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It’s Time to Celebrate National Medical Librarian’s Month!

It’s Time to Celebrate National Medical Librarian’s Month!
Thu September 29, 2022
Kick off NMLM using the 2022 theme: Make Better Decisions Faster: Consult Your Health Information Professional. The work of medical librarians should be recognized throughout the year, but October is our official month of observance and celebration.

This year the MLA/RTI Value Studies Working Group has been tasked with updating the "Evidence You Can Use To Communicate Library Value" page on the MLA site for 2023.
Kick off NMLM using the 2022 theme: Make Better Decisions Faster: Consult Your Health Information Professional. The work of medical librarians should be recognized throughout the year, but October is our official month of observance and celebration.
Kick off NMLM using the 2022 theme: Make Better Decisions Faster: Consult Your Health Information Professional. The work of medical librarians should be recognized throughout the year, but October is our official month of observance and celebration.
Each month, MLA members are invited to participate in the Be Well Wednesday wellness series. Stay connected to the Be Well MLA initiative by joining the Be Well MLA Community on MLANET.
Each month, MLA members are invited to participate in the Be Well Wednesday wellness series. Stay connected to the Be Well MLA initiative by joining the Be Well MLA Community on MLANET.
This past summer the National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a listening session with external communities and users to discuss the role of community input in MeSH development—a controlled and hierarchically organized vocabulary produced by NLM. Share your perspectives and input.
When individual MLA members receive their membership dues invoices next month, they will notice an increase. MLA has been surviving the pandemic, but we are facing a budget shortfall and must make responsible decisions to ensure our financial stability.
The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among members of the Medical Library Association. Every month, MLA members are invited to participate in the Be Well Wednesday wellness series.
Due to staffing changes, MLA headquarters announces that there has been an unexpected delay in the production of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA). Soon we will be able to determine a feasible production schedule to get caught up.
Join Colleague Connection, MLA's mentoring program pairing new members with experienced members or fellow new colleagues. Sign up by September 30 to be considered for a match.
Did you know that MLA awards over $45,000 in grants and scholarships each year? Whether you want to learn something, research something, or discover someplace new, there is an opportunity for you with MLA Grants and Scholarships!

Grants are available in the following categories: Advanced Education,
The 2022 South Central Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting will be held September 22–27 in Houston, Texas. The conference will be conducted in-person at The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria.

Registration is now open!

The standard registration rate is $320 for members and $420 for non-members. The
Editors of Hypothesis announce highlights from their latest edition.
The 2022 South Central Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting will be held September 22–27 in Houston, Texas. The conference will be conducted in-person at The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria.

Registration is now open!

The standard registration rate is $320 for members and $420 for non-members. The
Ruth Holst, AHIP, FMLA directed the library at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee for thirty-two years. Subsequently, she was associate director of the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine based at the University of Illinois. Her oral history is available now.
The 2022 South Central Chapter of the MLA Annual Meeting will be held September 22–27 in Houston, Texas. The conference will be conducted in-person at The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria.

Registration is now open!

The standard registration rate is $320 for members and $420 for non-members. The
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released updated policy guidance on public access to Federally-funded research results.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly is looking for an Editor-in-Chief for this journal on the practice of medical librarianship that publishes 4 issues a year.
Recipient of the 2022 Marcia C. Noyes Award: Jane Blumenthal, AHIP, FMLA
MLA Awards and Honors Nominations are Now Open!
MLA is pleased to announce the winners of an MLA scholarship to attend the 4th National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) in St. Pete Beach, FL, October 5-9, 2022.
Join the annual NLM Lindberg-King Lecture & Scientific Symposium on Thursday, September 1, 2022. This all-day, free, virtual event – Science, Society and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. – will be in honor of Dr. Lindberg, former NLM director, who passed away in August 2019.
Ruth Holst's oral history has been published
Members of the health sciences library community are invited to attend the September 13 National Library of Medicine Board of Regents meeting.
NLM supports White House Office of Science and Technology Policy call for action to provide immediate public access to all monkeypox-related research and data
The North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) invites you to attend its 64th annual conference November 6-8, 2022 in Portland, Maine.
Former MLA Executive Director Carla J. Funk (1992-2015) has demonstrated her life-long commitment to sustaining and enhancing the health information librarian talent pipeline through a generous donation to establish the Carla J. Funk Health Sciences Fellowship at Indiana University Bloomington.
We are pleased to share the experience of one of our MLA-ICC caucus members from her attendance at the EAHIL conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands that was held during May 31- June 3, 2022. Here is Alice Stoke, perspectives and views:

SLACK Journals Select is the latest iteration in content creation from SLACK Journals, a publisher providing specialty journals with impact since 1962.
Michelle Nielsen Ott, Sciences/Health Sciences Librarian at Cullom-Davis Library at Bradley University, is the 2022 recipient of the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Join MLA in congratulating Michelle on her outstanding work and great success!
More than 88 MLA members learned about how MLA advocates for accessible and trustworthy health information on Capitol Hill, along with updates on funding for NLM and NIH, and other policy issues.
Research is the cornerstone of academic inquiry; do librarians working in academic teaching hospitals have greater research capacity than counterparts in community hospitals? Tanisha Mills, MLIS, AHIP, attempted to answer this in an original research study.
Join members of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislation Committee and representatives from the National Library of Medicine for this timely overview of health funding and other policy issues and legislation that impact the collection, organization, and sharing of health information.
You’re Invited! MLA Vision 2048 Task Force Open Forum To Help Envision the Future of the Profession
You’re Invited! MLA Vision 2048 Task Force Open Forum To Help Envision the Future of the Profession
Earlier this month, more than 725 librarians signed onto a letter to the NLM addressing recent changes to MeSH terms. Associate Director of Library Operations for NLM, Dianne Babski provided a response.
Space for Everyone. SCC/MLA 2022 Annual Meeting: Call for Contributed Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Round Tables.
The MLA Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee are interested in what types of strategies libraries and library associations are using to encourage diverse leadership.
The MLA Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee are interested in what types of strategies libraries and library associations are using to encourage diverse leadership.
The Board of Directors recognizes and acknowledges the generous ways in which our members, chapter members, and friends of MLA give your time and resources to strengthen and grow our association.
The JMLA Editor-in-Chief Search Committee and MLA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Boruff, AHIP, and Michelle Kraft, AHIP, FMLA, as Co-Editors-in-Chief for the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA).
Congratulations to the award-winning research papers and posters from MLA ’22 Hybrid as well as the biannual JMLA Research Paper winner!
An open letter to NLM regarding MeSH term changes
Scholarships are available for four MLA members interested in attending the 2022 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, October 5 - 9, 2022.
The African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) is saddened that our statement released on June 2020 is still so painfully relevant today in the wake of the attacks of Black citizens in Buffalo and the terrorizing of other communities over the past week.
The following message from Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, MLA President, was sent to librarians in Buffalo, New York on May 18, 2022. Following this message, MLA Connect is pleased to share some resources for you to use to support the Buffalo community.
Now in its 6th year, this list of books and other resources is made possible by all the #medlibs on Twitter (https://twitter.com), IFTTT (https://ifttt.com/), and Evernote (https://www.evernote.com/) during MLA '22. Apologies if any books or resources were missed, it was not intentional.
The following message from Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, MLA President, was sent to librarians in Buffalo, New York on May 18, 2022. Following this message, MLA Connect is pleased to share some resources for you to use to support the Buffalo community.
Library Gateways to the VA is an outreach project that partnered the White River Junction VA with over 255 service area public libraries in Vermont and western New Hampshire.
This project aimed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of Wikipedia editing to improve information literacy and lifelong learning skills and to investigate aspects of social responsibility in first-year medical students.
Stephanie M. Swanberg describes her author journey and gives background on her JMLA article "A health education outreach partnership between an academic medical library and public library: lessons learned before and during a pandemic."
Molly Montgomery, director of library services, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, was awarded an internal research grant through the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Start-Up Fund in the amount of $5,000 to fund key aspects of her research project.
Molly Montgomery, director of library services, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, was awarded an internal research grant through the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Start-Up Fund in the amount of $5,000 to fund key aspects of her research project.
During the introduction of the May 5 John P. McGovern Lecture, the MLA ’22 cochairs shared information about the traditional indigenous inhabitants on the land of New Orleans, LA.
APA PsycInfo is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research.
MLA Annual Reports for the 2021–2022 association year are now available for viewing by all MLA members. The annual reports are MLA’s official record of activities of the last year, assembled by all components of MLA.
MLA is holding a silent auction for items lovingly made by MLA Fellow and Distinguished AHIP member, Patricia Gallagher, MA, MLS, AHIP, FMLA (pictured here), who passed away in December 2021 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  
May 4th is Star Wars Day! There are a couple of New Orleans events celebrating the day. 
There are many cultural offerings and attractions to visit in New Orleans. From delicious food and drinks to museums and historic collections to cemeteries, there’s something for everyone who visits New Orleans.
It's time to talk about the big issue on everyone's minds: FOOD!  New Orleans is a culinary mecca and options are seemingly endless. But don't worry, the Local Assistance Committee has you covered -  like shrimp etouffee on rice.

Dale Prince has created a Dining Guide with an alphabetical list of