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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    Now Accepting Applications for the MDMLG Health Sciences Award
    We are now accepting applications for the MDMLG Health Sciences Award. Applicants must be enrolled in either Wayne State University's School of Library and Information Science or the University of Michigan’s School of Information.  The recipient will be awarded a monetary award of $200.00, one year membership to MDMLG, and the award certificate will be presented at the MDMLG Summer Luncheon.  If the winner is a WSU student, the recipient will also be acknowledged at the Annual SLIS Recognition Ceremony.

    Applications are available at http://www.mdmlg.org/award-application.htm and can be submitted online. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact MDMLG President Misa Mi at mi@oakland.edu. The deadline to apply for the award is Thursday, April 20, 2017.

    If you know of any current Wayne State University SLIS or University of Michigan SI students with an interest in health sciences librarianship, please pass along information about the award.


    Stephanie Stebens

    Chair, Membership Services

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:53 PM   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
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    2015-2016 Annual Reports
    The 2015-2016 Annual Reports can be found at http://www.mdmlg.org/annual-reports/annual-reports-2015-2016.htm.

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 1:09 PM   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
    Monday, February 22, 2016
    FREE PubMed and Emergency Preparedness Course Offering - 7 MLA Credits - March 24, 2016
    The Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG) is proud to be hosting a two course event  at WSU’s Shiffman Medical Library on March 24, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Holly Ann Burt will be teaching “Keeping up with PubMed” in the morning and “Emergency Preparedness for Libraries” in the afternoon. These courses are FREE to attend and are being brought to you by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (GMR). We encourage you to participate and hope you can join us!

    Keeping Up With PubMed - 4 MLA CE Credits (8:30am to 12:30pm)
    With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, Link to journals, Citation Matcher, and Clinical Queries. The instructor will demonstrate online searches and students, at computers connected to the Internet, will be invited to follow along. Time for individual practice will be provided.

    Emergency Preparedness for Libraries - 3 MLA CE Credits (1:30pm to 4:30pm)
    The class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. Topics include learning how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries and craft a basic emergency preparedness plan including strategies for continuing library services during the emergency; disaster planning models; types of resources available for emergency planning and recovery; relationships with first responders, vendors, and other libraries; and issues related to salvage. Class activities provide the opportunity to discuss and begin developing continuity of service plans and related processes.

    Please register, using the online form
    http://www.mdmlg.org/CE%20Registration%2003-24-2016.docx by March 11, 2016
    Cost is FREE for both MDMLG members and non-members.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Thank you,
    The MDMLG Professional Development Committee

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 2:04 PM   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
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    2013-2014 Annual Reports
     The 2013-2014 MDMLG Annual Reports can be found at http://www.mdmlg.org/annual-reports/annual-reports-2013-2014.htm

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 10:46 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