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(via Nancy Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Increase the visibility of your organization’s contributions to health information research and evidence-based practice! The Medical Library Association is seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, November 13.

The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by Friday, November 13.  Self-nominations are encouraged. You will find the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.

MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award Jury

Amy Studer, Chair, University of California Davis

Brian Conn, Veterans Affairs

Nancy M Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences

Traci Jean Mays, Florida Gulf Coast University

Chelsea Misquith, Indiana University School of Medicine

John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate

 

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

The 2020 Midwest Chapter / MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association) Virtual Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Be a Health Literacy Superhero”. General information is available here.

Registration is only $25 and is now open for individuals, and CE is included in the cost of the Conference. The deadline to register is Monday, October 12, at 12:00 PM CDT.

We have a great program with Dr. Jennifer Gunter Keynote Speaker and Lisa Traditi as the MLA President speaking. Our panelists for our Early Career Panel and Addressing Disparities Health Literacy Panel will surely provide interesting and informative discussions. More information on speakers and panelists is available here.

Don’t forget to look at the list of exhibitors who will be attending the Conference and contact your rep for more information about them.

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(via Nancy Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

The Medical Library Association is now seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award.

The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by Sunday, November 1.  You will find the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here. We look forward to receiving your application.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Do you have expertise and skills to share with MLA members and the wider health information professional community? The MLA Education Committees are now accepting proposals for engaging and practical webinars and instructor-led courses for 2021 and beyond.

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, November 1. Webinars are 90 minutes and provide 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) credits.

Instructor-led courses are a new format for MLA. The blended format of this course type allows flexibility in the number and length of sessions and amount of MLA CE, but all courses should include the following components.

  • at least two live sessions, with multiple opportunities for participant engagement
  • tasks for participants before and after each session
  • discussions in Slack
  • instructor feedback on at least one task

Please submit a proposal here. (If one does not have an MLA account, one will need to create one.) Select the “MLA Webinar Proposal” or “Instructor-Led Course Proposal” track. There is no fee for submitting a proposal.

Visit here to view MLA’s current webinar and instructor-led offerings. Please do not hesitate to contact Debra Cavanaugh, at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, or Barry Grant, at grant@mail.mlahq.org, with any questions relating to MLA Continuing Education sessions.

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(via Melanie Sorsby, Covenant Medical Center and School of Nursing)

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 MLA Rising Star program. For more information, follow the link below to the MLA Award site.

The MLA Rising Star program gives members the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics needed to become a leader in MLA. The yearly leadership development program matches each Rising Star, with a mentor, in a curriculum that includes monthly classes, training to develop self-awareness of skills as a leader, opportunities to gain an intimate view of MLA, from Board meetings to MLA history. Rising Stars will spend the year working on a group project related to current MLA initiatives.

Nominations are due to MLA by Sunday, November 1, 2020, for the above award. This award is presented annually by MLA. Click here for further details, criteria, and the application form.

HSLI Secretary JJ Pionke is one of the 2020-2021 Rising Stars.

Please e-mail Melanie Sorsby, Jury Chair, at melanie.sorsby@stjoe.org, with any questions.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites submissions for immersion sessions, papers, posters, and lightning talks. There will be two abstract submission rounds for MLA ’21.

  • Round 1: contributed papers and immersion sessions (September 15-October 21)
  • Round 2: posters and lightning talks (December 11-January 22)

The submission site for contributed papers and immersion sessions for MLA ’21 is now open.

Contributed papers are fifteen-minute presentations that fall into two broad categories:

  • program description abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
  • research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Immersion sessions are seventy-five-minute “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include several invited papers, a panel presentation, group discussion, audience engagement, or other appropriate activities.

Authors will be asked to categorize their submissions into one of the seven MLA Areas of Practice: Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership. The 2021 National Program Committee will then use these categories to organize and schedule meeting content. Individual members, caucuses, and domain hubs are encouraged to submit.

Acceptance notices for papers and immersion sessions will be sent in early December. Abstracts that are not accepted in round 1 can be resubmitted for poster and lightning talks in round 2. Acceptance notices for posters and lightning talks will be sent in late February.

The two rounds for abstract submissions allow reviewers to provide feedback to authors and gives those whose submissions were not accepted in the first round the opportunity to review feedback and resubmit their proposals as posters or lightning talks. 

Round 1 submissions are due Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 6:00 PM CDT. Please enter your submission early to avoid a last-minute rush and allow time for any assistance.

Find additional information on proposal requirements here.

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(via Adam Roloff, Southern Illinois University Medical Library)

The Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medical Library in Springfield, IL, is partnering with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region to host the MLA webinar “Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn”. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. While the SIU Medical Library will not be showing the webinar on-site, the Library is making 25 access codes available to anyone who is interested in viewing the webinar without having to pay the registration fee.

There is no deadline to apply, but the access codes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for one, please contact Adam Roloff, Reference & Education Services Librarian, at aroloff47@siumed.edu. In the event that someone receives a code and then is unable to watch the live webinar, the code will still allow access to the webinar recording when it becomes available.

More information on the webinar’s content and presenter is available here. Please direct any questions to Adam Roloff. Thank you.

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HSLI Members Presenting at MLA 2020 vConference

A number of current HSLI members are presenting at the Medical Library Association’s 2020 vConference. This event is taking the place of an in-person annual meeting. For sessions with more than one presenter, the names of just the HSLI members are listed.

To view descriptions of the individual sessions, and to see a full list of vConference events, please go here.

Friday, July 24

10:30 AM

“All Working Together: Incorporating Library Staff in Instructional/Marketing Services” (poster)

  • Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • KatieRose McEneely, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

“Focusing on Nursing Point-of-Care Tools: Developing Criteria for an Evaluation Rubric” (poster)

  • Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
  • Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago

“Preserving and Honoring the Legacy of World War II Medical Efforts” (poster)

  • Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Project META: Aligning Medical and Engineering Vocabularies for Topic Mapping and Content Extraction” (poster)

  • Margaret (Peg) Burnette, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Users in Focus: Challenges and Strategies for Data Collection in Website Surveys” (poster)

  • Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
  • Deborah Lauseng, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria

Monday, August 10

3:15-4:30 PM

“Envision Yourself in the Electronic Health Record: What You Need to Know to Embed Library Services” (panel discussion)

  • Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System

“Envisioning Diverse and Inclusive Library Programming and Outreach” (panel discussion)

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday, August 12

1:30-2:30 PM

“An Analysis of the Training Needs of the Profession Regarding Accessibility and Disability” (paper)

  • JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:15-4:30 PM

“Safe Zone Training for LGBTQIA+ Awareness & Inclusivity” (panel discussion)

  • Jacqueline Leskovec, NNLM – Greater Midwest Region
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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

The deadline to submit proposals for papers, lightning talks, and posters for the Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Virtual Meeting has been extended to Friday, August 14. Please consider submitting a proposal to communicate your important work in any aspect of health sciences librarianship at our engaging (and affordably priced) virtual conference. We encourage you to submit papers and posters presented previously at the MLA 2020 Annual Meeting.

Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Virtual Meeting details

  • Dates: Wednesday, October 16 – Friday, October 28
  • Theme: Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero
  • Registration cost: $25 for all attendees. Midwest/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship. Details are forthcoming.
  • Submissions: Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is now Friday, August 14. Note: Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please visit here.

For more information, visit the virtual conference website.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

This is a reminder that proposals for papers, posters, and lightning talks at the Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting are due soon. More information is below.

  • Dates: October 14-16, 2020 (online)
  • Theme: Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero
  • Registration cost: $25 for all attendees. Midwest/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Submissions: Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31. Note: abstracts should be 250 or fewer words long. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Continue watching the Midcontinental Chapter and Midwest Chapter websites for additional details.

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