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Funding Awarded for an Outreach Award: Senior Health Outreach
I am thrilled to announce that the Outreach Services Department of the St. Charles Public Library (consisting of David Kelsey, Dana Hintz, Lynda Spraner, and Christine Steck) has been awarded funding to partner with Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University to develop and deliver presentations on healthcare and medical topics at senior facilities in the St. Charles, Illinois community. Members of the Library’s Outreach Services Department, visit nine senior facilities, three homecare facilities, and fifteen homebound patrons a month. Outreach Services also provides weekly, biweekly, and monthly programs...
Source: The Cornflower - October 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Public Libraries Galter Health Sciences Library Northwestern University Senior Health Outreach St. Charles Public Library Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health: PLA preconference!
The Greater Midwest Region office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is offering a preconference workshop at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia. The preconference is titled “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community” and will be held on March 20th from 9:00am – 5:00pm. This one-day preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services; coach participants through understanding their communities’ needs; and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age gro...
Source: The Cornflower - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

Funding Award for Automated ILL Software and Training
The GMR is pleased to announce that Western Michigan University has received funding in the amount of $4,642 in the form of an NNLM Technology Enhancement Award to implement resource sharing management software at the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) Library. Congratulations to WMed and applicant Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, EdM, MLS, Founding Library Director on the successful proposal. Background The WMed Medical Library is described as a born digital library, serving one of the newest medical schools in the United States. Document delivery and resource sharing requests have increased steadily since t...
Source: The Cornflower - October 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Funding Resource Sharing Technology Source Type: news

Public Libraries Spotlight: Susan K. McClelland, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library, IL
Name: Susan K. McClelland Title: Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library Education: BA, Art History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; MLIS, University of Illinois, GSLIS. How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? For a number of years I was a library associate at the American Hospital Association headquarters library in Chicago, IL and later as a medical indexer for publications at the American Medical Association library in Chicago, I became familiar with a host of medical specialties, specialty board certification rigors and consumer health organizations. I was fascinat...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight health and wellness librarian oakpark public library Source Type: news

Funding Award for Public Library: Community Conversations with Seniors!
I am excited to announce that the Westchester Public Library in Indiana was been awarded funding for Community Conversations with Seniors! Background: the Westchester Public Library has a history of working successfully with the Alzheimer’s Association and other local health organizations to host health programs. Their Community Conversations series began when they showed the Being Mortal film and convened a panel of experts for discussion after the viewing. Project Description: The GMR is funding the showing and discussion of His Neighbor, Phil. The discussion will include local health professionals and ex...
Source: The Cornflower - September 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's disease being mortal his neighbor phil public library funding westchester public library Source Type: news

Outreach Presentation – A Three for One
On Thursday, October 27, University of North Dakota medical librarian Erika (Fischer) Johnson gave a presentation at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) annual conference. (List of 2016 ARSL Presentations) The presentation was entitled “Take the ‘ick’ out of Med-ick-al Reference Questions.” This presentation was one of the outreach activities made possible by the partnership between the GMR and the University of North Dakota’s health sciences library. Among the participants was the State Librarian for North Dakota. At the end of the presentation, she invited Erik...
Source: The Cornflower - September 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Conferences and Meetings Funding News from the Region Success Stories Source Type: news

Outreach On A Stick
The Minnesota State Fair, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” is one of the most popular late summer destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 2 million guests annually over the twelve days leading up to and through Labor Day.   One fun aspect about the fair is how many foods can be devised to be eaten “on a stick” (mac ‘n cheese or spaghetti & meatballs on a stick anyone?).   The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota has had a presence at the Minnesota State Fair in one form or another since the mid-2000.  &n...
Source: The Cornflower - September 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Outreach Source Type: news

Funding Award for Simulation Technology in Nursing!
The objectives of this project include: Increase learner access to mobile devices in the Learning Resource Center and Simulation Center. Increase the integration of augmented reality and gaming into simulation activities. Increase access to applications (apps) that support learner success in a simulation environment. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Technology Source Type: news

Hurricane Preparedness for South Central Region
Although the GMR is more likely to face a tornado or a blizzard, our sister region, South Central (SCR), is preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey. NLM Disaster Information Research Center (DIMRC) offers the following information and resources: Hurricane Harvey is expected to be Category 3 when it hits land off the Gulf of Mexico, bringing heavy rain and flooding to the Texas and Louisiana coast. To help you prepare and respond with authoritative health information, below are links to our information guides for Hurricanes and Floods. You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own website, by a...
Source: The Cornflower - August 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Emergency Preparedness General NLM Resources Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Monique Mason, Manager, Science & Technology Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ohio
Name: Monique Mason Title: Manager, Science & Technology Division, Akron (Ohio)-Summit County Public Library Education: Master of Library Science (yes, just that, it was a long time ago), 1990, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Quite by accident!  When I started working in the Science & Technology Division as a librarian in 2008, there were already several librarians who were involved in creating our consumer health collection and programming for that area.  It wasn’t until 2012 when I became head of the division and noticed all those...
Source: The Cornflower - August 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Spotlight Akron-Summit County Public Library health and wellness libs4health ohio libraries public libraries and health Source Type: news

We are pleased to acknowledge our NNLM members
Have you received your membership certificate yet? If not, expect it before the end of the month. University of Iowa Hardin Library staff and students have been carefully tagging envelopes and inserting the corresponding certificates so that you will receive your new NNLM membership certificate, proudly proclaiming that your institution is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. When you get your certificate, please check your organization name for accuracy and also check to see if the NNLM Liaison is correct (that is, the person to whom the certificate is addressed). Then: Look up your Member profile on...
Source: The Cornflower - August 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Blog From the GMR Member Services Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for Opioid e-Resource Database Development and Outreach Project!
The GMR office is excited to announce that the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) has been granted an Outreach Award for its project, Opioid e-Resource Database Development and Outreach. Background Like many states across the country, Indiana has seen a significant increase in the number of opioid abusers. The state ranks 17th in the number of overdose deaths, and the number of deaths involving heroin use has increased from 7 in 2005 to 239 in 2015. Project Description The GMR office is funding IPRC to develop an e-resources database devoted solely to the topic of the current opioid epidemic, with a particular focus...
Source: The Cornflower - August 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Advocacy Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health opioid epidemic opioid resources Source Type: news

Get ready for your new Membership Certificate!
It seems as if it was just yesterday when the GMR office sent out notices to check your membership profile on the NNLM Membership Directory, found on the previous iteration of the NNLM website. You know, the directory that was pulled from DOCLINE? If you were a “Full” member, you could go into DOCLINE® and edit your account. If you were an “Affiliated” member, you would contact the GMR staff to update your membership. And then you would patiently wait for a new member certificate signed by Dr Lindberg so that you could hang it on the wall to show that your library is a proud NNLM member. Fast fo...
Source: The Cornflower - August 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Blog From the GMR Member Services Source Type: news

Celebrating 200 years of making A Smarter Ohio
The book and tablet depict the mission to build and manage quality collections and provide hands-on service to state government. Each page of the book changes in form and color to represent new discoveries, forward movement, responsiveness and transformation. Congratulations to the State Library of Ohio, a Greater Midwest Region member organization. On Friday, August 4th, the library hosts an Open House to celebrate 200 years of providing excellent service to the state of Ohio: it’s government, librarians, and Buckeye residents. Governor Thomas Worthington established the library in 1817 with ...
Source: The Cornflower - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog From the GMR News from the Region Source Type: news

Attending the July Systematic Reviews Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh
We examined several types of reviews. Despite following the same standards (e.g. Institute of Medicine and PRISMA), some SRs may be of poor quality. I am planning on incorporating the information we learned about report bias in SRs in a September workshop in my library at the University of Akron. At the Welcome Reception, I met my librarian colleagues. The class consisted of 24 academic and hospital librarians who came as far away as California and Florida and included other non-health sciences librarians: one engineering and one instruction librarian. I enjoyed visiting the scenic Duquesne Incline and the Carnegie Librar...
Source: The Cornflower - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Funding Source Type: news

Clinical Research and Patient Wellness Training Session in Sioux City, Iowa
On July 12, Chris Childs the Education & Outreach Librarian for the University of Iowa’s Hardin Library for the Health Sciences gave a Clinical Research & Patient Wellness Training Session to seventeen staff members of the Siouxland Medical Education Foundation. The purpose of this training session is to introduce the audience to free high quality clinical, evidence-based practice and patient wellness resources that they can access either from the Internet of the State Library of Iowa after they sign up for a State Library Card.  All of these resources are listed on the Free Clinical Research & Patie...
Source: The Cornflower - August 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Stepping off Campus to Provide Health Information Training for Public Librarians
Katherine Chew, the NNLM/GMR Outreach Librarian for Minnesota from the University of Minnesota spent her May providing two health information workshops for public librarians from the Ramsey County public library system.  Katherine was able to connect with the person responsible for professional development at Ramsey County and given a choice of potential workshops, the Ramsey County librarians chose to participate in workshops geared towards providing health information to foreign born populations and how to connect older adults to quality health information.  The workshops took place at the Roseville Public Libr...
Source: The Cornflower - July 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Congratulations to Marilia Ant únez, professional development awardee!
Marilia Antúnez has been funded through our office to attend The Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians , a 2.5-day hands-on, in person workshop scheduled from July 17 to July 19, 2017 held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Falk Library of the Health Sciences. The aim is to prepare health sciences librarians “to become a systematic review team collaborator and a facilitator in the systematic review process.” With the increased use and development of systematic reviews, Marilia feels a great sense of urgency in acquiring systematic review skills and knowledge, which lies at th...
Source: The Cornflower - July 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Summer Outreach at Ebling Library
For the past several summers, Ebling Library librarians have given orientations and taught high school and undergraduate students visiting campus for three different programs. In addition to tell them about resources at Ebling Library we give them a healthy dose of information regarding NLM resources. First, the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy hosts high school students enrolled in the Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) program. This eight week program introduces the students to a variety of health science careers. The program serves as a pre-college pipeline for students of color and...
Source: The Cornflower - July 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Angela Meyers, Coordinator of Youth and Special Needs Services, Bridges Library System
The first in our new Public Library Spotlight series! Name: Angela Meyers Title: Coordinator of Youth and Special Needs Services, Bridges Library System Education: Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Information Studies (2008). Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee College of Letters and Science. Major: Sociology, Minor: Communications (2002). How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness?: My professional interest in health and wellness began when I worked at Mental Health America of Wisconsin after I r...
Source: The Cornflower - July 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Spotlight Health Literacy health4libs Library memory project Memory Cafes and Libraries public libraries and health Source Type: news

New Feature – Public Libraries Spotlight
To highlight the amazing work of the public libraries in our region related to health reference, outreach, and programming we are a launching a new blog series. Each post will feature someone working in a public library in the GMR area and the health and wellness work they do. I have provided the interviewees with some form questions about themselves and their work that will hopefully inform and inspire our readers!   If you would like to be featured, or know someone who should be featured, please email Bobbi Newman (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - July 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Spotlight Source Type: news

Upcoming course: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
Discussions within each Module. These submissions can be used to help support the student’s views expressed in the final essay assignment. Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will: Explain the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes. Explain current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives NOTE: Participants will articulate their views on why health sciences librarians should...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Training Big Data Data Sciences Source Type: news

A Community Program on Domestic Violence
Wayne State’s Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library recently hosted the National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibit Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives. The six-panel exhibition highlights NLM resources in recounting the resilience of nurses who advocated for the medical profession to recognize violence toward women as a major health issue. Shiffman Library’s Outreach Advisory Council and select university librarians organized the half-day event Improving Women’s Lives: Confronting Abuse to accompany the exhibit. Similar to planning past community events, significant consideration was ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Advocacy Blog Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health domestic violence rape aggression defense training sexual assault Traveling Exhibit women's health Source Type: news

Ohio Resource Libraries: Tour Day 3
After a questionable stay at our roadside motel, Linda and I woke up not-quite-as-early (remember, this is eastern time, so everything feels early to us!) and hit the local McDonalds for a surprisingly good cup o’ joe and egg sandwiches, then it was off to Wright State University to meet with Sheila Shellabarger and our own Bette Sydelko. We had a discussion of the challenges of opioid addiction in the Toledo area and the potential of partnering with researchers at Wright State on an outreach project with the library. We took a peek around their lofty library facility and compared it to our own brutalist library...
Source: The Cornflower - June 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Site Visits Source Type: news

Ohio Resource Libraries: Tour Day 2
I’ll bet you wondered what happened to the posts for the second and third day of our journey! Well, the charger for my laptop was mislaid at the airport (likely O’Hare) and my laptop became an expensive paperweight for the remainder of the trip. My plans to use the computer at the hotel were dashed when we stayed at a decidedly dodgy Hawthorn Inn and Suites near Toledo, which didn’t have such luxuries. On the second day of our journey across Ohio, we got up at the crack of dawn (not Linda’s favorite time of day) to visit Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. There, we met with&n...
Source: The Cornflower - June 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Site Visits Source Type: news

Greater Midwest Members at #mlanet17
Scores of NNLM GMR members were front and center at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Seattle last month. Here are just a few who dreamed, dared, and did via posters and presentations: Patricia Anderson, Anne Beschnett, Peg Burnette, Katherine Chew, Sandy DeGroote, Susan Fowler, Marcia Francis, Lynne Frederickson, Billie Anne Gebb, Emily Ginier, Karen Gutzman, Dawn Hackman, Jennifer Herron,  Kristi Holmes, Carmen Howard, Lydia Howes, Shanda Hunt, Emily Johnson, Kellie Kaneshiro, Misa Mi, Jolene Miller, Tyler Nix, Jonna Peterson, Jessica Petrey, JJ Pionke, Barb Platts, CeCe Railey, Gabe...
Source: The Cornflower - June 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Conferences and Meetings News from the Region Source Type: news

Ohio Resource Libraries: Tour Day 1
Linda Walton and I are visiting our Resource Library partners across Ohio this week! As we work our way from Cleveland to Cincinnati, we make stops only for the occasional pastry and micro brew…. and to visit our partners, of course. Our first stop was Case Western Reserve University, where we met with interim director Kathleen Blazar and her team at the beautiful Allen Memorial Medical Library. The Allen Library was built by the Cleveland Medical Library Association in 1925 and it is a librarian’s dream of a library. Pink marble steps lead to solid bronze doors, and within are classic reading rooms, mura...
Source: The Cornflower - June 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Site Visits Source Type: news

GMR Update May 2017: Annotated links
A recording of the May 2917 GMR Update is now available on YouTube. Below is an annotated list of the topics discussed with links to each talking point in the YouTube video. If you have any feedback  or ideas about how we can make GMR Updates more valuable to you, please let us know by filling out this quick survey. The next GMR Update will be Monday, August 21 at 3pm (Eastern) / 2pm (Central). Topics covered: 2:43 — Awards and funding 3:48 — Funded project: Merle Rosenzweig, Michigan Health Sciences Library Association (MI) 4:42 — Funded project: Don Pearson, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library (OH...
Source: The Cornflower - May 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: Blog From the GMR Funding General News from NIH/NLM News from the Region NLM Resources Outreach Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for Unaffiliated Health Professionals and Tribal Colleges and Universities Outreach!
The GMR office is excited to announce that the University of North Dakota Health Sciences Library (UND) has been granted an Outreach Award for its project, Information Needs Assessment of Unaffiliated North Dakota Rural Health Professionals and Biomedical Researchers, Phase II. Background: In early 2017, UND administered an information needs assessment to unaffiliated North Dakota health care professionals. The results indicated that many respondents are unaware that resources from the National Library Medicine, such as PubMed Health, NLM Drug Information Portal, and MedlinePlus are free to access and available to meet the...
Source: The Cornflower - May 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Blog Funding News from the Region Outreach Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Resources from the National Library of Medicine and Connected Sites
Drug and Addiction Information and Tools for Patrons and Healthcare Providers Opioid Abuse and Addiction – Contains links to the following Current News, Diagnosis and Tests, Prevention and Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, Clinical Trials, Journal Articles, Find an Expert, Statistics, and Research, NIH MedlinePlus Magazines MedlinePlus links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies. MedlinePlus also links to health information from non-government Web sites. See MedlinePlus.gov disclaimer and quality guidelines National Library of Medicine Drug Informatio...
Source: The Cornflower - May 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Resource Sharing opioid epidemic opioid resources Source Type: news

Funding awarded to target health information access for youth with mental health conditions
We have awarded funding to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). The project, led by Phyllis Foxworth will include training for DBSA on MedlinePlus resources, converting existing DBSA material that is in MedlinePlus to Spanish and upload the Spanish language version into HealthReach, webinars and more. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - May 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

Funding Award a for health information hub inside Woodson Regional Library
 I am pleased to announce we have awarded funding to Endeleo Institute of Chicago. It was my I am pleased to announce we have awarded funding to The privilege to work with Melvin Thompson on this application for a project that will provide funding for health information hub inside The Carter G. Woodson Regional Library branch of the Chicago Public Library. According to a City of Chicago Department of Public health assessment, Chicago neighborhood ranked the lowest in life expectancy due to economic hardships, infant mortality, infectious disease, as well as the high unemployment rate and high crime rates. Th...
Source: The Cornflower - May 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Carter G. Woodson Regional Library chicago public library endeleo institute Source Type: news

Resources for the Opioid Abuse Epidemic
This from the Disaster Information Management Research Center Division of Specialized Information Services. Thanks, Robin! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an overview to help readers understand the opioid overdose epidemic, and the statistics are staggering: an estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use d...
Source: The Cornflower - May 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: News from NIH/NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Funding two speakers on data management topics at MCMLA
Kudos to Merle Rosenzweig on receiving funding through our office to support two speakers at the upcoming annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association in Michigan! The topic for each presentation is related to data management, a current initiative of the National Library of Medicine. These presentations are: Perspectives in Research Data Management, presented by Kevin Reed & Alisa Surkis Data Management for Librarians, presented by Caitlin Bakker I particularly appreciated the quote from Dr. Patti Brennan, the National Library of Medicine’s new director, that you included in your appli...
Source: The Cornflower - May 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Congratulations to Don Pearson, professional development awardee!
Donald Pearson has been funded through our office to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association meeting in Michigan this fall. Don will be attending the continuing education courses and observing the meeting overall, as he is on the planning committee for the 2018 meeting next year. Don works at Mount Carmel Health System, which is unable to provide financial support for librarians to attend out of state meetings. Thinking about attending the meeting yourself? I hope you can make it! Our office is sponsoring three activities at the meeting: a course on getting started with outreach, a course on advanced PubMed ...
Source: The Cornflower - May 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Funding Source Type: news

A day with the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA)
Today, I joined the fine members of OHSLA, the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (the abbreviation is pronounced “oh-slaw,” rhymes with “coleslaw”) for their annual spring meeting at the beautiful Columbus Metropolitan Library downtown Columbus, Ohio. The meeting featured a presentation of the class EBM/EBP: The Basics, presented by Megan von Isenberg from Duke Medical Center Library and a tour of the newly renovated Columbus Metropolitan Library. I shared with the group the new goals of NNLM, promoted our upcoming course offerings (we have 24 hours of education already on the registration sy...
Source: The Cornflower - May 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Visit to American Library Association headquarters!
Have you ever visited the American Library Association headquarters? I hadn’t! Several weeks ago Linda Walton (our fair leader), Bobbi Newman (outreach specialist) and I made the trip to the Windy City to meet with the two Public Library Association (PLA) co-directors. This visit was part of the process of planning a partnership between NNLM’s regional medical libraries and PLA for a year long initiative, which our office is leading. This photo was taken by an enthusiastic public librarian on the steps of ALA’s headquarters downtown Chicago. While we were in the area, we made a visit to one of our hospita...
Source: The Cornflower - May 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Conferences and Meetings Consumer Health Source Type: news

Welcome to Midwest Matters!
Welcome to the refurbished GMR blog! Midwest Matters will feature news from the GMR Office, health news highlights, and even guest posts from some of our awardees. Our hope is that this blog will help our members stay connected to health news, provide updates about National Library of Medicine programs and products, and help our members dream up ideas for health information outreach projects. Don’t know much about our awards? Check out the funding page on our website for detailed information about all the funding opportunities for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Emergency Preparedness Award Express Outreach Award NNLM Em...
Source: The Cornflower - May 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: Blog From the GMR Funding Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

February GMR Update: Annotated links
A recording of the February GMR Update is now available on YouTube. Below is an annotated list of the topics discussed with links to each talking point in the video. The next GMR Update will be Monday, March 20 at 3pm Eastern / 2pm Central. Topics Covered: 1:14 — Dr. Patti Brennan’s Blog “Musings from the Mezzanine” 1:38 — Updates to PubMed and ClinicalTrials.gov interfaces 2:53 — New NLM Board of Regents members 3:50 — GMR Awards: Over $80,000 this year! 5:23 — Medically underserved areas (MUA) map project, March 1, 2017 8:06 — Kernel of Knowledge, April, Health Reach ...
Source: The Cornflower - February 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: General Source Type: news

December GMR Update: Annotated Links
A recording of the December GMR Update (recorded Monday, Dec. 19) is now available on YouTube. Below is an annotated list of the topics discussed with links to each talking point in the video. Topics Covered: 2:30 — New NNLM director 3:29 — Digital storytelling competition for Native American Heritage Month 4:21 — NIH Request for Information on data management strategies 5:02 — NLM seeks input on strategic plan 7:00 — New NNLM website 7:47 — New website: members database and user accounts 11:03 — New website: Give us your input! 12:27 — Education needs assessment, communicat...
Source: The Cornflower - December 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: General Source Type: news

November GMR Update: Annotated Links
Below is an annotated list of topics covered in the November GMR Update, recorded on November 21, 2016. The links will take you to the specific points in the YouTube video where each topic is covered. 2:35 — Introducing Derek Johnson 5:15 — MedPrint 9:17 — Medically Underserved Areas report 11:22 — MUAs: GMR Aim 7 11:50 — MUAs: What is an underserved area? 12:44 — MUAs: What can the GMR do to help? 13:13 — MUAs: Identifying at risk communities 16:30 — MUAs: Prototype to help find community partnerships 19:55 — Educational Needs Assessment 21:51 — Sample responses:...
Source: The Cornflower - December 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: General Source Type: news

Lake Effects Recording: Disaster Preparedness and Planning
The GMR Lake Effects Webinar “Disaster Preparedness and Planning” was recorded on Oct. 31 and is now available on YouTube. University of Iowa Head of Preservation & Conservation Nancy Kraft spoke about how to formulate an emergency preparedness plan for any library, large or small. Below is an annotated list of Nancy’s talking points that link to the YouTube video. 2:03 — What is a disaster preparedness? 3:03 — Reasons for assessing risk 3:25 — Conducting a site survey/walkthrough 4:22 — Potential Hazards or threats 8:22 — Identifying key players 13:54 — Prioritizin...
Source: The Cornflower - November 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: General Source Type: news

GMR Update Monday, October 17 at 2:00 PM (central)
Hello GMR members, Please join us for our monthly GMR Update on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM (central) / 3:00 PM (eastern). If you have any questions in advance, go ahead and submit them with this form; Associate Director Liz Kiscaden will be sure to address all your questions during the update.   Connection information Topic: GMR Update October 2016 Date: Monday, October 17, 2016 Time: 2:00 pm, Central Session number: 624 862 428 Session password: GMRUpdate To join the training session online 1. Go to the session 2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). 3. Enter the session password: GMRUpdat...
Source: The Cornflower - October 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Molly Roberts Tags: General Source Type: news

Awardee Evaluation Aids available from NEO
Attention GMR Awardees and Awardee Hopefuls! The NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO) has created a number of Proposal Resources for award reporting. These tools are also useful for planning your project. All NN/LM-funded projects have reporting requirements. The Outreach Projects Database (OPD) and Activity Reporting (AR) System are platforms for you to share information about your project and project participants. NN/LM funded projects are now required to provide specific information for the following four types of activities: Training Exhibits/Health Fairs Professional Development Technology Improvement If you are applying f...
Source: The Cornflower - October 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Evaluation From the GMR Funding Source Type: news