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

You Should Be Here! MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits: Live Action Week!
Thu August 6, 2020
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!

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.
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.
New Book Titles Live on PsychiatryOnline!
PsychiatryOnline.org is the platform for the DSM–5®, all American Psychiatric Association (APA) Publishing journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry and bestselling textbooks, as well as APA Practice Guidelines.
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.
MLA Past President Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, introduces the I Am MLA profile series and shares her profile.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Virginia (Ginger) Carden, AHIP
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
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Alia Spencer
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.
The article by Virginia Marie Trow, “Clinical Support: As Losses Mount, US Hospitals Furlough Librarians with Other Hospital Staff,” describes the impacts of COVID-19 on hospital finances and employees, and on hospital librarians. Numerous hospital librarians reported furloughs or reduced hours.
George Floyd’s murder on May 25 set off the latest round of Black Lives Matters demonstrations as well as discussions and statements on social media and in email discussions. You may ask, “What can I do?” The answer is plenty.

In this time of COVID-19, clinical and academic health libraries face facilities and personnel management challenges. On July 14, a panel of five librarian leaders from clinical and academic libraries, will share their experiences, lessons learned, and plans.
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.
On June 1, 2020, the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus released a statement about police brutality and systemic racism and violence. We at the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) fully support and stand in solidarity.
Envision our future and celebrate our past at the MLA ’20 vConference, August 10–14, 2020! The 2020 NPC has planned an exciting, educational, and interesting schedule of events. A live kick-off event will take place on July 27, 2020.
The Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) in response to Senator Lamar Alexander's white paper, Preparing for the Next Pandemic.
The Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus (CAPHIC) joins the MLA leadership, the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus, and MLA caucuses in strong support of their statements of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The International Cooperation Caucus (ICC) of MLA is devastated by the recent and many incidents of police violence and brutality in the United States and stands in solidarity with the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus of MLA, many other MLA caucuses.
The Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) Caucus has at its core the belief that, together, we are better. We stand in solidarity with our fellow MLA members and caucuses and with our communities in speaking out and standing against racism and discrimination of any kind.
The Osteopathic Libraries Caucus comprises librarians and library personnel from osteopathic institutions across the United States. We recognize the inherent dignity and equality of all people and condemn racism.
MLA joined several international health library associations in urging the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to seek information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis
publications
As part of the application process for the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI), applicants submit a list of key words or phrases that describes the topic of their research that year. Below are word clouds of the key words that were submitted to the RTI for each year since 2018..
Part of the PNR Rendezvous series of the Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the “Still Searching for One Health: Information Services that Support Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Disease” webinar will be on Wednesday, June 17.
The African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus posted a statement regarding police brutality, racial oppression, and state-sanctioned violence. The Collection Development Caucus supports and stands in solidarity with AAMLA and all Black, Indigenous, People of Color MLA members.
We, the History of the Health Sciences Caucus of MLA, stand with our colleagues in the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus (June 1, 2020, statement) and the other MLA caucuses who have issued statements condemning police brutality and affirming that Black Lives Matter.
The Medical Humanities Caucus of MLA stands in outrage at the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the cruel killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and the continued violent response to protests against police brutality and state-sanctioned violence.
MLA and individual caucuses are actively affirming their solidarity with members of the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus and with Black people and all People of Color, as well as other underrepresented and underserved communities who face discrimination and hate
The Technical Services Caucus (TSC) stands in solidarity with our colleagues of the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus and MLA in speaking out against systemic racism and police brutality in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others.
The User Experience Caucus voices our support and joins in solidarity with the statements made by the African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) Caucus, MLA, and the many MLA caucuses who have expressed themselves so elegantly and offered resources to create awareness.
As vision science librarians, we work to combat blindness every day. However, as recent events have again reminded us, there are many forms of blindness, and the ingrained systemic ones, in some ways, do the most damage. Turning a blind eye is not acceptable and never was.
William Shainline Middleton, Honorary Member
Marjorie Price Wilson, Honorary Member
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. #MLATeachCritApp
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You.
Join your colleagues, friends, and vendors for the MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits, a full-featured experience of virtual learning and networking. MLA invites you to participate in this groundbreaking, interactive experience designed by your 2020 National Program Committee (NPC) and the MLA team.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Tony Nguyen, AHIP

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


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


Product Spotlight: American Psychiatric Association Publishing (Sponsored)


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


Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency


MLA ’20 Service Project: Rahab’s Sisters


I Am MLA: Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA


I Am MLA: Virginia (Ginger) Carden, AHIP


I Am MLA: P J Grier


I Am MLA: Adela V. Justice, AHIP


I Am MLA: Anu Moorthy


I Am MLA: Alia Spencer


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 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


Statement from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA


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


Preparing for the Next Pandemic


MLA Consumer and Patient Health Information Caucus Statement


MLA International Cooperation Caucus Statement of Solidarity


MLA Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) Caucus Statement


MLA Osteopathic Libraries Caucus Statement


MLA recommends seeking information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis publications


RTI News: Research Interests of Librarians


Global Health & Health Equity: PNR NNLM Webinar: “Still Searching for One Health: Information Services that Support Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Disease”


MLA Collection Development Caucus Statement


MLA History of the Health Sciences Caucus Statement


MLA Medical Humanities Caucus Statement


MLA Medical Informatics Caucus Statement


MLA Technical Services Caucus Statement


MLA User Experience Caucus Statement


MLA Vision Science Caucus Statement


Middleton, William Shainline*


Wilson, Marjorie Price*


Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses


Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You


Announcing the MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits! Registration Opens June 5!


I Am MLA: Tony Nguyen, AHIP


I Am MLA: Shenita Peterson


I Am MLA: J. Dale Prince, AHIP


MLA Accessibility and Disability Caucus Statement


MLA Cancer Librarians Caucus Statement of Solidarity and Pledging Action


MLA Data Caucus Statement


MLA Dental Caucus Statement