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  • 16 Mar 2015 11:20 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes from Timmi Johnson, Research Committee chair.)

    MCMLA Virtual Connections will be October 8th and 9th

    Start planning your papers and lightning talks for our first ever virtual meeting!

    Have you been working on a project or program, conducting research? Share it with your colleagues.

    Watch for more details about submission instructions and deadlines in the coming months.

    Please note that there will be no posters at this year’s meeting.

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee

  • 05 Mar 2015 9:46 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Barb Jones.)

    One of the membership requests coming from the Quint meeting in Denver last fall was to have a class or discussions on handling office politics.  In response to your request, we are starting a new book club discussion group.

    The book club discussion group on the book "It's All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough" by Kathleen Kelly Reardon is starting on Tuesday, March 10.  The club will meet in Adobe Connect (web ) from 2-3 CT, 1-2 MT for four weeks ( March 10, 17, 24, 31).  The discussion will be led by Darell Schmick, Research Librarian at the Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah and Barb Jones, Library Advocacy and Missouri Coordinator.

    We all deal with politics in our jobs.  Some days it is a pleasant experience, other days it is like walking through a minefield.  Come join us and explore ways to handle political situations and position yourself and your library in a favorable light!   If you have any questions, please contact Barb Jones (

    I hope to see you all there!


  • 27 Feb 2015 12:18 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes from Gwen Wilson, Education Committee chair.)

    The MCMLA Education Committee is working on planning continuing education topics for 2015 and we need your help. Please take a few moments to answer this 10 question survey to help us determine time, format, and potential CE topics.

    You can access the survey by the following link:

    The survey will be open until March 3rd.

    Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to respond to this survey.



    Education Committee Chair

  • 26 Feb 2015 9:17 AM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Read it here.

  • 17 Feb 2015 1:20 PM | Jan Rice (Administrator)
    The MCMLA Executive Board has made available a total of $1000 to fund first-time, successful AHIP applications, awarded in the order applications are received.    Awards will be made as viable applicants are identified; awards will be made until funds are exhausted.  Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2016.

    Click the link for full details on the AHIP First-Time Applicant Award.

    Contact Jan Rice, MCMLA Credentialing Liaison, if you have questions (; 402.481-3296).

  • 13 Feb 2015 12:07 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following announcement is made on behalf of the Nominating Committee.)

    The MCMLA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate - and open the voting for the 2015 MCMLA Election!   

    The MCMLA election runs February 13-27, 2015. 

    Current MCMLA members may vote online at the 2015 Election web page ( from 9:30 a.m. Central Time on February 13, 2015 until 5 p.m. Central Time on February 27, 2015.  Voters will need to log on with their email address and password to vote; members who have forgotten their password may reset it on the site and then vote.  If you have problems with logging in, please contact Tracey Hughes, web site administrator, at

    Candidate bios are available for viewing on the 2015 Election web page.  

    Vice Chair
    Tom Gensichen
    Darell Schmick

    Recording Secretary
    Shandra Protzko
    Erin Wimmer

    Representative to MLA Nominating Committee
    Jeanne Burke
    Rebecca Graves

    The MCMLA Nominating Committee extends our sincere thanks to this year's candidates for their willingness to stand and serve!

    Marty Magee - Chair

    Claire Hamasu

    Darrel Willoughby - Ex-Officio

  • 19 Dec 2014 4:17 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Finally! Sorry about the delay.

    Check it out!

  • 18 Dec 2014 10:37 AM | Heather Brown (Administrator)

    The MCMLA 2015 all-virtual annual meeting is less than a year away! The planning committee has created a preliminary program, which includes a keynote, papers, lightning rounds, vendor blocks, business meeting, and a free CE! Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the keynote, Ivan Oransky, physician, medical journalist, and founder of Retraction Watch.

    Save the date, October 8-9, 2015!

  • 19 Sep 2014 3:44 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Heather Brown.)

    The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research on topics in the history of information science.  The $5000 fellowship, established in 2013, is to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledge base in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, particularly health sciences librarianship.  Health sciences librarians and information scientists, health professionals, researchers, educators, and administrators are eligible.  Applicants must have a master's or doctor's degree or be enrolled in a program leading to such a degree and demonstrate a commitment to the health sciences.  The fellowship is not designed to support research for a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis.

    The award is not restricted to disbursement in a single year and funding may be disbursed over a period of up to two years depending on the needs of the research fellow.  the award may be used to supplement or extend other awards, including other private or government-supported fellowships, but is not contingent on receiving other awards.  Please see the MLA Grants and Scholarships page ( on MLANET for more information.  The submission deadline is December 1.

    Inquiries: E-mail, telephone or written inquiries are welcomed.  Please direct inquiries to Maria Lopez, 312.419.9094 x15.


    Patricia E. Gallagher, MLS, MA, AHIP
    Chair, Garfield Award Jury

  • 19 Sep 2014 10:31 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (This information comes courtesy of Lisa Traditi (Quint Chapter Meeting Co-Chair) and Nell Aronoff (University of Buffalo).)

    Help recognize a deserving colleague by nominating them for the Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year.

    The Estelle Brodman Award annually recognizes an academic medical librarian at mid-career level who demonstrates significant achievement, the potential for leadership, and continuing excellence. Recipients receive a certificate at the MLA annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the meeting.

    Criteria for the award are as follows:

    • The nominee must be a member of MLA.
    • The nominee must be in "mid-career" at the time of the award, defined as someone working at least 5 and not more than 15 years in an academic health sciences library; the nominee may not be a library director.
    • The nominee must have worked in an academic health sciences library for each of the last five years immediately preceding the nomination, and must be an academic health sciences librarian at the time of the award.
    • The nomination may be made for outstanding national or international contributions to academic health sciences librarianship as demonstrated by excellence in performance (leadership), publications, research, service, or a combination of these four elements.
    • The nominee must show potential for leadership and continuing excellence at mid-career in the area of academic health sciences librarianship.

    The deadline for award nomination submissions is November 1, 2014.

    Complete information and nomination forms can be found at  Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.

    Please contact Carol Vreeland at for additional information or if you have any questions.

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