Milwaukee 2012

Program

With changes coming fast and furious in the health science library world, it can be overwhelming. Take time to meet with fellow librarians from across the state to energize your spirit and learn new ways to adapt and move forward. All WHSLA members are invited to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting to be held at the Radisson Milwaukee West September 20- 21, 2012.

Conference Details: Conference Program and Conference Hotel Information

Important Dates:

  • Hotel Reservations must be made by September 1, 2012 to receive guaranteed room rate.  Contact the Radisson at (800) 967-9033 or (414) 257-3400.  
  • Conference Registration Cancellation- No refunds after September 10, 2012.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

Key Note Address: “ Organizational Storytelling for Librarians”   
10:05 am September 20, 2012                         

Kate Marek, Phd,  Professor,  Dominican University, Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Successfully communicating the value of the library in a bottom-line-based world can be challenging.  But before you try to convince through data, consider opportunities to open minds and hearts through personal stories.  Kate Marek, author of Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Effective Leadership, will offer some insights on using personal stories of your own and from your organization to communicate effectively as a leader and to better advocate on behalf of your services.

The World Café : Conversations to Discover our Future 
2:15 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lead by Carrie Papa Schold

The World Café presents an opportunity for discussion on key topics shaping our future. 

This is accomplished by gathering groups around tables to discuss a question posed to the group.  Each table has a different question.  After 10 minutes the group will move to a different table.  A host at each table gathers the thoughts, ideas, and recommendations from the table discussion.  Once the groups have visited each of the tables, the host from each table will report to the entire group for more discussion. 

The recommendations and ideas to even actionable ideas for the future of Health Sciences Libraries have the potential to emerge from the rich discussion.

Social Event – The Harley Davidson Museum   
5:00-8:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012

Appetizers at 5:00 pm, followed by a short presentation from OVID and a delicious buffet dinner. After dinner, enjoy complementary admission to the Harley Davidson Museum. In addition to the permanent Museum exhibits, an outdoor summer bike show, Harley also has motorcycles on stationary rollers outside for guests to take through the gears.  Museum staff calls it “a crash course without the crash” for first-time riders. What are you waiting for? WHSLA members were born to be wild!

FREE parking at Harley-Davidson Museum. Carpooling from the Radisson can be arranged for anyone interested or directions are available.  Link to directions

Continuing Education CE’s
Friday, September 21, 2012

8:15 am—12:15 pm CE:  Third-Party PubMed Tools (4 MLA CEs)
Instructor:  Holly Ann Burt, MLIS, AHIP. Greater Midwest Region

The freely available PubMed API (application programming interface) makes it possible for programmers from outside of the National Library of Medicine (NLM ) to develop alternatives to PubMed.gov for searching NLM’s vast database of biomedical journal literature citations. Some of these search programs include materials from databases beyond PubMed. This four-hour workshop will introduce several popular and free third-party PubMed tools, comparing and contrasting them with the PubMed.gov interface. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice, participants will become familiar with the strengths and limitations of search tools such as PubGet, Quertle, eTBlast, LigerCat, and others. This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers.  Attendees should bring their own laptop computer, free WIFI will be available.   Download form to register

8:15 am—12:15 pm CE Translational Research: Hastening Research Results, Reducing Research Fraud, Protecting Patients and the New Importance of Research Data  (4 MLA CEs applied for)
Instructors:  Allan Barclay and Dorothea Salo

Translational research is a relatively new approach to the clinical sciences which tries to break down disciplinary barriers and bring research "from the bench to the bedside". The emphasis on research data and bibliometrics provides new opportunities for librarians to work more closely with researchers and clinicians alike. Making sure the data and publications are openly available to clinicians at the point of care and to the public at large is a natural progression of the library profession. We will provide an overview of the history, rationale, funding, policies and data management life cycle integral to this rapidly evolving approach to research and health care.                                   

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Schedule at a Glance

Thursday September 20th

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM     Registration

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM       WHSLA Board Meeting- Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM    Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:05 AM – 11:30 AM     Keynote Address: Organizational Storytelling for Librarians

                Speaker: Kate Marek, Professor at Dominican University GSLIS

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM      Lunch – Sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM      WHSLA Business Meeting

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM          Presentation: The 200th anniversary of NEJM

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM          GMR Update Speaker: Holly Ann Burt, GMR

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM          World Cafe Session 1

Conversations to Discover Our Future – Carrie Papa-Schold, Leader

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM           Refreshment Break-- Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Professional and Access Medicine.com

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM           World Cafe Session 2

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM           Social – Harley Davidson Museum – Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health - | Ovid

5:15 PM                OVID Presentation

Friday September 21st

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM          Sunrise Seminar Sponsored by Elsevier – ClinicalKey

8:15 AM – 12:15 PM        CE: Third-Party PubMed Tools
Instructor: Holly Burt, Greater Midwest Region

8:15 AM – 12:15 PM        CE: Translational Research: Hastening Research Results, Reducing Research Fraud, Protecting Patients and the New Importance of Research Data  

Instructors: Allan Barclay and Dorothea Salo

QUESTIONS? Email Barbara Ruggeri bruggeri@mcw.edu  or call 414-266-2419