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Hello everyone! Our November meeting will be on Tuesday, November 15th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Here is the Zoom link.

Firstly, we will be holding an election at the November meeting for President of KMLA. We are still seeking self-nominations for President. Please send nominations to Cayla Robinson at

As a reminder, below are the duties of President according to KMLA Bylaws:

The President shall perform all duties usually associated with the office including:

  1. Preside at regular and special meetings;

  2. Send meeting announcements and a call for agenda items;

  3. Set meeting agendas;

  4. Confirm committee membership and appoint chairs;

  5. Make appointments to fill vacancies in offices and committees that occur during the year;

  6. Serve as ex-officio member of all committees.

Reflections from Outgoing President

Some of the benefits of being the president of KMLA include leading our state association in new partnerships, planning conferences, professional development opportunities, and getting to know my colleagues from across the state. The time commitment is not a lot and the experience is invaluable. If you are looking for leadership opportunities to help move our state association forward, this service position would be a great addition your CV. If you have any questions about this position, please don’t hesitate to contact Stephanie at

Next, we are hosting our showcase after elections. Showcase presentations are 5 minute updates on a project you are working on or something you would like to discuss with the group. Visual not required. Here is the form to fill out to present at the showcase:

Finally, we still need one more volunteer for the Joint Spring Conference Planning Committee. Please email me or Stephanie to volunteer.

Thank you, looking forward to meeting next month!

Cayla, Secretary

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The Midwest Chapter/MLA & IHSLA Annual Meeting is taking place in Bloomington, Indiana on October 22-24, 2022.

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Awards and Scholarships Committee has grants and awards available to give away for this year’s meeting! Applications are now open for the:

· Annual Meeting Grant

· First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant

· Student Annual Meeting Grant

· Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award

To learn more and to apply go to

Applications are due on September 30, 2022 so don’t delay!



Health Sciences Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries seek two (2) creative, energetic, service-oriented librarians to support the research, education and service goals of the Borland Health Sciences Library (Borland). Borland is the Jacksonville branch of the Health Science Center Libraries, part of the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries. The Health Sciences Librarian provides support through reference assistance, in-depth information consultations, instruction, and outreach for the students, residents, faculty, and staff of the UF Health Jacksonville campus and its Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Health Science Center Libraries faculty, and is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as development of web-based resources, service evaluation, collaboration on evidence syntheses, and collection reviews. Additionally, the Health Sciences Librarian assists with oversight of circulation and interlibrary loan functions for the branch.

The search will remain open until September 29, 2022, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Joe Piazza, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:<>.


Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium 2022

Save the date for the Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium, a free virtual event with a focus on Institutional Repository (IR) management, curation, and promotion in a health sciences environment. The second annual symposium will take place virtually on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

MIRL Symposium 2022 is a platform-neutral conference. Our goal is to gather together IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings for discussions and sharing of case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content.

The conference will be a mix of presentation types. Potential topics range from the impacts of changing funding agency mandates, challenges and success in innovation, staffing, migration of repositories, and strategies for the continued promotion of open access health sciences content.

Our keynote will feature Dr. Lisa Federer, Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine, presenting on “The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Roles and Opportunities for Libraries and Institutional Repositories.”

Please share with anyone who may be interested. Questions can be directed to Steven Moore, Librarian at Sladen Library, Henry Ford Health.

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