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InSight Initiative Launched, Summit Planned for Early 2018

InSight Initiative Launched, Summit Planned for Early 2018
Fri September 15, 2017
Read about the InSight Initiative, MLA's new effort to engage with publishers and vendors serving our membership.

Senate Appropriations Committee proposes a significant funding increase for NLM in Fiscal Year 2018
One of the hardest things in any emergency or disaster is feeling helpless to help those in need, especially family, friends, and colleagues. As the SCR Regional Medical Library, we are responsible for supporting our region’s health information needs.
Make the most of your MLA ’18 experience by participating now. MLA ’18 will be held May 18–23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Schizophrenia library launches in Australia
Patients and families affected by schizophrenia now have access to a virtual collection of reliable information comprising 2,000 fact sheets, evidence reports, videos, podcasts, and interviews with experts.
The 2018 National Programming Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions.
One easy way to earn an AHIP points is to review submissions for the annual meeting. Apply to be an MLA '18 abstract reviewer today!
The number one question at the Atlanta promotions booth during MLA 2017 was: “Why does Atlanta associate itself with the Phoenix?”
The 2018 NPC invites you to submit a paper, poster, lightning talk, or special content session for MLA ’18 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18–23, 2018. Themes for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions at MLA ’18 will be based on member submissions.
Get the latest information on Hurricane Harvey and the recovery efforts.
A three day workshop “Train the Trainers” was held at the University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences from March 13-15, 2017.
May 22-25, 2017 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at the Lutheran School of Nursing (LSON), Madang, Papua New Guinea.
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) will hold its 67th annual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the Hilton Knoxville Hotel, from October 19–22, 2017. This year’s theme is “Change Is in the Air: Purpose, Passion, Possibilities”
Face your library fears at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s (MAC’s) Annual Meeting, October 21–24, at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, in Staunton, Virginia. Registration for the 2017 MAC meeting is now open! Check out the speakers and the schedule on the meeting website.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Getting Started with Research." Join Jon Eldredge, AHIP, as he shows you how to get started doing research and helps you gain confidence that, yes, you can do research!

Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success." Join Whitney A. Townsend and Kate M. Saylor as they focus on practical solutions to improve the quality of your search services and also raising your profile.
December 13-16, 2016 'hybrid' HINARI and AGORA workshop conducted at the Datacom Training Centre, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
A four day sub-regional training workshop “Training of Trainers” on Hinari access for Health Programme was conducted at the WHO Office Amman, Jordan, from 5-8 December, 2016.
The MLA Board of Directors approved a new strategic goal to evaluate and improve MLA practices as they relate to diversity and inclusion in our mission, values, ethics, publications, and activities. Read more about the leadership of this new task force in creating a roadmap for moving forward.
Read about MLA's strategic goals and how the results positively impact you and the profession.
MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’17.


For information about sponsorships for MLA ’18, please contact Barbara Redmond, 312.419.9094 x 26.
Psychiatryonline.org 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
Register now for MLA's webinar, Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine. Join four experts in patient communication and medical sciences to learn how to best communicate the latest information and research in precision medicine to patients and health care consumers.
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.
Interviewer: Diane McKenzie, FMLA
Date of Interview: October 10, 2016
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
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Congratulations to the Midwest Chapter for winning the 2017 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award! The Midwest Chapter was honored at the President’s Awards Dinner during MLA ’17 in Seattle, Washington, for its project, “A Pilot Mentoring Program for Library Students and New Graduates
Nature Biomedical Engineering will bring the convergence of fields in the health and physical sciences into the spotlight.
Breakthrough discovery and invention often emerge at the interface between disciplines.
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 highest honor that MLA confers is the Marcia C. Noyes Award. Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, University of Utah–Salt Lake City, received the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award at MLA ’17 in Seattle, Washington.
I’ll be attempting to tackle the question that your supervisor probably asks every time you turn in your conference receipts for reimbursement: “So, what did you get out of MLA?” (When what they really mean is “How is our library going to benefit from MLA?”)
Register now for MLA's recorded 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

NLM FY 2018 Funding Update


Chapter News: Hurricane Harvey: Voices from the Storm


Participate in MLA ’18


International News


Product Spotlight: Psychiatryonline: Resources for Practitioners and Students (Sponsored)


Product Spotlight: Summarizing Key Clinical Research Areas with the Nature Reviews Journals (Sponsored)


Distinguishing the Questionable from the Trustworthy in Open Access Resources


The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship


MLA ’18 Submissions due October 10


Call for MLA ’18 Abstract Reviewers


Rebirth of Atlanta: The Rising Phoenix


MLA ’18 Abstract Submission Site Now Open


Hurricane Harvey: Effect on Texas and Louisiana


Librarians without Borders® HINARI Train the Trainers Report Ghana: March 13-15, 2017


Librarians without Borders® HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop Report New Guinea: May 22-25, 2017


Chapter News: The 67th SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Change Is in the Air!


Chapter News: “Face Your Fears” at the MAC-MLA Annual Meeting


Getting Started with Research


Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success


Librarians without Borders® Research4Life Workshop Lao People's Republic Workshop Report: December 13-16, 2016


Librarians without Borders® Train the Trainers Report Jordan: December 5-8, 2016


Newly Appointed Diversity Task Force Announced


A Brief Update on MLA’s Strategic Goals


Thank You, MLA ’17 Sponsors


Product Spotlight: Psychiatryonline: Resources for Practitioners and Students (Sponsored)


Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine


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


International News


Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA


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


Product Spotlight: Nature Biomedical Engineering (Sponsored)


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


Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA, Receives the 2017 Marcia C. Noyes Award


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