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Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: What Can Librarians and Vendors Learn from “Pirate” Sites?

Report from the InSight Initiative Summit: What Can Librarians and Vendors Learn from “Pirate” Sites?
Tue May 15, 2018
Much of the time at the InSight Initiative Summit 1, held in March, was devoted to small-group discussions of issues that both librarians and vendors regard as challenging. This is the second of four articles that synthesize key points from the discussions.

Confused about SIGs? Find out more!
Grand Hall (the Hall of Exhibits) at MLA '18 is now closed.
Recap of the Open Session on Diversity/Inclusion at MLA'18
Tips for getting the most out of lightning talk attendance at any conference.

Missed some of the early social events here in Atlanta? Don't worry, we've got a recap for you, hopefully inspiring MLA'18 attendees to check out the city before the end of the conference!
Exhibit halls can be chaotic and overwhelming if you're not sure what to do, especially for first timers/new members. Here are some tips on how to get the most back from your time in the exhibit hall
Make sure you are prepared for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium on May 22-23.
Left work but can't get systematic reviews off your mind at #MLAnet18? Check out this year's sessions on systematic reviews and literature search services.
The posters at MLA'18 are a fun and interesting way to learn about exciting research and projects.
Welcome all Library School students! Here are a few things you should add to your conference schedule to make the most of your experience at MLA’18, from a fellow MLIS student.
Public librarians, consider attending the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium on May 22-23.
Lucky 13 Things You Cannot Forget to Pack for MLA'18 in Atlanta

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