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Announcing Nadya Okamoto as Featured Speaker at MLA ’19 | Elevate!

Announcing Nadya Okamoto as Featured Speaker at MLA ’19 | Elevate!
Fri September 14, 2018
MLA is pleased to announce that Nadya Okamoto will be the featured 2019 Joseph Leiter National Library of Medicine (NLM)/MLA Lecturer during MLA ’19 in Chicago, IL. Nadya Okamoto is a social entrepreneur and activist, founder and executive director of the nonprofit PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement.

MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’18.
As part of the 2018 application process for the Research Training Institute (RTI), applicants submitted a list of keywords or phrases that describe the topics of their research proposals.
Diversity and inclusion is a new strategic goal for MLA. On May 21, the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force ran a special workshop at MLA ’18 called the “Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl Meeting.” Thirty-four meeting attendees participated in the 1.5-hour session
Are you a library professional who is interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project?

The 2019 NPC has opened the call for contributed papers and immersion sessions, a clear sign that changes are taking place in annual meeting planning. Some changes have been asked for by MLA members, some to make processes easier, and some to align the annual meeting with MLA’s strategic initiatives
The inaugural Research Training Institute (RTI) was held July 9–13, 2018, at the Library of Health Sciences-Chicago, University of Illinois–Chicago. During the RTI, nationally recognized faculty led the fellows through intensive research training and education.
Books, articles, and other resources mentioned during MLA ’18 are listed.
A four-day workshop was conducted in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from May 14-17, 2018
Much of the time at InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regarded as challenging. This is the fourth of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.
An interview with Terrie Wheeler, AMLS and Peter Oxley, PhD, on their poster presentation, “Provision of a library bioinformatics service to support medical research”. Special thanks to Terrie and Peter for participating in this interview.
An update on the African American Medical Librarian’s Alliance (AAMLA) SIG activities during MLA’18.
How to bring the human into a world dominated by virtual content.

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