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Caucus Annual Business Meetings and Gatherings

Caucus Annual Business Meetings and Gatherings
Thu February 20, 2020
Caucus leaders and members, MLA encourages you to hold your official business meetings virtually before MLA ’20 instead of onsite in Portland so that all caucus members have the opportunity to attend and/or view a recording of the meeting. MLA headquarters staff is ready to set up web calls via Zoom

A recent study published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association found that early career professionals in the field of cancer research have a complicated relationship to open access (OA) publishing.
Welcome to the inaugural Global Health & Health Equity column! This column will cover hub activities and be a platform of relevant topics in our profession.
There are a variety of reasons of why attending the MLA annual meeting is beneficial and travel assistance is so valuable. Eligibility for the grant has been modified to include a greater variety of librarians with different levels of experience and professional practice backgrounds.
Come to MLA ’20 on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, to develop a skill in an MLA practice area and have extra time to explore Portland! MLA continuing education (CE) courses are powerful and rewarding learning experiences!

The MLA ’20 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA ’20. Moderators must register for MLA ’20. Complete the Moderator Sign-Up form by Monday, February 17.
Come to MLA ’20 on Friday May 15, and Saturday, May 16, develop a skill in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to explore Portland! MLA continuing education (CE) courses are powerful and rewarding learning experiences!
ll MLA '20 attendees will receive a complimentary TriMet transit pass when they pick up their registration packet! The pass is good for the MAX light rail, the streetcar, and busses across Portland through the end of the meeting.
Would you like to help out at MLA ’20? There are opportunities even if you are not from Portland!
MLA is delighted to announce that registration for MLA ’20 is now open! Join us for dynamic programming at the Oregon Convention Center, May 15–19. Register now!
Fun facts about the EFTS User Agreement process.
Have you noticed the changes in the schedule for MLA ’20? The most obvious is that the meeting is a little shorter, ending Tuesday evening with the Janet Doe Lecture and reception closing the meeting. Another change is that the Tuesday evening reception is included with the standard registration.
We hope you will join us in envisioning our future in focus at MLA ’20. The meeting will be taking place May 15–19 in Portland, OR. Portland is an incredibly diverse and exciting city with plenty to keep you occupied before, between, and after all of the informative and innovative meeting sessions.
There is still time to apply to the Research Training Institute (RTI)! The deadline to apply is January 17.
MLA is pleased to announce the Research Training Institute (RTI) faculty members for the 2020 RTI at the University of Illinois–Chicago, beginning July 2020.

MLA ’20 will be held May 15-19 in Portland, Oregon. Here are a few reasons, besides attending the conference, that you might want to visit Portland!
The 2020 National Programming Committee is looking for reviewers for posters and lightning talks for MLA ’20, to be held May 15–May 19, 2020, in Portland, OR. To apply, please fill out the Reviewer Interest form by January 15, 2020.
The submission site for posters and lightning talks for MLA ’20 opens December 13, 2019, and will remain open until January 24, 2020. Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs.
Six librarians from southeastern Wisconsin, including RTI fellow Elizabeth Suelzer, AHIP, collaborated on a study that reviewed scholarly works that cited the retracted 1998 article by Wakefield et al. that purported to show an association with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.
The Technology in Education Caucus is pleased to announce the following changes, updates, and the recruiting timeline for the My Favorite Tool session during MLA ’20. In 2019, the contestant slots filled up in less than twenty-four hours!
Great news, and thank you!

750+ libraries have expressed their interest to join the new EFTS by requesting a user agreement from MLA.
Are you a library professional interested in learning more about the research process? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue? The RTI program takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project.
A poem by Fred King, AHIP, on reaching the goal for EFTS sign ups.
As you may have learned , MLA has developed the specifications of a new EFTS platform. MLA will proceed with actual development and implementation if a minimum of 750 users sign up for the new platform. As of yesterday, we have surpassed the 60% mark of library requests to receive a user agreement.
MLA expresses grateful appreciation to the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) for its continuing support of MLA’s Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI).

MLA has developed the specifications of a new Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) platform. MLA will proceed with actual development and implementation if a minimum of 750 users sign up for the new platform by January 10, 2020, to “crowdfund” it.
For the past three years, the RTI has been funded by the IMLS. We were very grateful to have this funding, but in July 2020, this funding will come to an end. Even though IMLS support is ending, MLA is committed to continuing this successful learning model that educates health sciences librarians
The Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, intensive, and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project with the support of peers and research experts.
The Technology in Education Caucus is pleased to announce the following changes, updates, and the recruiting timeline for the My Favorite Tool session during MLA ’20. In 2019, the contestant slots filled up in less than 24 hours!
John Bourgeois, AHIP, 2019 RTI Fellow, recently shared the experiences of several South Central Chapter/MLA members at the MLA RTI Institute in Chicago in July for the South Central Connection.
The 2020 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters, and lightning talks for MLA ’20, to be held May 15–19, 2020, in Portland, OR.
On July 18, 2019, MLA communicated to DOCLINE users that MLA, in collaboration with UConn and NLM, is developing a successor to the current EFTS. UConn has confirmed that EFTS operations at UConn will continue, uninterrupted, past the original end date of December 31, 2019.
Sadly, MLA shares the news that Donald A.B. Lindberg passed away Friday evening after a short illness. We are grateful for his leadership as director of the National Library of Medicine, which has had a great impact on the profession of health sciences librarianship.
The submission site for contributed papers and immersions sessions for MLA ’20 is now open.
MLA ’19 was one of my most favorite meeting experiences. Every day was filled with riveting conversations, inspiring presentations, and just pure fun. I left MLA ’19 with quite a few ideas and more business cards and pens than I could count.

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