Tuesday, October 19, 2021
you working (or hoping to work) on systematic reviews, scoping review, or other
evidence syntheses that require a systematic search? Are you receiving
appropriate credit for your work on these projects? How should you approach
asking for credit for your work from the research team? Depending on your role
on a given project, there are lots of different answers to these questions!
hear answers to these questions, you might like to register
this useful workshop “Authorship and Acknowledgement in Systematic Reviews
& Evidence Syntheses” organized by MDMLG Professional
Development Committee on Nov 1, 12-1pm.
this session the instructor Whitney A. Townsend will lead the attendants to
discuss standards for appropriate acknowledgement, how these standards apply to
librarian work on systematic and related reviews, and how to discuss the
nuances with the project team. Attendants will also share "sticky
situations" and possible solutions! The takeaways would be useful to our
Whitney A. Townsend, MLIS is an Informationist
in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. She has
been a member of numerous systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on
systematic review searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and
faculty, and is an instructor for the University of Michigan systematic review
workshop, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was a
panelist on the MLA Webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping
Reviews” and led the development and publication of a set of competencies for
librarians involved in systematic reviews that was awarded the 2018 MLA Ida and
George Eliot Prize.
hope the see you there!
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 1:54 PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
MDMLG Membership - Join or Renew Today!
To renew your current
membership or to become a valuable member of the Metropolitan Detroit Medical
Library Group (MDMLG), please complete the membership form at http://www.mdmlg.org/membership-renewal.htm.
Memberships paid and received by January 1, 2022 will carry voting privileges
in the 2022 MDMLG Election.
MDMLG is now offering free
membership to students in health and/or library sciences.
Types of MDMLG membership:
- Regular ($35)
- Institutions ($50)
- Emeritus/retired ($15)
- Students (free!)
Membership provides great
benefits, including, but not limited to:
- Access to the MDMLG Job and
Practicum postings and alerts of new employment opportunities
- Becoming part of the network
with health information professionals who have the same interests and
- Free or discounted continuing
educational opportunities for professional development
- Opportunity to serve on the
MDMLG executive board and committees
- Providing a sense of belonging
to a community of health information professionals
Your membership will
strengthen the organization 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 visit the MDMLG Website at http://www.mdmlg.org/.
Connect with us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/detroitmedicallibrarygroup/
MDMLG Membership Services
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 2:31 PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
MLA Webinar “Better, Faster: An Introduction to Systematic Review Automation Tools” on Oct 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
The Professional Development Committee has received funding
from the NNLM Region 6 to host the MLA webinar “Better, Faster: An Introduction to
Systematic Review Automation Tools” on Oct 20, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Registration: To register for
the live event or to view the recording, please complete the online registration form.
As per usual, access codes will be provided on a first
come, first served basis to the first 25 member registrants.
MDMLG members will receive CE priority. Registration will open to MHSLA
membership on Thursday Oct 7, 2021.
If you have any trouble accessing the form, please
email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact
someone from the Professional Development Committee.
Member of the MDMLG Professional Development Committee
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:16 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
The 2020 Annual Reports from our board members and committees can be found here --
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 3:06 PM
Monday, June 21, 2021
Please join me in Congratulating our newly elected Officers:
President-elect: Margaret Danowski
Secretary: Brianna Andre
Outreach/Public Relations: Elizabeth Bucciarelli
Nominating Committee: Margaret Danowski
I would like to thank all the members of the MDMLG Nominating Committee for their hard work this year.
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 3:30 PM
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
2021-2022 Slate of Candidates
We are excited to announce our 2021-2022 Slate of Candidates!
President-elect - Margaret Danowski
Secretary - Brianna Andre
Outreach - Elizabeth Bucciarelli
Nominating Committee - Margaret Danowski
Biographical sketches can be found here --
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 2:31 PM
Kendra Moyer - MDMLG Scholarship Winner - 2021
Congratulations to Kendra Moyer, our scholarship winner this year. She is receiving a one-year membership to MDMLG along with her scholarship award.
Kendra is a Wayne State University Student with a planned graduation date of Fall 2021.
Kendra’s goal as a health and medical librarian would be to assist medical professionals in conveying information to patients in the most simple terms with the most impact. She also enjoys learning about the trends in medical research, and looks forward to a career in a research environment.
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 1:37 PM
Monday, May 03, 2021
NCBI Workshop Registration
Registration is now open for the virtual NCBI Midwest Workshops hosted by the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library on June 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2021.
The schedule is:
Monday, June 7 –9am-12noon ET
NCBI RESOURCES FOR GENETIC DISEASE DISCOVERYAND CLINICAL SUPPORT
This online, interactive workshop is designed for those involved in clinical practice and/or translational research.
Register here: http://bit.ly/Midwest_GeneticDiseaseDiscoveryRegistration
Tuesday, June 8 –9am-12noon ET
NCBI GENOME RESOURCES FOR ANIMALMODEL ORGANISM RESEARCH
This online, interactive workshop focuses on NCBI’s web-based resources for accessing and analyzing genome assembles and annotation data, with an emphasis on non-human organisms.
Register here: http://bit.ly/Midwest_AnimalGenomeResourcesRegistration
Monday, June 14 –9am-12noon ET
AN UPDATE ON NCBI BLAST AND OTHER SEQUENCE ANALYSIS TOOLS
This virtual workshop highlights new displays and features and introduces best practices for use of NCBI BLAST services.
Register here: http://bit.ly/Midwest_BLASTUpdateRegistration
Tuesday, June 15 –9am-12noon ET
GETTING STARTED WITH NCBI DATA IN PYTHON
Learn how to tackle bigger biomolecular datasets more reliably with the power of Python programming. This workshop is designed for biologists without programming experience
NOTE: Due to its technical nature the enrollment for this workshop is limited to 50.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form linked below by May 24th.
We will let you know about your status by May 26th and ask you to RSVP by May 28th
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:42 PM
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
MLA webinar: Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation - REGISTRATION OPEN!
Thanks to Betsy Williams (GVSU), MHSLA has received GMR NN/LM funding for the April 27th MLA webinar: Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation. This webinar is worth 1.5 CEs.
Registration for the webinar is now open to MDMLG and WMHSLA members.
Live event: Wednesday April 27, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., EST.
Please complete this registration form to view the webinar or the recording up to 180 days (October 24, 2021). Access information will be emailed a few days prior to the webinar.
Program description: Assessment
of teaching activities is familiar to most librarians, but how to
evaluate large-scope libraries’ services, programs, or initiatives may
be more abstract and unclear. This webinar will provide a step-by-step
process for selecting an evaluation type, focusing the research
question, planning an evaluation, data collection methods, and writing
an evaluation report. Interactive activities will have you thinking
critically through this process, and you’ll walk away with a library
Presenter: Shanda Hunt, Public Health Library Liaison & Data Curation Specialist at the University of Minnesota (UMN).
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Turner.
Posted by Jill Turner @ 8:36 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Free Virtual Workshops and Codeathon -- U-M and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
The University of Michigan is partnering with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to host a series of virtual workshops and a virtual codeathon. Save the date information for the workshops is below, as is a call for project proposals for the codeathon. Please share this information with anyone at your institution who might be interested.
Questions can be sent to Merle Rosenzweig @ email@example.com.
U-M and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) are partnering to host a series of free virtual workshops in June and a virtual codeathon in July.
Workshops: Detailed information & ways to sign up for any or all of the workshops will be publicized in late April 2021. All workshops will be from 9am-12pm EST.
June 7 - NCBI Resources for Genetic Disease Discovery and Clinical Support
June 8 - NCBI Genome Resources for Animal Model Organism Research
June 14 - An Update on NCBI BLAST and Other Sequence Analysis Tools
June 15 - Getting Started with NCBI Data in Python
Codeathon: July 13-15 Detailed information & how to sign up to participate will be publicized mid-May 2021.
We are seeking proposals for codeathon team projects.
If you have an interesting idea, please fill out this Project proposal form.
Submissions are due by April 26 at 3pm ET.
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 9:44 AM
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
MDMLG Student Scholarship Award – 2021 Application Now Open
Every year, MDMLG offers the MDMLG Scholarship Award to students who are officially enrolled in the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences or the University of Michigan’s School of Information. The Award includes a cash award of up to $200.00, a one-year membership to MDMLG, a certificate, and an invitation to attend the MDMLG Annual Summer Program.
Applications are available at: https://forms.gle/cWVxYy3XfWyjNiqm9 and can be submitted online. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact MDMLG President, Bethany Figg, at Bethany.Figg@cmich.edu.
The deadline to apply for the award is May 3, 2021.
•Students must be officially enrolled in the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences or the University of Michigan’s School of Information
•Must be in good academic standing
•Must demonstrate enthusiasm for a career in the health sciences discipline of librarianship
•Must submit an application form, including a paragraph describing their career goals and how they relate to health sciences librarianship
•Applications are accepted electronically only
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 this information about the award.
Elizabeth Bucciarelli, Outreach Chair
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:39 PM
Thursday, April 01, 2021
MLA webinar: Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript - Registration Open
Due to the enthusiastic response to the April 7th MLA webinar: Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript, MHSLA is purchasing extra CEs/seats. MHSLA is opening the registration up to the regional groups.
Registration is restricted to members of MHSLA, MDMLG, or WMHSLA.
There will not be an in-person viewing of this webinar. Live event: Wednesday April 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., EST
Please complete this registration form to view the webinar or the recording up to 180 days past April 7, 2021. Access information will be emailed a few days prior to the webinar. This webinar is worth 1.5 CEs.
presenters Shalu Gillum, JD, MLS, AHIP, Head of Public Services,
Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central
Florida College of Medicine and Terri Gotschall, MLIS, AHIP, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, University of Central Florida for this
interactive webinar that will give the skills needed to assist users
in: determining users’ goals for publication, identifying the best
journals for publication, guiding users through the peer review process,
and handling manuscript rejection, all while avoiding predatory or
deceptive publishers and/or journals. More information can be found on the MLA website.
Contact Jill Turner with questions.
Posted by Jill Turner @ 3:23 PM
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Spring Business Meeting and Program - Registration Open!
Please join us for our online Spring business meeting and Program online
"Viruses, Vaccines, and Variants...Oh My! What you need to know about SARS-CoV-2 and Why"
presented by Joshua Thomson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interim Director
of Research Administration, University of Detroit Mercy School of
Dentistry and David Fischer, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of
Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
DATE/TIME: March 25th
12:00-12:45 – MDMLG General Business Meeting
12:45-1:00 pm – Break
1:00-2:30 pm – Presentation
REGISTRATION (required): open to MDMLG, MHSLA, and MiALA members only
Thomson teaches microbiology and immunology to dental and dental
hygiene students and residents, with a specific emphasis on infectious
diseases and infection control. Dr. Thomson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy and his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His
main research focus is directed towards the use of natural compounds
and bacteriophage as therapeutics against dental pathogens, as well as
defining microbiological characteristics of dental materials. His
continued research interests include describing mechanisms of serum
resistance in the human bacterial pathogen, Yersinia pesti
David Fischer teaches immunology and nutrition to dental hygiene, undergraduate and graduate dental students. Dr. Fischer
has a B.S. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University
of Michigan, a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the Wayne
State University School of Medicine and conducted postdoctoral research
at the Ohio State University’s Agricultural Research and Development
Center. Current areas of dental research include: the roles of human
herpesviruses in periodontal disease, antiviral effects of propolis and
essential oils and the interplay between nutritional status and the
adaptive immune response. Dr. Fischer has previously conducted research on influenza and rotavirus vaccines.
Posted by Jill Turner @ 11:33 AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
MDMLG is now on Instagram!
Please find us and
follow along at detroitmedicallibrarygroup (no spaces).
Unfortunately, the username MDMLG was already taken, and
detroitmedicallibrarygroup used the maximum number of characters allotted so
Metropolitan, Metro, even M. could not be included.
If anyone has any content, upcoming webinars, photos or anything else they are willing to
share, please email them to Michelle Rau at firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please include a little
background information or perhaps a funny story.
All feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 2:06 PM
Monday, February 15, 2021
Web DuBois Community Symposium on Race -- Registration Link & Program Booklet
The Science, Technology, and Race Learning Community (a ReBUILDetroit program) at the University of Detroit Mercy & Akoma Center for Pan-Afrikan Research, Self-Determination & Nationbuilding in Ayensudo Elmina, Ghana are hosting the 1st annual WEB DuBois Community Symposium on Race. All are welcome to attend.
It will be hosted over Zoom on February 23rd, 2021 starting at 9:00am.
Our keynote speaker for MHSLA 2021 conference, Prasad Venugopal, is making the opening remarks for the symposium.
If you are interested in attending the symposium, here is the link for the flyer, program information, and registration: WEB Du Bois Comm Sym on Race Reg Flyer.pdf
Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:28 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2021
We have another opportunity for CEs:
MDLMG has received
GMR funding for the February MLA webinar: Introduction
to Evaluating Public Datasets Using FAIR Data Principles
Ossom-Williamson, AHIP and Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP for an
introduction to open data and FAIR principles, along with real-world examples
time: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.,
Please complete this registration
form to view this webinar or the recording up to 180 days past Feb 16, 2021.
More information can be found on the MLA website: http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/2912/introduction-to-evaluating-public-datasets-using-fair-data-principles
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Turner
Posted by Jill Turner @ 4:14 PM