Congratulations to GHSLA member Julie Gaines who has been selected as the recipient of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)’s 2018 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. Julie, MLIS, AHIP, is the Associate Professor and Head of the Medical Partnership Library at Augusta University and the University of Georgia. Julie will be recognized at the FNLM Gala on September 25th at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
The Georgia Health Sciences Library Association Summer meeting will be a virtual journal club held on Monday August 27th, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. We will be discussing the research methods and practical implications of the two articles shared below. Both articles have been selected as part of the MLA Independent Reading Program and participants are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE contact hour for each article.
- McKeown S, Konrad SL, McTavish J, Boyce, E. Evaluation of hospital staff’s perceived quality of librarian-mediated literature searching services. J Med Libr Assoc. 2017 Apr; 105(2): 120–131. doi: 10.5195/jmla.2017.201.
- Eldredge JD, Hall LJ, McElfresh KR, Warner TD, Stromberg TL, Trost J, Jelinek DA.Rural Providers Access to Online Resources: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Libr Assoc. 2016 Jan; 104(1): 33-41. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.104.1.005.
Connection details for the Zoom conference will be shared in the coming weeks. Members are invited to contact Kim Powell if interested in heading the discussion for either article.
Fall Meeting Save the Date: the GHSLA Fall Meeting will be held Friday, November 9th at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, GA
GHSLA Immediate Past President Christine Willis, AHIP, has been named the new editor of the MLA News, the bimonthly MLA member publication. Willis will serve a three-year term beginning August 1, 2018. She replaces Jodi Philbrick, AHIP, who served as interim editor following the departure of Cheryl Rowan in October 2017.
“I am very excited for this opportunity and am looking forward to leading the MLA News as it continues to foster communication among members and other important stakeholders,” said Willis.
The MLA News is a unique publication and offers updates on news and information for health information professionals. MLA thanks Jodi Philbrick for her support and contributions as interim editor to the MLA News as we extend a warm welcome to Christine Willis and look forward to her hard work and service in making the MLA News a success under her leadership.