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MLA 2019 Election

MLA 2019 Election
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Gerald (Jerry) Perry, AHIP, FMLA, will be delivering the Janet Doe Lecture at MLA’19.
This article was published by The Scholarly Kitchen as a guest post by Elizabeth Ketterman, MLS, Director of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, and Sean Pidgeon, Publishing Director for Science and Medicine and Oxford University Press.
MLA is delighted to announce that registration for MLA ’19 is now open! Join us for three-and-a-half days of dynamic programming at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, May 3–8!
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments

8 money-saving tips for MLA ’19 Elevate
May in Chicago is a busy time, and there is no shortage of things to do. MLA ’19 is located within walking distance (or a quick taxi or CTA ride) to so many classic Chicago activities.
Predatory publishing has been highlighted at both the first and second summits of the MLA InSight Initiative that took place in 2018 as a common vexing challenge facing both health sciences librarians and information providers. Read more about this challenging issue.
The #mlanet19 poster and lightning talk abstract submission site is now open. Submit abstracts December 12, 2018–January 25, 2019.
Personal pronouns coming to MLA ’19 badges.
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
As most of you know, the US government has been busily pruning the content it offers to the public, including medical and scientific data and information. One of the medical resources removed in 2017 was the National Guidelines Clearinghouse
The theme for the second MLA InSight Summit was “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders.” This article reports on the challenge of how information librarians and librarians can collaborate in explaining to users why licensed (and often costly) content has real value to them.

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