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Registration open for free leadership skills webinar

Thanks to a generous grant from the H. W. Wilson Foundation, MLA is offering a free series of webinars to its members. The final webinar, “Leadership Skills for Health Sciences Librarians,” will be offered September 3, 1:00 p.m., central time. Register now! These webinars cover topics to support MLA’s Online Boot Camp for New Health […]

MLA webinar series

Thanks to a generous grant from the H. W. Wilson Foundation, MLA is offering a free series of webinars to its members. The webinars will cover topics to support MLA’s Online Boot Camp for New Health Sciences Librarians, which makes continuing education courses on health sciences librarianship available to those who are new to the […]

Patient Experience and Engagement Symposium at MLA ’14

Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cost: $200.00 (nonmember, $380) MLA CE Contact Hours: 4 Libraries and librarians have long been providing services and health information to patients and their families in the healthcare setting and in the community.  With health care reform and the complexity of the entire health care system […]

Save the Date: QuintEssential 2014

Save the date! Quintessential 2014: Convergence & Collaboration Sunday, October 12 – Thursday, October 16, 2014 Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado. The convergence of five local MLA chapters (Midcontinental, Southern California/Arizona, Northern California/Nevada, Pacific Northwest, and South Central) promises to be something special. Visit the website at: http://quint2014.mlanet.org Program outline, location information and hotel […]

“Research vs. research” scholarship opportunity

The MLGSCA Research Committee has heard member feedback that you would like more research training opportunities!  We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with MLA and will be offering scholarships for MLGSCA members to attend MLA’s upcoming webinar Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need on December 11th from […]

The Hospital Libraries Section/MLA Professional Development Grants Facilitate Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Are you working on research or an educational activity? The HLS/MLA Professional Development Grants award encourages continuing education opportunities allowing members to learn new skills or develop specializations and/or expanding the role of the medical librarian. The Hospital Libraries Section and MLA want to support you! The Professional Development Grants, sponsored by the Hospital Libraries […]

Sign up for a CE: Drug Information Resources

Librarians rarely receive training in finding drug information, yet this area of information is vital for ensuring safe health care. When students and health care professionals ask drug questions, librarians do not always know where to start—how do you even do a reference interview on drug information questions? Once you find a drug information source, […]

Public Health Information on the Web: CE at JM 2013!

Are you boggled by biostatistics?  Is epidemiology enigmatic? Do you wonder about West Nile virus?  Are you interested in influenza? You might be thinking, “Not really, and why does it matter? Public health is not my primary area of responsibility.” Keeping reading anyway! Public health knowledge is vital for all health care professionals: health care […]

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI

In January 2013, the National Library of Medicine issued a call for applicants for a new Bioinformatics training course for librarians. NLM selected 23 librarians to participate in a 4-week fundamentals course online to introduce the basic concepts of biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and an overview of NCBI’s website. After the 4-week course, the participants […]

Science Boot Camp for Librarians

Science Boot Camp for Librarians (West) is coming to the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado June 19-21, 2013. Plan to attend the inaugural Science Boot Camp for Librarians (West) in beautiful Boulder Colorado! Science Boot Camps for Librarians are immersive 2 1/2 day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists. Based on the successful annual […]

Register for MLGSCA Fall CE!

  MLGSCA Fall CE: Monday, October 15, 2012 Clinical & Translational Science at Your Institution Presented by: Kristi L. Holmes (Bioinformaticist) and Cathy Sarli (Scholarly Communications Specialist) from the Becker Medical Library at Washington University in St. Louis, MO REGISTER NOW! View Event Summary RSVP by Friday, October 5, 2012 Questions? Contact CE Chair, Zoe Pettway […]

LIME Webinar: Interprofessional Education: Case Reports on Libraries Supporting IPE

The Libraries in Medical Education (LiME) interest group of the AAMC’s Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) will sponsor a free webinar on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 12-1 pm PDT. The Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education defines IPE as a situation where “two or more professionals learn with, from and about each […]

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