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May 26, 2017
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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

The Research Section and Medical Informatics Section are cosponsoring a data management book discussion at MLA'17.
Traveling from SeaTac Airport and wonder how to get all the way to downtown Seattle? You have a number of options.
Have you considered all the learning opportunities available at MLA 17?
Seattle is a world-class city with many wonderful attractions and is a premier destination for arts, entertainment, and leisure activities. Seattle’s central location provides easy access to a wide variety of must see attractions. Here are just a few:
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?
AAP Pediatric Care Online
Access the latest pediatric clinical care recommendations anytime, anywhere—in one online resource.
Hop to it! Register before the early bird pricing deadline of April 19.
The central location of the Seattle Convention Center means that there is no shortage of amazing food options for you at MLA’17. Take it from local foodies: you can (and should) try to eat your way around Seattle!
How are contributions to published historical research shared, recorded, touted, publicized?

For many of us, showing the relevance and impact of specialized historical research services may require a multi-pronged approach. Special displays and open houses can be recorded in websites and reports an
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?

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

Getting from the SeaTac Airport to the Convention Center

Learning, Learning, Learning


MLA 2017: Dare to Reconnect

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