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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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(via the Medical Library Association)

Are you a library professional interested in learning more about the research process? 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 Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, intensive, and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project with the support of peers and research experts. The institute is a week-long, hands-on, residential workshop held in Chicago, July 13-17, 2020. Applicationsare now being accepted through January 17, 2020, for the 2020 cohort of RTI research fellows. Admission is competitive. Find out more about the 2020 RTI.

Find information about the changes to RTI in 2020.

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(via Kate Silfen, Boston University)

This is just a reminder that the Medical Library Association is still seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by November 1st.  You will the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here:https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1246

Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application! Please feel free to nominate your own institution.

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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 December 1: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=311

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(via Kate Silfen, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association is now seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by November 1st.  You will the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here: https://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1246.

Please let me know, at ksilfen@bu.edu, if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.

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