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Now accepting applications for MLA scholarship

Posted on | October 6, 2014 | Comments Off

A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be granted to a student entering an American Library Association-accredited library school or a student with at least one-half of the requirements of the program remaining to complete in the year following the granting of the scholarship. The applications are due to MLA by December 1, 2014. The website to find additional information about the MLA Scholarship and application forms:

https://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/scholar.html

MLA Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grants

Posted on | October 3, 2014 | Comments Off

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 that is operational in nature or has only local usefulness.  More than one award may be granted in a year.

Applications must be received by December 1st.  Application form, eligibility criteria and submission details are available at: https://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/research.html.

Looking for examples?  Research, Development or Demonstration Project Grants have funded the following:

Quint is almost here!

Posted on | October 3, 2014 | Comments Off

We’re just 9 days away from the start of the Quint meeting, which is going to be great, and we want you to be there!

One CE class – Fundamentals of Data Visualization – has reached its enrollment cap so it is no longer available, but there is still plenty of space in the other classes.

If you’re wondering about specific meeting content, we will be launching an online program planner soon. But in the meantime, here are some themes that emerged:

In addition to speakers and member-contributed content, the meeting will include an update on National Library of Medicine activities, an update on Medical Library Association activities, a panel session with AHIP credentialing representatives, and an update on National Network of Libraries of Medicine activities.

So please register now!

http://www.regonline.com/quint2014

Full conference site here:  http://quint2014.mlanet.org

Janet Doe Lectureship nominations

Posted on | October 3, 2014 | Comments Off

The Janet Doe Lectureship Jury invites nominations for the 2016 Janet Doe Lectureship.  One of the most prestigious awards given by the Medical Library Association, the lectureship recognizes an outstanding MLA member who has contributed to the Association in ways that reflect the vision and values of Janet Doe, and offers a unique perspective on either the history or the philosophy of medical librarianship.

The recipient of this award will deliver the lecture at the 2016 Annual Conference held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  If you have an MLA colleague—or someone whose work admire—please consider submitting a nomination.  This is your opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of an outstanding MLA member, and enable their dissemination and preservation.

Nominations should address the criteria specified in the award description available at https://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/doe.html.  A list of former recipients is available at the same link.  Please submit nominations to Maria Lopez – awards@mlahq.org – before November 1.

Register for MLA fall webinars (Orange, CA)

Posted on | October 3, 2014 | Comments Off

PSR NN/LM has graciously agreed to support viewing of the MLA Fall Webinars at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA.

4 of the 5 MLA Fall Webinars will be hosted at St. Joseph Hospital.  All webinars will be presented from 11am to 12:30pm.  Dates and details for each are as follows:

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Topic: Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact
Presenter: Lisa Federer, AHIP, National Institutes of Health Library

More information: https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development-education-online-learning/beyond-citation-counts-practical-skills-measuring
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Topic: Marketing and Advocacy

Presenters: Patricia Higginbottom, AHIP, and Valerie Gordon, AHIP, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama—Birmingham
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Topic: Beyond the Search II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews

Presenters: Mark MacEachern and Whitney A. Townsend, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

More information: https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development-education-online-learning/beyond-search-ii-data-management-systematic

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Topic: Mobile Apps
Presenters: Molly Knapp, AHIP, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; and Kimberly Barker, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia–Charlottesville

MLGSCA members are welcomed to join their colleagues at St. Joseph Hospital to view as many of the webinars as they are able.  CE credit will be available for each webinar. There is no charge for viewing the webinars at St. Joseph Hospital.  Parking in the visitor structure will be complimentary.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.  There are several local lunch options available including the hospital cafeteria.  If there is interest the group can dine together after each webinar (sorry, we won’t be providing free lunch).

To register:

1. Contact Danielle Linden at danielle.linden@gmail.com

2. Specify which dates you plan on attending

MLA Fellow and Honorary Member nominations

Posted on | October 3, 2014 | Comments Off

Nominations for MLA Fellow and Honorary Member are due by November 1, 2014!

Throughout its history MLA has recognized individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the purposes for which the Association stands by conferring a special membership status. “Honorary Member” was the term used until 1976, when a distinction was then made between MLA members and non-members who made contributions.

Fellows:

Fellows are Regular MLA Members who are elected by the Board of Directors for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA.  Fellows may use the initials “FMLA” following their names.

Honorary Members:

Honorary Members are individuals who are not Regular MLA Members and who are elected by the Board of Directors for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the purposes of MLA.

Complete information and nomination forms may be found at:  https://www.mlanet.org/about/awards-and-honors

Nominations are due to MLA Headquarters by November 1st.  Please consider nominating a colleague for one of these honorable distinctions!

For additional information or questions, please contact the MLA Fellows and Honorary Members Jury Chair, Joan Gregory, University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library –  Joan.Gregory@utah.edu<mailto:Joan.Gregory@utah.edu

NN/LM ends support for Internet Explorer 8

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

For people with older technology infrastructure, it is worth noting that NN/LM no longer supports Internet Explorer 8. More details can be found here: http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsbits/2014/08/29/nnlm-ending-support-for-internet-explorer-8/

Murray Gottlieb Prize: Submit Now

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. See https://www.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/awards/pdf/20120917_gottlieb.doc for submission details.

Early Bird Registration ends Sept 14!

 

The 2014 Quint Chapter MLA Meeting in Denver Colorado is offering some terrific continuing education!    We find that many of our CE offerings still have space and would like to invite your members to consider joining us.  Denver is a hub airport with many connections and our conference hotel rate is shockingly low compared to most major metropolitan areas, making a trip here for continuing education quite reasonable. Use the CE-Only registration option, but then again, we think you may want to attend our whole meeting once you see the program!

 

Register at:  https://regonline.com/quint2014 and select the “CE ONLY” option.   Learn more about the meeting at http://quint2014.mlanet.org/

 

CEs include:

CE2. Librarians Roles in Systematic Reviews: A Step by Step Approach (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Margaret Foster and Ahlam Saleh

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course provides and introduction to systemic reviews with the focus on the role of the librarian, including practical advice, standards, and tools for each step of the review. This course is the enriched and extended version of the training course planned for the MLA’14 Conference in Chicago. $140.00

CE3. Innovation and Lean Process Improvement Demystified (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake.  Course designers: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake. and Jessi Van Der Volgen

Sunday, October 12, 2014  6 hrs, from 8 to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. $140.00

CE1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instuctors: Jeanne LeBer, Erin WimmerMonday, October 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon, 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: In this interactive workshop, instruction librarians acquire useful knowledge and skills for engaging 21st century learners. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and practice best classroom management techniques through a variety of activities. The ability of library instructors to actively engage students is essential for improving learning outcomes and creating a more stimulating classroom environment.   Understanding various learning styles and creating session activities that address these styles is essential for engaging students. Attendees create a toolkit with shared teaching resources. $80.00

CE4. EBP Beyond the Basics: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Connie Schardt

Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 a.m. to Noon, 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course is designed to give learners additional practice with critical appraisal skills through an understanding of validity issues related to reducing bias in clinical studies. Using an interactive journal club format, learners will review and discuss the criteria for determining internal validity of systematic reviews and qualitative research. After completing this course, learners will be better able to identify the criteria for a good study; to recognize how this impacts searching for the evidence; and to understand how this knowledge helps the library support evidence-based practice within their own institutions. Teaching methods will include discussion, case studies, group exercises, and practice in appraising articles. $80.00

CE5. Applying information expertise to the challenge of diagnostic error reduction (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructors: Barbara Jones and Rebecca Graves

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 8 a. m. to noon, 4 MLA CE
Course Description: This four-hour session focuses on how librarians can work with clinicians to combat diagnostic error by recognizing and disrupting bias in the access, identification and use of evidence. Attendees will learn to understand the primary concepts related to diagnostic error in medicine, and use case analyses to uncover bias as a factor in diagnostic error. Attendees will also examine how information/evidence can address decision-making weaknesses. This innovative session will highlight personal awareness tools and partnership opportunities for librarians as they work together to reduce factors contributing to diagnostic error. $80.00

CE6. Communicating Clinically (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Julia Esparza

Monday, October 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description:  As librarians leave their library offices to reach out clinicians in their environment there is an increasing need to know how to communicate with clinicians (physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals) in a manner that is professional but also adapts to the unique environment of the hospital floor or office setting. In this course participants will learn about common techniques utilized currently by the instructor in communicating and providing information at the point of care. In addition participants will learn about non-verbal cues in assessing the environment. Participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds and review several articles and write a clinical review/summary.  $80.00

CE7. Fundamentals of Data  Visualization (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Jackie Wirz

Monday, October 13, 2014 , 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 MLA CE
Course Description: Data is everywhere, but too often, its presentation is about as interesting as a wet dishrag. I believe that data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. This talk will discuss the basic principles of good visual design. Along the way, I will present case studies on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless. $80.00

Stay for the meeting to learn from:

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation: Tuesday, 10/14 (8 – 9:30 a.m.): Plenary Session 1 “Creating a Healthier World by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”

Spero M. Manson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver: Wednesday, 10/15 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 2 “American Indian Health Information: Challenges of Dissemination and Application”

Dr. Chen-Tan (CT) Lin, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Health Science Center: Thursday, 10/16 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 3 “Busting the Myths of Personal Health Records”

Dr. Robin Dowell, University of Colorado-Boulder Hospital Libraries Luncheon; Wednesday, October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m., “Understanding Your Genome: The Path to Personalized Medicine” (REGISTER FOR PACKAGE A TO ATTEND THIS LUNCHEON)

Book your room at the Denver Marriott Tech Center for the meeting.

Or just spend a day or two extra to enjoy beautiful Denver, Colorado!

We hope you’ll join us!

 

Feel free to contact Lynne M. Fox (MCMLA Chapter member and Quint Chapter MLA Meeting Registration Chair) with questions or for information —  lynne.fox@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2121

The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. See https://www.mlanet.org/sites/default/files/awards/pdf/20120917_gottlieb.doc for submission details.

Come for the CE, Stay for the Meeting!

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

Quint Early Bird Registration ends Sept 14!

The 2014 Quint Chapter MLA Meeting in Denver Colorado is offering some terrific continuing education!    We find that many of our CE offerings still have space and would like to invite your members to consider joining us.  Denver is a hub airport with many connections and our conference hotel rate is shockingly low compared to most major metropolitan areas, making a trip here for continuing education quite reasonable. Use the CE-Only registration option, but then again, we think you may want to attend our whole meeting once you see the program!

Register at:  https://regonline.com/quint2014 and select the “CE ONLY” option.   Learn more about the meeting at http://quint2014.mlanet.org/

CEs include:

CE2. Librarians Roles in Systematic Reviews: A Step by Step Approach (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Margaret Foster and Ahlam Saleh

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course provides and introduction to systemic reviews with the focus on the role of the librarian, including practical advice, standards, and tools for each step of the review. This course is the enriched and extended version of the training course planned for the MLA’14 Conference in Chicago. $140.00

CE3. Innovation and Lean Process Improvement Demystified (Recommended lodging is Marriott Springhill Suites for Saturday night)
Instructors: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake.  Course designers: Jean Shipman, John Langell,  Erica Lake. and Jessi Van Der Volgen

Sunday, October 12, 2014  6 hrs, from 8 to 3 p.m., 6 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. $140.00

CE1. Engaging the 21st Century Learner: Best Practices & Classroom Management Techniques (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instuctors: Jeanne LeBer, Erin WimmerMonday, October 13, 2014 8 a.m. to noon, 4 hrs MLA CE

Course Description: In this interactive workshop, instruction librarians acquire useful knowledge and skills for engaging 21st century learners. Attendees have the opportunity to discuss, demonstrate and practice best classroom management techniques through a variety of activities. The ability of library instructors to actively engage students is essential for improving learning outcomes and creating a more stimulating classroom environment.   Understanding various learning styles and creating session activities that address these styles is essential for engaging students. Attendees create a toolkit with shared teaching resources. $80.00

CE4. EBP Beyond the Basics: Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Connie Schardt

Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 a.m. to Noon, 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description: This course is designed to give learners additional practice with critical appraisal skills through an understanding of validity issues related to reducing bias in clinical studies. Using an interactive journal club format, learners will review and discuss the criteria for determining internal validity of systematic reviews and qualitative research. After completing this course, learners will be better able to identify the criteria for a good study; to recognize how this impacts searching for the evidence; and to understand how this knowledge helps the library support evidence-based practice within their own institutions. Teaching methods will include discussion, case studies, group exercises, and practice in appraising articles. $80.00

CE5. Applying information expertise to the challenge of diagnostic error reduction (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructors: Barbara Jones and Rebecca Graves

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 8 a. m. to noon, 4 MLA CE
Course Description: This four-hour session focuses on how librarians can work with clinicians to combat diagnostic error by recognizing and disrupting bias in the access, identification and use of evidence. Attendees will learn to understand the primary concepts related to diagnostic error in medicine, and use case analyses to uncover bias as a factor in diagnostic error. Attendees will also examine how information/evidence can address decision-making weaknesses. This innovative session will highlight personal awareness tools and partnership opportunities for librarians as they work together to reduce factors contributing to diagnostic error. $80.00

CE6. Communicating Clinically (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Julia Esparza

Monday, October 13, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 hrs MLA CE
Course Description:  As librarians leave their library offices to reach out clinicians in their environment there is an increasing need to know how to communicate with clinicians (physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals) in a manner that is professional but also adapts to the unique environment of the hospital floor or office setting. In this course participants will learn about common techniques utilized currently by the instructor in communicating and providing information at the point of care. In addition participants will learn about non-verbal cues in assessing the environment. Participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds and review several articles and write a clinical review/summary.  $80.00

CE7. Fundamentals of Data  Visualization (Recommended lodging is Denver Marriott Tech Center)
Instructor: Jackie Wirz

Monday, October 13, 2014 , 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4 MLA CE
Course Description: Data is everywhere, but too often, its presentation is about as interesting as a wet dishrag. I believe that data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. This talk will discuss the basic principles of good visual design. Along the way, I will present case studies on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless. $80.00

Stay for the meeting to learn from:

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation: Tuesday, 10/14 (8 – 9:30 a.m.): Plenary Session 1 “Creating a Healthier World by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”

Spero M. Manson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver: Wednesday, 10/15 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 2 “American Indian Health Information: Challenges of Dissemination and Application”

Dr. Chen-Tan (CT) Lin, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Colorado Hospital and Health Science Center: Thursday, 10/16 (9 – 10 a.m.): Plenary Session 3 “Busting the Myths of Personal Health Records”

Dr. Robin Dowell, University of Colorado-Boulder Hospital Libraries Luncheon; Wednesday, October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m., “Understanding Your Genome: The Path to Personalized Medicine” (REGISTER FOR PACKAGE A TO ATTEND THIS LUNCHEON)

Book your room at the Denver Marriott Tech Center for the meeting.

Or just spend a day or two extra to enjoy beautiful Denver, Colorado!

We hope you’ll join us!

Feel free to contact Lynne M. Fox (MCMLA Chapter member and Quint Chapter MLA Meeting Registration Chair) with questions or for information —  lynne.fox@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2121

AAAS Meeting Sponsorship

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

The American Association for the Advancement of Science publications division is again sponsoring registration (full-funding of the registration fee) for 30 librarians. This is a great opportunity to hear from science researchers, administrators, journalists and writers, and to be immersed in a scientific conference of the highest quality. The conference will take place in San Jose, CA from February 12-16, 2015.

Sponsored registrations will be given with a preference to those who have not been supported by AAAS in previous years, on a first-requested basis as determined by submitting your information on this Google form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hFsox3Vgi122f-jMyOWRygvzLTxsIek5xYOv6mp76hE/viewform?usp=send_form

Responding with the Google form will greatly expedite the process of getting sponsored librarians registered.  I will send a response no later than September 30 to everyone who completes the form.

If you can not complete the form, please reply directly to aricker@oberlin.edu

Bioinformatics and Libraries webinar

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | No Comments

Be sure to sign up for the September Midday at the Oasis on Bioinformatics and Libraries! Please note that it is at 2 pm instead of the usual 1 pm, so all other times are an hour off as well.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2-3PM (Pacific) | 11AM-Noon (Hawaii) | 2-3PM (Arizona) | 10-11AM (American Samoa) | 7-8AM Thursday (Guam)

Presentation Title: Bioinformatics and Libraries

Presenters: with Yi-Bu Chen, PhD., M.S., Program Director, NML Bioinformatics Services, USC Norris Medical Library; Megan Laurance, PhD., Research Informationist, UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management; Lucila Ohno-Machado. MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California San Diego.

Description: Speakers will address current issues in Bioinformatics and training programs and services for Bioinformatics through the Library,.

Please register now for the Midday at the OASIS! Session!

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=227

MLA CE credit is available for those who register!

Nominations for Louise Darling Medal

Posted on | September 10, 2014 | No Comments

Please consider nominating a colleague for the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences!

The Louise Darling Medal is presented annually to recognize distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. The award was established in 1987 and first awarded in 1988, with a contribution by Ballen Booksellers International, Inc. The recipient receives an engraved medal, a certificate, and a $1,000 cash award.

If you want to nominate a deserving colleague, please go to https://www.mlanet.org/about/awards-and-honors for more information and online nomination forms. The deadline for applications is November 1. Please contact jury chair Virginia Carden at virginia.carden@duke.edu with any questions.

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