Laura Cousineau, Tom Mead, and Cindy Stewart, librarians from the Biomedical Libraries, recently attended the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA). The conference was located in Seattle, WA, from May 18-23. The meeting provided opportunities to hear interesting and thought-provoking speakers, such as Steven Johnson (author of seven books, including Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation and The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America) and T.R. Reid (reporter, documentary film correspondent, and frequent guest on NPR). The MLA annual conference allows Biomedical Libraries librarians to find out what librarian colleagues in other medical and health sciences libraries are doing at their institutions, as well as meet with a variety of vendors from the world of publishing, medical and scientific e-resources, and much more.
Karen Odato, Research and Education Librarian for the Biomedical Libraries, participated in the conference as a co-instructor for the continuing education course, “Searching in Support of Systematic Reviews.”
Founded in 1898, MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health information field.