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


MDMLG Program and Professional Development Committee

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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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