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(via Miles Dietz-Castel, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The 2019 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI)<https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1333&source=5> applications are open through December 1, 2018. The institute is a weeklong residential workshop held in Chicago, July 15-19, 2019, with follow-up activities and support, mentoring, and membership in an ongoing research community. Check out the application instructions<https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1334&source=5> and the online application form<https://www.mlanet.org/e/sx/tk/eid=67&source=5>. Read more in the MLA News article<https://www.mlanet.org/blog/apply-for-the-research-training-institute?source=5>. For questions regarding the institute, application process, or scholarships, please contact Project Director Susan Lessick<mailto:slessick@uci.edu?subject=MLA%20RTI>, AHIP, FMLA.

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(via Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)

*Nominations are due today, November 1, at 11:59 PM CDT

   – Do you know a colleague who is a mid-career academic health sciences librarian who is making significant contributions in the area of academic health sciences librarianship?

   – Are you making a significant impact at your institution in the area of academic health sciences librarianship?

*Nominate that person or yourself for the Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year!*

Established in 1986, the Estelle Brodman Award recognizes an academic medical librarian at mid-career level who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence. Recipients will receive a certificate at the MLA 19′ Elevate, and a cash award of $500 following the meeting.

*What are the criteria for this award? *

   – The nominee must be a member of MLA.

   – The nominee must be in “mid-career” at the time of the award, defined as someone working at least 5 years and not more than 15 years in an academic health sciences library; the nominee may not be a library director.

   – The nominee must have worked in an academic health sciences library for each of the last five years immediately preceding the nomination, and must be an academic health sciences librarian at the time of the award.

   – The nomination may be made for outstanding national or international contributions to academic health sciences librarianship as demonstrated by excellence in performance (leadership), publications, research, service, or

     a combination of these four elements.

   – The nominee must show potential for leadership and continuing excellence at mid-career in the area of academic health sciences librarianship.

*Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged!*

*Past recipients include:*

   – 2018: Holly K. Grossetta Nardini

   – 2017: Diana Delgado, AHIP

   – 2016: Blair Anton, AHIP

   – 2015: Melissa Rethlefsen

   – 2014: Julia Esparza

*Why Nominate? *

In the past three decades, The Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year had recognized dozens of librarians for their impactful and innovative work in academic health sciences librarianship. Help us continue the tradition of awarding the excellence of our MLA members, and submit a nomination today!

*How do I nominate? *

Nominating a candidate for the Estelle Brodman Award is as easy as 1-2-3!

   1. Go to the following link on the MLA website (https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=240), and click on online application form under the section entitled,  “Ready to Submit a Nomination?”

   2. Fill out the form with the nominees’ information as well as a reason for the nomination.

   3. Attach the nominee’s CV or Resume (required), and add up to three letters of support if available (optional).

The deadline for nominations is today, November 1 (11:59 CDT). Please direct any questions to Charlotte Beyer, Brodman Award Jury Chair, atcharlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu.

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Call for Bloggers: Medical Library Association 2019 Conference

(via Jeanne Sadlik, Loyola University Chicago)

If you are thinking about attending MLA in Chicago next May, please consider being a  blogger.

The Local Area Committee Blog/Social Media Subcommittee is looking for local bloggers for the MLA ’19 conference! Bloggers will create posts about the Chicago, the hotel, tours, events and other activities Chicago offers.

Contact Elizabeth Huggins, Local Area Committee Blog/Social Media Subcommittee Chair, at elizabeth.huggins.2012@gmail.com<mailto:elizabeth.huggins.2012@gmail.com>, by Monday, November 5.

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(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

Save yourself some money and take advantage of early-bird conference pricing for the virtual meeting of the Medical Library Association’s Midcontinental Chapter. We extended the discount until Saturday, September 15th (end of day). Click here to register.<http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396>

We hope you can join us for some or all of the online conference that begins on October 3rd at noon Central Time with a free one-hour MLA CE class taught by Molly Knapp and Jessi Van Der Volgen of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO).
Click here to read about the class<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1843/teaching-topics-classroom-assessment-on-the-fly>.

October 4th will include:
Nine 5-minute lightning talks. Click here for the descriptions.<http://www.mcmla.org/2018vm-presentations>
An MLA update by Beverly Murphy of Duke University and President of MLA
An update about the coming changes to PubMed by Kathi Canese from the National Library of Medicine
And the first of our 2 Keynote speakers, Sally Gore.  Here’s the abstract for Sally’s talk:

Sally’s presentation will use infographics and data visualization tools to tell – and show – how the she has built a network of professional colleagues and collaborators across the University’s campus. These relationships, with people in both the clinical and basic science areas, have created a number of successful outreach programs, grant-funded projects, and raised awareness of the Library’s resources and expertise. Additionally, they have enhanced the career of the speaker in numerous ways. With pictures, and a bit of humor, the audience will hopefully come away with some ideas and inspiration to start, or continue, building their own bridges to opportunities and partnerships.

October 5th will include:
The annual Business Meeting
Three 20-minute paper presentations. Click here for the descriptions<http://www.mcmla.org/2018vm-presentations>.
An RML update by John Bramble, Associate Director of the MidContinental Region of NNLM and the current President of MCMLA.
Our second Keynote speaker, Dr. Katalin Gothard. Here’s the abstract for Dr. Gothard’s talk:

Dr. Gothard will talk about her research and how she communicates the importance of animals in research and what’s important for animal researchers to keep in mind as they proactively communicate their work with a variety of audiences. Dr. Gothard is a Professor in the departments of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, College of Medicine in Tucson. The broad goal of her research is to understand the neural basis of emotion and social behavior. She works with rhesus monkeys because their social organization resembles the organization of human societies. They also share with humans the use of facial expressions and various forms of social touch to communicate their emotions and intentions.

Questions or comments? Please email me at Rebecca.Brown@utah.edu<mailto:Rebecca.Brown@utah.edu>

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(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

The 2018 MCMLA Virtual Conference Planning Committee invites you to register for the annual conference on October 4th and 5th of this year.

CE is included in your registration and will be offered on October 3rd. Stay tuned for more information.

Early registration concludes at the end of the day on Saturday, September 15.
Click here to view all the registration options<http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396>

Click here<http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396/Registration> or follow this link to the registration page: http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396/Registration

We’re excited to host 2 keynote speakers this year, along with 9 lightning talks, 3 paper presentations, an NNLM update and an update from the National Library of Medicine on the coming change to PubMed. Click here to get a taste of the new PubMed coming in 2019<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/>.

Day one will feature Keynote Sally Gore. You can read about Sally’s work by clicking here<https://works.bepress.com/sally_gore/>. More information about Sally’s talk coming soon.

Day one lightning talks:
*        A Bibliographic Analysis of Librarian Assistance on Systematic Reviews at CU Anschutz Medical Campus
*        Introducing the g-Index to Citation Reports
*        Partners in Progressing Dental Education Using the ACRL Framework
*        Increasing Librarians’ Accessibility for Distance Students
*        Taking the Final Out of Finals Week: Evaluating the Impact of an Ongoing Finals Week Promotion at a Health Sciences Library
*        Raising a Hospital’s Academic Profile with an Institutional Repository
*        Promoting your Institution and its Research Through an Institutional Repository
*        MCMLA Explores the Possibility of Publishing Conference Proceedings
*        Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM’s Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Day two will feature keynote speaker Dr. Katalin Gothard. Dr. Gothard is a Professor in the departments of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, College of Medicine in Tucson [https://neurology.arizona.edu/katalin-gothard-md-phd]. The broad goal of her research is to understand the neural basis of emotion and social behavior. She works with rhesus monkeys because their social organization resembles the organization of human societies. In 2002 she established the Gothard Lab [http://www.gothardlab.org] at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Gothard will talk about her research and how she communicates the importance of animals in research and what’s important for animal researchers to keep in mind as they proactively communicate their work with a variety of audiences.

Day two paper presentations:

*        Building a National Network Training Program for Research Data Management
*        Graphic Medicine: Comics as a Self-Care Tool for Undergraduate Students
*        Information Needs of Community Health Center Staff
Click here for the full 2-day schedule<http://www.mcmla.org/2018vm-schedule>
Remember: Early registration ends on September 8th
Click here to view all the registration options<http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396>

Click here<http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396/Registration> or follow this link to the registration page: http://www.mcmla.org/event-2977396/Registration

Questions? Contact Rebecca Brown<mailto:rebecca.brown@utah.edu> or Gwen Wilson<mailto:gwen.wilson@washburn.edu>

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(via Pamela Herring, University of Central Florida)

Dear all,

How do medical librarians make a difference? What are the standards for our profession…and where can we do better? Who has shown us the data that will help shape our future?

The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. Nominations are judged according to contribution to the profession, impact, arrangement of information, and expression of content.

Please consider nominating a 2018 publication that represents high-impact medical librarian scholarship and that has asked (and answered) worthwhile questions about our profession and the communities we serve.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Submitters are asked to provide a citation and any other pertinent information regarding the availability, content, and impact of the work. A complete description of requirements and an online nomination form can be found at: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=244.

Below are the last three publications honored by the Eliot Prize. Please take this opportunity to voice your professional values by nominating this year’s recipient!

•       2018: “A competency framework for librarians involved in systematic reviews<http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/article/view/189>”
•       2017: none awarded
2016: “Examining the Impact of the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy on the Citation Rates of Journal Articles<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4598137>”
•       2015: “Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24872341>”

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca McCall, Jury Chair, at mccall@unc.edu.

Thank you very much,

Ida & George Eliot Prize Jury

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(via Theresa Kline, Cleveland Clinic)

The “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” Midwest Chapter MLA Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, provides a great opportunity to explore Cleveland. If you arrive on Friday or Saturday, consider purchasing tickets for Lolly the Trolley, while registering for the conference!

Did someone say, “Magic Carpet Ride?!” Not really, but close!  Join your friends and colleagues for a one hour, fully narrated city sightseeing tour on Cleveland’s iconic Lolly the Trolley.  Let Lolly show you how “Cleveland Rocks!”  The tours are on Saturday, October 6th.  There is a 10am-11am morning tour, repeated by a 2pm-3pm afternoon tour.  Take a ½ day CE class and still have time to see Cleveland.  No walking required once you have boarded the trolley.  Sights include:

·         The Flats & Cuyahoga River area

·         Downtown & Public Square

·         North Coast Harbor

·         The Warehouse District

·         Ohio City & the West Side Market

·         Gateway Sports Complex with the “Q” & Progressive Field

·         By special request, the World’s Largest Outdoor Chandelier at Playhouse Square

You will be picked up and returned to The Westin on the E. 6th Street side.  See the Conference registration form for ticket purchase!

Perhaps you prefer to walk instead of taking a ride around the city? Join us for “Walk This Way” morning walks!  Kick off your day right… Walk This Way… See historic landmarks and other popular sites around Cleveland.  A different route each morning.  Meet in The Westin lobby at 6am.  Walking begins promptly at 6:05am, walking just under 2 miles for 45-50min at approximately 2.4mi/hr.  Not an overly fast pace, but not a sightseeing stroll either.

  • Sat Oct 6:  E. 9th St. to Prospect
  • Sun Oct 7:  E. 9th St. to Huron
  • Mon Oct 8:  North Coast Harbor

Feel free to walk only as much of the route as you like!

Maps available as PDFs and as print copies at the conference Hospitality Table.

For more information on the conference or to register go to http://midwestmla.org/conference2018/

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(via Erin Watson, University of Saskatchewan)

Handbook of Clinical Librarianship

The MLA Books Panel seeks an author/editor for a book on clinical librarianship.  The information included should provide starting points and basic resources for librarians interested in pursuing a clinical librarian position or starting a clinical librarian service at their institution.

Note that at this time, we are not seeking authors of individual chapters, but rather authors or editors for the entire book.
Topics could include

*         What does a clinical librarian do?

*         How to prepare; knowledge required; learning on the job

*         Rounding, morning reports and case conferences – how to prepare, finding one’s place on the team, acting as a patient advocate; tips; answering questions at the point of care

*         Demonstrating value to health care providers, the institution and the library

*         Finding information for patients; providing information prescriptions

*         Participating in journal clubs

*         Promoting clinical librarian services

*         Expert searching including clinical guideline development

*         Benefits and challenges (including emotional ones) of being a clinical librarian

*         Ethical and legal aspects of working in a clinical environment (e.g., compliance with privacy legislation, need for vaccinations, etc.)

If you are interested in serving as the author or editor of the entire book, please complete the Step One form available at https://www.mlanet.org/page/publications/bookproposals.html#submit and send it to Martha Lara at lara@mail.mlahq.org<mailto:lara@mail.mlahq.org>

For more information on the MLA publishing process, please visit http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=156

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me off-list at e.watson@usask.ca<mailto:e.watson@usask.ca>

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Call for Proposals: MLA NY/NJ Chapter Meeting 2018 (Deadline 8/31)

(via Gregg Stevens, Stony Brook University)

Working on a project that you’d like to share with colleagues?

The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association is seeking proposals for lightning talks at its upcoming annual meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 24 at the SUNY College of Optometry <https://www.suny.edu/campuses/optometry/> in midtown Manhattan. This year’s theme is *Eyes on Us*. More meeting details will be forthcoming. The lightning talks will each last five minutes.

Proposals for lightning talks should use a structured abstract format using the MLA Research Section format: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=517. Each presentation proposal should include two documents. The first abstract document should include information on presenters–names, institutional affiliations, and email addresses. The second abstract document should be blinded, with no author or institutional information.

Proposals will be evaluated on originality, innovation, organization, and clarity.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, August 31. Authors will be notified of acceptance no later than Friday, September 21.  If accepted, the deadline for submitting final, revised abstracts will be due by Wednesday, October 3.

Proposals should be submitted to eyesonus18@gmail.com.

If you have questions, please contact Gregg Stevens at gregg.stevens@stonybrook.edu.

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(via Michelle Kraft, Cleveland Clinic)

I am picking brains for the names of people in the Chicago area who you (librarians) think would be good to participate on a panel to share their person experiences on how they discover and consume the information they need to do their jobs. We are interested in nurses, allied health, medical students, nursing students, etc. We want people who are engaging and consumers of information.

Please read the information below and respond directly to me, at kraftm@CCF.ORG, with suggestions of names of people we can approach. Stay tuned, because MLA will soon be sending out a call for librarians to participate in this workshop.

The Medical Library Association is hosting a two-day thought leadership workshop in late September in Chicago (Sept. 27-28) for twenty nationally prominent medical librarians and twenty medical publishers. The workshop’s theme is “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders.” The program will feature keynote addresses, a panel, and small-group discussions.  For the panel, the program planners are seeking four to five Chicago area health care professionals or students each of whom would be willing to share his or her personal experience in a 15-minute presentation covering how they discover and consume the information they need to do their jobs — what search engines, websites and apps they routinely go to, the devices they use (laptop, tablet, phone) when and where, the extent to which they consult printed journals and books, and how they utilize the resources of their library.

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