Thursday, January 26, 2023
Slides Available -- When Information Disorder Meets Health Sciences Librarianship

We had a fascinating panel discussion yesterday on the topic of When Information Disorder Meets Health Sciences Librarianship.  It featured Sarah Memmott, Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University Library, and Katie Greer, Associate Professor, Oakland University Libraries.

The speaker slides are now available on the MDMLG members-only section. 

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Monday, January 23, 2023
MDMLG Winter 2023 Newsletter (Vol. 49, Issue 2)

The current issue of the MDMLG Newsletter is now available at

 Past newsletters can be found at

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
MDMLG General Business Meeting & Program - January 25, 2023, 1:00pm-3:30pm


Please mark your calendars with the upcoming MDMLG General Business meeting & program, which will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 1:00pm-3:30pm.  


The Program and Professional Development Committee has planned an exciting and informative panel on When Information Disorder Meets Health Sciences Librarianship featuring presenters Sarah Memmott, Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University Library, and Katie Greer, Associate Professor, Oakland University Libraries.


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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Margaret Danowski Memorial Update – Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award


I promised at our last MDMLG General Business Meeting that I would update the membership on any actions our association would take concerning memorializing our former President, Margaret Danowski, after her death on October 25th of this year.

In early November, our membership sent a sympathy card and a houseplant to Margaret’s family, with a request to be notified of any future memorial services for Margaret.

On December 8, 2022, the MDMLG Executive Board held a special meeting to discuss possible ways to honor Margaret’s memory in a more enduring way that would highlight her generous nature and dedication to professional service organizations.

Many ideas were brought forward and discussed. Margaret Hoogland suggested that we rename the current MDMLG Student Scholarship Award the Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award. The Executive Board voted unanimously in favor of this name change. Additionally, the amount of the award will be increased beginning next year, 2023, to $350.00. This increase will be reviewed annually against the MDMLG finances. Lastly, in honor of Margaret’s dedication to service, an additional question concerning participation in either personal or professional service will be added to the scholarship award application.

Therefore, it is my honor to announce that from this year forward, the MDMLG Student Scholarship Award will now be the Margaret Danowski Student Scholarship Award.

Her family will be notified of this enduring memorial to her in early January.

I want to thank the entire MDMLG Executive Board for their concern, ideas, input, and swift decision-making to help create this lasting memorial to Margaret from our association.

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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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