Archives for September 2013

Call for Participation, MLA ’14 “Building Our Information Future,” May 16-21, 2014, Chicago

Building Our Information FutureBe inspired to think how you can be an architect of a health information landscape that responds to the challenges of growth and an ever-evolving environment. How will you design your blueprint for the information future? What tools will you need? What skills will be required? How will you know if what you construct is useful? The Medical Library Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting will offer you an opportunity to plan and style an information future that reflects expanding roles to reach new heights. The 2014 National Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for a contributed paper or poster that reflects on the best ideas for the future of information practices in health sciences librarianship.

To begin, review the instructions in the paper/poster FAQ at: and then log in to the online submission process. Abstracts are due November 1, 2013.

Make plans to join your colleagues for MLA’14 in Chicago to build your information future at the largest meeting of medial librarians and heath sciences information professionals in the world! In January, preliminary programs will be mailed to MLA members and meeting registration will officially open. For more information see:

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The Flipped Meeting Format Explained

If you’ve perused the MLA 2014 Section Program Themes, you may have noticed a new format this year – the flipped meeting. 

This year, the Educational Medial and Technologies Section (EMTS) will flip their contributed paper session, “Structural Adjustments: Changes in Education.” The session will explore changes in education as reflected in the practice of librarianship, and in hindsight, it was aptly named, because we plan to flip the entire model of contributed papers on its head.

Basically, the contributed papers will be pre-recorded and available to view in advance of the meeting. The session itself will be dedicated to breakout discussions of paper topics among attendees & paper authors. We are very excited to bring the flipped meeting to MLA, and know it will be a lively session.

If you’d like to submit a paper to the flipped meeting session, please read the description of Section Program 10: Structural Adjustments: Changes in EducationThe deadline to submit contributed paper proposals is  Friday, November 1, 2013. 

Infographic after the jump has more information for presenters and attendees.