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

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in “Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles”. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. The class is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

The course will take place between Monday, July 24, and Sunday, September 24. The class size is limited to 25 students, so, please register early if interested. We will begin a waitlist if there are more interested in participating. More information is available here.

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(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association) 

The Medical Library Association is offering the webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine” on Wednesday, June 28. The event will take place from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit. To register, go here. More information about the event and the presenters is below.

Join four experts in patient communication and medical sciences to learn how to best communicate the latest information and research in precision medicine to patients and health care consumers. Participants will learn how to incorporate learning styles and principles of health and genetic literacy in their communication and education programs for patients and health care consumers. The websites and tools introduced during the webinar will be immediately very useful to all attendees.

Taneya Koonce, Helen Naylor, Sheila Kusnoor, and Nunzia Giuse, FMLA are affiliated with the Center for Knowledge Management, Vanderbilt University Medical Center as researchers, administrators, or faculty. Collectively, they bring knowledge and years of experience in genetics, consumer health/patient informatics, patient communication, biochemistry, and using health literacy and learning style preferences to create patient health communication models for complex health and genetic information.

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Illinois Librarians Give Poster Sessions at MLA 2017

A number of librarians from Illinois gave poster sessions at the Medical Library Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting. This year’s event took place in Seattle, from May 26 to 31. The theme was “Dream, Dare, Do”.

The poster sessions are below. For those that included presenters not from Illinois libraries, just the Illinois ones are listed. Also, if some of the presenters were from Illinois but were not librarians, only the librarians are listed.

Sunday, May 28

2:00-2:55 PM

“Flipped Instruction in an Interprofessional Education Course”

  • Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, sole author

“Exemplary Practices to Inspire Library Accessibility: A Toolkit”

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, co-author

“Exploring the Role of Tacit Knowledge in Evidence-Based Practice”

  • Peg (Margaret) Burnette, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, sole author

 “Rural Information Connection: An iPad Mini Lending Program to Rural Student Physicians”

  • Emily Johnson, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria, primary author; Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria, co-author

Monday, May 29

2:30-3:25 PM

“Can I Get a Visual?: The Impact of the New Clinical Informationist Program”

  • Jonna Peterson, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, primary author; Karen Gutzman and Corinne Miller, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, co-authors

Tuesday, May 30

1:00-1:55 PM

“We Built It. . . and They Came! Building a Repository Solution for the Future”

  • Violeta Ilik, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, primary author; Kristi Holmes and Digital Initiatives Working Group, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, co-authors

2:00-2:55 PM

“Library Guides on Disabilities: Building a Robust Resource for All”

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, primary author; Jaena Manson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (graduate assistant), co-author

“Bridging the Gap: Dare to Incorporate Citation Analysis in Searching for Literature”

  • Q. Eileen Wafford, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, sole author

To see the full list of poster presentations, go here.

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Illinois Librarians Presenting at MLA 2017

A number of Illinois librarians are presenting at the Medical Library Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting. This year’s event is taking place in Seattle, from May 26 to 31. The theme is “Dream Dare Do”.

The presentations are below. For those that include presenters not from Illinois libraries, just the Illinois librarians are listed. Also, if some of the presenters are from Illinois but are not librarians, only the librarians are listed.

Friday, May 26

1:00-5:00 PM

CE 100—“Engaging Assessment to Show Value and Make Decisions: Making the Case for Your Library”

  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sunday, May 28

3:20-3:25 PM

“Keeping Up with Demand: Doing National Institutes of Health Biosketch Support”

  • Karen Gutzman, Pamela Shaw, and Kristi Holmes, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

3:45-3:50 PM

“Evaluating the Impact of Clinical Librarians on Inpatient Rounds”

  • Debra Werner, John Crerar Library at University of Chicago

Monday, May 29

10:45-10:50 AM

“Not Going as Planned: Lessons Learned from Co-Teaching a Case-Based Learning Activity”

  • Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

11:05-11:10 AM

“Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Access Database for Patron Interaction Tracking: A Budget-Friendly Reference Statistics Solution”

  • Lydia Howes and Carol Gordon, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

11:05-11:20 AM

“Implementing the Vision: Making Research Evaluation Services a Reality”

  • Karen Gutzman and Kristi Holmes, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

1:00-2:25 PM

“From Dreaming to Doing; Navigating the Research Pipeline”

  • Sandra DeGroote, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Negotiating for Yourself and Your Library”

  • Kristi Holmes, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

Tuesday, May 30

3:00-4:25 PM

“From Dreaming to Doing: Implementing Research Assessment Services”

  • Karen Gutzman and Kristi Holmes, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

3:35-3:50 PM

“Research Services for the Functionally Diverse”

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

To see the full list of presentations, go here.

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(via Matt Hoy, Mayo Clinic)

Are you a library science student? Are you interested in medical libraries? Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Ypsilanti, MI, from October 13 to 16? Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses. There are two grants available–so, tell your friends to apply, too!

For an application and more information, visit the Midwest Chapter’s Awards page. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26. Completed applications can be sent to Nicole Theis-Mahon (Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee, Midwest Chapter/MLA), at theis025@umn.edu.

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(via Nicole Theis-Mahon, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Please consider nominating one of your amazing colleagues for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2017 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award. The Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award recognizes chapter members who have made outstanding professional contributions to health sciences librarianship and the Chapter. This award will be announced and presented at the business meeting of the Joint Conference of the Midwest Chapter and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA), October 16, 2017. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and a check for $500.

To qualify, nominees must be current members of the Midwest Chapter and have belonged to it for three years prior. Also, the nominator must be a member of the Midwest Chapter. Nominations should include a completed nomination form, a current resume or CV, a letter of nomination stating why the nominee should be recognized, and two additional letters of support for the nomination. Criteria used to evaluate nominees include but are not limited to, the following: leadership, advocacy, scholarship, research, publications, presentations, teaching, training, mentoring, outreach, professional activities, and meaningful and measurable service to the Chapter.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 4. Contact Nicole Theis-Mahon, the Committee Chair for this award, at theis025@umn.edu for more information.

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(via Robin O’Hanlon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

Do you have an interesting consumer health or health literacy initiative taking place at your library? Are you headed to MLA 2017 and plan on attending on sessions related to consumer health or outreach to patients? We want to hear from you! We need submissions for the Summer, 2017, issue of Consumer Connections, the newsletter of CAPHIS, the Consumer & Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Submitting an article in Consumer Connections (a non-peer-reviewed newsletter featuring case studies and practical advice) is a great and low key way to experience writing and publishing.

 The deadline to submit an article for the Summer, 2017, issue is Friday, June 30. All submissions submitted are to be as Microsoft Word documents. Images should be sent as JPGs. Please send submissions to the editor: Robin O’Hanlon, MIS, Assistant Library Director, Outreach & Public Services Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (robin.ohanlon@mssm.edu).

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Apply for the MLA/Midwest Chapter First-Time Attendee Grant

(via Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Are you thinking about attending your first MLA/Midwest Chapter meeting? If you have a master’s degree in library/information science and have never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting before, apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant. Free full conference registration and a $500 award are available to support attendance is available for one attendee. The Chapter’s 2017 meeting is scheduled for October 13-16 in Ypsilanti, MI.

To qualify, applicants must be the following.

  • a current member of the Midwest Chapter/MLA
  • a resident of one of the following nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin
  • a holder of a master’s degree in library/information science
  • someone who has ever attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

Full details about the MLA/Midwest Chapter First-Time Attendee Award are available here. Information about awards sponsored by other MLA chapter can be found here. Applications are due Friday, May 26. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Theis-Mahon, Chair of the Awards and Scholarships Committee, at theis025@umn.edu. I’m also happy to speak with you about my experience having received this grant in the past. Please e-mail me at agoben@uic.edu.

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(via Lynne Frederickson, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor)

The Program Committee of the 2017 Midwest Chapter MLA & MHSLA Joint Annual Conference invites paper and poster abstract submissions on any topic of interest to the health sciences library community. The conference will be held October 13-16 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Paper sessions will be held Sunday, October 15, and the poster session will be held Monday, October 16. Abstracts that have been accepted for other conferences, including MLA 2017, will be considered.

Deadline for abstract submission is Saturday, July 1. Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 11. Abstracts should be 250 words or less. The MLA Structured Abstract Format is accepted but is not required. Please use this submission form to submit your abstract.

To learn more about the conference, visit the conference website. Please contact Lynne Frederickson, lfreder@umich.edu, with questions about submissions.

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 (via Deborah Lauseng, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

Reminder: UIC Peoria hosting MLA Webinar on Finding Grey Lit on March 22

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) – Peoria is pleased to be hosting the upcoming MLA Webinar Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can it be More Black and White? 

When:  Wednesday, March 22, 1:00-2:30 PM CST

Where: UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (located within the UI College of Medicine), One Illini Dr., Peoria, IL 61656

Directions and Parking: Driving Directions, free parking provided

Site Contact: Deborah Lauseng, dlauseng@uic.edu

Please register if you plan to join us in Peoria –  Register  – earn 1.5 MLA Contact Hours

Webinar Details

Description: Including grey literature in systematic reviews is an important strategy for reducing bias in included studies, but there are significant challenges to designing and carrying out a grey literature search. Librarians can expect systematic review teams to turn to them for expertise in conducting, managing, and documenting a grey literature search. This webinar provides participants with a framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process, so that they can deliver black and white (clear and credible) results. #mlagreylit

Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • explain the purpose of searching grey literature for a systematic review
  • assist a systematic review team in deciding on the scope and content of a grey literature search
  • modify a PubMed/MEDLINE search for grey literature
  • choose options for capturing grey literature search results that are as efficient as possible
  • document a grey literature search for publication

Presenter: Barbara Folb is the public health informationist at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS). She has over twenty years of experience in academic and corporate libraries and has experienced the changes that systematic reviews have brought to health sciences libraries during that time. She earned her master’s of public health (MPH) in 2010 while completing a National Library of Medicine Public Health Informationist Fellowship. Since then, she has developed searches for systematic reviews on topics in public health and health policy. As part of the team that created HSLS’s in-house systematic review training, she worked on the grey literature module. That in-house training became the HSLS “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians.” She serves as an instructor for that workshop and finds that teaching about grey literature.

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