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Please attend the September 16, 2011 meeting of the Colorado Council of Medical Librarians

Posted by lynnemariefox on August 30, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lory Student Center @ Colorado State University

Room: Lory 213-215

451 Isotope Drive

Ft. Collins, CO 80521


8:15 – 8:20 AM  Welcome – Chris Sugnet, CSU Libraries’ Assistant Dean of Scholarly Communications

8:20 – 9:00 AM  Education Program – Carson Block, IT Consultant and Nancy Hunter, Metadata Librarian CSU Carson Block has led, managed and supported library technology efforts for more than 15 years. He currently runs an IT consulting business for libraries. Nancy Hunter has been a librarian for 20 years, and metadata librarian at CSU Libraries since 2001. As the IT Director for the Poudre River Public Library District, Carson co-chaired a committee with Nancy Hunter that wrote “The State of eBooks and eReaders Report” ( which was a joint project between CSU and Poudre River PLD. Carson and Nancy will be speaking about the report, the collaboration between an academic and public library, and some recommendations that came out of the report.

9:00 – 9:30 AM  Networking and Refreshments

9:30 – 10:30AM  Main Program – Michael F. Antolin, PhD, Director of the Shortgrass Steppe Research and Interpretation Center, and Principle Investigator for the Colorado State University Plague Project

“Diagnosing emerging diseases: modern scourge and historical context”

Prof. Michael Antolin joined the faculty at Colorado State University 19 years ago, after graduate degrees from the University of Alberta (Canada) and Florida State University.  His work has been the effects of small isolated populations in the ecology of evolution or organisms like parasitic wasps, prairie dogs, and now deer.  In the last 12 years he has focused more on infectious diseases, especially plague (yes, the Black Death one) in prairie dogs, pine blister rust on high-elevation pines in western North America, and chronic wasting disease in mule deer in Colorado. He is also active in broadly promoting science education, mostly through the creation-evolution “debate” and the relationship between the medical sciences and evolutionary biology.  The outdoor life in Colorado ties all of this together.

10:30 – 10:45 AM  Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM   Business Meeting

Parking at CSU

•       There is no free parking on the CSU campus.

•       Recommended lots are:

o       420 and 425 (see map) located to the west of Morgan Library and just south of Lory Student Center. A day permit can be used in either lot and both lots provide some metered parking.

o       310 (see map) located just north of the Lory Student Center. A day permit can be used in this lot and metered parking is also available.

o       Campus map @

•       A day permit (there is no half-day/lesser period permit) is $6 and day permits that are valid for lots 310, 420, and 425 can only be purchased in person from the Parking Services Office (see map; office opens at 7:30 a.m.; website at; Ph. 970. 491-7041). *You will see other day permit dispensers indicated on the map; however these dispensers dispense day permits that are not valid in lots 310, 420, and 425.

•       Metered parking is $1/hour; hourly permit dispensers for metered parking are located in lots 310, 420, and 425. Hourly permit dispensers for metered parking are indicated on the map, in these lots, as a brown P. These dispensers accept credit/debit cards and change; they do not accept paper bills.

Campus Information Services 970-491-6444

The Lory Student Center is located near the north end of campus – if you see the orange pay-by-space parking and/or the lagoon, you are close!

Questions – please contact Dana Abbey @

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Nancy Pearl at Highlands Ranch Library

Posted by lynnemariefox on August 30, 2011

Douglas County Libraries will host Nancy Pearl – book talker extraordinaire and super librarian on Monday, October 10th. Refreshments will be at 6:30 followed by her talk and book signing at 7pm. Books and action figures will be available for sale courtesy of the Tattered Cover Book Store. Registration for this event is required and can be done online at:  or by calling 303-791-7323.

The event will be held upstairs at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., 80129.
Lisa Casper

Lisa Casper | Program Liaison – Highlands Ranch Library, Email:

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Are You Future Ready? FREE RMSLA Event, Sept 12, 5:30pm, DU Ruffato Hall

Posted by lynnemariefox on August 30, 2011

WHAT: Annual Rocky Mountain Special Library Association (RMSLA) Membership Meeting.

WHEN: September 12, 2011 starting at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Denver’s Ruffatto Hall (

WHY: We’ll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the RMSLA chapter with SLA President Cindy Romaine. We’ve been told by members that our annual membership meeting is one of their favorite events of the year! Won’t you consider joining us this year?

REGISTRATION: This event is free to members and non-members, but we’d like you to register so we can plan our catering and virtual attendance technology accordingly. Please register here:

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE:  If you can’t attend in-person, consider joining us via our virtual attendance option. We’ll provide technology to help you login to the event online. (Specific details will be sent closed to the event date.) At the bottom of the registration form, there is a box where you can tell us that you want to attend virtually. Please don’t forget to check that box!

FOOD/AGENDA: Come with an appetite. The evening will unfold with a delicious Italian buffet combined with networking with colleagues. Next we’ll hear chapter news from RMSLA President Julie Cavender, followed with a presentation by Cindy Romaine. We’ll also be serving cake to celebrate our 60th anniversary. More details about the agenda can be found at the registration page:

PARKING: While our event is free to you, parking on the DU campus is not, so please plan accordingly. Visitor parking on campus is $1.50/hour and there is a visitor parking lot on the corner Evans Ave and Race Street.  Map and Parking Information:


Kris Johnson, RMSLA Membership Chair

Colorado State Library

Colorado Department of Education

201 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80203-1799

(p) 303-866-6922 – (e-mail)<>

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Mini Med School 2011 – Weekly lectures Sept 7 thru Oct 26

Posted by lynnemariefox on August 30, 2011

You and your family and friends are cordially invited to attend
CU Mini Med School
Originating from the Anschutz Medical Campus!
(with great satellite locations across Colorado,
including UC Boulder and UCCS)

Weekly lectures – Wednesday nights at 7pm
September 7 – October 26 (skipping Sept 28)

One of the most innovative public education programs in the world, Mini Med offers an
introduction to the science that forms the basis of modern medicine. Th¬e program, which originated here at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is now copied in more than
100 cities worldwide. ¬The eight-week course involves no tests, fees or credit hours.
But those who attend regularly receive an unofficial “diploma.”

For more information or to register online go to

Seating is limited—don’t miss out

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New Publication by Shandra Protzko and Roz Dudden

Posted by lynnemariefox on August 26, 2011

Congratulations to Shandra Protzko and Roz Dudden on the publication of their article “The Systematic Review Team: Contributions of the Health Sciences Librarian.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2011 Jul-Sep; 30(3):301-315. PMID:  21800987

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Free Webinar: Is Self-Employment for You? Building a Business, with Pat Wagner Thu, Sep 1, 2011 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT

Posted by lynnemariefox on August 23, 2011

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Paid work is available for librarians and others who specialize in the information economy. But, is moving from being a paid employee (with benefits) to someone who has to identify customers and convince them to pay you enough money to cover health insurance, food, lodging, gas, and cat food the best move for you? Even if you are planning to have only one employee–you–you are planning to start and run a business.

(This webinar is for those of you curious about what it might take to run your own business and those who are helping others with job-hunting and business development. It is about the main issues experienced businesspeople talk about with each other, but not necessarily what is emphasized in institutional programs about business; these too often are conducted by well-meaning people who have never owned a business or met a payroll. It is also a good program for college students and job-hunters.)

Being smart, competent, experienced, credentialed, and effective are not enough. Self-employment is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a financial decision. Are you a perfectionist, or can you set limits on how much you do? Does negotiating about money make you uncomfortable, or can you ask for what you want? Does your family think being self-employed means glamor and big bucks, or are they supportive of long hours, missed vacations, and time on the road? Do you hope for a job where people will pay you and leave you alone, or do you actually like human beings?

We will review the basics, including identifying necessary skill sets, managing finances, setting deadlines, finding and keeping customers, and avoiding common mistakes. We will also talk about the common myths and how to weight the positive and negatives aspects of entrepreneurship.

Pat Wagner has been self-employed since 1976 as a consultant, trainer, writer, and researcher. Except for bankruptcy, IRS audits, law suits, and jail time, she has experienced most of the mistakes small business owners make. In addition to her work for libraries, she has consulted for a variety of businesses, from self-employed artisans to Fortune 500 companies.

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Bandy/Dudden book review

Posted by skatsh on August 23, 2011

A glowing review (in JAMA, no less) of the book by the famous Margaret Bandy and Roz Dudden, including chapters by our very own Lisa Traditi and Jerry Carlson

JAMA book review

Congratulations once again!

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Penrose-St. Francis librarian job posting

Posted by richardmaxwell on August 2, 2011

The 20 hour per week position at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs is now posted at (Jobs & Careers…Find a job…scroll down and keyword search “librarian”)

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