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Gaining Speed and Ready to Take Off

Gaining Speed and Ready to Take Off
Fri April 21, 2017
For the past few years, the MLA Board, MLA leaders at all levels, and headquarters staff have been hard at work to advance the ambitious goals set forth in our three-year rolling strategic plan. Before we talk about next year, though, let’s take a moment to catch our breath and briefly review

Seattle is a book-lover’s paradise. It’s been in the top 3 of “Most Literate Cities” since the list started in 2003! Maybe there’s something about gray weather and coffee that lend themselves to reading. Given this, it’s not surprising that we have some fantastic bookstores. Feel like a stroll t
The MLA Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee (PRRC) is pleased to sponsor the "Dream Dare Do" MLA '17 Resume Clinic for meeting attendees.
The MLA Books Panel seeks authors or editors for a proposed monograph on information literacy for the health sciences. This book will introduce common instructional standards and approaches seen in higher education and discuss how they can be applied in a variety of health sciences environments.
The MLA Books Panel is seeking an author or editor for a monograph that will seek to answer the question: In what ways do librarians provide liaison services to their patrons in the modern era?
MLA ’17 is the Place to Connect with Your Peers!
Looking for networking opportunities at MLA ’17 in Seattle? MLA offers a variety of social and networking events for its attendees.
Registration is Still Open - early bird rates end April 19th.
Still time to volunteer for MLA '17
Second Call for Bloggers and Tweeters for MLA’17: Dream Dare Do
See the unique buildings of Seattle that rise high and stand out, from iconic historical sites to one-of-a-kind works of art made for work and play.
Find out about sporting events options during MLA '17 in Seattle
Early bird registration discount ends on April 19th!
The planning committee for the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) is excited to welcome you to our state for our conference on October 13–16, 2017!
One emerging, and potentially novel, source of consultations for academic health sciences librarians involves helping clients find funding opportunities. While “publish or perish” is a common phrase used in academia, funding is needed for faculty to conduct the research that results in publications.
With more than 900 winemakers in Washington state, there is a glass (or bottle) to be found for any wine enthusiast.
Have you heard of the NLM traveling exhibits? Perhaps you've hosted one. Did you know they're a great way to combine history and medicine in your library!

At the Northwestern University's Galter Health Sciences Library we've been making the most out of the NLM traveling exhibits by selecting histor

If you are a beer/cider connoisseur, you are in for a good time while you're in Seattle!
Librarians have a long history of advocating for openness, transparency, and access to high-quality research. Recent restrictions on public communications by the EPA and others concerns MLA members. Join us for Activism in a Time of Turbulence a special plenary open forum session.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?" Join Barbara Folb as she explains the framework for grey literature decision-making and tips for managing the search process. #mlaGreyLit
Do you have your schedule planned for MLA’17? Are you wondering what others are interested in, where to be and what fun things to do while in Seattle?
Don't miss the big MLA'17 kickoff on Saturday, May 27th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! The Welcome Reception/Opening of Exhibits starts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, includes food and entertainment. Don't be late, you never know who you might run into!
Committed to Editorial Excellence in Scholarly Publishing
The American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) prestigious scholarly journals are among the most widely circulated, most frequently cited, and most often used publications in the behavioral and social sciences.
Authoritative Pediatrics Journal Package for Your Library Collection
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) e-journal collection fills your institution’s need for original pediatric research, concise commentary, clinical reviews, and the latest news in the field from the AAP.
IFLA engages fifty countries to promote libraries’ role in sustainable development
As a part of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Advocacy Program (IAP), 50 countries are already participating in the initiative
The 53rd Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter meeting (UNYOC) will be held in Syracuse, New York, October 25–27, 2017. Syracuse is situated in central New York, surrounded by majestic mountains, valleys, and waterways.
Seattle makes for a great setting for a wide range of books. Look through these lists to find a something to get you in a Seattle state of mind!
Do you want to explore Seattle without breaking the bank? We have listed a few fun and free activities that will allow you to take in the sights without spending a lot (or any!).
The MLA Board of Directors names Katherine G. Akers as JMLA editor-in-chief.
Seattle may be known for grunge music, but it also has a thriving classical music scene, with a wide range of orchestras, choirs, opera, early music, new music, and more.   
Seattle is one of those cities that is beautiful from any direction – including from above.
The MLA ’17 Online Itinerary Planner is now open. Use the planner to manage your time by deciding in advance what you want to see. Log in with your badge number to create your personal schedule.
So many great topics to choose from for the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables:

Hospital Librarianship
Library Redesign
Diversity and Inclusion in Libraries
and many more!
MLA ’17 will feature electronic posters from chapters and sections, allowing promotion to both attendees and members who are unable to make it to Seattle. The posters will be available in advance of the meeting, perhaps luring new members to attend section or chapter meetings.
MLA and CHLA/ABSC are united in our commitment to transcend borders and support an open and transparent environment of international cooperation that allows us to freely share health sciences information and professional collegiality in person and virtually.
Julie Angus rowed from Lisbon to Costa Rica with the man that she later married, Colin. They faced the 100 miles-per-hour winds and 40-foot-high waves of Hurricane Vince. They spelled each other rowing—hour after hour after hour after hour, day after day after day,
Dream Dare Do in Seattle will be the biggest meeting of medical librarians in 2017 and the question for you is: how will you make the most of it?
You have a limited amount of time for sightseeing while at MLA, but you know you want to get a bird’s eye view of the city. So, which is the better bet- the Space Needle or the Columbia Tower Sky View Observatory?
Interviewer: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Date of Interview: December 18, 2015
Editor and Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
79 pages
Interviewer: Ruth Holst, AHIP, FMLA
Dates of Interview: September 23-24, 2015
Editor: Rick B. Forsman, FMLA
Project Director: Carolyn E. Lipscomb, AHIP, FMLA
60 pages
When It Comes to Health Sciences Information, the R2 Digital Library Stands Alone
The R2 Digital Library is a market-leading e-book platform for health sciences featuring a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing, and allied health e-books presented through a clean and intuitive interface.
Less than four months until MLA ’17 in Seattle, May 26–31, 2017! Plan ahead to make the most of your visit and the annual meeting. The tourist season starts in Seattle during the month of May, when the rain lets up and the weather warms up. Plan to maximize your visit
Julie Angus DREAMED of being the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean.  Patricia Brennan DARED to be the new director of the National Library of Medicine. Hope Jahren proves she can DO what a Lab Girl needs to DO.

Seattle Book Crawl

Resume Clinic

Call for Information Literacy for the Health Sciences Publication

Call for Library Liaisons Publication

Product Spotlight: American Academy of Pediatrics (Sponsored)


Food Options in Seattle (or, How to Eat Your Way Around the Emerald City)

Keeping Track of Contributions to Historical Research


MLA 2017: Still Time to sign up to volunteer!

Second Call

Built Seattle: standout buildings and city views

Play Ball!

No Foolin'

Chapter News: Visit Us in Pure Michigan for Pure Information 2017!

Internet Resources: Finding Funding Opportunities

Washington Wines

What We're Doing: NLM Traveling Exhibits at Northwestern University

Beer & Cider in Seattle

New Plenary Open Forum Session Added

Finding Grey Lit for Systematic Reviews: Can It Be More Black and White?

Info sharing: Blog & Twitter

First Up: The Exhibit Hall

Product Spotlight: American Psychological Association (Sponsored)

Product Spotlight: American Academy of Pediatrics (Sponsored)

International News

Chapter News: News from the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter

Books Set in the Seattle Area

Free (and Fun) Things To Do in Seattle (part I)

New JMLA Editor Named

Seattle's Classical Music Scene

The View from Above

MLA'17 Online Program Planner

Chapter News: Time to Register for Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables at MLA ’17

Chapter News: Electronic Posters at MLA ’17

MLA and CHLA/ABSC Joint Statement

Julie Angus: Professional Adventurer

Dream, Dare, Do: Making the most of a big meeting

Space Needle vs. Columbia Tower

J. Michael Homan, AHIP, FMLA

Carla J. Funk

Product Spotlight: Rittenhouse (Sponsored)

Meeting Preview: Planning Ahead for MLA ’17

Our MLA 2017 Keynote Speakers Dream, Dare, Do

MLA'17 Moderators Needed

Dare to Participate: Submit a Late Breaking Lightning Talk

Flexing Your Powerhouse Librarian Muscles: The Foundations of Effective Project Management

The Medical Library Association Affirms Its Core Values

Chapter News: South Central Chapter Annual Meeting Award Winners

Chapter News: News from the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC/MLA)