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(via the Medical Library Association)

The MLA 2022 Conference is scheduled for May 2-7 (Monday-Saturday). Currently, it will take place in person, in New Orleans! Take this opportunity to Reconnect with friends and colleagues in person once again, Renew your involvement with MLA, and begin to Reflect and celebrate exciting changes to this MLA conference.

Mark your calendars to attend the Open Forum on Thursday, August 5, at 1:00 PM CDT. Join the 2022 National Program Committee co-chairs, Emily J. Hurst and Lisa A. Marks, AHIP, to learn about the first in-person meeting in three years! At the Open Forum, you’ll learn about the following.

  • changes to in-person MLA meetings including virtual options for attendees and presenters
  • information and dates for abstract submissions (website opens Wednesday, August 18)
  • introduction to New Orleans venues (convention center, hotels, etc.)

You’ll also be able to ask questions and learn which MLA ’21 attendees won the raffle prizes.

To register for the Open Forum, please go here. If you do not have an MLA account, you will need to create one before registering.

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

Registration is now open for the 2021 Midwest/MCMLA Joint Annual Meeting. The event will take place online from Wednesday, October 13, to Friday, October 15. The cost is $25.00 for members and non-members alike.

Join your colleagues from across the two chapters to watch research presentations, get chapter updates, and connect with vendors. A full program is forthcoming and will be posted on the conference website. Our keynote speakers are Nisha Mody and Ashley Ritter.

We also have great CE options for no additional cost beyond the conference registration. Seats are limited, so register soon! Details and a link to register for CE courses will be provided in the registration confirmation letter.

To register, please go here.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the MLA webinar “What’s Needed to Make a Literature Search Reproducible? An Introduction to PRISMA-S”?. It will take place on Tuesday, August 10, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT.

PRISMA-S is a new reporting guideline designed to help librarians, information specialists, and teams conducting systematic reviews and evidence syntheses describe their methods and results in a transparent and reproducible manner. In this session, we’ll go through the 16-item PRISMA-S checklist and discuss how to use the checklist and the corresponding explanation and elaboration document to your advantage. We’ll look at examples of good reporting–and reporting that could be improved in this interactive session.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to accomplish the following tasks.

  • use the PRISMA-S checklist and the corresponding explanation and elaboration document
  • understand the most commonly needed PRISMA-S checklist items and will know how to find additional guidance
  • practice improving transparency of search reporting using PRISMA-S as guidance

Audience

Librarians, information specialists, and people conducting methods-based literature reviews who want to learn about best practices for literature search reporting should attend. Some familiarity with systematic review methods or the PRISMA Statement is helpful, but not necessary.

For more information, including costs for MLA members and non-members, and to register, please go here. This webinar is worth 1.5 MLA CE hours.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the Medical Library Association webinar “Getting by With a Little Help from Your (Institutional Research) Friends: Building Relationships to Advance Data Support”. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. The presenter is Amanda Rinehart, Life Sciences Librarian at The Ohio State University.

Learn how to make friends (institutional partners) who can help you enhance and scale your current efforts and identify institutional stakeholders and their role in the research enterprise, identify gaps in support, and how to leverage the research environment to get the best results from your efforts.

By attending, you will learn how to accomplish the following tasks.

  • evaluate existing institutional data services
  • identify potential partners for enhancing data services
  • develop a plan to work with potential partners to identify complementary goals
  • modify existing data services for more efficient results

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registration is open through Tuesday, July 13, the day of the webinar.

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

The Joint Research Program Committee invites poster, paper, and lightning talk abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association)/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from October 13 to 15 (Wednesday-Friday).

Submission to present at the MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and the Midwest Chapter. Papers will have 20-30 minutes for their presentation, while lightning talks will have 5-10 minutes. Posters will be available in an online tool with optional audio narration. For accepted submissions, at least one author should be in attendance at the virtual conference.

Submission of work that has previously been presented at MLA but not at MCMLA/Midwest Chapter is welcomed and encouraged for this year’s joint meeting. Both program descriptions and research projects are encouraged. Feel free to forward this announcement to potentially interested parties that may not have received this email.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 4. Early submissions are welcomed and appreciated. Acceptance decisions will be sent out by Friday, July 30.

Please note: Submissions are welcome from anyone; membership in one of the MLA chapters is NOT required.  For accepted presentations and posters, at least one author needs to be registered and attending the virtual meeting.  The registration fee hasn’t been set for this year yet, but last year it was $25 and registration will probably be similar to that.

For additional instructions, and to access the link for submitting proposals, please go here.

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(via Amy Reyes–University of California, Los Angeles)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2021-2024. In line with our commitment to equity, we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and lived experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals who are not Medical Library Association (MLA) members, who are not health sciences librarians, or who do not have significant publishing experience are also welcome to apply.

The JMLA editorial board consists of individuals with diverse personal identities, professional roles, workplaces, and geographies who advise on journal processes and policies, act as journal ambassadors, and help keep the journal at the forefront of scholarly publishing. They are health sciences librarians as well as individuals in positions adjacent to health sciences librarianship, such as other types of information professionals, healthcare workers, educators, and publishers. Editorial board members serve 3-year volunteer terms and include both MLA members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points.

The JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal email listserv. They represent the journal in professional spaces and solicit manuscript submissions from potential authors. They can opt to join workgroups dedicated to specific initiatives (e.g., developing new policies or programs), to serve as liaisons to MLA domain hubs, and to act as mentors to editorial interns or new peer reviewers or authors. Editorial board members are expected to stay up-to-date with new developments in scholarly publishing and to actively participate in editorial board conversations and training opportunities.

We are seeking individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, and/or publishing as well as individuals who may not have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious about scholarly communication and bring a unique perspective to JMLA‘s processes, policies, and programs. If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Katherine Akers, JMLA editor-in-chief, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu. To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by Monday, May 31. Review of applications and selection of editorial board members will be performed by a jury composed of current JMLA editorial board members and members of the JMLA equity workgroup.

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

If you were interested in the OHSLA (Ohio Health Sciences Library Association) Spring 2021 Program Drawn to Graphic Medicine: Bringing Comics into Medical Librarianship, but could not make it when we held the live class on Apr. 30, the recording is available. You can still earn 1.5 MLA CE credits for watching the recording. For more information or to register for the “on-demand” class, please visit the Drawn to Graphic Medicine CE” page on the OHSLA website (registration fee: $20).

A brief report about the live Apr. 30 webinar can be found on Midwest Matters, the blog of Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). To view the report, please go here.

Still have questions?

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(via Shannon Jones, Director of Libraries at Medical University of South Carolina)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2021-2023. In line with our commitment to equity, we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply.

The JMLA editorial board consists of individuals with diverse personal identities, professional roles, workplaces, and geographies who advise on journal processes and policies, act as journal ambassadors, and help keep the journal at the forefront of scholarly publishing. They are health sciences librarians as well as individuals in positions adjacent to health sciences librarianship, such as other types of information professionals, healthcare workers, educators, and publishers. Editorial board members serve 3-year volunteer terms and include both Medical Library Association (MLA) members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points.

JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal email listserv. They represent the journal in professional spaces and solicit manuscript submissions from potential authors. They can opt to join workgroups dedicated to specific initiatives (e.g., developing new policies or programs), to serve as liaisons to MLA domain hubs, and to act as mentors to editorial interns or new peer reviewers or authors. Editorial board members are expected to stay up-to-date with new developments in scholarly publishing and to actively participate in editorial board conversations and training opportunities.

We are seeking individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, and/or publishing as well as individuals who may not have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious about scholarly communication and bring a unique perspective to JMLA’s processes, policies, and programs. If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Katherine Akers, JMLA editor-in-chief, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu.

To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by Monday, May 31. Review of applications and selection of editorial board members will be performed by a jury composed of current JMLA editorial board members and members of the JMLA equity workgroup.

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

The Joint Research Program Committee invites poster, paper, and lightning talk abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association)/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from October 13 to 15 (Wednesday-Friday).

Submission to present at the MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and the Midwest Chapter. Papers will have 20-30 minutes for their presentation, while lightning talks will have 5-10 minutes. Posters will be available in an online tool with optional audio narration. For accepted submissions, at least one author should be in attendance at the virtual conference.

Submission of work that has previously been presented at MLA but not at MCMLA/Midwest Chapter is welcomed and encouraged for this year’s joint meeting. Both program descriptions and research projects are encouraged. Feel free to forward this announcement to potentially interested parties that may not have received this email.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 4. (See below for the link.) Early submissions are welcomed and appreciated. Acceptance decisions will be sent out by Friday, July 30.

Please note: Submissions are welcome from anyone; membership in one of the MLA chapters is NOT required.  For accepted presentations and posters, at least one author needs to be registered and attending the virtual meeting.  The registration fee hasn’t been set for this year yet, but last year it was $25 and registration will probably be similar to that.

Never submitted a structured abstract for a conference before? Join us for an informal Structured Abstract Brown Bag on Friday May 21, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. We’ll talk about requirements for conference abstracts, types of presentations, and answer any questions you may have. Session will be recorded. The link to join the Zoom meeting is here.

Please contact Research Program Committee co-chairs Emily Vardell (evardell@emporia.edu) or Jolene Miller (Jolene.Miller@utoledo.edu) with questions. Additional instructions are below.

Abstracts should be kept under 250 words. Structured abstracts are preferred. Find more information about structured abstracts here. If you have additional questions about structured abstracts, you are invited to e-mail John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu). Abstracts should be sent through this form.

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(via Charlotte Beyer, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)

If you live in Illinois and are interested in participating in Capitol Hill Day this year for Illinois, I am the state coordinator this year. I hope to have the meetings between Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 18. They will be probably around 15-30 minutes (30 minutes at the very longest). If you are interested in participating, please let me know. We encourage our representatives to support things like NNLM, NIH, pandemic relief, and policies around data.

If you do not want to participate but you have a story on how funding through NNLM or NIH has impacted your institution or community, please let me know, as I can include the story in my meeting with the senators.

If you have any questions, please let me know, at charlotte.beyer@rosalindfranklin.edu. More information on the MLA Capitol Hill Meeting is available here.

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