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Research Training Institute TODAY + Upcoming MLA vConnections Meetings

Take time to make meaningful connections with your colleagues and their work to enhance the field of health sciences librarianship. Learn about the Research Training Institute, changes JMLA is making to improve equity, access, and diversity, and participate in envisioning MLA and the profession in 2048.


Become a Researcher: Learn About MLA’s 2022 Research Training Institute
TODAY: Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., central time

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We invite you—and everyone in your institution who aspires to do research—to join us for a peek into MLA’s online 2022-23 Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI).

The year-long RTI provides you with advanced research methods, training, and the support of instructors, mentors, peer coaches, and a community of past and present Fellows that enables you to design and conduct a research project.

In this vConnection, you’ll hear from instructors, past Fellows, and Project Director Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA, on what you’ll learn and experience as an RTI Fellow.

Participation in RTI is competitive. An overview of the application process will help you prepare a successful application.

Visit the RTI site to learn more and follow us on Twitter to see what our current and past Fellows are up to.


Striving for Equity: An Update from the Editors of JMLA
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., central time

In 2020, JMLA launched an initiative aimed at providing more equitable opportunities for authors, reviewers, and editorial team members. This session provides an update on the steps we have taken thus far to empower authors, increase the diversity of our editorial team, and make equity-minded recommendations to MLA. We’ll also share information about additional new and exciting JMLA developments. 


Open Forum: MLA Vision 2048
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., central time

Join MLA’s 2048 Vision Task Force at this open forum and share your ideas about the future of the profession and MLA.


Living Library III 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., central time 

Here’s another chance to participate in this popular, interactive, and enlightening experience. Read this MLAConnect article to learn more and how to sign up for an opportunity to forge meaningful connections with your colleagues by participating as a book or reader.  

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