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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!
The LWW Total Access Collection, available exclusively on Ovid®, gives your users quick, easy access to a diverse package of over 300 high-quality, full-text journals at an affordable price. Many journals are highly ranked and led by expert editorial boards
MLA is pleased to announce the 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellows! The fellows will attend the first RTI in Chicago from July 9–13, 2018. The first cohort were chosen by a selective submission process
By popular demand, there will be an MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) Update and Q&A session at MLA ’18 in Atlanta, GA. Stop by the session to learn more about the new Research Training Institute and meet the institute planners, staff, instructors, and 2018 fellows.
MLA thanks the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), for hosting the 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI).
If you are wondering whether Dissemination in Action: Communicating Research in a Digital World is the right MLA ’18 continuing education course for you, take this quick self-assessment:
Sign-up to be a judge for the MLA’18 Research Awards.
Our popular continuing education course, “Do You Want to Be a Library Director? Knowledge, Skills, and Career Paths for Library Leaders,” will help you answer these questions, plan your career, and connect with current and future leaders and directors
By design, the MLA'18 host hotel the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is conveniently located within walking distance of some of Atlanta’s premier tourist attractions.
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 in Atlanta, GA, for courses that will support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes
These days, it seems everyone is talking about learning to program. To find out more about a popular language, R, and what it’s like to learn it, we did an email Q&A with Lisa Federer, AHIP, who is teaching Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with R at MLA ’18.
The Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) is pleased to announce its support for the American Library Association (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship. NCNMLG wanted to support diversity and inclusion efforts for librarianship in a meaningful way.

Linda Bryant didn’t plan on creating an Atlanta institution when she founded Charis Books and More.
Fiscal Year 2018 funding bill signed into law
MLA President Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, FMLA thanks Representatives Gregg Harper (R) MS-03 and Robert Brady (D) PA-01 for introducing the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 that will modernize the FDLP and provide for no-fee permanent across to government information.
Register for the Performing Systematic Reviews in Resource-Limited Settings at MLA '18. This course will demonstrate how you can make substantial contributions to systematic reviews without access to the resources of a major university.
Do you enjoy visiting other libraries for inspiration and ideas? Are you interested in African American culture and history, southern Jewish history, the history of the CDC, or the Carter Presidency?
Sign up for MLA ’18 Colleague Connection by April 23! Meet people and make a difference.
Are you experiencing FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? Maybe all your colleagues and professional friends are attending MLA ’18, but this year will not work for you.

Don’t worry…the Educational Media and Technologies Section has a solution for you!
Mental health counselling sessions are offered in public libraries
Mental health services are a necessity to citizens of every community. Paradoxically, they can also be difficult to find or access.
Want to experience one of the most thrilling MLS Clubs in the country?
If you thought mall parking was bad during the holidays, then you may want to think twice and definitely plan ahead before driving to the MLA'18 meeting. Reserve your parking spot now and save money!
Do you want to go to MLA ’18, but aren’t sure how to convince your administration to fund your attendance? Here are some points to consider when making the case.
Register now for MLA's webinar series on Systematic Reviews. The live events will be held on February 27, March 27 and April 24. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they discuss matching review types, selecting software and developing a systematic review service.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You? Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they present this first in the series on systematic reviews.
Baseball, beer, and fireworks--Americana at its best!
The National Programming Committee is seeking volunteers from the membership to blog on the happenings of MLA 2018. Volunteer today!
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 for courses that will support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research, and librarianship.
Are you seeking a new job opportunity? Sign-up for the resume clinic and mock interviews during MLA'18.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Selecting Systematic Review Software on a Shoestring. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they present this series on systematic reviews.
Register now for MLA's webinar, Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service, to be held April 24, 2018. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell as they present this series on systematic reviews.
From opening reception to the closing remarks, MLA ‘18 has multiple opportunities for you to connect with your peers.
The year 2017 saw multiple attempts by the US Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In each case, the Congressional Budget Office estimated significant increases in the number of uninsured Americans resulting from the proposed legislation
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA)!  We are pleased to announce that our annual meeting will take place October 14–16, 2018, at the Montvale Event Center in downtown Spokane, WA. 
Elaine R. Martin, Director of the Countway Library at Harvard University, is the 2018 Janet Doe Lecturer.
MLA '18 welcomes Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, chief engagement officer for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, as plenary speaker on Wednesday, May 23.
MLA 2018 is upon us, so be sure to mark your calendars for the section business meeting:
Paula G. Raimondo, 2017 MLA Fellow biosketch

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See the Big Picture of Data Visualization!


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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?)


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MLA ’18 Continuing Education


Learning R Can Change Your (Professional) Life!


Greetings from the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group!


Charis Books and More: Writing the Feminists’ Future


Fiscal Year 2018 Funding Bill Enacted into Law


MLA Supports Federal Depository Library Program Modernization Act of 2018


You Can Support Systematic Reviews Just about Anywhere in the World


Do your friends and family tease you about visiting libraries when you travel?


MLA ’18 Colleague Connection: Sign up by April 23


My Favorite Tool Session Now Accepts Virtual Contestants!


International News


Soccer Anyone?


Planning to Drive to the Meeting? Plan Ahead to Save Money!


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Systematic Review Webinar Series


Matching Review Type to Research Question: Which Review Is Right for You?


Take Me Out to the Ball Game!


Deadline Extended: Call for MLA 2018 Bloggers


MLA ’18 Continuing Education


Resume Clinic


Selecting Systematic Review Software on a Shoestring


Developing and Managing a Systematic Review Service


Tips for Making Connections at MLA ‘18


Op Ed: Why Health Insurance Policy Matters to Health Sciences Librarians


Chapter News: Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting Announced


Elaine Martin: MLA '18 Janet Doe Lecturer


Dara Richardson-Heron: NIH All of Us Research Program


MLA '18 Section Business Meeting


Paula G. Raimondo


Brenda Faye Green


Franklin, Sandra Gallop


Vicki F. Croft


Jane Blumenthal


Call for MLA 2018 Twitter Correspondents


MLA ’18: Silver and Gold Networking Dinner and Talent Show