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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.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA, Webinars | No Comments »

(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.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Do you have a presentation at the 2020 Medial Library Association Conference, which will take place online this August? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region is creating a blog to highlight and promote presentations within our region, which includes Illinois. Please send your presentation title, date and time, and any other details, to gmr-lib@uiowa.edu, and we will add you to the list.

More information on the Greater Midwest Region and the services it offers to member libraries is available here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Greater Midwest Region NN/LM, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via JJ Pionke, HSLI Secretary)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) invites you to participate in a survey to express your opinions and feedback on your experience as a reader of JMLA articles. We invite all readers, regardless of membership in the Medical Library Association, to complete this survey.

The survey is brief and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You can access the survey here, please respond by close of business Monday, July 20. No personally identifying data will be collected. We will report the aggregate survey results in a future JMLAeditorial and provide access to the raw, anonymized survey data through a public repository.

We welcome your views and opinions and thank you in advance for taking a few thoughtful minutes to complete this survey. If you have questions, please contact Katherine Akers, JMLA Editor, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Envision our future and celebrate our past at the MLA ’20 vConference, August 10-14, 2020. While the theme, “2020 Vision: The Future in Focus,” encourages us to look forward, we cannot look forward without learning from our history. The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC) spent a good deal of time reviewing past MLA evaluations and planning for changes to test at the MLA ’20 meeting. Little did the 2020 NPC know how many changes they would implement for MLA ’20 due to the COVID pandemic. Happily, the NPC believes the decisions they previously made have helped with the transition to a fully online meeting.

The 2020 NPC has planned an exciting, educational, and interesting schedule of events. A live kick-off event will take place on Monday, July 27, that will include tips to prepare for the vConference in August and recognition of award recipients. The week of Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 14, will be the live portion of the MLA ’20 vConference, when plenaries, immersion sessions, meet-ups, and most social events will take place. After the welcome and through early August, attendees will be able to view papers, posters, lightning talks, and exhibits at their leisure.

Please join us virtually on July 27, 2020, and the week of August 10, 2020, to participate in education, sharing, and friendship, including a commercial exhibition with over 100 exhibitors. Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you.

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

Join us at the Virtual Meeting this fall to share your research and innovative practices.

The Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting planning committee invites paper, lightning talk, and poster submissions on all aspects of health sciences librarianship for the Virtual Meeting on October 15-16, 2020. The conference theme for this year is Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero.

Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31, 2020. Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Registration will be $25 for all attendees. Midwest Chapter/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship.

More information about registration, scholarships, and the conference website is forthcoming. Thank you for your patience as we pivot to this new format. We look forward to seeing you this fall.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Julia Esparza, Medical Library Association President)

Late on May 7, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown announced the decision to limit gatherings to twenty-five people or fewer through September 2020. Unfortunately, this means that the MLA face-to-face annual meeting will not take place.

The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC)-led by Janna C. Lawrence, AHIP, and cochaired by Melissa De Santis, AHIP, with the MLA headquarters staff-is already hard at work developing a robust and exciting virtual meeting. The leadership and individuals on the NPC are innovative, and I know that they will make this an outstanding experience. Note that the proposed “virtual conference” (vConference) will include more content than any previous online offering for MLA annual meetings. The NPC and MLA staff are providing you with some preliminary details now, and much more will be coming in the future.

We know that you will have additional questions. The NPC and MLA team are working on the details of the vConference experience, and we will provide you with further details as those become available. Please watch MLAConnect communications and the MLA 2020 website for updates.

For urgent information needs, please direct your questions to Kate Corcoran, at corcoran@mail.mlahq.org.

I thank the NPC and especially the Local Assistance Committee for continuing their service well beyond the normal time and pass on that MLA regrets that we will not see the amazing in-person meeting they had planned.

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

The Medical Library Association is launching a series of free, live, online conversations, Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID. These weekly conversations for MLA members and the wider health information professional community are designed to help share ideas and to address professional and personal pain points related to the current crisis.

Look for a wide range of sessions, even musical ones (what better for lifting spirits)!

We are experimenting with a new format designed to foster sharing on an ongoing basis, without overloading your e-mail inbox:

  • Thirty-minute online gatherings, using Webex, no registration, free to attend, recorded
  • Online discussion using a new MLA Slack channel, during and after the gathering; the idea is for you to ask questions, provide support, and share experiences by creating new threads and replying to existing ones

MLA member Rachel Keiko Stark, AHIP, leads the first interactive gathering, How to Be with Others When You Are Alone. Rachel will share tips and engage with participants on how to connect with friends, colleagues, family, and strangers when you are socially isolated.

Day: Tuesday, March 31

Time: 11:00 AM CDT

Audience: Introverts who are reluctant to reach out and extroverts who are eager to reach out but don’t know how!

Immediate action item 1: Click Join the Slack workspace for the Medical Library Association and use your browser or download the Slack application on your phone.

Immediate action item 2: Join the Slack conversation on Covid19-coping-and-caring or select the conversation directly on the Slack browser window or phone application.

On Tuesday, March 31, at the scheduled time: Join the WebEx gathering:

  • Password: MLACOVID
  • No registration. No cost.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Next topics:

  • Lori Harris on “Librarians Combating COVID and Boosting Morale: Providing N95 Masks”
    • When: Tuesday, April 7, Time: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time (an hour later than the March 31 session)
  • Other themes under consideration: “Mental Health & COVID”, “Music: Merriment and Motivator”

Spread the word! Share ideas for topics and presenters! Volunteer to present!

One last thought: as we experiment with new formats and ideas (and have no idea how many of you will join), we welcome your feedback and will adjust offerings accordingly.

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