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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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(via Matt Hoy–Associate Director, Mayo Clinic Libraries)

The Thomson Reuters/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award is presented annually by the Medical Library Association (MLA) in recognition of outstanding contributions in the use of technology to deliver health sciences information, in the science of information, or in facilitating the delivery of health sciences information. The recipient receives a certificate at the association’s annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting.

If you would like to nominate an individual or group for this award, please go here for complete details.  Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nominations must be received by Wednesday, November 1, in order to be considered.

If you have questions about this award or the nomination process, please contact Matt Hoy, Jury Chair, at hoy.matt@mayo.edu.

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(via Sarah Miles, NNLM South Central Region)

We are very excited to announce our next SCR CONNECTions webinar, to be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. Guest speaker Annie Norman, Director and State Librarian for the Delaware Division of Libraries, will present “Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries”.  No registration is required for this class. More information about the webinar is below.

Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive. A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges. In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

Dr. Annie Norman is State Librarian of Delaware, and under her leadership the Delaware Division of Libraries received the Delaware Quality Award of Merit and the Delaware Library Association Institutional Award in recognition of performance excellence principles and practices. She currently serves on the boards of the Delaware Quality Partnership and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence, and is also a member of the Working Group for the national COSLA/IMLS Measures That Matter data project.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing. For more information, including instructions for accessing the session, go here.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2018 National Program Committee seeks abstracts for contributed content for the theme, “Adapting | Transforming | Leading.”

The call for submissions provides information on how to submit your abstract. You will rank how you prefer to present your content: paper, poster, or lightning talk.

The National Program Committee also invites proposals for special content sessions. These are 1.5 hour long sessions. An “Open Forum” to organize ideas is available. Members interested in joining the discussion can find more information on the call for submissions.

Please specify whether your structured abstract is a research abstract or a program description abstract, as different criteria will be used to review the two kinds of abstracts. All criteria for both kinds of abstracts are available in the Papers and Posters FAQ. Remember:

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

Abstracts and proposals must be submitted using the online contributed content submission form. Submissions are due October 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Enter your submission early to avoid a last-minute rush and allow time for any needed assistance.

For meeting information and FAQs, see the MLA ’18 website.

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(via Miranda Shake, Health Science Librarians of Illinois President, on behalf of the Midwest MLA / MHSLA Publicity Committee)

Join us for “Pure Information”, the joint conference of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, Oct. 13 – 16, 2017. This conference, being held in Ypsilanti, MI, provides great opportunities to gain CEs, network with colleagues, and enjoy fun-filled evening events Saturday and Sunday!

Here are just a few things to look forward to at this year’s conference.

  • Friday, October 13 – Midwest Board Meeting. A “spontaneous” Happy Hour @ 5pm in the hotel bar for those arriving on Friday.
  • Saturday, October 14 – A fascinating line-up of morning and afternoon CE courses and, finally, an opening reception to finish out the day.
  • Sunday, October 15 – Keynote address, contributed papers, exhibits, and a Special Social Event.
  • Monday, October 16 – Exhibits, posters, and business meetings.

This year’s keynote address features Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter for the ACLU Michigan. Curt has been recognized with numerous awards for his groundbreaking coverage of the toxic contamination of the Flint water supply, a public-health disaster that exposed the city of 100,000 people to lead poisoning for almost two years despite government officials insisting the water was safe. In 2016 he was named Michigan Journalist of the Year by the Michigan Press Association and awarded the Hillman Prize. His work has been recognized nationally on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, the radio program On the Media from WNYC, and the Columbia Journalism Review, and internationally by The Guardian newspaper.

To learn more and register, please see the Conference webpage. Register by Saturday, September 23, for conference early bird rates, and book your hotel by September 21 to secure early bird rates at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.

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