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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme, “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities”. The MLA ’21 “Call for Poster and Lightning Talks” has been extended to Monday, February 15.

Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submitters must choose a primary area of practice that relates to the submission. MLA Areas of Practice are Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership.

Like papers, posters and lightning talks can be submitted as program descriptions or as research submissions. They require a structured abstract, and more information about structured abstracts can be found at “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers“.

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February is MLA Open Membership Month

(via Miranda Shake, Lakeview College of Nursing)

Join MLA for our Experience MLA Open Membership Month! Throughout all of February, we’re hosting a series of no-cost events like caucus meet and greets, webinars, and an open science session, all designed to help you get the most out of your MLA membership.

Plus, new members get a free month of membership, starting Monday February 1. Start your trial today.

Already a member?

Share information on MLA’s Open Membership Month. Do you have a colleague who would benefit from joining MLA? Share the link to the Experience MLA homepage with them and let them know about the free month of membership starting February 1.

Try something new. Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming events and learn more about MLA’s community, caucuses, leadership opportunities, and plans for the 2021 vConference.

Why MLA?

MLA is the largest organization committed to fostering excellence in health sciences librarianship. This February, learn why more than 3,000 individual members and 400 institutions make MLA their professional home, including:

Community. Connect with fellow health information professionals who can assist you throughout your professional journey, join one of MLA’s 43 caucuses representing a variety of health information specialties and affinity groups, or see how you can give back by lending your talents and expertise as a leader, mentor, or policy advocate.

Education. MEDLIB-ED, the “Learning Destination for Health Information Professionals,” is the home of more than 200 MLA and MLA-approved webinars and courses that will help you diversify your skill set and build a foundation for future career growth.

vConference. MLA members get discounted registration for the MLA ’21 vConference in May, which features more than 200 hours of virtual programs, posters, keynote speeches, roundtables, panels, and sessions that will spark your creativity and help you think outside the box.

Don’t wait! Sign up today for your free month of membership starting February 1 and join us in our mission to enhance health care, education, and research throughout the world.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the January MLA webinar, “Expand Your Research Impact Services”. The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 28, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. More information, including a description and the link to registration, is below.

Want to expand your library’s bibliometric services? In this webinar, you’ll learn the roles librarians can play in performing research impact services, understand the knowledge and skills necessary for each role, know the potential pitfalls of performing services in each role, and be able to identify potential collaborators who could help them fill each role. #MLAExpandUrResearch

The following individuals will present in the webinar.

  • Chris Belter, data scientist at the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Karen Gutzman, MSLS, MLA, Head of the Research Assessment and Communications Department at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University
  • Tyler Nix, MSLS, an informationist at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and co-leader of the Taubman Research Impact Core
  • Amy Suiter, MS, MLS, a Research Support Librarian at Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

For more information, and to register, please go here. Note that the cost is $65.00 for MLA members and $85.00 for non-members. The webinar is worth 1.5 CE hours from the Medical Library Association.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Are you a library professional who wants to take your research skills to the next level? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue but do not know where to start and need help from your peers and experts to carry it through?

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly effective, and collaborative online research training and support program. The RTI ’21 immerses practicing librarians in scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing. Librarians of all levels of professional experience and from all types of work environments who provide health information, services, and support; have an interest in increasing their research skills and confidence; and want to improve library and health care outcomes are encouraged to apply to the RTI program.

The institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, preparation and implementation of a research project, and an opportunity to present findings at the MLA ’22 virtual conference. RTI ’21 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants. Learn more about RTI program details here.

The application deadline for the 2021 cohort of RTI research fellows has been extended to Monday, January 25. Accepted applicants will be notified in March 2021. See the RTI submission process for eligibility requirements and selection criteria. The institute offers many full scholarship opportunities, including scholarships for professionals who work in small libraries and academic health libraries; engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research; and have limited financial means.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme, “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities.” The MLA ’21 call for posters and lightning talks is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, February 9.

Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submitters must choose a primary area of practice that relates to the submission. The relevant MLA Areas of Practice are Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership.

Like papers, posters and lightning talks can be submitted as program descriptions or as research submissions. They require a structured abstract, and more information about structured abstracts can be found at “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers”. If you have submitted a paper that was not accepted, consider resubmitting the topic as a poster or a five-minute lightning talk.

Find more information on the submission process at “MLA ’21 FAQ: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions”. Additional information about the meeting itself, including a tentative schedule and registration prices, is available here. Questions? Contact Debra Cavanaugh (Director, Professional Development), at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, with the subject line “MLA 21 Call for Submission Questions”.

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(via Pamela Bagley, Dartmouth College)

The COVID-19 pandemic sowed chaos in early 2020 as libraries scrambled to shut down physical operations on short notice and quickly pivot to electronic resources and virtual services. As closures stretch on or limited re-openings have demanded new ways of viewing physical spaces, the timing is ideal to reflect on what has worked in the provision of virtual services, what needs to be assessed and improved, and how to incorporate sustainable virtual services into the new normal of the health sciences library.

This topic is the basis of a new book to be published by the Medical Library Association and Rowman & Littlefield in late 2021, Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library. The editor welcomes chapter proposals from health sciences librarians, staff, and administrators on topics related to the provision of virtual services in the health sciences library and the development of best practices. The book will be divided into four sections on information and access services, research and instruction, collection development and access, and clinical services and support. Suggested chapter topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • tools and policies for organizing and providing virtual services
  • marketing and communication
  • virtual reference and outreach
  • hybrid and online instruction methods (asynchronous and synchronous)
  • accessibility of electronic content
  • electronic resource availability (open access, licensing, copyright considerations)
  • access to/teaching with specialized and archival collections
  • virtual rounding or other clinical services
  • resources or methods for teaching clinical skills and interactions

Please submit a 500 – 1,000 word overview of your proposed chapter and the CVs/resumes of all contributing authors via e-mail to Amanda.R.Scull@dartmouth.edu. Proposals are due by Sunday, January 31, and selected authors will be notified by March 1st. First drafts of accepted chapters will be due Thursday, July 1.

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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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