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Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: What Can Librarians and Vendors Learn from “Pirate” Sites?

Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: What Can Librarians and Vendors Learn from “Pirate” Sites?
Tue May 15, 2018
Much of the time at the InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regard as challenging. This is the second of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.

Section business meetings in Atlanta- not all business as usual.
An older member's thoughts about the proposed new MLA reorg.
Confused about SIGs? Find out more!
Grand Hall (the Hall of Exhibits) at MLA '18 is now closed.
Donald Church Balfour, MD
Make sure you are prepared for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium on May 22-23.
Left work but can't get systematic reviews off your mind at #MLAnet18? Check out this year's sessions on systematic reviews and literature search services.
The posters at MLA'18 are a fun and interesting way to learn about exciting research and projects.
Welcome all Library School students! Here are a few things you should add to your conference schedule to make the most of your experience at MLA’18, from a fellow MLIS student.
Public librarians, consider attending the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium on May 22-23.
Lucky 13 Things You Cannot Forget to Pack for MLA'18 in Atlanta
He, She, They, Ze… you tell us!
The eventScribe app allows you to keep all of your MLA’18 plans, notes, and contact info all in one location!
The Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) has two exciting calls for panelists and proposals for the PNC/MLA annual meeting, October 14–16, 2018, at the Montvale Event Center in Spokane, WA . For our program outline, see our website.

Ghana Health Service digitizes patient data
The Ghana Health Service has begun a revolutionary process of digitizing their health data. The initiative was made possible through a partnership with telecommunication company Samsung, as well as humanitarian organization Good Neighbors International.
Who is up for eating with colleagues in Atlanta restaurants?
Miss a session or can’t attend MLA’18? Follow along on Twitter with #mlanet18.
Miss a session or can’t attend MLA’18? The official MLA’18 blog correspondents have your back!
Coming to Atlanta early or staying after the MLA’18? Here are a few suggestions of things to do.
MLA and AAHSL opposed EPA's proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science
The Welcome Reception and Opening of the Hall of Exhibits of every Annual MLA meeting is full of pomp and circumstance. This year’s will be no different.
Did someone say dining?
Baseball fans, catch the red-hot Atlanta Braves when they play the Miami Marlins in a home game at 7:35 p.m., Friday, May 18. Join MLA colleagues for a fun night of baseball in SunTrust Park. Tickets include round-trip bus transportation and are just $43. Don’t delay, supply is limited.
You will notice at MLA ’18 that the Scholarship Booth has been retired. MLA appreciates the membership’s support of the booth throughout the years, both as booth volunteers and “shoppers.” While the store-style fundraising booth was enjoyable, in recent years, it had not met its goals
The Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP) is holding an information session at MLA ‘18 on joining the collaboration and improving the discoverability of research data at your institution.
Much of the time at the InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regard as challenging. This is the first of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.
Come early to MLA ’18, develop a skill in an MLA competency, and have some extra time to tour Atlanta!

Choose from twenty continuing education (CE) courses offered on Friday and Saturday before the start of the meeting on Sunday.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar series on Systematic Reviews. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they discuss matching review types, selecting software and developing a systematic review service.
If you know how to search for clinical trials, you probably know that trials registers are becoming a standard information resource for systematic reviews, comparative effectiveness research, and evidence-based guidelines and that AHRQ, Cochrane, and others recommend or mandate searching trials
Your library or organization’s website is your most powerful way of publicizing and offering your services. Taking Peeking Under the Hood at MLA ’18 is a powerful way for you to advance the reputation of your library, become your library’s in-house expert on web matters, and enhance your resume.
Register now for MLA's webinar, Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management, to be held June 13, 2018. Join Gary Wasdin as he identifies successful strategies and common pitfalls in library project management.
Health information professionals in academic libraries and in health care facilities spend much of their time collaborating and communicating with faculty, clinicians, and other professionals. There are over eighty health professions! Each has unique standards and cultures of practice.
Ramadan is a month of prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting for millions of Muslims around the world. Ramadan 2018 begins at sunset on Tuesday, May 15th and ends at sunset on Thursday, June 14th.
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.
The Medical Library Association comments in support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Plan for Data Science
Early bird registration for MLA ‘18 ends April 18. Don’t miss out on your chance to save $100 from your registration fee!

Sections Continue Business as Usual in Atlanta


One's thoughts about the reorganization


The SIGnificance (and Future) of SIGs


Hall of Exhibits: Closed Until Next Year


Open Session: Diversity and Inclusion at MLA’18


Lightning Talks Tips - Be a Superfan


Fastballs, Fizz, and Fish: Social Events at MLA'18


Exhibit Hall and Vendors: A First Timers Guide


Balfour, Donald Church (MD)*


Get Ready for the Public Librarians Symposium


What's New with Systematic Reviews?


Check Out the Posters at MLA’18


Students - Add These Events to Your Schedule at MLA’18


The Public Librarian and the Consumer Health Question


Lucky 13 Things You Cannot Forget to Pack


Welcoming All Pronouns at MLA’18


Preparing your MLA’18 Schedule


Chapter News: PNC/MLA Call for Panelists and Proposals


International News


Dine-Around With MLA ’18 Attendees


MLA’18 on Twitter


Official MLA’18 Blog Correspondents


Things to Do


MLA Comments to EPA Opposing Proposed Rule to Strengthen Transparency in Regulatory Science


Come Experience the “Rising of the Phoenix” in Dance


Dining Around Atlanta


Atlanta Baseball Tickets


Support the MLA Scholarship Fund at the MLA ’18 Connections Booth


MLA ‘18 Information Session: The Data Catalog Collaboration Project and Biomedical Data Discovery


Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Thinking about Security and the Future of IP Authentication


Transform Your MLA ’18 Experience: Add a CE Course!


Systematic Review Webinar Series


Do You Know How to Search for Clinical Trials?


Peek Under the Hood of Your Website and Learn How to Unleash Its Power!


Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management


Learn to Liaise at MLA ’18!


Ramadan


Great Tools to Plan your Personal Conference Schedule


Attend MLA ’18 on a Budget with Money Saving Tips


See the Big Picture of Data Visualization!


Silent Auction to Benefit United Way’s Street-to-Home Program


Partnerships Are a Vital Part of Librarianship: Let Us Help You Build Them!


MLA Comments to NIH Regarding Its Data Science Strategic Plan


Early Bird Registration Ends April 18!


Congratulations to the 2018 RTI Fellows!


MLA Research Training Institute Update at MLA ’18


A Special Thank You to the University of Illinois-Chicago


Five Questions to Ask Yourself about Research Dissemination and Impact


Call for Research Award Judges for MLA ’18


Do You Want to Be a Library Director? (What Does a Director Do, Anyway?)