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A Brief Update on MLA’s Strategic Goals

A Brief Update on MLA’s Strategic Goals
Mon July 31, 2017
Read about MLA's strategic goals and how the results positively impact you and the profession.

December 13-16, 2016 'hybrid' HINARI and AGORA workshop conducted at the Datacom Training Centre, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
A four day sub-regional training workshop “Training of Trainers” on Hinari access for Health Programme was conducted at the WHO Office Amman, Jordan, from 5-8 December, 2016.
The MLA Board of Directors approved a new strategic goal to evaluate and improve MLA practices as they relate to diversity and inclusion in our mission, values, ethics, publications, and activities. Read more about the leadership of this new task force in creating a roadmap for moving forward.
What do health information professionals do? What fundamental skill set do all health information professionals have in common? The answer can be found in the 2017 MLA Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success.

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.

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