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Still Tweaking the Blog

So the “new” skin was causing difficulties. I reverted to the very old skin but it hasn’t been updated in years so that was also causing problems. Right now I am using this skin as it has some of the layout and features I like but I haven’t totally settled on it. As I get…

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Your Opinions Please

In May 2015, I will become the MLA President.  In the past when I was a Board Member, I tried to blog in a way that I was not speaking for MLA but also shedding light on the organization and the profession.  Well when I become President, I think it will be increasingly difficult, especially…

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I’m Baaaaack

It is 2015 and the blog is going retro.  While I liked the look of the skin I was using, it was causing all sorts of havoc with my site. Some places are now blocking my blog as it says it is sending out spam malware which I don’t think it was but I think…

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Wanted: MLA News Social Media Column Editor

(reposted from MLA Focus) The MLA News is looking for a Social Media (formerly Blogs to Follow) column editor. The editor is responsible for soliciting authors every month to submit reviews of the best in medicine, librarianship, or related social media (e.g., blogs, Twitter feeds, Facebook groups, Instagram). If you are social media savvy and…

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Vote for MLA Leadership Now

Today as people are going to polls to vote for their local and state officials, don’t forget to vote for MLA President, Board members, and Nominating Committee.  Don’t wait because if you are like me, once that email goes down below the first page, it might has well have disappeared because I totally forget about…

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Last Day to Sign Up for MLA Committee

Today is Halloween, but it is also the last day for MLA members to sign up to join a committee. So Jack is here, politely knocking on your door to remind you to sign up. If you want to be included in the appointment process for 2015 appointments, please log on to MLANET and complete…

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MLA 2016 Toronto: Problems Traveling Internationally

The 2016 annual meeting will be in Toronto and the NPC is looking to see if there are any barriers to going to an international meeting in Toronto that normally wouldn’t be a barrier if the meeting was withing the continental U.S. Obviously people traveling to the meeting in Toronto will need an updated passport. …

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MLA Executive Director Search: Update

I mentioned in my earlier Behind the Scenes MLA Executive Director Search that I would provide updates as they were available. I wanted to let you know that Tuft & Associates interviews with MLA Board members, MLA Staff memebers, and a diverse group MLA members to try and determine the opportunities and challenges for MLA…

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Congrats MLA Nominees

The special edition MLA Focus has just released the Slate for 2015 (to be voted on Nov 3 through Dec 5, 2014). Congratulations and good luck to the people on the slate for the MLA 2015 Election.  Now it is up to the voting members to look at the people on the slate and determine…

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Designing Resources for Optimal Usage

Last week Clinical Key changed their interface and there was a big discussion about Clinical Key and how it works (or doesn’t) with Internet Explorer 8 & 9 on the Medlib-l listserv.  Basically the conversation fell into three categories. There was a general feeling that Elsevier did little to no testing of their website with hospital and…

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