Friday, February 09, 2024
We Are Looking for YOU... for the MDMLG 2024-25 Executive Board!

The time is coming up for the MDMLG Executive Board to elect new Board Members, and we’re looking for members that are interested in the prestige and glamour of the Executive Board!

You will be able to grow your network of colleagues in the medical library community, work with some amazing medical librarians to provide a professional experience that connects and enriches our careers, as well as have fun and add a little sparkle to your resume.  Participation in the Board of our organization also counts towards your AHIP certification.

We understand that we all have busy lives and commitments outside of work, so if you are nervous or unsure of the commitment that holding a Board position entails, please feel free to reach out to anyone listed below in the descriptions of the open positions and we will chat with you to give you a snapshot of what the position entails and the time commitment you can expect if you hold the position.  

As a reminder, the open positions are:

  1. President-Elect
  2. Treasurer
  3. Member Services Coordinator
  4. Nominating Committee – 2 open positions

To nominate yourself, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members at webmaster@mdmlg.org:

Amanda Kelly

Mariela Hristova

Merle Rosenzweig

 Executive Board Positions (5-6 meetings a year)

The President-Elect, at the request of the President or during the President's absence or inability to act, shall perform the duties and exercise the functions of the President and when so acting shall have the powers of the President. The President-Elect shall act as Chair or Co-Chair of the Program and Professional Development Committee. They shall also have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board, prescribed by these Bylaws or MDMLG's parliamentary authority.

Current: Steven Moore

Treasurer, The Treasurer shall prepare and submit to the Board and the members of MDMLG a proposed annual budget and recommendations regarding fiscal policy, and at each business meeting, an account of MDMLG's current financial condition. The Treasurer shall also perform other duties as necessary when disbursing MDMLG funds.

Current: Andrea Rogers-Snyr

Membership Services Officer, The Membership Services Officer shall be responsible for processing membership renewals, communicating member information to the Webmaster for the purposes of the membership directory, and all other duties as outlined in the procedural document.

Current: Stephanie Stebens

The Nominating Committee, (3-4 meetings a year. Chair attends all executive board meetings and provides brief reports),

The Nominating Committee will nominate candidates for election to the Executive Board. In even-numbered years of the replacement cycle, candidates must be provided to replace the President-Elect, the Treasurer and the Membership Services Officer. In odd-numbered years of 9 the replacement cycle, candidates must be provided to replace the President-Elect, the Secretary and the Outreach Officer.

Current: Amanda Kelly

Mariela Hristova

Merle Rosenzweig


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Wednesday, February 07, 2024
Submit Your 2023 Publications and Presentations to the MDMLG Newsletter

It's that time of year again where we compile all the accomplishments that our members have completed over the previous calendar year! If you have published a journal article, an abstract, presented a poster, or presented a paper, please send me your citation(s) at webmaster@mdmlg.org, c/o David Stewart. Please also let me know if your AHIP status has changed since March of 2022 - whether you've become AHIP certified or are no longer. 

Once compiled, you should see your citation, as well as those of your colleagues, in the next newsletter!



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Thursday, February 01, 2024
MDMLG Mini-Meeting Topic: Library Promotion and Marketing

Greetings members of MDMLG!

The MDMLG Program and Professional Development Committee invites you to attend our first ever "mini-meeting," an informal gathering around a specific topic, on Wednesday, February 21st at 1pm via Zoom. We hope to see you there!

Please use this link to attend: https://emich.zoom.us/j/84444657433

Hosted by MDMLG President Elizabeth Bucciarelli, this month's mini-meeting will focus on library promotion and marketing. Please feel free to prepare comments and questions related to the topic ahead of the mini-meeting—all are welcome!

Mini-meetings will be a way for MDMLG membership to meet in between General Business Meetings and hold a casual conversation about a pre-specified topic. Our aim is to offer opportunities for MDMLG members to connect more regularly and learn from other members in a manner more casual than a business meeting.

Please let Steven Moore know if you have any questions.

Steven J. Moore

Chair, Program and Professional Development Committee



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Tuesday, November 07, 2023
2023-2024 Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award Winner - Emily Kerttu

We are pleased to announce that Emily Kerttu, a Wayne State University Information and Library Science student, has won the 2023-2024 Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award!

Emily has an extensive background in the healthcare field, including a degree in biology, and has ambitions to work in a hospital or medical school setting once she finishes library school. She has specific interests in medical technology and hopes to see the intersection of tech and medicine as the way forward in medical librarianship. She speaks to this in her application, "A specialization as a medical librarian would allow me to improve the quality of care by helping providers and other health professionals stay on top of the newest technology and medical developments in their specialties."

Please join me in congratulating Emily on winning this award, and we hope to see her at the 2024 Summer Meeting!

Check out previous award winners at http://www.mdmlg.org/award-history.htm.


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Sunday, August 06, 2023
MDMLG Membership Renewal for 2023-2024

August begins our membership drive for the 2023-2024 year. Please consider renewing your current MDMLG membership or join by completing the online form at http://www.mdmlg.org/membership-renewal.htm.  

Types of MDMLG membership:

--Regular ($35)
--Students (Free!)

--Institutions ($50)
--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
--Providing 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.

Thank you,

Stephanie Stebens
MDMLG Membership Services


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Wednesday, July 05, 2023
Sarah Marks - MDMLG Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award Recipient - 2022

Wayne State University student Sarah Marks is the recipient of the Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award for 2022-2023.

Sarah has a degree in biological sciences. She is currently working as a Medical Lab Scientist and has more than a decade of experience in healthcare in the field of medical laboratory science. She has a passion for research and libraries, and is interested in exploring the field of health sciences librarianship. Sarah is currently completing her MLIS degree at Wayne State University.


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Monday, June 26, 2023
MDMLG Slate of Candidates 2023-2024

The slate of candidates for the 2023-2024 Executive Board is listed here: http://mdmlg.org/slate-2023-election.html. There are no contested positions, so a ballot will not be necessary. 

These candidates were approved and presented at the Summer Luncheon on June 22, 2023. 

 We also want to include this relevant information from the bylaws:

Nominations for the Board and the nominating Committee may be made from the membership at large by petitions signed by no fewer than ten (10) personal members providing they are submitted in writing to the chair of the Nominating Committee at least seven (7) days before the election. Petitions must be accompanied by a written statement of acceptance from the candidate and biographical sketch.


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