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Medical Library Association

Call for Participation: MLA '09 Hawaii!

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.

What's New

Add MLA to Your Resume by Serving on a Committee
Committees are involved in the work of the association, and the first step to serving is to apply! Apply online for a committee appointment for the 2009/10 association year or learn more about MLA committees and charges. You will need your MLANET username/ID and password to enter this members-only section of MLANET. Applications are due October 31, 2008, and appointments will be made by President-Elect Connie Schardt, AHIP, beginning in February 2009. [MO]

Benefits Spotlight: CORE Toolbox
Posters from MLA '07 that were given to MLA are now accessible in the Center of Research and Education (CORE) Toolbox. CORE provides access to a collection of tools that can be used to continually learn, teach, and sharpen professional skills. The CORE Toolbox is accessible through the Member Center on MLANET. Once in CORE, you can browse by subject or search for keywords. Search the Toolbox >> [MO]

September 2008 MLA News Now Online
The September issue features MLA Membership Committee Chair Dean Hendrix in the Member Spotlight column. This issue also features tips for a greener National Medical Librarians Month and the 2008 Hospital Library Standards Update, while the Technology Column talks about the "Semantic Web." Download your issue in the members-only area >> [MO]

MLA Announces Slate for the 2009/10 Election
Margaret Bandy, AHIP, Library and Media Services, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, and Ruth Holst, AHIP, FMLA, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois-Chicago, are candidates for MLA president-elect. All MLA members with email addresses on file will receive ballots electronically in the election to be held November 5–December 10, 2008. Paper ballots will be mailed to members without email addresses on file. Read more election information and view a complete list of candidates >>

MLA '09 Preliminary Information Available
Preliminary travel, hotel, and registration information, plus an at-a-glance schedule, and paper and poster FAQs are now available on MLANET. Start planning today for MLA '09 >>

MLA '09 Poster and Paper Submission Deadline: Monday, October 6
Share your ideas! Submit your abstracts Offsite link opens new window or tab for papers and posters now via MLA's online abstract submission program! Plan to submit your abstract, using the structured abstract guidelines, Offsite link opens new window or tab by Monday, October 6, 2008, midnight, central time (CT). Abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline. Presentations will take place at MLA '09, Honolulu, HI, May 15–20, 2009.. Read more >>

Plan for 2009 ICML, August 31-September 4, 2009
The International Congress of Medical Librarians (ICML), with the theme “Positioning the Profession,” will offer an array of research papers, user studies, and innovative solutions in Brisbane, Australia. Local and international presenters will include those working in health libraries, publishing, and information and communication technologies, as well as clinicians and academics. A number of continuing education activities and tours of the region will also be offered. Read more on the ICML website and submit an abstract >> Offsite link opens new window or tab

MLA '08 CD-ROM Available for Purchase
Find out what you missed at MLA ’08 or revisit the most inspiring sessions!. The MLA ’08 CD-ROM, supported by the New England Journal of Medicine, includes plenary sessions, featured speakers, section programs, sunrise seminars, and open forums. Order today! PDF download


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