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The Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group (MDMLG) Program & Professional Development Committee cordially invites you to our combined MDMLG General Meeting & CE featuring a networking lunch and three-hour CE, "Beyond Pyramids of Evidence: Evaluating Research in teh Health Sciences Literature" presented by Abraham Wheeler, Chana Kraus-Friedberg, and Carin Graves from Michigan State University.

This course takes you beyond using pyramids of evidence to evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. You will learn how to identify and evaluate basic health sciences research methods, apply data literacy concepts, and incorporate your new skills into your work with practitioners, faculty, and students. The course will include practical examples, leading to a journal club at the end of the session.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 14, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at The University of Detroit Mercy, McNichols Campus at 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221 in the Library (3rd Floor, Room 324).

Program Schedule:
10:30 am - 11:45 am - Business Meeting
11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - CE Course

Attend the business meeting, lunch, or just the CE Course.

To register: please complete the online registration form at:

Lunch: $11.50 boxed sandwich or salad lunch from Ridley's Bakery & Cafe (see registration form for lunch options)

MDMLG Member: $35
Non-MDMLG member: $60
Students: $15

For questions regarding lunch, please contact: Juliet Mullenmeister,, (586) 263-2485
For questions regarding the CE, please contact: Stephanie Swanberg,, (248) 370-3776

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11/14/201910:30 am - 4:00 pmStephanie Swanberg

Are you a current or prospective Community College librarian, or work in a CC library in another role? Join the Community College IG on Thursday, November 14 for our first Community College Interest Group Snap Chat, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm, via zoom.

The topic will be "When Did I Become A...?" They will discuss balancing changing roles and more responsibilities with less staff and budget.

Not to be confused with the popular social app, this series of casual, short, and snappy conversations will provide CC librarians with an opportunity to exchange ideas and network. Registration is not required; see the information below to attend by video, phone, or chat!

Questions? Future topic ideas? Contact CC IG chair Darlene Johnson-Bignotti at

Darlene Johnson-Bignotti (she/her/hers)
Library Faculty, Oakland Community College and CC IG chair

You have been invited to a Zoom meeting. Please click the URL below to join the meeting.

Topic: CC IG Snap Chat
Time: Nov 14, 2019 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: 

Or join by phone: 
    +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) 
    Meeting ID: 717 475 790 
    International numbers available: 


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11/14/201911:30 am - 12:15 pm

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11/15/201910-11 am

eResources Interest Group Meeting
Topic: Authentication
Mary Morgan, Grand Valley State University - EZproxy
Maurine McCourry, Hillsdale College - WAM
Stephanie Kaceli, Cairn - Open Athens

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11/18/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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11/20/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

LOEX 2020: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
We Can Do It!: Building the Best in Library Instruction

48th Annual LOEX Conference
May 7-9, 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan

You are invited to Ypsilanti for LOEX 2020 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see librarians from many places & backgrounds discuss how both instructional ingenuity and tried-and-true successes can impact student learning.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:
* Pedagogy: Instructional Nuts and Bolts
* Assessment: Building in Quality Control
* Innovation: Forging Ahead for 21st Century Learners
* Leadership: Stepping Up to the Line
* Failures and Problem-Solving: Retooling and Reinventing
* Collaboration and Outreach: Assembling Production Teams

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 22, 2019. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 13, 2020.

For more details, please visit

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Registration is now open for the SEMLOL Fall Meeting.
Please join us on Friday, November 22, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus for the program: Practice What You Preach: The Research and Publication Process for Librarians.
Writing for the Editor: Removing Barriers to Getting Your Article Accepted
Ken Varnum (University of Michigan)

Publishing as a Student
Autumn Wetli (University of Michigan)

The Story of Networking, Proximity, Opportunity, and a Scholarly Partnership 
Elizabeth Bucciarelli (Eastern Michigan University)

Engaging in Research and Publishing to Enhance Library Services and Library Collaborations 
Joseph Muller & Karen E. Downing (University of Michigan)

Systematic Review Colossal Fail 
Jennifer I. Bowen and Jill Turner (University of Detroit Mercy)
Program also includes time for facilitated networking.

After the meeting, there will be an optional tour of the UD-Mercy Library, and then an optional social hour at the historic Dakota Inn nearby.
Registrations received before November 18 will secure the early bird rate of $20. Registration on or after November 18 is $25. LIS students are encouraged to attend at the special rate of only $10 throughout the entire registration period.
Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

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11/22/20191:00 - 4:00pm

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12/3/20194:00 - 5:00 pm

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12/4/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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12/11/20191:00 - 2:00 pm

For more information and to submit a proposal, go to:

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eResources Interest Group Meeting
Topic: Link Resolvers
Speaker: Ranti Junus, Michigan State University

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12/16/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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12/18/20192:00 - 3:00 pm

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1/1/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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