Tuesday, April 20, 2021
MLA webinar: Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation - REGISTRATION OPEN!

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.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Free Virtual Workshops and Codeathon -- U-M and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

 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 @ oriley@umich.edu.

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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.



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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
MDMLG Student Scholarship Award – 2021 Application Now Open

 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

Award Criteria:

•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.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Bucciarelli, Outreach Chair



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Thursday, April 01, 2021
MLA webinar: Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript - Registration Open

 

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.


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