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MLA 2018/19 MLA Election Candidates Announced

MLA 2018/19 MLA Election Candidates Announced
Thu November 30, 2017
MLA is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2018/19 election. The election will be held on MLANET in February 2018.

What is hotter than Atlanta in mid-August? A ticket to one of the most popular Broadway shows, Hamilton!
A four day workshop was conducted at Georgetown, Guyana from October 10-13, 2017
This column will focus on news and information about the new Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI). We are looking forward to sharing many things about the RTI with you as the RTI progresses. We are also looking forward to hearing from you.
Planning on attending RTI 2018? Make your case to attend with these strategies and customizable resources.

A special thank you to the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).
Continuing education (CE) courses during MLA ’18 Adapting Transforming Leading in Atlanta, Georgia, will encourage health sciences librarians to move out of their comfort zones into new roles.
Submit your application for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians now!
If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta in 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, here is some key information you need to plan for the meeting.
Read about the Research Training Institute, MLA’s new initiative to provide immersive research training and increase the quantity and quality of health information research.
Why present your work in the 2018 MLA Poster Sessions? Presenters find this opportunity a great way to network and exchange ideas. Submit your abstract today!
Make the most of your MLA ’18 experience by participating now. MLA ’18 will be held May 18–23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2018 National Programming Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions.

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