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What Do Health Information Professionals Do? The Answer Is the Newly Revised MLA Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success

What Do Health Information Professionals Do? The Answer Is the Newly Revised MLA Competencies for Lifelong Learning and Professional Success
Fri June 30, 2017
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 North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (NAHSL) chapter of MLA is excited to be “Blazing the Trail” with a new conference format. On October 20, 2017, NAHSL will hold the first of its one-day conferences in its new alternating one-day and three-day conference format cycle.
“World No Tobacco Day” inspires smoking cessation efforts
World No Tobacco Day seeks to spread awareness of tobacco-related health risks and influence public policy to discourage tobacco use. is the platform for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®); all American Psychiatric Association (APA) Publishing journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry; and bestselling textbooks
Connie Schardt's Oral History has been published
Register now for MLA's upcoming webinar, "Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design." Join Deborah H. Charbonneau as she aims to demystify the survey process for librarians and information professionals by providing “10 essential tips for effective survey design.”
One thing I hear and see in social media from MLA participants is that even though people are excited by all the ideas and energy, they are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start to implement what they have learn.
Takeways - I have been coming to MLA for 3 reasons -- see longtime buddies, make new buddies and pick up a pearl or two of wisdom.
Another meeting day and another Sunrise Seminar!
Are you taking advantage of networking opportunities?
Links to some of the MLA resources mentioned in Teresa Knott's Presidential Address.
A year of changing, dreaming, daring and doing.
We all struggle with citation styles from time to time, and in many cases that style is APA. Whether we’re working on citations for our research or helping students with theirs, it’s important for us to know the correct attribution formats for any kind of resource.

APA Style CENTRAL has the potenti
Two poster sessions are complete and two more are coming. Have you found your favorites?
HLS to Plan Strategically

Like many of you, I started my day off by attending one of the Sunrise Seminars.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt
Have you been taking advantage of the learning opportunities offered by the papers and posters that are presented at MLA? These are another great way to network and learn.
Calling all Hospital Librarians to the Annual Business Meeting and Ice Cream Social
Can you imagine what the job description looks like for an adventure librarian?
Hello everyone! I am both a first-time attendee and first-time guest blogger. Since this is my first time attending the MLA annual meeting, I decided to start my day bright and early by attending the MLA'17 New Members and First-Time Attendees Program and Breakfast.
Distinguished Members sign up for Colleague Connection
I had a great time during the Welcome Reception last night, meeting other librarians and chatting with vendors (and collecting pens!). I spent some time at the Medscape table, which was a resource I was vaguely familiar with but had never actually explored.
What are you learning at MLA'17?
The ribbon has been cut the Exhibit hall is open! Welcome to Seattle!
Curious about the name on your conference bag?
Hello! I'm excited to be a guest blogger for MLA 17, and really excited to get to Seattle. This will be my second MLA, and I feel like I have a much better handle on sessions I want to attend than I did for my first MLA.

A little about me: I'm the librarian for the College of Nursing at Michigan St
Leadership and Management Section programming during MLA '17.
Hungry? Visit the Concession Stand inside the Exhibit Hall to grab a wrap, burger, salad, sandwich, snack or drink!
Attending MLA '17? Tell us your success story of using an MLA competency to make a difference​.​ Video testimonials will be filmed at the Annual Meeting in Seattle. Videos will be posted on MLANET to showcase the skills and accomplishments of MLA members.
You don't have to wait until you get to Seattle to make a contribution for the MLA 2017 Service Project, and you may contribute even if you won't be at the meeting.
Have an early morning meeting and MLA ’17 and need coffee? Visit the Espresso Caffe Dior and Tougo Coffee for your morning cuppa joe.
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
Are you driving to the MLA Annual Meeting and looking for parking options other than at the convention center?
Reminders as you prepare to leave for MLA'17 in Seattle!
Highlighting the MLA'17 theme: Dream, Dare, Do are our featured speakers: Julie Angus, Julia F. Sollenberger, Patricia Flatley Brennan and Hope Jahren! These are "don't miss" speakers so make sure to mark them on your calendar!
It snowed in western Montana on Wednesday, was 71° in LA, 90° in Denton, TX, 67° in Minneapolis, MN, 71° in Palm Beach, FL and 87° in New York City. You'll be packing for MLA'17 in Seattle soon - have you checked the forecast?
MLA and AAHSL urge Congress to support the National Library of Medicine's Fiscal Year 2018 funding
Is your schedule full yet? Check out the 4th Program session for topics on health disparities, diverse populations, library roles in curriculum and data management, web maximization as well as outreach and marketing. Don't miss the Lightning Talks session!
The number of homeless people in Seattle and King County continues to rise, with more than 4,000 people sleeping on the streets in a recent count. Mary’s Place in Seattle—which provides services for homeless women, children, and families—has been chosen for the MLA ’17 service project.
Can't wait to check out the posters at MLA'17 in Seattle? Pop onto the eGallery to view them, read the abstracts and plan your poster presenter questions!

Chapter News: Blazing the Trail for NAHSL’s 2017 Annual Conference

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Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA

Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success

Chapter News: Midwest Chapter Wins 2017 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award

Product Spotlight: Nature Biomedical Engineering (Sponsored)

Post Conference Blues, or: What to Do With the Information You Learn at MLA

Survey Success: 10 Essential Tips for Effective Survey Design

Capturing the Excitement: Before You Leave - When You Get Home

Takeaways from Seattle

Sunrise Seminar: What's New and Unique in EndNote

Learning through Networking

Daring to Change: Reflections on the Presidential Address

Business Meeting and President's speech

A Tool for APA Citations and Formatting

Posters, Posters, Give Me More Posters

Hospital Libraries Section to Plan Strategically

Sunrise Seminar: An "Inside/Outside" Look at Cochrane: Update from Carol Lefebvre

Looking Inside Ourselves

Poster and Paper Sessions

Calling All Hospital Librarians

Wanted: Adventure Librarian

MLA'17 New Members and First-Time Attendees Program and Breakfast

Calling All Distinguished Members to participate in the Colleague Connection

Clinical Reference Essentials for Everyday Practice

Great Starts

Exhibit opening

An Introduction to the Bag Sponsor

Sessions to Attend

Leadership and Management Programming at MLA

Visit the Grill

I Make a Difference! Success Stories

Service Project Reminder

Coffee at the Convention Center

MLA Communities: What Are Our Guiding Principles? We Need Your Input!

MLA'17 Parking

Top things to remember to pack

Featured Speakers


MLA and AAHSL Recommend NLM FY 2018 Funding

MLA'17 Program Session 4

MLA ’17 Service Project

Poster Sneak Peak and Schedule

Product Spotlight: American Academy of Pediatrics (Sponsored)

Professional Headshots at MLA'17

Dining Options in Seattle

International News

MLA'17 Program Session 3

Bandy, Margaret M.