HOPE Recuperative Care Center offers exactly that – hope and care
At the end of a quiet and unassuming neighborhood street in Pontiac, Michigan, a red-brick church stands forlorn. No sign indicates whether the tired building continues to hold Sunday-morning services; however, it respectfully stands erect. It’s here that I met Misa Mi on a warm October morning last fall. As the Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, as well as the school’s health information specialist, she received a GMR grant in 2016 to fund a health literacy project for the HOPE Recuperative Care Center, a n...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Teaching Health Literacy to Underserved Youth in Milwaukee County
The GMR office is thrilled to announce funding for the creation of a youth health literacy curriculum through the Medical College of Wisconsin via our Health Information Outreach award. Project: Description:  This project will Implement a sustainable youth health literacy curriculum in a health education course at Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center in Wauwatosa School District in Milwaukee County Wisconsin.  The proposed youth health literacy curriculum, which has a focus on self-efficacy and social interactions, will become a sustainable component of an existing health education course. The project wil...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Blog Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

GMR Funds Community Health Engagement Partnership in Cincinnati
Tiffany Grant, PhD, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, applied and received a GMR award for a community partnership to improve health literacy and address health disparities. Project Background: Racial and ethnic minorities, those in rural and/or urban areas, and those living in medically underserved areas are at high risk for health-related disparities. Low-income wages, reduced government services, and low educational attainment are a few reasons why these population groups have significant barriers overcoming food insecurity, obesity, mental health is...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories awards Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Effingham Public Library
I’m thrilled to announce that the GMR has funded the Effingham Public Library‘s Mobility for All program! Effingham Public Library Description:  Effingham Public Library will partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to provide “Mobility for All” a monthly chair yoga training that will provide strengthening exercises that anyone can do as well. During these sessions the Library will offer instruction and free resources from the National Library of Medicine such as Exercise & Physical Activity:  Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging, Getting...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries libs4health public libraries and health Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to the University of North Dakota ’ s Information Needs Assessment Project
The GMR office is happy to announce the funding of the Information Needs Assessment of Unaffiliated North Dakota Rural Health Professionals & Biomedical Researchers project at the University of North Dakota via our Health Information Outreach award. Project: Description:  This is the last phase of a multi part effort to provide North Dakota unaffiliated health professionals and biomedical researchers with access to a variety of information resources, including those not freely available.  Evidence-based workshops and train-the-trainer sessions will be implemented to meet the information needs of tar...
Source: The Cornflower - June 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

GMR Funds Consumer Health and Community Outreach in Rockford
Cynthia Reynolds, Regional Health Sciences Librarian for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Crawford Library of the Health Sciences, applied for and received a GMR award to reinvigorate consumer health outreach in Rockford, Illinois. Background: Crawford Library for the Health Sciences  UIC-Rockford Illinois UIC’s Crawford Library serves the UIC medical school in Rockford, Illinois. As an academic library, its primary users are pharmacy, nursing, and medicine students and faculty. However, the Crawford Library also has a mission to serve Rockford and the surrounding communities in Winnebago County wit...
Source: The Cornflower - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories UIC Source Type: news

DBSA Continues Its Outreach Efforts with GMR Funding
 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has received additional funding from the GMR to continue efforts to support youth living in medically underserved areas with a mental health condition. The How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits program is designed to reach out to professional youth influencers, such as social workers, librarians and school personnel through a 4-hour workshop that provides continuing education credits. This program builds upon last year’s award, Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care.  (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

The Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute
The Division of Child and Community Health, part of the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, partnered with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to offer family leadership training to parents or primary caregivers of children or youth with special health care needs between September 2017 and May 2018.  The Iowa Family Leadership Training was delivered in fall 2017 in four in-person sessions organized around the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies (https://leadership.mchtraining.net/). These trainees developed a cohort of 15 trainees who created ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Continue Workshop Series for MN ’ s Latino Community
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) has been granted a Heath Information Outreach Award for the continued development and implementation of a Health and Wellbeing Workshop Series for Minnesota’s Latino community. Background: Last year, the GMR funded CLUES to design and pilot a health and wellbeing workshop series for Minnesota’s Latino community. The workshop series covers topics across well-being, including healthy behaviors (healthy eating, active living, tobacco cessation), communication, and dealing with difficult emotions (regulation of feelings...
Source: The Cornflower - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

GMR Funds the Iowa Public Health Research Center at Allen College
  The GMR office is excited to announce that Allen College in Waterloo, IA has been granted a Health Information Outreach Award for its project, Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) at Allen College. Background: Due to the prevalence of underserved health communities, medically underserved areas, and remote rural conditions, Northeast Iowa has an especially intense need for programming that provides area health departments with research assistance and access. When we examine Northeastern Iowa as a whole, 40% or 10 of 25 corresponding counties are ranked 60+ out of 99 counties in terms of underserved health comm...
Source: The Cornflower - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Public Health Resource Sharing Success Stories Source Type: news

NNLM Professional Development Awardee, Rachael Lebo attends Adapting | Transforming | Leading, the 2018 MLA Conference
The theme to this year’s MLA conference was Adapting. Transforming. Leading.  These three words make up many of the definitions of librarianship.  I saw this theme time and again throughout the conference and I took away knowledge and ideas which will guide me in adapting, transforming, and leading at my own institution. Thanks to the support from the NNLM/GMR’s Professional Development Award, I attended the Medical Library Association (MLA) Conference for the first time this past May 18th – 23rd.  Due to this funding, I was able to attend one of the many CE courses offered at this year&rsq...
Source: The Cornflower - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library
We at the GMR office are happy to announce that the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library (SIUSML) has been granted a Health Information Outreach award in support of their 3D printing program. Project Description – The 3D printing program will create anatomical models for physicians and surgeons in Southern Illinois University’s 9 clinical science departments in Springfield, IL.  The models can be used prior to a procedure to train residents working in the clinics, to educate current medical school students about basic anatomy or particular health conditions, and to educate patients ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding News from the Region Success Stories Technology Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for Interactive Health Information Kiosks
The GMR office is excited to announce that Richland Public Health in Mansfield, Ohio has been granted a Health Information Outreach Award for its project, Interactive Health Information Kiosks in Richland County Libraries. Background: Richland County (RC) is comprised of an urban center surrounded by a number of rural villages and townships. Both of these areas are comprised of RC’s impoverished and underserved populations. Access to relevant and appropriate health information has been a long standing issue within RC. Many residents do not have personal access to Internet services and have low education levels. In a...
Source: The Cornflower - June 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Success Stories Source Type: news

NNLM Participates in All of Us Research Program National Launch
The All of Us Research Program, a nationwide research initiative from the National Institutes of Health, launched nationally on May 6, 2018! The program’s goal is to speed up health research breakthroughs by asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies. Several All of Us partners, including the National Library of Medicine, hosted launch parties at seven different cities across the United States and the staff from the NNLM All of Us National Program exhibited at each location! The National Library of Medicine cosponsore...
Source: The Cornflower - June 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: blthomas Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

UMN Now Accepting Applications for Data Management Training Session
  Data Management for Librarians CE Course Monday, August 6, 2018 Health science librarians from states represented by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are invited to participate in a data management for health sciences librarians CE course, hosted by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries in Minneapolis, MN. The overall objective of this session is to introduce librarians to research data management and allow them to develop practical strategies for incorporating data into their existing roles. Course Components This 4-hour workshop will introduce participants to key elements of research data managemen...
Source: The Cornflower - May 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Source Type: news

Back from the Medical Library Association ’18 in Atlanta with stories to share!
Staff from the office participated in the Medical Library Association (MLA) 2018 meeting in Atlanta this past week, where we met many of our Network members attending, presenting – and dining on Southern specialties such as chicken and waffles and cheesy grits in downtown restaurants. GMR Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson, presented a poster titled “Transforming Library Education Opportunities to Reach New Audiences on Third-Party Platforms,” which outlined developing training for public health professional learning platforms, such as TRAIN. In the poster hall, we saw a familiar face from one of our desi...
Source: The Cornflower - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: All of Us Blog Conferences and Meetings Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to the Ni Mi Way
The GMR office is thrilled to announce the funding of the Ni Mi Way project at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth via our Health Information Outreach award. Project: Description:  Ni Mi Way means “I am well” in the Ojibwe language.  It serves as both an inspiration and potential outcome of the project proposed by the partnership of UMMS-Duluth’s Anna Wirta-Kosobuski and Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.  The projects strives to empower Bois Forte band members to become well-informed health consumers in control of their own well being, and who in turn, will work to build a com...
Source: The Cornflower - May 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding News from the Region Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Ixodes Outreach Project
  We at the GMR office are pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota-Duluth has been granted a Health Information Outreach award to support their research into Lyme disease. Project Description – The Ixodes Outreach Project is a concerted effort to tackle the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease in the upper Midwest.  Dr. Ben Clarke and his team at the University of Minnesota-Duluth will be promoting awareness of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through educational outreach activities, a citizen-science program, and an undergraduate research experience.   The primary component of this re...
Source: The Cornflower - May 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding News from the Region Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for Digital Health Literacy Workshops
The GMR office is excited to announce that Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) has been granted a Health Information Outreach Award for its project, Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust. Background: A recent WHL survey of literacy tutors found that a significant number of their adult students wish they could do better in finding online information on health symptoms, resources to help them stay healthy, and resources in other languages. Nearly half also wanted help scanning health websites to find what’s relevant to them. These needs may result in part from the fact that those with low literacy use websites ...
Source: The Cornflower - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to Charlevoix Public Library for “ Improving Health Awareness Through Access to Quality Health Information ”
I am excited to announce funding for this project led by Susan Kroll! Project Description: This project will load 20 iPads with NLM consumer health information for adults and children. This project is a partnership between the Charlevoix Public Library and the Munson Charlevoix Hospital Education Department. The iPads will be placed in the Library, the Hospital Wellness Workshop facility, in selected physicians’ and school nurse offices and used in health clinics for American Indians and community senior events. The Health Librarian will train the health professionals to use the iPads and review specific NLM dat...
Source: The Cornflower - May 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries Source Type: news

Congratulations to Rachael Lebo, Professional Development Awardee!
Congratulations are in order!  Rachael Lebo has been funded through the GMR office to attend the 2018 Medical Library Association meeting later this month in Atlanta.  As a first time attendee she is looking forward to taking advantage of some evidence based medicine instruction.  This knowledge will support the library’s participation in the objective structured clinical examination at her home institution, the University of South Dakota.  We are looking forward to seeing Rachael and hopefully you at MLA 2018 this year. So, how about you?  Are you thinking of attending a conference in the ne...
Source: The Cornflower - May 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Congratulations to Margaret Hoogland, Professional Development Awardee!
Let’s hear it for Margaret Hoogland!  As another recipient of the GMR’s professional development award, she plans on attending the Medical Library Association Research Training Institute in Chicago this summer.  She hopes to utilize the mentoring and instruction offered there to complete her research project on the use and access of point of care tools by health professional students.  This research will assist her tenure-track work at the University of Toledo.  We wish her luck! Do you have ambitions for getting the most out of your career?  The NNLM-GMR would love to help get you...
Source: The Cornflower - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Patricia L. Smith, Impact and Dissemination Librarian at Galter Health S...
Source: The Cornflower - April 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Data Management Source Type: news

Funding Awarded to UMN for Research Data Management Education
The GMR is excited to announce that the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota have been awarded a Research Data Management (RDM) Award to support research data management services! The project will expand RDM education not only within their institution but across the GMR as well! Project Description This project has two goals: Enable health science librarians at institutions throughout the GMR to build research data management knowledge and skills and develop actionable next steps to provide data services at their libraries Enable health science faculty and graduate/professional students at the Universi...
Source: The Cornflower - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding News from the Region Success Stories Data Management Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: David J. Kelsey, Outreach Services Librarian, St. Charles Public Library, IL
We present “Attic” programs at six facilities each month which engage ninety seniors. David and Lynda will be presenting about their outreach services in a webinar on Friday, April 27th, Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming   (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight alzheimer's library programs libs4health Senior Health Outreach St. Charles Public Library Source Type: news

Should Health Sciences Librarians be Involved with Big Data in Healthcare?
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Mary Wittenbreer, Head Medical Librarian, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN...
Source: The Cornflower - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Katherine Chew
Who knew there was such a thing as “outreach on a stick”? If you’re in Minnesota, like this month’s GMR Partner Outreach Librarian, Katherine Chew, you might know. From ice cream, taffy apples, and every deep fried food you can think of (olives!), the Minnesota State Fair takes the on-a-stick notion to new heights.   Name: Katherine Chew Title: Research/Outreach Services, University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library, Minneapolis, MN How long have you been in the role of an outreach librarian? Officially November of 2014, practically (i.e. first outreach activity/event) April 2015. How did you g...
Source: The Cornflower - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Blog Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Nicole Montgomery, MISLT, AHIP, Librarian, Assistant Professor, CoxHealt...
Source: The Cornflower - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community PLA Pre-Conference Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2018
Written for Midwest Matters by Sherri McConnell What happens when a roomful of librarians get together to talk, eat and breathe health and wellness for a day? You get enthusiastic conversation, lots of ideas and determination to create programming at their home libraries. On March 20 over 80 librarians from all over the country got together at a Public Library Association pre-conference workshop to learn about health information from knowledgeable NNLM staff and to learn from each other. Participating in the workshop and doing a little homework earned you the Consumer Health Information Specialist certification from the M...
Source: The Cornflower - April 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries libs4health PLA2018 public libraries and health stand up for health Success Stories Source Type: news

Celebrate DNA Day on April 25th!
Each year, April 25th marks National DNA Day, a date that celebrates the first published papers on the structure of DNA back in 1953. The National Genome Research Institute (NGRI) celebrates DNA Day every year, providing students, teachers and the public with opportunities to learn about genomic research. DNA Day activities are celebrated across the nation, take a look and see if there’s an event near you! If you’re interested in organizing your own event, check out the National DNA Day Starter Kit and consider applying for support through our funding opportunities. GeneEd also provides resources...
Source: The Cornflower - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: News from NIH/NLM Source Type: news

Successful Funding – Community Conversations at Westchester Public Library!
For months our local ‘Community Conversations’ group was grappling with how to get funding to bring Alzheimer’s Speaks Founder, Lori LaBey to our area.  We had been seeing an increase in the number of patrons that were attending our Alzheimer’s Association programs here at Westchester Public Library and wanted to bring them more information on the subject.  Lo and behold, I attended my first ALA conference in Chicago and got to meet our NNLM, Greater Midwest Region Rep, Bobbi Newman. She listened to the problems we were experiencing with getting Lori to our area and spoke to me about the o...
Source: The Cornflower - March 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Alzheimer's Speaks Community conversations Success Stories Source Type: news

Can I Find Information about Research in Progress?
  What if I told you there’s a way to search for information about research that’s in progress before results are available in published format?  I know. I know. You must be thinking…there’s no way! But, there is! Enter the National Library of Medicine’s Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database. HSRProj houses more than 32,000 ongoing and recently completed health services, system, and policy research projects and has added 1,000 new projects since the start of 2018. Interested in learning more? You can visit the HSRProj website or consider taking NNLM’...
Source: The Cornflower - March 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Blog NLM Resources Training Source Type: news

Focus Group Invitation for Public Library Workers
This focus group is part of our ongoing partnership with the Public Library Association. We are looking for public library workers to participate in virtual focus groups this spring. We’re looking for both paraprofessional and professional library workers. Would you or anyone on your staff be interested in participating? The purpose of the research is to understand better the challenges and rewards of providing health information in public libraries. We are interested in library workers’ questions, experiences, concerns and success stories – it’s all useful to us! The focus groups will happen by tel...
Source: The Cornflower - March 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

Save the Date: Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) 2018
SAVE THE DATE! The Iowa State University Library in Ames, IA will be hosting the 2018 Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) on October 8-9, 2018. MDLS 2018 is intended to provide Midwestern librarians who support research data management the chance to network and expand their research data-related knowledge base and skill sets. It is open to all who wish to attend, including those from the Midwest and beyond as well as librarians in training. Attendance to this event is capped and decided on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned for more announcements, follow @MW_DataLibSym on Twitter, or check the MDLS webpage fo...
Source: The Cornflower - February 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Conferences and Meetings Data Science Training Data Management Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community
As part of our ongoing partnership with the Public Library Association(PLA) and supplemental funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), our office has developed a new course on health information for public library staff. In developing this course, we partnered with OCLC WebJunction and the College of Education at the University of Iowa to incorporate feedback from participants and best practices for online learning. Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community is a 12 credit continuing education (CE) credit course, delivered both online and in-person...
Source: The Cornflower - February 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Judith Wiener
This month’s spotlight brings us to the far eastern reach of the GMR, the state of Ohio. Say hello to Judy Wiener, who has been a GMR outreach librarian since…well, let’s find out more about her in her own words. Thanks, Judy, for all you do in support of the NNLM mission. Name: Judith A. Wiener, MA, MLIS Title: Associate Director and Assistant Director, Collections and Outreach, The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library Our five questions: How long have you been in the role of an outreach librarian?  I have served as an outreach librarian to the GMR at the OSU Health Sciences Library since...
Source: The Cornflower - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Glenna Godinsky, Life Enrichment Liaison, Gail Borden Public Library District, Elgin, IL
Name: Glenna Godinsky Title: Life Enrichment Liaison, Gail Borden Public Library District, Elgin, IL Education: B.A., University of Iowa, Certified Dementia Practitioner, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Like many, I was a caregiver as each of my parents faced different health struggles. My mom had Lewy Body Dementia and lived with my husband, our 2 teenage boys, our pre-teen daughter, and me during the last 4 years of her life. We became versed on bed alarms, door alarms, the concept of sundowning (when nights turn to days), the drive to...
Source: The Cornflower - January 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Gail Borden Public Library District Tales & Travel Memories Source Type: news

Upcoming Funding Opportunities – Get Ready for Spring!
The GMR funded a number of health information projects this year, awarding over $450,000 to public libraries, academic institutions, public health agencies, health sciences library organizations, and community health organizations across the ten-state region. While our funding is exhausted for this year, it’s time to start thinking about applying for our next funding cycle! Using feedback from our advisory groups, our office is making changes to our awards coming out in the spring. These changes include: A new funding level of $20,001 – $50,000 for large health information outreach projects, with a deadline fo...
Source: The Cornflower - January 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Blog Source Type: news

UC Libraries and IT@UC Host THIRD ANNUAL UC DATA Day
January 22, 2018 – The University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC announce the 3rd annual UC DATA Day. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Nippert Stadium West Pavilion on UC’s Main Campus (see directions), UC DATA Day 2018 offers a full schedule of engaging events that will reveal solutions to data challenges and foster a community of best practices around improved data management. All events are free and include lunch. The public is welcome. Registration is now open at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/blogs/dataday/registration/.  Seats are limited, so register early....
Source: The Cornflower - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Data Management Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Sue Simenz Title:   Reference Librarian, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI
Name:  Sue Simenz Title:  Reference Librarian, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI Education:  BA in Communication Arts (Radio-TV-Film), University of Wisconsin-Madison, MLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I’ve been in this job (reference and collection development) for a long time, so I’ve always been cognizant of the need for a quality physical collection and keeping it up to date.  Our health sections get evaluated/weeded more frequently than other areas and I’m doing that for our branches too.  Around 20 years ...
Source: The Cornflower - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Brown County Library Source Type: news