Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.

Rotary File for January 10, 2017

 
The Jan. 10 speaker was Liz Kiscaden, Director, Greater Midwest Region for National Network of Libraries of Medicine based at Hardin Library.
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
 
Liz Kascaden-- Speaker
Kate Sojka-- Guest of Amanda McFadden
 
Announcements
 
Deb Dunkhase thanked Phil Peterson and Deb Pullin-VanAucken for filling in as moderator for the last few meetings.  Deb D. had a wonderful vacation in Mexico.
 
Our sympathies go out to Phil Jordan for the passing of his wife.  Phil plans to come back to his activities with the club in February.
 
Sign up for the Trivia Nite fundraiser set for the Mellow Mushroom on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 pm.  Entry is $25 per person.  Two slots are available for one team of four.
 
Can sorting is scheduled for January 14.  Peggy Doerge, Mike O'Leary and Susie Poulton are scheduled.  They could use a little more help.
 
Pam Ehly has arranged for 15 copies of environmental-themed books to go to the elementary and junior high school libraries in ICCSD in honor of our speakers this year. 
 
Table to Table has sent the Club a thank you note for the support our group has given toward the over 1 million pounds of food that has been rescued by this program for use in helping those who are food insecure.
 
There were at least 13 people who gave happy bucks.
 
Speaker
 
Liz Kiscaden, Director of the Greater Midwest Regional center for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, was the speaker on January 10.  She talked about the $6.5 million grant application that was won on behalf of Hardin Library to house the Midwestern center.  Previously this center was located in Chicago.  This program is a part of the National Institutes of Medicine and it exists to provide information and training to locate medical information for practitioners, librarians and, most recently, also citizens.  This is one of 8 regional libraries.  The newest biomedical data base created by the NN/LM since the library network was founded in 1965 is PubMed.  It is the largest biomed data base in the world.  the NN/LM libraries are charged with training people to use this, and related, data bases, as well as DocLine, the interlibrary loan network.  The NN/LM libraries also help to staff smaller hospital libraries during staff shortages at these satellite libraries.
 
Check out the Greater Midwest Region's website for more details.