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Monday, May 24, 2004

Presidential Address

Greetings from Washington DC!

Patricia Thibodeau, President of the Medical Library Association, called on all delegates yesterday to "seize the power and be empowered". Speaking as part of her presidential address she also looked briefly at the image of medical librarians and medical libraries in the media, the need for a more international perspective within MLA, the issue of scholarly publishing, and the importance of advocacy. She also identified 3 key themes from her time as president of MLA: the need to revitalise the skill of expert searching, health information literacy within the general population, and the concept of the informationist.

Sara Whittaker


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