MLA Events/News

MLA Welcome Reception

I posted on the Official MLA’12 Blog about the MLA Welcome Reception and how we are turning it into Opening Day at the ballpark.  It will be a fun environment with opportunities for people to mingle and enjoy the beginning of the conference. Since…

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More on MLA’s Advocacy Efforts

MLA President Jerry Perry wrote another blog post on MLA’s continuing advocacy efforts.  In his post Jerry describes MLA’s joint efforts with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).  Often times we become focused on our local or personal…

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How to Save at MLA

The MLA Seattle Blog has a post a I wrote, Thrifty MLA, which gives some ideas on ways you can save while attending MLA.  For some of us MLA is on our own dime while others have a limited amount…

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Volunteer and Go To MLA for Free

The Medical Library Association needs volunteers to help make a successful meeting.  If you are NOT a member of MLA but interested in attending the meeting for free, then sign up to volunteer. In return for every four hours of…

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Video Submission Deadline for MLA Section Program Extended

Last week I blogged about the Leadership and Management’s Section Program, Smells Like Team Spirit: Partnerships to Move Your Library Forward. The deadline was February 10th and it has been extended to Feb 20th? (trying to find my email to confirm).…

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Participate in MLA’12: Submit Video for MLA Section Program

The deadline for video submission is Feb 10, 2012 which is two days BUT that is not impossible…. Because you can even film it using your iPhone or other mobile device. Below is the original call for video submissions: You can…

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Become a Blogger for 2012

We need you on the team for 2012!  The Official MLA blog has become a relied upon resource for both meeting attendees and non-attendees to stay current about the meeting.  So apply to be a blogger!  Applications will be accepted today through February…

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Hospital Library Advocacy

Recently there have been a lot of emails (most with the subject line “sad state of hospital library”) hitting MEDLIB-L about the closings of several hospital libraries and what needs to be done to prevent this from happening to more libraries. It is…

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MLA Election Results

MLA announced the results for the 2012/2013 election. Congratulations! President elect: Dixie Jones Board of Directors:  Julia Esparza and Chris Shaffer Nominating Committee: Max Anderson, Ana Cleveland, Keith Cogdill, Jo Dorsch, Sherrilynne Fuller, Heidi Heilemann, Melissa Just, Neville Prendergast, and…

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MLA 2012 Keep Informed

As 2011 comes to a close, it makes sense to start highlighting 2012 events.  One major event in 2012 is the Annual Meeting in Seattle.  The NPC has been hard at work trying to make it a great meeting.  In…

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