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Deadline Extended for Research Training Institute 2024: Apply by March 8, 2024

Deadline Extended for Research Training Institute 2024: Apply by March 8, 2024
Thu February 22, 2024
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.

 

The Research Training Institute (RTI) Assessment Findings have found the RTI Fellowship Program is highly effective in increasing the level of r

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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Immerse yourself in transformative conversations with the Living Library.
The MLA ’24 submission site for posters and lightning talks will remain open until January 25, 2024. Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submit your abstract now!
Step into the unique world of living books! Ever wondered what it's like to be a living story, challenging stereotypes and fostering connections? If you have a tale to share and want to create dialogue in a safe space, sign up to be a living book.
Embrace wellness with Be Well MLA! Discover insights and strategies for managing career shifts, life changes, and personal growth in the upcoming session. Don't miss upcoming sessions on nurturing relationships, pets, and financial literacy.
Dive into the world of systematic reviews with Andy Hickner's insightful study featured in the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
Gain research skills, collaborate with peers, and make a positive impact on health and wellness by applying for the 2024 Research Training Institute Fellowship Program. Join the RTI Drop-in Session to learn more.
Read about I Am MLA Ambassador Jessica Diaz
This could be your year to present at the MLA annual conference! MLA '24 will feature hundreds of papers, immersion sessions, lightning talks, and poster sessions - not to mention networking and social events. Submit today!
Make this your strongest professional year yet with savings on hours of MLA Continuing Education. Secure an MLA CE Passport by June 30, 2024.
Apply today for the Bertolucci Grant and have your conference travel covered! The Bertolucci Grant recognizes a health sciences librarian who is involved in nursing, allied health, consumer health, or international librarianship.
Apply today for the EBSCO Information Services and the MLA Scholarship Endowment Fund and have your conference travel covered!
MLA election season will be here before you know it! All election slates are due February 26, 2024.
The Be Well MLA Team invites all MLA members to join us for "Recipe for Resilience: Strategies for Combating Burnout in the Workplace." Panelists will share practical tips, real-life examples, and insights that will help you combat burnout and empower you to thrive in your profession.

Do you want to become a research expert? Look no further. Assessment Findings have found MLA’s Research Training Institute (RTI) Fellowship Program is highly effective in increasing the level of research knowledge, confidence, and productivity of participants. Apply today!
If you're involved in hiring or creating graduate student roles in your health sciences library, this article is a must-read for practical suggestions on meeting the expectations of aspiring professionals. Don't miss out on the chance to enhance your recruitment strategy!
What did your library do to raise awareness during National Medical Librarians Month? St. Luke’s Library in Boise, Idaho, offered the opportunity to learn more about library services and resources through a virtual library scavenger hunt.
Discover where nursing students shine and where they need support in utilizing library services. From confidence levels to information-seeking behaviors, Ying Zhong's findings shed light on key insights for enhancing health Information Literacy (IL).
Join us for the RTI Fellowship Open Forum to learn more about MLA's RTI Fellowship Program and its strengths!
Connection. Inspiration. Wellness. The Be Well MLA initiative invites you to join us for a community-centered, virtual opportunity. Join us for our upcoming session: Gifts and Gratitude: Sharing the Gift of Creativity.
MLA is seeking applications for the Cunningham Memorial International Fellowship. Learn more and apply today!
Submit your MLA '24 Round 1 abstract for contributed papers and immersion sessions by 11:59 p.m., eastern time!
MLA supports members by offering a variety of funding opportunities which support practicing health sciences librarians to pursue research in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences. Congratulations to the 2023 recipients!
In honor of National Medical Librarian's Month, share your story! Let us know how you’re making an impact and the value you bring to your institution. This week hear from Heidi Sue Adams.
This could be your year to present at the MLA annual conference! MLA '24 will feature more than 100 different papers, immersion sessions, lightning talks, and poster sessions, - not to mention networking and social events. Submit your abstract by October 26, 2023.
The Contributed Content Working Group (CCWG) has put together a checklist for submitting an MLA '24 contributed paper or immersion session. Use this checklist to polish your abstract and make it shine!

Don’t forget, the deadline to submit your abstract for the first round proposals is quickly appro

Apply today for MLA Rising Stars Leadership Program! The application deadline is October 15, 2023.
The Contributed Content Working Group (CCWG) has put together a checklist for submitting an MLA '24 contributed paper or immersion session. Use this checklist to polish your abstract and make it shine!

Don’t forget, the deadline to submit your abstract for the first round proposals is quickly appro
Participate in recognizing outstanding medical librarians and their contributions. Nominate someone today!
Get ready for the delightful assortment of dining options awaiting us for MLA ’24 in Portland, Oregon! Share your favorite Portland restaurant today!
MLA is now accepting applications for the Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant. Submit today!
National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) is an annual observance that recognizes and appreciates the critical role that health information professionals play in healthcare, research, and education. Learn how you can celebrate this month!
Meet the latest I Am MLA spotlight! Get to know Elizabeth Blake.
Are you new to the profession? Submit a contributed paper abstract for MLA ‘24! Hearing from new and diverse voices will enhance the conference experience and benefit our profession.
Free webinar! Space is limited so register today for the LibKey Nomad webinar all about connecting open web researchers to the full text. Don't miss out!
Potential candidates for the 2024 MLA election: now is your chance! Please complete the nomination form if you would like to recommend a colleague to serve as president, on the board of directors, or to be considered yourself.
Sign up to review paper, poster, and lightning talk abstracts for the MLA’24 annual conference!
Don't miss this free Wolters Kluwer webinar! We will discuss medical librarian needs, avoiding burnout, and so much more on October 4, 2023 from Noon to 1:30 p.m., central time.
The 2024 National Program Committee (NPC) seeks volunteers for a newly constituted subcommittee to provide recommendations and assistance for virtual attendees at MLA ’24 in Portland, Oregon. Volunteer today!
Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution in promoting, enabling, and/or delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally, through the development of health information professionals, the improvement of libraries, or an increased use of health informati
Sign up for Colleague Connection today! Take part in a mentoring program that will benefit you for years to come. New members will be paired with experienced members or fellow new colleagues to learn and grow in substantial ways.
Nominate a person or group who has influenced the direction, mission, and values of MLA. Use your input to nominate a notable now!
MLA is now seeking submissions for its 2024 international-focused awards, scholarships, and fellowships.
Join us in honoring MLA members who exhibit significant excellence in the areas of teaching, mentoring, and volunteering at the local, regional, and national level.
October is National Medical Librarians Month! This year's theme highlights how medical librarians and information professionals play a pivotal role in facilitating research and quality health information. Learn how to celebrate this year!
Learn more about immersion sessions and how to submit your abstract for the MLA '24 Call for Submissions Round 1: Contributed Papers and Immersion Sessions.
Linda Walton stands as an exemplar of excellence, dedicated service, and visionary leadership. After an illustrious 38-year career, Walton has been honored with the esteemed 2023 Marcia C. Noyes Award by the Medical Library Association (MLA).
Hypothesis is publishing its second issue in one year, which we have not done in six years! We thank everyone involved for their hard work, dedication, and support in publishing this timely research!

We happily announce the publication of Vol. 35, No. 2 of Hypothesis: researc
The Janet Doe Lectureship jury is calling on the MLA membership to nominate a colleague worthy of giving this prestigious lecture on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship during the MLA conference in 2025.
The Be Well MLA initiative promotes wellness and well-being among members of the Medical Library Association. MLA members are invited to participate in the Be Well Wednesday series every month. Join the kickoff of the 2024 series.
Have you ever wished that the research reported in journals and at conferences related better to your own practice? Do you wish that there was more such research? 
If you aspire to a leadership role in MLA and you want to develop your leadership skills and knowledge, you should apply to become one of the four ‘24-’25 Rising Stars!
MLA '24 Call for Proposals Round 1: Contributed Papers and Immersion Sessions are now open! Submit your abstract through October 26, 2023.
Join Colleague Connection, MLA's mentoring program pairing new members with experienced members or fellow new colleagues. Sign up by September 21 to be considered for a match.
You are invited! Join us at the MLA ‘24 Annual Conference, themed "Stronger Together." MLA ‘24 is scheduled to take place in the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon from May 18-21, 2024.
The MLA Books Panel is always looking for authors and editors for new publications. Have you considered authoring or editing a book but have trepidation over what it might involve?
Welcome to JMLA Spotlight! Time to catch up on what you may have missed and read about an article in JMLA's most recent issue.
The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee is seeking technology projects in health sciences libraries for the 2024 JMLA Virtual Projects Section.
This spring, Lisa Acuff, AHIP, in collaboration with three other information professionals, two from the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, and one from the University of Kansas Libraries, were awarded the MLA's Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant.
Medical Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ) is seeking submissions for volume 42(4), with a deadline of September 10 and beyond. If you are interested in serving on the MRSQ Editorial Board, or as a section editor for Informatics Education, please contact Molly Knapp.
The results of this study provide a foundation for building a more comprehensive bibliotherapy program at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library. Read on!
Do you have a story to tell? Would you like an opportunity to dispel some of the stereotypes by talking about your lived experiences in a safe space? Sign up to be a living book and get the conversation started!

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