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NNLM Region 6 Staff will be at MLA

Posted by on May 8th, 2024 Posted in: Blog, Conferences and Meetings, News from the Region, Outreach
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It’s May and time for The Medical Library Association’s annual conference being held in Portland, OR this year. Linda Walton and Erica Lake from Region 6 will be at the conference and hope to attend your sessions and view your posters. We always look forward to seeing the impact Region 6 members have on the profession. If you are attending, we encourage you to check out the conference schedule and support your regional colleagues. We have a great representation at MLA ’24!  Additionally, staff from across NNLM have sessions and posters at the conference and the National Library of Medicine also has several sessions.

From Region 6 we have:

Lightning Talks
Sunday, May 19, Lightning Talks 1, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Fostering Future Librarians: Using Moodle to Transform Internships, about how we successfully developed an online Library Science student internship. Presented by Erica Lake and Darlene Kaskie.

Posters
Monday, May 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Developing a Pathway to MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization, about NNLM creating 5 on-demand modules that cover each of the five essential competencies required for obtaining the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1. Presented by NNLM staff including Bobbi Newman from Region 6.  See poster #32.

Addressing Health Misinformation: Evidence-Based Strategies and Community Engagement at a Virtual Symposium, about NNLM’s virtual symposium that provided attendees information on how to distinguish between types of misinformation, describe current research, identify resources and tools to combat misinformation, and to explore programs, projects, and practices related to health misinformation in communities. Presented by NNLM staff including Bobbi Newman and Miles Dietz-Castel from Region 6. See poster #101.

The Value of Advisory Groups, about determining if interdisciplinary state Advisory Groups would improve our impact by focusing on locally determined health information needs for seven states. Presented by Region 6 staff, Nora Barnett, Erica Lake, Darlene Kaskie, Bobbi Newman, Miles Dietz-Castel, Jacqueline Leskovec, and Linda Walton. See poster #112.

Teaching Telehealth to Libraries, about the creation of training and resources to support libraries with telehealth. Presented by NNLM Telehealth Interest Group including Darlene Kaskie from Region 6. See poster # 114.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) sessions include:

AI Summit
Saturday, May 18, 1:00-6:00 p.m.
This AI Summit aims to equip library and health information professionals with the understanding required to meet the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence across all areas of their work.

NLM Update
Tuesday, May 21, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
The update will include presentations by NLM Director for the User Services and Collection Division (USCD) Dianne Babski and NNLM Project Director Martha Meacham.

Technical Showcases
Enabling Discovery of Biomedical Research Data: Introducing the Dataset Catalog, Tuesday, May 21, 9:15-9:45 a.m.
PubMed and PubMed Central Update (PMC), Tuesday, May 21, 11:30-12:00 p.m.

Immersion Session
Creating Interdisciplinary Interest in the All of Us Researcher Workbench Across Campus Communities, Tuesday, May 21, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

More details about NLM’s presence at MLA is available in the Technical Bulletin.

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Miles Dietz-Castel is the Communications and Finance Coordinator for the NNLM Region 6 Office.

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