January 2022

MiALA 2022 Conference Presentation Proposal Deadline Extended

Jessica Hronchek

Good morning,
The MiALA Conference Breakout proposal deadline is extended to Friday, January 14th. We welcome your submissions on how your libraries are engaging in our changing environments. Please see the breakout sessions guideline page for more information and to access the submission form.
Jessica Hronchek
MiALA Conference Planning Committee

Welcome New Members!

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Amy Brandt

Wayne County Community College
Loretta Hunter

Michele Behr

Henry Stewart Talks (HSTalks)
Jennifer Daniel

Heather Luciano

Wayne State University Libraries
Maria Nuccilli

Elise Gold


President's Message

Kate Langan

Hi all, 
I hope your semester is off to manageable start. The next few months promise some exciting opportunities to engage with our partners MAME and MLA for Michigan Library Advocacy Day. I am also already excited about our annual conference hosted by Hope College.
I want to give a shout out to our colleagues who hosted the Information Literacy Assessment IG on Dec. 15. It was an hour well spent with colleagues who shared best practices, tools, and uses of various assessment tools, such as this rubric from GVSU and ACRL Project Outcome. I have found IG's to be inspiring and am so grateful to contact with my colleagues across the state. If you don't see an IG that suits your needs, you can always create one. You can find all the details on IGs here. 
Here's to a safe and healthy start to the new year. 

Web/UX IG Virtual Coffee Hour

Grab your coffee (or favorite beverage) and join the Web/UX Interest Group for a chat. Come and hang out with us and connect with other members of this interest group.

Event Date:    1/25/2022
Event Time:    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern

Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Submit your research to MLA Hypothesis!

We are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next issue of Hypothesis, the official journal of the Medical Library Association’s Research Caucus. Review articles from the recent issue for inspiration. MLA membership is not required. Papers can be:
  • Library specific Research.
  • A practical Methods Moment about research methods.
  • A reflective Voices of Experience about your research experience.
  • The Failure column is a great way to share your research frustrations.
  • or our NEW community and commentaries sections.
If you would like to make a submission or have any questions, contact us at: mlarshypothesis@gmail.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest information or to share your thoughts on library research. Many Thanks, Stay Safe, and Stay Healthy! The Hypothesis Team URL for further information https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/hypothesis/submission_categories
MiALA Newsletter - January 2022