Archive for the 'Promotion' Category

Time to fill out the 2013-2014 MLA-Phil Program Survey!

What do you need to enhance your professional skills?

How would you like to network with your peers?

Would you be interested in a one-day conference?

These are only some of the questions on this short survey.  Make your voice heard!

Fill out the survey today.

Survey closes on Monday June 24th.

Outreach to students at Drexel iSchool’s Professional Library Association Networking Event

MLA-Phil will be among fourteen organizations presenting at the Drexel iSchool’s Professional Library Association Networking Event. Please encourage students you know to attend! Non-Drexel folks are welcome, too.

Event Name: Professional Library Association Networking Event
Event Date:
Event Time:
5:00 PM
Event Location: Paul Peck Alumni Center; 32nd & Market Streets
More information and online RSVP

Second Life Learning Commons for Nurses Meeting


We of the Virtual Learning Commons for Nurses (Eastern University) are planning an in-world meeting to discuss the use of immersive technologies (Second Life) for nursing education and library services. The meeting will be held sometime in January. However, we do not have a specific date set.

There are several universities in the USA and UK already implementing nursing programs in SL.  We hope some of you will join us in Second Life and contribute your insights to our discussion of the technologies emerging for nursing distance education and reference.

When we have a specific date, I will post here.

Until then come visit us in Second Life (Teching 10 Island) or join us on the wiki (

Take care,


National Medical Librarians Month

October is National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM). Visit the updated NMLM site for poster art, samples, marketing tips, and a customizable bookmark template with this year’s poster artwork. The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Dig Deep: @sk Your Medical Librarian.”

The NLM wants to publicize your work. Send your promotional project (name of the institution, title of project, brief summary of the project, aame of project director, and key staff) to by Friday, September 12.

And enter your project in the NMLM Creative Promotions Award contest by sending samples of materials or photos of events to Tomi Gunn ( by Monday, December 1. The top 3 will be awarded MLA gift certificates for $200, $150, and $100.

Lourdes to provide consumer health information with NN/LM tech improvement award

Congratulations to Susan Cleveland, MLS, Library Director at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ, who won an NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region technology improvement award for kiosks that will be in the ER, the third floor waiting room and the library. They’ll provide consumer health information in English and Spanish at the start, with expansion to other languages as requests increase. Sue is assembling the kiosks herself, sourcing components and cabinets and using patient education materials from several vendors as well as the NIH/NLM site.

The NN/LM offers tech awards up to $7,500 for the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of information technologies that enhance access to health information. A list of recent awardees is at the MARquee.  All MAR members are eligible to apply for these awards. The call for the next round of funding will be late Summer or early Fall.