Monthly Archive for August, 2009

3 by the Sea: Early Bird registration extended through Wed., Sept. 2nd

3-by-the-sea-200It’s not too late to get a discount!

The deadline for Early Bird registration for the 3 by the Sea MLA TriChapter Conference has been extended through Wednesday, September 2nd. Regular registration ends Friday, September 18th.

  • 9/02 Early Bird deadline–save $50!
  • 9/18 Regular registration deadline

If you are paying by check, your registration date will reflect the date you sign up through Acteva–NOT the date of the check, therefore it is okay for us to receive your check beyond the Early Bird or Regular registration cut-off date. You will receive a confirmation email when your check has been received.

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Great reasons to attend from Conference Co-Chair Cynthia McClellan:

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Healthcare Reform

Congress is currently considering legislation to reform the nation’s health insurance system. Attached is a detailed summary comparing the major reform bills in the House and Senate. The three committees of jurisdiction over health care in the House have all reported a bill.  House leaders are expected to bring that legislation to the floor in the Fall.  In the Senate, one of two committees with jurisdiction have reported legislation (Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions). The other panel, Committee on Finance, has yet to finalize its proposal.

Issued by M. Langman of Information Issues and Policy, Medical Library Association

Top 5 Reasons to Register for 3 By the Sea Meeting

  1. Network with chapter members from New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and the Mid-Atlantic Region
  2. Over 60 posters will be presented
  3. Early Bird Registration Deadline is Wednesday August 26 and the early bird rate for inclusive conference registration is $50 less than the regular rate
  4. Paying for the conference via a personal or institutional check–no problem–the online registration form accommodates this–you get a confirmation email after registering which you can provide your institution–once your check is received, Gina Kaiser sends you a confirmation email
  5. Meeting backdrop: Lazy, hazy days of fun and sun at the Jersey shore

Register online at:
Conference website:
Questions? If you have conference registration questions, contact Marie K. Saimbert at

But, wait. There’s more!

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Interested in MLA Web-based Courses?

Web-based Courses

The following Web-based courses are currently offered and approved for MLA CE contact hours. See for more information. If you’re interested, comment below or e-mail me: Jeanette de Richemond at We’ll see if we have enough interested participants to set up a course.

An Evidence-based Approach to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Weldon)

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Eberle)

Business Reference on the Web: Core Tools For Librarians (Kovacs)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information (Eberle)

Demonstrating Value: Can Journals Compete with Mouse Cages in Institutional Budgets? (Chapa)

Designing Usable and Accessible Web Pages: Needs Analysis, Design Planning, XHTML and CSS Standards (Kovacs)

EBM and the Medical Librarian (Schardt)

Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries (Kovacs)

Evaluating Medical Information on the Web (Kovacs)

Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) (Eldredge)

From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet (Kouame)

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends (Prince)

Getting Magnetized: Search and Service Strategies for Nursing Excellence (Kennedy, Allen)

Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Healthcare Consumers (Kovacs)

Health Information Outreach and Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from the Experts (Eberle)

How to Find Good* Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Information on the Web *Good=Credible, Authoritative, Substantive… (Kovacs)

Health and Medical Reference on the Web for Health Professionals and Researchers (Kovacs)

Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (Kovacs)

Incorporating Informatics into the Curriculum (Hannigan)

Instructional Design for Web-based Teaching and Learning (Kovacs)

Introduction to CyberTools for Libraries (Friedman)

No Comprende: Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians (Snow-Croft)

Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use (Deeney)

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (Burt)

Planning and Managing the Consumer Health Library (Spatz)

Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web (Vargas)

Thinking Like an MBA: Time, Money, Resources, and Management in the Library (Magee)

Unified Health Communication (Johnston-Lloyd)

Virtual Reference Competencies: Technical, Communications, and Reference Skills and Knowledge (Kovacs)

Medical Information Specialist (Plymouth Meeting, PA)


An independent non-profit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is seeking an experienced healthcare information professional to join the Health Technology Assessment/EPC Information Center as an expert searcher. The successful candidate will possess flexibility, creativity, and high commitment to organizational objectives.

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