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(via the Medical Library Association)

Envision our future and celebrate our past at the MLA ’20 vConference, August 10-14, 2020. While the theme, “2020 Vision: The Future in Focus,” encourages us to look forward, we cannot look forward without learning from our history. The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC) spent a good deal of time reviewing past MLA evaluations and planning for changes to test at the MLA ’20 meeting. Little did the 2020 NPC know how many changes they would implement for MLA ’20 due to the COVID pandemic. Happily, the NPC believes the decisions they previously made have helped with the transition to a fully online meeting.

The 2020 NPC has planned an exciting, educational, and interesting schedule of events. A live kick-off event will take place on Monday, July 27, that will include tips to prepare for the vConference in August and recognition of award recipients. The week of Monday, August 10, to Friday, August 14, will be the live portion of the MLA ’20 vConference, when plenaries, immersion sessions, meet-ups, and most social events will take place. After the welcome and through early August, attendees will be able to view papers, posters, lightning talks, and exhibits at their leisure.

Please join us virtually on July 27, 2020, and the week of August 10, 2020, to participate in education, sharing, and friendship, including a commercial exhibition with over 100 exhibitors. Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Join us at the Virtual Meeting this fall to share your research and innovative practices.

The Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting planning committee invites paper, lightning talk, and poster submissions on all aspects of health sciences librarianship for the Virtual Meeting on October 15-16, 2020. The conference theme for this year is Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero.

Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31, 2020. Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Registration will be $25 for all attendees. Midwest Chapter/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship.

More information about registration, scholarships, and the conference website is forthcoming. Thank you for your patience as we pivot to this new format. We look forward to seeing you this fall.

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(via Julia Esparza, Medical Library Association President)

Late on May 7, Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown announced the decision to limit gatherings to twenty-five people or fewer through September 2020. Unfortunately, this means that the MLA face-to-face annual meeting will not take place.

The 2020 National Program Committee (NPC)-led by Janna C. Lawrence, AHIP, and cochaired by Melissa De Santis, AHIP, with the MLA headquarters staff-is already hard at work developing a robust and exciting virtual meeting. The leadership and individuals on the NPC are innovative, and I know that they will make this an outstanding experience. Note that the proposed “virtual conference” (vConference) will include more content than any previous online offering for MLA annual meetings. The NPC and MLA staff are providing you with some preliminary details now, and much more will be coming in the future.

We know that you will have additional questions. The NPC and MLA team are working on the details of the vConference experience, and we will provide you with further details as those become available. Please watch MLAConnect communications and the MLA 2020 website for updates.

For urgent information needs, please direct your questions to Kate Corcoran, at corcoran@mail.mlahq.org.

I thank the NPC and especially the Local Assistance Committee for continuing their service well beyond the normal time and pass on that MLA regrets that we will not see the amazing in-person meeting they had planned.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

The Medical Library Association is launching a series of free, live, online conversations, Coping and Caring in the Time of COVID. These weekly conversations for MLA members and the wider health information professional community are designed to help share ideas and to address professional and personal pain points related to the current crisis.

Look for a wide range of sessions, even musical ones (what better for lifting spirits)!

We are experimenting with a new format designed to foster sharing on an ongoing basis, without overloading your e-mail inbox:

  • Thirty-minute online gatherings, using Webex, no registration, free to attend, recorded
  • Online discussion using a new MLA Slack channel, during and after the gathering; the idea is for you to ask questions, provide support, and share experiences by creating new threads and replying to existing ones

MLA member Rachel Keiko Stark, AHIP, leads the first interactive gathering, How to Be with Others When You Are Alone. Rachel will share tips and engage with participants on how to connect with friends, colleagues, family, and strangers when you are socially isolated.

Day: Tuesday, March 31

Time: 11:00 AM CDT

Audience: Introverts who are reluctant to reach out and extroverts who are eager to reach out but don’t know how!

Immediate action item 1: Click Join the Slack workspace for the Medical Library Association and use your browser or download the Slack application on your phone.

Immediate action item 2: Join the Slack conversation on Covid19-coping-and-caring or select the conversation directly on the Slack browser window or phone application.

On Tuesday, March 31, at the scheduled time: Join the WebEx gathering:

  • Password: MLACOVID
  • No registration. No cost.

For questions and support, please contact Kate Corcoran.

Next topics:

  • Lori Harris on “Librarians Combating COVID and Boosting Morale: Providing N95 Masks”
    • When: Tuesday, April 7, Time: 10:00 a.m., pacific time; 11:00 a.m., mountain time; noon, central time; 1:00 p.m., eastern time (an hour later than the March 31 session)
  • Other themes under consideration: “Mental Health & COVID”, “Music: Merriment and Motivator”

Spread the word! Share ideas for topics and presenters! Volunteer to present!

One last thought: as we experiment with new formats and ideas (and have no idea how many of you will join), we welcome your feedback and will adjust offerings accordingly.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Register online for the 120th annual meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), May 15-19, 2020, in Portland, OR.

MLA ’20: “2020 Vision: The Future in Focus” is MLA’s premier event that draws more than 1,400 participants, including medical librarians and related health information management professionals, international attendees, and exhibitors. MLA ’20’s theme focuses on providing a forum to share views and explore competing ideas, while casting a vision of the future of the field.

Take advantage of the many educational and networking opportunities to expand your knowledge and enhance your skills as a health information professional. Experience the Hall of Exhibits, featuring over 100 exhibitors with cutting-edge solutions; inspiring plenary speakers; and over 200 contributed papers, lightning talks, special content sessions, and 200+ posters.

What’s New

New this year is a themed session, “Roles to Play: Open Science for Health Sciences Librarians,” that will be held on Tuesday afternoon, May 19. At the heart of open science is the belief that there should be an open exchange of ideas that accelerates scientific progress and creates a more inclusive research ecosystem. Join the conversation on open science and the role of the medical librarian. The session will continue with breakout sessions and end with an “unconference”-style brainstorming session.

Also new this year, the National Program Committee (NPC) has selected the Janet Doe Lecture to be the capstone event culminating a weeklong educational experience at MLA ’20. The 2020 Janet Doe Lecturer, Chris Shaffer, AHIP, will describe the ways that MLA has led the profession, standing behind a shared vision and “walking the walk” on philosophic issues from library professionalism to codes of ethics. The Janet Doe Lecture closes the meeting and will be followed by a reception open to all attendees.

Premeeting Continuing Education Courses

Be sure to register for continuing education courses–seats are limited! Topics include expert and advanced searching, systematic reviews, data management, evidence-based practice, and much more! Courses will take place on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16.

Look for special course suites throughout the educational programming. Special icons in thePreliminary Program denote course suites.

Amazing Plenary Speakers

Across three incredible days, you will hear from an incredible assortment of speakers who will help you learn how to transform the industry, your organization, and peoples’ lives through the power of information.

John P. McGovern Award Lecturer Esther Choo is a clinician, researcher, and advocate. In her research on harassment in health care, Choo has advocated that organizations, including professional societies, need to fix organizational structures that create inequities.

Named lectureships are always a premier event, and this year, MLA is pleased to present Chris Shaffer, AHIP, as the Janet Doe Lecturer. An active member of MLA, Shaffer will present his thoughts on MLA’s influence on the future of freely available online research communications.

Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program–with program information, continuing education course descriptions, and a paper registration form–is on its way to all MLA members. Be sure to look for delivery in your mailbox. The Preliminary Program is also available online.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues and attend this inspiring meeting. For meeting information and to register, see MLANET. Do not delay; save money with early bird registration rates.

Register now!

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(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association)

Count on MLA in February and March for powerful, practical webinars on statistics basics. Purchase both one and a half hour webinars as part of the Basic Statistics Webinar Series<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2469/basic-statistics-webinar-series> and receive the recorded webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1160/getting-started-with-statistics-for-librarians>, at no additional cost.

Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2466/basic-statistics-for-research-appraisal>

Thursday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time.

You don’t need to take years of statistics to gain a significant amount of useful knowledge. With a basic understanding of the core concepts and principles of statistics, you’ll gain the confidence to tackle a wide range of statistics questions and to critique articles in light of the statistical analysis they used.

Learn more about and purchase Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2466/basic-statistics-for-research-appraisal>.

Basic Statistics for Research Design<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2467/basic-statistics-for-research-design>

Thursday, March 25, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time.

Do you have a basic understanding of research or assessment, but are confused by statistics? This webinar will help you identify the statistical analysis that best fits your data and questions and help you make your analysis ready for a journal or final report.

Learn more about and purchase Basic Statistics for Research Design<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2467/basic-statistics-for-research-design>

Basic Statistics Webinar Series<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2469/basic-statistics-webinar-series>

Join our presenters for a two-part series on basic statistics and receive the recorded webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1160/getting-started-with-statistics-for-librarians>, at no additional cost.

That’s three webinars for the price of two!

Coming in April

Make Fun of Learning! Game-Based Learning for Student Success<http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2481/make-fun-of-learning-game-based-learning-for-student-success>

Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time.

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(via Sandy McCarthy, Washtenaw Community College)

For:  community college librarians responsible for health sciences collections and services

Greetings CC librarians,

As a fellow of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) 2019 cohort, I am researching community college health sciences librarians perceptions of Medical Library Association (MLA) competency skills.

The data will be used to fill a gap in the literature about how health sciences community college librarians develop librarianship competencies as defined by the Medical Library Association Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success and will identify any barriers encountered that impede their development. Learning this may help MLA improve its educational offerings, outreach, and value to community college librarians ? a traditionally understudied community of health sciences librarians.

The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, with a final submission date of January 31, 2020. Responses will be completely anonymous, as I am not collecting any personally- or institutionally- identifying data.

If you are a community college librarian responsible for health sciences collections and services, please take the survey now: wccnet.libwizard.com/f/CC_Health_Sciences_Librarians

Thank you in advance for your participation!  If you have questions about the survey, please contact Sandy McCarthy, lead researcher, at mccarthy@wccnet.edu. The survey received IRB approval.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

MLA webinars for 2020 are here!

January: Applying the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to Your Teaching

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Central)

If you teach or plan to teach, ACRL Information Literacy Framework threshold concepts will help you promote deep learning in your students. Threshold concepts are the ideas in a discipline that are passageways to enlarged understanding or ways of thinking and practicing within the discipline.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to integrate threshold concepts into your courses, guest lectures, one-shot sessions, and any other form of teaching you do. As part of the webinar you’ll develop learning outcomes for a class assignment, and you’ll begin to integrate threshold concepts into your instruction using active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Apply strategies to integrate threshold concepts into their instruction
  • Employ a set of best practices to develop learning outcomes.
  • Identify techniques to assess student progress in mastering information literacy concepts

General Information

All participants may earn 1.5 MLA continuing education contact hours.

Members receive preferred pricing. If you are not an MLA member, please consider joining MLA to enjoy reduced webinar fees and other member benefits!

Have a group interested in viewing this webinar? There are two options for site licenses. Visit MLANET to learn more.

MLA webinars are conducted through MEDLIB-ED, MLA’s learning management system. Be sure to view other educational opportunities available through MEDLIB-ED.

Register now!

Mark your calendars for:

February: Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal, Thursday, February 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Central)
March: Basic Statistics for Research Design, Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Central)

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Research by the Numbers: Measuring and Increasing Impact

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Central Time

Cost: $65.00 for MLA members, $85.00 for non-members

Getting questions about Journal Impact Factors, H-Index, or altmetrics you don’t know how to answer? Need a refresher on metrics best practices for responsible use? This webinar on publication impact metrics and related tools will have a positive impact on you!  #MLAResearchNumbers

Learn more about and purchase Research by the Numbers: Measuring and Increasing Impact.

Also, keep an eye out as MLA will share its list of 2020 webinars in December.

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(via Reina Williams, juror on the Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship jury of the Medical Library Association)

Ursula H. (Anker) Poland (1922-2009) was a distinguished MLA member, recipient of the Marcia C. Noyes Award, Fellow of MLA, and Janet Doe Lecturer.  Poland’s 1982 Doe Lecture is one of MLA’s most important statements about MLA’s international interests and accomplishments. Poland used the Doe Lecture forum, other publications and activities, and her own career as a model to encourage MLA members to enrich their careers and approach to the practice of health sciences librarianship through international connections and experiences.

The Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship helps fund an international project by a US or Canadian health sciences librarian. Endowed in 2014, this award is designed to enable the MLA to help fund a wide range of individuals whose projects are related to health sciences librarianship in an international context. The scholarship recipient receives a certificate at the MLA annual meeting and a scholarship award of $1,000 to fund expenses associated with an international health sciences library project.

Could you be the next Ursula Poland International Scholarship awardee?

Read more and apply by Sunday, December 1http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=311

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