The Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC) recently announced the winners of its first Library of the Year and Library Staff All-Star of the Year contest. The CLRC Academic Library of the Year is the Upstate Medical Center Health Sciences Library in Syracuse. The CLRC Academic Library Staff All-Star for 2016 is Olivia Tsistinas. Olivia …read more

Professional Development Award Blog post by Helene R. McMurray, Ph.D.

Data, Data, Everywhere, Even at MLA! Although it wasn’t a formal theme of the MLA Mosaic ’16 meeting, it seemed that discussions of data were everywhere I looked in Toronto. From the John P. McGovern Award Lecture by physician and academician Ben Goldacre, who focused on rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research, to sessions on …read more

Professional Development Award Blog post by Rachel Becker

UNYOC Blog Post – Rachel Becker Four Times MLA’16 upended My Expectations (with apologies to Buzzfeed) Ben Goldacre I walked away from the John P. McGovern Lecture feeling like my brain had been power-washed, and I’m betting I wasn’t alone. Dr. Ben Goldacre is an Oxford University physician and self-proclaimed “nerd evangelist” who has dedicated …read more

Professional Development Award Blog post by Stephanie Sanger

The joint conference between the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarians Conference took place May 13-18 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was the first time I was able to attend MLA and ICLC. Attending, provided me with a rare opportunity to meet librarians from across North America and …read more