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(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

We invite you to come together again for the 2021 joint conference of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of the Medical Library Association! The conference will be held October 13-15 (Wednesday-Friday) and will be completely virtual. Attend from work or home!

The conference will feature the following types of presentations.

  • ​live-streamed programs
  • 12 Research Papers
  • 12 Posters
  • 16 Lightning Talks
  • Exhibitor Showcase

Presentation topics will include the following.

  • Career Development & Recruiting
  • Collaboration & Outreach
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The keynote speakers and their talks are Nisha Mody, “How Can We Foster ‘Access Intimacy’ and Slow Down?: Reflections from COVID-19”, and Ashley Ritter, “Those Nerdy Girls: Translating Science via Social Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Some of the other benefits of attending the conference are below.

  • attending exhibitor showcases where you can learn about new offerings and tools
  • participating in fun and interactive events
  • connecting and networking with other conference attendees

More information about the event is available here. To register, please go here. The rate is $25.00 for both members and non-members.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Abstract submissions are officially open! 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.

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(via Betsy Judge, Tower Health)

On behalf of the Planning Committee, we welcome you to attend the inaugural Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association – Liberty Chapter. It will take place on Monday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 19, via Zoom. This special online event is being planned conjointly by members that formerly represented the New York-New Jersey and Philadelphia Regional Chapters. Working collaboratively has allowed the members of the committee to share their areas of knowledge and expertise, while fostering interpersonal connections.

The Committee has designed an impactful and interesting agenda specific to the theme, “Information to the Rescue”. Also, a very special part of the program will highlight the progress of the Liberty Chapter and our goals for the upcoming year.

For more information, and to register, please go here. The cost is $30.00 for regular members, $50.00 for non-members, and $10.00 for student or retiree members.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Abstract submissions are officially open! 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 (December 15, 2021 – 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.

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(via Darell Schmick, Director of Library Services at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine)

The Medical Library Association is seeking chapter submissions for its upcoming publication Accreditation in Health Sciences. This title is part of the Medical Library Association Books Series, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2022. The editor is Darell Schmick, MLS, MBA, AHIP, Founding Director of Library Services, Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine.

We are looking for original work that has not been published elsewhere, of a length between 3,000-5,000 words. The contributor selection process begins on September 1, 2021. All contributors will be notified by September 1, 2021. Final manuscripts are due on April 1, 2022. An overview of the book appears below.

Supporting an institution’s accreditation efforts can be a time-consuming challenge for any library and library staff. Be prepared to know what metrics to track, what information to best convey and to whom, and how to utilize this institution-wide effort to illustrate the library’s value both internally and externally.

Library professionals will want to have this guide handy if they need to convey any data to an accrediting agency on behalf of their institution. This book will cover all elements of health sciences libraries, and be written in a way to highlight theories and best practices, rather than specific steps that can easily be outdated with any agency update. In a time when librarians are asked to do more with less, this is especially targeted towards the solo, small team, and/or start up library team to simply and optimize the accreditation experience. Special chapters that discuss strategy to advance the library’s story will serve as a way to illustrate value and advocate for a sufficiently funded library.

Suggested Topics for Submission:

The following is not intended to be exhaustive or restrictive, but rather an outline of what can be contributed to the book. Potential authors are encouraged to submit suggestions they believe would make great additions:

  •   Executing coherent plans for institutional support
  •   Working with the library team before, during, and after the accreditation process
  •   Debriefing – what worked, what didn’t, what can be improved upon
  •   Sustaining partnerships between the accreditation process, staying in the conversation
  •   Evidence based case studies of library involvement during the accreditation process

Please submit a brief, 200-300 word chapter proposal to the editor, at ddschmick@NOORDACOM.ORG, no later than Friday, August 20, 2021. As noted earlier, all contributors will receive notification on the status of their submission by Wednesday, September 1. Please e-mail the editor with any questions.

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(via Darell Schmick, Director of Library Services at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine)

The Medical Library Association is seeking chapter submissions for its upcoming publication Accreditation in Health Sciences. This title is part of the Medical Library Association Books Series, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2022. The editor is Darell Schmick, MLS, MBA, AHIP, Founding Director of Library Services, Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine.

We are looking for original work that has not been published elsewhere, of a length between 3,000-5,000 words. The contributor selection process begins on September 1, 2021. All contributors will be notified by September 1, 2021. Final manuscripts on April 1, 2022. An overview of the book appears below.

Supporting an institution’s accreditation efforts can be a time-consuming challenge for any library and library staff. Be prepared to know what metrics to track, what information to best convey and to whom, and how to utilize this institution-wide effort to illustrate the library’s value both internally and externally.

Library professionals will want to have this guide handy if they need to convey any data to an accrediting agency on behalf of their institution. This book will cover all elements of health sciences libraries, and be written in a way to highlight theories and best practices, rather than specific steps that can easily be outdated with any agency update. In a time when librarians are asked to do more with less, this is especially targeted towards the solo, small team, and/or start up library team to simply and optimize the accreditation experience. Special chapters that discuss strategy to advance the library’s story will serve as a way to illustrate value and advocate for a sufficiently funded library.

Suggested Topics for Submission

The following is not intended to be exhaustive or restrictive, but rather an outline of what can be contributed to the book. Potential authors are encouraged to submit suggestions they believe would make great additions.

  • executing coherent plans for institutional support
  • working with the library team before, during, and after the accreditation process
  • debriefing – what worked, what didn’t, what can be improved upon
  • sustaining partnerships between the accreditation process, staying in the conversation
  • evidence based case studies of library involvement during the accreditation process

Please submit a brief, 200-300 word chapter proposal to the editor, at ddschmick@NOORDACOM.ORG, no later than Sunday, August 15, 2021. As noted earlier, all contributors will receive notification on the status of their submission by Wednesday, September 1. Please e-mail the editor with any questions.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, submit all required materials to the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) via the online application portal by 11:00 PM CDT on Thursday, September 30. Selected fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.

The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support on-site research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine, which span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The collections include the Michael E. DeBakey papers-representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy-along with the papers of many other luminaries in science and medicine.

Anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship may apply. Non-US citizens may apply. Group applications should be submitted under the name of a single principal researcher.

For details about the application process and required documents, please visit this website dedicated to the Fellowship. The full NLM announcement is available here.

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(via David Duggar, SCC/MLA President-Elect)

The Program Committee invites poster, paper, lightning talk, and round table abstract proposal submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 South Central Chapter Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held online October 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday). See the conference webpage for complete details.

Your presentations will make the annual meeting amazing. Please plan to share your amazing projects and successes with your regional colleagues. All topics and themes are welcome, including, but not limited to, technical services and collections, public services, education/instruction, reference, access services, interlibrary-loan, research, and more. First-time presenters at SCC are welcome!

  • papers are presented live with 15 minutes to present plus 5 minutes for questions
  • posters and Lightning talks are 5-minute pre-recorded videos (directions will be sent after acceptance) with live Q&A
  • round tables are informal 1-hour conversations on topics you suggest and host (these conversations may be scheduled simultaneously)

Acceptance will be announced (via email to primary author) by Tuesday, September 21. Specific instructions for posters and lightning talks will be available at that time.

Proposals will undergo blind review, so be sure that your abstract is blinded (from institution/location) to ensure fair consideration. You will have the opportunity to update your abstract prior to the conference.

Submit your blinded abstracts and proposals online. Use the same form link for each unique submission. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, August 31.

If, due to network restrictions, you are unable to access the Google Form submission link, directions on how to submit via e-mail are on the conference program webpage.

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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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