“One Health: Information in an Interdependent World”   Plan now to attend the Medical Library Association 2013 Conference in Boston & meet your International Colleagues   The Medical Library Association annual meeting for 2013 (MLA ’13), will take place on May 3–8, 2013, in Boston, and will incorporate the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarians Conference. The 2013 meeting theme is “One Health: Information in an Interdependent World,” which emphasizes global interdependencies in all health-related areas. “One Health” is meant to encompass not only human and animal health, but also public health, environmental health, climate change, food safety and production, and international health policy. Paper and Poster Submission for MLA ’13 in Boston Submission of papers and posters (using the MLA submission system) will begin earlier than usual because of the lead times needed for international participants. The 2013 contributed papers and posters submission deadline is May 1, 2012.  Final findings and results may be added to the accepted papers and posters up to 1st February 2013, so you don’t have to have completed research to submit a paper or abstract. The same system will be used for submissions to all four parts of the incorporated meeting – MLA, ICML, ICAHIS and ICLC. ICAHIS & VMLS (Veterinary Medical Libraries Section/Medical Library Association) are sponsoring or co-sponsoring 11 sessions during the conference of which almost all will be open to contributed papers.  HELP FILL UP THESE SLOTS WITH GREAT PAPERS. Here are a few session themes:   People, Animals, and the Environment:  One Health Interactions and Perspectives that Enrich Our Lives and Our Work, Librarians at Work: Building a One Health Perspective; Animal Health Librarians Collaborating Globally, Using Modern Technologies to Share Animal Health Information Globally.   The submission system is open now. For access to the online submission process, instructions, and a list of section program themes, please see Do you have questions?   Vicki Croft and Trenton Boyd are on the National Program Committee.  They are representing the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS).   The members of the planning committee for ICAHIS are Ann Cathrine Munthe (Norway), Michael Eklund (Sweden), Fiona Brown (U.K.), Robert Taylor (U.K.), Esther Carrigan (program chair for VMLS’13), Vicki Croft and Trenton Boyd.   If you have questions feel free to contact Vicki ( or Trenton (   Graciously provided by:   Diane A. Fagen, Librarian American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 1931 N Meacham Rd Schaumburg IL 60173-4360 p: 800-248-2862 ext 6770 f: 847-925-9329 e-mail: