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2019 Professional Development Grants

2019 Professional Development Grants
Thu July 11, 2019
MLA awarded grants to deserving practicing health sciences information professionals at MLA ’19 in Chicago, IL.

MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’19.
Chicago offers many opportunities for adventure. Heather, one of the official meeting bloggers, created her own adventure by visiting many of Chicago's iconic spots.
New librarians, are you already thinking about attending MLA'20? Take a look at these tips for a successful conference from MLA'19.
Returning to your notes from MLA'19? Take a look at this summary of Lighting Talks Session 3.
A list of books, articles, and other materials mentioned on Twitter during MLA ’19 in Chicago.
The Plenary Sessions were a great way to start the day and take everything in before I attended sessions and met with vendors. There were four plenaries this year and this post focuses on session #2.
MLA'19 was this new librarian's first medical library conference.
A summary of posters focusing on health literacy.
MLA'19 was full of fun and festive social events.
While most of the non-MLA activities, tours, museums, and designer stores in Chicago do not open until 10am, there are still plenty of things to do.


Join a Sunrise Seminar offered by one of our many vendors, like as Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier, Visual Dx, and APA, just to name a few.
If you are a mem
Elevate your search strategy using these tools!
The theme of this year’s MLA Conference was to “elevate,” and the posters presented delivered. Many of the posters discussed how they improved, changed, reimagined, empowered, or “elevated” an aspect of their library.

For instance, a poster from the University of Hawaii at Manoa discussed how Wikip
For those who weren’t able to attend, here’s what was covered in the “Elevating by Evaluating: Recognizing and Avoiding Implicit Bias in Consumer Health Information” immersion session.
New members, mentors, and colleagues attended the new members and first-time attendees breakfast on Sunday, May 5, perhaps the most beautiful day Chicago has ever seen.

One in seven health sciences librarians (particularly newer and younger ones) may be prone to feeling like a fraud in their role, but working with colleagues, professional development, and mentorship may help eliminate those feelings.
The sections were abuzz at this year’s annual MLA Conference over the upcoming MLA Section transitions.
You might not have learned about adulting or virtual reality in your cataloging class, but you can ask your MLA colleagues!
Members enjoyed the exhibit hall which was full of fun and good cheer. Attendees mingled with vendors and colleagues while enjoying food, games, and giveaways.
How to rock it at a professional conference…whether you stayed in or hit the town with your colleagues, MLA ’19 had something for everyone.
Check out what NLM is up to!
Rosalind Farnam Dudden's oral history has been published
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.

Thank You, MLA ’19 Sponsors


Official Meeting Blogger: Chicago Adventures


Official Meeting Blogger: First-Time Attendee


Official Meeting Blogger: Lightning Talks


Chapter News: Join Us in Milwaukee for the 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Conference: Discover-Connect-Collaborate


Chapter News: Highlights from the 2019 NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting: We Are Not Neutral!


Scholarly Communications Slide Decks


Adventures of a New MLA Member


MLA ’19 Books (& More) Recommended Reading List


Official Meeting Blogger: John P. McGovern Award Lecture


Official Meeting Blogger: New Librarian


Official Meeting Blogger: Health Literacy Posters at MLA ’19


Official Meeting Blogger: Social Butterfly


Official Meeting Blogger: Early Morning Perspective


Official Meeting Blogger: Take Search, Screening, and Analysis to the Next Level


Official Meeting Blogger: Posters


Official Meeting Blogger: Immersion Session on Implicit Bias in Consumer Health Information


Official Meeting Blogger: MLA’19 First-Time Attendees Breakfast


Official Meeting Blogger: Impostor Phenomenon and the Health Sciences Librarian


Official Meeting Blogger: Sections


Official Meeting Blogger: New Ideas at MLA'19


Official Meeting Blogger: MLA ’19 Vendor Exhibit Hall


Official Meeting Blogger: Night Owl Perspective


Official Meeting Blogger: NLM Update Highlights


Dudden, Rosalind Farnam


Official Meeting Blogger: Immersion Sessions


Official Meeting Blogger: What’s New with PubMed? NLM’s PubMed Update at MLA’19


Official Meeting Blogger: A Post-Immersion Session Reflection


Official Meeting Blogger: AI and searching


Official Meeting Blogger: Systematic Review Services session


Official Meeting Blogger: Evening Happy Hours and Socials


Official Meeting Blogger: NAHRS Dinner MLA'19


Official Meeting Blogger: New Exhibitors


Official Meeting Blogger: Living It Up! Social Events


Official Meeting Blogger: Laugh-out-loud moments


Official Meeting Blogger: Posters


Official Meeting Blogger: First-Time Attendee Perspective


Official Meeting Blogger: Pre-Immersion Tips from a Content Contributor


Hospitality Hints for MLA'19


Visit the SitStayRead Dogs during MLA'19


Seven tips for a happy and healthy conference


Packing Essentials for MLA ’19


Follow the official MLA'19 blog and Twitter feed!


Dine Arounds at MLA'19


Get on track with your personal MLA'19 conference schedule!


Deepen Your MLA ’19 Experience: Attend the Symposium and Add a CE Course!


Beauty in Chicago


Tour Mansueto at MLA!


Bookstores and Libraries in Chicago


Child Care Services