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The Medical Library Association Affirms Its Core Values

The Medical Library Association Affirms Its Core Values
Thu February 2, 2017
MLA and its Board of Directors express their concern with regard to recent United States government policies or statements. We remain staunch in our commitment to hold fast to MLA's professional values, the cornerstone of our profession.

When It Comes to Health Sciences Information, the R2 Digital Library Stands Alone
The R2 Digital Library is a market-leading e-book platform for health sciences featuring a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing, and allied health e-books presented through a clean and intuitive interface.
Less than four months until MLA ’17 in Seattle, May 26–31, 2017! Plan ahead to make the most of your visit and the annual meeting. The tourist season starts in Seattle during the month of May, when the rain lets up and the weather warms up. Plan to maximize your visit
Julie Angus DREAMED of being the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean.  Patricia Brennan DARED to be the new director of the National Library of Medicine. Hope Jahren proves she can DO what a Lab Girl needs to DO.
The MLA '17 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA '17. Please consider volunteering as a moderator and/or sharing this message with other MLA members.
Free website enhances medical education globally
As the millennial generation enters medical school, educators are presented with new challenges. Among the challenges is the issue of how to reach students who have grown up on the Internet and therefore are accustomed to information delivery models
MLA and AAHSL address strategic approaches to prioritizing NIH data management and sharing activities
Are you interested in participating in the MLA 2017 Annual Meeting but aren’t sure what you can do? Do you already love social media or Dream about expanding your horizons a little? Then Dare to be a Blog or Twitter correspondent!
MLA and AAHSL identify strategic directions for future National Library of Medicine programs and services
The MLA ′17 Contributed Content Working Group thanks everyone who took the time and effort to prepare and submit abstracts for the upcoming annual meeting, as well as those who volunteered their time to review the abstracts. We could not have completed the peer review process without you!
MLA's executive director just got certified by his professional organization. What about you (still thinking up excuses about getting AHIP)?
Seattle is a city of neighborhoods. While Capitol Hill, Belltown, and Pike-Market are all quite interesting, if you have the opportunity then I suggest visiting Fremont. Fremont is located just north of the canal, and west of the University of Washington.
MLA ’17 attendees will be in the perfect location to explore the city of Seattle. Walking downhill from the convention center on Pike Street, you will come across the beating heart of Seattle’s waterfront: the Pike Place Market as well as the Craft's Market. Check out our shopping suggestions!
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an opportunity many take for a fresh start, new beginning, or change in direction. I am excited to welcome you to this fresh start, new beginning, and [slight] change in direction for the MLA News!
Are you ready? Calendar cleared and card in hand? Don't worry you have only a few more days to wait to register for MLA'17 in beautiful Seattle. Registration opens on January 16 and Preliminary Programs will be in your hot little hands in no time. Check out these justification tips, too!

Join your colleagues May 26 and 27 for the MLA ’17 continuing education (CE) courses in Seattle, Washington. These courses will provide health sciences librarians with a great way to explore new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession.
Congress funds the Federal government through April 28th
Register now for MLA's recorded webcast, "Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews." Join Melissa Rethlefsen, AHIP, Whitney A. Townsend, and Joey Nicholson as they discuss how systematic reviews have evolved and when to consider other types of reviews.
Hope Jahren is an intrepid researcher who embodies our meeting theme of Dream. Dare. Do. As a child and a young woman, she played and then worked in her father’s lab and dreamed of herself as a scientist. As a student and a young woman, she dared to explore her chosen research areas
Office of Science and Technology Policy highlights accomplishments over the last eight years.
21st Century CURES Act will further national scientific and technology initiatives
Have you dreamed about ways you can participate more fully in MLA’s Annual Meetings?  Do you dare to volunteer in a way you may not have tried before?  Check out some of these opportunities!
Register now for MLA's webinar, "Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?" to be held on March 22. Join Barbara Folb as she explains the framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process. #mlaGreyLit
Looking forward to visiting Seattle for MLA 2017? Why not gear up for the conference by viewing a few movies set and filmed in the Emerald city!
Happy Holidays from your leaders at HHSS!
Wishing you a very happy holiday season. We may be a small section but we have a wonderful, diverse group of individuals scattered around the country.  I hope wherever you are and however you celebrate that it is a very happy and peaceful time of the year fo
At the Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons we have just completed a spectacular renovation. Not only did the entire library undergo a wall-to-wall renovation taking the space down to the studs, but we’ve added lots of new technologies including 3D printing, virtual reality
Diversity and inclusion are essential values for MLA, but are these values reflected in what we do and how we do it?
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Scanning the Horizon: Emerging Technology at Your Library and in the Classroom." Join Emily Hurst, AHIP as she identifies trends, the impact of new technologies on education, and resources for staying informed.
MLA is expanding and reorganizing its education committees in preparation to growing its educational offerings.
Though not nearly as large as the more well-known Chinatowns in San Francisco or New York City, Seattle's International District/Chinatown can still feel like you're leaving the United States behind. This is a great place to be adventurous.
Dreaming of hikes with a view, or maybe a volcano or glacier? Not far from Seattle, you can find plenty of possibilities. Here are 3 accessible day trips to popular mountain destinations.
Imagine a dream conference with daring ideas, and wonderful networking opportunities. How about a conference city with plenty of options for fitness fun, too? In Seattle at MLA’17, you can do this! When you are ready to get some exercise, your biggest challenge will be making a choice!
September 5-6 and 7-8, 2016 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at Keysar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan.
June 13-17, 2016 HINARI/Health on the Internet Resources Workshop held in Mount Hagan, Papua, New Guinea
Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus by William Harvey is known as the first book to correctly describe the human circulatory system. Not having a medical background, this tidbit of medical history trivia was foreign to me until several months ago when I discovered an edit
Are you ready to Tweet about the upcoming conference in Seattle? Want to search for information or use Twitter to share and plan for the conference? Start adding the official hashtag #MLANet17 to related Tweets now to help build excitement and interest in the conference.
Interviewer: Joan S. Zenan, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: April 13, 2015
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
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Interviewer: Linda A. Watson, AHIP, FMLA
Date of Interview: October 31, 2014
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
48 pages
Now is the time to explore opportunities for annual meeting and professional development grants. MLA chapters and sections also support members with a variety grants.
It can be tempting to bring your family along on a meeting trip. But being at your professional, productive best while also trying to keep your children, spouse, or partner entertained are goals that can clash. With proper planning, the combination can work well, especially in Seattle.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians." Join Lisa Federer, AHIP as she explains terminology, how R works and where to find free resources.

Product Spotlight: Rittenhouse (Sponsored)

Meeting Preview: Planning Ahead for MLA ’17

Our MLA 2017 Keynote Speakers Dream, Dare, Do

MLA'17 Moderators Needed

Dare to Participate: Submit a Late Breaking Lightning Talk

Flexing Your Powerhouse Librarian Muscles: The Foundations of Effective Project Management

Chapter News: South Central Chapter Annual Meeting Award Winners

Chapter News: News from the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC/MLA)

International News

MLA AAHSL comments NIH data strategies

Call for bloggers

MLA AAHSL comments NLM strategic plan

MLA '17 Programming by the Numbers: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Special Content Sessions

I've earned my credential. What about you?

Visit the Fremont Neighborhood

Meeting Preview: Pike Place Market and Other Wonderful Sites around the Washington State Convention Center

New Year, New MLA News

Countdown to MLA'17 Registration - Dreaming!!!

MLA ’17 Continuing Education Courses

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Update

Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews Webcast

Hope Jahren, Closing Keynote Speaker

OSTP Records Progress on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Cures Act Becomes Law

Volunteer Opportunities at MLA'17

Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?

Movies Set in Seattle

Happy Holidays From Your Leaders at HHSS

What We're Doing: New History of Medicine Area at Harrell Library

Diversity and Inclusion: Top Priorities for MLA

Scanning the Horizon: Emerging Technology at Your Library and in the Classroom

MLA Education: Expanded Committee Structure

Visit Seattle's International District @MLANet17

Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Views—Oh my!

Fitness fun in the Emerald City

Librarians without Borders® HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop Report Bhutan: September 5-8, 2016

Librarians Without Borders® HINARI/Health on the Internet Resources Workshop Report: June 17, 2016

Collection Highlight: Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus

Conference Hashtag #MLANet17

Jenkins, Carol G. (AHIP, FMLA)

Lindberg, Donald, A.B., MD

Financial Support Available for MLA ’17

Memorial Day Weekend 2017: business trip or family vacation? Why not make it both!

Demystifying R: An Introduction for Librarians

Seeking Applications for Volunteer Editor to Lead the JMLA

Get Outside and Visit a Park During MLA '17

MLA ’17 Submissions due October 10

HHSS Member Highlight: Rob Cagna

Instructional Design Webinar Series

MLA’s Membership Makeover