ILA Health Sciences Subdivision Meeting
April 1, 2011 2:00-3:30
Andrews, Chris Childs, Teresa Coady, Jennifer DeBerg,
Patricia Duffel, Mindwell Egeland, Janice
Eifling, Karen Goodell,
Eileen Hansen, Elaine Hughes, Donna Hirst, Mary Hubbard, Elaine Hughes, Nichole
Jenkins, Joyce Lindstrom, Larry
Marquardt, Erin Moore, Janet Pine, Pam Rees, Jeannette Stonebraker, Juanita Strait, Michelle
Tedrow, Shane Wallace, Paula Whannell.
Officers for 2011
DeBerg —Vice Chair
Hansen—Liaison to the Midwest Chapter
Peterson—Academic library representative
Anderson provided an overview of GMR updates and provided a handout
Welcome and Introductions: Done previously at start of Super Searcher
Fall 2010 minutes review: .Approved
minutes from this meeting with one spelling change
Treasurer’s Report: Balance
for subdivision account is: $8,075.44
- Chris reported that ILA
Awards Committee has approved the subdivision’s award that will pay costs
for a subdivision member who has been accepted into the ILA Leadership
- Eileen reported that the
subdivision’s Executive committee has voted to give a Citation of Merit to
Lenetta Atkins on the anniversary of her 50
years as a health science librarian. The certificate and gift will be
presented at the April 22 celebration at Mercy
in Des Moines.
ILA Fall Conference Meeting
- Dr. Navsaria,
a physician and librarian has been suggested as a keynote speaker on early
literacy by our subdivision.
- Chris Childs will present a
concurrent session on consumer health information for older adults.
- Ruth Holst,
current MLA president, will present a session on health literacy.
- Chris Childs recommended
revival of the subdivision newsletter, The
Beep, as a way to communicate among subdivision members, particularly
those who are new. To begin, he will post brief biosketches
of the current officers. Members should send him ideas.
- Eileen Hansen reported on
contacting Library directors at private colleges with health science
programs across the state with a personal invitation to join the subdivision.
Three new members joined as a result.
- There was further
discussion of ways to welcome new members. Trish Duffel suggested a
welcome kit/new members packet that would provide information about the
listserv, GMR, award applications, and other resources that would be
helpful. The group agreed and officers will work on developing this.
- Publicizing the Conference
Scholarship award and Leadership Institute award would also promote the
value of membership.
mentioned that the review of the bylaws before the fall meeting was an annual
requirement. Jen DeBerg, as vice chair will work with
Larry Marquardt and Trish Duffel on this.
Officers for 2012
Childs described the duties of each position and asked for those interested to
contact him. Election will take place at the Fall meeting. Sarah Andrews
expressed and interest in the Secretary/Treasurer position. Eileen Hansen
expressed a willingness to continue as Midwest
chapter representative. Joyce Lindstrom described her responsibilities at GMR
- Chris Childs reported that
Hardin Library will be closed this summer (May 15 – August 15) for HVAC
replacement. A reference desk will be open, some liaison staff will be
housed in their colleges, and there will be some temporary space in the
Goodell reported that Palmer has several open
library positions. There has been some budget reduction but the emphasis
will be on maintaining services and online collections.
Eifling is enjoying her new library.
Hughes described the major renovations at Broadlawns.
The library is scheduled to be refurbished.
Marquardt announced that Des
will be hosting two NLM displays. Binding
Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine
will be exhibited May 9 through June 18. Later in the fall, Life and Limb:
The Toll of the American Civil War will be on display. Both exhibits will
be accompanied by Civil War artifacts. Larry also announced that the new
president of DMU is Dr. Angela Walker Franklin.
Lindstrom added that DMU will host the April 2, 2011 0 MLA Webcast.
Duffel described the recent refurbishment, move to EOS library system, and
department move to River Landing which will require library services.
Whannel reported that budget issues are
requiring creative planning at Iowa Health systems, Des Moines. The nursing department
requested Nursing consult and will provide funding while Paula provides
training and serves as system administrator. Isabel, a clinical decision
support system, will be acquired with funding from physicians and Nancy
O’Brien will administer.
- Pam Rees informed
the group that the State Library will be getting a Facebook
page. The library re-organization bill has passed the Iowa Senate so far.
The current EBSCO contract
expired at the end of June and a new contract is under review from various
vendors. She encouraged everyone to join the Midwest
chapter of MLA.
Coady described the new reporting structure that has the VA library report
to the Chief Learning Officer. She and Janet Pine have moved the library
to its fourth location in four years and will move to a permanent location
later this year. They have
initiated an e-book project with 25 Nooks pre-loaded with leadership,
learning organization, and patient centered care titles that will be
checked out to book club members.
- Erin Moore
is the new medical librarian at Genesis. She is busy learning and will
work on collection development, enhancing nursing and spiritual care
resources. She will also look for instructional opportunities.
- Juanita Strait is completing a “virtual moving” project
and has been updating links on the Mercy (Iowa City) intranet.
Stonebraker invited the group to attend a special celebration at mercy Medical Center,
to honor Lenetta Atkins on her 50 years of
service as a health sciences librarian.
DeBerg described her liaison responsibilities to
the nursing, allied health, and pediatrics students from University of
Iowa and introduced two new staff members, Shane Wallace (emerging
technologies) and Amy Blevins.
Egland announced that the new Patients Library
will open April 18 and will provide distraction/recreation resources as
well as health information and education materials. There is interest in
electronic health records and Mindy served on a regional medical advisory
committee with Ruth Holst.