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MLA Election Updates: New Officers and Modified Calendar

MLA Election Updates: New Officers and Modified Calendar
Thu May 18, 2017
Please join me and the MLA Board of Directors in welcoming the incoming MLA Board members who will assume office at the conclusion of MLA ’17 in Seattle, Washington.

At its winter meeting, the Board of Directors reviewed and voted to revise the MLA election calendar.

The MLA Communities Strategic Goal Task Force has been working on our charge (see Strengthening ur Communities: A Solid Foundation by Teresa L. Knott, AHIP) since August 2016, specifically focusing on the first two parts of our charge
The MLA Books Panel seeks authors or editors for a proposed monograph on information literacy for the health sciences. This book will introduce common instructional standards and approaches seen in higher education and discuss how they can be applied in a variety of health sciences environments.
The MLA Books Panel is seeking an author or editor for a monograph that will seek to answer the question: In what ways do librarians provide liaison services to their patrons in the modern era?
One emerging, and potentially novel, source of consultations for academic health sciences librarians involves helping clients find funding opportunities. While “publish or perish” is a common phrase used in academia, funding is needed for faculty to conduct the research that results in publications.

The MLA Board of Directors names Katherine G. Akers as JMLA editor-in-chief.
MLA and CHLA/ABSC are united in our commitment to transcend borders and support an open and transparent environment of international cooperation that allows us to freely share health sciences information and professional collegiality in person and virtually.
MLA and its Board of Directors express their concern with regard to recent United States government policies or statements. We remain staunch in our commitment to hold fast to MLA's professional values, the cornerstone of our profession.
MLA's executive director just got certified by his professional organization. What about you (still thinking up excuses about getting AHIP)?
Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an opportunity many take for a fresh start, new beginning, or change in direction. I am excited to welcome you to this fresh start, new beginning, and [slight] change in direction for the MLA News!
Diversity and inclusion are essential values for MLA, but are these values reflected in what we do and how we do it?
MLA is expanding and reorganizing its education committees in preparation to growing its educational offerings.
September 5-6 and 7-8, 2016 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at Keysar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan.

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Writing Together to Get AHEAD: an interprofessional boot camp to support scholarly writing in the health professions
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Publishing case studies in health sciences librarianship
Culturally competent library services and related factors among health sciences librarians: an exploratory study
Improving data collection, documentation, and workflow in a dementia screening study
Interinstitutional collaboration for end-user bioinformatics training: Cytoscape as a case study
Creating a web-based digital photographic archive: one hospital library’s experience
Body of evidence: integrating Eduard Pernkopf’s Atlas into a librarian-led medical humanities seminar
Investigating the need for scholarly communications positions in Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries member institutions
Data Day to Day: building a community of expertise to address data skills gaps in an academic medical center
Mapping the Association of College and Research Libraries information literacy framework and nursing professional standards onto an assessment rubric
Whither Sir William?
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Knowledge of journal impact factors among nursing faculty: a cross-sectional study
Anne O’Tate
Open Science Framework (OSF)
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