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InSight Initiative - Summit 2

The September 27–28, 2018, summit brings together MLA leaders and select participating organizations to engage in high-level, high-value dialogue on issues of common interest that impact the health information profession. For more information about this initiative, including objectives, outcomes, guidelines, and task force members, please consult the Insight Initiative home page.

Applications are now open through July 31, 2018

Detailed Summit 2 information

  • Program: to be announced
  • Speakers and Panelists: to be announced
  • Participants (librarians and partner organizations): to be announced

Theme: Meeting the evolving needs of library stakeholders

The InSight Summit 2 Program Committee is currently developing the subtopics of the program.


From noon, September 27, 2018, to 3:00 p.m., September 28, 2018.


Morton’s Steakhouse and Meetings Facilities
65 E. Wacker Place*
Chicago, IL 60610

*downtown Chicago, half a block from Michigan Avenue


MLA has is arranging a summit hotel for the night of September 27, 2018

Summit Participants

MLA plans for balanced representation of librarian leaders and participating organizations. The committee estimates the second summit will convene fifteen to twenty librarians and fifteen to twenty participating organization representatives.

Librarian participants

Consider applying as a librarian participant by July 31, 2018, if:

  • You have professional knowledge, expertise, and interest in the summit theme;
  • You will commit to:
    • attendance at the September 27–28, 2018, summit in Chicago (from noon, September 27, to 3:00 p.m., September 28);
    • between three and five hours of preparatory work (pre-summit);
    • active participation and contribution to the work of the summit; and
    • up to ten hours of follow-up work (post-summit activities and products).

The InSight Initiative Task Force will select the participants by August 20, 2018 (MLA membership preferred but not required).

Participating organization

List of participating organization:

  • Annual Reviews
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • BMJ Publishing
  • Elsevier
  • F1000
  • The JAMA Network
  • McGraw Hill Education
  • NEJM Group
  • Rockefeller University Press (new for Summit 2)
  • Springer Nature
  • Wolters Kluwer

Companies interested in participating should contact Dan Doody, who is responsible for participating organization recruitment for the MLA InSight Initiative,; 312.239.6226.

Cost and travel support for librarian participants

There is no registration fee for librarian participants. MLA will support the travel expenses of librarian participants (summit hotel and transportation) up to $800. This is made possible through the generous support of our Inaugural Sponsors for summits 1 and 2:

  • Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) with a $15,000 grant to support librarian participant travel expenses
  • Elsevier with a $12,000 grant to support the zero-registration fee for librarian participants

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Program Committee

Daniel J. Doody
Doody Enterprises, Inc.
Summit Facilitator
Rich Lampert
Doody Consulting, LLC
Summit Co-facilitator
Emma Cryer Heet, AHIP
Duke University
Member - Librarian Representative
Nadine Dexter, AHIP
University of Central Florida
Member - Librarian Representative - AAHSL Board Representative
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, AHIP
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Member - Librarian Representative
Andrea Lopez
Annual Reviews
Member - Industry Representative
Rob McKinney
New Englad Journal of Medicine
Member - Industry Representative
René Schölzel
Faculty of 1000
Member - Industry Representative
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Liaison - InSight Initiative Task Force
Mary M. Langman
Medical Library Association
Liaison - MLA Headquarters

InSight Initiative Articles

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

Applications for InSight Initiative Summit 2 Sought

The Scholarly Kitchen: MLA InSight - A Constructive Forum Emerges

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

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

Participating Organizations





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