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Friday, October 10, 2014
CE Course: Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact
Wayne State University & MDMLG are offering the following MLA Webinar CE course:

Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium, WSU Undergraduate Library.  See Map
MLA CE Credits:  1.5

Register by emailing Toni Janik: 

Thank you to GMR who has funded this opportunity. 
We hope to see you there!

Alison Slyman, MLIS
Librarian I
Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University
Mazurek Medical Education Commons 232C
320 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
Office Phone: (313) 577-8943
Office Fax: (313) 577-6668
Cell: (313) 378-3435

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MDMLG General Business Meeting - November 6, 2014
Please join us at the MDMLG General Business Meeting & Lunch on Thursday, November 6, 2014 for Tracking & Promoting Institutional Scholarship

Please Register by November 3, 2014

DATE: Thursday, November 6, 2014
LOCATION: Providence Hospital, Fisher Auditorium, 16001 W. 9 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI 48075 248-849-3000

Parking  Park in the South Lot (P) by the Professional Medical Building, and enter through the Medical Building – parking is free
AGENDA:      11:30-12:00pm   Registration
                        12:00-12:45pm   Lunch & Learn Presentation
                        12:45-1:00pm     Break
                        1:00-1:45pm       Business Meeting
                        1:45p-2:00pm     Refreshment Break
                        2:00-3:30pm       Program

Lunch ‘n Learn – Deep Blue, Merle Rosenzweig, University of Michigan, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Afternoon Program – Panel presentation of how three librarians are helping their institutions track and promote institutional scholarship.
          Merle Rosenzweig, University of Michigan, Taubman Health Sciences Library
          Angela Spooner, Henry Ford Hospital, Sladen Library
          Keith Engwell, Oakland University, Medical Library

COST:  $10 if ordering a boxed lunch from Jimmy John’s – Options are listed on the Registration / Lunch Order Form

Nancy Bulgarelli
Chair, MDMLG Program Committee

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
CE Course - "The Evolving Librarian" / November 14, 2014

The MDMLG Professional Development Committee cordially invites you to attend the November CE Course "The Evolving Librarian: Responding to Changes in the Workplace and Healthcare" taught by Michelle Kraft on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 9am to 1pm in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  This course is accredited for 4 MLA CE credits.  We hope you can join us!

Please register, using the online form 
( by October 31st!

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

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Join us for our September General Meeting on Big Data!

Please join us at the MDMLG General Business Meeting & Lunch on Thursday, September 11, 2014  for
Big Data: What’s It Mean to You and Your Library?

Heard the term “big data” and wonder what it really means to you and your library?  Join us for a introduction during lunch followed by presentations from two librarians who have taken the plunge into the big data world and how their new roles have emerged in the library arena. 

DATE: Thursday, September 11, 2014

LOCATION: Physical Therapy and Wellness Center (across the street from Oakwood Hospital), 17101 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn, MI 48124, (313) 791-4347

AGENDA:   11:30-12:00pm      –    Registration
                    12:00-12:45pm      –    Lunch & Learn Presentation
                    12:45-1:00pm        –    Break
                    1:00-1:45pm          –    Business Meeting
                    1:45p-2:00pm        –    Refreshment Break
                     2:00-3:30pm         –    Program

COST:  $7 if ordering a lunch from On the Border (see registration form for choices)

     Payment Methods:
Hope to see you there!
MDMLG Program 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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