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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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(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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(via Tyler Nix, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

The Program Committee of the 2017 Midwest Chapter MLA & MHSLA Joint Annual Conference invites paper and poster abstract submissions on any topic of interest to the health sciences library community. The conference will be held October 13-16 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Paper sessions will be held Sunday, October 15th and the poster session will be held Monday, October 16th. Abstracts that have been accepted for other conferences, including MLA 2017, will be considered.

The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, August 1.  Notifications of acceptance will be made by Tuesday, August 15. Your abstract should be 250 words or less. The MLA Structured Abstract Format is accepted but is not required. Please use this submission form to submit your abstract.

To learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website. Please contact the Program Committee at MidwestMHSLAProgram@umich.edu with questions about submissions.

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(via Miranda Shake, Lakeview College of Nursing)

It’s not too early to register for the 2017 Joint Conference of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA), October 13-16! Early bird registration doesn’t end until September 23rd but why wait? REGISTER NOW!!!

Program-At-A-Glance is now available online with conference highlights including:

  • 6 CE Opportunities!
    • Perspectives in Research Data Management (4 MLA CE credits)
    • Advanced PubMed (4 CEs)
    • Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community (4 CEs)
    • Data Management for Librarians (4 CEs)
    • Environmental Health Policy: Sources & Strategies for Effective Searching (2 CEs)
    • Engaging Assessment to Show Value & Make Decisions (3 CEs)
  • Keynote Speaker: Curt Guyette, an award-winning investigative journalist for the ACLU Michigan whose coverage of the Flint Water Crisis gained him national recognition.
  • Panel: Educating 21st Century Doctors featuring:
    • Dr. Michelle Daniel, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, The University of Michigan
    • Dr. Robert Folberg, Founding Dean, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Mediicne
    • Laurie Richlin, Founding Director, Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Learning & Teaching

Visit the conference website for more information. For the latest updates, join the Midwest/MLA Facebook group or follow MHSLA on Twitter @MHSLANews!

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(via Tyler Nix, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

The Program Committee of the 2017 Midwest Chapter MLA & MHSLA Joint Annual Conference invites paper and poster abstract submissions on any topic of interest to the health sciences library community. The conference will be held October 13-16 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Paper sessions will be held Sunday, October 15th and the poster session will be held Monday, October 16th. Abstracts that have been accepted for other conferences, including MLA 2017, will be considered.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Tuesday, August 1.  Notifications of acceptance will be made by Tuesday, August 15. Your abstract should be 250 words or less. The MLA Structured Abstract Format is accepted but is not required. Please use this submission form to submit your abstract.

To learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website. Please contact the Program Committee at MidwestMHSLAProgram@umich.edu with questions about submissions.

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(via Matt Hoy, Mayo Clinic)

Are you a library science student? Are you interested in medical libraries? Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Ypsilanti, MI, from October 13 to 16? Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses. There are two grants available–so, tell your friends to apply, too!

For an application and more information, visit the Midwest Chapter’s Awards page. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26. Completed applications can be sent to Nicole Theis-Mahon (Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee, Midwest Chapter/MLA), at theis025@umn.edu.

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(via Nicole Theis-Mahon, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Please consider nominating one of your amazing colleagues for the Midwest Chapter/MLA 2017 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award. The Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award recognizes chapter members who have made outstanding professional contributions to health sciences librarianship and the Chapter. This award will be announced and presented at the business meeting of the Joint Conference of the Midwest Chapter and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA), October 16, 2017. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and a check for $500.

To qualify, nominees must be current members of the Midwest Chapter and have belonged to it for three years prior. Also, the nominator must be a member of the Midwest Chapter. Nominations should include a completed nomination form, a current resume or CV, a letter of nomination stating why the nominee should be recognized, and two additional letters of support for the nomination. Criteria used to evaluate nominees include but are not limited to, the following: leadership, advocacy, scholarship, research, publications, presentations, teaching, training, mentoring, outreach, professional activities, and meaningful and measurable service to the Chapter.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 4. Contact Nicole Theis-Mahon, the Committee Chair for this award, at theis025@umn.edu for more information.

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Apply for the MLA/Midwest Chapter First-Time Attendee Grant

(via Abigail Goben, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Are you thinking about attending your first MLA/Midwest Chapter meeting? If you have a master’s degree in library/information science and have never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting before, apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant. Free full conference registration and a $500 award are available to support attendance is available for one attendee. The Chapter’s 2017 meeting is scheduled for October 13-16 in Ypsilanti, MI.

To qualify, applicants must be the following.

  • a current member of the Midwest Chapter/MLA
  • a resident of one of the following nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin
  • a holder of a master’s degree in library/information science
  • someone who has ever attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting

Full details about the MLA/Midwest Chapter First-Time Attendee Award are available here. Information about awards sponsored by other MLA chapter can be found here. Applications are due Friday, May 26. If you have questions, please contact Nicole Theis-Mahon, Chair of the Awards and Scholarships Committee, at theis025@umn.edu. I’m also happy to speak with you about my experience having received this grant in the past. Please e-mail me at agoben@uic.edu.

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(via Lynne Frederickson, University of Michigan—Ann Arbor)

The Program Committee of the 2017 Midwest Chapter MLA & MHSLA Joint Annual Conference invites paper and poster abstract submissions on any topic of interest to the health sciences library community. The conference will be held October 13-16 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Paper sessions will be held Sunday, October 15, and the poster session will be held Monday, October 16. Abstracts that have been accepted for other conferences, including MLA 2017, will be considered.

Deadline for abstract submission is Saturday, July 1. Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 11. Abstracts should be 250 words or less. The MLA Structured Abstract Format is accepted but is not required. Please use this submission form to submit your abstract.

To learn more about the conference, visit the conference website. Please contact Lynne Frederickson, lfreder@umich.edu, with questions about submissions.

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2017 MLA Midwest Chapter Meeting to Be Held Oct. 13-16 in Michigan

(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President)

Please save the dates of October 13-16 for the Joint Conference of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA). This conference, being held at the Ann Arbor Marriot at Eagle Crest in picturesque Ypsilanti, offers numerous learning and networking opportunities. These include MLA CE courses, poster presentations, special events, and a keynote address by Curt Guyette, an award-winning investigative journalist for ACLU Michigan.

To learn more, please visit the conference website.

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