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  • 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 (http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/) 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.


    Sincerely,

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

    patriciaegallagher@verizon.net

  • 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 https://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/brodman.html.  Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.

    Please contact Carol Vreeland at carol_vreeland@ncsu.edu for additional information or if you have any questions.

  • 10 Sep 2014 1:45 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information has been provided by Lynne Fox.)

    Sunday, September 14th is your last chance for early registration pricing for the Quint Chapter MLA meeting in Denver Colorado on October 12-16.  On Monday the fee will increase by $30. You can register at https://www.regonline.com/quint2014

    September 14 is also the date we will use to determine which CE sessions will meet the enrollment cut-off and will be taught at the meeting.  (If you enroll in a CE that does not meet enrollment requirements, you will be offered the opportunity to switch to a different CE or to receive a refund.)  Please view our CE offerings at http://blog.hsl.washington.edu/quint/?page_id=7 to help you select the best CE for your professional development! 

    To learn more about the meeting, please visit http://quint2014.mlanet.org.  You can learn about the CE offerings, program, and travel and lodging options.

    If you have any questions at all about registering for the Quint Chapter MLA Meeting, don't hesitate to contact Lynne Fox, Registration Chair at lynne.fox@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2121.

  • 05 Sep 2014 11:20 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information was provided by Lynne Fox.)

    Check out our new blog posting for the LAST Quint Chapter MLA Meeting 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

    Visit the meeting website for schedule-at-a-glance, lodging, travel, and local information: http://quint2014.mlanet.org 

    CE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is SEPTEMBER 10th!  Register now to be sure the course you want to take makes its enrollment cutoff! 

    EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 14th!  Register now to secure the early registration rate.  

    Questions?  Need assistance registering?  Be sure to contact Registration Committee Chair Lynne Fox for assistance.

  • 26 Aug 2014 7:15 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (Information for this post comes courtesy of Lenora Kinzie.)

    The deadline to submit your STARS nomination is August 31st.   If you are trying to decide which accomplishment to list, don’t sweat that…list as many as you wish! 

    Just go to http://www.mcmla.org/2014stars  and complete the form. 

    MCMLA STARS will be recognized at the Quint Chapter Meeting in Denver and for posterity in an upcoming issue of the MCMLA Express.

    If you have any questions contact Lenora Kinzie.

  • 20 Aug 2014 2:55 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    The Summer issue of the Express has been published-check it out!
    
    
    http://www.mcmla.org:80/resources/Express/2014/aug2014.pdf
    

  • 14 Aug 2014 9:34 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Rebecca Carlson, member of the Honors and Awards Committee.)

    Applications are now being accepted for the MCMLA Professional Travel Scholarship! Apply on the MCMLA Website: http://mcmla.org/travel 

    The application deadline is September 8th.

    History

    In May 2009, the Wyoming Medical Librarians recommended to the MCMLA Executive Board that their share of the profits from the MCMLA 2008 meeting, which was held in Cody, WY; be used to fund a travel scholarship. This scholarship is to help MCMLA members who live in rural areas of the MCMLA region to attend the annual MCMLA meeting. The MCMLA Travel Scholarship was approved with the Executive Secretary responsible for the distribution of the scholarship funds and the MCMLA Honors and Awards Committee responsible for soliciting applications and selecting the scholarship winner.

    Scholarship Criteria

    1. The applicant must come from a rural or micropolitan area determined by using the Rural Assistance Center website http://ims2.missouri.edu/rac/amirural/definitions.asp .
    2. The applicant must submit a brief statement (100 words) explaining how receiving this scholarship will enhance their professional development as a librarian.
    3. Scholarship winners can only receive the scholarship once since funds are limited.
    4. Scholarship money is reimbursed once the Executive Secretary has obtained receipts from the winner. Acceptable receipts are:
      • Airline receipts
      • Gas mileage notations - winner will be reimbursed at the going government mileage reimbursement amount
      • Meeting registration costs
      • CE registration costs
      • Hotel costs
    5. The scholarship winner will be announced on the MCMLA listserv, the MCMLA Annual meeting and the winner's name will be listed on the MCMLA website.

    Questions about the scholarship can be directed to the MCMLA Honors and Awards Committee Chair: Cindy Perkins, Medical Librarian, Alegent Creighton Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 402-398-6092, Cynthia.perkins@alegent.org.  

  • 29 Jul 2014 3:01 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information provided by Tim Kenny.)

    Attention fine folks of MCMLA,

    Please consider applying for this opportunity to work on in-progress research/research writing of all kinds at the Quint meeting this year. (More detail on the attached application). There are limited spots available, but MCMLA will be guaranteed at least two spots.  Click here for the application form.

    The applications will be collected by Lori Fitterling, Co-Chair MCMLA Research Committee, but ultimately reviewed by a person outside the chapter.  The deadline for submitting an application is August 7th.  Please help spread the word about this opportunity to your fellow chapter members.  Questions and inquiries can be directed to the Lori Fitterling, Lfitterling@kcumb.edu.

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