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Tuesday, March 31, 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 will be honored at the SLIS Annual Recognition Ceremony at Wayne State on April 23 and at the MDMLG Summer Luncheon on June 4!

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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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