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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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Call for Applicants: Greater Midwest Region Funding Opportunities

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

NNLM GMR Members can apply now for funding support of health information outreach, professional development, and research.

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.

Professional Development Award
Up to $2,500
The purpose of this award is to assist individuals working in GMR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives.

Research Data Award
Up to $20,000
The purpose of the Research Data Award is to support projects that demonstrate innovation in biomedical data management or support research data services.

Health Information Outreach Award
Up to $50,000
The purpose of the Health Information Outreach Award is to fund education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.

To learn more about each funding opportunity and apply, visit: https://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding. Each award page includes a Word file of the online application you can use to help plan for your submission. If you have an idea but are not sure where to begin, submit an interest form at https://nnlm.gov/nnlm-gmr-award-interest-form and we will help coach you in the right direction.

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

The National Institutes of Health is in a furlough status as of Monday, January 22, 2018, due to an absence of federal appropriations. According to the FY 2018 HHS Contingency Staffing Plan for Operations in the Absence of Enacted Annual Appropriations, “The plan for maintaining access to databases includes the minimum staff required to identify and correct dynamic access problems caused by changes in the volume and types of use. (During a shutdown, there would be no routine updating of databases that is normally a major part of these database operations.) In addition, the plan for continuation of IT infrastructure services represents only the bare minimum to sustain the essential infrastructure for keeping the National Library of Medicine data center operational for serving the external biomedical databases that are used in the provision of non-Federal health care.”

What does this mean for librarians and patrons?

  • Databases such as MedlinePlus and PubMed are online but will likely not be updated during the Federal shutdown.
  • E-mails and customer support requests to NLM will not be answered.
  • NLM will not fill ILL requests or provide technical support to DOCLINE/Loansome Doc. Contact the National DOCLINE Coordinating Office, at DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu, if you have questions.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, including the GMR Office, is open! Please contact the Office, at gmr-lib@uiowa.edu, if you need assistance.

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