Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

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: Program outline, location information and hotel […]

Chapter Council Presents Sharing Round Tables

Every year the Medical Library Association Chapter Council plans an event at the MLA annual meeting that facilitates communication and sharing among the chapters of MLA. The purpose of the event is to foster information exchange on chapter-related topics, as well as on subjects of general professional concern. The event is called Chapter Council Presents […]


Congratulations to MLGSCA members for having proposals accepted at One Health: Information in an Interdependent World, the Medical Library Association annual conference, held May 3-8 in Boston, MA. Visit your MLGSCA colleagues as they present the papers and posters listed below. Check out the MLA 2013 scheduling tool to make your own calendar. Sunday, May […]

Call for Proposals: MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting

The Planning Committee of the MLGSCA/NCNMLG chapters of the Medical Library Association invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the 2013 Joint Meeting. The meeting will be held in La Jolla, CA on July 24-26, 2013 at the University of California, San Diego’s Price Center. The conference theme is Waves of Change, Oceans of […]

Join your Medical Library Association (MLA) colleagues and register for One Health, May 3–8, 2013, in Boston, MA!

Expand your professional network at this unique international meeting, with presenters from more than 30 countries expected. In addition to the conversations you’ll have with your worldwide colleagues, expect fresh ideas from keynote speaker Richard Besser, ABC News senior health and medical editor. One Health will feature more papers and poster presentations than any previous […]

Symposium on Emerging Roles in Libraries

A Symposium on Emerging Roles in Libraries will be held at the Ecotrust Building in Portland on Friday, October 12, 2012.  It will include a variety of speakers, including Stephen Bell, president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) , and Jerry Perry, past president of the Medical Library Association (MLA).  Topics included […]

Sewell Fund scholarship applications now available

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2012.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in San Francisco, CA from […]

Best Bytes: Hacking the MLA Conference

Submitted by Janet Crum, Director of Library Services, City of Hope I just got back from the Medical Library Association conference in Seattle, the land of rain, coffee, rain, grunge rock, rain, Jimi Hendrix, and rain (sorry; I used to live in Seattle, and I am incapable of mentioning the Emerald City without making at […]

Review of Handheld Librarian Online Conference VI

Contributed by Stephanie Ballard, M.L.I.S., M.Ed. Did you give or receive an iPad or Kindle as a holiday gift in December? If so, you’re in good company. Ownership of tablet computers and e-book readers almost doubled during last winter’s gift-giving season–from 10% to 19% of American adults. So this year’s Handheld Librarian conference was especially […]

ALA Learning

My memory was jogged this week when I read  Bertha Gutsche’s summary of the 2-day conference, Trends in Library Training and Learning. I attended this online event last month, along with 1954 registrants from cities and countries around the globe. Hosted by WebJunction andALA Learning Round Table, several sessions are useful for librarians in general […]

Southern California SLA Conference, May 6th

Find out how you can become Future Ready at the 2011 Southern California Chapter Special Library Association Professional Development Day Friday, May 6, 2011 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Boeing – 5301 Bolsa Ave – Building 28 Theater – Huntington Beach, CA. We have a terrific line up of speakers to get you and […]

Sustain…Your Self, Your Profession, Your Planet

Submitted by Joy Graham, Publicity Committee Co-Chair, NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting NCNMLG/MLGSCA Joint Meeting February 23-26, 2011, San Francisco, California  Registration NOW Open! 3 Reasons to Register #1 Continuing Education Courses Want to know how to design and deliver better online instruction, manage your own personal information more effectively, be more confident in dealing with copyright […]

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