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MLA comments on Health People 2030.
The Medical Library Association has submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on proposed revisions to its draft data management and sharing policy for NIH funded or supported research.
8 money-saving tips for MLA ’19 Elevate
May in Chicago is a busy time, and there is no shortage of things to do. MLA ’19 is located within walking distance (or a quick taxi or CTA ride) to so many classic Chicago activities.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events. Join the presenters as they show you how to create amazing in-person library events in a digital era.
Register now for From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment to be held January 29, 2019. Join the panel as they share their strategies for working with review teams to conduct successful--and published!--systematic reviews.
Register now for Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis to be held February 13, 2019. Join our speakers to explore reproducibility guidelines and recommendations and develop an action plan for engaging researchers and stakeholders at your institution.
The #mlanet19 poster and lightning talk abstract submission site is now open. Submit abstracts December 12, 2018–January 25, 2019.
Personal pronouns coming to MLA ’19 badges.
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
The South Central Chapter of MLA (SCC/MLA) held its 45th annual meeting from October 19–24, 2018. It was fitting that the meeting was held at the Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio, as it was the site of the inaugural chapter meeting in 1973.
The 55th annual meeting of the PNC of MLA was held in Spokane, WA, this past fall, with the theme “Translate, Transform, Transcend.” It was the first time this meeting had been held in Spokane since 1987, and planning committee members were excited to share the city with with PNC members.
As most of you know, the US government has been busily pruning the content it offers to the public, including medical and scientific data and information. One of the medical resources removed in 2017 was the National Guidelines Clearinghouse
The theme for the second MLA InSight Summit was “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders.” This article reports on the challenge of how information librarians and librarians can collaborate in explaining to users why licensed (and often costly) content has real value to them.

Exercise medicine has become a popular and effective treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Malaysia. Early intervention with exercise for sufferers in the beginning stages of disease can prevent development of the main NCDs, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, or dyslipidemia.
Margot Malachowski, AHIP, explores this topic of hospital librarians supporting nursing education and research. This article was originally posted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region at https://news.nnlm.gov/ner.
Join Liz Kellermeyer and Alicia Lillich on November 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m., for an NNLM webinar about the Research Training Institute (RTI).
Attending MLA ’19? Reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago! The Hyatt is the headquarters for the annual meeting and hotel room block. Reserving a room means a short commute to the meeting every morning.
It's time to start getting your poster and lightening talk submissions ready. The submission site opens December 12.
Ann Glusker, AHIP, shares her medical librarian career journey in "The Dragonfly" blog, a
publication and discussion forum for topics of interest to libraries and community-based organizations in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR).
Patti Brennan reflects on how medical librarians and their partners in the health information profession are responsible for organizing and delivering essential information in the "NLM Musings From The Mezzanine” blog.
The theme for the second MLA InSight Summit was “Meeting the Evolving Information Needs of Library Stakeholders,” following closely on observations at the first InSight Summit that librarians and information providers needed to focus on quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding users.
Check out a blog report from Elizabeth Suelzer, 2018 Research Training Institute (RTI) fellow, for more information about daily life at the institute.
The deadline for paper and immersion session submissions is just around the corner – October 24. Don't wait!
Mary L. Ryan's oral history has been published
You want to go to MLA’19. (Of course you do! It’s going to be awesome!) However, you need to gather evidence to convince your administration. You’re a librarian. You’re good at compiling evidence, but we know you’re busy, so we’re here to help.
The Diversity Committee, which was appointed in February 2015 by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC)/MLA Executive Board, has been tasked to investigate ways that MAC/MLA, can encourage, develop, and promote diversity within the MAC/MLA membership and medical librarianship.
The Southern Chapter of MLA (SC/MLA) will hold its 68th annual meeting in sunny Orlando, FL, at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in the Disney Springs area, from October 25–28, 2018. This year’s theme is “Experience the Magic: Libraries of Tomorrow.”
How does the children’s story, Seven Blind Mice, relate to instruction on doing systematic reviews? Or to the many other health information concepts and skills medical librarians teach? Hint: Think stories!
Join us in Chicago for MLA ’19: Elevate! See new sights and revisit some favorites.
Learn, laugh, network, shop, see world-class museums and shows. Join your colleagues in the Windy City, Chicago, IL, at MLA ’19 from May 3–8, 2019!
The 2019 National Programming Committee invites reviewers for papers, posters, and lightning talks for MLA ’19, to be held May 3–8, 2019, in Chicago, IL. To apply, fill out the Reviewer Interest form by October 17, 2018.
MLA is pleased to announce that Nadya Okamoto will be the featured 2019 Joseph Leiter National Library of Medicine (NLM)/MLA Lecturer during MLA ’19 in Chicago, IL. Nadya Okamoto is a social entrepreneur and activist, founder and executive director of the nonprofit PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement.
The early bird registration deadline is today, September 14, for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNC/MLA) Annual Meeting in Spokane, WA, on October 14–16, 2018.
Innovative new technology improves patient care in Singapore
Work is underway to develop software with which patients can “chat” for preliminary screening and quick, proper triaging in Singapore. When patients type their symptoms and medical histories into the chatbot, they can be assessed
MLA expresses our sincere appreciation to all of these companies for their generous support of MLA ’18.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research. Lisa Federer will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
As part of the 2018 application process for the Research Training Institute (RTI), applicants submitted a list of keywords or phrases that describe the topics of their research proposals.
Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles. Join Susan LaValley to develop your skills in identifying the quality in qualitative studies and to appreciate the value of qualitative research.
Diversity and inclusion is a new strategic goal for MLA. On May 21, the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force ran a special workshop at MLA ’18 called the “Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl Meeting.” Thirty-four meeting attendees participated in the 1.5-hour session

MLA Comments on Healthy People 2030 Objectives


MLA Addresses Draft NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing


Attend MLA ’19 with 8 Money-Saving Tips


Events and Tours in Chicago


It’s Called Predatory Publishing for a Reason!


Chapter News: Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries: UNYOC Annual Meeting 2018


Chapter News: SC/MLA Highlights the Magic


Chapter News: NAHSL Annual Meeting 2018


From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events


From Protocol To Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment


Helping Science Succeed: The Librarian’s Role in Addressing the Reproducibility Crisis


Now Open! Poster and Lightning Talk Submission Site!


New at MLA ’19! Option to share personal pronouns on badges!


MLA ’19 Continuing Education


Chapter News: SCC/MLA Celebrates Its 45th Annual Meeting in San Antonio


Chapter News: 55th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter (PNC) of MLA


The National Guidelines Clearinghouse Returns—as the ECRI Guidelines Trust


Report from InSight Summit 2: How Can Librarians, Publishers, and Providers of Discovery and Management Tools Collaborate to More Effectively Communicate the Value of Information?


International News


NNLM NER - Librarians Supporting Nurses: Danbury Hospital in Connecticut


RTI Fellows Share Experiences at NNLM MCR Webinar


Reserve a Room at the Hyatt for MLA ’19


Opening Soon Poster and Lightning Talk Submission Site!


The Winding Career Path of One Medical Librarian


NLM Musings From the Mezzanine: Thank a Medical Librarian


Report from InSight Summit 2: How Information Providers and Libraries Can Collaborate in Supporting Users in Developing Information Literacy through the Research/Publishing Life Cycle


RTI Fellow Shares Experience in Blog


Don’t hesitate, ‘cause MLA ’19 Elevate won’t wait! Submit your paper and immersion session abstracts by October 24!


Ryan, Mary L.


Making the case to attend MLA? There are so many reasons!


Chapter News: Implicit Bias Speaker to Be Featured at MAC/MLA 2018 Conference in Ocean City, MD


Chapter News: The 68th SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Experience the Magic!


Seven Blind Mice and Systematic Reviews: An MLA Webinar on Teaching through Storytelling


Chicago: What a City to Visit!


Elevate by Attending MLA ’19 in Chicago


Call for MLA’19 Abstract Reviewers


Announcing Nadya Okamoto as Featured Speaker at MLA ’19 | Elevate!


Chapter News: September 14 Early Bird Registration Deadline for the PNC/MLA Annual Meeting 2018


International News


Thank You, MLA ’18 Sponsors


Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research


Visualizing the Research Topics of 2018 Research Training Institute Applicants


Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research Articles


Diversity and Inclusion Fish Bowl, MLA ’18, Special Workshop Summary


Apply for the 2019 Research Training Institute


New for MLA ’19: Changes in Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions Submission Process


Chapter News: Join Us at the 2018 UNYOC/MLA Annual Meeting!


First RTI Workshop in Chicago a Great Success!


MLA Letter to ECRI Institute regarding National Guideline Clearinghouse


What Is Genomic Medicine?