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Updated September meeting details

Posted by memorizingmo on August 27, 2010

Please join us for the September meeting of the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians, to be held at the Parker Library and hosted by Jeanie Straub.

Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Location: Parker Library

10851 South Crossroads Drive
Parker, CO 80134

http://tinyurl.com/2a426p9

Agenda

8:15 – 9:00 AM      Education Program

Dr. Joe Gal, PhD; “Out of Thin Air: the Triumph and Tragedy of a Vital but

Damnable Invention

9:00 – 9:30 AM      Networking and refreshments

9:30 – 10:30 AM     Main Program

Jill S. Groark; “The Role of Research at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)”

10:30 – 10:45 AM   Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM   Business Meeting

Joseph Gal is a Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Jill S. Groark is the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Market Research Manager, responsible for managing primary and secondary research projects that support the associations’ strategy needs.  She has over 10 years of experience within the market research industry, conducting both qualitative and quantitative research for a diverse range of clients including Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications and packaged goods industries.  She was a Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Jill will be discussing the role of research at MGMA, a non-profit member based association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices.  She will present examples of recent research initiatives including what the data revealed and how the information helps further the association’s mission to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent.

* We have scheduled the next several meetings on Fridays to see if that enables more people to

attend.

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MCMLA

Posted by skatsh on August 24, 2010

The 2010 MCMLA annual meeting in Wichita is just around the corner, Oct 6-9.  Visit the meeting website for information on CE classes, program, exhibitors, hotel, and local attractions.  Featured speakers include Lorri Zipperer, the well-known “cybrarian,” who has been a leader in librarianship and patient safety, and David Rothman, a hospital librarian and engaging speaker whose blog is subtitled “health information/geekery,” which gives you some idea of his style.

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Treasurer’s Report

Posted by Lynda Lillwitz on August 23, 2010

As of August 12, 2010, CCML’s balance is: $12,155.37. Total income since April 1, 2010 is: $610.96. Total expenses since April 1, 2010 is: $825.50. Please see: http://www.ccmlnet.org/Treasurer/index.html for a full report.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynda Lillwitz

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SLA fundraiser

Posted by memorizingmo on August 20, 2010

Do you want to have some fun while raising money for the RMSLA Rebecca Jackson Memorial Scholarship? Then hurry up and purchase your tickets to the 3rd Annual RMSLA Day at the Ballpark! Your $28 ticket buys you a ticket to the game as well as a $10 contribution to the scholarship fund. You, your friends and family can enjoy a great baseball game while helping a deserving student pay for their master’s degree in library science.

  • Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Sunday, September 12th
  • 1:10pm
  • $28/ticket

Order form is available here: http://units.sla.org/chapter/crmt/chapter/crmt/docs/Ballpark2010.pdf

If you are unable to attend the game, but want to donate to the scholarship fund, please send me a check made out to RMSLA with “Scholarship Fund” in the memo field (address details are in the PDF registration form).

Julie Cavender

RMSLA President-Elect

JCavender@jonesknowledge.com

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Colorado Interlibrary Loan Conference

Posted by memorizingmo on August 20, 2010

Be sure to save the date for the 42nd annual Colorado Interlibrary Loan conference.  It will take place on April 28-29, 2011 at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus in the scenic and popular city of Fort Collins, CO.  The conference theme this year is “Libraries, they are a changing: ILL in the Digital Age”.  While we are still in the process of developing programs, this year’s conference is sure to offer plenty of interesting and relevant programs, and a chance to network with colleagues from various regions of the country and beyond.

A SWIFT preconference will be held on April 27th at the same location.  We will continue to send out email updates from time to time as we plan the conference.  For conference information, you can also visit us at:

http://www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/coloillconf/index.html

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September 2010 meeting

Posted by memorizingmo on August 19, 2010

Please join us for the September meeting of the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians, to be held at the Parker Library and hosted by Jeanie Straub.

Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Location: Parker Library

10851 South Crossroads Drive
Parker, CO 80134

http://tinyurl.com/2a426p9

8:15 – 9:00 AM: Education program (Dr. Joe Gal, Ph.D. ; “Out of Thin Air: the Triumph and Tragedy of a Vital but Damnable Invention”)

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Networking and refreshments

9:30 – 10:30 AM: Main program (Radhika Nath, Ph.D., from the Medical Group Management Association

10:30 – 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM: Business meeting

Joseph Gal is a professor of medicine, pathology, and pharmacology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology.

M. Radhika Nath is the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) senior research scientist with responsibility for managing research projects in the MGMA Innovation and Research Department as well as MGMA’s Center for Research.  She came to MGMA from the Department of Primary Care and General Practice at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.  At the University of Birmingham, she was a research fellow investigating diagnostic errors in family practice.  Radhika has a doctorate in public policy with a specialization in decision sciences from the Rockefeller College, University at Albany, State University of New York.  In the past she has served as a co-op research fellow at IBM’s Watson Research Center.

At MGMA she works on topics of health policy with practical applications.  She is currently working on such diverse issues as patient safety, health information technology, physician compensation, patient-centered medical home, and reducing waste in health care.

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