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The MLA News Seeks Column Editors

The MLA News Seeks Column Editors
Mon October 15, 2018
The MLA News is currently seeking three new column editors to solicit, review, edit, and select articles for publication.

The deadline for paper and immersion session submissions is just around the corner – October 24. Don't wait!
You want to go to MLA’19. (Of course you do! It’s going to be awesome!) However, you need to gather evidence to convince your administration. You’re a librarian. You’re good at compiling evidence, but we know you’re busy, so we’re here to help.
How does the children’s story, Seven Blind Mice, relate to instruction on doing systematic reviews? Or to the many other health information concepts and skills medical librarians teach? Hint: Think stories!
Join us in Chicago for MLA ’19: Elevate! See new sights and revisit some favorites.

Learn, laugh, network, shop, see world-class museums and shows. Join your colleagues in the Windy City, Chicago, IL, at MLA ’19 from May 3–8, 2019!
The 2019 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters, and lightning talks for MLA ’19, to be held May 3–8, 2019, in Chicago, IL. To apply, fill out the Reviewer Interest form by October 17, 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

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Hospital librarians as publishers: expanding our role
Metrics Toolkit: an online evidence-based resource for navigating the research metrics landscape
Using virtual reality in medical education to teach empathy
High-performance computing service for bioinformatics and data science
Creating “wizards” on the library’s website
“Plutchik”: artificial intelligence chatbot for searching NCBI databases
2017 Audited schedule of changes in net assets
Report from the Medical Library Association’s InSight Initiative Summit 1: Engaging Users in a Disruptive Era
Cochrane Interactive Learning
Covidence and Rayyan
Developing Librarian Competencies for the Digital Age
Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century
Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries
How to earn a reputation as a great partner
The relative citation ratio: what is it and why should medical librarians care?
“Blacklists” and “whitelists”: a salutary warning concerning the prevalence of racist language in discussions of predatory publishing
Response to “Environmental scan and evaluation of best practices for online systematic review resources”
Reference checking for systematic reviews using Endnote
Using Slack to communicate with medical students
Data dreams: planning for the future of historical medical documents
Transforming the systematic review service: a team-based model to support the educational needs of researchers
The “Data Visualization Clinic”: a library-led critique workshop for data visualization
A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches