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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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The following Illinois librarians will be giving poster sessions at this year’s meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association. The meeting will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, from October 2 to October 6. The posters will be on display on Sunday, October 4, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and then from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

 

“NExT: Adapting In-Person Workshops to Online Modules”

Jamie Dwyer-Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago Carmen Howard-Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus) Emily Johnson-Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus)

 

“Learning About the World of Special Collections: Stewardship, Inventories, Treasure Hunts, Genealogy. . . “

Ramune K. Kubilius-Galter Health Sciences Library at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

 

“Reaching Out to Persons with Dementia Through Library Resources”

Mary Beth Riedner-University Librarian, Emeritus, at Roosevelt University; Chair, Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD); and volunteer at the Gail Borden Public Library

 

To see the full list of posters, including abstracts, go to http://midwestmla.org/conference2015/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Abstracts-Posters.pdf. Also, if I missed anyone, please let me know.

 

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Early Registration Deadline for Midwest MLA September 7th


The early registration deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting is almost here!  This is going to be an AMAZING conference, with topics of interest to many audiences beyond health sciences libraries.  Don’t wait!  Register today!

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Please join us in Rochester, Minnesota for the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2012: Growing Opportunities

Conference Web Site:  http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/
 
When: October 6-9, 2012
 
Where:  Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota.

The conference hotel room rate is $119 per night and includes free wi-fi.  Further information about the hotel, including reservations: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/hotel.html  Book now to guarantee a room!
 
Conference Highlights include:
-Keynote:  Participatory Medicine and Patient Advocacy – E-Patient Dave (David deBronkart)
-Keynote : Food as a Part of Healthy Living (Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D., co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks, and Tim Cockram, Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center)
-Technology Forum: Licensing – A Plain English Overview
-CE Classes include: 
   *Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities (4cr)
   *Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries & Health (4cr)
   *Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Libraries on the Front Lines(4cr)
   *LINKED: an Intro to the Semantic Web for Medical Librarians and Biomedical Information Professionals(4cr)
   *Think Like a Doctor (6cr)

View the program: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/program.html
 
Register for the conference:  http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/registration.html 
 

Dates To Remember:

September 7th – Early registration deadline for the conference; prices increase $50 after this date.

September 13th  – Deadline to make hotel reservations
 
October 6th – Conference!

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Rochester, MN

1. Keynote Speaker E-Patient Dave, an internationally-recognized speaker on participatory medicine and personal health data rights.  Pose a question to Dave before the conference to help shape his talk:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/speakers.html

2. Keynote Speakers Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D. (co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks), and Tim Cockram (Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic) will do a cooking demonstration and talk about how food supports healthy living and how we can support these information needs.

3. Technology Forum on E-Licensing: get a plain English overview from a panel of three licensing experts from across the region – invaluable for staff from smaller libraries! http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/techforum.html

4. CE courses – Think Like a Doctor, Information Outreach in Minority Communities, Mobile Technologies, and more.  CEs start at only $65!   http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/ce.html

5. Papers – From community disaster preparedness to disambiguated authors to strategies for distance education, come learn what your colleagues are up to and take ideas back to your organization:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/papers.html

6. Posters – Find out why a cake pan has a call number and where the hidden treasures are: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/posters.html

7. Exhibits – Talk with representatives from more than 18 vendors about how their products can help you stay on the cutting edge: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/exhibitors.html

8. Networking – Take advantage of a smaller conference to make meaningful new connections and renew old ones with health information professionals across the region.

9. Sample Minnesota – Get a taste of Minnesota beer at the exhibitors’ reception, see historic Rochester by trolley, and tour the Mayo Clinic and St. Marys Hospital Libraries.

10. Reasonable costs: $250 for the conference (includes almost all meals!) and $119/night for the conference hotel.  Make your reservations through the conference site to get the discounted rate!:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/hotel.html

See you in Rochester!

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The Midwest Chapter/MLA Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award recognizes individuals, groups, libraries, or organizations for their creative approaches to the delivery and management of health information. The winner receives a certificate of recognition and $500.  Libraries, groups or organizations that are nominated do NOT need to be Midwest MLA chapter members.

Help the Midwest Chapter recognize our colleagues for excellence in innovative practices, workflows, projects, initiatives, applications, or methodologies that have contributed meaningfully to the delivery and management of health information!  Examples from past nominations include, but are not limited to:
• Technological solutions and/or new technological applications • Software development or new applications for existing software • New or improved teaching methods • Organizational innovations • New marketing strategies • New consumer or patient health outreach • New roles for libraries and information centers • New jobs or skills combined with traditional roles • Publications, research, projects, initiatives, etc.

NOMINATION CRITERIA:

• Nominees can be an individual, a group of individuals, a library, an institution, or an organization.
• An individual nominee must be member of the Midwest Chapter.
• Libraries, institutions, organizational or group nominees must be located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin • Nomination materials and details are located at:
http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2012/InnovAwardInfo2012.pdf

NOMINATION SUBMISSIONS DUE:

September 9, 2012
Liz Fine, Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair, Midwest MLA University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library
314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-Mail: evfine@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.6492
Fax: 612.626.5260
WINNER ANNOUNCED:

The Award is announced and presented at the Chapter’s Annual Business Meeting, scheduled this year for Monday, October 9 (noon – 2:00 pm) at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN (need not be present to win)

FOR FULL DETAILS AND MATERIALS:

http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2012/InnovAwardInfo2012.pdf

Or contact:
Liz Fine, Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair University of Minnesota, Bio-Medical Library
314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-Mail: evfine@umn.edu
Phone: 612.624.6492
Fax: 612.626.5260

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MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant

The MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant is awarded annually to support projects that will promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Grants will not be given to support an activity that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness. Grants range up to $1,000 and more than one grant may be awarded in a year.  The deadline for applications is December 1, 2011. For questions, contact Ellie Bushhousen, Jury Chair, at ellieb@ufl.edu.

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