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Update on MLA Communities

Update on MLA Communities
Thu March 14, 2019
In the past two weeks, MLA sections and special interest groups (SIGs) have actively reached out to their members to identify the domain hubs in which their respective communities want to collaborate in order to establish that domain hub vision.

MLA ’19 offers you more than twenty continuing education (CE) courses and a daylong symposium about “Managing from the Middle.” CE takes place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
Attending MLA ’19? Don’t throw away your shot to see Hamilton while you are in town. Purchase your tickets now.
The MLA ’19 LAC has partnered with SitStayRead, a literacy organization in Chicago that brings human and dog volunteers into low-income Chicago Public Schools to increase at-risk students’ literacy skills.
Come early to MLA ’19, take a course in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to tour MLA’s home town, Chicago!

Choose from over twenty continuing education courses and a daylong symposium on “Managing from the Middle,” offered on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.

MLA '19 programming will ELEVATE your practice and health sciences librarianship. Here are this year's acceptance rates.
Come early to MLA ’19, develop a skill in an MLA practice area, and have extra time to explore MLA’s home town, Chicago!

Choose from twenty-two continuing education (CE) courses offered on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
Chicago is home to two baseball teams: the Cubs and the White Sox. Pick your favorite and head to a game during MLA ’19.
Elevate your network and connect with colleagues at MLA ’19! Formal and informal networking events abound in Chicago.
A four-day workshop was conducted in Cairo, Egypt from April 22-26, 2018
Award-winning educator, author, and academic leader Joan V. Gallos, will present the keynote at the MLA ’19 symposium, Managing from the Middle: Learning to Lead from Where You Are, sponsored by the Leadership and Management Section.
Janet Doe Lecturer, Jerry Perry, AHIP, FMLA, shares the powerful story of how he became “The Activist Health Sciences Librarian”.
It is not too late to answer the call to be an MLA'19 Elevate blogger! #mlanet19 needs YOU!
MLA ’18’s Talent Show was a great success. So many talented members sang, told stories, read poetry, and more. The house band blew up the stage, and the audience conga-lined the night away. The call is OPEN for folks to sign up and join in the fun this year. What is your talent?
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments

With MLA ’19 “Elevating” at warp speed, this is the perfect opportunity to remind us all of our affirmation and commitment to providing an inclusive, engaging, and harassment-free environment for everyone
Become an #mlanet19 Twitter correspondent. Promote events. Share your perspective. Earn AHIP points!
When you come to the MLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, stay at the Hyatt Regency and take advantage of the many nearby cultural offerings and attractions.  From museums and libraries, to theater and comedy, Chicago has something for everyone, and much is within a mile of the Hyatt Regency.
Are you interested in participating in MLA ’19 or want AHIP points? Volunteer to be a blog correspondent!
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL, will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
Looking for a great way to cap off your MLA ’19 experience? We highly recommend attending the final keynote address to hear acclaimed teacher, author, bioethicist, and former public interest lawyer Katie Watson as she shares her unique experience with innovation in medical education.
Beer aficionados rejoice!  Chicagoland has over 150 breweries, and there is something for everyone.
Leiter Lecturer Nadya Okamoto will discuss health information in underserved communities, health disparities, gender identity, and how she founded PERIOD. the Menstrual Movement.
Apply for an MLA Travel Grant. Deadline is February 25, 2019.
The MLA ’19 Contributed Content Working Group is seeking moderators for paper and lightning talk sessions during MLA ’19.

Gerald (Jerry) Perry, AHIP, FMLA, will be delivering the Janet Doe Lecture at MLA ’19.
This article was published by The Scholarly Kitchen as a guest post by Elizabeth Ketterman, MLS, Director of the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, and Sean Pidgeon, Publishing Director for Science and Medicine and Oxford University Press.
MLA is delighted to announce that registration for MLA ’19 is now open! Join us for three-and-a-half days of dynamic programming at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, May 3–8!
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments
8 money-saving tips for MLA ’19 Elevate
May in Chicago is a busy time, and there is no shortage of things to do. MLA ’19 is located within walking distance (or a quick taxi or CTA ride) to so many classic Chicago activities.
Predatory publishing has been highlighted at both the first and second summits of the MLA InSight Initiative that took place in 2018 as a common vexing challenge facing both health sciences librarians and information providers. Read more about this challenging issue.
The #mlanet19 poster and lightning talk abstract submission site is now open. Submit abstracts December 12, 2018–January 25, 2019.
Personal pronouns coming to MLA ’19 badges.
MLA ’19 ELEVATE continuing education (CE) courses in Chicago, IL will take place on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019. CE courses support health sciences librarians and other information professionals in adapting to rapidly changing environments

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