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The Board of Directors Gratefully Acknowledges Contributors

The Board of Directors Gratefully Acknowledges Contributors
Mon April 16, 2018
The Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the following contributors, whose donations were received after August 15, 2017.

This year it is easier than ever to plan your MLA schedule. Use the various tools to stay on track and get the most out of your experience at MLA ‘18 in Atlanta.
Keep in mind the cost of the meeting is only one-side of the equation. The other side is the positive value that attending MLA’18 will bring to you, your career, and your organization. Learn how you can save money at MLA’18!
Having the software skills to create data visualizations is one thing. Understanding the difference between a poorly designed visualization and a well-designed visualization is another. Introduction to Visualization Principles gives you both!
Help others while you try to outbid your colleagues...

If you are a medical librarian in an academic or hospital setting, you know that establishing partnerships and working on joint projects with professionals outside of your library are essential parts of your practice.
Early bird registration for MLA ‘18 ends April 18. Don’t miss out on your chance to save $100 from your registration fee!
MLA is pleased to announce the 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellows! The fellows will attend the first RTI in Chicago from July 9–13, 2018. The first cohort were chosen by a selective submission process
By popular demand, there will be an MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) Update and Q&A session at MLA ’18 in Atlanta, GA. Stop by the session to learn more about the new Research Training Institute and meet the institute planners, staff, instructors, and 2018 fellows.
MLA thanks the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), for hosting the 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI).
If you are wondering whether Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World is the right MLA ’18 continuing education course for you, take this quick self-assessment:
Sign-up to be a judge for the MLA’18 Research Awards.
Our popular continuing education course, “Do You Want to Be a Library Director? Knowledge, Skills, and Career Paths for Library Leaders,” will help you answer these questions, plan your career, and connect with current and future leaders and directors

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Health sciences libraries’ subscriptions to journals: expectations of general practice departments and collection-based analysis
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