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Consumer Health Libraries Webinar December 17

(via Jacqueline Leskovec, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Join us for our next GMR monthly Lake Effects webinar TOMORROW, Thursday, December 17th, at 1:00 pm Central Time.

Title: Spotlight on Consumer Health Libraries in the GMR
Presenters: Mindy Egeland, MA, Director at Patients’ Library, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Abby Thorne at Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center, University of Kentucky

Our December Lake Effects webinar is dedicated to highlighting some of the consumer health libraries in our region. While some of the hospital libraries are being closed down, the GMR is proud to have consumer health libraries that are thriving. Two such libraries are University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Patients’ Library and Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center (University of Kentucky HealthCare). Mindy Egeland, director from UIHC Patients’ Library will be talking about the history of her library, renovation and present day library services. She will also discuss some ideas for keeping hospital and consumer health libraries viable in the 21st century. Abby Thorne, Health Education Coordinator from UK Health Education Center will talk about the skills and adaptation strategies for being a new consumer health librarian and highlight some of the projects she completed in 2014, her first year on the job.

Register <http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/register.html?schedule_id=3661> for the December Lake Effects

* Meeting URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lakeeffects/
* Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
* Time: 1-2 PM CST
* Login as a guest with your first and last name
* Audio: Use the audio option in Adobe Connect.

Visit GMR Lake Effects <http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lake-effects> for more information

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Opening for Director, American Dental Association Library and Archives

(via Cecilia N. Boyle, American Dental Association)

Promote strong oral health and your professional success.

Headquartered in downtown Chicago, the American Dental Association (ADA) serves the professional needs of more than 157,000 U.S. and internationally educated dentists. Within a stimulating, engaging work environment, our team advances the profession through a commitment to our members and the improvement of oral health. We can advance your career as well, with strong educational resources, supportive management, and state-of-the-art technology. Join us as:

Director, ADA Library and Archives

Managing library staff and an annual budget of more than $740,000, the professional we select will have the opportunity to plan and administer the services and resources for the ADA Library and Archives Department. The objective is to provide timely, accurate information to ADA members and staff supporting clinical dental and basic science research, practice management, evidence-based dentistry, and archival reference.

In addition to the professional support your career deserves, we offer competitive compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, and tuition assistance. To learn more about the qualifications for this position and apply, please visit: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/careers-at-the-ada and search the position title listed above.

The ADA is an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

For more information, contact Cecilia “Penny” Boyle at boylec@ada.org.

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IACRL 2016: Poster Session Proposals Are Open!

(via Andrew Lenaghan, IACRL Past-President)

The IACRL 2016 Conference is now accepting proposals for poster sessions. The Conference will be held on Friday March 18th, 2016 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday February 6th, 2016. Notification will be given by Saturday February 20th, 2016.

Raise your voice by submitting a poster session proposal HERE

This year, there will be two awards given out to participants in the poster session. A “people’s choice” award and a “best overall” award.

Participants of the poster sessions are not limited to current academic librarians. If you are, or know, a current library school student who is doing research–we want to hear from you!

Please know that posters accepted to the poster session need to be self-standing (on their own board), or presenters should plan on bringing a stand for their posters. Only tables will be provided by the venue.

Any questions, or other inquiries, may be directed to Andrew Lenaghan: lenaghan@lewisu.edu

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Call for Proposals: Illinois Information Literacy Summit

(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University Libraries)
15th Annual Information Literacy Summit
Shifting Perspectives: Developing Critical Approaches in Information Literacy

Friday, April 29, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address
“Critical Pedagogy in a Time of Compliance”
Emily Drabinski, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn
The promise of critical pedagogy lies in its capacity to change lives–our own and those of our students–as we try new ways of thinking and teaching that challenge systems of power that privilege some and not others. In the last ten years, critical pedagogy has moved from the margins to the center, most clearly in its influence on the new Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. Frames like Information has Value and Authority is Constructed have long been tenets of critical voices in the field, voices that can now be heard emanating from the center of our professional lives. And yet, critical approaches to teaching and learning face acute challenges from a higher education environment that increasingly values teaching and learning by the numbers, tying everything from accreditation to book budgets to quantifiable outcomes. In this talk, Emily Drabinski will explore these tensions and offer thoughts on how we can change the world while keeping our jobs.

Call for Proposals
We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore critical pedagogies the evolving nature of information literacy and are related to this year’s theme, Shifting Perspectives: Developing Critical Approaches in Information Literacy. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

To propose a breakout session: http://bit.ly/ILS2016

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 22, 2016

Some possible topics for sessions include:
* Critical Information Literacy
* Critical Pedagogies
* Threshold concepts
* ACRL Framework for Information Literacy (applications, assessment, developing learning outcomes, critiques, etc.)
* Metaliteracy
* Digital Literacy
* Instructional design
* Pedagogy
* Adult learners
* Distance learners
* Online learning
* Open Educational Resources
* Visual literacy
* Collaboration across departments and organizations
* Information literacy and Common Core standards
* Transitions: High School to College
* Transferring: Community College to 4 year institutions
* Challenges and possibilities for the future

For more information, contact:
Moraine Valley Community College Library
Tish Hayes

Troy Swanson

DePaul University Library
Jill King

Jennifer Schwartz

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NASIG 2016 Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

NASIG (formerly the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2016 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 31st Annual Conference, being held in Albuquerque, NM, June 9-12, 2016.

The application deadline is January 29, 2016. Please visit http://bit.ly/1Osyj90 for full descriptions and application materials.

Professional/Paraprofessional Award

Birdie MacLennan Award-An award for a mid-career professional, covering conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America.

Capstone Award-A $1500 award to recognize a professional who has made significant and distinguished contributions to the field of information resource management.

First-Timer Award-An award for an information resources management professional or paraprofessional who has not attended a NASIG conference, covering costs of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

Horizon Award-Award for a promising new information resources management professional, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. Recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee.

John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award-An award for a professional within each organization to attend both the NASIG and UKSG annual conferences.

Marcia Tuttle International Award-A $3,000 grant for an individual working in the information supply chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education.

Paraprofessional Specialist Award-Awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights’ lodging,and travel within North America.

Rose Robischon Scholarship-A scholarship awarded to an information-resource-management professional lacking funds for travel. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights’ lodging, and travel within North America.


John Riddick Student Grant-Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship-A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in an information-resource-management career.

If you have questions about applying for a an award, grant, or scholarship, contact Leigh Ann DePope, at publicist@nasig.org. For more information on the NASIG organization and its annual conference, visit http://www.nasig.org.

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(via Laura Wimmer, Presence Resurrection Medical Center)

November 19, 2015

Findings by Group

Red group:

* Provide document delivery/interlibrary loan for unaffiliated health professionals.

* Build on train-the-trainer models; more broadly stated share ideas and successful projects.

Green group:

* Assist people without computers. [Sidebar 1]

* Improve communication, build on and share ideas.

Blue group

* Communicate about new webinar topics and among each other.

* Work through partnerships for different projects or events. [This may improve sustainability.]

* Sidebar 2

* Increase promotion; highlight network activity on Facebook.

Purple group

* Integrate consumer health information literacy into curriculums so that practitioners can help patients. (This may include groups outside of health care, for example clergy.)

* Develop external partnerships, especially community based organizations, public schools and community colleges.

Orange group

* Train at senior centers.

* Collaborate with multiple types of libraries.


1. Realize that different populations have different needs. The needs of the underserved are different.

2. Expense of materials, especially patient education resources, may be prohibitive. Also, there may be little on important topics that patients need information about.

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(via Laura Wimmer, Presence Resurrection Medical Center)

November 19, 2015

Synopsis and Data

The group was asked to “Think of an example about the Outreach Library activities that you think shows outreach at its best”, using the 1-2-4-All process, where individual reflected on the question, then shared their thoughts with a second person, that group shared with another group, and the group of four picked two ideas to share with the entire group.

For analysis the ideas were grouped into categories. The category “Communication and Idea Sharing” was the top category with the concepts of building on ideas or models, communicating ideas among the group and about educational events on outreach, and increasing promotion. “Partnerships”, the concept of collaborating with multiple types of libraries and with external partners like community based organizations and public schools, was the next highest category. There were two action suggestions that reflected the need–assist people without computers and help specific populations train at senior centers. Provide document delivery/interlibrary loan for unaffiliated health professionals was a suggestion that resonated with many in the meeting. Lastly, the concept of integration of consumer health information literacy into curriculums is one concept that is generally not equated with outreach. However, this is a concept that could have a real impact and should be further explored.

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(via Laura Wimmer, Presence Resurrection Medical Center)

Note: This is the “official” version of the minutes, separate from last month’ss posts covering the RAC meeting.

The GMR Outreach Library Program

Beth Layton outlined the Outreach Library Program and shared information from the 2014-15 annual reports. The presentation covered topics such as the library Outreach Committees, the types of internal and external partners, activities including public health activities, areas of focus, additional project funding, outreach libraries in the literature and in the news, and challenges.

Focused discussion on the Outreach Library Program

The RAC and GMR staff did a 1-2-4-All exercise about the Outreach Library Program. Everyone was asked think of an example about the Outreach Library activities that they think shows outreach at its best. Everyone then found a partner and discussed their examples; that pair found a second pair and the group of four identified two examples to share with everyone. The data and the data synopsis are provided in a separate document. (See posts immediately following this one.)

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(via Laura Wimmer, Presence Resurrection Medical Center)

Note: This is the “official” version of the minutes, separate from last month’s posts covering the RAC meeting.

Projects funded by the GMR for RAC member institutions

A panel made up of RAC members whose institution received funding during this program period were asked to explain about their project and reflect on the question:

* How did the funded projects change the perception of the library at your institution?

Each project was unique and the library was seen differently after project was implemented.

Barb Platts, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI. Adding Value: The Health Information Professional as Part of the Hospital Clinical Rounding Team. Outreach Express award funded during Base Year (2011-12)

The project at Munson Healthcare was a multipronged approach with three components: Evidence-Based Literature Reviews, Information Literacy Training and Patient Education. An assessment was done of each component that showed success or value of the services. The patient education aspect was further developed and has impacted patient education and more specifically patient education documentation in the Electronic Health Record. An article published in the July 2015 Journal of Hospital Librarianship highlights the patient education program. It is entitled: Adding Value: The Health Information Professional as Part of the Hospital Clinical Rounding Team.

Scott Thomson, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago. Mobile Information and Health Literacy Instruction Station. Technology Award funded during Option Year 2 (2013-14)

At Rosalind Franklin University, the library purchased a mobile computer station that was used primarily for information literacy instruction throughout the campus. The project increased the visibility of the library and the station was also used with community outreach.

Don Pearson, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus OH. Education On-Demand; Using Technology to Extend Online Health Information Education Services Beyond the Library. Technology Award funded during Option Year 2 (2013-14)

At Mount Carmel Health System 10 ChromeBooks were used for outreach into the community. This is part of a strategy to provide consumer health outreach in the Columbus area. In addition to getting this funding, consumer health education provided by GMR staff enabled all our Consumer Health Library staff and many HSL librarians to get their Consumer Health Information Specializations so that they would have an understanding of consumer health information. Evidence of success for the mission of providing consumer health outreach is shown by new physical locations and the change in the number of staff committed to this endeavor. There was a student intern five years ago; now there are three staff (two FTEs).

Arlis Dittmer, Blessing Hospital, Quincy IL. Past, Present, & Future of Blessing Health System Visually Presented. Hospital Library Award funded during Option Year 3 (2014-15)

The Past, Present, & Future of Blessing Hospital Visually Presented project at Blessing Health System celebrates the community and the health system. GMR funding was used to begin to digitize photos for a new hospital lobby history wall. Subsequent non-GMR funding helped to finish the project which was larger than expected and encompassed over 14,000 photos. The library gained visibility through the project and was featured in a Springfield PBS station television program.

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(via Laura Wimmer, Presence Resurrection Medical Center)

Note: This is the “official” version of the minutes, separate from last month’s posts covering the RAC meeting.

RAC Members present: Arlis Dittmer, Laura Wimmer, Don Pearson, Elisabeth Rowan, Corey B. Smith, Liz Weinfurter, Pam Bradigan, Matt Hoy, Ron Padot, Barbara Platts, Priya Shenoy, Scott Thomson, Martha Hardy.

RAC Members absent: Jane Blumenthal, Heather Holmes, Neal Nixon, Cody McSellers-McCray, Molly Youngkin, Gail Hendler

GMR staff present: Kate Carpenter, Beth Layton, Carol Bean, Holly Burt, Samanthi Hewakapuge, Jacqueline Leskovec, Irene Williams

Welcome and Introductions

Kate Carpenter welcomed the attendees and asked each person to introduce themselves. Donald Pearson was welcomed as the new Ohio representative. Christine Frank and Mary Blackwelder retired since the last meeting; both are Resource Library Director representatives. Scott Thomson and Gail Hendler agreed to serve out their terms. Scott attended the meeting; Gail was unable to attend the meeting.

GMR Update

Beth Layton, Holly Burt, Samanthi Hewakapuge, Jacqueline Leskovec, and Irene Williams presented the update. Holly presented the sections on educational activities, exhibits and the historical collections initiative. Irene shared information about DOCLINE, e-licensing, and community colleges. Samanthi highlighted consumer outreach activities and efforts with tribal colleges. Jacqueline talked about communication, evaluation and planning, and the Library Student Outreach Award. Carol Bean, the new Technology Coordinator who started on March 30, highlighted the information technology program which consists of education and awards. Beth discussed services by state and awards funded.


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