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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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Call for Papers: MLA Meyerhoff Prize (Deadline Nov. 1)

(via Lisa McGuire, University of Minnesota)

The Erich Meyerhoff (formerly Murray Gottlieb) Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences. The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500, funded by the History of the Health Sciences Section, after the annual meeting.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 1, and at least one author must be a member of the Medical Library Association. Please go here for submission details. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa McGuire, Jury Chair, at lmcguire@umn.edu.

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(via Bobbi Newman,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting members for a public-libraries-only offering of the class Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services. This provides 12 CE credit, which is the amount needed for the Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from the Medical Library Association. The certificate is good for three years. In addition to completing the coursework, participants will be asked to provide feedback on the platform, course content, and the cohort experience. The NNLM will cover the application cost for the CHIS certificate for all participants who complete the coursework and the surveys. We will use your feedback on the class to ensure our courses meet the unique needs of public libraries.

The course will last from October 30 through November 5 and will take the form of an online asynchronous class. To registers, please e-mail Bobbi Newman, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, at bobbi-newman@uiowa.edu. Please note there is a waiting list for this class, so please take a careful look at your schedule during the class dates. Plan to spend 3-5 hours a week on course. Only submit your name if you are committed to completing the course work and evaluations.

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(via Susan Steelman, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library)

The 2018 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters and lightning talks for the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, to be held May 18-23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. To apply, fill out the Reviewer Interest form by Friday, September 22. The link to the interest form is here. Reviewing opens October 16, 2017 and ends October 22, 2017. It is anticipated that each reviewer will need to devote 5 – 8 hours to reading and scoring abstracts. Reviews will occur on an online system, which is accessible 24/7 during the review time-frame.

The role of a MLA abstract reviewer is separate from the abstract submission process. The online reviewing system will not match reviewers with their own abstracts, and will include a method for reviewers to recuse themselves from reviewing specific abstracts for any reason. Performing the role of MLA abstract reviewer earns one 1 AHIP point. Online training on how to conduct reviews will be available in early October. The training will be recorded and available throughout the entire review period. By filling out this interest form, you will receive an invitation to this training.

Please share this message with colleagues. All MLA members are welcome to participate in reviewing of abstracts. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, contact the Contributed Content Working Group at 2018ccwg@gmail.com.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2018 National Program Committee invites you to submit a paper, poster, lightning talk, or special content session for MLA ’18 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18-23, 2018. Themes for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions at MLA ’18 will be based on member submissions. Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, October 10, at the MLA ’18 submission site.

Papers, Posters, and Lightning Talks

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

New this year: When completing your submissions, please include results and conclusions (if complete). These will be included in the peer-review process.

Authors will rank their preferred presentation formats: paper (approximately a fifteen-minute presentation), poster (one hour of staffing poster), or lightning talk (approximately a five-minute presentation).

Abstracts will be blinded and reviewed. If your submission is not accepted in the first round of reviews, it will be considered during the second round of reviews if you select a second format preference. Note: If you do not indicate a second format preference and your submission is not accepted in the first round, it will not be considered for a second round of reviews.

Special Content Sessions

Members are invited to design and apply for a ninety-minute special content session. Special content sessions could include, but are not limited to:

  • panel of invited speakers
  • single invited speaker
  • unconference session
  • flipped session
  • discussion of a book or series of articles
  • any other format you believe would be engaging and relevant

If you have inquiries about the papers and special content sessions, please contact the Contributed Content Planning Group.

Do you want to plan group special content sessions? MLA has arranged an “Open Forum” to organize ideas for special content sessions. Members, join now to share your thoughts and ideas.

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(via Will Olmstadt, Louisiana State University)

Do you have a project in mind that will take you on the road? Consider applying for MLA’s David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship!

Established in 2002, this grant awards one $2,000 fellowship each year to cover the expenses involved in traveling to three or more medical libraries in the United States or Canada, for the purpose of studying a specific aspect of health information management.  Activities that are operational in nature or have only local usefulness will be considered.  The award winner is required to submit a report to MLA on the results of the project, that may be published in appropriate health information journals.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • The applicant must hold a graduate degree in library science.
  • The applicant must be a practicing health sciences librarian with at least five years of professional experience.
  • The applicant must be an individual member of the Medical Library Association.
  • The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in either the United States or Canada.

Consideration will be given in exceptional cases to an outstanding candidate not meeting the criteria above.

The completed application form must be received at MLA headquarters by Friday December 1. Learn more about the application process on the MLA website. 
If you have questions, please contact Will Olmstadt, AHIP, Jury Chair, at wolmst@lsuhsc.edu. For those individuals ready to apply for the award, they should access the Kronick Traveling Fellowship online application form (requires logging in to the MLA website).

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