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Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Imagining the Ideal Social Networking Site for Collaboration and Sharing

Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Imagining the Ideal Social Networking Site for Collaboration and Sharing
Mon July 2, 2018
Much of the time at InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regarded as challenging. This is the fourth of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.

The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) invites you to submit paper and poster abstract proposals for the 2018 SC/MLA 68th annual meeting in Orlando, FL. The conference takes place October 25–28. This year’s theme is “Experience the Magic: Libraries of Tomorrow.”
In the spirit of rock ’n’ roll and the “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” theme, the Midwest Chapter invites you to attend the “jeans” conference. That’s right, it’s not a typo! We are wearing jeans and our favorite band t-shirts during the 2018 Midwest Chapter of MLA Annual Conference
Register now for MLA's webinar, Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians to be held July 12, 2018. Join Jill Boruff, AHIP to more effectively focus and assess your teaching.
Register now for MLA's webinar, What Is Genomic Medicine? to be held August 15, 2018. Join Stephanie Roth, AHIP to understand the basics of genomic medicine and learn how precision medicine relates to genomic medicine.
Much of the time at InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regarded as challenging. This is the third of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.
Three noteworthy attractions explored while in the ATL
Try some teaching topic ideas presented at MLA'18 during the Instruction & Instructional Design 3 Contributed Content Session.
The InSight Initiative Task Force is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for the second InSight Initiative Summit, “Meeting the Evolving Needs of Library Stakeholders,” to be held September 27–28. Applications for health sciences librarians are being accepted through July 31.
An overview of the poster sessions at MLA’18
Share your programs and research findings with your colleagues at “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” the 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting on October 5–8, in Cleveland, OH!
The South Central Chapter of MLA (SCC/MLA) invites proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, to be held October 19–24, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. The SCC/MLA Program Committee welcomes submissions for contributed papers, posters, lightning talks, and roundtables. The submission deadline is July 10
Who? What? Where? - My key observations from MLA '18
Didn't make MLA '18's closing session? Learn more about Dr. David Satcher and his amazing work!
Missed Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron's update about the All of Us program? Here's a recap.

President Barbara Epstein's welcome and update for MLA '18 attendees.
With excellent diversity-themed content, diverse speakers, and the passing of the gavel to incoming President Beverly Murphy, MLA’s first African American president, the push to make MLA more inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives is becoming more visible.
Ever wish someone would recommend a tool that could solve all your problems? In this MLA session, explore 18 tools that could do just that.
Ever wish someone would recommend a tool that could solve all your problems? The MLA session, My Favorite Tool, could do just that.
The NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science incorporates MLA’s comments to engage librarians and information specialists in partnership roles that support training and infrastructure needs for data science
What does the future hold for a Section's new Chair-Elect?
The start of a newcomer's adventure to the MLA Meeting in Atlanta.
An overview of health disparities and the MLA Health Disparities SIG.
Tips and takeaways as a first-time MLA attendee, beyond wearing comfortable shoes.
Betsy L. Humphreys' 2017 oral history has been published
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management. Join Gary Wasdin as he identifies successful strategies and common pitfalls in library project management.
My three MLA'18 goals are to learn new pearls of wisdom, make new friends, and see old friends.
Strolling through poster sessions is fun (and educational).
Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan delivered an interesting and informative update on the NLM strategic plan for the next decade.
Was your conference bursting with papers and freebies from MLA'18? This process for tidying up could help you organize your swag and clear your mind.
The Scholarly Kitchen post by Shalu Gillum (University of Central Florida College of Medicine) and Steven Heffner (Wolters Kluwer) on the MLA InSight Initiative, an open circle partnership between librarians and industry partners to advance thinking on health information.
Read a bite of my experiences in downtown Atlanta. I describe a few local brews I tried, the great pivoting Polaris, and I end up with a piece of pie.
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.
Recap of the Open Session on Diversity/Inclusion at MLA'18
Tips for getting the most out of lightning talk attendance at any conference.
Missed some of the early social events here in Atlanta? Don't worry, we've got a recap for you, hopefully inspiring MLA'18 attendees to check out the city before the end of the conference!
Exhibit halls can be chaotic and overwhelming if you're not sure what to do, especially for first timers/new members. Here are some tips on how to get the most back from your time in the exhibit hall
Donald Church Balfour, MD

Chapter News: Southern Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting


Chapter News: Join the Midwest Chapter for the Jeans and Khakis Conference!


Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians


What Is Genomic Medicine?


Interview with the authors on "Provision of a library bioinformatics service..."


African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) SIG: Activities at MLA’18


Adventure to Atlanta Part 3: The Return of Humanism


Data Training and Resources from the Data SIG Meeting


Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Leveraging Specialized Discovery Tools to Maximize User Engagement


Exploring Atlanta


Teaching Topics to Try from MLA’18


Applications for InSight Initiative Summit 2 Sought


Poster Sessions AKA We’ve Been Busy!


Chapter News: 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Cleveland Call for Submissions


Chapter News: South Central Chapter of MLA Call for Proposals


Adventure to Atlanta Part 2: Then Suddenly Librarians!


MLA '18 Plenary 5 Recap: Dr. David Satcher


MLA '18 Plenary 4 Recap: Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron


MLA '18 Plenary 1 Recap: Opening Presidential Address


Diversity and Inclusion: A Major Theme at MLA’18


My Favorite Tools, Part 2


My Favorite Tools, Part 1


NIH Data Science Strategic Plan Incorporates MLA Recommendations


Time to Serve: A Section Chair-Elect Looks Forward


Adventure to Atlanta Part 1: Ready to Go


Health Disparities: Learn More, Get Involved, Take Action


MLA '18 as a First-Timer


Humphreys, Betsy L.


Plan to Succeed: The Basics of Library Project Management


MLA'18 Rocked for Me


Poster Sessions Continue to Draw a Crowd


What’s New with the National Library of Medicine?


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Conference Edition


The Scholarly Kitchen: MLA InSight - A Constructive Forum Emerges


Finish with Pie: Atlanta Nightlife Highlights


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