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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Register for MLA Webinar on Scoping Reviews

    The Professional Development Committee has received funding from the NN/LM GMR to host the August 15 MLA webinar, “Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success.

    Site Viewing: We will be hosting a live viewing of the webinar on Tuesday, August 15 from 2:00 – 3:30pm on Oakland University’s campus. The webinar will take place in Room 225B Kresge Library, 100 Library Drive, Rochester, MI 48309. Parking is also free and abundant on campus during the summer!

    Registration: To register, please complete the online registration form to either:
    If you have any trouble accessing the form, please email me at swanberg@oakland.edu and we’ll get you registered.

    BUT WAIT…there’s more! MLA just rolled out new webinar policies, so we received GMR funding for a site license that includes 25 MLA CE certificates. Which means that an unlimited number of people can watch the live session or view the recording, but only 25 may receive MLA CE credit. A new question on the registration form will ask you if you absolutely need, would like if available, or do not need MLA CE credits.

    Due to this limitation, CE credits will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. The first 25 registrants that indicate they absolutely need MLA CE credit will receive a code to complete their evaluation and get their certificate following the webinar. As this is sponsored by MDMLG, our members will receive priority. Registration will open up to the rest of MHSLA on Wednesday, August 2, so register ASAP!

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me as Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

    Stephanie Swanberg


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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 9:03 AM   0 comments
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    General Business Meeting -- Thursday, September 14, 2017

    The next General Business meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Shiffman Medical Library, Stapleton Room, 320 E. Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201.


    11:30am to 12:00pm            Sign In

    12:00pm to 12:45pm            Lunch and Learn with Katherine Akers from Shiffman Medical Library.    Katherine will be speaking about Publishing Medical Case Reports.

    12:45pm to 1:00pm              Break

    1:00pm to 2:00pm                Program featuring Gurpreet Kaur Rana from University of Michigan. Gurpreet will be speaking about Global Health

    2:00pm to 2:15pm                Break

    2:15 pm to 3:30pm               General Business Meeting

    LUNCH  -- Register by Wednesday, August 23rd :

    Lunch is from Corner Fresh Café  located in Detroit and is $9.50. The lunchbox special consists of half salad + half wrap with your choice of 2 sides whole fruit, cookie or chips.



    Parking can be located at Parking Lot 75, 545 E. Canfield Detroit MI, 48202. The cost for parking is $7.75

    Parking is also available at DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital. The cost is $4.00.

    MAP:  Margherio Family Conference Center - http://bit.ly/2tAij51

                Parking Lot 75 - http://maps.wayne.edu/view/#lot-75

                DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital Parking - http://bit.ly/2tAij51

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 11:12 AM   0 comments
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    Annual Reports
    The MDMLG Annual Reports for 2016-2017 can be found at http://www.mdmlg.org/annual-reports/annual-reports-2016-2017.htm.

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 9:00 AM   0 comments
    Monday, May 15, 2017
    2017 MDMLG Health Sciences Scholarship Winner
    Please join me in congratulating Ali Mourad for winning the 2017 MDMLG Health Sciences Scholarship. 

    Ali Mourad is currently a Masters student in Health Informatics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and School of Information. He is passionate about leveraging information to innovate and improve population health, access and the overall patient healthcare experience.

    Best wishes for much success in your academic and future professional careers!

    Misa Mi

    MDMLG President

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    Posted by Misa Mi @ 7:32 PM   0 comments
    Thursday, May 04, 2017
    MDMLG Ellection Results
    Hello MDMLG!
    The election votes have been tallied, congratulations to MDMLG's newest officials.

    President Elect
       - Juliet Mullenmeister
       - JoAnn Krzeminski
    Public Relations
       - Courtney Mandarino
    Nominating Committee
       - Laurie Arrick
       - LaTeesa James
       - Wendy Wu

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    Posted by Evan Sprague @ 1:30 PM   0 comments
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Annual Summer Meeting & Luncheon -- June 8, 2017

    You are cordially invited to the MDMLG Annual Summer Meeting and Luncheon at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 11:30 am- 3:30 pm. Join your colleagues for a lovely afternoon in the historic mansion and enjoy our guest speakers, Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner, creators of the much loved “Awful Library Books” blog.

    The details:
    Thursday, June 8, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, tour of Alger Estate with a docent to follow meeting
    Grosse Pointe War Memorial
    32 Lake Shore Drive
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
    Free Parking

    11:30 am-12 pm Sign in
    12 pm – 1 pm Luncheon
    1 pm- 2 pm Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly “Professional Pursuits: Posting, Publishing, and Presenting”
    2 pm- 2:15 pm break
    2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Annual Meeting
    3:30pm- 4 pm Complimentary tour of Alger Mansion with docent

    $25 for MDMLG members, $35 for non-members
    Payable via PayPal or check

    Register before May 30th here:

    We are thrilled to have Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner speak to the group on professional pursuits that we all find ourselves engaged in from time to time. Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner’s blog “Awful Library Books” has been featured in The New Yorker, the Huffington Post, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “Q” on CBC Radio, and since 2009 has been routinely giving an online homage to books that have outlived their purpose on the library shelf.  If you’re not familiar with their blog, check it out here: http://awfullibrarybooks.net/ It’s a real treat!

    After the Annual Meeting, stretch your legs and learn a bit of the Alger Estate history on a tour of the 1910 built, Italian-Renaissance style mansion with a War Memorial docent from 3:30 pm – 4 pm.

    Registration may be completed online or printed and mailed to me. After filling out the registration form you will be directed to pay via PayPal or check.

    Checks will be made out to MDMLG and mailed to:

    Angela Sponer
    Henry Ford Hospital, Sladen Library, K-17
    2799 West Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48202

    Looking forward to seeing you there!
    MDMLG Program Committee

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 1:52 PM   0 comments
    Updated MDMLG Constitution/Bylaw
    The MDMLG Officer for Public Relations, a MDMLG Executive Board member, has a new title--Officer for Outreach. The change to the MDMLG Constitution/Bylaw was unanimously approved at the MDMLG General Business Meeting on April 13. The document (Word or PDF) is available at http://www.mdmlg.org/members/constitution.htm.

    Misa Mi

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    Posted by Misa Mi @ 10:59 AM   0 comments
    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Participating in MDMLG Mentor Program
    Great news!

    MDMLG (Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group) has expanded its outreach efforts to include the NEW MDMLG Mentor Program. To sign up to become a mentor or mentee,  please complete the MDMLG Mentor Program Interest Form.

    To learn about the program, please visit the webpage at http://www.mdmlg.org/mentor-program.html.

    For questions about the program, please contact:

    Elizabeth Bucciarelli (co-chair) 
    Jennifer Bowen (co-chair) 

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    Posted by Misa Mi @ 2:46 PM   0 comments
    Sunday, July 10, 2016
    Library Science Student Portal
    Library Science students, check out our newly updated Student Portal which gathers together useful information about MDMLG and medical librarianship.  The Student Experience Opportunities document is also linked here which identifies volunteer, observation and practicum locations throughout Michigan. 

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 10:56 AM   0 comments
    Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    The following members were officially declared elected at the Business Meeting on March 3, 2016 by Nancy Bulgarelli, President.

    President Elect—Angela Sponer

    Treasurer—Andrea Rogers-Snyr

    Membership Services—Stephanie Stebens

    Nominating Committee—Ella Hu, Evan Sprague and Alexandra Sarkozy

    Thank you!

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    Posted by Barbara LeTarte @ 10:54 AM   0 comments
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Recipient of the 2015 MDMLG Health Sciences Student Award

    It is my great pleasure to announce that Kimberly Kelly, a current MLIS student at Wayne State University and current employee at the Medical Library at Oakwood Hospital, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 MDMLG Health Sciences Student Award! Please help me in congratulating Kimberly who was honored at the SLIS Annual Recognition Ceremony at Wayne State on April 23 and will be acknowledged at the MDMLG Summer Luncheon on June 4!

    Here is a complete list of the Wayne State University scholarship recipients --

    Here is the slideshow with photos of the recipients --

    And here is a recording of the event --http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/61461905

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 9:06 AM   0 comments
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    Election Results
    Dear MDMLG members,

    On behalf of the Nominating Committee, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2015 election.

    President Elect - Misa Mi

    Secretary - Emily Ginier

    Public Relations - Alexia Estabrook-Isely

    Nominating Committee
    Karl Ericson
    Barbara LeTarte
    Wendy Wu

    I would like to thank all of the candidates for offering their time and talents in making MDMLG the premier hospital, special, and academic library organization it is. 

    Congratulations to the new members of the Executive Board and the Nominating Committee! The offices go into effect immediately following the Annual Summer Meeting in June.

    I would also like to send a special thank you to the other members of the Nominating Committee, Gina Hug & Evan Sprague.  They were professional, efficient, and pleasure to work with.  Lastly, I’d like to thank Valerie Reid, our Webmaster, for her patience, promptness, and general good humor.

    Elizabeth Bucciarelli, Nominating Committee Chair

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 11:58 AM   0 comments
    Monday, March 02, 2015
    Slate for MDMLG Election 2015
    I’m pleased to announce the board-approved slate for the MDMLG 2015 Election:

    Misa Mi

    Emily Ginier

    Public Relations
    Alexia Estabrook
    Merle Rosenzweig

    Nominating Committee
    Karl Ericson
    Barbara Le Tarte
    Ann Schultz
    Wendy Wu

    The biographical sketches are available at: http://www.mdmlg.org/slate-2015-election.htm.

    Write-in candidates will be accepted through March 20, 2015.  The write-in rules for candidates are as follows:

    Nominations for the Board and the Nominating Committee may be made from the membership at large by petitions signed by not fewer than ten (10) personal members providing they are submitted in writing to the chair of the Nominating Committee at least twenty-one (21) days before the election. Petitions must be accompanied by a written statement of acceptance from the candidate and biographical sketch. (Article VII, Sec. 1.B.6)

    Forms for petition, confirmation of nomination, and biographical sketch, can be found at: http://www.mdmlg.org/members/forms.htm.

    The election will run from March 23, 2015 – April 12, 2015.

    Along with the other members of the Nominating Committee, Evan Sprague and Gina Hug, I would like to thank the nominees for volunteering their time and energy to the organization.

    I would personally like to thank Gina & Evan for their interest and enthusiasm while working with me on the Nominating Committee. It was a pleasure.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


    Elizabeth Bucciarelli, MSLS, MSTS
    Health Sciences Librarian
    Eastern Michigan University
    734.487.2506 - Phone

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 12:43 PM   0 comments
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Membership Drive - 2014-2015
    It is time for the annual MDMLG membership drive.

    To renew your current membership or to become a new member of MDMLG, please complete the membership form on the MDMLG Website at http://www.mdmlg.org/membership-renewal.htm. Membership forms are due back by July 31st, 2014.

    Types of MDMLG membership:

    --Regular ($25)
    --Student ($15)
    --Institution ($40)
    --Emeritus/retired ($15)

    Membership provides great benefits, including, but not limited to:

    --Becoming part of the network with health information professionals who have the same interests and concerns
    --Free or discounted continuing educational opportunities for professional development
    --Opportunity to serve on the MDMLG executive board and committees
    --Access to Members-only portion of the MDMLG web site
    --A sense of belonging to a community of health information professionals

    Your membership will make the organization stronger and expand the professional network of health sciences/medical librarians in the Metropolitan Detroit area and beyond.

    If you have further questions about MDMLG, please feel free to contact Angela Sponer. You can also check out the MDMLG Website at http://www.mdmlg.org/.

    Thank you.


    Angela Sponer
    MDMLG Membership Services

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 8:26 AM   0 comments
    Friday, May 09, 2014
    2014 MDMLG Election Results
    On behalf of the Nominating Committee, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Election, effective immediately following the Annual Meeting at the June 19 Summer Luncheon:

    President-Elect: Nancy Bulgarelli
    Executive Board/Treasurer: Nadia Lalla
    Executive Board/Member Services: Angela Sponer
    Nominating Committee:
       Elizabeth Bucciarelli
       Gina Hug
       Evan Sprague

    I'd like to offer congratulations to those elected and thanks to Andrea Rogers-Snyr and Deborah Lauseng for stepping up and running in this year's election. They are a credit to the organization.

    I'd also like to express my appreciation to my committee members, Mary Carr and Bridget Faricy-Beredo, and to our Webmaster, Valerie Reid. Many thanks!

    And finally and especially, to the personal and institutional members who voted, thank you!

    Sincerely, Keith Engwall
    Chair, Nominating Committee

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:41 PM   0 comments
    Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    MDMLG Health Sciences Awared Winner - Congratulations Ann Harris!

    The MDMLG Board is happy to announce that the recipient of the 2014 MDMLG Health Sciences Award is Ann Harris.  She is currently attending the School of Library & Information Sciences at Wayne State University and volunteers at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center.  The award will be presented at the School of Library & Information Sciences Annual Recognition Ceremony at Wayne State University in April and at the MDMLG Summer Luncheon in June.

    Congratulations Ann!

    A recording of the Wayne State University Annual Recognition Ceremony & Reception (held on April 23, 2014) is available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/46590272.

    Stephanie Stebens

    Public Relations Chair

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:06 PM   0 comments
    Thursday, November 07, 2013
    Valerie Reid named MHSLA's Librarian of the Year

    The MDMLG executive board would like to congratulate Valerie Reid, Manager of the Medical Library at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for being awarded Librarian of the Year at the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) conference in October! 

    MDMLG members have known all along that Valerie is an awesome librarian, and it is nice to see that MHSLA recognizes her fabulousness as well!

    Congratulations Val, Librarian of the Year! You are the best!

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    Posted by Jill Turner @ 9:45 AM   0 comments