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2019 Marcia C. Noyes Award

2019 Marcia C. Noyes Award
Thu May 16, 2019
The highest honor that MLA confers is the Marcia C. Noyes Award. Mary Joan (M.J.) Tooey, AHIP, FMLA, is a most deserving candidate for the Marcia C. Noyes Award, in recognition of the profound and lasting impact she has had on the profession and on the many individual lives she has touched.

Something for everyone – Immersion Sessions
NLM is updating PubMed. Learn where you can see the new version now and what changes are coming.
A reflection on reflective practice.
An excellent presentation on how one library uses Artificial Intelligence to assist with complex searches.

A summary of what was learned from attending a few contributed sessions on starting systematic review services.
A brief reflection on the social and networking opportunities provided by MLA annual meetings and how to seek them out.
A quick summary of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) dinner.
A brief overview of first-time exhibitors at MLA ’19.
MLA ’19 offered plenty of social events to see old friends and meet new ones.
An MLA’19 attendee chooses her own adventure: Looking for and finding laughs.
Sharing knowledge through poster presentations.
A few lessons learned by a first-time attendee regarding MLA’s organizational new structure.
Tips for organizing an immersion session from a contributor.
The hospitality booth binder is now available online.

The SitStayRead dog teams are joining us at MLA'19.
Tips for a happy and healthy conference.
Packing essentials from veteran meeting attendee.
The MLA'19 official blog and Twitter correspondents share their unique perspective, as they keep you current on on conference events.
Will you be in Chicago on Thursday or Friday before the official conference programming begins? Don’t eat alone! Join your colleagues for a dine-around.
Your personalized MLA'19 schedule at your fingertips!
You can register for continuing education (CE) courses at MLA ’19!

Come to MLA ’19 on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, develop a skill in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to explore MLA’s home town, Chicago!
Hair, make-up, mani/pedis, and ink suggestions for Chicago.
The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library located on the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park will be having a private tour on Saturday May 4, at 2:30 p.m..
Chicago is home to wide variety of bookstores and libraries.

Child care service during MLA'19.
Shopping on and just off the Magnificent Mile in Chicago is for everyone at every price point.
Come to MLA ’19 on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, develop a skill in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to explore MLA’s home town, Chicago!
Learn about implementing an institutional data catalog and the collaborating group of librarians that support it at an information session at MLA '19 in Chicago.
Bringing family with you to MLA'19? This post highlights changing and nursing locations at the Hyatt and family-friendly activities in downtown Chicago.
Come to MLA ’19 on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, develop a skill in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to explore MLA’s home town, Chicago!
The logo of MLA ’14, featured iconic skyscrapers and Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture. Here is a sampling of what is new in Chicago for MLA ’19.
The house band is ready to go. Are you? The call is still OPEN for folks to sign up and join in the fun. Individual members, groups, libraries, chapters, sections, and special interest groups (SIGs) are invited to pull it all together for the MLA open mic night. This is your chance to shine.
Come to MLA ’19 on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, develop a skill in an MLA practice area by taking a continuing education (CE) course, and have extra time to explore MLA’s home town, Chicago!
Whether you’re a first time MLA attendee or an experienced participant, Colleague Connection has something for you! Sign up by April 10!

Upcoming Events

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October 2019
Friday, October 4 - Monday, October 7, 2019
Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, October 6 - Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Durham, NC

Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Savannah, GA

Friday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK

Sunday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Omaha, NE

Wednesday, October 23 - Friday, October 25, 2019
Watkins Glen, NY

Sunday, October 27 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Boise, ID

November 2019
Wednesday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Rutgers Inn and Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ




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Effect of a clinical evidence technology on patient skin disease outcomes in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
Using information literacy to teach medical entrepreneurship and health care economics
Errata for trial publications are not uncommon, are frequently not trivial, and can be challenging to access: a retrospective review
Searching by grant number: comparison of funding acknowledgments in NIH RePORTER, PubMed, and Web of Science
A pilot project to increase health literacy among youth from seasonal farmworker families in rural eastern North Carolina: a qualitative exploration of implementation and impact
HIV/AIDS information promotion at the library: creative campaigns for young adults
A failed attempt at developing a search filter for systematic review methodology articles in Ovid Embase
Errors in search strategies used in systematic reviews and their effects on information retrieval
The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections
Ever-evolving: introducing the Medical Heritage Library, Inc.
Medical Education in East Asia: Past and Future
Increasing rural nurses’ awareness of a statewide health information resource: an educational outreach initiative
Critical librarianship in health sciences libraries: an introduction
Implementation of a fee-based service model to university-affiliated researchers at the University of Alberta
Journal Citation Reports
The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content
Correction to “Performance of a mixed filter to identify relevant studies for mixed studies reviews” on page 49, 104(1) January 2016. DOI:
118th Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association, Inc., Atlanta, GA, May 18–23, 2018
Searching the Grey Literature: A Handbook for Searching Reports, Working Papers, and Other Unpublished Research
Responding to a new generation of proprietary study resources in medical education
A partnership between academic and public librarians: “What the Health” workshop series
Teaching high school students to use online consumer health resources on mobile phones: outcome of a pilot project in Oyo State, Nigeria