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  • 07 Apr 2014 10:30 AM | Anonymous
    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, 2015.

    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).

  • 19 Mar 2014 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    The MCMLA Nominating Committee (Merinda McLure, Marty Magee, and Brenda Pfannenstiel) is very pleased to announce the election results. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all candidates for their willingness to stand and serve, and to Tracey Hughes, Web Editor & MCMLA-L Discussion List Owner, for her expert facilitation of the online ballot.

    MCMLA 2014 Election Results

    Vice Chair

    Lisa Traditi

    Recording Secretary

    Jenny Garcia

    Representative to the MLA Nominating Committee

    John Bramble

    Representative to MLA Chapter Council

    Heather Brown

    Alternate to MLA Chapter Council

    Kate Anderson

  • 05 Mar 2014 8:05 AM | Holly Henderson (Administrator)
    The MCMLA Education Committee is hosting a one hour webinar for MCMLA members on MLA's AHIP program, The Academy of Health Information Professionals.  During the session, learn about AHIP, the benefits of AHIP, how to apply, and hear from chapter members who are currently AHIP members. Get more information and register here.
  • 06 Feb 2014 9:44 AM | Anonymous
    (Thanks to Assako Holyoke and Timothy Kenny for permission to post this notice.)

    Dear MCMLA Members:

    The MCMLA 2014 annual meeting will be a joint meeting with four other MLA Chapters: the Medical Library Group of Southern California & Arizona (MLGSCA), the Northern California & Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG), the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA (PNCMLA), and the South Central Chapter of MLA (SCCMLA). 

    Here is the opportunity for you to share with a larger audience your new research, your new project, your library’s new services, and your new ideas.

    The MCMLA Research Committee would like to invite you to start planning for those papers and posters as the annual meeting Planning Committee may soon start calling for submissions. So, don’t get caught by surprise and think ahead! 

    The MCMLA ‘14 annual meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado.


    MCMLA Research Committee

  • 06 Feb 2014 9:24 AM | Heather Brown (Administrator)

    The MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting planning committee is seeking volunteers from the MCMLA membership to serve on committees for the meeting. Being a virtual meeting, committee tasks will be altered and some committees that existed for the face-to-face meetings will not be necessary.

    Established committees include Program and CE, which will be the responsibilities of the Research and Education Committees, respectively.

    The two committees that seek members are Registration/Website and Technology. The Registration/Website committee will be responsible for coordinating online registrations, which includes the registration process, handling of fees, and communication of meeting codes and URLs. Additionally, this committee will coordinate with the other committees for content to be included on the website. The Technology committee will be in charge of selecting an online platform for the meeting, running tests, coordinating troubleshooting, and facilitating the meeting in the online environment from a technological standpoint.

    Please consider volunteering for one of these two committees and be a part of the next era of annual meetings!

    Email your interest or questions to Heather Brown by March 1, 2014.

  • 16 Dec 2013 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    That's the question asked by at  They looked at 12 jobs to see if they had evolved or become extinct with the changes in technology.

    Verdict: Evolved.

    Other jobs evaluated: professional typists, video store clerk, umps and refs, icemen (really, have any of us every seen an iceman?), travel agents, newpaper deliverer, family farmer, switchboard operator, supermarket cashier, postal worker, on-air DJ.

  • 15 Nov 2013 4:18 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)
  • 19 Sep 2013 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research 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 knowledgebase 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,

  • 13 Sep 2013 12:00 PM | Emily Eresuma (Administrator)

    Do you really need fresh sheets and towels every day?  Probably not. During your stay at the University Guest House, make use of their “You Choose – Wash or Reuse” program to ensure only soiled linens are sent out for cleaning.  Linen & Towel Reuse Programs makes a large impact, saving 6,000 gallons of water and 40 gallons of detergent per 150 room hotel every month.

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