MLA ’17 General Information
Medical Library Association
117th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Washington State Convention Center
May 26–31, 2017
This is the premier destination for medical librarians and related health information professionals to advance your skills and knowledge and give you the necessary tools to overcome challenges and help your organization succeed. The meeting is a 4-and-1/2 day interdisciplinary educational experience, with a 3-day commercial exhibition that attracts over 100 exhibitors from around the world. Meeting highlights include the John P. McGovern Award Lecture and over 200 peer-reviewed papers, lightning talks, and 240 posters.
- Friday and Saturday, May 26–27: Pre Meeting CE Courses
- Saturday, May 27: Welcome Reception and Opening of the Hall of Exhibits
- Sunday–Wednesday, May 28–May 31: Meeting programs
Join your colleagues at MLA '17 for innovative and practical continuing education (CE) courses. CE courses are a great way to learn new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession. Courses will take place on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. The Librarian’s Role in Reproducibility of Research Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 27.
Program sessions will feature contributed papers, lightning talks, and special content sessions. Special content sessions may include a panel of invited speakers, a single invited speaker, a facilitated book discussion, and so on. Learn more about program sessions and how to submit an abstract. The online Submission Form for author abstracts opened August 2016. Submission due date is October 10, 2016.
Submit a Poster for MLA 2017 By October 10, 2016
Share your best ideas and work with your fellow librarians by presenting a poster in Seattle, Washington. Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to MLA members and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger MLA community.
Posters will be located in the Hall of Exhibits. Attendees can view peer-reviewed posters on MLANET starting about three weeks before the meeting.
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, will be the site for meetings and the Hall of Exhibits.
Post-MLA Cruise to Alaska
MLA has arranged a post-meeting Alaskan cruise from June 2–9, 2017.
Key Dates, 2017
- January: Members receive registration materials and registration opens
- April 20, Early-bird discount for registration ends
- May 26–27, MLA '17 CE courses, Washington State Convention Center
- May 27–31, MLA '17 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center