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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:

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:

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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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Now Accepting Applications for the MDMLG Health Sciences Award
The MDMLG Health Sciences Award is now open for applications.  Eligible applicants include students enrolled in either the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science or the University of Michigan School of Information. The MDMLG Scholarship is awarded to library science students interested in the medical/health sciences field of librarianship and includes a full one year membership to MDMLG, including access to the newsletter, an award certificate, presentation of the award at the MDMLG summer program and luncheon, and a monetary award of $200.00. 

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 application is available on the MDMLG Scholarship Information page and can be submitted by email, fax or mail. 

The deadline to apply for the award is Friday, March 13, 2015.

Stephanie Stebens

Public Relations Chair

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
MDMLG Business Meeting and Lunch 'n Learn - March 12, 2015

Please join us at the upcoming MDMLG General Business Meeting and lunch on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Location: University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry - Room 1460
              2700 Martin Luther Jr Blvd, Detroit MI (Map)

It's spring break, so there will be plenty of free parking in the lots located in front of the main entrance on MKL Jr Blvd.

11:30am-12:00pm     Registration
12:00pm-12:45pm     Lunch 'n Learn Presentation - "RDA: What is it and why should I care?" presented by Meghan Finch, Assist Professor and Digital Assets Librarian at Oakland University
12:45pm-1:00pm       Break
1:00pm-1:45pm        Business Meeting
1:45pm-2:00pm        Refreshment Break
2:00pm-3:30pm        Program - "MedEdPortal: Resource for Medical Teaching and Publishing Educational Work" presented by Linda M. Roth PhD, Director of Professional Development, Wayne State University School of Medicine

If you are joining us for the Lunch 'n Learn, box lunches from Panera Bread are available for $10. Click here for the order form. Please order your lunch by March 9th.

It's been a long, hard, cold winter. Come out and catch up with your colleagues!

Nancy Bulgarelli MSLS
Interim Dean, University Libraries and
Director, OUWB Medical Library
Oakland University
Kresge Library, #300B
2200 N Squirrel Rd.
Rochester, MI 48309
(248)370-2481 (work)
(248)885-2363 (mobile)

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
CE Class -- PubMed for Experts

The MDMLG Professional Development Committee cordially invites you to attend the free April CE Course "PubMed for Experts" on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 9am to 1pm in the Shiffman Medical Library.  This course is accredited for 4 MLA CE credits.  We hope you can join us!

Please register, using the online form by March 20th!

There is no cost for this class!

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you,
The MDMLG Professional Development Committee

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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 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

Thank you.


Angela Sponer
MDMLG Membership Services

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
2013-2014 Annual Reports
 The 2013-2014 MDMLG Annual Reports can be found at

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Calling all retirees
There will be a special recognition at the MDMLG Summer Luncheon for anyone retiring this year.  Please let me know if you hear about any recent retirements in our Group.

Barbara LeTarte

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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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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

Stephanie Stebens

Public Relations Chair

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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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Monday, October 07, 2013
Words of Wisdom...
Keep Calm and ASK A LIBRARIAN Poster

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Monday, July 22, 2013
Michigan Libraries for Life 2013
Calling All Michigan Libraries! Michigan Libraries for Life 2013!!

For the last three years, libraries across Michigan have participated in a simple and effective campaign to educate patrons about organ, tissue, and eye donation and encouraged them to join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. The campaign is called Michigan Libraries for Life. This effort was originally spearheaded in 2010 by the University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library, but has expanded to include public, academic, special, and hospital libraries across the state. This collaborative effort has inspired 1348 people to sign up as donors!

More than 95% of Americans support organ, tissue and eye donation. In Michigan, only 39% of adults have joined the state’s donor registry, far lower than the 45% average nationwide. That discrepancy is largely due to state residents not knowing how to properly join the Registry. Michigan Libraries for Life helps to address that informational need.

We are excited to bring this life-saving event back in 2013! Participating libraries are welcome to join the effort for as many hours as they are able to staff a registration table in their libraries, from 2 hours to 7 days. This year’s drive will start on Monday, October 7th and run through Sunday, October 13th.Gift of Life Michiganwill provide free in-person training for library representatives at their Ann Arbor headquarters on Friday, August 23rd. We are also developing additional training materials for institutions that are unable to attend the in-person session.

The key to this program’s success is the participation of dozens of libraries. We would like to extend a formal invitation to your library to join the 2013 Michigan Libraries for Life Organ Donor Registration Drive. If your organization would like to participate in this year’s effort, please contact us at or (734) 936-1394 to receive more information.

You can also find Michigan Libraries for Life on Facebook!

For additional information visit:

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
The 2012-2013 MDMLG Annual Reports can be found at

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Scholarship winner
Bethany Figg is our 2013 MDMLG Scholarship winner.  Bethany is currently employed at CMU Healthcare in Saginaw and an online student in the Library and Information Science Program at WSU with an expected graduation date of 2014.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
MDMLG Election Results 2013
MDMLG Election Results
The Nominating Committee is happy to announce the winners of the 2013 Election:

Stephanie Swanberg

Alexandra Elizabeth Sarkozy

Public Relations
Diane LeBar

Nominating Committee
Bridget Faricy-Beredo
Keith Engwall
Mary Carr

The nominating committee expresses their congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone that ran for a position.

Submitted by,
Karin Werner, Chair
Nominating Committee

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Monday, March 18, 2013
#MDMLG hashtag registered on
I've registered the #MDMLG hashtag on, which is a (fantastic) resource for social media in healthcare. keeps a database of healthcare related hashtags:

This is a great place to find healthcare hashtags that are currently trending as well as various hashtags in use for various healthcare topics, and after the sessions on Twitter at today's meeting, we decided it would be a great idea to register #MDMLG as our very own hashtag.

However, for to register this hashtag, they need to confirm that it is a hashtag currently in use. Please take a moment to log into Twitter and post a tweet using the #MDMLG hashtag. If you were at today's meeting, post a comment about the sessions. Or, perhaps post a link to an article or page that you think members might be interested in. Or search #MDMLG to see some of the tweets already posted and reply with your own comments (just make sure to include #MDMLG in your reply).

Also, if you were not able to log on for tonight's #medlibs meeting (every Thursday at 9pm), the transcript is available on symplur at

There was some great conversation with an embedded librarian who rides with ambulance crews to find their medical research needs and then afterwards provides them with relevant literature searches.

@librariandad on Twitter

Keith Engwall
Web & Emerging Technologies Librarian
OUWB Medical Library

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Monday, July 30, 2012
Renewing Your MDMLG Membership
Interested in health sciences or medical librarianship? Want a way to meet and network with other health sciences/medical librarians in the Metropolitan Detroit area? Want a chance to earn continuing education credits or partake of professional education opportunities? Then, become a member of the Metropolitan Detroit Medical Librarian Group (MDMLG). Membership in MDMLG not only provides access to excellent educational programming, but it affords the opportunity to network with a community of colleagues. It’s easy to join. See the MDMLG website for online membership forms or for a membership invoice to print out and mail in ( Membership forms are due back by August 28, 2012. Thank you. Misa Mi Membership Services


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Monday, June 11, 2012
MDMLG Annual Reports

The Executive Board and Committee Chair Annual Reports for 2011-2012 have been posted on the MDMLG website

Thank you to all the members who served on the Board and in committees this year.  Hope to see you all next week at the wonderful Rattlesnake Club for our Summer Luncheon!

JoAnn Krzeminski 

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Lightning Round (pecha kucha) Presentations
Thanks to all of our presenters for sharing.  Here is the direct link to their presentations,  They are also accessible from the meetings page.  Thanks to Val too for posting these.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Video Invitation for the 2012 MHSLA Annual Conference
At the 2011 MHSLA Annual Conference, Janet Zimmerman presented a video invitation prepared by the 2012 MHSLA Local Arrangements Committee.

You can view the video via YouTube -


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Friday, September 02, 2011
MDMLG Membership Directory
The 2011-2012 MDMLG Membership Directory has been posted to the website behind the Member's Only section. Members with outstanding dues or membership forms have not been included in the directory.

Please check your entries carefully. I received several forms with information that differed from what had been previously recorded (eg. numbers transposed, different zip codes, etc). Notify me with any changes that need to be made.

The password to the Member's Only section will be changed in mid-September.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MDMLG Annual Reports 2010-2011
The 2010-2011 Annual Reports can be found at


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Monday, May 02, 2011
MDMLG Election Results
Nominating Committee is happy to announce the winners of the 2011 Election:

Barbara LeTarte

Jennifer Bowen

Public Relations
Doris Blauet

Nominating Committee
Melanie Bednarski
Daria Drobny
LaVentra E. Danquah

The nominating committee expresses their congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone that ran for a position.

Submitted by,
Patricia Supnick, Chair
Nominating Committee


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Mobile Medical Technology Applications – A Panel Discussion
The links to the presentations from the spring meeting have been posted to the MDMLG Meetings page.


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Friday, September 03, 2010
MDMLG Constitution and Bylaws
The MDMLG Constitution and Bylaws as they were ratified on April 15 have been posted to the web site. They are available at:


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Monday, June 28, 2010
MDMLG Photo Album
Jennifer Bowen has taken some photos at recent MDMLG events: the MHSLA Annual Conference, the WSU Annual Recognition Ceremony, honoring the two MDMLG scholarship winners, and the MDMLG Summer Luncheon at Mario's. The photos are on the members-only portion of the web site --


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Thursday, May 20, 2010
MDMLG Copyright CE Class - Power Point Presentation
As you know, MDMLG sponsored a Copyright CE Class last week at the Clinton Macomb Public Library.

The speaker was Molly Kleinman from the University of Michigan, and she spoke on "The Beauty of Some Rights Reserved: An Introduction to Copyright, Publishing and Creative Commons".

Molly has graciously shared her powerpoint presentation with our group. The link is --


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
What Journals are Essential to Physicians
Mary Jo Durivage alerts us to a very interesting blog post by Krafty Librarian. She discusses the New England Journal of Medicine's 2009 Essential Journal Study and how librarians can use this information to help shape our journal collections.

The complete blog entry is located at:



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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Return on Investment - Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan / Learning Resources Center
At the MDMLG General Business Meeting last week, Daria Drobny shared a poster she developed with Return on Investment statistics for her library in 2008. She has graciously agreed to share this with our group, and it is located on the members-only portion of the MDMLG web site --

There are two spreadsheets: one is the final poster that she shared with her Administration, and the other is a spreadsheet explaining her calculations. She used 2008 as the basis for her calculations because that was the most current full year of statistics.


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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Program Committee History
The Program Committee history is now available. There is information on MDMLG Programs going back to the 1999-2000 fiscal year.


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