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Save the Date – CABL meeting & MLA webinar

MLA eLearning
MLA is doing things a bit differently this Fall and instead of having one MLA webcast will be having 5 Fall Webinars.  The first one is scheduled next month.

Topic: Making Your Library Promotion Pop: Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer

Presenter: April Aultman Becker, Education Coordinator, Research Medical Library, MD Anderson

Registration information: http://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/design/
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT

CABL will be hosting this webinar at the following location:

Fortis College
N. 18th Street Ste. 110
Phoenix, AZ 85006
P 602.254.3099 ext.3832

More details to follow as we get this program confirmed.

CABL attending MLA Boston in (almost) full force!!

OneHealthIt seems like a lot of us are attending, during our next CABL meeting we should have some good reports on MLA.

Here is the list so far.

  1.  Ginny Pannabecker
  2. Kevin Pardon
  3. Mike Kronenfeld
  4. Hal Bright
  5. Carol Ann Attwood
  6. Kay Wellik
  7. Kathleen Carlson
  8. Sue Shelly
  9. Kay Deeney, and April!

We will look forward to hearing all about the fun and the learning!


MLA Spring Webcast Announced for March 13


MLA Seeking Richards Prize Nominations

The Collection Development Section is seeking nominations for the Daniel T. Richards Prize for writing related to collecting in the health sciences. The Richards Prize will be presented to an individual who created a work in any format related to collecting in the health sciences. This work must be widely accessible to the library community and written or produced within the last two years. For further details about the prize, see MLA collection development.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013, 5:00 P.M.
CT. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations need to include complete names of authors, addresses, institutional affiliations, and the complete citation along with a final version of the work. E-mail nominations to Rebecca Raszewski, Awards Committee Chair. Notification to the winner and the winner’s institution, and announcements in Developments and MLA News will be made prior to the annual MLA meeting in Boston.

Hospital Library Advocacy, from MLA Prez Jerry Perry

Advocacy for hospital libraries- everyone has a role!

In 2011 two hospital libraries closed in the metropolitan Denver area.  Both were part of the MedConnect consortium headquartered at the Library I direct, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library.  Both had outstanding librarians but that did not save their libraries.  In the case of one, the librarian was but one of several hundred employees laid-off at once.  At the other, the library had been experiencing a protracted decline over the last several years, tied to cyclic budget reductions.

How do we help hospital librarians promote their value?  My position is that everyone in the Association has a role to play, and that it’s critical for everyone to help.  But if it’s YOUR library that’s at risk, here are some steps you can take:

  • Know who is making the decisions:  If you work at a hospital or in a healthcare delivery system, find out who controls the purse strings and find out what matters to them.  Ask your boss, ask your co-workers, ask your union, ask your Library Committee Chair, ask whoever makes sense to ask, ask until you know!
  • Figure out what matters most to them:  Is patient safety the top Continue reading

Excellent Webcast Held Thursday, Nov 11!

Thanks to organizer Bryan Nugent and host Nita (Splitorff) Malendar, about 20 members enjoyed an excellent MLA Webcast Thursday!  It was called ” The Art and Practice of Electronic Journal, Book, and Database Licenses: Practical Tips for Health Care Organizations” and all present deemed it a success.  See MLANet for details.  An efficient and productive business meeting followed.  One decision made was the agreement to explore a blog as an alternative to the website, hence this post!

It was fun to welcome new members as well as some not seen in a while!  The next gathering is the annual holiday celebration, December 4. Watch your inbox for details.