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Run for MLGSCA Office!

Dear MLGSCA Members, The Nominating Committee is tasked with finding eligible candidates for the upcoming 2019 election. We have identified a few candidates; however, we would like to hear from you by either self-nomination (perfectly acceptable – in fact highly encouraged!) or sharing a colleague’s name for possible inclusion on the upcoming ballot. We are […]

New Member Publications

Congratulations to Past President Caroline Marshall on being a co-author of two recently published articles: Marshall C, Fields B, Sarsozo L. Rethinking the Patient Education Council Format to Increase Efficiency. Journal of Consumer Health online. 2019  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15398285.2018.1544820 Ansyran L, RN,MSN,CNS, Marshall C, MLS, AHIP, Aronow HU, PhD, Chan A, MN, RN, CNS, CCRN, Coleman B, […]

JMLA Wants You! To Write a Review!

Each issue of JMLA includes a Resource Review Section and we are looking for contributors!  The content scope is broad and can include electronic resources, software, and other technology tools, library specific or not, that would be of use or interest to medical librarians or in medical libraries. We need your help in two ways:  […]

Make Tracks to Chicago from May 3 – 8, 2019!

Make tracks to Chicago from May 3–8, 2019! The 2019 MLA National Program Committee and the 2019 Local Assistance Committee are mapping out an exciting and motivating meeting with many stops and destinations. The theme of the meeting, “Elevate,” is derived from Chicago’s iconic elevated (the “L” or “El”) transit system. The “L” is one […]

I Heard It through the Grapevine – Twitter Correspondents Wanted for MLA’19

I Heard It through the Grapevine – Twitter Correspondents Wanted for MLA’19 Become an #mlanet19 tweeter extraordinaire and earn AHIP points! Official Meeting Twitter Correspondents engage attendees by promoting and live tweeting MLA ’19 Elevate activities, events, and more. As a correspondent, you provide a unique perspective about the MLA ’19 meeting and begin a […]

Money for Nothing and Your Trips for Free

(There are book titles playing on the original catchy lyrics of that song – just like this title – but more on that at a later time) Looking for a way to fund your MLA travel? MLA offers 10 Annual Meeting Travel Grants of up to $1,000 each for travel and meeting-related expenses. Applicants must be […]

Elevate Yourself with a Continuing Education Course at MLA’19

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, transforming their collections and service models, and leading important new changes in education, research, and librarianship. Continuing […]

Register for MLA ’19

Registration and lodging reservations are open for MLA ’19, occurring May 3-8 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. This year’s conference will feature 105 papers, 52 lightning talks, over 200 posters, and four plenary speakers. Of particular interest to our chapter, MLGSCA member Jerry Perry will deliver this year’s Janet Doe lecture. Attendees should register […]

MLGSCA Research Grant

Working on or considering a research project?  MLGSCA is proud to be able to offer grants of up to $500 that support research on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest are projects that are practical in nature so that results can easily be put to use in other libraries. Group proposals […]

2019 Joint Meeting Call for Proposals

The Northern California/Nevada Medical Library Group and the Medical Library Group of Southern California/Arizona are accepting proposals for our 2019 Joint Meeting, to be held June 12-14, 2019 in San Francisco, CA. Our meeting theme is “Critical health sciences librarianship: examining our role in social justice”. All papers, posters, lightning talks and special content sessions […]

New Member Publication

Current MLGSCA president Kelli Hines is a co-author of a new article in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy: “Accuracy and Usability of Medication Identifiers for Solid Oral Medications.” Kelli collaborated with three colleagues from the College of Pharmacy at her institution, Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona, California.

Professional Development Award

On behalf of the Awards Committee:   DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 15, 2018   Purpose: To support professional development activities including attendance at classes, conferences and meetings; To provide MLGSCA members with the opportunity to increase their competence in the theoretical, administrative and/or technical aspects of librarianship. Eligibility: The applicant must: Be a regular member […]

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