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(via the Medical Library Association)

Registration is open for the MLA online course “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”. This instructor-led course will take place on Tuesday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 8, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT both days. The cost is $265 for members and $345 for non-members. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

If you are concerned about health equity and want to develop searching skills and knowledge that will enable you to become a collaborator and partner in health equity research, this MLA instructor-led course, “Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022”, is for you.

Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is a rapidly growing research area that addresses medical justice, social determinants of health, and disparities in healthcare outcomes. Finding HSPR information takes you beyond commercial and clinical databases into resources, databases, and grey literature that most health sciences librarians are unfamiliar with and which offer unique searching challenges.

You’ll learn how to develop and execute multi-pronged strategies for locating information from government, think tanks, and other sources that cannot be searched systematically. You’ll leave the course confident in your new searching skills and able to contribute to a rapidly growing area of health services research and policy.

For more information, including course objectives and instructor biographies, and to register, please go here. Note that the course is limited to 20 participants. The course is worth 5 MLA CE credits.

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

The University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and the Research Caucus of the Medical Library Association (MLA) invite you to a webinar on Thursday, November 17, at 1:00 PM CDT, titled “Potential Pitfalls in Conducting a Research Study”. The webinar will cover some of the common mistakes in writing and preparing a study. The topics included are formulating a question, selecting a study design, conducting a literature review, IRB and contracts, and analyzing results. The presenters are Martha Earl, University of Tennessee; Jonathan Eldredge University of New Mexico; Lindsay Blake, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Caitlin Bakker, University of Regina.

To access the webinar, please go here. Registration is not required.

Posted in Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Rebecca Runyon, Wolters Kluwer)

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is pleased to invite you to a complimentary webinar sponsored by Wolters Kluwer. Membership in MLA is not required to attend. The webinar, titled “Raising and Communicating Your Strategic Value to Clinicians: A Panel Discussion with and for Hospital Librarians”, will take place on Monday, November 7, starting at 12:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more information, including the link to registration.

The role of medical and hospital librarians is rapidly changing and evolving. At the same time, they are experiencing a revolution in how medical information is exchanged and distributed. Changes in scholarly communication, the digital transformation of medical journals, the movement to open science, and the rapid pace of experimentation and research have made it extremely difficult for physicians and clinicians to keep current with medical literature, especially at the point of care.

At the same time, the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and inordinate stress on the healthcare community has resulted in staffing cutbacks and constrained budgets for institutions and their medical library programs.

To preserve their essential role in managing the wealth and scope of medical information for hospitals and clinicians, medical librarians need to find ways to communicate and promote the strategic role they play as sponsors of evidence-based information and the support tools needed at the point of care.

Webinar Benefits

A moderated panel of expert, practicing medical librarians will explore the challenges faced in communicating their intrinsic value to the institutions and organizations they serve.

Topics Include:

  • Creating awareness of the key role medical librarians play in managing medical information, supporting research projects, and promoting the development of best practices and clinical studies
  • Demonstrating the economic value of medical librarians to the facilities and communities they serve
  • Disseminating reports on productivity gains, increased patient safety, and reduced variability in the quality of care
  • Showing how cost savings can derive from improved care quality, greater patient safety, improved compliance, and path to accreditation

For more information, including presenter biographies, and to register, please go here. All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar afterwards.

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

(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 »