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  • 23 Sep 2015 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    (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 2:51 PM | Anonymous

    (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!

  • 23 Sep 2015 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    (The following information comes courtesy of Eve Melton, Regional Director of Library Services, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, regarding the Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant.)

    The Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant recognizes Ysabel Bertolucci’s exemplary career as a members of the Medical Library Association and her many contributions to its Sections, Chapters and Board.  Endowed in 2014, the Bertolucci Grant recognizes a health sciences librarian who is involved in nursing, allied health, consumer health or international librarianship.  The recipient receives a certificate at the Association’s annual meeting and a stipend of up to $1000 to be used for travel and conference-related expenses for attending the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. For further information on criteria for eligibility and submission, please see  The deadline for application is Dec 1, 2015.

  • 15 Sep 2015 10:58 AM | Heather Brown (Administrator)

    The final program for the MCMLA 2015 annual (virtual!) meeting is now available. See who is going to speak and when so that you can plan your day.

  • 10 Sep 2015 1:43 PM | Committee Chairs (Administrator)

    Don't miss your opportunity to attend this ground-breaking meeting!  This is the first ever fully virtual meeting in medical library history!  You don't want to miss it.  Register in a group for that "community feeling", or register as an individual and attend in your robe and bunny slippers.  [While that second idea is tempting, I have opted for the community feel - I may still take my shoes off, though!].  In order for everyone to receive their login instructions and to be sure that we will all be able to log into the software, the final deadline for registration is 11:59pm CDT on September 30.  Before the meeting, be sure to check out our vendor slide show at otherwise known as the virtual exhibitor area!  I hope to "see" you all there!

  • 08 Sep 2015 8:25 AM | Anonymous

    The MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting Exhibitor Slide Show is now available at  Visit the page to see slides for the seven vendors participating in our first online meeting!  The full list of participating vendors is also available on the page.  Thanks to these exhibitors for their support of MCMLA 2015!

  • 04 Sep 2015 3:27 PM | Anonymous

    (The following information comes courtesy of Tom Gensichen, Bylaws Committee chair.)

    To Voting Members of MCMLA:

    There is one minor changes to the MCMLA Bylaws.  Attached is a PDF file containing the 2012 version of the MCMLA Bylaws with the proposed change for you to review prior to the Virtual Annual Meeting in October 8 & 9.  Deletions are marked with a strike through and changes/additions are in red text.  This document will also be posted on the MCMLA website.

    Below is a summary of the change to be incorporated:

    1) The MCMLA Executive Committee voted to combine the Government Relations and the Library Advocacy Standing Committees in to one committee called Advocacy.

        a. Amend Article IX. Section 3.  as follows: The standing committees are Advocacy, Bylaws, Education, Government Relations, Honors and Awards, Library Advocacy, Membership, Nominating, Publications, and Research.

    These changes have been approved by the MCMLA Bylaws Committee, the MCMLA Executive Committee and the MLA Bylaws Committee.  A final vote on the Bylaws will take place during the Business Meeting on Friday, October 9, 2015.

    As required by the existing Bylaws, this email shall constitute the 30 day notice of the amendments to the Bylaws.

    Thank you for your attention to this important matter.  I look forward to “virtually” seeing you all in cyberspace.


    Tom Gensichen

    Chair, MCMLA Bylaws Committee

    MCMLA Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect


    Tom Gensichen, Assoc. Professor

    Head of Systems

    McGoogan Library of Medicine

    Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center

    986705 Nebraska Medical Center

    Omaha, NE  68198-6705

    (402) 559-8119

  • 03 Sep 2015 9:10 AM | Chapter Chairs (Administrator)

    Early bird registration for MCMLA2015 - Virtual Connections ends on September 8, 2015? That is only 5 days away - oh my! If you have not registered for the meeting the time is now. Register today and have your name put in a drawing for a fabulous gift - to win the gift you must be registered by September 8. What are you waiting for? Information about MCMLA2015 can be found at:    MCMLA2015 - Virtual Connections: Wherever you are-you'll be there! October 8 and 9, 2015.

  • 27 Aug 2015 8:02 AM | Chapter Chairs (Administrator)

    Where will you be attending MCMLA2015 - Virtual Connections? A group in St. Louis will be attending the meeting in the beautiful American Association of Orthodontists boardroom - see picture. Post a picture to the MCMLA Facebook page of the place where you will be attending the meeting. Early bird registration ends September 8, 2015. Be sure to register before September 8 to have your name entered in a drawing for a fabulous prize! For more information:

  • 21 Aug 2015 1:15 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

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