I know I mentioned this a while back but here is some more information. Suggestions must be submitted by Friday December 15,
So if you have any good ideas or know of anybody who knows something that would make a dynamite class, get your suggestion in soon.Call for MLA '08 CE Course and Symposia Ideas!
MLA is now accepting ideas for exciting & innovative courses and symposia to offer at MLA '08 in Chicago, IL. Courses and symposia would be held on May 16, May 17 and May 21, 2008.
Suggestions must be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2006
, for consideration by the MLA Continuing Education Committee (CEC) at its Midwinter meeting, in February 2007.Courses:
MLA's CEC would like to present a variety of courses, covering the seven essential areas of knowledge described in MLA's Educational Policy Statement, Platform for Change. MLA CE courses are four, six, or eight hours in length. Active participant involvement must be built into the course to qualify. For ideas, look at MLA's Education Clearinghouse or offerings at other meetings.
What new topics or courses have caught your eye? Who is teaching a class or has expertise you would like to tap into? What classes from past meetings would you like to see offered again? The MLA CEC wants to hear from you! Are you currently a course instructor or would you like to create a new course? You may nominate yourself.
For more information check out the MLA annual meeting course selection process or contact Kathleen Combs, continuing education coordinator at [email protected]
Sections, chapters, or other MLA groups may choose to cosponsor (with MLA) a symposium at the annual meeting.
MLA defines a symposium as a "learning opportunity organized for the purpose of providing a forum for discussion of a well-defined topic." Typically, it consists of a series of presentations by experts, followed by an exchange of opinions among participants. Active involvement of the attendees must be built into the symposium schedule to qualify as an educational opportunity.
If your idea is chosen by the CEC, you will be asked to submit a proposal, using the official MLA Symposium Guidelines for final consideration at its May 2007 meeting.
Your ideas for courses or symposia must be submitted by Friday, December 15, 2006
, to ensure consideration.
Use the simple forms at:Course Idea Submission Form for MLA '08
(MS Word, 26KB)Symposia Ideas Submission Form for MLA '08
(MS Word, 25 KB)
Send your submission form to:
Joanne Muellenbach, MLS, CEC Liaison
2008 National Program Committee
Dr. Serafina "Penny" Petrone Health Information Resource Centre
Northern Ontario School of Medicine MS-2007
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1
fax: (807) 766-7361
e-mail: [email protected]
Questions? Contact Joanne Muellenbach, at the contact information listed above or contact Kathleen Combs
Continuing education coordinator,
Medical Library Association,
65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900,
Chicago, IL 60601-7298
email, [email protected]
For more information the website is located at:www.mlanet.org/education/callcourses2008.html