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2016 Theme Contest Extended Deadline

As you are probably aware the presidents/chairs and the boards of three regional MLA associations, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MACMLA), Philadelphia Chapter (PHIL) and New York/New Jersey Chapter (NY/NJ) recently agreed to host a Joint Conference in 2016 in Philadelphia, the nation’s birthplace.

The Local Arrangements Co-Chairs, PJ and Micki are challenging our members to create an inspiring tagline/theme that will capture the essence of the 2016 Joint Meeting. The contest winner must be a current member of one of the three participating MLA chapters and he/she will receive an all-expense paid Early Bird Registration (a basic meeting registration), valued at several hundred dollars.

To jumpstart your creative vibe, please see the attached PDF for full contest details including where to send theme suggestions and the deadline. The winner will receive an all expense-paid Early Bird Registration (exclusive of lodging and optional events).

We are looking forward to an exciting time in Philadelphia next year!

Fall Event- Save the Date



The Philadelphia MLA and SLA chapters will host a joint evening event on Thursday November 12th.
“Data Visualization: Current Tools and Future Trends” will feature a panel of data visualization experts from academia, industry, and government. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Thinking about attending one of the many fall conferences? Let MLA-Phil help you pay for it…

MLA-Phil has a professional development grant that is available to help defray the cost of classes and conferences.

Here are two that consistently get great reviews.

MAC Conference – this year held in beautiful Ashville NC

NAHSL Conference – in lovely Providence RI this year

(Since they are both the same time October 18-20 you will have to choose one)

For more information about the chapter’s program for professional development click here

Associate Director for Library Services, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA

PCOM Library seeks a dynamic individual to support service improvements to the Libraries in the role of Associate Director. Reporting to the Chief Library Services Officer, the Associate Director for Library Services will coordinate and implement assessment activities and create a knowledge base documenting user preferences and behaviors. Responsibilities include provision of reference services or collection management/liaison services. Working with the Chief Library Services Officer, this position will supervise and evaluate the Library staff. Qualified applicants will have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited ALA graduate program and a minimum five years progressively responsible medical library management experience. Demonstrated management skills related to technical, fiscal, and personnel matters, knowledge of current trends in publishing and information management, and excellent communication skills are required.

All inquiries must include salary requirements and should be directed to:

Department of Human Resources
Medical Office Building
4190 City Avenue, Suite 144
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Call (215) 871-6500
Fax (215) 871-6505

PCOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Governmental Relations Committee

Governmental Relations Committee

Purpose: To foster awareness of the governmental processes and activities as they relate to MLA-PHL and its membership.
• Copyright Law – MLA
• Healthcare Reform – MLA
Privacy, Security & Civil Liberties (Association of Research Libraries)
Sources of Information
• ALA Issues and Advocacy
• ALA Office of Government Relations
• Medical Library Association Governmental Relations