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MLA 2014 Section Council Minutes

2014 MLA Section Council Minutes – PDF

Medical Library Association

Section Council Meeting Minutes

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Room: Columbus CD

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MLA 2015 Section Council Agenda(s)

Council Members,

Below you will find two agendas for our two meetings on Saturday, May 16th.

The first meeting from 8:00 am to 10:00 am will be a joint meeting with Chapter Council, and our section meeting from 10:15 am to 12:45 pm will be our own breakout meeting.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon in Austin!  I will be sending out the 2014 minutes by the end of this week.

Jodi Philbrick, Section Council Chair

Printable Versions: Joint Meeting of Chapter and Section Councils, Section Council Meeting

Joint Meeting of Chapter and Section Councils

Agenda

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Austin Convention Center
Room: 12A

  • 8:00 am: Meet and Mingle (Council Members)
    • Coffee and breakfast items served
  • 8:30 am: Call to Order and Announcements (Angela Dixon, Jodi Philbrick)
  • 8:45 am: MLA Leadership Panel  (Kevin Baliozian, Michelle Kraft, Linda Walton)
  • 9:45 am: Bylaws (Mary Helms)
  • 10:00 am: Breakout in to Council Meetings – Section Council Meeting (Room 16AB)

 

Section Council Annual Meeting

Agenda

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB

  • 10:15 am: Call to order (Jodi Philbrick)
    • Introductions  (Council Members)
    • Ground Rules (Jodi Philbrick)
    • Recording Secretary  (Helen-Ann Brown Epstein)
    • Parliamentarian (TBA)
    • Approval of 2014 Minutes (Jodi Philbrick)
  • 10:35 am:  Announcements  (Jodi Philbrick, Melissa Rethlefsen)
    • Socious Migration
    • Section Council Manual
    • Extension of the Chair’s Term
    • New Leader’s Orientation
    • Streamlining of Section Reports
    • Section Anniversaries
  • 10:45 am: Webmaster Report (Melissa Rethlefsen)
  • 11:00 am: Joint 2016 Planning Committee Update  (Amy Chatfield)
  • 11:15 am: Committee/Jury Chairs and Reports
    • Elections & Verification of Online Vote (Susan Sanders)
    • Section Project of the Year Award Jury (Nancy Allee)
    • Section/SIG Review (Emily Vardell)
  • 11:30 am: Section Council 2015-16 Goals (Jodi Philbrick)
  • Noon: Liaison Reports
    • NPC15 (Stephanie Fulton)
    • MLA CE Committee Liaison (Julie Schiavo)
    • MLA Credentialing Committee Liaison (Ana Cleveland)
    • MLA Membership Committee Liaison (Montie’ Dobbins)
    • MLA PRRC Liaison (Kelly Thormodson)
    • MLA Tech Advisory Committee Liaison (Melissa Rethlefsen)
  • 12:45 pm: Adjournment

Section Council Annual Report 2014-2015

Section Council

Annual Report

2014-2015

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Goal 1: Recruitment, Membership and Leadership in the Profession

  • There will be another Section Council/Chapter Council poster session at MLA 2015 in Austin. The posters will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall and staffed on Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 pm to 2:55 pm.
  • Chapter Council and Section Council are having a joint morning meeting on Saturday, May 16 from 8 am to 10 am at MLA 2015 to allow for networking among members of both councils. There will be a MLA Leadership Panel that will address both councils.
  •  Wendy Herman, MLIS, AHIP is the editor of the Section and SIG News column in the MLA News, and she has been soliciting information about Section and SIG activities.

 Goal 2: Life Long Learning

  • The Sections and SIGs have developed 32 section programs for the MLA 2015 annual meeting, providing innovative programming for the attendees of the meeting. Section Council would like to thank Stephanie Fulton for her service as the NPC Section Council Liaision to NPC 2015.

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Section Council 2014 Mid-Year Report

Section Council

Mid-Year Report

2014-2015

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Goal 1: Recruitment, Membership and Leadership in the Profession

Objective 1: To increase interest and membership in MLA Sections and SIGs

Objective 2: To plan activities to enhance Section Council visibility in conjunction with Chapter Council at annual meetings

The Section Council Chair and Chapter Council Chair have been discussing whether to have another Section/Chapter poster shuffle at MLA 2015; however, we are waiting to hear whether the posters can be displayed in a more visible spot in Austin before proceeding. Additionally, the Section Council Chair and Chapter Council Chair are planning to have a joint meeting in the morning for the elected officials and MLA executive director to meet with the councils together.

Objective 3: To conduct a study to see what MLA members want from membership in Sections.

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New SIGs

Welcome to three new SIGs:

Gaming in Adult Learning
Interprofessional Education
Systematic Reviews

CAPHIS Celebrated 30 Years at MLA 2014

Congratulations, CAPHIS, and thank you for sharing your photos from the poster session and your birthday celebration!

Section Poster Gallery – See What Sections Have to Offer

8 Sections submitted their posters from MLA 2014–check them out!

The Sections that submitted posters include:

  • Cancer Librarians
  • History of the Health Sciences
  • Hospital Libraries (plus the VALUES 2 project information)
  • International Cooperation
  • Leadership and Management
  • Pharmacy and Drug Information
  • Public Services
  • Research Section

Thanks to the Sections who submitted their posters to share! Here are some photos from the event, submitted by the Research Section and CAPHIS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section Value-Added Services Task Force Report

A Section Value-Added Services Task Force, chaired by Helen-Ann Brown Epstein and Janet Crum, was charged with determining the value-added services that each Section provides, such as grants, scholarships, resource lists, etc. The Task Force developed a survey that was sent out to Section chairs and past-chairs as well as SIG conveners.
The results of the survey are available in the 2013-2014 Section Council Annual Report as Appendix A and B and as a PDF.

Annual Report 2013/2014

Download the Annual Report 2013/2014 as a PDF

Section Council Annual Report

2013-2014

Goal 1: Recruitment, Membership and Leadership in the Profession

Objective 1: To increase interest and membership in MLA Sections and SIGs

Objective 2: To plan activities to enhance Section Council visibility in conjunction with Chapter Council at annual meetings Read more »

2014 Potential Candidates to the Nominating Committee

The complete biographical information for the 2014 potential candidates to the Nominating Committee is now available.