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Archive for 2012

Past President’s Message – How Can We Be Agents of Change?

I attended the BioMedical Informatics course at the Marine Biological Laboratory(MBL), in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, September 16 – 22, 2012 with 16 librarians, 7 physicians, 6 administrators, and 1 vendor.

The most important trend was the integration of the (electronic health record) EHR into the duties of the librarian. Before this class, I did not realize the significance of this change in duties. Another intriguing development is Semantic MEDLINE beta. A Unified Medical Language License (UMLS) license at https://uts.nlm.nih.gov/license.html is required to access Semantic MEDLINE. Clinical Research Informatics introduced projects such as REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) and ResearchMatch. Consumer Informatics and Disaster Informatics were topics of interest that exceeded my expectations. Also Genetics, Genomics, and Why explained the necessity of Genetic Informatics and DNA testing.

The final project inspired me to walk unknown paths into the world of informatics. Improving the EHR computerized provider order entry (CPOE) provided lively discussions between the physicians, librarians, and IT support. We managed to gain an understanding of the language and processes between our different worlds by working together.

I would highly recommend this program to physicians, administrators involved in informatics, and all health science and hospital librarians. The MBL BioMedical Informatics course 2013 enrollment application is located on the website, http://hermes.mbl.edu/education/courses/special_topics/med.html
with course dates offered May 26 – June 1, 2013 or September 15 – 21, 2013. The deadline for the application is January 11, 2013.

Fran Kovach, M.L.I.S.
HSLI Past President (2011-12)

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Open Access Project Survey


Now that HSLI members have had the opportunity to attended the “Open Access” presentation at the 2012 HSLI Fall Meeting we submit the survey again for your input. This survey is an assessment of HSLI and Illinois Hospitals’ readiness to begin a new project together involving Open Access.

Note: Refer both the survey and video to your hospital colleagues for their input.

Fran Kovach

Beth Robb

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Open Access Survey: New HSLI Project Assessment

The survey is an assessment of HSLI and Illinois Hospitals’ readiness to begin a new project together involving Open Access. Before you complete the survey, take the time to view the Open Access Video posted previously on the HSLI blog. Refer both the survey and video to your hospital colleagues for their input.

Fran Kovach and Beth Robb

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Open Access Video


Fran Kovach

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HSLI 2012 Annual Conference: Syed Maghrabi Scholarship Winners

The HSLI Awards Committee is pleased to announce three winners of the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship 2012. The Scholarship was created in honor of dedicated HSLI member Syed Maghrabi, and it supports HSLI members’ participation in the HSLI Annual Conference. Please join in congratulating the winners and welcoming them at the conference.

Clare Bonnema, M.L.I.S., Medical Librarian at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois

Elissa M. Cochran, B.A., M.L.S., Medical Librarian at Presence Covenant in Urbana and Presence United Samaritan in Danville, Illinois. She is also a teaching assistant at the UI-Chicago College of Medicine.

Sarah Isaacs, M.L.I.S., Head Librarian at the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse in Champaign, Illinois

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Do you know someone you think deserves special recognition a difference she/he has made to the HSLI organization? Nominate them for the Star Fish Thrower Award. The winner will receive a trophy and be honored at the awards ceremony held during the HSLI 2012 Annual Conference in November. Any HSLI member is eligible to nominate any other HSLI member for the award.

Nominations will be accepted through October 19.

The guidelines and nomination forms are at http://hsli.org/awards. To submit a nomination, complete the official form, and submit by mail, fax or email attachment to:

Fran Kovach HSLI President
SIUSM Library
801 N. Rutledge
Springfield, IL 62794-9625
Fax: 217.545.0988
Email: fkovach@siumed.edu

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HSLI 2012 Conference – Register Now

The Health Science Librarians of Illinois “Shaping the Future” conference will be held November 1-2, 2012 in the Chicago area.

Registration is open until October 13, 2012 (LATE FEE AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2012)

Join us at our Nancy’s Reception and Vendor Fair on November 1, 2012 6:00-9:00 PM

at the Conference Hotel: Springhill Suites 8101 West Higgins Road, Chicago

Continuing Education courses offered on Friday November 2, 2012 at Resurrection Medical Center include:

  • PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching taught by Holly Ann Burt (laptop recommended)
  • Discover Government Provided Health Resources taught by Jocelyn Tipton (laptop or wifi-enabled device recommended)
  • Open Access and Scholarly Communication taught by Todd Bruns non-credit 1 hour course

For more detailed information and registration click on our website http://hsli.org/conference/

Submitted by

Linda Feinberg, MSLS

HSLI 2012 Planning Committee

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The HSLI 2012 Annual Conference is only 4 months away, and the deadline to apply for the Syed Maghrabi Scholarship is September 16th. To apply, go to the HSLI Web site and click on the link to the scholarship flyer or CLICK HERE.

Any questions? Contacts are below.

Hope to see you in Chicago!

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Apply Now for the MLA Murray Gottlieb Prize

If you are a health sciences librarian who has researched a topic about the history of medicine, we would like to read your work. The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished essay on the history of medicine and allied sciences written by a health sciences librarian. The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $100 after the annual meeting. Applications must be received by Nov. 1. For more information and an application, see: http://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/ or contact Jury Chair, Lee Vucovich lvucovi@uab.edu

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Early Registration Deadline for Midwest MLA September 7th

The early registration deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting is almost here! This is going to be an AMAZING conference, with topics of interest to many audiences beyond health sciences libraries. Don’t wait! Register today!

Please join us in Rochester, Minnesota for the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2012: Growing Opportunities

Conference Web Site: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/

When: October 6-9, 2012

Where: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota.

The conference hotel room rate is $119 per night and includes free wi-fi. Further information about the hotel, including reservations: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/hotel.html Book now to guarantee a room!

Conference Highlights include:
-Keynote: “Participatory Medicine and Patient Advocacy E-Patient” Dave (David deBronkart)
-Keynote : Food as a Part of Healthy Living (Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D., co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks, and Tim Cockram, Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center)
-Technology Forum: Licensing: A Plain English Overview
-CE Classes include:

  • Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities (4cr)
  • Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries & Health (4cr)
  • Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Libraries on the Front Lines(4cr)
  • LINKED: an Intro to the Semantic Web for Medical Librarians and Biomedical Information Professionals(4cr)
    Think Like a Doctor (6cr)

View the program: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/program.html

Register for the conference: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/registration.html

Dates To Remember:

September 7th: Early registration deadline for the conference; prices increase $50 after this date.

September 13th: Deadline to make hotel reservations

October 6th: Conference!

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Rochester, MN

1. Keynote Speaker E-Patient Dave, an internationally-recognized speaker on participatory medicine and personal health data rights. Pose a question to Dave before the conference to help shape his talk:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/speakers.html

2. Keynote Speakers Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D. (co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks), and Tim Cockram (Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic) will do a cooking demonstration and talk about how food supports healthy living and how we can support these information needs.

3. Technology Forum on E-Licensing: get a plain English overview from a panel of three licensing experts from across the region, invaluable for staff from smaller libraries! http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/techforum.html

4. CE courses: Think Like a Doctor, Information Outreach in Minority Communities, Mobile Technologies, and more. CEs start at only $65! http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/ce.html

5. Papers: From community disaster preparedness to disambiguated authors to strategies for distance education, come learn what your colleagues are up to and take ideas back to your organization:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/papers.html

6. Posters: Find out why a cake pan has a call number and where the hidden treasures are: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/posters.html

7. Exhibits: Talk with representatives from more than 18 vendors about how their products can help you stay on the cutting edge: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/exhibitors.html

8. Networking: Take advantage of a smaller conference to make meaningful new connections and renew old ones with health information professionals across the region.

9. Sample Minnesota: Get a taste of Minnesota beer at the exhibitors reception, see historic Rochester by trolley, and tour the Mayo Clinic and St. Marys Hospital Libraries.

10. Reasonable costs: $250 for the conference (includes almost all meals!) and $119/night for the conference hotel. Make your reservations through the conference site to get the discounted rate!:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/hotel.html

See you in Rochester!

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