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I had a really hard time getting home after MLA and as a result have not had a chance to write up my experiences at Top Tech Trends on Tuesday night. Don’t worry, though. As soon as I get back … Continue reading →


Fri, May 25 at 12:33PM

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This post comes a little late, as my computer’s battery died and the charger wasn’t working properly.  Nonetheless, your intrepid rookie blogger is reporting from back home in Los Angeles.  I attended Kristi Holmes and Cathy Sarli’s great CE on … Continue reading →


Thu, May 24 at 10:36AM

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Earlier today I participated in one of the final CE courses, Forging a Path for Translational Science Support at Your Institution: A Roadmap for Success. Translational science is “bench to bedside” research. This is accomplished through interdisciplinary teams working together. … Continue reading →


Thu, May 24 at 12:33AM

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Thanks to all of you, the Relevant Issues Section Service Project was a huge success! We collected underwear (75 pairs for women, 13 pairs for kids, and 19 pairs for men), socks (70 pairs for women, 6 pairs for kids, … Continue reading →


Wed, May 23 at 11:03PM

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Certainly not in the United States, as many attendees concluded after listening to T.R. Reid’s presentation in Plenary Session IV. The Washington Post reporter and National Public Radio commentator introduced us to facts about the United States health care system, … Continue reading →


Wed, May 23 at 2:03PM

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As MLA 2012 comes to an end today, I’d like to say thanks for the opportunity to be one of your official Hall of Fame meeting bloggers. It has been a fun experience and I’d recommend giving it a shot … Continue reading →


Wed, May 23 at 1:33PM

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Before we left our work and homes for MLA12 in Seattle, I suggested 10 items not to forget as you pack. I close my MLA12 blogging with a list of 10 items I hope you are not forgetting to take … Continue reading →


Wed, May 23 at 2:33AM

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One of the great things about MLA is the networking and conversational asides that happen in the halls. I just wanted to share a short list of useful links which Margaret Vugrin shared with me after my paper presentation this … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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and Seattle has hit a home run as the host city for MLA12!! Thanks to all of those responsible for organizing and planning this great meeting! The programming was spot on, focusing on how we have begun to reinvent ourselves … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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(Thank you to my pinch-hitter, Lisa Marks, for her play-by-play commentary!) Hospital Libraries Section Immediate Past-Chair Margo Coletti moderated this session that was cosponsored by the Medical Library Education Section. It Takes a Librarian to Rip off the Band-Aid: Replacing … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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On Tuesday night, I attended the AAAS/Science Translational Medicine Panel Discussion and Reception, titled Genomic Medicine, Personalized Genomics & Genomic Literacy. The location was the Fare Start restaurant, which served fabulous food in a relaxed atmosphere. The panel featured four … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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MD Conference Express is a first time exhibitor this year, so I dropped by to take a look. This product provides information from the conferences of medical societies, such as the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Diabetes … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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I began Monday bright and early with a tour of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The mission of the Foundation is that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life.   The Gates Foundation’s new campus … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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Betsy Humphreys, Jeffrey Resnick and Sheldon Kotzin gave the annual NLM update this morning.  All of their slides will be available at the NLM technical bulletin after the conference.  Highlights included NLM’s work on “meaningful use”  and EHR standards Funding … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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Jerry Perry presided over the MLA Business Meeting 1 on Sunday, May 20th, 2012.  The Board of Directors of MLA for 2011-2012 were introduced by Carla Funk and the talented members , elected and appointed officers, that serve on behalf … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03PM

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I came to this session because Jason Cottle, the graphic designer from ECU is a dear friend of mine and has created a lot of posters for me over the years.  He presented this paper along with Jeff Coghill who … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 6:02PM

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This program was sponsored by Medical Informatics Section, Complementary and Alternative Medicine SIG, Libraries in Curriculum SIG, Osteopathic Libraries, Outreach SIG. Windup and the Pitch: Delivering Instruction Using Videos – by Carol Shannon, Nadia Lalla, and Anne Perorazio This presenter … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 5:03PM

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This morning’s address from new MLA president Jane Blumenthal made me think of the above quote (which I recently was disappointed to find out was not actually said by Ghandi, though I still like it and will continue to wear … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 2:33PM

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Free agent Molly Knapp back with a delay of game recap of Monday’s events. The Annual Awards ceremony and luncheon honored the 2012 award recipients. Congrats to all, but especially to the official best Chapter of 2012 – the South … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 2:33PM

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Yesterday I was able to attend the Federal Libraries Section Program and listen to all of the presentations.  I am very intrigued about working within the government, but I honestly did not know much before yesterday about how to go … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 2:04PM

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This program had a lot of speakers, so my entries are shorter than previous posts. It was sponsored by Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section, Educational Media and Technologies Section, Public Health/Health Administration Section, African American Medical Librarians Alliance SIG … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 2:04PM

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This morning’s Invitation to MLA ’13, delivered with so much enthusiasm, may lead you to check in with the members who are staffing the 2013 meeting booth. It’s nearby the MLA Scholarship Booth #437. Pick up an Official Visitor’s Guide … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 1:03PM

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There were a number of posters specifically on the use of iPads. I want to highlight a particularly creative one, poster #132, “Notes from a Clinical Librarian’s Experience Rounding with an iPad” by Amy L. Harper, MLIS, University of Washington. … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 12:33PM

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One new exhibitor this year is blekko, a search engine whose tag line is “spam free search.” One goal for the search is apparently to help users eliminate spammy or content farm results. While I haven’t had time to test … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:33AM

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The Translational Sciences Collaboration SIG held its 2nd meeting yesterday afternoon. Initiated last year as a group to support those who work with – or are hoping to work with – the translational research centers at their institutions, the SIG … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03AM

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Mark Funk’s Janet Doe lecture on Monday morning demonstrated that by studying the changes in the words we use to describe ourselves and our work we are able to detect, and maybe even predict, trends in our profession. Poster session … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 11:03AM

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Earlier today, I browsed about half of the exhibits and learned about two that I really enjoyed. Both vendors are first time exhibitors at MLA. If you haven’t stopped by their booths yet, you definitely should make time to play … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 1:03AM

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(NOTE: Thanks to Cancer Libraries Section member Lisa Marks for providing me with play-by-play coverage while I was attending another section program!!) Margaret Vugrin moderated the Cancer Librarians Section program which was cosponsored by the Clinical Librarians and Evidence-Based Health … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 1:03AM

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It is my sincere pleasure to be your colleague and your friend. helen-ann


Tue, May 22 at 12:34AM

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This year’s NAHRS Business Meeting was not only productive, but also festive due to the section’s 50th Anniversary. Here are some highlights from the meeting: Ysabel Bertolucci read a MLA Board Resolution regarding NAHRS’s 50th Anniversary. Cake and lemonade were … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 12:34AM

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Until about 5 years ago, the MLA annual meeting blog was on paper. Every morning during the meeting a new paper edition of the blog was made available throughout the meeting space and it contained items about the previous days … Continue reading →


Tue, May 22 at 12:34AM