Moving Toward Equitable Health Sciences Knowledge Sharing

Join MLA InSight for our upcoming Summit: Moving Toward Equitable Health Sciences Knowledge Sharing

Registration ends April 27, reserve your space today!

The Medical Library Association (MLA) invites you to attend the upcoming Summit dedicated to Moving Toward Equitable Health Sciences Knowledge Sharing, the next event in the MLA InSight Initiative. This Summit will feature a keynote speaker and three expert panels who will discuss issues and advances toward equity in scholarly communication, with an emphasis on health sciences publishing. All events will be held virtually via Zoom, May 4-6, 2021.

Speakers: To learn more about the keynote speaker and panelists, please visit our Summit webpage and view the program below.

Register: To register, please complete the registration form.

You will be asked to log into your MLANET account to register. If you do not have a MLANET account, you will be prompted to create a free guest account. The whole process takes fewer than 5 minutes. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m., Central time on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Attendance at all Summit events is highly encouraged but not required. Zoom links and other details will be sent one week before the Summit.


Keynote Address

Moving Toward Equitable Health Sciences Knowledge Sharing
Tuesday, May 4, 1:45-2:45pm CT

Sandra Harris-Hooker, PhD, Vice President & Executive Vice Dean, Research & Academic Administration; Professor, Pathology & Anatomy, Morehouse School of Medicine


Panel 1: Dissemination of critical information to all health populations
Wednesday, May 5, 11:05am-12:05pm CT

  • Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Robert L. Jennings, National Public Health Information Coalition
  • Laka Mitiku Negassa, MPH, RespectAbility

Panel 2: Representation and exclusion in scholarly publishing
Wednesday, May 5, 1:45-2:45pm CT

  • Leslie Chan, University of Toronto – Scarborough
  • Vabren Watts, PhD, Health Equity Project at Health Affairs
  • Kerry Webb, The University of Texas Press

Panel 3: Race & medical publishing
Thursday, May 6, 12:15-1:30pm CT

  • Lisa Barkley, MD, FAAFP, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Mary Beth Hamel, MD, MPH, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, University of British Columbia

Questions? Please contact Mary Langman


John Gallagher, Chair, MLA InSight Steering Committee

2021 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference

Digital Divide 3.0.  Bridging Gaps in Information Literacy 

Digital divide is a term that refers to the gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology, and those that don’t or have restricted access. This technology can include the telephone, television, personal computers and the Internet.  The digital divide typically exists between those in cities and those in rural areas; between the educated and the uneducated; between socioeconomic groups; and, globally, between the more and less industrially developed nations.  

We are challenged to meet the needs of students with varying levels of technological readiness. Deficiencies in information and digital literacy are shown to be a hindrance to student success. How can we help students to bridge the gaps and help them become successful in their college careers? 

Join us on Friday, June 11th 2021 on Zoom.  Registration is free to all!



New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians 2021

New England Science Bootcamp for Librarians will host a low cost virtual conference on June 9, 2021, from 12:00 pm – 4pm EDT .

The topics and schedule are:

12:00pm – 12:15pm: Welcome and Logistics

Welcome from Anne Langley, Dean of UConn Library

Code of Conduct, SBC Code of Conduct Committee

12:15pm – 12:40pm: UConn Sustainability Overview

      Patrick McKee, Sustainability Program Manager , University of Connecticut, Institute of the  Environment, Office of Sustainability

12:40pm – 1:40pm: Climate/Health Synergy: Health Science Topical Lecture

A Ticking Bomb: Climate, Health, and Development of Vaccines for Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases

Dr. Paulo H. Verardi, Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology at the University of Connecticut

1:40pm-1:50pm: Break

1:50pm – 2:50pm: Climate Modeling: Physical Science Topical Lecture

Climate Change:  The Urgency and Opportunity

Dr. Anji Seth, Professor of Geography, University of Connecticut

2:50pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Island Ecology and Climate Change: Life Science Topical Lecture

Island in the Storm: Resistance and Resilience of Puerto Rico’s Biota to Global Change

Dr. Michael Willig, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Center for

Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut

4:00pm – 4:10pm: Closing remarks

Times listed in EDT.

This conference will run a half day, with access via a single link that attendees will receive after registering. You may tune in as you have time or for the topics that interest you the most. More information will be available closer to the date of the event. Please register to get the most updated information sent to you.

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The registration fee is $10.00, payable by credit card only.

Sponsored registrations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until our funding limit is reached.  If you are without professional development funding and require assistance, please email Anne Graham:<>

Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTLC) 2021

Register to Attend

Conference registration is FREE!

Join us for a unique opportunity to collaborate and connect with library professionals and gain perspective on how libraries continue to evolve to meet the needs of their communities. 

Plan to come together, virtually, on July 23, 2021 to learn and share!

Questions?  Please contact us at or go to for more information.

Library Juice Academy courses offered May + June 2021

Registrations accepted through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Most of the classes listed below are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work at any time of the day. Assignments are typically on a weekly basis.

Details on these courses are at


Information Architecture
Lindsey E. Sprague

Accessible Practices in Pandemic Times
Stephanie Rosen

Python for Librarians
Tim Ribaric

Online Instructional Design
Mimi O’Malley

LSSC Required Competencies: Technology
Robin Hastings

Introduction to Collection Analysis
Karen Kohn

Excel for Librarians
Greer Martin

Introduction to Book Indexing
Rudy Leon

Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
Carli Spina

Introduction to Technical Services in Special Collections
Robin M. Katz

Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
Robert Chavez

RDF, RDFa and Structured Data Vocabularies
Robert Chavez

Foundations of Early Literacy
Saroj Ghoting

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Katie Scherrer

Leadership Essentials
Cinthya Ippoliti

Readers’ Advisory
Jessica E. Moyer

Introduction to Digital Preservation
Natalie Baur

Faculty and Librarian Collaborations
Lauren Hays

Legal Materials for Information Professionals
Jason Sowards

Subject Analysis and Subject Representation
Robin Fay


Redefining Wellness for Librarians of Color
Amanda M. Leftwich

Identity Management
Robin Fay

Privacy Literacy in Libraries: From Theory to Practice
Alexandria Chisholm, Sarah Hartman-Caverly

Online Instructional Delivery
Mimi O’Malley

Copyright and Open Licensing Issues
Shanna Hollich

Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing
Lindsey E. Sprague

LSSC Elective Competencies: Supervision and Management
Jessica E. Moyer

Introduction to Linked Data
Robert Chavez

Understanding the BIBFRAME Model and Vocabulary
Robin Fay

Introduction to Knowledge Management Systems for Libraries
Barbie Keiser

JSON-LD Fundamentals
Robert Chavez

Leadership Communication
Cinthya Ippoliti

Ethics and Sustainability for Digital Curation
Natalie Baur

Creating Online Exhibits with Omeka
Alison M. Lewis

Using OpenRefine for Library Metadata
Greer Martin

Supercharging Your Storytimes
Saroj Ghoting

Examining Institutional Racism in Libraries
Angela Pashia, Lorin Jackson

Getting Started With Digital Image Collections
Beth Knazook

Introduction to Cataloging
Natalie Hall

Library Juice Academy offers a range of online professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills. The curriculum is designed by librarians with a focus on skills that are in demand in the profession, rather than the academic tradition of library education that tends to address other priorities.  These workshops earn Continuing Education Units, and are intended as professional development activities. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows.

So far, in addition to the US, people have taken our classes from Abu Dhabi, Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Wales.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. (916) 905-0291
Fax (916) 415-5446

California Conference on Library Instruction – May 21, 2021

Same, But Different: How 2020 stretched our teaching capabilities and
strengthened our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Call for Proposals – Submissions due December 21

In 2021, the California Conference on Library Instruction (CCLI) seeks to
focus more deeply on our professional commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI) in light of the rapid move to online instruction due to the
pandemic. The extraordinary events of 2020 turned online instruction,
sometimes viewed with skepticism, into the only viable way to reach our
students. In the process of converting teaching and allied services from in-
person to online, DEI issues have continued to disproportionately affect our
most vulnerable populations of students. CCLI 2021 will provide a venue to
reflect on the various ways we have responded to these very unique challenges.

More information on the proposal process is available on our website:

NNLM Online Classes – Nursing and Allied Health Research

Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research is a 3 week online class taught in Moodle.

This class provides an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health, and NLM databases used by health professionals. The class concludes with students developing their own plan on how to apply this information to their work. 

We will offer this class 3 times in 2021.  Registration is limited to 35 students per class.


  • January – Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Register
  • February – Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 26, 2021 – Register
  • March – Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Register

National Library of Medicine recruiting for NLM Associate Fellows

What do NLM Associate Fellows do?

As an NLM (National Library of Medicine) Associate Fellow, you will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Meet NLM Leadership
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second-year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine. Watch a video about the program or listen to a webinar.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022

Stipend: $59,534; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 28, 2021

Apply online here

Additional information is available at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply . 

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2021.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

FREE Cochrane Seminar: The COVID-NMA project: Living mapping & synthesis of Covid-19 studies

Rocky Mountain Cochrane Seminar Series
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

December 08, 2020 @ 9:00 AM MT (11:00 AM ET)

“The COVID-NMA project: Living mapping and synthesis of Covid-19 studies”

Anna Chaimani, PhD
Cochrane France
Tenured Researcher, Inserm, Université de Paris Research Centre in Epidemiology & Statistics (CRESS-U1153), Paris, France Dr. Anna Chaimani is a tenured researcher at the Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in Paris and she is leading the Evidence Synthesis team of the Research Center in Epidemiology and Statistics. She is also a co-convenor of the Cochrane Statistical Methods group and of the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods group. She has extensive experience in the field of evidence synthesis with a greater focus on network meta-analysis where she has made several methodological contributions. Presently, she is developing new methods related to ranking interventions, network meta-analysis of rare events, and outlier detection in networks of interventions. She is the senior statistician and member of the scientific committee of the COVID-NMA project.

Registration is required, please register at
For questions contact<mailto:NINA.MCHALE@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU>

For more information about the Colorado Rocky Mountain Affiliated Center Webinar Series, visit

BRASS Academic Symposium Dec 9th + 16th

The Brass Academic Symposium session have been set! Please join the BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee for this two-day event via Zoom. You can view the full symposium lineup and descriptions of sessions at this link.

To register for the free symposium, please visit:

The symposium lineup is:

December 9th from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

Make a Case: Strategies for writing effective business information literacy case studies during COVID-19 and beyond

Presenters: Zoeanna Mayhook and Dr. Annette Bochenek

December 9th from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EST

Classroom Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Chloe Dufour

December 9th from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. EST

The Ladder of Inference and 4-Step Source Assessment Model: Making Connection between Business and Information Literacy

Presenter: Grace Liu

December 16th from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

You, me, and data literacy: A professional community exploration through the emerging themes from the research on business and economics librarians’ data literacy instruction practices

Presenter: Charissa Jefferson

December 16th from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EST

Rework the Network: Virtual Outreach Methods in the Covid Era

Presenters: Alexandra Howard and Amber Willenborg

December 16th from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. EST

Light, camera, action: attracting business students to library resources

Presenter: Doris Jui

December 16th from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. EST

Outreach, Collections and Open Educational Resources: Unique partners with ideas for saving cost during a pandemic

Presenters: Janet Reid and Patricia Sobczak