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  • 02 Dec 2015 8:52 AM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    Are you planning to attend the MLA Mosaic Meeting in May 2016? Would you like to attend a roundtable lunch with other MLA members, sharing ideas, networking and gaining new knowledge for free?

    Apply for the MCMLA 2016 Chapter Council Roundtable Lunch Award!

    The award winner(s) will reimbursed for the full cost of the Chapter Council Sharing Roundtables Luncheon which is held at the annual MLA meeting. The luncheon is an opportunity to network, share experiences and meet with colleagues at MLA.

    Are you interested?

    Selected applicants must:

    1. Be a current member of MCMLA

    2. Register for the Chapter Council Sharing Roundtables Luncheon

    3. Write a summary of the experience for the MCMLA Express after MLA

    Apply now!

    The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Two names will be drawn at random and the winners notified by March 18, 2018.

    If you have questions please email Rebecca Carlson, Chair of the MCMLA Honors and Awards Committee. 

  • 25 Nov 2015 5:46 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Just in time for turkey day. Check it out!


  • 09 Oct 2015 8:02 AM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Thanks to everyone who sent in photos! It was so good to see everyone's faces. Please consider sending in photos if you haven't. You can either email them to me directly at or you can upload them to Google Drive at 


  • 08 Oct 2015 11:04 AM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    Hey MCMLAers!

    For all those attending the virtual conference: usually as the Express editor I take pictures at the conference to include in our November “Meeting Roundup” issue. This year, because we are virtual, I can’t do that. So I have a favor to ask. If you are attending the conference in either a group or on your lonesome, please take photos of yourself or your colleagues “attending” the conference and send them to me. We’ll pick some good ones to include in our issue. Also, we would love to have articles summing up the presentations, or talking about the virtual conference itself and what you thought, so please consider writing something as well. Remember, you get AHIP points!

    Hashtags for the meeting are #MCMLA2015 and #VirtualMeeting.

    See you all later today, and thanks!


  • 29 Sep 2015 1:45 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    This is it! The last day before the deadline to register for our historic virtual conference!  Be sure you are there, wherever you are!  Go to and click on the link for the 2015 Virtual Meeting and register.  You really don't want to miss this!  Where else can you attend a conference in the comfort of your home, car, or office.  (OK - maybe not in your car, but you get my drift!)  This is a first!  The eyes of the medical library community are on us!  Be a part of history!  Be there!

  • 25 Sep 2015 12:32 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    Time is growing short to register for the FIRST EVER VIRTUAL MCMLA CONFERENCE


    Don't miss out!  In just 5 short days (yes they are getting shorter - it's fall!), registration will close forever and if you aren't registered, it won't matter where you are, you won't be there.


    Please don't be left out in the cold!  Register now as an individual or as part of a group.  Information on the meeting can be found on our website:


    Help make this meeting a success!  Other chapters are watching us to see if they want to try the same thing!  Please register!


    I hope to "see" you there!

  • 23 Sep 2015 5:10 PM | Deleted user

    (Information courtesy of Robert Johnson, Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California.)

    David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship

    Do you have a project in mind that will take you on the road?
    Consider applying for MLA’s David  A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship!

    Established in 2002, this grant awards one $2,000 fellowship each year to cover the expenses involved in traveling to three or more medical libraries in the United States or Canada, for the purpose of studying a specific aspect of health information management.  Activities that are operational in nature or have only local usefulness will be considered.  The award winner is required to submit a report to MLA on the results of the project, that may be published in appropriate health information journals.


    * The applicant must hold a graduate degree in library science.

    * The applicant must be a practicing health sciences librarian with at least five years of professional experience.

    * The applicant must be an individual member of the Medical Library Association.

    * The applicant must be a citizen of or have permanent residence status in either the United States or Canada.

    * Consideration will be given in exceptional cases to an outstanding candidate not meeting the criteria above.

    The completed application form must be received at MLA headquarters by December 1, 2015.

    Learn more about the application process on MLANET.ORG at

    If you have any questions, please contact Susan Arnold, Jury Chair, at

  • 23 Sep 2015 4:09 PM | Deleted user

    (Courtesy of Wayne Peay, Char, Janet Doe Lectureship Jury.)

    Call for Nominations for the 2017 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 are due to the MLA Headquarters November 1, 2015.  Nominations should be submitted by members of the association.  Self-nominations are accepted.  General information, criteria and the nomination form are attached (see link below).

    For more information, please contact the Jury Chair, Wayne Peay –

    Janet Doe Lectureship Jury:

       Debra Berlanstein – Tufts University

       Virgina Carden – Duke University

       Denise Hersey – Yale University

       Maureen Knapp – Tulane University

       Wayne Peay – University of Utah

       Linda Walton – University of Iowa

       Maria Lopez - MLA

    (Click the link to access the Janet Doe Nomination Information sheet.)

  • 23 Sep 2015 4:00 PM | Deleted user

    (Courtesy of Jerry Perry, by way of Melissa Desantis.)


    The Medical Library Association’s greatest assets are the collective wisdom of its members and the support received from friends and affiliates.  Some of our colleagues have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the profession and are deserving of recognition as Fellows of MLA.  Individuals who are not members but who have similarly contributed in a significant way to advancing the missions of the Association and profession may also be recognized as Honorary Members.  Please consider nominating a colleague for Fellow or a non-member for Honorary Member status.  Peer recognition builds a stronger community!

    Nominations are due to MLA November 1, 2015.  Please visit MLANET at for details and to access the nomination application form.  Please email Jerry Perry, MLS, AHIP, Jury Chair, at <> for additional information or questions.

    Best wishes, friends!


  • 23 Sep 2015 3:51 PM | Deleted user

    (Courtesy of Betsy Mueth.)

    The deadline is fast approaching for registration for the first ever MCMLA virtual meeting!  Don't miss out!  History will be made!  Register solo or as part of a group for that collegial feeling.  (Yes, collegial is a word!  I looked it up in my Thesaurus - I'm a librarian, after all!)  Register by midnight CDT on September 30 to become a part of history.  (My grandchildren think I am already a part of history, and that may be true, but this is going to be special!)  Hope to "see" everyone there!

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