Continuing Education

CE courses will take place on Friday, May 16, Saturday, May 17, Wednesday, May 21. The symposium "The Patient Experience and Engagement: Improving Patient-Centered Care One Person at a Time will be offered Saturday, May 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Three online CE courses will be held for those that cannot attend in person:

MLA CE Contact Hours

Full-day CE course: 8 MLA CE contact hours; Six-hour CE course: 6 MLA CE contact hours; Half-day CE course: 4 MLA CE contact hours; Two-hour course: 2 MLA CE contact hours

Registration and Fees
Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and no waiting lists are maintained. You must register for CE courses by course number and day on the registration form. Fees are based on first-choice selections. You do not have to register for the meeting to register for courses. Room assignments will be in the Official Program and in the online scheduler. See the registration area to register, or for more information. Nonmember rate includes one-year introductory membership to MLA.

Student Fees and Cancellation

Special student fee, pending available space: $50

Cancellation or course change fee: $50 per course

All CE cancellations must be submitted in writing and faxed to Debra Cavanaugh, Coordinator, Continuing Education at 312.419.8950. Cancellations received before April 9 are subject to a $50 fee. After April 9, MLA will give refunds only for documented medical emergencies. Refunds will be processed within 6 weeks after the meeting. MLA will honor written requests to transfer a CE registration to another person. A $50 fee will be applied to each change or cancellation of a registered continuing education course.

Contact Debra Cavanaugh for more information

Special Course Suites: Courses that are part of special course suites are marked by an icon.

Consumer Health Information Specialization Program

 These courses present the latest resources and ideas in the consumer health infromation field and are approved for MLA's Consumer Health Information Specialization Program. 

Disaster Information Specialization Program

These courses provide the latest information and resources in the field of disaster information.

Information Specialist in Context

These courses provide training and demonstrate knowledge in regard to the role of the information specialist in context. 

Expert Searcher Training Initiative

These courses emphasize librarians' roles as expert searchers in health care and biomedical research. 

Management Track

These courses address topics relevant to library administration for current managers and individuals with an interest in management.

Hands-on Computer Courses (Offsite Location)

All hands-on computer courses will be held at an offsite facility in Chicago, IL, and not at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The facility will be named in the Official Program. Transportation from the hotels to the facility will be provided, if necessary. 

eLearning Opportunities: Online Courses

MLA hosted courses for those that can not attend MLA '14. Courses marked with the eLearning icon will be offered as a live webinar version of the course during the scheduled time. Technical requirements will be sent electronically prior to the annual meeting.

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