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May 26, 2017
02:55 PM - 02:55 PM
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

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New JMLA Editor Named

New JMLA Editor Named
Mon March 13, 2017
The MLA Board of Directors names Katherine G. Akers as JMLA editor-in-chief.

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!
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!).
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.
The MLA '17 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA '17. Please consider volunteering as a moderator and/or sharing this message with other MLA members.
The 2017 MLA National Program Committee invites submissions for Late Breaking Lightning Talks that support the theme, “Dream, Dare, Do.” Submit using MLA’s online abstract submission site starting on Monday February 20th, 2017 and ending at 6:00 p.m., central time, on Monday March 6th, 2017.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Flexing Your Powerhouse Librarian Muscles: The Foundations of Effective Project Management". Join Jamie Gray as she identifies preplanning strategies and key behaviors to move your project forward. #mlapowerhouselib
MLA and its Board of Directors express their concern with regard to recent United States government policies or statements. We remain staunch in our commitment to hold fast to MLA's professional values, the cornerstone of our profession.
The South Central Chapter of MLA held its 2016 meeting in the Gulf Coast city of Galveston, Texas, October 21–26. Members enjoyed fabulous weather and spectacular ocean views, as well as the vocal company of a parrot who lived in a cage in the hotel lobby from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.

The 52nd Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter meeting (UNYOC) was held in Watkins Glen, New York, October 26–28, 2016. Watkins Glen is located on the southern end of Seneca Lake, which is known for its wineries, stunning natural beauty, and Watkins Glen International race track.
Free website enhances medical education globally
As the millennial generation enters medical school, educators are presented with new challenges. Among the challenges is the issue of how to reach students who have grown up on the Internet and therefore are accustomed to information delivery models
MLA and AAHSL address strategic approaches to prioritizing NIH data management and sharing activities
Are you interested in participating in the MLA 2017 Annual Meeting but aren’t sure what you can do? Do you already love social media or Dream about expanding your horizons a little? Then Dare to be a Blog or Twitter correspondent!
MLA and AAHSL identify strategic directions for future National Library of Medicine programs and services
The MLA ′17 Contributed Content Working Group thanks everyone who took the time and effort to prepare and submit abstracts for the upcoming annual meeting, as well as those who volunteered their time to review the abstracts. We could not have completed the peer review process without you!
MLA's executive director just got certified by his professional organization. What about you (still thinking up excuses about getting AHIP)?
Seattle is a city of neighborhoods. While Capitol Hill, Belltown, and Pike-Market are all quite interesting, if you have the opportunity then I suggest visiting Fremont. Fremont is located just north of the canal, and west of the University of Washington.
MLA ’17 attendees will be in the perfect location to explore the city of Seattle. Walking downhill from the convention center on Pike Street, you will come across the beating heart of Seattle’s waterfront: the Pike Place Market as well as the Craft's Market. Check out our shopping suggestions!
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an opportunity many take for a fresh start, new beginning, or change in direction. I am excited to welcome you to this fresh start, new beginning, and [slight] change in direction for the MLA News!
Are you ready? Calendar cleared and card in hand? Don't worry you have only a few more days to wait to register for MLA'17 in beautiful Seattle. Registration opens on January 16 and Preliminary Programs will be in your hot little hands in no time. Check out these justification tips, too!
Join your colleagues May 26 and 27 for the MLA ’17 continuing education (CE) courses in Seattle, Washington. These courses will provide health sciences librarians with a great way to explore new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession.
Congress funds the Federal government through April 28th
Register now for MLA's recorded webcast, "Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews." Join Melissa Rethlefsen, AHIP, Whitney A. Townsend, and Joey Nicholson as they discuss how systematic reviews have evolved and when to consider other types of reviews.
Hope Jahren is an intrepid researcher who embodies our meeting theme of Dream. Dare. Do. As a child and a young woman, she played and then worked in her father’s lab and dreamed of herself as a scientist. As a student and a young woman, she dared to explore her chosen research areas

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)

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)

International News

MLA AAHSL comments NIH data strategies

Call for bloggers

MLA AAHSL comments NLM strategic plan

MLA '17 Programming by the Numbers: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Special Content Sessions

I've earned my credential. What about you?

Visit the Fremont Neighborhood

Meeting Preview: Pike Place Market and Other Wonderful Sites around the Washington State Convention Center

New Year, New MLA News

Countdown to MLA'17 Registration - Dreaming!!!

MLA ’17 Continuing Education Courses

Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Update

Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews Webcast

Hope Jahren, Closing Keynote Speaker

OSTP Records Progress on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Cures Act Becomes Law

Volunteer Opportunities at MLA'17

Movies Set in Seattle

Happy Holidays From Your Leaders at HHSS

What We're Doing: New History of Medicine Area at Harrell Library