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A Brief Update on MLA’s Strategic Goals

A Brief Update on MLA’s Strategic Goals
Mon July 31, 2017
Read about MLA's strategic goals and how the results positively impact you and the profession.

Register now for MLA's upcoming 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!
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.
“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.
Connie Schardt's Oral History has been published
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
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?

Getting Started with Research

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

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

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