MLA’10 Week in Review From the MLA Blog

Lots of things happened at the meeting and even those of us who were there and blogging had a hard time keeping up, so I thought I would provide a week in review of sorts from the Annual Meeting blog posts. Since bloggers are still adding posts (after MLA) I will add their links to this list as soon as possible.

Please note the links aren’t always in order of how they were posted on the MLA Blog.  Due to the hectic nature of the conference many people posted about events that happened a day or two ago from the posting date.  True to my librarian organizing nature I have tried to put the posts in some sort of day/event order.  My apologies if it isn’t exactly perfect.  Also people sometimes wrote about multiple things in one post, in the interest of my mental health and the prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome, I am only listing their posts once, not under multiple days/topics.

General Information: Those of you attended the meeting (in person or online) have access to the online meeting content at: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/MEDL050/xpresstoolkit/login.asp

At that site you will be able to watch the Plenary Session Videos, view the posters and related abstracts, 5 minute lightning posters and abstracts, and section program videos.  I know some stuff is already up and available to watch and they are furiously editing the rest of it so that it is available as soon as possible.

Friday:

MLA News

  • MLA Green Project – Kraft- Report on the MLA Green Project Award, applications due November 2010, awarded at MLA 2011.
  • Seeing Stars– Leibfarth – Report on MLA leadership development pilot program MLA Rising Stars.
  • NPR Library Tour– Mihlrad- Only 15 people were lucky enough to go on a tour of National Public Radio’s library, read about it and check out Leigh’s pictures.

Saturday:

General Information and Fun

Business Meetings and Other MLA Meetings

Symposiums, Section Programs, Forums and Other Sessions

  • Opening Salvo-Ettien- Post about the Opening Reception and the Exhibit Hall.

CE’s

Sunday:

General Information and Fun

Business Meetings and Other MLA Meetings

Plenaries and Other Lectures

Symposiums, Section Programs, Forums and Other Sessions

Regular Posters and Lightning Posters

E-Conference Experience

  • MLA Meeting in Idaho – Francis – Experiences attending the MLA meeting as an “e-Conference” attendee. 

Monday:

General Information and Fun

Business Meetings and Other MLA Meetings

Plenaries and Other Lectures

Seminars, Symposiums, Section Programs, Forums and Other Sessions

E-Conference Experience 

 

Tuesday

General Information and Fun

Business Meetings and Other MLA Meetings

Plenaries and Other Lectures

Symposiums, Section Programs, Forums and Other Sessions

Regular Posters and Lightning Posters

Exhibits and Vendors

E-Conference Experience 

  • Photos & More @ Conference Community – Francis- Commentary about being an e-conference attendee and specific mention and link to conference photos on Flickr
  • Online Poster Sessions-Gann- Commentary on viewing the posters online through cooliris, specific information on posters, Customized USB Flash Drives Used to Promote Library Resources and Services to First Year medical and Dental Students, and Preparing Our Medical Libraries for the Next Generation.

 

Wednesday

General Information and Fun

  • I Shook Hands With Magic Johnson -Brown- Brief post about Helen-Ann’s opportunity to shake Magic’s hand.
  • First Time Visit to NLM – Kraft- Experiences visiting the NLM and while they operate slightly differently than other libraries, they struggle with many of the same problems as all libraries.

Business Meetings and Other MLA Meetings

  • Section Planning Part 2 -Kraft- Experiences from a newbie perspective on the actual Section Planning meeting where the section planners get together and discuss, partner, and work on section programs for next year’s annual meeting.
  • E-Books and the Last Day -Blevins- Brief notes on the EMTS meeting and the Section Program on e-books.

Plenaries and Other Lectures

Symposiums, Section Programs, Forums and Other Sessions

  • Putting It All Together: Why Are You Here?-McCord- First in a three part blog post by Sarah on the activities from the clossingsession Putting It All Together: Reflecting on MLA ’10 and Connecting What You Have Learned With Your Daily Work.
  • Putting It All Together: Think Fast!-McCord- Second post by Sarah on the final session, Putting It All Together: Reflecting on MLA ’10 and Connecting What You Have Learned with Your Daily work.
  • Putting It All Together: But Out! (And, So!)-McCord- Third post by Sarah on the final session, Putting It All Together: Reflecting on MLA ’10 and Connecting What You Have Learned with Your Daily work.
  • Seeing Eye to Eye and my last post -Blevins- Detailed post specifically on the session Librarians and Information Technology People: Seeing Eye to Eye.
  • EHR-Mihlrad- Post on the session Electronic Health Record and Librarians.
  • Addressing Some Health Disparities-Ettien- Detailed notes on the speakers from the section program Health Information for Those Left Behind: Outreach and Services for the Disenfranchised, Marginalized, and Unconnected

E-Conference Experience 

4 thoughts on “MLA’10 Week in Review From the MLA Blog”

  1. I really like your summary and highlights otherwise I might not read those posts! Thanks.

    These two links were not pointing to the right posts:

    Janet Doe Lecture: Dr. Ana Cleveland-Dettmar- Post with Google Doc notes on the Janet Doe Lecture. Miles to Go Before We Sleep-Leibfarth- Pictures and commentary from the Janet Doe Lecture.

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