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Update on MLA Communities

Update on MLA Communities
Thu March 14, 2019
In the past two weeks, MLA sections and special interest groups (SIGs) have actively reached out to their members to identify the domain hubs in which their respective communities want to collaborate in order to establish that domain hub vision.

MLA ’19 offers you more than twenty continuing education (CE) courses and a daylong symposium about “Managing from the Middle.” CE takes place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
Attending MLA ’19? Don’t throw away your shot to see Hamilton while you are in town. Purchase your tickets now.
The MLA ’19 LAC has partnered with SitStayRead, a literacy organization in Chicago that brings human and dog volunteers into low-income Chicago Public Schools to increase at-risk students’ literacy skills.
Come early to MLA ’19, take a course in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to tour MLA’s home town, Chicago!

Choose from over twenty continuing education courses and a daylong symposium on “Managing from the Middle,” offered on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
A four-day workshop was conducted in Cairo, Egypt from April 22-26, 2018
Award-winning educator, author, and academic leader Joan V. Gallos, will present the keynote at the MLA ’19 symposium, Managing from the Middle: Learning to Lead from Where You Are, sponsored by the Leadership and Management Section.
The 2019 WLIC, IFLA’s 85th General Conference and Assembly, will be held in Athens, Greece, August 24–30. The calls for papers are out, and anyone interested in presenting is encouraged to submit proposals. Please consider joining colleagues from over 120 countries and attend.
The NCNMLG and MLGSCA are accepting proposals for our 2019 Joint Meeting, to be held June 12–14, 2019, in San Francisco, CA. Our meeting theme is “Critical Health Sciences Librarianship: Examining Our Role in Social Justice.”
Janet Doe Lecturer, Jerry Perry, AHIP, FMLA, shares the powerful story of how he became “The Activist Health Sciences Librarian”.
It is not too late to answer the call to be an MLA'19 Elevate blogger! #mlanet19 needs YOU!
MLA ’18’s Talent Show was a great success. So many talented members sang, told stories, read poetry, and more. The house band blew up the stage, and the audience conga-lined the night away. The call is OPEN for folks to sign up and join in the fun this year. What is your talent?
The March and April webinars are open for registration:

Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great (March 14); and Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic (April 17)
Register now for Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic to be held on April 17, 2019. Join Christine Willis, AHIP, to create welcoming environments and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings.
Robert Brian Haynes

MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
Lois Elizabeth DeBakey
Marion J. Ball
Elaine Russo Martin
Patricia E. Gallagher
Gerald (Jerry) Perry
Carla J. Funk
Kelly McGuffin West
With MLA ’19 “Elevating” at warp speed, this is the perfect opportunity to remind us all of our affirmation and commitment to providing an inclusive, engaging, and harassment-free environment for everyone
Become an #mlanet19 Twitter correspondent. Promote events. Share your perspective. Earn AHIP points!
When you come to the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, stay at the Hyatt Regency and take advantage of the many nearby cultural offerings and attractions.  From museums and libraries, to theater and comedy, Chicago has something for everyone, and much is within a mile of the Hyatt Regency.
Are you interested in participating in MLA ’19 or want AHIP points? Volunteer to be a blog correspondent!
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
Looking for a great way to cap off your MLA ’19 experience? We highly recommend attending the final keynote address to hear acclaimed teacher, author, bioethicist, and former public interest lawyer Katie Watson as she shares her unique experience with innovation in medical education.
Beer aficionados rejoice!  Chicagoland has over 150 breweries, and there is something for everyone.
Leiter Lecturer Nadya Okamoto will discuss health information in underserved communities, health disparities, gender identity, and how she founded PERIOD. the Menstrual Movement.
Apply for an MLA Travel Grant. Deadline is February 25, 2019.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment. Join the panel as they share their strategies for working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews.
The MLA ’19 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA ’19.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis. Join our speakers to explore reproducibility guidelines and recommendations and develop an action plan for engaging researchers and stakeholders at your institution
Gerald (Jerry) Perry, AHIP, FMLA, will be delivering the Janet Doe Lecture at MLA ’19.
This article was published by The Scholarly Kitchen as a guest post by Elizabeth Ketterman, MLS, Director of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, and Sean Pidgeon, Publishing Director for Science and Medicine and Oxford University Press.
MLA is delighted to announce that registration for MLA ’19 is now open! Join us for three-and-a-half days of dynamic programming at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, May 3–8!
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released guidelines to assist in managing physical health concerns among adults diagnosed with severe mental disorders. People living with severe mental disorders have a general life expectancy of between ten and twenty years shorter than average
The Midwest Chapter of MLA held its annual meeting in Cleveland, OH, on October 5–8, 2018, at the Westin Cleveland Downtown. The meeting was cosponsored with the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA), and the theme was “Shake, Rattle, and Roll.”

MLA Annual Meeting Courses Are Powerful Learning Experiences!


More Tickets Added: Be in the Room Where It Happens! MLA ’19 Hamilton Tickets Available


MLA ’19 Service Project - #mlanet19


Get Your Hands-On Learning at MLA ’19: Add a CE Course! - #mlanet19


MLA '19 Submissions Acceptance Rates - #mlanet19


Elevate Your MLA ’19 Experience: Add a CE Course!


Chicago Baseball during #mlanet19


Network and Connect at MLA ‘19 – #mlanet19


Librarians without Borders® HINARI Sub-Regional Train the Trainers Workshop Egypt: April 22-26, 2018


Award-Winning Author Joan V. Gallos Keynotes Managing from the Middle MLA ’19 Continuing Education Symposium


International News: IFLA Announcement


Chapter News: NCNMLG and MLGSCA 2019 Joint Meeting Call for Proposals


Janet Doe Lecturer: Jerry Perry, AHIP, FMLA - #mlanet19


Become a #mlanet19 Blogger Superstar!


You Know You’ve Always Wanted Your 15 (Or 5) Minutes of Fame and Here’s Your Chance!


MLA Educational Webinars in 2019: Register Now and Mark Your Calendars!


Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic


Haynes, Robert Brian


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


DeBakey, Lois E


Ball, Marion J


Martin, Elaine R


Gallagher, Patricia E


Perry-Gerald (Jerry)


Funk, Carla


McGuffin West, Kelly*


MLA Code of Conduct for Meeting Attendance


Call for MLA ’19 Twitter Correspondents - #mlanet19


Plan for tours, local attractions, & hotel


MLA ’19 Bloggers wanted!


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


Finish Your MLA ’19 Meeting by Learning about Improvisation in Medical Education


Craft Breweries in Chicago


Period Power!


MLA ’19 Financial Support Opportunity


From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment


Call for MLA ’19 Paper Session/Lightning Round Moderators


Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis


Get the ”Perry Perspective” at the MLA ’19 Janet Doe Lecture


Guest Post: MLA InSight — How to Buy Whisky


MLA ’19 Registration Is Now Open!


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


International News


Chapter News: Midwest Chapter Meeting in Cleveland


MLA Comments on Healthy People 2030 Objectives


MLA Addresses Draft NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing


Attend MLA ’19 with 8 Money-Saving Tips


Events and Tours in Chicago


It’s Called Predatory Publishing for a Reason!


Why Do We Lead? An Introduction to Values-Based Leadership