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MLA Call for Volunteers

MLA Call for Volunteers
Thu November 7, 2019
To everything, there is a season. As we enter the last two months of 2019, now is the season to think about new goals and opportunities for 2020. I hope you will set a goal to volunteer for MLA and take advantage of the opportunity to get involved in your professional organization.

For the past three years, the RTI has been funded by the IMLS. We were very grateful to have this funding, but in July 2020, this funding will come to an end. Even though IMLS support is ending, MLA is committed to continuing this successful learning model that educates health sciences librarians
The 2020 Oxford Journals Clinical Medicine Collection is a comprehensive and highly influential resource of cutting-edge medical research. Including 63 leading journals, the Clinical Medicine Collection has been created especially for clinicians in hospitals and health care systems worldwide.
Register now for MLA's webinar, Research by the Numbers: Measuring and Increasing Impact to be held on December 11. #MLAResearchNumbers
The Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, intensive, and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project with the support of peers and research experts.
On July 18, 2019, MLA communicated to DOCLINE users that MLA, in collaboration with UConn and NLM, is developing a successor to the current EFTS. UConn has confirmed that EFTS operations at UConn will continue, uninterrupted, past the original end date of December 31, 2019.
This webinar will color in the blank spaces and enable you to confidently identify the right types of grey literature for your searches. #MLAGreyLitSearch
Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search, the second of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
If you missed the August 7 webinar, you can still register to view the recording. Join Margaret Foster, AHIP, and Sarah Jewell for Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question, the first of a two-webinar series on systematic reviews. #MLASystematic
Mark E. Funk and Carolyn Anne Reid's oral history has been published
Mark E. Funk and Carolyn Anne Reid's oral history has been published
Sadly, MLA shares the news that Donald A.B. Lindberg passed away Friday evening after a short illness. We are grateful for his leadership as director of the National Library of Medicine, which has had a great impact on the profession of health sciences librarianship.
The submission site for contributed papers and immersions sessions for MLA ’20 is now open.
MLA ’19 was one of my most favorite meeting experiences. Every day was filled with riveting conversations, inspiring presentations, and just pure fun. I left MLA ’19 with quite a few ideas and more business cards and pens than I could count.
Kelsa Bartley received the Educational Media and Technologies Section (EMTS) 2019 Annual Meeting Grant, which enabled her to attend MLA ’19 in Chicago.

Christy Tyson is a Educational Media and Technologies Section (EMTS) 2019 Annual Meeting Grant recipient, which enabled her to attend MLA ’19 in Chicago, and shares her reaction to the Janet Doe Lecture.
On May 22, 2019, EFTS users received a communication that UConn would be unable to continue operating the EFTS billing agent for DOCLINE. MLA, in collaboration with UConn and NLM, is developing upgraded technical specifications and a business model for a successor to the current EFTS.
Members of the health sciences library community are encouraged to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose the CASE Act, The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, (S. 1273).
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.
The Midwest Chapter of MLA, the Wisconsin Health Science Library Association, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Sciences Libraries Consortium invite you to Milwaukee to the upcoming Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 annual meeting.
The Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona held an annual joint meeting from June 12–14, 2019, at the University of San Francisco. The joint meeting brought together 114 colleagues from California, Nevada, and Arizona.
The Medical Library Association’s Scholarly Communications Committee has gathered recent slide decks on scholarly communications topics prepared by health sciences librarians.
Hello there! My name is Jillian Silverberg, and I have been asked to serve as a guest columnist for MLAConnect. Over the course of the coming months, I will be sharing thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a new member to the wonderful world of MLA.
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.

RTI Changes


Product Spotlight: 2020 Oxford Journals Clinical Medicine Collection (Sponsored)


Research by the Numbers: Measuring and Increasing Impact


Increase Your Research Competencies: Apply to the RTI Program Today!


My Favorite Tool 2020: Updates and Recruitment Timeline


Doyle, Jacqueline Donaldson


RTI Fellow Shares Experience in South Central Connection


MLA ’20 Call for Reviewers


Update on EFTS Continuation


Grey (Literature) Matters: Selecting the Right Grey Literature to Search


Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Search


Troubleshooting Systematic Reviews: Refining the Research Question


Reid, Carolyn Anne, Funk, Mark E.


Funk, Mark E., Reid, Carolyn Anne


In Memoriam: Donald A.B. Lindberg


Call for Papers and Immersion Sessions for MLA ’20


MLA Annual Meeting Newbie Pro Tips


Second EMTS 2019 Annual Meeting Grant Recipient Shares Her MLA ’19 Experience


EMTS 2019 Annual Meeting Grant Recipient Shares Her MLA ’19 Experience


Update on EFTS Continuation


TAKE ACTION TO OPPOSE THE CASE ACT OF 2019


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