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Carla J. Funk

Carla J. Funk
Wed February 22, 2017
Carla J. Funk, CAE (Ret.), Hon. FCLIP, made lasting contributions to the Medical Library Association (MLA) during her twenty-three years as executive director of the organization. Read more about her life and contributions.

MLA's executive director just got certified by his professional organization. What about you (still thinking up excuses about getting AHIP)?
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!
Diversity and inclusion are essential values for MLA, but are these values reflected in what we do and how we do it?
MLA is expanding and reorganizing its education committees in preparation to growing its educational offerings.

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
The Medical Library Association seeks applications for a new volunteer editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) for a three-year term (renewable once) beginning at a mutually agreed date.
Remember those new MLA bylaws you voted on this spring and summer? Lower dues for individuals with low salary, unemployed or from Hinari countries are now available. Discover how the new institutional membership program can help lower your dues as well.
MLA has partners with LearnSomething for our new learning management system (LMS) that will host all MLA educational offerings starting in early 2017.
The changes to the MLA bylaws have been officially approved by a full vote by MLA’s members, with 97% in favor. Your efforts will allow your elected officers to offer more timely and relevant programs and services that serve MLA’s membership.
Does your organization support your involvement in research activities? The MLA Board has approved a new award that will recognize organizations fostering librarian-led research through dedicated time, funding, statistical support, and other research-friendly policies.
February 19 and March 4, 2016 Librarians without Borders® Regional HINARI Train the Trainer Workshop Reports conducted at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA

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