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Friday Fun: A Little Editing and Anything Can Be Said or Sung

I am stretching the focus of my blog today.  While this has nothing to do with libraries or medicine, it makes me giggle.  I think it is funny, so it loosely fits into the blog through a Friday Fun post.…

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Newbie Medlibs: Experiences

One of the reasons I like Twitter is that I can follow or read about new people with interesting ideas.  On Monday, Steven Chang tweeted a link to his blog post about his experiences and reflections on his first month…

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MLA Has a New Website

Last week MLA rolled out its new website.  The old site was long overdue for an update, and this new site is a bit of a change.  As with all new site changes, the new version is going to take…

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Trust No Guideline That You Did Not Fake Yourself

Yesterday I read an interesting piece by Oliver Obst, “Trust no guideline that you did not fake yourself.” (Journal of EAHIL. 2013. v9 (4) p25)  Obst references the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which reported several cases of fake practice…

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Potential New Tool to Measure Cognitive Labor of Research

This week I was at the SCC/MLA annual meeting in Fort Worth teaching a class. I got in a little early and I was glad I did. Karen Keller, Dena Hanson, Lynne Harmon, and Barbara Steffensen at Cook Children’s Medical…

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Louise Darling Award Deadline Nov1st

November 1st seems to be the deadline for a lot of things.  So if you are thinking about applying for something, nominating somebody, or presenting something at MLA 2014, you better start checking your deadlines. (reposted with persmission) Please consider…

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Call for Applications: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

(reposted from Midwest MLA listserve) The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program…

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Moderate a #Medlibs Discussion

The last month we have had some really good #medlibs discussions on Twitter.  Many have been moderated by guest #medlibs who host the discussion on a specific topic.  Previous Topics: March 11, 2013 Chat with Ambulance Riding Librarian March 6,…

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Personal Disaster Management

I live in a suburb of Cleveland, OH and we used to joke all the time that besides snow storms there really wasn’t much from an natural disaster standpoint that would hit us.  Nobody really thought a hurricane would effect…

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Vote for MLA Leadership

Now with the Presidential election over with, it is time for MLA members to set our sights on voting within our membership.  This is the membership’s opportunity to help guide the direction of MLA.  By electing the MLA President, Board…

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