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Celebrate National Medical LIbrarians Month this October

Medical Library Association

MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.

What's New

Dr. Jamesetta Newland wrote a great tribute to our profession in a recent editorial in Nurse Practitioner, “Celebrating Medical Librarians."

Start making your plans for One Health, May 3–8, 2013, in Boston, MA, incorporating MLA '13, the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference.

MLA wants you to tell us about deserving health information professionals to honor at MLA ’13 in Boston.  The deadline for 2013 awards and honors nominations is November 1, 2012.

MLA is currently accepting applications from the best and brightest students and practicing health sciences information professionals for 2013 grants and scholarships. The application deadline is December 1, 2012

Join the dance by applying for an MLA committee. See the online application form for a list of the committees and juries (sign in to the members-only area and click on “Apply for an MLA Committee”). The application deadline is October 31.

MLA '12 meeting content, including plenaries, posters, and more, is now available for all MLA '12 registrants. If you didn't attend MLA '12, you can still purchase e-conference registration.

Continuing Education

MLA is now accepting ideas for thought-provoking and innovative courses and symposia to offer at MLA '14 in Chicago, IL—tell the Continuing Education Committee what courses you'd like to take or teach.

MLA's "Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries" webcast was a great success.  If you missed it, purchase a DVD of the program through the MLANET Online Store.

MLA's Online Boot Camp for New Health Sciences Librarians


Seeking a clear and comprehensive overview on e-books in libraries? Take a look at the new MLA publication Building and Managing E-Book Collections by MLA member Richard Kaplan.

The September issue of the MLA News is now online. [MO]

The July issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association is now available.

Preprints for the October issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association are now available. [MO]

Current edition of MLA-FOCUS, MLA's electronic newsletter [MO]

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