Still Time to Apply for First Time AHIP Award

To all our CABL members who are also members of MLGSCA & MLA there is still time for you to apply for the First Time AHIP Award!  The deadline to apply is July 31st!

Purpose:
To encourage members of the MLGSCA Chapter to apply for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Award:
Participant will be reimbursed for the AHIP application fee ($200 Academy Member level or above, or $135 Provisional member level).

Eligibility:
Current member of MLGSCA Chapter and of MLA (National) as of AHIP application.

First time applicant for AHIP membership at any level.

Completed AHIP documentation and payment submitted to the Medical Library Association and AHIP membership successfully awarded.

Terms:
One award covering the application fee for AHIP membership will be available to MLGSCA members.

AHIP membership must have been awarded within the past 12 months of the application deadline. Applications must be received by July 31, 2016.

Application Process:
Submit the following via email to Kathleen Carlson (kncarlso@email.arizona.edu), AHIP Chapter Credentialing Liaison. Preferably as one PDF:

Letter of Application stating briefly why you are applying for AHIP membership and how it will assist your professional goals.

Copy of their letter of acceptance into the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Proof of payment to MLA – AHIP
Proof of MLA membership
Proof of MLGSCA membership
Award winners are only eligible to win the award once.

The Awardee will be determined by a random drawing of all applications received that meet all the criteria. Each application will be numbered in order as it is received, and an Internet random number generator will be used to select the winning application.

Timeline:
Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Award winner will be randomly selected (all applications will be numbered based on the order in which they are received).

Award recipients will be acknowledged in the MLGSCA blog and at the Chapter’s Spring Meeting.

CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar August 10

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Our next CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar will take place on August 10th!

What:
MLA Webinar – Are All Systematic Reviews Created Equal
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Location:
Fortis College
555 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Time:
Webinar 11am-12:30pm
CABL Meeting to follow

Lunch will be provided. We hope to see everyone there!

 

MLA Webinar & CABL Meeting April 26th

Medical Library Association

What: CABL Meeting & MLA Webinar – The Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope.

Description: Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with, their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers.

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 11 am – 12:30 pm; CABL meeting and library tour to follow

Location: Mayo Clinic Building – Phoenix Campus, 1st Floor Patient Library & Research Center (Conference Room) (we will be sending handouts, directions and parking instructions to registered attendees)

RSVP: Please contact Deb at Debra.Schneider@honorhealth.com to register. We need to assure we have adequate seating.

Beverages/snack will be provided;
You are welcome to “brown bag” your lunch or purchase lunch at the Mayo Cafeteria to bring to the meeting.

Thank you to the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region for funding support!

Visit to Desert Botanical Gardens – March 8, 2016

CABL group had a great tour and meeting at the Desert Botanical Gardens, March 8, 2016.  Beth Brand is the librarian at the Desert Botanical Gardens and gave us a wonderful talk on the history about the gardens and how the library was always a part of it.  Jacque Doyle gave a brief tour after the CABL meeting.

CABL 3.2016 Desert Botanical Gardens

Pictured: Nita Mailander, Kevin Pardon, Amy Nadell, Sally Harvey, Jacque Doyle, Janene Wandersee, Jamie McCraw, Deb Schneider, Cynthia Porter

Save the Date: Assembling a Consulting Toolkit

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Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant

Tuesday, April 12, 2016    8:30 am – 4 pm

South Mountain Community Library (location is TBA)

This full day workshop is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful library consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through a self-assessment.

There is no cost to attend this workshop, thanks to Professional Development Funding from the Arizona Library Association.  $12 cash at the door gets you lunch and snacks.

Registration is open and attendance is limited. Co-sponsored by CABL and the Arizona Library Association.

Application submitted for 6.5 MLA CE credits.

 

Desert Botanical Garden Library Tour

IMG_7478Please pencil in March 8th for our first CABL event this year. Plan to arrive around 1:15 PM for a 1:30 tour of the Desert Botanical Garden Plant library with DBG librarian Beth Brand. CABL meeting to follow (there are some hoops we are jumping regarding allowable free meeting space but we are ironing out – more details soon )

AND March 8th is free admission day to the Garden so all are welcome to stay afterwards and marvel at the beauty that is Arizona!

PER BETH:  “You’ve picked a wonderful time to come. With all the winter rains, we should have a colorful show of wildflowers. It may be somewhat busy that day but you can’t beat the price!”

PER DAVID: Since lunch time is right before this event, keep the on-site restaurant, Gertrude’s, in mind.

 

2016 Joint Meeting Report

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The 2016 Joint Meeting Planning Committee

Published on MLGSCA Link by Kathleen Carlson

I want to thank the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award. It was used for the 2016 Joint Meeting at Stanford University.

Many of you may know that I was the registration co-chair of the Joint Meeting along with Nita Mailander.  I recommended using Wild Apricot for membership and conference registration and the conference co-chairs decided to use Wild Apricot as our conference registration software which created a separate website from the conference website. We also created two separate registration website, one for exhibitors and another one for attendees.

There were 110 attendees at the Joint Meeting and eight exhibitors. Since there were so few vendors the conference co-chairs revamped the conference schedule and decided to ask each exhibitor to deliver a presentation to the attendees. On Thursday Alan Carr gave the RML Update, he said UCLA has been awarded the cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine for 2016-2021. The NN/LM will be adding a data management support person to assist with training, LibGuides and digital repositories. Kelli Ham spoke about Consumer Health Toolkit, Kay Deeney gave an update on Midday at the Oasis, and Lori Tagawa spoke about the results database initiatives in ClinicalTrials.gov as well as funding. Following the NN/LM PSR, there was a presentation by Ovid Wolters Kluwer on ‘Resources for a Flipped Classroom.’

Kevin Baliozian, Executive Director of MLA gave an update. He talked about the transition of MLA, sections, and SIGs to the new Socious platform and website. Kevin also spoke about the finances of the organization and we now currently have 2700 members and 56% of our budget comes from membership dues. He spoke about MLA’s strategic plan that encompasses four areas:

  • What MLA does
  • Education
  • MLA Technology
  • Research

What MLA’s current international presence is and the changes at the annual conference that is combining the MLA’s Presidents reception with the Awards luncheon, and the addition of more paper sessions in the same time frame.  EBSCO, Rittenhouse, Sage and McGraw Hill each gave a presentation on ‘Supporting Evidence Based Practice: Solutions for Libraries in Clinical Practice.’

The Opening Plenary Session with Dr. Richard Kelly, clinical faculty at the University of California Irvine took a look at how Obamacare originally had been structured to provide health coverage for most Americans. Dr. Kelly explained the way the laws have been enacted by Congress and decisions by the Supreme Court have limited its scope. His presentation examined who is now being left behind, what the consequences are of maintaining such a population of uninsured, and what, if anything, is being done to remedy the situation. Dr. Kelly presentation contained a lot of data and great slides. One slide that struck me is that if the United States continues along the same path, the only things Americans will be paying for with our taxes by 2020 is Medicare and Social Security. There will not be enough money for roads, education or defense. Dr. Kelly’s slides are uploaded to the conference website under speakers and presenters.

The Closing Plenary Session with Dr. Pat Brown, Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University encompassed three areas: freely accessible scientific papers, the peer-review publication process, and animal farming. Dr. Brown is one of the founders of the Public Library of Science (PLOs.org) and spoke about how he and his colleagues went to the publishers back in 2000 to ask them if they could collect pre-printed publications for a database and the publishers said ‘No.’ So they started PLOs.org a nonprofit open access scientific publishing project aimed at creating a library of open access journals and other scientific literature under an open content license. Currently there are seven publications that are primarily funded by payment from authors.

Dr. Brown’s second topic was on the peer-review publication process. He believes there is no effective pre-publication review and says it takes too long for an author to get published. He says there should be a post-publication review that would allow for the comparing of study results and this would identify the studies that are false. The third topic during his presentation was about animal farming and how it contributes to greenhouse gases, poor conditions for animals, sub-standard food products, impact on the environment, and global warming. Dr. Brown spoke about the ‘Impossible Cheeseburger’ and expounded on the benefits and the complex process of recreating the experience of meat using only plant based ingredients. The burger would have to be better than a regular meat burger for consumers to actually want to eat the product. He said the HEME-cell component is what gives meat its savory flavor. Although it appears that Dr. Pat Brown’s talk was unstructured he was an engaging speaker and the takeaway was you do not have to be an expert to make a difference.

There were 13 poster presentations on Thursday afternoon and three paper sessions on Thursday afternoon and two paper sessions on Friday. Please check conference website for lists of posters and papers.

Once again I would like to thank Laura Stubblefield and the MLGSCA Awards Committee for selecting me for the Professional Development Award.

Kathleen Carlson, MLS, AHIP
Associate and Education Librarian
UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
2016 Joint Meeting Registration Co-chair