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    Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    Fall CE Class: Taking PubMed to the Next Level

    Please join the MDMLG Professional Development committee for our fall CE opportunity. 

    Taking PubMed to the Next Level    (4 CE’s)

    Speakers: Stephanie Swanberg and Keith Engwall

    When:  November 17, 2016
    Time:    9:00am-1:00pm
    Location: Wayne State University, David Adamany Undergraduate Library LAB C, Third Floor (Room 3150) - 5150 Anthony Wayne Dr, Detroit, MI 48202   Parking info 

    Cost: FREE!!!!

    This class targets experienced librarians who search PubMed on a regular basis and will cover advanced search techniques and PubMed features, including customized filters, MyNCBI, alerts, the MeSH Database versus NLM MeSH Browser, and field tags. Alternative interfaces to searching PubMed, including GoPubMed, as well as complementary databases, such as PubMed Health, will be demonstrated. This course is meant to get at the heart of PubMed and give participants the opportunity to share and discuss unique issues and encounters with our most valued resource. The workshop features lectures, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and discussion.

    Educational Objectives:
    1) Build upon basic PubMed searching skills
    2) Refine and expand searches using advanced PubMed features, such as Mesh terms, field tags, etc
    3) Customize the PubMed search interface to reflect your specific needs
    4) Manage search results and citations using MyNCBI and other citation managers
    5) Explore related PubMed search interfaces, such as PubMed Health and GoPubMed
    6) Share past experiences and unique issues in using PubMed with professional colleagues

    Hope to see you there!

    Jill Turner
    MDMLG Professional Development Committee

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    Friday, August 19, 2016
    MHSLA Conference Program Now Available!

    Registration for the 2016 MHSLA (Michigan Health Science Librarians Association) Annual Conference is open!  The conference will be held on October 12-14, 2016 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan.

    Want to know more? The full conference program is now available on the MHSLA Conference Site! It includes detailed descriptions of the classes and speakers, as well as the schedule of events and vendors who will be attending. Read more here: http://mhsla.org/home/2016/program.htm

    Other helpful links:
    Registration for Conference: http://mhsla.org/home/2016/registration.htm
    Hotel Registration (MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATE FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION): http://mhsla.org/home/2016/hotel.htm

    Join us for this year’s panel discussion, Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes: Turn and Face the Strain, where a panel of two library directors and an assistant director discuss the radical changes that have occurred in their libraries. Elizabeth Lorbeer, Library Director of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine will talk about her experience in getting WMU's new medical school up and running. Toni Janik, Library Coordinator Windsor Regional Hospital, has dealt with two hospital library mergers. She will discuss her experiences with consolidating the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital and Windsor Regional Hospital as well as her initial merger of the Hotel Dieu of St. Joseph's and Salvation Army Grace Hospital libraries. Jean Song, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the Taubman Health Sciences Library will discuss the University of Michigan's experiences with going book-less a year out from the project.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    2016 MHSLA Annual Conference Publicity Committee

    Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS, AHIP

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 9:46 AM   0 comments
    Friday, August 12, 2016
    Save the Date--MDMLG General Business Meeting
    Please join us for the MDMLG General Business Meeting and Lunch on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  The meeting will include a lunch and learn presented by Dave Stout from Digital Commons and a program presented by Sue Perry, Self-Publishing Facilitator, Windsor Public Library.
    Program:  Library as Publisher.
    Sue Perry runs the main library’s self-publishing Espresso Book Machine which delivers professionally-bound paperback books into the hands of local authors.  Library patrons have published children’s books, textbooks, memoirs, fiction novels, how-to manuals and genealogy books.  Windsor was the first public library in Canada to install such a machine in 2012.  Learn how the Windsor Public Library has adopted a unique role: library as publisher.
    Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2016.
    Location:  University of Detroit Mercy, Library -Room 324,
    4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit 48221
    Agenda: 1 1:30-12:00 noon – Registration
    12:00 noon – 12:45 – Lunch and presentation by Dave Stout / Digital Commons
    12:45-1:00 – Break
    1:00-1:45 – Business Meeting
    1:45-2:00 – Break
    2:00-3:30 – Program
    Lunch:  Dave Stout will be discussing Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers.  Lunch will be provided by Digital Commons and catered by Jimmy Johns.  It includes a box lunch with your choice of Italian, turkey, or vegetarian sub sandwich.
    RSVP:  Please complete this registration form or contact Jennifer Bowen at 313-494-6904 or bowenji@udmercy.edu by Monday September 12th to reserve your spot.  Indicate your lunch choice (Italian, turkey or vegetarian sub).  If you decide not to join us for lunch, please RSVP so we can add your name to the list of attendees.
    Map:  Map to the University of Detroit Mercy
    The University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus is located at 4001 West McNichols Road in northwest Detroit, on the southeast corner of McNichols and Livernois Avenue, with an entrance on each road.  Free visitor parking is available in lot B off the Livernois entrance or lot F off the McNichols entrance.
    Hope to see you there!

    MDMLG Program Committee
    Jennifer Bowen
    Ken Nelson

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    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    MLA CE Webinar: Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians - September 7, 2016
    The MDMLG and Wayne State University have jointly been selected to be sponsored for the September 7th, 2016 webinar: Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians!

                    Where: Wayne State University Undergraduate Library Bernath Auditorium
                    Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
                    MLA Credits: 1.5 Continuing Education Contact hours
                    Cost: FREE!

    To register: send an email to Bethany.Figg@cmich.edu indicating you would like to register for (1) the in-person session on September 7th at WSU, OR (2) the On-Demand session which will be at your convenience beginning approximately 2 weeks after the live session.

    By registering for the On-Demand at this time you will be able to earn the MLA CE Credits for viewing the webinar.  CE Credits are also available for those that attend in person on September 7th plus you have the opportunity to network with your colleagues face to face.

    More information about the webinar: 
    Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians

    Does the term “p value” make you anxious when you read research articles? How high is your confidence level in interpreting research data? As librarians interact with more research through efforts with evidence-based practice and systematic reviews, they have a growing need for understanding statistics. This confidence-building course will help you be more comfortable with statistical concept for reading research findings and interpreting data.

    Goals and objectives:

    After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

    1. Examine sample research papers and their data analysis findings. Highlight statistical terms that will be discussed.
    2. Define the statistical concepts.
    3. Use interactive exercises to verify understanding. For example, to examine different research studies and decide which test measure was used.
    4. Reexamine the research papers and data to further reinforce the concept.

    Jin Wu is an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Medical Library. In this role, she tracks, investigates, and uses data proactively to address emerging trends that improve library services and promote library resources. Wu has extensive experience using various tools to gather and apply user information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions. She has taught MLA continuing education courses on statistics and data analysis a few times in the past years. The classes were well attended and scored very well on evaluations. Wu is active in professional organizations and has given multiple presentations at national and local conferences. She is also a master’s of business administration candidate at USC Marshall School of Business.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS, AHIP
    MDMLG Professional Development Committee

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:16 PM   0 comments
    Monday, July 11, 2016
    MHSLA Conference Registration

    We would like to remind you that registration for the 2016 MHSLA (Michigan Health Science Librarians Association) Annual Conference is open!  The conference will be held on October 12-14, 2016 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan.

    Here are some helpful links:
    Registration for Conference: http://mhsla.org/home/2016/registration.htm
    Hotel Registration (MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATE FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION): http://mhsla.org/home/2016/hotel.htm

    Featured guest speaker will be Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, research evaluation analyst for the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In addition to her professional work, Gore also writes the popular blog A Librarian by Any Other Name, which discusses libraries, information and knowledge management, health sciences, and translational science.

    There are also some great Continuing Education courses to choose from.

    On Wednesday morning, Jessi Van Der Volgen will be teaching a 4 hour MLA CE Course Lean Process Improvement Demystified.  This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. Content will include the five stages of innovation – ideation, stakeholder & market analysis, solution development, verification and validation. In addition, Lean processes including the various components of an A3 Lean template and tools that can be used while applying Lean principles will be explained. These tools include swim lanes, 5 Whys, 5S, Gemba, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke, Root Cause Analysis and Value Stream Mapping. The four hour course will focus on lean process improvement, and not include innovation. Participants will learn through group discussions, personal plan development, case studies, and other methods.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    2016 MHSLA Annual Conference Publicity Committee

    Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS, AHIP

    Graduate Medical Education Administrator | CMU College of Medicine
    1000 Houghton Street, Saginaw MI 48602
    (: 989-583-7406 | 6: 989-583-6907

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 8:53 AM   0 comments
    Sunday, July 10, 2016
    Library Science Student Portal
    Library Science students, check out our newly updated Student Portal which gathers together useful information about MDMLG and medical librarianship.  The Student Experience Opportunities document is also linked here which identifies volunteer, observation and practicum locations throughout Michigan. 

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 10:56 AM   0 comments
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    2015-2016 Annual Reports
    The 2015-2016 Annual Reports can be found at http://www.mdmlg.org/annual-reports/annual-reports-2015-2016.htm.

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 1:09 PM   0 comments
    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    MHSLA 2016 Annual Conference -- October 12-14, 2016 -- Registration is now open!

    Registration is now open! 

    The 2016 Annual Educational Conference will be held in Novi at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel on October 12-14, 2016.

    Conference Essentials

    Dates:  October 12-14, 2016
    Location:  Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan
    Theme:  “Think Outside The Book”
    Hosted By:  Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG) and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA)

    Conference Personnel

    If you have any questions about the conference, or would like to volunteer to help, please contact a member of the Conference Planning Committee.

    Conference Web Site


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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 10:22 AM   0 comments