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You Know You’ve Always Wanted Your 15 (Or 5) Minutes of Fame and Here’s Your Chance!

You Know You’ve Always Wanted Your 15 (Or 5) Minutes of Fame and Here’s Your Chance!
Thu February 14, 2019
MLA ’18’s Talent Show was a great success. So many talented members sang, told stories, read poetry, and more. The house band blew up the stage, and the audience conga-lined the night away. The call is OPEN for folks to sign up and join in the fun this year. What is your talent?

Janet Doe Lecturer, Jerry Perry, AHIP, FMLA, shares the powerful story of how he became “The Activist Health Sciences Librarian”.
It is not too late to answer the call to be an MLA'19 Elevate blogger! #mlanet19 needs YOU!
The March and April webinars are open for registration:

Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great (March 14); and Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic (April 17)
Register now for Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great to be held March 14, 2019. Join Andy Hickner, as he shows you how to make your guides user friendly on multiple device-types and how to identify and fix accessibility problems.
Marion J. Ball
Elaine Russo Martin
Patricia E. Gallagher
Gerald (Jerry) Perry
Carla J. Funk
Kelly McGuffin West
With MLA ’19 “Elevating” at warp speed, this is the perfect opportunity to remind us all of our affirmation and commitment to providing an inclusive, engaging, and harassment-free environment for everyone
Become an #mlanet19 Twitter correspondent. Promote events. Share your perspective. Earn AHIP points!
When you come to the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, stay at the Hyatt Regency and take advantage of the many nearby cultural offerings and attractions.  From museums and libraries, to theater and comedy, Chicago has something for everyone, and much is within a mile of the Hyatt Regency.
Are you interested in participating in MLA ’19 or want AHIP points? Volunteer to be a blog correspondent!

MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
Looking for a great way to cap off your MLA ’19 experience? We highly recommend attending the final keynote address to hear acclaimed teacher, author, bioethicist, and former public interest lawyer Katie Watson as she shares her unique experience with innovation in medical education.
Beer aficionados rejoice!  Chicagoland has over 150 breweries, and there is something for everyone.
Leiter Lecturer Nadya Okamoto will discuss health information in underserved communities, health disparities, gender identity, and how she founded PERIOD. the Menstrual Movement.
Apply for an MLA Travel Grant. Deadline is February 25, 2019.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment. Join the panel as they share their strategies for working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews.
The MLA ’19 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA ’19.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis. Join our speakers to explore reproducibility guidelines and recommendations and develop an action plan for engaging researchers and stakeholders at your institution
Gerald (Jerry) Perry, AHIP, FMLA, will be delivering the Janet Doe Lecture at MLA ’19.
This article was published by The Scholarly Kitchen as a guest post by Elizabeth Ketterman, MLS, Director of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, and Sean Pidgeon, Publishing Director for Science and Medicine and Oxford University Press.
MLA is delighted to announce that registration for MLA ’19 is now open! Join us for three-and-a-half days of dynamic programming at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, May 3–8!
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released guidelines to assist in managing physical health concerns among adults diagnosed with severe mental disorders. People living with severe mental disorders have a general life expectancy of between ten and twenty years shorter than average
The Midwest Chapter of MLA held its annual meeting in Cleveland, OH, on October 5–8, 2018, at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. The meeting was cosponsored with the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA), and the theme was “Shake, Rattle, and Roll.”
MLA comments on Healthy People 2030.
The Medical Library Association has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on proposed revisions to its draft data management and sharing policy for NIH funded or supported research.
8 money-saving tips for MLA ’19 Elevate
May in Chicago is a busy time, and there is no shortage of things to do. MLA ’19 is located within walking distance (or a quick taxi or CTA ride) to so many classic Chicago activities.
Predatory publishing has been highlighted at both the first and second summits of the MLA InSight Initiative that took place in 2018 as a common vexing challenge facing both health sciences librarians and information providers. Read more about this challenging issue.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership. Join Stewart Brower, AHIP, to find creative, useful ways to solve real-world problems and successfully engage as a library leader.
The Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) held its annual meeting November 14–16, 2018, at the picturesque Queen’s Landing Hotel. This Georgian-style venue located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, is a quaint, historic Canadian town that is so close to the United States border, its residents often
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) held its 68th Annual Meeting October 25–28, 2018. Members met at the Wyndham Hotel located adjacent to the Disney Springs area in Orlando/Lake Buena Vista, FL.
The 2018 North Atlantic Heath Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) annual conference in Manchester, NH, was a showcase of its members’ continuing excellence in hospital and academic health sciences librarianship, as well as a celebration of the organization’s 60th anniversary.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events. Join the presenters as they show you how to create amazing in-person library events in a digital era.
The #mlanet19 poster and lightning talk abstract submission site is now open. Submit abstracts December 12, 2018–January 25, 2019.
Personal pronouns coming to MLA ’19 badges.

Janet Doe Lecturer: Jerry Perry, AHIP, FMLA - #mlanet19


Become a #mlanet19 Blogger Superstar!


MLA Educational Webinars in 2019: Register Now and Mark Your Calendars!


Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great


Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic


Haynes, Robert Brian


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


DeBakey, Lois E


Ball, Marion J


Martin, Elaine R


Gallagher, Patricia E


Perry-Gerald (Jerry)


Funk, Carla


McGuffin West, Kelly*


MLA Code of Conduct for Meeting Attendance


Call for MLA ’19 Twitter Correspondents - #mlanet19


Plan for tours, local attractions, & hotel


MLA ’19 Bloggers wanted!


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


Finish Your MLA ’19 Meeting by Learning about Improvisation in Medical Education


Craft Breweries in Chicago


Period Power!


MLA ’19 Financial Support Opportunity


From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment


Call for MLA ’19 Paper Session/Lightning Round Moderators


Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis


Get the ”Perry Perspective” at the MLA ’19 Janet Doe Lecture


Guest Post: MLA InSight — How to Buy Whisky


MLA ’19 Registration Is Now Open!


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


International News


Chapter News: Midwest Chapter Meeting in Cleveland


MLA Comments on Healthy People 2030 Objectives


MLA Addresses Draft NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing


Attend MLA ’19 with 8 Money-Saving Tips


Events and Tours in Chicago


It’s Called Predatory Publishing for a Reason!


Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership


Chapter News: Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries: UNYOC Annual Meeting 2018


Chapter News: SC/MLA Highlights the Magic


Chapter News: NAHSL Annual Meeting 2018


From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events


Now Open! Poster and Lightning Talk Submission Site!


New at MLA ’19! Option to share personal pronouns on badges!


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


Chapter News: SCC/MLA Celebrates Its 45th Annual Meeting in San Antonio


Chapter News: 55th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter (PNC) of MLA


The National Guidelines Clearinghouse Returns—as the ECRI Guidelines Trust


Report from InSight Summit 2: How Can Librarians, Publishers, and Providers of Discovery and Management Tools Collaborate to More Effectively Communicate the Value of Information?


International News