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MLA Annual Meeting Travel Grant 2019

MLA is pleased to offer 10 travel grants to enable members to attend the association’s annual meeting in Chicago for 2019. More grants may be added if additional sponsors are secured. Funds of up to $1,000 each, for travel and meeting-related expenses, will be given to MLA members who might otherwise be unable to attend the meeting.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit the MLA ’19 Financial Support page.

Virtual Meeting on January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019 – Virtual Meeting
Noon – 1:15 pm

Article Presentation
Grinstead C, et al. ProjectShare: Partnering With Nursing Professionals to Track Local Research. J Hosp Librarianship. 2018; 18(3):254-258.

Hear a presentation of this article and a discussion of how our member libraries support the dissemination of resesarch by practitioners and/or students and faculty at our respective institutions

Journal Club Discussion
Rapchak ME, et al. Implementing an interprofessional information literacy course: impact on student abilities and attitudes. JMLA. 2018; 106(4).

MLA members can apply for credit under the Independent Reading Program.

Read the article and join our discussion of:

  • Appropriateness of the method used to execute and evaluate the project
  • Potential application of the project and/or lessons learned in your setting

Information on how to join the virtual meeting will be posted to the GHSLA listserv soon.

Register Now: Annual Spring Meeting on March 11-12, 2019

Reserve your hotel room by Feb 9, 2019, to get the meeting rate of $156-$175/night. Call 706-342-7040 or email and indicate you are attending the GHSLA meeting.

Register for the meeting online here!

After registering, you can pay via the instructions on the registration form or via the PayPal link below.

2019 GHSLA Registration Fees


Accomplishments by Emory Librarians

Kimberly R. Powell co-authored “A bibliometric services workshop for subject librarians,” published in Library Management, DOI:

Hannah Rutledge published an article, “Diving into Data: Analyzing Information Requests to Understand Information Needs at a Pediatric Hospital,” in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship, DOI: 10.1080/15323269.2018.1509190.

Amy Allison completed a yearlong leadership program sponsored by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and the National Library of Medicine. In October she participated in a three day capstone program in Washington, D.C., and received a certificate of completion presented by Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine.

Congratulations on these accomplishments!

GHSLA Nov. 9th Meeting and Systematic Review Workshop Registration Open

Click here to register for the November meeting

The Fall 2018 GHSLA meeting will be held at Mercer University School of Medicine on Friday, November 9th in Macon, GA. The meeting will feature a 6-hour Systematic Review Workshop and is free to all GHSLA members. Those who aren’t current members can join GHSLA online for $20.

Meeting Schedule:

Mingle and Coffee—————————————- 9:00am – 9:30am
Pieces of the Systematic Review: Part I———– 9:30am – 12:30pm
Lunch Dine Arounds———————————– 12:30pm – 1:45pm
GHSLA Business Meeting—————————— 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Pieces of the Systematic Review: Part II———- 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Attendees may park in the Mercer University School of Medicine lot located directly adjacent to the School of Medicine (#34). Click here for a campus map. Preferred parking locations are highlighted in yellow. Please display the linked parking pass on your vehicle dashboard to ensure your car is not ticketed.

Directions to Campus and Parking Lots

From I-75, take Exit 163 (Mercer University Drive) toward campus. To get to the School of Medicine parking lot, take a left onto College Street. At the 4-way stop on Prince Street, take a right. At the next stop sign you will be at the School of Medicine lot. If there is no parking available in the School of Medicine lot, overflow parking is available in the Engineering Lots (#37 & #38).

Pieces of the Systematic Review Workshop Details:

Thanks to a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)’s Southeastern Atlantic (SEA) Region, we are happy to be able to host instructor Margaret Foster, AHIP. Margaret is the associate professor at Texas A&M University–College Station and serves as the systematic reviews coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library.

Full Course Description

It is estimated that at least 25 health-related systematic reviews are published daily and with the requirement from several standards to have a librarian collaborate on the search process, medical librarians are invited more than ever before to join in these endeavors. This course will detail the processes librarians are most likely to be involved in- determining the feasibility of a research question for the systematic review method and designing, documenting, evaluating, and reporting a search. In addition, participants will discuss authorship issues, software selection, registering protocols as well as potential roles of librarians in other parts of the process- selecting, appraising, and coding articles.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

• differentiate between narrative, systematic, scoping, mapping, realist, and other review types
• list key organizations that provide standards, guides, protocols, and/or databases of systematic reviews
• determine if a research question is feasible for the systematic review method
• detail the steps involved in completing a systematic review
• list potential software to consider when collaborating on systematic reviews
• list the potential roles that librarians can collaborate on during each step of the review process
• explain how to design a systematic review search, including the selection of appropriate standards for developing the search
• describe how to document and write the search process
• critically analyze a systematic review search
• describe issues in the authorship of a systematic review and how to advocate for inclusion