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The Decisions We Made in Making “Leading Decision-Making Meetings” MLA’s First Self-Paced Online Course

The Decisions We Made in Making “Leading Decision-Making Meetings” MLA’s First Self-Paced Online Course
Thu February 13, 2020
The Leadership & Management Curriculum Committee (L&M CC) team created “Leading Decision-Making Meetings,” the first of many planned self-paced online courses. The course is scenario-based, and this article provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the team made the course.

International Cooperation Caucus officers have gathered a few key links to information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection.


CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus
WHO Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Coronavirus Infections, also called: COVID-19, MedlinePlus
Get Rapid Access to Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCo
Welcome to the inaugural Global Health & Health Equity column! This column will cover hub activities and be a platform of relevant topics in our profession.
There are a variety of reasons of why attending the MLA annual meeting is beneficial and travel assistance is so valuable. Eligibility for the grant has been modified to include a greater variety of librarians with different levels of experience and professional practice backgrounds.
Come to MLA ’20 on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, to develop a skill in an MLA practice area and have extra time to explore Portland! MLA continuing education (CE) courses are powerful and rewarding learning experiences!
Would you like to help out at MLA ’20? There are opportunities even if you are not from Portland!
Our Caucus is nominating members for two positions: Chair-Elect and Nominee to the MLA Nominating Committee. Each has their own rewards and are important building blocks for MLA leadership. Each is described in the MLA Board Policies Governing Caucuses, Domain Hubs, and Community Council document.
MLA is delighted to announce that registration for MLA ’20 is now open! Join us for dynamic programming at the Oregon Convention Center, May 15–19. Register now!
Fun facts about the EFTS User Agreement process.
Have you noticed the changes in the schedule for MLA ’20? The most obvious is that the meeting is a little shorter, ending Tuesday evening with the Janet Doe Lecture and reception closing the meeting. Another change is that the Tuesday evening reception is included with the standard registration.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) comment on the Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Guidance.
We hope you will join us in envisioning our future in focus at MLA ’20. The meeting will be taking place May 15–19 in Portland, OR. Portland is an incredibly diverse and exciting city with plenty to keep you occupied before, between, and after all of the informative and innovative meeting sessions.
The New York-New Jersey (NY-NJ) Chapter, with an invitation to the Philadelphia Regional Chapter, met in New Brunswick, NJ, on November 6, 2019. Seventy-five members and thirteen vendors gathered at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center for a profitable full-day meeting.
Register now for MLA's Basic Statistics for Research Design to be presented on March 25, 2020.
There is still time to apply to the Research Training Institute (RTI)! The deadline to apply is January 17.

MLA is pleased to announce the Research Training Institute (RTI) faculty members for the 2020 RTI at the University of Illinois–Chicago, beginning July 2020.
The 56th annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) was held in Boise, Idaho, from October 27–29, 2019. The theme was “Reaching Out: Creating Connections,” and the conference poster featured otters, because PNC/MLA recently voted to have an otter as our mascot!
“We Don’t Coast: We Impact. We Explore. We Educate” was the theme for the 2019 Midcontinental Chapter (MCMLA) Annual Meeting in lovely Omaha, Nebraska! We appreciate attendees taking the time to be at the Magnolia Omaha, a beautiful, old-world-charm hotel and meeting center.
MLA ’20 will be held May 15-19 in Portland, Oregon. Here are a few reasons, besides attending the conference, that you might want to visit Portland!
The 2020 National Programming Committee is looking for reviewers for posters and lightning talks for MLA ’20, to be held May 15–May 19, 2020, in Portland, OR. To apply, please fill out the Reviewer Interest form by January 15, 2020.
Members of the International Cooperation Caucus may have heard of Plan S, but have your faculty and students?
The submission site for posters and lightning talks for MLA ’20 opens December 13, 2019, and will remain open until January 24, 2020. Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs.
Six librarians from southeastern Wisconsin, including RTI fellow Elizabeth Suelzer, AHIP, collaborated on a study that reviewed scholarly works that cited the retracted 1998 article by Wakefield et al. that purported to show an association with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.
The Technology in Education Caucus is pleased to announce the following changes, updates, and the recruiting timeline for the My Favorite Tool session during MLA ’20. In 2019, the contestant slots filled up in less than twenty-four hours!
MLA has responded to NLM's Request for Information (RFI) on Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), making recommendations that could create and strengthen partnership opportunities between MLA and NLM, and support continued growth, use, and access to NLM's vast resources.
With partial support from the MLA ICS Reis Grant, I attended the 16th Biennial Congress for Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) from October 14 to October 18 in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Great news, and thank you!

750+ libraries have expressed their interest to join the new EFTS by requesting a user agreement from MLA.
Are you a library professional interested in learning more about the research process? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue? The RTI program takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project.
The 2019 Midwest Chapter/MLA, Wisconsin Health Science Library Association, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Health Sciences Libraries Consortium meeting is a wrap! Our conference turnout exceeded expectations with 118 attendees, continuing education (CE) instructors, and presenters.
A poem by Fred King, AHIP, on reaching the goal for EFTS sign ups.
MLA/AAHSL comments on the use of the Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to capture, integrate, and exchange clinical data for research purposes and to enhance capabilities to share research data.
As you may have learned , MLA has developed the specifications of a new EFTS platform. MLA will proceed with actual development and implementation if a minimum of 750 users sign up for the new platform. As of yesterday, we have surpassed the 60% mark of library requests to receive a user agreement.
MLA expresses grateful appreciation to the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) for its continuing support of MLA’s Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI).
MLA has developed the specifications of a new Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) platform. MLA will proceed with actual development and implementation if a minimum of 750 users sign up for the new platform by January 10, 2020, to “crowdfund” it.
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 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.
The Technology in Education Caucus is pleased to announce the following changes, updates, and the recruiting timeline for the My Favorite Tool session during MLA ’20. In 2019, the contestant slots filled up in less than 24 hours!
Jacqueline Donaldson Doyle's oral history has been published
John Bourgeois, AHIP, 2019 RTI Fellow, recently shared the experiences of several South Central Chapter/MLA members at the MLA RTI Institute in Chicago in July for the South Central Connection.
The 2020 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters, and lightning talks for MLA ’20, to be held May 15–19, 2020, in Portland, OR.
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.

2019 Novel Coronavirus Information


Introducing the Global Health & Health Equity Column!


The NEW MLA Annual Meeting Travel Grant


Focus on YOUR Future at MLA ’20: Add a CE Course


Call for MLA ’20 Moderators


Keep YOUR Future in Focus at MLA ’20: Add a CE Course


Chapter News: SC/MLA Chapter Meeting


Free Light Rail and Transit Pass with Registration!


Volunteers Needed for MLA ’20!


Nominations for International Cooperation Caucus due January 28


MLA ’20 Registration Is Now Open!


EFTS User Agreements Now Available


Check Your Schedule for MLA '20!


MLA and AAHSL Comment on Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing


Plan Time during MLA ’20 to Explore Portland


Chapter News: NY-NJ Chapter Meeting


Basic Statistics for Research Design


There Is Still Time! Applications due January 17 for the 2020 RTI


RTI Announces New 2020 Faculty


Chapter News: PNC Post Conference Summary


Chapter News: 2019 MCMLA Meeting Recap


Visit Weird and Wonderful Portland, Oregon!


Reviewers Needed for MLA ’20


Have a Discussion about Plan S


Poster and Lightning Talk Submissions Open Tomorrow, December 13, 2019!


Librarian-Led Research Shows the Need to Reference Retraction Status in Articles


Updates to My Favorite Tool


MLA Comments on Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine


Celebrating 16th Biennial AHILA Congress in Nigeria


750+ Libraries Support The New EFTS


Apply for the 2020 Research Training Institute!


Chapter News: Midwest Chapter/MLA 2019 Conference: Post Conference Wrap-Up


EFTS Is Here to Stay


MLA and AAHSL comments on the use of the FHIR standard for capturing and sharing clinical data


Kickstart the New EFTS Platform: Update


A Special Thank You to the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL)


Kickstart the New EFTS Platform


RTI Changes


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