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MLA 2015 Poster/Paper submissions due 11/3

Don’t spend Halloween crafting your MLA Paper & Poster abstract –do it now! MLA’s Research Section will award prizes for the best research-based papers and posters.  Please check your submission to ensure that you have selected the type of research that best represents your work. Deadline for abstract submission by authors is Monday, November 3rd […]

MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grants

Practicing health sciences librarians are encouraged to apply for the MLA Research, Development or Demonstration Project Grants.  Through grants ranging from $100.00 to $1,000.00, the Medical Library Association (MLA) aims to support projects that promote excellence in the field of health sciences librarianship and information sciences.  Grants will not be given to support an activity […]

ClinicalTrials.gov: The Tip of the Iceberg

We all know that ClinicalTrials.gov is a great resource for searching for current, completed, or recruiting trials.  The same resource, however, can provide a great deal more information to researchers. Federal law requires that interventional trials of FDA-approved drugs, biologics and devices, initiated after September 2007 with at least one site in the US must […]

“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 […]

MLGSCA Research Grant proposal deadline approaching

Have you been “kicking around” a project idea for your library but need some funds to implement? Apply for the MLGSCA Research Grant! Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2013! General information: MLGSCA recognizes the need for research that focuses on topics and issues in health sciences librarianship. Of particular interest to MLGSCA are […]

Job Posting: Research Librarian, Pomona, CA

The Research Librarian of Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library will be responsible for developing and managing a program to promote scholarly communication, assist in publishing issues of the faculty and researchers of Western University of Health Sciences, and assess the needs for an institutional repository. The research librarian will also be able to address […]

MLGSCA Benefit: SurveyMonkey Access

One of the benefits of MLGSCA membership is access to SurveyMonkey, an online survey system.  SurveyMonkey makes it easy to create surveys that you can use to learn about your library users and evaluate your library’s services. This professional subscription through MLGSCA allows for: An unlimited number of questions and responses Branding your survey with […]

The Role of Nursing Theorists in Nursing Research

By Cheryl Bartel, MLIS; MSN-Entry student, Western University of the Health Sciences Notes on Nursing School If you haven’t seen me around recently, it’s because I am keeping very busy at nursing school.  Yes, after many years as a librarian to nurses, I have switched sides and am in the process of getting an entry-level […]

JM2010 CE: Understanding Healthcare Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal

By Hella Bluhm-Stieber, MLIS, AHIP, Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System Ann McKibbon, MLS, PhD, from McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences started the CE class “Understanding Healthcare Literature” with different definitions for evidence-based medicine (EBM). A simple definition is: “evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and […]

JM2010 Contributed Paper: Publication Rate of Abstracted Projects from the Medical Library Association Annual Meetings

Posted by Marcus Banks, MLIS, Manager of Education and Research Services; UC San Francisco Library and Center for Knowledge Management In this presentation Sally Harvey and Janene Wandersee presented the results of their fascinating and thorough study of the rates at which MLA meeting presentations are converted into formal publication. The impetus for the study […]

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