Monthly Archive for May, 2007

Board Meeting!

July 12, 2007
10:00 amto3:00 pm

Philadelphia Regional Chapter/MLA Board Meeting at the Wistar Institute.

MLA ’07 in Philadelphia!

May 18, 2007toMay 23, 2007

The Premier Event in Health Sciences Information:  MLA’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Philadelphia.

  May 18-23, 2007!  The Theme for 2007:  Information Revolution : Change Is in the Air.   MLA, founded in 1898, provides “lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledge base of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information for improved health to the health care community and the public.”

EPA Resumes Dismantling Library System

Environmental Prosecutions at Risk from Loss of Original Documents and Cost Washington, DC – Despite promises to consult with Congress before proceeding with dismantlement of its library system, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered its libraries to “disperse or dispose of their…contents,” according to agency directives released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The move to eliminate physical collections comes as EPA’s own enforcement branch warns about the risks of hampering environmental prosecutions…..

Full release and links to associated background information at PEER

Support NIH Funding Increase for FY08!

Contact Information for House L-HHS Members

To Members of the Medical Library Community:  Please contact members of the House L-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee and your own member of the House and ask for support of FY08 House Bill that contains a 6.7% increase for NIH. 

Congratulations to the 2007 award winners

Mary McCann, Lydia WitmanAt last week’s business meeting the Chapter honored Christina Daley and Lydia Witman with the Beatrice Davis Education Award, Esther Dell with a Certificate of Appreciation, and Mignon Adams with an Honorary Life Membership. They join the pantheon of award winners.