University of Arizona Mini-Medical School Events

Mark your calendars in advance for this Fall’s series of Mini-Medical School lectures from the University of Arizona.  This lecture series is held monthly in Downtown Phoenix and provides attendees with the chance to learn about a variety of topics in medicine from “the future of organ transplants” to “breakthrough treatment for burn victims”.

For more information see this link:

Upcoming sessions are currently planned for September 2nd, October 7th, and November 6th.

Check out this short video highlight below:

NLM Online Summer PubMed classes


The National Library of Medicine is again offering classes that can help improve your PubMed searching skills at this link:

These classes are online and include an advanced PubMed skills class, automatic term mapping class, and a “building and refining your search class” among others.

These classes are all online, mostly throughout the summer,  and free!

Sign up today!

MLA Webinars for Spring 2015

MLA Webinar: InterProfessional Education: What it Is and How Librarians Can Partner (for more information

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, noon–1:30 p.m., central time.

Carnegie Library
1101 W. Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: 602-926-3604

The facility offers free visitor parking in the parking garage directly across the street in addition to the curbside parking on Washington and Jefferson Streets.

MLA Webinar: The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship Webcast (for more information

+ CABL meeting

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:00pm–2:30pm, central time.

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
2140 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
More information to come.

AzLA 2015 Call for Proposals


The Arizona Library Association will be opening a call for proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference on Friday, February 20th.  This year the conference will take place at the High Country Conference Center, in Flagstaff Az from November 18-20th.

The current tentative deadlines for proposals are as follows:

  • Pre-conferences and Programs: April 27, 2015.
  • Posters, Roundtables and Blitz Sessions: May 25, 2015.

Keep an eye out for the official call for proposals later this week at the AzLA website:

Holiday Party Photos Up

Check out a few photos from last week’s Holiday Party/MLA Webinar:
Holiday Party 2014

Thanks to everyone for attending – we’ll see ya next year!



Reminder: Registration PubMed for Trainers Class


Registration looks to be still open for the PubMed for Trainers course offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) in January.  This course will take place online for 3 weeks and culminate in a day long in-person session hosted at Grand Canyon University.

As described in the course’s promotional material, “this hands-on course consists of 9 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework.  Upon completion of the class, participants receive 15 hours of MLA CE credit.”

The schedule for the course is as follows:

  1. Monday, January 12, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, January 15, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10 am – 12 noon PT (online via Adobe Connect)
  4. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 9 am -4:30 pm PT (in-person at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ)

To register and for more information see:

MLA Fall Webinar Schedule & Locations


Please see the below dates, times, and locations for the upcoming MLA webinars & CABL meetings to add to your calendars.  More detailed information related to each webinar/meeting will be sent out separately closer to each of the specific dates.

MLA Webinar: Wednesday, October 22, 2014  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Arizona Health Sciences Library – Phoenix – Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) 435 N. 5th Street, 3rd floor Phoenix, Arizona 85004Webinar info:

MLA Webinar: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Midwestern University 19555 North 59th Avenue • Glendale, AZ 85308
Webinar info:

CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar: Wednesday, November 5, 2014  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m plus CABL meeting after
Maricopa Integrated Health System
Webinar Info:

MLA Webinar: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
A.T. Still University Library
Webinar Info:

CABL Holiday Party & MLA Webinar: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. plus Holiday party after
Grand Canyon University Library
Webinar Info: