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RTI Research Spotlight: Health Literacy Workshops Support Employee Wellness Programming!

RTI Research Spotlight: Health Literacy Workshops Support Employee Wellness Programming!
Thu June 6, 2024
The latest issue of JMLA showcases a 2022 RTI project led by Colleen Foy. Don't miss this insightful read!

Congratulations to the award-winning research papers and posters from MLA ’24 in Portland as well as the biannual 2022-2023 JMLA Research Paper winner!
Congratulations to the 2024 Research Training Institute (RTI) participants! The RTI ’24 online program is a program that provides advanced research methods training and mentoring for one year while participants complete a research project.
Meet spotlight MLA member Heather Stevens
Meet spotlight MLA member Tiffany Follin, AHIP
Meet spotlight MLA member Eugenia Opuda
Here are some ideas and tips for first-time attendees preparing for MLA '24.
Submit a manuscript for the "Consumer Resources Reviews" column in the Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (JCHI), a journal covering the fields of consumer health information, patient education, and health literacy.
Here are some ideas and tips for first-time attendees preparing for MLA '24.

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Future Leadership Committee is pleased to announce four Leadership Diversity Scholarships for 2024 with funding up to $1,500 each.
Plan on attending the MLA Living Library during MLA ’24 in Portland, OR, presented by the DEI Committee!
Portland brunch spots: a highly subjective guide from Brandon Wilkinson. Take a quick gander at Brandon Wilkinson's highly-rated brunch spots in preparation for MLA ’24!
Knowing what to pack for MLA '24 can be tough. Check out this packing checklist!
Here are some ideas and tips for first-time attendees preparing for MLA '24.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we are profiling the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session.
The Virtual Assistance Committee invites you to connect with other conference attendees (including those attending virtually) in Padlet!
The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship was established in 1983 to foster intellectual collaboration between MLA and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Don't miss Maia Hightower speak on AI in healthcare for this year's Leiter Lecture!
In the weeks before MLA ’24 in Portland, we are profiling the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session.
Discover Portland's birding hotspots! From Mt. Tabor's diverse species to the serene Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, explore bird species across the city. Join us in uncovering the beauty of nature while at MLA '24!
MLA is pleased to announce the recipients of 2024 Annual Conference Travel Grants.
Unlock the future of health information with Why AI? Summit! Meet our distinguished panelists and explore cutting-edge AI initiatives in healthcare.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ’24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session. We continue the series with Patrick Short.
Join us for Speed Dating Networking! Connect with colleagues, make new friends, and have engaging conversations. Don't miss out on this fun and interactive event!
The Central Branch of Multnomah County Library is the shining pearl of the local public library system in Portland, Oregon for MLA '24!
In the weeks leading up to MLA ’24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions. Meet Mark Berendsen.

In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session.
Help shake things up this season and join us in creating a new Editorial Board for Hypothesis! We invite anyone dedicated to work in support of driving the future of the journal through guidance and outspokenness.
Do you enjoy bringing your latest knitting, embroidery, or crocheting project to the annual conference? Mel Davies is here to share tips about great fiber arts stores and events that might interest you while in Portland at MLA ’24. We can't wait to see all of your projects in between sessions!
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session.
If you are a library or health information professional planning to attend MLA ’24, consider arriving a day early to attend the AI Summit: Why AI? Transforming the Health Information Profession.
Heading to Portland for MLA '24? Embark on an Oregon wine adventure that will thrill your inner sommelier.
You are invited to participate in the monthly Be Well Wednesday series! The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among Medical Library Association members.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the conference Continuing Education instructors and their courses. We continue the series this week with Janet Crum who, with Elisa Cortez, teaches The Joy of Project Management! Managing All Projects, Large and Small.
To ensure the health and safety of all attendees of MLA ’24, please review the following guidelines for MLA ’24.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session. We continue the series with the presenters of Data Equity: Exploring What It Is and Why It Matters.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session. We continue the series with the moderator and presenters of AI, Machine Learning, and Collections.
Portland has a world class live music scene. As a halfway point along the west coast, many mainstream acts find enthusiastic audiences in Portland. Check out a show while you're at MLA '24.

Sign up as either a mentor or mentee for this year’s Colleague Connection, presented by the MLA Membership Committee.
Looking for career support? You’ll find it at MLA ’24. Sign up today! The advance sign-up deadline is Friday, May 3, 2024.
Spring is here and Hypothesis is publishing its first issue of the year! We thank everyone involved for their dedication and hard work in support of publishing this timely research.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ’24 in Portland, we’ll profile the conference Continuing Education instructors and their courses. We continue the series this week with Susan Kendall (SK), who teach CE 201 - Collections Budgeting: It's More than Spreadsheets.

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In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session. We continue the series with Inclusive Library Leadership: Empathy, Care, and Compassion as Leadership Strengths.
We're excited to announce the MLA '24 Brand Guidelines was awarded the silver MUSE Award for Corporate Identity-Brand Identity!
The Research Training Institute (RTI) team is pleased to announce the faculty and peer coaches for the 2024 RTI Online program.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session. Meet some of the presenters of Data Partners: Fostering Librarian-Researcher Partnerships.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session.
Explore the stunning Columbia Gorge during your trip to MLA '24! Get Portland travel recommendations for an unforgettable conference adventure!
Volunteering for an MLA committee and/or juries is one of the best ways to serve MLA, earn points toward membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), and meet people. Volunteer today!
In the weeks leading up to MLA ’24 in Portland, we’ll profile the conference Continuing Education instructors and their courses.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ’24 in Portland, we’ll profile the experts leading each of the symposium sessions by sharing their answers to questions about themselves and their session.
Interprofessional education (IPE) is a growing area of research and one where terms have changed over time. It can be difficult to find all the relevant IPE literature. Read on!
Join us in Portland for MLA ’24 and explore the city for book lovers!
You are invited to participate in the monthly Be Well Wednesday series! The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among Medical Library Association members.
The MLA 2024 Local Arrangements Committee is looking for volunteers to staff the hospitality booth during the annual conference in Portland, Oregon from May 18-21, 2024. Help conference goers get around Portland and provide information about local things to see, do, and eat!
Getting hungry for MLA '24? Start giving some thought now as to where you might want to go to eat with your "frolleagues" while you’re in Portland for the annual conference.
Meet spotlight MLA member Jessica Sender.
Secure your spot today!
The Technology In Education Caucus is proud to present My Favorite Tool 2024! Join us!
Celebrate Black History Month 2024 in Portland! Dive into the arts at the Portland Art Museum's "Black Artists of Oregon" exhibit. Can't make it in person? Check out The Numberz FM's podcast collaboration with the museum. Visit online resources or in-person events to explore Oregon's Black History.
Calling all MLA members! Cast your vote in the 2024 Medical Library Association election from March 4-18, 2024.
Introducing the User Services and Collection Division (USCD) (formerly Library Operations) and introducing the Dataset Catalog beta for improved data discoverability and reuse.
MLA is excited to offer the second of its free offerings on AI for medical librarians. We’ve asked the presenters and moderator of the Chat to answer a few questions about their interest in Generative AI and what you can expect from their session.

Register here to Join Michelle Cawley (MC), Justi
You still have time to apply for RTI ’24! The application period has been extended! Submit your application by March 8, 2024, 11:59 p.m., central time.
Mark your calendars for a one-hour Meet the Candidates forum on February 28, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., central time, where you will hear from the candidates for the MLA Board of Directors and President-elect.
In the weeks leading up to MLA ‘24 in Portland, we’ll profile the conference Continuing Education instructors and their courses. Today, meet Paige Scudder, the Instructor of Master Data Cleaning and Wrangling with OpenRefine and Python.
The Contributed Content Working Group (CCWG) is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA ’24.
The Technology in Education Caucus is proud to present My Favorite Tool 2024! You're invited to submit your proposal to be a contestant for the 2024 virtual session on March 19, 2024.
The Be Well MLA Team invites all MLA members to join us for "Love in Action: Nurturing Relationships Through Purposeful Gestures and Meaningful Connections" on February 21.
Embark on your research journey! Join MLA's RTI for an intensive training experience. The application deadline is rapidly approaching--apply now!
Final call: apply now for the 2024 RTI! Don't miss your chance to join this transformative research experience. Apply before the February 19 deadline! Join the last Drop-in session on February 18 to have your questions answered.
Join us in Portland for MLA '24! Explore groundbreaking sessions, connect with industry leaders, and embrace the power of collaboration in health information sciences. Early-bird rates are available until April 17. Secure your spot now!
We're excited to share a sneak peek of accepted contributed content! Here are the accepted immersion sessions and contributed papers. Check out the MLA ’24 preliminary program for more details!
Volunteer to review resumes, CV’s cover letters, or sign up to have your resume reviewed. Don't miss this chance to boost your career or support your peers!

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