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NLM @ MLA - 2024

NLM @ MLA - 2024. NLM Tech Bull. 2024 Mar-Apr;(457):e5

2024 April 29 [posted]

The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held in-person from May 18 - 21, 2024, in Portland, OR.

This year's meeting theme is "MLA '24: Stronger Together."

A Virtual Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Update

  • Thursday, May 2, 12:00-1:30p.m. PT/ 1:00-2:30p.m. MT/ 2:00-3:30p.m. CT/ 3:00-4:30p.m. ET (US and Canada)

    A Virtual NNLM Update will be held prior to the in-person meeting on May 2, 2024. Join NNLM Project Director Martha Meacham to hear about the work and accomplishments of the NNLM over the past year. Find out what is in store for the future of the NNLM. There will also be time for questions. This year's national update will also include brief updates from each of the regions, offices, and centers. This online event is free and available to all. Find more information and register on the NNLM Page.

The National Library of Medicine's (NLM's) theme for this year's Medical Library Association Annual Meeting is Discovering New Paths to Health Information.

We invite you to attend the following sessions to learn more about NLM products and services.

AI Summit:

  • Saturday, May 18, 1:00-6:00p.m. PT / 2:00-7:00p.m. MT / 3:00-8:00p.m. CT / 4:00-9:00p.m. ET

    The NLM will share expert insights on issues related to national and international standards, data management practices, and research trends in AI and provide updates on NLM's initiatives, research findings, and future directions with AI. This AI Summit aims to equip library and health information professionals with the understanding required to meet the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence across all areas of their work. Through examining search and discovery algorithms, AI literacy initiatives, collection development strategies, research workflows, and clinical applications, attendees will gain actionable knowledge to consider in implementing AI ethically and effectively in their institutions. By convening health information professionals with corporate partners in this rapidly evolving technological landscape, the summit facilitates essential professional development for those serving on the frontlines of information services. Learn more at the MLA AI Summit page.

NLM Update:

  • Tuesday, May 21, 10:30-11:45a.m. PT / 11:30-12:45p.m. MT / 12:30-1:45p.m. CT /1:30-2:45p.m. ET

    In the spirit of forging ahead, NLM will provide an update under the theme of "Discovering New Paths to Health Information" to highlight the important ways that we are leading change in the field and continuing to innovate. The update will include presentations by NLM Director for the User Services and Collection Division (USCD) Dianne Babski and NNLM Project Director Martha Meacham.

Technical Showcases:

Enabling Discovery of Biomedical Research Data: Introducing the Dataset Catalog

  • Tuesday, May 21, 9:15-9:45a.m. PT / 10:15-10:45a.m. MT / 11:15-11:45a.m. CT / 12:15-12:45p.m. ET

    Presenter: Peter Seibert, USCD/NLM

    On February 1, 2024, NLM announced the launch of a beta version of a new online tool, the Dataset Catalog. This tool is intended to improve the discoverability and reuse of research data by making it easier for users to search, find, and connect biomedical datasets. NLM developed the underlying Dataset Metadata Model, or DATMM, to provide information for describing data in datasets and repositories across the biomedical ecosystem. This presentation will discuss the importance of enabling discovery and advancing findability of biomedical research data and provide an overview of the recently launched Dataset Catalog and its underlying data model.

PubMed and PubMed Central Update (PMC)

  • Tuesday, May 21, 11:30-12:00p.m. PT / 12:30-1:00p.m. MT / 1:30-2:00p.m. CT / 2:30-3:00p.m. ET

    Presenter: Amanda Sawyer, NCBI/NLM

    Join the NLM for a brief update on recent changes, improvements, and developments in PubMed and PMC. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about PubMed and PMC, to be answered by NLM staff.

Immersion Session:

Creating Interdisciplinary Interest in the All of Us Researcher Workbench Across Campus Communities

  • Tuesday, May 21, 1:30-2:45p.m. PT / 2:30-3:45p.m. MT / 3:30-4:45p.m. CT / 4:30-5:45p.m. ET

    There is no additional registration fee for this session.

    The All of Us Data Training and Engagement for Academic Libraries Program, supported by the NLM, aims to help campus libraries with the All of Us Researcher Workbench platform and equip library workers with the expertise to teach others to employ it, as a means of growing institutional research capacity and enhancing skills in biomedical and public health data. In this session, take a crash course in what this tool is, why it could be an asset to your institution, how to tailor messaging to the researchers, and connect with those who are working first-hand to promote meaningful use of the Researcher Workbench within their campus communities.

Visit the NLM Conference Page for more information.

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