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MLA ’21 to Include Full Virtual Offering

MLA ’21 to Include Full Virtual Offering
Thu October 22, 2020
Planning for a future conference in the era of COVID-19 remains a challenge because of the uncertainty related to the ability to meet in-person. MLA announces that the MLA ’21 annual meeting experience will include a virtual component that builds on the success of the MLA ’20 vConference.

As president of the European Association of Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL), the most active European association in the field of medical information, I had a privileged view of how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting libraries.
MLA and AAHSL members comment on NLM's 2017-2027 strategic plan
MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’20.
The 2021 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters, and lightning talks for MLA ’21, to be held May 2021. To apply, fill out the MLA ’21 Reviewer Signup form by October 20, 2020.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Matthew N. Noe
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Peace Ossom Williamson, AHIP
Register now for Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship to be presented by Xan Goodman on November 24, 2020.
Increasing visibility shows the world what sets your institution and health sciences library apart. With the Digital Commons and Expert Gallery Suite, you can provide a complete picture of your institution’s reputation.
MLA President Lisa Traditi, AHIP and AAHSL President Sandra Franklin, AHIP, FMLA have urged the House Select Subcommittee on the CORONAVIRUS CRISIS reject all attempts to interfere with or delay the dissemination of scientific evidence.  

The MLA Governmental Relations Committee encourages member
The 2021 National Program Committee calls for the first round of submissions for MLA ’21. Find information about the submission process. Extended to November 5.
Renae Barger and Rebekah Miller, cochairs, MAC/MLA Annual Meeting Committee, present information for exhibitors at the virtual annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA (MAC).
We are hurting, frustrated, and our emotions are raw.

The cumulative toll of microaggressions, institutional racism, police brutality, and state-sanctioned violence coupled with the emotional labor of navigating a predominantly white profession is exhausting.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) expresses deep sorrow, compassion, anger, and words of hope in response to the death of George Floyd and many other victims of police brutality. We share the horror and outrage being expressed throughout our nation.
The Professionalism & Leadership Domain Hub, a collaboration between several caucuses working on behalf of all MLA members, works to develop training for every librarian to be a leader in their institutions and spheres of influence and to create and advocate for change.

North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) invites you to attend our annual conference, “NAHSL in Action,” a celebration of sixty-two years of community and resiliency. This year’s conference will be held online. Join us October 26–27, 2020.
The Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) condemns racism. MLGSCA stands in solidarity with and voices support for our Black members, our members of color, and members of the MLA African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus (Statement June 1, 2020).
How do you conduct a systematic review with limited resources? Twenty years ago, it would have been impossible to search and access the articles that these reviews notoriously require. But with library professionals as trainers and the support of Hinari, producing systematic reviews is feasible.
Curious about how other libraries were providing accessibility information, I searched the existing literature and found very few studies that focused on libraries’ accessibility information pages and none involving any consultation with users with disabilities.
Find, evaluate, and implement experiments across the life sciences with the research solution for protocols and methods from Springer Nature.
Register now for MLA's recorded Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency to be presented by Wichor Bramer. #MLASystSearching
This is a collection of favorite books and/or current reads that were mentioned in the New Members/First-Time Attendees meeting held on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the beginning of the MLA ’20 vConference.
In light of national conversations around Black Lives Matter, systemic racism, police violence, and health disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic, the JMLA team believes affirms JMLA’s commitment to promoting diversity and equity in health sciences librarianship and information science.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Tamara M. Nelson, AHIP
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Ruby L. Nugent
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP
This list is a compilation of books recommended throughout the MLA ’20 vConference. Special thanks to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Reading Club; African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; MLA Book Club; and Twitter recommendation
MLA’s InSight Initiative is a thought-leadership initiative uniquely designed to address the common problem of disintermediation by engaging health sciences librarians and information providers in high-level, high-value dialogue on issues that matter to both communities.
In fall 2016, I submitted a poster abstract to MLA ’17. My goal was simple: I wanted to see what point-of-care (POC) products health sciences libraries offered, how libraries promoted POCs, and if they used POCs in classes.
All paper and lightning talk presentations have been prerecorded and are posted in the Online Planner. The one-hour time blocks in the virtual program are for attendees to ask questions live to paper and lightning talk authors.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in the MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits. MLA is looking forward to a truly memorable vConference and invites you to Live Action Week!
MLA is excited to announce Esther Choo, John Brownstein, and Chris Shaffer as keynote speakers at the MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits, the full-featured experience of virtual learning and networking.
Training from the MLA RTI has come in handy again! I am a fellow in the 2019 cohort, and my project is currently in the final draft stages. I know one of the goals of the RTI is to equip librarians with tools to do research on an ongoing basis, so I am sharing an additional research project.
The MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits, a full-featured experience of virtual learning and networking, kicked off on Monday, July 27, with an opening session that was available to all, including all MLA members, registrants, and vendors.
IMLS has awarded MLA a $227,862 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant over a 3-year period to build upon, extend, and enhance the successful RTI. IMLS funding for August 2020–July 2023 will enable MLA to transition the existing RTI research curriculum and learning activities.
Learn more about the RTI program and join the RTI fellows and faculty on Wednesday, August 5, from noon–1:30 p.m., central time, as they present their research work and discuss their perceptions and experiences of conducting research in practice. All MLA members are welcome to attend.
What makes Rahab’s Sisters unique is the concept of radical hospitality. Rahab’s Sisters’ core mission is creating community for women and gender nonconforming folks “marginalized by poverty, houselessness, sex work, violence and substance use.” Community is a need that is often overlooked.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador P J Grier
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Adela V. Justice, AHIP
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Anu Moorthy
Doctoral studies offer a unique phase in the development and legitimization of researchers, and it is essential to understand the distinct practices of this population if librarians are to support this process in an evidence-based manner.

Global Health & Health Equity: European Medical Libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic


MLA and AAHSL comment on NLM 2017-2027 Strategic Plan


Thank You, MLA ’20 Sponsors


Call for Reviewers for MLA ’21 Papers, Posters, and Lightning Talks


I Am MLA: Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA


I Am MLA: Charlotte Beyer, AHIP


I Am MLA: Michelle Kraft, AHIP, FMLA


I Am MLA: Laura Menard


I Am MLA: Matthew N. Noe


I Am MLA: Peace Ossom Williamson, AHIP


Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship


Product Spotlight: Elsevier-Digital Commons (Sponsored)


MLA/AAHSL Call for Transparency & Impartiality in the Dissemination of Health Information


Call for Papers and Immersion Sessions for MLA ’21


Chapter News: MAC/MLA Virtual Annual Meeting


Statement from the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus of MLA


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Are the Threads that Strengthen the Fabric of the Medical Library Association


Professionalism & Leadership Hub Statement: Take Action Now


Chapter News: Save the Dates for the NAHSL Annual Conference!


Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona Statement


Global Health & Health Equity: Resource Limited but Knowledge Rich: Hinari and Systematic Review Training in Zimbabwe


RTI Research Spotlight: Research Highlights the Importance of Including Users with Disabilities When Providing Web Page Accessibility Information


Product Spotlight: Springer Nature Experiments (Sponsored)


Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency


MLA ’20 vConference New Member/First-Time Attendees Book Recommendations


JMLA Call for Submissions and Commitment to Equity


I Am MLA: Tamara M. Nelson, AHIP


I Am MLA: Ruby L. Nugent


I Am MLA: Lisa K. Traditi, AHIP


Fourth Annual MLA Book Recommendations: MLA ’20 vConference


InSight Initiative Videos


RTI Research Spotlight: Librarian-Led Research Provides Clues for How Librarians Can Improve Medical Students’ Use of Information Tools


Attending the MLA ’20 vConference? Watch Paper and Lightning Talks before August 10!


You Should Be Here! MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits: Live Action Week!


MLA ’20 vConference Featured Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss!


RTI Research Spotlight: RTI Contributed to Additional Study on Effects of COVID-19 on Medical Libraries


Historic MLA ’20 vConference Opening Session Held July 27


RTI News: IMLS Awards Second Grant to MLA to Deepen the Research Capacity of Health Sciences Librarians


RTI News: 2019 RTI Fellows Open Forum


MLA ’20 Service Project: Rahab’s Sisters


I Am MLA: P J Grier


I Am MLA: Adela V. Justice, AHIP


I Am MLA: Anu Moorthy


RTI Research Spotlight: Recent Review Finds Few Information Literacy Studies of Doctoral Students


Letter to the Editor: As Librarian Furloughs and Lay-Offs Mount, Provider Practice and Patients May Suffer


Global Health & Health Equity: A Call to Action: Read, Reflect, Include, Repeat


Doing Our Jobs in the Time of COVID-19: Facilities and Personnel Management While Your Library Is Closed, Open, Reopening, or Somewhere In-Between


Statement from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA


You Are Invited to the MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits!


Preparing for the Next Pandemic