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2 President’s blog

3 Task Force on Social Networking Software

4 Changes to come:  Ability to change password online  Shared workspaces  E-portfolio Redesigned MLANET

5 Improved CE presence Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) improvements Reorganization of content Restructured Educational Clearinghouse

6 MLA Fall Webcast “Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight Talk” November 20, 2007 @ 1:00 pm CST

7 Statements and Standards  Revisions Educational policy executive_summary.html Research policy Hospital Libraries Standards ( revisions to be published in April 2008 JMLA)  Joint Commission update

8 Public Policy  NLM Appropriations Bill  EPA  NIH public access policy  The Copyright Law and the Health Sciences Librarian – available at webcopyright.html View all MLA public policy statements at

9 ANCC Magnet Recognition Program Letter + appendices White paper

10 MLA Placements

11 MLA’s Deciphering Medspeak Brochure Series In the works...  Plain language Medspeak  Pediatric Medspeak

12 Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

13 Marketing your library

14 Health Information Literacy  Health Literacy Wednesday  Health Information Literacy Research

15 Link provided in Results available in early 2008 2007 Membership Survey Please provide your feedback!

16 MLA Benchmarking Survey For the survey, please log on to (October 1- December 31, 2007)

17 Direct mail promotion Recruiting new talent Targeting members from other groups Reforma display ad and article Get involved!!

18 Career support  Minority scholarships  NLM/MLA Spectrum Scholars  MLA/ARL Leadership and Career Development Program

19 Increasing partnerships Joint MLA/NLM PHR Task Force Librarians Without Borders SM Cunningham Fellowship ICML ’09

20 South African National Health Information Partnership (SANHIP) Agreement

21 Connect with colleagues at MLA ’08 in Chicago!


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