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(via Joseph Harzbecker, Boston University)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education Grant Jury would like to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 MLA Continuing Education Grant.

The purpose of the MLA Continuing Education Grant is to provide members with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the theoretical, administrative, or technical aspects of librarianship. More than one continuing education (CE) grant may be awarded per year. The grant may be used either for MLA opportunities offered through MEDLIB-ED, Annual Meeting CE courses, or for other CE activities. Submit your application for these grant awards ranging from $100 to $500. The grant will not exceed $500 (or $250 in the case of two recipients).

Past Grant Recipients

2022: Shannon Compton, PhD, AHIP
2020: Marilia Y. Antunez, AHIP
2019: Heather Edmonds and Alexandria Quesenberry
2021: Alanna Campbell and Alessia Zanin-Yost, AHIP
2018: Natalie Clairoux
2017: Shirley Zhao
2016: Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP and Nathalie Reid, AHIP

Information about the grant, including eligibility criteria and submission instructions, may be found here. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Anna Biszaha, The Ohio State University)

Now is the time to apply for the Medical Informatics Career Development Grant from the Medical Library Association!

The grant award provides one individual with up to $1,500 to support a career development activity that will contribute to the advancement of the field of medical informatics.

If you have been wanting to take a course or attend a conference related to informatics but haven’t had the funds, then this is an opportunity worth exploring! MLA membership is required. Medical Informatics Caucus membership is preferred, but not a requirement.

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Please note that incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

For further information or to apply, see the grant information page.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Donald Pearson, Kent State University)

The 2022 Midwest Chapter/MLA (Medical Library Association) and IHSLA (Indiana Health Sciences Librarians Association) Annual Meeting is taking place in Bloomington, Indiana, from Saturday, October 22, to Monday, October 24.

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Awards and Scholarships Committee has grants and awards available to give away for this year’s meeting! Applications are now open for the following grants and awards.

  • Annual Meeting Grant
  • First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant
  • Student Annual Meeting Grant
  • Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award

To learn more and apply, please go here. The deadline is Friday, September 30, so don’t delay!

Please contact Donald Pearson, 2021-22 Past-President of the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association, at dpearso7@kent.edu with any questions.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA | No Comments »

(via Michelle Zafron, University at Buffalo)

Do you have a colleague who has made a substantial contribution to medical librarianship? Would they give a compelling lecture at the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting? Please take the time to nominate the person for the Janet Doe Lectureship award, one of the most prestigious awards given by the Medical Library Association. Self-nominations are also welcome.

The recipient will deliver one of the key plenary sessions at the 2024 Annual MLA Conference in Portland, OR, from May 18 to 21 (Saturday-Tuesday). The lecturer receives a $500 honorarium, and up to $1,700 to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for travel, one-day hotel and per diem, conference registration, guest tickets for non-MLA members, and expenses related to research or preparation of the presentation.

When preparing your nomination, please review the award criteria and required documentation described here. Please remember to include evidence of the nominee’s public-speaking skills.

Nominations are due by Saturday, October 15, 2022. Submit nominations using the online form on the Janet Doe Lectureship page (see above link).

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via Loren Hackett, Cleveland Clinic)

Whether you are in the middle of your career, new to it all, or have worked for many years, the HLC/MLA (Hospital Library Caucus of the Medical Library Association) Professional Development Grant is an amazing opportunity for a professional journey into education or research.

The grant is open to librarians working in a hospital, health system or similar clinical setting. Grant funds can be used for professional development through MEDLIB-ED or to help attend the MLA Annual Meeting or CE courses. It may also be used to support reimbursement for expenses incurred in conducting research, such as hiring a statistician to help with survey design or analyses.

Eligibility: The applicant must have been employed as a health sciences librarian within the last year in either a hospital or other clinical care institution. MLA membership is required, and Hospital Libraries Section/MLA caucus membership is preferred.

For more on eligibility criteria and to submit an application, please visit here. Complete the online form and upload all documents no later than Tuesday, November 15, at 11:59 PM CDT. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

Questions? Please contact Loren Hackett at hacketl@ccf.org.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Professional Development | No Comments »

(via John Cyrus, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Registration is now open for the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. It will take place from Sunday, October 23, to Tuesday, October 25, in Richmond, Virginia. This will be the first in-person meeting for MAC/MLA since 2019 and will mark 11 years since the meeting was last held in Richmond. Make plans to join your colleagues and choose your adventure.

To register for the 2022 meeting, go here. Registration for the meeting closes Monday, October 10, and registration for CE courses ends Friday, October 7.

For more information on all that the meeting has to offer, visit the conference website. Please direct any questions to Beverly Murphy, MAC Registration Chair, at beverly.murphy@duke.edu.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

The Medical Library Association’s homepage includes an announcement on Michelle Nielsen Ott’s winning the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. She is also an MLA Research Training Institute Fellow. The article is available here.

Again, congratulations!

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Member News | No Comments »

(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is now open for the MLA webinar “Approaches to Trauma-Informed Medical Librarianship”. It will take place on Wednesday, August 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

Abuse, neglect, and other traumatic life events are commonplace today. In this webinar, you’ll learn what being trauma-informed can do for you in the workplace and how a trauma-informed approach can help you serve patrons more sensitively and effectively. You’ll gain an understanding of trauma, trauma-informed librarianship, and of the importance of trauma-informed health sciences librarianship. Through interactive activities, you’ll explore trauma-informed strategies and begin to develop your own trauma-informed way of working with patrons and colleagues.


All health information professionals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to accomplish the following.

  • recognize and apply key concepts of trauma
  • reflect on integrating trauma-informed librarianship into their work as a health information professional
  • begin to develop their own trauma-informed toolkit of strategies to use in the workplace


Lorin K. Jackson, MA, MI is the Executive Director of NNLM Region 2. They have published and presented on underserved patrons, bias in search algorithms, and intersectionality and have experience in a wide range of library roles, public education, and nonprofits. Lorin’s research interests include critical librarianship and supporting equity and information access.

For more information, and to register, please go here. This webinar is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

It’s your last chance to submit an abstract for the Medical Library Association’s 2022 Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting. The event will take place in Bloomington, Indiana, from Saturday,  October 22, to Monday, October 24. We are accepting research or program description abstracts for posters, papers, and lightning talks. Papers and lightning talks will be scheduled for Sunday, October 23. Posters will be scheduled for Monday, October 24.

Feel free to submit an abstract that has already been presented at MLA or similar meetings.

Please fill out this Qualtrics form to submit your abstract. Your abstract does not need to be deidentified, but please use a structured format. See “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers” for guidance.

The deadline was originally Friday, July 15. If you need more time, however, you have until Monday, July 18, to submit your abstract.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Dawn Hackman, at dhackman@umn.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA | No Comments »

(via Alex Carroll, Vanderbilt University)

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) seeks applicants for editorial board members for 2022-2025. In line with our commitment to equity,  we wish to use these positions to bring a greater diversity of perspectives and life experiences to our team. Individuals who identify as being from underrepresented groups within LIS publishing are strongly encouraged to apply.

The JMLA editorial board consists of individuals with diverse personal identities, professional roles, workplaces, and geographies who advise on journal processes and policies, act as journal ambassadors, and help to keep the journal at the forefront of scholarly publishing. They are health sciences librarians as well as individuals in positions adjacent to health sciences librarianship, such as other types of information professionals, healthcare workers, educators, and publishers. Editorial board members serve 3-year volunteer terms and include both Medical Library Association (MLA) members and non-members, with MLA members having the option of earning Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) points.

JMLA editorial board members attend virtual editorial board meetings and communicate through the journal’s internal e-mail listserv. They represent the journal in professional spaces and solicit manuscript submissions from potential authors. They can opt to join workgroups dedicated to specific initiatives (e.g., developing new policies or programs), to serve as liaisons to MLA domain hubs, and to act as mentors to editorial interns or new peer reviewers or authors. Editorial board members are expected to stay up-to-date with new developments in scholarly publishing and to actively participate in editorial board conversations and training opportunities.

To bring a diversity of perspectives to our JMLA leadership team, we are seeking both individuals with experience in scholarly research, writing, or publishing, in addition to individuals who may not yet have first-hand publishing experience but who are curious to learn  If you have questions or recommendations of colleagues who would be particularly well-suited to serve as editorial board members, please contact Alexander Carroll, JMLA Interim Editor-in-Chief, at jmla@journals.pitt.edu. To apply for editorial board membership, please complete this form by Thursday, June 30.

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