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Caucus and Domain Hub Resources 

See the Caucus Leaders Guide for information about the caucus leader role!

Get your Caucus or Domain Hub Project Funded

  • Caucuses and Domain Hubs: have a new initiative or project you need funded? Complete the Communities Expense Approval Form for review by the MLA Finance Committee. Requests are reviewed on a monthly basis.
    Previously funded projects include:
    • Microaggressions and the AAPI Experience Webinar presented by the Asian Diaspora Coalition of Medical Librarians Caucus
    • Drag Queen Story Hour: Experiencing Diversity in Action presented by the Hospital Library Caucus
    • Registrations to attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference requested by the Technical Services Caucus
    • One-year LibGuides license/subscription for the Hospital Librarians Toolkit requested by the Hospital Library Caucus
  • Once funding is approved, please forward an invoice(s) for each payee to Tomi Gunn for payment. All payees residing in the U.S. must submit a current W-9 form along with the invoice. For electronic payments, please be sure to include the email address associated with the payee's bank account.
  • If you find you need to increase the funding amount approved, please contact Tomi with the amount of the increase. You may have to submit another Expense Approval Form.
  • Previously-approved or legacy section projects need no additional approval. Please complete a reimbursement form for payment.

Request a Zoom meeting for your Caucus or Hub

Sponsor Caucus or Hub CE 

  • Caucuses and domain hubs wanting to offer educational opportunities, see the Caucus/Hub CE page for information on scheduling an informal educational "Meet Up" or how to submit a proposal for an MLA CE credit course.

Update Caucus Member Pages

  • If you are a caucus leader and need to make changes to a caucus member page, contact Tomi to gain access to Community Manager Resources including screen shots/instructions on how to edit pages and update caucus welcome letters. Caucus public pages are admin-only and must be edited by staff.

Make an announcement or share information with fellow members

  • Contact the MLAConnect editorial staff to post an item or submit a blog post. Weekly MLA connect deadlines are end of day Friday for a post in the following week's Thursday edition.

Catch up on Practice Area Blog Posts:

Create a New Caucus or Modify an Existing One

Be clear on the rules and guidelines with the Board-approved Policies Governing Caucuses, Domain Hubs and Community Council

  • The document serves as bylaws for all caucuses.
  • Available in HTML and PDF 

Read Caucus and Hub Statements of Solidarity

MLA Domain Hubs

Domain Hubs are groups where caucuses come together to collaborate on activities and programs of interest to a broad audience (e.g., MLA members, the public, health care providers) and to connect to MLA-wide activities and programs (e.g., annual meeting, continuing education, MLAConnect, and MLANET). Domain hubs are organized by domains of practice of the health information profession: they are the go-to place for members to access integrated content, and they provide the public a window into the profession and access to open resources.

MLA activities are aligned to the following MLA areas of practice.

  1. Information Services
    Larger Common Themes: research assistance; outreach to specific communities; subject knowledge development; expert searching

  2. Information Management
    Larger Common Themes: meta-data; representation of information; collection of information; research data management

  3. Education
    Larger Common Themes: pedagogy/andragogy; instruction to health professionals; educational technology; librarian as instructor; instructional design; information literacy

  4. Professionalism and Leadership
    Larger Common Themes: ethics; equity, diversity, and inclusion; development of leaders; management (HR, fiscal, project, etc.); influence in health care organizations; education of and advocacy for health information professionals

  5. Innovation and Research Practice
    Larger Common Themes: evidence-based librarianship; informatics; research training; diversity in scientific research; assessment and evaluation

  6. Clinical Support
    Larger Common Themes: evidence-based practice (EBP) curriculum and habits in health professions; role of librarianship in clinical settings; providing high-quality health information to consumers

  7. Health Equity and Global Health
    Larger Common Themes: development of health information professionals globally; equity in access to health information; international collaborations for MLA and medical librarianship