MLA Events/News

Congratulations MLA Nominations

In years past I have congratulated those nominated and I want to do so again.  Good luck to everyone. MLA Board of Directors Teresa L. Knott, AHIP Gail Kouame Heidi Heilemann, AHIP Melissa De Santis, AHIP Kristi L. Holmes Barbara…

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Behind the MLA Scenes

In Boston, at the 2013 Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting I blogged as the Unofficial MLA Insider.  In the past I noticed that both MLA new members as well as long time members aren’t always sure as to how things…

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MLA Statement Supporting Blogger & McMaster Being Sued by Publisher

I wanted to forward along a press release issued jointly by MLA and AAHSL. (reprinted from MLA press release) The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AASHL) and the Medical Library Association (MLA) share a commitment to intellectual freedom and…

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Seeking Virtual Projects

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) has a new annual column describing innovative and notable virtual projects in health sciences libraries. This column will focus on library virtual spaces. “In an increasingly digital world, the library’s virtual space…

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Don’t Forget Join an MLA Committee

People have asked me on different occasions how they can become more involved with MLA.  They have also asked how can a person new to the profession or the association get to know other medical librarians.  The simple answer is…

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MLA 2013/2014 Election Slate Announced

Congratulations and good luck to the people on the slate for the MLA 2013/2014 Election.  Now it is up to the voting members to look at the people on the slate and determine who they feel would best represent the…

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Just Serve! Join an MLA Committe

When I was a new librarian I was a bit overwhelmed with MLA.  It seemed everybody knew everybody and they were all doing very interesting things. I wasn’t sure how to get involved or how to get my toe in the…

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What Do Want From MLA?

Recently Stephanie Gertken posted on MEDLIB-L requesting medical librarians thoughts and feedback about MLA. ( from the MEDLIB-L post) As a follow up to the Open Forum presentation on the MLA Professional Association Value and Planning Survey at MLA in…

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Midwest MLA Call for Papers and Posters

Since I’m in the Midwest I thought I would forward along the call for papers and posters. This year the Midwest Chapter’s meeting will be in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Civic Center from October 6-9, 2012.  The deadline to…

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What Can MLA Do For You?

I sometimes hear people saying, “I don’t belong to MLA because what has MLA done for me as a medical librarian.”  If you are looking for MLA to come in like a knight in shining armor to magically save your job, increase your salary, combat predatory pricing,…

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