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2021 MLA Election Results

2021 MLA Election Results
Thu March 4, 2021
MLA is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 election. Candidates listed below will assume office at the conclusion of MLA ’21. All candidates have been given the results. The association thanks everyone who agreed to run and offered their talents in service of MLA.

The Global Health & Health Equity Domain Hub fosters organizational and professional partnerships to improve the development, access, dissemination, and understanding of health information for and by diverse populations in the United States and globally to improve the health of populations.
Leverage unscripted streaming demonstration videos for teaching and learning psychotherapy techniques. Published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and available on EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™, APA PsycTherapy® covers authentic therapy sessions and is a dynamic tool.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
Register now for the two-part webinar, Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing to be held on March 4 & March 11.
The 2020 Joint Chapter Meeting of the Midcontinental (MCMLA) and Midwest Chapters was held on October 14–16 using Zoom, with a total of 249 registered participants and a registration fee of $25 per attendee. The conference website is hosted on the Midwest Chapter’s web space.
MLA Past President Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, introduces the I Am MLA profile series and shares her profile.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Marie T. Ascher
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Jamie E. Bloss, AHIP
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP
The 2021 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for posters and lightning talks for MLA ’21, to be held May 2021. To apply, fill out the Reviewer Interest form by February 3, 2021.
Each year, former President Barack Obama shares his top books, many of which describe the sensitive balance of experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). His 2020 books are no different, offering some of the best writing and compelling stories.
Teresa L. Knott, Fellow
Michelle A. Kraft, Fellow
David W.C. Stewart, Honorary Member

The Board of Directors and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Medical Library Association (MLA) support the statement made by our colleagues at the American Library Association (ALA) and join them in condemning the violent attempts to undermine our democracy on January 6.
The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities.” Update: the MLA ’21 Call for Poster and Lightning Talks will remain open until February 15, 2021.
Newsflash! The Research Training Institute (RTI) has created a new Twitter account for all things related to RTI: @RTIatMLA!
There is still time to apply to the Research Training Institute (RTI)! The deadline to apply is January 10. Visit the RTI website to learn about the application process, scholarships, and the program.
Message from Lisa Traditi, MLA President, and Kevin Baliozian, MLA Executive Director. Your voices matter to us, to our organization, and to our profession.
The Research Training Institute Online (RTI Online) learning program is a unique and highly effective immersive training program in advanced research methods. RTI ’20 and RTI ’21 have adapted the program to an online environment and expanded the training with new faculty experts and new research top
This year saw NAHSL pivot to our first completely virtual two-day event, “NAHSL in Action.” The conference strove to renew NAHSL’s commitment to a strong community of care and to emphasize action, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
JMLA recently launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative aimed at publishing more articles that recognize and address social injustices; speak to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce and among our user populations; and share critical perspectives on health sciences librarian
On October 29–30, 2020, MLA hosted a free online fall forum that was open to all. This was the sixth summit in the MLA InSight Initiative, bringing together more than 185 health sciences librarians, end users, scholarly communication, and information provider organizations.
We invite you to join the Elsevier Clinical Solutions User Feedback Program.

Designed to bring our customers closer to the product development process, this program helps improve our digital products so that they can better serve you.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP
The new EFTS, powered by MLA, platform is live, powerful, secure, and now fully integrated into DOCLINE. There have been lots of changes with successes and growing pains. Here is an update.
The Philadelphia Regional Chapter of MLA held their annual meeting on August 6 and 7, 2020. The global pandemic caused the planning committee to pivot, which resulted in developing an online event spread over two days versus meeting in-person.
Sandra McCarthy, AHIP, Bailey Library, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI, is the recipient of the 2020 Academic Librarian of the Year from the Michigan Library Association.
MLA and AAHSL have written comments addressing the information and data resources needed by the health services research community for research and practice.
Clinical and academic health libraries are facing novel challenges in engaging their patrons, stakeholders, and other members of their communities. A panel of three librarians with responsibilities for communication, marketing, and outreach will share their experiences in engaging their communities
The New York-New Jersey (NY-NJ) Chapter Annual Meeting 2020, the chapter’s first virtual annual meeting, was held on October 15 and 16. It was a team effort, and as programming chair, I was grateful that each member of the Programming Committee contributed an important piece of the puzzle.
Like many other MLA chapters, the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) planners faced unprecedented challenges this year for the 2020 annual meeting. The planning committee quickly pivoted and started planning a quality virtual experience.
Elizabeth Suelzer, AHIP, MCW Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, is the recipient of the 2020 Librarian of the Year by the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA).
In a recent article published in Hypothesis, Liz Kellermeyer, AHIP, has explored the factors affecting clinical care team referrals to the medical library. The medical library is a unique resource for patients, offering librarian-mediated searches, guidance, and help.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Kelsa Bartley
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Naomi Bishop, AHIP
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Alexander J. Carroll, AHIP
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Don P. Jason III
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Heather A. McEwen
The Technology in Education Caucus held a beta test of the Virtual My Favorite Tool event on Tuesday, November 10, in preparation for the MLA ’21 annual meeting. Four tools were presented to an audience of ninety participants. As promised, the caucus organized a fun and fast-paced event.

An Introduction to the Global Health & Health Equity Hub*


Product Spotlight: Access APA PsycTherapy Through EBSCO (Sponsored)


I Am MLA: Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP


Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing


Critical Appraisal of Diagnosis Studies


Chapter News: Southern Chapter of MLA Virtual Annual Meeting


MLA Statements: How We Go About It


Chapter News: South Central Chapter’s 2020 Digital Conference


Chapter News: 2020 Joint Virtual Meeting of the Midcontinental and Midwest Chapters


I Am MLA: Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA


I Am MLA: Marie T. Ascher


I Am MLA: Jamie E. Bloss, AHIP


I Am MLA: Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP


Call for Reviewers for MLA ’21 Posters and Lightning Talks


Global Health & Health Equity: Another Look at 2020 with Obama’s Favorite Books: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Knott, Teresa L.


Kraft, Michelle A.


Stewart, David W.C.*


MLA Joins ALA in Condemning Violence and Calling for Advocacy


MLA ’21: Submit Your Poster and Lightning Talk Abstracts Now!


RTI News: Announcing the New RTI Twitter Account: @RTIatMLA


RTI News: There Is Still Time! Applications due January 10 for the 2021 RTI


Moving Our Association Forward: Learning From Our Mistakes


RTI News: Why Should I Apply for MLA’s 2021 Research Training Institute?


Chapter News: 2020 NAHSL in Action


An Apology from JMLA


MLA InSight Initiative Fall Forum Future Possibilities and Opportunities


Product Spotlight: Help Shape the Future of Elsevier’s Digital Clinical Solutions (Sponsored)


I Am MLA: Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP


EFTS Successes and Growing Pains


Chapter News: Philadelphia Regional Chapter Annual Meeting


RTI News: RTI Fellow Sandra McCarthy, AHIP, Awarded 2020 Academic Librarian of the Year!


MLA and AAHSL Comment on Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community


COVID-19 Conversation: Engaging Our Communities in the Time of COVID-19


Chapter News: Engaging the NY-NJ MLA Chapter Membership about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Chapter News: UNYOC 2020: A Meeting to Remember


RTI News: RTI Fellow Elizabeth Suelzer, AHIP, Awarded 2020 Librarian of the Year!


RTI Research Spotlight: Librarian-Led Research Identifies Barriers to Library Referrals from Clinical Care Teams and Suggests Solutions


I Am MLA: Kelsa Bartley


I Am MLA: Naomi Bishop, AHIP


I Am MLA: Alexander J. Carroll, AHIP


I Am MLA: Don P. Jason III


I Am MLA: Heather A. McEwen


Virtual My Favorite Tool—Beta Tested


RTI Research Spotlight: Librarian-Led Research Shows New Curriculum Model Increases Student Learning in Evidence-Based Medicine


NIH calls for swift sharing of COVID-19 results


Product Spotlight: When It Comes to E-Books, the R2 Digital Library Stands Alone (Sponsored)


RTI News: Apply for RTI ’21!


MLA ’21 to Include Full Virtual Offering


Global Health & Health Equity: European Medical Libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic