Mayo Librarians at MLA 2010

August 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm

The Medical Library Association (MLA) held its annual meeting in Washington, DC.  This year’s theme was Reflect & Connect.  Mayo Clinic librarians were active participants at MLA this year, both as presenters and in leadership roles.

Librarians Kay Wellik and J. Michael Homan chat before the MLA 2010 inaugural presidential address.

J. Michael Homan, last year’s Janet Doe lecturer, introduced this year’s lecturer, Ana Cleveland, to a packed house.  Dr. Cleveland, who is a professor at the University of North Texas, gave a talk entitled, “Miles to Go Before We Sleep.”

Mayo Clinic Libraries director J. Michael Homan introduces the MLA 2010 Janet Doe lecturer, Dr. Ana Cleveland.

See more photos and commentary from the Doe Lecture on the offical MLA 2010 blog.

Dottie Hawthorne served on the MLA Scholarship Jury, the jury that awards a scholarship of up to $5,000.00 to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship.

Melissa Rethlefsen co-presented a poster, Connecting with public health librarians: we’re aTwitter about social networking, with Emily Vardell, librarian at the Louis Calder Memorial Library, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.  The poster discussed the Public Health/Health Administration Section’s use of Twitter, Facebook, and a blog to connect with its members.

The poster is available to view in PDF format: Connecting with public health librarians: we’re aTwitter about social networking. In the video below, Melissa chats with an MLA attendee about the poster.

Dawn Littleton, co-chair of the MLA 2011 Local Assistance Committee, helped invite MLA members to the 2011 annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN in absentia.

Linda Watson (University of Minnesota) introduces LAC co-chair Dawn Littleton and other LAC members.

Melissa Rethlefsen, Ann Farrell (in absentia), and Susan Mayer presented a paper, “Teaching Web 2.0 beyond the library: Adventures in Social Media, the class” in the Beyond Cool: Reflecting on Web 2.0 Adventures and Misadventures session.

Susan Mayer and Melissa Rethlefsen present their paper, "Teaching Web 2.0 beyond the library: Adventures in Social Media, the class"

See also the article on Adventures in Social Media in this issue of Liblog, or the presentation online.

Melissa Rethlefsen was one of four panelists for the open forum called “Informal Publication Methods.” The session was covered in several blog posts: MLA 2010 official blog and Marcus’ World.

Entry filed under: Staff News.

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