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Medical Library Association

Register now for MLA '09 in 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

MLA President-Elect's Draft Priorities for Next Year: Please Comment
President-elect Connie Schardt, AHIP, has posted a draft of her priorities for the next year. She would like to give you, the MLA membership, a chance to comment on them before the MLA Board approves them at their February meeting. Are these good ideas or bad ideas? Will they help you in your career development or in your job? Read and comment. on the MLA Connections blog! >>

MLA '09 Online Registration Now Open !
Registration is open for MLA '09, "iFusions," May 15-20 in Honolulu, Hawaii! Online registration is fast and easy. Use either your MLA membership ID number or your email address to register. The MLA '09 Preliminary Program will be mailed in January 2009. Register and start planning today for MLA '09! >>

2009/10 MLA Election Results
On December 11, 2008, the 2009/10 MLA election results were certified and notarized by staff at Survey and Ballot Systems. There were 1,504 ballots cast (via web voting and paper ballots) from 3,550 eligible members. The election had a participation rate of 42.37%. Results: President-elect: Ruth Holst, AHIP, FMLA; Board of Directors (2009–2012): Cynthia L. Henderson, AHIP; (Kathleen) Ann McKibbon. Nominating Committee: Karen M. Albert, AHIP; Brian Bunnett, AHIP; Dixie A. Jones, AHIP; Michelle Kraft, AHIP; Julie Kuenzel Kwan, AHIP; Sandra I. Martin, AHIP; Gabriel Rios; Anne K. Seymour; Eileen H. Stanley, AHIP. Mark Funk, AHIP, MLA's 2008/09 immediate past president, will chair the Nominating Committee.

November/December MLA News Online
The November/December issue of the MLA News offers information on candidates for MLA president-elect, board of directors, and Nominating Committee. Other features include case studies on getting a second degree in the Medical Library Education column, MLA '09 continuing education courses, and a legislative update report on funding and intellectual property and copyright issues. [MO]

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



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