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1 Building Our Information Future, Building MLA's Future

2 Ethical Awareness Task Force

3 MLAs Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians website Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region Colorado Council of Medical Librarians For more information on advocacy for hospital libraries, and other ways MLA can be of assistance, please contact Mary Langman, at MLA headquarters Hospital Library Initiatives

4 Promote and Market Your Services!

5 Affordable Care Act Online Resources for Librarians OCLC libraries-affordable-care-act.html Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services WebJunctions eHealth project MedlinePlus NN/LM

6 Legislative News 2014 NIH/NLM funding-contact your elected officials! Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013 (FASTR) Pick up an Action Alert at the MLA booth or view online at

7 Five Fall Webinars Wednesday, September 25, 2013 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 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Topic: Assessment Presenter: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor & Coordinator, Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Research 101: Formulating a Research Plan Through Collaboration Presenter: Heather Holmes, AHIP, Information Services Librarian, Medical Library, Summa Health System Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Topic: The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare Presenter: Michelle Kraft, AHIP Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Topic: Understanding the Business of Your Organization Presenter: Kristen DeSanto, AHIP, Manager, Library Services, Clinical and Research Library, Children's Hospital Colorado–Aurora Watch live, then view on demand!

8 Building a New MLANET


10 MLA RESEARCH TASK FORCE Improve mentor presence on MLANET Identify and recruit researchers to serve as mentors Change best paper and poster awards from section to national awardsfunded by MLA Increase online research training courses Develop an annual research mentor award

11 Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship

12 MLAs 2012 Compensation and Benefits Survey salary_survey.pdf Just today, my supervisor informed me that I will receive a 9 plus percent market adjustment based on the MLA 2012 salary survey." member comment, Library Data & Reporting Survey

13 MLAs Rising Stars Program

14 Applications due October 31, 2013 Apply online at comappf.html Join an MLA committee! Get involved!


16 E-conference now available!

17 MLA President Dixie A. Jones, AHIP MLA Presidents Page president_13-14/

18 Building Our Information Future, Building MLA's Future

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