Blog Correspondents

Official Bloggers

Distinguished Member (10+ years): Margaret Henderson, Eric Schnell

Early Riser: Kimberley Barker, Elizabeth Laera

Exhibits correspondent: Virginia Pannabecker, Andrea Kepsel, Carrie Price

First Timer: Alonzo LaMont, Amanda Horsman, Katrina Lawrence

International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) blogger: Fiona Russell, Aislinn Conway

International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS) blogger: Kate Flewelling

International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICIS) blogger: Catherine Voutier, Andrea Szwajcer

Library Student: Jennifer Moyer, Gail Betz, Kim P. Millican

Lifelong learner: Sandra Chambers, Tricia Reusing

National Library of Medicine blogger: Melissa Spangenberg, Todd Puccio

Plenary Sessions: Amanda McNeil, Sally Gore

Poster Sessions: Rachel Walden, Andy Hickner, Karen Gutzman

Section blogger: Sarah Reinbold and Keith Engwall (EMTS), Beth Whipple (International Cooperation Section), Helen-Ann Brown Epstein (Hospital), Genevieve Gore (PH/HA), Bette Sydelko (Leadership), Kelly Thormodson (Public Service)

SIG blogger: Natalie Clairoux (Molecular Biology)

Social Butterfly: A’Llyn Ettien

eConference: Shalu Gillum

Unofficial MLA Insider: Michelle Kraft

Restaurant blogger: Cara Marcus

Latest in Library Instruction blogger: Rachel Harrison


Participate in the 2013 Annual Meeting by sharing updates from the meeting with your colleagues: sign up to be an official Blog Correspondent.  See the list of topics below or suggest your own category.  All correspondents who complete at least 3 postings will receive 3 AHIP points for their participation.  Applications will be accepted January 2nd through February 15th via SurveyMonkey. Contact Kate Flewelling (flewkate at if you have questions.

Guidelines for Bloggers:

All blog entries will be posted on the One Health conference blog. Cross posting is acceptable, but content must appear here first.

All correspondents will be assigned a unique user name and password for the blog.

Blog entries should be about 250 – 500 words in length.

Posts must be labeled with the day the event occurred using Tags and Categories. Use other tags & categories as you see fit.

All blog correspondents who contribute at least 3 postings will receive 3 AHIP credits for their participation.

Free wireless is available throughout the conference center.

Blog Correspondent Categories

Distinguished Member (10+ years): 3 posts from perspective of a long time librarian/information specialist. What has changed? What has stayed the same? What are you excited/disappointed/curious about?

Early Riser: 3 posts about events that take place prior to 9am, such as the YBP Health Walk & a Sunrise Seminar

Exhibits correspondent: 3 posts on things of interest in the exhibit hall

First Timer: 3 posts from perspective a new member/first time conference attendee

International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) blogger: 3 posts from an ICML attendee or on ICML sessions

International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS) blogger: 3 posts from an ICAHIS attendee or on ICAHIS sessions

International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICIS) blogger: 3 posts from an ICIS attendee or on ICIS sessions

Library Student: 3 posts from perspective of a library science student

Lifelong learner: 3 posts about what you’re learning, 1 post must be a description of a CE course you took while at the conference

National Library of Medicine blogger: 3 posts on NLM activities (NLM update, Online Users’ Meeting, booth presentations)

Plenary Sessions: 4 posts on Plenary Sessions (must attend and post on Wednesday plenary)

Poster Sessions: 3 posts on poster sessions

Section blogger: 3 posts on section activities.  Posts on section sponsored programs, papers/projects by section members, business meetings, incoming/outgoing officers, etc. Membership in Section is preferred. List of MLA Sections

SIG blogger: 3 posts on special interest group activities. List of MLA Special Interest Groups

Social Butterfly: 3 posts, include Bearded Pigs, receptions and social events.

Your idea here: 3 posts from a perspective of your own design

3 thoughts on “Blog Correspondents

  1. Excellent MLA idea for Upcoming Boston meeting in your blog! Thank you…

    Notable One Health books and publications are posted on One Health Initiative website such as:
    Animal Diseases & Humans Home Page tab –

    Important informational links:

    Pertinent textbook references:
    Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks – 1st Edition (2010)

    Handbook For Zoonotic Diseases of Companion Animals – – 1st Edition (2008)

    Practicing “One Health” for the Human Health Clinician
    (Physicians, Osteopaths, Physician Associates, Nurse Practitioners, Other Human Health Care Providers) – April 2012:
    English and Spanish language versions (respectively)
    :: View PDF – English Version ::
    :: View PDF – Spanish Version ::

  2. Kate and all,

    The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Thomas P. Monath, MD, Jack Woodall, PhD, Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH and I strongly supports MLA and this One Health meeting. Our One Health colleague Dr. Kahn will be giving a presentation:


    Medical Library Association 2013 Conference in Boston – May 3 – 8, 2013 – posted One Health Initiative website Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    Important One Health Meeting Announcement reminder…
    Plan now to attend the Medical Library Association 2013 Conference in Boston & meet your International Colleagues

    May 3-8, 2013 Boston, MA (USA)

    Among other prominent One Health speakers will be One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team member Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP Dr. Kahn, a highly sought after international One Health physician speaker, will give a short presentation on Sunday, May 5th:

    One Health: A Concept for the 21st Century (Abstract)

    “Recognizing that human, animal, and environmental health are linked, One Health promotes interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among different professionals. One Health encompasses many areas including infectious and chronic diseases and global sustainability and environmental health. This session will discuss a brief history of One Health, the current One Health movement, and challenges to implementing the concept. A few key One Health websites and resources will be highlighted.”

    Please note that we have posted several items promoting this very special One Health conference on the OHI website.

    Good luck with it!

    Best regards,
    Bruce Kaplan, DVM
    One Health Initiative team member and OHI website contents manager

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