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MLA Open Forum: Publications

MLA Open Forum: Publications
Thu April 8, 2021
Learn more about MLA publications and the efforts MLA is making with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion with its publications.

Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Jolene Miller.
DynaMed combines the most current clinical evidence with guidance from leading experts and a user-friendly, personalized experience to create a cutting-edge clinical decision support tool.
JMLA wishes to publish articles that address DEI issues among our health sciences library workforce and user communities, even—and especially—when they serve to disrupt the status quo or question core assumptions in our profession. Read more in Katherine Akers' Equity Initiative Update.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA.
The Social Justice and Health Disparities Caucus stands in solidarity with our Asian colleagues and Asian communities.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Matthew Bridgeman.
The Pacific Northwest Chapter/Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) condemns anti-Asian hate crimes and stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
The Global Health & Health Equity Domain Hub stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the United States.
The Federal Library Caucus (FLC) stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues.
African American Medical Librarians Alliance Caucus stands in solidarity with our Asian American Pacific Islander colleagues.
The Board of Directors and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Medical Library Association (MLA) stand in solidarity condemning violence against our colleagues of Asian descent and Asian communities.
The Latinx Caucus of the Medical Library Association continues to unequivocally condemn acts of violence and hate towards marginalized communities of color.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Stephanie Fulton, AHIP
The Global Health & Health Equity Domain Hub fosters organizational and professional partnerships to improve the development, access, dissemination, and understanding of health information for and by diverse populations in the United States and globally to improve the health of populations.

Leverage unscripted streaming demonstration videos for teaching and learning psychotherapy techniques. Published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and available on EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™, APA PsycTherapy® covers authentic therapy sessions and is a dynamic tool.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SCMLA) held its 70th annual meeting in virtual format from November 16–20, 2020. Our meeting was originally scheduled to be held live in Montgomery, AL, in October, 2020, but because of COVID-19 concerns, the Program Committee decided to change to an online conference.
In 2020, MLA and MLA caucuses and chapters issued statements on important social and political issues in response to significant events. MLA also issued its customary statements and positions on information issues and policies directly related to MLA’s mission in health information.
As the looming threat of the pandemic remained constant into the summer of 2020, the South Central Chapter (SCC/MLA) Executive Board was faced with a harsh reality: an in-person conference would be impossible. Plans had to be made to convert the meeting to a virtual platform.
The 2020 Joint Chapter Meeting of the Midcontinental (MCMLA) and Midwest Chapters was held on October 14–16 using Zoom, with a total of 249 registered participants and a registration fee of $25 per attendee. The conference website is hosted on the Midwest Chapter’s web space.
MLA Past President Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, introduces the I Am MLA profile series and shares her profile.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Marie T. Ascher
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Jamie E. Bloss, AHIP
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP
The 2021 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for posters and lightning talks for MLA ’21, to be held May 2021. To apply, fill out the Reviewer Interest form by February 3, 2021.
Each year, former President Barack Obama shares his top books, many of which describe the sensitive balance of experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). His 2020 books are no different, offering some of the best writing and compelling stories.
Teresa L. Knott, Fellow
Michelle A. Kraft, Fellow
David W.C. Stewart, Honorary Member
The Board of Directors and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Medical Library Association (MLA) support the statement made by our colleagues at the American Library Association (ALA) and join them in condemning the violent attempts to undermine our democracy on January 6.
The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities.” Update: the MLA ’21 Call for Poster and Lightning Talks will remain open until February 15, 2021.
Newsflash! The Research Training Institute (RTI) has created a new Twitter account for all things related to RTI: @RTIatMLA!
There is still time to apply to the Research Training Institute (RTI)! The deadline to apply is January 10. Visit the RTI website to learn about the application process, scholarships, and the program.
Message from Lisa Traditi, MLA President, and Kevin Baliozian, MLA Executive Director. Your voices matter to us, to our organization, and to our profession.
The Research Training Institute Online (RTI Online) learning program is a unique and highly effective immersive training program in advanced research methods. RTI ’20 and RTI ’21 have adapted the program to an online environment and expanded the training with new faculty experts and new research top
This year saw NAHSL pivot to our first completely virtual two-day event, “NAHSL in Action.” The conference strove to renew NAHSL’s commitment to a strong community of care and to emphasize action, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
JMLA recently launched a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative aimed at publishing more articles that recognize and address social injustices; speak to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce and among our user populations; and share critical perspectives on health sciences librarian
On October 29–30, 2020, MLA hosted a free online fall forum that was open to all. This was the sixth summit in the MLA InSight Initiative, bringing together more than 185 health sciences librarians, end users, scholarly communication, and information provider organizations.
We invite you to join the Elsevier Clinical Solutions User Feedback Program.

Designed to bring our customers closer to the product development process, this program helps improve our digital products so that they can better serve you.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP

I Am MLA: Jolene M. Miller, AHIP


Product Spotlight: Improving Patient Outcomes by Transforming Clinical Decision Support (Sponsored)


JMLA’s Equity Initiative: An Update


I Am MLA: Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA


Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript


Message of Solidarity from the Dental Caucus Leaders


The Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation


Engage, Serve, and Learn at MLA '21


Statement in Solidarity with AAPI Colleagues and Communities


I Am MLA: Matthew C. Bridgeman


Chapter News: PNC/MLA Statement in Support of the AAPI Community: #StopAsianHate


Statement from the Global Health & Health-Equity Domain Hub Against AAPI Violence


FLC Caucus AAPI Solidarity Statement


AAMLA Statement of Support


Statement Against Violence Toward Persons of Asian Descent


MLA Latinx Caucus: Official Statement Against Acts of Violence & Hate


I Am MLA: Stephanie Fulton, AHIP


An Introduction to the Global Health & Health Equity Hub*


Product Spotlight: Access APA PsycTherapy Through EBSCO (Sponsored)


I Am MLA: Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP


Chapter News: Southern Chapter of MLA Virtual Annual Meeting


MLA Statements: How We Go About It


Chapter News: South Central Chapter’s 2020 Digital Conference


Chapter News: 2020 Joint Virtual Meeting of the Midcontinental and Midwest Chapters


I Am MLA: Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA


I Am MLA: Marie T. Ascher


I Am MLA: Jamie E. Bloss, AHIP


I Am MLA: Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP


Call for Reviewers for MLA ’21 Posters and Lightning Talks


Global Health & Health Equity: Another Look at 2020 with Obama’s Favorite Books: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Knott, Teresa L.


Kraft, Michelle A.


Stewart, David W.C.*


MLA Joins ALA in Condemning Violence and Calling for Advocacy


MLA ’21: Submit Your Poster and Lightning Talk Abstracts Now!


RTI News: Announcing the New RTI Twitter Account: @RTIatMLA


RTI News: There Is Still Time! Applications due January 10 for the 2021 RTI


Moving Our Association Forward: Learning From Our Mistakes


RTI News: Why Should I Apply for MLA’s 2021 Research Training Institute?


Chapter News: 2020 NAHSL in Action


An Apology from JMLA


MLA InSight Initiative Fall Forum Future Possibilities and Opportunities


Product Spotlight: Help Shape the Future of Elsevier’s Digital Clinical Solutions (Sponsored)


I Am MLA: Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP


EFTS Successes and Growing Pains


Chapter News: Philadelphia Regional Chapter Annual Meeting


RTI News: RTI Fellow Sandra McCarthy, AHIP, Awarded 2020 Academic Librarian of the Year!


MLA and AAHSL Comment on Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community


COVID-19 Conversation: Engaging Our Communities in the Time of COVID-19


Chapter News: Engaging the NY-NJ MLA Chapter Membership about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion