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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, on behalf of Anna Beth Morgan, Mayo Clinic)

Be a change agent. Year 2018 is the right year to give the Midwest Chapter’s Awards and Scholarships Committee plenty of applications and nominations to evaluate. Change the status quo – Put the committee to work – Apply for grants and nominate colleagues for awards. For 2018, the following Midwest Chapter awards and grants will be available: Annual Meeting Grant, First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant, Student Annual Meeting Grant, Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award, and Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award.

For more information about each award and grant, please visit the chapter’s Awards page to learn more and submit nominations for awards and applications for grants. If you need further assistance, please contact Anna Beth Morgan at

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The Medical Library Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellows. The Fellows will attend the first RTI in Chicago from July 9-13, 2018. The first cohort were chosen by a selective submission process, with an emphasis on a desire to learn, enthusiasm for research, and the quality and promise of their proposed research projects.

To see a full list of this year’s Fellows, go here.

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(via Christi Piper, University of Colorado Denver)

The Program Committee invites paper and lightning talk proposal submissions onany health sciences librarianship topic for the 2018 Midcontinental (MCMLA)Virtual Chapter Meeting. This year’s theme is “Partners in Progress. . . Exploringthe 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 ofMCMLA and all are welcome to submit paper and lightning talk abstracts forconsideration.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15.Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 1, 2018.Please contact Christi Piper with questions, or303-724-2170.

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Please excuse any cross-postings.

(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 simplyfill out this online formby 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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Call for Performers: MLA 2018 Talent Show (Deadline March 28)

(via Ene Belleh, University of Pennsylvania)

Do you play a musical instrument? Sing in the shower? Balance spinning plates while cooking dinner? Recite poetry to your cats pets? Show off that talent to your MLA friends and colleagues!

The MLA is calling on you to present up to a 5-minute display of talent during the �Silver and Gold Networking Dinner at the annual conference in Atlanta on May 22nd. The show will take place throughout the evening in short acts and will include an emcee and a house band. Space is limited so sign up today!
Please complete this form to participate:

Sign-up closes on Wednesday, March 28. If we have more talents than available time, the committee will request further application materials in order to make final decisions. Musical acts will be required to submit their sheet music by April 11.

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(via Ray Naegele, Medical Library Association)

The 2018 National Program Committee and Local Assistance Committee look forward to welcoming you to the 118th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association ( in Atlanta, GA from May 18-23, 2018. MLA’s premier event hosts over 2,200 participants including medical librarians and related health information professionals and exhibitors.

The MLA’18 Online Program ( offers a look at the meeting’s top-rated plenary speakers, 75 breakout sessions, 200+ posters, 40 lightning talks, 11 special content sessions, and 100 exhibits. Easily locate topics you are interested in by using the search bar (upper right). Connect with current and new colleagues (, learn about advancements in health information management, share tips on ways to save time & money, and renew your vision for an inspired future.

If you’re involved in management and delivery health information, attend MLA’18 to be inspired about Adapting l Transforming l Leading. It’s at the heart of the meeting and your reason to attend MLA ’18. Register online ( Save with early-bird registration rates through April 18, 2018.

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(via Keydi O’Hagan, Jersey College – Teterboro Campus)

Want to honor a hospital library colleague for being the best of the best? The creme de la creme? Our MVP? It’s easy! Just nominate the person for one of the following awards!

Professional Recognition Award

DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

Award presented to outstanding HLS members. Individuals who have contributed laudably to the field of hospital librarianship may be nominated in the following categories: Leadership; Publication; Research; and Technological Innovation.

Catch A Rising Star

DEADLINE: April 15, 2018

Award honoring members in the profession for five years or less, but who have already shown great promise in the field of hospital librarianship through their achievements.

****Please note: recipients must be Hospital Library Section members for 2018 to be eligible****

Just click here to submit your nomination: (requires logging in to MLA account)

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Call for MLA 2018 Twitter Correspondents (Deadline April 1)

(via Emily Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

Official Meeting Twitter Correspondents engage attendees by promoting and live tweeting MLA’18 activities, events, and more. As a Correspondent, you provide a unique perspective about the MLA’18 meeting and begin a larger conversation of the event. You can tweet before and during the meeting.

Blog correspondents earn a maximum of 1 AHIP point upon completion of three tweets. This year, MLA’18 Twitter correspondents are asked to promote or live tweet MLA’18 meeting events and their unique perspectives in Atlanta.

The MLA’18 hashtag is #mlanet18 and the official MLA Twitter account can be found viewed here.

Sign up using our online application by April 1st, 2018.

Contact Tallie CasucciEmily Johnson, and Skye Bickett, MLA ’18 Blog Editors if you have questions.
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Call for Authors: MLA Newsletter’s “Expert Searching” Column

(via Melanie Norton, Yale University)

Authors are needed for the MLA Newsletter “Expert Searching” column.

Even if you don’t consider yourself an expert searcher, you probably have search strategies and skills that are new to some of your colleagues. In other words, what may seem apparent to you, may be new to others. Consider sharing your ideas and search strategies by contributing to the MLA Newsletter: “Expert Searching” column.

The submission requirements are as follows.

  • Articles are to be no more than 750 words.
  • Your article should have no more than 3 references.

This is a newsletter so the title should be short and snappy.

To gain an idea of what we are looking for, visit the MLA website ( and read some “Expert Searching” articles. Please contact me, at, with any questions.

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(via Ene Belleh, The University of Pennsylvania Health System)

The Professional Development Committee of the Medical Library Association’s Hospital Libraries Section invites HLS members to apply for a Professional Development Award. If a HLS member has had an abstract or poster accepted by MLA for the 2018 meeting, that member would qualify. The funding could possibly enable a recipient to offset expenditures in order to attend and present during the annual Medical Library Association meeting.

The purpose of the HLS Professional Development Award is to recognize those papers and/or posters at the MLA Annual Meeting that best represent hospital librarianship. A jury made up of section members will rank each submission and decide the award recipients based on the blinded abstracts of the papers/posters. To be eligible, the applicant must have a poster or paper accepted at the MLA Annual Meeting of the year in which the Award will be given; and the applicant must be a current HLS member.

The application must be received by March 9 of the year of the Annual Meeting which will be attended. Only one $500.00 will be given to each applicant per year. The applicant must provide the title and abstract of the paper or poster with the application. Up to four awards may be given per year.

To apply, please email the chair of the Professional Development Committee: Ene Belleh, (Please contact her for a PDF of the application.) A signed application form with the title and abstract of the paper or poster to be presented must be received no later than Friday, March 9. If you have had a paper or poster accepted by MLA for the 2018 annual meeting and are a HLS member, please consider applying.

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