Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Are you working (or hoping to work) on systematic reviews, scoping review, or other evidence syntheses that require a systematic search? Are you receiving appropriate credit for your work on these projects? How should you approach asking for credit for your work from the research team? Depending on your role on a given project, there are lots of different answers to these questions!

To hear answers to these questions, you might like to register this useful workshop “Authorship and Acknowledgement in Systematic Reviews & Evidence Syntheses organized by MDMLG Professional Development Committee on Nov 1, 12-1pm. 

During this session the instructor Whitney A. Townsend will lead the attendants to discuss standards for appropriate acknowledgement, how these standards apply to librarian work on systematic and related reviews, and how to discuss the nuances with the project team. Attendants will also share "sticky situations" and possible solutions! The takeaways would be useful to our future work.  

Instructor Bio:

Whitney A. Townsend, MLIS is an Informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of numerous systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on systematic review searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty, and is an instructor for the University of Michigan systematic review workshop, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was a panelist on the MLA Webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in Shaping Reviews” and led the development and publication of a set of competencies for librarians involved in systematic reviews that was awarded the 2018 MLA Ida and George Eliot Prize.

We hope the see you there!


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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
MDMLG Membership - Join or Renew Today!

To renew your current membership or to become a valuable member of the Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG), please complete the membership form at http://www.mdmlg.org/membership-renewal.htm. Memberships paid and received by January 1, 2022 will carry voting privileges in the 2022 MDMLG Election.

MDMLG is now offering free membership to students in health and/or library sciences.

Types of MDMLG membership:

  • Regular ($35)
  • Institutions ($50)
  • Emeritus/retired ($15)
  • Students (free!)

Membership provides great benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Access to the MDMLG Job and Practicum postings and alerts of new employment opportunities
  • 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
  • Providing a sense of belonging to a community of health information professionals

Your membership will strengthen the organization and expand the professional network of health sciences/medical librarians in the Metropolitan Detroit area and beyond.

If you have further questions about MDMLG, please visit the MDMLG Website at http://www.mdmlg.org/. Connect with us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/detroitmedicallibrarygroup/

Thank you.

Steven Moore
MDMLG Membership Services

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