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Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Leveraging Specialized Discovery Tools to Maximize User Engagement

Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Leveraging Specialized Discovery Tools to Maximize User Engagement
Mon June 18, 2018
Much of the time at InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regarded as challenging. This is the third of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.

An interview with Terrie Wheeler, AMLS and Peter Oxley, PhD, on their poster presentation, “Provision of a library bioinformatics service to support medical research”. Special thanks to Terrie and Peter for participating in this interview.
An update on the African American Medical Librarian’s Alliance (AAMLA) SIG activities during MLA’18.
How to bring the human into a world dominated by virtual content.
Attendees at the MLA'18 Data SIG meeting shared a variety of training opportunities and resources.

Three noteworthy attractions explored while in the ATL
Try some teaching topic ideas presented at MLA'18 during the Instruction & Instructional Design 3 Contributed Content Session.
The InSight Initiative Task Force is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for the second InSight Initiative Summit, “Meeting the Evolving Needs of Library Stakeholders,” to be held September 27–28. Applications for health sciences librarians are being accepted through July 31.
An overview of the poster sessions at MLA’18
Who? What? Where? - My key observations from MLA '18
Didn't make MLA '18's closing session? Learn more about Dr. David Satcher and his amazing work!
Missed Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron's update about the All of Us program? Here's a recap.
President Barbara Epstein's welcome and update for MLA '18 attendees.

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