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2018/19 MLA Election Results

2018/19 MLA Election Results
Fri March 16, 2018
MLA is pleased to announce the results of the 2018/19 election. Candidates listed below will assume office at the conclusion of MLA ’18 in Atlanta, GA.  All candidates have been given the results, and MLA thanks everyone who agreed to run.

Sign up for MLA ‘18 Colleague Connection by April 23! Meet people and make a difference.
Are you experiencing FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? Maybe all your colleagues and professional friends are attending MLA ’18, but this year will not work for you.

Don’t worry…the Educational Media and Technologies Section has a solution for you!
Want to experience one of the most thrilling MLS Clubs in the country?
If you thought mall parking was bad during the holidays, then you may want to think twice and definitely plan ahead before driving to the MLA'18 meeting. Reserve your parking spot now and save money!

Do you want to go to MLA ’18, but aren’t sure how to convince your administration to fund your attendance? Here are some points to consider when making the case.
Baseball, beer, and fireworks--Americana at its best!
The National Programming Committee is seeking volunteers from the membership to blog on the happenings of MLA 2018. Volunteer today!
Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 for courses that will support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research, and librarianship.
Are you seeking a new job opportunity? Sign-up for the resume clinic and mock interviews during MLA'18.
Would you like to be able to evaluate the sessions you attend at MLA annual meetings? Would you like to get feedback on your MLA annual meeting paper, poster, or lightning round talk? Please complete our brief survey on giving feedback during annual meetings.
From opening reception to the closing remarks, MLA ‘18 has multiple opportunities for you to connect with your peers.
The year 2017 saw multiple attempts by the US Senate and House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In each case, the Congressional Budget Office estimated significant increases in the number of uninsured Americans resulting from the proposed legislation

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August 2018
Wednesday, August 15 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018
September 2018
Wednesday, September 5 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018
October 2018
Thursday, October 4 - Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8, 2018
Cleveland, OH
Sunday, October 14 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Spokane, WA
Friday, October 19 - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
San Antonio, TX
Thursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28, 2018
Orlando, FL
Sunday, October 28 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Manchester, NH
Sunday, October 28 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Ocean City, MD
November 2018
Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16, 2018
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
December 2018



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Publication outcome of abstracts submitted to the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting
Computerized versus hand-scored health literacy tools: a comparison of Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Flesch-Kincaid in printed patient education materials
Applying an information literacy rubric to first-year health sciences student research posters
Translating Expertise: The Librarian’s Role in Translational Research
Expert Searching in the Google Age
117th Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association, Inc., Seattle, WA, May 26–31, 2017
Correction to “Trend Analysis of Journal Metrics: A New Academic Library Service?” on 105(3) July, page 242. DOI:
Correction to “Advancing the Conversation: Next Steps for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Sciences Librarianship” on 105(4) October, page 325. DOI:
Library instruction in medical education: a survey of current practices in the United States and Canada
Building a body of knowledge: sickle cell and libraries
Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries
Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice
A new hat for librarians: providing REDCap support to establish the library as a central data hub
Apple Configurator 2 (version 2.3)
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
Dietetic interns’ perceptions and use of evidence-based practice: an exploratory study
The case for consistent use of medical eponyms by eliminating possessive forms
Semantic Scholar
Building capacity to encourage research reproducibility and #MakeResearchTrue
Assessment of knowledge and skills in information literacy instruction for rehabilitation sciences students: a scoping review
MalaCards: The Human Disease Database
Satellite stories: capturing professional experiences of academic health sciences librarians working in delocalized health sciences programs
Understanding cancer survivors’ information needs and information-seeking behaviors for complementary and alternative medicine from short- to long-term survival: a mixed-methods study
Discrepancies among Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed coverage of funding information in medical journal articles