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MLA Election Updates: New Officers and Modified Calendar

MLA Election Updates: New Officers and Modified Calendar
Thu May 18, 2017
Please join me and the MLA Board of Directors in welcoming the incoming MLA Board members who will assume office at the conclusion of MLA ’17 in Seattle, Washington.

At its winter meeting, the Board of Directors reviewed and voted to revise the MLA election calendar.

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.
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!
Professional Headshots Available at the 2017 MLA Annual Meeting in Seattle!
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.
AAP Pediatric Care Online
Access the latest pediatric clinical care recommendations anytime, anywhere—in one online resource.
So you’ve registered for MLA ‘17, booked a window seat on the plane, reserved your hotel room, and started filling out the itinerary planner.  The next question is: where are you going to eat? The MLA ’17 Restaurant Guide will help you answer that essential question!
Innovative health partnership prevents library closures
Funding cuts are a common and challenging reality for many libraries. To overcome the budgetary challenge, public libraries in Staffordshire, England, UK, have strategized to keep all libraries open through a creative partnership.
Monday afternoon's (1 pm - 2:25 pm) session will keep you on your toes! Negotiating, researching and Technologies - Oh My!
Margaret M. Bandy's Oral History has been published.
The countdown to MLA'17 Dream, Dare, Do has begun! As you prepare, be sure to follow the Official MLA'17 Tweeters!
Registration is still open for MLA'17 in beautiful Seattle! Review the program schedule for the Monday, May 29th, session from 10:30 am - 11:55 am – log into the online Itinerary Planner to mark your favorites!
Join your colleagues at MLA ’17 “Dream Dare Do” for innovative and practical continuing education (CE) courses. This is a great way to learn new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession. Courses will take place on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. Register now!
The mobile MLA'17 App is ready for download. Make sure you download and install the App before the Meeting, and download any presentations available before each session starts.
NEW THIS YEAR: pre-order your MLA '17 friend Mini-Squatch! MLA members have an easy way to reserve an annual meeting mascot on MLANET and support the scholarship fund at the same time.
Are you counting down? Is your calendar full? In 20 days (Sunday, May 28th) Program Session 1 kicks off. Here are the program titles – log into the online Itinerary Planner to mark your favorites!
While at MLA’17, make time to explore some of Seattle’s most iconic and beautiful libraries. This article provides a selective update of self-guided library tours. The information was originally researched and written up for MLA 2012 in Seattle. (Credit to Susan Klawansky and Ann Glusker).
Joint Legislative Task Force talks with Congress about the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Once you’ve made it to your hotel in downtown Seattle, you have a few options for getting around to visit the sights, depending on your needs and preferences. Please take some time to review this information if you are planning to do some sightseeing.
Think big cities are a zoo? Planned for some extra sightseeing in Seattle but haven't decided where to go? Visit Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, which hosts the largest live animal collection in Washington State and is home to 40 endangered and 17 threatened animal species.

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

Professional Headshots at MLA'17

Product Spotlight: Nature Biomedical Engineering (Sponsored)

Product Spotlight: American Academy of Pediatrics (Sponsored)

Dining Options in Seattle

International News

MLA'17 Program Session 3

Margaret M. Bandy

Announcing the Official Tweeters for MLA'17

MLA'17 Program Session 2

Continuing Education Courses

MLA'17 Mobile App

MLA ’17 Mini-Squatch Has Arrived

MLA'17 Program Session 1

Seattle’s local library attractions – at your own pace!

Legislative Task Force Goes to the Hill

Getting Around Seattle

Woodland Park Zoo

We Hope to See You at MLA ’17 in Seattle

Chapter News: Pacific Northwest Chapter Business Meeting at MLA ’17

Product Spotlight: American Academy of Pediatrics (Sponsored)

Product Spotlight: American Psychological Association (Sponsored)

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Special Content Session 1: "#meddatalibs: A Book Group Discussion about the Intersection of Data and Medical Librarianship"