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  • 09 Jul 2014 1:54 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (This reminder comes courtesy of Barbara Folb, Chair of the Client Relations Committee, MLA Public Health/Health Administration Section.)

    Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website.
    Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST.  For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go tohttp://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/
    For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .
    For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/  -
    What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?
    The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals.  Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001.  Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:
     
    Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.”  (Feili Tu)
     
    Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)
     
    “Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)
     
    The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)
     
    As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs”  (Peggy Gross)
     
    I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)
     
    The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!
     
    Barbara Folb, Chair, Client Relations Committee
     
    Helena VonVille, Chair-elect, Client Relations Committee
     
    Public Health/ Health Administration Section
    Medical Library Association
  • 23 Jun 2014 3:53 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Lara Sapp (James Madison University) and Barbara Folb (University of Pittsburgh; Chair, Client Relations Committee, Public Health/Health Administration Section, MLA).)

    Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website.

    Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST.  For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

    For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .

    For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/  -

    What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?

    The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals.  Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001.  Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

    Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.”  (Feili Tu)

    Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)

    “Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)

    The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)

    As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs”  (Peggy Gross)

    I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)

    The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

     

    Barbara Folb, Chair, Client Relations Committee

    folb@pitt.edu

    Helena VonVille, Chair-elect, Client Relations Committee

    Helena.M.Vonville@uth.tmc.edu

    Public Health/ Health Administration Section

    Medical Library Association

  • 18 Jun 2014 1:03 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (Thanks to Lynne Fox for providing this information.)

    Check out our new blog posting for the second Quint MLA Trivia Contest question - http://blog.hsl.washington.edu/quint/?page_id=17  Correct answers go into a drawing to win this week's prize as well as the grand prize of 1 free CE.

    Register now at http://www.regonline.com/quint2014 for the All Inclusive Package A to attend all special events, including the Hospital Library Interest Group Luncheon - you don't have to be a hospital librarian to attend!  

    This year's Hospital Library Interest Group Luncheon is Wednesday, October 15, 12:00-1:30 p.m., and features Dr. Robin Dowell, University of Colorado-Boulder, on "Understanding Your Genome: The Path to Personalized Medicine".

  • 05 Jun 2014 3:46 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014

    Date: Tech panel: Thursday, Oct. 16

    Deadline: Proposals for tech panels, lightning / STAT panel presentations must be submitted no later than JULY 1, 2014.

    Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

    Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data. 

    Projects, services, innovations, lessons learned, and success stories which illustrate how we are celebrating opportunity during continual change are all possible lightning / STAT / tech panel presentations.

    Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee.  Subcommittee members will not be given author information.

    Lightning / STAT! Talks

    Each presentation will have five minutes. This format gives members the opportunity to contribute content to the conference in a less formal manner than a traditional contributed paper. For example, you could share your experiences with a project, a service, or a product.

    To propose a lightening/STAT talk, please submit:

    • topic and a short 100 words or less description
    • your name, address, email and work phone number on a separate page

    Trends in Technology

    A program slot for a panel about trends in technology has been allocated 90 minutes. We would like to see demonstrations of new technology that panel presenters are just starting to use or that will become more widespread in the next few years.

    To propose being part of the panel, please submit:

    • Tell us, in 500 words or less, about the technology topic you would like to speak on. Provide description of how this technology has impacted your work or will impact the work of medical librarians. Feel free to provide examples and links.
    • We expect a live demonstration of a product or trend. You may not use PowerPoint. Will your topic fit into this show and tell type format?  Yes / No
    • Will your topic fit into the allotted time? Each speaker has 15-20 minutes to present.  Yes / No
    • Presenter name(s), title, address(es), email(s), and work phone number(s) on a separate page.

    Method of submission:  Follow instructions for proposing a lightning / STAT talk, or panel presentation and send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu

    These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed by early August.

  • 05 Jun 2014 3:36 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014

    Date:     Posters:  Tuesday, Oct. 14

    Deadline: Proposals for posters must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

    Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

    Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data.

    Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee.     Subcommittee members will not be given author information. 

    Print Posters

    Posters provide visual displays of information about new research findings or descriptions of creative new programs or practices, and are an optional format to contributed papers.  Posters will be available for two hours on Tuesday.

    To propose a poster, please submit:

    Method of submission:  Follow instructions for proposing a poster and send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font  via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu

    These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early August.

  • 05 Jun 2014 3:33 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (Thanks to Jean Shipman for providing this update.)

    Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014


    Date:     Contributed papers:         Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 14-15
     

    Deadline: Proposals for papers must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014.

    Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

    Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data. 

    Contributed Papers

    Accepted contributed papers will each be allotted 15 minutes for the presentation and follow-up questions.

    To propose a paper presentation, please submit:

    • author(s) name(s), address, email(s) and work phone number(s) on a separate page

    Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee.  Subcommittee members will not be given author information. 

    Method of submission:  Send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu

    These must be received no later than July 1, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early August.

  • 29 May 2014 1:10 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)
    (Thanks to Lynne Fox for permission to post this information, and to post future related notices.)


    Each correct answer goes into a drawing to win this week's prize as well as the grand prize of one free CE at the Quint MLA meeting in October.

    Register now at http://www.regonline.com/quint2014 to ensure you get your preferred CE course!  Space is limited.
  • 29 May 2014 10:24 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)
    (Thanks to Rebecca Carlson for permission to post this information.)

    Second call for nominations for the 2014 MCMLA Awards! Nominate a fellow member or yourself for one of three prestigious Midcontinental Chapter awards. These awards are a great way to recognize the outstanding service of a coworker or professional colleague.

    Bernice M. Hetzner Award for Excellence in Academic Health Science Librarianship
    This award was established in 1991 in honor of Bernice M. Hetzner, Library Director and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, who retired in 1973. This $500 award recognizes an academic health sciences librarian who has achieved a high level of professional accomplishment. Previous winners of this award include Lynne Fox in 2010, Nancy Woelfl in 2011, and Sue Sykes Berry in 2012. There was no winner in 2013 due to a lack of nominations. For more information and to see the nomination criteria, visit the award webpage.


    Barbara McDowell Award for Excellence in Hospital Librarianship
    The Barbara McDowell Award was established in 1984 in memory of Barbara McDowell, Chief of Library Services at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration, who died in 1983. This $500 award honors a chapter member who has made an outstanding contribution to hospital librarianship. Previous award winners include Elizabeth C. Burns in 2009 and Karen Wells in 2011. There were no award winners in 2010, 2012, or 2013 due to a lack of nominations. For more information and to see the nomination criteria, visit the award webpage.


    Outstanding Achievement Award
    Established in 1983, this award honors a member for significant contributions to health sciences/hospital libraries, to the profession and to the goals and objectives of the chapter. Award winners receive a plaque and $500 monetary gift at the MCMLA conference. Previous award winners include Jim Bothmer in 2009, Sarah Beck Kirby in 2011, and Rebecca Graves in 2012. There were no award winners in 2010 or 2013 due to a lack of nominations. For more information and to see the nomination criteria, visit the award webpage.


    Nominations for all awards are due by August 1, 2014. The nomination form is available on the MCMLA website. You can contact the Honors and Awards Committee Chair, Cindy Perkins, at cynthia.perkins@alegent.org or (402) 398-6092 with any questions.

  • 09 May 2014 11:39 AM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    The Spring issue of the Express has been published--check it out!

  • 29 Apr 2014 12:41 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)
    (Thanks to Jean Shipman for permission to post this information.)

    Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014

    Date:     Tech panel: Thursday, Oct. 16

    Deadline: Proposals for tech panels, lightning / STAT panel presentations must be submitted no later than June 2, 2014.

    Theme: Convergence and Collaboration.

    Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data.

    Projects, services, innovations, lessons learned, and success stories which illustrate how we are celebrating opportunity during continual change are all possible lightning / STAT / tech panel presentations. 

    Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of the Program Committee.  Subcommittee members will not be given author information. 

    Lightning / STAT! Talks

    Each presentation will have five minutes.  This format gives members the opportunity to contribute content to the conference in a less formal manner than a traditional contributed paper. For example, you could share your experiences with a project, a service, or a product.

    To propose a lightning/STAT talk, please submit:

    •      topic and a short 100 words or less description
    •      your name, address, email and work phone number on a separate page

    Trends in Technology

    A program slot for a panel about trends in technology has been allocated 90 minutes.  We would like to see demonstrations of new technology that panel presenters are just starting to use or that will become more widespread in the next few years.

    To propose being part of the panel, please submit:

    •      Tell us, in 500 words or less, about the technology topic you would like to speak on. Provide description of how this technology has impacted your work or will impact the work of medical librarians. Feel free to provide examples and links.
    •      We expect a live demonstration of a product or trend. You may not use PowerPoint. Will your topic fit into this show and tell type format?  Yes / No
    •      Will your topic fit into the allotted time? Each speaker has 15-20 minutes to present.  Yes / No
    •      Presenter name(s), title, address(es), email(s), and work phone number(s) on a separate page.

    Method of submission:  Follow instructions for proposing a lightning / STAT talk, or panel presentation and send your submission as a Word document in Arial, 12-point font  via email attachment to kmurray10@uaa.alaska.edu

    These must be received no later than June 2, 2014 to be considered. Acceptance / rejections will be confirmed in early July.
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