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Announcing Nadya Okamoto as Featured Speaker at MLA ’19 | Elevate!

Announcing Nadya Okamoto as Featured Speaker at MLA ’19 | Elevate!
Fri September 14, 2018
MLA is pleased to announce that Nadya Okamoto will be the featured 2019 Joseph Leiter National Library of Medicine (NLM)/MLA Lecturer during MLA ’19 in Chicago, IL. Nadya Okamoto is a social entrepreneur and activist, founder and executive director of the nonprofit PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement.

Register now for From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events to be held October 11, 2018. Join the presenters as they show you how to create amazing in-person library events in a digital era.
Register now for Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education to be held November 7, 2018. Join Lisa Acuff, AHIP to develop your creativity by learning to use stories in instruction for bio-science, clinical, and health information literacy skills.
The early bird registration deadline is today, September 14, for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) Annual Meeting in Spokane, WA, on October 14–16, 2018.
Innovative new technology improves patient care in Singapore
Work is underway to develop software with which patients can “chat” for preliminary screening and quick, proper triaging in Singapore. When patients type their symptoms and medical histories into the chatbot, they can be assessed
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles. Join Susan LaValley to develop your skills in identifying the quality in qualitative studies and to appreciate the value of qualitative research.
Diversity and inclusion is a new strategic goal for MLA. On May 21, the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force ran a special workshop at MLA ’18 called the “Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl Meeting.” Thirty-four meeting attendees participated in the 1.5-hour session
Are you a library professional who is interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project?
The 2019 NPC has opened the call for contributed papers and immersion sessions, a clear sign that changes are taking place in annual meeting planning. Some changes have been asked for by MLA members, some to make processes easier, and some to align the annual meeting with MLA’s strategic initiatives
The Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of MLA (UNYOC/MLA) invites you to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting, “Crossing Borders: Breaking Boundaries!” The meeting is taking place at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, November 14–16, 2018.

There is a half-day continuing educa
The inaugural Research Training Institute (RTI) was held July 9–13, 2018, at the Library of Health Sciences-Chicago, University of Illinois–Chicago. During the RTI, nationally recognized faculty led the fellows through intensive research training and education.
ECRI Institute responds to President Beverly Murphy's letter regarding their decision to continue management of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, What Is Genomic Medicine? Join Stephanie Roth, AHIP to understand the basics of genomic medicine and learn how precision medicine relates to genomic medicine. #MLAGenomicMed
Books, articles, and other resources mentioned during MLA ’18 are listed.
Registration is now open for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) Annual Meeting! Come see our continuing education and program details, then register. “Early bird” pricing is available to PNC members until September 14.

A four-day workshop was conducted in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from May 14-17, 2018
Julia F. Sollenberger's oral history has been published
The ECRI Institute will continue to provide access to National Guideline Clearinghouse resources
Patients in India will soon be able to perform their own quality control checks on prescription drugs. As of 2016, 3% of pharmaceuticals marketed in India were not up to standard, while 0.023% were counterfeit.
Much of the time at InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regarded as challenging. This is the fourth of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) invites you to submit paper and poster abstract proposals for the 2018 SC/MLA 68th annual meeting in Orlando, FL. The conference takes place October 25–28. This year’s theme is “Experience the Magic: Libraries of Tomorrow.”
In the spirit of rock ’n’ roll and the “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” theme, the Midwest Chapter invites you to attend the “jeans” conference. That’s right, it’s not a typo! We are wearing jeans and our favorite band t-shirts during the 2018 Midwest Chapter of MLA Annual Conference
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians. Join Jill Boruff, AHIP to more effectively focus and assess your teaching.
An interview with Terrie Wheeler, AMLS and Peter Oxley, PhD, on their poster presentation, “Provision of a library bioinformatics service to support medical research”. Special thanks to Terrie and Peter for participating in this interview.
An update on the African American Medical Librarian’s Alliance (AAMLA) SIG activities during MLA’18.
How to bring the human into a world dominated by virtual content.
Attendees at the MLA'18 Data SIG meeting shared a variety of training opportunities and resources.
Much of the time at InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regarded as challenging. This is the third of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.
Three noteworthy attractions explored while in the ATL
Try some teaching topic ideas presented at MLA'18 during the Instruction & Instructional Design 3 Contributed Content Session.
The InSight Initiative Task Force is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for the second InSight Initiative Summit, “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders,” to be held September 27–28. Applications for health sciences librarians are being accepted throu
An overview of the poster sessions at MLA’18
Share your programs and research findings with your colleagues at “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” the 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting on October 5–8, in Cleveland, OH!
The South Central Chapter of MLA (SCC/MLA) invites proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, to be held October 19–24, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. The SCC/MLA Program Committee welcomes submissions for contributed papers, posters, lightning talks, and roundtables. The submission deadline is July 10
Who? What? Where? - My key observations from MLA '18
Didn't make MLA '18's closing session? Learn more about Dr. David Satcher and his amazing work!
Missed Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron's update about the All of Us program? Here's a recap.
President Barbara Epstein's welcome and update for MLA '18 attendees.
With excellent diversity-themed content, diverse speakers, and the passing of the gavel to incoming President Beverly Murphy, MLA’s first African American president, the push to make MLA more inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives is becoming more visible.
Ever wish someone would recommend a tool that could solve all your problems? In this MLA session, explore 18 tools that could do just that.
Ever wish someone would recommend a tool that could solve all your problems? The MLA session, My Favorite Tool, could do just that.

From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events


Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education


Chapter News: September 14 Early Bird Registration Deadline for the PNC/MLA Annual Meeting 2018


International News


Thank You, MLA ’18 Sponsors


Product Spotlight: PsycINFO (Sponsored)


Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research


Visualizing the Research Topics of 2018 Research Training Institute Applicants


Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles


Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl, MLA ’18, Special Workshop Summary


Apply for the 2019 Research Training Institute


New for MLA ’19: Changes in Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions Submission Process


Chapter News: Join Us at the 2018 UNYOC/MLA Annual Meeting!


First RTI Workshop in Chicago a Great Success!


MLA Letter to ECRI Institute regarding National Guideline Clearinghouse


What Is Genomic Medicine?


MLA ’18 Book List


Chapter News: Register for the PNC/MLA Annual Meeting


Librarians without Borders® HINARI Internet Resources Train the Trainers Workshop Bosnia and Herzegovina: May 14-17, 2018


Sollenberger, Julia F.


National Guideline Clearinghouse Will Continue


International News


Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Imagining the Ideal Social Networking Site for Collaboration and Sharing


Chapter News: Southern Chapter of MLA Annual Meeting


Chapter News: Join the Midwest Chapter for the Jeans and Khakis Conference!


Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians


Interview with the authors on "Provision of a library bioinformatics service..."


African American Medical Librarians Alliance (AAMLA) SIG: Activities at MLA’18


Adventure to Atlanta Part 3: The Return of Humanism


Data Training and Resources from the Data SIG Meeting


Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: Leveraging Specialized Discovery Tools to Maximize User Engagement


Exploring Atlanta


Teaching Topics to Try from MLA’18


Applications for InSight Initiative Summit 2 Sought


Poster Sessions AKA We’ve Been Busy!


Chapter News: 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Cleveland Call for Submissions


Chapter News: South Central Chapter of MLA Call for Proposals


Adventure to Atlanta Part 2: Then Suddenly Librarians!


MLA '18 Plenary 5 Recap: Dr. David Satcher


MLA '18 Plenary 4 Recap: Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron


MLA '18 Plenary 1 Recap: Opening Presidential Address


Diversity and Inclusion: A Major Theme at MLA’18


My Favorite Tools, Part 2


My Favorite Tools, Part 1


NIH Data Science Strategic Plan Incorporates MLA Recommendations


Time to Serve: A Section Chair-Elect Looks Forward


Adventure to Atlanta Part 1: Ready to Go


Health Disparities: Learn More, Get Involved, Take Action


MLA '18 as a First-Timer


Humphreys, Betsy L.