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2 “Positive Energy” Visit Jane’s president’s blog at

3 Areas of Focus Future of the Association Strengthening Research

4 Eligible participants include: Librarians Library staff Informationists Information professionals affiliated with medical, public, academic, special or any other types of libraries. Also eligible are: Health professionals Allied health professionals Public health workers First responders Emergency managers Community volunteers Others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Add the Disaster Information Specialization to resumes and vita as an educational and professional accomplishment! /dis/index.html

5 MLA Academy of Teaching Excellence Training the next generation of educators

6 MLA’S Rising Stars Rising Star: Annabelle Nunez Mentor: Nancy Allee, AHIP Project: Work with the Leadership and Management Section’s New Members/Emerging Leaders Survey Project Rising Star: Rolando Garcia-Milian Mentor: Mary Riordan, AHIP Project: Work with the Awards Committee to increase the number of nominations for MLA awards. Rising Star: Kristi L. Holmes Mentor: Jerry Perry, AHIP Project: Serve on and work with the Task Force on MATE. Rising Star: Elizabeth V. Fine Mentor: Diane G. Cooper, AHIP Project: Work with the Federal Libraries Section web committee to evaluate the section's website. Rising Star: Heather L. Brown Mentor: Julia Shaw-Kokot, AHIP Project: Work with a Chapter Council team to implement recommendations for interactive web features in the communications plan drafted by 2010 Rising Star Karen L. Hanus, AHIP.

7 AHIP Portfolios Online Online AHIP process now allows you to: Download and fill-in forms Log in to members' area Upload forms and documentation Pay AHIP fees & receive acknowledgement Visit Credentialing Committee reviews & approves your portfolios online!

8 Personalize your MLANET account Now you can: Post a photograph (photo will be initially resized to thumbnail but can be clicked to see the larger size photo) and add your biography *Both are visible only to MLA members*

9 Awards, Grants and Scholarships Nominate a colleague for an award Deadline is November 1 Apply for a scholarship or grant Deadline is December 1

10 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT included with October JMLA 2012 issue

11 MLA ’12 E-Conference Available! Order the 2012 e-conference and see why attendees voted these sessions as some of the best…  McGovern Lecture keynote by Steven Johnson  Janet Doe Lecture by Mark Funk, AHIP, FMLA  Wednesday plenary session by T. R. Reid Order online at

12 GET READY FOR MLA ’13! Joint meeting with… 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS) 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC)

13 Pre-registration now open! Update your abstract submissions by Dec. 9 Watch MLA-Focus for information about a possible hot topics session Visit the MLA ’13 site for more information GET READY FOR MLA ’13!

14 PROMOTE YOUR VALUE! Visit the NMLM Site for: Bookmarks signature Downloadable, customizable poster images Nurse Practitioner article about medical librarians Contest information

15 MLA Public Policy Get involved! Visit MLA’s Public Policy Website to learn more about: NLM and NIH appropriations How to stay in touch with your members of Congress The Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)

16 Apply for an MLA committee! Help make decisions about: MLA awards and scholarships Membership recruitment strategies Selecting continuing education courses MLA publishing New technology The MLA committee application is available at Deadline is October 31, 2012

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