MLA '09: Networking Events
Saturday, May 16
Welcome Reception/Opening of the Hall of Exhibits
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Ticketed event. One ticket to the reception is included
with meeting registration packages A, B,
and C. Purchase additional tickets on the registration form.
Sunday, May 17
Chapter Council Presents Chapter Sharing Roundtables
12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Optional ticketed event. You must register in advance. There will be no onsite registration. A lunch ticket is required and costs $38. Register by topic code number. Registrations without a topic number will not be processed.
Network! Share experiences! Make new friends! Discuss current issues! Attend the Chapter Council Presents Chapter Sharing Roundtables for lunch and informal discussions on a variety of topics.
Lunch will include salad with pineapple cream dressing, grilled chicken with papaya barbecue sauce, market vegetable sauté, roasted baby potatoes, ginger cake with exotic fruit, and island punch. Please indicate dietary restrictions on your registration form.
Facilitators will be at each table to initiate discussion and encourage participation. Recorders will be available to document the discussion for posting on the Chapter Council website. 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.
Topics for 2009 roundtables (annotations are linked from www.chaptercouncil.mlanet.org):
- Archives Management in Health Science Libraries
- Building Partnerships
- Changes in Technical Service in a Digital Environment
- Clinical Decision-making Tools (Up-to-Date, MD Consult)
- Collection Development
- Copyright Issues
- Evidence-based Nursing
- Expert Searching
- Future of Medical Libraries/Librarians
- How to Obtain Funds for Library Projects
- How to Stay Current with New Technologies
- Influencing Decision Makers
- Integrating You or the Library into the Curriculum
- Issues in Chapter Leadership
- Issues in Hospital Librarianship
- Liaisons Stepping Out of the Library
- Librarian as a Consultant
- Library Renovation/Space Planning
- Management of E-resources
- Marketing Library Services
- Measuring Success with Web 2.0 Tools
- New and Emerging Roles for Medical Librarians
- Open Source Applications For Libraries
- Oral History
- Personalized Medicine/Personal Health Records
- Research for Librarians
- Searching the Gray Literature
- Supporting Magnet Status Initiatives
- Using New Technologies and Instructional Design for Teaching
International Visitors Reception
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
By invitation only.
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 and Friends of the National
Library of Medicine Reception
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Ticketed event. No charge for Hospital Libraries Section (HLS)
members, $20.00 for non-HLS members. Registration is required.
Select the reception on the registration form.
HLS welcomes the Friends of the National Library of Medicine to
the Connection Reception.
Monday, May 18
Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Ticketed event. One ticket to the luncheon is included with
packages A and B. Purchase additional tickets on the registration form.
Academy of Health Information Professionals Question & Answer Session
1:30 p.m. –2:30 p.m.
Join us at the academy information session to learn all about MLA’s
credentialing program and the application procedure.
Tuesday, May 19
7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Audience participation is encouraged during concurrent sessions that take on hot topics for the association.
Open forums allow members to discuss hot topics for the profession and the association, and MLA ’09 will feature several, including open forums on Librarians without Borders®, Social Networking Sofware, SpeedUpdating, and an updated on the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy.
6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Ticketed event. One ticket to the reception is included with packages
A and B. Purchase additional tickets on the registration form.
New this year: please be sure to also indicate on the registration
form whether or not you plan to use your ticket to the luau.
Join us as we enjoy the splendor and spectacle of an ancient Hawaiian
tradition at the MLA Luau, located within walking distance of
the Hilton Hawaiian Village! As you enter the tropical garden, you are
taken back to an old Hawaiian setting of thatched hale (houses) that
protect guests from the misty rain but keep the outdoor ambience.
During the cocktail hour, you will experience an authentic imu (Hawaiian
underground oven) ceremony followed by a bountiful feast of authentic
local fl avors. The sumptuous menu includes native delicacies
such as lomi lomi salmon, kalua pig, teriyaki beef, shoyu chicken, salads,
fresh fruit, pineapple, and poi. A spectacular luau show will take
you on a musical journey through the islands of Polynesia, including
the graceful hula and a live fire knife dance!
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