Health Sciences Library librarians Deborah Crooke, Associate Director, Danielle Aloia, Collection Management Librarian, and Jovy O’Grady, Scholarly Communications Librarian, along with Marie Ascher, Director, attended the 119th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), “Elevate” in Chicago, May 4-8, 2019. MLA is the premier conference for health information professionals, bringing together medical librarians from all types of health sciences and medical libraries to learn about state-of-the-art developments, research and evidence-based practice from peers, to hear from industry leaders, and to reinforce relationships with product vendors.
Library faculty participated in the following activities:
- Paper Presentation: Faculty Status: Academic Elevation, Job Satisfaction, and Performance of Health Sciences Librarians. Marie Ascher, Danielle Aloia, Deborah Crooke presented preliminary results of a survey of health sciences librarians on their perceptions of faculty status among the library profession.
- Lightning Talk: Self-Directed Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Medical School Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach. Deborah Crooke and Marie Ascher described their work partnering with college administration to develop and integrate a case-based EBM course to augment concurrent learning.
- Poster Presentation: Research Development Webinar Series: A Collaboration amongst Touro College and University System Libraries. Touro librarians Joanne M. Muellenbach, Sara Tabaei, Jason Fetty, Deborah A. Crooke, Rhonda L. Altonen, Amy Mikala Castro, and Julie Breanna Horwath described a collaboration between libraries across a university system in developing educational programs to expand faculty and student research skills.
- In a special content session, “My Favorite Tool,” Jovy O’Grady participated as a contestant and presented her favorite tool, AutoHotkey. She WON as Fan Favorite as voted by the audience. Congratulations Jovy!
- As a member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association, Marie Ascher served in business planning and committee meetings. She is currently serving in her final year in this capacity.
- Danielle Aloia contributed as an official Tweeter and blogger for the conference. Look for her posts on the MLA website or view her Tweet thread.
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