Archive for the 'MLA ’10' Category

What I Learned from My First MLA Meeting

Marita Malone

Marita Malone

by Marita Malone

As a new librarian who entered the profession in midlife, I was very impressed with my first MLA’10 Reflect & Connect Annual Meeting and Exhibition. I had the good fortune to attend the conference with two of my co-workers, both veterans of MLA who expertly guided me through the five days I attended. There are many who can write about the great programming that was available but I thought I would contribute from the first-timer prospective.  In no particular order here is what I gathered: Read more» » »

John P. McGovern Lecture

by Daniel Kipnis

Daniel Pink, best-selling author on the changing world of work, presented the John P. McGovern Lecture at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on Sunday, May 23, 2010. His talk was entitled: “A Whole New Mind.”  The Medical Library Association selected A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers will Rule the Future as the common book for the conference. In his book, Pink charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and describes the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced and automated age.
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Notes from MLA 2010

by Priscilla Stephenson

EBSCOhost
At the annual EBSCOhost focus group meeting, EBSCO representatives presented options for future development of their databases and asked participants to prioritize recommendations. It’s been interesting to see how (relatively) quickly recommendations from one year’s meeting are incorporated in future years.

Here are some of the newer EBSCOhost changes that are coming our way (expected timeframe for these changes is July/August):
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Clinical Medical Librarian Presentation: Report from MLA

by Priscilla Stephenson

For me, this was one of the better MLA experiences. I saw just the right combination of old friends and made new ones. My section’s business meeting was actually interesting, and I was fortunate to hear several terrific contributed papers.

I gravitate toward research papers, and I was glad to have had the opportunity to hear Julia Esparza’s presentation, a significant research project evaluating the impact of the clinical librarian program she manages at LSU.  Her paper, “The Effect of a Clinical Medical Librarian as Part of an Internal Medicine Team on Hospital Length of Stay and Costs, reported on a well-designed and well-executed project spanning an eighteen-month period of a clinical librarianship program with two internal medicine teams.
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NPC Program: Putting It All Together

Reflecting on MLA  ’10 and Connecting What You Have Learned with Your Daily Work
May 26, 2010 10:30am – noon

Nancy Calabretta

Nancy Calabretta

I was curious to attend this session for two reasons. First, I have all too often arrived home from MLA with my head and my notebook filled with new ideas and information, programs to implement, teaching techniques to try, etc. Sadly, after a couple of days back at work, most of that great stuff has been pushed aside by the rigors of the daily routine.  Second, this program seemed like a great effort on the part of NPC2010 to be innovative and creative. Score points on both counts!
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