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(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.

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(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 »

(via Suzanne Fricke, Washington State University)

The Rittenhouse Award is presented annually by the Medical Library Association (MLA) for the best unpublished paper or web-based project on health sciences librarianship or medical informatics, submitted by a student in an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program of library and information studies or by a trainee in an internship in health sciences librarianship or medical informatics.

The recipient will be notified in March before the annual meeting at which the presentation will be made. The author of the winning essay or project receives the following.

  • complimentary student registration to MLA’s annual conference,
  • a certificate at the conference, and
  • a cash award of $500 after the conference.

Author Eligibility

  • MLA member
  • currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies, or have recently graduated from an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies during the eighteen months preceding the deadline, or be enrolled as a trainee in an internship program in health sciences librarianship or medical informatics.

The deadline is Monday, November 1. For more information and to submit an application, please go here.

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

(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.

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

(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.

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

(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.

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