Author Archives: barbara.gushrowski

Message from the President

Submitted by Janna Lawrence Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa I am honored, excited, and just plain thrilled to be able to serve as president of Midwest Chapter this year.   Midwest Chapter brings together a diverse set … Continue reading

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State Meetings Report

Indiana Submitted by Joan Zivich, State Liaison for Indiana Indiana was proud to have hosted the 2011 annual Midwest Chapter meeting in Indianapolis.  Our state meeting was held in conjunction with the Midwest Chapter meeting and new officers were elected: … Continue reading

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New Member Profiles

Submitted by Mary K. Taylor Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL Brigitte Billingslea is an administrative assistant for a large, multi-specialty physician group practice affiliated with University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH. She is also working on dual degree graduate … Continue reading

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2012 Conference Invitation to Rochester

Submitted by Donna Barbour-Talley The Health Science Libraries of Minnesota, or HSLM, is pleased to welcome the Midwest Chapter to Rochester Minnesota next year for the 2012 Annual Conference to be held October 6th through 9th. Rochester is most famous … Continue reading

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Midwest MLA/IHSLA Conference 2011

Submitted by Barbara Gushrowski, Chair, 2011 Planning Committee IU School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis was the host city for the 2011 joint meeting of Midwest Chapter/MLA and Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association. The conference had 107 attendees and 26 … Continue reading

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Midwest Chapter 2011 Scholarship Award Winners

Annual Meeting Scholarship Winner: Cort Eyer Indiana University SLIS Student and Intern with the Ridderheim Health Science Library, Parkview Health System, Fort Wayne, IN I want to begin by saying I am grateful to the Awards Committee for the chance … Continue reading

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Midwest Chapter 2011 Professional Development Award Winners

Professional Development Award Winner: Dawn Hackman University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences As a new librarian working with a largely rural population, I count myself lucky to have access to quality regional professional organizations like the Midwest … Continue reading

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Distinguished Librarian Award 2011

Submitted by Liz Fine Bio-Medical Library, University of Minnesota The Distinguished Librarian Award recognizes Chapter members at any career level who have provided outstanding service to Midwest Chapter/MLA.  This year’s recipient is Sheryl Stevens, who has contributed to the success … Continue reading

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Executive Board Meeting – Fall 2011

Submitted by Chris Childs Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (HLHS) Action Items from the 10/7 Midwest Board Meeting Betty Sydelko will go to the Chapter Council members to see what other chapters do for their conferences and find out … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Issue, Number 124

Welcome to the Fall 2011 Issue of MIDLINE! This issue is full of information about the annual conference – the one just past and the one coming up – along with reports from annual state meetings – and information about our newest … Continue reading

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New Member Profiles

Submitted by Mary K. Taylor Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL Barbara Slavinski is a solo librarian in the Medical Research Library at Drake Center, part of UC Health, in Cincinnati, OH. She states that “I’ve been lurking around … Continue reading

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State Meeting Reports

Michigan  Submitted by Leslie Burke President, Michigan Health Sciences Library Association (MHSLA) MHSLA held its annual conference in September 2011 in Frankenmuth, MI. With an attendance of approximately 70 folks, plus vendor representatives, this three day conference was packed with … Continue reading

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Poster Gallery – We Built It, Are They Coming? An Analysis of Dental Faculty Use of Online Journal Backfiles

Janice E. Cox, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN Objective:  An increasing number of journal publishers have elected to digitize their journal backfiles and have extended access to libraries generally through a one-time purchase arrangement.  The purpose of this … Continue reading

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Poster Gallery – PDA + ILL → CIRCULATION ↑

Michel C. Atlas, Kathy L. Rogers, Mary K Marlatt, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Patron driven acquisition (PDA) of library materials is not a new concept. Librarians have always been attentive to the suggestions of their … Continue reading

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Poster Gallery – Encouraging Collaboration and Innovation in Teaching and Learning: Taubman Health Sciences Library’s Contributions to Open.Michigan

Kate Saylor, Emily Puckett Rodgers, and Katy Mahra, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                          The University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) is partnering with Open.Michigan, an initiative at the University of Michigan to enable … Continue reading

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Poster Gallery – Taking eBook Promotions to the Next Level with QR Codes

Missy Creed, Amanda Levine, Joseph Payne, Prior Health Sciences Library & Center for Knowledge Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH QR Codes are an innovative and inexpensive way to distribute information to smartphone and mobile device users. The prevalence … Continue reading

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Poster Gallery – Building a Best Practices Team: Creating Stronger Online Tutorials Together

Amy Blevins, Jennifer Deberg, Chris Childs, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa                                      Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to demonstrate the value of having a best practices working group to explore software programs … Continue reading

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