cleveland that introduces law enforcement to mindfulness practices. When not in libraries she hikes in Ireland and dreams of her own Mary Reynolds inspired wild space.

Class Date:

Region/Office: National
Feb 21, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM CT

Instructor(s):

Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist

Contact:

Bobbi Newman

For more information, and to register, please go here.

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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.

 

 

Posted in 2018 Conference, Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Greater Midwest Region NN/LM | No Comments »