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    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    MHSLA 2016 Annual Conference -- October 12-14, 2016 -- Registration is now open!

    Registration is now open! 

    The 2016 Annual Educational Conference will be held in Novi at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel on October 12-14, 2016.

    Conference Essentials

    Dates:  October 12-14, 2016
    Location:  Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan
    Theme:  “Think Outside The Book”
    Hosted By:  Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG) and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA)

    Conference Personnel

    If you have any questions about the conference, or would like to volunteer to help, please contact a member of the Conference Planning Committee.

    Conference Web Site


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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 10:22 AM   0 comments
    Friday, April 15, 2016
    MDMLG Annual Meeting & Summer Luncheon Registration
    2016 MDMLG Annual Meeting & Summer Luncheon Registration
    *** PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 ***

    WHEN: Thursday, June 9 from 11:30am - 3:30pm 
    VisTaTech Center
    Schoolcraft College
    18600 Haggerty Road 
    Livonia, MI 48152

    Parking is free.

    11:30am – 12:00 - Sign In 
    12:00 - 1:00pm - Luncheon 
    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Keynote: “Mindfulness for Stress Reduction & Resiliency Building,” by Dr. Lucy Sternburgh
    2:00pm - 2:20pm - Break 
    2:20pm- 3:30pm - Business Meeting & Recognition 

    Lucy Sternburgh, Ph.D., is the Manager of Employee Wellness & Community Health Promotion at Beaumont Health System. She is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager, Intrinsic Coach®, Certified Wellness Speaker, and earned her PhD in Health Promotion & Wellness. Lucy is also a Special Lecturer at Oakland University within the Wellness, Health Promotion program, and very much enjoys sharing her passion for wellbeing with others. She has completed over 500 hours of training as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at UMASS Medical School. Lucy is especially passionate about encouraging others to take great care of themselves, and believes that health, happiness and well-being are contagious!

    Luncheon Buffet Menu 
    Fresh Seasonal Fruit Boat
    Fresh Vegetable Tray with Herbed Dipping Sauce
    Spinach Salad with Bacon, Red Onions and Eggs
    Mixed Green Salad
    Whole Green Beans Almandine
    Chicken Breast Marsala with Sautéed Mushrooms and Shallots
    Herb Crusted Atlantic Salmon with Lobster Tortilla Broth
    Vegetarian Cannelloni with Tomato Coulis
    Roasted Redskin Potatoes
    Rolls & Butter
    Chef’s Choice Assorted Dessert Table
    Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, and Water Service

    MDMLG MEMBERS: $20.00 - Lunch & Meeting 
    NON-MDMLG MEMBERS: $35.00 - Lunch & Meeting 

    Make check payable to MDMLG and mail to:
    Misa Mi
    Oakland University 
    130 Kresge Library 
    100 Library Drive
    Rochester, MI 48309

    *** PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 ***

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    Posted by Misa Mi @ 12:48 PM   0 comments
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    MLA CE Webinar - Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope

    MDMLG and WSU Shiffman Medical Library have jointly been selected to be sponsored by the GMR for the April 26th webinar: Consumer Health Library: A Site for Service, Education, and Hope.

    Where:   Wayne State University – Undergraduate Library Auditorium
    Time:      2 pm – 3:30 pm EST
    MLA Credits: earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours
     Cost:      Free – GMR has fully funded this MLA CE accredited Webinar.

    To Register:  Please send an email to Toni.Janik@wrh.on.ca indicating that you would like to register for (1) the in-person session on April 26th at WSU OR (2) the On-Demand session which will be at your convenience beginning approximately 2 weeks after the live session.

    By registering for the On-Demand at this time you will be able to earn the MLA CE Credits for viewing the webinar.  CE Credits are also available for those that attend in person on April 26th plus you have the opportunity to network with your colleagues face to face.

    More info below from the MLA Website:

    Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with, their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers.

    *This webinar can be applied toward the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization

    Learning Objectives:
    By the completion of the webinar, participants will understand:

      1.  the role of the consumer health librarian
      2.  outreach into the local community
      3.  the community or target audience
      4.  issues regarding health literacy and how it impacts their library services
      5.  specific programs that can be adapted to their institutional sites

    Jacqueline Davis has worked for eight years as the consumer health librarian for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. She has had the opportunity to work in many different library settings and has enjoyed the work in each of them. She has a particular interest in health literacy as well as social justice. Combining both of these passions has informed and guided her work in the library and the community. In 2013, Davis received the Consumer Health Librarian of the Year award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. She has published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship and Journal of Consumer Health On the Internet; contributed a chapter on marketing the consumer health library in the MLA book, The Medical Library Association Guide to Providing Consumer and Patient Health Information; and contributed a chapter in the soon-to-be published MLA book, Consumer Health Information Programs and Services: Best Practices.

    This project has been funded with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005-C with the University of Illinois at Chicago..

    Toni Janik, MLIS, AHIP
    MDMLG Professional Development Committee

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 2:46 PM   0 comments
    Monday, March 28, 2016
    Now Accepting Applications for the MDMLG Health Sciences Award
    We are now accepting applications for the MDMLG Scholarship Award.  The scholarship application is available on the MDMLG website at http://www.mdmlg.org/award-application.htm.  Applicants must be enrolled in WSU's School of Library and Information Science.  Applications can be submitted online, by fax or by mail.  The recipient will receive a monetary award of $200 and a one year membership to MDMLG.  An award certificate will be presented at the MDMLG Summer Luncheon, and the recipient will also be acknowledged at the annual SLIS Award Ceremony.

    The deadline for applications is Friday, April 29, 2016.

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

    Thank you,
    Alexia Estabrook

    Chair, Public Relations

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 11:47 AM   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
    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 http://www.mdmlg.org/slate-2016-election.htm.

    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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    Posted by Barbara LeTarte @ 11:32 AM   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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