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Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, Receives the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award

Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, Receives the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award
Thu June 15, 2017
The highest honor that MLA confers is the Marcia C. Noyes Award. Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, received the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award at MLA ’17 in Seattle, Washington.

The MLA Communities Strategic Goal Task Force has been working on our charge (see Strengthening ur Communities: A Solid Foundation by Teresa L. Knott, AHIP) since August 2016, specifically focusing on the first two parts of our charge
The MLA Books Panel seeks authors or editors for a proposed monograph on information literacy for the health sciences. This book will introduce common instructional standards and approaches seen in higher education and discuss how they can be applied in a variety of health sciences environments.
The MLA Books Panel is seeking an author or editor for a monograph that will seek to answer the question: In what ways do librarians provide liaison services to their patrons in the modern era?
One emerging, and potentially novel, source of consultations for academic health sciences librarians involves helping clients find funding opportunities. While “publish or perish” is a common phrase used in academia, funding is needed for faculty to conduct the research that results in publications.

The MLA Board of Directors names Katherine G. Akers as JMLA editor-in-chief.
MLA and CHLA/ABSC are united in our commitment to transcend borders and support an open and transparent environment of international cooperation that allows us to freely share health sciences information and professional collegiality in person and virtually.
MLA and its Board of Directors express their concern with regard to recent United States government policies or statements. We remain staunch in our commitment to hold fast to MLA's professional values, the cornerstone of our profession.
MLA's executive director just got certified by his professional organization. What about you (still thinking up excuses about getting AHIP)?
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an opportunity many take for a fresh start, new beginning, or change in direction. I am excited to welcome you to this fresh start, new beginning, and [slight] change in direction for the MLA News!
Diversity and inclusion are essential values for MLA, but are these values reflected in what we do and how we do it?
MLA is expanding and reorganizing its education committees in preparation to growing its educational offerings.
September 5-6 and 7-8, 2016 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at Keysar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan.

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