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April 30, 2013

DEADLINE MAY 17TH: New, better awards to support meeting attendance at Midwest Chapter/MLA in October!

Exciting news from the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Awards and Scholarships Committee! We've been listening to our members, and after approval at the Board meeting last week, the awards to support attendance at the Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting just got BETTER!!!

There is a NEW award to support meeting attendance that is open to anyone (not just students and first-time attendees), and now all meeting support awards include a FREE full conference registration as well as $500 to help cover your travel. Additionally, the deadlines have been moved to May 17th, to give you much more time to plan for
conference attendance.

Check out the awards page for complete eligibility and application information: midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Annual Meeting Grant (midwestmla.org/committees/awards/)
Supports the attendance of librarians and library staff at the Chapter's Annual Meeting. Two $500 awards with free, full conference registration are available each year.

First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant (midwestmla.org/committees/awards/)
Supports the first-time attendance of Midwest Chapter members at the Chapter's Annual Meeting. Two $500 awards with free full conference registration are available each year.

Learn more about the 2013 annual meeting, held in East Peoria, IL from October 4-8: hsli.org/midwestmla2013/

Also, don't forget that papers and posters are eligible for Research Awards! More info at midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

Applications are due to Jere Odell by May 17th, 2013, so don't delay!

If you have any questions, contact Liz Fine Weinfurter (eweinfur@umn.edu, 612-624-6492) or Jere Odell (jdodell@iupui.edu, (317-274-5992).

March 12, 2013

Going to MLA in Boston? Win a Free Lunch from Midwest Chapter!

Passing this along from the Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarships committee - if you're attending MLA in Boston, I highly recommend you apply for this Free Lunch award. It's a very easy application (a paragraph or two) and the Chapter Sharing Roundtables are a great experience. The deadline is March 27th, so apply now!

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The Midwest Chapter/MLA's 2013 "Free Lunch Award" is open for applications! It's super easy to apply for this award, and who doesn't love free lunch? Don't wait! Apply today!

The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, May 5th. See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions. The deadline for applications is March 27, 2013.

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of 24 topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table. The list of topics is located on page 8 of the MLA Meeting Preliminary
Program (http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2013/pdf/mla13_preliminaryprogram.pdf).
Additional information on each topic is available on Chapter Council website: http://www.chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/roundtables/index.html.

Requirements:
*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join:http://midwestmla.org/membership/
*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Boston AND pre-register for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).
*Tickets are $42 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.
*The two winners will be reimbursed $42 each after the meeting.

Applications must include:
*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.
*The specific roundtable that was selected.
*A paragraph or two describing "Why I Deserve a Free Lunch."

Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

May 25, 2012

Call for papers and posters - Midwest Chapter 2012

Now that the annual MLA meeting is over, it's time to start thinking about Midwest Chapter!

The Program Committee invites proposals for contributed papers and posters for the conference theme of "Growing Opportunities." Papers and posters may highlight practical problem-solving approaches, document collaborative efforts or outreach activities, describe innovative programs, or report on research in librarianship, resources or services. Contributed paper and poster topics are as unlimited as your imagination.

Contributed papers will be presented on Sunday, October 7. Posters will be on display on Monday, October 8 from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. Presenters should be available to discuss their posters during the poster reception from 11:00 am - noon on October 8. For inspiration, take a look at the abundant and varied papers and posters presented at the 2011 Midwest Chapter meeting.

For contributed paper proposals and poster proposals submit a 250 word abstract describing your paper or poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number and email address on all submissions. Email your abstracts to Ann Farrell (farrell@mayo.edu), or snail them to her at Plummer Library, Mayo Clinic, 2001st SW, Rochester, MN, 55905. The deadline for abstract submission is July 13, 2012. Notifications of paper/poster acceptance/rejection will be made by July 27, 2012.

March 12, 2012

Going to MLA in Seattle? Win a free lunch from Midwest Chapter!

The Midwest Chapter/MLA's 2012 "Free Lunch Award" is open for applications! The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Seattle, Washington on Sunday, May 20th. See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions. The deadline for applications is April 4, 2012.

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of 30 topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table. The list of topics is located on page 8 of the MLA Meeting Preliminary Program (http://mlanet.org/am/am2012/pdf/mla12_preliminaryprogram.pdf). Additional information on each topic is available on Chapter Council website: http://www.chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/roundtables/index.html.

Requirements:
*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Go here to join:https://www.acteva.com/go/midwestchapter
*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis AND be pre-registered for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).
*Tickets are $38 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.
*The two winners will be reimbursed $38 each after the meeting.

Applications must include:
*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.
*The specific roundtable that was selected.
*A paragraph or two describing "Why I Deserve a Free Lunch." Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

March 16, 2011

Going to MLA in May? Apply for a Free Lunch from Midwest Chapter!

Free lunch! Free lunch!!! The Midwest Chapter/MLA's 2011 "Free Lunch Award" is open for applications! The official name of the lunch is the Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtables Luncheon, which will be held during the Medical Library Association Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, May 15. See http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ for information and application instructions. The deadline for applications is April 4, 2011.

The Roundtable is not just a lunch, but a great learning and networking opportunity as well. You can select one of 30 topics and participate in an informal and lively discussion at your lunch table. The list of topics is located on page 8 of the MLA Meeting Preliminary Program. Additional information on each topic is available on Chapter Council website.

Requirements:
*Applicants must be Midwest Chapter/MLA Members. Not a member? Join here.
*Applicants must be attending the MLA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis AND be pre-registered for the Chapter Council Roundtables. (There are no on-site registrations allowed).
*Tickets are $28 and must be pre-paid by the applicant.
*The two winners will be reimbursed $28 each after the meeting.

Applications must include:
*Name, work or home address and email address or phone number.
*The specific roundtable that was selected.
*A paragraph or two describing "Why I Deserve a Free Lunch." Creativity and conciseness are encouraged! Entries are judged on humor, pathos and/or neediness.

August 11, 2010

Last chance to apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

Greeting HSLM members - the deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award is next Tuesday. Are you thinking about attending your first Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting? If you have a master's degree in library/information science and have never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting before, apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

Two $500 awards are available to support attendance at the Chapter's 2010 meeting, scheduled for September 24-28 in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Best Western Inn on the Park. Please see http://midwestmla.org/conference2010/ for additional information about the meeting.

New this year: the Award is now open to ALL library science graduates, not just library science graduates who are currently employed as library professionals.

For the application and more information about the Professional Development Award, see the Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards page: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/. The deadline for applications is August 17, 2010. Spread the word to any potential first-time attendees you know!

To qualify, applicants must be:
-A current member of the Midwest Chapter/MLA (can join online now for $20: http://midwestmla.org/membership/)
-A resident of one of the following nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

In addition, applicants must have:
-A master's degree in library/information science
-Never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting.

June 21, 2010

First-time Midwest Chapter Meeting attendees: Apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

HSLM - I'm on the Midwest Chapter Awards committee this year, and am in charge of recruiting applications for the Professional Development Award. If you or anyone you know is considering attending Midwest Chapter for the first time, apply for this award!

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Are you thinking about attending your first Midwest Chapter/MLA meeting? If you have a master's degree in library/information science and have never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting before, apply for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Professional Development Award!

Two $500 awards are available to support attendance at the Chapter's 2010 meeting, scheduled for September 24-28 in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Best Western Inn on the Park. Please see http://midwestmla.org/conference2010/ for additional information about the meeting.

New this year: the Award is now open to ALL library science graduates, not just library science graduates who are currently employed as library professionals!

For the application and more information about the Professional Development Award, see the Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards page: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/. The deadline for applications is August 17, 2010. Spread the word to any potential first-time attendees you know!

To qualify, applicants must be:
-A current member of the Midwest Chapter/MLA
-A resident of one of the following nine states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin.

In addition, applicants must have:
-A master's degree in library/information science
Never attended a Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting.

June 8, 2010

From the GMR: Call for CE Volunteers - 2010 Chapter / MLA & WHSLA Annual Conference

Midwest Chapter/MLA & WHSLA
2010 Annual Meeting
Call for CE Volunteers

Colleagues and students, want to become more involved at the regional meeting and have fun too? Show your passion and commitment to the profession by volunteering at the 2010 Midwest Chapter / Medical Library Association (MLA) & Wisconsin Health Science Library Association (WHSLA) annual conference. Volunteering is a rewarding experience, providing you with opportunities to network and make new colleagues as well as contribute to an enhanced conference experience for all attendees.

The Continuing Education (CE) Co-Chairs, Tammy Mays and Ulrike Dieterle, are seeking volunteers who would like to assist in introducing CE speakers and being a room monitor. Volunteers must be available either Saturday, September 25 and/or Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Volunteers will be responsible for introducing the CE instructor(s), monitoring the room while the workshop is in process, be available for class or room-related errands that may be requested, collecting MLA evaluations, and distributing MLA CE certificates at the end of the workshop. Note: Members of the planning committee will be available for guidance and assistance for all volunteers.

To volunteer at the upcoming conference, please provide the following contact information and which workshop(s) you are interested in volunteering for via email to Tammy Mays at tmays@wisc.edu.

Your Name

Library Name

Institution Name

Institution Address

Work Phone number (include area/country code)

Cell Phone number (include area/country code)

Email address


Saturday, September 25, 2010 Volunteer Opportunity:

The Ropes: Planning Instruction for the Adult Learner (8am - 5pm)
Behind Closed Doors: Politics in the Library (8am - 12pm)
Grant Writing: Turning Ideas into Dollars (8am - 12pm)
Community Assessment (8am - 12pm)
Identity Check: What's Your Personal Brand? (1pm - 5pm)
Health Literacy: You Can't Tell By Looking (1pm - 5pm)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Volunteer Opportunity:

Emergency Preparedness for Librarians (8am - 12pm)
Writing Good Surveys (8am - 12pm)
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (8am - 12pm)
Public Health 2.0 (8am - 12pm)


For additional information contact Tammy Mays at tmays@wisc.edu or Ulrike Dieterle at udieterle@wisc.edu.

Thank you for supporting Midwest Chapter / MLA & WHSLA 2010 Annual Meeting!

Tammy Mays, MLIS, AHIP and Ulrike Dieterle, MLS
Continuing Education Co-Chairs, 2010 Chapter / MLA & WHSLA Annual Conference

August 11, 2009

Online Registration is Now Available for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference!

Online registration for the 2009 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference is now open at http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/registration.html!

To take advantage of member pricing, you must be a current member of either the Midwest Chapter/MLA or of the Ohio Health Sciences Libraries Association and have a membership validation code, which have been distributed via each organization's members-only email lists. If you do not have a code and are a current member, please contact jolene.miller@utoledo.edu. (When you register, you will be prompted for the code after you enter your name and contact information.)

During the online registration process, you will see a note that reads "If the organizer selected to collect additional attendee names, we will ask you for the names and email addresses of all participants later." We are not collecting additional attendee names, so please ignore this.

If you have any questions about registration for the conference, please contact the Registration Chair, Jolene Miller, jolene.miller@utoledo.edu or 419.383.4959.

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus to SEEK, EXPLORE, and DISCOVER!


Sincerely,
Jodi Jameson, MLIS (Conference Publicity Committee)
Nursing Librarian
University of Toledo, Health Science Campus
Mulford Library
Mail Stop #1061
3000 Arlington Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614
419-383-5152
Jodi.Jameson@utoledo.edu


Continuing Education at the 2009 Midwest MLA Chapter Conference

Continuing Education at the 2009 Midwest MLA Chapter Conference
Seek, Explore, Discover
October 3-6, Columbus, Ohio
Hyatt on Capital Square

This year's diverse selection of Continuing Education classes offers something for everyone! Go to http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/ce.html for detailed class descriptions, instructor bios, times, locations and fees.

Saturday, October 3
"Can You Hear Me Now: How to Make a Podcast" (3 contact hours)
"Cheap, Fast and Decent Strategic Planning for Medical Libraries" (8 contact hours)
"Communicating with Physicians: For Librarians" (4 contact hours)
"Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacy" (6 contact hours)
"PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-Based Approach to Advanced PubMed Searching" (4 contact hours)
"Understanding Health Care Literature: A Primer for Working with Evidence Based Health Care Principles"(4 contact hours)
"Understanding Health Care Literature: Advanced Critical Appraisal" (4 contact hours)

Tuesday, October 6
"Distance Education: Supporting Anywhere Anytime Learning" (8 contact hours)
"Emergency Preparedness for Libraries" (4 contact hours)
"Emerging Technologies for Librarians" (6 contact hours)
"Super Searcher" (4 contact hours)

REGISTER TODAY!
Sign up at: http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/registration.html

If you have any questions regarding the CEs, please contact:
Carol Powell, Chair, Continuing Education Committee
(614) 292-4871
powell.225@osu.edu


Sincerely,
Jodi Jameson, MLIS (Conference Publicity Committee)
Nursing Librarian
University of Toledo, Health Science Campus
Mulford Library
Mail Stop #1061
3000 Arlington Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614
419-383-5152
Jodi.Jameson@utoledo.edu

April 23, 2009

Midwest Chapter/MLA 2009 coming in October

Plans for the 2009 Midwest Chapter annual conference are firming up, and a lot of information has been added to the web site at http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/. Check it out and start making your plans to come to Columbus, Ohio to Seek, Explore, Discover with us October 3-6, 2009.

If you are unable to attend the MLA annual meeting this year, the Midwest Chapter meeting may be your only chance to meet with colleagues from across the region and recharge your professional batteries by engaging with stimulating speakers and attending top-quality CE courses. And youll get all of that at a bargain rate! Even if your institution pays only a part or none of the cost for you to attend professional meetings, youll get the most for your money at a regional meeting.


Registration for the conference has not yet opened, but you can still begin now to prepare by:

  • Checking out the conference web site http://midwestmla.org/conference2009/
  • Submitting your travel request to your administrators
  • Submitting a paper or poster abstract (May 31 is the deadline)
  • Choosing CE courses of interest to you
  • Making a reservation at the Hyatt on Capitol Square in Columbus for Oct. 3-6
  • Talking to your colleagues about attending

  • See you in Columbus in October!

    The Midwest Chapter/MLA 2009 Publicity Committee

    July 19, 2008

    Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award

    HSLM members and colleagues, please consider the Distinguished Librarian of the Year award. Please read the full announcement from the Midwest Chapter.

    Sharon Kambeitz, MLIS, AHIP
    Midwest Chapter Representative/Minnesota
    sharon.kambeitz@allina.com

    Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association – Distinguished Librarian of the Year 2008

    This special award recognizes the members from our chapter who made significant contributions to health science librarianship and the Chapter. Established in 2005 we have recognized the following librarians:
    Christopher Shaffer – 2005
    Carole Gilbert – 2006
    Margaret (Peggy) Richwine – 2007
    The recipient receives a commemorative plaque and a check for $500 which will be presented at the Chapter’s Annual Business Meeting, October 20, 2008 at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan.

    The Nomination Criteria and the Nomination Requirements are found on the Midwest Chapter/MLA web page – Chapter Awards. http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards
    The deadline for submission is August 18, 2008.

    Think about nominating a colleague or leader in the chapter for this award and the impact they have had on medical librarianship. Visit the Midwest Chapter website to start the application process. We look forward to your nomination for this prestigious award.

    For further information, please contact:

    Dottie Hawthorne, MSL, AHIP-D
    Outreach Librarian
    Mayo Clinic Libraries
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
    Hawthorne.dottie@mayo.edu
    507-284-3240

    July 2, 2008

    Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award

    Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award

    The Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarships Committee announces it is seeking nominations for the Chapter's 2008 Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award. The intent of this Award is to recognize individuals, groups, libraries, or organizations for their creative approaches to delivering and/or managing health information. It includes a cash prize of $500 !

    After our HSLM Board Meeting, I am still in awe of all the projects that members are involved in. Please think about some of your own projects you have recently initiated, participated in, or are currently involved with. Or are there projects or accomplishments you described (or will be describing) in a paper or poster presentation at a conference? Then you're the one(s) to nominate yourselves or others. Please fill out the application for the award. You deserve to be recognized! Additional information about the Innovation Award at: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2008/Innovation%20Award%202008.pdf.

    The nomination form is at: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/2008/Innovation%20Award%20Nomination%20Form%202008.pdf. Note: The application deadline is August 18, 2008. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

    Sharon Kambeitz, MLIS, AHIP
    Coordinator, Library Outreach Services
    Allina Hospitals & Clinics
    HSLM Representative to Midwest Chapter
    Phone: 612-863-9060
    Email: sharon.kambeitz@allina.com