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(via Christi Piper, University of Colorado Denver)

The Program Committee invites paper and lightning talk proposal submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2018 Midcontinental (MCMLA) Virtual Chapter Meeting. This year’s theme is “Partners in Progress. . . Exploring the Possibilities”. The meeting will take place online on October 4th and 5th. The Virtual 2018 MCMLA Annual Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and all are welcome to submit paper and lightning talk abstracts for consideration.

Instructions:

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15. Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 1, 2018. Please contact Christi Piper with questions, at christi.piper@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2170.

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(via Kimberly Powell, Emory University)

The Research Awards Committee of the MLA Research Section is seeking judges for papers and posters for MLA ’18 in Atlanta. You may participate as a poster judge if you are presenting a paper or as a paper judge if you are presenting a poster. If you are willing to help, please simply fill out this online form by April 23.

  • Judge Duties: All
    • Attend the meeting of the Research Awards Committee on Sunday, May 20, from 7:00-8:55am, to receive judging instructions. If this is not possible, other arrangements can be made.
    • Complete the evaluation forms and submit the results online by June 10.
  • Poster Judges
    • Visit assigned posters during the appropriate poster sessions to talk with the presenters.
  • Paper Judges
    • Attend assigned paper sessions to hear presentations and be able to ask questions of presenters.

If you have any questions, please contact, Kimberly R. Powell, chair, Research Awards Committee.

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(via Laura Simon, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Registration is now open for “Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews: A Hands-on Course” at Becker Medical Library. Join experts in a small group setting for step-by-step instruction on designing and executing a systematic review search strategy from start to finish.

  • Where: Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
  • When: April 5-6, 8:00 am -4:30 pm
  • Registration fee: $400
  • MLA CE Credits: 14

The registration fee includes tuition, printed binder, all materials, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks on both days.

To learn more about the course or for registration information please visit our course page: http://beckerguides.wustl.edu/SRClassRegistration. The course is limited to 12 participants, so register soon if you would like to attend!

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(via Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago)

The Collection Development Section of the Medical Library Association is seeking nominations for the Daniel T. Richards Prize of $250.00 for writing related to health sciences collection development. The Richards Prize will be presented to an individual who created a work in any format related to collecting in the health sciences. This work must be widely accessible to the library community and written or produced within the last two years.

The Daniel T. Richards Prize is presented annually to an individual who has authored a work, in any format (print, audiovisual, electronic, etc.), related to collection development in the health sciences. The work must be widely available to the library community and written or produced within the previous 24 months. If a work is nominated in its first year of eligibility but is not awarded the prize, it may be nominated again in its second year of eligibility. In the event there is more than one author, an award certificate will be given to each author, and the cash award of $250.00 will be divided among the authors.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 19. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations need to include complete names of authors, addresses, institutional affiliations, and the complete citation along with a final version of the work. E-mail  nominations to Rebecca Raszewski, Awards Committee Chair at raszewr1 AT uic.edu. Notification to the winner and the winner’s institution, and announcements in Developments and MLA News will be made prior to the annual MLA meeting in Atlanta.

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(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association)

Are you a library professional interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project? The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) was designed for you! We are accepting applications from October 6 to December 8, 2017, for our 2018 cohort of RTI Fellows. Please follow links to the application instructions and the online application form.

RTI 2018 offers an intensive residential experience led by expert faculty that includes  curriculum tailored to participants’ interests and skills, small-group sessions, and individual consultations with faculty. The program is designed to transform library professionals with novice or intermediate research skill levels into researchers able to conduct independently or lead a quality research project. RTI training covers all the stages of designing, implementing, and communicating a successful health information research project. Participants will be able to develop effective research questions, select a research design, identify the components of a research project, collect and manage high quality data, publish and present the results of a research project, and much more.

How will the RTI help participants in their careers? They will acquire a new, marketable set of skills; gain confidence in discussing research and scholarship with teaching faculty and researchers at their institutions; and implement research ideas that transform their libraries and raise their professional profiles. At the same time, participants will develop the capability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, while joining a network of researchers who can help them in making their next step.

The heart of the Institute is a week-long residential immersive workshop held in Chicago, from July 9 to 13, 2018. Pre-Institute learning activities, individual mentoring, a year of post-Institute support, and membership in an ongoing research community of practice supplement the residential component. Institute training is designed for library professionals with novice or intermediate research skills and experience, or who have a strong interest in research but do not possess the skills and
confidence to conduct research on their own. MLA membership is not required.

Admission is competitive. Only 20 applicants will be selected. See the above links for eligibility requirements and selection criteria. We will be accepting applications from October 6 to December 8, 2017. Applicants accepted to the Institute will be notified in March, 2018. For detailed information about the project, including fees, benefits, and housing information, see the RTI website.

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(via Theresa Kline, Cleveland Clinic)

We invite you to attend the 2018 Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Conference on October 5-8, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio! This is the Midwest Chapter of Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Conference, which is a regional chapter of the Medical Library Association. Feel free to visit the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association website for additional details by clicking here.

Fun facts about the conference and Cleveland are below.

  • Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, who is the Director of the National Library of Medicine, shares the latest on precision medicine and National Library of Medicine initiatives.
  • Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, who is a Midwest Chapter Medical Librarian, talks with us about effective ways to manage work and life.
  • Meet our own Midwest RockStar Librarian – Cathy Murch!
  • Take a Continuing Education course on a topic of interest to you about medical information.
  • Just a few blocks from The Westin, our conference venue, is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Still debating? Perhaps our promotional video will persuade you.

Are you interested in exhibiting? Registration opens for exhibitors in January 2018 and we encourage you to contact Jessica DeCaro (jessica.decaro@case.edu) or Michelle Kraft (kraftm@ccf.org) to have your questions answered or to learn more about the opportunities.

Registration for attendees opens on April 14, 2018, and click here to see the Conference room rates and options at The Westin today! We encourage you to consider reserve lodging sooner rather than later, because the Cleveland Indians or Cleveland Browns could be in town and playing the same weekend as the conference. The last day to reserve a conference hotel room is September 21, 2018!

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If you are planning to attend the Health Science Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference in Bloomington this week, remember that two sessions will take place the afternoon of Thursday, October 26. More information is below.

From 1:00 to 2:45 PM, first watch a recording of the National Library of Medicine’s webinar “Infographics: Communicating Information Visually” (the recording will last one hour), and then participate in a live discussion. The presenter in the recording is Rose Turner, Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System. In the webinar, learn to make your raw data more appealing and consumable with infographics. You will discover what infographics are and how they can make data easier to understand and share. Finally, Ms. Turner will wrap up by demonstrating an online resource (Piktochart), so you’ll be ready to create your own infographics. (A photo of Ms. Turner is below.)

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Sarah Isaacs from the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse will facilitate a discussion of infographics after the webinar viewing. This course does not carry CE credit from the Medical Library Association.

From 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Merinda Kaye Hensley, Associate Professor and Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the presentation “Designing Instructional Materials”.  With the approval of the ACRL Framework, everyone is talking about learning theory. This session will be practical and hands-on, breaking down the instructional design process in order to apply our understanding for how people learn, and also how to prove it (or not!).

 

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Hensley is part of the team in the Scholarly Commons, a digital scholarship center that serves the emerging research and technology needs of scholars in data services, digital humanities, digitization, and scholarly communication. She teaches, coordinates and provides leadership for the Savvy Researcher, an open workshop series addressing advanced research and information management needs of graduate students and faculty. Hensley has taught for the School of Information Sciences at Illinois, LIS 590AE: Information Literacy and Instruction and Practice. She is active in ACRL, currently serving as Vice Chair of the Instruction Section. Hensley presents nationally and internationally on her research, incorporating scholarly communication into information literacy instruction and improving teaching skills of new librarians.

This course will not offer MLA CE credit, but participants can add it as an “External Training” to their transcript for the new Medlib-Ed portal if they choose.  Therefore, it will still be part of their record and will count toward AHIP.

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Call for Applications: MLA Scholarship for MLIS Students

(via Deborah Lauseng, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

MLIS students: Please consider applying for the MLA Scholarship!

A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be granted to a student entering an ALA-accredited library school or with at least one-half of the requirements of the program to finish when the scholarship is awarded in March. The award will be given to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship. The scholarship is announced at the annual meeting of the association, where the recipient will also receive a one-year student membership in the Medical Library Association and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1

Please see the MLA website for details on how to apply.

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Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Nominations Due Nov. 1

(via Melissa Anne Ratajeski, University of Pittsburgh)

The Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award, sponsored by J.A. Majors, was established by the MLA Board of Directors in 1995. This award recognizes excellence, innovation, and contribution to the profession of health sciences librarianship. These attributes must be shown through special projects beyond the normal operational programming of the chapter.

The chair of the recipient chapter will be notified in March before the annual meeting at which the presentation will be made. The recipient chapter receives a certificate at the annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. The cash award is earmarked for enhancing the programming of the recipient chapter’s annual or regular membership meeting.  The recipient chapter’s representative assumes all costs of attending the meeting and the ceremony at which the presentation is made. If there are no appropriate projects, the association may elect not to present the award in a given year.

For criteria, application, and a listing of past recipients, go here. The due date for applications is Wednesday, November 1.

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(via Ray Naegele, Medical Library Association)

Your abstract for a contributed paper, poster, lightning talk, or special-content session that supports the theme “Adapting Transforming Leading” is due by 6:00 PM CST on Tuesday, October 10.  To submit your abstract, review the instructions and the paper and poster FAQs, then begin the online submission process. Also, the MLA ’18 Schedule at a Glance is now available.

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