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  • 18 Aug 2017 2:24 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    My tux just got home from performing in four concerts in Barcelona hoping to find a reason to go to Columbia.  Nope.  No nominations for MCMLA Awards yet.  C'mon!  We've got some great people!  Nominate them!

    The deadline is now September 1.  More information and nomination forms are at http://www.mcmla.org/honorsawards

    Also (an admittedly easier task), be sure to nominate yourself or another for MCMLA Stars at http://www.mcmla.org/stars/ by September 8.

    Jerry Carlson

    Honors & Awards Chair 

     

  • 17 Aug 2017 12:05 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Just a reminder: MCMLA2017 EarlyBird Registration is ending soon! 

    Join us for the MCMLA Annual Meeting in Columbia, Missouri! This event takes place Monday, October 9th to Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.  The meeting will include keynote speakers, paper and poster presentations, RML and MLA updates, exhibits, and CE sessions.  We're looking forward to having you join us at the beautiful Tiger Hotel in the District, steps away from shops, restaurants, and the flagship campus of the University of Missouri.

    For registration, see the MCMLA 2017 homepage or registration page . For CE classes, see the CE page for registration. Hope to see you all in Columbia!

    MCMLA 2017 Planning Committee


  • 26 Jul 2017 3:46 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Elizabeth Hinton, Chair of the Janet Doe Lectureship Jury.)

    Call for Nominations for the 2019 Janet Doe Lectureship

    The Janet Doe Lectureship is a unique award, offering both significant recognition and the opportunity to present a major plenary session lecture at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association. “The Janet Doe Lecturer is an individual chosen annually by the Medical Library Association for his or her unique perspective on the history or philosophy of medical librarianship.”

    Nominations for the 2019 Doe Lectureship, to be delivered during the MLA annual meeting in Chicago, IL, will be accepted starting in August 2017.

    Nominations are due to the MLA Headquarters by November 1, 2017, and should be submitted by members of the Association. Self-nominations are accepted. General information, criteria, and the nomination form can be found at the following link: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=243.

    For more information, please contact the Doe Jury Chair, Elizabeth Hinton (ehinton@umc.edu).

    2017-2018 Janet Doe Lectureship Jury:

      Elizabeth Hinton, Chair: University of Mississippi Medical Center

      Dede Rios: University of Incarnate Word

      Ellen Rothbaum: North Shore University Hospital

      Chris Shaffer: Oregon Health & Science University

      Linda Walton: University of Iowa Libraries

      Maria Lopez: MLA Staff Liaison

  • 19 Jul 2017 2:05 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Join us for the MCMLA Annual Meeting in Columbia, Missouri! This even takes place Monday, October 9th to Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.  The meeting will include keynote speakers, paper and poster presentations, RML and MLA updates, exhibits, and CE sessions.  We're looking forward to having you join us at the beautiful Tiger Hotel in the District, steps away from shops, restaurants, and the flagship campus of the University of Missouri.

    For registration, see the MCMLA 2017 homepage or registration page . For CE classes, see the CE page for registration. Hope to see you all in Columbia!

    MCMLA 2017 Planning Committee


  • 13 Jul 2017 5:33 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    It's almost the Ides of July, named for Julius Caesar, whose story as told by Shakespeare you may have read in high school.  That means you have a little over two weeks to get your nominations in for MCMLA awards.

    You may be wondering, "Who should I nominate?"

    At one point in that play, Cassius says, "The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars."  In the case of MCMLA awards, the fault lies not there, but an answer does - in the MCMLA STARS Program - our recognition of individual achievements (new AHIP membership or higher status, articles or books published, awards received, classes taught,  committees and boards served, grants received, innovations launched, colleagues mentored, offices held, posters and presentations shared, promotions earned at work) from the past year.  But those achievements add up.

    Just look at the annual lists linked from the STARS Program page.  You'll see that several names appear again and again from year to year.  And that under many of the names there are multiple items.  You get the idea?

    So take a stab at nominating someone.  Details of the awards (including past winners - no sense duplicating) are linked from the Honors and Awards page.  Hope to hear from you by August 1, and to see you and your nominee again not at Philippi but in Columbia.

    BTW, the Stars Nomination Form is now live on the STARS Program page to encourage future award winners. 

    Jerry Carlson

    MCMLA Honors & Awards Chair

  • 13 Jun 2017 8:24 AM | Membership Committee (Administrator)

    Help us update our membership records. Check your membership record and that of your colleagues. Let us know what years we need to add or remove.

    Please visit this webpage on the MCMLA website, http://www.mcmla.org/memberscommittee. Click on the link to the Membership History Project 2017. You will need to login. A link to an online form is available to submit your updates.

    In the past, the Chapter maintained a print directory of members. Our Chapter archives has some years, but not all. Jackie Hittner and Holly Henderson recently compiled the membership data we could find. We'd like your help to review the accuracy of this information. Around 2010-2011 the Chapter's membership history went online, so it's the years before 2010-2011 that we need your help.

     

  • 09 Jun 2017 2:21 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts 

    2017 MCMLA Annual Meeting

    The Program Committee invites paper and poster abstract submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2017 Midcontinental Chapter Meeting in Columbia, Missouri. The meeting will take place from October 9-11 at the Tiger Hotel, with paper and posters sessions being held on Tuesday, October 10th. 

    Deadline for abstract submission is June 16, 2017.

    Notifications of acceptance will be made by July 19, 2017.

    Please contact Christi Piper, cpiper@uccs.edu or 719-255-3027 with questions.

    Instructions:

    • Abstracts should be kept under 250 words. Structured abstracts are preferred. Find more information about structured abstracts at mlanet.org [http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=517]
    • Submissions should be sent to Christi Piper via this online form [https://www.jotform.com/refdesk/MCMLA2017]


  • 30 May 2017 3:03 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    Medical librarians are high achievers.  We all know that.  But the world – especially healthcare execs – don’t know that.  We need to SHOW them. 

    One way we do that is through MCMLA Awards – we recognize the highest achievers among us, and tell their higher-ups about it, and make it easy for them to tell the rest of the world.  That’ll be my job at and after the 2017 MCMLA Annual Meeting, “SHOW ME – ONE HEALTH” in the Show Me State of Missouri October 9-11 – SHOW YOU the best of the best at the meeting, and then SHOW THEM (them being the world) with followup letters and press releases.

    But first – you need to SHOW ME who you consider the best.  Nominations are open for the 2017 Awards. 

    The Big Three are:

    Hetzner Award
    This award recognizes an academic health sciences librarian who has achieved a high level of professional accomplishment. The individual must be a member of MCMLA and work in an academic health sciences library.

    McDowell Award
    This award honors a chapter member who has made an outstanding contribution to hospital librarianship. To be eligible, an individual must be a member of MCMLA and work in a hospital library.

    Outstanding Achievement Award
    This award honors a member for contributions to health sciences/hospital libraries, to the profession, goals, and objectives of the chapter.

    Nominations for all awards are due by August 1. The nomination form and instructions are available on the MCMLA website [http://mcmla.org/nominate].  Send any questions to Honors and Awards Committee Chair Jerry Carlson [jerry.carlson@uchealth.org] or call 970-495-7770.

     

  • 17 May 2017 4:16 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Katie Dayani.  For questions, please use the contact information listed in the post.)

    The Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is hosting our second annual conference on Friday, October 20th in Kansas City.

    We invite proposals for 45-minute informational sessions on topics of interest to librarians, students, and information professionals from all backgrounds - public, academic, and special.  We also have opportunities for poster sessions, "lightning round" sessions (10 minutes), or panel sessions.

    Submit your proposal via the link below by June 1st and candidates will be notified of acceptance by June 15th.  Please contact president@kwm-sla.org with any questions. 

    https://goo.gl/1BdZGA

  • 12 May 2017 12:17 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)
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