Author Archives: Abby Thorne

Spring 2017 Issue, Number 144

Submitted by Abby Thorne, MIDLINE Editor Welcome to the spring 2017 issue of MIDLINE. Many of our members have recently returned from the MLA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, where our chapter was presented with the 2017 Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the … Continue reading

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President’s Message

Submitted by Debra Werner, Midwest Chapter/MLA President 2017  Happy late spring Midwest Chapter members!  I wouldn’t be a Midwesterner if I didn’t comment on the weather, and even though we are still in the final days of spring, it feels like … Continue reading

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Visit Us in Pure Michigan for Pure Information 2017!

Submitted by Merle Rosenzweig, Chair, Planning Committee  The planning committee for the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Chapter/MLA and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) is excited to welcome you to our state for our conference on October 13 – 16, 2017! … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts – Pure Information 2017

Submitted by Merle Rosenzweig, Chair, Planning Committee, 2017 Joint Meeting, Midwest/MLA & Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association  We want to hear from you! Consider submitting a poster or paper. Abstracts can be submitted online at: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2qUF1cGewJDWHr. **The deadline for abstract submission has been … Continue reading

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Midwest Chapter MLA 2017 Fundraiser

Submitted by Edith Starbuck, 2017 Silent Auction Fundraiser Co-Chair Planning for the second annual Midwest Chapter MLA fundraiser to support scholarships and awards is well underway.  This year it will be a silent auction. How can you help?  Consider donating a … Continue reading

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Make an Impact! The Annual Meeting Special Committee Needs YOU!

Submitted by Clare Leibfarth and Bette Sydelko, Co-Chairs, Annual Meetings Special Committee  But Wait! What is the Annual Meetings Special Committee? Planning our chapter’s annual meetings involves many chapter members and is a lot of hard work! At any one time, … Continue reading

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There’s Still Time To Nominate a Colleague for a Midwest Chapter Award!

Submitted by Nicole Theis-Mahon, Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee, Midwest Chapter/MLA There’s Still Time To Apply Now for a Midwest Chapter Award The Midwest Chapter/MLA is pleased to provide its members with the opportunity to receive awards and scholarships in 2017! There … Continue reading

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Chapter Sharing Roundtable “Free Lunch” Winner at MLA ’17

Submitted by JJ Pionke, Applied Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Lunch Roundtable: Diversity is the Whole Package I wasn’t sure what to expect going into the luncheon but I knew that I wanted to connect … Continue reading

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From the GMR – Librarians Supporting Health Equity: We Can Make a Difference

Submitted by Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Iowa City, IA  In April, I had the opportunity to present at the Minnesota Public Health Association Conference. The theme … Continue reading

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Regional News: Ohio Health Sciences Library Association Offers Free Grant Writing Workshop

Submitted by Mary Pat Harnegie, Past-President, Ohio Health Sciences Library Association  Are you interested in learning about Grant Writing? Come learn with the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) in a free Grant Writing Workshop in August in Akron, for more … Continue reading

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Ramblings from the Representative-at-Large

Submitted by Patty Lunsford, Representative-at-Large, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, Lafayette, Crawfordsville, and Rensselaer, Indiana “The State Liaisons Committee shall serve as a conduit for communication between the chapter and state health sciences library associations, local library groups and library science … Continue reading

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New Member Profiles

Submitted by Mary Taylor, AHIP, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL  Anna Liss Jacobsen is an Assistant Librarian/Social Sciences Library at Miami University’s Business, Engineering, Sciences and Technology Library in Oxford, OH. She is the liaison to the Gerontology, … Continue reading

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Announcements, Promotions, and Transitions

Honors: Hanna Lee Schmillen and Nicole Theis-Mahon were accepted into the 2017-2018 cohort of the MLA Rising Stars. Recent Hires:  Anna White was recently hired as an Informationist at Western Michigan University School of Medicine.   Anna received her undergraduate degree in English … Continue reading

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For the Record

Publications: Hackman D, Nilsen R, Gabriel H. Leveraging cross-campus collaborations to promote financial literacy. NAHRS Newsletter; 2017 Apr; 37(2): 9-12. Available from: http://www.mlanet.org/d/do/7918 LeHew C, Weatherspoon J, Peterson C, Goben A, Reitmajer K, Kaste L, Sroussi H. Health system and … Continue reading

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