The Medical Library Association (MLA) is pleased to announce the late August 2007 launch of the redesigned MLANET Website. Featuring a fresh new look and a more user-friendly navigation scheme, the site will make it easier for MLA members to stay connected to the association.
In addition to improved navigation, the site offers new features including a really simple syndication (RSS) feed, small-to-large font sizes option, a new sidebar list with drop-down menus, and a printer-friendly mechanism.
MLANET's Educational Clearinghouse, which provides a listing of courses approved for MLA continuing education contact hours, was also restructured. The updated clearinghouse offers instructor's an online form and portal as well as advanced searching features. Clearinghouse users can now locate courses by subject, course type, area of knowledge, and experience level.
Future enhancements to MLANET involve improving the functionality of the site by allowing MLA members to access and change their members-only password, shared committee and group workspaces, and an e-portfolio/career tracking system.
In facilitating the MLANET redesign, the MLANET Editorial Board and MLA staff have held member focus groups to gather opinions about MLANET's content, organization, and usage; solicited member feedback on the new design before it was launched; and conducted usability testing. Throughout the redesign process, input from MLA members has proven to be crucial, and the association continues to welcome member comments and feedback.
MLA, a nonprofit, educational organization, comprises health sciences information professionals with more than 4,500 members worldwide. Through its programs and services, MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.
For more information, please contact Kate Corcoran, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.419.9094 x12.
Medical Library Association
Last Updated: 2007 October 03