Tuesday, June 08, 2021
2021-2022 Slate of Candidates

 We are excited to announce our 2021-2022 Slate of Candidates!


President-elect - Margaret Danowski 

Secretary - Brianna Andre 

Outreach - Elizabeth Bucciarelli 

Nominating Committee - Margaret Danowski 

                                          Colleen Streeter 

                                          Carla Brooks

Biographical sketches can be found here --
http://www.mdmlg.org/slate-2021-election.html



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Kendra Moyer - MDMLG Scholarship Winner - 2021

Congratulations to Kendra Moyer, our scholarship winner this year.  She is receiving a one-year membership to MDMLG along with her scholarship award. 

Kendra is a Wayne State University Student with a planned graduation date of Fall 2021.

Kendra’s goal as a health and medical librarian would be to assist medical professionals in conveying information to patients in the most simple terms with the most impact.  She also enjoys learning about the trends in medical research, and looks forward to a career in a research environment.


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Monday, May 03, 2021
NCBI Workshop Registration
Registration is now open for the virtual NCBI Midwest Workshops hosted by the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library on June 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2021.

The schedule is:

Monday, June 7 –9am-12noon ET NCBI RESOURCES FOR GENETIC DISEASE DISCOVERYAND CLINICAL SUPPORT This online, interactive workshop is designed for those involved in clinical practice and/or translational research. Register here: http://bit.ly/Midwest_GeneticDiseaseDiscoveryRegistration

Tuesday, June 8 –9am-12noon ET NCBI GENOME RESOURCES FOR ANIMALMODEL ORGANISM RESEARCH This online, interactive workshop focuses on NCBI’s web-based resources for accessing and analyzing genome assembles and annotation data, with an emphasis on non-human organisms. Register here: http://bit.ly/Midwest_AnimalGenomeResourcesRegistration

Monday, June 14 –9am-12noon ET AN UPDATE ON NCBI BLAST AND OTHER SEQUENCE ANALYSIS TOOLS This virtual workshop highlights new displays and features and introduces best practices for use of NCBI BLAST services. Register here: http://bit.ly/Midwest_BLASTUpdateRegistration

Tuesday, June 15 –9am-12noon ET GETTING STARTED WITH NCBI DATA IN PYTHON Learn how to tackle bigger biomolecular datasets more reliably with the power of Python programming. This workshop is designed for biologists without programming experience NOTE: Due to its technical nature the enrollment for this workshop is limited to 50. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form linked below by May 24th. We will let you know about your status by May 26th and ask you to RSVP by May 28th http://bit.ly/Midwest_NCBIDataandPythonApplication

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
MLA webinar: Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation - REGISTRATION OPEN!

Thanks to Betsy Williams (GVSU), MHSLA has received GMR NN/LM funding for the April 27th MLA webinar: Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation. This webinar is worth 1.5 CEs. 

Registration for the webinar is now open to MDMLG and WMHSLA members.

Live event: Wednesday April 27, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., EST.
 

Please complete this registration form to view the webinar or the recording up to 180 days (October 24, 2021). Access information will be emailed a few days prior to the webinar. 

Program description: Assessment of teaching activities is familiar to most librarians, but how to evaluate large-scope libraries’ services, programs, or initiatives may be more abstract and unclear. This webinar will provide a step-by-step process for selecting an evaluation type, focusing the research question, planning an evaluation, data collection methods, and writing an evaluation report. Interactive activities will have you thinking critically through this process, and you’ll walk away with a library evaluation toolkit. 

Presenter: Shanda Hunt, Public Health Library Liaison & Data Curation Specialist at the University of Minnesota (UMN).  

More information can be found on the MLA website

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Turner.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Free Virtual Workshops and Codeathon -- U-M and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

 The University of Michigan is partnering with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to host a series of virtual workshops and a virtual codeathon. Save the date information for the workshops is below, as is a call for project proposals for the codeathon.  Please share this information with anyone at your institution who might be interested.

Questions can be sent to Merle Rosenzweig @ oriley@umich.edu.

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U-M and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) are partnering to host a series of free virtual workshops in June and a virtual codeathon in July.

Workshops:   Detailed information & ways to sign up for any or all of the workshops will be publicized in late April 2021.  All workshops will be from 9am-12pm EST.

June 7 - NCBI Resources for Genetic Disease Discovery and Clinical Support

June 8 - NCBI Genome Resources for Animal Model Organism Research

June 14 - An Update on NCBI BLAST and Other Sequence Analysis Tools

June 15 - Getting Started with NCBI Data in Python

Codeathon:  July 13-15   Detailed information & how to sign up to participate will be publicized mid-May 2021.

We are seeking proposals for codeathon team projects.

If you have an interesting idea, please fill out this Project proposal form.

Submissions are due by April 26 at 3pm ET.



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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
MDMLG Student Scholarship Award – 2021 Application Now Open

 Every year, MDMLG offers the MDMLG Scholarship Award to students who are officially enrolled in the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences or the University of Michigan’s School of Information. The Award includes a cash award of up to $200.00, a one-year membership to MDMLG, a certificate, and an invitation to attend the MDMLG Annual Summer Program.

Applications are available at: https://forms.gle/cWVxYy3XfWyjNiqm9 and can be submitted online. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact MDMLG President, Bethany Figg, at Bethany.Figg@cmich.edu

The deadline to apply for the award is May 3, 2021

Award Criteria:

•Students must be officially enrolled in the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences or the University of Michigan’s School of Information

•Must be in good academic standing

•Must demonstrate enthusiasm for a career in the health sciences discipline of librarianship

•Must submit an application form, including a paragraph describing their career goals and how they relate to health sciences librarianship 

•Applications are accepted electronically only 

If you know of any current Wayne State University SLIS or University of Michigan SI students with an interest in health sciences librarianship, please pass along this information about the award.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Bucciarelli, Outreach Chair



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Thursday, April 01, 2021
MLA webinar: Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript - Registration Open

 

Due to the enthusiastic response to the April 7th MLA webinar: Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript, MHSLA is purchasing extra CEs/seats. MHSLA is opening the registration up to the regional groups.

Registration is restricted to members of MHSLA, MDMLG, or WMHSLA.

There will not be an in-person viewing of this webinar.  Live event: Wednesday April 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., EST

Please complete this registration form to view the webinar or the recording up to 180 days past April 7, 2021. Access information will be emailed a few days prior to the webinar. This webinar is worth 1.5 CEs.

 Join presenters Shalu Gillum, JD, MLS, AHIP, Head of Public Services, Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Terri Gotschall, MLIS, AHIP,  Scholarly Communications Librarian, Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida for this interactive webinar that will give the skills needed to assist users in: determining users’ goals for publication, identifying the best journals for publication, guiding users through the peer review process, and handling manuscript rejection, all while avoiding predatory or deceptive publishers and/or journals.  More information can be found on the MLA website

Contact Jill Turner with questions.


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Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Spring Business Meeting and Program - Registration Open!

 

Please join us for our online Spring business meeting and Program online

TOPIC

"Viruses, Vaccines, and Variants...Oh My! What you need to know about SARS-CoV-2 and Why" presented by Joshua Thomson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interim Director of Research Administration, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and David Fischer, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry 

 DATE/TIME: March 25th 

12:00-12:45 – MDMLG General Business Meeting 

12:45-1:00 pm – Break 

1:00-2:30 pm – Presentation

REGISTRATION (required): open to MDMLG, MHSLA, and MiALA members only

https://udmercy.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaempJwMneyf7SK 

Presenters:

 
Joshua Thomson teaches microbiology and immunology to dental and dental hygiene students and residents, with a specific emphasis on infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Thomson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy and his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His main research focus is directed towards the use of natural compounds and bacteriophage as therapeutics against dental pathogens, as well as defining microbiological characteristics of dental materials. His continued research interests include describing mechanisms of serum resistance in the human bacterial pathogen, Yersinia pesti
 


 

  

David Fischer teaches immunology and nutrition to dental hygiene, undergraduate and graduate dental students. Dr. Fischer has a B.S. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and conducted postdoctoral research at the Ohio State University’s Agricultural Research and Development Center. Current areas of dental research include: the roles of human herpesviruses in periodontal disease, antiviral effects of propolis and essential oils and the interplay between nutritional status and the adaptive immune response. Dr. Fischer has previously conducted research on influenza and rotavirus vaccines.


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
MDMLG on Social Media

 MDMLG is now on Instagram!

 Please find us and follow along at detroitmedicallibrarygroup (no spaces). 

Unfortunately, the username MDMLG was already taken, and detroitmedicallibrarygroup used the maximum number of characters allotted so Metropolitan, Metro, even M. could not be included.  

If anyone has any content, upcoming webinars, photos or anything else they are willing to share, please email them to Michelle Rau at mrau@wayne.edu. If possible, please include a little background information or perhaps a funny story. 

All feedback and suggestions are welcome. 




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Monday, February 15, 2021
Web DuBois Community Symposium on Race -- Registration Link & Program Booklet

 The Science, Technology, and Race Learning Community (a ReBUILDetroit program) at the University of Detroit Mercy & Akoma Center for Pan-Afrikan Research, Self-Determination & Nationbuilding in Ayensudo Elmina, Ghana are hosting the 1st annual WEB DuBois Community Symposium on Race. All are welcome to attend. 

It will be hosted over Zoom on February 23rd, 2021 starting at 9:00am. 

Our keynote speaker for MHSLA 2021 conference, Prasad Venugopal, is making the opening remarks for the symposium. 

If you are interested in attending the symposium, here is the link for the flyer, program information, and registration:  WEB Du Bois Comm Sym on Race Reg Flyer.pdf



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Thursday, January 28, 2021

 

We have another opportunity for CEs:

MDLMG has received GMR funding for the February MLA webinar: Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets Using FAIR Data Principles

Join Peace Ossom-Williamson, AHIP and Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP for an introduction to open data and FAIR principles, along with real-world examples and scenarios.

Date / time:  Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., EST

Please complete this registration form to view this webinar or the recording up to 180 days past Feb 16, 2021.

More information can be found on the MLA website: http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2912/introduction-to-evaluating-public-datasets-using-fair-data-principles

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Upcoming Business Meeting and Program -- Friday, February 12th

 

The Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group invites you to a presentation by Kara Gavin, Reputable Sources in a Pandemic: How to Find Information You Can Feel Good About Sharing

 Kara serves as Manager, Research and Policy Media Relations at the University of Michigan's Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation. Kara Gavin draws on more than 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. She focuses mainly on the findings made by the 640 health services research wonks who belong to the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, who work to understand and improve the safety, quality, equity and affordability of health care. As part of the Michigan Medicine communication team, she has lead responsibility for primary care and mental health topics, and since early 2020 has produced a number of COVID-19-related stories.

The presentation is on Friday, February 12 from 1-2:30pm. To attend, please fill out this registration. tinyurl.com/1gxrrtfe

For questions about the program, contact Jill Turner or Margaret Hoogland.

The MDMLG General Business Meeting will take place on Friday, February 12 from 12 noon to 1pm. (This will take place directly before the programming.) If you would like to attend the MDMLG General Business Meeting, please email Bethany.figg@cmich.edu for the login link and agenda. Note: this is separate from the Programming registration and login information.


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