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Apply Now for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians

Apply Now for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians
Wed November 15, 2017
Submit your application for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians now!

Register now for MLA's webinar, 8 Tips for Using Metrics in Research Evaluation to be held November 29, 2017. Join our presenters to increase your impact at your institution.
WHO launches free courses in health emergencies
To aid both health care personnel and the general public in obtaining education on epidemics, pandemics, and other emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new collection of introductory video courses.
The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes ninety prestigious journals that cover a variety of research areas in psychology ranging from experimental to clinical and health psychology. APA publishes a core group of leading journals in the field of health psychology and medicine.
When It Comes to E-Books, the R2 Digital Library Stands Alone
The R2 Digital Library is a health sciences e-book database that features a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing, and allied health titles presented in a clean and intuitive interface.
This recap focuses on the broad content topic of diversity in medical librarianship. Karen Gutzman, organizer of the special content session on Sunday, May 28, provides these notes from the session.
This recap focuses on the broad content topic of new and emerging technologies. Harold Bright IV, AHIP, moderator for one of the sessions on Monday, May 29, provides these notes and comments.
This second recap provides a more personal perspective on MLA ’17 from Christine Willis, AHIP, editor of the Consumer Health column.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources. Join our presenter, Molly Higgins, as she addresses ways to create instructional media when you don't have time or money.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) and American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) have recommended changes that will update the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta in 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, here is some key information you need to plan for the meeting.
Read about the Research Training Institute, MLA’s new initiative to provide immersive research training and increase the quantity and quality of health information research.
Editor’s note: Over the next few issues of the MLA News, we will recap some of the content and sessions presented at MLA ’17: Dream Dare Do, held in Seattle, WA.
Why present your work in the 2018 MLA Poster Sessions? Presenters find this opportunity a great way to network and exchange ideas. Submit your abstract today!
Senate Appropriations Committee proposes a significant funding increase for NLM in Fiscal Year 2018

One of the hardest things in any emergency or disaster is feeling helpless to help those in need, especially family, friends, and colleagues. As the SCR Regional Medical Library, we are responsible for supporting our region’s health information needs.
Make the most of your MLA ’18 experience by participating now. MLA ’18 will be held May 18–23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Schizophrenia library launches in Australia
Patients and families affected by schizophrenia now have access to a virtual collection of reliable information comprising 2,000 fact sheets, evidence reports, videos, podcasts, and interviews with experts.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar series, Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources. Join Carolann Lee Curry and Anna Krampl as they guide participants on how to use tools, resources, and formal criteria to vet open access journals.
Register now for MLA's recorded webcast, ".The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship" Join Lisa Federer, AHIP, Kevin Read and Jackie Wirz as they provide strategies and success stories for Data Management.
The 2018 National Programming Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions.
One easy way to earn an AHIP points is to review submissions for the annual meeting. Apply to be an MLA '18 abstract reviewer today!
The number one question at the Atlanta promotions booth during MLA 2017 was: “Why does Atlanta associate itself with the Phoenix?”
The 2018 NPC invites you to submit a paper, poster, lightning talk, or special content session for MLA ’18 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18–23, 2018. Themes for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions at MLA ’18 will be based on member submissions.
Get the latest information on Hurricane Harvey and the recovery efforts.
A three day workshop “Train the Trainers” was held at the University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences from March 13-15, 2017.
May 22-25, 2017 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at the Lutheran School of Nursing (LSON), Madang, Papua New Guinea.
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) will hold its 67th annual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the Hilton Knoxville Hotel, from October 19–22, 2017. This year’s theme is “Change Is in the Air: Purpose, Passion, Possibilities”
Face your library fears at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s (MAC’s) Annual Meeting, October 21–24, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, in Staunton, Virginia. Registration for the 2017 MAC meeting is now open! Check out the speakers and the schedule on the meeting website.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Getting Started with Research." Join Jon Eldredge, AHIP, as he shows you how to get started doing research and helps you gain confidence that, yes, you can do research!
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success." Join Whitney A. Townsend and Kate M. Saylor as they focus on practical solutions to improve the quality of your search services and also raising your profile.
December 13-16, 2016 'hybrid' HINARI and AGORA workshop conducted at the Datacom Training Centre, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
A four day sub-regional training workshop “Training of Trainers” on Hinari access for Health Programme was conducted at the WHO Office Amman, Jordan, from 5-8 December, 2016.
The MLA Board of Directors approved a new strategic goal to evaluate and improve MLA practices as they relate to diversity and inclusion in our mission, values, ethics, publications, and activities. Read more about the leadership of this new task force in creating a roadmap for moving forward.
Read about MLA's strategic goals and how the results positively impact you and the profession.
MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’17.


For information about sponsorships for MLA ’18, please contact Barbara Redmond, 312.419.9094 x 26.
The North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL) chapter of MLA is excited to be “Blazing the Trail” with a new conference format. On October 20, 2017, NAHSL will hold the first of its one-day conferences in its new alternating one-day and three-day conference format cycle.
“World No Tobacco Day” inspires smoking cessation efforts
World No Tobacco Day seeks to spread awareness of tobacco-related health risks and influence public policy to discourage tobacco use.
Interviewer: Diane McKenzie, FMLA
Date of Interview: October 10, 2016
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
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Congratulations to the Midwest Chapter for winning the 2017 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award! The Midwest Chapter was honored at the President’s Awards Dinner during MLA ’17 in Seattle, Washington, for its project, “A Pilot Mentoring Program for Library Students and New Graduates
What do health information professionals do? What fundamental skill set do all health information professionals have in common? The answer can be found in the 2017 MLA Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success.

8 Tips for Using Metrics in Research Evaluation


International News


Product Spotlight: American Psychological Association (Sponsored)


Product Spotlight: Rittenhouse (Sponsored)


Visualize Your Data: Tableau for Health Sciences Librarians


Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection


Working Open: An Overview of Open Source Research Tools


MLA Addresses Next Generation Data Sciences Challenges in Health and Biomedicine


Follow-Up to MLA ’17: Dare Dream Do: Focus on Diversity in Medical Librarianship


Follow-Up to MLA ’17: Dare Dream Do: Content and Sessions on New and Emerging Technologies


Reflections from MLA ’17


Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources


MLA and AALL recommend Federal Depository Library Program Reforms


Coming to Atlanta for the 2018 Annual Meeting?


MLA Research Training Institute Launched, Next Step in MLA’s Goal to Advance Research


Follow-up to MLA ’17: Dream Dare Do Focus on “Clinical Rounding”


Submit a Poster for MLA 2018


NLM FY 2018 Funding Update


Chapter News: Hurricane Harvey: Voices from the Storm


Participate in MLA ’18


International News


Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources


The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship


MLA ’18 Submissions due October 10


Call for MLA ’18 Abstract Reviewers


Rebirth of Atlanta: The Rising Phoenix


MLA ’18 Abstract Submission Site Now Open


Hurricane Harvey: Effect on Texas and Louisiana


Librarians without Borders® HINARI Train the Trainers Report Ghana: March 13-15, 2017


Librarians without Borders® HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop Report New Guinea: May 22-25, 2017


Chapter News: The 67th SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Change Is in the Air!


Chapter News: “Face Your Fears” at the MAC-MLA Annual Meeting


Getting Started with Research


Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success


Librarians without Borders® Research4Life Workshop Lao People's Republic Workshop Report: December 13-16, 2016


Librarians without Borders® Train the Trainers Report Jordan: December 5-8, 2016


Newly Appointed Diversity Task Force Announced


A Brief Update on MLA’s Strategic Goals


Thank You, MLA ’17 Sponsors


Chapter News: Blazing the Trail for NAHSL’s 2017 Annual Conference


International News


Schardt, Connie, AHIP, FMLA


Chapter News: Midwest Chapter Wins 2017 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award


What Do Health Information Professionals Do? The Answer Is the Newly Revised MLA Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success


Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, Receives the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award


Post Conference Blues, or: What to Do With the Information You Learn at MLA


Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design


Capturing the Excitement: Before You Leave - When You Get Home


Takeaways from Seattle


Sunrise Seminar: What's New and Unique in EndNote