MLA '10: Networking Events
Saturday, May 22
Networking Reception for Health Sciences Instructors
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Connect with fellow faculty and instructors to discuss educational issues and collaborative opportunities. Refreshments provided.
Welcome Reception/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
Sunday, May 23
New Members/First-time Attendees
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 the Board of Directors and the section and chapter leadership? Then join the Membership Committee for its annual New Members/First-time Attendees Breakfast. To receive a free ticket to this event, please check the box on the registration form.
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.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.
International Visitors Reception
Sponsored by the New England Journal of Medicine
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
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.
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors (Last updated April 26, 2010)
- University of North Texas
- Indiana University–Bloomington
- Simmons College
- University of Alabama
- University of British Columbia
- University of Michigan
- University of Pittsburgh
- Catholic University of America
- Long Island University
- LSU/Baton Rouge, LA
- University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
- University of Kentucky
- University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
- University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
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.
The Friends of the National Library of
Medicine Annual MLA Reception
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street, NW, Washington,
Ticket required. Price: $60, includes a 1-year
FNLM membership. Purchase tickets on the MLA
Described as “one of the very finest and most beautiful houses in the United States” by architectural historian Fiske Kimball, Dumbarton House has stood on the heights of Georgetown for over two centuries. Built during the tumultuous presidencies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the house has been restored to show it as it might have appeared during the time of its first resident, Joseph Nourse, who served as register of the US Treasury for the first six presidents of the United States. The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) invite you to this beautiful museum to network with guests from the National Library of Medicine and to learn more about our programs.
Dumbarton House is located in Georgetown, within walking distance of the Hilton Washington, less than a mile through neighborhoods with embassies and traditional DC architecture.
FNLM is dedicated to promoting, publicizing, and supporting the National Library of Medicine and its functions. FNLM supports a large variety of activities, including publications, awards and recognition initiatives, traveling exhibitions, and annual conferences.
Monday, May 24
Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Ticketed event. One ticket to the luncheon is included with package A. 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 25
Chapter Council Presents Chapter Sharing Roundtables
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
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 $54. Register by topic code 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.
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.
Topics for 2010 roundtables (annotations are linked from www.chaptercouncil.mlanet.org):
- Career and Leadership
- Chapter Meeting Programming
- Clinical Decision Making Tools
(Up-to-Date, MD Consult, and
- Consumer Health Librarians and Libraries
- Copyright Issues
- Digital Preservation
- Economic Survival in Libraries
- Electronic Medical Records: Role of the Library
- Evidence-based Nursing
- Expert Searching
- 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
- Management of E-resources
- Marketing Library Services
- Measuring Success and Return on Investment and
Showing the Value of Your Library
- Mobile Technologies for Medical Libraries
- Negotiating License Agreements
- New and Emerging Roles for Medical Librarians
- Research for Librarians
- Searching the Gray Literature
- Social Networking for Medical Libraries
- Teaching Evidence-based
- Using New Technologies
and Instructional Design for Teaching
Capitol Hill Day
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to participate in Capitol Hill
Day to educate and communicate with members of Congress
and their staffs. An orientation session will be held
Monday, May 24, from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Updates on
this event and background information will be distributed
through MLA-FOCUS, the MLA News, and the MLA ’10
website. Contact Mary M. Langman at 312.419.9094 x27
for additional information.
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Rittenhouse Book Distributors
Connect with MLA’s twenty-three sections at the second
Section Shuffle. Refreshments will be provided. All MLA
members are welcome. No advance signup required.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Ticketed Event. One ticket to the reception is included with Package A. Purchase additional tickets on the registration form.
Join us for time to reflect and connect with your old and new friends at the MLA Meeting Celebration. Come early to chat with your colleagues over food and drinks. Stay later to enjoy a political satire show by the Capitol Steps.