The call for posters and papers at MLA 2014 (held May 16–21, 2014 in Chicago, IL) has been announced. Proposals must be entered into the online system by 11:59pm CST on Friday, November 1st, 2013.
Someone got a little sponsor-happy during program planning, so EMTS is on the program with 7 different paper sessions. In addition to our perennial favorite – Tech Trends (now in its 7th year), we’re also presenting:
Structural Adjustments: Changes in Education – using for the first time ever, a flipped meeting format!
This session will explore changes in education as reflected in the practice of librarianship. How do changing curriculum structures, changing subject emphasis (traditional/complementary and alternative medicine), and changing environments affect learning across the spectrum of health professions? The flipped meeting format will require presenters to submit a narrated PowerPoint of their contributed paper by March 14, 2014.
Educational Technology: We Build It—Do They Come? (Dental section)
Librarians in the health sciences educational setting promote and support multiple educational technologies such as LibGuides, video tutorials, audience response systems, quick response (QR) codes, and discovery tools, but are patrons using what we build?
Evolution of the Librarian: New and Changing Roles (Health Association Libraries section)
Just as the styles of buildings that house the books have changed over time, so has the job description of the librarian evolved to meet the changing needs of patrons. This contributed papers session explores the multifaceted roles encountered by the modern health sciences librarian.
M-Health and Information Innovations: Making an Impact in Global Health (Internal Cooperation Section)
This session will highlight the successful application of mobile resources and innovative information tools to improve and enhance health care in underserved or resource-poor settings around the world and in the United States.
Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences Education: Scholarship and Publishing (Leadership and Management section)
Librarians contribute to and collaborate on scholarship in fields beyond the realm of information sciences. Through this session, librarians will share their experiences with scholarship and publication in health sciences education.
Mobile Devices in Health Sciences Education and Clinical Practice (Veterinary Medical Libraries Section)
As a growing number of health care professionals use mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in clinical practice and health sciences education, the demand for access to health information resources and library services is moving from the desktop to the pocket. How are health sciences librarians and libraries responding to this demand?
More detailed program themes, FAQs & the Online Abstract Submission Process: http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2014/sect_prog/index.html
In closing, consider submitting an abstract this year. You are not limited to the themes above – these are just what EMTS is sponsoring this year.
Concerned about travel funding? EMTS offers an Annual Meeting Attendance Grant, and having a paper or poster accepted at a conference is one more justification for attendance. More information on the Annual Meeting Grant will be coming out in early 2014. EMTS looks forward to hearing about your projects!
Molly Knapp, EMTS Chair-Elect, 2014 Program Committee Chair