The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee is seeking current, innovative, and notable technology projects in health sciences libraries for the 2024 JMLA Virtual Projects Section. The Virtual Project Section appears on an annual basis in an issue of JMLA and recognizes projects that exemplify the range and direction of current technology developments in the dissemination of health sciences information. In the past the Virtual Projects Section was shared in October but changes are underway for future Virtual Projects Sections to appear in the January issue, for this reason our timeline has changed.
To be considered for the Virtual Projects Section, submit a 200-word abstract of your virtual project, including why it is innovative/notable, and provide relevant online project resources (if possible) that describe or demonstrate the project. Find more information about the submission process and author guidelines for Virtual Projects.
Send your submissions to the Virtual Projects Section Editor, Emily Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Thursday, August 31, 2023.
Technology projects must have been completely implemented within the past two years. Submissions of virtual projects may demonstrate either the implementation of a new technology or a new application of an older technology. These projects should demonstrate how libraries have leveraged technology to manage and create new collections and services to improve user communities. Examples of current technology trends of interest include but are not limited to:
- Artificial Intelligence (i.e. Generative AI, Research Assistant AI, etc.)
- Digital Diversity Inclusion & Access
- Hybrid or HyFlex Workplace or Instruction
- Low-code and No-code (LCNC) Technologies or other coding or programming applications
- Online Teaching including Micro-credentialing
- Data Related Services
You can also review previous Virtual Projects published in the October issues of JMLA from 2012 through 2021.
Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience implementing a new technology to contribute value to your library and encourage and guide your library colleagues!
JMLA Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee:
- Christine Andresen, MLS, MSITEmily Hurst
- Emily P. Jones, MLIS, AHIP
- Brandon Patterson, MSI, MA
- Tariq Rahaman, MLIS