See the 2011 American League Central Division champion Minnesota Twins play the Toronto Blue Jays in their new ballpark. MLA has reserved a limited block of 50 tickets. Information on how to purchase a ticket will be in an upcoming issue of MLA-FOCUS.
Saturday, May 14
Welcome Reception and Opening of the Hall of Exhibits
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Ticketed event. One ticket to the reception is included with meeting registration packages A and B. Purchase additional tickets on the registration form.
Sunday, May 15
New Members/First-time Attendees Program and Breakfast
7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Ticketed event, see the registration form.
Is this your first MLA annual meeting? Would you like to meet MLA leaders? Then join the MLA Membership Committee for its annual New Members/First-time Attendees Program and Breakfast. This ticketed event will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 7:00 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 7:30. To receive a free ticket to this event, please check the box on the registration form. Email invitations will be sent before the meeting. You must RSVP to gain admittance.
Chapter Council Presents Chapter Sharing Roundtables
Sponsored by UpToDate
Optional ticketed event. You must register in advance. There will be no onsite registration. A lunch ticket is required to participate in a discussion and costs $28. Register by topic number. Registrations without a topic number will not be processed.
Attend the Chapter Council Presents Chapter Sharing Roundtables for lunch and informal discussions on a variety of topics. Lunch will be a plated meal including salad, entrée, and dessert. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form.
MLA offers one free lunch ticket per topic to new members (MLA member for five years or less) who register for the meeting via the online registration system. Tickets are paid through chapter donations and MLA and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the optional ticket section of the online registration form, select Chapter Council Presents Sharing Roundtable “free lunch.” Select your desired topic from the drop-down box. If your desired topic is grayed out, the free lunch for this topic has already been taken; however, tickets for this topic are still available for purchase. The roundtable free ticket will be added to your registration and show on your confirmation letter with a price of zero. When you arrive at the meeting, you will receive a lunch ticket with your selected topic printed on it. At the lunch, you must sit at the table for your designated topic. Each table facilitator will have a roster to check attendance. If your plans change and you cannot attend the lunch, please cancel so that the free ticket will be available for another attendee. See registration information for cancellation instructions.
Facilitators and recorders will be at each table to initiate discussion and to document the discussion for posting on the Chapter Council website (www .chaptercouncil.mlanet.org). Facilitators and recorders earn one point toward membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals for completing these activities. If you would like to share your skills and expertise as a facilitator or a recorder, please email Angela Dixon at Angela_Dixon@URMC.Rochester.edu.
Topics for 2011 roundtables (Topic descriptions are available online at www.chaptercouncil.mlanet.org/roundtables/):
- Career and Leadership Development*
- Copyright Issues*
- Embedded Librarians
- Electronic Medical Records: Role of the Library*
- Evidence-based Nursing*
- Expert Searching*
- Health Literacy
- How to Stay Current with New Technologies*
- Influencing Decision Makers*
- Instruction Techniques
- Integrating You or the Libraryinto the Curriculum*
- Issues in Hospital Librarianship*
- Liaisons: Stepping Out of the Library*
- Literature Searching to Support Systematic Reviews
- Marketing Library Services*
- Measuring Success, Return on Investment, Showing the Value of Your Library*
- Mobile Technologies for Medical Libraries*
- New and Emerging Roles for Medical Librarians*
- New Librarians Unite
- Research for Librarians*
- Social Networking for Medical Libraries*
- Teaching Evidence-based Medicine*
- Technical Services in Medical Libraries
* Topic was offered at the 2011 chapter sharing roundtables event.
International Visitors Reception
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The New England Journal of Medicine
For International Cooperation Section members and international attendees.
Library School Reunion
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Open to library school alumni. No registration required.
Hospital Libraries Section Business Meeting and Connection Reception
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Select the reception on the registration form.
Monday, May 16
Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Sponsored by UpToDate
Ticketed event. One ticket to the luncheon is included with package A. Purchase additional tickets on the registration form.
Academy of Health Information Professionals Q & A Session
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
The following open forums are scheduled for MLA ’11. Please watch MLANET for additions to this list.
The Ad Hoc Committee for Advocating Scholarly Communications will present the results of its 2011 survey and engage participants in a discussion of the impact of open access and public access policies on collection development decisions and the ways the National Institutes of Health public access policy benefits the mission of the library.
MLA and its instructors, units, and chapters can use MegaMeeting software to conduct virtual meetings and continuing education courses. MLA staff member Kate Corcoran will discuss how to use this software for a variety of applications.
The MLA Emerging Leaders Task Force will present a review of the MLA “Rising Stars” leadership development pilot program, including presentations by rising stars Karen Hanus, AHIP, assistant director, Libraries, Medical College of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Emily Hurst, technology coordinator, HAM-TMC Library, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center–Houston; Rex Robison, informationist, NIH Library, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; and Robert Johnson, research librarian, Nursing, Science Library, University of California–Irvine, concerning their projects.
Tuesday, May 16
Tweet-up in the Bar
Sponsored by the American Medical Association
National Library of Medicine’s 175th Anniversary Celebration
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by UpToDate
Ticketed event, one ticket included with Inclusive Registration Package A.
MLA attendees and Friends of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) members join together to celebrate NLM’s 175th anniversary at the biggest party of the year! Join us for this fun celebration to connect with your old and new friends at the MLA meeting. Come early to chat with your colleagues over food and drinks. Stay to enjoy a taste of the unique birthday cake.