Friday, 22 March 2013

A mentor for One Health?

The International Clinical Librarian Conference 2013, is part of the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA ’13), 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS). The meeting theme is 'One Health: Information in an interdependent world'. Boston, MA, USA. 3rd-8th May 2013.

If you are attending One Health, and are an MLA member,  you can enhance your experience through MLA colleague connection. Colleague Connection is a mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time annual meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members. If you are a new MLA member or first-time meeting attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at the meeting in Boston. Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the meeting answered, maximize your time, select the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas.
Experienced MLA members benefit, too! Mentoring a colleague can expand your professional network, expose you to new ideas, and help you see the meeting from a fresh perspective. Sign up today. Those who register by Saturday, April 27, will be guaranteed to receive their mentor or mentee before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible for working out a time to meet and connect. For more information about participating, please contact Ryan Harris, AHIP, 410.706.1315.

Thanks Sarah

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Your tricky literature searching questions answered!

The International Clinical Librarian Conference, the Pharmacy and Drug Information Section and the Institutional Animal Care and Use SIG of the MLA are having an invited panel session at One Health on the practicalities of  literature searching. One Health is a federated international meeting incorporating the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA ’13), the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC).

The panel of invited speakers will be discussing methods of constructing search strategies, filters or hedges and will discuss the tricks of the trade from their experience as expert searchers. We would like to invite you and your colleagues to send in your questions for the panel to address. If you are attending One Health you are welcome to come and hear the questions selected by the panel, answered live.  Those submitting a question, that is chosen to be answered by the panel, will also receive a written answer to their question, via email.

You don’t have to be a MLA member, clinical librarian, informationist or an embedded librarian to submit a question to the panel, just someone who searches health databases and would like some advice from your colleagues.

Questions to be emailed to by 29th of March 2013.