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MLA ’18 is partnering with United Way Atlanta to raise money for the Street-To-Home homelessness initiative.
The MLA Annual Conference is switching things up a little at the Tuesday evening dinner and needs your talent!
A special thank you to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL).
MLA is very pleased to report that we received many applications for the 2018 RTI.

Thank you for submitting and contributing to the programming of MLA '18!
The National Programming Committee is seeking volunteers from the membership to blog on the happenings of MLA 2018. Volunteer today!
Who knew that Atlanta was going to experience a craft beer boom?
Submit your application for MLA’s InSight Initiative's first summit now!
A special thank you to SAGE Publishing.
What is hotter than Atlanta in mid-August? A ticket to one of the most popular Broadway shows, Hamilton!
A four day workshop was conducted at Georgetown, Guyana from October 10-13, 2017
This column will focus on news and information about the new Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI). We are looking forward to sharing many things about the RTI with you as the RTI progresses. We are also looking forward to hearing from you.

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Publication outcome of abstracts submitted to the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting
Computerized versus hand-scored health literacy tools: a comparison of Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) and Flesch-Kincaid in printed patient education materials
Applying an information literacy rubric to first-year health sciences student research posters
Translating Expertise: The Librarian’s Role in Translational Research
Expert Searching in the Google Age
117th Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association, Inc., Seattle, WA, May 26–31, 2017
Correction to “Trend Analysis of Journal Metrics: A New Academic Library Service?” on 105(3) July, page 242. DOI:
Correction to “Advancing the Conversation: Next Steps for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) Health Sciences Librarianship” on 105(4) October, page 325. DOI:
Library instruction in medical education: a survey of current practices in the United States and Canada
Building a body of knowledge: sickle cell and libraries
Data Visualization: A Guide to Visual Storytelling for Libraries
Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice
A new hat for librarians: providing REDCap support to establish the library as a central data hub
Apple Configurator 2 (version 2.3)
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
Dietetic interns’ perceptions and use of evidence-based practice: an exploratory study
The case for consistent use of medical eponyms by eliminating possessive forms
Semantic Scholar
Building capacity to encourage research reproducibility and #MakeResearchTrue
Assessment of knowledge and skills in information literacy instruction for rehabilitation sciences students: a scoping review
MalaCards: The Human Disease Database
Satellite stories: capturing professional experiences of academic health sciences librarians working in delocalized health sciences programs
Understanding cancer survivors’ information needs and information-seeking behaviors for complementary and alternative medicine from short- to long-term survival: a mixed-methods study
Discrepancies among Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed coverage of funding information in medical journal articles