October 17, 2018

Sign-Up for the Orlando Meeting Dine Arounds

We have created an electronic sign-up for the SC/MLA Annual Meeting dine arounds in Orlando on Friday, October 26. Groups will meet in the Wyndham Hotel lobby at 6 p.m.

If you are a new member and haven’t had a chance to meet many of your new colleagues this is a great way to meet some new friends and enjoy dinner. Sign up here as a facilitator (to lead the group) or as an attendee.

Restaurants:

As of 10/17, two of the restaurants still need facilitators: Morimoto Asia and Paddlefish. Please consider leading one of these groups. Reservations have already been made. We just need someone to lead the group to the restaurants which are all in Disney Springs right next door to the hotel.

Special thanks to Carrie Cullens (USF) for creating the sign-up for us and Faith Schafer-Moody (UCF) for reserving the restaurants!

Don't Forget to Nominate! Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award

The Beatty MLA Volunteer Service Award recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the health sciences library profession.

Criteria:
  • Current member of MLA and for the last 10 years
  • Nominee should have made exceptional contributions to furthering the mission, goals, and objectives of MLA and the profession as demonstrated by outstanding and significant service in the association’s leadership, publications, research, special projects, or combination of these four elements
  • Nominee must not have served on the MLA Board of Directors or received a national MLA award prior to the time of nomination.

Nominate a colleague! Nominate yourself! (Don’t be shy.)  Due November 1, 11:59 p.m. (CDT). Find out more here.

October 12, 2018

SC/MLA...Just Around the Corner!

The 68th SC/MLA Annual Meeting is just around the corner! If you haven’t given much thought to the meeting venue, now’s the perfect time to take a look at what the Orlando has to offer. The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is located within walking distance of the Disney Springs area, which might be worth exploring if you find yourself with some time to spare. And be sure to keep an eye out for more information about the Welcome Reception and Banquet – two popular events you won’t want to miss.

Temperatures will range from the upper 60’s to the lower 80’s, but it looks like there might be some rain on first day or so of the meeting. Don’t forget to pack an umbrella! You’ll find key information about the hotel and getting to and from the meeting on the website.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Orlando at the end of the month!

September 24, 2018

SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Sneak Peek of the Poster Presentation, "Flying without a Text: Using Open Educational Resources, E-books, and LibGuides for Nursing Education"

This week, we are offering you a preview of the poster, "Flying without a Text: Using Open Educational Resources, E-books, and LibGuides for Nursing Education," by Gregg Stevens, Stony Brook University. 

In recent years, many universities have supported efforts to reduce student textbook costs through encouraging faculty to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OERs) and other alternatives to expensive textbook purchases. What are the opportunities and challenges for this in health sciences education? This poster describes the experiences of a nursing librarian working with faculty to make the shift. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the possibilities, check out Poster S-02, “Flying without a Text: Using Open Educational Resources, E-books, and LibGuides for Nursing Education” during the Saturday poster session on October 27.

September 13, 2018

CE Offerings: Communicating Clinically

Are you looking to get move involved with clinicians in their environment, but aren’t exactly sure how to communicate with them? Do you want to learn about “rounds” and the common dialogue? If so, this Thursday afternoon CE, Communicating Clinically, might be exactly what you need!

It’s important for librarians to reach out to clinicians outside the library and this course will teach you common techniques to better communication with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in their environment. Julia Esparza, the course instruction, will illustrate what clinicians see as useful information. In addition, participants will listen and identify information needs from actual clinical rounds.

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.

September 12, 2018

CE Offerings: From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events

Hoping to take a CE, but aren’t planning on getting in until Thursday morning? A Thursday afternoon CE might be the right choice for you! Luckily, the SC/MLA annual meeting offers two different afternoon CEs for you to choose from. From Idea to Reality: How to Successfully Plan and Promote Library Events is for those wanting to learn more about how to draw users into their library while also learning how to better plan and promote events.

Taught by Shalu Gillum, Natasha Williams, and Amelia Strickland, this course works with attendees to brainstorm creative program ideas and takes a look at different marketing techniques. You’ll also learn how to use an editorial calendar as a promotional scheduling tool. It’s a great opportunity to practice creating, implementing, and marketing a service or event for you library!

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.

September 10, 2018

CE Offerings: What Did You Hear? Qualitative Data Analysis

There are some great continuing education courses being offered at this year’s SC/MLA annual meeting! Wanting to analyze qualitative data from a research project but not sure how? Then sign up for this CE to learn all about qualitative data analysis!

What Did You Hear? Qualitative Data Analysis will be taught by Ayaba Logan from the Medical University of South Carolina. Attend this CE to learn all about qualitative data, identify tools to analyze qualitative data, and appraise the quality of the process and data derived. Participants will learn through lecture, hands-on exercises, and group discussions. If you decide this CE is for you, remember to bring a WiFi-enabled device.

Sign up for this course and receive 4 MLA CE credits. It’s being held on Thursday, October 25 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The price is $100/member or $125/nonmember. For more information, please see the website.