Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Author Opportunity: Write a Technology Column for MLA (Medical Library Assn) News in 2010

Author Opportunity: Write a Technology Column for MLA (Medical Library Assn) News in 2010
Are you starting to plan your goals and activities for 2010? Include writing for the *MLA News*!
Writing provides a great opportunity to either share expertise you already have or delve into a topic you've been wanting to learn about--and earn AHIP points in the process.

Address a Technology topic that assists hospital, special, and academic medical librarians.
Columns present a brief overview of important technology concepts and issues facing professionals in 2010.
Maximum length: 700 words.

Examples of topics we're interested in for 2010 include:
Open source catalogs
SMS Text Reference
Crowd sourcing / "wisdom of crowds" (definition of concept, online examples or websites that support crowd sourcing of problems)
Pocket Virtual Worlds
Top iPhone/iTouch apps for librarians
Google apps for Health Sciences Librarians
VOIP options and applications
Online project management software - Such as Teamworkpm

Your own topic suggestions are, of course, welcome as well. Examples of past topics can be found below my signature, please be sure your suggestion is a new topic.

Please request past columns or instructions to authors from Lynne if you would like to review them before making your decision to author a column. Please include a short writing sample (or link to the sample) with your reply if you've never authored a Technology column before.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Lynne M. Fox, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
Nancy Glassman, D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New Editor in 2010)
Co-Editors, MLA News Technology and Internet Resources columns

Lynne M. Fox, AMLS, MA, AHIP, Education Librarian,
Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver
Mailing address: Mail Stop A003, 12950 E. Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2121, 303-724-2166 (fax),,