Thursday, November 10, 2022
Call for nominations

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 MDMLG, it looks good on your CV, and you can earn points toward your AHIP certification or renewal.

The open positions are (see descriptions below):

•    President-Elect
•    Secretary
•    Outreach Officer
•    Nominating Committee – 2 open positions

To nominate yourself, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members:

Colleen Streeter-
Carla Brooks-
Amanda Kelly-

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.
  • The Secretary shall maintain the current records of MDMLG, the minutes of the Executive Board and of general meetings of MDMLG. The Secretary may assist in delivery of announcements.
  • The Outreach Officer shall be responsible for promotion of the organization within the community and coordination of all internal communication and all other duties as outlined in the procedural document.

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

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Remembering Our MDMLG President, Margaret Danowski

It is with a heavy heart that I convey to you that our current Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG) President, colleague and friend, Margaret Danowski, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Margaret was the Health Professions Librarian at Central Michigan University's Park Library since 2019. Before working at Central Michigan University, she worked for 23 years as an Assistant Professor and IT/Reference Librarian at Madonna University in Livonia, MI, where she was the Liaison to the College of Nursing and Health. In her early career, Margaret worked as a part-time librarian for a dental supply company in Romulus, MI, as well as a library technical assistant at the Oakland County Law Library.

Her early dream was to become an archaeologist. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology (1985) at the University of Michigan, Margaret enrolled in an art history graduate program in North Carolina where she studied ancient art. She returned to Michigan and worked as a serials and routing clerk at a law library in the metropolitan Detroit area. At the urging of her supervisor, she applied to the University of Michigan’s School of Library and Information Science, where she earned her M.I.L.S. in 1990.

Margaret, also called Meg, will always be remembered by her MDMLG colleagues and friends as a hard-worker with a positive disposition who was always willing to volunteer for committees and other service work. She was a member of MDMLG’s Nominating Committee for two years (2020-2021 & 2021-2022), Chair of the Programming and Professional Development Committee (2021-2022), and served as President from August 2022 until her recent passing. She added a seasoned depth of insight, as well as a touch of humor, to our association discussions. She will be so missed by all of us.

At this time, there are no formal services planned. However, should any plans be announced, they will be communicated to the MDMLG membership.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Register Now for MLA’s November Social Media Data Webinar!

 We have received funding from NN/LM Region 6 to host the MLA November webinar:

Uniformed Participants and Informed Choices: Social Media Data in Health Sciences Research

·           Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST.

·           If you can’t attend the live webinar, a recording will be available for viewing within 180 days

Registration: We will not be holding live viewings at a particular site; participants will attend remotely. There is no charge for this webinar. To register to view the live webinar and/or the recording, please complete the Online Registration Form.

To view the webinar, an access code will be provided to all registrants within two days of the webinar date. You will need a MEDLIB-ED account to participate if you don’t already have one. These are free to set-up, and you don’t have to be an MLA member.

CE Credit: As with previous MLA webinars, we received Region 6 funding for a license that includes 25 CE codes for 25 individuals to claim 2 contact hours of MLA CE credit. CE codes will be provided on a first come, first served basis to the first 25 registrants that request it. You can view the webinar without claiming CE. To claim CE, individuals log-in to their MEDLIB-ED account, watch the live webinar or recording, complete the evaluation, and claim CE certificates.

As this is sponsored by MDMLG, our members will receive priority for the CE codes. Registration will open up to MHSLA members on Friday, November 4 - so register ASAP if you want CE!

Registration deadline for all participants is Monday, November 14, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Figg at


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Friday, October 14, 2022
MDMLG Social Event


Thank you to all who attended our fall social at Berkley Common.  Special thanks to Nancy Bulgarelli of the Program & Professional Development Committee for hosting the event!  It was wonderful to be in-person and catch up over some delicious treats.  Looking forward to the next one!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Join us for an Informal Networking Event

The MDMLG Program and Professional Development Committee would like to invite you to an informal, social networking event on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Berkley Common restaurant. We have reserved one of their outdoor cabanas from 4:30pm-8:00pm so people can drop in as their schedule allows.

Date & Time

Thursday, September 29, 2022


Location & Parking

Berkley Commons
3087 Twelve Mile Rd
Berkley MI 48072
(248) 677-0795

The restaurant is located on 12 Mile between Coolidge Hwy and Greenfield Rd. There is ample free parking in the municipal lot behind the restaurant. Enter the lot off the side street Robina.  Click here for a map.


Please fill out this brief registration form to give us an idea of how many people to expect.

Let's get together to share a drink and food, catch up, and have some fun before it gets too cold!

Note: Please be aware that while MDMLG is organizing this event, attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own food or drink.

Questions? Contact Nancy Bulgarelli at

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