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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Meeting Announcement and Registration -- March 3, 2016
MDMLG General Business Meeting & Lunch ‘n Learn Thursday March 3       


Please join us at the upcoming MDMLG General Business Meeting and Lunch and Learn session on Thursday March 3, 2016.

Location:   Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak
                     Administration Building, 1st Floor, OUWB Classroom 1 and 2
                     3601 W. 13 Mile
                     Royal Oak, MI 48073 (map)

Parking:   Free parking is available at the Beaumont South Entrance Parking Structure

12:00p –12:30p   Lunch and Networking
12:30p – 1:00p    Lunch & Learn – “Coherent Rx at Beaumont: A New Way to Deliver Patient Education
1:00p – 1:15p      Break
1:15p – 1:45p      Business Meeting
1:45p – 2p           Refreshment Break
2p – 3p                Program: “Health Literacy Research and the Role of the Librarian as Advocate”
3p – 315p            Questions and Answers Session and Wrap-up

Lunch and Learn Session

Tom Hartle, Coherent Rx founder and CEO and Janet Zimmerman, Director of Beaumont Library Information Services will present an overview of Coherent Rx and the innovative ways that patient education is being delivered by nurses and physicians at the Beaumont Royal Oak and Troy hospitals.


Celeste Farr, Ph.D., MPH is an Assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Farr’s research expertise is in health communication, health behavior and education. she will be discussing the role of health literacy and how it impacts the health consumer and librarians.

Box lunches will be available from PotBelly for $7.85 per person. Click here to order lunch.

Click here to register for the meeting


Make check out to MDMLG and mail to:

Laurie Arrick
Henry Ford Health System – Wyandotte Medical Library
2333 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192

*** PLEASE REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 25 ***                    

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Friday, January 08, 2016
Happy New Year to All!

The Nominating Committee is happy to present the slate of Candidates for 2016. There is one candidate for each office.

President Elect—Angela Sponer

Treasurer—Andrea Rogers-Snyr

Membership Services—Stephanie Stebens

Nominating Committee—Ella Hu, Evan Sprague and Alexandra Sarkozy

According to article VII, section 2 of the Bylaws. we will not need to conduct an election.

“Section 2. Elections.

A.      If the same number of candidates are nominated as there are vacancies to fill, the President will declare the candidates elected. No ballots will be distributed.”

There is a provision in the Bylaws which allows for write-in candidates. Please let me know if there is an interest in this.

The Executive Board Candidates biographical sketches and photos are located at

Thank you to the candidates for your support of MDMLG and to my Committee members.

Best regards,
Barbara LeTarte, Chairperson
Nominating Committee

Wendy Wu
Karl Ericson

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Calling all members! 
It’s that time of year again when the Nominating Committee begins planning the upcoming slate of nominees. This year we’re looking for talented individuals to serve as President-Elect, Treasurer, chair of Membership Services and three people for next year’s Nominating Committee.Please consider donating your time and talent to our Group by running for one of these positions. Aside from the great camaraderie and professional experience this opportunity provides, it will also earn you those valuable points toward your Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification.When you get the call, please answer and say “yes”!

Barbara LeTarte, Chair
Nominating Committee

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Monday, October 12, 2015
General Business Meeting and Lunch 'n Learn - November 19, 2015
Please join us at the upcoming MDMLG General Business Meeting and lunch on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

University of Michigan
Taubman Health Sciences Library, Multipurpose Room #4360
1135 E. Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (map)

Closest parking structure to Taubman Library is the Palmer Parking Structure.
A 7-minute walk from the library, the rate is $0.75 per 30 minutes.
(map from structure to Taubman)


12:00 - 12:30       - Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:00         - Lunch & Learn: “Renovating a Library for the Future”
1:00 - 1:15           - Break
1:15 - 1:45           - Business Meeting
1:45 - 2:00           - Refreshment Break
2:00 - 3:00           - Program: "But is an Emerging Technologies Informationist a Librarian?" Patricia F. Anderson
3:00-3:30            -Tour of the Taubman Health Sciences Library

Lunch & Learn:
Nancy Allee, Deputy Director, Taubman Health Sciences Library & Library Faculty, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan, will discuss some of the renovation details of Taubman.

Program Description:

Patricia F. Anderson is the Emerging Technologies Informationist for the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. In a previous life she worked as the Head of the UM Dentistry Library, the Head of the Learning Resources Center for the Northwestern University Galter Health Sciences Library, and Artificial Intelligence Liaison/Library Associate for the UM Engineering Library. In her current position, some of the stranger things she does are to work and teach in Second Life, tweet up a fury as @pfanderson, support health comic design initiatives, create workshops on personal genomics and quantified self and online sex ed, and more.

Box lunches from Panera Bread will be available for $11.

Click here to register

We hope you will join us on November 19th!

Evan Sprague
Medical Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
(248) 370-3777

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
MDMLG General Business Meeting and Lunch 'n Learn - October 8, 2015

Please join us at the upcoming MDMLG General Business Meeting and lunch on Thursday, October 8, 2015.
Location: Oakwood Physical Therapy and Wellness Center
              17101 Rotunda Drive (Map)
              Dearborn, MI 48124
Please note this is across Oakwood Boulevard from Beaumont - Oakwood Campus (formerly Oakwood Hospital). It's a freestanding building set back from Oakwood Boulevard a little bit - behind the elementary school. They recommend entering from Rotunda Drive, rather than Oakwood Boulevard.

11:30am-12:00pm     Registration
12:00pm-12:45pm     Round Table Sharing: "Not Ready for Prime-Time Databases and Interfaces"
12:45pm-1:00pm       Break
1:00pm-1:45pm        Business Meeting
1:45pm-2:00pm        Refreshment Break
2:00pm-3:30pm        Program: "Educational Outcomes Across the Continuum: Competencies, Milestones, EPAs. What Next?"
Program Description:
Dr. Barbara Joyce, Associate Professor and Director of Curriculum Evaluation at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, will discuss the latest developments in medical education and will explore the role of librarians in their implementation.
Round Table Sharing:
Frustrated with vendors releasing products or new versions that seem less than fully developed? Let's discuss this and see if, as a group, we can come up with some strategies to address this issue. Do you have any other issues you'd like to discuss at Round Table Sharing? Please email me at, and we'll try to make sure to seek the wisdom of the group!

Box lunches from Panera Bread will be available for $12. Click here for the order form.
We hope to see you all on 8th!

​Nancy Bulgarelli MSLS
Out-going Chair, Program Committee

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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 --

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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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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
New CE Course "Research for Hospital Librarians"

The MDMLG Professional Development Committee invites you to attend the CE Course “Research for Hospital Librarians” taught by Heather Holmes on Friday, May 1, 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 April 24th!

Cost is $50.00 for MDMLG members and $70.00 for non-members.

Payment can be made through PayPal ( or by sending a check.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you,
The MDMLG Professional Development Committee

Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
MLA webcast @ Hosted by MDMLG and WSU: The Diversity of Data Management

Everyone is welcome to register for this free MLA CE event.

MDMLG and WSU has applied and received funding to host the MLA webcast The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship Webcast.

It will be held at the Wayne State University Purdy Kresge Library Auditorium at 2:00 PM EST on April 22, 2015.

Please register by emailing so I can be sure to send you the participants guide beforehand.

April 22 2015
Purdy Kresge Library Auditorium 2:00pm-3:30pm, Eastern Time [1:00pm-2:30pm, central time]

This webcast is designed to provide health sciences librarians with an introduction to data management, including how data are used within the research landscape, and the current climate around data management in biomedical research. Three librarians working with data management at their institutions will present case studies and examples of products and services they have implemented, and provide strategies for and success stories about what has worked to get data management services up and running at their libraries.

**The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.**


Part I:  Theory: What is Data Management?

    Introduce theoretical framework of the Data Lifecycle
        More than big data!  Data is as diverse as research
        Funder requirements + reproducibility
        Understanding communities working with data

Part II:  Case Studies: Opportunities for Librarians

    Many ways to get involved
    Specific Case Studies:
        Data Visualization Program
        RDM in RCR classes / graduate curricula
        Data catalog, metadata lab tool service, Informationist projects
    Question and Answer Session I

Part III: How YOU can do it: Strategies

    Approaches and Resources
    Question and Answer Session II

Conclusion: Final thought from each speaker


Toni Janik
MDMLG Professional Development Chair

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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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