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Is MLA News Editor Your Next Job for the Association?
Thu February 15, 2018
Are you ready for your next professional service opportunity? MLA is looking for the next editor of the MLA News.

From opening reception to the closing remarks, MLA ‘18 has multiple opportunities for you to connect with your peers.
The year 2017 saw multiple attempts by the US Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In each case, the Congressional Budget Office estimated significant increases in the number of uninsured Americans resulting from the proposed legislation
Elaine R. Martin, Director of the Countway Library at Harvard University, is the 2018 Janet Doe Lecturer.
MLA '18 welcomes Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, chief engagement officer for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, as plenary speaker on Wednesday, May 23.

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MLA is switching things up in Atlanta for the MLA ’18 Tuesday night dinner. Join your colleagues at the all-new Silver and Gold Networking Dinner and Talent Show, sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education. This unforgettable evening is all about community and fun
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 for courses that will support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research, and librarianship.
On January 22, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed House Bill H.R.3759, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act of 2017 [1], which received bipartisan congressional support, as public law no. 115–119.
MLA 2018 is honored to have Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General and distinguished physician scientist as Plenary Speaker on Wednesday, May 23.
MLA 2018 NPC is seeking submissions for late breaking Lightning Talks in Atlanta.
This year’s MLA McGovern Lecture will feature the New York Times best selling author, William Powers.
A three-day workshop was conducted at the Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), Lilongwe, Malawi from December 5-7, 2017

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Publication outcome of abstracts submitted to the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting
Computerized versus hand-scored health literacy tools: a comparison of Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Flesch-Kincaid in printed patient education materials
Applying an information literacy rubric to first-year health sciences student research posters
Translating Expertise: The Librarian’s Role in Translational Research
Expert Searching in the Google Age
117th Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association, Inc., Seattle, WA, May 26–31, 2017
Correction to “Trend Analysis of Journal Metrics: A New Academic Library Service?” on 105(3) July, page 242. DOI:
Correction to “Advancing the Conversation: Next Steps for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Sciences Librarianship” on 105(4) October, page 325. DOI:
Library instruction in medical education: a survey of current practices in the United States and Canada
Building a body of knowledge: sickle cell and libraries
Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries
Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice
A new hat for librarians: providing REDCap support to establish the library as a central data hub
Apple Configurator 2 (version 2.3)
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
Dietetic interns’ perceptions and use of evidence-based practice: an exploratory study
The case for consistent use of medical eponyms by eliminating possessive forms
Semantic Scholar
Building capacity to encourage research reproducibility and #MakeResearchTrue
Assessment of knowledge and skills in information literacy instruction for rehabilitation sciences students: a scoping review
MalaCards: The Human Disease Database
Satellite stories: capturing professional experiences of academic health sciences librarians working in delocalized health sciences programs
Understanding cancer survivors’ information needs and information-seeking behaviors for complementary and alternative medicine from short- to long-term survival: a mixed-methods study
Discrepancies among Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed coverage of funding information in medical journal articles