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    Friday, August 19, 2016
    MHSLA Conference Program Now Available!

    Registration for the 2016 MHSLA (Michigan Health Science Librarians Association) Annual Conference is open!  The conference will be held on October 12-14, 2016 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan.

    Want to know more? The full conference program is now available on the MHSLA Conference Site! It includes detailed descriptions of the classes and speakers, as well as the schedule of events and vendors who will be attending. Read more here: http://mhsla.org/home/2016/program.htm

    Other helpful links:
    Registration for Conference: http://mhsla.org/home/2016/registration.htm
    Hotel Registration (MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATE FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION): http://mhsla.org/home/2016/hotel.htm

    Join us for this year’s panel discussion, Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes: Turn and Face the Strain, where a panel of two library directors and an assistant director discuss the radical changes that have occurred in their libraries. Elizabeth Lorbeer, Library Director of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine will talk about her experience in getting WMU's new medical school up and running. Toni Janik, Library Coordinator Windsor Regional Hospital, has dealt with two hospital library mergers. She will discuss her experiences with consolidating the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital and Windsor Regional Hospital as well as her initial merger of the Hotel Dieu of St. Joseph's and Salvation Army Grace Hospital libraries. Jean Song, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the Taubman Health Sciences Library will discuss the University of Michigan's experiences with going book-less a year out from the project.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    2016 MHSLA Annual Conference Publicity Committee

    Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS, AHIP

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 9:46 AM   0 comments
    Friday, August 12, 2016
    Save the Date--MDMLG General Business Meeting
    Please join us for the MDMLG General Business Meeting and Lunch on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  The meeting will include a lunch and learn presented by Dave Stout from Digital Commons and a program presented by Sue Perry, Self-Publishing Facilitator, Windsor Public Library.
    Program:  Library as Publisher.
    Sue Perry runs the main library’s self-publishing Espresso Book Machine which delivers professionally-bound paperback books into the hands of local authors.  Library patrons have published children’s books, textbooks, memoirs, fiction novels, how-to manuals and genealogy books.  Windsor was the first public library in Canada to install such a machine in 2012.  Learn how the Windsor Public Library has adopted a unique role: library as publisher.
    Date:  Thursday, September 15, 2016.
    Location:  University of Detroit Mercy, Library -Room 324,
    4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit 48221
    Agenda: 1 1:30-12:00 noon – Registration
    12:00 noon – 12:45 – Lunch and presentation by Dave Stout / Digital Commons
    12:45-1:00 – Break
    1:00-1:45 – Business Meeting
    1:45-2:00 – Break
    2:00-3:30 – Program
    Lunch:  Dave Stout will be discussing Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software for universities, colleges, law schools, and research centers.  Lunch will be provided by Digital Commons and catered by Jimmy Johns.  It includes a box lunch with your choice of Italian, turkey, or vegetarian sub sandwich.
    RSVP:  Please complete this registration form or contact Jennifer Bowen at 313-494-6904 or bowenji@udmercy.edu by Monday September 12th to reserve your spot.  Indicate your lunch choice (Italian, turkey or vegetarian sub).  If you decide not to join us for lunch, please RSVP so we can add your name to the list of attendees.
    Map:  Map to the University of Detroit Mercy
    The University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus is located at 4001 West McNichols Road in northwest Detroit, on the southeast corner of McNichols and Livernois Avenue, with an entrance on each road.  Free visitor parking is available in lot B off the Livernois entrance or lot F off the McNichols entrance.
    Hope to see you there!

    MDMLG Program Committee
    Jennifer Bowen
    Ken Nelson

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    Posted by Misa Mi @ 9:37 AM   0 comments
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    MLA CE Webinar: Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians - September 7, 2016
    The MDMLG and Wayne State University have jointly been selected to be sponsored for the September 7th, 2016 webinar: Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians!

                    Where: Wayne State University Undergraduate Library Bernath Auditorium
                    Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm EST
                    MLA Credits: 1.5 Continuing Education Contact hours
                    Cost: FREE!

    To register: send an email to Bethany.Figg@cmich.edu indicating you would like to register for (1) the in-person session on September 7th 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 September 7th plus you have the opportunity to network with your colleagues face to face.

    More information about the webinar: 
    Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians

    Does the term “p value” make you anxious when you read research articles? How high is your confidence level in interpreting research data? As librarians interact with more research through efforts with evidence-based practice and systematic reviews, they have a growing need for understanding statistics. This confidence-building course will help you be more comfortable with statistical concept for reading research findings and interpreting data.

    Goals and objectives:

    After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

    1. Examine sample research papers and their data analysis findings. Highlight statistical terms that will be discussed.
    2. Define the statistical concepts.
    3. Use interactive exercises to verify understanding. For example, to examine different research studies and decide which test measure was used.
    4. Reexamine the research papers and data to further reinforce the concept.

    Jin Wu is an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Medical Library. In this role, she tracks, investigates, and uses data proactively to address emerging trends that improve library services and promote library resources. Wu has extensive experience using various tools to gather and apply user information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions. She has taught MLA continuing education courses on statistics and data analysis a few times in the past years. The classes were well attended and scored very well on evaluations. Wu is active in professional organizations and has given multiple presentations at national and local conferences. She is also a master’s of business administration candidate at USC Marshall School of Business.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS, AHIP
    MDMLG Professional Development Committee

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 4:16 PM   0 comments
    Monday, July 11, 2016
    MHSLA Conference Registration

    We would like to remind you that registration for the 2016 MHSLA (Michigan Health Science Librarians Association) Annual Conference is open!  The conference will be held on October 12-14, 2016 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Michigan.

    Here are some helpful links:
    Registration for Conference: http://mhsla.org/home/2016/registration.htm
    Hotel Registration (MUST BE COMPLETED SEPARATE FROM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION): http://mhsla.org/home/2016/hotel.htm

    Featured guest speaker will be Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, research evaluation analyst for the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science. In addition to her professional work, Gore also writes the popular blog A Librarian by Any Other Name, which discusses libraries, information and knowledge management, health sciences, and translational science.

    There are also some great Continuing Education courses to choose from.

    On Wednesday morning, Jessi Van Der Volgen will be teaching a 4 hour MLA CE Course Lean Process Improvement Demystified.  This course will prepare librarians to lead and foster innovation and Lean process improvement within their institutions. This course will familiarize participants with innovation concepts and Lean philosophy and methodologies for sustaining efficiencies and new revenue sources. This course will also examine the leadership roles librarians can forge with these key health care transformation strategies. Participants will learn through discussion, hands-on activities, case studies, and other methods. Content will include the five stages of innovation – ideation, stakeholder & market analysis, solution development, verification and validation. In addition, Lean processes including the various components of an A3 Lean template and tools that can be used while applying Lean principles will be explained. These tools include swim lanes, 5 Whys, 5S, Gemba, Kaizen, Poka-Yoke, Root Cause Analysis and Value Stream Mapping. The four hour course will focus on lean process improvement, and not include innovation. Participants will learn through group discussions, personal plan development, case studies, and other methods.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    2016 MHSLA Annual Conference Publicity Committee

    Bethany Figg, MBA, MLIS, AHIP

    Graduate Medical Education Administrator | CMU College of Medicine
    1000 Houghton Street, Saginaw MI 48602
    (: 989-583-7406 | 6: 989-583-6907

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 8:53 AM   0 comments
    Sunday, July 10, 2016
    Library Science Student Portal
    Library Science students, check out our newly updated Student Portal which gathers together useful information about MDMLG and medical librarianship.  The Student Experience Opportunities document is also linked here which identifies volunteer, observation and practicum locations throughout Michigan. 

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 10:56 AM   0 comments
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    2015-2016 Annual Reports
    The 2015-2016 Annual Reports can be found at http://www.mdmlg.org/annual-reports/annual-reports-2015-2016.htm.

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    Posted by Valerie Reid @ 1:09 PM   0 comments
    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
    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
    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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