Check out what the New Jersey State Library has been doing, along with MAR’s own Michelle Burda: http://www.njstatelib.org/news/2013/nov/12/opal_advanced_a_way_to_get_your_library_up_and_running_after_a_dis
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Contest: Building Your Case to Attend MLA 2014
The MLA’14 National Program Committee is looking for winning strategies that MLA members have used to obtain funding from their institutions or employers for an MLA annual meeting. Two prizes of $500 each will be awarded for the most original, interesting, and compelling “asks” for funding.
Submitting your strategy or story will not only enter you into the contest, but will help build a repository of tips, methods, and examples of how your colleagues were able to successfully secure institutional funding to attend MLA.
Entries can be submitted here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/makethecase between November 1 and midnight on December 31, central time. Winners will be notified by February 1, 2014, and the winning entries will be reported in the February 7, 2014, issue of MLA-FOCUS. All submissions will be displayed online and available for your fellow librarians to read and learn from.
Please help spread the word about this contest. All MLA members are eligible!
For more information, contact Cynthia L. Stewart, 2014 National Program Committee.
With Veteran’s Day around the corner, we want to share a special story of the efforts in New Jersey to remember our veterans: http://drexel.edu/now/features/archive/2013/November/Curt-Anderson-Mission-of-Honor/
The 2013 MAC Award for Professional Excellence by a New Health Sciences Librarian was awarded to Melissa Ratajeski, University of Pittsburgh. Hearty congratulations to Melissa: http://macmla.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/2013-mac-award-for-professional-excellence-by-a-new-health-sciences-librarian/#more-2930
Links to NN/LM and NLM are featured in the WebJunction’s update to its project distribution list and social media.
Congratulations Priscilla Stephenson!
Priscilla’s article on AHIP accreditation was in the most recent MLA News Professional Development column
Renewing Your Academy Membership? Does It Really Matter?
Submitted by Priscilla L. Stephenson, AHIP, Library Service, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
The MAC Research & Assessment Committee reviewed and judged submitted research papers and posters presented Oct. 14 -15 at the annual meeting in Pittsburgh.
Recognized papers for excellence in research are:
TITLE: Assessing the Information Needs of Early-Career Biomedical Researchers
AUTHORS: Emily Mazure, Pat Thibodeau, Leila Ledbetter, Brandi Tuttle, Karen Grigg, Megan von Isenburg, Duke University Medical Center Library
TITLE: Curriculum Design for Systematic Review Development: An Interprofessional Team Approach.
AUTHORS: Amy Haugh, Linda Hogan, UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh, PA
Recognized posters for excellence in research are:
TITLE: A Renaissance of Resources Used for Clinical Searching: What’s the Impact of the NIH Public Access Policy and Open Access on Morning Report?
AUTHORS: Andrea M. Ketchum MLIS AHIP, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org; Michele Klein -Fedyshin BSN MSLS RN AHIP, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, email@example.com
Did you miss a paper talk? Do you want more details on one of the posters?
PDFs of papers and posters presented at MAC 2013 are now available:
NN/LM MAR is here to help you during and after a future event. Check out how we can help: http://nnlm.gov/mar/sandy.html
Date / Time: November 4, 2013 / Noon – 1 pm
Where: Online / No registration required
Description: Translational medicine is a popular term used among researchers in the biomedical community. But what does it mean? This session will describe what translational medicine is, clarify confusing terminology, and examine the field over the last several years. We will also discuss the roles librarians play in this area. Insight into translational medicine will help librarians understand their current and/or future contributions in this field. This presentation is designed for people who work with biomedical researchers or anyone who desires to learn about translational medicine.