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Transforming MLA Communities and MLA’s Management Model

Transforming MLA Communities and MLA’s Management Model
Sun November 4, 2018
The MLA Board of Directors shares its November 8, 2018, decisions on the transformation of MLA communities and on the change to the MLA staff and headquarter management model.

Personal pronouns coming to MLA '19 badges.
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 South Central Chapter of MLA (SCC/MLA) held its 45th annual meeting from October 19–24, 2018. It was fitting that the meeting was held at the Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio, as it was the site of the inaugural chapter meeting in 1973.
The 55th annual meeting of the PNC of MLA was held in Spokane, WA, this past fall, with the theme “Translate, Transform, Transcend.” It was the first time this meeting had been held in Spokane since 1987, and planning committee members were excited to share the city with with PNC members.
Register now for From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment to be held January 29, 2019. Join the panel as they share their strategies for working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews.
The theme for the second MLA InSight Summit was “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders.” This article reports on the challenge of how information librarians and librarians can collaborate in explaining to users why licensed (and often costly) content has real value to them.
Exercise medicine has become a popular and effective treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia. Early intervention with exercise for sufferers in the beginning stages of disease can prevent development of the main NCDs, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, or dyslipidemia.
Margot Malachowski, AHIP, explores this topic of hospital librarians supporting nursing education and research. This article was originally posted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region at
Join Liz Kellermeyer and Alicia Lillich on November 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m., for an NNLM webinar about the Research Training Institute (RTI).
Attending MLA ’19? Reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago! The Hyatt is the headquarters for the annual meeting and hotel room block. Reserving a room means a short commute to the meeting every morning.
It's time to start getting your poster and lightening talk submissions ready. The submission site opens December 12.
Ann Glusker, AHIP, shares her medical librarian career journey in "The Dragonfly" blog, a
publication and discussion forum for topics of interest to libraries and community-based organizations in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR).
Patti Brennan reflects on how medical librarians and their partners in the health information profession are responsible for organizing and delivering essential information in the "NLM Musings From The Mezzanine” blog.
The theme for the second MLA InSight Summit was “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders,” following closely on observations at the first InSight Summit that librarians and information providers needed to focus on quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding users.

Check out a blog report from Elizabeth Suelzer, 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI) fellow, for more information about daily life at the institute.
The deadline for paper and immersion session submissions is just around the corner – October 24. Don't wait!
Mary L. Ryan's oral history has been published
You want to go to MLA’19. (Of course you do! It’s going to be awesome!) However, you need to gather evidence to convince your administration. You’re a librarian. You’re good at compiling evidence, but we know you’re busy, so we’re here to help.
The Diversity Committee, which was appointed in February 2015 by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC)/MLA Executive Board, has been tasked to investigate ways that MAC/MLA, can encourage, develop, and promote diversity within the MAC/MLA membership and medical librarianship.
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) will hold its 68th annual meeting in sunny Orlando, FL, at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in the Disney Springs area, from October 25–28, 2018. This year’s theme is “Experience the Magic: Libraries of Tomorrow.”
How does the children’s story, Seven Blind Mice, relate to instruction on doing systematic reviews? Or to the many other health information concepts and skills medical librarians teach? Hint: Think stories!
Join us in Chicago for MLA ’19: Elevate! See new sights and revisit some favorites.
Learn, laugh, network, shop, see world-class museums and shows. Join your colleagues in the Windy City, Chicago, IL, at MLA ’19 from May 3–8, 2019!
The 2019 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters, and lightning talks for MLA ’19, to be held May 3–8, 2019, in Chicago, IL. To apply, fill out the Reviewer Interest form by October 17, 2018.
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.
MLA is pleased to announce that Nadya Okamoto will be the featured 2019 Joseph Leiter National Library of Medicine (NLM)/MLA Lecturer during MLA ’19 in Chicago, IL. Nadya Okamoto is a social entrepreneur and activist, founder and executive director of the nonprofit PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement.
The early bird registration deadline is today, September 14, for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) Annual Meeting in Spokane, WA, on October 14–16, 2018.
Innovative new technology improves patient care in Singapore
Work is underway to develop software with which patients can “chat” for preliminary screening and quick, proper triaging in Singapore. When patients type their symptoms and medical histories into the chatbot, they can be assessed
MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’18.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research. Lisa Federer will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
As part of the 2018 application process for the Research Training Institute (RTI), applicants submitted a list of keywords or phrases that describe the topics of their research proposals.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles. Join Susan LaValley to develop your skills in identifying the quality in qualitative studies and to appreciate the value of qualitative research.
Diversity and inclusion is a new strategic goal for MLA. On May 21, the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force ran a special workshop at MLA ’18 called the “Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl Meeting.” Thirty-four meeting attendees participated in the 1.5-hour session
Are you a library professional who is interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project?
The 2019 NPC has opened the call for contributed papers and immersion sessions, a clear sign that changes are taking place in annual meeting planning. Some changes have been asked for by MLA members, some to make processes easier, and some to align the annual meeting with MLA’s strategic initiatives
The Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of MLA (UNYOC/MLA) invites you to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting, “Crossing Borders: Breaking Boundaries!” The meeting is taking place at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, November 14–16, 2018.

There is a half-day continuing educa
The inaugural Research Training Institute (RTI) was held July 9–13, 2018, at the Library of Health Sciences-Chicago, University of Illinois–Chicago. During the RTI, nationally recognized faculty led the fellows through intensive research training and education.
ECRI Institute responds to President Beverly Murphy's letter regarding their decision to continue management of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, What Is Genomic Medicine? Join Stephanie Roth, AHIP to understand the basics of genomic medicine and learn how precision medicine relates to genomic medicine. #MLAGenomicMed
Books, articles, and other resources mentioned during MLA ’18 are listed.

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

MLA ’19 Continuing Education

Chapter News: South Central Chapter of MLA (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

Product Spotlight: Oxford University Press (Sponsored)

Product Spotlight: PsycARTICLES (Sponsored)

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

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

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

NNLM NER - Librarians Supporting Nurses: Danbury Hospital in Connecticut

RTI Fellows Share Experiences at NNLM MCR Webinar

Reserve a Room at the Hyatt for MLA ’19

Opening Soon Poster and Lightning Talk Submission Site!

The Winding Career Path of One Medical Librarian

NLM Musings From the Mezzanine: Thank a Medical Librarian

Report from InSight Summit 2: How Information Providers and Libraries Can Collaborate in Supporting Users in Developing Information Literacy through the Research/Publishing Life Cycle

RTI Fellow Shares Experience in Blog

Don’t hesitate, ‘cause MLA ’19 Elevate won’t wait! Submit your paper and immersion session abstracts by October 24!

Ryan, Mary L.

Making the case to attend MLA? There are so many reasons!

Chapter News: Implicit Bias Speaker to Be Featured at MAC/MLA 2018 Conference in Ocean City, MD

Chapter News: The 68th SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Experience the Magic!

Seven Blind Mice and Systematic Reviews: An MLA Webinar on Teaching through Storytelling

Chicago: What a City to Visit!

Elevate by Attending MLA ’19 in Chicago

Call for MLA’19 Abstract Reviewers

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

Announcing Nadya Okamoto as Featured Speaker at MLA ’19 | Elevate!

Chapter News: September 14 Early Bird Registration Deadline for the PNC/MLA Annual Meeting 2018

International News

Thank You, MLA ’18 Sponsors

Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research

Visualizing the Research Topics of 2018 Research Training Institute Applicants

Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles

Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl, MLA ’18, Special Workshop Summary

Apply for the 2019 Research Training Institute

New for MLA ’19: Changes in Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions Submission Process

Chapter News: Join Us at the 2018 UNYOC/MLA Annual Meeting!

First RTI Workshop in Chicago a Great Success!

MLA Letter to ECRI Institute regarding National Guideline Clearinghouse

What Is Genomic Medicine?

MLA ’18 Book List

Chapter News: Register for the PNC/MLA Annual Meeting

Librarians without Borders® HINARI Internet Resources Train the Trainers Workshop Bosnia and Herzegovina: May 14-17, 2018

Sollenberger, Julia F.

National Guideline Clearinghouse Will Continue

International News

Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Imagining the Ideal Social Networking Site for Collaboration and Sharing