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You Know You’ve Always Wanted Your 15 (Or 5) Minutes of Fame and Here’s Your Chance!

You Know You’ve Always Wanted Your 15 (Or 5) Minutes of Fame and Here’s Your Chance!
Thu February 14, 2019
MLA ’18’s Talent Show was a great success. So many talented members sang, told stories, read poetry, and more. The house band blew up the stage, and the audience conga-lined the night away. The call is OPEN for folks to sign up and join in the fun this year. What is your talent?

Janet Doe Lecturer, Jerry Perry, AHIP, FMLA, shares the powerful story of how he became “The Activist Health Sciences Librarian”.
It is not too late to answer the call to be an MLA'19 Elevate blogger! #mlanet19 needs YOU!
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
With MLA ’19 “Elevating” at warp speed, this is the perfect opportunity to remind us all of our affirmation and commitment to providing an inclusive, engaging, and harassment-free environment for everyone

Become an #mlanet19 Twitter correspondent. Promote events. Share your perspective. Earn AHIP points!
When you come to the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, stay at the Hyatt Regency and take advantage of the many nearby cultural offerings and attractions.  From museums and libraries, to theater and comedy, Chicago has something for everyone, and much is within a mile of the Hyatt Regency.
Are you interested in participating in MLA ’19 or want AHIP points? Volunteer to be a blog correspondent!
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
Looking for a great way to cap off your MLA ’19 experience? We highly recommend attending the final keynote address to hear acclaimed teacher, author, bioethicist, and former public interest lawyer Katie Watson as she shares her unique experience with innovation in medical education.
Beer aficionados rejoice!  Chicagoland has over 150 breweries, and there is something for everyone.
Leiter Lecturer Nadya Okamoto will discuss health information in underserved communities, health disparities, gender identity, and how she founded PERIOD. the Menstrual Movement.
Apply for an MLA Travel Grant. Deadline is February 25, 2019.
The MLA ’19 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA ’19.
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.
Margot Malachowski, AHIP, explores this topic of hospital librarians supporting nursing education and research. This article was originally posted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region at https://news.nnlm.gov/ner.
Join Liz Kellermeyer and Alicia Lillich on November 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m., for an NNLM webinar about the Research Training Institute (RTI).
Attending MLA ’19? Reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago! The Hyatt is the headquarters for the annual meeting and hotel room block. Reserving a room means a short commute to the meeting every morning.
It's time to start getting your poster and lightening talk submissions ready. The submission site opens December 12.
Ann Glusker, AHIP, shares her medical librarian career journey in "The Dragonfly" blog, a
publication and discussion forum for topics of interest to libraries and community-based organizations in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR).
Patti Brennan reflects on how medical librarians and their partners in the health information profession are responsible for organizing and delivering essential information in the "NLM Musings From The Mezzanine” blog.
The theme for the second MLA InSight Summit was “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders,” following closely on observations at the first InSight Summit that librarians and information providers needed to focus on quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding users.
Check out a blog report from Elizabeth Suelzer, 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI) fellow, for more information about daily life at the institute.
The deadline for paper and immersion session submissions is just around the corner – October 24. Don't wait!

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