Author Archive for KraftyLibrarian

MLA Has a New Website

Last week MLA rolled out its new website.  The old site was long overdue for an update, and this new site is a bit of a change.  As with all new site changes, the new version is going to take…

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Learn More About MLA Sections and Chapters in Chicago

Every other year at the annual meeting MLA used to hold the Section Shuffle where each of the sections would man a table and talk to members about their section.  Often there were themes and the sections would dress up…

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Help Choose the MLA Leadership

Do you know somebody who is innovative, inspiring, and basically would make a great leader within MLA?  Well time to step up and take action. The MLA Nominating Committee is identifying potential candidates for the 2014/15 election.  That means if…

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MLA Party With a Purpose

At this year’s annual meeting the final party will be slightly different.  It is a “Party with a Purpose.” National Planning Committee is hosting a Silent Auction and the goal is to highlight the creative talents, passions (rare books, memorabilia)…

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Get Your MLA 2014 Schedule Figured Out

The online program planner for MLA 2014 is available. http://www.eventscribe.com/2014/mla/index.asp Either I am getting used to working with the online planner or it is getting a lot better.  Perhaps a little bit of both. As we have noticed in the…

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Tips to a Cheaper MLA

I just renewed my MLA membership and registered for the annual meeting in Chicago.  While my annual meeting expenses will be reimbursed, my membership is not. Quite frankly it always hurts to see that much money leave my account at…

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Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians and Infobuttons: Free Webinar

Hospital librarians are asking how they can show their value to administration and how they can show that they are more than just the keepers of the books.  The answer is to branch out and get out of the library…

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Presidential Priorities

I am starting very early on my priorities as President. I am not yet officially President elect (that happens at this MLA) and the current President elect (soon to be President) Linda Walton has not officially released her priorities. But,…

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Call for Virtual Projects for JMLA Column

(cross posted in a lot of places) Virtual Projects for JMLA Column by March 15, 2014 The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Virtual Projects Committee is seeking innovative and notable projects for the upcoming JMLA Virtual Projects column.…

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What Does Successful Use of Twitter Look Like? Follow NASCAR and Find Out

A friend of mine on Facebook posted a link to this post, “NASCAR knows more about Twitter than you do.”  A title like that just begged me to read it.  You know what?  Stephanie Foster’s post is right on the…

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