Seeking Papers on Technology & Dissemination of Health Sciences Information

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee is seeking current, innovative and notable technology projects in health sciences libraries for the 2021 JMLA Virtual Projects Section. The Virtual Project Section appears on an annual basis in the October issue of JMLA and recognizes projects that exemplify the range and direction of current technology developments in the dissemination of health sciences information. 

To be considered for the Virtual Projects Section, please submit a 200 word abstract of your virtual project, including why it is innovative/notable, and provide a link to your project web page (if possible) that describes or demonstrates the project. Find more information about the submission process and author guidelines for Virtual Projects. http://jmla.mlanet.org/ojs/jmla/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Send your submissions to the Virtual Projects Section Co-Editor, Michelle Kraft, AHIP, kraftm@ccf.org, by APRIL 23, 2021.

Technology projects must have been implemented within the past two years. Submissions of virtual projects may demonstrate either the implementation of a new technology or a new application of an older technology. The Virtual Project Committee is also interested in submissions that reflect the paradigm shift in libraries intensified the COVID-19 pandemic.

These projects could demonstrate how libraries have leveraged this crisis to manage and create new collections and services to improve their user communities and include but are not limited to:
– Online Service Solutions
– Online Teaching
– Remote Workspace
– Privacy & Security
– Digital Equity, Inclusion & Access

Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience with implementing a new technology to contribute value to your library and encourage and guide your library colleagues!

JMLA Virtual Projects Section Advisory Committee:

Christine Andresen
Emily Hurst
Michelle Kraft, AHIP
Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA
Chelsea Misquith
J. Dale Prince, AHIP
Brian Zeli

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