Want to take an active role in guiding the work of Region 6 in your state? Apply to join a State Advisory Group!
State Advisory Groups will provide leadership guidance for Region 6’s outreach and engagement activities. Each state in Region 6 will have a State Advisory Group (SAG). The SAG will create a state action plan, which will guide how NNLM addresses health issues and disparities in the state. The SAG for each state will help develop recommendations, programs, and relationships. Serving on a SAG presents a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. We hope that each SAG will include a balance of members from public health organizations, healthcare professions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, publ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Want to take an active role in guiding the work of Region 6 in your state? Apply to join State Advisory Group!
State Advisory Groups will provide leadership guidance for Region 6’s outreach and engagement activities. Each state in Region 6 will have a State Advisory Group (SAG). The SAG will create a state action plan, which will guide how NNLM addresses health issues and disparities in the state. The SAG for each state will help develop recommendations, programs, and relationships. Serving on a SAG presents a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. We hope that each SAG will include a balance of members from public health organizations, healthcare professions, nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, publ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

National Evaluation Center Open Office Hours
Our 2021-2022 Subaward Program is open, and as you prepare your award-winning proposal, be sure to consider your evaluation plan. Incorporating an evaluation into project design and implementation is essential for understanding how well the project achieves its goals. NNLM has online Pathways to help guide you through this process. Each Pathway includes a real-life example of a program creating an evaluation plan that walks you step-by-step through the evaluation planning process. However, if you have more questions, you also can contact our National Evaluation Center. They are available to consult. The NNLM National Evalu...
Source: The Cornflower - July 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Applications being accepted for the new Partner Outreach Program (POP) for 2021-2026
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 6 office is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the new Partner Outreach Program (POP) for 2021-2026 from Network members in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. History of the Program As the previous NNLM Greater Midwest Region (GMR), the Regional Medical Library located at the University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, supported outreach efforts throughout the Region with the Partner Outreach Library (POL) program during the 2016-2021 grant. Academic health sciences libraries ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog From the GMR News from the Region Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Region 6 Call for Applications 2021-2022
Background The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The NNLM’s main goals are to work through libraries and other members to support a highly trained workforce for biomedical and health information resources and data, improve health literacy, and increase health equity through information. Purpose To accomplish the NNLM’s mission a...
Source: The Cornflower - June 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Consumer Health Data Science From the GMR Funding Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

NNLM Region 6 Launch Webinar
June 23, 2:00 – 3:00 CT Come hear about plans for the “new” Region 6 Regional Medical Library (RML). You’ll get to meet staff, hear about some exciting new plans and initiatives, learn about our subaward timeline, and share your comments, questions, and feedback! We hope you can join us.   Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/96741525353?pwd=MVp2SGdqSHEyRmNtWUxwc2RhQVNSUT09 Passcode: NNLMR6 Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923&...
Source: The Cornflower - June 8, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Changes in Health Services Research Support at NLM
Based on input from the Health Services Research (HSR) community on how to better serve their needs and make HSR information easier to discover, NLM will discontinue four standalone HSR products on September 14, 2021. The affected resources are: HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress) HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) HSRIC (Health Services Research Information Central) PHPartners (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce) Details are in the latest NLM Technical Bulletin: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj21/mj21_nichsr.htmlThe post Changes in Health Se...
Source: The Cornflower - June 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Transition Updates from Region 6
      As many of you have discovered over the past few weeks, NNLM is undergoing some significant changes. Martha Meacham, NNLM’s Project Director, provided a nice overview of these changes during NNLM Day @ MLA’21. I encourage you to view the slides and recording (once posted) from her presentation if you missed it! In the next few weeks, you’ll also be able find a recording of Region 6’s update. During our session, we had the opportunity to share about our strategic vision for the RML over the next five years. In the meantime, we wanted to update everyone on some questions that we&r...
Source: The Cornflower - May 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog From the GMR General News from the Region Source Type: news

A Data Visualization Journey
In November 2019, I was awarded a scholarship by NNLM-PNR (Pacific Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington) to attend a data visualization workshop titled “Accessing, Analyzing, and Visualizing IPUMS Data” in Denver, CO. The workshop, hosted by PolicyViz, was facilitated by Jonathan Schwabish, Urban Institute; David Van Riper, IPUMS; and Jose Pacas, IPUMS. I was eager to attend as I was on a journey to learn two new skill sets: data visualization and teaching data visualization to others – and the experience did not disappoint. First, the venue chosen was very cool – General Assembly r...
Source: The Cornflower - May 24, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Call For Applications Coming!
      Welcome to the new, yet familiar, NNLM Regional Medical Library. Formerly known as GMR, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa serves as Region 6 under its second five-year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine. Also new, but recognizable, is Darlene Kaskie, who has transitioned from NNLM All of Us to the Region 6 Community Engagement Coordinator. In this role, she looks forward to broadening access, use, and understanding of information and digital literacy with diverse populations for health equity in the seven states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Mic...
Source: The Cornflower - May 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Share your Research and Innovative Practices at the 2021 MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting!
The Joint Research Program Committee invites poster, paper, and lightning talk abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from October 13-15, 2021. Submission to present at the MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and the Midwest Chapter. Papers will have 20-30 minutes for their presentation, while lightning talks will have 5-10 minutes. Posters will be available in an online tool with optional audio narration. For accepted submissions, at least one author should be in atte...
Source: The Cornflower - May 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Ohio Health Sciences Library Association Spring 2021 CE Course: Drawn to Graphic Medicine
The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) gratefully acknowledges Region 6 for the Expert Speaker Award in support of its Spring 2021 CE Program presenters: Kathryn Houk, MLIS, MPH, AHIP, CHIS I, Assistant Professor and Health Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas Health Sciences Library and Ariel Pomputius, MLIS, health sciences liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida–Gainesville.  They presented their 1.5 credit MLA CE course Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship on Friday, ...
Source: The Cornflower - May 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog News from the Region Success Stories Source Type: news

NNLM Day @ MLA ’ 21
      It is a time of transformation and growth for NLM’s Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). Throughout its 61-year history the network has excelled at its mission to advance the progress of medicine in communities throughout the United States, and improve public health by serving librarians, researchers, clinicians and the public. View the network’s impact and accomplishments in the 2020 Annual Report. We invite you to join us on May 17, 2021 at the Medical Library Association’s 2021 Annual Conference to learn about the future of NNLM, including its new conf...
Source: The Cornflower - May 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

NCBI Midwest Workshops Registration Now Open
  Registration is now open for the virtual NCBI Midwest Workshops hosted by the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library. Below is the schedule and registration of events. Monday, June 7 — 9am-12noon ET NCBI Resources for Genetic Disease Discovery and Clinical Support This online, interactive workshop is designed for those involved in clinical practice and/pr translational research.    Tuesday, June 8 — 9am-12noon ET NCBI Genome Resources for Animal Model Organism Research This online, interactive workshop focuses on NCBI’s web-based resources for accessing and analyzing g...
Source: The Cornflower - May 4, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Join our Team! The GMR is Hiring
The University of Iowa Libraries seeks a Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator to work in the Regional Medical Library (RML) located at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Reporting to the RML Associate Director, the Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator will engage individuals and organizations across Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) through training, coaching, and partnership outreach. NNLM is a network of libraries and information centers administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with a mission to provide U.S. health professionals and consum...
Source: The Cornflower - April 23, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

CHIS Learning Plan Interim Guidance April 2021
Many of our classes will pause Friday, April 16 – Monday, May 17, 2021, as NNLM refreshes for a new 5- year cycle. Recordings for select CHIS classes are available on YouTube during the pause. Contact nto@utah.edu for information about obtaining continuing education credit. What is CHIS? CHIS stands for Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program by the Medical Library Association (MLA). CHIS is recognition for the accomplishment of acquiring new health information skills through training about providing health information services to consumers. NNLM provides free, online training in support of CHIS. Why Ge...
Source: The Cornflower - April 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Blog Source Type: news

BLOSSOM Symposium Recordings and Wrap Up
BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness, a free virtual symposium, sponsored by NNLM, for library staff focused on their health and wellness took place over three days, March 24, 25, and 26. The virtual symposium brought together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium provided library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff health and wellness. Over 6,000 people registered for the event, and almost 3,000 attended live. Those attending the event live co...
Source: The Cornflower - April 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Conferences and Meetings Source Type: news

NIH CEAL Content Toolkit
The NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities focuses on addressing misinformation around COVID-19, engaging trusted partners and messengers in the delivery of accurate information, and educating communities on the importance of inclusion in clinical research and its discoveries to overcome COVID-19. This toolkit includes infographics, videos, toolkits, social media and key digital links that you can share with your communities. These resources are also available on the CEAL website at covid19community.nih.govThe post NIH CEAL Content Toolkit first appeared on Midwest Matters. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Important information about your NNLM.gov Profile – Take action by April 30th!
Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021. Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy: Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page) Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page) Click “’View Profile’ Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice. Again, you will no longer...
Source: The Cornflower - April 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog From the GMR General Member Services News from NIH/NLM Training Source Type: news

Coming Soon: New Regional Medical Libraries Designations 2021-2026
Last June, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2021-2026 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Health sciences libraries submitted proposal applications in September.  An official announcement from the NLM regarding the new RMLs is forthcoming. The start date for the new Cooperative Agreement is May 1, 2021. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and ...
Source: The Cornflower - March 19, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Help NNLM Improve its Funding Process!
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Greater Midwest Region is requesting feedback regarding our funding process. Whether you have applied for funding through NNLM or not, your feedback will be valuable in helping us continuously improve our funding program. Please consider taking 10 minutes to fill out the following questionnaire:  https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cXRc7nUbo98wqbk The questionnaire will remain open until March 31, 2021. We appreciate your time!The post Help NNLM Improve its Funding Process! first appeared on Midwest Matters. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - March 18, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Funding General Source Type: news

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium April 8-9
Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium Symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/ We are excited to announce that registration is open for a new NNLM virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities. What is the Symposium about? The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to address m...
Source: The Cornflower - March 10, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Conferences and Meetings Source Type: news

Test the Waters Family Exploration Kit
In partnership with Cornerstones of Science and the NIH All of Us Research Program, the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering an exciting new citizen science resource to public libraries. The Test the Waters Family Exploration Kit is a fun, accessible, loanable kit which includes four family friendly activities, and all the instructions and materials needed (audio file guides are available in in Arabic, Chinese, English, Spanish and Vietnamese). The free kits are available to the first 400 requesting libraries! They come in a lockable plastic tote and can fit on...
Source: The Cornflower - March 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Resource Sharing Source Type: news

Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day
A generic direct-to-consumer test box With Black Friday advertised low prices, are you purchasing Ancestry.com or 23andMe for all your relatives? If so, you soon may be one of the estimated 100 million consumers who will have direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by 2021.1 With improved technology and increased profits, consumer-directed companies promote easy and affordable tests for both ancestry and health information. However, both the general public and the health care provider community need to be aware of the potential utility and limitations of such tests. According to the Centers for Disease Cont...
Source: The Cornflower - November 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health From the GMR Source Type: news

GMR to Help Support Health Literacy Summit
The GMR is excited to announce that Wisconsin Health Literacy has received a Professional Development Award to help support costs related to bringing two plenary speakers for the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit! The Summit is held every two years and brings together more than 350 professionals who are focused on how improved health literacy can help individuals become more engaged with their health and healthcare. Funding from the GMR will support the travel of both Dr. Dean Schillinger, MD, Professor, UC-San Francisco and Founding Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital,...
Source: The Cornflower - November 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Conferences and Meetings Consumer Health Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Mobility for All, Bring Chair Yoga to Your Library
Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a prevalence of overweight adults in Effingham County – 41.7%- as opposed to 35.8% nationally. Even more troubling was the continued increase of respondents who shared that over the past week they’d had no leisure time for activity.   Only 20.7% of Effing...
Source: The Cornflower - November 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries chair yoga libs4health Success Stories Source Type: news

National Family Health History Day
Written by Erika Johnson. Erika is a health sciences librarian at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a GMR Partner Outreach Librarian. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner – a day when families gather to enjoy time together. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is also National Family Health History Day? Chances are you will be seeing grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other family members who have important memories to share. What a great opportunity to start a conversation about your family’s health! Documenting medical and health information is an important...
Source: The Cornflower - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Partner Outreach Libraries Partner Outreach Library Source Type: news

Reading is Healthy Introducing the NNLM Reading Club
Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading Club. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local communities’ health information needs by celebrating important National Health Observances through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection of three diffe...
Source: The Cornflower - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health From the GMR News from the Region Outreach Public Libraries Source Type: news

Rocking Midwest Chapter MLA!
Fall is a busy season for staff in the Greater Midwest Region office, this season took our team to exciting locations such as Traverse City, MI (cherry pies!), Springfield, IL (Lincoln!), St. Cloud, MN (Eh…Juno?), and Cleveland, OH (rock and roll!). In particular, our team worked hard to debut two new courses at the Midwest Chapter MLA meeting in Cleveland from October 5-8. Precision Medicine One of these courses was Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians, which was developed by content expert, Erin Foster from Indiana University (not the University of Indiana, I get it, I get it) in partnership with Sam Watson...
Source: The Cornflower - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Conferences and Meetings General Source Type: news

So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Erika Johnson
Once again we return to the farthest northwest corner of the GMR to great state of North Dakota, where not one but four partner outreach librarians make up the outreach team. Today we spotlight Erika Johnson, Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. 1. How long have you been in the role of an outreach librarian? I joined the University of North Dakota outreach team three years ago (2015). 2. How did you get involved in outreach? Outreach has been assigned to the position I hold for some time. Within two months of beginning my duties as a clinical campus libr...
Source: The Cornflower - October 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: From the GMR Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Source Type: news

Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference – Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge
The Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois received a GMR Professional Development award for 3 CE courses at the annual conference, held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees learned how to plan and develop working relationships in Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders, with Gwen Wilson, the Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Erin Foster, Data Services Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine provided information on Data Management in the Wild. A trio from the Univ...
Source: The Cornflower - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Data Science Funding Source Type: news

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) – Chelsea Misquith, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Thanks to the NNLM/GMR, I was able to attend the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 26 – 30. JCLC is a joint initiative organized by the ethnic caucuses of the American Library Association (ALA): American Indian Library Association (AILA), the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-spe...
Source: The Cornflower - October 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Funding Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities
Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops 10/24/2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. The session will wrap up with consideration...
Source: The Cornflower - October 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Consumer Health From the GMR Funding News from the Region Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Now accepting applications for Quarter Three Professional Development Award
Background/Purpose: The purpose of this award is to assist individuals working in GMR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives. Eligibility:  Individuals working at organizations that are Network members within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are eligible to apply. For information on membership and to apply, visit our Members page. Membership is free! Potential Projects:  Attend a professional meeting and enroll in continuing education sessions on health information Attend a workshop on searching for systematic re...
Source: The Cornflower - October 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Funding Source Type: news

GMR Welcomes Back UIC as an Outreach Library
The GMR is pleased to announce that the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) is once again active in our Network outreach. UIC becomes the second Partner Outreach Library (POL) in Illinois, joining Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. Congratulations, UIC LHS! UIC librarians, as do our other Partner Outreach Librarians, will help the GMR identify potential outreach opportunities in the state; train consumers, public librarians, unaffiliated health care providers, and other Illinoisans in health information access; exhibit and promote NLM and NIH resources, ...
Source: The Cornflower - October 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: From the GMR Funding Outreach Partner Outreach Libraries Success Stories Source Type: news

Self-paced Online Health Information Searching Resource for the Public
DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Association’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for the public to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while avoiding potentially harmful or misleading sources. Consider linking this course on your library or organization’s website and social media. View the course here. (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - September 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: General News from the Region Public Health Public Libraries Resource Sharing digitallearn health information search Source Type: news

Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
On September 12 over 70 library staff members from across the US, including as far as Hawaii gathered for a full day preconference of Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Springfield, IL. The day is divided into four sections: introduction to consumer health health reference health resources, health and wellness programming and outreach with break-out sessions and role-playing. The in-person version of Stand Up for Health meets for a full-day session and uses a Moodle companion site to assist with introductions, and 2 hours of preconference...
Source: The Cornflower - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries ARSL Association of Rural and Small Libraries Consumer Health stand up for health Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Erin Lewis, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan, McCracken County Public Library
Name: Erin Lewis Title: Acquisitions and Interlibrary loan Education: Nearing the end of my MSLS degree How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Exercise and being active plays a vital role in my life. I feel so much better when I exercise and I want to help others realize the benefits of an active lifestyle. What’s the impact that you hope to make in your community? I hope to help my community find ways to incorporate exercise into everyday life. What is your favorite health related program or outreach that you’ve done?  Pedal in Paducah. I love to ride my bicycle and was so ex...
Source: The Cornflower - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Source Type: news

Big Data in Healthcare: Finding Your Niche
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: Brenda Fay, Library Specialist, Aurora Libraries – Aurora St. Luk...
Source: The Cornflower - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Big Data Source Type: news

Apply Today! Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians
Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO). The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons,  practical activities and a final project. The course runs October 15 – December 14, 2018. The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of the...
Source: The Cornflower - September 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Tina Viglucci, Hispanic Services Director, Gail Borden Public Library
Name: Tina Viglucci Title: Hispanic Services Director Education: MSIS University at Albany, SUNY How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Through collaborations with partners in our community including the two major hospitals in the area, Presence St. Joseph and Advocate Sherman. They are leading efforts to bring together organizations to actively engage our Latino community in being aware of health related issues including nutrition information and diabetes prevention and treatment. Why is health literacy important in your community? We all lead incredibly busy lives and focus our attention on job...
Source: The Cornflower - September 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Gail Borden Public Library health4libs public libraries and health Source Type: news

Native Voices: An Exercise in History; Collaboration and Fun
Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness is a traveling exhibition that explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.  This past summer, The University of Cincinnati had the opportunity to host the exhibit while collaborating with a series of speakers.  Here is an overview of the success of the exhibit and their programming, from Associate Director of Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library & Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, Lori Harris: The University of Cin...
Source: The Cornflower - September 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Sam Watson Tags: Partner Outreach Libraries Success Stories Traveling Exhibit Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Susan Kroll, Charlevoix Public Library
Name: Susan Kroll Education: MLS University of Buffalo How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Received my BS degree in education for physically handicapped children which sparked my interest in health issues.  My previous job was at the Health Sciences Library Ohio State University. Why is health literacy important in your community? Our small rural community faced serious health challenges. The more the Library can educate patrons with health information the greater the chances of patient compliance. This is especially important in the winter months when the cold, snowy weather isolate...
Source: The Cornflower - September 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight libs4health public libraries and health Source Type: news

New On-Demand Courses Focus on Serving Diverse Communities
Three new on-demand courses are now open for registration! The one-hour courses can be taken in one sitting or over the course of several sessions and each offers 1 MLA CE credit upon completion. The courses are part of a series that focus on working with diverse populations. Content may be of interest to health sciences librarians, but also to faculty and students working in areas such as public health, social work, and nursing, as well as public librarians and other health professionals. Please consider taking the courses yourself, and then encouraging others who you think would benefit from the content and resources. Le...
Source: The Cornflower - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Consumer Health Outreach Public Health Public Libraries Training Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Juanita Harrell, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library
Name: Juanita Harrell Title: Health & Wellness Librarian Education: MLIS Dominican University How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I’ve always been interested in Health & Wellness & was given the opportunity to make it my area of concentration. Why is health literacy important in your community? Making information available and accessible to the general public about health and wellness is beneficial to both the providers of services and the members of the community. What’s different with a health reference interview? In a health reference interview you have to take int...
Source: The Cornflower - August 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight libs4health oak park public library public libraries and health Source Type: news

Wash and Learn Promotes Health Literacy
Wash and Learn started from an exploratory program with Libraries Without Borders to create pop-up literacy spaces. Laundromats proved to be incredibly popular places to host the program. Photo attribution: Libraries Without Borders U.S. and Michigan Radio The Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine awarded a health information outreach award to Libraries Without Borders (LWB), a non-profit organization “striving to invent the 21st century library so that regardless of circumstances, people throughout the world can live with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive through access t...
Source: The Cornflower - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Funding Public Libraries Anoka County Library Libraries Without Borders public library funding Scott County Library St. Paul Public Library Success Stories Source Type: news

Margaret Hoogland – MLA-RTI Review
  As a participant of the Medical Library Association-Research Training Institute (MLA-RTI), I found my knowledge of research improved and the MLA-RTI was a fantastic way to explore different ways of making an impact on my community and my profession. Along the way, I also learned a great deal about myself. Our Dean of University Libraries at the University of Toledo completely backed my attendance of the MLA-RTI. I was fortunate enough to receive two scholarships. One scholarship was from the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region Professional Development Award and a second scholars...
Source: The Cornflower - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Public Health Department Funded to Make Data FAIR
The GMR office is excited to announce that Richland Public Health has been granted a Research Data Award to make county-level health data FAIR. Background: Health assessments at the county-level are resources health professionals and librarians rely on heavily to inform the development of community health programming, interventions, and grant applications to fund efforts that improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of their constituents. These health assessments include, but are not limited to, Community Health Assessments (CHA), Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP), and Community Health Needs Assessments ...
Source: The Cornflower - August 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Public Health Success Stories Data Management Source Type: news

GMR to Fund UC ’ s 4th Annual Data Day
The GMR office is excited to announce that the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been granted a Research Data Award to host its 2019 Data Day Event! Background: UC Data Day is the only event on the University of Cincinnati campus that connects the libraries with researchers and community partners in a collaborative and informative medium. Data Day provides an opportunity to openly discuss opportunities and challenges related to data, and educates the research community on methods for driving discovery through data, a key area of interest for the National Library of Medicine. Project Description UC Data Day 2019 will build ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Data Science Funding Success Stories Data Management Source Type: news

Congratulations to Sandi Htut, Professional Development Awardee!
The GMR is excited to announce that Sandi Htut has been funded to attend the 2018 CityMatch Leadership and Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference. Sandi is the Data Analyst and Evaluation Coordinator at Franklin County Public Health. Franklin County’s infant mortality rate is higher than both state and national averages. By attending this conference, Sandi will come away with actionable insight that will have a direct impact on her work and, in turn, the residents of Franklin County, Ohio. For example, Franklin County is experiencing an increase in opioid overdoses. Sandi plans to attend a session on ...
Source: The Cornflower - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Derek Johnson Tags: Funding Public Health Success Stories Source Type: news