Category Archives: Feature Articles

Emergency Preparedness for Libraries

Submitted by Dawn Hackman, Reference Librarian, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND There is no denying that this winter has been rough on much of the country: droughts in the West, crippling ice storms in the South, and blizzards … Continue reading

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Distinguished Librarian Award 2013

Submitted by Jere Odell, Chair, Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarship Committee and Donna Barbour-Talley, Distinguished Librarian of the Year, 2012 At the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, the 2013 Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award was presented to Bette Sydelko of Wright … Continue reading

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Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award 2013

Submitted by Jere Odell, Chair, Midwest Chapter/MLA Awards and Scholarship Committee This year’s winner of the Jean Williams Sayre Award for Innovation is Central Indiana Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (CIHSLC) and MESH (Managed Emergency Surge for Healthcare) for “A Disaster … Continue reading

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Exhibit Catalog for the Medicine on the Maumee Wins National Award

Submitted by Jolene Miller, Mulford Health Science Library The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections at the University of Toledo has been awarded the 2013 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Award, given by … Continue reading

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Chapter Sharing Roundtable “Free Lunch” Winners at MLA ’13

Submitted by Dawn Hackman University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences Roundtable Topic: Literature Searches to Support Systematic Reviews Systematic reviews were a hot topic at the MLA ‘13 Roundtable Luncheon. I participated in one of the two … Continue reading

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Results of the 2011 Midwest Chapter/MLA Membership Survey – Part II

Submitted by Midwest Chapter/MLA Membership Committee: Katherine Chew, Chair; Anne Beschnett, and Mary Pat Harnegie This is Part II of the survey of the Midwest Chapter membership. Part I was published in the Spring 2012 edition of MIDLINE. Question 11: … Continue reading

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Results of the 2011 Midwest Chapter/MLA Membership Survey – Part I

Submitted by Midwest Chapter/MLA Membership Committee: Katherine Chew, Chair; Anne Beschnett, and Mary Pat Harnegie The Midwest Chapter Executive Board wanted to survey the membership to get a sense of how well the Chapter was serving its membership, what are … Continue reading

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University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Submitted by Elizabeth M. Smigielski, Assistant Director Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, Louisville, KY  Who is joining the 175th anniversary celebration of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library? Frankenstein, Harry Potter and his pals, a 19th century frontier doctor, a host of guest speakers … Continue reading

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For the Record

Submitted by Barbara A. Gushrowski, MIDLINE editor Indiana University School of Dentistry Library, Indianapolis, IN Highlighted names are chapter members. PUBLICATIONS Alexander L, Blumenthal J, Downing K, MacAdam B, Rana GK, Reiman-Sendi K, Scholtz N, Sutch LA. Mlibrary: Concepts for … Continue reading

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50 Years and Going Strong

Submitted by Eileen Hansen Mercy College of the Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA What were you doing fifty years ago? Lenetta Atkins was meeting the information needs of the staff, students, and patients at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. … Continue reading

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Interview with President-Elect Jane Blumenthal

In two years, you will become the MLA president. What are the responsibilities of the president-elect for the MLA? A big part of being president-elect is preparing to be president. It’s a year to develop priorities and prepare to present … Continue reading

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MLA ’11 Returns to Midwest Chapter Territory

Submitted by Eileen Stanley and Kolleen Olsen, Co-chairs LAC Publicity The last time Midwest Chapter members may have visited Minneapolis was for our Chapter meeting in 2002.  It’s time for another visit. The MLA ’11 Annual Meeting theme is RETHINK. … Continue reading

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