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  • 20 Aug 2015 9:13 AM | Chapter Chairs (Administrator)
    Did you know that early bird registration for MCMLA2015 - Virtual Connections ends on September 8, 2015? That is only 19 days away - oh my! Register today and have your name put in a drawing for a fabulous gift. What are you waiting for? Information about MCMLA2015 can be found at: http://mcmla.org/2015meeting    MCMLA2015 - Virtual Connections: Wherever you are-you'll be there! October 8 and 9, 2015.



  • 13 Aug 2015 10:24 AM | Jackie Hittner

    Important date for MCMLA2015 - September 8, 2015 early bird registration ends. Register by September 8 and be eligible for a $25.00 gift card drawing! If you are part of a group registration be sure your name is included on the group registration to be eligible for the drawing. MCMLA2015 is October 8 and 9, 2015. For more information about the Annual Meeting click MCMLA2015-Virtual Connections.



  • 11 Aug 2015 8:38 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes from Rebecca Carlson, member of the Honors and Awards Committee.)

    The deadline for 2015 MCMLA Award nominations is August 31 and the Honors and Awards Committee is still seeking nominations! 

    Nominate a fellow member or yourself for one of the three annual Midcontinental Chapter awards. These awards are a great way to recognize the outstanding service of a coworker or professional colleague. 

    Awards will be announced at the 2015 MCMLA Virtual Meeting, but if you are unable to attend the Virtual Meeting you are still eligible to be nominated for an award. 

     

    Bernice M. Hetzner Award for Excellence in Academic Health Science Librarianship

    This award was established in 1991 in honor of Bernice M. Hetzner, Library Director and Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, who retired in 1973. This $500 award recognizes an academic health sciences librarian who has achieved a high level of professional accomplishment.

    For more information and to see the nomination criteria, visit the award webpage.

     

    Barbara McDowell Award for Excellence in Hospital Librarianship

    The Barbara McDowell Award was established in 1984 in memory of Barbara McDowell, Chief of Library Services at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Veterans Administration, who died in 1983. This $500 award honors a chapter member who has made an outstanding contribution to hospital librarianship.

    For more information and to see the nomination criteria, visit the award webpage.

     

    Outstanding Achievement Award

    Established in 1983, this award honors a member for significant contributions to health sciences/hospital libraries, to the profession and to the goals and objectives of the chapter. Award winners receive a plaque and $500 monetary gift at the MCMLA conference.

    For more information and to see the nomination criteria, visit the award webpage.


    The nomination form is available on the MCMLA website. Contact the Honors and Awards Committee Chair, Cindy Perkins, at cynthia.perkins@alegent.org or (402) 398-6092 with any questions.​

     

    Rebecca Carlson

    Director, Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences Library

    Southwest Baptist University

    4431 S. Fremont Ave. 

    Springfield, MO 65804

    417-820-2104

    rcarlson@sbuniv.edu

  • 05 Aug 2015 10:01 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following message comes from Lenora Kinzie, member of the Honors and Awards Committee.)

    MCMLA STARS this is your time to shine!  Take time to share your accomplishments with our members.  It is our chance to recognize the outstanding work that takes place among chapter members.  I am always inspired and proud of the ideas and work of our members and our profession.

    It is easy to submit your accomplishments.  Review the year, think about what you have participated in, achieved, efforts that are above and beyond the usual such as:  awards, new roles, new assignments, recognition, new ideas that have come to fruition, publishing, presentations or grants. 

    Please submit your STAR accomplishment by September 18th to http://mcmla.org/2015stars      

    If the admiration of your peers and personal satisfaction of sharing your accomplishments is not enough…names of STARS will be placed in a drawing for fabulous prizes.

    Please contact me If you have any questions.    [Previous STARS listings are available at http://mcmla.org/stars ]

     

    Lenora Kinzie, MLS

    Director, Library Services

    Stauffer Health Sciences Library

    Stormont-Vail HealthCare

    1500 S.W. 10th Avenue

    Topeka, KS   66604

    (785) 354-5806

    (785) 354-5059  (fax)

    lkinzie@stormontvail.org

  • 16 Jun 2015 9:34 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    Registration for the MCMLA 2015 annual meeting is now available!  This year’s meeting (Virtual Connections: Wherever you are, you’ll be there!) will be a virtual conference, and the Planning Committee is excited to offer the meeting to you in this format.  Information about the virtual meeting is available at http://mcmla.org/event-1923618, and you can begin the registration process from this site as well.  The registration fee is $125 for early registration (through September 8, 2015), $150 for late (after September 8th) and non-member registration, and $100 for Emeritus & student member registration.  In addition, if several people plan to attend & view the meeting as a group, there will be a Group Registration option available (the fee for this is $500). 

    To begin the registration process:

    ·         Click the Register button at the above link.

    ·         At the following screen, enter your email address and security check code. 

    ·         Select your registration type.  If your email is in our database, you will have the option of logging in, which will automatically fill in most of the contact information on the following screen.

    ·         Enter or update your contact information.  If you are doing a Group Registration, enter the names and email addresses of the people in your group in the last box on the form.                                   Sample screenshot of the Group Registration contact information box.                              

    ·         Review your information, then click the Confirm button.

    ·         At the next screen, either click the Pay online button to pay via credit card, or click the Invoice link to print your invoice and mail it, with your payment check, to the Executive Secretary.                                 Sample screenshot of the registration payment options.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by clicking on this link.  On behalf of the Registration Committee for the MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting, we thank you for joining us on this new adventure!

    Best wishes,

    Tracey Hughes.

    (Member, Registration Committee, MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting)


  • 12 Jun 2015 1:09 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following reminder and update comes courtesy of Timmi Johnson, chair of the Research Committee.)

    This is a reminder that abstract submissions for papers and lightning talks for the Virtual Connections meeting are due Monday June 15th

    Please submit your proposal by completing the Web form available here.

    Paper and Lightning Talk abstracts will be due on June 15, 2015 Submissions need to include:

    -Title

    -Author(s) and affiliation(s)

    -Abstract: Paper abstracts should be limited to 250 words and lightning talk abstracts should be limited to 4 sentences.

    -Is your submission a research project?

    -Is your submission a paper or a lightning talk?

    Papers should be 10-12 minutes in length and lighting talks no more than 5 minutes.

    Please contact Timmi Johnson (Timmi.Johnson@usd.edu) with any questions.

    Alternative link to the web form: http://goo.gl/forms/LFO80LRens

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee


  • 12 Jun 2015 1:03 PM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Melinda McClure, member of the Membership Committee.)

    Greetings!

    The MCMLA Membership Committee invites you to consider becoming an MCMLA mentor or mentee. Mentoring is a great way to share expertise and interests! We request a minimum commitment of just one year, but mentors and mentees determine between them how frequently, and around what topics, they'd like to communicate.

    You can learn more about the Mentoring Program, and indicate your interest, via the mentor/mentee form located at http://www.mcmla.org/mentorprogram (login to view), or by emailing Kristy Steigerwalt, MCMLA Membership Committee Co-Chair, at steigerwaltk@umkc.edu.

    Kind regards,

    Merinda McLure


  • 05 Jun 2015 4:57 PM | Amanda Sprochi (Administrator)

    I know, finally! Read it here.


  • 28 May 2015 10:12 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Timmi Johnson, Research Committee chair.)

    Reminder Abstract Submission due June 15th

    Please submit your proposal by completing the Web form available here.

    Paper and Lightning Talk abstracts will be due on June 15, 2015 Submissions need to include:

    -Title

    -Author(s) and affiliation(s)

    -Abstract: Paper abstracts should be limited to 250 words and lightning talk abstracts should be limited to 4 sentences.

    -Is your submission a research project?

    -Is your submission a paper or a lightning talk?

    Please contact Timmi Johnson (Timmi.Johnson@usd.edu) with any questions.

    Alternative link to the web form: http://goo.gl/forms/LFO80LRens

    Thank you,

    The Research Committee


  • 27 May 2015 11:33 AM | Tracey Hughes (Administrator)

    (The following information comes courtesy of Gwen Wilson, Education Committee chair.)


    Calling all Sages!! Broadcast your knowledge as a presenter at the Symposium of Sages CE during the MCMLA 2015 Virtual Meeting on October 9, 2015.

    If you are not familiar with a Symposium of Sages, it consists of a series of presentations contributed by experts in the defined subject area of the symposium topic, followed by an interchange of opinions among symposium participants. Participants will receive MLA CE credit for attending and participating in the symposium.

     

    We are looking for 3-4 librarians who will share their professional tips and tricks. Each instructor will give a short presentation on a topic. We are asking for people to submit a proposal to be a presenter during the Symposium of Sages. The overall topic for the 2015 Symposium of Sages is “Do-able solutions for marketing your library services & reaching your stakeholders.”

                Example topics:

                            -Dashboard to show statistics

                            -Promote library value

                            -Best practices for effective reports to communicate your/library value

    Presentations will be 10-15 minutes, depending on number of presenters. 

    In your proposal discuss the following:

    • ·         Title/defined topic specific for your presentation
    • ·         Statement of showing how the presentation fits within the overall topic
    • ·         Targeted audience
    • ·         Intended benefits for participants

    Please submit proposals to Gwen Wilson at gwen.wilson@washburn.edu.

    Proposals are due end of business day Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

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