Webinar: Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication

Webinar: Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication.  April 16, 2014 1-2:30pm Central

What is a systematic review? What are the practice guidelines? How do I negotiate my contribution? Join our panel of speakers as they discuss what is really needed and resources for improving your skills. They will tackle these issues and discuss opportunities for librarians to be part of the team.

Register here for this MLA webcast or visit one of the webcast viewing sites in your state sponsored by the NNLM GMR.

IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences, Chicago – Registration Link: http://1.usa.gov/1ixdfBg

IL: University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences Peoria, Peoria – Registration: Contact Emily Johnson at emj11 at uic dot edu

IN: Indiana University School of Medicine, Ruth Lilly Library, Indianapolis – Registration Link: http://bit.ly/OWdRG3

IN: Indiana University School of Medicine Northwest, Center for Medical Education, Gary – Registration: Contact Corona Wiley at cwiley at iun dot edu

IA: Des Moines University Library, Des Moines – Registration: Contact Natalie Hutchinson at Natalie dot hutchinson at dmu dot edu

IA: University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Iowa City – Registration link: http://bit.ly/1dnTInF

KY: University of Kentucky, Medical Center Library, Lexington – Registration: Contact Susan Foster-Harper at smfost1 at email dot uky dot edu

KY: University of Louisville, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Louisville – Registration: Contact Vida Vaughn at vida dot vaughn at louisville dot edu

MI: Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Health Sciences Library, Grand Rapids – Registration: Contact Mary Hanson at hansonm at mercyhealth dot com

MI: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Shiffman Medical Library, Detroit  – Registration: Contact Wendy Wu at wendywu at med dot wayne dot edu, or Toni Janik at toni dot janik at wrh dot on dot ca

MN: University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library, Minneapolis – Registration: Contact Anne Beschnett at besch015 at umn dot edu 

ND: University of North Dakota, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, Fargo – Registration: Contact Mary Markland at mary dot markland at med dot und dot edu

ND: University of North Dakota, Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks – Registration: Contact Theresa Norton at theresa dot norton at med dot und dot edu

OH: Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library, Cleveland – Registration: Contact: Gretchen Hallerberg
OH: Ohio State University, Health Sciences Library, Columbus – Registration: Contact Lynda Hartel at lynda dot hartel at osumc dot edu

SD: Wegner Health Science Information Center, Sioux Falls – Registration: Contact Molly Youngkin at molly dot youngkin at usd dot edu

WI: Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries, Milwaukee – Registration: Contact Karen Hanus at khanus at mcw dot edu

WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Library for the Health Sciences Health Sciences, Madison – Registration link: http://projects.hsl.wisc.edu/mla/2014/

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Last call! FREE ticket to MLA Roundtables Lunch

It’s only one or two paragraphs to put your bid in!  I eat,  you eat, we all eat, so why not eat at MLA for free?

The deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA’s Free Lunch Award WAS Friday, March 14th. But, if you missed it, throw something together and get it to Jere Odell (jdodell at iupui dot edu) this week.

This is your chance to have the Midwest Chapter cover the cost of the Chapter Council Roundtables Luncheon at MLA in Chicago.  Do it!  It’s easy and fun and everyone loves a free lunch! Apply today.

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The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 18th (noon-2pm).  See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014 (which has passed, but you now have until the 21st).

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of the many topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table.

For a list of topics, visit: http://chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/home/2014topics

Requirements:

*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join: http://midwestmla.org/membership/

*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago AND pre-register for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).

*Tickets are $50 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.

*The two winners will be reimbursed $50 each after the meeting.

 

Applications must include:

*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.

*The specific roundtable that was selected.

*A paragraph or two describing “Why I Deserve a Free Lunch.”

Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

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Want to win free lunch at MLA? Deadline Friday 3/14

The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 18th (noon-2pm).  See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions.  The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014.

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of the many topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table.

For a list of topics, visit: http://chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/home/2014topics

Requirements:

*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join: http://midwestmla.org/membership/

*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago AND pre-register for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).

*Tickets are $50 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.

*The two winners will be reimbursed $50 each after the meeting.

Applications must include:

*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.

*The specific roundtable that was selected.

*A paragraph or two describing “Why I Deserve a Free Lunch.”

Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

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Midwest CE: Systematic Review Course at UMich

Systematic Review Course

Are you interested in participating in systematic reviews – but just don’t feel like you have the right skills or know how to get involved? Or do you want to teach systematic reviews at your institution but you don’t know where to get started? This course is for librarians interested in systematic reviews!

Location: University of Michigan – North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor MI 48109

What’s required:

  • Your full participation in the 2-week online course, which includes 8 learning modules and related activities (14-25 April 2014)
  • Your attendance at and participation in a 2-day workshop at U-M (28-29 April 2014)

Instructors:

Nandita Mani PhD, – Assistant Director of Enabling Technologies, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Mark MacEachern MLIS, Health Sciences Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Chase Masters MEd, Instructional Designer, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Whitney Townsend MLIS, Health Sciences Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

About the course:

We’ve developed a hybrid course to teach you how to do systematic reviews, and to give you a way to apply what you learn at your home institution. Featured content includes:

  • The basics of a systematic review – study types and methodologies
  • Selecting databases and developing search strategies
  • Data management and writing for publication
  • Strategies to establish your presence and expertise
  • 20 MLA CE credits

The course runs on a flipped classroom model where didactic material is presented in an asynchronous online format over a period of 2 weeks. Online content includes lectures, learning activities, and interactive features including a discussion board, virtual office hours, and more. Following the 2-week online module, you’ll join us at U-M’s North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) for a 2-day intensive workshop. The in-person workshop is an incubator for implementation – through hands-on experience with resources, activities, and discussions, you’ll develop a toolkit of useful tips and resources and an action plan to take back to your home institutions to get involved in systematic reviews.

Registration:

  • The course registration fee is $100.  This fee covers all course content, parking, and breakfast and lunch on 28-29 April.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel costs, including overnight accommodations and other expenses.  Travel and lodging information will be available to registrants on the course site.
  • Registration will be capped at 15 participants
  • Please register no later than March 24, 2014
  • Questions?  Please contact Mark MacEachern (markmac at umich dot edu)

To register, please download and fill out the registration form (http://tinyurl.com/SRCourseRegistration) and mail or fax to:

University of Michigan Library Finance
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
(734) 763-1281 (p)
(734) 763-7082 (f)

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Free CE: Keeping Up with PubMed

Keeping Up with PubMed
This four-week course is designed for the experienced PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in Making PubMed Work for You. This class will focus on the effective use of advanced PubMed features including MeSH headings and subheadings, subset and filter options including My NCBI Filters,saving search strategies, creating journal searches, and linking to libraries and full text sources.
Earn: 6 MLA CE.
Dates: February 24, 2014 – March 21, 2014

There is no cost to take our asynchronous courses.  Take it at your own pace, spending about and one to two hours a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system. Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

See the NNLM GMR’s education page for more details.

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Hospital librarian presenting at MLA? Apply for HLS’ Professional Development award!

The Professional Development Committee of the Hospital Library Section invites HLS members to apply for a Professional Development Award. The purpose of the HLS Professional Development Award is to recognize those papers and/or posters at the MLA Annual Meeting that best represent hospital librarianship. Up to four
$500 awards will be given for 2014.

To be eligible, the applicant must have a poster or paper accepted at the MLA Annual Meeting of the year in which the Award will be given, and the applicant must be a current HLS member. The applicant must provide the title and abstract of the paper or poster with the application. The application must be received by March 3rd.

For the application and for more info visit the HLS blog.

 

To submit your application, please email the chair of the Professional Development Committee: Ene Belleh, ebelleh at christianacare dot org. A signed application form with the title and abstract of the paper or poster to be presented must be received no later than March 3rd, 2014.

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One month left! Get a GMR grant to help your library and your patrons!

Have you gotten any free money lately?  No?  Well, there’s still time to apply for an NNLM GMR grant!  There are even more grants now, giving you more opportunities for funding.  See http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/ for more information

This year’s grants include:

Award Type Description Maximum Award Submission Deadline

Community College Library

Promote projects that encourage the use of the products and services of the National Library of Medicine by community college librarians. $2,500 March 14, 2014

Community Engagement

Improve access to biomedical information for specific community populations by designing, implementing, planning and/or evaluating smaller scale outreach projects. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Exhibit and Event

Exhibit at health programs, fairs and related events sponsored by local and state health associations, community organizations, academic institutions, and library associations. $1,200 Rolling

Hospital Library

Propose projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand the involvement of library staff in hospital-wide initiatives. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Student Outreach

Allows GMR graduate library and information students to participate in meetings, conference sessions and other activities designed for them to learn about the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by librarians in the Midwest. $1,000 Closed

Target Project

Fund projects that address specific identified needs of the current NN/LM contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, and minority populations. $15,000 March 14, 2014

Technology Improvement

Improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals and health care consumers through the application of technologies. $4,500 March 14, 2014
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Free CE: Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines is a five week course that focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities. This includes both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. 6 MLA CE. CHIS Level II approved. http://nnlm.gov/training/patientsafety/
Dates: Monday March 17, 2014 – April 18, 2014

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FREE CE! Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond

This four-week specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature on chemicals, drugs and genetics. Topics include searching PubMed with Supplementary Concept Records (SCR) and Pharmacologic Actions (PA), using related databases for drug and chemical information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov, TOXNET, and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference). This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed.
Earn 6 MLA CE.
Dates: February 10 – March 7, 2014

There is no cost to take our asynchronous courses.  Take it at your own pace, spending about and one to two hours a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system. Register online with the GMR registration system at:
http://go.usa.gov/bBzC

Contact Holly Burt with any questions! haburt at uic dot edu.

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MLA- Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The $5000 fellowship, established in 2013, is to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledgebase in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship.  Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible. Applicants must have a master’s or doctor’s degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences. The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis.

The award is not restricted to disbursement in a single year and funding may be disbursed over a period of up to two years depending on the needs of the research fellow. The award may be used to supplement or extend other awards, including other private or government-supported fellowships, but is not contingent on receiving other awards.  Please see the MLA Grants and Scholarships page  (http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/)  on MLANET for more information. The submission deadline is December 1.

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