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
MLA offers a variety of funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development. Advanced education, professional development, travel grants, research awards and others are funded annually, with a due date of December 1, 2017.
Click here to read about the many opportunities available.
Registration is open for the 2017 joint meeting with GHSLA and AHSLC being held Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, 2017 at the Graduate Athens conference center and hotel.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Creating Alliances / Strengthening Resources.” We will have two days of activities, including round table conversations, two half-day CEs, business meetings for GHSLA and AHSLC and discussion about merging our organizations.
The GHSLA offers stipends for annual meeting travel to both students and to members.
- Member Travel Stipend application is due February 24, 2017.
- Student Scholarship application is due March 3, 2017.
Please follow this link to view the applications and procedures for submission: http://ghsla.org/about/scholarships/
Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library will be hosting the MLA Webinar Designing Online Instruction: It’s Not Just for Distance Education Anymore, October 26th from 2 – 3:30 pm:
This webinar will teach you new and exciting ways to create online instructional materials for distance, blended, or even face-to-face sessions. The first part of the session will focus on defining different types of online instructional materials and strategies, while the second half will focus on “Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation” (ADDIE) and software programs for creating online videos. Participants will earn 1.5 MLA CE contact hours.
To reserve your spot, or if you have any questions, please email Hannah Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking and Directions for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library