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1 MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION QUALITY INFORMATION FOR IMPROVED HEALTH

2 2005/06 President Transforming ourselves, our profession, our association See the 2005/06 priorities at 06/mj_prior.html

3 MLAs CE Program CORE Member Professional Toolbox Discussion Groups Program (aka Journal Clubs) Web-based CE course design Visit to learn about MLA CE opportunities

4 MLA Fall Webcast Keeping Patients Safe: Roles for Information Professionals November 16, 2005

5 MLA CE Institute-Coming Spring 2006 Developing Web-based Instruction Sixteen slots available Co-sponsored by NNLM Greater Midwest Region Application deadline: December 5, 2005

6 Health Information Literacy- Get Involved! Communications Plan Send samples to org org Visit MLA Booth for a free HIL Kit!

7 Hospital Library Project: Vital Pathways 1. Benchmarking data 2. Survey 3. Health Libraries and Medical Education 4. Vital Pathways document and

8 MLAs Recruitment and Retention Initiatives PRRC Committee Mentoring Website Media placements New Members SIG Leadership/Management Section Middle Management Project Share your recruitment ideas! Recruiting materials available !

9 MLA in the News Media placements Deciphering Medspeak brochure

10 NMLM site: month/2005/index.html

11 Creative Promotions Award Win $200, $150 or $100 in MLA Money Postmark entries by November 30, 2005 Send to Tomi Gunn at headquarters office or Good Luck!!

12 Advocacy Toolbox Last set of cards mailed with October JMLA Contact Tomi Gunn at for toolbox and cards

13 Compensation and benefits survey Summary results available on MLANET Fall 2005

14 Re-envisioning MLANET Low hanging fruit Pilot new technology (blogs, wiki, RSS, podcasting, etc) Evaluate Survey Focus groups Open Forum Segmentation? Integration of CORE! Redesign!

15 MLA Policy Statements Rick B. Forsman Suzanne F. Grefsheim Task force chairs: Please provide your input!

16 MLA Hurricane Katrina Response See MLANET and MLA-Focus for updates on MLA relief efforts!

17 MLA International Programs Task Force on Global Initiatives New Webpage coming soon! Final Recommendations in the August 2005

18 MLA Advocacy Efforts PubChem Cancer-related abstracts American Osteopathic Association revisions International Academy of Nursing Editors (InANE) Sincerely, MLA Sincerely, MLA

19 Governmental issues For more information, visit the MLANET governmental relations page at index.html

20 Membership dues increase- final phase Regular - $165 Lower dues - $100 Introductory - $110 International - $110 Emeritus - $65 Affiliate - $100 Student - $40 Institutional (budget of 0-$199,999) - $255 Institutional (budget of $200,000- $699,999) - $420 Institutional (budget of $700,000 and over) - $600

21 New JMLA Editor : Dr. Nunzia Bettinsoli Giuse

22 New MLA News Editor Linda Katz, Associate Director, Health Sciences Library, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

23 MLAS Publishing Program Order online at the MLA Store

24 Join an MLA committee and… play an active role in the association tailor your leadership style promote your ideas learn more about MLA Apply online. Go to for an application For more information on joining a committee, visit the MLA booth or see the August 2005 MLA News Deadline is October 31, 2005

25 President Tooey at See the presidents site at

26 Join us in Phoenix, AZ for MLA 06 May 19-24, 2006 Transformations A-Z

27 MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION QUALITY INFORMATION FOR IMPROVED HEALTH


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