MLA '07: Onsite Services
A large meeting is full of little details! MLA '07 offers the following onsite services and information for attendees.
Academy of Health Information Professionals Q&A Session
The Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) is MLA’s professional development and career recognition program. MLA ’07 attendees are eligible to earn up to one point of academy credit per meeting day, for up to three days per year. In addition, the academy recognizes contact hours earned through continuing education courses and symposia. Plan to attend the Academy Q&A Session on Monday, May 21, from 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, Salon D.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown’s meeting rooms, guest rooms, common areas, and transportation services all comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need auxiliary aids and services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please visit the MLA Registration Center to make your request through the meeting planner.
Kinko’s, located in the lobby of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Not just for first-time attendees anymore, MLA has expanded Colleague Connection to include anyone who wants advice on navigating the MLA annual meeting. Please sign up at libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/hsl/cc.asp or come to the Member Resource Room.
Guests and Children
All guests and children must have badges to attend meetings or events. Complimentary badges are available at the MLA Registration Desk. Please note: Children under thirteen are not permitted in the exhibit hall. Please contact the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown concierge for names of local child care agencies.
Grand Ballroom H Foyer
Discover Philadelphia! Make the Hospitality Center your first stop for maps and information about local attractions. Local Assistance Committee members and other area experts will be on hand to answer questions.
The Information Desk is part of the Registration Center. You may leave messages for members of the Board of Directors, MLA staff, or colleagues or stop by if you have questions.
The Internet Café provides convenient, 24-hour Internet and wireless access for all meeting attendees. To access your offsite email, bring the name and, if possible, the Internet service provider (ISP) number of your host (mail server) and your MLA username and password.
Lost and Found
Please bring any found items to the Information Desk, located in the Registration Center.
Member Resource Room
Rooms 402 and 403
Saturday, May 19 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
For your convenience, a photocopier, Windows-based computers, and a laser printer will be available for association business. Equipment use is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own 100MB ZIP disks or 3.5" floppy diskettes. There is no Internet access in this room; please visit the Internet Cafe for online access.
Leave or pickup messages on the message boards, which are organized by last name, near the MLA Registration Center.
MLA Connection Booth
Grand Ballroom H Foyer
Learn about MLA's newest programs and services and pick up materials. MLA staff will be on hand to answer questions. The booth consists of:
- Grants and scholarship booth (MLA store): Make a donation to support the MLA grants and scholarship program, and take home a unique gift for a friend, family member, or yourself! Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted.
- MLA publications: Purchase MLA publications at discounted meeting rates.
- Public Policy: Pick up materials that address key positions and actions taken by MLA over the last year on issues related to copyright and intellectual property, NIH funding, public access, and closing of EPA libraries.
- Oral History Project: Stop by the booth to see a poster and pick up a sticker commemorating the 30th anniversary of MLA’s Oral History Project.
Section Council table: Membership brochures from MLA sections will be available and section council members will be on hand to answer questions.
- Chapter Council table: Learn about the fourteen geographic MLA chapters. Check out chapter newsletters, projects, and membership information.
Distributed throughout the Marriott
Edited by members of the Local Assistance Committee, a subcommittee of the 2007 National Program Committee, three editions of The Town Crier will be published, Sunday, May 20, Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22. Brief, newsworthy articles related to the meeting, date or time changes for events, and other interesting items are welcome by 4:00 p.m. on the day before the intended issue. Please include your name and your MLA or organizational affiliation with your submission. We strongly encourage you to email copy prior to the meeting or once onsite to email@example.com. If you do not have electronic access, drop hard copy (please write legibly!) in the receptacles provided in the MLA Connection Booth and Member Resource room.
Public Relations Swap and Shop
Grand Ballroom H Foyer
Pickup examples of successful library promotions. To submit materials, complete the Swap and Shop form (MS Word, 65KB) and bring it with you (with 25 samples, if possible) to MLA '07. Plus, attend a free, 30-minute marketing seminar, “Coping with Change: Reaching Your Library’s Users,” Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 22, at 11:45 a.m. in Room 502.
Speaker Ready Room
A room is available Friday through Tuesday for those making presentations during the meeting.