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A big MDMLG welcome to all of the students who have recently joined MDMLG!
The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for several open positions on the MDMLG Executive Board and the Nominating Committee. Please feel free to nominate yourself for one of the open positions. It’s a great way to get more involved in the work of the Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group. And it looks good on your CV as well!
The open positions are:
Membership Services Officer
Nominating Committee – 3 open positions
We encourage you to get more involved in MDMLG. To nominate yourself, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members:
Margaret Danowski email@example.com
Colleen Streeter firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Brooks email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.
Are 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!
To 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.
During 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 future work.
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.
We hope the see you there!
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:
Membership provides great benefits, including, but not limited to:
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
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.
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
The 2020 Annual Reports from our board members and committees can be found here --
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.
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 --
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.
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 evaluation toolkit.
Presenter: Shanda Hunt, Public Health Library Liaison & Data Curation Specialist at the University of Minnesota (UMN).
More information can be found on the MLA website.
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Turner.
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.
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
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.
Join 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.
Please join us for our online Spring business meeting and Program online
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
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.
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.
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
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
Join Peace Ossom-Williamson, AHIP and Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker, AHIP for an introduction to open data and FAIR principles, along with real-world examples and scenarios.
Date / time: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., EST
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