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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the NNLM webinar “Grants and Proposal Writing”. It will take place on Thursday, February 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. This live webinar is worth 1.00 hour of MLA CE credit. A description and the link to registration are below.

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required for a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addresse​d, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to complete the following tasks.

1. Identify online resources to search for funding
2. Describe the basic sections of a proposal
3. Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal
4. Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create one, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Susan Lessick, University of California – Irvine)

Good news for those interested in learning the right skills to conduct high-quality research. MLA’s Research Training Institute (RTI) has extended the deadline for 2022-23 applicants to Monday, January 31.

RTI transforms library professionals ​with any level of research skills into experts who are able to independently conduct a quality research project. RTI training covers all stages of designing, implementing, and communicating a successful health information research project.
Know anyone who could benefit from this program? Encourage them to apply!

Participants develop effective research questions, select a research design, identify the components of a research project, collect, manage, and analyze data, publish and present the results of a research project, and much more.

Past RTI Fellows report experiencing enhanced career opportunities after participating in the program. Here’s what some of them have said about their RTI experience.

“Participating in the RTI has been like getting a mini-PhD.”

“Excellent instructors, curriculum content, and course readings”

“RTI has helped me approach my research ideas from a place of empowerment instead of apprehension.”

“I now feel confident in my ability to forge forth with a project I’m passionate about.”

“One of the most productive and professional fulfilling milestones of my career.”

For more information, and to apply, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

The Medical Library Association invites MSLIS students to apply for one of its student scholarships. The deadline is Thursday, January 6. Please see below for more details.

The Medical Library Association wants to support your excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship through its student scholarships. Each scholarship awards up to either $1,000 or $5,000 to a library science student entering a Master’s program at an ALA-accredited graduate library school or at the time of the granting of the scholarship (March) have completed no more than one-half of the academic requirements of the graduate program. The recipient will also receive a one-year student membership in the Medical Library Association and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

Please see the scholarship websites below for details, eligibility, terms, and how to apply.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Walden, at rachel.l.walden@vanderbilt.edu.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Nora Barnett–Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 6)

The Medical Library Association’s Public Health/Health Administration Caucus and Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians invite you to an upcoming webinar/workshop on microaggressions and the API (Asian/Pacific Islander) community, led by Alanna Aiko Moore. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. More information on the webinar’s content and the presenter is below.

What: Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to people from marginalized groups, oftentimes by well-meaning people who are unaware of the underlying messages they are sending. These everyday insults, slights, and indignities can result in negative emotional, psychological, and physical outcomes. This webinar will define microaggressions, and cover both racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBTQ folks. Special attention will be paid to the everyday prejudice and discrimination faced by API folks in the current climate of “othering” immigrants, and strategies for interrupting microaggressions will be shared.

Who: Alanna Aiko Moore is the Librarian for Ethnic Studies, Critical Gender Studies, and Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Alanna is the Past President of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and has served on the ALA Steering Committee for Organizational Effectiveness, the Task Force for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and has chaired the Committee on Diversity. She was also a member of the Steering Committee for the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color II. She has published and presented widely on microaggressions, intersectionality, LGBTQ identity, emotional and invisible labor, mentoring, self-care, and issues affecting women of color librarians. Prior to librarianship, she worked at social justice centered non-profits and community organizations.

To register, please go here.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is now open for the free NNLM CE “Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian”. This self-paced class runs from Monday, February 14, to Monday, February 28. The course is worth 4 MLA CE credits.

​The class looks at foundational data-management skills, with an emphasis on key topics relating to Data Management Plans (DMPs). These topics include understanding standards and metadata in a biomedical context, identifying appropriate biomedical data repositories, understanding data sharing and data citation, and knowing and applying best practices in data visualization.

​For more information, and to register, please go here. Note that having an NNLM account is required to register. To create an account, go here.

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Susan Lessick–University of California, Irvine)

Are you a library professional who wants to take your research skills to the next level? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue but do not know where to start and need support to carry it through? The MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly effective, and collaborative online research and support program. RTI assessment findings show that the RTI learning model is sound, effective, and increases the research skills, confidence, and productivity of participants. Librarians of all levels of professional experience who provide health information services, collections, and support, and want to contribute to improving library and health care outcomes, are encouraged to apply to the RTI program.

The Institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, along with mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, including Northwestern University’s Karen Gutzman. Participants will prepare and implement a research project, and they will have an opportunity to present findings at the MLA 2023 Annual Conference. RTI 2022 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants.

Applications re now being accepted through Wednesday, January 12, for the 2022 cohort of RTI research fellows. Accepted applicants will be notified in March 2022. See the RTI website for eligibility requirements and selection criteria, along with additional information on the Institute. The Institute offers many scholarship opportunities for professionals from small libraries, engaging in DEI research, and for those with limited financial means.

Please contact Projector Director Susan Lessick, at slessick@uci.edu, with any questions.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

Share your professional research and explorations with your colleagues and contribute to the knowledge of the profession. Paper abstracts and immersion sessions for the MLA ’22 annual conference (currently in-person May 2-7, Monday-Saturday, in New Orleans) are due Wednesday, October 27. Don’t miss this great opportunity to earn professional credibility, have your work appreciated, and have your voice heard.

Here’s a reminder of some basics about the papers and immersion sessions.

  • Contributed Papers are ten- to fifteen-minute presentations. Paper presenters have the chance to indicate their preference for in-person or virtual attendance. Papers fall into two broad categories:
    • Program description abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
    • Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
  • Immersion sessions are up to 75-minute “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include multiple people collaborating, including interactive panel presentations, role-playing, gamification, discussions, working groups, or other audience engagement activities. (Immersion sessions require in-person attendance.)

Check out the FAQs and see if your questions can be answered there. Interested in collaborating on your immersion session but haven’t identified colleagues to partner with yet? Start by reaching out to MLA’s caucuses. MLA members can join any caucus and immediately connect to other librarians with similar interests. You can post messages to any caucus to locate potential collaborators or obtain help in making your idea happen.

To submit an abstract, please go here. You will need to create an MLA account if you do not already have one.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Ellen Rothbaum, St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center–Roslyn, NY)

In these changing times, many upcoming CE courses are offered online. This is a great time to apply for the MLA Continuing Education Grant to receive financial assistance. The MLA Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500.

Information about the award, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, can be found here.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 1.

Past Grant Recipients

  • 2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
  • 2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
  • 2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
  • 2018: Natalie Clairoux
  • 2017: Shirley Zhao
  • 2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Questions about the MLA Continuing Education Grant? Please contact Ellen Rothbaum, MS, AHIP, MLA Continuing Education Grant Jury Chair, at Ellen.Rothbaum@chsli.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

Call for Submissions: JMLA “History Matters” Column

(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association is seeking submissions for its “History Matters” column. These are short articles on historical topics that are relevant to health sciences librarianship, broadly defined.

“History Matters” articles have an unstructured abstract of up to 250 words. The main text should comprise no more than 3,000 words. Up to three figures and tables are included in the main text; additional figures and tables can be included as supplemental appendixes.

“History Matters” articles undergo editorial review, and are indexed and available full-text through PubMed Central.

Anyone interested in submitting a column should e-mail Dr. Stephen Greenberg, at patzere4@gmail.com.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2022 National Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts for immersion sessions, papers, posters, and lightning talks. There will be two rounds for submissions:

  • Round 1: Contributed papers and immersion sessions (Wednesday, August 18 – Wednesday, October 13, 2021)
  • Round 2: Posters and lightning talks (Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – Wednesday, January 26, 2022)

Acceptance notices for papers and immersion sessions will be sent on December 6. Abstracts that are not accepted in Round 1 can be resubmitted for poster and lightning talks in Round 2. Acceptance notices for posters and lightning talks will be sent on February 21, 2022.

To submit an abstract, go here. If you do not have an MLA account, you will need to create one first.

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract will be categorized into one of seven MLA Areas of Practice.

  • Clinical Support
  • Education
  • Global Health & Health Equity
  • Information Management
  • Information Services
  • Innovation & Research Practice
  • Professionalism & Leadership

Contributed papers are 10-15 minute presentations that are program description abstracts related to products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, and services conducted by librarians and information professions or are research abstracts on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.

Immersion sessions are up to 75 minutes of “deep dives” into a single topic. The format may include interactive panel presentations, role-playing, gamification, discussions, working groups, and other activities engaging with the audience.

Additional FAQs are available here.

The 2022 meeting is currently scheduled to take place in person from May 2 to 7 (Monday-Saturday) in New Orleans, LA. Please check here for additional information and updates as they become available.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »