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(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.

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(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.

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(via Jason Lilly, Indiana University Health Medicine Library)

Greetings from your Hoosier Colleagues,

Planning is progressing rapidly for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association’s Midwest Chapter. This year’s event, themed “2022 in Bloom”, will take place in person from Saturday, October 22, to Monday, October 24, in Bloomington, Indiana. You will be hearing more frequently from our Promotion Committee now that we have the Conference website established. While going through our planning, one question which keeps popping up is how many attendees can we expect. Obviously, that expected number is important for budgeting, choosing venue spaces, setting registration rates, hotel blocks, etc.

Generally, you’d look at recent past conferences and gauge it would be around the same ballpark, but our past two Conferences have been virtual and our most recent physical Conferences were pre-pandemic. While things are opening up again to more in person, we certainly are mindful that we’re still in the midst of COVID and that could definitely affect people’s comfort levels, and certainly could have affected institutional budgets for professional development. The Conference Planning Committee wants to assure everyone that we take your safety seriously and currently plan to follow the same process from the in-person aspect of this year’s MLA Conference.

With all this in mind, the Conference Planning Committee requests that you take this quick survey, available here. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, May 31, whether you plan to attend or not or are undecided. Reasons given will help Midwest with future planning.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Bloomington. It’s been too long.

On behalf of the Midwest Conference 2022 Planning Committee,
Jason Lilly, #2022inBloom Co-Chair​

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

(via Linda Feinberg, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

We invite you to come together again for the 2021 joint conference of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of the Medical Library Association! The conference will be held October 13-15 (Wednesday-Friday) and will be completely virtual. Attend from work or home!

The conference will feature the following types of presentations.

  • ​live-streamed programs
  • 12 Research Papers
  • 12 Posters
  • 16 Lightning Talks
  • Exhibitor Showcase

Presentation topics will include the following.

  • Career Development & Recruiting
  • Collaboration & Outreach
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The keynote speakers and their talks are Nisha Mody, “How Can We Foster ‘Access Intimacy’ and Slow Down?: Reflections from COVID-19”, and Ashley Ritter, “Those Nerdy Girls: Translating Science via Social Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Some of the other benefits of attending the conference are below.

  • attending exhibitor showcases where you can learn about new offerings and tools
  • participating in fun and interactive events
  • connecting and networking with other conference attendees

More information about the event is available here. To register, please go here. The rate is $25.00 for both members and non-members.

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

Registration is now open for the 2021 Midwest/MCMLA Joint Annual Meeting. The event will take place online from Wednesday, October 13, to Friday, October 15. The cost is $25.00 for members and non-members alike.

Join your colleagues from across the two chapters to watch research presentations, get chapter updates, and connect with vendors. A full program is forthcoming and will be posted on the conference website. Our keynote speakers are Nisha Mody and Ashley Ritter.

We also have great CE options for no additional cost beyond the conference registration. Seats are limited, so register soon! Details and a link to register for CE courses will be provided in the registration confirmation letter.

To register, please go here.

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

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

The Joint Research Program Committee invites poster, paper, and lightning talk abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association)/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from October 13 to 15 (Wednesday-Friday).

Submission to present at the MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and the Midwest Chapter. Papers will have 20-30 minutes for their presentation, while lightning talks will have 5-10 minutes. Posters will be available in an online tool with optional audio narration. For accepted submissions, at least one author should be in attendance at the virtual conference.

Submission of work that has previously been presented at MLA but not at MCMLA/Midwest Chapter is welcomed and encouraged for this year’s joint meeting. Both program descriptions and research projects are encouraged. Feel free to forward this announcement to potentially interested parties that may not have received this email.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 4. Early submissions are welcomed and appreciated. Acceptance decisions will be sent out by Friday, July 30.

Please note: Submissions are welcome from anyone; membership in one of the MLA chapters is NOT required.  For accepted presentations and posters, at least one author needs to be registered and attending the virtual meeting.  The registration fee hasn’t been set for this year yet, but last year it was $25 and registration will probably be similar to that.

For additional instructions, and to access the link for submitting proposals, please go here.

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

The Joint Research Program Committee invites poster, paper, and lightning talk abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2021 MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association)/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from October 13 to 15 (Wednesday-Friday).

Submission to present at the MCMLA/Midwest Joint Chapter Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and the Midwest Chapter. Papers will have 20-30 minutes for their presentation, while lightning talks will have 5-10 minutes. Posters will be available in an online tool with optional audio narration. For accepted submissions, at least one author should be in attendance at the virtual conference.

Submission of work that has previously been presented at MLA but not at MCMLA/Midwest Chapter is welcomed and encouraged for this year’s joint meeting. Both program descriptions and research projects are encouraged. Feel free to forward this announcement to potentially interested parties that may not have received this email.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 4. (See below for the link.) Early submissions are welcomed and appreciated. Acceptance decisions will be sent out by Friday, July 30.

Please note: Submissions are welcome from anyone; membership in one of the MLA chapters is NOT required.  For accepted presentations and posters, at least one author needs to be registered and attending the virtual meeting.  The registration fee hasn’t been set for this year yet, but last year it was $25 and registration will probably be similar to that.

Never submitted a structured abstract for a conference before? Join us for an informal Structured Abstract Brown Bag on Friday May 21, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. We’ll talk about requirements for conference abstracts, types of presentations, and answer any questions you may have. Session will be recorded. The link to join the Zoom meeting is here.

Please contact Research Program Committee co-chairs Emily Vardell (evardell@emporia.edu) or Jolene Miller (Jolene.Miller@utoledo.edu) with questions. Additional instructions are below.

Abstracts should be kept under 250 words. Structured abstracts are preferred. Find more information about structured abstracts here. If you have additional questions about structured abstracts, you are invited to e-mail John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu). Abstracts should be sent through this form.

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

The 2020 Midwest Chapter / MCMLA (Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association) Virtual Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 14, to Friday, October 16. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Be a Health Literacy Superhero”. General information is available here.

Registration is only $25 and is now open for individuals, and CE is included in the cost of the Conference. The deadline to register is Monday, October 12, at 12:00 PM CDT.

We have a great program with Dr. Jennifer Gunter Keynote Speaker and Lisa Traditi as the MLA President speaking. Our panelists for our Early Career Panel and Addressing Disparities Health Literacy Panel will surely provide interesting and informative discussions. More information on speakers and panelists is available here.

Don’t forget to look at the list of exhibitors who will be attending the Conference and contact your rep for more information about them.

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

The deadline to submit proposals for papers, lightning talks, and posters for the Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Virtual Meeting has been extended to Friday, August 14. Please consider submitting a proposal to communicate your important work in any aspect of health sciences librarianship at our engaging (and affordably priced) virtual conference. We encourage you to submit papers and posters presented previously at the MLA 2020 Annual Meeting.

Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Virtual Meeting details

  • Dates: Wednesday, October 16 – Friday, October 28
  • Theme: Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero
  • Registration cost: $25 for all attendees. Midwest/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship. Details are forthcoming.
  • Submissions: Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is now Friday, August 14. Note: Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please visit here.

For more information, visit the virtual conference website.

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

This is a reminder that proposals for papers, posters, and lightning talks at the Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting are due soon. More information is below.

  • Dates: October 14-16, 2020 (online)
  • Theme: Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero
  • Registration cost: $25 for all attendees. Midwest/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Submissions: Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31. Note: abstracts should be 250 or fewer words long. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Continue watching the Midcontinental Chapter and Midwest Chapter websites for additional details.

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